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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.
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.
The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...
Both have strong male leads who make friends with a group of women and help them with their trobules. Both have bittersweet endings and emotional rollercoaster's of a ride. Both are top notch anime.
Both of them give you tear-suspence,some romance and humor. Both with male leading charaters. Also twisted outer world inflicting with the reality world.
Kousei Arima is a former child prodigy who lost his ability to play the piano when his mother died. His daily life is monochrome, but it begins to gain color when he meets a female violinist by chance. Kaori Miyazono is an audacious go-getter who is overflowing with personality. Enchanted by the girl, Kousei starts to move forward with his own legs at the age of 14.
Has a similar setting and story where the main heroine is suffering some kind of rare disease.
Both animes are emotional rollercoasters and you'll eventually cry at some point. And also if you liked musics in Clannad, this is a musical anime and have some really good ones.
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
I believe that if you like Clannad ~After Story~ or Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu you would like the other because of these reasons.
1: They both take place in High Schools
2. They also both have a good if not simliar statement on how life can reward you
3. They both have the same element of a rogue if not weird or questionable person changing over time
4. They both have a simliar pattern as to how the plot goes forward from its beginning
5.Both of these anime's would surely not dissapoint the idle watcher and definitely not the hardcore otaku because they present a little bit of each genre of anime except machine/blood violence.