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?
Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?
K is puzzlingly unique, but Eden of the East comes to mind as a similarly exciting title. K has sets of rival gangs competing in a power grab but doesn't focus so much on the stakes of the game, while EotE has rival individuals competing with a much higher set of stakes. In both, the main male character has amnesia which is tied into the plot--if you liked either of these shows, I'd say give the other a go.
As Person A above said, they both have amnesia about their pasts, but end up as major players to how events unfold. Although I have to say, the situation in 'K' could have become as dire as the ones promised in 'Eden of the East,' so the struggles of the characters are fairly significant. Their personalities are fairly similar as well, in that they're a bit silly, but strong in a strange way, and very serious about their goals (once they recall their memories, that is).
There is a high emphasis on NEETs in both of these anime. While Eden has a little broader setting, Alice's network (Memo-chou) reminded me of the Eden of the East program. There are other similarities plotwise, and I suspect that if you liked one, you'll like the other.
Both shows have some focus on NEETs, and they also share an overall feeling of mystery. Interesting characters have to follow trails to discover the truth, whatever that may be, in each, and there's some nice backstory development for them as well.
Loups-Garous and Eden of the East are almost impossible to make recommendations for, each a unique mix of technology, mystery and thriller elements (with a future where, to varying levels, humanity interacts with technology in a much different manner). Though they have somewhat of a similar feel, I believe this mix of themes and tones will appeal to the same fans.
Both Eden of Loups are thrillers where the characters are dropped into a dangerous situation and forced to fight for their lives. Loups plays out more like a straight horror anime where as Eden is more of an action thriller.
Both anime take place in the future where changes in technology have changed the way people interact and what people are capable of.
Kaoru Takamura, an employee of the Foreign Ministry, is on a mission. With the help of his trusty, high-tech Xi phone, Kaoru must find a mysterious man, and the trail leads him directly to Barcelona...
Given they have the same director, same character designs and both are based around the concept of an ultra smart phone, these two anime are extremely recommended for each other.
Both revolve around super phones and a mystery. Eden gives the viewer more depth than Xi Avant does since it's only 4 minutes long but you'll appreciate one if you enjoyed the other.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.