Legend tells of a winged beauty who was so feared that she was confined to a palace, never to leave its gates alive. She lived a life of solitude until one day love entered her life; but as cruel fate would have it, the more the young woman loved, the closer she came to her death. For young Misuzu, researching the tragic tale of the winged one was only the beginning of her summer’s journey; a journey that would be filled with the discovery of love, the pain of loss, and the exploration of the human heart.
When his dream career as a basketball player is shattered due to a severed tendon, Okazaki Tomoya believes that his already depressing life has lost all purpose. To make matters worse, he is plagued by dreams in which he wanders through a land of nothingness. Attending school only through force of habit, Tomoya one day meets a girl called Furukawa Nagisa; and over time, while helping her to reform the school's drama club, Tomoya learns to smile and have fun once more. His dreams have become less dark, as though a ray of hope has appeared; but could there be more to these dreams than there appears to be?
Both movies are about feeling that changes the main character's life for good - love, which have a very particular, unbelievable way to join together the two that have been unconsciously longing for each other. These films are only for people, who are able to enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of happiness and sadness in the same time.
Both of these movies are very much romantic tragedies. Both of the female leads seem very much alone for different reasons. The male leads have similar moods, and temperments. There is a bit of the same generational feel to the story in how parents can effect their children. The music is excellent in both movies also for those who do listen for it.
Both the Air Movie and Clannad Movie have a very similar way of telling their adaption of the love-story, and present their drama in the same way. The colors, character design and animation are also strikingly similar in both cases. If for some reason you enjoyed one of these movies more than the original series, you'll definitely enjoy the other movie as well.
If you liked the Clannad Movie or the Air Movie then you will like the other. The story is very similar, the anime art itself has many great features- (in Clannad there is the alternate world that catches the eye and in Air there is the sea and the old-style story telling world that catches the eye.), and the fact that the main characters are very much alike is another plus. I just adore the similarity between Misuzu and Nagisa as well as the similarities between Tomoya and Yukito.
The responsible orphan Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Both Air and Howl's Moving Castle deal with main characters who attempt to overcome a curse, and strive for a life filled with love. The main characters help each other out in any way they can, while trying to prevail over the destiny that has befallen them.
In Air Movie and Howl's Moving Castle, the male protagonists are presented as "heartless" in a sense that either they have no desire to or do not have the capacity to love. Also, both anime revolve around the idea that love does change people and that it does come hand in hand with sacrifice. Animation-wise, both have a similar overall feel which can be described as a dreamy, somewhat surreal atmosphere.
It's a similar story of an unlikely person falling in love with a person that is more of a loner than anything. It's a very good movie drawn by Miyazaki.
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
Both of these contain plenty of romance and they both tell a story about love that cannot be fulfilled. Both are very touching and heart-wrenching and I think if you like one you would most certainly like the other
Hamura Shou is a young man who has been searching for his long lost younger brother named Kai since childhood. After transferring to an all-boys school, he manages to find him – but Kai denies it, and him in the process. Meanwhile, in the magical world of Winfield, the white-winged beings of the royal family have been killed and exiled, leaving the throne to its enemies. Through a series of events, the link between Earth and Winfield will be revealed – a link which will turn friends against each other, and cause tragedies to occur.
Air Movie and Angel's Feather are dramas with psychological undertones. The ability of the characters to deal with the problem of a cursed past and a new understanding of life is reflected throughout both shows. The understanding of the characters' feelings is also clearly expressed in each. The angel is seen to be something to be feared, but the characters learn that there is much more to the curse and the people involved in it than meets the eye.
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 Clannad and Air Movie (and AIR TV) were developed by the same company: Key. Not only as they visually beautiful in the same way, they also focus around a youth male who has various types of relationships with the women around him. Both also have a nice dosage of the supernatural without overdoing it.