In the town of Narasakicho, an eternal rainbow grants the townsfolk the "Gift" of magic, which they can use once in their lives. Haruhiko Amami is a normal student who takes his Gift very seriously, feels the urge to fix misused Gifts, and lives his life spoiled by his crazy childhood friend Kirino. But when the boy's foster sister Riko suddenly returns to town, Haruhiko's life becomes more complicated! Now, He must now deal with Riko's fan club, the girls' rivalry and watermelon squashing, all while struggling to discover the identity of a mysterious witch who likes to give away trouble-causing fake Gifts!
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...?
If you liked either Gift or Da Capo, you'd probably like the other because they both deal with "forbidden love" between a half sister and half brother. Both also have magic, but it is used differently in each anime.
These anime are very very similar to each other in themes and story. Both anime have a non blood related brother sister relationship. If you like one you will like the other.
Definetly, these two animes are pretty similar, in the fact gift feels more related to Da Capo than it's own sequels (also a bit more enjoyable if you ask me).
The characters even look quite simmilar (there are Suginagi, Sakura, Nemu and Kotori's clones in gift), both have a magical element that grant wishes, the brother-and-sister-non-blood-related-who-loves-each-other, and circunstances related to the wish-granting system.
If you liked Da Capo and felt a bit dissapointed with its secuels, I certainly recommend gift, and if you liked gift, you'll love Da Capo
These anime are practically identical, in both the protagonist fall for a non blood related "little sister". Both also contain elements of magic, both with jealous childhood friends interfering in the relationship using magic.
I would strongly advise that if you like one watch the other, but take a break in between they are seriously similar plots.
Both series focus on relationships between non-blood related siblings and magic, however Da Capo has more likeable characters and is more easy-going (to begin with anyway) whereas Gift Eternal Rainbow has more drama and tragedy.
Yoshiyuki, Otome, Yume, Sakura and the rest of their friends are back for more romance and mystery. The school festival is approaching, and the class decides upon a puppet show; what’s more, Yoshiyuki was chosen to be the lead! Even once the holidays pass, plenty of quiet times await the gang: Yoshiyuki and Otome investigate mysterious occurrences on the island and the truth behind the always-blooming sakura tree, and everyone celebrates the end of the year – amongst other events.
The similarities in these anime - that are adaptations of visual novels from the same developers - are just ridiculous. From school uniforms to the dramatic love triangles that come about, not a minute goes by where you’re not reminded of the other. Characters play instruments, investigate the mysterious wish-granting town, confront their romantic feelings for their “siblings,” etc etc. Believe me when I say never before have I watched two anime so keenly comparable. By the time you’re through, you’re going to believe the Da Capo and Gift towns existed in the same world.
One fateful day in present day Tokyo, a strange alien bell appeared in the skies; afterwards, it transformed into a giant cherry tree and took root in the middle of a busy intersection. Kitanohashi High School’s "Magic Users Club" is compelled to use their magic to relocate the tree; however shortly thereafter a mysterious individual begins to follow the club members! Soon Sae begins to experience strange dreams and the club members' magic becomes even more problematic than usual. Can the group bring their magic under control before the stalker's plot is revealed?
Both Gift and Magic Users Club have humoristic situations and the same light content. They also both feature a romantic storyline, though Gift is more emotional and Magic Users Club is more comedic.
Maiku Kamishiro has always had a photo of himself as a child in front of an old house with a young girl. One day after spotting the building in a news report, the high school boy moves to the countryside to live in the house from the picture. While living alone, making ends meet by working as a freelance programmer, Maiku gets the shock of his life when not one, but two girls turn up on his doorstep claiming to be his twin sister! With the lively Miina and timid Karen both possessing the same photograph, the pair begins living with the confused Maiku as they try to figure out which one of them is actually his sister.
Both Gift and Please Twins have a very similar plot: a boy has to deal with two girls' rivalry, and has to find out who he loves. But more than that, one of the girls is actually his sister, which makes the decision hard. If you liked the alternating humour and emotion in one, you'll like the other too.