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?
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.
Teiichi Niiya is a first year middle-school student at Seikyou Private Academy, an institution known for mysterious occurrences. The boy quickly finds these rumors to be true when he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a beautiful, mischievous girl who quickly takes a liking to him... and happens to be a ghost who seemingly no one else can see! Unable to remember anything about her past, Yuuko enlists Teiichi’s help to discover the truth, and together they join the school's Paranormal Investigation Club. With fellow memebers Momoe and Kirie, the pair will investigate the many strange happenings around campus, including the shadowy circumstances surrounding Yuuko’s death.
In both animes, there is a ghost of a dead girl who can be seen only by main hero and noone else. Even if these titles are different, because Tasogare Otome x Amnesia is slight horror, artistic and mystery while AnoHana is somehow slice-of-life and romance, they resemble each other in aspect of "dead girl wandering around as a ghost". If you're looking for something like that, you'll like each other!
They both have normal, male main characters in love with a dead, female character that needs to do something in order to move on. And both dead, female main characters don't remember something important.
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
Eden of the East and AnoHana have more in common than just being produced by the same team and a similar art style - they're both soft animes that dwell in the details. They are both animes that are sure to deliver in the subtleties as the series progresses and they are sure to leave the viewer feeling satisfied.