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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.
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.
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.
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 anime have very different plots (as well as Natsume Yuujinchou being a supernateral fantasy and Usagi Drop being more realistic), both shows have similar feel. They are both mostly light-hearted (with a little bit a drama here and there) and leave you with a pleasant feeling after watching them. They are also very cute and touching series.
I agree that both are light-hearted and have a similar feel so I definitely think you'll enjoy one if you liked the other.
When Haruma Kawagoe was a boy his mother had a miscarriage; and to make up for it, Haruma asked Santa for a little sister at Christmas. Now, years later, Haruma is a college student living away from home. His slumber is disturbed one night by the faint sound of… Santa on a flying motorcycle?! She has come to deliver a present that has taken many years to make: a little sister of his own, a little girl he names Choco. The two of them begin to live together but Choco has a lot to learn, and all of her life skills must come from what her brother tells her and her instruction manual. Choco's life is her brother, but as time goes by she gradually learns to become her own person.
In both shows you will find an adorable girl suddenly under the care of a male protagonist. They each have their great share of cute scenes, comedy, and a pretty bland storyline that doesn't really go anywhere except daily life of the two. But they are both a fun watch on very similar terms.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
While they may take place in completely different settings, these two anime remind me of each other. Both Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto and Le Chevalier D'Eon are based around actual history that have supernatural elements woven into them. These are also both serious anime that can lose a person if you don't pay attention.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
In case you're into the type of anime which uses beautiful canvas colouring, accompanied with light music and a heartfilled plot, these are definitely the kind of titles for you. The setting is about the same, the story is different in some ways, but you end up in both with strong feelings towards the characters, wishing that could get away for a second and join them in their world.