Shy, crybaby Fumi has just transferred into Matsuoka Girl’s High School, in the city of Kamakura. It’s been ten years since she moved away, leaving her dear friend Akira behind; and soon, the two are reunited once more. Akira is now attending Fujigaya Girls’ Academy, though she and Fumi still manage to see each other regardless. Between classes and social engagements, the two will experience love, the struggle to admit one’s true feelings, and the joy of companionship.
Shy, athletic Sumika is in love with her bubbly friend Ushio. However, Ushio is outwardly attracted to cute girls, something she never calls her friend-turned-admirer. Keeping her tender feelings a secret from the one she loves, Sumika continues to be Ushio’s confidante and companion, hoping that someday she can say how she feels. Whether it’s having a first kiss, cooking a meal or confiding in each other, Sumika, Ushio, Tomoe and their friends will experience the everyday joys of a quiet school life and touching romance together.
If you like mind-numbingly boring, hellaciously-slow shoujo-ai anime in which one of the girls over the top cries and not much else happens, totally watch Aoi Hana or Sasameki Koto.
This two animes are so similar that you can say that are born from the same mother (not quite but not far from this though).In both animes we see a boring and slow-paced aspect and also shoujo-ai and school life aspects.If you like one of this two animes be sure to check the other one as well
These 2 anime are peas in a pod. A boring shoujo-ai pod. Similar characters, similar situations. If you liked one you will definitely like the other.
I believe that both of these series really reflect one another. They are both great ones and if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other. I really did enjoy both of these animes. The story, characters, and artwork is so very similar. However of course their is some differences in the story though but in the end I would recommend both of these really go together.
Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto are extremely similar in a lot of ways. First, Fumi and Sumika look pretty much the same (but have different personalities). They basically tell the same story (young girl secretely in love with her best friend), but each uses a different approach doing so. While Aoi Hana is more of a coming of age story with a lot of dramatic elements, Sasameki Koto is a lot more whacky. And with an otaku girl and a crossdresser as part of the supporting cast, it could easily be taken as a parody of the genre. If you liked any of these two, odds are you'll definitely like the other, so check it out!
Both are really slow-paced, with shoujo-ai, at school activities. If you are addicted to a good romance then watch both, they have the same romance essence.
Very similar, I'd say. Though with Aoi Hana the plots are different and the main characters who look the exact same are very different. I expected them to be the same since they look so similar. I wasn't let down with either one of these series. I like a range of types of Anime, and these two were touching and the animation was very beautiful and professional.
I totally recommend them to anyone, especially if you like shoujo ai.
Both are anime which focus on the RELATIONSHIP between the two female leads and does not use it as a parody or a mockery of the relationship itself. For once, I was happy to see a shuojo-ai which treats its characters (the main ones anyway) with respect as if they are normal human beings instead of objectifiying them as some sort of comedic pair.
Slow-moving (which others have called "boring") and beautiful. Must watch for both.
Aoi Hana and Sasameki Koto are quiet, gentle shows about a budding romance between two girls. The pacing and story in both are extremely similar.
Both are shoujo-ai series about young love which focuses on the emotions that arise in such situations.
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...
If you like Aoi Hana or Hourou Musko you're sure to enjoy the other as well. Besides being written by the same manga-ka, both of them deal with growing up and falling in love when you aren't quite sure who you are or who to fall in love with.
Are similar series, same writer, similar plot, but viewed from different view points. If you liked one, the other likes too. Both are interesting concepts, worth seeing.
Stylistically, both Aoi Hana and Hourou Musuko share similar feeling.
Both are very slow-paced, slice-of-life anime that don't have a particularly straight-forward plot. If you're going into this expecting a specific love interest, or a harem of any sort, you're in for a disappointment. However, if you're looking for a mellow slice-of-life anime and have watched one or the other, I would recommend them both ways.
Of course, it certainly helps that both were written by the same author.
Common themes include: Unorthodox love, maturation, and school life drama.
Biggest difference? Hourou Musuko covers a more broad scope of LGBT issues, while Aoi Hana focuses specifically on love between girls. Even though Aoi Hana is set in an all-girls academy, there are male love interests present, which does set it apart from your typical shoujo-ai series.
If you liked one, I'm quite sure you'll like the other one, and if you didn't like one, it's doubtful that you'll like the other one.
Both anime have a very similar, high stylized art to them. Very dreamy use of over exposure with a water wash of color to pop.
Aoi Hana and Hourou Musuko are slow-paced, gentle stories about how teen romance is complicated by being different. LGBTQ issues are portrayed through the characters' experiences in a very sensitive manner.
For the young women at the Lillian private school for girls, nothing is more prestigious than Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Gigantea, and Rosa Foetida, the beautiful and talented women who head the student council. When a young girl named Yumi's path is intertwined with Sachiko, a successor to the council, things will never be the same for the both of them. Maria-sama ga Miteru is a quiet tale of forbidden romance, friendship, and the everyday life of a school girl.
Like shoujo-ai? Maria-sama ga Miteru and Aoi Hana are for you. There are various other shoujo-ai titles out there, but Maria-sama and Aoi Hana are strikingly similar in that they both involve girls & budding love at an all girls' academy, and also are both very, very, very slow-paced.
Few anime deal with lesbian relationships in such a subtle and romantic way as do Aoi Hana and Marimite. The slow pace, the all girls school and its traditions, the beautiful artwork that highlight the emotional appeal inherent to these stories: these anime share all this and as a result invoke a very similar feeling in the viewer. Highly recommended to fans of budding romance stories between teenage girls handled in a sincere manner.
While Maria-sama... has a slower pacing and is less dramatic than Aoi Hana, Aoi Hana still has a more mellow pacing and is much less melodramatic than most romance series which makes it the series most similar to Maria-sama... Also, these series are very similar in the way they approach friendship and love. Not to mention that they both mostly deal with love between women.
Both anime are about girls who go to an all girl school and the very close relationships they form with each other. Join these casts as they go through their school lives learning, loving, laughing, and crying together at a very slow pace. Check out one if you liked the other.
Both of these have character-driven plots with a lot of softness, elegance and tea. The main focus of these two are close relationships that never really turn into love, though they come close to it. (In Aoi Hana's case it's due to the anime not covering all of the source material.) Shoujo-ai elements feature in both. Both take place at girl's schools, while still having active and more-or-less important male characters.
If you like one there is certainly reason to check out the other.
Yukino and Kanade are twin sisters who now share a room at their new school in Tokyo. Ever since they were little, the pair has been exceptionally close – perhaps even a bit too close for siblings when eyes are turned away. But soon a girl named Sakuya, who often tails the two, begins to grow closer to Yukino; and after an alleged confession that she hears about, Kanade begins to get worried that something is going on behind her back. Can the three of the girls keep their relationships with each other on stable ground, or will jealousy and heartache come crashing down on them?
Like shoujo-ai with a light touch? Candy Boy might be right up your alley. While the three episode OVA is definitely creepier and less inhibited, but it shares Aoi Hana's narrow focus on a single relationship told through a small set of incidents.
If you found Aoi Hana to be a sumptuous meal of teenage yuri romance, Candy Boy will be a delicious snack you'll certainly enjoy.
Bright, clear animation with an easy to process, simplistic storyline. Candy Boy and Aoi Hana make this a reality. Similar subjects such as school life, shoujo-ai as well as the focus on one group of people and the relationships between them make these two go hand in hand.
(Also, ThePatches made me hungry.)
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.
If you enjoyed one show, you would definitely enjoy the other. They are both very very pleasantly peaceful and relaxing shows to watch, and the animation is very easy on the eyes. Great for relief from those wild color and guns ablaze shows.