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.
After having lived elsewhere for several years, Sana returns to the town in which he grew up in, and quickly begins to reacquaint himself to his surroundings and new high school. While there, Sana runs into his four childhood friends: Shuu, Shuri, Aoi, and Nanaka; but for some strange reason Nanaka gives him the cold shoulder. As he goes about his new daily life, can Sana rebuild his friendship with Nanaka while trying to deal with a troubling secret from his past?
I highly recommend Rumbling hearts to fans of Myself;Yourself (vice versa) because both shows ring true to the Drama and Romance genre. There is a HUGE emphasis on trauma brought from past tragedies and it greatly affects the flow of the story. The main protagonists carry deep scars which they try to slowly heal through learning to love and care for someone. Rumbling Hearts and Myself;Yourself can both be considered a bit 'darker' than other shows of the same genre depending on your view of which sins/offenses are horrible. The main protagonists in both shows face off a very huge hurdle which they must get past in order to provide realism and depth to the plot.
After a car accident in 1991, Kyosuke's ESPer abilities knock his spirit through time space. He awakens in the year 1994 to discover that a similar accident has befallen himself in the future. As he comes to grips with his plight, he runs into some old acquaintances from a painful past. Racing against time to find a way back to his body in 1991, he must keep his feelings for Hikaru in check so he doesn't sabotage his relationship with Madoka. But will he be strong enough to stay true to his love?
Both Kimagure Orange Road and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are love-triangle anime involving a sometimes-aimless young man and two young women who love him. In each series, the young man and two women (one comparatively tough and one comparatively soft) work out how to live their lives as school days pass into young adulthood. Whereas KOR breaks up the romantic tension somewhat with forays into the world of Kasuga Kyosuke's special ESP powers, KimiNozo takes its drama straight-up, neat and without a chaser, focusing on the vertices of the love triangle and occasionally their family and friends. While KOR may sometimes be too silly, in KimiNozo one comes to yearn for the next comedic scene, just to break the tension.
If you've seen KOR all the way through, and seeing KimiNozo for the first time, you'll probably be like me and wonder why KOR's Hiyama Hikaru couldn't have been more like KimiNozo's Suzumiya Haruka. I guess that's what makes the 1980s different from the zeroes, however. Even so, I'd have to say that those who love KOR's romantic interplay would find themselves at home watching KimiNozo, while a KimiNozo fan would probably see precursors of that love triangle in KOR (especially ShinKOR).
Maiku Kamishiro has always had a photo of himself as a child in front of an old house with a young girl. One day after spotting the building in a news report, the high school boy moves to the countryside to live in the house from the picture. While living alone, making ends meet by working as a freelance programmer, Maiku gets the shock of his life when not one, but two girls turn up on his doorstep claiming to be his twin sister! With the lively Miina and timid Karen both possessing the same photograph, the pair begins living with the confused Maiku as they try to figure out which one of them is actually his sister.
Both Anime are about doubts (what is right and what's not) and extraordinary relations between three lovers wich have met under unusual circumstances... If you liked one, you will definitly love another.
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
Tragic love is a theme shared by both Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuikohen and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. Although their settings differ, Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuikohen offers a different perspective on romance, and beautifully depicts how ironic and strange love can be. If you like a realistic, modern romance like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, take a trip back to 19th century Japan and experience the unforgettable, realistic romance in Rurouni Kenshin - Tsuikohen.
Hiroyuki Fujita's only distinguishing trait appears to be his perpetual laziness... but he has something about him that lets him make friends with girls easily, and has a kind side that his childhood friend Akari loves. Follow their 'everyday adventures' in high school with this light schoolkid comedy.