In a massive online world, people act only as well as their conscience demands. When one player's punishment is to be trapped in this world, a disparate group of people seek the answers why. Their motives are varied; their methods even more so. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?
On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.
Pandora Hearts and .hack//SIGN have a very similar feel in their darker moments. They both feature some beautiful and surreal scenery and have a similar soundtrack at parts. Finally, both anime feature a mysterious girl with a strong, complex connection with the main character. I can promise if you like one you wont regret trying the other.
This shows both have very similar music. The music thus gives both a similar feel to them. They both also have a sense of mystery about them. You are not sure what is really going on at some points and it keeps you in suspense.
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a journey to find fame and fortune with newfound friends Maya the item-seller, and Takius, a mage who is determined to find the "truth". But with so many harrowing adventures ahead of them, will there be enough heal spells to go around?!
well basically they both are RPG/MMORPG animes.
somehow the main characters get into the game and are to solve the problem they face there. allthough that quest isn't allways easy but thanks to there friends it'll all work out.
The god Mauser delivered unto a world of magic a prophecy: if the Scrapped Princess is allowed to live, she will destroy the entire world. But the knight who was to kill her could not end the life of a newborn child, and so she lived. Fifteen years later, her adopted brother and sister have sworn to protect her, and together they travel from town to town, searching for a life she can't have.
Though Scrapped Princess is a lot more eclectic and interesting than hack//SIGN, both are very fantasy-based and have unique characters and situations. I can't say much why I recommend Scrapped Princess without spoiling, so let's just say I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy SP if you like .hack//SIGN. ;)
In the kingdom of Urak, the tower of Druaga is a source of fear and death; it is the cause of disease and monster attacks, and climbing it is impossible given the ferocity of the monsters within – until now. It is the Summer of Anu, a period that occurs once every five years during which the monsters are weakened. Jil, a guardian, is one adventurer whose goal is to reach the top level and slay the tower’s creator, the demon Druaga, and finally bring peace to Uruk with the help of a powerful artifact found within. However, Jil and his friends aren’t the only ones who aim for the top; it’s a race to the finish!
I have chosen .hack//SIGN from the series, since its the first one.
The similarities are obvious, both worlds are somewhat MMORPG-like, in fact "The World" in .hack really is an MMO, which is not necessarily true about Druaga no Tou.
Whether its true or false, fact remains fact, someone who enjoyed that particular (and perhaps nostalgic) atmosphere in .hack, will probably like the atmosphere of Druaga no Tou as well.
It is still unsure how will Druaga no Tou carry on, but whether it takes a philosophical turn or not, any .hack fan will be able to enjoy it.
Similar feels to them, both take place in fantasy game worlds, and thus implement the typical class systems found in these games. I definitely think people who like one would like the other, most likely.
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...