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Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.

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Both shows are about a girl and her motorcycle traveling around finding out who they are. Kino's Journey is more episodic, interesting, and a little dark where One Off is just a cute lighthearted story about a school girl and her friends with bikes. If you like shows that feature bikes and cute chicks these 2 are a perfect match.

Encouragement of Climb

Encouragement of Climb

Aoi's childhood dream of climbing the tallest mountains in the world was destroyed when the girl fell off a jungle gym, developing a crippling fear of heights in the process. Now in high school, the teen enjoys more mundane activities like knitting and sitting quietly, and has absolutely no interest in risking her life in the wilderness. But Aoi's sheltered life is shattered with the reappearance of Hinata, her boisterous childhood friend who's determined to pull the girl out of her shell and scale some mountains! Together, the two learn about climbing gear and try to face their fears, all while becoming the best of friends!

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These two anime are about a young girl learning to overcome her fear and work towards a goal with the help of friends.

Tamako Market

Tamako Market

Between unspoken and unrequited love, mysterious happenstance, and the day-to-day affairs of a busy market, life is rarely dull in the Bunny Mountain Shopping Village - especially after Tamako, the happy-go-lucky mochi-maker's daughter, finds a talking exotic bird on a mission! Having traveled a great distance, the creature now seeks a worthy bride for his land's prince - but where in this corner of rural Japan can such a thing be found? Already busy trying to keep the shopping district alive and hanging out with her friends in Baton Club, Tamako can't afford to be distracted by the plucky bird - yet the scoundrel seems to have taken a liking to her and keeps following her around! How will Tamako cope with this visitor intruding on her life?

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snivets snivets says...

In One Off, a foreigner shows up at a Japanese inn in the countryside. Her interaction with a group of schoolgirls who are close friends results in life lessons learned and plenty of drama and laughter. In Tamako Market the (first) foreigner is a talking bird, but his interaction with a group of friends and their small shopping district has similar outcomes. Both are light and enjoyable, and I think fans of either would enjoy the other.

K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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Inu230 Inu230 says...

Both of these anime feature at least one character who is unsure of what to do with themself and it’s only once they open up to others that they realise just what has been in their heart and how they can achieve their dreams. The future is less uncertain and bleak once friendship begins to bloom.

A group of girls with little-to-no interaction with boys set their sights on both the present and the future: their individual and shared aspirations.

Music is featured in both, more predominate in K-On but still a heavy influence in One Off. Characters in both struggle to write songs and perform for themselves and others.

The animation/character design features cutsey highschool girls in various outfits including school uniforms, maid-outfits, track suits, and casual Sunday [weekend] clothes. They also struggle with some real life issues such as money, school and home rules, feelings of inadequacy, confrontations with friends, and saying goodbye.

For slice of life anime that doesn’t focus on the pretty typical storyline of romance [girl wanting guy], and pretty much nothing else these are must-sees.

“This is a good place to start walking” …. “The distance between us shrinks”.

Tamayura

Tamayura

A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.

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Tamayura: Hitotose

Tamayura: Hitotose

In a moment of pure warmth and happiness, it is said that children of the light, known as Tamayura, will appear. Fuu Sawatari is a young girl who loves taking photographs the same way that her beloved father did while he was alive. Having recently moved to the town her family frequently visited when she was younger, Fuu enjoys her life to the fullest alongside her friends Kaoru, Norie and Maon. Whether the gang have a sleepover, chase a furry cat around town, or simply enjoy a delicious lunch, Fuu always has her camera in hand in the hopes of finally capturing the illusive Tamayura on film.

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Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 3 - Akogare

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 3 - Akogare

Part 3 of the Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin movie series.

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Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 1 - Kizashi

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 1 - Kizashi

The story of the first film is set in the spring, when Fuu, Kaoru, Norie, and Maon get promoted to third-year high school students, while Kanae has graduated. Two kouhai join the photography club. Even though they bring in new friends, their lively daily life remains unchanged. Yet, the four third-year students are slowly thinking about their own future dreams and paths as they face graduation in about a year.

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Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 2 - Hibiki

Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Movie 2 - Hibiki

Part 2 of the Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin movie series.

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Windy Tales

Windy Tales

Nao and Miki are the sole members of their school's photography club, and have discovered the hidden secret of the wind. With the help of Mr. Taiki (a member of the ancient clan of the "wind-handlers" and one of their teachers) the duo soon pick up the secrets of controlling the wind and seeing it in its perfect beauty. With flying cats, lost tree squirrels and photography contests to boot, there's wind to be seen in any situation...

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