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.

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.

Shuffle!

Shuffle!

Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?

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llsektorll llsektorll says...

Very powerful drama and if you liked Shuffle and want an anime up to the same par. Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (KGNE) will not dissapoint. KGNE offers the same visual quality as Shuffle and similarly has a boy who must make a choice between girls. The role of health in one of the plays a part as too as it also does in Shuffle. Though it doesn't have any fantasy elements or comedy as Shuffle does you will not be dissapointed to follow up shuffle with KGNE.

vulcan1212 vulcan1212 says...

If you really loved Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, I think you'd love Shuffle! even more. Both are about a guy that needs to make a decision between numerous girls that are all in love with him. In then end, the guy makes the "right" choice but has to deal with many emotional and physical hardships along the way. Shuffle! has a very unique feel about it and will not cease in making you laugh and gasp.

Antryg Antryg says...

Shuffle! and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are both centered around the topic love. Shuffle! touches the subject at first from a very comedian side with a harem, but later on it changes to a tragic love story which would never gues by the first half of the anime. On the other hand Kimi ga Nozomu Eien doesn't lose any time and goes directly from the second episode to the dramatic love.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

In Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Shuffle the same dramatic quality is portrayed in each and the main guy has to make a choice between the girls in his life. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien does not have the fantasy elements that Shuffle has, however, there the same power of romance in both.