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For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Ok this may sound a weird recommendation...
Elfen Lied is a bloody and violent anime, break no bones about it, but the power of the story about Lucy is on the same level as of that in Air. This is a sad anime, but even if you hate Lucy at the start, you'll feel sorry for her by the end.
While they may not seem similar due to the gore in Elfen Lied, the main characters have big similarities. Lucy and Mizuzu are both lonely girls that have no friends or family who care for them. When they do make friends they always lose them. Both stories are really sad and emotional but they are excellent tales that I recommend if you liked one of these anime.
At first this may seem like an odd combination, but, after you control for all the violence in Elfen Lied, there is a striking similarity between Lucy's melancholic story and what Misuzu, and even Kannabi no Mikoto, have to go through.
For centuries, a group of strange children with white hair have been appearing again and again, their origins and purposes unknown; yet always, it would seem, they are searching for something or someone. Now, in the year 2012, they have come to the South Seas to search. There, they encounter the young martial artist Tohma, who has been helping two runaway children from a nearby orphanage, Helga and Chitto. As Tohma learns more about the mysterious children, he also discovers a startling truth about his new friend Helga. A story unfolds that goes back centuries and across the stars, and will change everything in Tohma's and Helga's lives.
Fantastic Children and Air are both extremely similar in that they explore the major theme of reincarnation. The main characters are born again and again and again to fulfill a desired, complicated quest. Some romance, angst, and comedy relief can be found in both anime, although Fantastic Children dwells deeper into the romantic aspect. Nonetheless, I recommend Fantastic Children to Air fans or Air to Fantastic Children fans if you are really into anime involving reincarnation.
both are extremly similar. melancholy, mystery, involves in reincarnation. fantastic children is sci fi, air is supernatural. fantastic children is more dark compare to air, both kinda slow pace anime.
After a series of unfortunate events, the young Hirose Takuma was rendered blind. In an attempt to reverse his condition Hirose moves in with his uncle in a rural village, and upon his arrival he quickly begins to make new friends. However, Hirose soon discovers that one of his classmates, Hayami Kohinata, is being harshly bullied by her peers for reasons that neither she nor anyone else wants to explain. Even the seemingly honest and gentle Hinata Kagura, who had been doing her best to be friendly and helpful to Hirose since his arrival, acts harshly towards Hayami. Once a mysterious girl bequeaths Hirose with a life-changing gift, he takes it upon himself to help save Kohinata from her loneliness while working to uncover the truth of the situation.
Along the usual characteristics of harem shows, these two also share the same general themes such as difficulties in friendships and the struggle to find happiness. In addition, both series seem to have a little bit of something inexplicable in the air - magic perhaps?
Dark past and not coping with one's personal problems can be good material to make an anime - and so we have Air and H2O, shows of the same type. What's more, you will find not one, but actually many characters, each of them having their time to solve their issues throughout the series, so if you liked one, you should probably check out another.
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.
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.