Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Alt titles: Rumbling Hearts

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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.

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.

ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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suiru suiru says...

The plots of these two anime are very different, but there are some key similarities. For instance, one of the main female protagonists suffers a memory defect that threatens her relationships with the people around her.

They're both character dramas, which can get pretty heavy and dark. There isn't a lot of comedy, but if you're into drama... you'd probably enjoy either series.

Antryg Antryg says...

Both anime feature a somewhat sad or even tragic love story. But to be clear: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is better at it and trys to move you tears in almoast every episode. ef on the side has its own tragic moments but they are manageable. ef also has a very unique way of visualising feelings and situations of the characters and gives you the feeling that you are watching visual art at some points. The love story itself is in both animes one of the best in its genre.

bebe4styll bebe4styll says...

Drama and hard choices. These are the key-words for these two animes. Ef and KGNE portray the concept of 'love' through the eyes of different couples and love triangles. They are about the choices that have to be made in order to attain happiness at the cost of someone else's sorrow and exploit love to a very high depth. Also, they show the importance of one's time and memories as without them life can be very difficult. While they both show some very sad scenes, they are still so very pleasant to watch and if you liked one, you should like the other.

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Both stories are full of romance as well as pain and sufferring. Both series are intended for mature audiences.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

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?

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TrigIII TrigIII says...

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.

MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

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.

Airotia Airotia says...

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.

invalidname invalidname says...

AnoHana and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien / Rumbling Hearts are grounded in the idea of a tragedy that happens to a member of a group of childhood friends, and how they move on after that. In each case, most survivors of the group have made a mess of their lives, and the reappearance of the victim (Menma's ghost versus the post-coma Haruka) forces the characters to come to terms with their guilt and the decisions they've made. There's a tonal difference, with Anohana mixing a supernatural twist and somewhat slice-of-life pace, while Rumbling Hearts is firmly grounded in the real world and lays on the angst heavily (it's also worth noting that the animation in Anohana is absolutely lovely, while Rumbling Hearts is utterly bare-bones). Of the two, I kind of prefer the seriouness of Rumbling Hearts and its acceptance of its highly-flawed characters, who are put in no-win situations where every option involves hurting someone. But don't get me wrong, they're both great. If you can withstand the feels, watch 'em both.

Boys Be

Boys Be

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

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sothis sothis says...

If you enjoyed the realistic aspect of relationships in KgNE, you'll appreciate the more light hearted and varied series Boys Be. Wonderful animation, and fantastic tales of a group of friends who experience change and wonder in new relationships, themselves, and life in general.

7thMethuselah 7thMethuselah says...

Both Boys Be and KgNE have a realistic approach to relationships, romance and the problems associated with them. KgNE is rather dramatic and focusses on a single (triangle) relation, while Boys Be covers several relations and first romantic experiences. However the beauty of both anime is that as the episodes pass, the characters really grow and become more mature in their relations and the choices that must be made. It's a process of try and learn for all characters involved and the road is often a bumpy one. For sheer realism alone these two are must-see anime for any romance fan. Note that KgNE is rather dramatic (and sometimes depressing) as it focusses more on the negative side, while Boys Be takes a lighter, more optimistic yet serious approach.

bile bile says...

the same reason as my reccomendation for Love Hina, "Atmospere" however, boys be has got one more detail which makes it even more alike KGNE than Love Hina: it's melancholic genre.it's the same as KGNE.

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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sothis sothis says...

Hoshi no Koe and KgNE are both heartbreaking dramas about romance, and the people ensnared in it. In addition, both are surprisingly "real", with the relationships between the characters, unlike many airheaded school dramas.

Masakari Masakari says...

Like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Hoshi no Koe is about young lovers torn apart by fate, and how real feelings for another person may fade with time, but never really disappear.

Ultima Ultima says...

On the surface, Hoshi no Koe's premise seems simple. It centers mainly on unfair, unrequitted romance, much like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. However, Hoshi no Koe adds an unique perspective on this frequently used theme. In this anime's sci-fi future, Nagamine gets drafted away by the galactic army, suddenly ending her relationship with her boyfriend. Her only means of communicating with him is by e-mail, and the further away she gets from earth, the longer it takes for her messages to be delivered. Ultimately, she gets so far away from Earth that it takes years just to deliver a simple e-mail message. Hoshi no Koe offers a realistic, yet tragic stance on how how far two lovers will take their long distance relationship. If you like the realism in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, you'll definitely love Hoshi no Koe.