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?
Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.
Although the two don't share as much a likeness in art-style as their general themes, a catastrophic event that ties all those related from completely moving on (or at all) and friendship, both are sure to bring the similar teary-eyed moments or emotional drama required of a great "slice of life" anime. In the interest of not spoiling too much, Anohana and Kiminozo both provide viewers with the "conflict of interests" scenarios in anime that dare to ask morally difficult questions. They are both tied to a reality we're familliar with; those we like/love, and choosing between them, one's future, and/or one's social commitments. Moreover, if you like to see before and after stories, great flashbacks, chances to analyze character development, make character comparisons, and like all great slice of life anime, recall similar experiences in your own life you may, or may not, have wanted to have done differently, these two provide those criteria.
KGnE is far more of a 'guy has to choose between two girls' sort of a deal than AnoHana, but both are heavy titles that deal with adult feelings, loss, etc and are very melancholy.
Ano Hana and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are both heavy emotional dramas that delve into themes such as love, loss, memory, and living with it all. I must admit, both shows were very powerful for me, and looking back, they had such a great effect on me for similar reasons. I'm sure if you're a fan of one, you'll love the other.
KgNE ranges much further on the dramatic scale and has fewer 'light-hearted' moments, but they are similar in overall plot. A tragedy occurs to one of the members of a group of friends, which causes the group to split. The people within the group grow and change, and then... the person who left the group because of the tragedy randomly comes back.In AnoHana the 'coming back' was less devestating for the group and served as a 'social glue,' but in KgNE, the 'coming back' is almost as devastating as her leaving. While AnoHana is more of a story about friendships, KgNE is a dramatic love story. However, if you liked the general plot, you'll probably like one as well as the other.
At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?
Friends find their relationships tested when supernatural forces make their lives exceedingly difficult.
One series deals with their past relationships being put to the test, while another is put to the test in present time, both make the hard choices about life and death and love and what happens next.
The drama is high and you'll end up asking yourself if you really know your own friends as well as you think you do.
Both stories revolve around a group of friends trying to resolve differences and grow up. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other. It is important to note, though, that Ano Hana's supernatural themes are slightly different from Kokoro's supernatural themes. One involves a ghost girl, the other involves... a weird being.
These animes are really similar because they both involves a group of friends growing closer due to a supernatural issue. They both have their drama and light hearted moments.
In both of these shows, a supernational phenomenon forces a group of friends to confront who they are, who they want to be, and what they mean to each other. Both shows are quite serious in nature (though they both definetly have humourous moments) and are drastically different from standard school life animes. These shows are very similar in nature and in feel, and if you liked one you will like the other.
When Koh was eleven years old, he lived a quiet and peaceful life, delivering sporting goods for his family's store and batting frequently at the Tsukishima Batting Center. Though Koh had no interest in baseball, he started the play the sport anyways after a series of events, much to the delight of his best friend, the beautiful Wakaba Tsukishima. However, soon life dealt Koh a tragic turn, changing him forever. Now, years later, Koh attends Seishuu Academy and is soon pulled back into the world of baseball. Alongside Wakaba's talented sister, Aoba; old friend and fighter Nakanishi; and plenty of new teammates and companions, Koh will once more pick up the pitcher's mitt and see if he has what it takes to be a champion.
AnoHana and Cross Game are coming-of-age tales with a similar sort of drama (which is probably a spoiler to mention what). Both also feature their casts as teenagers, but with very frequent flashbacks to their childhood, so the character developement (of which there is plenty) is even more obvious.
These two shows have the same basic set up. Although Cross Game is longer and has a story based in sports back ground, both shows cover the same basic characters and character backgrounds
These two shows may not seem to have a lot in common at first. One is about a ghost, the other is about baseball. At the heart of each anime, though, is a story of grief and how people can become sort of stuck in who they are when soemone they love passes on.These are two touching stories about young people dealing with loss, love, and growing up.
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and he find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.
Can you handle the EMOTIONS!? Well, if you managed to remain stone-faced and rock-hearted watching Ano Hana, I challenge you to watch Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 without wailing like a grieving drama queen after the death of her favourite rockstar. Challenge: accepted?
they both share that sad five that drives you to think about whats important to you, it sets a king of mood that makes you enjoy what you have and apretiat it.
Though the relationship between the some of the characters may be of a different nature...there are many aspects that give these two animes the same overall feel. Both protaganists lose someone very imoportant to them and tend to act ambivalent and often get quite annoyed with the character in question (in the case of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0...Mirai's younger brother). They also both are the only ones that see their loved one as they help them get through a difficult period in their lives. I loved this anime almost as much as "Anohana", and I do strongly feel that if you enjoyed it...you will too.
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
There are a few other shows out there that I'd recommend over 5CMPS, but this show really hits the spot with the emotion and drama. Anohana starts out really dark and dramatic will 5CMPS keeps this theme all throughout, but if you've felt something change within you by watching Anohana, you'll feel the same watching 5CMPS (although you'll be hella depressed after watching 5CMPS guaranteed)
5 Centimeters per Second and anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day both deal with love, loss, solitude, and personal growth. The type of solitude the anime portray is rather unique in the sense that it's the kind where being with others and people you know well only seems to add to the isolation. anohana deals with spiritual elements that don't appear in 5 Centimeters per Second, and both have beautiful art style and animation. Both are deeply emotional stories that are sure to stay with you for a long time. I can highly recommend both series and feel that those who enjoyed one story will find much to like in the other.