Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
It's hard to describe, but I found Fruits Basket and CLANNAD to have a very similar feel to them. Both are fairly lighthearted with an almost half-and-half blend of drama and comedy. The drama is very sentimental and the comedy revolves around the characters' antics, and neither relies on dirty jokes or references to other anime series. Both take place at the main character's high school a fair amount, and both deal with similar themes: friendship, family and acceptance. There are also some very, very light romantic undertones between characters here and there. If you like one, it's *very* likely that you'll like the other.
Fruits Basket and Clannad are both high school comedy-dramas with subtle romantic undertones which deal with themes of developing emotional intimacy and finding a sense of belonging. I find them both higly uplifting and rewatchable.
The comedy in Fruits Basket is a bit more broad and slapstick while Clannad is more bizarre and esoteric. Fruits Basket also has some rather dark aspects as the plot unfolds, whereas Clannad (as of episode 15) is pretty consistently optimistic. Fruits Basket is also more focused on the development of its three core characters and only strays from them for brief intervals, but Clannad spends several episodes at a time in a subplot exploring the issues of one of the secondary characters.
Fruits basket and Clannad both deal with similar themes and they compliment each other nicely. Either involve harem or reverse harems. Both involve a central character (Tohru from fruits basket and Okazaki from Clannad) who grows from there experience with others as well as helping others grow. Both series have excellent character development and a wonderful dramatic comedy with a little bit of romance sprinkled in.
Both series have similar feels to them and if you like one it’s a near guarantee you will like the other.
If your the type of anime fan who likes watching series with:
Then both Clannad and Fruit Basket fit the deal. With the delicate blend of sheer outrageous comedy and then incredibly serious scenes, both series manage to pull this off. Through in a good soundtrack, characters and animation makes it possible for you to be able to watch one as easily as the other.
I would reccomend this because both series have a similar type of humor and are definitely fun to watch. Clannad has a more supernatural feel to it while Fruits Basket is more down to earth.
Fruits Basket and Clannad are two of the most touching anime I've taken the time to watch this year. Both have sweet characters who are thrust together by destiny. Although Fruits Basket is more light hearted, both share a mild exploration of the supernatural, and both have some touching moments.
Clannad is the deeper of the two, with some honest tear jerking scenes, but if you're not ready to get into the heady undertow of that show, or if you've just gotten out of it, Fruits Basket will be a welcome bastion.
It's strange to suggest but true. Each one is based around a cheerful girl who doesn't want to hurt anyone around her.
The overall view on characters can also compare. A wide variety of different personalities.
You'll know when you realize that you've been cheering for the main characters throughout each series from beginning to end.
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!
Tomoya Okazaki and Haruhi Suzumiya are both bored. After all it's the same thing day after day. I think you will enjoy how life gets interesting all of a sudden for when the right people and an idea come together.
In Clannad and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya the main characters are bored and want to make a club. They also both have supernatural aspects to them and a bunch of crazy situations, with comical moments intertwined.
I think there is "something" what is connecting this series. I can't tell what exactly it is, maybe the crankiness (<- first use of this word ;) ) of both anime.
But there are many obvious facts which connects these anime ex. both anime are around some club in school (the topis of both clubs are extremely different, but in both there is reactivating or creating new club), both main male characters are similar (bored, but when they meet main female they change a bit).
In Clannad there is more, what I called it, philosophy babble.
Clannad is little worse than Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but if someone very like the second he will also enjoy Clannad.
Both series are about a group of high school friends having many ideas and problems in the same time. The main characters are boy and a girl who have some feelings for each other. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, these anime are much alike.
Besides the fact that both are harem animes, both Clannad and Haruhi Suzumiya have bored, sarcastic male lead narrators whose commentary really holds the story together. There are parallels one can see between other characters in the series. Both series have random comedic moments as well as serious, calmer scenes.
Both of these series are Slice of Life, based around making a club, and the main character in each is a rather apathetic boy that gets attached to the main female without completely recognizing it fully. Also, they both have some harem within.
Both shows have a male central character who find themself being drafted for a club. The shows are very humorous, and have some perverted fun. Also, there are underlying supernatural occurances
Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?
Shuffle! is similar to Clannad in a few ways. One being that there's one guy surrounded by girls and all have their own problems. Tomoya(Clannad) tries to help all he can just like Rin(Shuffle!).
When comparing two anime programs one must not concern themselves with petty concerns such as genre or settings. Instead what one must consider is the quality and feelings of the anime. Clannad is without a doubt the most powerful anime I have ever seen, if you do not tear up at least four or five times during the course of the show (second season included of course) then you probably don’t have a heart. Shuffle, while not quite as heavy, does portray a similar range of deep emotional topics with a smattering of side splitting comedy. Characters that evoke true empathy and stories that touch the depths of the soul make both of these animes true classics.
The group dynamics of both Clannad and Shuffle! have similar feelings to them if you like one you will probably like the other
The way both animes start off driven mainly by humour and go onto become emotionally charged is very similar. Both main characters help the female cast grow and develop. Clannad is better and deeper especially when you include the afterstory, so if you liked shuffle i reckon youll love Clannad. If you found Clannad too emotional, and didnt like the family elements of the show,want something which focuses more on romance, and like cartoon boob's then shuffles deffiniately for you.
Both of these shows revolve around a guy and a bunch of girls, in which he must choose one of them. They have comedy, but also drama. There are magical themes, but are very true to life as well. Some of the characters seem alike in both shows too.
Clannad mey be a bit deeper when i comes to the emotional parts, but both of these touch your heart. Both are equally comedic and both have a school/harem aspect to them. If you thought Shuffle! was good you might even like this one more. Or if you thought Clannad was good Shuffle! may be interesting for you.
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.
In both anime we encounter high school students and their relationships. Main characters are much alike, they try to find and rescue the one they love despite all misfortunes. With some mysteries involved, these two series are very similar.
After watching True Tears... all in all, I thought it was a very slow-paced anime that spent a lot of time trying to develop their deep characters and showing the audience how this was not your regular harem.
This is why it reminded me a lot of Clannad. They both have really strong protaganists (who are not just wishy-washy characters that go with the flow), they both have a past and a future. Which brings me to why their stories flow so well. In the end, when the audience finds out who the guy likes... it doesn`t come as a surprise because you see their relationship grow.
I found True Tears to be a little more subtle and calming compared to Clannad that had more girls and plot, but none the less, they`re both really strong titles.
Both series are very interesting and deep dramas. If you like drama, romance and slice of life, you'll like both of them.
I prefer True Tears, but if you enjoyed Clannad, I recommend you True Tears, and viceversa.
Clannad have some funny moments and other are really emotional and deep. True Tears is a drama that makes you think but without moments so emotional as True Tears and without comedy.
Both of them are harem but harem is very well-done, they are absolutely different from the typical harem.
And both of them have female characters that you'll definitely fall in love with!
Both are harem/romance stories and they have a very similar feel. Art style and sound are also quite similar.
Clannad and True tears are both anime that have a deep, heart-felt, tear-jerking story-line with well-designed characters.
Both revolve around a complex multi-way relationship that builds stories that are both entertaining and emotionally moving to watch.
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.
5 CM and Clannad have a distinct feeling of romance, and take place in high school. They are slow-paced with beautiful scenery and intricate dialogues and monologues that keep the story going without giving too much to the viewer.
5 Centimeters per Second and Clannad are very different animes with very different feels, yet both set out to say something about love and relationships. Some of the similarities are their school-life setting and scenery and a chapter by chapter pacing. Their differences are that in Clannad comedy is a focal point in the show, there are 5 or more well developed characters and a more light-hearted feel. In 5 Centimeters per Second however, there is intentionally little or no character development, creating more universally understandable characters. The mood of 5 Cm is much more melancholy than Clannad, but over all both are highly recommended. If you liked one, I'm sure you will like the other.
Clannad and 5 cm share a strong sense of love, while having a lot of the sorrowful parts of it intact. Also, each of the series are slow paced and, (at least for a lot of 5 cm and all of Clannad) centered in high school. If you like the romance or pace in either of these, you'll likely enjoy the other.
There are major differences to the feel, mainly because one is a feauture length movie and the other is a series. However, they share the same good points,as they are both beautifully produced, and emotional. Mainly though, if you like visually beautiful animes, both of these are must sees.
I should probably recomment 5 cm per second to Clannad After Story, but regardless it's the same sort of classic longing-love story.
Both stories follow the characters through a long period of time too. There is a lot of focus on the "growing up" process and what it's like to be a young adult in different situations.
5cm ranges from grade school to age ~25 and Clannad with the after story ranges from 15 to ~25.
Both have very different endings I suppose but stylistically they're presented in a similar way.
Also, sakura are pretty prominent in both i guess.