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?
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
In both of them grils are the main characters, you feel anxiosly in any moment, you don´t know how going to continue, both are more explicint than everyone need, Higurashi has a paranoical horror and Claymore Has more explicit situations. You musn´t like any character so much because they sure gone to die but it is inevitable
In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?
Both of theses animes centre around a small group of kids who face violent and gory torture or even death and they both have similar story telling though I prefer Higurashi no Naku Koro ni much more as it is a series of anime but Corpse Party: Missing Footage is just a short OVA. So if you liked any them do check out the other.
Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...
Higurashi and Yami no Matsuei are made of up elements such as murder, violence, suicide, character death and the supernatural, mixed in with spastic bits of chibified comedy and, throughout it all, the theme of friendship and love being powerful enough to save people is strong.
Both anime are dark and are, first and foremost, horror/murder mysteries, yet they also send the same messages: that no matter what, there will always be people that love you, and that it's always possible to change.
Or at least, I think that's what was being gotten across. xP
Oh - and both shows contain a lot of symbolism and are, at times, just plain beautiful (literally and figuretively), despite the animation not being very impressive.
If you liked one show, give the other a try - they're really very similar.
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
Both shows have a strong feeling of suspense through the entire show and both have excellent mystery stories. If you liked Eden of the East for it's suspense and the urge to figure out what's going on, you will probably like Higurashi aswell.
Be warned though, Higurashi is a horror and contains explicit violence.