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Persona 4 The Animation

Persona 4 The Animation

The normally sleepy town of Inaba has recently fallen prey to a string of bizarre deaths, where the deceased are discovered dangling from TV antennae and telephone poles. But that’s not the only mystery that’s cropped up lately: the "Midnight Channel" has gained notoriety in the local high school for allegedly revealing a person's soul-mate to them. When transfer student Yu arrives in town, he quickly becomes enmeshed in the center of all these mysterious goings-on, especially after the teen and his friends are pulled through the television into another world! How is this strange place connected with the other mysteries plaguing Inaba?

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Bjoli Bjoli says...

Although the games that both shows are based on aren't too similar, both Steins;Gate and Persona 4 are excellent examples of video game adaptations done right.  Neither feel too bogged down in a video game style pacing, but don't jettison everything and start from scratch either.

Plotwise, both revolve around high school age students engaged in a mystery with science fiction/fantasy elements, and have a likable cast of characters.  Both shows also manage to balance light-hearted elements with the darker mystery, and strike a very similar tone.

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

A man is miserable. Despite all his dreams of a “Rose-Colored Campus Life” filled with raven-haired maidens who dote on him, his social life is going nowhere. He has no girlfriend, his only good friend keeps getting him into trouble, and the circle he joined brings him no joy. So he tries again, and again, reliving his first two years of college life ad nauseum, making different decisions each time, having no recollection that he’s already done this all before. Will the man ever be satisfied with how his life turns out?

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aldraw aldraw says...

Both deal with alternate realities and "would have, could haves," yet the protagonist seemingly keeps coming up with the same result albeit through very different pathways.

If you enjoyed the exposition of the possiblilities in one you will like the other.

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Two character-driven shows with a variety of higly random plot elements, some situational comedy, and a shared infatuation with the concept of fate (though they play with it in different ways and arrive at very different conclusions).

Ghost Hound

Ghost Hound

Tarou has dreams - distressing dreams, related to the trauma he suffered as a child. His dreams and visions disturb his ease of mind, constantly reminding him of the darkness of his fear at the time he lost his sister all those years ago. He relives the fear, but can't recall any of the details of the time. Now, a new transfer student, Masayuki, takes an interest in Tarou's troubled past, as well as their school mate Makoto's connection to the dark incident. Under his persistence, the three boys end up visiting the site where Tarou was held hostage as a child: a decrepit hospital beyond the dam. The three venture forward to face their pasts and fears, unsuspecting of the bizarre world they are about to enter...

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jacobpap jacobpap says...

both use real life events\places\people\theories that are related to science to strengthen the plot and make it more believable and engaging if you like one you wouold like the other

Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze

In an experimental city of despair and carnage, ORGAN will do anything necessary to gain power and wealth. Unfortunately for one underground boxer who was mutilated, a rogue doctor has given him what ORGAN specializes in and he despises: Texhnolyze body parts. Will these cybernetic appendages help exact his revenge upon the one who made him this way?

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Yukas Yukas says...

It must be unexpected recommendation.

What is common in Texhnolyze and StG?

This shows are diffent in all aspects, but they are directed by one hand - Hiroshi Hamasaki.