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Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both shows emphasize the concept finding your way when you feel lost in the world and feature a guy who goes out of his way to help a lost girl.  They both start out light and become much heavier and more emotional as the story begins to unfold.  They also both take place in the "real world", with the addition of some supernatural elements that are vital to the plot.  Both are bittersweet yet heartwarming shows that will make you laugh and cry, and are both incredible enjoyable shows.

Clannad After Story

Clannad After Story

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.

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GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both shows emphasize the concept finding your way when you feel lost in the world and feature a guy who goes out of his way to help a lost girl.  They both start out light and become much heavier and more emotional as the story begins to unfold.  They also both take place in the "real world", with the addition of some supernatural elements that are vital to the plot.  Both are bittersweet yet heartwarming shows that will make you laugh and cry, and are both incredible enjoyable shows.

Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Sola and Fate/stay night are both shows in which a supernatural humanlike "creature" eventually becomes a very important person / love interest of the main character. While sola is more of a romance/action and FSN more a romance/action show, they contain very similar elements from both genres and go over emotions of hatred, love and uncertainty. If you just finished one of these, and are looking for something slightly different, but with the same themes and plot elements, look no further!

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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n00bl3t n00bl3t says...

The storyline of both sola and Angel Beats! rely on male protagonists with memory issues and powerful female leads with hidden agendas. Add to that the mystery and death which surrounds both anime and you have a winning combination for why if you like one you will like the other.

Tamayura

Tamayura

A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

If you like slow anime that focuses heavily on photography then you'll likely enoy booth sola and Tamayura. While Tamayura is shorter and has little in the way of plotline, both have a similar sort of reflective vibe.