Hotarubi no Mori e

Alt titles: To the Forest of Firefly Lights

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Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou
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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

A young human girl meets a mysterious abnormal boy who hides behind a mask. Both share gorgeous animation, dramatic moments, and bittersweet feelings from beginning to end. Hotarubi no Mori e focuses more on romance while Fuse is a bit bloody and violent at times, but I feel like fans of one could appreciate the other to some extent. 

snivets snivets says...

Hotarubi no Mori e and Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou have in common the relationship between a masked supernatural being and a normal girl. Although Fuse Teppou has a slightly more action-packed (and violent) atmosphere, both shows have themes of human connection and bittersweet relationships.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

A human girl meets a not so normal boy, these two anime are pretty similar if you think about it. Hotarubi is about a girl who meets a boy behind a mask and Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimomochou is about a boy who hides behind a mask as well. The fantasy aspect of both of these anime is pretty similar and the storylines and quite similar. Both are cute stories and I believe if you liked one you should like the other.

Hal

Hal

Hal and Kurumi used to be lovers with dreams and aspirations, until one day a tragic plane crash tore them apart forever. To help mend his grieving granddaughter’s heart, an old man sends his android, Q01, to take Hal’s place and help Kurumi move on. But doing so won’t be easy, for Kurumi is resistant, and the android Hal will slowly come to realize the truth about the pair’s relationship...

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Sianeka Sianeka says...

I'm not making this recommendation because these movies match thematically, because they don't. Hal is a move about the loss of someone beloved to you and Hotarubi no Mori e is about a childhood friendship.

Nay, I recommend these together because they are emotionally tied. Both are beautifully animated poignant and moving films that tug on the bittersweet heartstring and either will leave your emotions touched tenderly. Both evoke feelings of wistfulness and yearning. If you enjoyed either movie, the other will surely summon a similar feeling for you.

snivets snivets says...

Along with great visuals, Hal and Hotarubi no Mori e both tell bittersweet tales of a romantic relationship between a human and a non-human. Despite some thematic differences, I think fans of one would enjoy the other.

Comedy

Comedy

Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...

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Aiedail Aiedail says...

They may seem not to have much in common, yet the feeling while watching them is so similar - warm, melancholic. Both are short, slow-paced animes with similar main pratagonists: a little brave girl and a boy who isn't who he seems to be at the first glance. The storyline of each is tottaly different, but i think you may like one if you liked the other. (They are my two favourites animes.)

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?

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Akeath Akeath says...

Both of these are short, moving animes about people whose circumstances keep them from the one they love. 

Recollections of a Certain Pilot

Recollections of a Certain Pilot
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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Recollections of a Certain Pilot and Hotarubi no Mori e may not look it, but they are certaintly similar when it comes to their characters. Two characters meet and bond, but in the end, will they be able to stay together? Both movies are very bittersweet and contain beautiful animation, and the main focus is the relationship between the two main characters. Although they may be different in genre and setting, don't be fooled; if you enjoyed the character bonding in Recollections of a Certain Pilot or Hotarubi no Mori, you will definitely want to check out the other.