When his dream career as a basketball player is shattered due to a severed tendon, Okazaki Tomoya believes that his already depressing life has lost all purpose. To make matters worse, he is plagued by dreams in which he wanders through a land of nothingness. Attending school only through force of habit, Tomoya one day meets a girl called Furukawa Nagisa; and over time, while helping her to reform the school's drama club, Tomoya learns to smile and have fun once more. His dreams have become less dark, as though a ray of hope has appeared; but could there be more to these dreams than there appears to be?
Legend tells of a winged beauty who was so feared that she was confined to a palace, never to leave its gates alive. She lived a life of solitude until one day love entered her life; but as cruel fate would have it, the more the young woman loved, the closer she came to her death. For young Misuzu, researching the tragic tale of the winged one was only the beginning of her summer’s journey; a journey that would be filled with the discovery of love, the pain of loss, and the exploration of the human heart.
Both movies are about feeling that changes the main character's life for good - love, which have a very particular, unbelievable way to join together the two that have been unconsciously longing for each other. These films are only for people, who are able to enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of happiness and sadness in the same time.
Both of these movies are very much romantic tragedies. Both of the female leads seem very much alone for different reasons. The male leads have similar moods, and temperments. There is a bit of the same generational feel to the story in how parents can effect their children. The music is excellent in both movies also for those who do listen for it.
Both the Air Movie and Clannad Movie have a very similar way of telling their adaption of the love-story, and present their drama in the same way. The colors, character design and animation are also strikingly similar in both cases. If for some reason you enjoyed one of these movies more than the original series, you'll definitely enjoy the other movie as well.
If you liked the Clannad Movie or the Air Movie then you will like the other. The story is very similar, the anime art itself has many great features- (in Clannad there is the alternate world that catches the eye and in Air there is the sea and the old-style story telling world that catches the eye.), and the fact that the main characters are very much alike is another plus. I just adore the similarity between Misuzu and Nagisa as well as the similarities between Tomoya and Yukito.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
The ending of both of these create a sense of feeling that's hard to describe. It appears that despite being two completely different series, with unique characters and compelling storylines, your thrown ever towards an outcome that you wish would never come. It's remarkable to see the complexness of these two in this way.
Clannad's movie and Air work with parallel universes, lots of things happen... Different from the usual. Other developments. Should prepare your scarves.
Sadness, grieve, love, magic, you choose one. These words sum up both Air and Clannad Movie. If you like heart-breaking stories these are just perfect. They both start off with a beautiful love story for which you might have high hopes and then it ends it in a lot of tears and drama. You have to be prepared with many many tissues for any of the two, for it will break your heart in two.
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
Also, I recommend the rest of the Clannad series (in the scenario that you've already watched Angel Beats!). If you're going to watch the movie, watch the first Clannad anime season first to get the story the best. Both are very touching/moving series while being heart-warming and playful at the same time.
It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.
Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.