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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?
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.
Clannad's movie and Air work with parallel universes, lots of things happen... Different from the usual. Other developments. Should prepare your scarves.
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.
In a modern world, magic has become a service industry. From transforming a house, to arranging an article in the newspaper, no job is too big or too small for a mage, who are thought of highly in the public eye. Kikuchi Yume, daughter of a famous mage, has finally reached the age of apprenticeship, and must move to Tokyo to find a mentor. Under the tutelage of the esteemed mage (and nightclub owner) Oyamada Masami, she will learn what it means to be able to bring magic to others' lives.
The magic and drama themes can be found in both series. Though while Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto focusses more on this magic, Air TV puts its accent more on the actual relations and disturbances of those. You will see some CG art in both series, though the CG art used in Air TV is much more appropriate and more beautiful.
A pleasant Shoujo that deals with life, growth, and realizing dreams. Someday's Dreamers has an art style that is peaceful and calming. Air's art style also creates a lovely world that gives the watcher a sense of "forever summer" and tranquility.
A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.
When I first watched "Haibane Renmei", it struck me how the series was able to captivate me, through sheer force of atmosphere. The story - in its weirdness - just slowly meandered along, and most of the characters weren't that powerful as personalities, yet still the world presented was so fascinating that I just had to keep watching. A while ago I watched "Air", and experienced the exact same phenomenon, thus this recommendation seemed pretty obvious to me.
Both of these have interesting and unique stories, with both sad and happy moments, lots of drama and some humour. I enjoyed both of them very much, and I think others will too.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
Air follows up on an old legend of a girl whose life is destined to end up in tragedy. Princess Tutu follows up on an old tale of a princess whose fate was a tragedy. The settings of both anime are in an unknown town where reality and magic are both alive. Although the stories are very different, there are many similarities in the structure and style of the storyline and plot. If you like Air, you'll surely enjoy watching Princess Tutu.
Princess Tutu and Air are both tragic romances, with an air of magic about them. Misuzu and Ahiru are incredibly similar, in the fact that they remain bright and cheery in the worst circumstances. If you enjoyed the contrasting light and dark natures of one, you'll find the same in the other.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
At first glance Saikano and Air do not seem to be very alike, the first having a post apocalyptic setting and a plot that focuses heavily on war while the second takes place in a peaceful village for the most part, yet they are soul mates in how they handle a sheer dose of tragedy that dominates the later part of these series. The slice of life moments, heart felt romance, cute character designs mingled with nostalgia are more arguments that establish Saikano and Air as epics of sadness.
If you liked Saikano, you'll like Air as well (and vice versa). The stories are both set around two characters in love with a tragic storyline. They are both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I literally cried during both...although Saikano is perhaps a bit more emotionally deep.