Wolf Children

Alt titles: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

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Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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Virdelet Virdelet says...

If you've liked either one of them, there is a big chance you will like the other. They both have a feeling that I like, and that feeling is "It has to be this painful way"

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou
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krukky krukky says...

Both are about wolf-people, although Wolf Children is based in a more modern setting then Fuse Teppou Musume and both are a bit melancholic.

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

For nearly fourteen years, Arrietty has lived with her parents under the floorboards of a house. As 'tiny people', the family must remain hidden from humans, 'borrowing' items from them such as postage stamps or herbs to cook with. Arrietty is old enough to borrow for the first time, and alongside her father, the two explore the house in search of tissue and sugar. But when the pair is spotted by Sho, a boy who is visiting his great aunt, Arrietty's parents fear for their safety. However, unlike her family, Arrietty is convinced that not all humans are dangerous, and together she and Sho form an unlikely friendship.

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JewelzJade JewelzJade says...

They both have that slice of life and 'feel good' vibes to the story. Though, Arrietty isn't as meloncholy in tone, but they're really similar in flow. They both have a secrets that the characters try to hide (The children with their wolf identities; and Arrietty's secret prescence within a house), which they eventually get found out; and they both are tetering on being the last of their fabled existences. The animation is roughtly the same, and all around awesome and worth your while.