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...
Rumors have it that a monster has appeared over the city, and Yuki would love to catch a glimpse! However, she soon discovers something even more fascinating: a boy named Tetsu not only knows of the monsters, he has a monster pet of his own named Cenco! Yuki is delighted to meet such a creature and tags along with Tetsu to find out more, but soon the two find themselves in the middle of a dangerous conflict with another monster that threatens them and bystanders alike!
If nothing else, these two works are strikingly similar in tone, visual style, and character design - they seem almost born for each other. The low-key, naturalistic depiction of teens is something of a similar mindset. That both also have a sci-fi element is notable - however, Cencoroll is all about the sci-fi action (however peculiarly so); while The Girl Who Leapt Through Time uses a non-action sci-fi concept as an integral force to its low key and very human drama.
These are rather major differences to take into consideration; but the works just feel so tonally similar to me I feel obliged to cross recommend them.
Both animes are very fun because of the animation styles and charector development! You will instantly fall in love with the charectors and become absorbed into the movie! full of Drama and action! I highly recommend either one these confusingly fun movies!
Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
What those two have in common is the issue of long being unaware of someone's feelings, and after realising them, coping with what future brings.
Funny school romance including love triangles - that's how I will describe both: Lovely complex and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo. Main characters are shy and overthrown with everyday activities so basicly they don't notice their love at first. They are just friends and only in sometime friendship starts to grow to something more.
What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.
Both Millennium Actress and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo are excellent movies with great direction. Both movies are about a chase to fulfill a dream and there's a sprinkle of romance involved. It's just a hunch that you'll enjoy one if you like the other. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo deals with time travel, and therefore the storyline is exciting to follow. Millennium Actress had the most touching ending that left me to tears.
Okay so I'm just going to come straight out and say it there are several things that is different between The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Millennium Actress. While The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is more of sci-fi thing about time travel and Millennium Actress is more about looking back on a certain actresses life. What they both do have in common is that they both are kind of about doing things in pursuit of one's dreams whatever they may be. Though The Girl Who Leapt Through Time focuses more on the romance side of things Millennium Actress does have some elements of romance.
The animation for both anime is just so beautifully overwhelming, however, Nerawareta Gakuen has more vivid colors. They also give the same feels, especially in the characters one-sided love.
liked em both, so i agree with akkiatsu. certainly visually in animation style narewareta gakuen is way more impressve, but we all know thati t's not just looks that matter. i really love toki wo kakeiru shoujo, and liked a lot nerawareta so i'll be seeing it again sometime. give them a try yourself :)
Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.
Both of these are positively charming slice-of-life high school romantic anime, with likeable characters with a pleasant blend of humour and drama that feel quite similar. While The Girl Who Leapt Through Time also has a science fiction aspect, I think someone who enjoyed one will appreciate the other.
Both of these series are, although they don't seem to be on the surface, rather romantic. Beyond that, they are slice of life school stories with a touch of comedy.