Miu is a young, talented pianist with a passion for playing music. Under the guidance of Shirakawa, her teacher, she decides to enter a recital, where she will play an emotional, self-written piece.Piano is a quiet story about first loves, friendship, and the challenges one must overcome to succeed.
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.
Both anime are slow paced relaxing animes with a main character that wants to do better at what they love doing.(Akari from Aria with being a Gondalier and Miu from Piano with being a Pianist)
Asai Mugi's everyday life is very much impacted by a singular problem: she suffers from extreme shyness. Her sole friend Touyama Kayo would like to help her out as they've just entered high school, but Mugi's shyness is the sort that steals her voice entirely. It is too bad for Mugi that a freak shout on her part attracted the attention of Nono Ichinose. Nono is on a mission to save her Drama Research Society, and she isn't prepared to accept shyness as excuse from on-stage performances! With a small group of close friends to encourage and educate her, Mugi will be given a chance to be more than she is now. But, can someone so terribly shy really become a stage actress in just a few short months?
Hitohira and Piano both relate the dedication of an average girl to an activity that she put all she has into, in one case the piano, in the other theatre. The animes deal with their daily life, but also show the harships they face in their art, the motivation fluctuation and the importance of support from their friends. both anime have a very similar feel to them, calm and yet passionate.
Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help users with all her heart. Join young Kokoro as she starts the journey to become a full-fledged librarian, while learning about life, and being the best she can be.
If you enjoyed the light sweetness in Piano, then you'll certainly enjoy Kokoro Library. The events that occur in both anime are never heavy. Theme words that come to mind are: soothing, tranquil, and soft - these seem to be the "feelings" I get from watching either Piano or Kokoro Library. Kokoro Library has more comedic/chibi moments, and more engaging episode events.
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.
As if the piano is not enough to relate the two, both series follow a passionate pianist who must overcome obstacles in the face of friends and rivals alike. Considering that the protagonist in Piano is female while that is not the case in Piano no Mori, the stories are told in very different perspectives while approaching similar conclusions.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?