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?
After abandoning a promising future career as an artist to follow the path of a teacher, Kamikura Hiroki is faced with the responsibility of supporting his cousin Hosen Elise, who has just recently lost both of her parents. To complicate matters the high school she is attending is the very same one at which Hiroki is finishing his teaching experience requirements! Elise soon develops feelings for Hiroki, but a new rival arrives in the form of the teacher Kikyo Kiri – a familiar face from Hiroki’s past. With two women vying for Hiroki’s affections, who should he choose?
These two romantic drama anime have both main characters choose to no longer do what they once loved or get frightened by something because of a traumatic experience; however, it’s a dramatic secret as to why they choose to not do what they used to love or have suffered a trauma. In Canvas 2 and Myself; Yourself, the anime have a main character who returns to his home town and meets up with his childhood friends, reconnecting past friendships--and making some new ones, as well. If you enjoyed the first anime because of what mentioned was similar, you should check out the second anime.
On an island where cherry blossoms bloom all year-round, love seems to always be in the air. It is in this magical atmosphere that Asakura Junnichi lives, and when he dreams he travels to the dreams of others, rather than have any of his own. In everyday high-school life, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Nemu, and an eclectic group of friends including a j-pop idol-in-the-making and a girl they knew from their childhood. Promises, and magic, and love -- Junnichi seems to dream about every girl he knows, but which girl dreams of him...?
In Da Capo, the town has never wilting Sakuras; in Myself; Yourself, the town has never blooming sakuras. If you find romance and drama surrounded by mysterious and magical cherry blossom trees to be an attractive experience, I suggest checking out the other you haven’t yet watched.
The story of Yu Himura and Yuko Amamiya’s relationship is troubled and complex. One day, Yuko showed up at Yu's high school and, despite the two not having seen one another for ten years, confessed that Yu was her first love and still loves him. In the present, Mizuki Hayama moves in with her cousin as she prepares to begin high school. She meets his smooth and handsome neighbor, Shuichi Kuze, and begins spending increasing amounts of time with him; they begin to fall for one another despite their age difference. The tale of these relationships thus begins to unfold.
These series are two of the more prominent series within their genres, and for good reason. Both of these series bring something to their anime that make them excel and stand out from all their other competitors, and that is what brings these series together, the fact that they are both unique.
Rentarou has been running the Futaba Detective Agency with the help of his twin assistants Sara and Soujyu since the previous man in charge, his father, died. To top it off most people in the neighborhood refer to him as Nidaime, a second generation man who lives in his father's shadow. His late father was a great man that was looked up to by everyone good or bad including Rentarou. With problems from his father's legacy presenting themselves, Yakuza that sometimes want him dead, a workplace/home that keeps getting destroyed and Sara and Soujyu's growing feelings for him, will he ever live up to his father?
Futakoi was more action-oriented, while Myself; Yourself is definatly more slowpaced. Still, both engrossed me in the stories they told, and if you enjoyed the serious moments in Futakoi Alternative, then you may enjoy the slower pace of Myself; Yourself. However, Futakoi may have too much action for those who have watched Myself; Yourself.
Yuichi is a teenage boy who was diagnosed with hepatitis; and as staying at the hospital is boring, he often sneaks out at night to hang out with his friends. However, each time he is caught by the slightly sadistic nurse Akiko, he just prolongs his stay at the hospital. After his most recent escape, instead of striking a punch or kick at Yuichi, Akiko says that she'll overlook his sneak outs if he becomes friends with 17-year-old Rika, another hospital resident. Rika doesn't open up to him at first, but she has her reasons: she has a weak heart; and though she may come off as selfish and rude, Yuichi looks beyond the surface to help both of them enjoy what life has to offer.
Both of these anime focus on the value of life. The characters teach each other what has been missing from their lives, and you'll come away with a new look on your own life. Also, each anime is short, but they balance dark and lighter tones within the small amount of episodes. If you liked one, check out the other one.