Kokoro Connect

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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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arachni42 arachni42 says...

While the premise of Angel Beats! and Kokoro Connect are different, they both are driven by characters building relationships with each other and working out their past traumas. This is especially true during the first arc of Kokoro Connect. Angel Beats! has more characters and is ultimately a heavier drama than Kokoro Connect, but they have a similar feel to them in terms of character interaction. If you like one, the other is worth checking out.

Frosty007 Frosty007 says...

I totally agree that Angel Beats and Kokoro Connect will attract the same kinds of people. Both shows are about helping people with past traumas. While Angel Beats is a little more extreme than Kokoro Connect (in certain aspects which I won't spoil) both Anime can be easily contrasted.

So if you have enjoyed either Anime, but you haven't seen the respective, then pull up a chair, lay on your bed, or wherver makes you comfortable. Because you're going to be there for awhile. Trust me!

Natsuiro Kiseki

Natsuiro Kiseki

Natsumi, Saki, Yuka, and Ringo are best friends. They've grown up in an old agricultural town, experiencing everything together, both happy and sad. But one summer, they are visited by a miracle.

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snivets snivets says...

Both of these anime are about a series of strange events (bodyswitching, etc) that occur in a group of close friends. While Natsuiro Kiseki is lighter/more comedic and Kokoro Connect is darker/more dramatic, both amount to testing the strength of friendships through events that should be impossible.

Mephistoph Mephistoph says...

Both are about group of close freinds experiencing supernatural phenomena, Natsuiro takes more comedic turn while Kokoro Connect is more serious, but both shows are great to watch.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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Youenn Youenn says...

Although those 2 series seem quite different at a first glance, both contain an interesting blend of comedy drama and romance; Kokoro Connect being more dramatic whereas Sakurasou more humoristic.

Those shows explore the relationships between a group of students and in spite of an unrealistic setting (supernatural in Kokoro Connect or a bunch of weird people living together in Sakurasou) the way those characters interact with each other and their response to the occurring situations seem quite real.

Both anime have touching emotional moments, if you enjoyed one you may want to try the other.

Xaring Xaring says...

Friendship and love are the main themes of these animes. Kokoro is supernatural while Pet Kanojo isn't, so there is a great difference in them, but nevertheless both are great slice of life and romance animes.

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

A group of five boys and girls suddenly acquire supernatural powers. Ready to fight in galactic battles to defend human cause… they are struck by the realization that there are no wars, no conspiracies, no evils empires, no nothing in their high school life. They instead decide to idly have fun by wasting their powers away.

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ofall ofall says...

Both are school lives where the characters (all friends from a club) and put into a supernatural situation. The both combine comedy and realistic drama in a really enjoyable way. While Kokoro Connect is alot deeper than When Superatural Battles Became Commonplace (so far), they both give off a bit of a similar feel. Fans of one should at least try the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

These two series have incredibly similar atmospheres and have similar plots. You would definitely like one of you liked the other.

Myself; Yourself

Myself; Yourself

After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?

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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Both shows are high school dramas with somewhat complex characters that get played for an over-the-top, almost soap-opera-like effect. If drama is your thing you'll find pelnty of it here.