Bungou Stray Dogs

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Blood Blockade Battlefront

Blood Blockade Battlefront

After a breach between Earth and the netherworld opens up over New York, humans and creatures from other dimensions become trapped in an impenetrable bubble that surrounds the city. Forced to coexist in a new city known as Salem’s Lot, the shaky peace between humanity and the netherworld creatures is protected by an underground group of super humans known as Libra. When a case of mistaken identity brings not-so-ordinary delivery boy Leonardo Watch face-to-face with this group, he joins their ranks hoping to help prevent the destruction of the world by a group of monsters and madmen lead by a powerful being known as the King of Despair.

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GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both anime are about an eccentric group of people using supernatural powers to fight against strange crimes in their cities. They appeal to a similar sense of humor while also having dark undertones.

shadeslayer77 shadeslayer77 says...

It's hard to fully judge BSD yet since only one episode is out, however, it's clear to see that both shows share more than just their animation studio. Both involve protagonists with superpowers getting involved in a crime-fighting group comprised of super-people. It seems the two shows may end up going in different directions, but if you like one of these and need more for your superpowered anime fix, you should definitely check out the other.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

An organization with superpowers who fight others with superpowers or beasts. It is very similar although so far I think Bungou is the better of the two. 

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both series are about people with superhero powers who do things as an agency or similar, while having to deal with everyday life alongside. Both have an interesting range of character and have similarities in their story (and the way they tell their story). So I believe if you liked one you should enjoy the other xx

Promet Promet says...

Similar tropes (MC with special power, MC joining an organization where he's somewhat of a grunt or an assitant). Similar kind of humor. Similar characters. If you liked one, you may like another. Just watch out, since in BBB, the MC is much worse (*SMALL SPOILER ALERT*in BSD, the MC at least had some background that made it both natural and logical with him being weak; also, in BSD, the MC actually grows in a decent way, while in BBB... meh...)

Mareep Mareep says...

Anime took similar places, similar "age" (same type of clothes etc, you know what I mean), MC joined secret organisation to fight evil and deal with his own problems...

But Bungo is better :D

aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both shounen anime follow a male protaganist joining a rebel organization to fight evil. Both leads have unique powers but are novices in battle. Along with a similar plot, they also share a similar atmosphere; if you like one, you'll like the other.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Very similar protagonist and characters, a quirky group trying to do save people in a city with supernatural powers. Works both ways, if you like one you'll like the other.

Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime feature a young protagonist moving into a new region and quickly finding themselves surrounded by bizarre events. With action, fantasy, gangs, turf battles, and no one being exactly whom they seem to be, the plotlines are pretty similar. So, if one tickled your fancy, give the other a shot. 

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

A young boy being thrown into a world of fantasy and action with a hint of gangs, well that is kind of the plot of these two anime. Both have an interesting artsytle, plot and character to keep you intrigued. With that I would say if you enjoyed one then you might want to check out the other xx

Htieks Htieks says...

Both have a pretty big cast of snowflakes (downright enormous in the case of Durarara), with plenty of quirky characters with their own weird abilities, ranging from mundane ones to reality-breaking superpowers. Both also have various rival organizations entangled in a bigger plot that is never revealed completely, or at least not until later seasons. The mood is also all over the place, with slapstick frequently followed by action or drama and vice-versa.

Stray Dogs has a slightly more shounenish feel to it (and it's much better for those vaguely familiar with Japanese literature), but all in all, I think they appeal to the same audience.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Takes place in a city, lots of supernatural things going on and lots of violence. Perfect for fans of either.

tigerlily9 tigerlily9 says...

Both shows are supernatural mysteries featuring fantastic original soundtracks and a similarly comedic, lighthearted tone and atmosphere.

Both shows focus on how a large cast of characters interact within one particular city. In Bungou Stray Dogs, Yokohama is the playground the Armed Detective Agency, Port Mafia, and military/police all interact. Likewise, in Durarara, strange circumstances lead numerous disparate characters to cross paths in the city of Ikebukuro. The city itself is what ties everything together.

K

K

Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

In these anime, the main protagonist is thrown into a world where people have special powers. He's joined by an eclectic group of individuals, hunted by a gang/mafia of powered people, and over the course of the anime, he comes to accept this strange new life. so, if you liked one, you just might like the other. 

pandalianxx pandalianxx says...

Both shows are beautifully constructed and rich in plot, character and world development. K and Bungou Stray Dogs both have a large cast, supernatural powers, and several factions fighting against one another. The tensions between the Port Mafia and the Armed Detective Agency mirror that of Homra and Scepter4, where they are pitted in a constant struggle to maintain peace (from Scepter4 and the ADA) versus the need to fulfill one's own desire (from Homra and the Port Mafia). 

panikinga panikinga says...

Both animes have got simmilar aura,sense of humour and some mystery. I think it's really probable you will like both if yu liked ne of them.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Two (or more organizations) figthing each other to maintain peace in a city,  battles between supernatural power wielders and beautiful beautifully, complex constructed plots that will keep you to the edge of your seat. If you watched one, you most definitely have to watch the other.

soleilsun soleilsun says...

- uhhhhhh... good looking characters and great fight scenes

- both involve superpowers 

- both involve teams fighting against each other

Hamatora

Hamatora

"Minimum"— Otherwise known as "small miracles", is a special power that only manifests within a few, select humans. Those who possess this ability are called "Minimum Holders." 2014: Yokohama. The detective duo of Nice and Murasaki, otherwise known as "Hamatora," wait again today for work with their friends at a table at Cafe Nowhere that they use as their agency. Suddenly, a job they receive seems to have a weird connection with the serial killer that their police friend, Art is searching for.

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KitsuneClaws KitsuneClaws says...

Detective agencies with super powers, funny in the midst of serious situations.  Characters are always fighting within each other, but teamwork always seems to win out and the cases are solved, either with a good ending or a bad one.  Small twists in the stories keeps you interested, even if you know they will solve the mystery in the end of the episode or two.

zanygrape zanygrape says...

Magical detective agencies chock full of bishonen men and one or two female characters. Interesting crimes that relate to their powers too.

Tanum Tanum says...

Two very similar animes in story, charachters and animation. If you enjoy one you will definitely enjoy the other.

SMores SMores says...

These two shows are so similar, I occasionally forget which one certain characters appeared in.  The super powered detective agency theme is used in both, but the antagonists and their motivations are what set the two shows apart, particularly in their second halves.  IMHO Bugyou Stray Dogs is the better anime due to its more likable characters and better comedy, but Hamatora is still good, and may have the better drama.

Karneval

Karneval

Nai’s friend Karoku is missing, and the only clue to his disappearance is a mysterious bracelet. One day while travelling, a young thief named Gareki saves Nai from a monster and takes an immediate interest in the trinket he carries, as it is the insignia of Circus, an elite group who travels the world capturing notorious criminals. Together, the two decide to track down Circus and see if they’ve taken Karoku, but luckily, the group finds them first. Unfortunately, they have no idea who Karoku is or why he had one of their identity bracelets, but in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the matter they offer their assistance. Now, Nai, Gareki and their new friends set forth to find Karoku, but with more questions piling up each day will it be possible to achieve their goal?

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UsagiDandere UsagiDandere says...

Colorful artwork, lovely character designs, bishies, and a semi-secretive organization of people with specialized fighting powers are just some of the aspects they share :)

Plus, Osamu has the same VA as Yogi, and their personalities match a bit too! Osamu has his joking, light-hearted side, but reveals a serious "get-down-to-business" mood when provoked. But Yogi is a lot more openly loving/flamboyant and gets frightened waaay easier. They both wear bandages, but Yogi would never try to kill himself. Anyways, if you love one of these characters, you'll probably love the other <3

Just be aware that Karneval's plot isn't the strongest (it's still one of my favorites though!)

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

 Both focus on a white haired young male. Neither of these males are especially skilled or talented like those around them and yet they are valuable because of something special about them and therefor are protected by the others around them. At the same time, what makes them special also makes them a target. Both males were abandoned by those who took care of them and have wound up in a strange special government organization full of unique characters.

animenerd17 animenerd17 says...

Because the story is similar both animes have a group of people that fight evil doers with super natural powers. 

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.

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PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both animes are about a group who either has a special ability or a special weapon that makes them different from others. The characters fight others who also have these weapons or abilities. The main character is a young male who has left his "home" for various reasons and is now in a new city without any place to go. He ends up in the organization almost by force after being involved in an incident with said organization. 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime involve groups with super-human abilities, although how they obtain the abilities differs from anime to anime. Both groups have an enemy with similarly powered people, and the frequent action scenes can be a little over the top because of all the abilities. 

The main difference is that Stray dogs work with the government, while Akame Ga Kill work against the government. But, in the end, both groups are working to help the general public. 

With a lot of the episodes showcasing the abilities of the members, you're sure to find some you like in both anime, so give it a shot! 

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

A secret group of superpowered dudes trying to take out evil dudes with their weapons and stuff. Same thing in both.

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

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Themanwithideas Themanwithideas says...

Both are great anime that deal with understanding and using an ability and the consequences that come with it. Admittedly they are different but a clone isn't what a good anime is.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Very similarly constructed worlds with people that have supernatural powers and main characters that fight evil.

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation

Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation

Shoutarou Tatewaki is a normal high school student with a serious demeanor who hangs around with Sakurako Kujou. Sakurako is an extraordinarily beautiful woman in her mid-20s from a rich family who loves "beautiful bones." The two live in the city of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, and they get involved in various incidents regarding bones.

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Riri365 Riri365 says...

Both has an element of investigation and mystery, although I think there's a lot more to come from Bungou. Sakurako-san is a really cute character though and I really like her depth. That said, Bungou has a lot of characters with depth (yet to be completely explored...so wait for season 2 :P ).

I think the art is similarly nice in both, but I do appreciate the outbursts of humour in Bungou which I think is generally absent from Beautiful Bones (understandably).

Enjoy ^.^

DianaTaiTan DianaTaiTan says...

Both Anime are truly amazing. Bungou is similar to Beautiful Bones with it's abnormal investigation methods which are very catchy in both series. Although Beautiful Bones isn't close to supernatural category, I still think that those who watched both would agree that they are different though similalry amazing.

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond

Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond

Second season of Blood Blockade Battlefront.

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loopygirl loopygirl says...

Really good. Both have action and connected with a group that's trying to make a difference. Hope you guys enjoy!

REEZY REEZY says...

Kicked out of his orphanage and on the verge of starving to death, Nakajima Atsushi meets some strange men. One of them, Dazai Osamu, is a suicidal man attempting to drown himself in broad daylight. The other, bespectacled Kunikida Doppo, nervously stands by flipping through a notepad. Both are members of the "Armed Detective Agency" said to solve incidents that even the military and police won't touch. Atsushi ends up accompanying them on a mission to eliminate a man-eating tiger that's been terrorizing the population... In the virtual city of Yokohama are individuals bearing the name of Bungo, "literary masters," who possess unusual powers likened to that name. Now begins the battle between the mysterious Bungo powers! I copied this

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?

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weetbit weetbit says...

Both are built upon the idea of people who have some kind of unique ability, with someone who greatly overpowered; they also both share a strong male bond between at least two of the main characters.

tsukikomoon tsukikomoon says...

both center on multiple main characters. they have young main main characters and have a mafia of sorts in both animes