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Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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stridewolf14 stridewolf14 says...

In terms of the inter-character relationships it reminds me a little bit of Kagerou Days and Kokoro Connect. But it's definitely super original.

LZRBrick LZRBrick says...

The whole bondage of friends comes true in both of the anime with challanges (mission in kiznaiver) along the way! It also has a couple romantic scenes for some added flair.

savkirk savkirk says...

Both stories deal with a small group of misfits who are very different but become connected by an outside source through super-human ways. 

kialia kialia says...

in both animes the charecters are connected in some way charecters get hurt , secrets emerge and they have to get together to get through it all

ZicoOnewOTPKitty ZicoOnewOTPKitty says...

Definitely a similiar premise, with similiar feelings and emotions within the smaller pieces of these interconnected characters.

Zed Zed says...

both are about characters having developement squeezed out of them by a third party. Kokoro connect is on the supernatural side while Kiznaiver is Scifi. 

if you enjoyed one, there is nothing stopping you from watching the other.

BacDeSable BacDeSable says...

Kiznaiver is like a second version of kokoro connect, other caracters, other problem but at end its the message is the same and some story are pretty similar.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both stories are about teenagers who are connected mentally and physically in some way. They're both kinda psychological, and focus a lot on the bonds between all the characters.

Ciasteczko Ciasteczko says...

They both have a group of people with different personalities bonded by some supernatural events.

Sabber234 Sabber234 says...

They both revolve around a group of teenagers being connected in a supernatural way. In Kiznaiver they feel each other's pain and in Kokoro Connect they switch bodies. Both focus on the mentalities of teenagers and are amazing shows I can't recommend enough.

Terror in Resonance

Terror in Resonance

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

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UsagiDandere UsagiDandere says...

Both have a similar feel to them and one shared aspect: the two coolest characters are revealed to be part of the same experiment as kids... a failed experiment on a group of orphans, which left the subjects with grave side effects (if they even survived, in ZnK's case). The two characters in both are the only functioning remnants from each of their respective experiments. Both are good and uber-dramatic, but that's about how far the similarity goes; these shows take their characters in very different directions ;3

GH6CTG GH6CTG says...

Both animes gives me the same feeling. I do not know why but i think its because:

The op feels the same even though its diffrent. The reason why it feels the same it unknow to me;

Or maybe is because in both anime ("Kiznaiver" and "Zankyou no Terror") has a there character who does not have alot a feeling.

So the reason is unknow i still thinks people will like both animes if they like one of them, i think they would like it story base and art base.

Thanks for reading and have a nice time watch.

lydiage13 lydiage13 says...

The bonding between the characters is similar because the story follows 2 boys who were part of a failed experiment as children and a girl is trying to understand them. 1 boy tries to push her away while the other falls in love. 

ech0vv ech0vv says...

Both animes include children who've gone through so much pain and both main characters(and side characters) want to achieve happiness and/or a goal in some form. Both are extremely beautiful animes that are just so sad. 

kaifelix kaifelix says...

both great animes, both will make you cry like a baby and leave you thinking about them after you finish them, and i think that its that feeling, the fact that it sticks with you, that makes them so amazing

DARLING in the FRANXX

DARLING in the FRANXX

Set in the distant future, the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the "birdcage." Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as "Zero Two" appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

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Bababaooooo Bababaooooo says...

They both have the theme of descovering what emotions are and what humanity has to offer. They start out closeted with little to no emotion, but as the story progresses they start to discover new and interesting things that they haven't experienced before. They start to learn that there are different emotions like love, happiness, sadness, etc.

onyedi64 onyedi64 says...

Both stories about people who were ignorant about the meaning of connections discovering love through their relationships

arnexks arnexks says...

studio Trigger makes real pretty anime, with interesting plots, characters....

and bad endings.

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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Oneisin Oneisin says...

The animes are completly different in the art and the humour. Kiznaiver seems more "funny", with some jokes and other stuff as psycho-pass has a dark atmosphere.

Still, these 2 animes are about a system introduced by the government to make thinks become better (the "world peace" and a live without any crime), but in both cases it is obvious that the system is all wrong. 

lydiage13 lydiage13 says...

The psycological aspect of a world that needs to understand each other through pain. Although psycho-pass is much darker theme to it and contains a lot of gore.

Danganronpa: The Animation

Danganronpa: The Animation

Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to "graduate" is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.

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PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

An eccentric group of people who wouldn't normally choose to have anything to do with eachother are gathered and forced to work together. In Danganronpa, the focus is on assasinating the others as well as working with the others to discover who commited the assasination. In Kiznaiver, the characters share each others pain and must work together to survive the summer break while connected to each other. Both have some rather bright colors and a wide range of characters.

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime involve strange characters that have nothing in common, strung together with one common goal. They are taken out of their environment and must complete a specific task/s...In Danganronpa, the students have to make it out of the school alive. In Kiznaiver, the kids are taken out of their environment and have to learn to become friends and co-operate together.

There's also the one person who is like the overseer of the operation and controls the outcome of every event, if someone is out of line, they will be punished.

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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PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

The plot and setting are very different, but both these anime involve a number of  various characters who barely know each other who are brought together due to circumstance. The main character is a young male who isn't an especially strong character and mostly just goes along with the others decisions. He has a friend who is always trying to look out for him and keep him out of trouble. Both animes are also original works.

hotspot hotspot says...

The Lost Village and Kiznaiver have a few things in common, they both star a quirky cast of people that have nothing in common with each other. The characters  also learn to understand each other, and their differences, to unite  together to complete the common goal.

Mekakucity Actors

Mekakucity Actors

The incidents which occurred on August 14th and 15th bring a group of young boys and girls together… They are members of a group they call themselves the “Mekakushi Dan” (Blindfold Organization) and each member possesses a strange power involving their eyes. Will the members of this peculiar organization be able to solve the mysteries behind these incidents and see the truth?

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MockingEntropy MockingEntropy says...

-Mekakucity Actors and Kiznaiver both include characters who are very different and would not normally associate with each other, connected through a fantasy-esque phenomenon.

-The protagonists of both come off initially as quiet and weak, some even match up similarly in roles and character.

-The main character also have some memory of the female lead that gets realized later on.

-Colorful cast of characters and similar art style.

cherrystarbear cherrystarbear says...

these shows really make me think of one another, the art style and the story are somewhat alike!

both are about a group of people linked by some kind of power or ability, the characters are very unique and colorful with each their own backstorie, their fate intertwine and they all face challenges and form friendships or in some cases develop deeper feelings for each other.

i really liked both shows, mekaku city i recommend watching if you like a unique and interesting animation style and cool musics, and kiznaiver i recommend if you want something more centered on the relationships forming between the characters and a bit less on the mystery side.

M3 the dark metal

M3 the dark metal

There is distorted, deep blackness everywhere. That place, in which blackness swallowed everything and took away everything, has become known as the avidya zone. Strange beings assume the very form of the despair and chaos of humanity. They are known by this name: Imashime. An expedition surveys the avidya zone which consumes human spirits. So, in the intricate intersection between the present in impending crisis and the destiny of the past … can eight boys and girls, assembled to confront the Imashime, find the bright future that lies before the avidya zone?

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PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

A group of high schoolers are used for research in an attempt to connect people. Someone believes that being able to read each others minds and be connected is the answer to happiness. Kiznaiver starts by connecting physical pain and working up to connecting thoughts. M3 starts by trying to connect thoughts. Kiznaiver is more focused on the research but both animes ask the question of whether it is human nature to want to connect to others and whether being connected and knowing each others thoughts and feelings will lead to happiness. Ultimately, they both reach a similar conclusion. M3 feels a bit darker than Kiznaiver and it has more action and giant robots but both these animes are similar in their theme of trying to connect people.

UsagiDandere UsagiDandere says...

The person above explained it well ^u^ as they said, both shows are eerily similar with the subject of connecting people, specifically a diverse group of teens. Also, both focus on pairs at a certain point, which makes for a lit shipping war ;D

But while Kiznaiver is very comedy oriented, you'd be hard-pressed to find a real joke in M3. But you get what you sign up for; it comes down to preference. I can tell you the drama is super strong in both, especially with moral standings and romance, but M3 has actual death.

From the New World

From the New World

One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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youkais youkais says...

Both of them introduce us in a new world, or the race to make it one, with a group of differents children who are discovering themselves but with the same long distance goal: to connect people, to stop war, to prevent violence.

Kiznaiver is more drastic at the beginning, while Shin Sekai Yori is quite at ease in the introduction. Both of them have a unique art and design.

But if you like the dark themed, psychological and ideal-making-world, you will enjoy both.

FreyaWinter FreyaWinter says...

They both have this mindtwisting and mystery thing going on and though From the New World is way more intense Kiznaiver was also really good

Sarazanmai

Sarazanmai

The setting is Asakusa. One day, second-years in middle school Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinnai meet Keppi, a mysterious kappa-like creature, who steals their shirikodama and transforms them into kappas. "To return to your original forms," Keppi tells them, "you must fight the zombies and take the shirikodama from them." Can the boys connect with each other and steal the zombies' shirikodama?! At the same time, something is happening at the police box where Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu work. This is the story of three boys who can't connect with someone important to them, learning about what it truly means to do so.

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youkais youkais says...

Both titles have a huge accent on interactions, in make a connection with other people. Even with oneself.

Kiznaiver is a bit less comedy, but have some to make it go smooth.

Also, the animation is pretty nice in both.

foochii foochii says...

Both have to do with connections between different groups of people, and how important it is to make bonds.