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Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?
For some strange reason, both of these animes reminded me of eachother. They have totally different plots but give a similar feel.
Both have gorgeous animation, and is covered in mystery. Slow paced and the storyline is very jumbled up and you don't really know what you're watching, but nevertheless they're still good animes.
One thing that is very rare to see in anime: Typography. The use of non-traditional fonts and styles and font arrangements can be seen all throughout both of these shows, and are use extremely well. Also, both shows take an existing stereotype and shatter it, either through their characters crazy personalities, realistic environments, dialogue or choice of setting.
I can't quite pinpoint the reasons why these shows remind me of each other, but it's a gut-feeling recommendation. I think the web of interconnecting stories with unique and interesting characters sets both of these shows apart. If you enjoyed piecing it all together in one show- give the other a try.
Both Bakemonogatari and Durarara!! are marvellous urban anime, concentrated on supernatural elements and human relationship. They are taking from mythology (Japanese and Celtic) and create urban life as something full of mystery and good humour, but also dramatic and dangerous. Durarara!! has got more "normal" action, when Bakemonogatari is more surrealistic. Both of them gave me a lot of fun when I was watching them, so I think, if You like that kind of atmosphere, You should watch Bakemonogatari as well as Durarara!!.
In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.
Watching Bakemonogatari definitely reminded me a lot of ef (both seasons) and the obvious reason would be because they're both animated by SHAFT! The artwork, and the animation are both very similar in terms of creativity and how they choose to showcase the story.
As for the actual plot... Bake is more supernatural than ef is, although ef does have hints of supernatural happenings (which is explained later on). They both have cute romance (more so in ef) and great character development =) I definitely recommend one after the other because they're both very different stories that dominate their genres and showcase SHAFT's studio very well.
Of course I like both series because there originality. Both the series have the same style of letting the viewers experience the story. They are letting flash other –not relevant- views through conversations. And that part actually really interesting I think. Because with that view, the producers want you to experience some kind of feeling. In Ef they mostly let you see objects or some kind of scene. In Bakemonogatari they flash a word, sentence or a whole text through. I think this is done to give the watchers some kind of feeling because pretty much of the spoken parts aren’t carrying any emotions. So they actually don’t want to give the watchers the emotions the characters are carrying but want you to create your own feeling in some kind of style the give within these flashes. I think that is the reason why I love both of the series. Of course this also counts for the second season of Ef. I really recommend the other one if liked one of them because they are full of Creativity.
This may seem like an odd rec, but each of these series had extremely unique animation styles, often doing things that I have never been seen done in other anime. Also, each series has some romances (moreso Ef) and a bit of supernatural happenings (definitely a lot more in Bake).
While Ef tends of focus more on the romance with only a little supernatural and Bakemonogatari is the opposite with some romance but a lot more supernatural in it. Both series have a rather unique artstyle which I guess should be expected since they are both done by Shaft but they both are enjoyable to watch. So if you enjoyed one then you might want to check out the other.
Sasami is a lazy hikikomori who'd rather be playing video games and sleeping than being a productive member of society, especially with a doting brother who waits on her hand and foot. But there's more than Sasami and her family than meet the eye – in reality, they are connected to the goddess Amaterasu and mysterious 'alterations' that occasionally change and threaten the world. With the help of three sisters, Sasami slowly tackles day to day challenges and puts a stop to alterations – and monsters – when they appear.
Both titles are incredibly gorgeous with unique animation and character designs - in my opinion both are also excessively slow and boring and esoteric and lost my interest. I do think fans of one would likely appreciate the style or pacing of the other.
Both have interesting artstyles and likable characters. Sasami-san has a weak start but don't let that fool you. The anime only gets better during it's run. Bakemonogatari has a more sensible artistic approach and relies more on dialogue but is genuinely good as well.
Although the 2 are quite different in terms of story line and feel, there are some similarities with character portrayal, animation styles (especially how text is used) and some of the idea's behind the characters (the 'Ghosts' in Bake and the Shinto gods in Sasami). Overall, they're both very enjoyable, and I'd say that they are similar enough to warrant a good recommendation.
Sasami-san and Bakemonogatari both are best described as eccentric, abstruse, and slightly bizarre. Both display little regard for plot intricacy, instead focusing on unconventional art and animation. With similar atmospheres and senses of humor, I think fans of either show would enjoy the other.
Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.
If you enjoy bakemonogatari then your going to love Ghost Hunt with its supernatural content and well thought out plots.
they both share the a similar storyline being that they help people with the paranormal
im afraid if you liked bakemonogatari for its ecchi or comedy side then you might not be the biggest fan but the more you watch it the more you wish it will go on.
These are similar in the sense of the mystery and tone as well. Lately i have been craving supernatural mystery and that is exactly what these anime are. The process of showing the viewer each piece of the puzzle, and in the end it all coming to a spectacular conclusion. They also each both have very creative stories.
Both series resolve around solving supernatural mysteries. While Ghost Hunt doesn't have any of the comdey that Bakemonogatari has both series are good in that they never reveal everything from the beginning. Instead they give the viewer a small piece of the puzzle and doesn't reveal everything until the end. So if you liked one of them then you should consider checking out the other.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
Mononoke and Bakemonogatari are unique. Both are horror anime that give an original spin to Japanese folklore while exploring the medium in novel ways. The visual artistry involved is stunning and matches a narrative style that impacts the viewer by being genuinely creepy. These efforts match a stunning artwork and fluid animation with a keen insight into the uncanny. Fans of one are strongly advised to check out the other, especially since this kind of anime is rare and hard to come by.
These two animes actually have quite a bit in common. They both deal with supernatural creatures and their affects on human beings. In other words, in discovering more about the creatures, the main character also learns more about the people involved in the story. They are both beautifully and uniquely animated. These two are some of my favorite animes I have seen.
Bakemonogatari and Mononoke both deal with monsters from Japanese folklore. To beat monsters the main characters need to learn how the monsters came to be.
If you liked one and crave for a similar series, the other is really worth checking out.