From the New World

Alt title: Shin Sekai Yori

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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xenon5 xenon5 says...

Both animes deal with preteens bestowed with powers beyond their capacity to comprehend.  They also show the dire, hidden consequences that come with the price of being superhuman.  In Madoka, the girls are influenced to choose to become magical girls, while in New World, the children are born with superpowers into a society that uses forms of brainwashing and thought control to keep the citizens docile.  if you liked one, you'll surely like the orther.

elsacyangogo elsacyangogo says...

Though the plots of these two anime are a bit different, they are similar in some ways.

The first way is that they both have an unusual art-style that isn't like any other anime, and the characters are very cute.

The second is that the characters are in a dark world where they uncover secrets and discover the reality of what's really going on. There is 

*SPOILER ALERT* 

the death of friends in both two.

The third reason is that both start out fairly innocent, and then become darker. Both are phycological. If you liked one, you would probably like the other.

Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo

Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo

Humanity has advanced to great heights since it obtained the information technology known as "Mana." With that nearly magical power, problems like war, food shortages, and pollution have been eliminated. In this age of peace and freedom, the Empress Angelese of the Misurugi Empire is a privileged girl with no disabilities. She learns, however, that she is a "Norma," a kind of human who cannot use Mana and is outcasted by society. Having lost everything, she is sent to an isolated island. There she meets other Normas who ride in humanoid weapons called Para-mails, protecting the world from dragons invaders from another dimension.

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nicolasqqq nicolasqqq says...

Both shows have complex and highly develop worlds that are a lot curler than what they look on the surface. Both shows have strong female characters that evolve as the show progress and adapt to the situations. They are also very violent and bloody animes, with action and thrill. Nonetheless but shows are different genres and Cross Ange has excessive fan service.

Flarezo Flarezo says...

Both of these anime take place in the distant future in the "perfect world." While all seems great on the outside, as you'll find out right off the bat, nothing is ever as it appears. Join the castaway princess and the late bloomer as their world suddenly takes a dive into the unknown starting with their coming of age.

Not only do they both focus on similar themes and lessons about the darker side of human nature but the plot has a similar flow to it as well. After their coming of age both of our main characters are thrown into the "real world" that has been hidden from them their entire lives and forced to fight for what they believe to be right. Watch as they mature and grow from their childish selves and become the person they want to be in these 2 tales full of twists and turns on the path to unraveling the truth.

Kamisama Dolls

Kamisama Dolls

When Kyohei moves to Tokyo, he thinks he’s left his old life behind. But when he discovers a bloody corpse, he also discovers that the past isn’t easily left behind, especially when the past is as unusual as Kyohei’s. You see, back in his home town, Kyohei was a “seki,”an individual able to control “kakashi,” ancient wooden “gods” capable of incredible feats, with his mind. Now there’s a kakashi loose in Tokyo, and it just may be up to Kyohei to stop it AND its seki in Kamisama Dolls!

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shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

In both kamisama dolls and from the new world have this same feeling of mystery as they both are about children/young adults that have some power in which there is a dark secret about there village.

Casshern Sins

Casshern Sins

In a dark future, the world is in ruin and everything is slowly crumbling away into dust. Humanity is almost extinct, while robots desperately seek out new parts to replace their rusting bodies. Their only hope for survival is to devour the one known as Casshern… or so they believe. Meanwhile, Casshern himself has lost all memory of his past. Why are these robots attacking him? Did he really kill the one known as Luna; the Sun that was called Moon? And why is he, alone, unaffected and undamaged by the ruin?

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triplestrike triplestrike says...

Both slow down the pace. These are not action shows really. The put emphasis on colors and symbols. Not necessarily what something is, but what it means. Hidden details add much more to the story when thought about.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Aside from both being horror animes, the main thing that links these two together are the settings. Both From the New World and Higurashi take place in japanese rural landscapes, with the main characters living in small towns where it seems like the ones in charge are maintaining some sort of conspiracy.

Other than that, they are quite disimilar. However, the eerie feeling in both means that if you like one you shouldn't miss on checking out the other.