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10 Anime Like Amagi Brilliant Park

10. Nanbaka
9. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
8. Classroom☆Crisis
7. Dog Days
6. Hyouka
5. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
4. Arakawa Under the Bridge
3. Musaigen no Phantom World
2. Rail Wars!
1. No Game No Life

10. Nanbaka

Nanbaka

Synopsis – Nanba is the world’s most formidable prison, built to incarcerate criminals who are too slippery to stay in ordinary confinement. The four inmates who occupy Cell 13 are particularly cunning on that behalf, having escaped every other prison with a perfect success rate. There is Juugo, a specialist in locks who has spent the majority of his life in prison; Uno, a gambler with great intuition; Nico, an otaku whose body reacts strangely to drugs; and Rock, a bruiser with a love for food. The daily shenanigans of the four prisoners always cause trouble for the building supervisor, Hajime Sugoroku, who desperately tries to prevent them from breaking out of Nanba.

Nanbaka follows the comedic, sparkle-filled exploits of these prisoners and their guards. From three square meals a day to sports festivals, prison life in Nanba isn’t actually that bad—and it is the closest these four have to a home.

Similarity –Amagi Brilliant Park and Nanbaka have both a very colorful art style. They are both comedy-based, but they are also kind of sad and dark at the same time. The main characters from both series (Juugo from Nanbaka and Seiya Kanie from Amagi Brilliant Park) have both supernatural ‘powers’. Both series have also lot of characters with ‘special’ characteristics like the airheaded one, the pervert, the one who thinks he is the best

9. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Synopsis – The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa’s sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yuuji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa’s friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year.

The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.

Similarity – These are both nonsensical comedies with magic elements in them. Although plot and characters are widely different, they are both genuinely funny at times and are sure to turn that frown upside down from episode to episode it will have you rolling.

8. Classroom☆Crisis

Synopsis- In Martian colony, Fourth Tokyo lies a classroom of Kirishina Corporation’s brightest minds spearheading aerospace development: A-TEC, led by genius engineer Kaito Sera, eagerly anticipating the arrival of their newest member. It soon becomes clear, however, that the transfer student is hardly ordinary—Nagisa Kiryuu, newly appointed chief of A-TEC and the younger brother of the corporation’s CEO, is sent to shut the program down. To keep the classroom alive, Kaito and his students desperately work to develop a successor to their most powerful rocket, the X-2; meanwhile, Nagisa climbs the corporate ladder in pursuit of his own mission. In spite of this, their separate battles soon reveal that much more is going on in Kirishina Corporation than meets the eye.

Classroom☆Crisis follows Kaito and Nagisa, as well as Kaito’s younger sister Mizuki and A-TEC’s test pilot Iris Shirasaki, in a story of intrigue, political warfare, and, against all odds, romance. As Nagisa and A-TEC are dragged further and further into Kirishina Corporation’s conspiracies, friendships grow and pasts are unveiled as they fight to avert their classroom crisis.

Similarity – – Vain but skilled highschooler in managerial position
– Budgeting and management of a poorly run team/business
– Colorful and moe

Classroom Crisis is ever so slightly more mature in its approach with believable scenarios and reasonably realistic characterization. Amagi Brilliant Park on the other hand, is just a massive power-trip for the incredibly intelligent MC, where everyone else is more or less an accessory to his brilliance as oppose to being characters with their own reasons and motives.

7. Dog Days

Synopsis – Dog Days takes place in the world of Flonyard, an alternate Earth inhabited by beings who resemble humans, but also have the ears and tails of specific animals. The Republic of Biscotti, a union of dog-like citizens, has come under attack by the feline forces of the Galette Leo Knights. In an effort to save Biscotti, Princess Millhiore summons a champion from another world in order to defend her people. That champion is Cinque Izumi, a normal junior high student from Earth.

Agreeing to assist Biscotti, Cinque retrieves a sacred weapon called the Palladion and prepares for war. In Flonyard, wars are fought with no casualties and are more akin to sports competitions with the goal of raising money for the participating kingdoms. Cinque is successful in his role as Biscotti’s champion but learns that a summoned champion cannot be returned to their home world. The scientists of Biscotti will endeavor to find a way for Cinque to return home, but until they figure something out, he must serve Princess Millhiore by continuing to fight

Similarity – Boy is introduced to fantasy world (In Amagi boy actually stays on earth) given a mission to protect the place the princess is in (Amagi – the theme park, Dog Days – the kingdom). The main lead then partners up with another woman to help protect the place while the princess is kind of on the sidelines watching it happen. Both boys have a hinted romantic pairing with the princess and the girl that helps them and seem to be a better than their job than an average person. There’s very minor/light fanservice in both but isn’t distracting.

6. Hyouka

Synopsis – Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister’s behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club’s history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.

Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other small side cases as well.

Based on the award-winning Koten-bu light novel series, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto of Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu, Hyouka shows that normal life can be full of small mysteries, be it family history, a student film, or even the withered flowers that make up a ghost story.

Similarity – Under the same director and animation studio, we are presented with a bored, cynical, and generally unsociable male protagonist who is largely uninvolved with his high school life until his encounter with the eccentric and emphatic female protagonist whose request for help pulls them into an adventure they would never have experienced otherwise. Initially, both protagonists are reluctant to help but continue to find themselves becoming more and more involved and even attached to the people he made friends with.

5. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Synopsis –It’s back-to-school mayhem with Kaname Chidori and her war-freak classmate Sousuke Sagara as they encounter more misadventures in and out of Jindai High School. But when Kaname gets into some serious trouble, Sousuke takes the guise of Bonta-kun—the gun-wielding, butt-kicking mascot. And while he struggles to continue living as a normal teenager, Sousuke also has to deal with protecting his superior officer Teletha Testarossa, who has decided to take a vacation from Mithril and spend a couple of weeks as his and Kaname’s classmate.

Similarity – Amagi Brilliant Park and Fumoffu are produced by the same studio Kyoto Animation, and directed by the same director Takemoto Yasuhiro. It has a colorful cast of characters and strikes the same type of humor coming from the same original creator, Gatoh Shoji.

AmaBuri is just as hectic and wacky as Fumoffu and we see a return of Bonta in the form of Moffle. Plus, the main cast of AmaBuri is named after famous rappers to boot.

Though they share many similarities, Amagi Brilliant Park is very self-aware and has an overarching story. Fumoffu is more episodic in nature and may require previous knowledge from the parent story Full Metal Panic.

4. Arakawa Under the Bridge

Synopsis – Kou Ichinomiya is the son of a wealthy businessman who holds firm belief in his elite status. As such, he is determined to avoid becoming indebted to anyone; but one day, after a run-in with some mischievous kids on Arakawa Bridge, he ends up falling into the river running underneath. Luckily for him, a passerby is there to save him—but now, he owes his life to this stranger!

Angered by this, Kou insists on paying her back, but this may just be the worst deal the arrogant businessman has ever made. The stranger—a stoic, tracksuit-wearing homeless girl known only as Nino—lives in a cardboard box under the bridge and wants only one thing: to fall in love. Asking Kou to be her boyfriend, he has no choice but to accept, forcing him to move out of his comfortable home and start a new life under the bridge!

Similarity – Anime in which a narcissistic male protagonist is tasked (or self-appointed) with saving a society that is forgotten by the public. The female lead rarely shows her emotions but is implied (or stated) that she has a crush on the male lead.

Both can be considered comedic series, but they take different approaches. Amagi Park is more like your everyday school anime, with mainly teenagers interacting with each other. Arakawa is a gag comedy, and surprisingly quite thought-provoking at times.

3. Musaigen no Phantom World

Synopsis – Phantoms: supernatural entities such as ghosts or youkai that, until recently, were thought to be superstition. However, when a virus that infects the brain spreads throughout society, people’s perception of the world changes as the mythical beings are revealed to have been living alongside humanity the entire time. This virus has also affected those of the next generation significantly, allowing them to develop special abilities that they can use to fight against dangerous phantoms.

Haruhiko Ichijou and Mai Kawakami are two of those that were granted such power as Haruhiko wields the ability to summon and seal phantoms through drawings while Mai imbues the power of the elements into martial arts. Together, along with the friendly phantom Ruru, they form Team E of Hosea Academy which is dedicated to dealing with these often mischievous beings. In a world where the real and surreal intertwine, Musaigen no Phantom World follows the adventures of a group of friends as they handle the everyday troubles caused by phantoms.

Similarity – Supernatural, ecchi KyoAni animes. They both start out pretty silly but get more emotional for the last couple of episodes.
The main characters couldn’t be more different, but the awkward situations they get themselves into are similar. Setto is physically similar to Mai, but mentally similar to Koito, but Reina and Latifa are similar both physically and mentally.

2. Rail Wars!

Synopsis – Rail Wars! takes place in an alternate universe where the Japanese government remains in control of the nation’s railway systems. Because of the stability afforded by the leadership of the government, the railway system is allowed to flourish.

Naoto Takayama aspires to become an employee for Japan National Railways because of the comfortable life that it will enable him to live. In order to accomplish this, he enters its training program, where students must demonstrate their knowledge of trains as well as their ability to be ready for any challenge that might arise.

During this time period, he will encounter other students such as the athletically gifted Aoi Sakura, the constantly hungry Sho Iwaizumi, and the human encyclopedia Haruka Komi. Together they will work towards surviving their trainee period, all the while taking on purse snatchers, bomb threats, and the looming specter of the extremist “RJ” group who wants to privatize the railway system.

Similarity – Both have the same basic plot where it involves high schoolers doing a man’s job where it puts the grown-ups to shame, it also has the same trigger-happy female character and a sweet female character. Romance wise both MC doesn’t have any romantic direction at all. However, the setting where different cu’z Rail Wars was set in some alternate place where Japan’s Railroad system remains public, while in Amaburi it was set in some theme park where fantasy was the main theme. Also, in Rail Wars, the MC has a harem competing for its affection, while the MC in Amaburi doesn’t have a harem, to begin with, in fact, there is no competition between the two main females characters for the MC’s affection.

1. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

Synopsis – No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username “Blank.” They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games. This system works thanks to a fundamental rule wherein each party must wager something they deem to be of equal value to the other party’s wager. In this strange land where the very idea of humanity is reduced to child’s play, the indifferent genius gamer duo of Sora and Shiro have finally found a real reason to keep playing games: to unite the sixteen races of Disboard, defeat Tet, and become the gods of this new, gaming-is-everything world.

Similarity – Both have protagonists who are charged with saving their new community from outside threats, and to better it from within. Butt tons of fan service and laughs on both ends, and the protagonist constantly has some nice eye candy next to him in the form of loli Shiro or waifu Sento!

If you love a great anime with a high re-watch value and also centered around an original idea, you should definitely check this out as well!

Also read, No game no life

Credits – MAL

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