Day Break Illusion: il sole penetra le illusioni

Alt title: Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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sothis sothis says...

I'm astonished that at the time of this recommendation, no one else has linked these two anime together. Day Break Illusion is a near carbon copy ripoff of Madoka Magica (which in turn is a near carbon copy ripoff of Bokurano, but that's another story ;) ). They're similar on basically all levels: reluctant girl who's fated to join a team of magical girls that have to take part in brutal battles in weird, dreamlike landscape; psychological/horror aspects with the deaths; even the super cutesy shoujo style. If you liked one I can't imagine not liking the other.

Brad Brad says...

These two magical girl shows appear to be very similar to each other from the get go, and while they do have similarities, Day Break Illusion is not a rip-off of Madoka by any matter of means. What they do share is a cutesy art style that is in stark contrast to a darker story that contains the odd shocking scene. Beyond that the shows have as much in common with each other as any other magical girl show.

If you enjoyed Madoka then there's a high probability that you will find Day Break Illusion interesting, but the comparison should be treated as a solid starting point rather than crying rip-off.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Day Break Illusion and Madoka Magica are incredibly similar in their dark magical girl like taste but they also manage to be quite different. Both series contain a kind hearted girl who relunctantly becomes a magical girl and ends up learning the disturbing fate behind their new role. Both series revolve around sacrificing one's own being for the greater good of humanity.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

Because there are cutesy loli magical girls in both of these anime, you think it's gonna be some happy, girly series, but in fact they are both very dark. They both deal with fate, life and death...lots of death actually. They also both have to do with the price of having a wish granted and that nothing in this world is free. 

Karmillina Karmillina says...

While both Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou and Puella Magi Madoka Magica have cutesy character designs, blood everywhere, and a nice touch of Design Student's Porn, each series has their own personality regardless of the similarities and is perfectly capable of standing on their own. For those into Magical Girls and adorable characters involved in dark, dark stuff... sandwiched between nice opening and ending music.

Rastamepas Rastamepas says...

Kind of hard not to recommend these two together. They are very much alike in multiple aspects. They both have a cast of cutesy like girls who all have very differing set of personalities. Both deal with magical girls fighting battles in dark wierd alternate areas. They also share the uncommon theme of a darker style story involving "shoujoish" style magical girls.

If you like one you will most likely enjoy the other, or at the very least similiar and interesting

Naga Naga says...

While it may not be that similar in terms of plot, or charachters, it's hard not to notice the similarities between these two. Both deal with a really similar concept, and that is Mahou Shoujo with horror elements. Both have a cast of cutsy looking girls with different personalities, who fight monsters for a reason or two. 

If you liked one of them, there's a good chance you'll enjoy the other one as well. 

audinobutt audinobutt says...

If you like magical girls and moe but also a serious psychological plot and mild violence both series are for you. PMMM is a bit more on the psychological side than Day Break Illusion, but the latter makes it up with seriousness and also a bit more blood and violence. The characters are young but still relatable and they are as loveable as the PMMM girls. I highly reccomend these series.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both are magical girl anime that have a dark twist to them.  Don't be fooled by these two series' cutesy moe-ish artstyles.  They both have a rather dark plot and lots of plot twists.  Personally, I thought Madoka Magica was the better of the two, but if you like dark magical girl shows then you will probably enjoy both. 

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both shows are twists on you typical magic girl shows, they are a much darker fantasy show. The character personallities are pretty similar, and the main character in each has something 'special' about them, this is mentioned within the anime. Anyway both anime have a similar style story and the animators have gone with a slightly 'Moe' art style. So if you liked one you should like the other.

CrystalGrace CrystalGrace says...

These two are so similar, it's almost unnatural. I really don't even have to explain or go into that much detail! Both have cutesy animation and outfits and a similiar story but both are really dark and creepy! I can't say Day Break Illusion is a ripoff, but it is very similar to Madoka Magica!

Black Rock Shooter OVA

Black Rock Shooter OVA

In a dark and dreary dimension, the mysterious Black Rock Shooter roams the desolate landscape with her gigantic gun, pausing only to battle against other mysterious super-powered girls. Elsewhere, a teenage girl is excitedly preparing for her very first day of junior high, eager to begin her new life of attending a basketball club and befriending the elegant new girl. But what exactly is the connection between these two worlds?

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sothis sothis says...

While not identical plot-wise these two share a similar mood/feel and the 'other worlds' aspect has a similar aesthetic style as well. Fans of Black Rock Shooter looking for something more coherent story-wise will surely appreciate Day Break, the other way around won't be as strong of a recommendation except based on a gut feeling.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Daybreak Illusion are both dark fantasy's based around a group of you girls....who in Black Rock Shooter fight against each other whereas in Daybreak illusion they fight against these momsters who take over a persons body. But even with this simple different the style of story is pretty similar and I think if you liked one then the you should enjoy the other one ^_^

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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Chitaka Chitaka says...

If you like watching people transform and use spritual weapons to kill "undead" monsters, both of these are quite similar (at least for the first little while of Bleach). When killing Hollows is still a major part in Bleach it's exactly the same situation as the Daemonia in DBI. A person is turned into said monster and can never be returned to normal, both series' having the issues of having to kill people they love after being turned into their respective monster.

D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man

An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Chitaka Chitaka says...

Each character in both of these anime are given some special power, by a Tarot card in GBI and "innocence" in D.Gray-Man. They are then thrust into a special organization in which they use these powers to kill evil beings that were once human, sometimes even humans that the character has loved. The way these people become evil beings is also quite similar, in DBI it is the despair and sadness of wanting a wish granted at the cost of their souls, in D.Gray-Man it is someone elses despair and mourning wishing to bring back the dead that turns the ressurected person into an akuma.

Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?

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KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series revolve around Magical girls fighting monsters with the aide of Tarot cards. The major difference being that Cardcaptor Sakura has only one magical girl who uses multiple Tarot cards where as Day Break Illusion has multiple Magical Girls who are limited to the use of one Tarot card. DBI is much darker and contains more gore than CS but if you like one series, you'll probably enjoy the other.

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Nanoha used to be a normal grade school student until one day she found a ferret in the woods -- but he's no ordinary ferret! His name is Yuuno, he hails from another world, and he needs Nanoha’s help to complete his mission: to capture the Jewel Seeds (mysterious stones that imbue their wielder with great power) that fell to Earth. Along with Yuuno, Nanoha must now collect the Seeds and protect her world, but she isn’t alone. A rival is also trying to collect the Seeds for an unknown purpose, and only Nanoha has the power to stop her…

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LordZel LordZel says...

Nanoha was the original "grimdark" magical girl show.  It has two things that really work out for it.  The first is they don't go over the top with the grimdark aspect.  The second is that it stays true to the magical girl genre.

Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou tries to be over the top with the grimdark but also tries to be true to the magical girl genre.  I'll just say it right now, the two genres are like oil and water.  They just don't mix.  You might be able to spice one or the other by mixing small amounts but trying to put equal portions in and shaking it together isn't going to fly.  It doesn't help that the writing for this one is just all over the place and more than a little awful.  Still, I'd say it did better than Madoka by a long shot.  If for no other reason than the fact they aren't actively trying to troll their own audience.

If by some chance you like over-the-top grimdark in your magical girl and you enjoy being trolled, you could do what about 8 other people have already recommended and just watch Madoka.  If you enjoy being trolled that much, I might as well throw in a School Days recommendation as well.  I wouldn't recommend either show to anyone I consider a friend though.

Yumekui Merry

Yumekui Merry

Yumeji Fujiwara, a high school student with the ability to give insight into one's dreams, has been forced into battles and misfortune caused by the nightmares that live inside people's dreams. Trapped inside his own dream, he is forced to fight against an army of cats lead by a dream demon who goes by the name Chaser John Doe. When Yumeji meets Merry, another dream demon who suffers from amnesia and is fighting to return to the dream realm, the two decide to become a team. Together they battle foes and gather the answers needed to try and send Merry home.

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AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

This recomendation is between Daybreak Illusion and Dream-Eater Merry, the reason why I put the two together was that both are dark-fantasy's where a demon (of some sort) from another world comes in to feed to human desires and by doing this the human looses something, in Yumekui Merry the human looses their dreams making it impossible to gain their dream. In Daybreak Illusion they loose their lives if the demon is killed and broken away. This is the main similarity but there are also similar characters and the basic idea is quite similar. So if you liked one, the other should be to your liking.

Shadow Star Narutaru

Shadow Star Narutaru

While visiting her grandparents on a remote island, Shiina Tamai, our young protagonist, inadvertently finds a strange star shaped creature, which she names Hoshimaru. This creature, while seemingly harmless and unusual, holds many secrets. As Shiina and her new friend Akira soon find out, their creatures are much more than they seem to be...and against their will, they are thrown into a dangerous and hostile situation of trying to save the world from others who would use their dragonets to enslave it.

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LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both seem to be cute, happy-go-lucky series at first glance, but are in fact much darker and twisted than they appear.  Both have plenty of plot twists, dark themes, and violence.  Also, both series have the horror tag (and for good reason, too).  If you like one, you will probably like the other.

C³

Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick (no relation). Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world - IF she can break her curse in C3!

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mia08 mia08 says...

The story are both revolving about students with violence and dark themed plot which are also quite similar to Black Rock Shooter, Blood+ so if you like those kind of shows, I also recommend this one to you. The significantly difference between the 2 is probably that C3 is a harem type of show where the other one is shoujo(all girls).

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it.  Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both of these anime are dark fantasy's which are about monsters from another world come to our world and take over human's body. In this sense they are pretty similar, however the story likes are pretty different, but the basic idea (killing/getting rid of these monsters) are a big similarity. So in conclusion if you enjoyed Pandora Hearts then you should enjoy daybreak illusion.