8 Anime Like Rewrite [Recommendations]

Kotarou Tennouji lives in Kazamatsuri, a city that is rich in Japanese culture and is overgrown with trees and flowers that cover the whole city. Kotarou has special abilities that allow him to rewrite his body parts to make him stronger and faster.

Kotarou has been recruited by the Occult Club to face off with supernatural mysteries that plague the city. With him are 5 other students that must face the ultimate trials of fate that only he might be able to Rewrite.

Rewrite has some good art and clever writing that does enough to separate itself from the norm. It delivers on the action, drama, romance, and comedy. This now brings us to the topic of this list: 8 Anime like Rewrite.



Charlotte was already featured on a list very recently, so I won’t go into much detail about how great it is as to not come off redundant. I’ll just keep it short by saying you should go and this series now. Although, I think it wouldn’t hurt to go into a plot summary.

Yuu Otosaka has the ability to slip into people’s minds for a limited amount of time and is able to control their bodies. He is caught by Nao Tomori, who leads the student council of Hoshinoumi Academy, and persuades him to transfer him to the academy. It’s there that he joins the council to fight against other people who have special abilities as well. However, not all of these people use their abilities in lawful ways.

Little Busters!

Little Busters!

Riki Naoe shuts himself out of the world after his parents died. He was a lost soul until Kyousuke was able to snap him out of it, by recruiting him into a team called Little Busters. Joined by others, in this club, they spend their childhood fighting against the forces of evil doers and having fun.

Fast forward to years later, the gang is in their last year of high school and want to do something very special, by forming a baseball team. The only problem is that they don’t have enough players. It’s up to Riki to reach out and recruit new members. At the same time Riki must solve the mystery of who has been sending him letters.

Little Busters is a charming little gem that people should give a chance. You got yourself a good mystery, a slice of life, and some action too. Overall it’s fun and enjoyable.

Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index)

A Certain Magical Index

I do like when in a series you have an underdog and they go through a journey to become something greater than what they started as. This anime is one of those stories.

Touma Kamijou is what you call an average high school student, compared to everyone else in his school because they have psychic abilities. Overall, he is fine with that and doesn’t have a care in the world. That is until a young girl falls upon him, who happens to be an Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a nun who has memorized 103,000 spells.

Now, he’ll face off against a dangerous organization that is hunting her down and he’ll do all he can to protect her. The question is how?

The show itself has a magic versus science theme going on and I really like it. The animation is top notch and the fighting scenes are just awesome. If you haven’t watched it yet then do it right now.



This is one of those animes, that I personally hadn’t gotten around to watching. I finally got around to seeing it for the first time. I must ask myself why in the blue blazes that are all unholy, hadn’t I watched this anime earlier.

Tomoya Okazaki has become a loner and figures that he’ll amount to nothing in life. One night, as he is walking by he sees a girl, who is the same age as him. He finds out her name is Nagisa Furukawa. She proclaims that Tomoya and she are friends, although Tomoya just brushes her off and thinks of nothing of this encounter.

After that night, Tomoya starts to notice a lot more of Nagisa in school. They begin to talk again and he learns that Nagisa has been held back a year, due to an illness and she dreams of starting a drama club. Since he feels he has nothing better to do, he helps her out with getting a drama club going by recruiting other people for Nagisa.

I laughed, I cried, and I laughed some more and I cried some more. I may cry right now, simply put fantastic and a must watch.

Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest)

Blast of Tempest

Mahiro vows vengeance upon those who have killed his sister. He enlists a witch named Hakaze Kusaribe, to find his sister’s murderer. Although by doing so it means putting the world in danger, but he’ll do all he can to find out who killed his sister.

Overall, this series feels very fresh and you must watch it for its fast and quirky dialogue.

Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume (Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet)

Planetarian The Reverie of a Little Planet

A futuristic fairytale is the best way to describe this anime.

Years into the future, a man is going through the ruins of “Sarcophagus City.” It’s there that he finds a companion robot named Hoshino Yumemi. As she is trying to show him a projection of space, it seems that the projector itself is broken.

So she decides to fix the projector to see the stars again.

This series makes you think about the actual future ahead and it makes you realize that every action you take could affect everything. It’s wonderful to watch and you should do it right away.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Umineko: When They Cry)

Umineko When They Cry

There murder mystery taking place on the island of Rokkenjima. Eighteen people are the prime suspects of this case. And the question: who did it?

I do like horror and I like a good mystery, combine both in an anime blender and you get this great series.

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The SOS Brigade is a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural. The story follows five high school students and their crazy adventures investigating the paranormal.

This anime is entertaining, fun, and sometimes thought-provoking. It caters to its fans and has this overly complex storyline. It is a must watch on my list.