After a car accident in 1991, Kyosuke's ESPer abilities knock his spirit through time space. He awakens in the year 1994 to discover that a similar accident has befallen himself in the future. As he comes to grips with his plight, he runs into some old acquaintances from a painful past. Racing against time to find a way back to his body in 1991, he must keep his feelings for Hikaru in check so he doesn't sabotage his relationship with Madoka. But will he be strong enough to stay true to his love?
Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.
Both Kimagure Orange Road and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are love-triangle anime involving a sometimes-aimless young man and two young women who love him. In each series, the young man and two women (one comparatively tough and one comparatively soft) work out how to live their lives as school days pass into young adulthood. Whereas KOR breaks up the romantic tension somewhat with forays into the world of Kasuga Kyosuke's special ESP powers, KimiNozo takes its drama straight-up, neat and without a chaser, focusing on the vertices of the love triangle and occasionally their family and friends. While KOR may sometimes be too silly, in KimiNozo one comes to yearn for the next comedic scene, just to break the tension.
If you've seen KOR all the way through, and seeing KimiNozo for the first time, you'll probably be like me and wonder why KOR's Hiyama Hikaru couldn't have been more like KimiNozo's Suzumiya Haruka. I guess that's what makes the 1980s different from the zeroes, however. Even so, I'd have to say that those who love KOR's romantic interplay would find themselves at home watching KimiNozo, while a KimiNozo fan would probably see precursors of that love triangle in KOR (especially ShinKOR).
Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.
Back-and-forth patchwork time travel stories have always intriged me.
These are both finalizations of thier respective series(well unless they make a sequel)
Both titles you could watch without seeing the series they are linked to, there is, however, a bit of benifit from seeing the shows they are from. Vanishment more-so.
Both have a bitersweet vibe, and are a bit touching. If you liked the overall story in one, you might enjoy the other.