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Join Haruhi, Yuki, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, and the rest of the gang in their all-new adventures. From creepy dreams, dodge ball games, quiz shows, and cosplay contests, the excitement never stops! Can Kyon, the only normal student of the SOS Brigade, make sense of all these odd occurrences, attempt to avoid them, and hopefully survive them with his sanity intact? With the adventure and mystery-seeking Haruhi in his way, along with aliens, espers, and time travelers, he certainly has his doubts!
When you think of the plot series of Angel Beats some how it just translates right away into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The whole entire feeling to the show is similar with a group of kids in a school setting fights against supernatural phenomenon. The lead heroines are spitting images of each other putting on a gutsy attitude while leading the protagonist around in a world completely different from what they are used to.
The characters are just so alike! Haruhi and Yuri are both hyperactive female characters who run a group (SSS-Yuri, SOS-Haruhi) and they both manage to drag the main male character down with them. (Kyon and Otonashi). They also both issue punishments if the member of their group fail the mission.
Kyon and Otonashi are both cynical and always questioning everything their 'leader' does.
Lots of the other characters have similar traits as well, they're both set in a Highschool scene, and generally not in the actual lessons. They both have a supernatural feel to them.
If you liked one you'll almost definatly like the other! (But watching both make sure you have a tissue on hand for the tears of laughter!)
After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?
They both have simple yet witty entertainment, along with characters the have suffered a harshed pass making them into what they are today. As they struggle together to help each other out with the problems that face them. Both have very similar excellent endings. Story wise they are almost one in the same, of course completely different worlds set them apart.
They both have drama and slight romance elements. And both to some extend are set in a school of some sort. The majority of the characters we hear about in both have tragic stories on how they suffer and eventually the main character goes through the characters and the audience learns more about them characters. (However not all the characters). So I recommend if you like drama and slight romance and you liked one of these anime, the other is quite similar.
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!
Apart from the fact that these two are amongst the best anime of 2010 (always in my humble opinion), they also share the same kind of comedy. A bit more comedy in Baka to test, a pinch of drama in Angel Beats and a sense of romance in both (though romance is not really prominent in either). I highly recommend watching both!
Angel Beats is a very good show on its own, though not as similar to Baka test as other shows I have recommended. Its got a slightly more serious tone, however shares the same over the top humour and violence. I'd definitely say watch both.
At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?
While the premise of Angel Beats! and Kokoro Connect are different, they both are driven by characters building relationships with each other and working out their past traumas. This is especially true during the first arc of Kokoro Connect. Angel Beats! has more characters and is ultimately a heavier drama than Kokoro Connect, but they have a similar feel to them in terms of character interaction. If you like one, the other is worth checking out.
I totally agree that Angel Beats and Kokoro Connect will attract the same kinds of people. Both shows are about helping people with past traumas. While Angel Beats is a little more extreme than Kokoro Connect (in certain aspects which I won't spoil) both Anime can be easily contrasted.
So if you have enjoyed either Anime, but you haven't seen the respective, then pull up a chair, lay on your bed, or wherver makes you comfortable. Because you're going to be there for awhile. Trust me!
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
Both of these anime have to do with an evil-ish angel, cool weapons, similar random humor with people talking quickly randomly spurting out absurd things that you cant help but laugh at. Also again with the comedy factor is that both take death very lightly and use it as a comic relief rather than sadness because when the characters die (usually in a comical/spaztic way) they're almost immediatly brought back to life as if nothing happened. Plus, I'm not sure why, maybe it's the energetic persona, but Dokuro and Yuri remind me a lot of eachother, except Dokuro's less serious and way more sadistic. While they're not overly similar, I think either a die-hard fan of Dokuro's or Yuri's energy would like the other and anybody who likes the comedy in either. The main difference being Angel Beats! is more serious (most of the time, not always) and less perverted.