Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
These two have a strong similarity in plot - both involve people getting a hold of enormous amounts of money and must decide how to use it. Both are a mystery of sorts (EotE moreso than C), and are engaging/interesting to watch. That being said, there's some clear differences as well, including far more action and bizarre visuals in C. Still, they're unique/similar enough to recommend with each other.
These series have several things in common. First, they each have a similar art style in many ways. While Eden of the East is more refined, C is definitely reminiscent of it (and the OPs of each are extrememly similar). Second, as each story gets on, the scope of it gets larger and larger. Finally, each series gives the ability to shape the future in the hand of some very interesting characters. If you enjoy the battles between ideals for control of the future, these series go well together.
C wants to say something valuable about the economic status of Japan and its future. It wants to say it but unfortunately gags itself using the most banal metaphor ever - battles between pet creatures. For a better treatment of this sort of post-2000s let's-save-Japan theme check out Eden of the East. It has wonderful suspense, solid characterisation, a fascinating protagonist in Akira, and plenty of thrilling twists.
Both series focus on money. A lot. The main character has to decide how to put this money to use, and seeing the effect of how others use their money. Of course there is enough conflict between different characters to keep you clutched to the screen.
Both of these anime take place in a very current world. Both main characters have to find their place in a conspiricy that will have massive impacts on the world. More then anything both anime deal with the true value of money, but in diffrent ways.
They are both about saving the world from destruction using money. They both involve strategic plans by the main characters.
Both are money games where it's game over if you run out. The difference, really, is that C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control has fighting and weird looking creatures, while Eden of the East stays in the realm of humans.
Yeah they are sorta alike. They're both high stake games, romance, and both short.Oh, and they both use a huge amount of money. BUT..... in Eden of the East they waste money, and in MOSAPC they try to earn money. In my opinion I liked Eden of the east because it was more funny.
Both involve dabbling in the future of the world, with the MC the major force in saving it. Both involved mystery, and dragged people into participating into abnormal situations. But most of all, they were enjoyable, and though-provoking.
In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.
These two series share a strong similarity. Both main character are offered a way to change their life, possibly in a better way. Both character are thrown into this alter world in which they battle for power. While C: The Money of Soul and Possiblilty Control battle for more money, Accel World battle for more burst point. Each battle won enables them to an upgrade of sorts. C: The Money of Soul and Possiblility Control upgrade to better ATM cards, Accel World level up. While in this strange world, both anime form teams in order to survive. Although the content are different, the plot overall are very similar.
I agree with basically all of the comments of the vistor above.
I'll add the caveat that I consider C to be the markedly inferior series in aspects of character, writing, and plot. For this reason I recommend Accel World as what is potentially a far more enjoyable rendition of a somewhat similar premise, but I wouldn't really recommend C to anyone for any reason.
They both involve an alternate reality that gives people a benefit in the real world, but they must battle in order to keep their power -- although loss in C also involves heavy-duty real world loss. The battles are handled very similarly, with a scoreboard to keep track because you don't know who has what powers. The characters in C are older and more mature (adults vs high school), but both have elements of competition, friendship, drama, and romance. If you liked one you should check out the other.
When games become all too real, the characters must learn to deal with how the game shapes their lives. If you liked either of these shows, check out the other. Both start with an invitation into a alternate reality/game, involve flashy duels, and look at how people's real world beliefs, stresses, and dreams manifest themselves in a virtual world.
Both of these shows are definitely similar in a sense that the characters are thrown into a mysterious/game world to battle for some kind of mass gain, be it power or money. While that may be the only similarity sondiering the different plot and style of the show, check them both out.
Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?
Although not similar in plot, both C: and Gankutsuou share the same bizarre, unique style of animation and a world/setting where the future plays a role in the plotline (however, in different ways). Character wise, both shows share a pure-hearted male protagonist and a revenge-driven antagonist accompanied by a female, pallid "sidekick" of sorts. Also, both shows revolve around the idea that money brings power and authority. All in all, if you like one show, you'll probably like the other.
So... do you like money thrown about like it's spare change? Gankutsuou and C: Control are all about having the money to do what you wish; to save or destroy, to buy buy buy, whatever. All encased in a trippy world that is a treat for the eyes. Their plots are hardly the same but it's all about the animation and wealth.
While the plots for each are very different, both have money as a very important plot device; the power to change the future. The shows have similar artsy animation styles.
The always-hungry Yako Katsuragi is a super famous high school-aged detective who cracks the hardest of cases with ease – at least, that’s what the general populace thinks! Behind the scenes, Yako is helped by Neuro – a maniacal being from the demon world who is looking for new mysteries to devour. Alongside local detectives and a helpful sidekick, Yako and Neuro will solve the unique and the bizarre cases that plague the city; but will Yako ever discover the truth behind her father’s supposed "suicide"?
Plot-wise these two aren't similar at all - but the very creepy, odd character designs of Neuro and Masakaki completely reminded me of each other. If you're looking for something outside of the norm visually, check out either of these.
Agreed with sothis that they're not similar in plot, but that Neuro and Masakaki have similar personalities and roles.
just like sothis has said, plot-wise they are similar and animation wise in some areas too. They both have a nice story and it can be a little confusing on both, unless you pay attention like i did.
In the future, all facets of society are tied into OZ, a virtual world inhabited by millions of users. Kenji, one of OZ’s moderators, was set to begin another typical summer when the lovely Natsuki asked him to accompany her to her hometown as a job. However, little did Kenji know that the 'job' entailed pretending to be Natsuki’s fiancé in front of her eccentric family! Now on display and feeling like a fish out of water, Kenji tries his best to fit in with Natsuki and her relatives, until one day he receives a mysterious math problem through a text message. As an avid math fanatic Kenji can’t help but try to solve it, unaware that his actions may jeopardize not only OZ, but also the entire world...
These are two very different titles, but if you like the crazy and bizarre visuals of C (especially during the battles), I think you'd love the game scenes that eventually happen in Summer Wars. That, and it's a damned good movie in general.
They both center around a boy that gets involved in a virtual world. The battles both have a similar bizzare feel to them, and similar aesthetics. If you like one, you'd probably like the other.
These series each focus on two seperate world- one being the real world while the other is a world with the power to control the real world. Each series also has interesting visuals throughout.