Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
While Saishuheiki Kanojo and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien express similar themes such as such as hope, tragedy, realistic romance, and unrequited love, Saishuheiki Kanojo's setting deeply constrasts Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. Saishuheiki Kanojo takes place during war, and the love between Shuji and Chise are constantly challenged by hardship. Often you'll be wondering about how far they will take their relationship. However, despite the depressing backdrop of Saishuheiki Kanojo, love still can be found, but it's expressed in a sad, yet realistic manner. If you have seen Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, then you should definitely give Saishuheiki Kanojo try.
Saikano and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien try to combine romance and tragedy, but their attempts fail miserably due to a weak cast of characters, bad pacing, and a poorly-executed plot. They thrive on needless melodrama that cheapens the main story to the point that the audience is either yawning or laughing by the time the last episode rolls by. Both series have main characters that act in hysterical and overly exaggerated ways that make them almost painful to watch. So if you managed to like one, and for some mind-boggling reason you want to watch something consubstantial, then you won't be disappointed.
I am making this recommendation under the assumption that you liked the love and romance of either Saikano or Rumbling Hearts. Though Saikano is more about love and war, while Rumbling Hearts is more about love and betrayal, if you like love in your anime you should watch these.
Both series are about great deal of tragedy. In Saikano this is war and in Kimi ga Nozmu Eien terrible accident... Point of view is diffrent but you won't regret watching both of them.
The best thing about both of these stories is that they don't seem to turn out the way you plan. They both focus on the romantic relationships of troubled people, and the main male leads seem to think that all the problems are their faults. Will both Shuji and Narumi get the ending they want?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both stories are full of romance as well as pain and sufferring. Both series are intended for mature audiences.