Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Angel Beats!. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Angel Beats!

10. Little Busters!: Refrain
9. Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
8. Another
7. Plastic Memories
6. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
5. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
4. Death Parade
3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
2. Charlotte
1. Clannad

10. Little Busters!: Refrain

Little Busters Refrain
Synopsis – Riki and his friends have been managing to form a complete team for the Little Busters baseball team and after overcoming some of its new members’ internal conflicts, Riki and Rin slowly approach the “secret of this world.”
Will they be ready for the truth? In this world devoid of logic, something has started to move and soon will come the time when the lives of the Little Busters will change forever.

Similarity – Both Key works Little Busters being a VN adaption and Angel Beats is an anime original. Jun Maeda wrote both Angel Beats and Little Busters. It’s very hard to explain without spoiling both shows, but they both share many of the same themes and motifs. Be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby, though, because you wouldn’t be the first one to cry your eyes out.

9. Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)

Hidan no AriaSynopsis – In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where “Butei” or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji Tooyama, an anti-social and curt sophomore dropout who was once a student of the combat-centric Assault Division. Kinji now lives a life of leisure studying logistics in order to cover up his powerful but embarrassing special ability. However, his peaceful days soon come to an end when he becomes the target of the infamous “Butei Killer,” and runs into an emotional hurricane and outspoken prodigy of the highest rank, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who saves Kinji’s life and demands that he becomes her partner after seeing what he is truly capable of.

Similarity – Kinda similar in some ways: includes some sort of relationship with boys and girls carrying out a gun on school grounds and fighting against one another for some certain reasons. It’s comedy and enjoyable to watch! Great animations as well.

8. Another

Another

Synopsis – When Kōichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kōichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence.


Similarity – Both series take place in and around an abnormal school, with its students trying desperately to understand their situation with deaths taking place pretty much constantly. In Angel Beats! death is cheap (and impermanent), but Another plays for keeps.

7. Plastic Memories

Plastic MemoriesSynopsis – Eighteen-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki has failed his college entrance exams, but after pulling some strings, he manages to land a job at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. SAI Corp is responsible for the creation of “Giftias”—highly advanced androids which are almost indiscernible from normal humans. However, unlike humans, Giftias have a maximum lifespan of 81,920 hours, or around nine years and four months. Terminal Service One, the station Tsukasa was assigned to, is responsible for collecting Giftias that have met their expiration date before they lose their memories and become hostile.

Promptly after joining Terminal Service One, Tsukasa is partnered with a beautiful Giftia named Isla. She is a Terminal Service veteran and considered the best in Giftia retrievals, contrary to her petite figure and placid nature. Time is fleeting though, and Tsukasa must come to terms with his feelings for Isla before her time is up. No matter how much someone desires it, nothing lasts forever.

Similarity – both of these beautiful series starts off a little slow at first, but after a few episodes it starts catching up speed and the romance between the to MCs begin to unravel. they are both so bitter-sweet and they with definitely take you on an emotional rollercoaster. if you have seen one, you’ll love the other one too.

6. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Synopsis – Music accompanies the path of the human metronome, the prodigious pianist Kousei Arima. But after the passing of his mother, Saki Arima, Kousei falls into a downward spiral, rendering him unable to hear the sound of his own piano.
Two years later, Kousei still avoids the piano, leaving behind his admirers and rivals, and lives a colorless life alongside his friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and sets him on a journey to face the music again.


Similarity – One thing is for certain; at the end of these two anime, you will need a new box of tissues. They both focus around the lives of two people, brought together by similar situations. They learn from each other and ultimately bring the stories to life, through their trials and tribulations. Both are life-changing and they excel in their genre. Truly A MUST WATCH

Also Read 10 Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

 

5. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Synopsis – Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in—aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural.

Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Similarity – Yurippe is extremely similar to Haruhi, in both appearance and personality. There are other character similarities as well (Otonashi = Kyon, Angel = Yuki) although they aren’t quite as strong. The more lighthearted episodes of Angel Beats remind me of the non-Melancholy episodes of Haruhi, although the shows have different styles when it comes to dramatic plots.

4. Death Parade

Death Parade
Synopsis – After death, there is no heaven or hell, only a bar that stands between reincarnation and oblivion. There the attendant will, one after another, challenge pairs of the recently deceased to a random game in which their fate of either ascending into reincarnation or falling into the void will be wagered. Whether it’s bowling, darts, air hockey, or anything in between, each person’s true nature will be revealed in a ghastly parade of death and memories, dancing to the whims of the bar’s master. Welcome to Quindecim, where Decim, arbiter of the afterlife, awaits!

Similarity – They’re both set in the afterlife, with one main character with amnesia and the other a white-haired emotionless person. There’s a lot of drama concerning each character’s past (more so in Death Parade) and some comedic moments (More so in Angel Beats!). They specialize in flashback, showing the good side and the bad of life when the protagonists were alive.

3. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Synopsis – Jinta Yadomi is peacefully living as a recluse, spending his days away from school and playing video games at home instead. One hot summer day, his childhood friend, Meiko “Menma” Honma, appears and pesters him to grant a forgotten wish. He pays her no mind, which annoys her, but he doesn’t really care. After all, Menma already died years ago.

At first, Jinta thinks that he is merely hallucinating due to the summer heat, but he is later on convinced that what he sees truly is the ghost of Menma. Jinta and his group of childhood friends grew apart after her untimely death, but they are drawn together once more as they try to lay Menma’s spirit to rest. Re-living their pain and guilt, will they be able to find the strength to help not only Menma move on—but themselves as well?

Similarity – What is death? What is friendship? Both series explore these themes in different ways, but in ways which touch the target audience. The audience is also likely to fall in love with the characters of either series, making for a rather nice slice-of-life watch with a supernatural twist.

2. Charlotte

CharlotteSynopsis – While on the surface Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent teenager, he has a secret—he has the ability to slip into people’s minds and fully control their body for five seconds at a time. Yuu has been using this skill for years to gain the highest grades, which allowed him to enter a prestigious high school.

When the enigmatic Nao Tomori catches Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into transferring to Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The student council of the school, led by Nao, is tasked with secretly tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers. Yuu is forced to join the student council and together, they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking truth that his own, seemingly incomplete ability, might be more powerful than he could have ever imagined

Similarity – Although the emotional train is not as strong as it is in Clannad, Angel Beats still manages to deliver a heart-warming and tear-jerking story as everything unfolds.
Other simpler similarities between the two are the fact that they are both made by Key, and that Lia has sung an intro for both of them. If you loved Clannad, then you’ll surely grow to love, if not, like Angel Beats to an extent.

1. Clannad

ClannadSynopsis – Tomoya Okazaki is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he’ll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Youhei Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away. One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning, she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon discovers the girl’s name is Nagisa Furukawa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realize life isn’t as dull as he once thought.

Similarity – Both stories have alternative worlds, clubs, some fighting in between but most importantly it focuses on emotions same way as Angel Beats. Almost every character has some kind of problems or regrets and is trying to overcome them. And we have the main character Tomoya who also tries to help his friends. Both have great animation and music has been done by the same composer.

Credits – MAL

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