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Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair

Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...

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DegenerateWeeb0 DegenerateWeeb0 says...

They're both shows about girls who run away from home to pursue their dreams. They both have female leads and follow a typical shoujo story. The tags are also very similar  

AlastairLaMont AlastairLaMont says...

Like Shirayuki, Arte leaves her home to pursue her own dream. They both ended up cutting their so that they could prove something. The time period is also somewhat similar because of nobility and all. They also have beautiful art styles and scenery which look similar. Although their roles are somewhat swapped, because Shirayuki is a commoner, whereas Arte is a noble, who gives up her life as a noble to pursue her dream. 

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows have a female protagonist who go as far as possible to make their dreams a reality. They also have a similar vibe and, while arte has no romance, fans of one will definitely like the other one too.

Fluffs Fluffs says...

Both of these shows have a strong female character who fights to achieve her dreams of independence. 

Cattrah Cattrah says...

Both have female protagonists that have to overcome odds and even suppress romance or romantic feelings to achieve their own dreams. They both have similar feel-good easy-going story, humour, and interactions of the people around them. they have similar animation style and attention to detail, from clothing to backgrounds. They both have excellent music tracks. Both MC's take journey's and move around their respective worlds, and both are specialised in one area of work that they want to perfect. I really like these type of series being made in the last few years and I can't wait to see more like these two!

Thanh03 Thanh03 says...

They both have the same setting, they also have the same mood and the tags are very similar. and both are about the female protaganist running around exploring town and following their dreams.

yawnly yawnly says...

Arte and Snow White with the Red Hair are quite similar in that it features the female protagonists taking it upon themselves to change their fate and pursue their dreams in their respected fields. Although both shows have various conflicts, they both have an overall quite upbeat tone to their stories.

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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Kakajoju Kakajoju says...

In both of these animes, a girl is trying to devote herself to her hobbies despite what people think of her. While in Arte it's art, in Ascendance of a Bookworm it's books.

Sabure Sabure says...

Both series feature a very strong-willed, stubborn, and determined female lead that will stop at nothing to achieve their goals no matter how difficult or impossible the odds. For Arte, it's striving to become an artist in early Renaissance-era Italy, where opportunities for women are severely limited. For Myne, it's establishing a culture of reading and introducing the wonderful world of books in an alternate universe.

StellaeSamos StellaeSamos says...

They both have empowered female characters doing whatever it takes to make their dreams come true and going against social norms in the process. They're also both very light-hearted and fluffy.

Kobato.

Kobato.

The cheery Kobato Hanato is on a mission to heal people’s damaged hearts and gather the resulting “konpeito”; she must collect one hundred of these candy-shaped trophies in order for her deepest wish to be granted: to go to a certain place. Along the way, she’s accompanied by an ever-disgruntled, talking stuffed animal of a guardian named Ioryogi who scores her efforts, attempts to keep her on-track, and reminds her of the rule governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal.

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Panchis Panchis says...

Cheerful/Optimistic vibes all the way! If you need a cute story with a protagonist who fights for her goals, just watch this. Both have to face many obstacles (Arte in a 16th century-context and Kobato with daily life struggles, and a little bit of magic here and there) to accomplish what they strive for. They'll meet some friends in the way and deal with a serious-kind of "tsun" male co-protagonist.

Plus: Both OP are sung by Maaya Sakamoto <3

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!

Wealthy heiress Katarina Claes is hit in the head with a rock and recovers the memories of her past life. It turns out the world she lives in is the world of the game Fortune Lover, an otome game she was obsessed with in her past life... but she's been cast as the villain character who tries to foil the protagonist's romances! The best ending the game has for Katarina is exile, and the worst, death! She'll have to find a way to avoid triggering the flags of doom, and make her own happy future! The misunderstanding-based screwball love comedy now begins!

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ewrell ewrell says...

Both female protagonists have similar personalities; persistently aiming for their goals with help of friends that they make along the way. They act against the social norms for women and nobles. 

Both animes share a strong theme of friendship and love, but romantic elements are not prominent in either

Villainess is isekai and isn't realistic, as it contains magical art

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

As a child, Violet was used by the military as a weapon because of her combat prowess. Her one friend and protector was Major Gilbert, who named the girl, taught her how to speak and write, and cared for her. But after being seriously injured in the war, losing both arms in the process, Violet is brought to the Evergarden household to recuperate. There, she trains to become an Auto Memories Doll: a person who writes letters for others, deciphering their true feelings and expressing it on paper. As Violet travels the world, she helps her clients find love and comfort through the letters she writes; but more importantly, she slowly begins to understand emotions, so that she can finally cope with what she’s done, and what she’s lost. 

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Laiii Laiii says...

I really think these animes have a similar vibe to it. While Arte is a little bit more light hearted they are both about a young girl who everyone finds different and a little bit strange. As they get to know her however, they learn things about themselves and she learn things about herself. 

Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

In the kingdom of Kouka, Princess Yona lives a sheltered but peaceful life with her pacifist father, King II. Surrounded by attentive servants and protected by her bodyguard Hak, Yona's only difficulties in life are her unruly red hair and trying to convince her father to let her marry her cousin, Soo-wan. But on the night of her 16th birthday, Yona suddenly loses everything she holds dear and is forced to leave the castle. With no one left but Hak to defend her, Yona realizes that she must become strong if she is to survive. She embarks on a quest to find allies, and an ancient legend involving the Crimson Dragon King and his four Dragon Warriors may be her key to reclaiming her kingdom.

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Laiii Laiii says...

Yona of the dawn and Arte are both about a young girl who's discovering the world in a way. They are both women during a time where most people think that girls can't do a lot of things but these girls go against all of these norms. It's not always that everyone likes them, but with some time they manage to change people minds. Both of them are also kind of innocent and while at least Arte is listed as a romance, it is pretty non-existent. The girl and her journey is in the center and we get to see them grow with time. 

Smile Down the Runway

Smile Down the Runway

Chiyuki Fujito has a dream: to become a Paris Collection model. The problem is that she hasn't grown past 158cm. As she is too short for a model, everyone around her tells her to give up on her dream. However, no matter what anyone says, she wouldn't give up. Her classmate, a poor student named Ikuto Tsumura, also has a dream he hasn't been able to let go of, which is to become a fashion designer. But one day, Chiyuki tells him that it's "probably impossible" for him, causing him to consider giving it up…?! This is the story of two individuals who wholeheartedly chase after their dreams, despite others telling them that they won't ever come true.

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Tellthebizz Tellthebizz says...

Great anime easy to follow while crafting painting or whatever, the characters have development but it seems rushed at the end, it ended with full closure but it should have been a 24 ep series. But besides that it was fabulous 

Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.

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daisy113 daisy113 says...

This anime most closely reminds me of Spice & Wolf (An oldie but a goodie), however as someone looking more for the personal development, medieval themes and romance aspects than the "men are trash" theme that this anime beats like a dead horse, I found that Spice & Wolf accomplishes much more depth and emotion than Arte does in the same amount of episodes. In Arte, nearly every episode has the same line from a generic bigoted male character about how women can't possibly do xyz, and Arte gets to prove them wrong. Overall I didn't connect very well to this anime due to annoyance over the repetition and lack of depth provided by it, and am somewhat surpised at the high ratings here.

Overall, if you connected with Arte for the feminist views, you will not find the same level of this in Spice & Wolf. However if you enjoy a historical themed anime where you can learn more about the history behind it and also enjoy a nice romance along the way, you should definitely check out Spice & Wolf. Disclaimer, Spice & Wolf does have fantasy themes not represented in Arte.

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Inspired by her favorite book, Elaina ventures out to see the world she's read so much about. Like a leaf on the wind, she travels from one country to another, looking to sate her inquisitiveness and searching for new experiences. She's confronted by humanity in all its forms, whether strange, bizarre, or emotional. Exploration and curiosity drive her journey. Where to next, Elaina?

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Kamiofdreams Kamiofdreams says...

Arte and Elaina are both strong female lead characters who are on journies of self-discovery while pursuing something they are both passionate about. Both offer a strong showing of main characters who fight for what they believe is right while forging their own path separate from their predecessors. 

Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso

Located on a small street near the center of Rome, the Casetta dell'orso is a small yet popular restaurant staffed by a group of older, bespectacled gentlemen. Nicoletta is a twenty-one-year-old woman who has just arrived in Rome to meet with her estranged mother's husband, who owns the restaurant. She intends to inform him that not only was his wife married once before, but also that she is her daughter - a secret her mother desperately wants kept. When she arrives at the restaurant Nicoletta becomes enamoured with Claudio, one of the waiters, and begins to spend more time there. Despite the age gap, Nicoletta finds her feelings towards Claudio growing; and after making a promise to keep her mother's secret, Nicoletta begins working at the restaurant as an apprentice chef. Now she is trying her hardest to become a good cook, but can Nicoletta overcome the difference in age and win the quiet Claudio's heart?

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