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Paprika

Paprika

In Japan, a team of scientists have created a medical breakthrough: a device that allows the wearer to enter the dreams of a patient, for the purpose of healing. The talented Paprika is a master at her profession, but complications have now appeared in the form of a “dream terrorist” – an unknown foe who inserts nightmares into the minds of those who use the device. The victims are swept up in a ghoulish parade of dolls, kitchen appliances, and musical animals, and are reduced to a vegetable state – or worse. Now, Paprika and the team of scientists must delve into the minds of those affected to figure out the source of the tampering before more people, including themselves, are damaged beyond repair.

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about delving into the inner world of people. Paprika is definitely more on the psychological side than Harmonie, but that doesn't mean Harmonie doesn't attempt to bend the mind as well. In dreams, anything is possible, and both of these anime try to show that. 

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Both anime deal with the dream aspect. Can you share the same dream or can a Harmonie "lend" a dream to someone else? Is anything possible in our dreams? For answers, watch both anime :D

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Kousei Arima was a genius pianist until his mother's sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But, then he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono who has an eccentric playing style. His monotonus life was about to change forever.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Two series set with a high school setting with music as an underlying theme. The protagonists of both series have a lot of problematics that play a huge part introverty and while exhibited in different ways (stagefright in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso versus delusions / psychosis in Harmonie), they are a main barrier to overcome. Furthermore, there is a romance plot, although this is far more prominent a genre in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (assisted by the size of the show), while Harmonie relies a little bit more on fantasy (although mostly implied)

Moving on to the differences, the most obvious difference is the size of the two shows. One is a 2cour show where the other is a short OVA. Needless to say, the character development is far less pronounced in Harmonie, compared to the elaborate character backgrounds and developments in Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso. While on the subject of characters: these are uncomparable and compeltely different from eachother. If you're looking for a similar cast of characters, you won't find it here. Indeed, this difference is furthered with the male:female dynamic in both these shows.

Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War

Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War

Ichirou Satou used to spend his life dreaming, pretending to be a great fantasy hero. Pretend heroics aren't much protection from bullies and social ridicule, however, and ultimately his worried family was forced to transfer him to a new school. Now determined to follow a different path and fit in, Ichirou thought he'd managed to give up his old fantasies. Until he encountered Ryouko Satou, who's even more deeply immersed in her own imaginary world than Ichirou was. And bullied just as cruelly for it. If he stands up for Ryouko, Ichirou could destroy the new life he's trying to build. But at the same time, the intensity of her fantasies and predicament reminds him all too vividly of the person he once was. And, in the end, it may just be that the only one who can really rescue this damsel in distress is the dream hero that Ichirou thought he had buried forever in AURA.

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FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Both anime deal with students and school life.

In both, we have the chimera element: in Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War we have the imaginary world of manga transposing into the real world and the really of bullying; in Harmonie we have the dream world and the stigma of overactive imagination.

If you enjoyed one, definitely check the other out.

Shiranpuri

Shiranpuri

Don, a quiet, kind boy, is being bullied mercilessly by Yaragase and his gang, for no other reason than accidentally sneezing on him one day. Boku and his friends notice these acts, but refuse to take action as they don't want to be the group's next targets. But as the days pass, Boku can't stop thinking of poor Don, and wonders if he needs to finally speak up for the boy...

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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus

Kuro no Sumika: Chronus

Makoto Nakazono is a high school student with a small dark secret. Since he was little, he has had the mysterious power to see "black entities" that steal souls — the gods of death known as Fates. One day, he is suddenly interrogated by one of the "black entities," Akira Seno: "Will you get in our way?" But Makoto replies with an air of resignation, "There's nothing I can do anyway, so I won't." At that moment, Makoto didn't notice the threatening shadow approaching his childhood friend Hazuki...

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Chuck Shimezou

Chuck Shimezou

There is an honorable family of zipper youkai who will close any zipper if they happen to find it open. Their son Chuck Shimezou is currently in training, but has so far not yet closed a single zipper. One day, he gets to know a boy named Hiroki, who forgot to close the zipper on his coin purse and lost 500 yen. They bond over talk of their nagging mothers. Together, they run away from home, and head to Hiroki's grandfather's place, but they are also stuck with Hiroki's sister Chie.

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Kacchikenee!

Kacchikenee!

Aiko lives in a shrine that has a sliding door that mysteriously is only half painted, and thought during her childhood that she wanted to paint it. But the 17-year old Aiko now has no dreams about the future. Suddenly, a strange man appears before her. Aiko's grandfather and the shrine's chief priest offers the man to stay in the shrine, but Aiko isn't having any of it. But he realizes the kindness of the brusque young man, and slowly comes to like him. But what is his true identity?

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Hachimitsu Suicide Machine

Hachimitsu Suicide Machine

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Music Girls (2015)

Music Girls (2015)

Eri, a girl who likes to stay indoors, meets a mysterious but enthusiastic transfer student named Haru. Eri used to love to sing and Haru loves Eri's singing. The story follows the two during one summer of their high school life as their love sometimes overlaps and sometimes passes by each other.

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Death Billiards

Death Billiards

When two strangers find themselves trapped in a mysterious lounge with no memory of arriving, they're informed by the bartender that the only way to escape is play a game like their lives depend on it. With a spin of the roulette wheel, their fates are set: the men must play a game of pool, but it's no ordinary game! In a suspenseful, macabre twist, the balls aren't numbered but rather represent a different organ in each man's body. Just what kind of fate awaits the loser of this anything-goes game of billiards?

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