Japanese: H2O ~FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2008 to Mar 21, 2008
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.451 (scored by 21590 users)
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drama harem romance school
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They're both really mysterious and are about a weird girl meeting a special boy.
same kind of story. guy goes through events where he discovers something about himself, and decides what to do next.Watch it and you'll know what i meen.
both have the slice-of-life drama with slight comedy moments and a touch of darkness and mystery. sola also has action and magic too.
H2O ~Footprings in the Sand~ and sola both give you the same emotions you experience throughout the series. As the series progresses they both reveal the truth behind the main characters and develop growing relationships of romance.
Both anime involves magical elements (sola is heavier) and romance. Both anime's have easy to love characters and smooth animation. If you liked sola, then you must absolutely try H2O!
same type of style
h20 has no supernatural but in a way
they still relate
-Both have weak protagonists (IMO)
-Both deal with the "supernatural" or "other forces"
-Both dealing with "love-triangle"
-Endings are close to being similar
-Lots of Surprising or "WTF?" moments
I think they both are similar becuse besides the romance there is a mysterious, awesome, interesting plot. x)))
Share very similar plot outline, meaning...
boy meets girl
they deepen their relationship, or in other words, fall in love
series of random event happens
boy is traumatize
For other general similarities, are the arts, the characters, and the way both stays out from other romance anime out there.
Both are similar as they both make you think about the importance of friends and what it means to live in this world and not take for granted what we can do that others may not be able to do. And that they are bot 12 eps long.
Both are anime that seem to be nice and charming but have a awful twist!
Both are as thin on plot and high on melodrama, so if you liked one, chances are you'll like the other.
Both animes have a simular feel to it. As soon as I started watching Myself; Yourself it reminded me of H2O. They both have a quite simular storyline, though it's still different enough to make it original. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other one as well!
Both have around 13 episodes! lol kidding. Both have touchy romance, they don't have stupid ecchi and they're bound to leave a long-lasting impression on your mind with the good looking characters, friendship, the love and the soundtracks. If you're a fan of teh romance genre, this one's a must-watch for you.
i recomend you watch this if you enjoyed h2o becouse they are wery similar , both of these have to do with friendship and familly issues, the drawing style is similar too the character developement is similar and interesting ^^.
I think that "Myself: Yourself" is quite similar to "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~". Both start with guy coming to town and meeting the girls. Also in the beginning we see ecchi on both anime. Hayami ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~") and Nanaka ("Myself: Yourself") have similar characters and changes their personalities because of fire. Voice actress of Nanaka also voiced Takuma ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~"). Both Sana ("Myself: Yourself") and Takuma have sad past before coming to the town. But in my opinion "Myself: Yourself" is a little darker than "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~", but both turn really depressing towards the end.
both anime have alot of drama and are very sad.
These are similar because they make you think, they provoke you and try to relate to you. It's very touching so I suggest them to you.
The female leads in the stories seem to be in a very similar state of mind when meeting the male leads. These two stories in particular are as if they are shoes of the same pair.
Once again. Key Visuals. Fantastic, but sad. Check it out. Try also to get the OVA's if you watch it. It makes the series that much better
Well, the sad scenes make theme similar. There must be more similarities but anyway, if you like Air, you'll like H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~.
Air is similar to h2o in the pace of the anime, the characters developement and the story of friendship they have a similar drawing style too, both are wery interesting and if you liked one then you will most likely like the other too.
They are both very sad anime.
The main characters are a-like.
They're new in town, struggling with something, meets a girl and weird stuff happen.
Has that "Key" feeling to it. Really emotional and occurring in a mostly realistic world with odd bits of surrealism.
both gives a similar dramatic, yet very comferting feeling when you are watching it.
Also, the uniform are a bit smilar, so why not give it a try? C:
I don't know, it just is. Bunch of girls with various different lifes get joined together by one boy. It's a really good watch :3
A male main char surounded by girls , fantasy , romance , school life :P
It has a bit of the similar storyline, harem and it's funny
H20 is a lower quality version of Clannad. You have a protagonist who has different circumstances--blindness in H20, and delinquency in Clannad--who is followed around by or meets a harem of girls. Cue crazy back-stories and a plot that just throws in random problems to make it seem spicy and you have either series. The difference is H20: Footprints in the sand finishes in half the time.
also about a boy who finds himself in a mystery with several girls
School life. Slice of life. Drama setting. Relationship/Love story with a fixed character. Main characters with personal problems and dramatic backstory. Unexpected/Tearful conclusion. Little surreal aspects.
Both are sad but have happy endings
This is a very sad anime, I can in a way say that you'll cry in a more hurt way if you watch H2O: Footprints in the Sand then Clannad, like no joke.
Both of these animes deal with villages that harbor a dark secret. Both of the villages have residents that take justice into their own hands. In Higurashi, the secret is much more hidden. In H2O, not a lot of effort is made to hide the secret
The art is strikingly similar. What's more, the setting is identical - a village with a dark secret.
The stories obviously are totally different, but I got the same creepy village feel from them with the secrets and such in a small town o_o.
These two are similar in that at first everything starts out innocent but soon they reveal tragedies and secrets that the main character has stumbled upon. They are both happy on the outside and that is what makes them all the more sad when it gets into the storyline.
*in both series the action takes place in a village full of strange/twisted people
*Kohinata(H2O)'s past resembles Satoko's(Higurashi)
*both have great characters
*both have some really funny moments,but they can be serious at times
*the artwork&music is great in both,but IMO Higurashi has better grafics,while H2O has that amazing OST!
if you enjoy mistery anime then you will like both of these series :-)
Be aware though,Higurashi can be bloody,while H2O is a little "cleaner"(it still has some violent moments)
1. Main character with a physical illness moves to the countryside.
2. He befriends a girl who is an outcast/bullied by the social group they belong to.
3. He protects the girl even though he doesn't know her backstory.
Whilst watching Another I was thinking how similar it was to H20, it wasn't the story line but more the characters. You have the boy who is sick and moves to the country side and the classmates who keep secrets, as well as the girl who is treated different from the rest of the class. H20 is what Another would be without Horror.
Both lead muchachos can see ...........DEEEEEAD PEEEEOPLE!!..!!!....WHUUUUU,HU,HU!
Both ghosts can eat, play and physically interact with the lead muchachos.
Both lead muchachos suffered a terrible loss.
In AnoHana only one muchacho (male lead) among the 5 former amigos (friends) can see their dead amiga (friend feminine).
In H2O, the ghost has special ability to grant what the muchacho wishes, It can also leave whenever it wishes. In AnoHana, the ghost don't have a slightest idea as to why she can't cross-over and why she can only manifest herself to only one muchacho (the lead male character).
In AnoHana the ghost has the body of a 15 year old but thinks and acts like an 8 year old, it has habit of pestering the muchacho everyday, while in H2O the ghost is at the same age as the muchacho and also act like a teenager, but it also has a habit of leaving the muchacho behind when they find themselves in awkward situations.
First of all, both series contain tragedy themes that brings on emotions within a viewer.
Both series has a normal protagonist that interacts with a not so normal girl.
Both series has good animation style and has other characters with contrasting personalities. Both series additionally have some romance themes that expand beyond the typical love triangles. Both series also have a mystery like atmosphere that fills the void that mixes in drama, some comedy, and emotions.
Both series have Romance, Slice of School Life, and Drama.
The main characters from both series share similar characteristics and are transfer student trying to fit into the school and the town. In doing so, they find the person they truly love and form friendship with new people.
Both series feature tragic love stories and two girls who can't come to terms with their painful pasts, both girls face hatred and love.
- both only have one season
- main characters are girls
- both have dark themes
- small stories
If you like drama, romance, and tragedy, then both these series may spark some interest. H2O: Footprints in the Sand leaves the MC a deep emotional scar due to an event similar to the protagonist in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien/Rumbling Hearts. Both try to move on while staying facing their own personal demons.
It has an interesting story just like asatte no houkou. It also has really sweet romance. I don't know why but the overall feeling just reminds me of asatte no houkou. I think that anyone who likes one should like the other
High school slice of life romantic dramas. Need I say any more?
Kimi kiss shows several characters fall in love, with several love triangles, whilst H2O there appears to be the obvious couple, however is much less predictable and more development on the character rather than relationship side. Both good similar romantic dramas though.
These are both soul-rockingly good times brought to life by SCA-JI, the master of Japanese fiction. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll learn a little about yourself in the process.
Fans of both series may also be interested in checking out the Moekan OVA.
H2O is much more romance slice of life drama, whilst shigofumi is episodic and supernatural, however both are excellent dramas and shows the psychology of humans; having both unique characters and the influence on other humans on each other. both also have a very dark feel to them. and both a brilliant watch.
I've no idea why but since the first episode ive had a feeling that Ookami is very similar to H2O footprints, maybe its the art or the characters, but seriously i keep thinking these are so similar
but remember H2O is more light and less dark just the characters seem very simliar