While Takemoto uncovers a path for himself, his love for Hagu is forcing him to lead a difficult college life. Takemoto, Hagu, and Morita are still trying to deal with their love triangle, and each of them must make a decision. Furthermore, Mayama must decide how to proceed with Rika, as she is leaving for Spain. The pain of love will continue to hurt many and even cause them to separate. Now, each of them must take on their chosen paths and walk towards the future.
Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?
Both Honey and Clover II and Bokura ga Ita feature sweet, slow-paced, relationship-centered stories that are surely to melt one's heart. Both series also feature top-notch soundtracks and are sure to absorb the viewer into the characters that are hard not to love.
Bokura ga Ita is less comedic and more melodramatic in slightly less mature way, but it shares some resemblence with Honey & Clover II in how they develop their romances in such melancholic ways. So if Honey & Clover made you shed a tear, then try out Bokura ga Ita.
Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.
How you enjoy animes that are overfilled with drama, cause these two certainly succeeds in those regards. Difficult decisions will leaves watchers of both with much anticipation on the outcomes.
Both shows are about a group of college age friends who are trying their best to make it in a harsh world and who fall just a bit short of their goals. The shows are both very hopeful and sad at the same time and emphasize the fact that you can't always get everything you want, but that doesn't mean that you can't get anything out of life along the way. The shows have a similar feel and are both very serious and sad with many funny, light hearted moments. If you liked one, I definetly think you'll like the other.
22-year-old Hazuki lives a boring life in an apartment filled with plants, but secretly he couldn't care less about the vegetation, for the highlight of the young man's day is buying the items from cheery Rokka, a widow who runs the flower shop nearby. So that he can spend more time with her, Hazuki eagerly accepts a job working part-time at the shop, but after months of working with his crush, the man can't seem to muster the courage to confess his feelings. And it's not just his abrasive personality getting in the way of his ideal relationship - the ghost of Rokka's dead husband haunts the shop and is determined to keep all potential suitors away from his wife. Despite this unexpected obstacle, Hazuki continues his attempt to woo the older woman and free her from the ghost of her past.
Both shows are strongly sentimental offerings that explore the meaning and value of both love and sentiment. The big question here is, 'what is the value of love that has failed, or died - in whatever way'?
Rika, Mayama and Yamada's relationship from Honey and Clover really reminds me of Natsuyuki Rendezvous. Both shows have a somewhat melancholic feel to them and yet are lively with the characters' everyday activities, passions and concerns. I would recommend them both.
The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.
With a slice of life look at the world of students, aiming for some goal in their life that they still have no idea of where they are heading is just one of the striking similiarities between these series. Indeed, they do not end there, with the same likeable characters, outstanding music and animation, Nodame Cantabile and Honey and Clover are one of the best combinations going. A simple turning point in the series leads everyone down their own paths that make for some great viewing.
These shows have the same sort of pace and comedy, and they each have some aspect of romance. Nodame and Morita are similarly wacky characters who are both artistic geniuses, and most of the show takes place within an art/music college environment. Basically if you liked one show and are looking for one in the same sort of vein, I think these two shows are the most similar of everything else listed.
The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.