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5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second
  • Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
  • 2007

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.

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fizrox

Two people, deep feeling between them, how simple is that? Not at all. Emotional, melancholic, heart moving, calm, delicate - that's how these two anime could be described. Plus breathtaking views (especially sky's!) in both!

cyntez

Even though Air is a magical story ,while 5 Centimeters per Second has the ordinary-life storyplot, they both share sad romance, amazing sightviews and deep feeling of melancholia.What makes them so touching is the idea of love as an unlimited sky beyound everything, where one can find the answers to his heart .And both the main couples are desperately trying to reach this sky and grasp the fragile happines, even if it means to wait another life...

wolfangel87

I love how the animators focus on the whole picture especially the backdrops to try and set the mood for the viewer in both Air and 5 Centimeters per Second.  Through the melancholy and tragic times the dramatic scenes are expressed through the emotion of not only the characters but the intense and lively scenes in which they are portrayed in.  The sad yearning of two people for someone they really care about touches the hearts of everyone.  Both stories are about a happiness than can end within seconds, they have a really good message of cherish what you hold dear now because you do not know how long that happiness will really last.

AngelBeatsYui

For a start both of these stories are full of romance and drama, also the development is pretty slow so this makes they pretty similar. Air's story is definitely one that is developed much more over a longer period of time and 5 Centimeters per Second is one pushed into 60 minutes but still both stories are really good and detailed. So I believe that if you liked one you should like the other.

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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Galadriel

both Air and Angel Beats are the works of Kei, both share the same feeling, similar character personalities, both were produced by the same studio. If you liked one of these two shows be sure to check the other one as well, but keep some tissues near you while you watch this shows, because without a doubt they will be pretty sad, melancholic.

FF3710Freak

Although at first these animes seem to have nothing in common, once you've finished them both you notice all the similarities, between characters getting second chances to fulfill their lives.

And for both you'll need a box of tissues on hand for the later on episodes.

Bvision

This masterpiece (Angel Beats!) has all right to join the Key animation bundle being Clannad, Air & Kanon (2006). And the tear jerking magic they produce. On top of all that they added something extra this time, some comedy and action.

wolfangel87

The characters in Air and Angel Beats have similar characteristics.  The tones of the characters personalities to one another has the same feeling (probably because they were created by the same person).  The melancholic dramas will leave the viewer in suspense until the final scene.

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ef - a tale of melodies

ef - a tale of melodies

The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.

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eaper

These series are both very unique, very well known romance/drama series based on H-games. They both have amazing OSTs and art work. Furthermore, they both have very original elements them that help made them as great as they are.

bebe4styll

These two animes are connected through the emotions they give, through the feeling of helplessness in face of inevitabilities. Air and Ef-A tale of melodies represent stories of pure-hearted people who have to suffer, to love and keep living in spite of everything. You will love the animation, the way the story goes, the similarities between characters and everything else ! They are both a must-see!

darczon69

Ef - A Tale of Melodies and Air have quite a few things in common, among those:

1) Extremely well developed plots, with enough mysteries to keep you entertained

2) Interesting character development

3) A certain degree of drama mingled with a healthy doze of realistic romance

Madoka

I was a litte on edge about linking these two series but after rewatching them both i see they are alike in a few areas. They both of course are great for emotional impact, the selling point that is. but that alone doesn't make them similar.

The actual plots shared between the series can be alike on a few levels and though the events building the splot isn't it's still well put together. Both of course are full of emotion and loss, if you like one i think it is at least worth giving the other a try as they do have some simularity.

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Aishiteruze Baby

Aishiteruze Baby

Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...

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RikkuxDisaster

Responsibility, maturity, acceptance and love; these are the main themes of both Air and AB, though in different forms. Both are about growing up, making relationships, and keeping what matters close.

crimsoneyes

Air and Aishiteruze Baby are similar because in both, a guy must look after a little girl - though the situations are different. Air can be a little confusing but you'll understand it if you think about it a bit. Kunisaki meets the "girl in the sky" which is a story that has been passed down in his family. He then takes care of this girl and tries to save her from her fate. Kippei, on the other hand, also tries to help Yuzuyu and becomes a father-like figure for her. Both anime have amazing imagery and outstanding stories.

wolfangel87

Air and Aishiteruze Baby are both about people having to take responsibility for a little girl.  There are choices made that effect their whole lives and they have to deal with their individual decisions and grow up on their own, even though the situations are different in both series the development of the main male character through everything he has to go through is the same.  Both Kunisaki and Kippei (Air and AB respectively) have to go on their own journey to find themselves with the little girls being the vessel for them to do that.

Clannad Movie

Clannad Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 94 min)
  • 2007

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?

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Merryberry

The ending of both of these create a sense of feeling that's hard to describe.  It appears that despite being two completely different series, with unique characters and compelling storylines, your thrown ever towards an outcome that you wish would never come.  It's remarkable to see the complexness of these two in this way.

Brunelli

Clannad's movie and Air work with parallel universes, lots of things happen...  Different from the usual. Other developments. Should prepare your scarves.

bebe4styll

Sadness, grieve, love, magic, you choose one. These words sum up both Air and Clannad Movie. If you like heart-breaking stories these are just perfect. They both start off with a beautiful love story for which you might have high hopes and then it ends it in a lot of tears and drama. You have to be prepared with many many tissues for any of the two, for it will break your heart in two.

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