In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.
Yuichi is a teenage boy who was diagnosed with hepatitis; and as staying at the hospital is boring, he often sneaks out at night to hang out with his friends. However, each time he is caught by the slightly sadistic nurse Akiko, he just prolongs his stay at the hospital. After his most recent escape, instead of striking a punch or kick at Yuichi, Akiko says that she'll overlook his sneak outs if he becomes friends with 17-year-old Rika, another hospital resident. Rika doesn't open up to him at first, but she has her reasons: she has a weak heart; and though she may come off as selfish and rude, Yuichi looks beyond the surface to help both of them enjoy what life has to offer.
Both series enjoy the main character getting to know someone through their daily lives and eventually become attached to them, helping them to experience things they normally wouldn't be able to in their confines of their lifestyles. The relationships that develop are both well thought out and even when the series are both over, you still want to know what happened next.
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora and Ef ~ Tale of Memories are about characters developing relationships through the things they do on a daily basis. The viewers also get to see how the characters themselves develop and change based on the relationships they make.
These are both very nice love stories with likeable characters and the theme is quite similar because both female protagonists have limited time in a certain point of view and the male protagonist knowing this still stays by the side of the girl.
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.
Both anime feature a somewhat sad or even tragic love story. But to be clear: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is better at it and trys to move you tears in almoast every episode. ef on the side has its own tragic moments but they are manageable. ef also has a very unique way of visualising feelings and situations of the characters and gives you the feeling that you are watching visual art at some points. The love story itself is in both animes one of the best in its genre.
Drama and hard choices. These are the key-words for these two animes. Ef and KGNE portray the concept of 'love' through the eyes of different couples and love triangles. They are about the choices that have to be made in order to attain happiness at the cost of someone else's sorrow and exploit love to a very high depth. Also, they show the importance of one's time and memories as without them life can be very difficult. While they both show some very sad scenes, they are still so very pleasant to watch and if you liked one, you should like the other.
Both stories are full of romance as well as pain and sufferring. Both series are intended for mature audiences.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
Romance is everywhere, not only in fiction; it doesn't exist only in another, imaginary world. The grey everyday life is always waiting for love to paint it colorful.
As we have all heard of the tragic love of Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet, we maybe have wished to find that special someone who is destined to bring us happiness. The anime adaptation Romeo x Juliet is as exciting as the original play, but there is much more magic and mystery in its own cute way. The stories of gentleness, love and passion are not always supposed to be seen on stage. They are everywhere around us; proof for that is one of the most romantic animes ever - ef - a tale of memories. The most valuable thing shown in it is that love is not just a distant feeling but is much closer to our hearts than we think it is.
Both series share the drama romance story and all though a lot of other series cover this genre, with these two series the story also drags you in unlike most average romance series. Both series are of inmense good quality in both story, character development and animation that I'm sure if you have seen one, you will enjoy the other.
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...
Both series deal with the more serious and painful side of high school romances that can be very difficult to watch.
In both anime, there is a mischievous character (Sekai and Miyako) who have love problems with a boy, an other girl (Katsura and Kei) don't like their relation this very much.
Both story are a love triangle and are very similar. Of course, if you liked one of this anime you must watch the other.
At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?
Peaceful, calm, but not borning, with marvelous, extremely spectacular landscapes used as background to emphasise human emotions - this is how those two anime are. If you enjoyed one of these love stroies for those reasons, this option is deffinitely for you.
Both Anime's not only share a theme upon teenage romance and friendships facing issues far larger than they are, but they share an eery likeness in visual style and feel, to the point that when watching one i am almost instantly reminded of the other. The light in both seems to glow and shimmer, and both have a very bittersweet emotional atmosphere. Not to mention the train station is a very important location in both instances, and also both include memories as important plot points (without spoiling anything