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It is spring, the season of great changes. Hikari Kohinata is an overwhelmingly cheerful and outgoing 15-year-old girl who has spent all her life in a small and beautiful seaside town on the Izu peninsula. On the first day of high school, she meets Futaba Oki, a slightly introverted girl who has just moved from Tokyo. Before she knows it, Futaba gets dragged along into Hikari's passion for scuba diving. And from there, Futaba gradually starts to come out of her shell, and learns how to take challenges and dive into the ocean of life.
Instead of diving, fishing. Instead of girls, boys. And Tsuritama also has a good plot and deals with many emotions.
Through an unusual new friend and a new hobby, an introverted main character learns how to overcome their social anxiety. Both shows also display a certain reverence for the ocean. If you liked one, you may like the other.
Poor, short, and unathletic Joey Jones has always been picked on by the rich kids at his school. But when a lightning bolt turns a toy robot he salvaged from the trash into a hulking, remote-controlled bruiser, Joey becomes the only thing standing between humanity and a terrifying race of alien invaders, The Skrugg. If he's going to save the world, however, he's going to need the help of his friends Psy, Lina, and Professor Denton, along with more courage than he ever knew he had.
As the sole member of a club dedicated to helping others, do-gooder Madoka Kyouno didn't hesitate in helping save a girl from drowning one day. But little did she know that she actually saved an alien named Lan, and that soon, Madoka herself would be in the pilot of a giant mecha...
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...
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
While these two series have different plots, they both involve a boy who has trouble making friends who meets a non-human being that changes his life. The main characters of both series make some friends as their respective series go on. Both series are mostly lighthearted and laidback (though Tsuritama does get a little bit tense in the last couple of episodes). Both series also have plenty of funny moments (though Tsuritama's humor is often crazier than Natsume Yuujinchou's) and you get a feel-good feeling after watching both series. Overall, I think if you like one, you will probably like the other.