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?
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
Both BGI and Saikano are about love between high school students who are learning and discovering what love can offer them. The main female characters in both of the series are very similar; for example Chise and Nana are very shy and are starting to get close to boys. The main male characters are a little different: Yanno is very popular and he doesn't have to try hard to find a girlfriend, but Shuji is more like Chise - shy and slow with the girls. This stories show us romance and love in students and their difficulties to get through their relationships.
Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...
Suzuka and Bokura ga Ita are stories about the pain and suffering that romance can bring. Both feature characters that have lost a loved one, and are afraid to love again, even when somebody else is pouring their heart out to them. Depressing, realistic, and highly emotional; be sure to brace yourself before watching.
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
Well a beautiful girl has even two admirers, who are also best friends - that's what so similar about these two animes: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and Bokura ga Ita. In both animes girls are confused and sisn't realise what they really love until the very end, but it may be too late then...
Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.
These two anime are basically stories about group of high school friends and their affairs with each other. What's more, both show deep feelings, many thoughts and have somewhat melancholical atmosphere attached.
At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?
Both anime are a good choice if you are looking for more of that quiet passion where insecurities and external problems combine to hamper a sweet love affair. Neither anime is veyr rushed but both are still highly compelling.