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?
Miki is a normal high school student, living a normal life, but one day she is welcomed home with an announcement: her parents have decided to get divorced and switch partners with close friends of the family. The reason? Love. But to add to Miki's disbelief, she may get a new "brother," and he may just happen to be in love with her...
"Marmalade Boy" and "Bokura ga Ita" are very similar. They both focus on a couple and then show all that they went through in the relationship. Marmalade Boy is comedy/romance/drama, while Bokura ga Ita has much more drama and less comedy. Obviously the quality is different, since Marmalade Boy is about 10 years older, but the characters are still attractive and well-developed. If you liked one of them, you'll definitely like the other!
Both involve a sweet, spirited girl who falls in love with a quiet, aloof, handsome, and fan-girl-swarmed boy who, despite all odds to the contrary, happens to love her back. Both have another boy (or in Marmalade Boy, several boys) who try to steal the girl away. Also, both boys have a haunting secret in their past that threatens to tear the relationship apart. If you love a good anime that spends more time focusing on the actual relationship than on the falling in love segment (a lot of anime's don't have the couple get together until the last episode), then both of these anime are for you.
Chizuru loves Yuudai; Yuudai loves Chizuru. Yet neither of them can say it clearly because each is uncertain about the other’s feelings and is afraid of being hurt. Trapped by their insecurities in a relationship that’s going nowhere, they drift further and further apart. While Chizuru thinks this is the end of the road, Yuudai struggles desperately to overcome his cowardly nature before he loses what is most important to him. There are two stories to every relationship, but can love survive if they don’t meet halfway?
The first and most obvious thing is that both Bokura ga Ita and Tokyo Marble Chocolate have a soft, sketchy look to their animation which adds a distinct kind of melancholy-yet-sweet mood to their stories. Their ideas are similar in that they have a two-sided focus, where both men and women are vulnerable in relationships and make fundamental mistakes that nearly ruin everything. Lastly, their plots are both about the confusion and anguish that love can bring. The most important difference is that TMC can be a little eccentric whereas Bokura ga Ita is more straightforward.
Here we have two stories about a girl and a boy, who have feelings for each other and are trying to be together, though becouse of lack of communication it is exeptionally hard for them to do so. Both anime show story from different person's point of view.
There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...
Both of them deal with deep set human emotions and love with all its different faces. Love moves both stories towards their fate. Eventhough Bokura ga Ita doesn't have a supernatural component to the story and Ayashi no Ceres does, the similarities in other aspects make them both enjoyable in a similar level.
If you got carried away with Nanami's story, you'll definately enjoy Aya's in Ayashi no Ceres!
Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...
Throughout the ages, fairy doctors served as liaisons between humans and fairies; but in the present time of the 19th century, fairies are nothing more than an old wives' tale. Nineteen-year-old Lydia Carlton is one of the only remaining fairy doctors and enjoys a quiet life in the countryside of England - that is, until the dashing Edgar, for mysterious reasons, whisks her away on a daring adventure. Said to be the descendent of the earl of the fairy nation, Edgar desires the noble sword of the merrow that serves as proof to his lineage. Though his motives and origins are questionable, Lydia now sets forth to help Edgar on his quest.
Both animes are related to a love story. One of the "lovers" in each of the stories has a past where there heart was broken by love.
As in Earl and Fairy, The Fairy Doctor when she had a relationship with a young boy. The boy only was with the girl because he lost a bet. No one likes a girl who believes in Fairies and isn't pretty.
As in Bokura ga Ita, Yano durring a previous year he had a relationship with a girl. Including other events in the past, Yano started to hate love.
Also, I think that both animes have simular artists, The artwork of both animes are JUST WONDERFUL! I really do like the pictures and the backgrounds though the stories. If you like either, then YOU MUST watch the other.