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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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FaiTheDemon FaiTheDemon says...

They're both horror genre animes. A kid comes to a different town and weird things start happening. I'd say they are pretty similar in ways.

ParanoiaDoll ParanoiaDoll says...

Higurashi and Another have the common ground of a secret all the kids are hiding for the newer boy while mysterious deaths start happening. They both share the combination of mystery, tragic pasts, and horror - with a helping a gore on top.

AstralKnight AstralKnight says...

They are both horror, and a new kid comes to town and everyone hides a creepy secret from him until he starts investigating on his own

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

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LittlefootRoseRocker LittlefootRoseRocker says...

they are so much alike but i personally think another is better. they both have to do with small towns. In both a new boy comes to a new place. it all has to do with why are people dying and what is wrong with their friends. They both have the mystery of who the people around them really are.

LastDarkness LastDarkness says...

Very Similar Stories involving Supernatural events in a small rural town. Both involve high schoolers dealing with the everyday and the unatural. Both have a fairly large amount of gore and darker scenes and subjects.

Aylet Aylet says...

Both main characters are very similar, Keiichi, and Kouchi has tranfrerred to a new village and new scholl. Higurashi and Another have mysterious atmosphere.

petterud petterud says...

Both seems to succeed in being a good horror anime. Higurashi is more confusing (especially if you do not know about it originally being a visual novel).

If you liked higurashi you will probably like Another but the other way around is not necessarily true. With time, I have learned that Higurashi is not for everyone even though I liked it myself

Psyche Psyche says...

The main character moves to another town and goes to a new school when suddenly deaths are occuring. The plot is also very similar. If you liked one of them you'd probably also like the other. Though I must say that Higurashi has more gore in it and Another has a lot more of that horror feeling to it.

nightlily88 nightlily88 says...

Both are mystery/horror animes which are surrounded by mysterious circumstances that leaves you wondering what is really going on.  People die in unusual ways as everything slowly goes out of control and people get a little crazy.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Though Another lacks the harem and potential switch-up of possible perpetrators in the blood baths that Higurashi seem to overflow with as the focus of the story, it is still has the basic principle that Higurashi shares: A boy who has a seemingly insignificant connection to the town he just moves into seems to be the thread that binds his fate of possible death or worse; both the main characters comes across a deep dark secret that the supporting cast (supp. cast being the girls in Higurashi ...and the students of Grade 9, Class 3 for Another) tries desperately to hide from outsiders and newcomers, lest the demons that plagued them before return with renewed fervor. Both are also filled with disturbing images (graphic killing in both, as well as a creepy, lifeless doll motif in Another ) and psychological aspects that will undoubtedly make the viewer's blood run cold, or at the very least pass a glance over your shoulder to make sure you're not being watched...

boogiepopkol boogiepopkol says...

both have a new boy that moves to a village with a curse that they must find out how to stop it or why its happening.

shiawaseneko shiawaseneko says...

Another is based on a novel while Higurashi or 'When they Cry' is based on a text based game on the playstation.

Both Anime have lots of depth and gore. While Higurashi is more torture and vengence than mystery, Another is more based around mystery and has a Hunger Games feel to it towards the end.

Both Anime are amazing and both of the are centred around a girl, In Higurashi it is Furude Rika, Hojou Satako, Sonozaki Mion and Shion and Ryuugu Rena, another is centred around a girl called Misaki Mei.

Zatsuya Zatsuya says...

Both shows involve alot of mystery, suspense and are focued around a series of deaths. Both contain a supernatural element that helps drive the plots forward in way that is neither cliche or forced. Both are centered around classmates and their relationships are imporant to the progressen of the plot and the ultimate conclusions, though in the case of Higurashi that doesnt come until season 2. If you liked one you'll more than likely find something to like in the other.

sakara sakara says...

They both have alot of similarities, down to the names being nearly identical. If you like one of them you will like the other.

Ashraf Ashraf says...

To avoid any spoilers, I would simply put it into that both series share the same gore/thriller/horror mood with a good plot

aktorshift2 aktorshift2 says...

Higurashi and Another have their similarities, but Higurashi takes the insanity even further... in an awesome way.

dandere dandere says...

Both start off with the main character moving into a new place. Both are horror anime centered around a series of mysterious deaths. Both anime have a lot of horrible death scenes.

PinkyIvan PinkyIvan says...

Both anime offer killer lolis. And are farely bloody and gorey. I found both anime creepy to a point (when a 14 year old beats someone with a bat for example)

ashman711 ashman711 says...

Both center on a new student transferring to new school. a supernatural mystery that's been happening for awhile in both series, lots of guessing wtf? is happening, psychotic breakdowns, disturbing/bloody scenes.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

A new boy comes to town only to notice that everyone is keeping some sort of mystery from him, after which people start dying in hideous ways. While Higurashi and Another share basic plotlines, the mysteries are different enough to make you sit through both of them in all their gory glory.

neutrino neutrino says...

The main character of Another reminded me constantly of Keiichi (I guess even their names are similar!).  Both series are about a yearly curse and the attempts to circumvent it, in both cases, leading to disastrous results.

DrunkenBlowfish DrunkenBlowfish says...

Both anime are about a boy who moves to a mysterious and cursed village in which people violently die every year.

Iro Iro says...

Another and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni are one of the few spooky Japanese animes that are out there.  Both are very good to boot.

Millyparis Millyparis says...

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni is like Another, and vice versa, because Keiichi and Sakikabara (Sorry for spelling!) are both new to this place, and they are hidden from everything. At first you think "Oh my god this is so stupid and confusing" but the more you watch, the more you're like "OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

ExcelCR ExcelCR says...

if you liked another and you are looking for something more complex higurashi is the best option, higurashi lacks the romance part of another, I bet you'd like more higurashi than another because it's about 60 episodes with a plot full of mistery

mrdrajle mrdrajle says...

wonderful is not enough for this two anime, they both have a fine plot and a storyline that doesnt get you bored they are full of thrill and are just beautiful

zhankrit zhankrit says...

They are horror and have a great suspence in the end and alllso one of abest on mine!! I am glad to watch this anime.

ToastyGrim ToastyGrim says...

Both series' are very twisted. If you enjoy gore and gruesome deaths, you'll enjoy Higurashi and Another both. Both characters are harassed by a series of horrible occurrences. Neither show lacks in the gore department.

TheFemalePhantomhive TheFemalePhantomhive says...

They have the same sort of feel, normal boy moving to a strange school. And by strange, I mean deadly! 

darrrk darrrk says...

The general atmosphere and sense of mystery in both anime evoke similar feelings in the audience, the 'small town with big secrets' setting is present in and the male MCs are rather similar as well.

thebarfscarf thebarfscarf says...

They both have the same creepy atmosphere, as well as a "new person in town" who is largely unaware of the town's bloody history

Signas Signas says...

Both of these anime feature a boy who moves to a small town and ends up finding himself in a middle of a mysterious happenings and deaths. As the mysteries are slowly solved, you will soon find yourself unable to stop watching until you reach the end and the answers.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Get your gore-gasms over here. You want blood and horrific deaths, then you have the right anime for you here. While Higurashi can be straight up gore with mysterious goings on, Another has a mysterious force at work murdering all in sight. With the dark atmosphere of either, if you liked one, you'd definitely like the other.

Idiotchan Idiotchan says...

Both stories are about a guy who moves to a small town, transfers to a small school and meets another kids at school.Then he starts thinking that the kids are keeping a secret.And even the secrets in the both shows are similar.

Finnel Finnel says...

Well, from what I've seen yes the two are very similar. First off, they are horror genre and they both have horrific deaths that seem to be a prevalent theme. There is a mystery that goes along with both and they draw you into the story with the intrigue of finding out what happens next.

xXGothicSportXx xXGothicSportXx says...

The series brings about mystery and horror  as it gets closer to revealing the solution to what is causing the events to happen. The narration is done well enough to make you think you understand it until it shows you the twists and turns to keep you wondering until the very end.

Isikaru Isikaru says...

They're both horror series; intense endings/climaxes, death-filled, and with similar art styles and similar characters.

Lil4leafclover Lil4leafclover says...

Both anime are not for the light-hearted -- involves gruesome deaths with definite not afraid to show blood.

The main character gets sucked into the world, and it appears everyone around him is hiding something causing a lot of suspicions, and introduces superstitions (e.g. curses).

Main difference is that Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is told in Arcs in order to "solve" the mystery, whereas Another is a continuous 12-episode story. However, give that, Higurashi has a lot of main characters, and character development, where Another has much less than you'd expect.

Mirari Mirari says...

They are both no-holds-barred, gory, suspenseful mysteries.  You'll keep guessing who's going to die next :)

Franniesama Franniesama says...

Both animes are a good scare, and lovly to watch if you enjoy the horror genre. Both are very mysterious, and you have no idea of what's going on until the last episode.

CrazyBeverly96 CrazyBeverly96 says...

Both of these animes have themes of death and suspicion with high levels of suspense. They're both pretty dark and have a large amount of violence, although I would say that Higurashi has more violence. Despite being horror series, they can be pretty funny when they want to be. If you like one you will like the other.

DreamMonster DreamMonster says...

Both anime have plenty of mystery and suspense in them and their stories are even a little bit similar, but not too much.  I have said it many times in my other recs but once again I'm going compare the mood (or atmosphere).  Higurashi has humor but it doesn't really affect the mood, it's still intense and it makes you grab onto the edge of the table as you wait what happens next.  Another on the other hand is even darker than Higurashi and it stays that way until the very end. 

Shan Shan says...

They have kinda similar setting, story takes place in a small comunnity. There is the same feeling, you feel uneasy watching them, you know something is gonna happen and then btooom! it happens and you know you can't do anything else then continue watching even though you are scared fuck. Yeah. 

Vayshti Vayshti says...

The horror aspect in both is the first obvious resonance between the two stories, but their similarities go beyond this - both are genuinely intriguing stories, with the viewer led down a twisting path which is ultimately satisfying and completely unpredictable.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both series develop a similar horror plot. Whilst in Higurashi you will have to watch it for some time to get the whole mystery it does exist.

Both develop similar and have a strong flavour for gore and violense. If you liked Another i think it's worth giving Higurashi a try, the first season is Eposodic but the second answears the questions. If alternitively you like Higurashi you should love Another, it's a shorter watch with all your favourite elements included, with a little more mystery. Either way chances are you should like them both if you enjoyed one.

Sameera Sameera says...

Both anime have that one new transfer student who everybody is keeping secrets from. In both anime the hero eventually finds out this secret and has many close brushes with death. In both anime people are also killed very frequently and there is lot of blood. If you're a horror fan its definitely worth checking out other if you've seen one of these anime.

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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Issengard Issengard says...

Both animes are about a small town where weird things happens and had a mistery aura that makes you want to watch them over and over again.

coletchan coletchan says...

It has a familiar story.There begin to happen strange deaths and mysterious things.If you like Another, You will really enjoy Shiki. 

joeshmoelb joeshmoelb says...

Shiki and Another both share the same type of overall dread for the viewer, but the scope and outcome of the overall plot are quite different. If you liked Another, give Shiki a watch.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Both Another and Shiki take place iin a sleepy, if somewhat homely, town that soon gives way to the chaos and paranoia flowing within everyone's psyche. Both Shiki and Another have mysterious girls whose presence proceed to psychologically bash everyone else's sanity in the head (metaphorically speaking) once they've dug their heels in and made a home in the sleepy town. Their existence causes a train-wreck, chain-reaction-like phenomenon that leaves many dead and others messed up from the sheer horror and unspeakable events that unfold. If you like psychological horror with a creepy, unnerving girl who seems to reek of death, then I recommend both ways.

Ashraf Ashraf says...

Both series have the same dark atmosphere. Although Shiki is deeper in terms of what emotions it plays on, another has a less obvious plot.

norco norco says...

With a mixture of mystery, horror, and a little bit of chaos, these shows feel very similar to me. I would say that Another is more focused on one main character and his development, while Shiki is more about how the events effect a small town and the different reactions of the people living there. I think if you liked one you should definitely give the other a try.

blackstormattack blackstormattack says...

same style of drawings, nice storyline. Both stories have something evil mysterious in them, people die etc

Shikatsu555 Shikatsu555 says...

both animes are similar because they are about a small town and people keep dieing. The main characters in both are guys who begin to investigate more into it as the story continues and then they find out something they wish they would have never known. both shows are equally creepy

EvilGenius EvilGenius says...

Both Shiki and Another have a paranormal aspect, horror and mystery. They both involve deaths and a desperate race for survival which keeps the audience engrossed until the end.

Psyche Psyche says...

Both shows take place in a peaceful environment, when suddenly deaths start occuring. You begin to wonder what causes these deaths and when you find out what exactly is happening you begin to hope that they can put the number of deaths to a stop before everyone dies. It constantly puts you on the edge of your chair. If you liked one, you'll like the other as well.

darrrk darrrk says...

It's all in the mood the shows create. Both anime have that eerie, unsettling atmosphere which invokes the same type of dread in the viewer.Furthermore, they are both slow-paced mysteries with plenty of horror elements, and both are set in seemingly peaceful backwater towns that in fact hide certain secrets.

Underholy Underholy says...

I agree that and i recomend another and shiki because they boath are about terror and have some intense storys and are quite wonderfull.

ToastyGrim ToastyGrim says...

Both shows are about kids who move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. It isn't long after they move that strange things start to occur around them. Both main characters fight to figure out the mystery and solve the problem that is harassing their home.

Signas Signas says...

Both of these take place in a small town in which people start to mysteriously die. The main characters go and try to solve what is killing townsfolk and get rid of the cause.

snivets snivets says...

Another and Shiki are similar in that they are both excellent examples of gruesome, well-written psychological stories. There is no distracting intrusion of any other genre here--no ecchi, no comedy--just good ol' horror.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both involve the supernatural, a large cast of characters, and dangerous mystery. Also with both you get the feeling that no characters are "safe"

NikolaMiljevic NikolaMiljevic says...

Both animes take place in a small town, where weird stuff starts happening. And both have a really good story, but there are some terrifying scenes. Highly recommended!

eece008 eece008 says...

If you like Shiki you would like Another and vice-versa. The plot is similar. Moreover, both story takes place in a small town.

BeyBack BeyBack says...

Both shows are about kids who move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. It isn't long after they move that strange things start to occur around them. It's not long before people keep dying, with paranoid students or residents blaming the events on someone mysterious within the community or school. Both series have the same dark atmosphere.

Aniad Aniad says...

Both series are seriously scary, and have parranormal aspects. I like Shiki the most, but I have enjoyed Another as well. I hope you will watch them both!

4nime4ddict 4nime4ddict says...

Both anime have the dark, mysterious aura with bad things occurring in a secluded area. Also, they're both in the horror genre, they're pretty scary.

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
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vernanonix vernanonix says...

Want to see students getting killed off in horriffic ways? Want a creepy sense of foreboding around every corner? That's what I thought.

skyphoenix skyphoenix says...

Gore, horror, gruesome deaths each surrounding high school kids. If you liked Corpse Party: Tortured Souls or Another, you'd like the other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both anime are about students surrounded by death, desperately trying to solve a mystery before they are the next to die. Both series have creatively gory kills with plenty of blood and mutilation.

Another has a better plot and more consistent atmosphere, but if you're looking for a dark anime with plenty of gore and violent death then you should check out both of these anime.

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

"Corpse Party" and "Another" are mystery-horror anime with dark atmospheres. Both revolve around a creepy little school that is obviously completely haunted and the kids who run around trying to figure out why everyone is dying at a rapid rate.

"Corpse Party" is one of those anime that tries to cram so much gore and death into such a short run time that the whole thing might as well just have gunned everyone down in the first five minutes. But they didn't, and that's what gives this show its mystery appeal. "Another," on the other hand, is all about mystery, and any fan of mystery anime who watched "CP" should watch "Another." And anyone who wants ridiculous (in a very awesome way, especially in the case of "Another") death scenes littered with blood and gore should watch both of these.

"Another" is superior to "CP," but it's in no way a masterpiece. But both are short, entertaining gorefests.

WaywardHunter WaywardHunter says...

They are both scary in terms of creepy and off-putting atmosphere. They are also very gory.  

Blood-C

Blood-C

Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?

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Suimin Suimin says...

Another and Blood-C are two horror titles in which a small community (class in Another) seemingly start to die by a supernatural cause, until everything goes completely wrong and out of control. They can both get pretty bloody, and if you want to watch them, I suggest you wait for the DVD release or else you'll be seeing a lot of censoring!

chii chii says...

Do you like anime about bad things happening to school kids? Then look no further! These two shows have plenty of mystery and horror surrounded by many deaths! Blood-C adds in some monsters where Another is about freak accidents but both shows are a perfect match if you are looking for awesome gore.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Both of these anime are dumb as bricks, but let's face it- you're watching for the gore, not the story. And these two certainly deliver with the gore. There's no shortage of blood, limbs, and people dying in horrifying ways. Additionally, both were directed by the same person, so they have a similar pacing and progression.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are horror shows with plenty of gore and some supernatural elements, taking place in mostly a school setting.

Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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cloudpatrol cloudpatrol says...

Another and Mirai Nikki are similar in many ways. They both havesimilar animation, are horror, and have a similar feel to them.

SoulE SoulE says...

Another and Mirai Nikki TV both have creepy mystery and horror elements, lots of bloodshed, great soundtracks, and great plots.

AruValentine AruValentine says...

These two have an alike horror/bloody-gore aspect, very high up on levels of emotion with each character, and both can give you chills down your spine. I honestly fell in love with both animes from the first episode, they pull you in and make things very interesting right from the start. Both main characters are alike in reactions and even their attitude on things, yet reamin their own personalities all the same. Both are psychologically intense and bring out a huge level of emotion in times of dispare and death. In short, if you like one I HIGHLY recommend the other.

spleeneater spleeneater says...

"Another" and "future diary" go hand in hand when it comes to detailed psychological thrillers...both shows will have you on your toes trying to solve the mysteries around them,. Lots of blood and death in both..."plus there is someone with an eyepatch in both, and that just makes it much more cool" A big difference in the two is that "future diary is a game in which the last one standing is a winner and all the deaths come from murders as opposed to "another"where people die due to strange events from a curse on a school......but when you finish either show, its great to start right on the next one...