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No. 6

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3.757 out of 5 from 6,120 votes
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Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
No. 6 (Light Novel) 2003 TBD
No. 6 2011 Same Franchise Both the anime and manga are adaptations of a novel series. The anime and manga differ from each other in some ways.
Name Role
Satoshi ISHINO Character Design
Kenji NAGASAKI Director
Keiichi SUZUKI Music
Noritomo YONAI Producer
Takuya MATSUSHITA Producer
Reo KUROSU Producer

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No. 6 zerolight 7/10 Jan 24, 2014
No. 6 J2Review 7/10 Dec 10, 2013
No. 6 Philemon 3.5/10 Sep 27, 2013
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Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.

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07-Ghost and No.6 are both great series filled with futuristic stuff and with (heavy) shonen-ai undertones. They both have great characters and a good plot. They're also both about a boy who escaped.


Nice shounen-ai relationship between the two main male characters, very different setting and mood, anyway: no.6 is more mature and deep.


No. 6 and 07-Ghost both seem rather shounen-ai but it's never actually said. Both have great stories. I think if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.


Well they both have places which are dangerous and people after them.

The characters are similar like teito and sion and nezumi and mikage


It's good and it got alot of action in it, no.6 and 07-ghost were awesome all the fighting and stuff so if most anime's are like this I would like them like ellen lied


 No.6 and 07-Ghost, both end up with a person that cares about them, more than they realise.Both of them are great action anime, while not tottaly focusing on the action. They have great story lines, and are a reallly great series. everyone should see no.6 and 07-ghost also no.6 will make you sob at the end.



Many centuries into the future, humans live as part of the Fractale system, a computer program that moderates their activity to ensure a free and peaceful existence. But while life is indeed comfortable, the cost of growing up in virtual reality communities filled with holographic people called 'doppels' means that it can also get lonely. For Clain living estranged from his parents, adventure finally knocks when he rescues a mysterious girl called Phryne, who appears to be on the run. She spends only a short time with him before hurriedly moving on but leaves behind an unexpected gift: the curious and frustratingly whimsical doppel called Nessa! As Clain learns to adjust to his new friend and survive the scrapes she gets him into, he discovers that she and Phryne are at the heart of a great conspiracy. If he is ever to gain a sense of purpose, Clain will have to leave his comfortable existence and challenge the only thing he has ever known, the Fractale system itself.

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Both shows takes place in a future where everything seems shiny and bright on the surface, but under the thin veneer things are really starting to crack up. They have the same general mix of plot, world-building and romance, and I'm pretty certain that they would appeal to roughly the same audience.


No. 6 and Fractale both look visually stunning, and have a similair feeling to them. A futuristic, utopic society where the young main character dwells, and is all of the sudden sucked into the middle of weird occurences and forced to follow rebels. The setting is intriquing in both titles, so watch one after the other.


Both anime shares a similar setting and have a similar feeling. Both take place in a futuristic place where everything seems to be perfect, but things are worse than it looks so, if you liked one, you should check the other.


Both these series showcase future utopias where all is not as it seems. An unseen and ultimately oppressive power lurks underneath the shiny veneer of manufactured worlds where things are simply too good to be true. How do our protagonists fare in their struggle against apathetic societies and the powers that be?

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In a world where most of the planet has been taken back by Mother Nature and Tokyo has become the world's largest "Jungle-opolis," a young girl named Kuniko has to lead the Anti-Government group known as Metal-Age against Atlas, a powerful and pristine city of wealth and technology. Gradually, Kuniko begins to question whether or not Atlas and its people are really cruel; only when she and her guardians infiltrate Atlas does Kuniko truly gain perspective. Why is the government so set on letting the lower city of Duomo live off of scraps, when the tower city of Atlas has more than enough room for everybody?

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Shangri-la and No. 6 are about futuristic cities that present themselves as utopias while a large part of the population lives in poor stricken conditions in a harsh environment. These anime use sci-fi with a social message; Shangri-la is more light hearted about it while No. 6 is for the most part very serious.


They both involve a comparison between a modern futuristic city and a poor one. The only difference is that the main character in No.6 starts in the futuristic city, while in Shangri-La the main character starts in the poor city. Shangri-La has more of a light-hearted tone than No.6, but both involve the main character trying to take down the futuristic city.


A highly advanced dystopia available to chosen and unfriendly landscape in which our heroes have to live, struggle against government that doesn't want to have anything to do with outsiders, exotic lifeforms threathening humanity, supernatural elements - both Shangri La and No. 6 have all of those and more which I will avoid mentioning in fear of spoiling your experiences.

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Toward the Terra TV

Toward the Terra TV

Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?

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Toward the Terra and No. 6 are a perfect fit in terms of both spirit and plot. In both a privileged young boy realizes the hard way that the perfect world he took for granted was not so perfect after all. The post apocalyptic aspect and the borderline fascist government propel the story that brings home the devastating effects of discrimination. Above all it is the well thought out drama and character interaction that tie in both titles so perfectly. TtT and No. 6 invest much in the characters and the ordeals they go through with very strong BL vibes that can hardly be missed.


The concept of this story is of a young, naïve boy, raised in a sheltered society characterised by extreme control of its citizens, awakening to the realisation that the world is very different from what they had imagined.


No. 6 and Toward the Terra TV (*not* the movie) have a very similar style and plot - a boy lives a naive life in a dystopic society, only to find out things aren't what they seem. He's forced into the ranks of the other side where he has to decide what's right and what's wrong.

Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

Kiba is a wolf, one of the last of his kind, and his dream is to find Paradise in a world torn asunder by war. Cheza, the legendary Flower Girl, can lead him to Paradise, but there are others who desire her, and help from other wolves at his side may not be enough. Driven by his noble spirit, he will not forsake his quest.

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From what I've seen of No. 6 it appears to have the same dark atmosphere as Wolf's Rain did, and Kiba and Nezumi definitely are cut from the same cloth. Shion continuously acts in accordance with his naivety like Toboe and Nezumi tries to make him see the horrors of the real world. Also, it's Nezumi feels for Shion, but refuses to admit it.


Both by Bones and both are the struggle of the naive idealist and the battle tested nihilist against the world.


Both are made by the same anime studio and show a similarly destroyed world, with Wolf's Rain taking place in the last days of the world, and No. 6 taking place in a post-apocalyptic world.  If you like the style of likeable characters going on a quest, taking down corrupt leaders and finding their own peace, you'll definitely like both of these series.

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