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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!
When Riki was young, a group of friends called the Little Busters helped him move on from a terrible loss and taught him how to smile again; but when their leader Kyousuke moved away, the group slowly drifted apart. Now in high school, the group is reunited once more when Kyousuke returns, and at his leader's request, Riki is charged with finding new members to add to their family. With an open heart, the boy must now search for others who’ve suffered similar hardships so that they too can find a place where they belong.
Since Clannad ~After Story~ is merely a continuation of the story in the anime adaptation, everything I said before about the first season still applies to After Story. However, it is within After Story of Clannad that the real potential of the series is brought to life. It will also be this way within the Refrain arc of Little Busters! later on within the series. Visual novel wise, both After Story and Refrain are continuations of the main heroine's stories (Nagisa in Clannad and Rin in Little Busters!) and they wrap up the plot of each series within a whole. Each have a stunning and beautiful ending.
Little Busters! and Clannad (the whole series) bear a lot in common with each other. In the first place they were both based off VNs which were done by the same company and the creative mind which brought Clannad about was the same that brought about Little Busters! The animation is a bit different between the two, but that's not really a big issue. The music is done by the some composer (Jun Maeda) which is excellent. Both are highly emotional and have supernatural undertones and occurences which are roughly the same in function and tone in both series. The big difference is that whereas Clannad focuses a little more on romance, Little Busters! focuses more on friendship, which is actually a little refreshing. If you like one, DEFINITELY try the other.
Made by the same people, Little Busters and Clannad are both set in a school and also follow the story line of trying to get people to join a club/team (Drama club and Baseball team) Each include an emotional rollercoaster and tons of loveable characters.
It's by the same creator, is also based off a visual novel, is the same genre, and has some similar characters.
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 rule governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal.
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.