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Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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isurugimio isurugimio says...

- Both have a kuudere loli who isn't normal

- Both have a male lead who is a newbie and a nice guy

- Both have a certain organization the main characters are apart of

- Both have certain supernatural/sci-fi elements

- Both have a sort of way to "not exist" that isn't really dying (Plamemo has "retrievals" and Angel Beats has "disappearing")

- Both have tearjerkers

The two protagonists (both male and female) from both series are a lot alike. The art style is very similar also. Most importantly though, both are very emotionally grabbing, even being similar in how and why they are emotionally grabbing.

IMAGINEZapper IMAGINEZapper says...

When I was watching Plastic Memories, all I could think back to was how Angel Beats! handled what it tried to tackle much better. Plastic Memories like Angel Beats! tries to get across the "death is inevitable" them, build a romance between a nice guy protagonist and a stoic white-haired girl, and build its world through side characters' backstories. Unfortunately Plastic Memories is plagued by not delving into its world enough and having a poor blend of comedy and drama. Angel Beats! on the other hand actually delves into its world and some of its side characters, better relays the emotions of the characters to the audience, and just has overall better comedy and characters. 

L337LYC4N L337LYC4N says...

Story feels very similar between the two. Has a very "bittersweet" feeling to it, and I love it. If you've seen Angle Beats!, watch Plastic Memories, and viceversa.

ThunderFoXdk ThunderFoXdk says...

The feelings the animes want to transmit are quite similar. 

The style of the two is also closely related. 

Angel Beats! has more action in it.

Neukris Neukris says...

Both have shitty (sad/depressing) ending that will most likely make you cry.

Otherwise both of it is 5/5.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both series are rollercoasters of emotions.  They have plenty of comedic moments, but they also have plenty of sad/tragic moments.  While the settings and plots of the two series are different, I think if you like one you will like the other.  Just make sure you have plenty of tissues ready when you watch either of these series (because you will cry).

NegativeImage NegativeImage says...

If I am correct, Plastic Memories and Angel Beats! were made by the same creator. These two are very similar in how they display human emotions, therefore they both fit under the psychological category. Both of them do a good job mixing the supernatural genre with comedy, romance, and psychology.  The biggest similarity these two animes have are their endings.The endings are pretty emotional, and I guarantee if one of these made you cry, then so will the other. The endings will also make you see life from a different perspective.

9.5/10 for both

LagannZ32 LagannZ32 says...

FEELS FEELS AND DID I FORGET FEELS?!?!?!But seriously, these animes remind me of each other so much. Both have a protagonist who is new to the... Companies lets say. He then makes friends with everyone in the workplace. Then, he gets the woman protagonist to like him. Slowly they build a relationship that everyone ships. Those are the similarities I found. 

The differences are mainly the settings and what happens through out. The setting of angel beats is a rather purgatory type place. While Plastic memories took place in a futuristic era. 

I know this is a short recommendation but trust me, these animes are very similar. Dont forget your tissues ! ^~^

unicornannika unicornannika says...

Both have very similar main characters:

Isla and Kanade are both quiet/cute/quirky individuals and Tsukasa and Otonashi are similar in the ways interact with Isla/Kanade

Both are likely to take you on an emotional rollercoaster too.

illusorum illusorum says...

They both have the same sadness that fulfills you at the same time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

ShowerOfSunshine ShowerOfSunshine says...

The second main character, Isla has a similar personality to Kanade - another main character in Angel Beats. Both anime have really sad endings and a very compelling storyline.

Dravitetwo Dravitetwo says...

I looked up to you when times were bad. I looked up to you when I was sad.

I always laughed when you were by my side, until you went behind my back and lied.

I felt so betrayed and so aloneand began to realize your true colors that had shown.

You hurt me so badly that nothing can compare.You were the one with whom my secrets I thought I could share.

You helped me through bad times when people were so mean, and now that you're gone, I feel so deceived.

You lied to my face, one only could tell. You left me alone; now I feel like I'm in hell.

I have no one to turn to to ask for advice.Your leaving me like this is like being squeezed by a vice.

I'm in pain; it's not easy to see, and since you've been gone, I have no one beside me.

I try to find more friends that are as fun as you, but the more I try, I realize there is nothing more I can do. 

You're gone forever, whether you know it or not. Me being stuck in this world alone like this, I'd rather be shot.

Goodbye forever; you ruined my ability to forgive, and now like this for the rest of my life I shall live.Px

RemeberUS RemeberUS says...

Although the stories were not (in terms of content) similar, the characters were. The main characters even looked quite similar. I don't think a "Plastic Memories" fan can tell he hates "Angel Beats!", or vice versa.

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Black Bullet

Black Bullet

In the year 2021, mankind was defeated by Gastrea, a parasitical virus, and was forced to live within a wall made of Baranuim monoliths, a metal that is able to subdue Gastrea. Soon, the "Cursed Children" were discovered: children born infected with the Gastrea virus who possess superhuman abilities. Due to the Gastrea virus' intervention, the Cursed Children could only be female. Civil Securities are formed to specialize fighting against Gastrea, operating with the pair of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, serving to lead the cursed children. Ten years after the war, Rentaro Satomi, a high school student and Civil Security member, and his Initator Enju Aihara, receive a secret mission to prevent Tokyo's destruction.

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

So this is pretty much based on first impressions this recommendation may change as the series go on. So Plastic memories is a spring 2015 anime and as soon as the episode started it had a black bullet theme, the idea of a organisation that pairs a normal human with a non human, well in black bullet it's like a super powered loli but still they both have a similar concept. In both there is drama and some tear jerking moments, plus I think as the series goes one more of these similarities will become clear (I will update this recommendation as the series goes on)

frostizz10 frostizz10 says...

A young guy with a loli that stay together to do their jobs. Where is the difference? It seems less bloody.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

The male lead is basically the keeper of the female lead. Both female leads know their time is limited and deal with the fear of the knowledge. The settings are quite different and the line of work is different, but it you want more of that type of relationship then it's a good match. I felt Black Bullet was a bit more sad though and it does contain violence, fighting, monsters, etc which Plastic Memories doesn't. The mood, at least for much of the anime is very similar though.

Tsukasa Tsukasa says...

Heart Rending anime. It has a really good story line. The drama and action is very good. But, its season 1 is inadequate. Most of BB fans wants season 2. But yeah, better not to expect anything.

Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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NekroNeko NekroNeko says...

It has been so long since I watched Chobits that I don't remember the plot very well anymore.  What I do know is that Chobits shares a lot of the themes in Plastic Memories, or should that be the other way around?  In a way I could almost see this anime being a sort of spiritual successor to one of the most heart wrenching anime of all time.  Both anime have tons of emotion under the comic exterior, they are both dealing with androids come to life with a soul, and both deal with the feelings a human gives to their mechanical partners.

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Although Chobits is much more adult-like, both shows feature androids that are made to look and act like real humans.

Ebhen Ebhen says...

This is mainly a romantic show that explores love between humans and robots (androids). But there is some difference. Chobits is well made and have storyline that someone have thought through. Plastic Memories is a mix of every genre really and they can't focus on which one they want to follow so it all implodes into nothing. They start wonderfully and the ending is really good. But every in between is to unbalanced and seems like a mix of fillers and some gems here and there. Chobits is more simple but very cute and all in all more satisfying to watch. If you have to choose. Pick Chobits!

DeathwalkerRCS DeathwalkerRCS says...

The idea that love can transcend the flesh is behind both of these anime. I would say it was a bit stronger for Plastic Memories (I was in tears at the end.) but Chobits does a good job too.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yuu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.

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imhawt imhawt says...

There have been quite a few anime thats given me the feels. By far Steins Gate had me tearing up so much i could fill 10 bath tubs with them. But anyways plastic memories was also one of those animes that had my feels all wrapped up and is definately worth the watch. Obviously Charlotte is better IMO but still plastic memories will also give you the feels and has a good story to it as well. You can say it's kind of like Charllote except Charllotte has a better way of constructing and building on the charatcers and story.

CodeDragon CodeDragon says...

Both series have these moments where you just can sit back and watch the series, it's like they take you on a feel trip. The series have a very similar yet different story line. They both share the pain of losing a loved one and are both worth watching.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Losing your "ability" because you are "turned off" and losing it because you become an adult are two different things. Still, the characters face the realities of being special or different from normal humans for a short time. In plastic memories the female is an android (I'm calling this an ability btw} and they only live for 9 years where as the characters in Charlotte have special powers that appear in their adolescence and disappear when they become adults. Either way, they have a limited time to make a difference in the world. The main characters in both are part of small group and there is a bit of comedy and some sad moments in both but nothing to extreeme

Miyuki222 Miyuki222 says...

Both are really sad... well in some parts.... I thought both were good animes. Although both contain some feels, I thought they were okay... Actually, I think that the "feels" are what really makes these anime interesting!

WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

The fleeting and sad story about little girls known as fairy weapons and an associate hero that survived. This is a world after it was attacked by unidentified monsters known as beasts and many of the species in the world, including humans, had been destroyed. The species that had managed to survived left the ground and were living on a floating island called Regal Ele. Willem Kumesh, wakes up above the clouds 500 years later and couldn’t protect the ones who he wanted to protect. Actually, he was living in despair because he was the only survivor. He then ends up meeting a group of girls while starting an unexpected weapon management job.

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VesperSky VesperSky says...

The type of the anime may be different, but for the overall story, i would say it's almost the same. i'm pretty sure this anime will give you the same feeling when you watched it.

i do really recommend this, this is the similar anime that you're looking for another story like this anime

Different but same, that's all i can say.. and my rate will go 10:10 as comparation between both anime.

gebos gebos says...

---SPOILERS!!---

Both animes focus on a steady romantic build-up between the 2 main characters, just so it hurts more when they crush your hope of a happy ending in the last episode.

lvthn616 lvthn616 says...

The same premise, you know the main character will die, and it eventually did without some deus ex machina and alive again.

farhxt farhxt says...

They both are tearjerker's that take a lot of time developing the characters' bonds adding more depth to their lives.

Time of Eve

Time of Eve

In the future, androids live side by side with humans – but not as their equals, as their slaves. Though they look identical, these androids must display a holographic ring over their heads so the difference is clear. One day, a boy named Rikuo finds abnormal activity patterns in the logs of his own android, and alongside his friend Masaki, he sets forth to find where the android has been. Much to their surprise, the duo discovers a secret café known as Eve no Jikan with a single rule: within its walls, there must be no discrimination between humans and robots. In this place, androids appear to be human and are even displaying signs of independence – a trait that should not be possible. Rikou finds his perceptions increasingly challenged as he struggles to come to terms with his own android, and the relationship between man and machines...

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whyface whyface says...

Both anime deal with the meaning of humanity and memory in the context of technological advancement... While  Eve no Jikan is more of an introspective journey than Plastic Memories, fans of one will probably enjoy the other as well.

snivets snivets says...

Both Plastic Memories and Eve no Jikan explore the boundaries and benefits of a world where extremely human-like androids are a part of the fabric of life. Both shows have a similar atmosphere, examining the emotional bonds and memories that link humans and machines.

Oblithian Oblithian says...

Both explore deeper relationships between humans and androids. One is in the context of co-workers, the other is a Midnight Cafe style. Both are good, they have similar tones but are fairly different in execution (which you probably want since the same thing over and over is lame).

Hal

Hal

Hal and Kurumi used to be lovers with dreams and aspirations, until one day a tragic plane crash tore them apart forever. To help mend his grieving granddaughter’s heart, an old man sends his android, Q01, to take Hal’s place and help Kurumi move on. But doing so won’t be easy, for Kurumi is resistant, and the android Hal will slowly come to realize the truth about the pair’s relationship...

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snivets snivets says...

Although the settings differ a bit, Plastic Memories and Hal both show us the strong connections and memories that bind humans to androids. Both shows have a similar emotional atmosphere, with plenty of sad and touching events.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime feature a romance between a human and a human-like android.  While the plots differ, both anime have touching moments and are very sad at times.  If you like one, you will probably like the other.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

After being turned down by his unrequited crush, Hachiman Hikigaya is determined to live out the rest of his high school life single and socially tuned out to avoid the folly of youth. But Hachiman's resolve is lacking compared to his guidance counselor, a woman determined to change the boy's ways. So, much to his dismay, Hachiman is soon forced to reach out to those around him by joining a club dedicated to serving others. Alongside the cold, but beautiful club president Yukino, eager Yui, and other new friends, Hachiman will try to stomach his new volunteer work and survive his ultimate fear: being involved in a typical high school romantic comedy.

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Incipient Incipient says...

If u liked it I bet u ll like Plastic Memories  both of the protagonist are loners.

Hikigaya is a loner but for Isla she s afraid of making memories and friends so she s a bit of a loner.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

In both animes, one of the main characters doesn't want to get close to anyone due to a past experience. They are both loners who eventually begin to let their walls break down. Both focus on the relationships between individuals an the individual and society as well as nonconformity.

Planetarian

Planetarian

For thirty years, companion robot Hoshino Yumemi has patiently waited to show someone the stars. Left in an abandoned planetarium, she sits hoping for customers that will never show. That is, until a Junker– a plunderer of goods and artifacts from the ruins of civilization—stumbles upon the crumbling establishment. Will he help her repair the planetarium, or will she be alone once more?

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Dreamteller Dreamteller says...

Both anime are about relationship between human and female looking android. Also quite similar drawing.

Acranehood Acranehood says...

The artwork in both of the animes is comparable. Similarly, both plots include a relationship with a female android and a male human.

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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KathyKatz KathyKatz says...

Unlike your Lie in April, music isn't used to illustrate the main theme of this show, but what they do share is the exploration of tragic love having the same level of character development in order to use this concept to its full potential. Despite the story being one of tragic love, we still see a positive effect in the protagonist from Plastic Memories like the one in Your Lie in April.

WuChiner WuChiner says...

They are both really sad stories with really great character development. Both are huge tear jerkers. Though your lie in April reveals the sad ending a little later than paltic memories, but still both are sad romance stories.