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Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.
While not exactly alike, the story in these animes deal with life, and how you choose to live it - or change it, depending on your curcumstances. While Full Moon is a series focusing on the life aspect, it also shows us the death aspect that Angel Beats! carries so well. Eventually both of these stories get a "life after death" moment, giving both series a very hopeful and harmonious tone.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Gantz and Angel beats has a similar atmosphere while both of them posses fighting on the afterlife. GANTZ is more brutal and garners on the adult audience more it is more focused on action and character development while on Angel beats its more on the steady side of the story with more comedy and added romance but non the less if you enjoyed GANTZ you might enjoy Angel beats which has a similar atmosphere but a different kind of twist.
Maya Kumashiro is an uptight teenager who has returned to the Waldstein “Occult Academy” following her father’s death to assume his role as principal. With a hatred of the supernatural, she initially intends to run the school into the ground, but her plans are thrown into chaos when a new teacher, Minoru Abe, descends from the sky. Claiming to be a time agent, Abe informs Maya that he has been sent from the future to prevent the Nostradamus prophecies from coming to pass. With a rift to another dimension due to open at the Waldstein Academy that will lead to aliens conquering the earth, the unlikely pair must locate a mysterious object known as the Nostradamus Key and destroy it before humanity falls prey to the occult once and for all.
While Occult Academy includes a larger variety of supernatual things and Angel Beats! tending to focus soley on the aspect of the afterlife both series share much in the same of comedy, action, and somewhat similarity in characters. With the humor of either series taking up most of the episodes both series include a good amount of action that will at times really add to either series and both feature some interesting plot twists.
What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.
Each show involves a male protagonist that, without realizing, quickly becomes one of the most important person on their society. Each is faced with a choice that could change the future of those around him significantly. While each show uses compedy in it's storytelling Air Gear has more of an ecchi feel while Angel Beats is more serious.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Despite the fact that yes, both anime have a good level of violence, that is not either anime's huge selling point. Both anime deal with a story of regret, sorrow and sadness that can make any barbarian cry in front of all of his friends without feeling any shame. If you enjoyed Angel Beats! You'll most certainly enjoy this.