Angel Beats! - Recommendations

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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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juananto juananto says...

Haruhi & Yuripee are kinda similar, both have a great attitude, I think if haruhi were dead, she may be kinda yuripee (lol).

Qplayer Qplayer says...

The structures of both shows are very similar. Both have groups that are led by an energetic girl with wild plans and a lively attitude. Both have elements of the supernatural interwoven into the plot.

chii chii says...

If you like super energetic girls leading a group of people for a interesting cause check either of these shows out.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

A headstrong girl recruits a boy into a group that he doesn't want to be a part of but can't escape. He's forced to do exactly what she wants, even if she only orders him around on a whim. Am I describing Kyon and Haruhi or Yuzuru and Yuri? Both, obviously. ^_^

ninjapintu ninjapintu says...

Both the series give same vibes. The cast is kinda similar as well. Even though the story is completely different, I am sure If you like one, you will like another

Konakaga Konakaga says...

Both Angel Beats and Haruhi Suzumiya both start off as somewhat of a Comedy, where we start off not knowing very much, and then combines mysteries and comedy during the series.

tenshi28 tenshi28 says...

You liked ANGEL BEATS? well yeah, you would also like HARUHI SUZUMIYA NO YUUTSU!

It's just that, both anime series have the same type of protagonist. yeah. YURI AND HARUHI ARE LIKE SIBLINGS!! And they're bothe leader-like(Shinda Sekai Sensen for YURI; and SOS brigade for HARUHI)..

Not only that, their animation is also almost the same, and also the genre, both are very fictional and sort-of-school-life-anime.

Xjylix Xjylix says...

2 characters that look the same

Haruhi Suzumiya and Yuri Nakamura =)

Sets in school, nice drawn, same humor =)

MugenNeS MugenNeS says...

Both anime tend to deal with school life as well as revolving around an interesting plot and story line. The characters in both will seem similar but will also show a great deal of differences that you'll just fall in love with them both. Example: Haruhi and Yuri are both bossy, cunning and overall just plain old cute as hell. Kyon and Otanashi are just both two of a kind. They're hearts are in the right place, it's just they don't realize it until the end. Oh and both also have a kick ass soundtrack that will stick with you for a long time to come.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

The story and atmosphere of these two are pretty different but at the same time they have something in common. The female leads are really energetic and they make others do a lots of silly things.

MrMetroid MrMetroid says...

Other than the obvious lookalike to Haruhi, they are also share very similar humorous moments plus both have ridiculous plans

Dozo Dozo says...

Both these series have a similar surface, in which a group of high school students deal with ridiculous, extraordinary and hilarious situations. However, beneath this façade, you find two profound, intriguing and compelling storylines which will make you question fundamental aspects of life. You will certainly have fun watching these series but the thing that you will remember most, long after finishing watching them, will be the unresolved issues which raise questions worth asking.

Suimin Suimin says...

As soon as I started watching the first episode Angel Beats!, I related Yuri to Haruhi with her uptight attitude and bossy personality. Right off the bat, the main female character forces the main male character into a club that deals with the supernatural in both series.

The topic of God is a common subject of mystery in both series. The biggest difference regarding God in both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Angel Beats! is that in Haruhi, the topic of God is understood by everyone besides Haruhi, and is a mystery that takes place in the real world. In Angel Beats!, nobody knows whether or not there is a God, and is a mystery that the group is searching for in the afterlife.

Xx1Talon1xX Xx1Talon1xX says...

The style of the main people in the animes both have many similarities to each other, just look at the main girl characters. Ya,um i think you can see my point, but both are really good showas and i recomend both : )

Chefalton Chefalton says...

These are both similar in many ways. They both have a supernatural feeling to them with similar leaders (Haruhi and Yurippe). Angel Beats! is definitely more serious and touching as well as funny, but The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is also very interesting, fun, and worth watching.

flalayla flalayla says...

HAHAHA the two shows were made by the same person :) both are VERY good shows and i promise you if you like one you'll like the other. Yurippe and Haruhi are both very similar :) Both shows will tear at your heart strings and really make you think.

Kiriya Kiriya says...

Both are great anime, both have their own distinct plots.  At the same time though, both have a common tone, and "feel" similar, if that makes sense. How about, "Normal guy suddenly thrown into a strange world".  In the case of Angel Beats, this is quite literal. In haruhi, it's more how his world is suddenly rocked on it's heels.  Both are worth a look.

leoknight leoknight says...

They both have similar characters and similar feel to it at least for the begining of the few episodes, altlhough Angel Beats eventually get into more serious plots and quite a depressing moments at time.

epicotaku epicotaku says...

Angel Beats and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are both similar kind of and they both have a group lead by girls who cause trouble for the others but they have fun and that's all that matters. The only difference is that Yuri cares more for her people, but they're still both excellent animes.

TheEpicStickMan TheEpicStickMan says...

Funny that these two are together, considering the laugh I had when the two main female leads seem to be the same.  Haruhi is a good show (a bit overrated if you ask me) but it has it's interesting moments.  Angel Beats, on the other hand, I would recommend way more than Haruhi.  In the end, both have great animation and interesting characters.  Angel Beats might have a stronger story, but both are great in their own way.

Frostwatcher Frostwatcher says...

Both brilliant anime's with a similar style, highly recommened watching both of them if you enjoy one or the other!

neutrino neutrino says...

I couldn't quite figure out what Angel Beats reminded me of, but seeing how Yuri styles her hair, it came to me.  Angel Beats is clearly a reimagining of Melancholy.  Both are set in weird worlds, the humor is similar, and the cast of characters are basically the same. 

aminex aminex says...

These two animes are awesome!! They are both very similar becausse it gives you that mystery-ish feeling, and it has its funny moments, and can also make you cry because that's how awesome it is.

Mirari Mirari says...

The main female characters (Yuri and Haruhi) are very similar - spunky fun club leaders who are a bit crazy and drag the main male lead into all sorts of trouble and wacky hijinks, while inspiring loyalty and warm feels in their subordinates.

Gavia Gavia says...

Angel Beats! and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have many similarities. Mainly, the characters are alike. The amount of character development also seems similar. Both series have themes of friendship, humour and supernatural elements. I feel that these similarities are enough that you surely will enjoy one if you like the other.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

While Haruhi may not share Yurippes eagerness to bear arms, it doesn't stop them from being nearly identical in the boundless amounts of energy and my-way-or-the-highway leadership quality they both have.

A smarthmouthed group of people with great personalities lead by a leader who doesn't give a crap and just plows all logic down with willpower. What's not to love?

CrazyMadHatter CrazyMadHatter says...

  • Both Set in a school.
  • Both have supernatural powers involved.
  • Both have some romance involved.
  • Both have groups that are led by girls both that even look similar.

Dreamteller Dreamteller says...

As previous users said, Haruhi & Yuripee are really similar. Both anime have supernatural elements, but Angel Beats is more dramatic. Both are worth to see.

TinyBird TinyBird says...

Both anime are quite similar, with some supernatural elements. Both of these are worth seeing! 

liljoeaa liljoeaa says...

They are both great shows about a guy who gets mixed up in supernatural mayhem. The only difference is Haruhi is more comedy.

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

The shows are achingly similar. Haruhi and Yuri are both energetic leaders of a ragtag group of weirdos. Both stories have a hefty dose of comedy, but "TMOHS" has little of the emotional weight that "Angel Beats!" carries. On the other hand, the "TMOHS" movie does contain a lot of drama, so that recommendation is appropriate, too.

zanemaster98 zanemaster98 says...

Intense action, adventure, character development, romantic entanglement, craziness. Both ways!

XkittymewmewX XkittymewmewX says...

To be honest, I found Haruhi and Yuri to be extremely similar, which sort of bugged me because I watched Haruhi first.  I loved the supernatural themes of both of them.  

Mafiacow Mafiacow says...

For almost a year, the Haruhi franchise were the only anime I deemed worthy of 5 star rating, but now, Angel Beats! is the only non-Haruhi anime to achieve such a rating from me.Both have:-An energetic leader character who is sorta tsun at first, but would do anything for her friends-A stoic character with cool super powers-Good comedy-A big supernatural theme in a school setting-Amazing story

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series share a great number of similarities and because of that fans of one of those series might like the other. The fact that the female lead is a genki girl and the male lead plays the straight man in gags is just the tip of the iceberg, but there are simply too many similarities to list. I hope this is enough to encourage you to watch one if you liked the other, because it's really worth it (both series sport a decent story, characters and the production values are high).

P.S. Make sure to bring a pack of tissues when you watch Angel Beats!, because it can switch from crazy comedy to drama and even tragedy.

Nonextant Nonextant says...

Excellent story with good character designs. Great pacing and excellent music. I ended up buying all the soundtracks and the live concert

bklynbajan1989 bklynbajan1989 says...

both have a similar feel of interesting school days that you never want to end. There is a good mix of comedy and drama in both with slightly more drama in Angel Beats!

HellFinder HellFinder says...

The male protagonist in both series are playful tsunderes. 

Both are very comedic.

Both take place in a high school setting.

Both plots begin playful then quickly evolve into a heartwarming tale.

Griff2112 Griff2112 says...

I agree to an extent. Both have similar structure, but Angel Beats gets much more melodramatic than Haruhi

daekken daekken says...

While both were entertaining, I enjoyed Haruhi more as the characters felt fresher and more likable. It is clear that Angel Beats derives some of its styling from Haruhi.

TheTacticianMusician TheTacticianMusician says...

I reccommend only for the similarity in characters and scenarios. Angel Beats has more of a serious tone and definitely a more dramatic story behind the whole show than The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Most of the episodes' individual stories from both anime are random to bizare, including things from concerts, to sports matches, to pretending to graduate school, to endlessly repeating the same episode over and over again... The main character is just your generic main character, who is unwillingly dragged into joining a group called the SOS/SSS Brigade.

HKBattosai HKBattosai says...

If you like Angel Beats! (for Yuripee) or the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (for Haruhi) then you'll probably like the other because both series feature a lively, energetic female protagonist. Both happen to lead a group of others through on a journey through their respective supernatural worlds and elements.

Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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sacchi sacchi says...

Expect both shows to have amazing characters that will be developed, that you'll take your time to care about, and that you'll finally cry for when they leave the show.

Created by the same company, while both animes deal with different situations, they're still very similar in its style.

eaper eaper says...

Being written by the same person, it is obvious they'll have a great many similarities, but it is still good to point out. Both series do a great job of being dramatic and emotional while still being very funny, although I would say Clannad is slightly more dramatic, and AB more humor. If you enjoyed one, you'd likely enjoy the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

I really didn't understand this pairing. If you don't get it either, then trust me- you need to finish Angel Beats! first. If you're starting there and liked the ending, you should watch Clannad. If you're coming the other direction, please trust me and watch all of Angel Beats! Either way, you'll be glad you did.

Verdeloth26 Verdeloth26 says...

These two shows are mostly character-driven, which means they both have really great characters in them.  The development of characters is key to both Angel Beats and Clannad, making the two of them a perfect compliment to each other.

CreatorBurden CreatorBurden says...

While Angel Beats starts off violent, much unlike Clannad, if you focus on the characters you uncover a story similar to that of Clannad. Both shows hold a special place in my heart, the endings of both are each a masterpiece in their own right. If you liked one, watch the other.

Licious Licious says...

There is one thing that ties Angel Beats! and Clannad together and it is the strong emotion that both shows release.

There is a very similar vibe that the two shows give off when they are trying to be dramatic, and this is because Angel Beats! writer, Jun Maeda, composed the music for both shows and did a good amount of writing for the Clannad visual novel.

While Angel Beats! is a more action oriented anime, and Clannad focuses on drama comedy if you are a fan of the emotional scenes in one you’ll find your self open to trying the other.

wolfemperor wolfemperor says...

Both storries have funny, touching and sad moments. They are both original works by key. If you like Angel Beats, you will most likely like clannad and vice versa.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

There is an emotional connection to the characters in both Clannad and Angel Beats.  While watching each series the viewer is drawn into the lives of the characters themselves through the good and bad times.  Trying to fight the imperfections that exist in each of their worlds and strive to overcome the obstacles standing in their paths.  Finding love as well as friendship and experiencing loads of dramatic moments that will leave you wanting more at the end.

thegreatmajeni thegreatmajeni says...

Clannad + Action = Angel Beats!

Both have well developed characters that you get to know. They both also have really sad moments in them.

DeDaan DeDaan says...

Both anime make you really think about live. While Clannand shows how beautiful your live can be if you really try to love your live. While Angel Beats also shows that you must live to the fullest so you wont regret it. Both are very emotional and funny on the right times.

MrMetroid MrMetroid says...

Both have a equal mix of comedy parts that make you laugh and serious moments that make you sad. Plus both animes have male leads that helps solve other people's problems

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

The animation styles of Angel Beats! and Clannad are similar in my opinion. In addition, both anime's main topic is the afterlife, thus they have quite a few sentimental moments.

theazariah theazariah says...

These are both masterpieces from Maeda Jun. Since it's the same writer, a lot of the same themes appear: family, graduation, growing up (or not growing up), etc.

It's very interesting to actually see nuances of some of the characters in the other anime.

The main difference in the two is that Angel Beats is mostly a male cast, while Clannad is mostly a female cast.

Clannad is more of a love and understanding story while Angel Beats is more of a life and understanding story. Either way, they both have a very similar sense of humour and they both have the concept of "forming a club to fulfill our dreams."

galacticdude7 galacticdude7 says...

If you liked Angel Beats! or Clannad, you will like the other series because they both deal with characters with sad pasts, and both series can convey emotions quite well.

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

Cutesy character designs and a storyline that involves action, comedy and romance. That sentence would be a fairly good description of Clannad, but it could just as well describe Angel Beats! They share many similarities, like the one mentioned above, but they reserve plenty of screen time to feature melodrama so profound that it comes off as cheesy. Regardless of this, these are two enjoyable shows. IF you like one of them, you should like the other just as much.

Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these shows are written by the same group and share a lot of the same themes. They both deal with the need to move on from the trauma in your past and the importance of the relationships you have with other people. Clannad's story doesn't quite flow together as well as Angel Beats' does--I think Angel Beats hits the perfect sense of pacing and focus on romance--but they're both clearly the work of an author coming into his own. Both definitely deserve a look.

Nighstar Nighstar says...

Both take place within a school-like enviroment, despite the fact there are actually enemies in Angel Beats! and none in Clannad, thevisual styles are typically similar.

All in all they can't really be considered complementory and i don't recommend watching both of them at the same time as they are just that similar, but if you really want to follow and see more anime like Angel Beats! then Clannad is one of your best bets and vice versa ofcourse.

Bvision Bvision says...

This masterpiece (Angel Beats!) has all right to join the Key animation bundle being Clannad, Air & Kanon (2006). And the tear jerking magic they produce. On top of all that they added something extra this time, some comedy and action.

lex272443 lex272443 says...

both series have a sentimental path the main characters have to take, it takes them back to their past but come to a good end eventualy.

Chefalton Chefalton says...

Both of these have a very good story and very good characters. Angel Beats! tends to be more on the humorous side (although not to say Clannad isn't funny). Both of the anime deal with a group that become close friends throughout the series.

kroseph kroseph says...

Due to the fact that these two anime were made by Key(collaborated) as well as the same producer from clannad, kanon and Air i would definately reccommend this one for those who love real tearjerkers. With this i mean After story :)

Jonnoiscooler Jonnoiscooler says...

Clannad is somewhat similair to Angel Beats. Even though it doesn't have life after death concepts, and badass fight scenes, it is still mysterious and supernatural in the same way Angel Beats is. It's hilarios at moments, and tear jerking in plenty of others, and I thouroghly enjoyed it. Make sure you continue to watch the After story, as it answers all of the non answered ones in the first 2 seasons. And you won't be let down by the length of clannad, theres 50 (!!!!!!) Episodes, so nice and long.

Mirari Mirari says...

Different overall plot and form, one is slice of life with a touch of magical realism, the other is comedy+action in the afterlife.  Despite the differences, they have a similar heartwarming feel and cultivate a sense of attachment to empathic watchers.  If you liked one, you will like the other.

Tiram98 Tiram98 says...

I liked Angel Beats! because it was fun, sad, romantic and had action and thats what I think all animes should have

htiffany htiffany says...

Both are heartwarming tales that will end up making you feel like there is more to this world.

Franniesama Franniesama says...

Both series deal in very well written love story's which could make you cry, and they have good humor.

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

Both shows are made by Key and both have drama and emotional but also funny scene's they are both animated in the same way and written by the same person (jun maeda) both can make you cry and laugh out loud. If you liked one you should defintly try the other as well.

DivineJudgment DivineJudgment says...

Both are great shows. They are very well written stories that can get you to laugh, and get you to cry. You should definitely watch both.

phoniefly phoniefly says...

both of these made me cry they have similarties in them and both have a back story in away. ( not going to give the back story aways so you will just have to watch them XD). They both show the characters growing and getting closer together. People that might not get along in another place but here they become friends going thru hardships. They both have a love story which a lot of people can connect to.

moax3l moax3l says...

You won't get the same feeling with Clannad when you finished Angel Beats but if you watch Clannad, then Clannad After Story, you will pretty much get the same feeling. Good luck!! :D

SSmith1014 SSmith1014 says...

Both of these will hurt you in places you never knew that you could hurt. And you'll love it, oh yes, you'll love it.

layla119 layla119 says...

Because they are both are sad. Only I think clannad is the most sad anime that exists. If you don't cry with this one you have no heart.

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

The shows are both written by Key. Both follow quite dark plot lines yet the show is still cheerful but at the same time, it makes you want to cry.

aeswhoop aeswhoop says...

Both are so incredibly moving, beautifully produced, and contain a love story, but neither are really the main series focus.

BurningSnoMan BurningSnoMan says...

Both are incredibly moving and can emotionally impact the viewer.

Both are absolutely wonderful on both the sub and dub ends.

QueenofWeebs QueenofWeebs says...

Both are very touching Slice of Life anime that will bring you to tears. Anyone who loves drama and a good cry needs to watch both of these anime.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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Sakiji Sakiji says...

Similar in many ways.

Adresses the difficulty of departing and letting someone depart. Though AnoHana is way more serious of a show.

eaper eaper says...

While bouncing between comedy, romance, and drama, these series manage to each throw your emotions around while filling many episodes up with touching scenes able to bring a dear to the dryest eyes. Angel Beats! is more comedy based than AnoHana, but both series have their fair share of tear jerking moments spliced with comedy that will leave most veiwers looking for some tissues.

Kyouko Kyouko says...

If you liked either AnoHana or Angel Beats!, chances are you will like the afterlife drama you haven't seen yet.

These two anime have multiple similar themes, such as the idea of overcoming regrets in the afterlife and being able to pass onto heaven. Regret is a key emotion in both series, and this helps make the characters more relatable, bringing out both their bad and good sides.

Character growth is also quite strong in both shows, though it is, admittedly, somewhat more obvious in AnoHana.

Anyway, the point is, if one of these anime was a gem to you, you will probably enjoy both.

 

Skeez86 Skeez86 says...

Angel Beats! and Anohana are both wonderful animes that share several plot elements.

  • Both feature ideas about the afterlife and unfulfilled wishes.
  • Both contain an emphasis on the importance of letting go and expressing yourself.
  • Both emphasize the importance of friendship

Angel Beats! felt a little rushed in pacing while anohana was executed perfectly. This being said, I think both of them should've been longer (fingers crossed for an anohana OVA though I doubt it will come)

Anohana had much better character development (but that's also because there were significantly less main characters) Angel Beats was more action packed (by a landslide)

Both animes are great and exhibit similar themes although Angel Beats! ending left some to be desired, anohana's ending was perfect (though really really sad!).

jypsel jypsel says...

In Angel Beats! and AnoHana, the audience is exploring the concept of death.  In both animes, the dead character(s) are being held back by some sort of wish or unfufillment  that has yet to be addressed.  They are both tear jerkers in their own right.

sothis sothis says...

Both titles focus on death, dying, and accepting what's happened, and are tear-jerkers of the best degree. Angel Beats is far more humorous but these two are a great pairing.

Arkohn Arkohn says...

Both Angel Beats and Ano Hi Mita(...) give you the same sort of feeling when you watch them. The characters in both grow on you, so much so that you may even come close to crying at points. If you liked one you will definitly enjoy the other. Just keep in mind that Angel beats is more action oriented.

pinkparfait pinkparfait says...

If you are looking for an anime with deep characters, a unique and meaningful story, great animation, and a guarentee that you will be bawling by the last episode, look no further than Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai and Angel Beats.

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Very few animes out there have the ability to make me as emotional as these two series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life, and the process of moving on. They differ greatly in story, but are very similar to overall theme and characters. Wonderful animes, and perfect compliments to eachother.

Douche Douche says...

Both made me cry, nuff said..plus ano hana is pretty good.It has great characters,plot,music,quality..and did i say..I CRIED :|

LeviathanTheGreat LeviathanTheGreat says...

Both are great animes with death, friendship, and love. Although Angel Beats is more on the action while ano hana is more drama centered both are great animes

cahbayb cahbayb says...

Getting over death is the greatest common theme in both. Ano hi has a way better and more detailed story, imo. Angel Beats has its tear jerking moments too though.

Lel0uchViBritannia Lel0uchViBritannia says...

Anohana and Angel beats are very similar, angel beats is about the world where spirits search for the wishes that did not come true in the real world and in anohana memma is back in spirit form and her friends are trying to send her to heaven by fulfilling her wishes

mrdrajle mrdrajle says...

both anime show a beautiful perpspective on friendship and have a wonderful way of expressing one's desire to see the afterlife

PraVDa PraVDa says...

both anime are very similar, they tell the story about the afterlife, about how to forget their regrets and continue living their life

both have a very touching scene, but angel beats have more comedy while anohana show more drama

and both have incredible animation and soundtrack, if you enjoy angel beats you will enjoy anohana, and vice versa

killthrill20 killthrill20 says...

it is so similar to the ending and it slowly builds up the relationship of the two protagonists and the group and eventually they become friends again....and for both of them it made me cry watching the ending

DreamMonster DreamMonster says...

Angel Beats ! is a bit more humor filled than Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. But both anime are about life after death and in both of these amazing series they try to find out what has to be done to be able to rest in peace. I found the characters to be very likable in both series. I think if you like one of them you most likely like the other as well.

PaulCreenis PaulCreenis says...

They both cover the topic of death and both of them have characters that are looking for something so they can finally rest in piece. They are also both incredibly emotional while also having a tiny bit comedy thrown in there for good measure, one having a little less than the other though.

NoelleSasaki NoelleSasaki says...

Both Angel Beats! and AnoHana make you want to bawl your eyes out for days, but are both VERY good animes. They both have dead people and good backgrounds to each character.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Anohana and Angel beats are very similar, because in both it's about unfinished wishes or actions after death. They are both very emotional and heartwarming shows both should be watched!

Madoka Madoka says...

Though the series have some differences on the surface, mainly being that AnoHana is a serious story whilst AB is a little more on the comedy side but aside that they are quite alike at the core.

Both series focus on grief and afterlife, Angel beats as said has some comedy on side with it but is still serious when it comes down to it and focus on the loss of others (or their own life in AB case). The series focus on the loss of them around us and have a strong connection of death and how effects people around you as well as both express the sad parting of life.

EdddeK EdddeK says...

Both anime are similar in a way. Comedy, yes... but mostly drama. I shed man-tears on both (and I'm not that easily moved by something!). I recommend them both for everyone!

EmiyaFangirl EmiyaFangirl says...

Both anime are staring like some comedy and then end in very emotional way. Both are also about friendship, love and sad stories.

superalicat superalicat says...

Both shows are really emotional and have really good animation and music as well as likeable characters. These two shows also deal with similar things (death, acceptance, friendship).

kristrex kristrex says...

Both of these animes made me cry while watching them, for starters :') These two animes are different in genre, with Angel Beats having a lot more action, but both animes are comedic in a way, and tell a story about love and friendships. Both animes also contain a bittersweet element in a way, and both their endings are very emotional, but very good. :')

WonderfulCatMan WonderfulCatMan says...

Both of them are very good, emotional animes that show the characters feelings very well. Both of them are also very good at showing friendship between characters and a very pure form of love.

soMaLuS soMaLuS says...

The two animes deal death and life after it, in a very delicate and cute way :3

So must feelings T^T

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

Both anime are very heartfelt, Angel Beats has more comedy/action whereas AnoHana is more of a slice of life. Both very poignant and sad at points. (Mostly their endings).

MrKimchi MrKimchi says...

Though i cried 15 times to Ano Hana, and 2 times to Angel Beats, They are very similar in my perspective. I really loved the endings of both and both stories were able to connect and get me to love the characters. Anyways since it made me cry i loved it and recommend both <3 Great Anime. They both show what it means to lose someone you love and depart ways. Personally i grew from this.

Chibius Chibius says...

Both animes will show you how life stops at death, and how life can go on afterwards. If you want to shed some tears, then these shows will give you more than what you want. It will remind you of life and so much more to it.

Silvia2 Silvia2 says...

Both deal with the afterlife and dealing with death. They're both anime that have really emotional/sad bits, although Angel Beats is less serious and has more comedy in it.

JordanJas JordanJas says...

Both of these shows focus on death and accepting it. Both have different ways of showing and coming to terms with those who you love dying and not being able to interact with them anymore.

Both of these shows are also very good in their own way.

AndrewGon AndrewGon says...

Death is not the end of the road, at least not for everyone.Both series deals with how hard is to move on, some people can't and some just don't want to.The series bring the supernatural element in a kind of "realistic" way without spookyness or something like that.

AnyEpicgaming AnyEpicgaming says...

They both deal with death and can make you cry and they both and I think they both deal with the relationships between characters.

Clannad After Story

Clannad After Story

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.

21 votes

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Reasons you might like Clannad After Story...

Galadriel Galadriel says...

Angel Beats! and Clannad After Story share many things in common, similar animation style, similar characters personalities, both were produced by the same studio and since these are the works of Kei, from how Clannad was i predict that Angel Beats will have a similar plot, sad, sorrowful, dramatic with plenty of ending options, be it happy, sad or between this two. Both send the same feeling so if you liked Clannad you will definitely enjoy Angel Beats and vice-versa.

BlackVoid BlackVoid says...

Few series try to get you to care about its characters as much as these two. Although Clannad develops them a bit better, both series focus on making you love the characters in it before tragically taking them away from us.

The highlights of both shows are funny character interactions, and both do well most of the time at humor. They definently have some memorable "highlight scenes".

It also helps that these 2 have near-identical main characters.

Finally, both of them take their animation to a whole other level. Angel Beats is the prettiest anime I've seen, and Clannad isn't far behind. You will be wowed with every bright, detailed scene they throw at you.

mattandpenguins mattandpenguins says...

The shows are both sad with some supernatural stuff thrown in. I even think the theme songs are by the same artist... The songs sound similar, at least.

Leslie1984 Leslie1984 says...

it may be strange to think how these 2 animes could be anything alike by reading the synopsis for both stories, even if they where both done by Key. But trust me when i say you couldnt be more wrong both these anime have a story that focuses on the story that comes with each char, it may tell the story in a diffrent setting with diffrent methods, but one thing is for certain both these animes do it extremely well and if you liked one try the other, and you too will be surprised. both anime's are an emotional rollercoaster of laughs and cries and i'm sure if you enjoyd one the other will be amazing aswell

Icaraexes Icaraexes says...

What can you say? Both amazingly emotional animes. The stories themselves are not that similar, but the feelings they create are. Big doses of comedy -which is actually funny- and deep plotlines. Only 3 animes have ever given me such an emotional experience. The best thing that I can say without giving away any spoliers would be : Both of these stories punch your heart in the face.

ShogunAssassin ShogunAssassin says...

It lacks action but it is great none the less.  It the story is immense and really gets to you in many ways.  One minute you could be laughing and/or smiling, then the next you could be crying your eyes dry.  Both Clannad After Story and Angel Beats! will be making you ask for more at the end.

P.S.  If your going to watch Clannad After Story, I advise you watch Clannad first, as Clannad After Story is like a second season to Clannad.

ricky26 ricky26 says...

They're both Key productions! Both have fantastically emotional plot pivot-points. (And in some ways Angel Beats! has a better ending.)

Bren Bren says...

Both very sad animes with After Story taking the cake with it tugging on your emotions. Both very good animes, again with an edge to After Story, but I suggest watching both.

C3RIAL C3RIAL says...

You'd like both of these anime because they both deal with sad endings. Lots of areas of each story can be very relatable to real life. Both have amazing visuals along with a excellent soundtrack.

NejiKaoru NejiKaoru says...

I'm sure you would like Clannad after story! It is similar to Angel Beats! it has the drama,comedy,and tear jerking moments :)

samychan samychan says...

They both refer to a different dimension, and very heartfelt moments. There is action in Angel Beats and none in Clannad, but they both show us the difficult times of one's life. Anyway, you will cry watching both.

KittyyRose KittyyRose says...

I agree with this recommendation because both Angel Beats and Clannad are full of humor and sadness. In both animes you get to witness bonds grow through the good and bad times they go through together. Also, both Angel Beats and Clannad are romantic, dramatic, and as I mentioned before, has quite a bit of comedy. 

moax3l moax3l says...

These two are similar. Their stories are different but when you finish them, you will feel the same thing.

kristrex kristrex says...

First of all, both of these animes made me tear up and cry while watching them, and though Clannad is more ligh hearted than Angel Beats, the love story in both of them is beautiful and both contain a bittersweet element to them which makes both animes so good. :)

slayp slayp says...

Angel Beats! is another romantic comedy that isn't a romantic comedy. It has a very serious tone when you look on it as a big picture, a light humored tone as you get closer, then if you get deep into it, it has an even more serious tone.

Jennosaur Jennosaur says...

Clannad and Clannad After Story are similar to Angel Beats in the way that both are more serene. There are not many violent scenes, and not much action. The series mainly revolves arounf the characters and plot.

ExplosiveWombat ExplosiveWombat says...

Both offer a very heart-wrenching yet touching aspect to all of the characters, and give you something to come to love within each character, even those that seem "evil" in the beginning.

layla119 layla119 says...

Because they are both sad anime. But Clannad Afterstory is the most sad anime that exists. I fyou don't cry you have no heart but you should first watch Clannad

Scrotosmasher Scrotosmasher says...

Both have amazing storied and will make you cry a little child. I prefered Angel Beats out of the two because the story is more complex and enjoyable and it had a better ending, but the feels rate on Clannad is much stronger. Both of these will make even the toughest of men cry

Quintonn Quintonn says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

frankensteinsgate frankensteinsgate says...

  If you liked Angel Beats!, you'd also like Clannad After Story, because, at times, both are able to make you laugh with their cute characters and funny situations, but both also center around a more serious, heartwarming (and sometimes breaking) love story.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yuu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.

19 votes

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Reasons you might like Charlotte...

Alex12 Alex12 says...

They are produced by the same studio, and the feelings they want to transmit are similar; style also in somehow linked between these 2 animes...

Qplayer Qplayer says...

Jun Maeda was the man behind both anime and the similarities are truly evident. Some of the character designs are similar, the story includes elements of both normal school life and the supernatural. The story structure is focused on character development into a major twist into dramatic resolution. If you're looking for "another season" of either anime Angel Beats/Charlotte are really complimentary.

Riruri Riruri says...

Both shows are made by the same creators. They have similar openings and make you feel the same way. They are both funny shows which have their share of sadness at the end. In Charlotte, they even make an Angel Beats reference once in episode 7. 

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

Both shows are made by the same creators, and share the supernatural vibe. They are also very emotional and really easy at getting you hooked.

kurtnelle kurtnelle says...

Charlotte is on its way to becoming a classic, as is Angel Beats! Intelligent, funny, and emotional.

xnexusx xnexusx says...

Both animes are original ones without a manga or light novel made before, the creator (Maeda Jun) wrote the plot himself in both series, the 2 of them are about teenagers, where some among them have superpowers, and the MOST important to me, there´s a lot of drama in both series.

Excuse me for my bad english, I'm still learning it...

Dralkon Dralkon says...

My friends and I call Angel beats "da feels" as it is a vary emotional show charlotta is simallar in that it has a lot of emotianal moments and a lot of great humor that works well to balance out the deep moments. both shows delv into heart wrenching backstories that are "enough to make a grown man cry... but not THIS man! get back in there tear." I'm somewhat picky on art style and if you liked charlottes art then youd like angel beats art. 

the music of both shows are also very enjoyable to listen to I am partial to angel beats though.

Charlotte was also created by the same studio that made angel beats so right there you know these shows with have some good sad moments.

HH223 HH223 says...

Angel Beats is essentially a more meaningful and developed version of Charlotte, which, towards the end, showed a lot of promise but failed to deliver. On the other hand, Angel Beats, which has better developed characters and a similar artwork, leaves the audience with a satisfying ending that is not far-fetched or rushed which results from a gradual crescendo in the plot.

NicetyL NicetyL says...

They both give off a similar feeling.

A boy being thrust intoa world he finds baffling, with some comedic interruptions. Both boys are pulled into a particular group of people, and have to work with this group to survive.

dillontoh1997 dillontoh1997 says...

Angel Beats has a similar feel to Charlotte, with good character development but without the deus ex-machina power at the end of it all. Angel Beats is also similar in tone, with it being rather touching yet sad at the end of it all; the strong bittersweet ending that is rarely executed in anime.

Aincrad Aincrad says...

Same creator and same person does the opening for both Charlotte and Angel Beats! Both deal with the supernatural.

yunaleska yunaleska says...

They are from the same studio.

The story is different, but the feeling it provokes is the same.

Unexpected script twists that shock you

And the love and compassion you take to the characters after knowing their sad stories

Roxas3d Roxas3d says...

If you've watched Angel Beats, go watch Charlotte. Made by the same studio, has great comedy and a nice way of showing character flaws and how the protaganist gets closer to his new friends. The only part I didn't like was the cluster-fuck in the anime. They basically put a lot of things in one episode. won't say which one to avoid spoilers

Quintonn Quintonn says...

Major feels                                                                                                                               

Scalpelexis Scalpelexis says...

Same creators, similar theme, very similar characters and almost exact structure of plot development. Angel Beats' is the more complex and developed of those two, but both deliver similar amount of fun, emotions and enjoyment.

DangoDaiku DangoDaiku says...

Just trust me on this one. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rinriki Rinriki says...

Since Charlotte and Angel Beats , both are sad animes ... if one person likes Charlotte then I would reccommend him Angel Beats or the other way if someone likes Angel Beats then I would reccommend him Charlotte . That's why I reccommend it both ways !

xuwuowox xuwuowox says...

The animation is similar. And I like both anime's. The story is a bit simmilar. It's both on a school and yeah. I hope you like the anime

AgentAndrew0 AgentAndrew0 says...

Both are Jun Maeda x P.A. Works collaborations. "Key" storytelling, great music, and nice animation are shared between both.

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories

After failing his college entrance exams, 18 year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possessed human emotions called Giftia. Tsukasa’s position is in the terminal service department where the main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration, a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who is never given any responsibility other than serving tea to co-workers.

12 votes

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Reasons you might like Plastic Memories...

isurugimio isurugimio says...

- Both have a kuudere loli who isn't normal

- Both have a male lead who is a newbie and a nice guy

- Both have a certain organization the main characters are apart of

- Both have certain supernatural/sci-fi elements

- Both have a sort of way to "not exist" that isn't really dying (Plamemo has "retrievals" and Angel Beats has "disappearing")

- Both have tearjerkers

The two protagonists (both male and female) from both series are a lot alike. The art style is very similar also. Most importantly though, both are very emotionally grabbing, even being similar in how and why they are emotionally grabbing.

L337LYC4N L337LYC4N says...

Story feels very similar between the two. Has a very "bittersweet" feeling to it, and I love it. If you've seen Angle Beats!, watch Plastic Memories, and viceversa.

ThunderFoXdk ThunderFoXdk says...

The feelings the animes want to transmit are quite similar. 

The style of the two is also closely related. 

Angel Beats! has more action in it.

Neukris Neukris says...

Both have shitty (sad/depressing) ending that will most likely make you cry.

Otherwise both of it is 5/5.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both series are rollercoasters of emotions.  They have plenty of comedic moments, but they also have plenty of sad/tragic moments.  While the settings and plots of the two series are different, I think if you like one you will like the other.  Just make sure you have plenty of tissues ready when you watch either of these series (because you will cry).

NegativeImage NegativeImage says...

If I am correct, Plastic Memories and Angel Beats! were made by the same creator. These two are very similar in how they display human emotions, therefore they both fit under the psychological category. Both of them do a good job mixing the supernatural genre with comedy, romance, and psychology.  The biggest similarity these two animes have are their endings.The endings are pretty emotional, and I guarantee if one of these made you cry, then so will the other. The endings will also make you see life from a different perspective.

9.5/10 for both

LagannZ32 LagannZ32 says...

FEELS FEELS AND DID I FORGET FEELS?!?!?!But seriously, these animes remind me of each other so much. Both have a protagonist who is new to the... Companies lets say. He then makes friends with everyone in the workplace. Then, he gets the woman protagonist to like him. Slowly they build a relationship that everyone ships. Those are the similarities I found. 

The differences are mainly the settings and what happens through out. The setting of angel beats is a rather purgatory type place. While Plastic memories took place in a futuristic era. 

I know this is a short recommendation but trust me, these animes are very similar. Dont forget your tissues ! ^~^

unicornannika unicornannika says...

Both have very similar main characters:

Isla and Kanade are both quiet/cute/quirky individuals and Tsukasa and Otonashi are similar in the ways interact with Isla/Kanade

Both are likely to take you on an emotional rollercoaster too.

illusorum illusorum says...

They both have the same sadness that fulfills you at the same time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

The second main character, Isla has a similar personality to Kanade - another main character in Angel Beats. Both anime have really sad endings and a very compelling storyline.

Acranehood Acranehood says...

I don't want to spoil stuff. Just try an episode out. If you like the non-streamlined storyline from angel beats, you might not like this anime.

RemeberUS RemeberUS says...

Although the stories were not (in terms of content) similar, the characters were. The main characters even looked quite similar. I don't think a "Plastic Memories" fan can tell he hates "Angel Beats!", or vice versa.

Is this a Zombie?

Is this a Zombie?

Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?

11 votes

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Reasons you might like Is this a Zombie?...

sothis sothis says...

I'm not fully sure why, but these totally remind me of each other. Sure, Angel Beats doesn't have anything to do with magical girls and it's less spazzy, but both are downright fun, have hilarious random violence (including maimings and death, sometimes downright gory), a perpetually pissed off (or at least, very assertive) leading lady, etc. I think if you enjoyed the overall ride of one, you should try out the other.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

Both involve main characters who are unable to die, but often randomly get maimed to the point where they would die, for no other reason than random comedy. Angel Beats!is a little more story and a little less humor (not by much) than Kore wa Zombie though. Both of the aforementioned main characters are also 'brought back to life' in a sense as well, with some sort of back story as to how they died.

awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Enjoy watching protagonist and cast die in bizarre, ridiculous and hilarious ways? These two shows provide some great death-related laughs as well as just some straight up crazy humor.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Maybe it's the fact that in both series the main character can get killed and then a short time later come back as if nothing happened.  Then again it could very well be the hilarious violence or the great cast of characters that both series have or even the way to both series make death into something rather funny.  If you liked one then you might like the other one as well.

Panma Panma says...

Angel Beats and Kore wa Zombie offer an intriguing fictional world where characters are forced into unfamiliar situations. Do not be fooled, both shows offer an immense dose of humor and hilarious skits. While Angel Beats seems to have a better grasp on running humor, Kore wa Zombie definitely has a good grasp on being able to mock other genres.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? are both intriguing, funny, original shows that you will not regret watching. The two also get serious and dramatic at times, though to different degrees, and are quite entertaining in that violence is used for humour the majority of the time.

Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these shows mix violent comedy with at times dark supernatural drama. Zombie is heavier on the comedy and at times aims for over-the-top parodies of anime tropes, while overall Angel Beats! takes itself a little more seriously and has less of a harem romance, but they still feel pretty similar in terms of their setting and sense of humor. Angel is also somewhat similar to Eucliwood as a character. Definitely give one a try if you enjoyed the other!

Edmond Edmond says...

If you've watched Angel Beats! or Kore wa Zombie desu ka? I can almost garuntee you'll like the other due to similar Humor. Both main characters have an uncanny sense of justice and are killed many times over in almost every episode. More so, they both contain light hearted romance theme.

So if you're looking for another bundle of laughs, I would recommend this to you!

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

Hilarious! Otonashi and Ayumu are both average guys that have now become undead average guys. Now they're both about to become apart of an insane supernatural world, whether they want to or not. Both shows are filled with great characters and hilarious situations, if you liked one you'll more than likely enjoy the other.

DarkMiko DarkMiko says...

if you enjoyed the crazy world of Angel Beats the gore and the different sense of humor it offers you will definatly want to give 'Is this a Zombie?!' a try its hystarical and gorey simular to Angel Beats. Basically it is about a boy who ends up turning into a zombie and somehow ends up in a pink puffy dress fighting off evil *giggles* like Angel Beats though it still has an underlying message and its certianly an enjoyable watch

Mayank Mayank says...

These two shows are very different in tone but they share a few similarities. Mainly, the fact that the main protagonist keeps "dying" and coming back. Both shows involve the MC building friendships with other characters progressively along the way. Angel Beats is pretty serious overall but I found the humour in both stories equally amusing. 

Death Parade

Death Parade

When two people die at the same time, they're sent to a place that's neither heaven nor hell: a lavish bar between worlds where the stakes are high and the rules are simple: if you win you live again, if you die you're gone for good. Decim is the bartender charged with serving the souls who enter Quindecim. He may make a mean cocktail, but his true profession is to play the role of arbiter: a judge who determines whether or not a soul is worthy of reincarnation. To aid in his judgment, the bar's patrons are forced to play simple games laced with sadistic twists designed to bring their true natures to light. To Decim, judgment has always been black and white - that is until he meets a mysterious young woman whose fate seems impossible to decide. His indecision shakes the very foundation of the games and raises the biggest question of all: who is fit to judge the dead?

10 votes

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zorlop zorlop says...

Both of these animes operate on a different plane of existence. Making us all think what really happens after we die. Both are great series' and have a terrific ending

Riruri Riruri says...

Both of these anime have the same life after death concept. Although Death Parade is a little bit darker than Angel Beats they are both pretty sad anime.

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

Similar background, following the life after death and tackles the different problems when it comes to death and going to Heaven or to Hell. Both anime have a touching ending and are filled with loveable characters that you will easily get attached to.

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Death is the main subject with both of these Anime. 

Although Death Parade does it in a darker twisted away while Angel beats does it in a more comedic way.

Both of them bring out emotions you never thought you had with dramatic, intense storylines and memories from the characters. 

I loved seeing both versions of the afterlife from the Anime and I really loved both equally. 

NikorasuX NikorasuX says...

Both stories follow the concept of the transition between death and the afterlife. Although Death Parade is a darker anime, both animes present characters with very touching backstories that are developed throughout the series.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

While I will admit Death Parade tends to be more graphic and open with it's dark themes, both Angel Beats and Death Parade focus on the afterlife, or - more specifically - what people experience before reincarnation.  They both are highly emotional, and have fascinating insights on life after death, understanding one's existence and it's meaning, the judgement of souls after death, coming to terms with one's passing, and the hope and despair that comes with it.  Both shows are well-crafted, and have creative imagery and beautiful animation.  Overall, Death Parade is far darker than Angel Beats, but if you enjoyed one, you would likely enjoy the other.

ccallstar111 ccallstar111 says...

Both shows discuss the issue of what happens when a person dies. Both shows are incredibly emotional and deal with grief and the pain behind memories of one's life. They both are set in a limbo-like location. Both have bitter sweet endings.

yakudatshi yakudatshi says...

Again could not have said it better with the show of afterlife for the characters on both fronts was a good change of pace to dark horror comedy.

haeleu haeleu says...

Angel Beats! is very similar to death parade, but it has less explanation and more action. I'd recommend Angel Beats! for those who like the idea of a situation that would occur after death, same goes for Death Parade. Both of these are fantastic animes and really enticed me to getting to know the characters. watch it!

AmimeCow AmimeCow says...

I agree, and i need 100 character count. Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos.Mangos

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

9 votes

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Reasons you might like Haibane Renmei...

sothis sothis says...

Though Haibane is much slower and considered to be more 'intelligent'/thought provoking, it and Angel Beats are incredibly similar series. Both revolving around a group of young people who've died and must deal with their new lives. A good rec for sure.

ipsilonv ipsilonv says...

Angel Beats! tries to deliver a similar experience to Haibane Renmei. However, it doesn't lend itself to be taken seriously enough to actually achieve it. If you like the whole concept of a loosely defined limbo-like existence, and what that entails to the characters in the show, you will enjoy Haibane Renmei. Similar, yet very different, both shows share a mysterious feeling surrounding their respective worlds, and characters trying to understand them.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series has an extremely similar setting, taking place in some sort of afterlife, with beings that have to come to terms with the fact that they've died. Beyond that, each series seems to have some grievances against whatever powers put them there/know why they were put there and what is going on. Also, each story has an extremely similar plot line, although how the plot is given and progressed is extremely different.

JarOfFries JarOfFries says...

Angel Beats and Haibane Renmei open in similar circumstances. The characters find themselves in an artificially small world, implied to be the afterlife. Moving beyond the situation, the plot in both shows centers on personal themes of coming to terms with both their present situation and the nature of their previous lives. Despite their differences, they raise quite similar questions, and follow them through to similar conclusions.

paganfire paganfire says...

Both these series deal with a life after death and rebirth concept as their main story plots. While slightly different in the approaches both series work to give the viewers a sense of mystery, confussion, and eventually hopeful resolution. The end really isn't the end, but trully a new beginning.

MrEbert MrEbert says...

Haibane Renmei has the same sort of setting as Angel Beats: a world that seems to be transitional between life and whatever comes after.  In terms of mood, Haibane Renmei is much more subdued than Angel Beats.  It is quite slow-paced, and is not an emotional roller coaster.  The whole show is very intimate, and I think you can form connections with the characters in Haibane better than you can with Angel Beats.

Karasune Karasune says...

Angel Beats! is more lively than Haibane Renmei, but they deal with the same thing - life after death. They're both set in a purgatory-like world and the characters must deal with their sorrows, regrets, or sins from their previous life. Haibane Renmei is more serious, slow, and thought-provoking than Angel Beats!, but the ideas are the same. If you liked one, you may be interested in the other. 

Sowal Sowal says...

those anime have simmilar storyline,

angel beats and haibane renmei both have strange mysterious worlds, where everything is possible - worlds of ppl who died...

both stories says about dealing with the past

InvalidCookie InvalidCookie says...

both of these shows have the same concepts and themes, however they differ in how they portray them.

If your looking for something with the same overarching themes then the other show is for you.

If your looking for the more bright upbeat portrayal of angel beats, or dark melancholic portrayal of haibane renmei, then the other is not for you. 

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

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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Goodwine Goodwine says...

The main characters have the same personality, Yuri is bossy like Haruhi, but none of them have bad intentions; and Otonashi is incredulous  as Kyon. This personalities are so similar that I can assure you that if you liked one, you would like the other.

Both animes are centered on school students, specifically a club with "particular" and fun activities, one named SOS and the other SSS (even tho this one keeps changing).

Darkearth10 Darkearth10 says...

You'll enjoy this if you liked this, got a good similar weird plot line and it's just thouroughly epic.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

What can I say?  Two essentric egotistically female protogonist that warm the viewer hearts!  Meanwhile we enjoy the crazy adventures along the way. Hell even the main characters have strong similarity in the the design, leadership style, outfits and looks. SSS club, S.O.S. Brigade...same difference.

Anim3m0 Anim3m0 says...

Both anime have a prominent and strong protagonist, that is Suzumiya and Yuri, which is i personally like the most. Eventhough I can say "Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is one of the best anime I had watch due it's unpredictable storylines and actions, I can also recommends Angel Beats! because of it's humour and moral lessons (which is also exist in Suzumiya). Overall, I recommend all the readers to watch both if they are looking for some cool and humorous contemporary anime.

bzeimen bzeimen says...

Angel Beats! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both offer surprisingly though-provoking overtones. Haruhi delves more into the philisophical implications of having someone who is, for lack of a better term, omnipotent, even though she doesn't realize it. Angel Beats, on the other hand, deals more with life after death and finding something to live for. Both anime have great animation syle. That is to say that both offer consistent and beautiful animation. Both have great soundtracks as well. And finally, both have good English voice casts, if you cannot handle subtitles (something I mention only because I know quite a few people who get headaches from reading subtitles or have issues with reading them fast enough)If you're a fan of either Yuri or Haruhi, the other will strike a familiar chord. This isn't because of something like an animation studio re-using a character (the two are very different, both in style and personality) but the overwhelming prescence of each character struck me as quite similar. Especially when they are barking orders. 

Naga Naga says...

Feel like AB takes a lot form these series, if you liked charachters in one of those two the other have them also, personalitties are so similar that one could say rip off.

Mariana Mariana says...

The main characters are incredible similar: Yuri is just like Haruhi, and Otonashi is just like Kyon. The outfits, the animation, the clubs (SOS Brigade, SSS...)... a lot of things in Angel Beats! resemble Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and visa-versa. If you liked one, there's very little chance you won't enjoy the other (:

christinedanielle christinedanielle says...

Haruhi and Yuri have the same attitude and they both are seemingly eccentric. The plot also has similarities since they both have comedy and romance in them, but Angel beats focuses more on romance unlike Melancholy of haruhi Suzumiya wherein the anime focuses more on the comedy part. Either ways, you'll love watching them both