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ERASED

ERASED

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.

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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.

ponyosea ponyosea says...

Both Orange and Erased have the plot idea of saving someone by using some method of time travel.

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both stories cover mature themes like suicide and murder. Both stories have a romance component. Both stories are in a modern context, but have a time travel aspect to the show that is used to try and change the past to help someone the main characters care about. 

LUCIIIII LUCIIIII says...

Both animes have the idea of Time-Traveling, evnthough Orange is in letters while Erased more in person

Blue Spring Ride

Blue Spring Ride

At the end of her first year of high school, the main heroine, Futaba suddenly has a chance encounter with her first love, Tanaka Kou. Three years ago, he transferred schools before she was able to say how she felt about him. After meeting each other again, Futaba realizes that he has gone through many changes. He acts more cool and even had his last name changed to Mabuchi. Gradually the two rekindle their love while piecing together what had happened in the time that they were apart.

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DrMoo DrMoo says...

These two have similar charchters.. also the main charchter struggles to find her way to tell her love about her feelings. In both animes they try to show us the power of friendship and how it can change many different things. If you like seeing the main charachter develop and try to correct their mistakes .. until they reach their distiny .. you are to watch this one too.

sohduh sohduh says...

similar style in art, MC's reminded me of the MC's in blue spring, amazing watch for both! honestly loved them both so much and deffinately reccomending both

linanimex linanimex says...

What mostly captures the eye in these both anime is that art is similar and the two main couples of these anime looks somehow really similar. Also both of the main female characters where really friendly to others and where really attached to their friends. And the main male characters had some issues and something dark deep secrets inside their hearts. Both of the anime have nice dramatic feel which can make you really emotional.

tacocat77 tacocat77 says...

I actually watched Ao Haru Ride before I watched Orange, but if you see Orange first, you'll really like this one too. They both have a pretty similar setting: a group of high-school friends try to help their troubled friend so that they can enjoy the present time. The main girl and boy in Ao Haru Ride and Orange  look a lot alike, which kinda surprised me when i first started watching Orange. Both have romantic conflicts too. But ughh, they're both soo great and Ao Haru Ride's opening is nice and its songs are beautiful... I love it so much, man ;-;

Wawis96 Wawis96 says...

they both talk about helping an important male character (who is a romantic interest to both female leads) get over hardships and find new meaning in their lives!! 10 out of 10 would recomend!!! 

haruhirasawa haruhirasawa says...

i honestly thing these two are really similar, the characters and their personalities match a lot so if you watched one and need more, go watch the other one 

ZeroWolfGiven ZeroWolfGiven says...

They're practically the same thing. Both are based around a group of friends and are told in the main female protagonists' point of view. They both have more than two members of the group liking another person in the group (In Orange's case it's the girl and in Ao Haru Ride's case it's the boy.) The main male protagonists are both suffering from sadness or guilt due to their mother's deaths. Everyone else from the group is trying to help the male protagonist overcome this all together. So if you liked one, you'd probably like the other as well considering how similar they are.

lemomtea lemomtea says...

The story line is very similar and the characters resemble each other. I watched Orange before Ao Haru Ride and I fell in love with the plot and the characters. Two shoujo masterpieces imo.

EvilMayDie64 EvilMayDie64 says...

The two anime are similar in a way or another. Both feature female MCs, the couples of both stories look alike due to the similar artstyle, both love interests deal with death and depression, both feature a love triangle and both is about a group of friends, built over the series' course, trying to save their friend. That being said, there are also a few paralels as the MC in Blue Ride is more or less a social outcast, the drama and angst in Orange is taken to a suicidal level, while Blue Ride is more of a slice of life with a more realistic approach. 

extremelyboring extremelyboring says...

Orange could be like a knock off version of blue spring ride with a few things switched around.

Similliar charcaters that look exactly the same and hav eish simillarities.

NadiiChan NadiiChan says...

blue spring ride is less sad, but both stories are quite sad stories and is both high school animes with romance. though it's quite some years since i watched blue spring ride, i can't remember details that well, but i agree that if you like one of these, you will surely also like the other.

AlexanderDornov AlexanderDornov says...

The Charachters and Story in these anime's is so similar that it it is almost unbelievable, both of the anime's is so good, i love them so much.

honey616 honey616 says...

it's also a romance anime. It's a pure heart touched anime without any sex seen. it's a school life romance and a story of friendship. with unsatisfied ending. I want second season.

ConnieSpringah ConnieSpringah says...

They both seem kind of similar to me in a couple of ways. They both are very good romance anime's and got me really hooked after watching for awhile.

lakinsenka lakinsenka says...

Both deal with love and loss. I watched these back to back within one day and almost forgot they were two different anime. I enjoyed them to the same extent though.

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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ManyueruDesu ManyueruDesu says...

If you like Orange, you should definitely check out Anohana. They both have a supernatural feel to them and follow the friendship shared between 6 people. Anohana does a great job in setting up a story with lots of feels as does Orange. Get your tissue box ready! 

MrKimchi MrKimchi says...

Alright so both, made me cry, just seeing 2 groups of kids, trying to save this 1 person, makes me think they are very similar, though i cried 13-15 times on Anohana, I think i cried 5 times on orange. I won't put any spoilers, but yea watch both, if you liked 1 then you should like the other. Anyways Great animes :)

chad28 chad28 says...

Ano Hana and Orange contain a group of friends, school life and drama. Get ready to feel.

I really liked both of these shows. I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other because of the mentioned themes, including the love and drama.

strangelookingcat strangelookingcat says...

Both anime talk about unfinished business. Characters in both anime live in present day with a certain amount of regret and the desire to change or make up for that. Also, the casts are a group of childhood friends who meet up again and/or reconnect after a number of years. It's interesting to see both younger and present day selves and see how much they changed because of an event in their childhoods.

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

Both have supernatural feels. Both of these shows also deal with death and one of their main purposes is to bring friends closer when something tragic happens, for example in this case, a friend/loved one dying in an accident.

Inu230 Inu230 says...

The pain of the past will not be denied. As in Orange, Anohana deals with a trajedy of the past weighing down the main character. To deal with their regrets they must confront the untimely death of a close friend and their role in that friend's demise. Both main characters get others [their childhood friends] to help. By confessing their own secrets the friends become closer and more determined to confront the accident and the actions that lead up to the death of their friend.

Maryk1206 Maryk1206 says...

Both of these are about something that happened in the past and with the help of supernatural activity the characters are able to communicate with past selves and people that have past away.

komikamii komikamii says...

Both have a nostalgic feel of looking back on childhood and the same sort of character molds.

thanhen thanhen says...

Both extremely sad and based on high school life focusing on a specific friendship group

Neoa Neoa says...

yes

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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Yunarea Yunarea says...

The feeling between the impending tragedy of one of them is similar and as slowly developing romance between them.

annaholland annaholland says...

If you want pain and heartache, but also fluffy feelings. This is it! I like this anime and would recommend it to my friends!

JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

If you liked one you should like the other because both have a love triangle that gets impacted by an emotional tradgedy and they also have the same style of sadness as we see how characters deal with their friends potential death, even if orange spreads it out more than your lie in april

Ashpercy Ashpercy says...

Your lie in april really made me think. Also orange makes you think. 

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chad28 chad28 says...

Orange and Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) contain a group of friends, school life and drama. Get ready to feel.

I really liked both of these shows. I think that if you liked one you'll probably like the other because of the mentioned themes, including the love and drama.

PopcornFluffles PopcornFluffles says...

They both have very lovable characters that you can't help but root for, but both series have very serious and sad elements making them real tear jerkers. Worth the cry though!

Abareyellow Abareyellow says...

They both show one of the main characters going through a life scarring moment. One of the main characters passes away at an awful time.

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 Shouko, the class turns its back on him. Shouko transfers and Shouya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shouya finds Shouko to make amends. 

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Japanlover13 Japanlover13 says...

A Silent Voice and Orange have got a great and moving love story. I think these are the animes, what would like a person, too, who doesn't really enjoy romantic animes

NerdyNaeNae0 NerdyNaeNae0 says...

I haven't actually watched this, but both of these animes are about redemption and managing ways to correct your past mistakes.

Atlas2021 Atlas2021 says...

Just, trust me on this one. You should watch orange(or read the manga) if you like liked A Silent Voice(even if you didn't, still)

revivehxh revivehxh says...

Both are in high-school setting, tackle tough content matter, and are definite tear-jerkers. Both have heart-wrenching storylines but not so much so that you feel depressed after finish them, which is nice. 

Only notable difference for me is that A Silent Voice seems to somewhat romantacize the idea of suicide in the way that it's portrayed; all elements are really dramaticized in general. 

And on the other hand, I feel that Orange gives you a much more accurate depiction of depression and the way someone suffering from it seems to everyone else. 

ReLIFE

ReLIFE

Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles with...as he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryo Yoake appears. Yoake invites Kaizaki to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year...

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

It may seem a bit of a stretch but both stories still feature a form of going back in time.  There is a romantic angle building up within each story.  The main is out to "fix" one or more problems and regrets they had in the past.  The time frame is about 10 years in the past for both main characters in both series.  The main character struggles through changes and tries to adapt knowing things from the future adult world which in some ways aides them and in others hinders them.  Some bits of the knowledge between the two worlds actually causes problems while it helps to solve others.  Such as Naho getting bullied because of her future knowledge changes or Arata constantly getting hurt cause of his beyond high school knowledge pushing him to do things differently and better than he did originally.

Maranee Maranee says...

In both stories the protagonist redo their Highschool-life (direktly or through letters to the past) in order to erase regrets. While the groups of friends go through their ordinary school activities, they struggle with daily life as well as problems from their foreshadowed future. 

DemonSlayer2068 DemonSlayer2068 says...

They're actually pretty similar. They are both technically more drama than comedy, but still have solid comedy, both deal with more serious topics than a general high school show, both have romance but are more focused on a different aspect of the show, both have minimal/zero fanservice, both walk the line between Shoujo/seinen to some extend, etc

Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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Dissey Dissey says...

If you have watched and enjoyed clannad then orange is the right anime for you! and the other way around. They both have romance are very emotional and they have this Mystery to them! two masterpiece romance/school life animes that will give you an emotional ride that you won't ever forget.

ReptilianMug150 ReptilianMug150 says...

They both have a similar story line, and theyre both very emotinial and they both have beautiful graphics.

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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gpviolin gpviolin says...

Kimi ni Todoke and Orange

Both of these animes have a cute love story which captures the innocence of first love. The female leads Sawako and Naho both are shy and love the male lead from the very start of the series. As the series develop the male leads fall in love with the female leads.

Importantly, both these series have sensible yet refreshing plots.

strangelookingcat strangelookingcat says...

It has your typical trope of a shy girl falling for the popular guy and the popular guy actually falls for her too. Not to mention, the adorable B-couple -- another couple in the same circle of friends who are as cute (or cuter) as the main couple. I watched Kimi ni Todoke before Orange and oh boy, the connection was so close that I would often mix names up.

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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PlatinumGirl PlatinumGirl says...

They both include touching romance and supernatural occurrence. They are both a pretty decent option to watch, if you ask me.

Japanlover13 Japanlover13 says...

Orange and Your Name are a bit similar to each other because they have their own romance story and also the fantasy side there is.

Given

Given

Somehow, the guitar that he used to love to play and the basketball games that he found so fun just lost their appeal... That was until Ritsuka Uenoyama randomly met Mafuyu Sato. Ritsuka had started losing his passion for music in his everyday life, but then he hears Mafuyu sing for the first time. The song resonates with his heart and the distance between them starts to change.

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maddyxxo maddyxxo says...

Both of these animes have similar concepts and plots. In orange, the protagonist suffers a heavy loss of someone they were close with due to suicide. In Given, the protagonist also loses someone close to them because of suicide. In both these animes, the characters have many similarities, such as having a deep backstory and meeting new people that help them overcome their sadness and problems.

XxHuaChengxX XxHuaChengxX says...

If you liked Given (anime), you'd also like Orange, vice-versa:

1. Loss of a loved one (in Orange's case its a bit different)

2. Great Opening!

3. Sad theme, but happy ending for the most part