If you're looking for anime similar to Kodomo no Jikan (2007), you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.
Both Kodomo no Jikan and Gunslnger Girl deal heavily with the turmoil of adolescence under strange circumstances, taking care to honestly approach the situations and express the emotions of the characters reasonably. Kodomo no Jikan uses perverse comedy as its medium of expression while Gunslinger Girl uses violence, but both give an intelligent, often dark, and often harsh view of innocence and adolescence in a way that is not usually expressed.
Asami Onohara is a typical seventeen-year-old high school girl – except for the fact that she’s married to her physics teacher, Kyousuke Ichimaru. Since a relationship between a teacher and student is inappropriate, the two must hide their status from the world; in fact, the two have not yet consummated their marriage. As their everyday lives continue, new obstacles to their love present themselves daily. Can the two keep their secret safe, and will Kyousuke ever show his affection for Asami?
Negishi Souichi always dreamed of joining a trendy pop band, so that he could perform music like that of his idol, Kahimi Karie. In order to realize his dream, he decided to leave the country side and his loving parents to study in Tokyo. And after graduating, he does manage to join a band... but not the kind he was expecting! As lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City, under the stage name Krauser II, he is made to perform loud songs filled with obscene lyrics - a far cry from the songs he used to write in school. But despite the fact that Negishi hates DMC's music, the Krauser side of him will do anything to put on a good show for his fans... even if it means making Negishi's life a misery!
Most people will probably look at this recommendation and think I've finally lost it. It did take a while to decide on a series that was anything like DMC, but I think KnJ steps up quite nicely. The stories are nothing alike, the characters are extremely different....
However, both shows rely heavily on the "WTF!" factor, going for in your face shock tactics. Quite frequently I found myself completely speechless, thinking "did they really just say that...?" for both of these shows. The comedy is very dark, and will appeal to the same kind of viewer who is not easily offended by some taboo subjects.
So if you're looking for something a little different to the norm, and you don't mind watching behind closed doors, I highly recommend both of these shows.
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?
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...