In the year 1986, eighteen people travel to the remote Rokkenjima island for Kinzo Ushiromiya to pick a new head of the family, as he only has a short time left to live. A portrait of the Golden Witch Beatrice greets them as they arrive at the family mansion, along with an epitaph: she will be resurrected on the ninth twilight after a number of bloody sacrifices. After the first six bodies are found, questions are raised about the fate of those remaining, the woman in the picture and her relation to the family wealth. Will anybody walk away from the ominous island, or are their destinies due to be forever ruled by Beatrice?
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Yagami Light finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Both animes have a supernatural element to it (Death Note uses the power of a shimigami, while Umineko is driven by witch powers) and in both animes, this element is used to play people out against each other - just like on a chess board.
If you like the scenes, where the protagonists think about solutions to certain situations and problems and are thrilled by how they play them out, both animes are what you want.
The main difference is, that Death Note has a pretty dark tone to it, while Umineko is a little more satiric, yet not less intense and graphic.
Both Umineko and Death Note have some sort of mind game going on where the players in the mind game has to contridict one another.
It's a mystey anime(death,murder), like Umineko.Death Note is About A Student named Yagami Light(or Raito) that found a a strange note.If you write the name of a person in the note,the people'll die.
Both animes features death and mystery. Death Note has more of a moral issue that dwells on who has the right todecide who live and dies whiel Umineko doesn't. Both are suspensful and makes you think, but not in a bad way.
Both anime contain a cat-and-mouse game between two formidable opponents--L and Light for "Death Note" and Battler and Beatrice for "Umineko." The anime characters have battles of intelligence and wits. Both are dark and confusing (but "Umineko is MUCH more confusing than "Death Note").
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.
Both series have a murder mystery feel; where one has a supernatural culprit, the other has a real life culprit. Without a doubt, if you liked one, you will like the other.
These series both focus around mysterious happenings while the main cast has to figure it out. Each series also has a real sense of danger for the cast.
Both Gosick and Umineko have a victorian setting, elegant characters, and plenty of murder mysteries to keep you entertained! Umineko has a more supernatural feel, however, the two are still similar and very entertaining for those who enjoy mysteries. If you liked one, you're guaranteed to like the other!
Both have mysterys and a cast that try to solve them. Umineko has more supernautral elements in it, but they are both quite dark natured.
Also, both features victorian settings.
While Gosick mostly is more laid-back than Umineko, the two of them have a great many things in common.
Both are detective stories with some supernatural elements, set in beautiful environments. They also feature a lot of pretty dresses.
Lastly, though Gosick is (as mentioned) more relaxed, both leave you worrying that your favourite characters may die... or even end up being the murderer.
Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to "graduate" is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.
People confined into a place they cannot escape...and while their stay, several murders must happend or occur...
At this far, I can make this recommendation :D
Both anime are about a death game in a place where escape is not an option. And both anime have a surreal antagonist that's either killing or making them kill each other. If you're a fan of elements in one, there's a chance you'll like the other.
Umineko is (obviously) darker and have a LOT MORE gore and explict scenes, be warned.
Both shows have in common the survival scene, aside from Umineko being divided in arcs (points of view) and Danganronpa in chapters, the whole murder mystery is pretty good and you'll get in the mood easily with the ongoing story.
Both series are about using logic to deduce the identity of the killer. Both series have many twists and turns as well as a sadisitic presence forces the characters to kill or be killed. Both series also offer an atmosphere of despair.
26 years ago, something terrible happened in a middle school’s third year classroom. A popular, talented student named Misaki suddenly died, and the ramifications of that incident have caused each third year class since then to live in fear. It is now 1998, and Kouchi Sakakibara has just transferred into the notorious classroom, curious about the mysterious secret that his peers are hiding from him. He’s drawn to one enigmatic girl named Mei Misaki, a quiet student who wears an eye patch and warns him about getting involved with her, and continues to seek her out against the pleas of his classmates. And that’s when people begin to violently die...
Both shows involve alot of mystery, suspense and are focued around a series of deaths. Both contain a supernatural element that helps drive the plots forward in way that is neither cliche or forced. If you liked one you'll more than likely find something to like in the other.
Both have graphic tragic deaths, intense mystery as to whether or nto the deaths are of human origin or supernatural.
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
They are both filled with magic, tragic romances or friendships and fanservice. If you enjoyed either, you'll probably enjoy the other. One is a demon-killing shonen, and the other is a witch-themed murder mystery based on a game, but they are certainly both in the same spirit and filled with gore.
I'm not really a fan of either, but if you are, I would understand why you'd like both of these.
Each of these series revolve around the super natural, have a strong mystery element to them, and have some very tragic relationships involved in them. If you liked one it is very likely you would enjoy the other as well.