Imawa no Kuni no Alice

Alt title: Alice in Borderland

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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?

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ThatRakoonChick ThatRakoonChick says...

Both anime have the high-stakes adrenaline feel, but include strategy and critical thinking into the plot. Not much else to say. If you like either of these anime, you're sure to like the other.

staffordshire staffordshire says...

death and survival type animes. both looking promissing, good staff behind the shows,so they have to be good.

tennis101101 tennis101101 says...

Both of these animes involve you putting your "life" on the line. Also both of these animes involve high stakes games that gets your blood floowing and has you on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what happens next.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both shows involve people fighting for their lives in dangerous (and sometimes brutal) games.

Imawa no Kuni no Alice had potential but failed miserably. Death Parade on the other hand is actually good!

thor123 thor123 says...

Both anime feature people who are forced to play different games, in order to survive. The mental / psychological consequences of these games are also important in both anime.

YariMari YariMari says...

High-stake games where the characters are put into life-or-death sitations. Both are intense psychological anime.

Btooom!

Btooom!

22-year-old Ryouta is an unemployed good-for-nothing who spends his days living at home and playing Btooom, a wildly popular online game that's sold over three million copies worldwide. Alongside other teammates, Ryouta battles it out with others using powerful bombs and sonar that can reveal hidden enemies, and his dedication has earned him the title of Japan's top player. But soon, Ryouta's pastime becomes a terrifying reality, as he and many others are dropped onto a tropical island and forced to play Btooom – but this time for real. Now, he and the rest must fight to the death by whatever means necessary, as the only way to win this deadly game is by killing seven of the other players.

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AbeceanLongfin AbeceanLongfin says...

If you're a fan of the "Play or Die" category or "High Stakes Games", then you're going to love Btooom!. Both of the protagonists are seemingly trapped somewhere, and are pretty much trying to figure out how they got there, and why they're there.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

People being cast away against their will to play a game in which it is play or die. The artstyle and animation quality is mostly similar too, as is the general feel of isolation in both shows.

Main difference is that wheras Btooom! is a battle royale style of series, Kuni no Alice has more of a cooperation incentive going for it. 

Another difference is the character cast which is a single individual in Btooom! as opposed to a group of friends in Kuni no Alice. Characters are otherwise mostly different, but there are some minor characters with parallels

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both shows feature high stakes games where the participants fight for their lives.

Imawa no Kuni no Alice features a number of sick games that the characters have to live through.

Btooom! on the other hand is a game becoming reality and they are forced to fight in a battle royale.

thor123 thor123 says...

Both series feature people who are thrown into a new environment, after which they have to play a deadly game against strangers, former friends, and former enemies. I found the atmosphere to be similar in both series, so if you like one you might like the other as well. 

GANTZ

GANTZ

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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inoue86 inoue86 says...

In both, you participate in a game where your life is on the line. Gantz is better than imawa no kuni no Alice. Be warned though, Gantz contains a lot of blood/gore.

Halex Halex says...

In both, the characters are forced to participate in life or death games in order to survive. Alice is very short, I wish they make a full version of this anime. Gantz is also incomplete, the anime only covers the first part of the manga but they are both worth watching!

sothis sothis says...

Gantz and Imawa no Kuni no Alice are extremely similar. Outside of the reason for entering the game, they both show groups of characters unwittingly enter a death game and struggle to survive multiple rounds, where the stakes are different and more messed up each time. The rules are narrated by a mysterious third party, and there's plenty of terrible feels. If you liked one there's really no way you'd dislike the other. Just bear in mind that both have non endings, but both have long, completed manga.

Death Billiards

Death Billiards

When two strangers find themselves trapped in a mysterious lounge with no memory of arriving, they're informed by the bartender that the only way to escape is play a game like their lives depend on it. With a spin of the roulette wheel, their fates are set: the men must play a game of pool, but it's no ordinary game! In a suspenseful, macabre twist, the balls aren't numbered but rather represent a different organ in each man's body. Just what kind of fate awaits the loser of this anything-goes game of billiards?

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ThatRakoonChick ThatRakoonChick says...

Both anime have the high-stakes adrenaline feel, but include strategy and critical thinking into the plot. Not much else to say. If you like either of these anime, you're sure to like the other.

YariMari YariMari says...

Both anime deal with psychological "death games" that bring out a persons' dark side. They both question values and the extent someone would go in order to save their own skin/life.

Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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staffordshire staffordshire says...

mysterious, bloody, psychological. both animes have it all, i love death note and this one looks good too. so far.

YariMari YariMari says...

Intense psychology, mind games and a tiny dash of psychopathy. I feel like these two go hand in hand. More so for the Alice in Borderlands manga over the anime though, because it's a lot longer and tells more of a story.

Bus Gamer

Bus Gamer

In the underbelly of the corporate world, a secret series of battles takes place called the Bus Game, whose participants are solicited randomly via letters in the mail. During the games, teams of three attempt to take into their possession a disk filled with corporate secrets; the winners are given increasingly high cash rewards, while the losers get nothing - or worse, they lose their lives. Toki, Kazuo and Nobu make up the "no name" team, and their goal is to win one billion yen each. Each has a reason to need the money and a secret, disturbing past; but with high stakes and mysterious employers, they can only hope to leave the game alive.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Two short ovas with very similar premises. These shows are similar in that the characters are allowed to cooperate with eachother. Furthermore, the characters in both shows are quite similar in terms of their lack of elaborate backgrounds and a convincing psychological profile.

Main differences in these shows is that Bus Gamer has its focus a lot stronger on bishounen or males doing manly things, whereas part of the cast in Kuni no Alice is female and has some heterosexual tension.

In line of this focus of character art, the animation and art quality in Bus Gamer is quite a bit worse than Kuni no Alice.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are shows which feature a group of people who is forced to risk their lives in a game. Also cooperation plays a significant role in both anime since it's the key to survive in said games.

If you liked one you'll definitely enjoy the other

Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor

Kaiji - Ultimate Survivor

Kaiji Ito is as pathetic a person as they come; a man who gambles his days away, only winning enough to lose significantly more. He hates himself, is riddled with envy for others, but is ultimately too weak to think of a way out of his massive debts. Then one day he is approached by a strange man who offers him what seems the solution of a lifetime – to take a short journey on a ship called Espoir, during which time he will be given the chance to win more cash than he can dream of in a card game like no other. Ever the desperate, Kaiji takes the gamble of his life; however, the game turns out to be far darker than he expected and the hard lessons pile on thick and fast. Now stuck in a closed world of unsavory characters willing to do anything to destroy him, can Kaiji gather enough courage to outwit them all?

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Humice Humice says...

These two anime's have exciting life threating games were the characters have to strain their brains to come out on top. If you're looking for a high stakes game to move to next, they both will satisfy your appetite

Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaisha

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Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy- Despair Arc

Hope’s Peak High School is a special school that nurtures those with exceptional talents and abilities. While only top students are a part of the main course, anyone can join the preparatory course, like Haijme Hinata has. Hinata wants nothing more than to be part of the talented elite, but his desires lead him to a fateful encounter that drives the future of the school into despair.

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Future Diary OVA

Future Diary OVA

Yuki, a disaffected middle school boy has no dreams, or goals in his life, in fact, the only thing he does have is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning however, he wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realise that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn’t just mere coincidence. Now Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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