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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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deltaangelfire deltaangelfire says...

[[SPOILERS]]Both shows are about a group of kids who struggle while trying to deal with tragedies that separated them. Tragedies that stay with them for years as they grow older and finally try to confront them as everybody and their feelings change.

akemi3suzuki3 akemi3suzuki3 says...

The two main heroines seem very alike also the secondary main female characters too and the animes both have miniature harems

snivets snivets says...

Both of these stories are about a group of childhood friends who struggle to deal with a tragedy that very literally changes the course of their lives. Two powerfully emotional titles, I think fans of one would definitnely enjoy the other!

OmNomNomz OmNomNomz says...

The characters in Nagi no Asukara seem almost a carbon copy to that of Ano Hana when disregarding the obvious plot lines. The story also flows the same ways in a linear pattern with a group of kids trying to find the truth to a mystery. Highly recommend if you like Nagi you'll like AnoHana

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both of these shows are about the complexity of human relationships and the deep love, both platonic and romantic, that a close group of friends can have for each other.  Love traingles and heartbreak abound, but throughout both shows the characters explore who they are and what their relationships mean and come to a better understanding of themselves.  There's also a stong supernatural element, without which there would be no story.  These shows are both incredibly deep, thought-provoking, and intensly emotional, and they are both fantastic.

therrieur therrieur says...

In both series, childhood friends strugle about upcoming events, also the main characters are very similar.

littleplate littleplate says...

Both have beautiful storylines of love and friendships in a world that accepts the mysteries of magic and etherealism. 

ichigodaisuki ichigodaisuki says...

Both series focus on a group of friends who were together since childhood. They have to face life-changing experiences that happen to them as well as around them. This includes falling in love, growing up, and the surrounding environment's development.

From the New World

From the New World

One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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ShinigamiRULES ShinigamiRULES says...

Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai yori actually don't seem really similiar,and that is the truth, but both include a group of original 5 main characters together, and their interests in another in the same group. Both of them have music that is quite good too.( If you're like me and are a sucker for anime with good music ) 

They are different as Nagi no Asukara focuses more on the relationships and Shinsekai yori focuses on the dark stories, using the relationships as another factor into bringing the story up into the good story it is . Nagi no Asukara , compared to Shinsekai yori, is much more lighter and happier though. 

After you go into both anime's, You will realise that both are more similiar than they seem at first glance. If you like one, You should at least give the other a try. 

penkaur penkaur says...

From the New World and Nagi no Asukara both have similar appearance and the animation is fascinating. Characters are full, complicated personages struggling with identity issues. Both series place the characters in different sceneries and ages. If an eventful plot is to your liking, I recommend both.

Flarezo Flarezo says...

Both from the new world and nagi no asukara take place in world slightly different than the one we're in. At first glance they don't seem that similar, one's more light and happy while the other's a little more tense and thrilling, but when you look into it the plots of the 2 have a very similar feel and flow to them that i haven't seen in many other anime.

Both series are based around a group of friends that face various challenges along their journey into adulthood. While many of these events seem to be focused around the group's focal points, being Saki in from the new world or Hikari in nagi no asukara, the other characters still play a major role in how it playes out. All in all they're both great anime and if you liked one you'll probably like the other.

Noriko Noriko says...

Both shows have 5 main characters, and in a way, two factions (sea people and land people ; rats and humans) which dislike eachother. The story itself isn't so similar but wathing one reminds me of another.

Otashi4nii Otashi4nii says...

Both Nagi no Asukara and Sinsekai Yori are animes with superb animations and soundtracks. While their plots and overall genres differ, Nagi being a political drama and coming of age story, and Shinsekai being a corrupt distopian story, as you continue watching you realize the similarities. Both deal with a group of five teens all trying to discover themselves as individual and, while Nagi focues more on relationships, both deal with a somewhat unjust society and must struggle with dealing with it.

For a darker twist, Shinsekai Yori is an obvious choice. It brings psychological and graphic disorder to the table.

Nagi no Asukara being much more tame, it tugs at your heart strings while also having underlying symbolism of corrupt political stature.

Mortsnavs Mortsnavs says...

When I was watching an episode of Nagi no Asukara I was reminded of Shin Sekai Yori. When I thought about it more these show are very similar.

They both have deep worlds and they don't even try to explain everything so you have to piece things togheter and make your own story.

The other thing these shows have in common is the pace. They are not rushing themself, but yet there is always something pulling you, wanting you to watch more, to know more.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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Navizel Navizel says...

There have been many shows that features a group of friends having love interest with each other and/or one of the character in the group will fall in-love with someone foreign to them and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Nagi no Asukara are example of the said theme. While Sakurasou does not feature supernatural creatures like Nagi no Asukara but features weird people, they both have the same feeling and the most important part of both, the characters' development that improves the show more.

TehCaprone TehCaprone says...

When i first started watching anime back in October 2013, i never liked Slice of Life. I had to watch great anime like Clannad After story to actually get into it.But when I watched Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, everything changed. It was funny. It was intresting.Morte than 1 year later I started watching Nagi no Asukara, and I liked it in a way i don't usually like other slice of life anime.Now, considerating that Sakurasou is actually a slice of life and Nagi no Asukara is a bit more... fantasy-like, because, you know, people that lives like fishes in the sea, they can both be really itresting and 'peaceful' anime. 



Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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snivets snivets says...

Nagi no Asukara and Nana definitely are in different genres, and deal with two groups of people in very different situations. My gut feeling tells me, though, if you enjoyed the highly-charged emotional atmosphere of either show, you'd probably also like the other. Both will make you experience feels.

jazzminecolleen jazzminecolleen says...

Both anime are centered around several different characters with different personalities. Both are filled with love triangles. And both have turning points within the story that keep you on the edge of your seat and dying to know what happens next.

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.

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KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series are alike due to their obvious love polygon and the drama that arises from the forbidden love spotted in both series. Nagi no Asukara is more dramatic while Waiting in The Summer is a bit more comedic. If you loved one of these series, you'll definitely love the other.