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.
Both of these shows are very similar. They are both school based romantic love polygons that start when a new student transfers to the school. They both include tomboys, childhood friends and unrequited love. The plotting is similar as well but Ano Natsu de Matteru handles its scifi components better.
Unfortunately both shows also have a scifi element that does nothing but clutter the plot and muddy the characterization. IMHO both shows would have been much better off writing the scifi stuff out of the show and focusing on the love polygon and this is coming from a huge scifi fan.
Both essentially high school romances with a light touch of sci-fi, Nerawareta Gakuen and Ano Natsu de Matteru's complex love triangles cause the characters to struggle with navigating friendships and loves, farewells and futures. Fans of one would probably enjoy the other.
The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
Nerawareta Gakuen reminds me of Howl because they are both about the future of mankind, the consequences of our deeds and its affects on the Earth.
Both include supernatural elements and capable and strong characters.
I have never seen anything more beautiful than Nerawareta Gakuen. Fans of Howl will find it more serious but they both are worth watching.
i agree with penkaur - if you liked howl (like myself) you're gonna be thrilled by nerawareta (like i was), because of the delicate romance lines that run in an array of ways and because of the beautiful, profound and respectful manner in wich these kids with grown-up attitudes love each other. ^_^ <3
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
The animation for both anime is just so beautifully overwhelming, however, Nerawareta Gakuen has more vivid colors. They also give the same feels, especially in the characters one-sided love.
liked em both, so i agree with akkiatsu. certainly visually in animation style narewareta gakuen is way more impressve, but we all know thati t's not just looks that matter. i really love toki wo kakeiru shoujo, and liked a lot nerawareta so i'll be seeing it again sometime. give them a try yourself :)
Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!
Not an anime series, but a fun anime movie that I highly recommend to people who like Chuu2. Nerawareta Gakuen has the same feel of characters and medium pacing that was producded within Chuu2. Also, I found Nerawareta to be a great void filler for those who were like me and head the hole after watching Chuu2. I really like both Nerawereta and Chuunibyou. I hope you like them both too.