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?
Both Ookami Kakushi and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni contain elements of mystery and suspense and while telling a general school days tale, have hidden aspects horror/fantasy elements buried underneath.
Both have a similar story: A recently transfered boy now lives a town where there's a curse that turns it's citizens insane
if you liked Higurashi no Naku Koro ni or Ookami Kakushi, you'd like the other because both of them have a lot in common, both of them have a male protagonist who moves to a little town with a dark secret and both protagonist tries to find what's going on in the town. Also both are mystery/horror anime based on visual novels made by Ryukishi07 so, if you like one of them you'd like the other one.
It is fairly obvious to me that Ookami Kakushi was "inspired" by Higurashi. Both have the same mystery story elements--outsider discovers remote town with a secret, and his closest friends may not be all they say they are. If you crave more of one after finishing, check out the other.
When They Cry is pretty much a better version of Ookami Kakushi, with more involved mystery, more relateable characters, a much better plot, etc. If you were impressed by Ookami Kakushi, When They Cry will blow you out of the water. One caveat, if you don't like blood or violence in anime, stay away from When They Cry. Otherwise, I strongly recommend it if you liked Ookami Kakushi.
Ookami Kakushi and Higurashi share quite a lot, since the same studio made them:
1) Intriguing first episode, which will have you hooked by the end
2) Killer lolis. 'nuff said
3) Awesome and unexpected finale.
Ookami Kakushi is very similar to the first arc of Higurashi, the Hidden Demon arc, as well as some of the other arcs. They both have an intriguing mystery setting that involves local folklore and curses from local gods. They're both about a teenage guy moving to a new town that seems to have something more sinister going on behind the scenes. The main male character in Higurashi is a bit more outgoing and takes more of an initiative than the reserved character in Ookami. They both also feature cute females with hidden dark sides to their personalities as main/supporting characters.
These 2 shows are, pretty much, spitting images of each other. Due to the enormous similarities between the 2 shows my wife and I have started called Ookami Kakushi "Higuarshi lite".
Both shows revolve around a boy whom just moved to a town that has their own (and seemingly archaic) traditions and culture and he tries to adapt to this lifestyle. Both also are quite violent and in both the towns people seem to have a dark secret.
As someone else said, it is pretty obvious that Ookami Kakushi is heavily inspired by Higurashi
Think of Higurashi as a more refined version of Ookami Kakushi. 2 seasons long with more developed villains and characters in general. The plot isn't the same, but it's too similar to not compare the two. Just make sure if you watch Higurashi, you also watch the 2nd season, Higurashi no naku koro ni Kai.
Both voilent and twsited also same settings small town with a hidden seceret also main characters are guys
Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?
Both Shiki and Ookami Kakushi are horror animes where the protagonist lives in a small town with a scary secret and he tries to know what's going on there. If you liked one, you'd probably enjoy the other.
Shiki and Ookami kakushi both are basd on remote viliages in which are ocurring strange phenomenon and strange deaths of people. Also both have mysteris behind the deaths of the inhabitants.
1) Both have extremely well developed plots, although Shiki wins the prize
2) Awesome animation, divine music
3) Enough mystery to keep you hooked on from the first episode
These are both horror anime where cute students are killed off one by one. They both have a mystery at their heart that must be solved in order for the killing to stop. Both anime have a dark atmosphere that make them a good match for each other.
Each of these anime has a pretty dark atmosphere, and involved a bunch of cutesy characters getting murdered one by one. The plot in each also contains heavy mystery elements.
Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever when he and Yuka are mysteriously transported to a frightening parallel world filled with monsters and a deep crimson sky. Though they manage to escape, Kakeru soon discovers that they aren’t alone; several other students at school also travel to the other dimension, and armed with powerful weapons they battle against its dark inhabitants. Why must they fight, and what is their purpose in the Red Night?
By normal standards both of these titles do not receive much (or any) love from it's viewer ship. If you like either series though, you like the other. Both are set in places that contain "two worlds" and at the same time the main character is oblivious of the other world until a strange twist of fate that makes the Male lead the central focus of the other world.
Clumsy, good-natured Saya lives a happy life surrounded by her classmates, her admirers, and the loving guidance of her father, the priest of a shrine. But mysterious, bloodthirsty monsters have begun to appear, and as the daughter of the shrine, Saya is tasked with keeping the village safe – even if it costs the girl her life. Now, between her schoolwork and friendships, Saya must pick up the sword and keep these brutal creatures at bay. Will Saya be able to return to the quiet life she once knew?
Ookami Kakushi is far superior in my opinion, but both of these titles have some similar stuff in common - a mystery about wtf is going on, people getting messed up in various ways due to unknown foes, and a definite mix of slow parts + horror moments.