I Want to Eat Your Pancreas - Recommendations

Alt title: Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai

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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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odee2004 odee2004 says...

If you like "Your lie in April" then you should watch "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas". Though the latter doesn't have the music. It has the almost same love story and the ending is tragic. :(

Simon Simon says...

The basis of both anime's is very similar from a story point of view. If you watched "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas" and found yourself wanting more, then "Your lie in April" is the step up to that. Vice versa, if the show tugged your heart strings, then this film will do it in similar ways. 

Both shows have excellent character development, featuring very strong female protagonists that push the boys to new places in their lives. Both are "love" stories in a sense, but both grow into love and do not feel forced. 

Nephelion Nephelion says...

Both shows portray similar characters : a optimistic, full-with-life girl who tries to share her love for life with a shy, traumatised protagonist.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

They both star a lively, outgoing female lead who is optimistic and lives life to the fullest every day. The girl encourages/teaches the introverted male lead to come out of his shell thus creating not only a romantic connection between the two characters, but a true friendship and soul connection. Both are tragic anime that will have you sobbing by the end.

flitser44 flitser44 says...

somewhat similar buildup but 2 completely different worlds. 1 is focussed on music and 1 is regular life

MakiRollisbae MakiRollisbae says...

Both tear jerking anime with a girl also hiding her illness whilst also helping people out of dark places or to be more social in their life. 

Your lie  in April however has a more comical undertone too whilst mixed with drama and romance.

Zufishan Zufishan says...

If you watched I want to eat your Pancreas and thinking to watch something related, this is the perfect anime I can recommend. The story is somewhat related and Your lie in April holds better quality. 

folkic folkic says...

I dont how to describe it, but i found both stories very similar, gripping and moving. Both endings were so full of emotions and I couldn't keep myself from crying.

LelouchViBrittania12 LelouchViBrittania12 says...

Both stories deal with the concept of life and death and how love fits into the equation of learning to live with yourself.

allegro allegro says...

Both explore similar themes in a way that exhibits the various facets of human nature and the human condition.

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

After transferring into a new school, a deaf girl, Shouko Nishimiya, is bullied by the popular Shouya Ishida. As Shouya continues to bully Shoko, the class turns its back on him. Shouko transfers and Shoya grows up as an outcast. Alone and depressed, the regretful Shouya finds Shouko to make amends. 

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Xipz Xipz says...

they feel very similar and are both very good films both are a solid 9/10.

they have the same problem with illness and that kinda stuff

disabilities and ext

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both anime are tearjerkers so if you are into that you will like them both. They also both show people dealing with terminal health problems. 

iLive4Anime iLive4Anime says...

I did cry in both. They are really good movies and if you just want to feel depressed just watch both.

jbstears jbstears says...

Both of them gives off a good story and they both had problems. Their music is just amazing to hear! 

Silvia2 Silvia2 says...

Both movies that deal with illness or disability and have serious/sad scenes and topics in them.

HarryM05 HarryM05 says...

Both are sad but still have engaging storylines. Their stories slightly link with the theme of death contrasting with the themes of love which are both ver present throughout both movies.

Toshigatachi Toshigatachi says...

I would absolutely say watch this if you like either anime. They are both emotional. Watch it now, come on seriously, you've got to do it!

Concord Concord says...

Both are in my opinion among the greatest anime films of all time, no joke. If Your Name is #1, then the order is A Silent Voice #2 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas #3

nualart36 nualart36 says...

Theyre both very heartbreaking, and have beautiful scenery and writing. If you liked one, you'll love the other. I truly wish i could go back to the first time i saw these and experience them from the beggining again.

your name.

your name.

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town and for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?

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RBBN RBBN says...

a teenage boy and girl embark on a quest to meet each other for the first time after they magically swap bodies.

PrinceCaspian PrinceCaspian says...

Kimi no na wa uses the whole fantasy setting to explore the grounded theme of meeting someone, and getting very close to them because of how you can be comfortable around each other, and growing to deeply care for someone. I want to eat your pancreas is another film expanding on the same theme, just replacing the fantasy with the disease. Both of them tell really amazing stories, are directed ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUSLY, and can make youth cry buckets.

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both are beautiful stories that will most likely bring you to tears. While Kimi no Na wa has more supernatural undertones both stories are enjoyable and riveting. 

Pokeswap Pokeswap says...

I admit I don’t remember everything from your name, but I remember the feelings I felt. The feelings in I Want to Eat Your Pancreas were much larger but I felt a certain kinship between the two. In one scene, I was thinking, I don’t know why, but this seems oddly familiar to your name. I don’t even know why, but I feel a resonance between the two. 

chaeunwoo12 chaeunwoo12 says...

this is a must watch anime. If you are a anime lover then you must watch it.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Concord Concord says...

Both are in my opinion among the greatest anime films of all time, no joke. If Your Name is #1, then the order is A Silent Voice #2 I Want to Eat Your Pancreas #3

Spectra13 Spectra13 says...

Both anime follow a budding romance of high school aged kids. Both stories have a tragic plot point that creates tension in the story. Both stories have a similar style of animation that is very beautiful and realistic. 

Ride Your Wave

Ride Your Wave

Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, a tragedy happens. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as soon as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato's sudden reappearance?

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Pokeswap Pokeswap says...

They are both heavily focused on romance. While pancreas is entirely realistic, ride your wave does have some fantasy/mystery elements 

As the description contains the info, I don't think it'll be a major spoiler, but both movies contain romance followed by death. The movie doesn't end when the death occurs either. It shows what the other MC does after the fact, continuing to live on. 

theydare both beautiful in animation style and really showcase the raw feelings in a way few anime are capable of. 

Toshigatachi Toshigatachi says...

Both clearly show the emotional *things* that can come with romance. And then both make you cry.

Inu230 Inu230 says...

Young adults find themselves starting a relationship that begins to bloom into more than friendship. Tragedy pulls them apart and the one left behind finds their own way of dealing with the parting.

Weathering With You

Weathering With You

The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky...

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Pokeswap Pokeswap says...

First, they are both love stories with adversity the main couple has to overcome. Their endings may be different, but they both have many high points in the lovely story. 

Anither reason I recommend them is because they both play out using a similar plot device: framing. The framing sets up the story, even though it was done differently in both instances. It helps to bring everything to a close, whatever that may be. 

both movies also conveyed deep characters so weren't like run of the mill anime protagonists. They had problems and issues as well as character flaws, adding depth. 

alp2va alp2va says...

I can't talk about this recommendation without spoiling either movie, but just know that the plot and emotions you'll feel when watching are very similar between the two. Also, both are just beautifully animated.

Spectra13 Spectra13 says...

Both anime follow a budding romance of high school-aged kids.  Both stories have a similar style of animation that is very beautiful and realistic. Both female main characters have struggles that the male main characters want to protect them from and help them through, which causes tension in the plot. Both will make you cry. 

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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Zufishan Zufishan says...

It's related to a girl who died long ago, and 10 years later she reappears to a boy. She wants her final wish to be granted and he helps her do that so that she enjoys a peaceful afterlife. 

UziBert UziBert says...

If you are a really emotional person or just want to feel sadness in your life at some point, I would recommend this anime.

Sakurada Reset

Sakurada Reset

Almost half the population of the town of Sakurada possess special abilities. Misora Haruki has the power to reset time for a maximum of three days into the past; Kei Asai has a photographic memory that allows him to remember everything he sees and hears, even after Misora resets time. Together, they use their powers to help others…

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Cloneminimen Cloneminimen says...

Both "Sakurada Reset" and "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas" have a kind of melancholy tone where the protagonists try to find out who they are. If you liked one, you'll like the other. 

When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend.

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Inu230 Inu230 says...

Are we friends? Should we be? Could we be more?

Answers that are only answered by watching and by the individual viewer.

Feeling like you don't fit in, can't talk to those around you, experiencing medical and/or family issues. Find yourself opening up to someone other people tell you to stay away from or desiring to be with someone you're told you shouldn't see?

If sadness is your pleasure these anime are for you.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Movie

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day Movie

A year has passed since Menma's ghostly return to the Super Peace Busters. Although the time they spent together during that summer was short, the five members reminisce about what happened as they each write a letter to their lost friend.

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alp2va alp2va says...

While the content is very different, the themes and emotions in both movies are pretty similar. Both deal with coping with death and how to keep living after a friend dies. Both also focus on the romance between the two leads. And both will definitely having you crying towards the end!

5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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silentsnowstorm silentsnowstorm says...

Both are tragic, emotional stories. While watching, they both gave me the feeling of an inevitable impending tragedy.