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?
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.
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.
They're both dramas with supernatural elements, Haibane Renmei much more so. There are also some themes of loss and moving on to be found in both works. Bear in mind that Haibane Renmei is much more low-key and symbolic while AnoHana has much more comedy. Even so, if you liked one of these you might want to think about checking out the other.
Haibane Renmei and anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day both have strong spiritual elements. Haibane Renmai is much more symbolic and subtle, where anohana is more direct and its comedic moments make the story less dark than it could be. The key similarities between the two are the importance of redemption and the reliance on oneself as well as others. Both stories can be deeply emotional (they certainly were to me). Their setting and art style are very different, but the similarity in message and emotional tone make them strong recommendations for one another.
The cheery Kobato Hanato is on a mission to heal people’s damaged hearts and gather the resulting “konpeito”; she must collect one hundred of these candy-shaped trophies in order for her deepest wish to be granted: to go to a certain place. Along the way, she’s accompanied by an ever-disgruntled, talking stuffed animal of a guardian named Ioryogi who scores her efforts, attempts to keep her on-track, and reminds her of the rules governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal and she must not, under any circumstance, fall in love with someone whose heart she heals.
Both animes include a main character who is trying to fulfill their wish. In both, the journey or process to fulfill their wish leads them through many tear-jerking, heart-warming moments. In both, the characters develop unbreakable bonds of friendships. Ano Hi Mita Hana is a bit on the serious side, whereas Kobato has more of a light tone to it. Nonethless, both are enjoyable, touching animes.
These two are identical in that this girl whos dead comes back to life and has wish that needs to be granted. Ano Hi is wayyy more sad though. But if you liked it Kobato is a good light hearted one to watch.
An old man resides in a city mostly submerged by water, living in a home he had to build on top of his old one. His daily routine now consists of smoking his pipe, drinking wine, watching television and eating the fish he catches. Living alone in the silent desolation of the elderly he is surrounded by photographs but no people. One day he drops his pipe into the water and it disappears into his old, submerged home. To retrieve it he rents a scuba suit, but once he descends into the place he used to live he is overwhelmed by the memories of the life he used to have - the family he used to know.
If you were touched by Ano Hana or Tsumiki No Ie ,then I think you will be touched by the other. Both are different in length and they are animated differently. But, they both deal with feelings of wanting to go back to the past, because you have lost something dear to you.
Though both are made in different style, they share the same topic: memories of the passed away close people. The difference is, how characters deal with this loss. Both are quite sentimental, well-made drama about losses and loneliness.
[[SPOILERS]]Both shows are about a group of kids who struggle while trying to deal with tragedies that separated them. Tragedies that stay with them for years as they grow older and finally try to confront them as everybody and their feelings change.
The two main heroines seem very alike also the secondary main female characters too and the animes both have miniature harems