Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?
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?
Both deal with the idea of death, in Angel Beats! its an afterlife, in Shakugan no Shana, its coming to terms that the real you may already be dead, and that you are simply a replacement.
Plus both have quite a bit of action and can be serious at times.
Epic action? Character development? A good story?! Look no further, you've found what you're looking for! Both of these anime have plenty of those around.
SnS might focus a bit more on the action and AB! on the different characters, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
Angel Beats! and Shakugan no Shana share numerous similarities. They take place after death, the male lead being guided by the tsundere heroine in both series. At the very beginning, the male lead is forced into a supernatural world, to which he must become accustomed to. They are also both a mix of school life, action, and comedy.
I thought first, oh again a stereo-anime, but i was wrong. Shakugan no Shana is actually as well about a "what if?" question.
Very similar plots, boy meets girl with powers who fights a 'strange' enemy who creates little barrier worlds to fight in. Boy becomes stronger from training and his growing relationships with the characters and the mysterious girl. If you like one you will like the other.
Shana and Merry both have unusual plot, battle_in_underworld theme, eyecandy chardis, and ordinary japanese schoolboy as a ballast. They are very simmilar if you think, but they somehow have no association with each other when you look at it.
Both anime involve another world besides the world we know. From both worlds spawns a girl with some powers to fight somebad guys. Both anime involve an almost completely useless dude. Recipe for awesomeness.
If you liked one, check out the other.
Both of these animes are pretty similar in a lot of ways. They both portray a female lead with a male support, have a lot of fighting, demons, ect. They also frequently visit realms outside of reality to do their fighting (closed space versus dream world) and return to the real world afterwords. Yukmekui has many more protagonists and has a more intense feel than Shakugan, but otherwise they have a lot in common.The two main females are similar too; both are very independant and don't open up at first to new characters and are the main fighters of the story, though Merry does become quite freindly further into the story, where "Shana" is fairly stubborn all the way through, at least on the outside.
Yumekui feels much more rushed as it is squished into 13 episodes. where Shakugan has more time for character development. Without any spoilers it's tough to say more than that. I reccomend them both.
In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.
Shakugan no Shana isn't as dark as Blood+, however it does feature a sword-wielding heroine that you will enjoy. The premise is also different, without vampires, but the actual animation will thrill you and keep the story moving. Characters are well developed and able to grab your attention.
Like another reviewer has stated, in both series, there is a sword wielding heroine. Blood+ is a lot darker, but Shakugan no Shana is still very dark at points. Both heroines also have a strange background story.
In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?
these animes are very simular in the fact that they all have a normal human boy being engaged unexspectantly with anouther world. They all have action, and some romance. The main charicter(guy is always week but strong willed and wants to help, and protect the girl that is actualy protecting him. In all of these animes the girl thinks nothing of the boy but slowly finds them selfes wanting to protect the ordanary boy, and faling emotionaly atached to them. if you liked one of these animes you should like the otherssorry about my spelling
Both series is about a boy fighting along side a girl.In both series the boy isnt strong enough to help the girl enough.Both series are also about humans and monsters in different worlds.You would definatly like Claymore if you thought this was ok.
Self-proclaimed, proud pervert Ryousuke loves women – to him, their butts and breasts are a 'treasure box' of joy for all men. So when the boy spots a fiery-haired girl standing in the rain one day, he invites her to his house – but he didn't expect to be stabbed with a magical sword in return! The girl, Lisara, is actually a high-level shinigami who must absorb the spiritual powers of others to survive in the human world. Until she can find a genius with enormous expendable energy, she's decided to form a contract with Ryousuke, but unfortunately for the busty babe, the horny teen's mojo is fueled only through his constant perversion. While looking for Lisara's true prize, the two must deal with other well-endowed shinigami and other foes alike, all while trying to maintain a 'typical' school life together.
The first episode is pretty much the same thing. Though Shana isnt a shinigami both have something to do with the dead and have a seemingly weak male lead who powers them up significantly. Though DBW,HGD very ecchi while Shana is more pg13.
Easy Recommendation. The idea behind is what makes them similar so far.
it's only the first episode at this point but I'd sum it up this way:
Shakugan no Shana + Ecchi + Comedy = Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai
I don't mean to say that Shana isn't funny in its tsundere Moe way, but the comedy element is stronger in the latter.