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?
After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?
Both Myself; Yourself and AnoHana are animes that deal with the feelings of guilt, abandonment and redemption. They are efficiently executed by a strong cast and are more character-centered animes rather than plot centered. They also have a tendency to pull on the viewers' heart strings.
Momo is a sympathetic death god who cries every time she sees a touching moment. Though she brings death, she also allows the victim to complete their last wish before taking them away. Accompanying her through her adventures is a winged black cat named Daniel. With a huge scythe in tow, Momo strives to touch the lives of humankind and overflow the world with pure kindness, by fulfilling the soon deceased’s tasks.
AnoHana and Shinigami's Ballad both deal with life, death, young love, and the dead interacting in some way with the living. Even though Shinigami's Ballad is entirely episodic, both series inspire similar moods -- through their stories, artwork, OP/ED, and background music, they create a bittersweet, melancholy atmosphere that can leave you on the edge of or in tears throughout their runtimes.
Morimiya Yorito is a normal student who has an abnormal obsession for the sky. One day, he meets a strange girl named Shihou Matsuri who shares his interest, but as fate may have it, she isn't a human; Matsuri is a Yaka -- a "woe of the night" -- who is immortal and cannot stand the sunlight. A strange man is chasing Matsuri, to use her powers, so Yorito decides to help her hide. What are the strange man's plans, and what secrets does Yorito's sister hide?
Both of these shows deal primarily with the concept of longing for someone that you can't have. Death, reincarnation, guilt, loss, and love are the primary themes running through both. Although the shows deal with these issues in different ways, they both have a bit of magic involved. Both shows convey an intense amount of emotion in a very short period of time and wrap up their story satisfactorily at the end. These shows are incredibly similar, and if you liked one, you will definitely like the other.
Looking for an anime about a group of high school kids that has deeper character development than your run-of-the-mill light comedy? Both AnoHana and Tari Tari are rife with themes of relationships, death, friendship, trying to become something, and working together to overcome obstacles and fulfill goals and dreams. Both are topped off with a bright animation style, which ultimately affirms a positive outlook on life, no matter what the characters are put through.
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
Anohana and toki wo kakero shoujo are both about death and second chances.
Whereas in Anohana was more about giving childhood friends a second chance to atone for the past, Toki wo Kakero Shoujo was more about giving a second (or more) chance and how it would change how one approcaches situations.
Both contain the element of trying to accomplish something important to the main character, even at the expense of another.
Anohana was much sadder though... I'm saying "a liter of tears" level of sadness.