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Alt title: Sankarea: Undying Love

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Is this a Zombie?

Is this a Zombie?

Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?

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Garyuu Garyuu says...

Both shows are romantic comedies dealing with zombies. These two shows also have a non-tradtional type of zombie. Because of this, the main character gets into many humorous situations.

RDarkSchneider RDarkSchneider says...

Deals with Zombies, but different situations. One is a comedy which only gets serious at the end and the other is a boy and a girl falling in love. That simple even though she is a zombie.

MOJ MOJ says...

Both of them involve untraditional zombies and hilarious situations. Either way, the protagonist in both animes gets to face the blunt force of zombification, whether it is being a zombie (Kore wa Zombie desu ka) or taking care of one (Sankarea).

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes take on a non-traditional view of of zombies. Which allows the zombies to keep their human sides, allowing for comedic relief from the "plots". They also feature just a little (okay, more than a little) fanservice. The main guy has the typical, perverted best friend, and the rest of his companions seem to be girls. The similarities continue, so why not give both a try?

Doomoo Doomoo says...

No anime really comes real close to being similar to Kore wa Zombie dsu ka? but if I had to choose I'd pick Sankarea. I say this because they both explore a very none traditional zombie nature that is not seen in most other series. That is to say that they are not just braindead maneaters. So both of these series share that special trait that is suprisingly hard to find. Anyway if you are fan of zombies and are tired of the same old stereotypical zombies then you should check these two anime out and if you liked one of these for that reason be sure to check the other one out as well.

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

in both anime the zombies are very coherent although i would have to say that sankarea is way more dramatic. Both are entertaining and funny.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are romantic comedies featuring zombies and a whole lot of weirdness. They're both very good, so if you liked one I'm sure you'll like the other. 

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

both have a main char who has become a zombie and has to adjust to their new life. one is more action-y while the other is a kind of a slower slice of (un)life. both also have romance in them, but more so in sankarea.

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle-school student at Seikyou Private Academy, an institution known for mysterious occurrences. The boy quickly finds these rumors to be true when he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a beautiful, mischievous girl who quickly takes a liking to him... and happens to be a ghost who seemingly no one else can see! Unable to remember anything about her past, Yuuko enlists Teiichi’s help to discover the truth, and together they join the school's Paranormal Investigation Club. With fellow memebers Momoe and Kirie, the pair will investigate the many strange happenings around campus, including the shadowy circumstances surrounding Yuuko’s death.

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Normal schoolboy develops a romance with a supernatural horror-themed girl? Check. Manages to develop deep themes, eery auras, and love-stories that break the cliches involving characters you care for? Check. Interesting visual styles and musical choices? Check. These two surprises both hit the airwaves in Spring 2012, and while they shared the above similarities, they were very different in plots, tone, and styles. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is the at times tragic, at times comical, love story involving a ghost. Sankarea is the bizarre and disturbing love story involving zombies. Both are fresh and massively entertaining. Give them a shot. 

Funari Funari says...

A human schoolboy and a girl who has died but then came back. Tasogare and Sankarea's main themes were quite similar, in addition to which they both also paid attention to practical problems involving such a romance. Whether it was a problem with public displays of affection in Tasogare or trying to figure out how to slow down decay in Sankarea, they both deconstruct the idea of the "cute ghost girl". Both also balance between the feeling that the couple's love will eventually end when the girl passes on and the hope that the status quo can be preserved somehow.

Doomoo Doomoo says...

These both revolve around a boy and a girl who is not quiet human. Both deal with the dynamics of a relationship that was never meant to be and death. not to mention the female leads lood similar. Anyway if you like the angle one takes on supernatural relationships you may also enjoy the other.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

A romance between a slightly naive boy and a dead girl. The  heroine of Dusk Miaden of Amnesia is a ghost while in Sankarea, it's a zombie. Both of the male leads in these two series look after the heroine while attempting to find a solution to allow these undead girls to live a happy life. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is much more dramatic than Sankarea but if you enjoy one series, you will definitely enjoy the other.

Januri Januri says...

Both have a supernatural aspect to them, and both are about an impossible love between different creatures. They're both romantic and also have their funny moments.

luksrac10 luksrac10 says...

Son las dos muy similares, tanto Dusk Maiden of Amnesia como Sankarea, y tienen una trama parecida, sobre que los protagonistas quieren ayudar a la chica y protegerla, en este caso Yuuko y Sanka, aparte de ser las dos "muertas" ya que una es un fantasma y la otra un zombie.

Estoy seguro que si te gusto Dusk Maiden of Amnesia te gustara Sankarea.

Astofolio Astofolio says...

The romance with ecchi touch which focuses only on one and main ship. Both anime are way too much similar. And both has veey depressing yet masterpiece level ending. So, it's highly recommended

Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

While the plot, gore factor, and characters are very different in these animes, there are a couple of things that make them compatible. One, both involve zombies. Granted, most of the traditional zombies in Sankarea are only in Chihiro's movies. Two, the ecchi humor is extremely similar, though definitely more present in High School of the Dead. Third, both involve someone (and we won't mention names) whom should probably be labeled a pedobear. So, if that's up your ally, give these animes a try. 

snivets snivets says...

HotD is more realistic and plot-heavy; Sankarea is more slice-of-lifey. But basically if you like boobs and zombies, they are both a good pick for you.

The Severing Crime Edge

The Severing Crime Edge

Kiri has been obsessed with cutting others' hair since he was a child, to the extent that he always carries a pair of shears with him wherever he goes. So when the boy accidentally meets Iwai, a young girl with floor-length hair, he's crushed to learn that due to a curse, her locks cannot be shorn by ordinary means. And what's more, she's an unwilling participant in a deadly game where psychotic wielders of powerful "Killing Goods" do their best to take her life in exchange for a prize beyond imagination. Wielding the shears he learns are his own Killing Good, Kiri must now keep Iwai safe from those who wish to murder her and help her survive this sinister game.

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LinkSword LinkSword says...

Both shows have male protagonists with strange "fetishes" and female protagonists with a special physical condition who need the guy's help to keep on living (and their personalities are remarkably similar).

In both cases, menacing third parties will try to tear apart the relationship of the two characters.

Although Dansai Bunri is more action-centered, the main idea and the mood will remind viewers of one another. 

Karasune Karasune says...

Despite having very different plots, Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge and Sankarea have a similar atmosphere. Both shows can be a little bit morbid at times, but they still manage to throw in some comedy here and there for a little relief. The protagonists of both series are also very similiar - the male lead has an obsession, and the female lead's circumstances relate to his obsession. If you're a fan of one, you may want to look into the other. 

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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snivets snivets says...

Although Kotoura-san comes sans zombies and Sankarea revolves around them, I have a feeling fans of either show would enjoy the other. The female protags are similarly victimized by weird family situations, afflicted by unusual conditions (living death, psychic powers), and protected by main male characters who are slightly obsessed with them.

Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.

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sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

both series are about the romance between supernatural beings and average people and both really explore the psycological elements of theromance and what it means to be not human. also both have some great funny moments too.

Blood Lad

Blood Lad

Staz isn’t what you’d call a traditional vampire. He’s fascinated by human culture - especially anime, manga and video games - and unlike his brethren, he has no interest in sucking people dry. As a prominent street boss in the demon world, Staz has never desired to go to to the human world. But when a human girl accidentally wanders into his territory, is eaten by a carnivorous plant and comes back as a ghost, Staz makes a life-changing decision: he’ll help resurrect this lovely lady any way he can, even if it means heading to Earth! But the path won’t be easy, what with having no idea how to complete the task and his own laziness standing in the way.

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snivets snivets says...

Involving two young male protagonists with odd obssessions who must bring a girl back to life, Blood Lad and Sankarea have plot similarities, as well as busty female characters aplenty. Comedic, slightly ecchi, and lightly supernatural, these shows are peas in a pod.

Noragami

Noragami

Yato, the supposed God of Calamity, is so far down on the Shinto totem pole that he doesn't even have any followers or a shrine to call his own and has to do odd jobs to make ends meet. Worst of all, his aloof and somewhat goofy personality has just cost him his newest partner and best holy weapon. When the down-on-his-luck Yato is saved by an unfortunate soul called Hiyori, he's forced to take on a brand new job - to turn her back into a human and fix her supernatural out-of-body experiences! Can Yato, a Regalia-less, miserly minor god, even attempt such a tall order? And is there more to him than his ridiculousness lets on?

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Tempey Tempey says...

Okay so maybe this is a stretch, but the art styles are very reminiscent of each other. Hold on though, that's not the only reason I reccoment Noragami. See, I'm super into shoujo manga and anime, but every once in a while I venture (barely) outside my comfort zone. For all you shoujo lovers out there, both of these shows give you the same kind of feeling and keep you interested, even if its not about the love life we all dream about. Go watch these! 

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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luciferlanerolle luciferlanerolle says...

This anime features the love aspect; what sets it distinct is that both lovers love till the end, regardless of the circumstances.

Wonder Egg Priority

Wonder Egg Priority

The aforementioned Ai scored a “Wonder Egg” from a gachapon machine at a deserted arcade. But when Ai falls asleep and a girl (!) emerges from her Wonder Egg, the worlds of dreams and reality begin to collide. And it’s all connected.

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