Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
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.
Yuichi is a teenage boy who was diagnosed with hepatitis; and as staying at the hospital is boring, he often sneaks out at night to hang out with his friends. However, each time he is caught by the slightly sadistic nurse Akiko, he just prolongs his stay at the hospital. After his most recent escape, instead of striking a punch or kick at Yuichi, Akiko says that she'll overlook his sneak outs if he becomes friends with 17-year-old Rika, another hospital resident. Rika doesn't open up to him at first, but she has her reasons: she has a weak heart; and though she may come off as selfish and rude, Yuichi looks beyond the surface to help both of them enjoy what life has to offer.
Both of these are thought-provoking anime that will make you look at life differently. During the series, you learn more about the characters while exploring what it means to do what you want with life. If you liked one for its central concept, try the other.
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
Angel Beats is very reminicent of Highschool of the Dead in terms of an extra-ordinary highschool, focused on a small group of students working to stay "alive" (through the use of planning and assult).
The warm feeling you get from the friendships formed in a world of chaos is very similar in both, as well as the beautiful art either studio has to offer.
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.
The mischievous Komugi-chan is a cosplay idol and aspiring actress whose life is filled with adoring fans and jealous rivals. But secretly, Komugi-chan has a far more important and thankless job: a magical girl nurse who is tasked with saving the world! With the help of a magical syringe to fly on, an obligatory sidekick named Mugimaru and her Moe Moe Magical Shower special healing attack, Komugi-chan will overcome any obstacle... from mecha-anime cliches to viruses, to even death itself!
We all like some totally useless humour from time to time!
Well, you've got it, in angel beats and nurse witch komugi. Lots of yelling, random putting together of anything, and characters that make no sense, and do silly things!
But thats what we love about them right? Two very cute anime's, with sime funny stories, that are fun, random, but not too hard to follow!