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Binbou Shimai Monogatari

Alt titles: Poor Sisters Story

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Asu and Kyo are two orphaned sisters; their mother passed away some time ago, while their father abandoned them due to gambling issues. Asu and Kyo now live in a rundown apartment complex. Asu, the younger sister, is responsible for all of the housework while Kyo is in charge of living expenses; and together, the two sisters work hard to live a comfortable and enjoyable life. Looking to one another for support, Asu and Kyo experience the hardships of daily living, but are still able to welcome each day with a smile.

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Name Role
Kazuhiro TAKAMURA Character Design
Yukio KAIZAWA Director
Akiko KOSAKA Music
Izumi KAZUTO Original Manga Creator

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Title Author Score Date
Binbou Shimai Monogatari Galadriel 8.8/10 Sep 7, 2010
Poor Sisters Story Galadriel 8.8/10 Sep 7, 2010
Binbou Shimai Monogatari Szwagier 5/10 Nov 20, 2009
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Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.

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abunai

Two sisters sharing a close bond, united against some form of adversity -- this is a common thread that runs through Mokke and Binbou Shimai Monogatari. The adversity can be either supernatural or economic, but its constant pressure reveals the sisters' mutual love. Moreover, the intimate way their relationship is depicted is similar in both anime.

Cetonis

Mokke and Binbou Shimai Monogatari are each warm slice-of-life tales about a pair of sisters, and their bonds with one another. Not much more to say; though Mokke has a supernatural element instead of Binbou's financial issues, neither factor really dominates its respective anime enough to keep these two from feeling like a pair.

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Both shows are slow-paced, slice of life stories about  2 sisters, that for one reason or another are separated from their parents (death/abandonment in BSM , supernatural abilities in Mokke). Due to that predicament their bond is really strong, and together they try to face various problems ( financial in BSM , supernatural in Mokke).

Of course there are also differences. Mokke "sweet scenes" are somehow tamed in comparison to BSM . Also the first one is a story about diligent older sister and cheerful/energetic younger sister. The latter have those roles reversed.

Still - if you enjoy slow, relaxing anime featuring growing up girls, you will enjoy both of those shows.

Aishiteruze Baby

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Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...

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Estuko

These series are both about love and family, taking care of eachother and sweet emotions. There are similar problems to overcome, and the feelings conveyed by the main characters are very much alike. These series are so similar, yet different that if you liked one you will surely love the other too ^^

wolfangel87

Binbou Shimai Monogatari and Aishiteruze Baby are about taking care of family and being able to take care of each other even in difficult situations.  These two shows feature real life problems and how each character are able to overcome them.  The animation in each is also really well done.

Asatte no Houkou

Asatte no Houkou
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Karada is an elementary school student who acts mature for her age, and asks that people treat her like an adult. While praying at a wishing stone (negai ishi), she meets an older girl named Shouko. Shouko had moved to this small town to start a new life, but the same day she meets Karada, she encounters her brother, Hiro. Tension builds as Shouko and Hiro reflect on their past relationship while sending Karada home alone, and by the end of the day, both Shouko and Karada end up at the wishing stone hoping for change. Karada wishes to become an adult, while Shouko wishes for things to go back as they were in the past. That night under the bright moon, the wishing stone grants their wish, and an unbelievable transformation occurs: Shouko becomes a child and Karada becomes an adult. Now the two girls must struggle with their new bodies while finding a way to return back to what they once were.

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Himitsu

Binbou Shimai Monogatari and Asatte no Houkou both give off a definite "slice of life" feel. It's given in their style of music and even the art. Both animes use soft pastel-like colours in their back splashes, and the story is mainly dialogue-driven. Asatte no Houkou has beautiful and unique character designs, and there's much depth to be found in the main cast.

PaulAlpha

Like Karada in her adult guise, the two sisters in "Binbou Shimai Monogatari are forced into a situation where they have to make decisions, based on their limited experience, which children shouldn't have to make. By contrast though the two sisters Kyo and Aso always have each other. Both anime tug at the heart but ultimately don't leave sadness at the end - only hope for a happy future.

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Minami-ke

Minami-ke

Meet the Minami sisters, three girls living on their own and doing their best to make it through life's little snags and adventures. Kana, the middle sister, has far more energy than common sense; Chiaki, the youngest, is more reserved, but her sharp tongue and devious mind often cause trouble for others; and Haruka, the eldest, acts like a mother to the other two, is beautiful and kind, but has a fearsome stern streak. Together, no obstacle can stand in their way, be it school, romance, or even cooking.

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LLORAtheLLAMA

Both series involve sisters which have to go through everyday life. Even though they don't have any parents, they are still happy and continue on through many fun and sometimes strange situations. Even if somthing sad happens they can continue on with the help of their sister(s).

wolfangel87

Trying to get along with your sister is not the easiest thing in the world, but if that is all the family you have then it is that more important.  Minami-ke and Binbou Shimai Monogatari take on just this situation with sisters trying to rely on one another with the deaths of their parents.  These series are all about supporting the ones you love no matter what happens.

Human Crossing

Human Crossing

There is nothing stranger than life, and modern day Japan quietly watches over the comings and goings of thirteen completely unrelated lives and their stories. From a boxer fighting the scars of his childhood, to a father vying for the attention of his disinterested son, all experience the complex eccentricities and intricacies of relationships. Do memories and experiences really make us a stronger person for the bigger picture, or are most people happy just to sit back and let life pass them by?

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kooltilldend

This may seem like a odd pairing but in truth, the two do have quite a few things in common (and a bunch of differences too)

Both animes are based upon realistic stories...although Binbou is more unlikely, Human Crossing is very much possible in reality. Both stories deal with human emotions and how the characters defy/surpass their problems.

The character development is much more in Binbou since the story only focuses on the two lead characters...whereas, in Human Crossing, there are no lead characters as all 13 episodes are different stories...that said, all 13 (some better than other imo) are beautifully portrayed and for the most part, really well explained

Perhaps the biggest difference though is the fact that Binbou is much more kids friendly than Human Crossing since the latter deals with some very serious situations that most (if not all) young teens may not understand (nor enjoy I suppose)

In the end though, both animes are all about the characters and the unique situations they have to face...for which, both stories get a thumbs up from me ^^