On an island where cherry blossoms bloom all year-round, love seems to always be in the air. It is in this magical atmosphere that Asakura Junnichi lives, and when he dreams he travels to the dreams of others, rather than have any of his own. In everyday high-school life, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Nemu, and an eclectic group of friends including a j-pop idol-in-the-making and a girl they knew from their childhood. Promises, and magic, and love -- Junnichi seems to dream about every girl he knows, but which girl dreams of him...?
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...
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.
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...
Both Air and Da Capo are harem in genre. They also both deal with issues one would have to face in a high school setting. In each series the main hero is trying to find out what is going on around him and how everything impacts the main heroine, the one that he loves. He also helps the other girls that like him.
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.
In both Air and Da Capo, relationship problems between the main characters are prevalent. In the Air Movie the main heroine, Misuzo, is a young girl with a naïve personality, while her hero, Yukito, is more serious and mature, with a multifaceted personality. In Da Capo, the two main characters were raised as siblings so there is a strain on their relationship.