Flying Witch

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Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Light-hearted stories of lovable teenage witches who move away from their families at a young age as a part of their witches training and start new lives in different towns.

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

In order to complete their apprenticeship, witches most travel far from home to live many adventures and happy moments that will help them with their personal growth

snivets snivets says...

These tales are two peas in a pod: young witches with feline familiars who move away from home to begin living on their own. Both are gentle, interesting stories about a witch exploring her new world.

Sadweeb Sadweeb says...

If you liked Kiki's Delivery Service or Flying Witch for the witches then you probably have a type and you might as well keep going. While Kiki is more plot driven as opposed to the pastoral Flying Witch, they damn near feel the same at time (a good thing) and will give you warm witchy feelings. 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about young witches that have moved away from home to continue their training. Both have adorable black cats as companions and have many low-key adventures with their friends. 

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you're looking for something that's kid friendly and a different character yet similar situations of a witch trying to earn her way in life, then look no further.  they are both done well, strong female lead roles, good in either sub or dub and has plenty of Japanese culture, lore, myth and legend to work with.

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Laid back series about teenagers with a foot in the supernatural world who come to live with distant relatives in a rural community. 

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Its a captivating anime that shows friendship and family ties combined with magic.

I love the chill nature of the characters, the ville landscapes are definitely places where I would like to be <3

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these supernatural anime are set in rural Japan, and both are fairly calming anime. If you like the rural slice-of-life feel with a touch of magic, both of these anime have that to spare. Both also have teenage protagonists that are still learning about the world of myth and magic around them. 

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime involve the protaganist, who makes friends, deals and learns about the supernatural. They also both have a cat sidekick.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Super chill series about not so ordinary teenagers who have connections to the supernatural. Both are awesome, so if you liked one I would imagine you'd like the other too. 

SMores SMores says...

Both have elements of the supernatural, be it yokai or witches, yet despite those themes they're both super chill, laid back slice-of-life anime.  Natsume spent a lot of his life as an outcast due to his ability to see supernatural creatures, while Flying Witch doesn't really address anything like that.  People are surprised to find out she's a witch, but ultimately have very subdued reactions that fit the overall tone of the anime.

Both protaganists go about their daily lives in rural town, and the animes have largely episodic structures.  Natsume works towards returning the names in his Book of Friends to the yokai Reiko took them from, but he does so at a leisurely pace.  Similarly, Makoto is training to be a witch, but seems in no great hurry.

Watch either of these anime if you're looking for something laid back and relaxing (I personally prefer Flying Witch), and if you like one, you will probably enjoy the other.

Barakamon

Barakamon

When calligrapher Sei "Seishuu" Handa becomes so enraged at a judge's critique of his work that he actually punches the old man, his father decides that Sei needs to reflect on his behavior and sends him to a remote island to live. Far from the modern conveniences of the city, the moody artist must adapt to his rural environment and his quirky but well-intentioned neighbors. How can he focus on his art when his appliances frequently don't work, his neighbors keep bothering him, and the neighborhood children have turned his house into a secret base?

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Although Barakamon doesn't have the supernatural elements of "Flying Witch", both slice-of-life series possess a similar laid back countryside atmosphere that viewers of the SOL genre are sure to enjoy.

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime are a slice of life anime, that are slow paced, but have lots of comedy and action at the same time. They're both feel good anime's.

animeAA animeAA says...

Similar feel to these shows: both are slow-paced and character-driven, taking place in a countryside setting. Both series shine through the humor of their quirky character cast.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both Flying Witch and Barakamon have the same, chilled atmosphere, great characters, and are generally fun to watch. 

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Adapted from the popular web manga series published by Square Enix, this unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly… sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Ohta, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence!

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Osiummaster Osiummaster says...

Both extremely relaxing anime with no huge dillemas for the main characters. While Flying Witch is a lot in a family scenario, Tanaka is almost always in a school setting. Both animes give off a very chill vibe.

hotspot hotspot says...

Not only did both of these anime air at the same time, but they both have a very gentle, calm and slow pace. With plenty of comedy to go around!

zivoy zivoy says...

how doesn't love lazy and clueless people, both of these shows are awsome!

p.s. al hail laziness, magic is great.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are slice of lifes with incredibly chilled atmospheres and cute characters you can't help but fall in love with. 

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

A very possitive girl who is related to paranormal events. They always face their challenges with a smile and know intheresting people in their way.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Makoto and Tohru are optimistic female protagonists who create a warm, positive atmosphere for the people around them whether they are at home, at their local high school or off somewhere dealing with the strange and unusual.

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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snivets snivets says...

Aria and Flying Witch are both largely about the daily life of a young girl who has a specific profession (Aria has gondoliers, Flying Witch obviously has witches). What strikes me as so similar about these two shows is their gentle pacing and focus on world-building through slice-of-life/daily experiences. I think if you liked either, you would like the other.

alynic alynic says...

Slice of life, Iyashikei, slow-paced, and CATS. You pretty much just follow in their everyday lives. There's no real plot in either and they both give off the same chill vibe. 

Mokke

Mokke

Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.

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hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime have two dark haired female protoganists, one older and the other younger. Both girls find more about the supernatural side of things each day. The older girl being more mature and the younger girl, is more energetic and wild. They're both calm anime, that focus on slice of life with a dab of magic. 

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Both suernatural shows feature young female protagonists living in the peaceful countryside and dealing with stange and unusual beings.

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon

When Yuugo Hachiken enrolled at Ezonoo, an agricultural high school, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. While his classmates revel in the barnyard chores and hard labor, eager to gain skills for their careers, Yuugo is challenged and sometimes downright horrified by the things he’s having to learn, whether he’s corralling stray cows, learning the shocking truth of where chicken eggs come from, or even getting comfortable with riding a horse! Alongside peers such as the lovely Aki, Yuugo will learn all he can about agriculture, making close friends in the process.

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BlackMirror BlackMirror says...

These shows really have the same relaxing air about them, plus they have the whole farming thing going for them. Really think you would enjoy one if you enjoy the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Flying Witch and Silver Spoon are both cute slice of lifes with farming elements in them (although Silver Spoon more so). While Flying Witch is more chill and Silver Spoon is a bit more focused on the hard work everyone puts in, anyone who enjoyed one would probably like the other. 

Elegant Youkai Apartment Life

Elegant Youkai Apartment Life

When his new high school's dormitory burns down, Yushi Inaba is left scrambling to find housing that a sixteen year-old orphan can afford. The only place he finds is an old apartment building called Kotobuki-so, where the rent is cheap and the building is... haunted?! A ghostly boy wanders the halls with his dog. The cook is completely invisible except for her hands. And the landlord is a giant youkai, who doesn't like it when the rent is late! The unfazed human residents live right alongside their unearthly neighbors; and now that Yushi has joined their community, his life is about to get much stranger!

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

If you enjoy supernatural shows with a laid-back slice-of-life feel rather than being being scary, these two series fit the bill perfectly.

NatiBerry NatiBerry says...

Estos animes hablan sobre la conección que tenemos entre el plano terrenal y el espiritual, podemos aprender un poco sobre practicas espirituales de diferentes culturas.

Someday's Dreamers II Sora

Someday's Dreamers II Sora

Sora Suzuki is a girl who, like her late father, has the ability to use magic. Though she's always lived in the countryside, Sora is on her way to Tokyo where she'll undergo a summer apprenticeship. Unless she does so, she can't become a registered mage - a magic user who can take job requests from clients. Moving to the big city, making new friends and succeeding at her training could prove challenging, but with determination and a positive attitude Sora intends to overcome these obstacles and make the most out of her summer in the process.

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snivets snivets says...

Both shows have a young female magic user as a main character, and both are about experiencing the fullness of everyday life in a new place. Both shows also have a similar slow pace and gentle atmosphere. If you liked one, it's worth trying the other.