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Asatte no Houkou.

Alternative Titles

English: Living for the Day After Tomorrow
Synonyms: A Direction of the Day After Tomorrow, Towards the Day After Tomorrow
Japanese: あさっての方向。


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Dec 22, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 8,606 users)
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Ranked: #33642
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Popularity: #3043
Members: 20,479
Favorites: 47


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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
A supernatural tale that takes place in summer. Asatte no houkou is less deep, but gives you a lesson about true friendship, just like in Air.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
This anime has the same sort of relaxed feel. The story is slow yet captivating and the romance like that of Lamune is gorgeous. I think fans of Lamune could easily enjoy this. 
report Recommended by Pinktiarapanda
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 
report Recommended by Pinktiarapanda
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. 
report Recommended by adamskinner
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 ! 
report Recommended by SharksCake
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! 
report Recommended by Fauzzie
has supernatural happenings. also involves some romance. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
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 
report Recommended by zainy924
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. 
report Recommended by DenpaOnna
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.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both series are about people who look far older/younger than they actually are. 
report Recommended by Kuromii
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. 
report Recommended by OGT
YKK is not a romance like Asatte, but the place where the story desevolpes are kinda similar, and the painting style is very similar. 
report Recommended by dnqw97dhqu9d
Both are from the slice-of-life and drama genre. The younger main characters takes care of their older brother/sister and they gradually takes more notice of each others needs and feelings.  
report Recommended by mflatischler
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.  
report Recommended by perfidiouspal
Both anime are incredibly dramatic when they could be comedies. Not exactly to my taste, but if you enjoy one, then you will probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by jimbo1023
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.  
report Recommended by Halo_s_Maze
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. 
report Recommended by eter