After abandoning a promising future career as an artist to follow the path of a teacher, Kamikura Hiroki is faced with the responsibility of supporting his cousin Hosen Elise, who has just recently lost both of her parents. To complicate matters the high school she is attending is the very same one at which Hiroki is finishing his teaching experience requirements! Elise soon develops feelings for Hiroki, but a new rival arrives in the form of the teacher Kikyo Kiri – a familiar face from Hiroki’s past. With two women vying for Hiroki’s affections, who should he choose?
On an island where cherry blossoms bloom all year-round, love seems to always be in the air. It is in this magical atmosphere that Asakura Junnichi lives, and when he dreams he travels to the dreams of others, rather than have any of his own. In everyday high-school life, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Nemu, and an eclectic group of friends including a j-pop idol-in-the-making and a girl they knew from their childhood. Promises, and magic, and love -- Junnichi seems to dream about every girl he knows, but which girl dreams of him...?
Most visual harem novels have a pretty standard plot: a guy and girl like each other, a second girl likes the guy, and the guy has to choose between them; they also tend to have a large cast of cute girls with unique personalities. One reason Da Capo and Canvas differ from the norm is that one of the guys' "choices" is a cousin or a sister unrelated by blood. Both anime have a light side but grow into an intense drama once the main character has to finally decide who he truly loves. If you like school romance/comedies, Da Capo and Canvas 2 are definitely series you don't want to miss.
both Canvas 2 and Da Capo have many things in common, both are visual harem novel with similar plotline, featuring a group of girls having a crush on one guy, and also both feature a type of love relationship between relatives that are not related by blood (in Canvas 2 we speak about cousins while in Da Capo we speak about siblings). Also the animation in both of this shows is pretty similar and the romance aspect as well, funny, comedy at the begining, dramatic, melancholic towards the end. If you liked one be sure to check the other as well.
Both anime are about a guy, one childhood female friend and another girl who is a cousin (one of these females live with the said male, reversing the childhood friend or cousin relation depending on the anime). The guy unknowingly has to choose between the two girls.
Of course, there’s also other girls who like the chivalrous guy, but they’re nowhere near as important as the two lead females--the cousin and the childhood friend. Essentially, both of these anime will make you think throughout them, should I date my cousin with blond hair or my childhood friend with brown hair (I’m not kidding, in both anime they have the same appearances)? Trying to figure/find out which exactly he’ll pick is what keeps you watchin’. Oh, and both have cousins who call the male protagonist “onii-chan” because they’re just that “close.”
Hatsune-Jima, a city once known for their everlasting Cherry Blossom Tree, is devastated after the tree’s destruction. In this city lives Junichi, a local Hatsune-Jime student who is struggling through school after Nemu left him to attend university. Things change for Junichi on one stormy night when a mysterious girl named Aisia arrives at his doorstep, looking for a master magician who can teach her the trade. As Aisia uncovers more about the past of Hatsune-Jima, will the past tragedy repeat itself once more?
Da Capo Second Season, and Canvas 2 ~Niji Iro no Sketch~ are both series that have gained much with age. In both cases, the original series, or Hentai OVA in the case of Canvas 2, showed us a very moving story which had been executed in a much more immature style. In both romances we find a story that expresses both the winsome nature, and the tiny joys of unrequited love. Both of these series have moments that will make you laugh, and moments that will make you cry, but foremost, each will make you wish there were at least another dozen episodes to enjoy.
D.C.S.S. and Canvas 2 follow the typical harem equation, but have a larger cast. Each anime begins to unravel more and more about the main character's tragic childhood and history. If you enjoy the harem genre, I definitely recommend you watch both D.C.S.S. and Canvas 2.
both Canvas 2 and Da Capo S.S. have many things in common, both are visual harem novel with similar plotline, featuring a group of girls having a crush on one guy, and also both feature a type of love relationship between relatives that are not related by blood (in Canvas 2 we speak about cousins while in Da Capo S.S. we speak about siblings). Also the animation in both of this shows is pretty similar and the romance aspect as well, funny, comedy at the begining, dramatic, melancholic towards the end. If you liked one be sure to check the other as well.
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.
For Aizawa Yuuichi, returning to the town where he spent his childhood has been an unusual affair. Yuuichi, it seems, has forgotten his memories of the past, including encounters with several young ladies who would love nothing more than to see him again. As the days pass, flickers of the past began to surface, revealing more and more of the dark events that once came to be. As the reuniting continues, Yuuichi soon starts to realize that his past may be far more complex than he once believed it to be...
The beautiful part about both Canvas 2 ~Niji Iro no Sketch~ and Kanon is that they are both constructed in such a way that you cannot help but empathize with the main characters. Each has been constructed with a deep connection to the others, and while very common devices are used to advance the plot in both series, you find that it is truly the intrinsic tensions between the protagonists that make the stories memorable. What sets the two apart is merely that the ratio of humor to tragedy that you will find in Canvas 2 is much more evenly balanced than in Kanon, for which tissue boxes are not an optional requirement.
After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?
These two romantic drama anime have both main characters choose to no longer do what they once loved or get frightened by something because of a traumatic experience; however, it’s a dramatic secret as to why they choose to not do what they used to love or have suffered a trauma. In Canvas 2 and Myself; Yourself, the anime have a main character who returns to his home town and meets up with his childhood friends, reconnecting past friendships--and making some new ones, as well. If you enjoyed the first anime because of what mentioned was similar, you should check out the second anime.