Tokyo Marble Chocolate - Recommendations

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We Were There

We Were There

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

The first and most obvious thing is that both Bokura ga Ita and Tokyo Marble Chocolate have a soft, sketchy look to their animation which adds a distinct kind of melancholy-yet-sweet mood to their stories. Their ideas are similar in that they have a two-sided focus, where both men and women are vulnerable in relationships and make fundamental mistakes that nearly ruin everything. Lastly, their plots are both about the confusion and anguish that love can bring. The most important difference is that TMC can be a little eccentric whereas Bokura ga Ita is more straightforward.

fizrox fizrox says...

Here we have two stories about a girl and a boy, who have feelings for each other and are trying to be together, though becouse of lack of communication it is exeptionally hard for them to do so. Both anime show story from different person's point of view.

Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

If you enjoyed the mature approach of Tokyo Marble Chocolate, where the answers are not straight-forward, and the lovers' insecurities and weaknesses are the biggest obstacles to everlasting love, then try Nana next. Like TMC, there is a pleasant dose of comedy to be found here and a quirky, sketchy animation style. Nana is much longer, but it means the characters are just more developed.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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hellonavi hellonavi says...

Even with very lighthearted premises, Honey and Clover and Tokyo Marble Chocolate delve deep into what it means to be in love. Relationships and how and why they begin and end are the focus of these two beautiful anime. If that is what you're looking for, look no further.

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...

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fizrox fizrox says...

Not every realitonship is easy and joy is not with partners all the time. Fighting for love, emotional issues, envy - this is what main chraracter's of these two series have to struggle with.

A Town Where You Live: Tasogare Kousaten

A Town Where You Live: Tasogare Kousaten

Kirishima Haruto travels to Tokyo on a school excursion, where he hopes to catch up with Yuzuki Eba, a girl who formerly lived in his house and whom he has feelings for. Things don't go according to plan when fellow student Nanami Kanzaki, who secretly loves Kirishima, asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend.

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snivets snivets says...

The immediate similarity between Kimi no Iru Machi and Tokyo Marble Chocolate is that they are love stories about distance, both stories are contained in two-episode OVAs, and both have beautiful animation. Although the distance in TMC is more mental than physical, they both raise significant questions about how far trust can stretch in romantic relationships.

Koitabi: True Tours Nanto

Koitabi: True Tours Nanto

Youji and Chiaki have been together for 5 years, but Youji decides to transfer jobs. They both struggle to come to terms with their relationship and what will become of it.

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Bronia Bronia says...

At the time of writing, I have only seen the Youji/Chiaki chapter of tours, so that is all I can base this rec on.

On to business- Both shows are not average tv shows, but rather specials or OVAs. Furthermore, both are about relationships that are full of misunderstanding. An obvious theme in both is communication. The set up is very similar- one episode tells the story of one side of the story, a second episode tells the other person's side.

Tokyo Marble Chocolate is an hour total, so while still not much time for characterization, there is more present than in the 15 minutes (total per couple) in Tours. That said, both are only meant to be snapshots of a single point in a relationship- they both show us the make-or-break moment every relationship goes through. If you liked one, definitely give the other a try!

Glasslip

Glasslip

Glasslip follows the story of Touko Fukami, an aspiring glass-blower whose family runs a glass-working business. During the summer, she and her four friends meet a transfer student, Kakeru Okikura, who claims that a voice from the future lead him to Touko. His arrival sets off a chain of events for the six of them that will make their final summer together full of hope and heartache.

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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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Chikotan

Chikotan

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One Week Friends: Kaori's Journal

One Week Friends: Kaori's Journal

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