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Aria the Origination

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Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

In a quaint Japanese town, far from the footprints of tourists, an abandoned robot named Alpha lives a quiet life, while running a coffee shop left by her previous owner. With hardly a customer from day to day, she tends to focus on life's little pleasures, while sporadically wishing for her master's return. But one day, a delivery-robot brings Alpha a camera, and through the pictures inside, her eyes are opened for the first time to the world around her.

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sothis

YKK and Aria are two shows about absolutely nothing. While YKK is a bit more insightful, Aria is closer to a valium substitute. Regardless, if you like series where nothing happens, you'll enjoy both of these.

chii

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and Aria the Origination are two shows about absolutely nothing. Both have pretty graphics and music. Warning both may cause drowsiness. If you liked one you'll probably like the other.

tallisoverrated

The entire Aria series as well as the Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou series seem to be made out of quintessentially slice-of-life elements - mono no aware, and a certain slow beauty. Both, too, have sci-fi settings, adding on to their similarity -- certainly a must-watch for any slice-of-life fan.

Aoi Hana

Aoi Hana

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.  

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Rfsancho

If you enjoyed Aria, you would definitley enjoy Aoi Hana. The mellow and easy going atmosphere coupled with great relaxing and easy-on-the-eyes animation makes them perfect for just chilling out and taking a break from the common exciting and colorful shows!

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

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.

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Omurqi

Out of the three Aria seasons, the third one fits together with Haibane Renmei best without a doubt. Haibane Renmei gets a LOT darker, but they're both slow paced slice-of-life series set in an idyllic setting. They're also both about the very basic lessons in life, saying goodbye and moving on. If you liked the total package of Aria the Origination and want something a bit deeper and darker, don't miss out on the gem that is Haibane Renmei.

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Kasimasi Girl Meets Girl

Kasimasi Girl Meets Girl

Hazumu is a shy and quiet boy who loves flowers and is forced to rely on his tomboy childhood friend Tomari as a bodyguard. Yasuna is the prettiest girl in school but she avoids men like the plague… until she meets Hazumu. Encouraged, he confesses his love; heartbroken, he heads for the mountains to be with his flowers. As if Hazumu’s troubles aren’t enough, his day is further ruined when an alien ship accidentally kills him. Luckily, alien technology exists that can revive him, but not without a price: Hazumu returns from the dead, but in the form of… a cute girl?!

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Rfsancho

One show is about romance, and the other is about...well, nothing much at all. But these shows definitely give off the same feel of softness and ease of watching.

Kokoro Toshokan

Kokoro Toshokan

Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help users with all her heart. Join young Kokoro as she starts the journey to become a full-fledged librarian, while learning about life, and being the best she can be.

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sothis

Kokoro Library and Aria the Origination are both two shows about nothing; while various everyday tasks are handled, barely anything of note occurs. Though I appreciate a good series about nothing, these take boring to an extreme. If you like series where literally nothing happens or need a valium substitute, check out either anime!