Clannad After Story

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Mind Game

Mind Game

Nishi has been in love with Myon since he was 9 years old. They both had feelings for each other, but due to Nishi's cowardice their relationship never became more than friendship. Now, in the present, Nishi is 20 years old and aims to be a great manga artist; but he still loves Myon. After years of being apart they meet again, but she tells him that she's thinking of marrying her boyfriend. Nishi is still a coward so he accepts it and wishes her luck. While they're talking at her older sister's restaurant a pair of yakuza walk in looking for their father. One of the yakuza starts harassing Myon and out of anger Nishi chooses to finally take a stand -- but he is shot and dies. Now, in limbo, he chooses to live again; but will he really live any differently than before?

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Both of these stories showcase a young male lead, going nowhere in life that "discovers" a girl that ends up changing their entire view on life. As we progress through both the main characters shed their old lifestyle and develop a new one, for both themselves and the one that they love. While this recommendation could also be for Clannad, it relates more directly to After Story itself. While Mind Game has a very abstract feel, Clannad After Story is more concrete, and focuses on emotion.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

Taeko Okajima lives a nondescript life in Tokyo performing office duties in the day and then coming home in the evening to listen to her mother’s remarks on the phone about her unmarried status. In a bid to escape the monotony, Taeko decides to visit the countryside she once loved as a child and spend time on a safflower farm run by relations of hers. But her journey awakens memories she thought she had long abandoned, and Taeko must once again decide the kind of person she truly wants to be.

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Each of these titles deals with a protagonist whos life may not be what they want it to, and they discover something important throughout the title that leads them to make a change in their life. I find that both of these titles make you reflect on your own life, and make you think if it is what you want it to be also.

Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette

Les Miserables: Shoujo Cosette

Fantine and her daughter Cosette left Paris looking for a new start, but finding a job as a single mother proves impossible in 19th century France. Taking up the offer of an innkeeper couple, Fantine leaves Cosette in the care of the Thenardiers while she moves on to find work. Once Fantine is gone, however, the Thenardiers show their true colors, working Cosette mercilessly while pocketing the money Fantine sends for her support. Years pass and Cosette and Fantine dream of the time when they will be together again, but it seems the years only bring more hardships to both. What will become of little Cosette?

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

Shoujo Cosette feels a lot like a longer version of the last arc in Clannad: After Story. And both shows involve leaving behind you child when you can't take care of her and suddenly having to take care of a little girl when you have never been a parent before. If you like one you should watch the other.

Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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zenithofanime zenithofanime says...

why clannad AF & nana u ask. well, the reason is very simple.though the plot do not match but u got down to earth story in both the series,prodigious and overwhelming charecters and cool sound track.the most crucial part shared by these 2 series are darma. both the series have  Xtream topnotch drama.so if u got drama as ur fav genre then these 2 should top ur list.

True Tears

True Tears

Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.

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jibetachan jibetachan says...

Clannad After Story and True Tears are both anime that are very symbolic and romantic in pleasant ways.