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Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Both of animes have at lease some paranormal aspects. Clannad After Story has a slight dose of it, while you can say natsume is a full meal. They both have a nice slow pace that doesn't really become annoying. And the bigest similarity in both of these shows is the warm fuzzy feeling they leave at the end of the episodes.
It's December 24th, and everyone is in the mood for Christmas festivities. Luckily Minamo, Hinata, Nozomi and the rest of the gang thought ahead and planned a...cosplay party?! The night is young and fantasies run rampant, as the friends make their way to the gathering; but though they'd like nothing more than to arrive quickly and safely, various obstacles stand in their way: a flying ship, express trains and a mysterious familiar young girl! Can the friends manage to get to the party on time?
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!
Maybe a weird rec, but I can explain it
Both stories take a little amount of time to let you know how the characters are. What is more interesting is how they do things and what happened to them in the past.
Clannad is the best in drama
Baka test to shoukanjuu in comedy
Both very original and the best of their kind(my opinion)
If you're 'done' watching the one, then you'd probably like to watch the other (too much drama or comedy isn't always good :P)
You'll never regret watching 1 of those.
Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.
Without ruining the story, these two share a key element. Loss and loneliness. The stories themselves are quite different, but I found they evoke similar emotions.
They also both have AMAZING soundtracks that can break or lift your heart.
As I once saw, to put it succinctly, both of these animes "punch your heart in the face."
Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...
If you love Clannad/Clannad After Story you are sure to love Suzuka. I had been searching for months for an anime that could effect me the way Clannad did. And this is finally it!!!
I was sincerely moved by the ending of both these animes. They can both be categorized as romance, and slice of life, and they also deal with discovering your place in the world after transitioning out of highschool.
While Suzuka's drama is based more off a love-triangle situation, both have a beautiful love story and interesting twists that will keep your eyes glued to the screen. :) Please watch Suzuka! You won't be disappointed.