10 Anime Like Persona 5 the Animation

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10 Anime Like Persona 5 the Animation

10. Casshern Sins
9. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)
8. High School DxD
7. K
6. Psycho-Pass
5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4. Durarara!!
3. Steins;Gate
2. Guilty Crown
1. Fate/Zero

10. Casshern Sins

Casshern SinsSynopsis – In the distant future, where cyborgs and humans struggle to survive after the war which destroyed the world, a being in white suit awakens. His name is Casshern and he remembers nothing of his own past.

In barren and dark dystopian world, where every being alive seems to hate his existence and the evil from his past wants him dead, Casshern, haunted by the flashes of his past memories has to survive and figure out who or what exactly he is and how he got to where he is now. But he does not know that he might not like the horrible truth of the past, hidden deep inside his mind…

Similarity – Ren and Casshern must overturn Ruin through various obstacles in their paths and are OP guided with strong individuals but must go under hardships and character development.

9. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)Synopsis – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei follows the siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba, who are enrolled in First High School. Upon taking the exam, the prodigious Miyuki is placed in the First Course, while Tatsuya is relegated to the Second Course. Though his practical test scores and status as a “Weed” show him to be magically inept, he possesses the extraordinary technical knowledge, physical combat capabilities, and unique magic techniques—making Tatsuya the irregular at a magical high school.

Similarity – Ren and Tatsuya are students who receive scorn due to their infamous reputation but at the same time hides their true identity that others are unaware of and are OP with powers that surpass their respective peers and enemies’ expectations. Contrary, P5 is supernatural as opposed to Mahouka’s Sci Fi/Magic making both shows distinguishable if slightly similar in some aspects.

8. High School DxD

High School DxDSynopsis – High school student Issei Hyoudou is your run-of-the-mill pervert who does nothing productive with his life, peeping on women and dreaming of having his own harem one day. Things seem to be looking up for Issei when a beautiful girl asks him out on a date, although she turns out to be a fallen angel who brutally kills him! However, he gets a second chance at life when beautiful senior student Rias Gremory, who is a top-class devil, revives him as her servant, recruiting Issei into the ranks of the school’s Occult Research Club.

Slowly adjusting to his new life, Issei must train and fight in order to survive in the violent world of angels and devils. Each new adventure leads to many hilarious (and risqué) moments with his new comrades, all the while keeping his new life a secret from his friends and family in High School DxD!

Similarity – Both are anime about school and supernatural fights. Both have the protagonists and heroes (PT has a bad reputation because they were framed while the demon heroes in DXD are usually accused of being evil since all demons are usually being called evil) getting a bad reputation and they must restore the reputation they deserve. Both have very good fight scenes and can be humorous at times (DXD does it more). Both also are mature (DXD has more mature content) anime with good storytelling.

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7. K

k tvSynopsis – “Kings” are individuals who have been bestowed with incredible supernatural powers and granted the ability to recruit others into their clans. Protecting the lives and honor of their clansmen is an integral part of the Kings’ duties. After a video depicting the heinous murder of a Red Clansman spreads virally, the unassuming student Yashiro Isana is accused of homicide. Now, a manhunt is underway for his head, bringing him into contact with the infamous “Black Dog” Kurou Yatogami—a skilled swordsman and martial artist determined to follow the wishes of his late master, the Seventh King.

Meanwhile, the current Red King, Mikoto Suou, faces his own imminent demise as the search for Yashiro narrows. But during Yashiro’s struggle to prove his innocence, a greater conspiracy is unraveling behind the scenes; clouds begin to appear in his memory, and close friends start to question his very existence. What began as a simple murder is now leading towards a full-blown war between Kings with the very fate of the world at stake.

Similarity – Both refer to real life Japan with various cities that serve as a battleground with various groups and individuals. Not to mention both have a talking cat and amnesiac MC who is trying to uncover the past that serves the key to prove their innocence while a greater evil is lurking trying to ruin other’s lives for their selfish gain.

6. Psycho-Pass

Psycho PassSynopsis – Justice, and the enforcement of it, has changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harboring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors that have become latent criminals, granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors’ dirty work.

Into this world steps Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with an honest desire to uphold justice. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she soon learns that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as her fellow Inspectors assume. With everything she has known turned on its head, Akane wrestles with the question of what justice truly is, and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.

Similarity – The cast of P5 and Psycho Pass enforces their ideology through certain systems (Personas/Metaverse in P5 & Sibyl System in Psycho Pass) to purifying society through scum cleansing.

The MCs and the female law enforcers in both shows have similar roles and relationship that makes both shows no different and holds the key to the story.

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5. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Synopsis – Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward’s right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that give Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called “automail” and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist.

Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher’s Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher’s Stone but their country’s murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again… or take away their humanity.

Similarity – Both revolve around the seven sins as humanity’s enemies and must fight against it to attain true freedom.

4. Durarara!!

DurararaSynopsis – In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst many strange rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.

Mikado Ryuugamine has always longed for the excitement of the city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend convinces him to move to Tokyo. Witnessing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. But as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, along with Ikebukuro’s most colorful inhabitants, are mixed up in the commotion breaking out in their city.

Similarity –Both anime are a supernatural high school themed story that deals with a high school teenager whose life would change forever from a regular student who would later involve with conflicts and supernatural aspects that go beyond a scale wilder than their imagination could handle.

The Seiyuu cast in both shows are superb and their music is composed by the titans of their industries making it another reason to watch.

3. Steins;Gate

Steins Gate

Synopsis – The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective “future gadgets” with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed “Daru.” The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the “Phone Microwave,” which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel.

Though miraculous in itself, the phenomenon doesn’t provide anything concrete in Okabe’s search for a scientific breakthrough; that is, until the lab members are spurred into action by a string of mysterious happenings before stumbling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history.

Similarity – P5 and SG have teenagers who lead normal lives but later involve something dangerous and powerful that they will have to put every effort despite the hardships they have to go through.

Ryuji Sakamoto and Rintaro Okabe have the same Seiyuu and I cannot help but compare some of their aspects.

2. Guilty Crown

Guilty CrownSynopsis – Japan, 2039. Ten years after the outbreak of the “Apocalypse Virus,” an event solemnly regarded as “Lost Christmas,” the once proud nation has fallen under the rule of the GHQ, an independent military force dedicated to restoring order. Funeral Parlor, a guerrilla group led by the infamous Gai Tsutsugami, act as freedom fighters, offering the only resistance to GHQ’s cruel despotism.

Inori Yuzuriha, a key member of Funeral Parlor, runs into the weak and unsociable Shuu Ouma during a crucial operation, which results in him obtaining the “Power of Kings”—an ability which allows the wielder to draw out the manifestations of an individual’s personality, or “voids.” Now an unwilling participant in the struggle against GHQ, Shuu must learn to control his newfound power if he is to help take back Japan once and for all.

Similarity – P5 like GC has a teenager whose life was changed forever by a certain power and is has guidance of a strange individual and has a group that rebels against a corrupted society.

P5 and GC have strong artwork and visuals that have worth the budget despite suffering certain story flaws. The soundtrack is worth listening to with music greats and voice acting is well done.

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1. Fate/Zero

Synopsis – With the promise of granting any wish, the omnipotent Holy Grail triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and fierce to leave a victor. In spite of that, the wealthy Einzbern family is confident that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different; namely, with a vessel of the Holy Grail now in their grasp. Solely for this reason, the much hated “Magus Killer” Kiritsugu Emiya is hired by the Einzberns, with marriage to their only daughter Irisviel as a binding contract.

Kiritsugu now stands at the center of a cutthroat game of survival, facing off against six other participants, each armed with an ancient familiar, and fueled by unique desires and ideals. Accompanied by his own familiar, Saber, the notorious mercenary soon finds his greatest opponent in Kirei Kotomine, a priest who seeks salvation from the emptiness within himself in pursuit of Kiritsugu.

Similarity – Kiritsugu and the Phantom Thieves want to change the world through their powers (Servants in F/Z and Personas in P5) while opposed by their rivals (Kirei and Akechi/Sae/Law Enforcement) in a dark supernatural setting with actions that deal with certain and questionable morals and what is just and not just.

Credits – MAL

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