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Bokura ga Ita

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Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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Nobuaki SHIRAI Character Design
Akitaro DAICHI Director
Jun ABE Music
Seiji MUTO Music
Yuuki OBATA Original Manga Creator

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Bokura ga Ita Sheex 6/10 Jan 12, 2008

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Bokura ga Ita acidstreaks 6/10 Jan 21, 2014
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Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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The depth of the characters in both Bokura ga Ita and Nana can really help you to relate to them, and also enjoy their romantic sides.


Beyond having one too many characters named ‘Nana', both NANA and Bokura ga Ita are realistic romance dramas that don't need bizarre premises to create believable relationships. The female leads of both series are sympathetic and very real- they make some poor decisions, but not strained such that it feels like the writers just needed them to be momentarily stupid to progress the plot.


Character designs are some-what alike. Nanami (Bokura ga Ita) reminds me of Hatchi (Nana). Their faces are alike, and both of them are very sweet.


Both stories' main character name is Nana, who has a lot going on her mind at time - difficult relationship for instance. These anime follow young girls' life and more and more hard choices that they have to made while searching for their own happiness.


Tragic confused romance. If you liked that about either Nana or Bokura ga Ita and wanted more, then I suggest you try the next one. Bokura ga Ita takes a far more high-school approach, whereas Nana is more mature and complex, But for good ol' fashioned romantic drama that's packed with anguish and difficult choices, you can't go wrong with either.


you cannot beat the dramatic realistic romances such as that of Nana and Bokura ga Ita!  With strong female leads who get themselves thrown into tough and hard to deal with situations faced by many a girl out in the world, viewers take the rollercoaster journey with them through their hardships.  All of the main characters in these two series are named Nana (ironically) but their tragic romantic troubles also are mirror images of struggles they have to go through and push through to strive on.


The worlds of the characters of Bokura ga Ita and Nana are very different, but it is the quality of the relationships that made me love them. Regardless of what kind of lives the characters lead, the way they interact and develop with each other is incredibly realistic. Both anime have storylines are very well put together, so if you liked one, definitely give the other a try.


Both animes are similar.. Nana shows relationships and heartache with different couples that the main character comes across, and Bokura Ga Ita however focuses on one couple but still has heartache and how they deal with it along their journey :)

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Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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If you liked Honey and Clover you would also like Bokura ga Ita too because both series have similar animation and smooth characters. The colors in these series resemble each other. The story is not same but not different either.


Both Honey and Clover and Bokura ga Ita feature sweet, slow-paced, relationship-centered stories that are surely to melt one's heart. Both series also feature top-notch soundtracks and are sure to absorb the viewer into the characters that are hard not to love.


Bittersweet. That's the word that describes both Bokura ga Ita and Honey and Clover. They are slow paced, sentimental stories that basically say the same thing: "we were there". They surely will touch one's heart or wake up an almost forgotten memory.


Both have very deep storylines. They give the same feel. Bokura ga ita is about the ups and downs of being in a relationship & HNC is about failed love.. kinda...


Both series have romance, and drama. They both have love triangles and a lot of funny moments. If you like animes that have a lot of drama and fighting over one girl you'd like these two animes.


Both intend to portray more "realistic" romances and both have characters growing through difficult challenges in life. Both have their melancholy aspects, although Honey and Clover takes a slighlty more mature approach to these situations.


Though one is a shoujo show and the other one a josei show, both of them feature protagonists that are faced with difficulties in their love lives. While one puts a lot of emphasy on vocation the other focuses solely on romance. The audiences for these shows might differ but the feeling and the way the characters develops and the story unravels  are quite similar. Give them a shot, you won't regret it!

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5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second
  • Movie (1 ep x 62 min)
  • 2007

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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These two anime pictured how beautiful love and life can be, at the same time, picturing how sad it could be. These two animes are for those who could appreciate anime to their full extent.


These two series both have a good realistic view about life, people, love and relationships. Both are beautiful heartwarming and heartaching stories with believable characters.


For people who are deeply in love with each other life should be easy - not for pairs from 5 cm/s and Bokura Ga Ita. These two anime show how difficult it is to maintain great realtionship despite from great feelings involved.


Both stories has to do with love and separation from the loved one. While Byousoku 5 Centimeter is a lonely story and Bokura ga Ita is more like a normal couple story with being together and being separated, both has an powerful feeling of longing - if nothing ever going to be right.


Bokura ga ita and 5 Centimeters per Second show the hard realities life portrays.  Even though there are good times life is not all filled with happy endings and relationships consist of a huge part of that.  Both of these stories show just how heartbreaking life can be at some points and how the characters in the story can survive past them.  Relationships are hard no matter what and separation from the one you love is even harder to deal with.


In both stories, "ideal" high school romances ultimately are anything but ideal. Subject to the pressure of life events, will the characters be able to stay together, or will they just end up hurting each other?

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun


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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun reminded of Bokura ga Ita...both have a similar atmoshpere. If you liked this anime you'll like the other one as well. 


I dont know why but they seem similar to me so thats why I decided to do this recommendation. I guess that if you liked one you'll like the other.


Really cutesy in the same way, both will make your heart melt because they are both extremely cute! The stories are similar but Bokura Ga Ita is the girl being confused and the guy being indecisive. Both guys have a rough past and they are all great characters.


The relationships are so similar in both of these stories. Both couples have a confession early on only to clash and doubt later. They are the one step forward, two steps back types.  If Haru could keep his temper in check, he would be Yano. Handsome, honest, and a bit doofusy, these characters are the lovable dogs of their shows. Nana and Mitty are also very similar. They know who they love, they just don't know if they should.


The romance story line is very similar

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Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?

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Both Bokura ga Ita and Itazura Kiss deal with the relationship of two high school students. Though their story line are not identical, it is true that the lead characters do not fall in love with each other immediately, but in the end their love is reciprocated.


These anime are truly very flowery and romantic, in which the girl is a bit stupid, but very fragile, and knows very little about the boy, which makes her cry often.


Relationships are always going to be complicated as the characters in Itazura na Kiss and Bokura ga Ita come to realize.  Both of these animes feature great real life tales that deal with the hardships of trying to keep a relationship going.


Both animes revolve around "love" and show the struggles and advantages of loving somebody. However, in Bokura ga Ita, it's a little more bittersweet but not as happy as Itazura na Kiss.