Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

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Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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Dreistul Dreistul says...

Some of the slice-of-life qualities that make YKK great, but still with a moving plot line that keeps things interesting.

Flimmeren Flimmeren says...

not as peaceful as "shopping log" - you will find disturbing and unsettling feelings beneath the calm surface - but it is still an amazing display of compassion and understanding between humans.

knaecke knaecke says...

First of all Haibane Renmei shows up with a more detailed plot and more characters which is understandable since its a TV series with much more episodes. There's more "activity" in HR but it still bears the same calm undertone as YKK. Also the behavior of the characters resembles itself in some way since in both series they seem to go somewhat aimlessly through their dayly lifes. And no that wasn't supposed to sound negative. I really like both series for exact that point.

abunai abunai says...

Haibane Renmei has a definite story that takes you forward to a climactic conclusion. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, on the other hand, is all about quiet appreciation for day-to-day existence and the beauty of the surrounding world, with no real climax. So these two anime really aren't very similar at all, and one would think that they weren't suited to a recommendation. Even so, I feel absolutely confident in recommending to fans of each of them that they try the other. At some deep level, they touch a similar place in their fans' hearts.

magnusvv magnusvv says...

If you liked the quiet subdued slice of life style in either of Haibane Renmei or Yokohama Shopping Log then you would enjoy the other based soley on this style. They also share in common the fact that a lot of each story that is left untold and up to the viewers imagination.

Rhesian Rhesian says...

Very tranquil, relaxed atmosphere with a slightly eerie setting for both series.  YKK is almost all atmosphere with a few happenings here and there.  Haibane has a strong, emotional plot and a bittersweet but fantastic ending.  Both leave much to interpretation... which is a good thing in these 2 series.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Also being a slow-paced, peaceful show, Haibane Renmei is something I'd most definitely recommend to fans of YKK. It has the same sense of tranquility (although better executed), but also adds a subtle story of mystery seamlessly into the plot. Add more relatable characters and one of my favorite soundtracks into the mix, and you've got something I think fans of YKK will greatly enjoy.

Aria the Animation

Aria the Animation

Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.

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abunai abunai says...

There is a certain Japanese quality of storytelling called mono no aware -- a consciousness of the world's transient nature. It pervades Japanese writing and films, but usually as a background theme. It is rare that it takes center stage, so to speak, in a book or film. Yet this is the case with both Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (and its sequel, Quiet Country Cafe) and Aria the Animation (and its sequel, Aria the Natural).

Both sets of anime deal with people reacting to an environment of great beauty and complexity, as well as to each other. By making the landscape a character in its own right, the viewer gains an additional opportunity for empathy with the protagonists, as they move in, and are moved by, the extraordinary worlds that they inhabit.

All of these anime are must-see anime for the sensitive and mature anime viewer, and I can hardly recommend them highly enough.

AngryJellyfish AngryJellyfish says...

Both Aria and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou are perfect series iif you want something that isn't too action packed, or complicated - if you just want to relax. Their great characters, nice music, and beautiful animation make them worth watching, and if you liked one then you should like the other.

chii chii says...

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and Aria the Animation are two shows about absolutely nothing. Both have pretty graphics and music. Warning both may cause drowsiness. If you liked one you'll probably like the other.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Aria and Yokohama focus on the daily life of young girls with a somewhat futuristic twist, one is based on another planet, the other is a robot. If you enjoyed the semi-futuristic twist in an otherwise traditional slice of life world of one then it is worth watching the other.

kenikki kenikki says...

Liked the quiet, relaxing and warm feeling of YKK? Then you should defenitely try out Aria, which is the only series to provide you with equal or even greater sensations of those feelings.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Tranquil, slow paced and with the focus on the joy of small, insignificant emotions. If you enjoyed the type of storytelling YKK brought you, most definitely check out the much better anime in the same category: Aria. It also has a great scenic setting, nothing but kind characters and has the most amazingly fitting OST for a show like this.

tallisoverrated tallisoverrated says...

The entire Aria series as well as the Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou series seem to be made out of quintessentially slice-of-life elements - mono no aware, and a certain slow beauty. Both, too, have sci-fi settings, adding on to their similarity -- certainly a must-watch for any slice-of-kife fan.

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.

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knaecke knaecke says...

Well on the one side the two titles are very different in plot an characters but on the other side there's still this calm "ghibli'ish makes-you-forget-all-the-problems-around-you" feeling in both of them which is (at least for me) reason enough to recommend the other to someone who's watched one of these two.

vivafruit vivafruit says...

Both Whisper of the Heart and Yokohama Shopping Log rely on subtle moods evoked from seemingly mundane actions, and will probably both bore those more action-oriented. However, for the rest of us, either anime will provide a satisfyingly relaxing tone while simultaneously delivering some deeper themes of spiritual growth and self-realization.

Rar Rar says...

Though perhaps the most obvious connection between Whisper and Yokohama is the noticeable lack of action, for these two animes it's all about atmosphere. They just give a wonderful feeling of calm and everything being well in the world. There aren't many things you can watch that will make the rest of your day seem brighter, but somehow Whisper and Yokohama manage it.

sothis sothis says...

My favorite Ghibli slice-of-life movie. This one is based around school children, but has fantasy elements thrown into it, and a plot that doesn't make you bored. Wonderful detailed Ghibli animation as usual.

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

Taeko Okajima lives a nondescript life in Tokyo performing office duties in the day and then coming home in the evening to listen to her mother’s remarks on the phone about her unmarried status. In a bid to escape the monotony, Taeko decides to visit the countryside she once loved as a child and spend time on a safflower farm run by relations of hers. But her journey awakens memories she thought she had long abandoned, and Taeko must once again decide the kind of person she truly wants to be.

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knaecke knaecke says...

Both titles are very calm and "actionless". The way the storys are told is giving the watcher a snugness which sadly has become very rare in new anime.

abunai abunai says...

A notice to anime fans: life isn't always filled with giant robots fighting giant lizards, as the Tokyo Tower collapses in the background like a house of cards. Although it may seem surprising, life is often filled with quiet pauses and gentle breezes; with the sounds of children's laughter in the distance and maybe a yapping dog. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and Only Yesterday are two anime that embody this quality of the Quiet Life. If you have watched either one, and found yourself captivated by those moments of harmony that it allowed you to glimpse, then you owe it to yourself to see the other.

Kokoro Toshokan

Kokoro Toshokan

Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help users with all her heart. Join young Kokoro as she starts the journey to become a full-fledged librarian, while learning about life, and being the best she can be.

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sothis sothis says...

Although Kokoro Library does have a more refined plot (but not much!) both of these slice-of-life shows come to mind when thinking of the other. Quaint, cute, and lethargic, you will enjoy one if you like the other.

chii chii says...

The only thing these 2 anime have that is different is that YKK has robots in it and Kokoro Toshokan has girls that are constantly dressed as maids even though they are learning to be librarians. LOL! Slow paced as slow can be. Nothing much happens in every ep. If for some reason you like to watch not much happen in a show check out these 2 for sure.