English: anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Synonyms: AnoHana, We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
22 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.731 (scored by 74530 users)
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Both have as main a silver haired girl that has a goal to fulfill. Both animes talk about death, life and reincarnation. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations but in the end show us that true friendship is a wonderful thing. Both will make you teary.
The anime themselves aren't that similar, but if you really liked the theme of one of them, you might want to check out the other. In AnoHana, a group of friends try and figure out a way to bring their dead friend Menma to heaven, while in Angel Beats, a group of friends that are already dead try and figure out how to get into heaven. Other than these similarities, they're pretty different. AnoHana is a lot more mature and serious, while Angel Beats is more light-hearted and comedic, with some serious moments.
main characters are dead
they not want reincarnate.
Both are tragic stories about the passing of student(s) and moving on with supernatural elements.
If you enjoyed Ano Hana, Angel Beats is definitely a must-watch, and vice versa.
Both are very similar is a lot of aspects, to start with they both include the presence of ghosts or a life continuing after death, and the struggle of passing onto the next state of living, whatever that may be.
While Angel Beats appears to have a comedic start, unlike Ano Hana, which seems to have a mellow yet serious start, they're both equally gripping and progress into a beautiful storyline. Both Anime deal with friendships and romances in the same somewhat tragic way, as well as the difficultly of accepting one's or anthers' death.
Both Anime feature simply beautiful, melodic OPs and EDs which play into the show just perfectly, and feature very up to date animation though their art styles differ.
Both are short Anime, being 11 and 13 episodes.
All in all, Ano Hana and Angel beats are both beautiful, gripping Anime that are bound to have you shedding tears by the end.
Both cast have some burden in their hearts that's keeping them from moving on.
Both involves souls who were unable to reincarnate.
Both are sad stories about moving on.
Anohana and Angel beats are both really dramatic series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life and the process of moving on. They feature deeply developed characters, breathtaking animation and a unique and meaningful touching story that will make the viewer experience all kinds of emotions. In both anime, the deceased characters are being held back by some sort of wish or unfulfillment that has yet to be addressed. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both are Drama and deal with the afterlife.
They can have forced drama moments, but they can make you cry anyway.
-have great and deep characters;
-main story has to do with afterlife;
-have a great drama;
-have a emotional and a perfect ending;
Both of these series are just amazing and sweet. While Angel Beats has more of it both series have their comic relief moments and they're sad moments. They both also have a main theme about staying together as friends no matter what you go through. Both endings are also similar in that while you've been seeing all of the comedy and drama then endings to both series are bittersweet. You know what happens in the endings NEEDS to happen but part of you just doesn't want it to. Angel Beats and Ano Hana are both just completely beautiful.
Both series contain plots which deal with coming to terms with death. Both are heart warming and can be comedic at times.
Both anime's have characters in it that cannot leave until they have fulfilled their goals that they left on the earth
Both deal with the concept of life after death and the pain of losing someone important. If you liked the melodrama in Angel Beats, you will love the mood in Anohana.
Both shows have their romantic and sad moments, and both involve having wishes granted as a means to pass on into the afterlife. Ano Hi Mita has a smaller cast of characters and is less "cute" than Angel Beats!, but it is most definitely worth a watch if you like touching endings.
Similar themes, similar direction and overall has the same emotional impact.
Both anime has something about after life
Both involving around death and the reason why their spirit is still around. Trying to solve what they regretted during their lifetime and fixing that problem.
They both have a person, (in our Angel Beats case, it has many people) who can't go to heaven until they fullfile their "mission", "wish", or "promise" they had as human beings before they die.
Both are similar in one specific way and both succeeded to make me cry at the end, and im a 16 year old guy >___>
both stories have to do with life and death.. both have a sad characters history.. both have a love triangle.. and both have some funny scenes and some depressing scenes.. :'(
both increddible anime . have to hand it over
La emocion de tu vida! -q
Cry in the end. The beautiful history.
-Both give the same feeling/atmosphere
-Both have something to do with the theme "Summer"
-Both are interesting
Love and drama
Maincharacters are alike
similar chara design
have the same feel
both have summer theme
• Similar art style
• Both are original anime productions
• Both give the same feeling
• Both have "romance"
Group of friends developing emotions to each other/same director
Anohana and Ano Natsu de Matteru are both emotional anime that have a nearly identical mode of story telling and main male protagonists trying to fulfill the wish of a girl that may eventually disappear from their lives. They also have really similar characters - a socially awkward male, a paranormal girl and their friends in between who are in a pinch regarding their love lives. Both series offer superb animation and feature a lot of touching moments that will most likely make you let out tears and leave you with a happy smile in the end. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other.
Both anime focus on a group of friends. Both have a romance between the main male character and the main female character. The main female character in both anime are not really human. Both have a love triangle-type thing among the group of friends. Both have the same kind of feeling to them.
Both involve a group of friends that suffer from unrequited love. The atmosphere also feels similar.
- the character design
- the vibe of love pentagon
- the feelings
- the storytelling style
- same director
the atmosphere is really similar and both heads towards a friendship setting
Both series has a lighthearted sort of feeling involving romance and drama. The protagonist seems to be the center of it all as he tries to fulfill the wishes of the heroine.
The main characters are rather similar s well. The protagonist is somewhat cynical and the heroine is strange.
Additionally, the director worked on both of these series hence the dramatic story. And as for the stories, both series are build from friendship, trials, misunderstandings, and bonds.
* Same director
* Nice drama plot
* Both stories have summer theme (most of the time)
* Love conflicts
* Good ending
Friendship and Love. Both have a tragic emotional feel
Both deal with a lot of drama and also have similar style.... That's because both anime were made by the same people!!
both are from the same anime company/producer which = same character designs, atmosphere, art style
both anime focus on fullfilling a wish of an important person to the boy protagonist, which they know they will eventually dissappear
both contain romances/love triangles/hardships of loss
both have a familiar story throughout the anime which both of the anime ends in sadness
both are really pleasant to watch, so if you watch one, you must watch the other.
Both of them has sad endings where both loved character by the protagonist were gone and probably won't see each other again.
Both anime also has mix love
Ano Natsu de Matteru:
-both romance slice of life genre
-both have tear jerking moments
-both have love triangles...more than that rather
-both heroine is going away..something like that..
a few similarities:
- same director
- same artist
- the lead female protagonists in both series have the same voice actor
- summer theme
- both revolve around relationships
Both Clannad and Ano Hana are good dramas featuring the development of friendship and a bit of supernatural events.
The main difference between thoso two is that Clannad has a lot more of funny scenes and jokes, while Ano Hana is on the cute side and deeply focused on its long drama.
If you want a soft drama, Clannad is your call. But if you really want the tears to flow, Ano Hana is the choice. They are two sides of the same coin.
Both the series are awesome slice of life which can make your cry. In both the series, the main protagonist is a delinquent who has to help a moe girl. The interactions they have with other characters form the rest of story. Although both play out a bit differently, if you like one, you should check the other out
Clannad's Fuko (first) arc reminds me of AnoHana. Meiko and Fuko's personalities are very similar and they start being forgotten, one by one. However, the male lead tries his best to remember the female lead with the help of his friends. Both are extreme tearjerkers.
Supernatural, friendship, romance, & slice of life. They're both tearjerking shows that give you the same feel.
Both Protagonist had given up on the world both had a girl that made the change.Both have funny scenes and sad scenes.
Made me cry
Made me laugh
then cry again
and for some reason, indigestion... :|
Ano Hana && CLANNAD contains similar elements. They are both slice-of-life anime that involves supernatural events. Their supernatural element makes them more interesting. Also, they both combine drama and comedy really well(:
Both have beautiful romance drama's and a character who only a few people can see
Both made me cry...A lot.
Also, on both shows, a girl changes the main protagonist into a better person.
Both animes deal with a ghost girl who has a wish they want to be fulfilled. They're also both very dramatic and sad at times. Nonetheless, both shows are excellent series in their own right. Highly recommended for people who love dramas!
The feeling of tragedy and the sorrowful past is never easy. Both these series has the potential to bring a viewer to tears with its beautiful story and colorful characters. For anime fans interested in drama and sorrow stories, these two are a must-see.
Clannad and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai don't have similar names, but they are similar. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai made me cry so much that I thought my eyes started bleeding, while Clannad was so sad that my heart stopped at a couple moments during the story because of how targic the scenes were. It didn't matter that Clannad started as a game because even though games are worse than anime, it tugged on my heart strings so hard that I thought I had a heart attack. These anime are packed with enough impact to cause you to die twice due to emotional heart attack. Seriously though, these anime are overly dramatic and irritating to me at least.
The plots themselves aren't really similar but both are quite emotional and incredibly touching.
If you like one I'm sure you'll like the other. c:
There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on.
So, we have Ano Hana and NR who are both drama genre and have a very strong supernatural element in the story.
Still, both serie evolve around a person who is the only able to see a ghost who is unable to move on.
Both stories have deep love feelings and struggle around the possibility of "what if": what if i did/did not that thing? what if i could un-do something? what if this person was still alive?
Ano Hana is a great serie and NR evolved more and more interesting too.
Obviously, if you watched & liked one of them, the another is highly recommended too!
Both concentrate on people who lost someone precious to them in the past, and have to deal with this someone coming back as a ghost in order to help them move on. In AnoHana, it's childhood friend, in Natsuyuki Randezvous it's late husband. AnoHana is more slice of life, Natsuyuki has more romance
Both about the protagonist who can see a deceased person while others can't.
A single person can see a ghost which is related to the people he knows, The ghost appears to have a wish that the protagonist must fulfil for him.
Both main character can see.........DEAD PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
Both ghosts can't figure out what they need to do in order to cross over.
The ghost in the other anime has the ability to physically manifest herself , while the other doesn't.
The ghost in the other anime is a caring and playful girl, while in the other anime the ghost is a guy who just floats around and does nothing.
A dead person whom only one person can see
Both series features supernatural elements involving a ghost whom the main protagonist can only seen.
Both series are lighthearted but also contains moods of sadness and emotions mixed in with some comedy as well as drama.
Both series features themes of romance that is seen as more realistic rather than the typical puppy crush.
very much a like interms of a gost which hasn't move on to the after life and only one person can see the gost... there is also alot of love and memories of the past in both animes..
Both animes tackle the theme of death.
The pain that the deceased go through and the pain that the ones left behind must endure.
both similar from having a ghost appear before the main character, and they can only see it.
both anime supporting characters have been affected by the ghosts death in some ways and have not come to closure.
throughout both of the anime, the characters come to terms with their feelings and reconcile their regrets and misunderstandings and the understanding to move on.
you might like one if you like the other, but they differ in circumstances/surroundings.
Both series are similar in the theme of getting over something lost that can never be regained. There is the ghost of the dead person which only one character can see. The ghost wants to make people move on and yet its very existence is what holds them back from moving on.
Both are pretty similar in plot. Ghost comes back and only one can see him/her.
Ano Hana is more on the shoujo-side while Natsuyuki is on the josei-side.
Both animes have beautiful OSTs and nice OP/EDs.
Feelings, emotions, love affairs + supernatural touch.
Both anime have a similar story about relationships between friends
AnoHana has more in common with the heavier aspects of Kokoro Connect, primarily personal issues and how these strain friendships. While Kokoro Connect might be how a group of friends can fall apart, AnoHana starts with estranged friends after the damage is already done. A visitor tries to change that, though reconciliation can be a difficult journey.
There's a very similar atmosphere in both series. Each of the characters are extensively explored and gain a better understanding of each other through very unnatural experiences.
The premise of the series may be different, but excluding that, if you like the character development in either of the series, you'll sure to like the other show.
They both focus on à group of friends and due to some supernatural events their feelings and relation are put on the edge. Both anime have the same warm feelin. There's comedy but Both series also touches some heavy subjects, wich makes them both great.
Ano Hana and Kokoro Connect are similar because they both involves friendship and romance. Problems come up between the friends but they eventually solve it and have a better understanding of each other.
Both are drama anime that deal with character relationships and life problems. AnoHana is almost always serious with a melancholic tone, whereas Kokoro Connect tends to be lighter with more comedy. I encourage any drama fans to check these out.
Both are great anime dramas
Kokoro's group of friends face issues that may tear them apart, and Ano's group faces issues which also cause life-changing effects
Both animes have a bit of supernatural aspect to them
They both are very well crafted stories that delve into the human condition and the relationships between the characters through a supernatural event. Both stress the importance of friendship and the supernatural catalyst causes them to come together (In Anohana this is more evident and Kokoro Connect delves far deeper into what strains can develop between friends).
Both are based on a group of friends that go through various conflicts due to supernatural causes
Both plots arise and fall because of the strong emotions that run through the groups
Both have love/hate relaitionships within the group
First of all Kokoro Connect probably won't make you break down AS hard as Anohana. Besides that all the character relationships are there among these friends. So sally forth on another emotional rollercoaster!
Both anime are capable in mixing the viewers' emotion as they offer emotional conflicts. They also provides the viewers with a lesson about life, as the conflicts that appear in the anime are somewhat similar to our daily life and may happen in regular occurance
There is a ghost of a girl that only one character can see, the male lead character. There are some things that the group needs to figure out revolving around the ghost, for good or for bad.
Both have girls who have died but later on return as a ghost.
A boy stuck with a ghost.
To edit or to remove due to lack of episodes watched at Dusk Maiden.
Both series contain a normal protagonist but not in a so normal life with the acquaintance of a ghost girl who has passed away.
There is drama, comedy, tragedy, and romance present in both anime. The other characters are also acquainted with the main protagonist and in both series, the characters are made aware the existence of the ghost girl.
Both series contain the interactions between a human and ghost that brings out a strange atmosphere in which we can draw parallels between the boundaries of realism and fiction.
Both are Romance between Ghost & Human, the MC in both show are trying solve the mystery and grant the girl's wish, again both are amazing romance.....different ending though.......
Both main heroine died and appear as a ghost.
Same concept on boy can only see a female ghost. Tasogare is very much based on the relationship with the main character and has a more comical yet darker side while anohana explores effect of death on ones life and how the ghost can effect everyone she's left behind. Both are a romance with a very likable ghost and are very enjoyable.
Both have a female ghost who doesn't know why she's still in the living world.Both are very dramatic but tasogare otome x amnesia is more of a horror anime where Ano Hana is more a slice of life anime.
Both have an engaging story
Both will make you fall in love with the characters
Both you make you tear up
Your emotions will be played with, but that's why they are both so freaking awesome!
Most of the ToraDora! staff returns to make AnoHana. With a similar comedic yet melancholic feel to every episode and the effect of seeing noticeably alike character designs, you can't go too far into either series without noticing that the other shares analogous characteristics. ToraDora! is for those who prefer realistic and well-paced drama while AnoHana holds true for the opposite.
They share many of the same staff members including the director, character designer and script writer. They both have good characters, lots of drama and have a similar feel overall.
Very similar art, and the same not-the-typical-school-life atmosphere. AnoHana reminds me a lot from Toradora!, so if you liked this, you'll love AnoHana.
It gives off Toradora waves.
Both Toradora and AnoHana have the same incredible art work as well as characters that you really grow to care for. Toradora has more humor, but AnoHana has more depth. Both great watches.
Similar animation style and somewhat similar characters make these shows feel quite alike. If you like this, you will like Toradora! as well.
Similar character designs, lots of emotional scenes. Both are good drama shows with excellent characters.
The feel you get after watching both are the same. There's drama, tears, romance, funny moments, love triangles, and friendship.
Both are charcter-driven stories revolving around a circle of friends dealing with their complexes. Both series also include love triangles and similar animation.
And both will also make you cry. A LOT. (mostly in a good way)
At one point the cast of Cross Game ask themeselves "do ghosts grow older too?" the cast of Ano Hana would tell them "yes,they do".
It's fascinating how both of these can be so similar and yet in a way so different
Similar because the premise is very similar,making a friend's wish/last dream come true.
Also the 3 main roles of Ano Hana are played by voice actors that were in cross game
Both have very gripping first episodes that make great use of their ED songs at the end of the episode
Different because while in Ano Hana ghosts are very much real in Cross Game it's left to the viewer's interpretation.
Different because while one is an 11 episode intense ride the other is a more subtle 50 episode long journey.
Different because in one the wish is a mystery and the characters try to figure out what it is while in the other the wish is made clear from the begining
One thing is sure though,both are a great watch
Both stories are about one special girl and how an event on one summer day leaves a lasting effect on her family and friends, for years to come. There's the main character who holds the girl's affections, the boy who can only watch in envy, and the girl who always feels like she's in the shadow of that special girl.
Add to it feelings of regret and guilt, wishes, and dreams, you get two great slice of life, coming of age stories.
one has baseball
one has ghosts
other than that, they're kind of the same.
They both have stories that kind of center on the male protagonist's deceased childhood friend/girlfriend, and both give off the same kind of feeling.
Even though Cross Game is about baseball the underlying themes are similar to Ano Hana. Also some plot elements are very similar between the 2 series.
Both anime are very similar. strong bond between childhood friends, having one special girl in their childhood, and making her last dream come true. the difference is that Anohana with ghost but no baseball while Cross Game with baseball but no ghost (or at least it's left to the viewer's interpretation)
3 of the 6 main characters are the same seiyuu in Cross Game.
The interactions of characters and underlying story are similar except Cross game has an added sport and competitive element.
Both series adapts a similar tone of story telling involving a young girl who was once a special person (childhood friend) in the main protagonist's life.
They have a lighthearted atmosphere that follows a sort of slice of life adaptation.
Both series has theme of friendship involving the main protagonist and the other characters he has interactions with. There is also hints of romance, drama, comedy, and emotional moments.
you get the same feling for both of the romance and the characters that tomatsu haruka voices for. They both hate the person they love. very teary ad motional. i cried every episode. one answrs the other's question.
"Do ghosts grow?"
You would want to answer,"Yes, they do!"
anyway the're both a very good an emotional anime.
beautiful ost and amazing plot and character development. what more could I ask? Oh yeah, more episodes or a season two but that's just too much. Just hoping that jinta gets a kid with anaru and saa-kun gets a kid and well, you do the math.
tragedy and awesome plots, these two are highly recommended.
All I can say is that so far, Ano Hana has been the only series to keep me watching until 6am and ball my eyes out since I watched After Story.
I have a feeling that Ano Hana is like Clannad in the making. Maybe the atmosphere they give off? Anyway, both are awesome (so far Ano Hana is doing good). Quite the drama too. And yeah, both have deaths in it.
If you loved the emotional roller coaster of Clannad: After Story, you are going to love Ano Hana even more.
this anime has sadness like clannad. i think u would like this anime too
both made me cry in the end of the story.
Well first of all, they both made me really sad and teary ;~;.
They both involve death, and love. They also have a triangle relationship between the main character, his lover, and his childhood friend. (Sorry, not really accurate! Trying to not give spoilers).
They both have fantastic artwork.
They are both rated 10/10 in my personal anime list!
If you enjoyed Clannad I'm sure you'd love AnoHana.
Both series deal with the loss of someone important and somehow are able to give you the same feeling of sorrow.
Despite Ano Hana tries to keep scenes on a more happy stage, the sad moments don't ever miss a single episode to have some space.
Those two anime might result way different from eachother, but i think if you try to watch them both you'll get to understand and have the same feeling that they both will give you.
Plus both stories are very good, the art and the colors are very well cured.
Highly recommended both~
Even though Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 deals with a catastrophe and AnoHana about a ghost, I'm sure those who like one of them, will like the other. They both has drama, tragedy and slice of life elements, and both deals with the loss of someone important.
They are also well made and the same length.
I absolutely agree with Suzumemichi. Sure, AnoHana deals more with the emotions of the Kids and Tokyo Magnitude is about a catastrophy, but overall I had almost the same emotions during both animes.
both are short series which have a dramatic ending...
Putting aside one very similar plot element, these two shows also have very similar tone and pacing. The finales of both shows are guaranteed tear-jerkers.
Both deal with death, and how much it effects people. Both are also tragically depressing, yet beautiful.
Both have beautiful storylines
Beautiful animation as well as the unique and touching storyline. If you're looking for a tragic story involving drama, comedy, and even romance, then both series here are something to keep an eye on. Why? Well...in additional to these traits:
- similar lead character
- dealing with loss of life and how to move on
- tear inducing endings
Both are Slice of life with a supernatural twist and similar endings.Both are real tear jerkers and both series has a lot of charcther development.
Both deal with death, and how much it effects people. Both are also tragically depressing, yet beautiful.
Hanasaku Iroha and Ano Hana has both tear jerking drama and splendid animation. Both are also original works.
Both are wonderful slice of life animes about friendship and dreams with some comedy and drama.
Both are realistic and unique slice of life dramas. Animation is great, story is interesting and both are addictive. They are also the best animes in spring season if you ask me.
While seemingly different at first, both series focuses around the theme of life revolving around the main characters of the story.
For instance, Ohana from Hansaku Iroha has to deal with the confession of a friend while Jinta deals with the death of someone he cares about.
Both series contain character development along with comedy, drama, an emotional like feeling as the episodes progresses as the story becomes somewhat like a journey from its pilot episode towards its end when the main characters says goodbye to what they've learned.
Both have the "nostalgia" thing going for them with the plot jumping back in forth from past to present. Both also have something happen in the past that has caused the characters to change somehow through the years
Both of them are about a group of friends that used to meet when they were younger and after some time that they split off by some reason. Then when they're teeangers, start hanging up again and they realized that some of them have some black past , that are trying to fight with....
Both are about a group of childhood friends who lost one member(In Myself;Yourself he moved while in Ano Hana he died),and now they have returned and reunited with their friends only to find they have changed and both are drama-romances.Ano Hana has a supernatural twist while Myself;Yourself is much more dark.
The current life of the characters are strongly linked to the past. Both are enjoyable, simple and sweet. You will see many similarities between these two if you check them out.
The drawn out character development in the first 2 ep's has been engaging and similar to Ano in that you know there is a reason behind, a searching for someone/something and that may be the crux of the whole show, not a mystery like Gosick, Dantalian or UN-GO, but a relational story like Ano that requires 'the group' to be together to succeed.
It looks fantastic so farstill need to be impressed
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In Kima ga Nozomu Eien, the male protagonist has to give up something very important to him in order to move on with his life. The situation actually happened in the past, but after a series of events occured he has to deal with the situation in the present. In Ano Hana, a whole group of people have to give up something in order to move on with their lives, and just like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, the event happened in the past, and an event occurred that resurrected the conflict. Ano Hana is a depressing and sad anime, but it starts out pretty normal, and the depresison factor escalates near the end, whereas in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien it is pretty depressing throughout the whole series with a little comic relief near the end. So, all in all, if you liked Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, then I highly recommend watching Ano Hana, and vice-versa.
Both series are about a group of friends, whose lives are changing because of a tragic accident with one of the friends, and the others try to move on but suddenly is being pulled back to the past they all want to forget.
Although they have very different plotlines they both have magnificent animation, as well as that melodrama slice of life feeling.
They both deal with sadness, seperation, and moving on. If you like one you will definitely like the other.
Ano Hana and 5 Centimeters per Second are two anime that I found very touching. In both anime, the characters deal with growing up and friendships. Both of these anime have very good animation and I feel like you can relate to the characters to a certain extent. I recommend Ano Hana/5 Centimeters per Second.
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.
After Anohana ended for Spring, I was heartbroken. I really missed this show. Then, the Summer animes started and Usagi Drop is a really good replacement for Anohana. Anohana is more about friendship, and Usagi Drop is more about family, but they are both shows with amazing relationships. They are both such cute shows with such beautiful meanings! If you loved Anohana, you will love Usagi drop! (or the other way around) They both are such amazing shows! *o*
Both want to be good drama shows, full of real life situations, and both fail in the process. Usagi is better than Ano Hi. Both are boring and overhyped.
Both have a set of characters with friends whom they have known since childhood with the very ambitious goal of being the protectors of peace!
Each characters share some of their dramatic/traumatic past. And both deal with the hard journey of growing up through the age adolescence.
Both LB and AnoHana focus heavily on friendships from childhood. If LB follows the exact story of its visual novel counterpart, both will also be similar in the intensity of the drama that occurs.
Another heart wrenching anime that deals with death and receiving a chance to redeem or complete something that you once were unable to. Colorful is much more slow paced than Ano Hana at the beginning and the character designs are fairly plain and "normal", taking the realistic approach. As the you continue to watch, the movie really draws you in like Ano Hana and sets up to be a real masterpiece in animation.
Thought they don't have much in common as a story, I really want to point out 2 things:
Both anime show the true feelings of the characters, no emotion is forced.
Also, both Menma and Makoto have died. But Menma returns(but is not brought back to life) to grant a last wish and Makoto comes back because he has to prove that he can make something of his life.
That first point is the most important one. There are not much anime where I see so many emotions as these.
And I cried when AnoHana ended. With Colorful I probably did too, but I'm not sure anymore. They both touched me:')
A girl who dies gets a second chance at life in some respect. In AnoHana, Menma reappears from the beginning of the series - several years after her death - as an older version of herself, only visible to her friend Jinta, and asks him to help grant her wish. In MP, Himari dies of a terminal condition, but has her life extended by a mysterious being, and several chubby penguins appear that are only visible to Himari and her brothers. The brothers have a special condition to fulfill as the price of having their sister's life extended.
The stories are different, I found Himari a lot like Menma. They are both sweet,kind and childish,with both have a tragic fate, but they just act happy and smile even though they known that they won't be there forever. Also Momoka reminds me of Menma as well.She is already dead but she friends can't accept her death even after growing up.
Although the storylines are different, these two anime have the same kind of atmosphere to them, and both are very innocent romances. Ano Hana is more "intense", while True Tears is on the softer side.
Both anime are romance comedy. This one is a little different since it's sad, but the art sort of seems alike in some ways. The anime styles are different, but the fashion and interiors are alike. I recommend this tear-jerking romance!
Hourou Musuko and Ano Hana are basically Companion Pieces to each other and both deal with rather mature issues instead of pointless entertainment. If you enjoy watching issues that are rarely addressed in anime, check both out.
Both the main male characters are hikokomori boys that refuse to go to school due to a traumatic event. They both encounter a supernatural phenomenon that changes their way of life and gaining the courage to venture the outside world and work at fixing their prior relationships. Both series focus on overcoming social isolation all the while realizing that they aren't the only people in the world.
On the surface Ano Hana and Shinigami no Ballad don't have much in common, as Ano Hana has a set cast of young people and Shinigami has a varied cast that changes every episode, as well as a big different in quality of art and music in Ano Hana's favour.
However, both stories deal primarily with accepting death and overcoming loss.
Momo and Menma are both young girls who linger in-between the earth and afterlife in order to guide the living. Ultimately both series handle the idea of loss and moving on with sensitivity and a high amount of emotional drama, focusing especially on adolescents.
It's a surprise this isn't within the top recommendations. The art style is similar, creating an environment of surreal and realism at the same time. Main characters are similar, with both main lead male roles fighting desperately against fate for the person they care about. Menma= Mayuri
The are a bit alike because it all about friendship. Friendship is one of the most inportant thing in these anime's, except for love. The girls who play the main rule are kind hearted, innocent, sweet, a little bit naive and dull and the are a little bit different. In the end, the are loved by there friends. AnoHana is only a much more sorrowfull than Kimi in Todoke, but in a good way. The are both good anime's pleas watch and enjoy :)
Both are slice of life animes where a group of friends come together to solve a issue.Also both main characters from AnoHana and Hyouka seem to not care about being social or trying in school and both are dragged into solving a mystery.
I personally think that this is quite similar to Kannagi the fact that this anime is mostly about each characters trying to find there true self just like Kannagi e.g Nagi trying to find out the truth behind her self , Jin is also trying to find the truth behind Nagi aswell as for him self, Tsugumi wants to find out the true meaning behind her feelings for Jin and ect...
As you can tell Kannagi has also quite a few of romantic scene well Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai has also quite a few of a romantic kind of scenes. This is why i think you should watch this anime.
Both are stories of unrequited love that will lift you up...
They share similar themes like school and friendship, but it's really that melodramatic and lighthearted feeling you get when you're watching both of these titles.
Both are fulfilling titles that will ensure laughter, sadness, sympathy, and a sense of "what a beautiful story this was" as you look back.
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on.
they are the same because both the main character girls aren't a human. both of their personality are the same. the main guy character in both anime both aren't able to move on from the past until the main character girl came and changed them, and helped them move on. both a very happy warm anime ^___^) i love these two animes so much.
These two series are very much alike and have wonderfully told stories and characters that are bound to tug at your heartstrings. Both have protagonists that find themselves escaping reality over the summer through a supernatural occurrence and learning from the experience in the process. They also deal with many common themes such as life and death, impossible love and spirits. If you're into bittersweet endings and emotional stories that are bound to make you cry, both of these are simply a must-watch.
A Group of child hood friends have to deal with a tragedy that occurred when they were younger and the healing process involves when they are in high school so they can move on with their lives.
Both series deal with the supernatural and being able to move on with life. While "St. Luminous Mission High School" is an older series, it has a simular charm to the storyline that draws the viewer in. There is also a mystery as to why the things are happening around them.
I would recommend AnoHana along with Twin Spica, why? I suppose Twin Spica is more mellow and is about a smaller group of teens that wants to travel to space, however, the dynamic of both shows feel the same. These two anime first focus on bright, optimistic, gifted children as they grow up and begin to realize how challenging it is to adapt to a much bigger picture of life than any child can possibly imagine. Well, of course, some of the angst will go off the meter because these peeps are still maturing, changing, fluctuating and all that good stuff, but I predict AnoHana will have many things to teach about friendship, the passing of time, resolving conflict, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, the human spirit, etc. just like Twin Spica. Just as a forewarning you may end up crying happy tears and/or tears of ultimate sadness, so you might need a box of tissues or maybe a roll of toilet paper. Also, one more thing, let's just say the astronaut with the Lion mask (Lion-san) and Menma are very similar, especially since they both never change and both have a wish/dream to fulfill.
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. Both have a clumsy naive goody goody heroine, and some very sad moments. Also the main group is a group of friends who has a goal (in FB is to end the zodiac curse and in AnoHana is return Menma to Heaven).
Both anime has a very bitter sweet ending leaning towards the bitter side. lets just leave it at that.
As well both animes are relatively short so it wont really take up a huge chuck of your time. As well since both animes are rather short, you will get episode after episode of intense action.
In both series characters are slowly becoming friends (or reviving their old friendship, as is the case with Ano Hi...) being bound together by circumstances. Both series are filled with touching emotions and make the audience cry with good heartwarming tears.
Both anime are about a group of childhood friends meeting up with each other again after many years, for a cause, promise or because of some kind of lingering regret.
Both have a slow and reflective plot with supernatural events in both shows, and a slight melancholy tone. Both are about a Wish of one of the main characters. Both are about the value of family and friendship bonds.
Ano Hana is similar to Noein executed in reverse, without the sci-fi. If you got a lot out out of the slice-of-life parts of Noein, and found yourself moved by how time changes even the best of friends, then you'd LOVE Ano Hana.
Noein focused on the bonds of a group of childhood friends before a tragic glimpse into their future showed how they'd all drifted apart. Ano starts with five childhood friends having drifted apart; the ghost of the sixth inspiring one to reunite them.
Both animes have a 'real life' aspect that is played upon but also riled up. Both set in modern times they focus on characters who may not be the generally accepted 'normal' to society, and show how people like this can connect to each other. Though Working is definitely less serious, I think they hold a lot of a similar feel.
The storylines of both animes are standing on totally different edges, but the real core of them have some similarities: a group of friends that deals with new and different feelings and endure hard challenges (and bullets, in Gunslinger case) to stick together. Good dramas with very touching endings.
At first there wouldn't seem like there's much in common between these two. But at the core they are about a supernatural girl looking to remember or find out why she exists. That and interesting cast of characters around what is going on makes me feel like these two could be enjoyed side by side.