Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Alt titles: Rumbling Hearts

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Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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robbald robbald says...

While Air is not a romance as Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is, I found that both of these series stirred similar emotions. That is to say they are both the sort of series that make your heart ach in a bittersweet way. Both series focus on the tragedy of loosing someone close to you, the quagmire of dwelling on the past, and moving on after that loss.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Although Kimi ga Nozomu Eien might have brought you to tears, Air TV might not go this far. Both series DO share the deep romance and drama and the excellent slice of life view. One of the main differences is the art and the characters involved though. While Kimi ga Nozomu Eien mainly focuses on three characters, you'll see quite a few more in Air TV

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The Air TV series and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien have extremely innocent characters and have similar themes about dwelling on the past. In each series the characters have to learn through harsh emotional struggles that there are things that just can't be changed. Although both are quite overpowering, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is probably more emotional overall.

pittaxx pittaxx says...

Both series features rather painful themes and are wonderful examples on how drama really should be like. While the stories are quite different in nature, both of them generates a similar feeling, that makes it really hard to continue watching, but even more so to stop without seeing the outcome.

LeGuMa LeGuMa says...

If you liked AIR or Kimi Ga, you might like the other because both are very touching series. If you enjoy drama, you can't miss these two.

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is very similar to Air in the way the romantic story is bittersweet. In both stories the main character must accept the female lead illness, and in both cases lose something dear to him in order for her to get well. Both stories have similar animation styles. Although Air has a bit of a supernatural/magical theme if you liked it you would more than likely enjoy Kimi ga Nozomu.

Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!

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majstr majstr says...

Both series are all about young peoples' feelings. They both have a lot of sad scenes, but also a piece of scenes that will make you laugh. They're very realistic - things that happen can also happen to anyone in real life. I like KGNE very much, but Peach Girl is good, too even if it's not finished yet (anime still in progress). So I can't judge Peach Girl much yet. But one thing is certain: if you like KGNE, you'll probably enjoy Peach Girl, too!

Aporias Aporias says...

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Peach Girl are great romance series that covers the pain and joy behind the beating heart. While watching either series, you'll find that Peach Girl has a large resemblance in terms of story and plot to that of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. In both series the concept of choosing whom you love among the ones you love remains present throughout the entire time. These two series show a great deal of patience as the characters desperately try to find the answer that lies deep inside their hearts.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Peach Girl and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien demonstrate a realistic aspect to life, with each being relatively sad in theme. While Kimi ga Nozomu Eien tends to be more emotionally charged to the verge of tears, Peach Girl has the same young person's take on life, with the main characters struggling with how to deal with it. A sort of love triangle is set between the characters and the overwhelming dilemma for the main hero (Kimi ga Nozomu Eien) and heroine (Peach Girl) is to choose with whom they would best fit.

TropicalMist TropicalMist says...

In terms of plot, I think these two animes are very different.

But the reason I relate the two, is because I think they both have the same heart-tugging moments. Whereas Peach Girl is more fast paced, it does have it's sad moments where you really relate to the character, feel bad for other ones and wish that everything would work out.

I think this was the same feeling I had while watching Rumbling Hearts. Rumbling Hearts was more slow and calm but because of the complexity of the situations at hand, the characters also have moments where you feel sorry for them.

Therefore, if you're looking for something for something with the same feel and emotional roller-coasters, these are pretty similar.

DameDatte DameDatte says...

Because eventhough Kimi ga Nozomu Eien has a more serious feel to it than Peach Girl, when it comes down to it they're both about real feelings and people. The good guy isnt always good and the bad guy isn't always bad.

True Tears

True Tears

Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.

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Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Jealous girlfriend, troubled boyfriend, hidden feelings, broken hearts, desperate love, you name it. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien has it, and so does True Tears. They dwell very deep into personal relationships, and there is plenty of drama, angst, and comedy relief to go around. Both anime are the best romantic and angsty thrillers of their time.

Cetonis Cetonis says...

KGNE and True Tears are both straight-up love triangle series.  Little to no comedy or ecchi, just a big heap of romantic drama. They're both pretty down-to-earth, though True Tears perhaps slightly less so. (Nue is a bit touched in the head) Nonetheless, if you enjoyed one of these, there's no real reaosn not to try the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Tensions are high and jealous girlfriends tempers fly in True Tears and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. The troubled boyfriend not knowing what decision to make and all of the characters have to face their hidden feelings. These two drama involve real life situations and deal with broken hearts.

goldy496 goldy496 says...

Massive relationship drama? Check. Love polygons? Check. Frustrated shippers? Check.Both series focus on the development of a main male lead with attachments to two girls (or more).

If you tend to cry during relationship drama, both will do the job, though kimi-nozo is a bit more sad.

What sets kimi-nozo apart from True Tears is the span of time. While everything in True Tears is resolved with a year of school, Kimi-Nozo spans several years, and shows a gradual process of learning who he truly loves.

To contrast, school life is featured much more prevalently in True Tears, and (arguably) the drama feels much more shallow. You could say that that Kimi-Nozo is a bit more grim, exploring a few themes that the relatively light-hearted True Tears doesn't delve into.Added note: Kimi-Nozo has some mild nudity, and sex is implied a few times, so prudes need not apply. Again, I echo my previous comment. Kimi-Nozo features a lot of post-high school life.The endings are also rather strikingly similar. (though that may be because of who I ship heh)

joeshmoelb joeshmoelb says...

The Emotions of these two anime run along the same lines, friends loving those just out of reach, and loved ones too close to let go. There's a bundle of emotions, sad and happy, that eventually lead full circle with a satisfying ending.

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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sothis sothis says...

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Kare Kano are two realistic looks at relationships. Well, KgNE is definitely realistic, while Kare Kano is partially realistic. Nonetheless, if you liked one, you'd probably like the realism to whatever extent in the other. I personally felt KgNE was a far superior show.

tolone tolone says...

Both animes are very similar to this in that it's not the usual people too shy to even kiss each other for 20+ eps romantic anime. The characters feel real in both, plus they both have great stories.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

KGNE is far more serious and doesn't even have any real comedy, whereas Kare Kano mixes comedy and realistic relationships, not really giving priority to either one. Though if you want another serious romance story, this is one of your better bets at getting one.

ARGB ARGB says...

Both series focus on romance and are very mature. They are also realistic, which makes the plot very appealing, especially if you think that love is one of the most common topics in animes, and it is difficult to cover it in an interesting way. Along both animes, you can see how the characters grow phsychologically, which makes you feel indentified with them. Another similarity between the two is that both have a surprising ending.

The differences? While Kimi ga Nozomu Eien develops around a love triangle and is more concerned about the feelings of the characters regarding love, Karekano is centered about a unique relationship (Arima and Yukino), and the characters deal not only with love but also with their complex problems.

Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?

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herokillerid herokillerid says...

It would really be easy to recommend a whole bunch of romance anime. But when it comes down to it Ai Yori Aoshi has more of the same feel to Eien than any others do. Ai Yori is a great romance anime as is Eien and both have a more mature and realistic feel to them compared to your love hinas and fruit baskets.

magnusvv magnusvv says...

While Ai Yori Aoshi it is not nearly as difficult to digest as KGNE, the love story in AYA is still intriguing and with the Harem Anime giving it lighthearted humor. About 80% of the series is devoted to the lighthearted funny stories which makes it much easier to get through the series with a smile. I think I would describe the romance in Ai Yori Aoshi as being less gritty than KGNE.

Sango87 Sango87 says...

Both AYA and KGnE deal with teen issues around love. They are tear-jerking at times and are wonderful because of the loyalty and hard decisions the teens make.

vick01 vick01 says...

Both KGnE and AYA deal with a main character who falls for a girl, but once he finally has her, problems start to arise. While KGnE has a more serious side, AYA is lighter; but the main character faces similar problems in both anime.