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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 sneezetease 8/10 Jun 5, 2014
No. 6 zerolight 7/10 Jan 24, 2014
No. 6 Philemon 3.5/10 Sep 27, 2013
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From the New World

From the New World

One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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snivets

No. 6 and Shin Sekai Yori tell stories of kids who discover the horrific price of living in a peaceful society. In a world where the truth is closely controlled, the characters in both shows struggle to uncover reality and discover things about their friendships and childhood loves in the process.

Wolfine152

ok...  anyone that has seen No.6 should watch From the New World just to see Satoru (same voice actor as Shion - Kaji Yuuki) say " baka nezumi " alot. The first time i heard older Satoru say that i almost died :P.

Now a real reason that someone who has seen From The New World to watch no.6 is: they both have the dystopian theme, both group of main characters struggle to live within the requirements of their society plus the homosexual hints are present in both shows, not enough to call either show a "shounen-ai" but its there!

both shows are fundamentally about the same thing, uncovering the truth that is hidden from them by the government, and then working to make the world aware and "right" again.

I fell in love with both shows and i am sure many other people will too.

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Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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kei7

They do have comparable plot lines. No. 6 is probably handling the plot with more or a realistic or human approach in comparison to the setting. Guilty Crown makes full use of Sci-Fi, but in a wonderful fashion. 

MariJine

Both plots feature dystopias in which society, following an apocalyptic event and threatened by an epidemic, resorts to isolating and discriminating against those who are infected. The heroes of each anime, Sion in "No. 6" and Shu in "Guilty Crown," are both entangled in attempts to overthrow the governing system and ultimately faced with morally conflicting decisions in spite of their initially timid natures.

Althought character dynamics between the two shows may differ as "No. 6" focuses on the relationship between two male protagonists while "Guilty Crown" includes a male and female lead as well as several side relationships, the two are nonetheless mutually appealing for their humane character developments and moral storyline.

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Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest

Hakaze, princess of the Kusaribe mage clan, has been betrayed and marooned on an island by her own people. They seek to revive the Tree of Exodus, an incomprehensibly powerful entity of alien origin, to save the world from the tyranny of its antithesis: the Tree of Genesis that powers their magic. Hakaze, however, believes their efforts put humanity in jeopardy; and with her power limited, she can only reach out to the world to beg for aid. Her call reaches Mahiro Fuwa, a young man grieving the mysterious death of his sister, Aika. He and his friend Yoshino agree to help - on the condition that Hakaze track down Aika's killer with her magic. The deal is made, and the battle that will determine civilization's fate is begun: but who will play the part of its villain, and who its savior?

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CommanderKarasu

Two young men get wrapped up in strange happenings that threaten their lives and the world around them. The main characters in both series are friends, but at the same time, they're entirely different. What they want is different. How they want to achieve it goes against the others beliefs. Can they put their differences aside to work together and save the world, or will their bonds fall apart? Will there be betrayal, or worse yet, death? You have to watch both to find out. Zetsuen no Tempest and No. 6 are not entirely identical, but when it comes to their characters, they're quite similar. 

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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?

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CrazyBeverly96

It may be a bit of a stretch, but I think these two are a good pair for each other. Both follow a male teenager protagonist who lives in a corrupt society and wants to change it for the better. They both deal with the issue of ethically as they may lead the viewer to question whether the all of the methods the protagonists and other characters use to fulfill their goals are necessarily the best way to go about handling the situation. Anyway, they are both interesting and thought-provoking.

Coppelion

Coppelion

In the year 2016, a catastrophic incident at the Odaiba nuclear power plant contaminated the city with radiation and turned Tokyo into a ghost town devoid of life. 20 years later, Japan still struggles with the environmental consequences of that fateful day, and actively looks for survivors using Coppelions: genetically-engineered, radiation-resistant girls who scour the streets when SOS calls occur. With military support and funding to back them up, these young ladies continue to explore Tokyo and discover just who, and what, managed to survive.

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ZetsubouKaiji

These are both post apocalyptic series that focus more on drama and character development than plot. Both these shows try to develop their characters through their experiences in worlds that have been destroyed and are in the process of rebuilding. 

Coppelion is about three teenage girls with super powers whereas No. 6 is about a pair of guys that fall in love during their time together. 

No. 6 is better with character development, drama, world building and just about everything else, except animation. It also has really nice and believable romantic development between the two male leads.  The only problem with No. 6 is it's horrible ending.

Coppelion on the other hand is melodramtic with lots of misplaced comedy and dramatically convenient events happening all the time. Also, while the animation at the start of the anime is pretty decent, it steadily drops in quality throughout the series. 

However, if your looking for post apocalyptic drama about the rebuilding and restructring of society then both these titles fit the bill.

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