Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...
Both NTHT and Grave of the Fireflies touch upon harsh parts of our world such as war and child abuse. Both show the scars these things leave behind and bring the mood down.
Grave of the Fireflies and Now and Then, Here and There are must sees for anybody. Not just for anime fans, but for anyone that yearns to feel. They both deal with sad themes, and you become enthralled by the burdens of the characters and the heaviness of the plot. Both of these shows will make you appreciate life a litle bit more and give you plenty to think about for years to come.
So you like depressing stories about war? You should see Grave of the Fireflies, perhaps the saddest anime- no, the saddest movie of any kind I've seen. It's a must see, showing the effects of WWII on Japan, but be warned, it'll ruin your mood for the rest of the day.
Both productions provide a truly emotional experience. They are stories of the suffering and pain during times of war. Both tell of the inevitable sacrifices one must make in order to survive in those rough and hopeless times.
What those two have in common? War, a sad serious story and awesome storytelling. I enjoyed every second of each anime even though i cried in the end. That's all that I can say. Beautiful masterpieces in every aspect! Watch them both!
You want to be really sad? And you want to feel like you just learned something while you're at it? You want to cry in the most profound and gut-wrenching manner possible? If you've just watched either Grave of the Fireflies or Now and Then, Here and There and want more of that powerful sadness, you will absolutely love the other. They essentially work in the same way, portraying gripping dilemmas that leave no way out but tragedy whilst simultaneously showing some of the triumphs of the human spirit. Not only that, these shows are equally good - yes, there are two such astoundingly tragic and effective anime.
Both Grave of Fireflies and Now and Then, Here and There are fantastic pieces of work that expose the horrors of war and its effect on innocent children. Both are about the loss of innocence and are told through the eyes of society's most vulnerable victims. If you liked one, you would definitely like the other.
Now and Then, Here and There is basically a fantasy version of Grave of the Fireflies with more physical cruelty, about as much psychological cruelty and just a little less emotional impact. If you loved one of these, and for some reason want to expose yourself to a similar heartwrenching, cruel story, give this anime a try.
Both extremely depressing (melancholy is far to whimsical a word) tales of the brutality of war.
If you "enjoyed" one, for lack of a better word, you should definently check out the other.
Now and Then has the much happier ending though, unsurprisingly
Each of these series focus on what is lost in war. Further, each series centers in on a man trying to protect an important person at great personal injury. Finally, the mood of each series is similar (extremely sad).
Both deal with the concept of war and of children being the innocent victims of the harsher adult tatics. Both are heart breaking and yet both are undeniable truth.
Just like its successor, Grave of the Fireflies also talks about the tragedies of war and how people must survive during these rough times. On an emotional level, both of them are quite the tear-jerkers and Seita and Shu are quite similar in terms of their optimism, their headstrong nature and never give up attitude as they always try their best to keep their heads up in the face of danger and depression.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
It kind of depends on what you are looking for. Both NTHT and SaiKano are very emotional anime, though I'd have to say SaiKano goes a bit too much to the extremes and gets too depressing. Nonetheless, if you are looking for another tear-drawing drama SaiKano and NTHT are two must sees!
Saikano and Now and Then, Here and There are about war and its effect on fighters and civilians alike. While the placing is considerably different, Saikano having a dose of slice of life moments that are almost absent from NTHT and while the first has a strong element of romance that does not feauture in the second there is enough drama and tragedy in both. Saikano is an exercise in sheer depression, NTHT retains some amount of hope amidst the chaos but they akin in that they portray the horrors of war in a believable manner.
Now and Then feels alot like Saikano in many respects - superficial similarities aside, the mood created by the two shows is distinctly familiar to each orther. Both are at times emotional, disturbing, and also strangely uplifting, with a very personal bent. If you're in that kind of mood, I highly recommend these to respective new-comers to either work who want something worth their while.
Both shows feature children used by adults to commit violence, and the toll it takes on everyone involved, in part by twisting the love the teenagers feel for others.
Each of these series center around war, the hardships kids face in war, and a love story. Each series has the female lead being a center piece to a country's war effort, despite hating violence, and a boy fighting for what he believes in throughout the series (mostly the girl he believes in). Finally, each series has a very similar, sorrowful tone throughout.
Both are about a girl that is a secret weapon, and the boy/man try everything to stay together and make a future or a better future.Saikano is the best anime in my opnion, the story is just perfect, the drama is melancholic and still really beauty, if you still didn't watch saikano, START NOW!.NATHAT is really good too, has really good adult-talk and during the anime it brings more and more adult themes.
So watch both, and enjoy the best of animes!.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Both of these shows are about children dealing with difficult, violent, and sad realities of life.
On a more abstract note, they both share the same mildly depressing, but hopeful view of the world.
While the story and setting are very different, they're both anime that center around kids being put through very violent and depressing scenarios.
Bokurano and Now and Then, Here and There and two really special series that I believe will not be made in the future because of the direction that the anime industry is going. Both use Children to tell you about morals and will change your entire view on life. Both are very intenese Dramas also. But Bokurano is much more sadder than Now and Then, Here and There. Also, Bokurano has a different premise but conveys the same "real" feeling that Now and Then, Here and There has. A feeling that is hard to find in anime.
In both series the most important issue is reaction of indivuals (espacially youngsters), to extremal situation, which is linked up with death, war (in Bokurano - against alliens, and in Ima Sokoni, Iru Boku - between two fractions of humankind), and other difficult topics, about which sometimes we want to forget, but we shouldn't.
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and he find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.
I have been waiting for a synopsis to be written for Tokyo Magnitude, for quite some time, because I can think of no other title that is more like Now and Then, Here and There, for gut wrenching, emotional, somewhat uplifting anime.
Digging into the real meat of how one would respond to extra ordinary situations.
If you enjoyed one of these titles, you could not go wrong by watching the other.
BOuth series are incredibly graphic protrayles of what happins to childrin during a time of crises. BOugth have great and lovebal charecters and simmiler animation.
Both anime fall under apocalyptic fiction and contain depressing, touching, and mature subject matter. Tokyo Magnitude is portrayed much more realistically while Now and Then, Here and There is fantasy; however, if one of them gripped your heart, you will most likely feel touched by the other.
Both series follow kids through extremely intense times. The tone in each is extremely similar. If you enjoyed one series you'll likely enjoy the other thanks to this.
In the future, mysterious monoliths known as the Rodo fell from outer space, turning the world into a parched wasteland without rain or oceans. In this new world where humans struggle to survive, control is held by the Rodoists – worshippers of the Rodo. Ran is an orphaned and honest boy who has sworn revenge against the scarred man who took his mother from him; and in order to facilitate his revenge, Ran wishes to join the Anti-Rodoist group known as the Hazzard. In the process, however, Ran meets and falls in love with the silver-haired Aira, who has a destiny that is far more than he can comprehend. Now, Ran travels to the Holy Green to pursue his love and revenge, but can he choose between them?
Both Now and Then Here and There and Green Legend Ran are set mainly in the distant future in which the Earth is a barren desert planet and water is a rare and precious commotity that is worth fighting and killing over. They also both feature a mysterious female lead with blue hair that has the power to control the flow of water. The stories in this regard are very similar; Now and Then Here and There focuses more on the brutality Shu suffers at the hands of Hambo's army of children and his never-give-up-attidute, whereas Green Legend Ran is somewhat more light-hearted and focuses more on cults and rebel factions. However, both stories are well-told and if you enjoyed one, you would most likely enjoy the other as well.
Both Now and Then Here and There and Green Legend Ran are about how precious water is to the people living in a desert world. Oddly enough both female leads can control water thus making them wanted by many people to overcome the water hardships. Green Legend Ran has a more light-hearted way of telling the story than Now and Then, Here and There but if you liked one you'll surely like the other.
Green Legend Ran and Now and Then, Here and There both revolve around how important water is to the world, and the story of the boy who helps the girl who can control it. Oddly enough both Ira and Lalla-Ru have light blue hair and eyes, and have the ability to manipulate water, While Now and Then, Here and There is much darker then Green Legend Ran, both show the wicked side to war, and the great lengths those who are in power will take to have that water, If you liked one, you are definetely sure to like the other