The Anime involve the theme of dealing with the movement from childhood to adulthood along with what should and shouldn't be left behind. Of course, "Asatte no Houkou" delves into this theme using a supernatural element of a wish, but both series delve with the main characters and what they wish for their futures.
Both.... feature their leads' experience a rather troubling time throughout their own lives...
In a way, the combined viewpoints of the lead from Only Yesterday, directly corresponds with BOTH heroines from Asatte.
The primary theme IS how their childhood directly and indirectly affected their present day AND their views. This, obviously, means that their childhood wasn't exactly privileged, winsome, or specifically grand in any particular way. The only REAL spectacular thing they've had was their own raw determination.
Unfortunately..... only those who've exp. such things firsthand(or secondhand) will most likely appreciate these stories 100%
Only Yesterday was composed by MASTER director Isao Takahata.
....which is proof enough to watch already...
In addition, OY doesn't is strictly slice-of-life. I say this because, Asatte DOES contain a "tiny" little supernatural element to catalyst the beginning. I say this ONLY to give those a means of preference; both series do VERY well what they intend to do... regardless of their methods.
Asatte, as per mentioned above, HAS a fantasy element that kicks the story into gear. Also, this series has an additional theme, that being to appreciate, cherish, respect and "learn" from being an adult/child. This additional theme IS, admittedly, present in OY, but featured a bit more.... prominently here. read more
Tbh, these two series has a very similar feeling to them.
Both Air and Asatte No Houkou are lighthearted that has a dominant female cast in the series. But more than that, there is also emotions, comedy, drama, and bits of supernatural elements added in.
Both series also has a similar setting by a seaset town and a general melancholy like rhythm to them.
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
I didn't think I'd find a link between Lamune and Koi Kaze, but here it stands. Asatte no Houkou shares the same silent authenticity that Koi Kaze possesses. This subtle communication by intimation, with characters who are at the same time simple and obscured.
On the surface, a story about a girl who switches ages with a grown woman doesn't sound all that interesting, and it could go wrong in so many places . . . just like Koi Kaze could have gone wrong. But Asatte no Houkou has a similar level of craftsmanship as Koi Kaze, and that makes all the difference.
Not that similar.. its just that Karada and Kotoura give me the same kind of feeling. Also its Both about girls that come to love the way they are.
And a touch of Magic Of Course..!
I think If you liked kotoura-san you will probably also like this !
Both have a very relaxed, somewhat "slice of life" feel to them, yet still pack an emotional punch. The atmosphere in both can best be described as a "lazy Sunday afternoon" feel. Definitely check out Asatte no Houkou!
The two main characters switch ages- One becomes a kid and the other becomes an adult. The atmosphere is the same as the last few episodes of Nanaka. There's also one boy that they both care about that has different connections with them both
If I have to think about a series similar to this, the first link forms between Asatte no Houkou and Barakamon. I haven't watched that much from the slice of life genre, but these two both feature a warm relationship between a grown man and a little girl, and the pace of the story remains as warm and peaceful. Overall relaxing to watch, and makes one smile.
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.
Fans of Asatte no Houkou's interpersonal drama might find much to like in Hitohira, and vice versa. The highlight of both shows are their strong characters and their growth over the series. Both could be said to be seinen anime who draw influence from shoujo sources, due to their character-driven plots. Also, Hitohira offers more lighthearted material than Asatte no Houkou does.
Both of these shows focus on bittersweet slice of life type plots. Asatte no Houkou's plot is better developed, with more depth, than Sentimental Journey's though, because SJ is a series of short stories. Still, both convey a similar feeling and if you watched SJ for the slice of life setting and enjoyed the "almost but not quite romance" characters, then you might want to give Asatte no Houkou a try.
The similarities in these two shows stems from the similar settings and the slow pace that both stories use to tell the tales of the protagonists. A high school student in Natsume Yuujinchou and a middle school student and an adult in Asatte no Houkou.
The narratives for both stories are slow and reflective, there are supernatural and mystical events in both shows, and the overall melancholy tone of both stories makes them comparable. Yuujinchou however is more episodic than Asatte, and the plot is superior to the lighter Asatte no Houkou. But if you liked one you'll probably like the other.
Both are directed by Katsushi Sakurabi, this one is a director of character and development. Assate is, like Tsukihime, a slow anime. A series where little actions and silences are more important that the action.