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?
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.
The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.
Both AnoHana and Ef have amazing music, visuals and a stellar voal cast. AnoHana's story about learning how to move on with life is similar to Yu and Yuko's story in Ef. Both series are beautifully touching series and if you liked one you will enjoy the other.
Shuichi Nitori is about to start middle school with a terrible secret: he wishes he were a girl and likes wearing their clothes. With the right outfit and his cute, effeminate looks, he is often able to convince people that he is someone else - or even something else. Unfortunately, although his best friend and object of affection, Takatsuki, accepts him as he is, she does not return Shuichi’s feelings. Moreover, school is an unforgiving place and Shuichi walks a fine line between liberating his true self and being labelled a freak by all his peers...
Hourou Musuko and AnoHana both have different aritistic styles that fit their series perfectly. They are both soft, subtle animes that deliver their message through the details and through the character interaction - not to mention they both have a fantastic cast.
Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.
One day, the solemn musician Keiichiro finds a broken down android in the rain. Though he tries to fix her, she’s an old Flower model and parts aren’t available, so Keiichiro resigns himself to needing to put her out for trash the next day. Imagine his surprise when Flower then awakens overnight and cooks him breakfast! The innocent, kind-hearted Flower fills Keiichiro’s life with newfound purpose as he teaches her about life and the world.
These titles both have a similar basic structure. There is a withdrawn boy who unwillingly has to bear the burden of a kawaii-overloaded girl who is initially shrouded in mystery, but clearly revolves around some tragedy. The boy has to balance the existance of this burden with his own tragedies in life, along with his present reality and long neglected friends.