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Ookiku Furikabutte

Ookiku Furikabutte

Ren Mihashi is a timid pitcher with problems; he has no self esteem or confidence, due to the relentless bullying of his once teammates, and is reluctant to play baseball again. However, at Ren's new school, Nishiura Prefectural High, he finds himself picking up the mitt once more. Along with the help of alumni-turned-coach Maria Momoe, tough but supportive Takaya Abe, and the rest of his teammates, Ren will regain his confidence and show the game of baseball who's the boss yet again!

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brenda310 brenda310 says...

Okay this is a pretty bizarre recommendation but just read this… if you like the combination of an innocent, lovely yet naïve character who befriends with an strong, and dominant character these are for you..! in nana two unknown woman became best friends as well in Big Windup two unknown teenagers became best friends.  

Piano no Mori

Piano no Mori

Born into the wealthy family of a famous musician, Shu Amamiya feels it is his fate to become a professional pianist. But when he transfers to a new elementary school, his goal is threatened by an obnoxious classmate, Ichinose Kai, who has the ability to produce beautiful sound from a piano that was thought to be broken. The two quickly become friends; however, their friendship is tested when they face off in a competition to determine who has the better skill, greatest ambition, and the strongest love for the piano.

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eaper eaper says...

Each of these anime have a lot to do with how difficult getting into the world of music can be and how simply practice can't get you all the way. Also, each of these series helps show the viewer how important just "playing the game" is when it comes to being successful.

Chance Pop Session

Chance Pop Session

In Japan, one of the greatest idol singers of the time is the beautiful and talented Reika. Her three greatest followers are a varied bunch: religious Akari who loves to sing at her church, independent and self-sufficient Yuki, and the rich and snobby Nozomi. By chance, or possibly fate, the three finally meet at one of Reika's concerts, not knowing of the path they will soon be traveling together. With friendships and hardships in the future, can the girls manage to succeed on the path they will choose?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

In the series Nana and Chance Pop Session the characters are trying to make it into the entertainment world and start their own musical group.  The series go through the trial and tribulations faced by each group trying to achieve their goal.

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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zenithofanime zenithofanime says...

why clannad AF & nana u ask. well, the reason is very simple.though the plot do not match but u got down to earth story in both the series,prodigious and overwhelming charecters and cool sound track.the most crucial part shared by these 2 series are darma. both the series have  Xtream topnotch drama.so if u got drama as ur fav genre then these 2 should top ur list.

Shuffle!

Shuffle!

Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Both Nana and Shuffle are very different animes, but even though the first is a real-world setting melodrama, and the latter - shuffle - is a harem comedy, they both attain something very rare in the world of female character outside of Studio Ghibli. The girls in both of these series are wonderfully human, expressing everything from foaming girly love, to dark, lecherous jealousy. If the darker moments of human intimacy in either of these series captured your attention, or even your heart, I highly recommend the other too.