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The Place Promised In Our Early Days

The Place Promised In Our Early Days

At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?

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frozencupcake frozencupcake says...

Air and The Place Promised in Our Early Days share many characteristics. Including their beautiful animation filled with small details, and a melancholy tone. Both series are centered around a main character with the same unobtainable goal of flight.

To Aru Majutsu no Index

To Aru Majutsu no Index

Touma Kamijo's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet unfortunately for Touma, his arm also seems to nullify good luck. Despite his bad luck, the boy tries to stay out of trouble and just live out his life, trying to be the "good guy" whenever he can; but trouble enters his life one day when he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony. She turns out to be a nun of the Church of England, bearing the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum - a collection of 103,000 forbidden texts, and as a result has a number of people after her. How far will Touma go to protect his new companion from her pursuers?

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SunshinexKite SunshinexKite says...

The reason I chose to reccomend these two is for a series of reasons.

1) The main character of both goes from girl to girl (seriously, in Air you dont see Misuzu for an arc or two when they live in the same house! same for Index!)

2) its got ties to the supernatural (Index is action, while Air is more about character development, you do see ties to the supernatural in Air though)

3) stunning visuals (the backround and character design in both are stunning. The sunsets and such of Air are breathtaking, and the action scenes of Index make you hate when their not fighting, but still have great visuals even when not fighting XD)

and 4:

there are a 3 or so love interests in each. For Air, Kunisaki's love interests are mainly (but are not limited in fans eyes): Misuzu, Kano, and Minagi.

for Index, Toumas love interests are (but definately not limited to) Index, Misaka and Aisa.

Im sure if you like one, you'll like the other!

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.

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Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both of these are about girls who can never seem to find their happiness no matter how hard they try. Both are bittersweet.

Katanagatari

Katanagatari

In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.

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KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

While there are several differences between the two one thing that they both have in common is that right from the beginning they get the viewer interested in the characters and what happens to them.  In addition both feature overall plots that span the time of a couple centuries but at the same time focusing on primarily on a pair on two people.  Though Katanagatari does have some action in it and Air is just overall slow-paced if you liked one then you'll probably be interested in the other.

We, Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky

We, Without Wings - Under the Innocent Sky
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jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

AIR and Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai are both harem anime's that focus on the male character's journeys.  They both have a bit of a supernatural and psychological element to them that makes them stand out from other typical harem's.  Both of these anime's have a male character who, through different circumstances, interacts with different characters throughout the story to show different sides of their personalities.  If you like one, you're likely to enjoy the other.