Somali and the Forest Spirit - Recommendations

Alt title: Somali to Mori no Kami-sama

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The Ancient Magus' Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride

Chise Hitori was a child nobody wanted. Told by her own mother that she should never have been born and passed from one neglectful guardian to the next, the young girl has grown up feeling lost, hopeless and emotionally numb. At age fifteen she sells herself into slavery, desperate for a home where somebody- anybody- actually wants her to be there, and is purchased by a mysterious being with a skull for a head. He whisks Chise off to his home in England and introduces her to a world of talking animals, dragons and faeries, declaring that she is to become his apprentice in magic... and also his bride!

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PurpleCatAngel PurpleCatAngel says...

Like The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Somali and the Forest Spirit is about a human who’s been taken in by a supernatural entity.

Balthasaurus Balthasaurus says...

Both anime explore the different relationships between a human character and a fantastical one. In addiions, the both have unique character designs for their non-human characters, beautiful environments, and some darker themes beneath their fantastical exteriors. I'd recommend them both on their own merits, but I reckon if you have enjoyed one, you'll probably enjoy the other.

Infamy1 Infamy1 says...

both are adorable and cute its just so awesome and a good way to help yourself after watching an hour of scary videos like a idiot.

Sendoshi Sendoshi says...

They have the same vibe and a very similar concept. And they both have excellent cinematography.

hunnybeee hunnybeee says...

While Somali is far from finished as I write this, I must say that the moment I started watching it I was instantly reminded of The Ancient Magus' Bride. First of all, the forest/fantasy setting is quite similar in both shows. Then there's a young human being that needs help and is being taken care of by a supernatural creature. The art is colorful and nice to watch in both shows. If you like one of these shows, it's quite a safe bet you'll like the other.

DoamnaCurcubeu DoamnaCurcubeu says...

Human saved by a special being. It's a nice take on this kind of sweet romance between 2 different species, one is father/daughter and the other husband/wife. Very heartwarming stories

KxNOxUTA KxNOxUTA says...

Clumsy beaty and clumsy beasts meet and try to make sense out of each other and life. Laced with some really scary life threat that is very realistiic for their time nd world settings. And because it's all in high quality and emotionally attached, you'll go through scary hell and come back to falk it further, because there's too much that screams "It's worth every step"  at you.

towerroad towerroad says...

Both are very emotional with a strong but distant protector. They defintily have the same vibe.

Miara98 Miara98 says...

Both girls are being raised by adoptive fathers. They help each other understand the world around them during these series.

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Dale is a well-known and highly skilled adventurer despite being so young. One day, he's on a quest and goes deep into the woods and finds a little devil girl named Latina, who is just skin and bones. Latina is branded with the mark of a sinner, but Dale decides he can't just leave Latina there and decides to become her guardian. Thinking to himself, "Latina is too cute, I don't want to work," he ends up doting over her before he even realizes it.

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Sabure Sabure says...

Both series feature an adorable orphaned little girl being raised by an unlikely single father figure. While Somali's forest golem father is more stotic than Latina's adopted father Dale, they both care deeply for their daughters and will do anything to protect them. Somali and Latina have a lot of similarities - they're both cute, innocent, view the world through their own precarious eyes, come from tragic backgrounds, and have a weakness for cats.

TimeGears TimeGears says...

Both of the anime are about an adult male who finds a helpless little Loli in the forest. They then both take in this girl and care for her and travel with her etc... Both are so far pretty wholesome and just showcase the interspecial love between a father and his daughter.

Crua9 Crua9 says...

Both have the same feeling. Both have a girl follow an adopted dated. Both the guy is trying to find out more about the girl. The only difference is the It's for My Daughter and the other is that one you don't have anyone who will actively try to eat her if they find out her breed. 

alp2va alp2va says...

Only two episodes into Somali and it's clear that the two shows are very similar. Both center around finding an abandoned girl and raising her as if she were your own. Both focus on not only the relationship between the two main characters, but also in establishing and explore the fantasy worlds they live in. Somali seems to have a much clearer greater narrative whereas Demon Daughter was much more character-focused. But both are so freaking adorable that if you liked one, you'll surely like the other!

Jayage Jayage says...

both of these are very similiar animes, both are fantasy animes where grown man finds a very young girl in an forest and decide to adopt her, the only different is in Demon lord the man is a human and the girl is demon, well in the Forest Spirit the man is golem and the girl is human.   

towerroad towerroad says...

a little girl finds a father and lives in an other world. Wether it's a demon girl in the human world or the other way around. Very emotional and cute.

Made in Abyss

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Young Riko has spent her entire childhood dreaming of exploring the Abyss, an enormous pit and series of caves filled with wonders and terrors that only the staunchest Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artifacts from its depths. No one knows just how deep the pit is, but Riko's own mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter behind with a powerful urge to follow after her and learn the Abyss's mysteries for herself. One day Riko discovers a boy who seems to have originated from the Abyss and appears to be a sort of robot. Can he aid the little girl in her quest to find her missing mother? Or will the children become the Abyss's next victims?

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Hutai Hutai says...

Wonderful and enigmatic animation. Mystic world with various creatures, a wondering child, adventures, great voice acting and soundtrack. At first it seems relaxing, yet later it chatches you with action and great story. 

towerroad towerroad says...

Both take place in fantays worlds, which are captured beautifully. Very sweat character with great adventures and growth.

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Avid bookworm and college student Motosu Urano ends up dying in an unforeseen accident. This came right after the news that she would finally be able to work as a librarian like she had always dreamed of. When she regained consciousness, she was reborn as Myne, the daughter of a poor soldier. She was in the town of Ehrenfest, which had a harsh class system. But as long as she had books, she didn't really need anything else. However, books were scarce and belonged only to the nobles. But that doesn't stop her, so she makes a decision... "If there aren't any books, I'll just create some."

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Sabure Sabure says...

Somali and Myne are cute, young protagonists that came from tragic backgrounds and try to live their lives to the fullest despite their setbacks and pending tragedy. Somali is one of the few humans remaining in a world overun by humaniod monsters that have hunted and persecuted humans to the brink of extinction. Myne is a dedicated bookwork that was transported to a world without books after she was killed in her real world. She vows to achieve her dream of living in a world full of books while battling an incurable condition that is literally devouring her. If you like cute, young protagonists giving their all, you'll enjoy both of these titles.

iKakuzukun iKakuzukun says...

Both of them have a little girl as protagonist and they begin their story in a unique way, that's why the more you watch the more you get attracted to them as they have different dreams ( Somali to say forever with her dad VS Main to read books etc) but both get easy hurted or get sick and need someone to stay by their side every time. 

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

As a child, Violet was used by the military as a weapon because of her combat prowess. Her one friend and protector was Major Gilbert, who named the girl, taught her how to speak and write, and cared for her. But after being seriously injured in the war, losing both arms in the process, Violet is brought to the Evergarden household to recuperate. There, she trains to become an Auto Memories Doll: a person who writes letters for others, deciphering their true feelings and expressing it on paper. As Violet travels the world, she helps her clients find love and comfort through the letters she writes; but more importantly, she slowly begins to understand emotions, so that she can finally cope with what she’s done, and what she’s lost. 

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LordSeyama LordSeyama says...

Even though both series are very different, they both deal with similar topics and issues regarding the main characters.

There is a nice parallel between Violet's search for an understanding of love and emotions, and the personal development of one of the main characters in Somali and the Forest Spirit. In both we have characters who lack emotions and are trying to understand them, and in both we have characters and companions with them who help and guide them in their search for meaning.

Both series also present us with multiple characters outside of the main cast; characters with tragic and relatable backstories which make each encounter with them a wonderful experience all on its own.

Not to mention both series have gorgeous animation and a beautiful world, and the music for both is just beautiful. Highly reccomend.

Miara98 Miara98 says...

Violet and the Gollem both learn what emotions are. They go on a journey to discover a whole new world. The gollem does this by raising a child while searching for humans and Violet learns this by doing her job writing letters for other people.

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Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!

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Hutai Hutai says...

Hestia and Somali has same voice, both have great animation, both are funny with good sound tracks, interesting story and pretty engaging characters. 

It's My Life

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One peaceful day, Astra reads in a magazine that his life as a homeowner will not be complete until he partakes in the "super exciting" experience of having a garage sale, so he decides to immediately rectify the situation by making fliers and dumping some junk to sell on the front lawn. He and Noah wait patiently for random strangers to come and buy their discarded belongings, but the only folks who show up are people (and creatures) they already know - and their customers seem more interested in causing a ruckus than buying anything. Can Astra and Noah find a way to turn things around and make their event a success?

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quiksilver8462 quiksilver8462 says...

It is more of a comical version to this dramatic series. As Somali and the Forest spirit is more of a cycle of life in all seriousness and It's My Life is just plain daily life and making new memories with adventures always around the corner. Both have an older figure sheltering an adopted daughter.

Ni no Kuni

Ni no Kuni

Two average teens go on a magical quest to save the life of their friend and her counterpart from another world. But love complicates their journey.

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Feinraf Feinraf says...

Both of these anime feature beautiful fantasy worlds with similar creatures and settings. Both explore friendship in unusual times.

Kakushigoto

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Single father Kakushi Goto has a secret. He’s a top-selling artist of popular erotic manga, but his impressionable young daughter, Hime, can never find out! Now he’s having to bend over backwards just to keep her inquisitive little mind from discovering what he does for a living. A father-daughter tale of love and laughter.

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EarthernCreature EarthernCreature says...

Both have the father-daughter bond thing going on. They both bring on the emotions when wrapping up and they are both 12 episodes.

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