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.
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 shows are meant to be "healing anime" for men with stressful jobs that want to watch beautiful girls all day long. Also Akari and Fuu are both "helpless moe" though Akari isn't as "helpless moe" as Fuu.
Both of these animes have a feeling of calm and tranquility. Though Aria is much longer as a whole series, Tamayura seems so far to have the same feeling of warmth I got from Aria. It is even done by the same director.
Aoi's childhood dream of climbing the tallest mountains in the world was destroyed when the girl fell off a jungle gym, developing a crippling fear of heights in the process. Now in high school, the teen enjoys more mundane activities like knitting and sitting quietly, and has absolutely no interest in risking her life in the wilderness. But Aoi's sheltered life is shattered with the reappearance of Hinata, her boisterous childhood friend who's determined to pull the girl out of her shell and scale some mountains! Together, the two learn about climbing gear and try to face their fears, all while becoming the best of friends!
Although they center around two different hobbies, Yama no Susume and Tamayura are quite similar. They're both slice of life shows dealing with a young girl moving forward with the help of her friends. Yama no Susume is shorter and not as mellow as Tamayura, but they definitely share the same atmosphere.
Encouragement of Climb reminds me a lot of Junichi Sato's style of slice-of-life (I think he calls them "healing" anime), such as Tamayura. Though they're about cute teenage girls, both prioritize relaxation over silly jokes.
On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
There are strong stylistic similarities between Kamichu! and Tamayura, ranging from the often-used trope of "cute girls doing cute things" to the relaxed, backwoods-town atmosphere of the two anime's settings. Even the OP have a very similar feel. The character designs have much in common, too -- though, to a certain extent, this is obviously the influence of key animators Asano Katsuya and Komurakata Kouji. If the quiet beauty and charm of either of these anime appeals to you, then the other will surely be your cup of tea, too.
Kamichu! and Tamayura take place in a similar city along the setonaikai, and more than the landscape, they share a specific pace.
They do for a refreshing and feel-good time.
Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
Tamayura very much reminded me of the gentle moments in Honey and Clover, with that same sense of hope and contemplation. They both also deal with the passion for arts, in various instances in Honey and Clover, and with photography in Tamayura. Fuu and Hagu are also very similar female leads - cute, shy, and talented. Both have comical moments, but Honey and Clover has more. If you liked any of the elements from each that I have mentioned, then I think you will enjoy watching the other!