Have you ever watched an anime and felt like you’ve heard the story before? That’s probably because many popular anime share the same plot points. So, for your deja vu moment of the day, here are 12 anime with the exact same storylines.

1) Pervy sage trains dumb martial arts genius

Dragon Ball and Naruto

2) Ancient spirit helps loser boy become king of games

Yu-Gi-Oh! and Hikaru No Go

3) Hot-tempered redhead basketball player becomes greatest with help from shy genius

Kuroko no Basket and Slam Dunk!

4) Magic diary gets people killed

Death Note and Future Diary

5) Gross parasite brings about end of mankind but helps hero get girl

Black Bullet and Parasyte the Maxim

6) Social outcast girl somehow ends up with super popular boy

Kimi Ni Todoke and Say “I Love You”

7) Demon helps sad detective fight crime

Black Butler and Un-Go

8) Loner gamer gets sucked into online game where he might now die for real

Sword Art Online and BTOOOM!

9) Genius pianist learns to love life after meeting pretty musical girl

Nodame Cantabile and Your Lie in April

10) Loner Samurai makes friends and finds “the meaning of it all”

Rurouni Kenshin and House of Five Leaves

11) Scheming boy annoys nice girl and they fall in love

Wolf Girl & Black Prince and My Little Monster

12) Angry kid leads futile human resistance against giant monsters

Attack on Titan and Karen Senki

So what other anime have you seen that sound way too much like other anime? Sound off in the comments below! And for all your news needs, be sure to follow Dramafever on Facebook!


Beautiful Gong Shim

Starring Namgoong Min and Bang Min Ah

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