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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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Vague Vague says...

Both have main characters that are "normal" people who get caught up in something way bigger than themselves and obtain some form of unearthly power to help them save the world. So what if one of them is in the real world and the other is in a game world? They have a similar style and feel; if you like one...I'm not going to say you'll like the other...but I bet you will.

herosrequiem herosrequiem says...

Both contain a hero who goes on an epic journey that involves self-discovery, love, and awesome fights, and they'll both make you cry if you really get into your anime

moonlitwolf21 moonlitwolf21 says...

both are kinda like survival and battle oriented with a little bit of romance in very tastefully done both these animes are very good

Maranee Maranee says...

Both main characters are pubescent lone wolfs who (at some point get surrounded by many girls and) open up to others and fall in love during their wars. Both anime are set in the future (though SAO mostly takes place within a game). Furthermore the art style of the fighting scenes reminded me of each other.

Darker than Black

Darker than Black

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Both excellent sci-fi series involving humans with super-hero lilke powers, and their attempts to sabe the world from their all-powerful sisters.

Vampire1408 Vampire1408 says...

Darker Than Black and Guilty Crown are similar in various ways, both being the first "half" or season on its own would have ended great. But the 2nd half brings about more mystery, malevolence and benevolence! Don't know how it can be both? You'll see what I mean when you watch the "2nd half!" Both main characters are accompanied by a girl and try to save them in the end, and in a way both get their wish. Both are excellent anime to watch, if you love one I'm sure you'll love the other! 5/5!

theSentinel theSentinel says...

action, hectic situations and deaths, a strong building plot

These are some of the things you will find in common between Darker than Black and Guilty Crown.  Both are easily one of the best animes out there. 

No. 6

No. 6

Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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sven7 sven7 says...

They do have comparable plot lines. No. 6 is probably handling the plot with more or a realistic or human approach in comparison to the setting. Guilty Crown makes full use of Sci-Fi, but in a wonderful fashion. 

MariJine MariJine says...

Both plots feature dystopias in which society, following an apocalyptic event and threatened by an epidemic, resorts to isolating and discriminating against those who are infected. The heroes of each anime, Sion in "No. 6" and Shu in "Guilty Crown," are both entangled in attempts to overthrow the governing system and ultimately faced with morally conflicting decisions in spite of their initially timid natures.

Althought character dynamics between the two shows may differ as "No. 6" focuses on the relationship between two male protagonists while "Guilty Crown" includes a male and female lead as well as several side relationships, the two are nonetheless mutually appealing for their humane character developments and moral storyline.

iamnikki iamnikki says...

They are both very different from each other, yet look a like. Guilty Crown focusses on special abilities as well, while No. 6 has nothing to do with powers. But both are alike in a way. They both fight society in their own way and try to change the world. 

Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven

Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!

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Htieks Htieks says...

While the resemblance between these anime is not so striking at first, believe me when I say they have a lot in common: kid joins terroristic group led by a stubborn young man of great ambition and meets mysterious girl with superpowers. Ancient conspiracies and mecha are also pretty important in both (though the mecha element is way heavier in ES). Many characters seems to have some counterpart in the other series, and have some problems with their development. Oh, and both start getting weirder as the end draws near.

If you liked one, try out the other.

MisakiUsagi MisakiUsagi says...

This was the first anime i thought of when watching Guilty Grown beacuse it has a very similar build up. Boy meets mystrious girl, has feelings for said girl, girl is more or less "emontionless" toward boy, boy gets caught up in a "rebellion", boy is the ony one who is "compatiable with girl. Boy is weak, cowardly and well you know. 

JAhU JAhU says...

Both shows are post-NGE anime so many of the similarities probably come from that source. Anyway, at the beginning of both of those shows a boy meets a girl and falls in love with her. Shortly afterwards he ends up joining rebels because the girl is one of them, but being part of the rebels proves to be much more harsh than he expected. While male leads of those shows have different personalities, the girl and the leader of rebels come out as much more similar. Speaking of which character relations between the three are also similar in those two shows. All in all, due to quite a few similarities it might be worth checking out one if you've seen the other (especially if the one you've seen was Guilty Crown, because if it was the other way around you might end up being terribly disappointed).

Shining Tears X Wind

Shining Tears X Wind

Souma and his friends were typical high school students, and members of the student council; but things changed when a cat girl named Mao appeared in the school, looking for someone named Zero. Souma accidentally breaks Mao's mirror which causes her, Souma and his friends to be transported to her world. In this world, Souma and the other male humans from Earth can wield soulblades drawn from people's hearts. His friends landed in different parts of a war-torn world, so they have subsequently broken up into separate factions and each person is working towards winning the war. His friends have become each other's enemies, and it's up to Souma to be the one to create peace without choosing which friends should die.

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Zaig Zaig says...

Enjoy how a protagonist - who is suddenly and directly thrown into the midst of a warring environment - pulls out different weapons from people and uses them for battle? See it happen again!

assailent78 assailent78 says...

Both anime have main character thrown into battle and pull out peoples souls in the form of a weapon to fight.