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.
As the school term draws to a close, Koutarou Makimura vows to confess his love to Kaho Serizawa, the most beautiful girl in school. However, on the way home, he accidentally fondles a time traveler named Ligene, causing her to strike him recklessly over the head with an hourglass. When Koutarou wakes up, he discovers that summer has been and gone and that Kaho has tragically died. Now, with Ligene's help, he must leap through time and change the events of summer in order to save Kaho from her fate.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Natsuiro no Sunadokei show beautiful love stories, where the characters are not afraid to show love, and they get complicated with the love of a third person that gets in the way. Both animes are heart-warming , although they might make your heart beat faster with anger at times. If you liked one, you should like the other.
On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?
If you enjoy Romeo x Juliet, it is almost certainly for the romantic drama elements; the drama is the defining quality of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien as well. In both series, the characters are forced into difficult situations in which they must choose between love and some other important parts of their lives. Both shows also have much more to them than mere sappy romance, setting themselves apart from others in their genre.
The main characters in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Romeo X Juliet are forced to choose between the love they share for each other and another defining factor in their lives. The elements of drama and tragedy are present throughout both series. While Romeo X Juliet could be seen as the classic tale of Shakespeare’s play, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien also goes deep into the emotions of the viewers and asks: what would you do in that situation?
Legend tells of a winged beauty who was so feared that she was confined to a palace, never to leave its gates alive. She lived a life of solitude until one day love entered her life; but as cruel fate would have it, the more the young woman loved, the closer she came to her death. For young Misuzu, researching the tragic tale of the winged one was only the beginning of her summer’s journey; a journey that would be filled with the discovery of love, the pain of loss, and the exploration of the human heart.
If grown up romance is your thing, KGnE and Air are definitely good choices. Though KGnE is very much like a soap opera and Air is very much just a damn good story with only two people, both will leave you wanting more - and more kleenex.
Karada is an elementary school student who acts mature for her age, and asks that people treat her like an adult. While praying at a wishing stone (negai ishi), she meets an older girl named Shouko. Shouko had moved to this small town to start a new life, but the same day she meets Karada, she encounters her brother, Hiro. Tension builds as Shouko and Hiro reflect on their past relationship while sending Karada home alone, and by the end of the day, both Shouko and Karada end up at the wishing stone hoping for change. Karada wishes to become an adult, while Shouko wishes for things to go back as they were in the past. That night under the bright moon, the wishing stone grants their wish, and an unbelievable transformation occurs: Shouko becomes a child and Karada becomes an adult. Now the two girls must struggle with their new bodies while finding a way to return back to what they once were.
Both anime are aimed at older, more mature audiences, and are about relationships and the stresses and conflicts that may arise from significant life events. While Asatte no Houkou has a fantastic (in the unreal sense) premise, it is not the fantasy of the story that drives it, but the emotion and reactions of the characters. Both are short and enjoyable, though not necessarily about making you happy throughout.
Yori Yuki has loved his twin sister ever since he can remember. While his parents brushed it off as a child’s fantasy, he always knew it was true love; but because it is incest, taboo, a forbidden love, he did his best to eliminate those feelings. 15 years have gone by and his feelings never wavered; in fact, they have grown stronger. He’s watched his sister Iku grow up and become a beautiful woman, and now, he can no longer contain his feelings – Yori confesses. Yet even if Iku reciprocates his feelings, that doesn’t change the fact that they’re brother and sister. Can forbidden love last?
Both of these animes share a few key similarities: Forbidden love, a very adult feel and bittersweet sorrow throughout. These two animes made me feel more raw emotion than any of the other's I've seen. Both of them feature a male lead who has to be more manly than he wants to be, choosing what is right over what he wants with his whole heart. Though BokuImou is far shorter, it almost needs to be, as the entire episode from end to end has no light hearted filler, which Kimi ga Nozomu Eien managed to do for the whole season. They also have no fanservive with no ecchi to be found, which adds even more to the heartfelt feelings in them. Both of these have a unique feeling where at the end, you find it very difficult to move on to the next show. BokuImou won't have you sobbing like Nozomu does, but if you like one be sure to check out the other.