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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

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Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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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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Similar in many ways.

Adresses the difficulty of departing and letting someone depart. Though AnoHana is way more serious of a show.


While bouncing between comedy, romance, and drama, these series manage to each throw your emotions around while filling many episodes up with touching scenes able to bring a dear to the dryest eyes. Angel Beats! is more comedy based than AnoHana, but both series have their fair share of tear jerking moments spliced with comedy that will leave most veiwers looking for some tissues.


If you liked either AnoHana or Angel Beats!, chances are you will like the afterlife drama you haven't seen yet.

These two anime have multiple similar themes, such as the idea of overcoming regrets in the afterlife and being able to pass onto heaven. Regret is a key emotion in both series, and this helps make the characters more relatable, bringing out both their bad and good sides.

Character growth is also quite strong in both shows, though it is, admittedly, somewhat more obvious in AnoHana.

Anyway, the point is, if one of these anime was a gem to you, you will probably enjoy both.



Angel Beats! and Anohana are both wonderful animes that share several plot elements.

  • Both feature ideas about the afterlife and unfulfilled wishes.
  • Both contain an emphasis on the importance of letting go and expressing yourself.
  • Both emphasize the importance of friendship

Angel Beats! felt a little rushed in pacing while anohana was executed perfectly. This being said, I think both of them should've been longer (fingers crossed for an anohana OVA though I doubt it will come)

Anohana had much better character development (but that's also because there were significantly less main characters) Angel Beats was more action packed (by a landslide)

Both animes are great and exhibit similar themes although Angel Beats! ending left some to be desired, anohana's ending was perfect (though really really sad!).


You looking for a show with characters stuck in the afterlife?! A show with some comedy, real warm/touching scenes and real emotional bits scattered here and there?! well if you've seen one I'm sure you would enjoy the other.. so go on and give it a go...


Both anime are funny & dramatic, and both involve the protagonist losing someone who is actually already dead. Both are very emotional, although AnoHana is on a more serious side, with Angel Beats being more comedic.


Both of these shows are about a group of kids trying to move on with their lives. In both shows the characters have to first face their past before being able to move forward in their lives. This theme is much more subtle and nuanced in Anohana but Angel Beats is a bit more straight forward and obvious.

Both shows have comedy to balance the more emotional moments. Once again the comedy in Anohana is more subtle and intergrates the comedy more smoothly but Angel Beats does a decent job with it's comic relief. I think the comedy in Angel Beats is a bit more obvious and isn't quite as nuanced as that in Anohana. However both shows will make the viewer run the gamut of emotions.


In Angel Beats! and AnoHana, the audience is exploring the concept of death.  In both animes, the dead character(s) are being held back by some sort of wish or unfufillment  that has yet to be addressed.  They are both tear jerkers in their own right.


Both titles focus on death, dying, and accepting what's happened, and are tear-jerkers of the best degree. Angel Beats is far more humorous but these two are a great pairing.


Both are close in many terms and make you feel strong mental connection with main characters. In an original form these anime explain common to every person experiences and feelings. Aparting, struggle between egoism and caring for another person, abillty to forgive and so on.

Maybe my English is quite bad, but I am talking from my heart: If you liked "Ano hi Mita Hana", Angel Beats will wake up the same emotions in you. ^_^


Both Angel Beats and Ano Hi Mita(...) give you the same sort of feeling when you watch them. The characters in both grow on you, so much so that you may even come close to crying at points. If you liked one you will definitly enjoy the other. Just keep in mind that Angel beats is more action oriented.


If you are looking for an anime with deep characters, a unique and meaningful story, great animation, and a guarentee that you will be bawling by the last episode, look no further than Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai and Angel Beats.


Very few animes out there have the ability to make me as emotional as these two series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life, and the process of moving on. They differ greatly in story, but are very similar to overall theme and characters. Wonderful animes, and perfect compliments to eachother.


Both are great animes with death, friendship, and love. Although Angel Beats is more on the action while ano hana is more drama centered both are great animes


Getting over death is the greatest common theme in both. Ano hi has a way better and more detailed story, imo. Angel Beats has its tear jerking moments too though.


Anohana and Angel beats are very similar, angel beats is about the world where spirits search for the wishes that did not come true in the real world and in anohana memma is back in spirit form and her friends are trying to send her to heaven by fulfilling her wishes


Incredibly similar.  Angel Beats is more humorous and just as emotional.  Both discuss life after death.  If you liked this movie, you will like Angel Beats.


both anime show a beautiful perpspective on friendship and have a wonderful way of expressing one's desire to see the afterlife


both anime are very similar, they tell the story about the afterlife, about how to forget their regrets and continue living their life

both have a very touching scene, but angel beats have more comedy while anohana show more drama

and both have incredible animation and soundtrack, if you enjoy angel beats you will enjoy anohana, and vice versa


This has already been said, but these shows are definitely alike in that they both revolve around accepting death/loss of a loved one. AnoHana is much more serious and emotional, but they both have a feeling of finding comfort in what seems like a hopeless situation.


it is so similar to the ending and it slowly builds up the relationship of the two protagonists and the group and eventually they become friends again....and for both of them it made me cry watching the ending


Angel Beats ! is a bit more humor filled than Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai. But both anime are about life after death and in both of these amazing series they try to find out what has to be done to be able to rest in peace. I found the characters to be very likable in both series. I think if you like one of them you most likely like the other as well.


They both cover the topic of death and both of them have characters that are looking for something so they can finally rest in piece. They are also both incredibly emotional while also having a tiny bit comedy thrown in there for good measure, one having a little less than the other though.


Both Angel Beats! and AnoHana make you want to bawl your eyes out for days, but are both VERY good animes. They both have dead people and good backgrounds to each character.


Anohana and Angel beats are very similar, because in both it's about unfinished wishes or actions after death. They are both very emotional and heartwarming shows both should be watched!


Though the series have some differences on the surface, mainly being that AnoHana is a serious story whilst AB is a little more on the comedy side but aside that they are quite alike at the core.

Both series focus on grief and afterlife, Angel beats as said has some comedy on side with it but is still serious when it comes down to it and focus on the loss of others (or their own life in AB case). The series focus on the loss of them around us and have a strong connection of death and how effects people around you as well as both express the sad parting of life.


Both anime are similar in a way. Comedy, yes... but mostly drama. I shed man-tears on both (and I'm not that easily moved by something!). I recommend them both for everyone!

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Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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Both have small amounts of comedy yet later intense drama and hopelessness. If you like one you'll like the other.


These series each have a good mixture of comedy, romance, and drama. They focus around many of the same themes and follow a very similar age group. AnoHana is, however, on the whole, more dramatic and less comedy driven than Clannad.


I've been solely into slice of life anime for quite a long time now, and can honestly say that there are almost no other shows out there as moving as Clannad or Anohana (5 cm per second comes really close though). These are the only two shows that have ever made me change the way I see or feel about the world, and I find that amazing to be coming from an animated show. Although Clannad season 1 was more just a dramatic harem to me than an emotionally touching show as After Story was, if you're looking for a show that will change your outlook on family and friends, I highly recommend Anohana and Clannad/AS. These two shows are probably the most beautiful pieces of work I've ever seen in my last 10 or so years of watching anime.


Both of these stories are funny, heartfelt, and touching slice of life stories. If you like one you are almost certain to enjoy the other.


Both have great characters, both about wishes, both makes you wanna cry out loud in the end, both teaching you to live, both makes you a better person. This is ELITE OF ANIME WORLD!


Both Clannad and AnoHana have beautiful artwork that perfectly coincides with the story lines being presented.  They are both deep, melancholy animes that manage to pull heartstrings and yet somehow maintain a lighthearted feeling about them.


There are very few shows out there that are so spectacularly emotional, heartwarming, gut-wrenching, mature, bittersweet, and serious, which can make you laugh and cry at the same time, but AnoHana and Clannad do just that.  Both of these shows center around a group of high school students as they deal with complex emotional issues, like love, loss, and mutual understanding.  The characters must deal with difficult problems from their past while trying desperatly to look towards the future.  Both shows are full of tears and laughter as the characters face with their problems with the support of others, finding themselves in the process.  There is also a stong element of the supernatural weaved through both shows that is vital to the plot.  These are two of the greatest shows I have ever seen, and if you want a break from the standard school-life story and wish for something a bit more involved and rich, then these shows are for you.  If you liked one, I'm sure you'll like the other.


Both shows have gorgeous art style and a mix of comedy, drama and supernatural elements. While the execution and cast varies (AnoHana has more of an ensemble cast) they're both similar enough that I would recommend that fans of either work to check out the other work.


Both have very touching storylines that deal with love and loss.... GREAT WATCH, it also has quite a bit of comedy involved which makes the anime that much more AMAZING! 


Both are very very sad. They both deal with having a wish and over coming death. They also have a lighthearted seriousness to the plots. Clannad is more detailed and longer. 


both series shows funny moments and tells about how they develop friendship. and later part of both series features tear jerking moments...


Although the first season of Clannad has more of a high school romance setting, I feel that the second season would go well with Ano Hana; both treat their character's emotions very maturely and both feature life-altering moments that plunge their characters into the pits of hell, changing them forever...but still maintaing that sense of hope and the feeling that the passing of time heals all wounds.


Both animes are emotionally touching and pleasant to watch. They are heartwarming and really pluck at the heartstrings of the viewer. Clannad has the advantage of a far greater number of episodes to allow for far more character and story development as well as allowing the viewer to become attached to the characters. However, Ano Hana still does an amazing job in all these areas despite far fewer installments and the smaller number of episodes is in no way a disadvntage as the length of the series feels just right.


Both of these series revolve around a very serious tone and similar plot, they will also both thear you heart appart as you watch them T.T


You will also like Anohana because it is the very dramatic and sad like Clannad and Clannad ~After Story~. While Clannad got this ' WHY?! Pleas no! ' -feels, Anohana got this nostalgia feels. Just watch this anime it's fucking great.


in my opinion they're both highschool drama with a supernatural touch and a bit of humour mixed in.

they really make you connect with the characters while you go through the story and (especially for first time watchers) make you shed a tear or two at the end.


Both are really emotional, in some parts. Clannad has more of a comedic side while Anohana is short and sweet, more serious. 

Both are just amazing

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Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.

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Both series  revolves around multiple lovee stories. Although alternate story lines both anime have a similar feel. With the protogonist triyng to fulfill the wish of seemingly only temporary girl.


AnoHana and Ano Natsu de Matteru are two dramatic shows that have similar characters; a socially awkward male, a paranormal girl, and friends in between who are in a pinch regarding their love lives. The director of AnoHana worked as one of the directors on Ano Natsu de Matteru so it's no surprise that they have similarities. Personally I prefer AnoHana, but if you like one, you might like the other.


These series follow similar(ish) love stories, extreme circumstances, and have a very similar mode of story telling. If you enjoyed one, be sure to check out the other.


Both anime are directed by the same man and both have a similar cast of characters. They even share voice actors. These two anime are similar on many levels.


Both series have such emotional scenes built in that I cry constantly while watching both. At the end of the day I feel so emotional that im happy and want to burst out into tears.  If you need a good reason to let out tears and a smile then please watch both of these.


Both anime are centered around a group of friends who are in a love triangle between all of them. The art in both anime is very similar.


Definitely gave a similar feel, both have a mix of romance, drama and a healthy dose of comedy. I watched Ano Hana first, and while watching Ano Natsu de Matteru, the music reminded me of Ano Hana a lot. 


In both series you learn in depth with each charactor's bond to the protagonist and among each other.  They are both shorter series w/ less than 12 episodes where the last few are when the deeper story arcs are revealed for the climax. Leading up to them I was engaged enough but missing that win over moment which happened at the end.  They are very similar in storytelling and animation so if you liked one, you're likely to also enjoy the other. (Ano Natsu is more revealing though if some people shy away from that.)


From the first episode of Ano Natsu de Matteru, I thought that the artwork reminded me a lot of Ano Hana, even though they were made by different animation studios, and the multiple love stories are kind of similar to Ano Hana aswell..


Though Anu Natsu has significantly more fan pleasure, the two shows have quite a few unexpected similarities. Natsu has more comedy, a little ecchi, and some filler, but the entire story evolves around the deep blooming love between the characters which does give it a dramatic feel that increases as the show progresses. Natsu also has a really excellent use of soundtrack that guides your mood as you watch.

AnoHana is much moree dramatic and deep, plus I enjoyed the characters more; Natsu sort of has the generic all-bases-covered cast. But otherwise fans of one shoulp give the other a try.


Both series really work on their characterization. The development of characters take center stage in both anime, resulting in stories that you can't help but get emotionally attached to. If you fell in love with the characters of one of these series, you can definitely find the same experience in the other.


Both stories center on character development and their respective love triangles (hexagons) as the characters blunder towards a hearfelt conclusion.


as anohana is probably one of the best drama animes out there ano natsu de matteru has a wonderful built romantic story the only downgrade would be the fact that the ending is too abrupt and most of all it is dificult to understand ( if you watch the whole ending with the ending song you will see the female protagonist in a poncho if you watched the anime you will know ) other than that it is a well structured anime with compelling characters and a beautiful story :)


They have the same slice of life feel, but both offer supernatural elements that coexist so perfecty the story wouldn't be the same without that blend of life and the unknown


Both shows are very simular, they're both about complicated relationships and have a simular story. Both anime are also made by the same director.


Both Anohana and Ano Natsu De Matteru deal with the theme of unrequited love as the series go on. Both are also beautiful series with some great tear-jerking moments.

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The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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Both of these are touching stories with similar type of story. Both are unique and interesting. If you like one you should give the other a try.


AIR and AnoHana both have beautiful graphics, wonderful characters and a beautiful storyline.  They both feature a main girl who "isn't all there" - although in different ways - and a leading man who is very relatable.  The casts of both of these animes is outstanding and the characters are the driving force of the series.


AnoHana and Air are both absolutely beautiful series that will make you cry a lot. The two leads of both series are also simialr. You have the happy airhead herorine and the slightly pathetic guy who just can't bear to make her sad. Both stoies also deal with the same themes of love, loss and learning how to move on with life. If you liked one then you should seriously consider watching the other.


Both of the anime are about a laid-back, average guy solving the problems of a group of friends. The main female in each has serious problems, but for the most part focuses on being friends with the main guy, despite the fact that their lives suck really bad.

The main guy of each has a laid-back, somewhat lethargic personality and just happens to solve problems, while the main female of each is air-headed but sweet. The side characters are all different and interesting with their own set of problems.

They each have tear-inducing endings with themes of grieving and letting go. Both are comedy dramas, with loads of comedic moments that fade into big dramatic tearful scenes. If you like one, you're almost garunteed to like the other.


In both, Air and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae you'll find wondering "Where is this going to?" and then crying like a little girl, a few episodes later. 

I only rated Air half star higher due to the originality of the plot, but both are beautiful. Air includes a bit of magical reality, while Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae is overall more "down to earth"; but the feeling on both as they progress is very similar.

The core difference between them encompasses the ending so I'm not gonna tell you what it is. But if you liked one, you NEED to see the other.

Unless you aren't a masochist... but we both know you are... 

*sniff* (still crying)


Like Ano HanaAir also deals with tear-jerking moments and impossible love stories; although Ano Hana does a much better job at pacing itself, I feel that you would also enjoy the dramatic events that unfold in Air.


There is a very similiar feel.  These anime both have a sense of joy mixed with a deep sense of longing and characters who must come to grips with that.



Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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These anime both have similar art styles, which was the first similarity I noticed. They both focus on ordinary, easy-to-relate-to characters and the friendships and romances between them, as well as the influence of the past on each main character. Though it seems and often is lighthearted, like Toradora!, AnoHana is very intense and dramatic, ranging from tear-inducing to heart-warming within a single episode.


These series each combine a lot of love triangles, comedy, drama, and romance while telling a sort of coming of age story. With themes of love, unrequetted love, maturing, and moving on they fit well together. They both have rather concrete endings as well.


Because they share the same director, Tatsuyuki Nagai, both AnoHana and Toradora have a very similar vibe. Moreover, they both achieve convincing love polygons that hinge on complex characters and their carefully crafted emotions. One of these mellow, understated (mostly) shows full of great comic touches should satisfy as much as the other.


Both are great love stories about poeple slowly realising their feelings, Ano hi mita hana no namae o boku-tachi wa mada shiranai is a beautiful story of how people change. Toradora is a tsundere who changes and relaises her feelings so both are perfect series for a romance fan or even someone interested in tragedy. Both will not disappoint.


They're just so... similar. It is really an 'if you like one you'll like the other' situation rather than 'these two animes share similar themes but are actually totally different'. Do watch both. It's the same director, too.


Leaving of the supernatural part both the animes are much similar... animation, daily life style of characters, light hearted romances, friendship, even jealousy are common in both.... while 'Ano hi....' concentrates on deep romances, drama, 'Toradora' is little bit releived.... both are tear inducing animes with 'ano hi....' kept at high position in hierarchy.... if you like one you wil surely like te other.... have fun watchin ^_^


AnoHana and toradora are very similar. They both revolve around lots of drama and different relations between people. The art style is very similar and they both have the same feeling when watching it. Also, they were by the same director.