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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

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansou Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

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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.

Akuemon

Akuemon

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

They have this in comon:

-Family Life

-Ability to turn from animal into human form

-Hinted Romance

Diffrences:

Akuemon is about main charcter hunting foxes,Wolf Children is about the daily life of a family

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When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she's outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face”. Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…

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laureneash laureneash says...

While the main features of the two movies are different I found many elements that were similar between them. Both feature some kind of secret or mystery, are beautifully animated and have a feel-good, bitter-sweet kind of ending. In my opinion the largest contrast between the two are the main characters. While Hana from Wolf Children is an incredibly strong woman who somehow seems able to cope with almost anything for the sake of her children, Anna from When Marnie Was There is a young girl who is in those somewhat difficult years of adolescence and as such has a certain fragility. However, I found both main characters likable and enjoyed watching them progress through their respective stories.