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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 quite different in many ways, both deal heavily with the concepts of love and time, as well as seperation, pain and loss. Both are brilliant pieces of work, and easily enjoyed and loved. If you liked one you are likely to enjoy the other.
The romance in both of these anime are very similar, they are both quiet and slow moving, and will capture your attention from the start. Both girls realize their love for someone in storylines with futuristic twists. The animation and realism in both are great, and the movements of the characters are very fluid. Try these anime, you won't forget them.
They are Sci Fi, they are romantic dramas, they are just very beautiful and interesting. For those, who believe in true love.
These series each rely heavily on time while dealing with a relationship. Furthermore, each brings in a scifi element.
Though I could spend a good deal of time pointing out the differences about either series let's instead focus on how they are similar. Both kind of deal with the concept of time while at the sametime dealing with a relationship. Granted in Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the girl can leap about time and in Voices of a Distant Star the girl is only really far away so it takes time. But nevertheless both are romantic sci-fi series that are rather hard not to enjoy.
Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.
Somewhat reminded me of a longer version of Hoshi no Koe, and contains the same cynic themes...and yet dreary hopefulness...
Another good choice if you like sadness. This 13 episode series is fantastic.
To become someone and fight to be a huge weapon than are supposed to protect the world.... is that what you want your love to be like? Just like Nagamine joins the army the girl in this series is told to be a secret weapon. She is taken away by evil forces to ruin the whole world. And just like HNK the guy realises he misses her. But a difference in this series is that he can really do something about it, and trust me he does. You better check this out if you liked Hoshi no Koe.
Both series follow a girl central to the war effort and a guy doing whatever they can to help out said girl. Each title also has a rather sad tone throughout, connecting them quite well.
When Takao decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them.
Both short movies are directed by Makoto Shinkai, and as such they share similar themes. While Voices of a Distant Star features characters who are gradually drifting farther away from each other, Kotonoha no Niwa follows two characters who gradually become closer to one another. While they may be different in that regard, they are both enjoyable, yet bittersweet stories.
Both of these animes follow a relationship between two characters that gradually changes over time into something new, both complete with bittersweet themes and thoughtful insights as things progress. Both also feature stellar direction, though Kotonoha benefits from updated animation and beautiful backgrounds.
Kotonoha no Niwa and Voices of a Distant Star deal with relationships that change as time goes on, for better or for worse. They share the same director, so the atmosphere of both films will feel very similar. The main difference between the two would be the visuals, but if you're a fan of Makoto Shinkai's stories, you'll probably be able to enjoy both of these bittersweet shorts.
Both by director Mokoto Shinkai, very melodramatic with heavy reliance on relationship drama.
With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...
Grave of the Fireflies is another emotionally destructive movie that will having you think about your own life and how much people mean to you. They both have a desperate feel.
Both of these anime share a very common feel to them - that being the tragic and desperate struggle to hold onto loved ones. If you enjoyed one of these heart-wrenching stories, I'm sure you would enjoy the other.
Both of these series show the pains war imposes through the eyes of a guy trying to do what they can to stay with and help out someone important to them. Throughout each title, things (for the most part) continue to get worse and worse until they finally have a very emotional ending.
Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.
On the surface, Hoshi no Koe's premise seems simple. It centers mainly on unfair, unrequitted romance, much like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. However, Hoshi no Koe adds an unique perspective on this frequently used theme. In this anime's sci-fi future, Nagamine gets drafted away by the galactic army, suddenly ending her relationship with her boyfriend. Her only means of communicating with him is by e-mail, and the further away she gets from earth, the longer it takes for her messages to be delivered. Ultimately, she gets so far away from Earth that it takes years just to deliver a simple e-mail message. Hoshi no Koe offers a realistic, yet tragic stance on how how far two lovers will take their long distance relationship. If you like the realism in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, you'll definitely love Hoshi no Koe.
Like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Hoshi no Koe is about young lovers torn apart by fate, and how real feelings for another person may fade with time, but never really disappear.
Hoshi no Koe and KgNE are both heartbreaking dramas about romance, and the people ensnared in it. In addition, both are surprisingly "real", with the relationships between the characters, unlike many airheaded school dramas.