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A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.
The first thing that comes to mind when watching both of these series is "wow". Both of these series have exceptional animation which is crisp, clear, and beautiful... in addition to the heart warming plot, which is undoubtedly slower, but still rich with life and character development. I can't say enough good things about these two series.. and if you already liked either Haibane or Mahou, you will undoubtedly like the other.
Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto and Haibane Renmei have completely different storylines and settings, but what they share are sympathetic, young, female protagonists who take part in a drama that seems at times nostalgic and pleasant, while at other times is fully capable of wrenching your heart out of your ribs. Both come highly recommended, and those who like one will surely like the other.
Both Haibane Renmei and Somedays Dreamers have very similar feels. In both series they have lots of character development. I highly reccomend both of these series...
Both Haibane Renmei and Someday's Dreamers share a cast of well meaning characters that spend most of their time in the series considering the feelings of other people. There is also a bit of introspection done as to the purpose of their lives done by the main characters in each of these. Not to mention that both contain slightly fantastical worlds, that are not too far off from the real world.
Both Haibane Renmei and Someday's Dreamers are stories about an altruistic girl on a journey of discovery - for Rakka, it is about the new world she has found herself in, and for Yume it is about the various implications surrounding the use of magic. They each go at a very relaxed pace, with some drama sprinkled in here and there. Furthermore, the two plots take a rather similar direction as they progress. So, it is difficult to imagine someone liking one of the series yet not enjoying the other.
Haibane Renmei and Someday's Dreamers have the same aura, and are unique in their own way, but the feeling I got from watching them was the same. You'll love one if you liked the other!
Haibane renmei's athmosphere is what I found to be on of the best features of the anime. Since it doesn't really have a plot, and a lot of facts about the Haibane renmei world are left unexplained, it has something mysterious about it. Someday's Dreamers, or Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto, has exactly the same. You get to know the main caracter in a way she gets to kknow the 'new world' she has to live in: the world of a professional mage. The main caracter in Haibane renmei is in a comparable situation: She wakes up after having a weird dream, doesn't remember a thing about her past, and is taken care of by people she doesn't know, just like Yume and 'Owner' Masami. After that she's tought how thing work around there and why she can;t remember thing and stuff, just like Yume has to become familiar with being a mage. The main caracters in haibane renmei and Someday's Dreamers also have a comparable personality and situation. They're both unfamiliar with the people around them, are still learning some properties of themselves, kind of uncertain and very kind to strangers. The only main difference between the two anime is that I found Haibane Renmei to be a really sad anime and though Someday's dreamers also has it's sad moments, I wouldn't describe it as being sad. But still, if you really liked watching Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto, I'm sure you like Haibane Renmei.
My main reason for this recommendation is based on the vibe that each series gives off. While the plots are different (one following a young witch as she trains, the other shrouded in mystery as to what exactly the Haibane are), both have a very similar slow and gentle nature. Both are also very nice to look at, with beautiful animation and a graceful plot, if you like one, then try the other.
Ooof... Lots of character development and sadness. Someday Dreamers has magic, while Haibane Renmei has nuanced interpersonal relationships and symbology.
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
While Someday's Dreamers is much more solemn and adult-oriented than Kiki's Delivery Service, both are beautiful looks at a young girl who lives day to day, enthralled by the wonders of magic. If you liked one, you should like the other.
Both Kiki's Delivery Service and Someday's Dreamers have a lighthearted, enthralling and pristine atmosphere about them. Something you can't quite understand, but it just feels so captivating and beautiful that you can't help but watch it. Both are works of art and sheer masterpieces. The plot shares several similarities as well, with both being based on a new witch/mage, on her own, trying to find their place in the world. I highly reccomend both animes.
Both Kiki and Someday's Dreamers focus on the life of a young witch-in-training. Both are gentle anime that often leave you with a heartwarming feeling. If you enjoyed the slower and slice-of-magical-life nature of one of these, then you should definitely check the other out.
It is the year 2356 AD, 189 years after a shockwave from a distant supernova decimated the Earth. Since that fateful day, humanity has begun training for a final mission to protect the planet from the inevitable oncoming 2nd shockwave - a mission whose failure means the annihilation of mankind. For Katase and her friends, their training at the foundation Stellvia is just the beginning of an adventure that could lead to saving the world, or seeing its end...
Stellvia and Mahou are both series which thrive on character development, and its quiet/witty ways. Although these two series are both entirely different in the plot department, each episode of these shows makes you yearn for more. Hell, even the ending is good in both! In general, you'll walk away feeling great about the series. I highly think if you like one, you'd like the other.
Stellvia and Someday's Dreamers are both great series whose main focus is on character development. Anyone who has seen (and liked) either of these series would definetly like the other...
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...
Though these two share a slice of life quality, I think this is a good recommendation because they both have the same pacing as well, with a thin but interesting plot. Try it out for size.
In Windy Tales you have a few young studants who are learning how to control the wind. In Someday's Dreamers you have a few young students who are learning how to use magic. And don't you think there's something magical about being able to control the wind? :) It's not hard to see where the premise of both shows mesh together, but there are more similarities between both. The slow, "slice-of-life" pace; the instrumental, nostalgic music; the simple and yet down-to-earth characters... it's as if all factors, but the animation, tell you that Windy Tales is a kind of spiritual successor to Someday's Dreamer. Fans of one will certainly like the other.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
The magic and drama themes can be found in both series. Though while Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto focusses more on this magic, Air TV puts its accent more on the actual relations and disturbances of those. You will see some CG art in both series, though the CG art used in Air TV is much more appropriate and more beautiful.
A pleasant Shoujo that deals with life, growth, and realizing dreams. Someday's Dreamers has an art style that is peaceful and calming. Air's art style also creates a lovely world that gives the watcher a sense of "forever summer" and tranquility.
On the day before summer vacation, Ichika discovered an old mirror in an old school building. From within it, the mysterious Manatsu looked out and offered to trade favors: if Ichika will do her "homework" (experience the power of the spiritual life forces and write about her feelings) then she will return the charm that Ichika has lost. As Ichika struggles to absorb the raw power of nature, those who watch from the other side of the mirror eagerly await her decision at the end of trials. Can a 14 year old take on the sins of the world and mend the rifts between nature and humanity?
The main characters of both Uta Kata and Someday's Dreamers are given the ability to use magic, but question its purpose and the meaning behind it, with the search for this meaning being the central focus of the anime. Also, both shows take a sort of small-scale approach to magic, doing things like fixing glass or finding a missing person rather than huge, flashy effects or explosions. Although Uta Kata gets to be quite a bit darker than Dreamers, and is burdened by excessive ecchi shots early on, overall the two anime give off a similar vibe. If you enjoyed one, consider checking out the other.
While extremely different in terms of artwork (Uta Kata has a strong moe'ish style attached to it, and Someday's Dreamers is definitely a lot tamer, with an almost shoujo'ish style), they're both pretty much the same in terms of what the main character has to go through. They both adopt a very unique approach to the extremely overused mahou-shoujo genre in order to tell 2 surprisingly compelling coming-of-age stories. So if you liked one of them, make sure to watch the other!
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.
Both Someday's Dreamers and Aria are stories of a young girl trying to find her way in a new profession. The two series follow the protagonist as she makes new friends, pursues her apprenticeship, and learns many valuable life lessons. Both are slow paced shows, containing plenty of charmingly sweet moments amid beautiful scenery shots.
Both of these shows follow a girl moving to a new place to pursue the work she's always dreamed of. The format of the two shows is also similar, spending a lot of time on special moments in the lives of the characters, to the point where the main character is often out of the spotlight. This combined with a gentle overall pace lend Aria and Someday's Dreamers a laid-back, introspective feel that works well as a background for the character development that drives each show.
There is nothing more sad and pleasant than love in its various forms, and a group of high school students will discover them in this melancholy series. The focus is on Kanzaki Kyoichi, an artist and a dreamer at heart, and Nitta Chiharu, a track star and a childhood friend of Kyoichi's. From spring to summer to fall to winter, love will grow and fade, and grow again
For a series that focuses on magic, Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto (Someday's Dreamers) is surprisingly not too far removed from Boys Be. Both are melancholy series that deal with serious issues, but Someday's Dreamers takes the lens away from boy/girl romance drama and focuses on more general issues.
Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?
Hoshi no Koe and Someday's Dreamers (Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto) share in common a sense of romantic nostalgia; not necessarily the romance of love, but the romance of high ideals, recalling the optimism and purity of earlier science fiction and placing such concepts in a modern context. The two differ in their approaches to this idea, with Hoshi no Koe as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet vs. Someday's Dreamers as A Midsummer Night's Dream in terms of tone and context.
Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help users with all her heart. Join young Kokoro as she starts the journey to become a full-fledged librarian, while learning about life, and being the best she can be.
The true drama aspect of the two series unites the feel and gives it a similarly pleasant and non-demanding feel. Like Taisetsu na Koto, Kokoro Library is one of the few animes which isn't a plot heavy monster. You can put the series down and come back to it months later and loose none of the goodness the series offers.