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Kanon

Kanon

For Aizawa Yuuichi, returning to the town where he spent his childhood has been an unusual affair. Yuuichi, it seems, has forgotten his memories of the past, including encounters with several young ladies who would love nothing more than to see him again. As the days pass, flickers of the past began to surface, revealing more and more of the dark events that once came to be. As the reuniting continues, Yuuichi soon starts to realize that his past may be far more complex than he once believed it to be...

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Aydan Aydan says...

Kanon and Air TV are both done in the same animation style. Not only that but the style in which the story is told is also similar, although in Air TV the story is much more intergrated.

Reimius Reimius says...

Air and Kanon are both done in the same animation style. Both are also about a boy who finds a girl who isn't ordinary in an average world.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Yes, I went for the obvious choice...

Air and Kanon quickly broke their way into my heart with beautiful characters and a soul wrenching story. Both shows are based on a past love, long forgotten, and the slow realisation that what is deepest in the heart is right in front of them.

Two of the saddest and most beautiful series I think I have so far watched.

Tanime Tanime says...

The breath taking art work and beautiful music in the Air series is matched in the Kanon series. These two short series will both draw you in and bring you to tears. They are both heart breaking stories of friendship, love and losing them. Grab a box of tissues and enjoy both of these amazing series.

fizrox fizrox says...

There he is. New in town, minding his own business... and then he meets her. And suddenly, he has someone to take care of. Mystery, melancholy, interesting plot, well-developed characters and more importantly, heart moving love story... if this is what you've enjoyed the most, then you should probably try recommenden show as well.

pepper pepper says...

Both are by the same studio, both are based on visual novels, and both are absolutely fantastic.

The characters in each have their own intricate backgrounds and personalities, and both have the ability to make you cry.

Brunelli Brunelli says...

Air and Kanon have a great story and development, it's even possible to cry with it. Might change your way of life.

Myself; Yourself

Myself; Yourself

After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?

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MrKorrrn MrKorrrn says...

If you like anime who brings up much of real lifes problems but in the same time mix in love to the story Then I think you'll enjoy this one. Tho Myself Yourself dosn't have this supernatural events as Air does. But it has the "I'll promis I'll be at your side forever". Side of that in boath series theres a guy who tries hes best to save the girl. So if you like that aswell "hehey an extra score!".

fizrox fizrox says...

Those two anime show boy who helps girl to overcome her emotional problems and tries to resue her from tough situation. Both series are peaceful, with days of pure joy and indescriable sadness. If you liked one, you will definetely enjoy another.

Niw Niw says...

Emotional struggle and hardships with friends; that's what Myself; yourself is all about, hence making a nice match for Air which is largely built on the same themes.

stingreis stingreis says...

Air is slow paced, and akward, whereas Myself; yourself has a lot going on in it. Still they are both based on a strange romance and have a bunch of random sadness and sorrow that the characters struggle with.

eaper eaper says...

These series each have a rather slow start, having a completely different story after the first few episodes. Also, the lead male and female in each have a similar relationship, with the male attempting to help fix a major emotional type problem experienced by the female.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both Air and Myself; Yourself are romance / drama anime where for a long while the romance takes a backseat, and the story lays the focus in solving the problems of multiple side-characters. If you liked this multi-"route" approach in one, you'll enjoy seeing the same in the other.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Myself; Yourself and AIR are both atypical harem anime's.  Both animes have a slow, melancholic feel to them that leaves the fewer full of nostalgia during the anime and satisfied in the end.  They have a slow pace and are character-centered anime's.  If you liked one, you're bound to like the other.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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Beldallan Beldallan says...

Both of these are touching stories with similar type of story. Both are unique and interesting. If you like one you should give the other a try.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

AIR and AnoHana both have beautiful graphics, wonderful characters and a beautiful storyline.  They both feature a main girl who "isn't all there" - although in different ways - and a leading man who is very relatable.  The casts of both of these animes is outstanding and the characters are the driving force of the series.

dokurochan dokurochan says...

AnoHana and Air are both absolutely beautiful series that will make you cry a lot. The two leads of both series are also simialr. You have the happy airhead herorine and the slightly pathetic guy who just can't bear to make her sad. Both stoies also deal with the same themes of love, loss and learning how to move on with life. If you liked one then you should seriously consider watching the other.

Airotia Airotia says...

Both of the anime are about a laid-back, average guy solving the problems of a group of friends. The main female in each has serious problems, but for the most part focuses on being friends with the main guy, despite the fact that their lives suck really bad.

The main guy of each has a laid-back, somewhat lethargic personality and just happens to solve problems, while the main female of each is air-headed but sweet. The side characters are all different and interesting with their own set of problems.

They each have tear-inducing endings with themes of grieving and letting go. Both are comedy dramas, with loads of comedic moments that fade into big dramatic tearful scenes. If you like one, you're almost garunteed to like the other.

whitelionV whitelionV says...

In both, Air and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae you'll find wondering "Where is this going to?" and then crying like a little girl, a few episodes later. 

I only rated Air half star higher due to the originality of the plot, but both are beautiful. Air includes a bit of magical reality, while Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae is overall more "down to earth"; but the feeling on both as they progress is very similar.

The core difference between them encompasses the ending so I'm not gonna tell you what it is. But if you liked one, you NEED to see the other.

Unless you aren't a masochist... but we both know you are... 

*sniff* (still crying)

darczon69 darczon69 says...

Like Ano HanaAir also deals with tear-jerking moments and impossible love stories; although Ano Hana does a much better job at pacing itself, I feel that you would also enjoy the dramatic events that unfold in Air.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both these stories are amazing beautiful works which might require you to equip some tissues, as them eyes might find themself quite teary in the end. Each series has a rather sad plot line to them, Anohana focusing on grief whilst AIR focusing on loss and pain both come to form a real touching tale.

They use strongly related themes to progress the story forwards, but the best part is the characters, we all love getting attached to them cute somewhat ditsy girls right? Well Air and Anohana have this one covered, creating a sad but strong plot around the two make us grow more attached than ever and love the series.

Whilst i normally only say you should try one if you like one, in this case i think it's a must do thing, if you have watched (and liked) either Air or Anohana i strongly suggest watching the other as soon as possible, you wont regret it for a second.

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Although Kimi ga Nozomu Eien might have brought you to tears, Air TV might not go this far. Both series DO share the deep romance and drama and the excellent slice of life view. One of the main differences is the art and the characters involved though. While Kimi ga Nozomu Eien mainly focuses on three characters, you'll see quite a few more in Air TV

robbald robbald says...

While Air is not a romance as Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is, I found that both of these series stirred similar emotions. That is to say they are both the sort of series that make your heart ach in a bittersweet way. Both series focus on the tragedy of loosing someone close to you, the quagmire of dwelling on the past, and moving on after that loss.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The Air TV series and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien have extremely innocent characters and have similar themes about dwelling on the past. In each series the characters have to learn through harsh emotional struggles that there are things that just can't be changed. Although both are quite overpowering, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is probably more emotional overall.

pittaxx pittaxx says...

Both series features rather painful themes and are wonderful examples on how drama really should be like. While the stories are quite different in nature, both of them generates a similar feeling, that makes it really hard to continue watching, but even more so to stop without seeing the outcome.

LeGuMa LeGuMa says...

If you liked AIR or Kimi Ga, you might like the other because both are very touching series. If you enjoy drama, you can't miss these two.

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is very similar to Air in the way the romantic story is bittersweet. In both stories the main character must accept the female lead illness, and in both cases lose something dear to him in order for her to get well. Both stories have similar animation styles. Although Air has a bit of a supernatural/magical theme if you liked it you would more than likely enjoy Kimi ga Nozomu.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Both series share a certain lightheartedness which changes into something more sad and depressing later on. You can as wlel see the magic theme back in both of them. I must say that I ersonally found Fruits Basket the more hilarious one of the two. (Also: Fruits Basket is one girl - lots of boys, while Air TV is one guy - lots of girls.)

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Air and Fruits Basket deal with an undercurrent of love in them. There are sad parts in each, but both strive to warm the heart.

RevIeryPone RevIeryPone says...

I always believed that both animes have a very similar flow. Both begin as very light-hearted, funny, and entertaining in that sense, but as the story continues, and as the viewer becomes more involved, it takes a turn for tear-jerking tragedy (especially in Air). In the end, however, despite the tears, we learn that love comes in all forms, from the most unexpected of places.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

These are both pretty light series. They both have sad parts, but they also have happy themes like love and magic.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime have an ancient secret to thank for most of the plot. Most of the anime is about developing the characters instead of action. There is also an emphasis on family ties in both.