Otona Joshi no Anime Time: Kawamo o Suberu Kaze - Recommendations

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Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

Taeko Okajima lives a nondescript life in Tokyo performing office duties in the day and then coming home in the evening to listen to her mother’s remarks on the phone about her unmarried status. In a bid to escape the monotony, Taeko decides to visit the countryside she once loved as a child and spend time on a safflower farm run by relations of hers. But her journey awakens memories she thought she had long abandoned, and Taeko must once again decide the kind of person she truly wants to be.

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sothis sothis says...

I liked Otona Joshi far more than Only Yesterday, but both will easily appeal to the same audiences. The plot is very similar - a woman visits her childhood town and remembers her past. Both are aimed at a more adult audience and are bittersweet, and the teenaged years animation of Otona definitely paid homage to Ghibli. Try one out if you liked the other.

snivets snivets says...

I definitely think these two anime are made with a similar audience in mind. They have the same nostalgic, bittersweet atmosphere and both are mainly about an older woman thinking back to experiences in her childhood.

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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NimirRa NimirRa says...

These two pretty titles display an understated romance that not only captures your attention but also comes across as more geniune compared to other depictions in anime. The bittersweet feeling you are left with after enjoying one could also be recaptured in watching the other.

snivets snivets says...

Otona Joshi and 5cm/s are two anime which, in my opinion, function primarily as reflections on the possibilities of love in the treasured past of adults. The same sorts of feelings permeate the atmosphere in both shows: melancholy, loneliness, nostalgia for the innocence of childhood, and observation that the responsibility of adulthood takes precendence over the past.

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

Now although I find Otona Joshi to be WAY better than Ocean Waves, I do think they make a good recommendation for each other. They both share a sense of melancholy and bittersweet storytelling that would appeal to the same audiences.

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

22-year-old Hazuki lives a boring life in an apartment filled with plants, but secretly he couldn't care less about the vegetation, for the highlight of the young man's day is buying the items from cheery Rokka, a widow who runs the flower shop nearby. So that he can spend more time with her, Hazuki eagerly accepts a job working part-time at the shop, but after months of working with his crush, the man can't seem to muster the courage to confess his feelings. And it's not just his abrasive personality getting in the way of his ideal relationship - the ghost of Rokka's dead husband haunts the shop and is determined to keep all potential suitors away from his wife. Despite this unexpected obstacle, Hazuki continues his attempt to woo the older woman and free her from the ghost of her past.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

If you liked the untraditional romance of one of these josei shows, check out the other. Both are understated and sometimes a bit melancholy, but sweet and feature characters far removed from the stereotypes and stock characters of other series.

Bobby's In Deep

Bobby's In Deep

Akihiko Nomura, also known as Bobby, is a seventeen year old high school student who is not doing well at his studies. His strict father wants him to go to a university, but Bobby doesn’t really care about that. His only passion is motorcycles, and he spends all of his free time with his own. However, one day while working on his motorcycle, Bobby receives a letter from a girl who learned of him in a motorcycle magazine. She seems to admire Bobby, and their correspondence begins...

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Candy Candy Movie

Candy Candy Movie

At twelve years old, Candice White (otherwise known as Candy) is the oldest remaining child at the Poni Orphanage. With her spirits held high, Candy dreams of the day a wonderful family will take her home; and on one fateful day, it seems her dream has come true… or has it? Instead of joining a family, Candy is adopted to be a companion for the snobby daughter of a wealthy household. Now, our young heroine sets off to join her new family and experience the joys of first love and the heartbreak of cruelty. Whatever the case, her life will never be the same!

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Candy Candy: The Call of Spring

Candy Candy: The Call of Spring

Candy the orphan has lived a tragic yet touching life, moving from family to family and falling in love with several boys. She has just returned to her first home at the orphanage, and discovers that a new girl, Alice, is living a solitary and melancholy life without many friends or companions. To help boost Alice’s spirits, Candy sits down with the children and tells about her life, from the orphanage to boarding school, from her first love Anthony to recently-departed Terry and beyond. Afterwards, Candy will set forth on her newest adventure: to become a nurse and help others!

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Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

With dreams of diving abroad, Tsuneo gets a job assisting Josee, an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her wheelchair. But when the tide turns against them, they push each other to places they never thought possible, and inspire a love fit for a storybook.

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Genji Monogatari Sennenki

Genji Monogatari Sennenki

Hikaru is the beautiful and beloved second son of the Emperor. As his father’s favorite Hikaru has been given the surname of Genji, branding him a commoner; for as a commoner, Hikaru is spared from the ordeal and fighting that surrounds the successors to the throne. Liberated of this fate, Hikaru is free to live a life of pleasure with his many lovers scattered across the land. From the intelligent and beautiful Rokujou to the delicate and gentle Yuugao, Hikaru Genji manages to capture the heart of any woman he so desires. Though while his mistresses serve as ample distraction, Hikaru still remains infatuated with his first love – the one person who can never be his…

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Tale of Genji

Tale of Genji

Hikaru Genji is a son of the emperor, born on the wrong side of the sheets. A commoner at birth, he works as a retainer for his father. Though his good looks ensure him the attention of the ladies of the court, the love of his life happens to be his father's wife; and that's where things become a little more complicated. Forced to seek love elsewhere, he leaves no stone unturned; but can he ever find what he truly wants?

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