5 Centimeters per Second

Alt title: Byousoku 5 Centimeter

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Gedo Senki

Gedo Senki

In the lush fantasy world of Earthsea, dragons and humans no longer live together as one due to the greed of humanity. It is in this world that the young Prince Arren lives – a young man who is dejected, tormented, and afraid of the ultimate goal of life: death. After killing his father and stealing an heirloom sword forged by magic, Arren sets forth with his trusty steed into the unknown countryside, experiencing the joys and darkness of mankind. Along with the powerful mage Sparrowhawk, an unlikely friend and his own personal angst, Arren must rediscover his desire to live while evil forces threaten his precious life's existence.

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babyeinstein12 babyeinstein12 says...

At first glance this recommendation might seem a bit odd, but these two titles share a vital similarity NOT in the content of their stories, but in how their stories are executed.

Many people disparage Gedo Senki in the same way they disparage 5 Centimeters per Second: "There's no plot! Nothing happens!" However, anyone who has enjoyed either Gedo Senki or 5 Cm. knows that you don't re-watch and love these movies just "for the story." You watch it because its beauty touches you. In both titles, the story takes a backseat, and the audience is instead treated to a gorgeous tone poem. You sit back and let the mood, the gorgeous animation, and evocative music sweep over you. Basically, Gedo Senki and 5 Centimeters are both wondrous examples of pure anime impressionism. Both films have something to say, but that something is not so much solid words as a paintstroke of colors and emotions.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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eaper eaper says...

Each of these series have a strong emphasis how sad life can be as you progress through it, in all aspects. 5 CM/S is a lot more melancholic and less comedic than H&C, but each series definitely have that melancholy centered strongly around love and growing up there.

Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

High budget, quality animation is hard to come by, both of these are animated in a way that they create a beautiful environment for their storys to unfold in. If you were a fan of the animation in either of these titles, you should be sure to check out the other.

Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata

The drama follows two childhood friends — a boy and a girl — and the tragedy and angst that befalls them and those around them in the years between high school and young adulthood.

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brenda310 brenda310 says...

Both of these anime, show how cruel and beautiful first love can be, in both you can see the development of a beautiful love and how time can easily destroy it. If you like one I totally recommend you to watch the other one!

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Both feature beautiful animation and feature a choice: Are you satisfied with your life asit is now? Each film has it's own take, and its own answer. In the Haruhi movie this quistion is approached directly, while in 5cm the connection is more abstract. Highly worth your time witchever you watch.