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Chaos;HEAd

Chaos;HEAd

Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?

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imaDragonXD imaDragonXD says...

Sola is more on the romantic side while Chaos Head is more psycholigical. They both have the same feel because of their main character. Chaos Head starts of differently compared sola but as you reach the end you'll see the similarity between them. Really enjoyable series and highly recommended.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Although the series themselves aren't especially alike in terms of story, their is still a large amount of action in both.

The main connection is between two of the main characters having a near identical past. Saying too much would spoil both of them but when you got to the twist of either and enjoyed it you'll like the other series too.

They both also have one male character in each and a swarm of girls he barely notices. If you like that kind of thing. :P

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Chaos;Head and Sola both have characters with similar style pasts.  The action type is the same in each too.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

Both shows start out as bright happy shows but slowly get darker as they go on. And both shows are about how it would really be if you were a magical girl and how it wouldn't be as fun as it seems. If you like one you should watch the other.

yodabeto yodabeto says...

Both are dark, dramatic and full of feelings. In both the characters must sacrifice something.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both of these shows share a very special and important element, in that they are magical school girl shows that are NOT what they appear to be.  Both start out light-hearted and fun, but get progressively darker, deeper, and more complicated and intense as the show progresses.  They both surprise you at every turn as the world and the characters become more complex than you every thought they could be.  There are very few shows like these, but both of these shows are masterpieces that play on the theme that sometimes, being a magical school girl is not all sunshine and rainbows.

School Days

School Days

When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...

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mapokl mapokl says...

School Days and Sola starts as light school-romance comedy and slownly turn into deep psychological and tragic story. In both series there are same shocking plot twist and unexpected ending. The only diffrence is that Sola have more action,magic and story isn't as tragic as school days.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

School Days and Sola start off innocent with a school romance quickly turning into a much more dramatic form of events and psychological tests for the main characters. Sola is more action packed and fantasy driven where School Days stays on a horrifyingly almost real path.

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

When Junichi 'Gene Killer' Nagase saved the beautiful and wealthy Yuuhi Katagiri from bullies one day, he had no idea that he'd actually assisted his would-be wife! For what Junichi didn't know is that he and Yuuhi's fathers decided they would be wed, and Yuuhi has arrived in his town to decide if her betrothed is good enough for the job. After a humiliating and unwanted first kiss, Yuuhi moves in with Junichi to evaluate his worth; and thus, Junichi's life is changed forever. With embarrassing situations at every turn and a bride-to-be that thinks he's uncivilized and brash, what's a guy to do?

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sonis sonis says...

Recommending Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka to the series Sola.

For, Akane-Iro, Junichi is striked as GENI KILLA, sounds familar to DeathNote: Kira; but he is striked down with a fianc'e--Which is simular to Yorito in Sola. In both Series there is a build up of Relationships that end up kinda pointless...

In both of these series, there is serious problems with lying to each other and everyone (which covers years and not little white lies...)... And these lying happens to both Junichi and Yorito from there sisters. Which could be Your already dead to Im not really your sister... Both of the sisters Love there brother (which differ in severity)... There is even a third party that tries to intervien--and also a second third party, but there is no plot or growth for the second third party in either series LOL ... poor mina-san and that rich girl from Akane-iro i think Ayanokii.

Both of the animes revolves around simular situations. I'd like to say you should watch the other series that I recommended.

A NOTE FOR THE ADMINS: Akane-iro series is over at 12, but it says 12+.....

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Lying (or with holding all of the truth) leads to misunderstandings.  Perfectly citing this point are none other than Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka and Sola.  This mainly revolves around the sisters of both Yorito and Junichi not being entirely honest with the, creating more of a mess than they are already in.

True Tears

True Tears

Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.

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stylomagix stylomagix says...

Both true tears and Sola are anime that concentrates on the drama side. Eventhough the stories are very different, personally, i belieive that both Sola and True tears have a FORCED tear jerking effect. That is, the drama might be present but you have to force your tears out. In other words, there is weak drama in the two anime.

Both True tears and Sola have the same feel for the main character: A slow, typical boy who's surrounded by a girl or two.

The females, in both these anime, match. They have expression and emotion unlike the males.

So, in other words, the characters are pretty much alike.

n00bl3t n00bl3t says...

True Tears offers a less fantasy-based storyline as sola, whilst providing a protagonist engaged in a love triangle and a setting where many lies have obscured the truth. Both can bring a tear to the eye and a smile on your dial, and along with the overlapping themes of romance, school life and and drama each anime complements the other.