Guilty Crown

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Accel World

Accel World

In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.

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dandere dandere says...

Both anime take place in a futuristic setting. Both have the same kind of feeling to them. Both of the leading females are beautiful, popular, and out of the main character's league.

biggkenny biggkenny says...

They both contain a crybaby male protagonist on a journey to something rather badass. The story of each are very interesting. However, I would recommend watching at least 3 of Accel World to get into it, and when Guilty Crown seems to be going a bit bad, deal with it because it's definitely worth it!

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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MindlessHooligan MindlessHooligan says...

These two are my favorite shows, they both have a protagonist who starts out with no idea what's going on and groups of people fighting against the world around them

eveeeon eveeeon says...

Both of these anime's explore the reality of humanity and neither take the "happiest" route as most anime's do, additionally they are both based on school students. Angel beats explores life, loss and companionship whereas guilty crown explores humanity with aspects of life loss and companionship.Both anime's are tear jerkers and heart wrenchers, so get the tissues ready! However they are both nicely balanced with a lot of comedic and light hearted parts.

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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

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet

In the distant future, the human race is on the brink of destruction. Mankind, which now drifts in space aboard a massive, technologically-advanced base known as Avalon, is poised to launch one final, desperate attack against its enemy, the alien race Hideauze. It’s during this battle that Ledo, a mecha pilot, is thrown into a wormhole and sent to an unfamiliar place: Earth, the lost birthplace of humanity said to have turned to ice long ago. Having been saved by the inhabitants of the Gargantia, a fleet of ships that traverses the now-flooded planet, Ledo must come to terms with these primitive people with their backwards language and technology, learn to communicate, and try to find a way back home to his place in the sky.

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Annalyn Annalyn says...

Both anime include:

  1. A future where something's gone very wrong for humanity, leading to military rule.
  2. A young man who faces deep, ethical and philosophical dilemnas.
  3. Mecha.
  4. Some very beautiful elements. The setting sticks out to me the most in Gargantia, while Inori's song captured me in Guilty Crown, but there's more to the beauty in both anime.

I especially recommend Guilty Crown to those who were intrigued by the thought-provoking parts of Gargantia, but all four reasons above could draw a fan of one show into the other.

NaikoraSama NaikoraSama says...

While both series look into similar themes, such as human modification and fighting for the right reasons, they are quite different in terms of setting, and content.

Guilty Crown being more for an "Anti-Government" or "Fight for Freedom" scenario, where Gargantia is more about the human race in a very different post-apocalyptic setting exploring peace and understanding.The content is very different, but if you liked one, you should at least check out the other. 

Kakumeiki Valvrave

Kakumeiki Valvrave

In the future, Earth is split into three factions: Dorssia, an empire bent on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. On one such colony, Haruto Tokishima lives a carefree life at Sakimori High, where his greatest concern is mustering the courage to confess to his childhood friend, Shouko. His idyllic life is broken, however, when a team of Dorssian super-soldiers, led by the enigmatic L-elf, assaults the colony to retrieve the 'Valvrave', a mobile suit secretly being constructed there. In the resulting chaos, Haruto watches as Shouko disappears within a laser’s blast; enraged, he climbs into the now accessible Valvrave, and defeats the Dorssian army after forsaking his humanity to the machine. Haruto pledges to protect the colony, but can he come to terms with what he's given up to gain such power?

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

The same people were behind Guilty Crown and Kakumeiki Valvrave and it shows. Both are very colorful, fast paced sci-fi anime about a normal high school student who suddenly gains a super power that comes at a price. The school plays a big part in rallying against military powers that threaten to destroy it. More than anything the way the plot progresses is very alike, there are crazy twists every other episode and the storyline is often all over the place.

Htieks Htieks says...

Let's see... both are about a guy getting superpower during a time of conflict, only to later realize they will have to pay the prize for it. Both series deal with kids trying to rule a a country, and both involve war, flashy action scenes, love stories, betrayal and a dose of ancient conspiracies for good measure.

TBH, they're also somewhat trainwreck-y (GC moreso), but aside from the heavier emphasis on the mecha element in Valvrave, they're really alike, so if you need a cool-looking sci-fi series, check them out.