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After a series of unfortunate events, the young Hirose Takuma was rendered blind. In an attempt to reverse his condition Hirose moves in with his uncle in a rural village, and upon his arrival he quickly begins to make new friends. However, Hirose soon discovers that one of his classmates, Hayami Kohinata, is being harshly bullied by her peers for reasons that neither she nor anyone else wants to explain. Even the seemingly honest and gentle Hinata Kagura, who had been doing her best to be friendly and helpful to Hirose since his arrival, acts harshly towards Hayami. Once a mysterious girl bequeaths Hirose with a life-changing gift, he takes it upon himself to help save Kohinata from her loneliness while working to uncover the truth of the situation.
Both of these animes can fit into the romance genre yet also have a serious psychological aspect to both of them. If you enjoyed h20 or Chaos;Head I believe you would be interested in the other too.
The psychological aspect in Choas;Head and H2O are what really make the two series stand out in my mind as being similar. There is also a slight almost to the weird romantic fascination that overtakes the characters making some decisions more difficult than others to bare.
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
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.
Both have the same bloody and thriller feel. Moreover, the characters' personalities are in the same line, the outcast Hero and Yandere heroines.
Chaos;Head attempts to portray a semi-romantic "relationship" between main character Takumi and Rimi, but the show does not focus on this and the relationship subplot ultimately falls flat. However, if you liked the concept behind this relationship and want to see a successful attempt at this, then check out Future Diary, which features a similar relationship between Yuki and Yuno ... which is actually focused on and developed. Particularly, it feels as though Future Diary's Yuno is a much more realized version of what Chaos;Head's anime adaptation wanted Rimi to be.
In the year 2019, the Robotics Club of Central Tanegashima High School has only one goal in mind: to create a working replica of the giant anime robot Gunvarrel! But doing so isn’t easy as the club only has two members: Aki, who took over the project from her now-graduated sister; and Kai, a lazy gamer who’d rather be elsewhere. What’s worse, the school’s vice principal has decided their club is a waste of school funds and plans to shut them down! Now, the duo must convince her otherwise by winning a fighting robot tournament and gaining new, machine-savvy members, but when Kai accidentally stumbles upon an unbelievable conspiracy, the Robotics Club becomes the least of his concerns...
Along with steins;gate, these animes are based off the virtual novels made by 5pb. however i feel that thier are also a lot of similarities between the two main charactors. thier both addicted to a video game and have the same kind of aura about them. its just that the main char of chaos head is insane.
Both stories are based off of video games from the same developer, as is Steins;Gate. Robotics;Notes and Steins;Gate actually share more similarities, but Chaos;HEAd also has a lot in common, such as being science fiction stories that take place in the present/near future, and involving advances in a particular area of technology: robots in Robotics;Notes, the inventions they work on in Steins;Gate, and internet-related and frankly all kinds of bizarre and mysterious possibilities in Chaos;HEAd (too hard to explain).
The most stark difference is the main chraracters, who are all actively involved in related fields in Robotics;Notes (as well as in Steins;Gate), whereas Chaos;HEAd features the classic pure otaku shut-in dragged into fantastical mystery. Also, Robotics;Notes and S;G are very group oriented, whereas Chaos;HEAd features a much more isolated protagonist, so his quirks, struggles and perceptions greatly dominate the narrative, as opposed to being provided with multiple perspectives.
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...