In the futuristic city of Neo-Acropolis, eleven girls lead very different lives. Each has a different story to tell shaped by her fears and ambitions, and the small joys and sorrows that make up the formative moments of her life. From a scientific genius who has to face her fear of men, to a young girl who does not want to grow up, to a high school manga author struggling to meet the deadlines, to the intricate relationship between two sisters - the girls come from all walks of life, sharing only the city of Neo-Acropolis, and that mysterious spark that makes their lives so interesting.
Diamond dust: when the moisture in the air freezes on a chilly day, the air seems to sparkle and shimmer. It is said that to see the diamond dust in its glory means that lovers will stay together forever, friendships will flourish, and dreams will be realized. Kita-he ~Diamond Dust Drops~ tells the stories of several groups of friends and lovers as they struggle to stay together, accomplish their dreams, and anything in between, all revolving around the tale of the diamond dust.
I personally think Kita e: Diamond Dust Drops is the best anime that involves the stories of several girls; these stories are more touching than the ones in Seraphim Call. The bottom line is that if you liked Seraphim Call, it's impossible to not like Kita e; so give it a try!
Both series are composed by different stories that seem unrelated but end up with a relation between them and a "lesson" to explain it in a way. In both, they explore human feelings from the perspective of different girls who at first seem unrelated but end up having something in common in the end. If you liked one, you'll definately like the other! Still, don't expect just the same anime with just some differences, for each one of them has it's special setting and unique stories!
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
The ebb and flow of both of these series is identical. You watch each episode as a stand alone 25 minutes, all of them seemingly unconnected. The final episode ties all of the stories together, with a nice little twist.
Seraphim is much slower paced, and is not quite as deep and involved as Boogiepop. Boogiepop is a classic horror series, and can take a lot of focus to get through.
If you like anime series that are a little less conventional from the norm, then I think you will enjoy both of these.
In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.
At first they seem unlikely, but then you spot the way that they are quite similar: Both series are about different persons growing and learning who they are and to love themselves, mostly through love. The art in both series is really special, and the great touching stories combined with the fine drawings leaves you with the same feelig: Wow!
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
Hiroyuki Fujita's only distinguishing trait appears to be his perpetual laziness... but he has something about him that lets him make friends with girls easily, and has a kind side that his childhood friend Akari loves. Follow their 'everyday adventures' in high school with this light schoolkid comedy.