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Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu

Mahou Shoujo Tai Arusu

Alice is a preteen girl who believes in magic, much to the dismay of her parents and peers. But when she finds herself transported into a dreamlike world filled with magic, forest sprites, and witches, she finds out that magic is sometimes not all it’s cracked up to be. The witches of this world must capture forest sprites for use in casting their spells, and magical hierarchy dictates that those at the bottom must compete to get to the top. Dream or not, Alice must use her positive attitude to show these witches that magic should be used to spread happiness, first and foremost!

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

This is a bit of an odd recommendation, but bear with me. Where Mind Game is basically a wild ride of scenes knotted together, making for a crazy journey, and Tweeny Witches is much more coherent, the two share something much more fundemental. These stories will-make-you-happy. They both use a non-standard style, have fantasy and are full of fundemental lessons of life. If one of these anime made you smile, it's definitely worth giving the other a shot. Just keep in mind that Mind Game is a lot faster paced.

Kuuchuu Buranko

Kuuchuu Buranko

Meet the bizarre and twisted psychiatric doctor Ichirou Irabu. Occasionally taking the form of a lime green bear, a young man or even a small child, this freaky physician and his seductively sadistic nurse Mayumi deal with all manner of patients. Though in order to satiate his rampant injection fetish, everyone receives the same treatment: a large vaccination, whether they need it or not! From a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia, to an office worker tormented by a permanent erection, to a romance novelist with OCD and stress-induced vomiting, no one is safe from Dr. Ichirou's unique and psychedelic medical practice.

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valondar valondar says...

The first thing that comes to mind, oddly enough, is the animation style. Both Trapeze and Mind Game feature the use of actual live action footage of actors incorporated into animation (often with parts of the body still animated) at a frame rate similar to that of animation; blurring the distinction between fake and real.

Further, both are works with a mind-bending pscyhological component; a strong sense of humour, and a deranged, surreal artystyle.

Clannad After Story

Clannad After Story

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Both of these stories showcase a young male lead, going nowhere in life that "discovers" a girl that ends up changing their entire view on life. As we progress through both the main characters shed their old lifestyle and develop a new one, for both themselves and the one that they love. While this recommendation could also be for Clannad, it relates more directly to After Story itself. While Mind Game has a very abstract feel, Clannad After Story is more concrete, and focuses on emotion.

Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

The connection between these two is simply the art style. The use of real life photo and film super-imposed on animation, use of text and willing distortion of the human figure. Both make for a very interesting viewing experience. While the theme of life carries over to Bakemonogatari it is abstract enough to say that the main connection here is art style.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

This recommendation is for artists. The visuals and concepts behind these two pieces of art are beautifully done. Each has a very unique and diverse feel, and totally depart from a traditional animation style. If you enjoy exploring some different concepts with animation style I would highly recommend either of these shows.