Ash and Pikachu are on their way to new Pokemon League challenge, this time in the far-off region of Unova. Alongside new companions Iris and Cilan, Ash continues on his next adventure, battling powerful gym leaders and discovering unusual Pokemon he's never dreamed of seeing. But the ever-vigilant Team Rocket is also on the move, planning to take control of the region through exploiting legendary Pokemon and various other means, and it's up to Ash and his friends to stop their schemes. With a new rival named Trip, more monsters to discover, and a vast continent to explore, it's time to saddle up for a new journey with the Pallet Town heroes!
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...
Though Pokemon is aimed at a much younger audience than Angelic Layer, both involve children who control monsters and battle in tournaments. If you like that aspect of one, you'd surely like the other.
Angelic layer is a good anime; it’s got a cute main character and a good plot much like Pokémon.
Welcome to the game of Live On! In it, people known as Cardlivers use collectible cards to summon mysterious creatures for battles. One such Cardliver is Kakeru, an elementary school student who wants nothing more than to beat his friend Ai in a game. During a stroll through a park Kakeru runs across a hurt puppy named Petal and, using a card that it gives to him, transforms into a wondrous wolf and defeats the dog's would-be and sinister captors. Alongside Petal, Kakeru sets forth with his new cards to become the best Live On player around!
While many titles out there mimic Pokemon, most aren't as good of a pairing as it and Live on Cardliver. Both have an overly eager protagonist and plenty of proxy battles (cards and pokeballs), and the tone and feel are more lighthearted than most of these shows. There's enough shounen action to appeal to fans of either title.
Yuma Tsukumo is perhaps the worst Duel Monsters player of all time, but that never stopped him from challenging anyone and anything that could shuffle a deck. When a strange dream leads him to unlock an inter-dimensional gateway, Yuma finds himself connected to a mysterious being named Astral who suffers from amnesia. He wasn't the only thing to come through the gate though, for the powerful Numbers cards have been unleashed into the world, each containing a fragment of Astral's memory. With Astral as his guide, Yuma must defeat those who posses the Numbers and reclaim them in battles where defeat means death for his new partner.
Both series are your standard kiddy shounens with a monster of the week type plot with lots and lots of main character hax and plot armours.
It's not necessary to watch all the previous seasons as they start from THE VERY BEGINNING in explainations of how everything works.