Sakamichi no Apollon

Alt titles: Kids on the Slope

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Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?

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segawasapphire segawasapphire says...

They both feature characters lots of people will be able to identify with and realistic love stories. In terms of tone/atmosphere, "Suki-tte Ii Na yo." feels more reassuring/positive while "Sakamichi no Apollon" can be a little painful/negative at times.

Piano

Piano

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.

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plethebest plethebest says...

Both Piano and Kids on the Slope are slice of life set around playing music that focuses on relationships between family, friends and falling in love along with the everyday problems life brings.

Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.

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tootalls tootalls says...

Both series focus on two main things. 

1.Romance

2.Music

The main character both are talented with the piano and use music as a way to relate to the other characters.

The music involved in both aren't half bad either.

Kimikiss Pure Rouge

Kimikiss Pure Rouge

It's spring, and love is in the air! Sanada Kouichi wakes up one morning to find a strange girl barging into his house and making herself at home. Only after his friend, Aihara Kazuki, shows up later does he recognize the girl as their childhood friend Mizusawa Mao, who has been living overseas for the past two years. With her parents still overseas, Mao will be living with Kouichi and attending high school with him and Kazuki. The three of them will rely on each other to overcome their challenges with school, friendship, and of course love!

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ParalleledPerception ParalleledPerception says...

     When watching both of these animes you just have a state of tranquility. They are both mellow animes and enjoyable to watch. Sure Kids on the Slope is more jazz/music oriented while Kimikiss is more romance/school life, but they both come down to friendship to it's core. They both have the dramas of life and bittersweet moments. If you liked one I'm sure you'll like the other

  cheers,

     Danny

White Album 2

White Album 2

Third-year student and guitarist Haruki Kitahara wants nothing more than his Light Music Club to play at his upcoming, final school festival. But soon, the other members quit, and Haruki resigns himself to playing one last solo jam session in the now-empty practice room. As he strums the chords of his favorite song "White Album", Setsuna, the school idol with an amazing voice, and Touma, an extraordinarily talented pianist, suddenly join the performance from an adjacent classroom and atop the roof, and Haruki becomes determined to keep the club going. Though one of the girls would rather avoid the spotlight and the other is a loner, Haruki’s passion wins them over and they agree to join. Now, with the performance date fast approaching, the trio spends all of their time together practicing, learning the joys of friendship, and the heartache that comes from falling in love with the same person...

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canvballstar canvballstar says...

Both animes focus on the premise that music is an integral part of their lifestyle. This includes both animes cast members forming a band and the enjoyment of playing as a group. Romance and love triangles are also key factors during both shows tenures.