Aria the OVA: Arietta

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Kino's Journey: Life Goes On

Kino's Journey: Life Goes On

A young girl by the name of Kino has lived through a traumatic experience in her past, and now lives with an old woman named Shishou. With the help of Shishou, Kino hones her skills with a gun and learns to ride the talking motorrad Hermes; however, Kino is haunted by what happened to the person with her namesake, and is also suffering from an identity crisis. Even with these issues Kino must prepare for her first journey; will it prove to be pleasant or harrowing?

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both these ova/movies take a look back into the past of the main characters, and involves the teachers. The pace is slow, but the story is great.

Hidamari Sketch Specials

Hidamari Sketch Specials

It's vacation time at Yamabuki High school and the girls of the Hidamari apartment complex are about to go home for the summer. Over a bowl of noodles Yuno, Miyako, Hiro and Sae decide to head off to the pool for their last day together, before they are scattered across the country; and of course no summer night is complete without a chilled watermelon. Then, on an ordinary November school day, the girls are thrown into a frenzy when Hiro finds a love letter in her shoe locker. Who sent the letter, and just how will Hiro reply?

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these share a similar slow-paced and gentle style of humour. Also both of these are rather short and ideal tasters if you are unsure whether you will enjoy the main series, especially since prior knowledge of the characters is not particularly essential to enjoying these.

Tamayura

Tamayura

A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Tamayura as well as the Aria series are very similar in three mains ways. First, there is an enormous strong atmosphere of conflictless slice of life (iyashikei) in both shows. This is slightly mixed with a tinge of the supernatural and/or magic in both series. In Aria, these mysterious and magical episodes are more frequent than in Tamayura. Third, the main cast in Tamayura and Aria are all female and although there are some male characters, those only play minor roles. 

The main differences (which are minor at best) is the futuristic and outerworldy setting of the Aria series and Aria having somewhat more mature characters and a minor romantic narrative on the side.