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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.

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Sakiji Sakiji says...

If you liked either of those shows you'll most likely like the other aswell - both feature time travel and protagonists who seem to be quite out of their mind.

Daleheart Daleheart says...

Both of these Anime feature great stories involving time travel. These anime do more than just provide entertaiment; they make you think. 

CanNotName CanNotName says...

 Time travel and Mystery, what more could you ask for?

Both shows have the MC trying to figure out what is happening to the time line and his friends. Which has the MC guessing where to keep the new would or save the old.

tootalls tootalls says...

Both deal with time travel and paralel time frames. There is a good deal of mystery to be solved in both. Other than the plost simularities they are both just plain great to watch.

OtakuSenseiHig OtakuSenseiHig says...

they both deal with the dissapperance and the yearning for a character that takes up most of the time of the show/movie

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Slice of life with a little spice just the way I like em. Both the Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya and Steins Gate have plenty in common. There's time traveling, a great cast of supporting characters, and all of the romantic comedy you can ask for. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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XxxOctoberxxX123 XxxOctoberxxX123 says...

The Future Diary and Steins;Gate are both anime that will leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next.

Both deal with the idea of how your actions in the present will effect your future, with Future Diary having an instant result.

Both have unexpected turns and shocking twist.

And both have endings that will leave you satisfied.

So if you like one, you'll surely like the other.

KenichiSora KenichiSora says...

These two animes both had an aspect of going being able to mess with thime via cell phone, and both series have the main charactor use it for personal gain until they realise the consequences for thier actions, both shows are very interesting and if ou like one, you probably will like the other, Mirai Nikki just has epic Yandere, take it or leave it

konradqwerty konradqwerty says...

Playing with time.

Changing future.

Running away from death and fate.

Love, death.

linanimex linanimex says...

In both anime there are characters who know the future and tries to experiment with changing it. They are also experiencing the outcomes of their action in changing the future. Also towards the end of both anime the story turns more and more tense and involving.

veqtor veqtor says...

Both have very similar themes and atmosphere, and are very good. I would recommend Steins;Gate over Mirai Nikki though

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Agreed. Future Diary is way more violent whereas Steins Gate is more Otaku Refrences/Mystery. Both shows feature Mystery/Thriller/Time Travel/Adult Themes/Romance

Robotics;Notes

Robotics;Notes

In the year 2019, the Robotics Club of Central Tanegashima High School has only one goal in mind: to create a working replica of the giant anime robot Gunvarrel! But doing so isn’t easy as the club only has two members: Aki, who took over the project from her now-graduated sister; and Kai, a lazy gamer who’d rather be elsewhere. What’s worse, the school’s vice principal has decided their club is a waste of school funds and plans to shut them down! Now, the duo must convince her otherwise by winning a fighting robot tournament and gaining new, machine-savvy members, but when Kai accidentally stumbles upon an unbelievable conspiracy, the Robotics Club becomes the least of his concerns...

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WickedHipsterPink WickedHipsterPink says...

Both Robotics;Notes and Steins;Gate are anime based off video games developed by 5pb. Though their plots vary pretty drastically, they have a similar feel, as they both start out simply, with slice of life elements, but turn out to be something much more deep and intriguing.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

Both are based off visual novels by 5pb, so they have a similair feel to them. Steins;Gate is darker, while Robotics;Notes is more light hearted. Both start off slow using humor to draw you in, but then unfold into something more intriguing. Steins;Gate pulls this off better than Robotics;Notes.

chisakuralucy chisakuralucy says...

Both stories derive from video games made by the same developers.

As for similarities, they are both based on a novel cast of characters who are united by a scientific hobby-related club, inventing in Steins;Gate and creating hobby/giant robots in Robotics;Notes. They are also both science fiction stories set in the present or near future of when they were written, so they are a different kind of science fiction story than you get if you are watching a show set far in the future.

FunnyCop FunnyCop says...

These two anime are very similar not in cast or story but in content. Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes both have a mysterious undertone and share the same love for futuristic technology.

veqtor veqtor says...

Same creator and part of the same universe (or so some have speculated). While robotics notes is slower, I would say it has different qualities while Steins;Gate is more "out there"

EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

same universe, although steins;gate had a somewhat better adaptation, but R;N has been on my list since I found out about it

if its from the steins;gate makes, should be somewhat decent

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

It is the year 1983; and in the village of Hinamizawa, on the night of the cotton drifting festival and in the days following it, a series of deaths occurs. The only hope for the village and its inhabitants is the shrine maiden Furude Rika who, with the help of her invisible partner Hanyuu, is able to travel back in time and alter the events that led to disaster. Unfortunately, regardless of what changes are made, each voyage ultimately ends with the death of Rika and many of her friends. But when Rika’s friends start remembering things that happened to them in previous worlds and take steps to avoid the same outcomes, Rika realizes that their chances of survival have never been better. Can she really challenge and defeat fate itself?

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LinkSword LinkSword says...

Explicitly telling what these two series have so much in common would be a spoiler in and of itself, so I'll just say if you enjoyed the plight of the protagonists in one of them you're bound to love the other as well.

OchanOtaku OchanOtaku says...

Both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and Steins;Gate involve the theme of breaking a terrible fate, and include timetraveling. If you watch both series from start to finish, you'll recognize that those two follow a very similar pattern, although their setting is completely different.

KrXss KrXss says...

Trying to tell why they are similar would spoil both series for you.  Just trust me when i say, if you liked one, you will like the other just the same, if not more so.

tailrena tailrena says...

Both series are suspenseful and have unexpected plot twists. If you like one of them you may enjoy the other.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Menchi Menchi says...

Now there are some major similarities in Haruhi andSteins;Gate. Firstly, a weird main character who has a strong will and is determined to uncover the secrets of the unnatural. Secondly, the entourage the main character gathers around her/him, and especially that one support person with the love/hate relationship. And lastly, the supernatural theme and similair plot twist, without spoiling more.

FatalGlory FatalGlory says...

What does a show revolving around the anthropoid principle and one revolving around time travel have in common you ask? Both shows feature quirky characters, psychological elements, paranormal activity, paranoia and good character development all beneath a sugary exterior that begins to fall apart. So if you enjoyed either one of these shows, then I think that you will enjoy the other.