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10 Anime Like From the New World

10. DARLING in the FRANXX
9. Kamisama Dolls
8. Children of the Whales
7. Land of the Lustrous
6. No. 6
5. When They Cry
4. Made in Abyss
3. Shiki
2. A Lull in the Sea
1. Psycho-Pass

10. DARLING in the FRANXX

darling in the franxx
Synopsis – In the distant future the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also known 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 Kyōryū, 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

Similarity –Both anime are set in a post-apocalyptic setting, and feature school children in positions of dangers. Both anime also instil a very similar, creepy and mysterious vibe through themselves.

Also read,10 Anime Like Darling in the FranXX

9. Kamisama Dolls

Synopsis – Kyouhei, after moving away to Tokyo from his old town to get away from the events that happened, is on a goukon with his friends, including his old neighbor, Shiba. After drinking for a whole night, he and Shiba discover a dead, bloody body in the elevator. He is told by his younger sister, Utao with her Kamisama Doll, that Aki, an old friend, and his Doll are the culprits responsible.

Similarity – The stories focus around characters from a village that has a deep dark secret, not to mention members of the village have special powers. The art style is similar and has a Gothic art scheme going.

8. Children of the Whales

Children of the Whales (Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau)Synopsis- In a world covered by an endless sea of sand, there sails an island known as the Mud Whale. In its interior lies an ancient town, where the majority of its inhabitants are said to be “Marked,” a double-edged trait that grants them supernatural abilities at the cost of an untimely death. Chakuro is the village archivist; young and curious, he spends his time documenting the discovery of newfound islands. But each one is like the rest—abandoned save for the remnants of those who lived there long ago.

For the first time in six months, another island crosses the horizon, so Chakuro and his friends join the scouting group. During the expedition, they find vestiges of an archaic civilization. And inside one of its crumbling remains, Chakuro discovers a girl who will change his destiny and the world inside the Mud Whale as he knows it.

Similarity – Children of the Whales is like Shinsekai Yori’s ‘dumber’ younger sibling – reflected in the differences in target market between the two shows. They both feature seemingly peaceful worlds and young protagonist that fit in well with them, only to be thrown into much darker reality upon discoveries along the journey. Both shows revolve around an innate human supernatural power that affects society and politics. Expect plenty of world building and plot twists within both.

7. Land of the Lustrous

Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)Synopsis – In the mysterious future, crystalline organisms called Gems inhabit a world that has been destroyed by six meteors. Each Gem is assigned a role in order to fight against the Lunarians, a species who attacks them in order to shatter their bodies and use them as decorations.

Phosphophyllite, also known as Phos, is a young and fragile Gem who dreams of helping their friends in the war effort. Instead, they are told to compile an encyclopedia because of their delicate condition. After begrudgingly embarking on this task, Phos meets Cinnabar, an intelligent gem who has been relegated to patrolling the isolated island at night because of the corrosive poison their body creates. After seeing how unhappy Cinnabar is, Phos decides to find a role that both of the rejected Gems can enjoy. Houseki no Kuni follows Phos’ efforts to be useful and protect their fellow Gems.

Similarity – The mystery in both series works the same way. They both give extreme thrills as the main character goes through obstacles to discover the truth. There are lots of chase scenes that remind me of each other. Not only that, both series have similar style of art and music where it’s very traditional/classic and revolves around myths and stories. They are both incredible mystery/sci-fi series.

6. No. 6

No.6
Synopsis – Many years ago, after the end of a bloody world war, mankind took shelter in six city-states that were peaceful and perfect… at least on the surface. However, Shion—an elite resident of the city-state No. 6—gained a new perspective on the world he lives in, thanks to a chance encounter with a mysterious boy, Nezumi. Nezumi turned out to be just one of many who lived in the desolate wasteland beyond the walls of the supposed utopia. But despite knowing that the other boy was a fugitive, Shion decided to take him in for the night and protect him, which resulted in drastic consequences: because of his actions, Shion and his mother lost their status as elites and were relocated elsewhere, and the darker side of the city began to make itself known.

Similarity – Both shows have a continuous, non-episodic structure and are about closed societies whose residents are mostly kept from the real world. The main characters learn in time the horrifying secrets of their beloved home place and try to rebel against it. Both stories start with young heroes that grow older as the show progresses and show an open approach towards same-sex romances.

5. When They Cry

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni or When They Cry
Synopsis –On one hot summer day in 1983, a transfer student named Maebara Keiichi comes to a peaceful rural village in Hinamizawa. There, he befriends his classmates Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko. Accepted as a full-fledged member of the “club,” Keiichi and the gang plays all sorts of activities ranging from card and board games to hide-and-seek. But just as Keiichi was beginning to be assimilated in simple rural life, he stumbles upon the dark history of Hinamizawa. As Keiichi dives deeper into the mystery, he finds that his new found friends may not be all what they claim to be.

Similarity – Both are set in a small village seemingly far away from the world, and have creepy undertones and occasional gory deaths. Many of the village’s terrifying secrets are kept from the main characters (a group of children) in both.
For both series, the animation style is incredibly more and big-eyed for the genres that they are as well.

Also read,10 Anime Like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (When They Cry: Kai)

4. Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss
Synopsis – An enormous pit and cave system called the “Abyss” is the only unexplored place in the world. Strange and wonderful creatures reside in its depths, and it is full of precious relics that current humans are unable to make. The mysteries of the Abyss fascinate humans, and they head down to explore. The adventurers who venture into pit are known as “Cave Raiders.” A little orphan girl named Rico lives in the town of Ōsu on the edge of the Abyss. Her dream is to become a Cave Raider like her mother and solve the mysteries of the cave system. One day, Rico starts exploring the caves and discovers a robot who resembles a human boy.

Similarity – Both shows feature very young protagonists who have an unusual sense of curiosity – although Shinsekai Yori is a coming of age story, which and has more of a dystopian feel. Both open up many questions for the viewer, and the characters strive to discover these secrets along the way. The settings are filled with nature over civilization, creating a seemingly light atmosphere that has darker undertones

Also read,10 Anime Like Made in Abyss

3. Shiki

Shiki
Synopsis – Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn’t even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three people are found dead. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village’s lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as a normal occurrence. However, in the days following, the villagers start to die one after the other.

Similarity – In both series, there is a very mysterious background with similar mood settings.
Both series have similar backgrounds involving a village that deals with the world of supernatural. In fact, creatures in both series are feared and revered.
Both series focuses on how humans deal with them in the world that they live in.
Both series often have plot twists as well as thriller like endings involving the main characters.

Also read,10 Anime Like Shiki

2. A Lull in the Sea

Nagi no Asukara (A Lull in the Sea)Synopsis – Long ago, humanity lived in the sea. But the humans who longed for the land left the sea behind. They cast aside the special raiment they’d been given by the sea god that let them live in the ocean. The thinking of the sea humans and the land humans became as separate as the places they lived, and as countless time passed, they forgot they were once one people. This will change as the land-dwelling human Tsumugu Kihara befriends four students who live in a village at the bottom of the sea.

Similarity – Shinsekai Yori takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and our main cast live in a Utopian society with strict rules. While Nagi no Asukara is the light-hearted version of Shinsekai Yori minus the dark, gory, mystery, and suspense-like feel.
The character design is so similar it’s astounding. Kihara Tsumugu and Shun look and act the same way. The way Mangka shows her interests in him is basically the same way Saki feels to Shun. Both Tsumugu and Hikari are rivals yet they care for each other too. Hikari and Satoru are very protective and comedic at times with everyone. Chisaki is very calm and caring like Maria. Both Maria and Manaka have the same seiyuu Kana Hanazawa. Kaname and Mamoru look alike but act very differently. Chisaki has taken Maria’s role as the one to keep the group together.

Also read,10 Anime Like A Lull in the Sea (Nagi no Asukara)

1. Psycho-Pass

Psycho PassSynopsis – The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person’s state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term “Psycho-Pass” in the anime’s title refers to a standard used to measure an individual’s being. The story centers around the “enforcement officer” Shinya Kōgami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.

Similarity – Unsettling psychological stories set in the future. The female lead is a discontented participant in her society, but she accepts it, rather than try to change it. Their governments/leaders keep a terrible secret, and monitor and tightly control citizens’ behavior in an attempt to create a utopia. Deviants are eliminated.

Also read,10 Anime Like Psycho-Pass

Credits – MAL

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