Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.
Both Ghibli titles were cut from the same cloth - a fairly slow-paced slice of life, coming of age tale about an unlikely relationship and the drama that ensues. The difference being Whisper of the Heart's occasional foray into fantasy.
Both anime are similarly themed: peaceful yet romantic twisted around some light adventure - leaving you wanting more at the end. Keep some chocolate nearby... you'll probably need it!
They both have the same simple story line that is about growing up and falling in love for the first time. Simply beautiful.
Both Whisper of the Heart and From Up On Poppy Hill are from Studio Ghibli, and share the charming animation quality for which this studio is known. Both of these delicate, moving slice-of-life anime feature a budding romance that is central to the storyline. Each spotlights an independent young female protagonist making decisions that affect her life and help her determine her role with the others around her. If you enjoy a calmer paced light romance, pull up a chair and share a poignant moment in the life of these young ladies.
Whisper of the Heart and From Up on Poppy Hill are two very interesting and charming slice of life movies that revolve around romance and the adventure that comes with finding out more about yourself. They also share a similar atmosphere as both movies are from studio Ghibli.
Both stories involve kids in school. They both have innocent love and will make you feel so happy after watching them. Highly, highly recommend both movies.
Both stories are about two kids falling in love for the first time and how they have to face obstacles to achieve their love. They are both heart warming stories that open up a big can of feels. the only difference is the obstacles they have to face. But if you like one, you will surely like the other.
Definitely both slice of life. Definitely about romance trouble by life simply getting in the way. And definitely both incredibly sweet.
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Both created by the same studio, these two movies are amazing. Though the one I am reccomending has more action, it is also funny and has a great love story within. I definately think if you have watched From Up On Poppy Hill you should definately watch some others. The studio has some amazing movies like KiKi's Delivery Service that should also be watched if you enjoyed the movie.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
Both movies might be Ghibli productions, but the real reason for this recommendation is the fact that they share a similar style of storytelling. If you enjoyed that part in either of those movies, there is no way you're not going to love it in the other one. What's so special about the storytelling? You learn various details about the characters, setting etc. in a somewhat chaotic order, but it all works out in the end. This is the type of storytelling in which the less you know before watching the movie, the more you can enjoy finding out and figuring out those various details.
Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.
Taeko Okajima lives a nondescript life in Tokyo performing office duties in the day and then coming home in the evening to listen to her mother’s remarks on the phone about her unmarried status. In a bid to escape the monotony, Taeko decides to visit the countryside she once loved as a child and spend time on a safflower farm run by relations of hers. But her journey awakens memories she thought she had long abandoned, and Taeko must once again decide the kind of person she truly wants to be.
Having been released from the same studio, the two animes not only have a similar animation technique but also have the same feel. Both are slow-paced, and the humane element is especially important. Also, both (plus, the Whisper of the Heart) are centered around children, which adds a softness and innocence to the story.