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The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves  

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Looking for a series that's just as random and wonderful as Dead Leaves? It can be a little difficult, considering how strange this series is, but luckily there are some good anime like Dead Leaves that'd make a perfect follow up to this show. These Dead Leaves recommendations will give you a story Pandy and Retro can't even begin to imagine.

FLCL is perfect not only because it has the same director, but also because it has a very similar storyline. As a young boy being thrown into the fray of a strange, alien-driven storyline, Naota Nandaba has a lot going on that he can't exactly explain to your everyday person. Kill La Kill is another excellent series for its perfect and distinct art style while also having a very unique story; while it is your typical revenge story, the way the anime portrayed it was unusual in the same way Dead Leaves was strange. 

These are the anime most like Dead Leaves that'll keep you watching for hours. Vote up your favorite series to let us know which entries you like the most! 

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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
FLCL is a 2001 animated fantasy drama film written by Yoji Enokido and Kazuya Tsurumaki and directed by Takeshi Ando, Shôji Saeki, Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masahiko Ôtsuka
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Redline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Redline is a 2009 science fiction auto racing anime film produced by Madhouse and released in Japan on October 9, 2010. The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike, it features the voices of ...more
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Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
This series is an anime television series produced by Trigger. It follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi on her search which brings her into conflict with the iron-fisted student council ...more
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Kick-Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Kick-Heart
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbe... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax, as well as a series of tie-in media developed around it. The series premiered on October 1, 2010 ...more
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To Be Hero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
To Be Hero
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Akira is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Akira
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Devilman: Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Devilman: Crybaby
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Needless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Needless is an action comedy science fiction manga and anime series by Kami Imai. Serialized in Shueisha's seinen magazine Ultra Jump beginning in 2003, an anime adaptation by Madhouse began ...more
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Kyōsōgiga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Kyōsōgiga
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Space Patrol Luluco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Space Patrol Luluco
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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Afro Samurai is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki. it follows the life of Afro Samurai who witnessed his father Rokutaro (owner of ...more
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Noiseman Sound Insect is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Noiseman Sound Insect is a short anime film directed by Koji Morimoto, with production by Studio 4°C and music by Yoko Kanno featuring a young Crystal Kay Williams singing the end theme. The ...more
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Cat Soup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Cat Soup is an experimental 2001 Japanese anime film directed by Tatsuo Satō, inspired by the work of manga artist Nekojiru. The surreal follows Nyatta, an anthropomorphic kitten, on his travel ...more
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Aachi & Ssipak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Aachi & Ssipak is a 2006 animated South Korean film directed by Jo Beom-jin and featuring the voices of Ryoo Seung-bum, Im Chang-jung, and Hyun Young.
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Trava: Fist Planet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Trava: Fist Planet
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Nanbaka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Nanbaka
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Project A-ko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Project A-ko is a 1986 animated fantasy-parody film that had several sequels and a spin-off. This series references a number of other works of anime from the 1970s and 1980s, such as Macross, ...more
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Mind Game is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Mind Game is a 2004 Japanese animated feature film based on Robin Nishi's Japanese comic of the same name. It was planned, produced and primarily animated by Studio 4°C and adapted and ...more
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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It ran for 27 episodes on ...more
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Birth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Birth
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Eternal Family is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Eternal Family
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Oval x Over is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Oval x Over
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Re: Cutie Honey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Re: Cutie Honey
Cutie Honey is a three-episode OVA series based on the 2004 tokusatsu film Cutie Honey, both being adaptations of the 1970s manga written and illustrated by Go Nagai. The series was co-produced ...more
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Diebuster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Dead Leaves
Diebuster, also known as Aim for the Top 2! and Gunbuster 2, is a six episode original video animation series directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki, written by Yōji Enokido and animated by Gainax. It was ...more