Isshuukan Friends.

Alt title: One Week Friends.

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ef - a tale of memories

ef - a tale of memories

In a high school setting, there are many people whose stories must be told: Hiro, an aspiring manga artist whose view of the world is "missing a certain color," according to himself; his childhood friend Kei, who is vying for his attention; Kyosuke, a photographer and cameraman who seeks to capture true emotion in his work; the ever-cheerful Miyako, who meets Hiro by chance and immediately becomes attached to him; the gentle Renji, unsure of his aspirations to become a novelist; and Kei's mysterious and quiet sister Chihiro, who seems to be a different person every day. As time passes and they interact with one another more, their paths increasingly intertwine as shades of regrettable pasts emerge.

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Bronia Bronia says...

A person pursues a relationship of some sort with a person with memory problems. The type of relationship varies, Ef being all about love whereas Issuukan is all about friendship (at the time of writing this rec)

Ef has more drama whereas, so far, Issuukan has been heartfelt but relaxing. Ef also focuses on various stories, however the memory story is the biggest focus.

fresh123456 fresh123456 says...

I haven't finished watching both shows but as far as I watched both deal with a relationship between a normal boy and a girl with memory defect

Ryuju Ryuju says...

both animes are about a special friendship between a boy and a girl. the "special" means that the girl has a memory disorder. both girls can´t remeber the friend after a few days, so both are writing in a diary to remember them.

Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.

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Karasune Karasune says...

The relationships are a bit different - parental figure and a young child in Usagi Drop, normal teenage boy and a girl with a special condition in Isshuukan Friends - but both shows excel in one major aspect - the growth, development, and feelings of a small cast of characters. Relationships are a complicated thing, especially when they're just beginning, and boths shows deal with that idea wonderfully. They're light and fluffy in both animation and atmosphere, very fullfilling, and overall just heartwarming. Both shows are an easy, relaxing watch and fans of one will most certainly want to check out the other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

If like feel good anime that will leave you with a smile on your face after each episode then try Usagi Drop and Isshuukan Friends. These are both titles about male/female relationships that aren't romance. In Usagi it's a father/daughter relationship and in Friends it's a budding friendship. In both shows the male lead starts off clueless about his new role, but throughout the series they grown and learn to become better people as they grow closer to the female lead.

While the nature of the relationship between the leads might be different both these show approach their subject matter in the same senstive manner that doesn't shy away from the drama, but doesn't turn it into melodrama either. Instead, both of these shows focus more on the sweet emotions and the drama is always resolved in a way that leaves the characters closer than they were before. 

Even the artstyles of these shows are very similar with soft pastel color palette and cute artstyles that leave the character looking like they are almost always blushing. The charming artstyles of both shows just heightens the good feelings that each episode will leave you with. 

If you want a cute, sweet anime that has enough substance to prevent it from being mere fluff then try either of these titles. You won't regret it.  

Katspearl Katspearl says...

Isshuukan Friends has a bit more high school drama and Usagi Drop is more of a parental relatioship but both animes give off a heartwarming feeling and keeps the smile on your face.

Golden Time

Golden Time

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…

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arhamathar arhamathar says...

its a anime about a girl who forget every thing about her friends every week i think GOLDEN TIMES  AND one week friends are same in one way that both have memory problems after a accident both have memory problems and have a friend that help to recover them and fight and so many things else but main character is a girls in one week friends and in golden times its a boy but both are similar 

DrSugus DrSugus says...

Both approach very similar themes : Love, amnesia, memories, the fear to be forgotten by the person we love... but two very nice love stories with a bunch of strong emotions !

ERASED

ERASED

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.

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pke1029 pke1029 says...

If you like Kayo x Sotaro, you might like Isshuukan Friends. Both heroines are pretty similar where they are lonely and protagonist is trying to be their friends.

AkachanDango AkachanDango says...

It has the same storyline, about a girl who doesn't make friends and a boy who wants to be her friend. It's very touching.

Say "I love you."

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Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?

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snivets snivets says...

Isshuukan friends and Suki-tte Iinayo both tell gentle stories of a boy who helps a girl overcome her shyness around other people. If you like a cute story about a developing relationship, full of soft emotion, check both of these out!

Nanaka 6/17

Nanaka 6/17

Nanaka Kirisato is a serious 17-year-old girl whose main goal in life is to study hard and grow up quickly. She doesn't have any friends, except for Nenji, whom she has known since her childhood. Although she constantly lectures him about his immaturity and fighting, he is the only one that stays by her side. One day after an argument with Nenji, Nanaka falls down a flight of stairs causing her to lose eleven years of her memories. Now she believes that she is a 6-year-old girl! Nenji decides to protect Nanaka by keeping her condition a secret so she can continue attending school and lead a normal life. With Nanaka’s childish personality and her unstable medical condition, how long will Nenji and Nanaka be able to keep up this charade?

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Bronia Bronia says...

Both Nanaka 6/17 and Isshukan Friends deal with the effects that a brain injury has on a girl and her friendships. Both show the main girl building relationships with her classmates that they had previously avoided getting close to, and both anime are all about how positive it is to discover friendship. Both have hints of romance. The main focus of each show is the girl's relationship/friendship with one boy.

In Nanaka 6/17, the main character regresses back to age six whereas in Isshuukan Friends the main girl has been living with amnesia for most of her life. Although the exact nature of their amnesias are different, both shows contain lot's of twists and dramatic turns in their conditions. If you like one, you should check out the other.

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!

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Shiroz Shiroz says...

Both main characters are looking for friends, and both have 2 main characters, though they met in the past but one of the characters didn't remember

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both anime gave me the same kind of feeling, they'r very alike.

The heroine in both animes has a hard time making friends, but overcomes it.

Hinted romance, drama and cute memorable scenes.

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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DLMP DLMP says...

Both of them are slice of life and drama type of anime. The main characters have the same kind of relationship in both anime. 

ReLIFE

ReLIFE

Arata Kaizaki (27) quit the job he landed after graduation in only three months. His life did not go well after that. Now his parents are threatening to stop sending money, and want him to come back to the country. He has no friend or girlfriend to share his troubles with...as he hits rock bottom a strange man named Ryo Yoake appears. Yoake invites Kaizaki to join a societal rehabilitation program for NEETs called ReLife. This program uses a mysterious drug to make him look younger, and sends him back to high school for a year...

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OutOfTheBlue OutOfTheBlue says...

Isshuukan Friends.' Fujimiya really resembles RELIFE's Hishiro in that they both have trouble making friends (even if it is for different reasons), but they try really hard and in the end they are able to change. In both cases, the authors excellently show the evolution of all their characters (this is especially true in the manga), creating a heartwarming, coming of age story. Also, it could be said that,  though to different extents and in different ways, both the Isshukan Friends anime and the ReLIFE manga (the anime isn't quite there yet) address the issue of memory loss for the protagonists.