Honey and Clover

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Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora

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.

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Merryberry Merryberry says...

If you enjoy the serious storylines and the comical ones present in either series, then you'll no doubt enjoy them in the other. While we can enjoy the characters longer in Honey and Clover, you still get to feel the same emotional and sometimes strange lifestyles that these characters display in Hanbon. Both make you fall in love with the situations of each character and their well defined lives.

Tokyo Marble Chocolate

Tokyo Marble Chocolate

Chizuru loves Yuudai; Yuudai loves Chizuru. Yet neither of them can say it clearly because each is uncertain about the other’s feelings and is afraid of being hurt. Trapped by their insecurities in a relationship that’s going nowhere, they drift further and further apart. While Chizuru thinks this is the end of the road, Yuudai struggles desperately to overcome his cowardly nature before he loses what is most important to him. There are two stories to every relationship, but can love survive if they don’t meet halfway?

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hellonavi hellonavi says...

Even with very lighthearted premises, Honey and Clover and Tokyo Marble Chocolate delve deep into what it means to be in love. Relationships and how and why they begin and end are the focus of these two beautiful anime. If that is what you're looking for, look no further.

Piano no Mori

Piano no Mori

Born into the wealthy family of a famous musician, Shu Amamiya feels it is his fate to become a professional pianist. But when he transfers to a new elementary school, his goal is threatened by an obnoxious classmate, Ichinose Kai, who has the ability to produce beautiful sound from a piano that was thought to be broken. The two quickly become friends; however, their friendship is tested when they face off in a competition to determine who has the better skill, greatest ambition, and the strongest love for the piano.

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quisaz quisaz says...

Both series are about artists and the gap between those who work hard to reach their aim and those who are gifted with talent.

Also they are both animated very brilliant and focus much on impressive moments like the atmosphere in a forest, sunsets or watching an artist doing a masterpiece.

Antique Bakery

Antique Bakery

Tachibana has recently quit his job at a high-class firm, and for unknown reasons, decides to open a bakery. His first employee is Ono, an extremely talented patissier who is also known as the 'Gay of demonic charm' - something that has caused him to lose his job countless times. Joining the crew also is Eiji - a retired champion boxer - who is hired on the spot as only a trainee purely because he is not Ono's 'type.' However, Chikage, the bumbling childhood friend and shadow of Tachibana, is exactly his type! Now, with the shop finally open, everyone seems to be filling their positions well; but one question remains: what were Tachibana's motives for opening the bakery, and does it have a link to his troubled and forgotten past?

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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both Antique Bakery and Honey and Clover have a soft and relaxing tone most of the time. They are both character driven and give good insight into all the characters lives. Love and friendship are important themes in both.

Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?

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TropicalMist TropicalMist says...

So I know some people might not believe it, but I really think that H&C and INK have a lot in common. I enjoyed both these anime for their realistic approaches to life and how they don't rely on overexaggerated situations or coincidences to make a story happen. 

Although the characters and story plot are different, they both revolve around a series of characters that journey through school and life learning what they want to do and be.  Of course, the comedy and romance is evidently there in both series as well =) But what's more, is that the anime chooses to end at the right moment where the audience just knows what's left for the characters.