Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Ponyo is a goldfish who lives in the sea, and has an over-protective magician for a father. Soon Ponyo runs away from home and is rescued by a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. As she wants nothing more than to understand what it's like to be a human being, Ponyo uses magic to transform into a human girl, and the two begin to form a special bond. However, this magic results in drastic consequences, and one final test stands in Ponyo's way before she can truly be human. Can Ponyo fulfill her dream, or is she destined to return to the sea?
Both of these are among Miyazaki's more charming and innocent films, with comparatively little drama. Each also have a little girl gifted with magical powers, which play a key role in how the plot - such as it is - chooses to unfold.
Ponyo on the cliff by the sea and kiki's flying delivery service are both studio ghibli's with a simple story and stunning visuals. If you liked one of these, chances are you're gonna like the other one too.
For nearly fourteen years, Arrietty has lived with her parents under the floorboards of a house. As 'tiny people', the family must remain hidden from humans, 'borrowing' items from them such as postage stamps or herbs to cook with. Arrietty is old enough to borrow for the first time, and alongside her father, the two explore the house in search of tissue and sugar. But when the pair is spotted by Sho, a boy who is visiting his great aunt, Arrietty's parents fear for their safety. However, unlike her family, Arrietty is convinced that not all humans are dangerous, and together she and Sho form an unlikely friendship.
Both movies are from Studio Ghibli. Both are family friendly and have a whimsical fantasy type feel to them. If you like one, you will probably like the other.
Both are beautifully realized fantasy world brought to life by the talent at Studio Ghibli (also employs similiar trademark themes such as trong female leads, nature/preservation and harmony etc. and so forth) just watch it!
Hatsune-Jima, a city once known for their everlasting Cherry Blossom Tree, is devastated after the tree’s destruction. In this city lives Junichi, a local Hatsune-Jime student who is struggling through school after Nemu left him to attend university. Things change for Junichi on one stormy night when a mysterious girl named Aisia arrives at his doorstep, looking for a master magician who can teach her the trade. As Aisia uncovers more about the past of Hatsune-Jima, will the past tragedy repeat itself once more?
What is the problem with a little witch trying to learn magic on her own? Well for one she eventually stirs up some serious trouble for the people around her. This happens to both Kiki in Kiki's Delivery Service and Aisia in Da Capo the Second Season; both have good intentions but neither full-fledged witch can fully manifest their powers. Both witches strive to make the people around them happy; will they succeed in their goal?
In AD 2008, mankind developed deadly weapons and eradicated most of the Earth and its people. 20 years later, a young boy named Conan and his 'grandpa', one of the last survivors of the devastation, live a peaceful life on Remnant Island. One day Conan rescues a girl on the beach named Lana and learns the true nature of the rest of the world. After Lana is kidnapped, Conan's good nature propels him into the biggest adventure of his life: to find Lana, High Harbor, Dr. Lao, and a way to crush the evil and oppressive city of Industria.
If you liked this because of unusual, view of life through children's eyes, you would like the other. Both are created by Miayzaki and studio Ghibli and so the animation is also similar. Both have very kind and sensitive side.
When Heidi's parents died while she was a baby, she was left in the care of her selfish aunt Dete. However, now that Dete has found work abroad she has left five-year-old Heidi at her grandfather's house; he is a cantankerous old man who lives in the hills of Dorfli Village, with only his goats and the young goat herder Peter as his makeshift friends. In her new home, Heidi will learn to love the countryside, make friends with the flowers and goats, and most importantly warm the hearts of all of the people around her.
Both of these anime are about kids with a carefree and level-headed personality. The protagonist are very sociable; although Heidi seems to be more extraverted (pointentally due to her curiosity and taste for mischief while Kiki is more strong-willed and confident) but these anime produce happy situations and hardships which involve animals for the protagonist and both are riverting children's stories with cute scenaries.