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.
Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!
Nana and Sakamichi no Apollon are both anime with heavy themes about friends, love, and music!
Nana centers around adults in the Punk Rock scene (in 2003) trying to get famous whereas Sakamichi centers around teens who play jazz (in the 1960s) and are just trying to figure out life. Despite the differences, both anime have dynamic main characters and interesting secondary characters. Both have fast-paced stories that tug at your heartstrings.
If you liked one, the other is a must-watch, even if the music isn't to your taste the anime surely will be!
Two polar opposites that become great friends?
Romanic situations, good drama.
Oh, and lots of music in both, centering around great sequences of animation in the music?
I'm amazed Bronia's rec was the only one on here so far.
If you dug one, you might like the other.
Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?
They both have that dramatic shoujo feel to them and are also animes people could possibly relate to. The characters and story are very cute and it is pretty eventful for a drama.
Both shows have a soap opera sort of feel. This might turn off some, but if you're enjoying either one you could definitely love the other. Both focus very much on the personal growth of women, as well as the relationships and friendships of them. Nana and Suki-tte are both fairly mature for shoujo, in subject matter and portrayal of characters. Nana is more grown up, since it's about young adults. Suki-tte is still fairly grown up, although it's about older teens as they become adults.
Both are heavily focused of romance, but Nana definitely puts more emphasis on friends although Suki-tte does use friendship as one of the main themes as well.
Touya Fujii is a young university student who juggles two part-time jobs with his studies so that he can afford to live. The most important thing in his life is his girlfriend Yuki, but since she is an up and coming idol they barely get a chance to talk, let alone see each other. With her managers keeping a close watch on her and attempting to prevent their relationship, it seems that Touya and Yuki will simply have to make the most of their fleeting moments together. However, they do have one person fighting in their corner: Yuki’s friend - the famous idol Rina Ogata - hires Touya in order to create opportunities for the pair to be together. Unfortunately he is promptly fired when the production company discover her plan. When she pledges to make it up to him, Touya begins to wonder if Rina is all that she seems, and why is she going to so much trouble for him and Yuki?
This show and Nana share alot in common. Both are focused around musicians and their relationships. Nana is a good deal longer and has more progression over time, but both shows have numerous relationships.
Nana is more so focused on the friendship and everyday lives of the two female leads than the romances they are in. Because White Album is shorter and focuses on only one guy, for the most part, it is very much centered around love triangles.
Also, both shows take a semi-realistic approach to romance. Its always somewhat akward, but never goofy or echhi style harem.
If you loved the love triangle that non-rocker Nana got in, you will looooove White Album. Its like Nana squared. However, if you really got attached to the banter between the two Nanas and thought the romance was only ok, you'll want to avoid White Album.
both series focus on girls that have a music career and on their relationship.Nana is abit longer and focuses on a friendship between two girls that share the same name while White Album is way shorter than Nana, it is centered on only one guy and focuses mostly on love triangle aspects but both series have a deep romance aspect.My guess is that if you liked Nana you will also like White Album.
Tachibana has recently quit his job at a high-class firm, and for unknown reasons, decides to open a bakery. His first employee is Ono, an extremely talented patissier who is also known as the 'Gay of demonic charm' - something that has caused him to lose his job countless times. Joining the crew also is Eiji - a retired champion boxer - who is hired on the spot as only a trainee purely because he is not Ono's 'type.' However, Chikage, the bumbling childhood friend and shadow of Tachibana, is exactly his type! Now, with the shop finally open, everyone seems to be filling their positions well; but one question remains: what were Tachibana's motives for opening the bakery, and does it have a link to his troubled and forgotten past?
Two very disprate shows will definitely appeal to the same type of fans. Nana had the dramatic feel of an over the top tv soap, whilst Antique Bakery spends little time on the shounen-ai and more on the development of friendships. If you like to sit back and enjoy two slower paced, emotional filled rides where you feel like you befriend the charming characters, then I highly recommend both of these shows to you.