Hitohira

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Madlax

Madlax

The country of Gazth-Sonika has been engaged in a civil war for more than a decade, struggling to stay afloat amidst attacks from the anti-government faction known as Garza. With lies and corruption seeping into the political food chain, a mysterious book in one young girl’s possession may be the only key to uncovering the truth and bringing an end to the war. This book, however, is sought by many. And when the invincible agent Madlax is hired to protect those in search of its truth, Gazth-Sonika dispatches a ruthless soldier to make sure that truth stays in the darkness...

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JAhU JAhU says...

The thing that connects Madlax and Hitohira are the main characters. Margaret and Mugi have a lot in common (up to the level of looking quite alike). Both have their minds far from reality, but eventually they have to face it no matter how harsh it is. Although Hitohira is a school drama and Madlax is an action series, there is a big chance that you might like it.

Glass Mask (2005)

Glass Mask (2005)

Maya is a dreamy young girl whose clumsiness is matched only by her absent-mindedness. While others have given up on her, the legendary actress Tsukikage sees her hidden potential and offers to take Maya under her tutelage. Maya loves the theatre more than anything, and as there's not much she can do about it at home, she chooses to run away with Tsukikage. The world of theatre is harsh, however, especially for a naive young girl far away from home. While she finds new friends who support her, her mentor has powerful enemies and Maya is often on the receiving end of their ruthless plans. In face of the adversity, Maya must constantly fight to develop her skills to catch up with her unbelievably talented rival, Ayumi, if she hopes to inherit Tsukikage's legendary role: The Crimson Goddess.

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

The style and even colour is different between Hitohira and Glass Mask, but both titles revolve around acting (or drama) as the story. You'll see some similar personalities in the characters, and the two anime have great OP/ED tracks.

Manabi Straight!

Manabi Straight!

Saio Private High School has a long tradition of quality education. However, like many other schools its enrollment and traditions are failing. School is no longer a necessity in the path to quality employment and for that reason, many teenagers are choosing to skip it entirely; this isn’t the case with the newly-transferred Manabi. She may be a whirlwind of humor and vision with her motto of “go straight forward”, but Manabi has the drive to bring the students of this small school both a new understanding of its purpose, and possibly a new joy in life.

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2007digitalboy 2007digitalboy says...

To put it simply (without invoking several massive, spoilerific opuses I've written comparing these shows on my blog), both shows are about leaving school behind and coming into the real world, and more importantly, leaving with a bang. In both series, there is a group of students who is trying to preserve something precious to them. Both feature a main character who is thoroughly unsure of herself and through the help of her close friends, grows in confidence and learns how to become more.

In both series, we see the constant struggle of the group against seemingly impossible odds until they reach the end of the line and put all or nothing on it. In addition, both shows go beyond that event (Hitohira more prominently, but Manabi more importantly) and deal with the pressures of having to leave your comfort zone, and the hardships of growing up into the world.

Despite the massive number of similarities, both shows manage a unique take on the situation, so watching both of them is ideal to gain the full message.  

Bartender

Bartender

Pouring a perfect cocktail is a difficult feat, but one bartender, Ryuu Sasakura, is such a master of his craft that his drinks are renowned worldwide. No matter what challenges are thrown his way, Ryuu takes the time to get to know his customers and serves them the most helpful concoction for their joys and sorrows. With a calm demeanor and caring heart, this skilled bartender will do whatever it takes to make his clientele, and colleagues, happy.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Hitohira and The Bartender both take an inspirational outlook on life. Although Bartender has a little more stop and go approach. It does not seem to flow as nicely as Hitohira does although it does have a certain appeal. Both series seem to put the viewer in a nice mood that makes them feel happy.

Piano

Piano

Miu is a young, talented pianist with a passion for playing music. Under the guidance of Shirakawa, her teacher, she decides to enter a recital, where she will play an emotional, self-written piece.

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Ran Ran says...

Hitohira and Piano both relate the dedication of an average girl to an activity that she put all she has into, in one case the piano, in the other theatre. The animes deal with their daily life, but also show the harships they face in their art, the motivation fluctuation and the importance of support from their friends. both anime have a very similar feel to them, calm and yet passionate.