Hoshi ni Negai wo - Recommendations

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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.

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sothis sothis says...

Lain is considerably darker than Hoshi, but both are fairly confusing titles that deal with cyberspace, and will likely appeal to the same fans.

Den-noh Coil

Den-noh Coil

In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.

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Dennou Coil and Hoshi are great recs for each other, though Dennou is far longer and thus has a chance to be more in depth with the world. Each are lighthearted titles that explore cyberspace, and will likely appeal to the same fans.

Amuri in Star Ocean

Amuri in Star Ocean

Eighteen years ago, the sun's radiation caused new types of children to be born with special abilities. Amuri Kakyoin is one of these "Adapters" with a very unhelpful trait: her body physically repulses anything that approaches her. Lonely and solemn, Amuri has drifted through life in solitude; but one day, when the spaceship she is traveling on is destroyed, Amuri's luck finally changes; bouncing back and forth between space debris, she finally bounces into Uterus, a medical recovery capsule, where she is joined by a quiet girl and her robotic bunny. Alongside her new Adapter companions, Amuri will help defend the enemy in the skies with her new ability-amplifying suit.

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Even though it makes zero sense, Hoshi is way WAY better than Amuri. Regardless, they reminded me of each other immediately. Both involve a girl who travels around in space, and there's little to no plot to be found. The main difference is that Hoshi's animation is fantastic. Consider it a strong rec if you've seen Amuri, and less so if you've seen Hoshi.

Summer Wars

Summer Wars

In the future, all facets of society are tied into OZ, a virtual world inhabited by millions of users. Kenji, one of OZ’s moderators, was set to begin another typical summer when the lovely Natsuki asked him to accompany her to her hometown as a job. However, little did Kenji know that the 'job' entailed pretending to be Natsuki’s fiancé in front of her eccentric family! Now on display and feeling like a fish out of water, Kenji tries his best to fit in with Natsuki and her relatives, until one day he receives a mysterious math problem through a text message. As an avid math fanatic Kenji can’t help but try to solve it, unaware that his actions may jeopardize not only OZ, but also the entire world...

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Consider this a gut feeling, but I think that fans of Summer Wars might like Hoshi and vice versa. While SW is far more outstanding and is overall a blockbuster of a title, compared to the confusing and short Hoshi, both explore cyberspace with delight and a touch of whimsy, with some dark moments thrown in for good measure. Hoshi's first episode with its exploration of the net was strikingly similar to the virtual world of Summer Wars, as well.

Garakowa -Restore the World-

Garakowa -Restore the World-

A space inhabited by multiple worlds, countless timelines and a diversity of people, where Dual and Dorothy battle the enemy – viruses encroaching on the world. A world infected by a virus must be deleted. This is Dual and Dorothy’s responsibility and job. One day, Dual and Dorothy discover a new virus attacking a girl. They save the girl and quietly wait for her to awaken. Who is she? Where did she come from? Where will she go? The girl finally awakens. She calls herself “Remo” and has only one thing to say: “I have to return to the flower garden…”

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These two share similar settings and the overall, somewhat melancholic mood with characters roaming the vast (and hostile) cyberspace and discovering things about the old world and themselves. The themes of loneliness and bonding are prominently featured in both. Quite a few fights/action scenes in both too. 

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Estab-Life: Great Escape

Estab-Life: Great Escape

The story is set in the distant future when the world population has begun to shrink after reaching its peak. The "Supernatural Renovation Project" splits Tokyo with towering walls into several Cluster neighborhoods, each with its own unique genetically modified populations, governed by artificial intelligence. Most people live their lives in their own unique Clusters, blissfully unconcerned with life beyond. However, there are some who seek to escape to the other Clusters. An outfit helps those who wish to escape.

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Soutai Sekai

Soutai Sekai

Shin Hazama has a version of himself who leads a different life in another Japan. One day, that other self appears. The battle with another world and another self begins.

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A.LI.CE

A.LI.CE

Alice, the youngest person ever to be sent into space, is the only survivor when her flight crashes back to earth. Not only is she the only survivor, but she learns that she has been mysteriously catapulted 30 years to the future, where a mysterious dictator known as Nero rules the world with and iron fist and has sent his soldiers to capture, or kill her.

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Open Your Mind

Open Your Mind

Travel to a world inside a bubble where fantasy and technology mix with one another to form beautiful imagery. In the span of three acts, you’ll swim in the depths with sharks and whales; soar on the winds with alien birds; and run through fields with the creatures that live in harmony with their surroundings. The unique score is combined with stunning CGI and real life footage, gradually laying out the landscape of a world filled with life and beauty.

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