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Angel Beats!

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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Both deal with the other side, spirits, your resolve.

They both also have supporting characters that know way more than the main character does.

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Bokurano

Bokurano

When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?

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AgentGhost

Each series is it's own but when it comes to groups of kids fighting for what they believe in, each are one in the same. Angel Beats also goes into the life of almost all of the main characters. Each having a struggle within themselves. You get to know the individuals just like Bokurano. The only difference is the way the characters "transition". You Can sort of say that their character's destinies are sort "reversed" in a sense.

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
  • OVA (4 eps x 25 min)
  • 2005

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?

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Sasukefanx12

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.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!

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Papes18

Angel Beats is fast paced, Boku wa is slower. Both have the same sort of feel, with an isolated group of friends spending a lot of time together, although Boku wa... doesn't have quiet the same back-story that Angel Beats has. Both are more club-activity based, and we see next to nothing of school life itself. While Angel Beats seems to be driven and focused, Boku wa... is calmer and more free flowing anime. Both focus on club activities and a sort of school life, but Angel Beats has more of a supernatural role to it (which is necessary and set up quiet well).

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Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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Morwen

Both Angel Beats and Chrono Crusade have violent slapstick comedy, a large cast of fleshed-out characters struggling to deal with dark pasts, at times dark drama, and several tear-jerking moments that build up to a climax that'll have you bawling. They both also struggle with themes of fate, religion and starcrossed lovers. I'm a bit biased--I prefer the Chrono Crusade manga to the anime--but either version of CC matches well with Angel Beats!, and vice-versa. If you're a fan of one, check out the other, I think you'll find a lot to like in both.