Binbou Shimai Monogatari

Alt titles: Poor Sisters Story

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Kanamemo

Kanamemo

After her grandmother dies, thirteen year-old Kana Nakamachi runs away from home convinced her absent parents will sell her. She tries to find a job, but with nowhere willing to hire a girl of her age without parental consent, she is back at square one. Then, to make matters worse, a young girl called Yume crashes her bicycle into Kana and knocks her unconscious! Following this chance encounter, Kana learns of a job vacancy at the newspaper company that Yume works for and quickly applies. Now Kana has secured herself a live-in job delivering newspapers along with her new co-workers: lively Yume; quiet Yuki; drunken and perverted Haruka; money-hungry Hinata; and grade school deputy manager, Saki. From memorizing her paper route to learning how to ride a bicycle to fixing her terrifying smile, Kana’s new life has only just begun.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

While Kanamemo have way more comedy than Binbou Shimai Monogatari, those shows are really similar. Both feature a young girl (or 2 girls in BSM case) who lost her relatives, and now tries to live on her own. While Kana is a bit more lucky than Asu and Kyou (since Kana actually finds a place that is sort of like family ) they both have to face troubles of working and going to school at the same time (on that note - both Kana and Kyou are working as a newspaper delivery ) . Also in both cases people around them try their best to help.

Both shows are slow-paced, have many cute moments, and some slightly sad moments. It never turns into a real drama though.  Generally if you like one of them you should enjoy the other one as well.

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 kooltilldend says...

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 ^^

Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!

Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai!

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Chocwise Chocwise says...

I think you'd like both shows, because they're both about family members caring for each other. In "Binbou Shimai Monogatari" there are just 2 sisters whose parents are gone where as in "Papa no lu Koto o Kikinasai!" there are 3 sisters and the uncle. But both animes feel similar, because one tends to sympathise with them and live with them through their every day life and the hardships they have to go through.

If you tend to have a strong protective instinct, both shows will grab you by this very special spot in your personality and drag you into a rollercoaster ride of emotions for sure.