Top 5 Anime Similar To Angel Beats!
So, you have finished Angel Beats! recently or even years ago, and the ending left you speechless, 13 episodes for the beautiful story ends just like that, leaving an emptiness inside your heart. Aren’t you satisfied? What more do you want? More high school rom-com with a focus on appreciating the moments, more story on interesting interaction between silly friends or the bittersweet ending of the incomplete love story? Well, you’re in luck! Here are some similar recommendations to the critically-acclaimed Angel Beats! if you crave for MORE!
#1 Plastic Memories
Spring 2015 || 13 episodes || Anime Info
Plastic Memories is a story of an inevitable departure. Tsukasa is an eighteen years old graduate that is assigned to SAI Corp which is responsible for the creation of “Giftias”. He was then partnered with Isla, one of the highly advanced androids with a lifespan of 81,920 hours where all her memories will be erased afterwards. As the time passes, he eventually develops love towards her. But, time is ticking and he must eventually come to terms with his feelings for her before it’s too late.
Both the anime shares the idea that – ” No matter how much you desire something, nothing lasts forever. ” They emphasized on living in the moments and appreciating the ones that you love, creating memories to be cherished no matter how badly you want the moments to stay. A true emotional roller-coaster ride that can warm you with light-hearted comedy and cringy romance with an ending that leaves you longing for more.
Summer 2016 || 13 episodes ( +4 )|| Anime Info
ReLIFE is a story of having a chance to live over, with a cost. Kaizaki is a NEET that switched between jobs until he met Ryou, a member of LIFE research institute that offers him chance to live high-school life again as a 17 years-old with a mysterious pill. He accepted the offer, only to find out that he couldn’t keep up with all the tests, physical fitness the first day in his school. As he struggles with his new lifestyle, he slowly learns more about his classmates and in the process, how precious memories could be.
Both the anime shares the attribute that memories do leave impacts and to enjoy every moment to its fullest, laugh or cry as hard as you can with the friends that support you before it’s all gone. They both preys on a scary idea on how deep the regrets can be, and how hurtful it can be to part ways with your loved ones.
Additionally, they are set on high school settings with a spice of romance-comedy and genuine friendship as well. And the ending, similar to Kimi No Na Wa is just beautiful and leave you craving for more.
#3 Sakurasou no Pet na Kanajo
Fall 2012 || 24 episodes || Anime Info
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanajo touches on friendship and importance on living in the moments. Sorata is a cat-lover and a second year students that is forced to transfer into Sakurasou, an eccentric student dorm consists of a band of misfits – an energetic and loud animator, a level-headed playboy, a genius but reclusive programmer and the alcoholic female dorm manager. His desire to escape changed when he met Mashiro, a new talented-in-art student that is oblivious to her lifestyle as he takes care of her daily lives routines. He eventually learn more about her, his unique dorm-mate with their quirks as they all concede to their true feelings and grow closer to each other.
Both the anime has their main characters learning more about others and themselves, a bit drama and portrayed yet an unbelievably strong friendship bond with their ensemble cast, showing awkward romance and comedy at its finest. Both anime also share an emotional graduation ceremony that brings out the friendship and the memories that bring out true friendship to another level. One more message is that, departure is not the end, but a new beginning.
#4 Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii Desu ka?
Sukutte Moratte Ii Desu ka?
Spring 2017 || 12 episodes || Anime Info
Yes, it’s quite a long tittle. Willem is one of the warrior that fights monsters in the past, only to find himself as the sole survivor of humankind in a world of goblins and fairies after waking up from his icy slumber. Through certain events, he was assigned to be a weapon storehouse caretaker in one of the floating islands by taking care of fairies resembling human that lives for the sole purpose of training and defeating the unknown beasts. One of them was Chtholly, who is more than willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good. But, as they slowly falls in love with each other, could he, let her go?
WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? focuses more on the willingness to let someone go and to accept that sometimes it’s just not possible to change the ending, no matter how hard you tired. They both have romance in it with awkward moments and the ending that mess with your feelings.
Summer 2015 || 13 episodes || Anime Info
Charlotte is a bit messy but delighting. Otosaka on the surface, is your average charming teenager but he harbors a deep ability – to slip into people’s minds and fully control their body for five seconds. Utilizing this ability, he managed to gain great scores academically until he was caught by Tomori, president of student council of Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities where he was forced to join the student council. Together, they track down other adolescents who abuse their powers as Otosaka discovers more about his seemingly incomplete ability and tackle the daunting challenges ahead.
Both Charlotte and Angel Beats! are made by the same producer, Jun Maeda so they could give you a similar vibe from the arts and the unusual high school ambience. Both anime have fun, comedy, melodrama and cute romance, all while giving you insight to the characters with their dark pasts. They also shares an ending that leaves you wonder about the unknown future that they will have, giving a strong aftertaste.
And that’s all for now, all great things must come to an end. Jokes aside, these are the anime that I found genuinely find relatable to Angel Beats! and I highly recommend you guys to give them a try, if you haven’t already. Reviews will be added soon!
I’d also appreciate any other recommendations down in the comments below to help those who are seeking for anime with this kind of feels. As always, thanks for reading! It’s nothing much but I hope this helps!