A Town Where You Live - Recommendations

Alt title: Kimi no Iru Machi

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Rumbling Hearts

Rumbling Hearts

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.

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amavirgi amavirgi says...

Both are pretty much alike. Harem. Love triangle. The lead characters grow up during the series. Short. If you like one, consider the other.

Savyboii Savyboii says...

They both have the same kind of elements love, love triangle and betrayal. When I think of one I can't help but think of the other.

We Were There

We Were There

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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snivets snivets says...

Kimi no Iru Machi is very much reminiscent of Bokura ga Ita. Both tell tales of bittersweet & confusing high school romances where it takes a lot to make them work, especially when real life, past relationships, and other challenges keep cropping up. If you liked the atmosphere in one, I think you'd really like the other as well.

True Tears

True Tears

Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.

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Reasons you might like True Tears...

snivets snivets says...

If you liked either True Tears or Kimi no Iru Machi, you'll probably like the other. They have a similar feel & similar themes, with plenty of melodramatic relationship angst. If you like sad love stories, these two are for you.

Golden Time

Golden Time

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…

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ChiefEugene ChiefEugene says...

Both shows are fundementally built on the childhood friend love triangle archetype. Where golden time explores the archetype with the introduction of amnesia, A town where you live approaches the moral and idea of "You can't control who you love" in a emotion-evoking, unique method. 

Kimikiss Pure Rouge

Kimikiss Pure Rouge

It's spring, and love is in the air! Sanada Kouichi wakes up one morning to find a strange girl barging into his house and making herself at home. Only after his friend, Aihara Kazuki, shows up later does he recognize the girl as their childhood friend Mizusawa Mao, who has been living overseas for the past two years. With her parents still overseas, Mao will be living with Kouichi and attending high school with him and Kazuki. The three of them will rely on each other to overcome their challenges with school, friendship, and of course love!

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ChiefEugene ChiefEugene says...

Both shows feature cohabilitation between main characters which lead to romance. Kimikiss approaches this idea with lackluster relationships which end up falling out, and A town where you live focuses more on the idea of not controlling who you truly love. 

Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day

Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day

Kyosuke, Madoka and Hikaru are growing up and moving on; two headed for college, the third for the stage. This movie, which is a follow-up to the plot of the classic 80's series, details how each of the characters is coming to grips with their feelings for each other and where they are headed in their future. Unique storytelling wraps around the plot to give you a deeper understanding of the situation. An insightful movie that tugs at the heart strings, it serves to remind you that youth doesn't last forever.

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I''s OVA

I''s OVA

Would you remember a promise you made ten years ago? This central question of promises, of memories, and of love -- this is the question that plagues a group of friends in Japan: a young and very talented girl who is well on her way to becoming a superstar, an average guy with an eye for beauty, and a girl from their past. She has returned from a trip to the USA because she remembers a promise they all made ten years ago.. but ten years is a long time, and memories are easily forgotten. Who knows what could come from this reunion...

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801 T.T.S. Airbats

801 T.T.S. Airbats

The 801 Tactical Training Squad is an all-female acrobatic pilot team, a massive PR stunt by the Japanese military, and apparently a dumping ground for trouble makers; Haneda Miyuki struck a superior officer, Mitaka Arisa is a hot-head who doesn't get along with anyone, and Shimorenjaku Yoko is a terrible pilot. But for Isurugi Takuya, a budding service technician, it is a dream come true to work with aircraft and those who love them. However, as quickly as it started, it might come to an end; to cut operational costs, the military is looking for any excuse to pull the plug on the 801. With the constant threat of being disbanded looming over their heads, can everyone pull together to keep the 801 TTS going?

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Love and Lies

Love and Lies

In order to increase birth rates, Japan implements a capability calculation that assigns partners to young people when they turn 16. Those who deviate from their assigned partners are severely punished. Yukari Nejima has been in love with Misaki Tazaki since grade school, and finally confesses to her on his 16th birthday, only to find out he has been assigned to Ririna Sanada. Originally not thrilled, Ririna agrees to allow Yukari and Misaki to continue their illicit relationship in hopes of learning more about love. Things get complicated when Love and Lies start to intersect.

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Video Girl AI

Video Girl AI

Yota is a young man who is in love with his friend Moemi, but there's a catch: she's confessed her love for his best friend! Heartbroken, he finds himself in a mysterious video store that offers him Ai, a video girl who can fulfill his every desire. Thanks to his broken VCR, this dream becomes reality when she suddenly... emerges from the TV?! With a real life video girl on his hands to give advice and set him straight, Yota might just stand a chance of winning over the heart of Moemi, and curing his unbearable heartache...

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