Hana-Saku Iroha

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NieA Under 7

NieA Under 7

In the future, aliens coexist freely with mankind on Earth. One such alien is NieA, a lazy yet spirited girl who wastes away her days while living with the studious Mayuko. And life isn't easy... Mayuko is always short on food money, the spa where she works is about to go bankrupt and Mayuko's alien-crazy friend Chiaki is obsessed with NieA. A light, mostly comedic slice-of-life show.

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Both anime follow a high school girl who works in an old fashioned place that is very much a part of Japanese heritage: in Hanasaku it is a traditional inn and in Niea a bath house. Struggling for survival while facing the competition of modern rivals and still trying to remain genuine give a thrust to the plot.

With that said, Niea is considerably random and full of oddball comedy while Hanasuku is stocked with well balanced drama. Try to put these titles side by side for a different take on the same original plot-line.

Mattnumbers Mattnumbers says...

Both of these anime are about a girl who lives in a bathhouse that's going through hard times financially, and they are both slice of life (although NieA Under 7 has lots of Sci-Fi aspects as well). They are both fairly slow paced and character driven, and I got a similar feeling watching each of them, so I think that if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other as well.

Clannad

Clannad

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...

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anisoft anisoft says...

For the main characters gender is completely different and setting is different they both experiance there own problems while also helping others with there problems. Clannad is far sadder then Hana-Saku and isn't always has happy. Clannad can be funnier and alot less corny but Hana-Saku can still be a wonderful anime.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Hanasaku Iroha and Clannad are both animes that feature a variety of characters in the high school age.  They are both Slice-of-Life about a girl who is trying to make her dream come true.  They are both feel good anime that have the same sort of "feel" to them: that feel being the happy-go-lucky aura slice-of-life tends to have.  Each character in these anime are aiming to achieve something and form friendships and relationships in the meantime.

Tari Tari

Tari Tari
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discospider discospider says...

While both of these shows are from the same studio and have the same art, they also have similar characters and plots. They both revolve around girls who put into new situations and groups of people. These protagonists, while fresh and new to their situations are very optimistic and are try to help everybody else despite their lack of willingness. 

snivets snivets says...

The main characters in Tari Tari and Hana-saku Iroha are cut from the same cloth. If you're interested in a story that revolves around an energetic, positive young woman who wants to help the people around her, check these two out.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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080705639 080705639 says...

both are good slice of life anime about friendship and family, with a some romance story involve around them. both tells a story about a group of people, old and young, living/working together at same place (Hana-Saku Iroha takes place in an inn while Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo takes place in a dorm)

Bradalee Bradalee says...

These anime are both examples of how to do a dramatic slice of life show well, with each of them balancing the everyday, real life situations with brilliant comedy, and just the right amount of drama. The themes of each are what immediately jumped out to me as being similar, with the characters in each all searching for what they want to do in life, and working towards that eventual goal, as well as finding out a little bit about themselves as the story goes on.

Comedy wise both can be pretty hilarious at times, and especially in the case of Iroha, in all the right moments. Romance is a key element in both series, Iroha might not have it said in as explicit terms as it is in Sakurasou, but it’s still definitely key, and more importantly, it’s handled really well in both. The animation quality is also good in both cases, with Iroha looking particularly beautiful

So if you’re looking for a good drama, or some great slice of life comedy, then these two titles are about as good as it gets, if you ask me! Sakurasou leans more heavily towards romance than anything else, but there are enough similarities that I feel fans of one would really enjoy the other. 

Hayate the Combat Butler!

Hayate the Combat Butler!

When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!

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alondra9460 alondra9460 says...

The main charater is also left behind by his parents leaving him with a huge debt to pay. Insted of working at a Hot spring he works as a buttler.