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Otogi Zoshi

Otogi Zoshi

In the Heian period, political instability within the capital is beginning to manifest amidst widespread famine and disease. In order to stem the growing chaos, the Emperor orders Minamoto no Raikou -- a man known for his archery skills -- to reclaim the magatama, a mysterious jewel said to contain the power to save the world. But when Raikou himself becomes ill, it falls to his younger sister, Hikaru, to disguise herself and take her brother's place. In her quest for the magatama, Hikaru finds herself and her companions drawn deeper into a struggle she cannot comprehend...

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godcix godcix says...

These two anime are quite different, but if youlike your anime to have some historical perspective in regards to Japanese folklore than these two fit well together. If you like to anime to take a surprising twist, which I will not dare to reveal in even the slightest fashion then these two also fit well together, for both are transformed somewhere around the middle becoming something quite different, but certainly wonderful.

Asatte no Houkou

Asatte no Houkou

Karada is an elementary school student who acts mature for her age, and asks that people treat her like an adult. While praying at a wishing stone (negai ishi), she meets an older girl named Shouko. Shouko had moved to this small town to start a new life, but the same day she meets Karada, she encounters her brother, Hiro. Tension builds as Shouko and Hiro reflect on their past relationship while sending Karada home alone, and by the end of the day, both Shouko and Karada end up at the wishing stone hoping for change. Karada wishes to become an adult, while Shouko wishes for things to go back as they were in the past. That night under the bright moon, the wishing stone grants their wish, and an unbelievable transformation occurs: Shouko becomes a child and Karada becomes an adult. Now the two girls must struggle with their new bodies while finding a way to return back to what they once were.

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SavesTheDay SavesTheDay says...

Both Air and Asatte no Houkou take place in seaside towns and have a summery atmospere. Both series have supernatural themes, drama, and romance.

Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden

Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden

Dejiko is now twenty years old and works part time in a bakery. On her way home on Christmas eve, she slips and drops her cake; but when a young man approaches and switches her spoiled cake for his, Dejiko is unsure how to respond. The young man is Senba Takuo, and their love develops over the next year. But when Dejiko receives a letter from her mother requesting her to come back to her far away home, and after she sees Takuo with another girl, what will become of their relationship?

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LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

Both these shows take place in a certain season; summer for Air and winter for Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden. Just like the different seasons, there is a different type of romance in both of them.

The stories are pretty different, while Di Gi Charat focuses more on the slice-of-life elements and Air focuses on the mysterious elements.

But even though they are pretty different, they both have the same feel to it. They each have beautiful art, animation, and colors. If you've loved one of these 2, then the other one is definately a must-watch.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.

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4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

This is a weird recommendation, but both have older male characters that want to protect younger children. There is a girl in both of these who needs the help of the male character.

Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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kenikki kenikki says...

At the core and it's visual style, these shows are quite differnt, but they are both set up as harem shows and it's only hinted that most of the girls are interested in the male lead in a romantic way. They both deal a bit with magical and supernatural powers, even if Bakemonogatari plays on that part much heavier than Air.