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.
Both involves interaction of a male lead with 2 or 3 girls.... picturization is also much similar.... moreover animation along with the slow moving pace of story is yet another common thing shared between them..... anyhow both movies are so beautiful to watch...... if you like one please try other, you will surely like it.... ^_^
Juu Juuzawa is a tough kid in a rough town. One day, he is approached by an odd girl by the name of Ame, who claims that she was connected to him in a past life and insists on serving as Juu's knight. His first reaction is to ignore her, distancing himself as quickly as possible. However, when a serial killer murders one of Juu's classmates and Ame seems to know something about the killings, he is forced into cooperating with her to get to the bottom of the mystery. Can this enigmatic stranger really be trusted?
Although both DTNK(denpa teki na kanojo) & BS(bungaku shojo) are of totally different plots & genre they are similar in their somewhat dark romantic feel. The female leads were initally looked as weird characters but as soon as story flows both of them makes the veiwers become attached to their roles. if you are like one then you will surely like the other. ^_^
In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.
These are slice of life stories about following your dreams and battling the mental barriers that are in the way. Writing is a theme of both. They also show complex relationships and how artists have to make difficult choices.
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
This rec would work better with the Fruits Basket manga, but this will have to do.
Bungaku Shoujo reminded me of a Fruits Basket that had been stripped of all the romantic-comedy bits, and left with the emotionally raw parts, especially the scenes with Akito.
If life teaches us anything, it is that love sometimes happens in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of people. Koshiro is a run-of-the-mill salaryman who has recently been dumped by his partner. With his heart broken and hope lost, he soon comes to realize that he can love again, once he sets eyes on a beautiful young schoolgirl riding the train. However, there is one catch -- this girl named Nanoka is his sister, who he has not seen in years. Knowing that their forbidden love will always be scrutinized by society; will Koushirou and Nanoka be able to resist the temptation?