Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.
In addition to the ambience, a lot of style is shared between both of the "short" stories of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and 5 Centimeters per Second. The real reason for this recommendation is the similar feeling of silence & sadness that only few anime share.
The plot of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and 5 CM are somewhat alike; the main component of each plot is the concept of time. These two anime will make you reflect on how time is very important.
As far as endings go both of these anime leave you feeling the same way. The imagery of 5cm is superb and the characters of Toki wo Kakeru are really well done. Both of these movies (even though 5cm is in 3 parts) are of a high standard and have a love theme. Toki wo Kakeru is also quite funny so it's worth checking out one if you liked the other.
A great love story is what brings Toki wo and 5 cm together. Each involves love between people who are not yet adult but are not children, platonic love, and pure feelings between pure souls. You'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere that permeates through both titles.
These productions bring a level of character immersion that I've only seen in a few animated movies. In under two hours they manage grab hold of your senses and really allow you to empathize with the protagonists.
Byousoku 5 Centimeters will give you the more down-to-earth realism of a love found and lost, including the pain that goes with it. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, while taking a similar approach, also adds in some time-distorting comedy that'll have you chuckling along the way.
They both do a wonderful job creating a 'personal' watching experience that any fan should look for in a quality animation.
Both 5 CM and Toki wo have spectacular background animations, and both talk about first love from a teenager's perspective. You'll get a fuzzy feeling from watching both anime, so be prepared to handle it!
When I first looked at "Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo", I had no idea that it would be so similar to 5CPS in terms of romance. The protagonists want nothing more than for their love to survive the wrath of time, and to be with the one they love, despite their circumstances.
Both animes are built up very well in their backgrounds and plots. The young protagonists' emotional lifes develops before our eyes, and in the end they have to accept the fate which parts them from their beloved ones.
Both anime have an interesting love story that will melt your heart. Though the style is somewhat different, the backgrounds and characters have the same feel about them. They're realistic and the situations they're in are so recognisable. Who hasn't had the feeling that time was moving forward too quickly? And both have an ending that won't let you untouched. You definitely have to see these two anime!
'5 cm per second' and 'Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo' are two absolutely awesome movies. Love is the main theme in both, though they show two different kinds of love. I think, everyone would find something for her-/himself If she/he watch them both.
Each of these movies do a great job developing characters in a short amount of time, deal with many similar themes, and have good artwork and backdrops(although 5 cm/second had slightly better detail) along with a very good soundtrack.
Both are very well presented and have a gorgeous look to them. They are also beautiful, feel-good movies however I find 5 CM to be more abstract and Toki is more "entertaining" in a traditonal movie sense. Nevertheless, both sweet films.
Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.
Many people say that Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has a "ghibli feel," and Whisper of the Heart is probably the film they most often have in mind. The combination of sheer fantasy, schoolgirl life, and romance works wonders in both coming-of-age films.
Both of these movies include a fantasic plot with romance playing a strong yet unexpected part in both of the main character's lives. Any romantic will fall in love with both of these amazing and beatifully animated movies!
I thoroughly enjoyed both movies very much! They both touched on subjects about the future of one's life and the up's and down's of falling in love. I definitely recommend both films if you'd like to have a big slice-of-life.
Both films, are shoujo coming of age tale. The story telling is what makes both films so brilliant. They take a relatively simple story and make it so interesting and captivating, that it almost feels magical. Another common element, is a complex female main character. Through this character both films explore the dillmma faced by young adults as they look towards the future.
Both have a very unique charm, that will warm your heart a long after end watching. Both are about mentaly young people which are searching for their own way, and both are showing a piece of beautiful, pure love.
Three minutes into Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, I had already realized that this movie would become one of my favorites. I cannot say exactly why I came to this conclusion so early into the movie, but I assure you it is a good thing. I think it may have had something to do with the general ambiance - the animation (in both the aesthetic appearance and the fluidity and realism of the character movement), music, opening credit sequence, the general pace of the story. Another good thing: it immediately reminded me of Whisper of the Heart. The two movies have a similar feel to them. Their animation, in both look and movement, and the pace of the story. They are both shoujo slice-of-life stories that center around a female protagonist's coming of age, involve romance, have an interesting storyline, and take place in modern Japan. They are both MUST SEE movies!
Although their plots are not all that smiliar, both movies involve a relationship that, at the time, cannot work due to unforseen events. The Girl Who Lept Through Time feels exactly like a Ghibli movie-- both are wonderful and creative (and maybe tear-jerking!) films!
While reading the synopsis of either show they may not even sound remotely similar. "Whisper of the Heart" is about a young girl and her growing relationship with a certian shopkeeper's grandson and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" is about a young girl who gains the ability to jump through time. See they don't sound really all that similar expect for the fact that they both center around young girls. But once you actually start watching either one you can begin to see how similar they both are. They both center around young girls coming-of-age along with the path one person's life may take in the future as well as the good things & bad things with falling in love. If you liked one then it is with a strong recommendation that you see the other.
Whisper of the heart is made my Studio Ghibli, and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo carries the same charming appeal that most movies from the studio do. The two movies also construct their narratives based on the romantic aspects of an adolescent girl, as well as a few fantasy-esque sequences. If you liked one, I can guarantee that you'll like the other. If I'm wrong, you shall receive permanent ownership of my soul.
Both films have the similar feeling to them. Lighthearted drama and a romantic touch that really gets to you. Very likeble characters and they have the same pacing.
In the future, all facets of society are tied into OZ, a virtual world inhabited by millions of users. Kenji, one of OZ’s moderators, was set to begin another typical summer when the lovely Natsuki asked him to accompany her to her hometown as a job. However, little did Kenji know that the 'job' entailed pretending to be Natsuki’s fiancé in front of her eccentric family! Now on display and feeling like a fish out of water, Kenji tries his best to fit in with Natsuki and her relatives, until one day he receives a mysterious math problem through a text message. As an avid math fanatic Kenji can’t help but try to solve it, unaware that his actions may jeopardize not only OZ, but also the entire world...
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars have, besides similar animation, quite a bit in common. They both make use of entertaining plot devices with almost limitless possibilities (time traveling and the World of Oz), create an engaging story with said element, and top it off with a hint of romance. Both movies are made to appeal to a large audience, and thus have no crazy or extreme edges to them, and are about equally entertaining. If you liked one of them, give the other a try as well!
Slice of Life; Sci Fi; Romance. Three things that common these two movies. More than that, they have very similar animation and the whole style. You really don't know the end of the story until the end. They are unique. Two of a kind. I am completely sure that the fans of one movie would like another.
Beyond the animation styles, each of these movies are centered around a fantastic world (one with an unimaginably huge MMO used for every facet of life, the other with time travel), a bit of budding romance, and using sheer will power to overcome great obstacles. Finally, both of these series will likely appeal to most people, giving few people a reason not to like them.
Both movies are "must watch" masterpieces! Both share similar animation and style, as well as "wide" and entertaining stories full of creativeness! Some other elements like comedy and romance also exist in both movies to add some spice! In general, the 2 movies have a lot in common and deserve such high ratings, so don't miss them!!!
These two anime films by Mamoru Hosoda combine science fiction - time travel or surreal internet realities - with low-key, observational human drama. There's a wry bit of humour and some affecting dramatic moments to be found in either film, and that they'll appeal to largely the same fanbase is to me almost a certainty. I felt, however, that Girl Who Leapt Through Time had the stronger story and characterisation, but a fan of one should definitely consider watching the other.
Both from the same director, so art style is similar as are the character designs, comedy etc etc. Though I prefer The girl who leapt through times' plot, the bonds of the characters in Summer wars were more touching.
Beyond the fact that both have amazing animation, feature a rather nice sci-fi element, a teaspoon of romance, an incredible story and some of the best voice acting that I've ever heard. Both series include enough comedy in either title to make it appealing to a larger audience so it doesn't become boring, but at the sametime sticking to the core plot that it remains engaging and doesn't seem completely pointless. If you liked one then I can almost say with certainty that you will like the other.
Both Summer Wars and The Girl Who Lept Through Time have alot of humor and adventure, splashed with a little romance. They both have great female characters!
Summer Wars and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo both focus on the repercussions of depending heavily on technology to majorly affect how we live our lives. In addition, both maintain modern day aesthetics, even with the addition of advanced, even futuristic technology.
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
The two shows feature supernatural events in a high school setting. While this is quite common in anime, what sets these apart is that they're not action anime, and require you to think about what's happening.
Both start out as seemingly normal stories of girls in high school who seem to have nothing better to do than fool around with their friends and do as they please. However, later on, mystical and amazing things happen to Makoto and Haruhi, and prove that life is not always as simple as it seems (even if one of them might not realize it).
Both Toki wo kakeru shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) feature female protagonists who have a supernatural ability to alter time/space around them. Although the setting for both stories are not entirely similar, I found a strong likeness between both 'slice of life' anime when it came to genre, and overall pace of the story, not to mention the actual direction. When I watched them, I didn't think they would be at all similar, but now that I have, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.
At first view, both anime seem pretty normal with a slice-of-life feel. Though as you might have noticed, it's not normal, not at all. Both feature a female protagonist with the ability to change their surroundings - even though its unconsciously. I'm sure you would enjoy both shows!
High school + supernatural mystery + interesting characters = what you have been looking for after seeing this anime and in the same time what you will find in suggested series :)
Each of these series are based around high schoolers that know at least something about time traveling and each of these anime have a main character slowly recognizing their feelings for another main character.
At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?
Both Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and The Place Promised In Our Early Days have a similar feel to them. Both are coming of age stories about people caught up in unusual circumstances.
Both Toki wo and Beyond the Clouds are well-animated and have a good sense of timing. Although, Beyond the Clouds did seem to drag on for quite awhile. The storylines are quite different but they do have a love theme as a focal point. They're worth checking out because of the quality.
If you loved Toki wo kakeru shoujo because of its touching plot and its sci-fi component,then i do believe you'll also love ,as i did,The place promised in our early days.The plot is well structured in both,and their melancholic feeling is similar.
Apart from supernatural forces, these two movies focus on difficulties that everyone have with understanding and accepting feeling that are inside.
Two very melancholic Sci Fi movies, with beautiful landscapes and sound. Romance.. Drama.. What else?..
The dreamy atmosphere and trials of love have a very similar feel. The backgrounds and lighting make you feel at ease in either of these movies. It really makes you nostalgic.