It is the year 1983; and in the village of Hinamizawa, on the night of the cotton drifting festival and in the days following it, a series of deaths occurs. The only hope for the village and its inhabitants is the shrine maiden Furude Rika who, with the help of her invisible partner Hanyuu, is able to travel back in time and alter the events that led to disaster. Unfortunately, regardless of what changes are made, each voyage ultimately ends with the death of Rika and many of her friends. But when Rika’s friends start remembering things that happened to them in previous worlds and take steps to avoid the same outcomes, Rika realizes that their chances of survival have never been better. Can she really challenge and defeat fate itself?
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Both anime have characters engaged in bloody acts of violence, torture, death, and brutality. Yet when they aren't killing they are very sweet and loving. Elfen Lied is more about the gore where Higurashi Kai is more about the horror/mystery of what is happening. If you liked one you will like the other.
These two animes are very similar. Both have an abundance of killing and gore, as well as a very emotional storyline/plot. Both shows also require a lot of thinking to understand the plot and you will be very eager to see what happenes next.If You liked one your sure to enjoy the other!
Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…
If you like either Jigoku Shoujo or any of the Higurashi installments, you will enjoy the other.
While both series differ from each other in how the plot is carried out and specific situations, both deal with fate, destiny, curses, and psychological drama of a particular town. Instances that seem unrelated in each seem to pull together in the end to complete the plot and give the viewer a good sense of closure. Both have excellent scripts, pacing, development, and execution. Higurashi, however, does tend to be more graphic in nature.
Plot wise these are completely different but they are still very similar. In Higurashi Kai the characters are moving towards getting out of their fated situation loop and has an actual plot to the anime where in Jigoku Shoujo the characters are choosing their fate and it's episodic even with what little plot it has. If you liked one check out the other.
Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.
Monster is by far the best recommendation for Higurashi that I can think of. Why? Monster surrounds itself with so many theories, questions, and deep mystery that it is not all that different than Higurashi. Monster contains an intelligent plot that darkens as a horrifying factor slowly reveals itself. It is in fact a classic psychological thriller that delivers a mature masterpiece. If you loved Higuarshi, then you are probably looking for another intelligent mystery series that will keep your heart pumping for more. Pick smart. Pick Monster.
Monster and Higurashi share a strong psychological aspect that I find is rare in anime. Both are heavily violent at times, yet it is not excessive. The two shows also have their differences though–At times Higurashi is peaceful and if not even comedic while Monster remains true to its dark and serious self the entire way through. All in all both of these shows are a great watch for anyone looking for their share of quality, unpredictable psychological mystery anime.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
If you like gore...and I mean gore...you will love both shows.
If you like good character devlopment...and I mean good...you will like both shows.
Both shows have an interesting plot. I especially like this arc of Higurashi, and Berserk doesn't stray to far from the manga (which is revered as being one of the greatest manga known to man). They also are somewhat emotional shows. The drastic ending of Berserk is often cited as being "deep", and many scenes of this Higurashi arc are pretty sad. Recommended 16+ for intense gore.
Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.
Though plot are unrelated, both are animes that take on emotional rolercoasters... Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and CLANNAD: After Story excel at drawing in the audience and making them feel for every single character... both have the same type of suspense leaving you wanting more... both a outstanding animes and if you like one you will most definatly like the other. Both animes have youy feeling every possible emotion, and they play on those with amazing skill. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED