Shadows House is an anime I’ve closely followed since the release of it back in 2021. Adapted from a
The anime is about human dolls and the “shadows” they serve who are nobles of different classes throughout the massive house they find themselves in with multiple floors.
The dolls are the yin and the nobles the yang, mimicking each others characteristics and emotions.
There are now 2 seasons for this well thought out and clever anime series.
Let’s talk about anime shows relevant and comparable to the anime that’s airing this summer (season 2).
1. Wonder Egg Priority
Wonder Egg Priority is the anime from 2021 that took the community by surprise. Depth, bright colors, stunning visuals,
This anime knows how to portray teenagers and their depression/problems realistically and in a way that’s believable.
The ENDING of this anime might not be the greatest of all time, but the anime itself deserves praise and is a lot like Shadows House.
2. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland is probably the most comparable anime to
Shadows House (if you ask me) is the better version that Promised Neverland could never live up to by the 2nd season.
Either way, The Promised Neverland is about kids in a farm essentially. They all think its all shits and giggles until they realize they’re all being FED to demons for profit.
I’d say the visuals of The Promised Neverland is a lot like Shadows House.
3. Battle Game In 5 Seconds
Battle Game In 5 Seconds is another anime similar to
It’s not just them, but they’re important to the plot. Yuri adds an emotional touch with a depth to her story. Akira brings brains to the plot and he manoeuvres like he’s playing chess.
Calculating and cunning.
Supernatural abilities aside, there’s some overlap between both
4. Summertime Render
Summertime Render is an anime that started airing back in Spring 2022. And is still airing during Summer 2022 because unlike many anime these days, it doesn’t just have 12 episodes.
It has 24, possibly more.
The anime is a
It’s a lot like Higurashi and
GoSick is an anime about Victorique, a blonde girl in black, and her assistant who has the “bland”
Both characters, especially Victorique specializes in solving complex cases. Usually involving murder and mysterious events that take place around the country.
The anime has a European style to it, and this is clear from the characters, the names, the locations, and even
6. Made In Abyss
Made In Abyss is all in the name. In the middle of the place where people live is a canyon of sorts. A hole that goes so deep into the abyss that nobody knows what’s really down there.
Some people including kids (who are main characters) want to explore it, as do others of all ages, but some don’t out of fear. Riko’s mother did it and this inspires her to do the same.
Each episode gives you a feeling of unease as far as what’s about to come down the line, and the anime’s lighthearted moments start to become dark and brutal.
It has 2 seasons so far.
7. Talentless Nana
Talentless Nana is another mystery anime series released during the pandemic and worldwide lockdown. The anime is about Nana Hiiragi, a pink haired girl with a sweet appearance and demeanor.
She’s friendly and “cute” around everyone she talks to, but as the first episode indicates – there’s more to it than what she’s letting on.
The setup of characters with supernatural abilities stuck on on an island, supposedly training to defeat an unknown threat is a lot like
8. Higurashi: When They Cry
Higurashi is a
The village of Hinamizawa is cursed. Everyone realizes this after entering the village. Most don’t leave and if they do, they don’t leave the village alive. Or something bad happens that makes it not worth coming back ever again.
Oyashiro’s curse is what they blame it on, but there’s more to it than the anime is willing to reveal early on.
In the same way dolls are ignorant to what’s going on around them in
Make sure you watch the 2000’s version first.
9. Puella Magi
This is a magical girl show, but it’s nothing like a magical girl show. It takes the whole concept, rips it to pieces, and then remakes it into a more realistic and dark version of what being a magical girl actually means.
It shows you the consequences of making a wish to be a magical girl and how the law of equivalent exchange plays into this decision.
One thing that ties both
- Rozen Maiden.