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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.
The main characters of Da Capo and Kanon are very much alike and the side characters have their own stories. They both have their own elements of magic, and their plots are quite different.
If you're looking for something along the same lines or you really enjoyed watching one of these series, then I'd recommend the other.
Both Da Capo and Kanon are beautiful stories about how love is the strongest form of magic in existence, driving all real magic into utter insignificance.
Since I haven't watched Kanon (2002) before lol!
Anyways, when I first started watching Da Capo, I feel like even though they're both harems, the direction of the anime really pulls towards a certain pairing. You know who is going to end up with who... and despite the obvious couple, you wanna watch because you wanna watch how the male character deals with all the other females.
The two male protagonists are also really similar to me. They're both really nice guys, somewhat lacking in original personalities (but I guess the girls make up for it)... all the girls eventually develop a crush on him, and yet in the bottom of his heart, he only loves one.
I think if you love one, you have to give the other a try. Differences in plot but both include a touch of magic!
For Aizawa Yuuichi, returning to the town where he spent his childhood has been an unusual affair. Yuuichi, it seems, has forgotten his memories of the past, including encounters with several young ladies who would love nothing more than to see him again. As the days pass, flickers of the past began to surface, revealing more and more of the dark events that once came to be. As the reuniting continues, Yuuichi soon starts to realize that his past may be far more complex than he once believed it to be...
These anime's are frightingly similar in many ways. Both shows are centered around a single boy and his relations to several girls in his (school) environment. As the series progresses these relationships are dealt with one by one but the main relation surfaces and starts taking the front stage. They're beautiful stories of a blooming love but they also have a tragic, depressing side to them, they both have some very strong, emotional episodes. Both anime also have a slight touch of magic present, but it's not a dominant feature and thus doesn't disturb the realism of the shows. Kanon starts out pretty serious right away while Da Capo has a rather light-hearted, comedic start. Da Capo's second half is dead-serious however.
I was reminded of Kanon when I watching Da Capo, for some reason, I viewed each character as a representative of some animal in both animes. In that, each character had a personality of some animal such as Nemu (Da Capo) reminded me of a cat; Sakura, a bunny; Mai (Kanon), a wolf, and Sayuri, a hamster. An evident connection though, is that the cast of characters follow similar personalities, and both anime have a supernatural element. Things get quite dramatic later on when you don't suspect it. Kanon dwelled deep into characters and gave quite an impression with its story at the end. Da Capo has beautiful colours and character design.
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.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Da Capo are both heavily filled with romance. Both stories are about two girls who fall in love with the same guy. Although it may not seem so, each girl has unique characteristics and attributes that were affected by their past. Along the way, there is hatred, betrayal, and even tragedy. The main similarity I saw was the concept of love triangles and the amount of love portrayed through the girls. Do not worry, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Da Capo are not exactly the same, so if you liked one, you'll absolutely love watching the other!
The protagonists of Da Capo and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien have the same sort of dilemma - which girl the hero will choose. Tragedy strikes and the resulting confusion places the main male lead in a precarious position. Both series deal with a story of love and romance and take it a step further, into something that could happen in reality.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
If you're not wondering why a dressed human-like cat is around in Da Capo you won't be suprised by Neko-Sensei, the cat who teach dance classes in Princess Tutu (and the same on the reverse). Both anime have weird points in normal looking anime (you know, school, relationship...), which makes you frown to undersand but add very funny parts to the story.
Setsuno Muda is a high school boy with a cruel fate, trapped in a forbidden love for his blood sister and inhabited by the spirit of the Organic Angel Alexiel. As the final battle between Heaven and Hell approaches, and forces gather against him, he must soon make decisions that will inevitably alter his future for better or worse. But for poor young Setsuno, his anguish and torment might be more overwhelming than the blood on his hands, as conflicts are settled and lives are changed forever...
Both of these animes deal with an issue which the society does not tolerate. Sibling love. Not sisterly or brotherly love but a love between a man and a woman. You get to see how these characters deal with this forbidden love and eventually accept it instead of running away from the feeling and that feeling eventually leads to incest. But incest is not the big issue that these two animes deal with but rather how they deal with the feeling of love towards their brother/sister (even though they themselves believe it is wrong to have these feelings). I would also like to point out that incest in only implied and there's nothing explicit. One thing to note is that angel sanctuary is only a 3 part ova so it deals with the issue rather early on while Da Capo is 26 eps so it doesn't really deal with the issue till later. So if this sounds intriguing, I suggest you give it a try.