On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th grader who has decided to transfer to St. Miatre's Girls' Academy. Though her transition has been smooth so far, while exploring the campus Aoi inadvertently falls down a hill, sees the beautiful Shimuza, and promptly (not to mention embarrassingly) faints. Nagisa continues to see Shimuza out and about, but soon discovers that she is the "Etoile" -- a well respected girl within all of the schools. With Shizuma taking a liking to the new transfer student Nagisa, secrets of Shizuma's past will unravel over the coming school year.
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
Both anime look like generic harem at start, but both deliver more than you might think. As I watched SP, I thought to myself: "this is more or less Clannad with a watered down story and no guys.. anywhere".
If you liked one, check out the other.
Both animes have a similar storyline, with a slight difference, Clannad there is a bunch of girls surrounding a boy whist Strawberry Panic deals with a few different groups of girls surround a few different girls.
The storyline is similar. Tomoya tries to help Nagisa to confront the challanges infront of her, the same Nagisa does to Shimuza ( oh and has anyone realised that in both animes there is a main character named Nagisa,) The plots are slightly different but both are set at school, Comedy-wise Clannad is slightly more funny, but it is all an personal opinion.
I would believe if you enjoy one then you would enjoy the other, unless you dislike the Shoujo-Ai genre.
As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?
Both Strawberry Panic and Gakuen Heaven are about a newcomer to a famous academy, who develops a special relationship with the chairman (or étoile) through various events and problematic situations. It can also be interesting to compare the slight differences between similar stories that are shonen ai and shojo ai.
Gakuen Heaven is merely Strawberry Panic with women instead of men! With lots of lovely ladies and gentlemen all trying their best to get the man character's attention (and with the mysterious instances in each series that hint towards somehting more), these two series go together like a hand and glove!
Rumors tell of a black-haired beauty that roams the land, taking down bandits that would harm the weak and innocent. Named Kan’u, the well-endowed warrior travels the land with her new friend Chouhi and a varied cast of companions, from the kind Koumei to the egotistical Sonshoukou and beyond. Together, the gang takes odd jobs, engage in political struggles and find plenty of new adventures along the way!
Even if they have very different stories and themes, both Strawberry Panic and Koihime Musou share one thing in common - shoujo-ai fanservice. If you liked that element in either of these, I recommend giving the other one a go as well.
Very different in terms of story, both Koihime Musou and Strawberry shares one thing in common which is like the most important aspect and that is the shoujo-ai aspect.While Strawberry Panic concentrates on a serious yuri relationship, Koihime Musou uses it more for Fan Service, so nothing serious just romantic comedy.If you like one of them then you might like the other one as well.
At the all-girls Lillian Academy, life continues at a slow page. Yumi and Sachiko attempt to elope during the holiday, but have an unfortunate encounter with some of Sachiko's old "friends" instead. Back at school, Yumi and rest of the Lillian student council concoct their next fiendish scheme: trick Sachiko into fulfilling her role as a judge at Hanadera Academy's school festival. And so, with potential petite soeurs, creepy stalkers and even creepier kidnappers to keep her life interesting (not to mention her limited “alone time” with Sachiko), the saga of Yumi continues. Luckily for the duo, their time together proves all the more precious for the trials they have to face.
both Marimite 3rd and Strawberry Panic feature similar shoujo-ai aspects (while Marimite focuses more on senpai-kouhai type of relationship, Strawberry Panic is more heavy on shoujo-ai/yuri aspects but it also feature a strong senpai-kouhai relationship) and both of them are slow-paced romances settled in a school life setting so if you like one of this two shows then you will enjoy the other one as well.
I like both animes, one goes a lot faster and has more action on the surface, but both are funny at some points and almost make me cry on others.
I love animes that make you relate to carachters, and these two are like that.
In the world of Daikuuriku, all children are born female; but once they become a young adult, they may choose which sex they will become. In this world which is at war with itself, the women of Simalacrum find themselves charged with the task of piloting the ancient machines known as Simoun in hopes of turning the tide of war. Though originally simple ceremonial machines, the most gifted of pilots can turn the glowing "ri maajon" of their rituals onto their enemies and obliterate them from the skies using these Simoun. However, it takes a special bond between two highly gifted girls to successfully pilot a Simoun. With the toll of blood and pain that these previously innocent girls are taking, how many will be able to carry on, even knowing that they are the only real thing standing between freedom and subjugation of their land?
Simoun and Strawberry Panic are both about a young, enthusiastic, outgoing newcomer entering a world that she doesn't entirely understand but wants to be apart of nonetheless. They are surrounded by numerous other girls where they establish many close, life long relationships. Also, the group of girls in both series has a leader of sorts, a well renowned and highly respected person of great skill and incredible abilities. The leader appears cold and distant, marred by a great tragedy in her past that has left her damaged. Over time and though a series of fateful events she warms up to the newcomer and their relationship blossoms.
Though the two are incredibly different in setting, Simoun and Strawberry Panic ultimately have the same plot fundamentals while not being boringly similar. If you like one then you will most assuredly enjoy the other.
Here's an other REC for the shoujo-ai fans out there. Those two shows are conceptually pretty different (Simoun is a Fantasy-Sci Fi show, while Strawberry Panic is more of a School-Life Comedy/Drama), but the characters and the relationships that bind them together are similar in a lot of ways. First, both series feature an all-female cast (we could argue over Simoun being all-female or no, but that's purely technical). Secondly, both series deal with a group of girls the different kinds of love that they feel for each others. Jealousy, unrequited love, deep love, you'll find all these themes in both series.
So if you happen to have a thing for shoujo-ai, or simply liked one of those two shows, I'm pretty sure you'll like the other one too!