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Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

If you enjoyed REC, I'm sure you will also enjoy Hataraki Man. Both series involve a close-up of complicated relationships mixed in with work life. There aren't a lot of character aspects in REC whereas you're introduced to a number in Hataraki Man, but you still get the same "that's life" + drama feel.

Lamune

Lamune

Kenji Tomosaka is a young boy who moved from the city to a coastal town at a young age. The ocean fascinated him, and that is where he met a girl named Nanami Konoe. Together, they played together on the beach; but unknowingly, they lived next to each other, their balconies just feet apart. As time moves on, their relationship deepens, and many of their friends call them a couple; but neither Kenji nor Nanami is willing to make a move. Time passes, and summer comes again; but this time, something will happen that will change them both forever...

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Sheex Sheex says...

Similar to REC, Lamune has a very casual slice-of-life feel to it.  Though it tends to drag out its content a bit more due, obviously, to the huge disparity in series length, it still possess much the same style.  Though there are a number of girls, the main romance is already set in stone, so expect romantical progression similar to that in REC.

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.

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SirNiXXon SirNiXXon says...

Millenium Actress was the very first thing I thought about when watching REC. The tones don't quite match, but the "Aka half" of the show is when both get close to each other: Millenium Actress tells the story mixing movies from Chiyoko's life, while REC uses references and situations from various Andrey Hepburn movies.  Both flirt with cinema in various moments, and they also deal with the dream of becoming an actress/voice actress and actually fulfilling that dream. If movie culture, acting and dreaming - along with an underlying love relationship, be it concrete or abstract - is what makes you like one of these two titles, then you'll probably like the other for the same reasons.

Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden

Di Gi Charat: Winter Garden

Dejiko is now twenty years old and works part time in a bakery. On her way home on Christmas eve, she slips and drops her cake; but when a young man approaches and switches her spoiled cake for his, Dejiko is unsure how to respond. The young man is Senba Takuo, and their love develops over the next year. But when Dejiko receives a letter from her mother requesting her to come back to her far away home, and after she sees Takuo with another girl, what will become of their relationship?

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Winter Garden and Rec are a lot like each other! They have a very similar pace of story and even though Rec might be a bit more serious about handling relationships at the start of the series, the romance definitely feels very alike when comparing the two series. It's nearly impossible to like one and dislike the other because of their similarities, yet the stories are nothing like each other!

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Kare Kano is, just like Rec, not a typical easy-going romantic comedy. In both anime you'll find people that have their own things to worry about. While Kare Kano can be hilarious, it also manages to be more serious than Rec. While Rec might be a little less than Kare Kano on the hilarious and romance sides, it manages to combine those two very well with a realistic world and provides us with a great end result. Both are definitely top animes of the genre AND for those interested in more realistic anime.