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Another

Another

26 years ago, something terrible happened in a middle school’s third year classroom. A popular, talented student named Misaki suddenly died, and the ramifications of that incident have caused each third year class since then to live in fear. It is now 1998, and Kouichi Sakakibara has just transferred into the notorious classroom, curious about the mysterious secret that his peers are hiding from him. He’s drawn to one enigmatic girl named Mei Misaki, a quiet student who wears an eye patch and warns him about getting involved with her, and continues to seek her out against the pleas of his classmates. And that’s when people begin to violently die...

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Issengard Issengard says...

Both animes are about a small town where weird things happens and had a mistery aura that makes you want to watch them over and over again.

deideiblueeyez deideiblueeyez says...

Both Another and Shiki take place iin a sleepy, if somewhat homely, town that soon gives way to the chaos and paranoia flowing within everyone's psyche. Both Shiki and Another have mysterious girls whose presence proceed to psychologically bash everyone else's sanity in the head (metaphorically speaking) once they've dug their heels in and made a home in the sleepy town. Their existence causes a train-wreck, chain-reaction-like phenomenon that leaves many dead and others messed up from the sheer horror and unspeakable events that unfold. If you like psychological horror with a creepy, unnerving girl who seems to reek of death, then I recommend both ways.

Ashraf Ashraf says...

Both series have the same dark atmosphere. Although Shiki is deeper in terms of what emotions it plays on, another has a less obvious plot.

norco norco says...

With a mixture of mystery, horror, and a little bit of chaos, these shows feel very similar to me. I would say that Another is more focused on one main character and his development, while Shiki is more about how the events effect a small town and the different reactions of the people living there. I think if you liked one you should definitely give the other a try.

blackstormattack blackstormattack says...

same style of drawings, nice storyline. Both stories have something evil mysterious in them, people die etc

Shikatsu555 Shikatsu555 says...

both animes are similar because they are about a small town and people keep dieing. The main characters in both are guys who begin to investigate more into it as the story continues and then they find out something they wish they would have never known. both shows are equally creepy

Atalea Atalea says...

Both shows take place in a peaceful environment, when suddenly deaths start occuring. You begin to wonder what causes these deaths and when you find out what exactly is happening you begin to hope that they can put the number of deaths to a stop before everyone dies. It constantly puts you on the edge of your chair. If you liked one, you'll like the other as well.

darrrk darrrk says...

It's all in the mood the shows create. Both anime have that eerie, unsettling atmosphere which invokes the same type of dread in the viewer.Furthermore, they are both slow-paced mysteries with plenty of horror elements, and both are set in seemingly peaceful backwater towns that in fact hide certain secrets.

Underholy Underholy says...

I agree that and i recomend another and shiki because they boath are about terror and have some intense storys and are quite wonderfull.

LumpyKiyay LumpyKiyay says...

Both shows are about kids who move to a small town in the middle of nowhere. It isn't long after they move that strange things start to occur around them. Both main characters fight to figure out the mystery and solve the problem that is harassing their home.

Rohjake Rohjake says...

Both of these take place in a small town in which people start to mysteriously die. The main characters go and try to solve what is killing townsfolk and get rid of the cause.

snivets snivets says...

Another and Shiki are similar in that they are both excellent examples of gruesome, well-written psychological stories. There is no distracting intrusion of any other genre here--no ecchi, no comedy--just good ol' horror.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both involve the supernatural, a large cast of characters, and dangerous mystery. Also with both you get the feeling that no characters are "safe"

NikolaMiljevic NikolaMiljevic says...

Both animes take place in a small town, where weird stuff starts happening. And both have a really good story, but there are some terrifying scenes. Highly recommended!

MrMeNr1 MrMeNr1 says...

The animes Shiki and Another have both a great story. They are both situated in a small town where everyone knows everyone, and in both animes there are some weird things happening.

eece008 eece008 says...

If you like Shiki you would like Another and vice-versa. The plot is similar. Moreover, both story takes place in a small town.

Aniad Aniad says...

Both series are seriously scary, and have parranormal aspects. I like Shiki the most, but I have enjoyed Another as well. I hope you will watch them both!

HiddenNugget HiddenNugget says...

Both anime have the dark, mysterious aura with bad things occurring in a secluded area. Also, they're both in the horror genre, they're pretty scary.

Quinn5 Quinn5 says...

i think because yhey take place in a small town in both animes they all try to ignore what is going on

Phyren Phyren says...

They involve murders, in mysterious ways, they're dark animes and definitely both recommendable.

EnseiChan EnseiChan says...

They're both mystery stories with a very interesting background and surprisingly good development, as well as conclusions. Most anime stop to follow the manga along the way and need to be wrapped up, which in 9 out of 10 cases proves disastrous to the story. Fortunately these are both the 10th case (I haven't read these though). If you liked the dim colors and comparatively realistic art of Another, then you might find Shiki a bit too bright and distorted, but I think it's worth bearing with.

danryd danryd says...

Both have that feeling of mystery Another much more so. I'm notvery good at 'vocalizing' it, but trust me if you liked one you'll like the other too!

NellielTu NellielTu says...

They have a similarly creepy atmosphere. Both start slow but once they pick up the pace you'll be hooked. If you like weird, dark, and macabre atmospheres that is.

DollyDearest DollyDearest says...

You get the same eerie feeling from both anime's. Both are very very twisted and will make you want to continue watching even when it slows down.

natdeng12 natdeng12 says...

Like Shiki like Another. All mystery and wanna know what will happen next. I recommend ;D

Another all mystery and blood. People die due to the 死者。 They try to find out what's the cause. But why is it?!

Shiki also mystery and blood. People been dying since summer. But some how they are alive again?!

Well well, wanna know what's the cause then watch the animes ;D

Both are really good and bloody =P 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime start in small towns where a horrible mystery is unfolding. Both have a bit of supernatural, a lot of death, and people showing that being classmates doesn't mean much in a life or death situation. 

maysillee maysillee says...

Both build up suspense in an "And ThenThere Were None" type way. They also share a very creepy vibe that makes you want to watch these with the lights ON. 

Cosplayer101 Cosplayer101 says...

They both revolve around the parinormal and death. Lots and lots of death. Both series have a sence of mistery and darkness.

Xziusia Xziusia says...

The entire super natural theme and even just the plot; a slowly applied massacre to all of the school students, made these anime both a really good watch.

Shirokage66 Shirokage66 says...

There's not a lot of horror anime, there's plenty with the horror theme but not enough in my opinion where it's main theme is just straight out horror, but these two definitely got the bill, and are entertaining as hell, so much so that I own both series on Blu Ray

TheSupremeOne TheSupremeOne says...

These two anime is pretty similar. School boy is the protagonist. And also those all incident happened in small town or villages.

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Deep and gory. Both of these are honestly so so so freaky and have highschoolers as main characters. Both anime also go in depth about people's personal feelings rather than their kind. 

galpal galpal says...

Both take place in small towns and have a sence of mystery with a decent amount of gore. Also is you like creepy little girls you can see them on the poster.

SirCocas SirCocas says...

They have the same vibe and overall themes, plus both are gory and pretty short

Shiki has a less polished art style, however, that's pretty much it.

Shinrinyoku Shinrinyoku says...

They have similar vibes, both of them have that psychological side that holds you on suspense, without actually knowing what the hell is going on.

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spacecowboy22 spacecowboy22 says...

both shows are horror based horror with some sprinkles of body horror. if you like shiki you'll like another. 

ThePotatoKiller ThePotatoKiller says...

Both anime are slow build up and take place in a quaint little town that allows the setting to be cut off from the rest of the world. 

Yashpalsinha Yashpalsinha says...

This anime contains series of mysterious events circling around a girl and rich family boy who moved in to castle outside the town. People start dying afterward Toshio Ozaki, director of the only hospital in Sotoba, begins to investigate and discovers there are supernatural presences at work.

When They Cry: Higurashi

When They Cry: Higurashi

Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?

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zelos zelos says...

First Shiki and Higurashi no naku koro ni had pretty similar structure a lot of murders happen without know the reason for keep emotion both of them success in that part, then a small and peaceful town in both of them. Higurashi adds to the main story comedy, shiki is pure "horror" and paranoid situations. In my opinion Higurashi is better (when Shiki finish i´ll know if that is totally true for now is true XD) but i think if you like one of them you like the other one      

mkkmypet mkkmypet says...

I started watching Shiki because of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. I'm a huge fan of Higurashi. :] When I read a description for Shiki, it reminded me of it-- they both involve a string of murders occurring in small towns. The two series have similar atmospheres at times, and some characters are very similar. The daughter of the strange couple in Shiki looks and acts a lot like Rika Furude, one of Higurashi's main characters. Plus, both series have "color-coded" characters, as I like to say-- they have unique hair colors and styles that identify them. This is nothing good or bad, but it's just another peculiar similarity between the two series. ;D If you like either of the two, be sure to watch the other. (Let me also note that Higurashi is probably the much better series of the two, but we'll see how that assertion holds up as Shiki continues to air.)

Qplayer Qplayer says...

Certainly there are similar themes in Higurashi and Shiki. A seemingly peaceful village turns into a living nightmare as the main character attempts to solve the mystery of seemingly random deaths from an unknown cause. Both have episodes structured around intensity and horror and often end with a cliffhanger. Higurashi seems to do this better than Shiki, but if you liked one, you'll likely enjoy the other.

shvartzi shvartzi says...

For horror lovers there are a few must-watch shows. Higurashi no naku koro ni and Shiki two of them. Both shows are a great piece of candy for horror, suspense and mystery fans. If you like the bloody-tragedy-in-an-innocent-village theme then there's no time to waste. Go watch it NOW!

eaper eaper says...

Mixing suspence, horor, and the unknown, these series do a great job at keeping the viewer on their seat. These series each leave the viewer guessing for a long time, and, after that, in awe and rooting for the characters.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Having a rather excellencent blend of horror and suspension both shows do a rather good job in getting the viewer interested quickly and keeping them interested throughout the entire series.  While Higurashi is comprised of several multi-episode arcs with the series basically resetting after each arc and Shiki just having one large story with some episodes mainly focusing on one or two specific characters.

Kamichamachii Kamichamachii says...

Higurashi and Shiki are both horror series that provide a vast amount of gore, yet also manage to develop a plot that becomes more complex with each passing episode. If you were a fan of one, I am sure you will be in for a pleasent suprise once you check out the other.

BoredAzn BoredAzn says...

If you like Mystery/Gore then you will probably like Higurashi and Shiki. Both are filled with lots of suspence and great variety of ways to die...

pukahuntus pukahuntus says...

Both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Shiki give me the impression that moving into a small isolated village is a pretty bad idea.First of all everyone knows each others business, second of all you have nothing to do... finally someone you know is bound to get murdered - atleast that gives you a mystery to solve I suppose

Rohjake Rohjake says...

Both, Shiki and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, take place in a small, isolated town in which mysterious deaths start to occur and the mystery is unraveled little by little. Both series also have this similar kind of dark and brooding atmosphere, even though it is relieved slightly by the means of comedy.

If you liked one, do yourself a favor and watch the other as well. You will soon find yourself unable to stop watching until the series is over.

Layenna Layenna says...

Higurashi and Shiki are both amazing psychological mystery thriller animes. Higurashi develops by following different characters throughout different arcs of the same timeframe, where  Shiki develops over the course of a single timeline, but both of them leave you shaking in your seat waiting for what comes ahead. People going insane? Mass slaughter? Village Epidemic? If you've seen one, the other is a must. 

boogiepopkol boogiepopkol says...

both shiki and higurashi are about a village that seems peaceful.both have characters that are easy to love.higurashi has more mystery to it. if you like one you'll  like the other 

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

A small, secluded little town is the setting for a string of mysterious murders. Higurashi and Shiki are both psychological horror anime with plenty of blood and disturbing images to please anyone. Also, a fun little note-if you like a character in either anime and that character dies, don't worry. Chances are you will be seeing him/her again.

Atalea Atalea says...

Both start in a quiet village, when suddenly deaths begin to appear. Slowly you're figuring what is happening in the village and you keeps you wondering how they are going to solve the deaths from appearing. Both shows keep you on the edge of your chair. Higurashi has more gore in it while Shiki has more of a horror feeling to it. If you liked one, you will definitely like the other as well.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

brooding mystery in the countryside, characters becoming dangerously unstable, and lost of death/paranoia/blood

HiddenNugget HiddenNugget says...

Both anime carry that sense of fear throughout the series. Also, the buzzing of cicadas in the background really joins them together! If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Small towns in Japan seems to be the breeding grounds for weird stuff. Both of these animes take place in little towns that start off with sweet, untroubled outer appearances. Then, the anime slowly reveals internal conflict caused by outsiders. Both have some pretty heavy horror elements. 

PurpleCatAngel PurpleCatAngel says...

Like Shiki, Higurashi is a about a boy who moves to a small, desolate town and tries to figure out the mysterious deaths happening in it only to have the trouble causing the deaths start to follow him as well.

PrincessPlum PrincessPlum says...

Very few animes haunt me days after watching them and make me feel things for both the good and 'evil' in the series. These 2 series are the only two that have had this effect on me so far. I was distrubed and entranced; if you like one I'm certain you will like the other. If you can handle a little brutality, I strongly recommend you watch both...and as soon as possible.

MreLka MreLka says...

Similar setting and atmoshpere, deals with dark subjects and psychological questions. Both have paranormal themes.

galpal galpal says...

Shiki and higurashi both take place in small towns and give of a comforting felling at first, but when supernatural events happen the animes get scary.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows take place in a rural town in which people died or dissapeared under strange circumstances. Also in both of them the protagonist is an outsider who just moved to the town, and gets far more involved in the mysteries of the town than they should. The narrative style of both shows might e different, but fans of one will appreciate the other.

PiotorVie PiotorVie says...

IT IS VERY DISTURBING AND INTELIGENT STORY AND THE ART IS VERY PRETTY, HORROR THAT MAKE YOU HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS IF WHAT IS GOING ON IS A SUPERNATURAL/DEMONIAC EVENT OR SOME KIND OF DISEASE/ PSYCHOPATH EPIDEMY.

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MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both anime have plot in the countryside. Old villages with tradition and culture. Both villages in these two shows have a long and scary history, bloody to be precise. Both shows show off mental illnesses the characters may have.

kurokam1 kurokam1 says...

shiki has a great soundtrack, a slow building story and a cast set in a small town in the middle of nowhere, Higurashi does all of what Shiki does, and does it on a much higher level, especially the story

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

It's clear from the beginning of "Tokyo Ghoul" that it shares more than a few similarities to the vampire anime "Shiki." There's the most obvious similarity: the monsters that devour human flesh but appear human, with the exception of the creepy eyes. In addition, both have buckets and buckets of gore splattering across the screens.

However, what is probably the most compelling reason for the dual recommendation is that both show the more "human" aspect of being a monster, what with characters who truly try to do away with and ignore their violent need to eat humans.

(DISCLAIMER: Yeah, yeah, so "Tokyo Ghoul" isn't exactly finished, and I haven't read the manga. So it's entirely possible that the series does a complete 180 and turns into a freaking magical girl anime. However, even if something drastic does occur, my point about both being gory and monstrous should still stand. And that, you know, they're both entertaining as hell.)

Noriko Noriko says...

Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul have monsters (vampires and ghouls) with black eyes and red irises, and both of them have a desire to feed on human flesh.

Even tho the setting is completely different, the concept is somewhat the same. Therefore if you liked one of those 2 titles, you're probably gonna like the other.

Starletka Starletka says...

Dark atmosphere, gallons of blood, gore, creepy eyes... These are just a few things the series have in common. Even the plots are similar: monsters (Vampires in Shiki, Ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul) are living among humans; some of them trying their best to fit in, some of them hunting for flesh every night. The biggest similarity is in the theme itself: who is better and has more right to live - humans or monsters?

On the other hand, while Tokyo Ghoul is filled with mindless violence and flat characters, only trying to impress with how much blood it shows, Shiki is actually a psychological anime with well-developed characters facing the existential issue.

Atalea Atalea says...

Both involve humans and creatures with a human appearance living together. These creatures can only survive by consuming human blood which causes them to fight eachother. The greatest similarity between these shows is the fact that it views both perspectives and that some of these monsters still own their humanity and are just trying to live a normal life. Shiki focuses more on the mystery and the horror, while Tokyo Ghoul focuses more on the gore and action.

MrRaindrop MrRaindrop says...

Both feature a human vs monster scenario where the monsters easily blend in with the humans making it diffcult for the humans to discern friend from foe. Not as important but montsers in both series also have red black eyes which I thought was kinda interesting.

SSmith1014 SSmith1014 says...

The really interesting thing about these two is that they both humanize the traditional "monster" in a way, with characters that toe the line between the traditional ideas of good and evil. Tokyo Ghoul has a slightly more impressive animation style, however, Shiki can hold its own in that department as well. Both move at a quick pace but do not overwhelm with too much information at a time so that you can watch an episode and feel like everything and nothing happened all at once. On an unrelated note, both have positively delightful OPs. 

Drasticc Drasticc says...

Both have very dark themes.  There will action, well wrote dialog, and plenty of violence and bloody scenes  While Shiki is more of a time killer, it has it's good points. Meanwhile, TG will have you on the edge of your seats.

Someoneyoudontknow Someoneyoudontknow says...

I honestly think they are very similar because both have horror (obvious) and have that desire to eat humans therefore both ghoul and vampire are very similar, shiki has that blood and gore which TG has and is a good horror anime,  I think you should check out but BUT if you want it to have a good story and plot like Tokyo ghouls I wouldn't recommend this anime (my opinion)

Lemonducky Lemonducky says...

On the surface, one might not think to equate these two too strongly. Both are violent and gruesome (Tokyo Ghoul being more so) and share a similar atmosphere of despair and needless suffering. However, one of the main themes that each anime was trying to get across is something like this: humans, ghouls, and vampires are really much more alike than they are different. Both make you think hard about who we call a monster and who we call a friend, and each has some strong doses of shame, misery, and revenge.

I think if you like one, give the other a try. Just know that Tokyo Ghoul falls more onto the action side while Shiki leans more towards mystery and suspense (it starts quite a bit more slowly).

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both stories focus on war between the two sides and inability to cooperate with eachother, making you question who is the real bad guy with both sides having justified reasons for their actions. Both shows are about morals and what's right and what's really not. The artstyles are also kind of simular. 

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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gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

If you have seen Shiki or HotD and you feel warm inside when you think about all the blood and violence then you should definitely check out the other.

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Highschool of the Dead and Shiki are both relatively new animes, that truly capture what it is to be a good horror. The graphics are astounding, the humans are both terrified, and brave, and the enemies are familiar.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime deal with monster pandemics, have some interesting fashion choices, and for much of the anime centers on the teenage population dealing with the sudden outbreak. While Shiki has vampires, and Highschool has zombies, they both deal with horde-like monsters.

thebarfscarf thebarfscarf says...

Both are horror genres that I tend to avoid, which are zombies and vampires. Only solidified by the recent popularity of Twilight, I have never liked vampires, however Shiki was instantly riveting and continued to be throughout the entirey of its duration. I never once felt like "oh crap, another predictable vampire story". It has something indredibly special. So if you're about to pass this series over just because of the vampire thing, think again because I'm glad I gave it a chance.

Highschool of the Dead didn't compltely obliterate my zombie stereotypes. I've always felt that most zombie stories are similar. And Highschool of the Dead was no different. On the other hand, it had a strong cast of characters and developed them in an enjoyable way. I don't compeltely understand the whole "ecchi" thing, I guess. I felt that all the nudity was relatively unnecessary and proved a lot of people's negative stereotypes about anime. Defintaely, Shiki's the better series, as far as holding your interest with an amazing mood and tone. But I would definately reccomend both of them. 

linanimex linanimex says...

Both of these anime has similar atmosphere, in both of them people are turning in other supernatural creatures and has the feel of human extinction. Also they are similar by content: blood, killing, survival, humanity, mistery, ect.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

Both anime involve a society plagued by the living dead. What these two anime interestingly have in common is their unique sense of character style and fashion. If you like horror and blood with a touch of The Walking Dead, you will enjoy both of these anime.

SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

both have some sort of monbster in it. vampires or zombies. i's reccomend both but i will say SHIKI isn't as intence ad Hight school of the dead is

Leahchu Leahchu says...

Each anime focuses on the loss of human life to supernatural/horror elements. HOTD uses zombies while Shiki uses vampires to create a sense of human fragility, where a moment of weakness can lead to the eradication of multiple people. Both shows are graphic in their violence and feature lots of blood. Both shows are stuck in a singular town, with the main cast of humans fighting hard to outlast this catastrophe, even from their fellow survivors at times. 

JustAkeno JustAkeno says...

Honestly, when I was 13, HS of the dead was like the best anime ever to my 13y/o horny mind. Then I got a little older, and I tried Shiki. I think both anime are worth watching, especially Shiki.

Shiki provides an incredibly interesting twist on the "Vampire" genre. It will satisfy any gore/vampire genre fan.

HS of the Dead is a little more 'typical', but nonetheless, I really enjoyed it as a kid.

Both anime target a noticeably different audience, but both are enjoyable.

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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ninjapintu ninjapintu says...

Although the plot is entirely different, Death Note and Shiki are extremely similar in many ways. Both of them flesh out the two sides well enough so that you can't call any of them right or wrong. Both of them have main characters(Light in Death note and Toshio in Shiki) who don't stop at anything to achieve their goals and aren't afraid to make sacrifices or take underhanded measures. Not to mention these characters actually make the audience feel for the antagonists. Shiki has much more despair than Death note but both of them can get your heart racing

Morwen Morwen says...

Both Shiki and Death Note examine the psychology of murderers. These are both incredibly dark series with a "grey-and-grey" mortality to them. Can either Light or L be called a hero? Are the shiki or humans in the wrong? Both series are a visual treat to boot. If you like morally ambiguous, psychological horror-thrillers, these series are both excellent choices.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime involve a string of deaths that seem unsolvable at first. With a mixture of realism and the supernatural, the plots are complex and twisting. Both sides of the struggle are given detail that makes you wonder which side is "good".

cloudpatrol cloudpatrol says...

Shiki is an anime about mysterious death occcuring in a village. Also, this anime is about what finding out is causing them, and putting an end to it. Death note is an anime about solving a mystery, too. Much like Death Note!

Atalea Atalea says...

Though both of them have a complete different plot, they are similar when it comes down to the choice: what is good and what is evil? In both of these series it's the main question you're asking yourself. Though Death Note is more down-to-earth and one big mindgame, Shiki is supernatural and a very good horror show. If you liked one, you might just like the other one as well.

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both anime have the main protagonist turn into a villain as is the case with Light and Toshio Ozaki.  goes from a warmheToshiowarmhearteddoctor to a cold emotionless killing machine when he realises his town is getting attacked by vampires. 

manoletus manoletus says...

Although plot and ambient differ greatly, both animes will make you feel the thrill and the fear of having your side lose the battle, because at some point you can't just be a neutral spectator of the events. The maturity of the themes, conversations and morals help create this ambigous environment that others animes tried and failed to reach.

Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

In secret, alien parasites drift downwards toward Earth. Their directive: to take control of a human body and thrive in secret. When a parasite attempts to take over Shinji, an ordinary high school student, he stops it in his arm to save his mind. With the strange power of amorphous muscle, the curious parasite strikes an uneasy truce with Shinji: it will keep him alive and strong so that it may continue living, and will help protect him from the other parasites that might not take kindly to Shinji's mind still actively working. Can Shinji gain the courage to face the parasites and protect humanity? And would it even make a difference if he did?

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vannessarooy vannessarooy says...

Both Shiki and Parasyte are basically deconstructions of the man vs monster motif. The shows invert moral judgement, destabalize the settings, rationalize the actions of the monsters, and present humanity's ugliness as a comparison. Both shows are thought provoking and maintain similar themes throughout. But aside from the philosophical aspects, Shiki and Parasyte are engaging stories teeming with action, dynamic characters, and tense moments. So if you liked one of them, check out the other!

Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these shows are horror shows (with a bit of action) that loooove to mess with your perception of prey and predator. They're dark, but quirky, with strange and endearing characters. They deal with humanity at its worst, and best. And they also can be pretty violent.

ofall ofall says...

Both weight the differences between humans and the other. They put humans in a situation where we become prey and ask us, why, morally, it was any different than humans eating animals. neither are black and white, even at the ends. They both present the other (vampires in Shiki and parasites in parasyte) from mulitiple different veiw points, making it more humanizing and, unlike alot of works, establishing that these "things" are not all the same, which just makes things more complicated. They also both deal with loss of a loved one, revenge, and also being both a monster and a human at the same time.

UshiromiyaBeatrice UshiromiyaBeatrice says...

Shiki and parasyte both questions the fact "If one person or living creature has to kill a human to live is it not okay to live on like that. Are they wrong to want to live like that..."

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both shows are about a virus spreading and killing humans. Two sides fighting for survival and a ton of badass moments. Both anime shows are great horrors.

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Nightmares creep into the waking hours as Mina Tepes, childlike Queen of the damned, shockingly appears on live television to announce her plans for a colony where her blood-sucking brethren can live in peace. As pandemonium engulfs the globe, Mina reconnects with a handsome face from her past: Akira, a brooding beast whose link to the queen is both powerful and mysterious. Together, Mina and Akira will bare their fangs and fight against an ancient evil. And though the Queen and her ferocious werewolf minions vow that no human blood will be spilled, there are others of her kind who yearn to sink their teeth into innocent flesh. Can Akira maintain his fleeting link to the realm of the living while battling to protect this ruthless and royal beauty? Only one thing is certain. The world’s not ready for her reign.

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Reasons you might like Dance in the Vampire Bund...

Aphroditexx Aphroditexx says...

At first glance, Shiki looks a lot less sophisticated and grown up than Dance in the Vampire Bund, but the opposite is true. Shiki starts out slow, but steadily unfolds into the horror/vampire anime that it truly is. If you like DitVB, You'll love Shiki.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series focus around a vampire like existence and attempts to show their side of the story whilest they blend in with human society.

MugenNeS MugenNeS says...

If you like Shiki, you'll love Dance in the Vampire Bund (and vice versa). Both have a scary and devious story, and both tell a unique tale of vampirism and humanity.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Probably the biggest similarity between the two is that it sort of revolves around vampires trying to find a place for them to call home and settle down at.  While the vampires in Shiki take a much more violent approach to the matter than those in Dance in the Vampire Bund.  Both do a rather good job in keeping things interesting especially if your a fan of vampires.

Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

The protagonist Akira Fudo learns from his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Ryo tells Akira that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their supernatural powers, and suggests that he unite with a demon himself. Akira succeeds in transforming into Devilman, who possesses both the powers of a demon and the soul of a human. The battle of Devilman and Akira Fudo begins.

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RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Both are extremely violent and dark anime about humans vs monsters. And both let you see and think about the dark side which humans posses in all it's gruesome. 

Shiki is about vampires vs humans and Devilman is about demons vs humans.

NatsumeKhun NatsumeKhun says...

Both have supernatural creatures in them which live amongst humans. Both are full of extreme fucking feels. And both are great anime. 

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both animes show how dark the human creatures are and what kind of things they'd do once they're given the power. Also both extremely gruesome and scary in a way. 

AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

The same "moral of the story" (namely that humans can be the biggest evil of all) done in a similar over-the-top fashion meant to shock the viewer. Devilman Crybaby is also pornographic to boot.

Hell Girl

Hell Girl

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

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Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these series feature creepy girls behind a series of murders, and question the morality behind all of the characters. Sunako and Ai are presented as having tragic backstories that have turned them into what they are, although I think Ai comes across as more sympathetic. In general both of these titles have a sense of brooding, building horror that grows until toward the end of the series. Hell Girl is more episodic and Shiki generally has a pretty linear plot, but I think that if you enjoyed one of these series and wanted another horror title to watch, you should check out the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime are a mixture of daily life and dealing with the supernatural. The tragic figure of a young girl is portrayed in both anime as the "antagonist". Both anime explore how humans cope with death, life, and situations beyond their control. While the plots are different, there is a certain feel to both anime that links these two together.

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both Shiki and Hell Girl make you question what is good and what is wrong. They have no problem at showing the reasons behind why the villains do what they do and in Hell Girl's case the antagonist is also the main character in a way. Really love how both shows picture how shitty humans are perfectly.  

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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Reasons you might like Elfen Lied...

Kamichamachii Kamichamachii says...

Shiki and Elfen Lied are two series that explore the concepts of human nature in extreamly simular fashion. Both series feature a supernatural species of human-like creatures who are considered enemies of humankind due to the violent acts they have commited towards normal human beings. Both anime series also offer moments of extreame violence and stomach-turning plot twists. If you loved one show, I'm sure you will love the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both Elfen Lied and Shiki feature young women/girls as catalysts for mass murder. There's bloodshed and violence in both, and some poor saps who get caught in the crossfire.

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both Shiki and Elfen Lied are about two kinds fighting for survival. It truly makes u wonder who the real bad guy is.