ERASED

Alt title: Boku dake ga Inai Machi

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Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...

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Hutai Hutai says...

the Main Character in both shows go back in time to prevent something horrible that will happen in the future

Asakurayopp Asakurayopp says...

because both of them use time treveler...and i really recomd this to you guys who want to watch,no i really want all of you to watch this bote anime

Oneisin Oneisin says...

There is some reflection, a sci-fi atmospheer, the main characters wants to save someone, he got a power he doesn't understand... Realyif you enjoyed steins;gate just go on!

geoisevil geoisevil says...

Both have a focus on time travel and using it to save people, which has its consequences. As of writing this ERASED only has one episode out, so it's hard to tell if there will be more similarities to come, but from just the first episode I knew that this show had the potential to become as great as Steins;Gate.

goldenphoenix101 goldenphoenix101 says...

It's hard to talk about ERASED without spoiling much, suffice to say there are a lot of very similar themes between it and Steins;Gate, and if you enjoyed one, you will definitely like the other

Mikasa201 Mikasa201 says...

Erased is more serious and dramatical, while Steins Gate is a comedy. But time travel theme and rescuing loved ones makes them pretty similiar. So if you like Erased, you definitely should try Steins Gate. Mwahahahaha!

OrangeCrust OrangeCrust says...

Similar dark storyline with helpless protagonist. Time travel oriented, but the concept of time travel is flawed in that the protagonist is powerless to do anything but simply watch events go by.

jrl921 jrl921 says...

Both deal with time travel and trying to change the past to save someone. Erased is more actual time travel where as steins gate is sending messages into the past to change time. Though its still airing as of this recommendation Erased is jumped its way to one of my all time favorites with steins gate, if the rest of the story stays in this direction its gonna be great. Stories and obessions the main characters have in righting the past help elevate both shows to the top for me.

Shizuka97 Shizuka97 says...

Both animes have an element of phsychology, mystery and time-travel, well thought out plots, and tragedy.

chasm chasm says...

Drama, comedy, a tiny bit (LOL) of time travel, these two have quite a few similarities while still maintaining unique plots and good pacing

frp frp says...

Both of them deal with MC using time travel to save his loved ones. Time travel part in Steins;Gate is much better however.

ScarletRain ScarletRain says...

Both has time traveling theme. Protagonists are doing everything to prevent bad things and save his friends from danger.

DanDoubleL DanDoubleL says...

The two have similarly unique twists to the time travel genre- rather than physically travelling to the past, the protagonists find themselves in their younger bodies, whether by a few days or by decades, with knowledge of the future.

gintama gintama says...

Both are quite similar. The protagonist travels back into the past to save his loved ones. I enjoyed both these anime.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both follow someone who travels in timein order to prevent something from happening in the timeline that they sit in, even if it risks their future. Both mains are quite determined characters who won't stop and will do anything for what they want to occur, they also both have a more serious approach to this idea.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime deal with time travel (albiet in different ways).  The protangonists of both series try to save the people they care about.  Both series have great production values and can get rather intense at times.  If you like one of these series then you should check out the other.

notoriousj0e notoriousj0e says...

Although both Steins;Gate and ERASED are science fiction anime dealing with time travel to some degree, that is not the reason that these two anime are so great. Both manage to tell a gripping story without any action. Time travel is touched on in both anime, Steins;Gate to a larger degree, but that doesn't define the anime. With only a moderate suspensiion of disbelief, ERASED and Steins;Gate offer intricately woven tales withrealistic and relateable(mostly) characters. Both are excellent, and while Steins;Gate is cemented as a classic in the anime world, ERASED may be on its way to doing the same. I would reccommend either in a heartbeat.

luckie13 luckie13 says...

The most obvious fact you should watch these two shows is that they both use time travel to prevent something from happening. That is true however the time travels work slightly differently and the two shows offer a slightly different take on time travel, in Erased it seems involuntary wheras in Steins; gate they are actively trying to travel in time. Both stories are rather bittersweet, but I must admit that Erased is slightly easier to get into as the first 9 or so episodes of Steins;gate is character development. Don't let that discourage you, both shows are worth watching, and even if at the end you find Erased disappointing, you can still formulate your own opinions about it without being brainwashed by the internet.

Silvrex Silvrex says...

These two animes are so similar. Erased and Steins;Gate both use time in order to save someone. Both animes gives you the plot twists and feels. Definitely recommended.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

Both Erased and Steins;Gate involve multiple leaps of time travel by one person to try and save the lives of one or more other people. They both have a similar suspense and strategic approach to changing the future and they both show just how much some "insignificant" actions can affect the future at large. Steins;Gate however has a more scientific approach however and it gives much more explanation of just how the time traveling works

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

These are both time-travel anime which focus on the main character working to save the life of a dear friend (Steins;Gate) or someone they feel sorry for (ERASED). The art styles are different, but both shows are filled with tension and twists.

Nauman Nauman says...

They both are capable of giving you them feels and are slightly romantic with time traveling and twists throughout their stories. I would say they both are sad+beautiful.

sengir4 sengir4 says...

Both deal with time travel, and the issues that arise from not taking those ramifications seriously. Both very suspenseful, and take you on a wild ride, with plenty of twists and turns.

sunnysuraj sunnysuraj says...

Both revolve around concepts of time travel and the complicated way that reality can be altered by those who partake in it. They take different approaches, but they both manage to do so in a way that's inventive and interesting. Steins;Gate is a little more comical at first, while ERASED has a serious tone from the beginning with small moments of humor. Steins;Gate is a tad bit more psychological, as well. 

DanallWillham DanallWillham says...

Steins gate is by far the greatest time-travel anime. Just like Eresed the protagonist makes many mistakes inwhich he has to fix.

Oblithian Oblithian says...

Like Steins;Gate Erased has it's own unique executions on the basic time-loop plot. If you love time Time-Loops, you will like both. Erased has a broader appeal, so it is more likely you would enjoy it coming from Steins;Gate, than the opposite.

Jqwhippet Jqwhippet says...

Steins Gate starts a little slow than ERASED but both of these series are have got Brilliant Scenario. When you start watching you lose time tracking. Highly recommended. Must Watch!!

EtoRecord EtoRecord says...

Both anime are around time travel, and the reason for the travel is the same.

Save the ones who are important to them.

I think if you like Steins;Gate you are most likely to like Erased, or the other way around, since both animes are on the same topic.

Another thing that occours in both animes is that both main characters  have "enemies", therefore forcing the main character to change the past a couple of times.

Stormia Stormia says...

time travel and time problems and every thing about time

and friends helping each others

Sky4U Sky4U says...

Both anime have a time travel aspect. That makes them similar. In addition, both main characters try to save a person close to them.

DesuChan51 DesuChan51 says...

They are able to travel through time with one goal in mind. They are both tragic, and aim to save someone who could not save themselves. However, Erased is a little more serious.

howtoprocastinate howtoprocastinate says...

Both of the main characters have abilities that allow them to time travel. Both shows unwravel the mysteries behind a character's death. 

Dellsimkin Dellsimkin says...

Well that's hard to describe without spoilers so to keep it short and simple It's a drama and a mystery and it involves time travel or I mean they involve these things.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...

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Beebo Beebo says...

Both have time travel themes. Both protagonists want to use it to save people. Both allow graphic violence.

ColeCooper ColeCooper says...

Their both pretty similar, more than likely if you have watched one you'll definitly like the other. In my opinion their both really good so far. Considering that Zero only has 6 episodes out for me.

imhawt imhawt says...

Erased was a facinating anime and will leave the viewer with a well written story that doesn't end the way you might expect it to end.

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime deal with the protagonist going back in time on numerous occasions, to try and fix the past. He ventures back in time, so he can save the lives of people that he cares about.

KiraKiraSoul KiraKiraSoul says...

Both protagonists use time travel multiple times in the hopes of saving the lives of their friends. The characters are easy to empathise with and strive to uncover the mysteries surrounding their circumstances.

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

The stories both focus on one guy who time travels (or perhaps dimension jumps, not clear on what Subaru does yet) and works in order to save others from a grisly end. Mysteries both unravel as the series goes on, but so far the character development in RE:Zero is superior.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Time travel and feels. Need I say any more? Both are very good, with likeable characters and some psychological elements.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Although the settings of these two anime are vastly different, they do share a few plot devices. The main one being a protagonist who can reset timelines, and does so in order to save himself and others. Both anime also show the struggle the protagonist has with keeping that power secret from those he is trying to save. Both also feature violence and death, though I'd say Re:Zero is a tad more graphic. 

JonnySQ JonnySQ says...

Erased and Zero heavily rely on character relationships in order to progress and motivate a timetraveling main character, and that only through these binding relationships do the characters find out the mysteries of how to save themselves and everyone around them. With time traveling/return by death, both shows further investigate secondary characters in more depth and to figure out their situation more completely in order to conquer the current feat at hand.

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

Sul Sul says...

Pretty sure everyone else have covered everything so far about the similiarities plot wise. So, just watch it.

LastGamer13 LastGamer13 says...

Both main characters have ability to go back in time, they both try super hard to protect people around them.

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Time. 

I started with that work because one of the main themes in both of these Anime is Time and things revolving around going back in time and re-writing history. Although the circumstances are differently. 

Both Male main protagonists didn't ask for this situation and they didn't know what to do half of the time but they did learn to cope with it in time... ha ha... 

Also in both there was slight Romance revolving around the main characters. 

Orange

Orange

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.

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Phyren Phyren says...

Ever since I read the tags, I noticed a similarity. Both have to do with influences from the future. It's not exactly time traveling in Orange's case, but it works its way through letters. I can guarantee that both will have you on the edge of your seat, even though Erased has a bit more exitement; But Orange brings the most tears and has you begging for the next episode to be released!

Wowgirl38 Wowgirl38 says...

Erased and Orange both follow a similar theme of regret and hope to change the future. Both feature lovable characters who are eager to help their friends. They feature future settings where the characters are adults and past settings as children attending school. 

an1m3niac an1m3niac says...

The shows are similar because both main characters try to prevent bad things from happening. Both anime have time travel aspects and are very dramatic

Epimondas Epimondas says...

In many ways, this is a near mirror image of each other.  The main differences are the focus, and how the past is changed.  One travels literally back in time and the other somehow sends a message.  I would add Frequency here, but that is a live action movie, yet it has a similar theme too and a very similar reason for desiring to change the past.  Erased is set more like a heavy drama/thriller style, while Orange is more like a Drama/Tragedy/Love story kind of feel.  Orange brings up more philisophical questions about "if one could change their past..." or "redo something", but Erased doesn't really delve into such a question but instead was more like a happenstance or lucky accident opportunity he takes advantage of, while Orange gives the impression it was more planned out ahead of time which you get a pretty good sense of right from the opening of episode one.  Erased was kind of a bit more like the movie, Retroactive, where everytime he tries to fix something, many other things go wrong.  I could also say both deal with regret but honestly it was not so much in Erased as it was in Orange.  In Erased, he felt more regret about what happened to his mother after the fact but regret from the past didn't play as much into it cause he could have done little about it until he got the chance to do it over.  He might have had more regret interfering in a way since he paid a heavy price himself, though the regret might be if he could have done it differently.  Orange deals with the regret of multiple characters while Erased is mainly about the main character.

MrKimchi MrKimchi says...

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So Orange and Erased, both have a time travel kind of thing. Except the small difference is on Erased, he actually goes back in the future, and Orange where they get letters from the future. They're both about saving someone, though erased has a better storyline and plot i believe. Both animations are great in my opinion. I might have cried only once to Erased probably not at all, but I do remember being very intrigued by this anime. Orange, it made me cry for sure 3 times, It just connected somehow. I'm not gonna go too in-depth, i tried to make this recommendation simple. Anyways enjoy your anime. I recommend both ways. Im not a very hardcore reviewer/recommender who goes over every detail

strangelookingcat strangelookingcat says...

Both deal with some sort of time travel and relationship regrets. Not to mention love triangles. "Orange" is much more slice-of-life whereas "Erased" is an intense mystery thriller.

ch0p5tixmast3r ch0p5tixmast3r says...

Both stories involve time travel and changing the past for a better future. Orange and Erased have a similar pace, are character driven, and have a mild amount of suspense involved in whether or not things can be changed. 

rabxn rabxn says...

Both anime uses a kind of time travel (i guess you can say..) in order to try to fix their pasts by trying to save someone.

YariMari YariMari says...

In both, the MC's goal is to save a life by using means of timetravel. Erased is more of an intense thriller, while Orange is a drama - but they are still very similar when it comes to theme.

edgarruv edgarruv says...

Same idea different stories

one of the big differences is that the anagonist in erased more active in figuring out how to get to the solution

in Orange the main character struggles to find a solution by them self and requires help

all together very good stories

talaalfraih talaalfraih says...

both of Orange and ERASED talk about how frineds should be even if they don't know each other for a long time they're still your friends and they would do anything to save you even whats impossible 

and the 2 of them show you what would someone who loves you do and there is always some worried about you where or whenever you are you're not alone  

if u liked Orang you HAVE to watch ERASED

if u liked ERASED you HAVE to watch Orange

subparalien subparalien says...

Both involve characters trying their best to change the future.

ERASED is far more dramatic, with more plot.

Orange focuses more on depression and suicide.

Both have well done characters.

Inu230 Inu230 says...

If you enjoyed the plotline of changing the past consider giving ERASED a watch. Orange and ERASED deal with regrets in the future that could be prevented by altering events from the past. The main characters struggle with the conundrum of how changing the past changes the future which promted the need or desire to change the past. The characters with the ability to alter the past learn about deep scars in the lives of those they are trying to help. They gradually accept that not everything can or should be changed.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...

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mielconejo mielconejo says...

Both stories revolve around a character that suffers "jumps" backwards in time, for a short period of time in order to avoid or correct something that's happened. They both try to solve something that's not clear to the main character, and have some thrilling plot.

they differ from one another in the genre, but they are both really good animations and so far, ERASED promises to deliver some really great story development.

Astelia Astelia says...

They have a lot in common. And both of them are interesting. Although I prefer Erased (my opinion may change with time).

TakumiWatanabe TakumiWatanabe says...

I think they've got a lot in common.

Both story's are awesome and great and you'll have a great time watching them!

Both try to solve problems by traveling through time. Eventually they both roll in an emotional rollecoaster

DanallWillham DanallWillham says...

If you like time travel you'll probally like Girl Who leapt through time, also there is a very nice romace element. Apart from that there is hardly many simularities that I can think of. 

Skylion Skylion says...

Both revolve around time travel and their consequences. They also both try convey great existential themes and are both an absolute joy to watch.

CandyLix CandyLix says...

The main character travels through time, to fix events that would otherwise seemingly be aweful.

Another

Another

26 years ago, something terrible happened in a middle school’s third year classroom. A popular, talented student named Misaki suddenly died, and the ramifications of that incident have caused each third year class since then to live in fear. It is now 1998, and Kouichi Sakakibara has just transferred into the notorious classroom, curious about the mysterious secret that his peers are hiding from him. He’s drawn to one enigmatic girl named Mei Misaki, a quiet student who wears an eye patch and warns him about getting involved with her, and continues to seek her out against the pleas of his classmates. And that’s when people begin to violently die...

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Baddie007 Baddie007 says...

Both maybe diffrent but they both ahre the same genre and both have a deep plot. Also, both characters have to stuggle to find the cause of the curses thaey have to undergo.

Helivelton100 Helivelton100 says...

  • Both excellent anime of mystery, with stories and remarkable characters, surely I recommend both  💙😉🌷 !! 

kherondale kherondale says...

The storyline is extremely different, but they are both horror and psychological animes, both anime will keep you guessing throughout runtime!

ERWT ERWT says...

SPOILER... maybe... just incase

The way the story misdirects you and the emotional impact you feel as these characters die avoidable deaths is masterfully crafted

The Lost Village

The Lost Village

Thirty strangers sign up for a shady, one-way bus trip to Nanakimura: a village that urban legend claims is hidden deep in a mountain forest. Some wish to run away from their problems, others hope to make a fresh start, but all soon discover the place of their dreams is actually a nightmare. The village is an abandoned wreck, the surrounding woods seems to be filled with monsters, and people begin disappearing one by one. What is the secret of Nanakimura, and will anyone manage to escape from the place alive?

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twiddledeevgc twiddledeevgc says...

Both are mysterious, and have psychological elements as well.  There also seems to be a certain supernatural aspect to both.

hotspot hotspot says...

They aren't really similar, but both anime have the similarity of reliving the past and correcting what went wrong.

ipinkzoe ipinkzoe says...

they give you strange thrills............... NOT IN A BAD WAY

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Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Agreed. Both anime feature young kids trying to survive tough situations. Tons of suspense and supernatural elements. A real treat for those into Mystery/Thriller/Adult Themes

your name.

your name.

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

I can see some similarities to this show at least among anime.  Both involve disasters or sad tragedies caused by multiple deaths.  Both involve time travel and switching bodies though in one case he switches or steps into his own past, where that conscious that was there original goes is hard to say.  Both involve some form of communication to the past or past selves in order to stop the disaster/tragedy.  Both stories are heavy dramas with elements of romance, tragedy, and mystery.

Nyatah Nyatah says...

In both animes you have this 'time travelling- aspect'.They're both about this impossible love, sperated thorugh time.

Astelia Astelia says...

The are both about travelling though time and space with a bit of romance. I think that if you liked Kimi no Na wa you are sure to enjoy Boku dake ga inai Machi and vice versa. Although graphics in Kimi no Na wa are truly incredible, Erased has an interesting detective storyline. I recommend both of them.

Maranee Maranee says...

A protagonist, switches between different realities in order to change the past, save someone he cares for and prevent a tragedy. Both anime are about children, their friendships and first romances and people who don’t give up on their goals.  

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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jazzykk jazzykk says...

Erased and AnoHana are initially quite similar. Both anime center around a group of childhood friends, where one of the girls died. In Erased, the main character goes back in time to try to save her. In AnoHana, the main character can see her spirit and tries to help her rest in peace. Erased will give you a very nostalgic feel as an adult in a child's body revisits the past. AnoHana has great character developement as the group of friends, who are now teens and have grown distant, deal with the resurfaced grief of losing their friend. Erased is more thriller whereas AnoHana is closer to slice of life. I would recommend both to anyone who liked the other.

Maranee Maranee says...

In both anime the protagonist remembers his childhood and friends while trying to save a deceased female friend (using time travelling to change the past or wanting to fullfill her wish).

JonnySQ JonnySQ says...

Both deal with regrets and a girl's death that impacted the main character's life, and their role and duty to do everything they can do to either change the fate or give last wishes for that exact girl.

Mirainikkifan Mirainikkifan says...

about a boy called satoru and he can time travel in time to save humans from the death then he got 18 years back i time to save his mom, Kayo, Hiromi, from they death. spoilers alert but the police thinks the killer is jun but it is gaku aka the teacher 

The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy

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

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Handyx Handyx says...

-Have a bad luck protagonist.

-Have a time rest plot.

But, Tatami Galaxy are perfect and Erased are crap.

chasm chasm says...

Though Erased has a bit more drama in it, and Tatami Galaxy has more comedy, the two complement each other with plots heavily related to time travel and the repercussions of one's actions

subparalien subparalien says...

Both series use time for the plot. Tatami Galaxy focuses on character development, and the main character is not really aware of the time travel. Erased is far more plot focused, and the main character actively works with and is aware of the time travel.

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

After transferring into a new school, a deaf girl, Shouko Nishimiya, is bullied by the popular Shouya Ishida. As Shouya continues to bully Shoko, the class turns its back on him. Shouko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shouya finds Shouko to make amends. 

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Die4fun Die4fun says...

The strife to remedy past shortcomings and take that into a better future for oneself and everyone around them is the main theme for the protagonists of both shows and in both cases executed with a meaningful, gripping story.

caitace caitace says...

Both A silent Voice and Erased were both animes that brought serious subjects into thought. Whether it was about kidnapping, suicide, or just having plain respect for each other. They were both beautiful but consisted of dark themes.

NerdyNadeen99 NerdyNadeen99 says...

I think that they both can teach you a good lesson that can impact how you think for the better.