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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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?
Although the two don't share as much a likeness in art-style as their general themes, a catastrophic event that ties all those related from completely moving on (or at all) and friendship, both are sure to bring the similar teary-eyed moments or emotional drama required of a great "slice of life" anime. In the interest of not spoiling too much, Anohana and Kiminozo both provide viewers with the "conflict of interests" scenarios in anime that dare to ask morally difficult questions. They are both tied to a reality we're familliar with; those we like/love, and choosing between them, one's future, and/or one's social commitments. Moreover, if you like to see before and after stories, great flashbacks, chances to analyze character development, make character comparisons, and like all great slice of life anime, recall similar experiences in your own life you may, or may not, have wanted to have done differently, these two provide those criteria.
Ano Hana and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are both heavy emotional dramas that delve into themes such as love, loss, memory, and living with it all. I must admit, both shows were very powerful for me, and looking back, they had such a great effect on me for similar reasons. I'm sure if you're a fan of one, you'll love the other.
KgNE ranges much further on the dramatic scale and has fewer 'light-hearted' moments, but they are similar in overall plot. A tragedy occurs to one of the members of a group of friends, which causes the group to split. The people within the group grow and change, and then... the person who left the group because of the tragedy randomly comes back.In AnoHana the 'coming back' was less devestating for the group and served as a 'social glue,' but in KgNE, the 'coming back' is almost as devastating as her leaving. While AnoHana is more of a story about friendships, KgNE is a dramatic love story. However, if you liked the general plot, you'll probably like one as well as the other.
There is nothing more sad and pleasant than love in its various forms, and a group of high school students will discover them in this melancholy series. The focus is on Kanzaki Kyoichi, an artist and a dreamer at heart, and Nitta Chiharu, a track star and a childhood friend of Kyoichi's. From spring to summer to fall to winter, love will grow and fade, and grow again
The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?