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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.
both have a great story full of emotions and romance... funny and sad in the same time... both have a great animation and both are full of cute girls xP
Both series got very strong drama stories, and although the story in ~ef~ might be a little more stylistic oriented while in CLANNAD it feels more down to earth, they still got that magical realism feel may appeal to many people.
Both of these beautiful anime deal with a lot of drama. You can't help but feel bad for the characters and wish for their happy endings. Both show has a beautiful design different from the other but creating a similar dramatic feel. Though these stories are very unique both of them instill a warmness within you along with the sadness.
The drama of Clannad and Ef both hit so hard that the series are awesome to watch, the animation, I think clannad was better than Ef, since Ef had two storylines of which one I did not care for very much. Both stories introduce heavy love problems for the men, though they continue supporting and eventually findtrue love.
Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?
Toradora and After Story greatly share the theme of "growing up" in a sense. Clannad After Story goes with the more realistic approach though which highly suits it. Toradora has a more dramatic feel due to certain conflicts presented in the story line. Overall, Toradora's dramatic phazes can be enjoyed if you liked the drama in After Story; the idea works likewise.
Both of the main dude character are very gloomy. but in the end every one is happy in them both. Both of these show are great!!
These light HS comedy / romance both build from their basic comedy roots into deep and touching dramas. The caracters are fun and by the time things start to go wrong for them, your so drawn in that your rooting for em as if it was someone you knew.
They both have the same outlined feel of 2 people who grow stronger because of each other. These 2 stories have the powerful abbility to suck the viewer deep in their fictional worlds leaving them covered in tears and wandering were the day went. two anime with heart warming stories and loveable characters you will not soon forget!
The cheery Kobato Hanato is on a mission to heal people’s damaged hearts and gather the resulting “konpeito”; she must collect one hundred of these candy-shaped trophies in order for her deepest wish to be granted: to go to a certain place. Along the way, she’s accompanied by an ever-disgruntled, talking stuffed animal of a guardian named Ioryogi who scores her efforts, attempts to keep her on-track, and reminds her of the rules governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal and she must not, under any circumstance, fall in love with someone whose heart she heals.
Each of these series have similar endings. On top of that they have some similar comedy (although Kobato has more of it) and are very close in terms of how they effect the viewer emotionally.
Both of these anime's had characters that you couldn't help but fall in love with and the stories take you on an up and down rolercoster ride of emotions: both happy, sad, and/or tragic. The story lines of these anime seem to drag you in and are very good animes to watch. While Clannad After Story has more going on Kobato will keep you questioning, what's really going on? untill the very end. If you have watched one with out having seen the other I'm sure you will be missing out on a good watch... although Kobato's storyline pace is a bit slower
Both Kobato and Clannad After Story share a common atmosphere (albeit Kobato having more comedy) and ending. The male leads of both animes are brooding in a way, complimenting a cheerful, loveable female counterpart. The theme of touching people's lives also come into play.
And of course, they are similarly polished when it comes to animation.
When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.
though clannad goes a little more dramatic in some episodes, the main focuse of both stories is family and how they grow and develop. and the second half of afterstory relates a lot with bunny drop.
Both of the animes are about being a family and the beautiful and difficult times you'll face as a parent. Although Clannad has more drama in it, it's still shows the love between an adult and a child. They are both beautiful!
Usagi Drop is a lot simpler and contains little to no drama, but like Clannad After Story they focus on the father-daughter relation and the fulfillment that comes with raising a child. Also Uchio and Rin are both incredibly lovable characters.
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.
There is loving shining in the air in both 5 Centimeters per Second and Clannad the After Story. The high school setting mixed with trying to cope with budding relationships set these two stories apart from others. While Clannad is more comedic based than 5cm, the same feelings are still portrayed between the main characters.
Those searching for a bitersweet romance need not look further than these two animes. Both feature amazing animation, a superb soundtrack, and characters that will make your heart melt. Both can easily be considered among the best romance anime of all time.