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sola

sola

Morimiya Yorito is a normal student who has an abnormal obsession for the sky. One day, he meets a strange girl named Shihou Matsuri who shares his interest, but as fate may have it, she isn't a human; Matsuri is a Yaka -- a "woe of the night" -- who is immortal and cannot stand the sunlight. A strange man is chasing Matsuri, to use her powers, so Yorito decides to help her hide. What are the strange man's plans, and what secrets does Yorito's sister hide?

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imaDragonXD imaDragonXD says...

Sola is more on the romantic side while Chaos Head is more psycholigical. They both have the same feel because of their main character. Chaos Head starts of differently compared sola but as you reach the end you'll see the similarity between them. Really enjoyable series and highly recommended.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Although the series themselves aren't especially alike in terms of story, their is still a large amount of action in both.

The main connection is between two of the main characters having a near identical past. Saying too much would spoil both of them but when you got to the twist of either and enjoyed it you'll like the other series too.

They both also have one male character in each and a swarm of girls he barely notices. If you like that kind of thing. :P

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Chaos;Head and Sola both have characters with similar style pasts.  The action type is the same in each too.

Interlude

Interlude

In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...

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faerieponey faerieponey says...

In both animes the reality is not what it seems to be and someone is controling it one way or the other. It all ties up to a boy who must find what happend. Also in both series the hero has a squad (made mostly by girls) who helps him.

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both of these anime have a very similar feel. The main character experiances reality switches and it all culminates to a dark, shadowy scheme. These anime are basically one and the same. If you liked one, check out the other.

coffeebreath coffeebreath says...

Viewers of either Interlude or Chaos;Head would surely appreciate the other due to the similarities in atmosphere, content, and setting.

Both series deal with a male lead character who is experiencing unexplainable visions, dreams, or delusions. He then begins to question reality itself, and the substance of his own existence. While Chaos;Head is more psychological, Interlude takes a more philosophical approach but both generate the same feeling and I was instantly reminded of Chaos;Head when watching Interlude.

Some of the character types are similar, apart from Takumi (Chaos;Head) who is very unlike our unnamed male lead in Interlude, and ultimately a lot more entertaining to watch. However, Interlude explains things more constructively than Chaos;Head and for me had a better ending. If you've seen one be sure to check the other out, both are very similar but excel in different ways!

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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KiraRin KiraRin says...

Chaos;Head is a true mix of genres. When first starting to watch it, the male protagonist reminded me of the lead from NHK. The geeky, hikkikomori who is afraid of the outside world and relies on the pc to live out his existence.

NHK is probably more to peoples tastes as it stays within one genre, but if you're open minded and enjoy some action, I would say you should give Chaos;Head a whirl too.

funtoo2 funtoo2 says...

Both of the main characters are hikkikomoris. In Welcome to the NHK, Sato meets a mysterious girl who helps him recover from being a hikkikomori. While in Chaos;Head, Takumi's sister tries to help him from his ways. But unlike Welcome to the NHK, where the plot continues to lead you on with Misaki helping Sato to not be a hikkikomori, in Chaos;Head the main plot is for Takumi to discover what's happening in the world. Anyways, I totally recommend both animes, Welcome to the NHK for those who like normal stories, and Chaos;Head for those who like a bit more action and supernatural stuff.

Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

When popular pop idol Mima decided to retire from her group, Cham, and become an actress, she had no idea that one person's obsession would soon spiral out of control. With death threats, letter bombs and a forged website which details her every move, Mima finds herself slowly becoming trapped in a nightmare she can't seem to escape. With murders piling up and her mental state slowly degrading, can she discover who the culprit is, before she becomes the next victim?

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Perfect Blue and Chaos;Head are both psychological thrillers that start out in a sane world with not-so-normal main characters. The further the show goes, the more messed up everything surrounding the main character gets. While Chaos;Head focusses more on action in the later episodes, they are both psychological thrillers in which you'll find yourself questioning what belongs to reality and what does not.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

When reality mixes with fantasy out comes Perfect Blue and Chaos;Head.  Each series intensely looks into the world of the main character and follows them into a mix of fantasy confused with what was really going on.  These psychological thrillers will keep you guessing until the very end.

Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Aside from the fact that Boogiepop Phantom is much more a cult-series than Chaos;Head, and the latter is definitely easier to digest, Chaos;Head and Boogiepop share their feeling of creepiness and thriller-like mystery surrounding a certain "untouchable person". If anything, Chaos;Head is like Boogiepop, but made accessible for a larger audience. Fans of either that are looking for something similar, but different on the heaviness, give this one a try.

greyweather greyweather says...

Both dark shows with a large cast and the viewer is not entirely sure if everyone is crazy or there is a hidden conspiracy.