Usagi Drop

Alt titles: Bunny Drop

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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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dcg87 dcg87 says...

though clannad goes a little more dramatic in some episodes, the main focuse of both stories is family and how they grow and develop. and the second half of afterstory relates a lot with bunny drop.

 

Psyche Psyche says...

Both of the animes are about being a family and the beautiful and difficult times you'll face as a parent. Although Clannad has more drama in it, it's still shows the love between an adult and a child. They are both beautiful!

Imacutchu Imacutchu says...

Usagi Drop is a lot simpler and contains little to no drama, but like Clannad After Story they focus on the father-daughter relation and the fulfillment that comes with raising a child.  Also Uchio and Rin are both incredibly lovable characters.

Puka Puka Juju

Puka Puka Juju

Little Mika has been waiting to go to the beach with her father all summer, but every time they’re about to head out the door he receives an important call from work and has to reschedule. This time though, they’re definitely going – Mika even picks out an inflatable dugong floatie for her dad because he can’t swim. But right when they’re getting into the car, the usual occurs. Disappointed, Mika is now forced to play in a kiddie pool in the backyard instead of the ocean, but it’s not so bad – especially when the plastic dugong comes to life!

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Two anime about little girls and their father figures. Both are quite sweet and extremely adorable.

snivets snivets says...

Puka Puka Juju is a short and Usagi Drop is longer, but the focus on the relationship between father and daughter is similarly cute and heart-warming. Both fathers navigate work/home life balance and grow as people because of their daughters.

CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Both Usagi Drop and Puka Puka Juju revolve around the bond between a father and young daughter. Puka Puka Juju toys with a bit of fantasy for a while, but they're still both very sweet, adorable, and heartwarming. 

Isshuukan Friends.

Isshuukan Friends.

High schooler Yuuki Hase notices that his classmate Kaori Fujimiya is always alone, and seemingly has no friends. After approaching her Kaori reveals that she loses every memory of her friends each Monday. Despite learning this, Yuuki endeavors to become her new friend every week.

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

The relationships are a bit different - parental figure and a young child in Usagi Drop, normal teenage boy and a girl with a special condition in Isshuukan Friends - but both shows excel in one major aspect - the growth, development, and feelings of a small cast of characters. Relationships are a complicated thing, especially when they're just beginning, and boths shows deal with that idea wonderfully. They're light and fluffy in both animation and atmosphere, very fullfilling, and overall just heartwarming. Both shows are an easy, relaxing watch and fans of one will most certainly want to check out the other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

If like feel good anime that will leave you with a smile on your face after each episode then try Usagi Drop and Isshuukan Friends. These are both titles about male/female relationships that aren't romance. In Usagi it's a father/daughter relationship and in Friends it's a budding friendship. In both shows the male lead starts off clueless about his new role, but throughout the series they grown and learn to become better people as they grow closer to the female lead.

While the nature of the relationship between the leads might be different both these show approach their subject matter in the same senstive manner that doesn't shy away from the drama, but doesn't turn it into melodrama either. Instead, both of these shows focus more on the sweet emotions and the drama is always resolved in a way that leaves the characters closer than they were before. 

Even the artstyles of these shows are very similar with soft pastel color palette and cute artstyles that leave the character looking like they are almost always blushing. The charming artstyles of both shows just heightens the good feelings that each episode will leave you with. 

If you want a cute, sweet anime that has enough substance to prevent it from being mere fluff then try either of these titles. You won't regret it.  

Katspearl Katspearl says...

Isshuukan Friends has a bit more high school drama and Usagi Drop is more of a parental relatioship but both animes give off a heartwarming feeling and keeps the smile on your face.

Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito

In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?

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Archaeon Archaeon says...

While the two may seem to be worlds apart, the themes of caring for and raising a child and having to change your whole life in order to do that echo strongly through both.

tekniq tekniq says...

I do agree that both animes are vastly different in plot lines, but very similiar in the aspect how raising a child has affected their lives.  

Usagi was more feel good - wholesomeness with slice of life appeal, where Seirei has the mystery element with action packed fight sequences.

Michiko to Hatchin

Michiko to Hatchin

Hana is a nine-year-old girl who lives in constant fear of her abusive family; Michiko is a sexy woman who has just done the unthinkable: broken out of the impenetrable Diamandra Penitentiary. After Hana is whisked away by Michiko, who claims to be her mother, the duo sets forth on a high octane ride towards freedom. In the streets of Brazil and aboard Michiko's motorcycle, Hana and Michiko will look for Hana's long lost father, try to learn to co-exist and get along together, and stay one step ahead of the police and afro-clad Atsuko.

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Archaeon Archaeon says...

While the two may seem to be worlds apart, the themes of caring for and raising a child and having to change your whole life in order to do that echo strongly through both.

elliottmarshal elliottmarshal says...

Both Michiko to Hatchin and Usagi Drop are centered around issues of child rearing and child abandonment. Both Rin and Hana struggle with feelings of lonliness and abandonment. Both series have images of abcentee biological parents and orphans. Both Michiko and Daikichi have to make a lot of adjustments for their adopted children, so both series carry heavy coming-of-age and responsibility themes. Usagi Drop is more light hearted and real world while Michiko to Hatchin is more action packed and focuses more on adventure, both series have beautiful art and story lines. Both are a must see for anyone who has a soft spot for kids and parenthood.