It's a "light" feeling anime about a group of friends, just like AnoHana. I would definitely recommend it. They both have fantasy elements and are about how a group of friends' lives are changed forever by different circumstances, including love, among other things.
The overall atmosphere of the series is very alike. Most of all because the characters of Manaka and Menma seem very similar, and both of them have a friend who always cares about them (Hikari and Jinta respectively). Both series are about a group of friends who spend time together.
In the sense of atmospheric mood--sweet adolescence romance between childhood friends! The sentimental feels that you'll get from watching the two are very alike where sometimes you just want to burst out in sheer joy for the characters or weep for them. Both have a drab of supernatural or out of the world charm that makes the love polygons more than any ordinary childhood crush.
Both main leads (Jintan in 'Ano Hana' and Hikari in 'Nagi no Asakura') are in love with a childhood friend and do not openly admit it. Both main lead girls, Menma (Ano Hana) and Manaka (Nagi no Asakura) have similar personalities: cheery, selfless, and often empathetic for others.
And with every love polygon...there exists a Girl B who likes the main lead male in both series and of course, a Boy B who notices it.  read more
Both Anime are Drama that have a kind of 'fantasy' theme to them and a huge focus on the romance aspect. The main girl is very similar in both shows (in a way of being naive and overly moe) and the cast itself has a similar setup as well (2 girls, 3 guys and similar relationships imo).
Also at some point both focus on a somewhat important event, those episodes felt especially similar but overall you get a very similar feeling watch those two.
SIMILARITIES: group of friends, growing up together, unrequieted love, love triangle (and more complex polygons...), how relationships change over years, guy as main character and POV, childish girl as female protagonist.
DIFFERENCES, referred to AnoHana: way more tragic and sad, realistic setting.
As everyone said, both basically give off the same vibe. Both refreshing and don't claim to be more than they are, they don't claim to be the most exploring animes into the themes of childhood, they give what they want to give, a middle-school story.
Childhood friends relationships and growing up
Themes of change and fear of change
A perhaps too much focus on childhood love that conquers all
Manaka and Menma are alike but Manaka is more developed and becomes somewhat mature as the anime progresses (though we can't really blame Menma who's practically frozen in her childhood self)
Both have brilliant soundtracks and you can't ever feel the urge to skip the openings and endings in very episode
The characters of Nagi are more complex imo but then again its 13 Vs 26 eps. That being said, I think despite Nagi being longer, its pace and direction are actually better executed imo
brilliant art and animation for both and a beautiful colourful, summer-like feel to them both (especially at the beginning of Nagi)
I actually went back and watched some of Anohana after this read more
This two are more alike than me and my identical twin brother (haha ok, ok.. maybe not THAT alike, but still). Nonetheless, if you enjoyed the first one, it shows that you like love triangles, in which ofc someone is left outside of the geometrical shape of painful love, aaand you enjoy seeing them suffer throughout the series, therefore making you a sadist. OR you kinda hate this love-triangles but the story is so good that you can't stop watching and you choose to endure all those heart-crushing moments, which kinda makes you a masochist.. hahahaha k bye.
Nagi no Asukara and Anohana are both anime series with a similar atmosphere, small cast of characters, and involves romance between friends.
A shy young girl is in caught in the middle of a love triangle with more complex circumstances also involving themes of supernatural. Both series also has some emotional factors as characters tries to go deal with certain situations with their own hands.
•both anime focus on a group of friends, and there present lives while emotions begin to stir for each other, as the story continues, emotions explode and the story sets in motion, concluding for better or for worse
•both focus on the human interactions of certain incidents that happen during an event, and the result of the time lapse there emotions froze or changed for the better or for worse
•both are the light heartwrenching emotional roller coaster, that will make the audience cry out in happiness or sadness, it will stir up past feelings or present
•both are an anime that are enjoyable and will make you feel something for every episode, wheres its agony for the guy who wants the best for the girl he likes, or sadness because they love to be around the person they love even though there heart aches, they will always be happy for them
•they are both a great series to watch and the scenarios are very similar, with love triangles here and there, connecting one to the other for different reasons,
Very similar feeling. Lot's of drama and hidden feelings among a group of friends, resulting in/because of an unfortunate event. Also, both series revolve around their "mascot": an airheaded young girl who would do anything for her friends.
Similar romantic drama between a group of friends in school. Manaka and Menma are very similar and even have similar sounding VA's. Hikari and Jinta are also similar male protagonists, though Hikari is a bit more tsundere and jealous. They both have very similar feelings despite having very different settings.
Nagi no Asukara is basically a fusion or a mix of both AnoHana and Shinsekai Yori - they're both anime about a group of friends/teenagers growing up (mentally and physically) in an "unique" world related to magic in a way. Also the romance and feelings factor and characters are really similar to AnoHana. Menma could be compared to Manaka while Hikari could be compared to Jinta, etc. (Spoilers Alert) There also was a huge love "shape" (because it was basically a triangle that kept getting more angles as the episodes went on) a bit similar to AnoHana.
-Focuses on a group of friends and their relationships
-Both have love triangles
-Can make you cry
-Both are bittersweet dramas
-Has a colorful cast
-Both the main female characters are innocent and cheerful, yet complex.
This is an easy one. Both have a dramatic focused story line. They both have comedy and romance, but AnoHana is definitely more comedic while NagiAsu is much more romantic. They both have problem related to the past in different way. The main character are teenagers having difficulties to accept those changes around them. They leave you during all the show with a lot of bittersweet feelings.
If you a sucker for anime that makes you soft as hell; then I thoroughly recommend these anime. They both exert this "cry or else I'll fck you in the ass" feeling... Haha, sorry I know this isn't much information but if you like one then you will probably like the other. To sum they're both about a group of friends filled with drama, slice of life, and some sort of crying magic.
P.S: Even big boys can force tears :P.
If you like watching the drama unfold in AnoHana, you may also like Nagi no Asukara. In my opinion, they're similar because of the drama, romance, artwork, character design, and supernatural essence. It's kind of difficult to explain without spoiling any plots, but both animes share same aspect of not being able to assume what's going to happen next. Also, another point that needs to be put out there is how there's always a lump of hopelessness that gets bigger and bigger with each passing episode until the very end. I think if you're into that sort of tear-jerking, tragic storyline, you might also enjoy Nagi no Asukara. read more
The characters are really similar, as is the plot line, since it focuses on similar themes/genres. It has light-hearted as well as sad/touching moments. Art also has a similar feel to it, but it's nicer in Nagi no Asukara. And they're both full to the brim of sometimes annoying, tearful love triangles!
Both of these shows have similar feelings (even though AnoHana is like 10x more dramatic). They portrait the daily lives of a group of childhood friends, with similar characters (Menma similar to Manaka and Jinta similar to Hikari) with an extremely beautiful environment. Also, both of these shows talk about changes in life.
Both deals with love pentagons and so on, both has similar main characters and will occasionally make you cry. Both has a mixed setting of supernatural and reaity. Both have student settings and they're a group of childhood friends as well. Very similar except for the setting and story.
Both NagiAsu and AnoHana are some of the best works that the oddly-specific "teens in a love polygon with a fantasy or supernatural element" genre has to offer (seriously, there are so many of these, it's ridiculous.)
Aside from their typical genre trappings, both center around the themes of maturing and the emotional confusion that said maturing can bring to a group of childhood friends. Both have a beautiful art style with vivid colors, and both first and foremost, want you to cry.
If you are a fan of this genre and have seen only one of these, I highly recommend watching the other.
The story line from each show is different from one another, but the slice of life aspect and the interactions between the main, girl character in both shows are very similar. There are several relationships involved, but both shows go beyond the surface level of exploring relationships.
+ The cast of friends have all grown up together but eventually, something happens along the way that splits them apart
+ They're bother rather depressing yet they leave a happy or innocent feeling in you once you finish it
+ Love triangles are involved
+ In the end, you can see the change between the group of friends compared to what they were like in the beginning and the end after dealing with their issues which is pretty depressing in my opinion. It basically shows how dramatically something can change a person
- Anohana focuses on only paranormal activities while Nagi no Asukara leans a lot more towards the fantasy world read more
The pains and joys of youthful friendship are what make them so strong, and what help them last. Even the calamities of romance cannot break this truly wondrous connection that we make between ourselves.
Like Anohana, Nagi no Asukara focuses on a group of friends who struggle through obstacles and change as they figure out who they want to be for themselves, and for the others. As the characters struggle through the calamity of romance threatening precious childhood friendships, we see them develop and mature into different people as time goes on. Similarly to Anohana, the characters in Nagi no Asukara work together to maintain what's most important to them—their friendships.  read more
Ano and Nagi revolve around friendship and love depicted by a group of close friends who grow up together. In fact, the female leads in both anime have very similar emotions and characteristics. Both give very warm feeling to the audience. These two shows have touching endings.
The difference: Ano focusses mainly on the gang of friend but nagi is a bit more than that, it talks about the society in the sea and the land which involves a bigger group of people.
Both are similar in the aspects that the story revolves around childhood friendships which many of us can relate to.
Naji no Asukara in my opinion is greatly overlooked by the anime community and definitely is a must watch if you love the slice of life/drama type of genre.
Stellar voice work with a relatively big main cast; top tier voice actors all around.
Has one if the BEST soundtracks (including OPs and EDs) that I have ever heard. Trust me on this.
A coming of age story about romance and opening their eyes to the world they live in. Changes and Growing up, truths and lies. They both have this supernatural feel to it, but Shinsekai Yori definitely has a darker edge.
A group of friends slowly discovering more about the society they live in. Then, each one of them find their own way to deal with the situation. Both have drama and also deal with forbidden love and other aspects that affect their lives.
Both start off following a young group of friends, their life, their friendship, etc, but soon evolve into something much more. Shinsekai Yori is a lot more mature than NnA but both excel in transmitting emotion and captivating the viewer until the end.
Shinsekai Yori takes place in a post apocalyptic world and our main cast live in a Utopian society with strict rules. While Nagi no Asukara is the light hearted version of Shinsekai Yori minus the dark, gory, mystery, and suspense-like feel.
The character design is so similar it's astounding. Kihara Tsumugu and Shun look and act the same way. The way Mangka shows her interests in him is basically the same way Saki feels to Shun. Both Tsumugu and Hikari are rivals yet they care for each other too. Hikari and Satoru are very protective and comedic at times with everyone. Chisaki is very calm and caring like Maria. Both Maria and Manaka have the same seiyuu Kana Hanazawa. Kaname and Mamoru look alike but act very differently. Chisaki has taken Maria's role as the one to keep the group together.
Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai Yori shares a variety of similarities ranging from their strict societies to discoveries of their worlds. Similarly, they both consists of a small cast of colorful characters each with their own personalities. However, their relationships with others and each other seems to often clash involving contrasting ideologies.
Both series' contains fantasy elements although Shinsekai Yori has more of a dark atmosphere while Nagi no Asukara seems more lighthearted. There is bits of romance with an artistic touch added to their backgrounds. By production standards, both series' qualities sets its bar high along with its premise.
•both anime focus on there own scenarios with a different 'world' adjoining to their own, being brought together or drawing harsh lines between them, showing differences or showing that they are alike
•both focus on a group of students, showing their day to day lives and growing up, co existing with the other 'species'
•both anime have specifcally different genres, but somewhat relate to each other, where as SY is deep/dark/mysterious, while NA is very light hearted but the touch of heart wrenching, complete opposites, but they relate with the growth development of the human feelings as they twist and turn, and how it affects there day to day lives, with time.
•both anime are an exceptional watch, showing the human characteristics as it faces the emotional collateral, that everyone experiences and we can relate to in one way or another
•they are very similar with the twists and turns of their lives in there own worlds colliding with the 'other' as they grow up changing there minds/views on their reality. you might like one if you liked the other,
While Shinsekai yori plot was much darker both plots are similar. The characters also remind me of each other even though the characters in Nagi no Asukara tone is much lighter they still give the same impressions of Shinsekai Yori characters.
The Characters , the art style, I couldt stop thinking of Shinsekai yori..
The very feel of the Nagi no Asukara and Shinsekai Yori is similar.
The world they live in is interesting and unique, definitely a check out if you liked either of these series.
Let's see. There's group of five childhood friends in both anime. Every one of them has very special personality, and you could say the group is psychically almost identical. (I mean, Satoru/Hikari, Saki/Manaka, Maria/Chisaki, Shun/Kaname), There's plot about a fantasy place where they live (utopian village/sea). The second main part of the plot is feelings because both series play with the relationships between the friends and their feelings for each other. (I guess you could call it "love quadrangle"?) The feeling you get from watching these anime is very similar. The animation in both is really beautiful, as are the soundtracks. The differences could be in the seriousness of these two series. Shinsekai Yori is a lot darker and more depressing (generically horror), while Nagi no Asukara is a bit more slice-of-life. This doesn't mean NnA doesn't have any drama and can't make you sad though! read more
Each of these anime follows a group of kids with special abilities that are commonplace in their respective world. They deal with issues like love, loss, and societal intolerance, and both heavily utilize the themes "coming of age" and "loss of innocence." In terms of genre, elements of Shinsekai Yori are set in science fiction whereas those in Nagi no Asukara are set in fantasy.
The main character casts are very similar as are the romantic relationships involved (aside from SsY having a few homosexual parts). This is mostly comparing the early part of SsY as it eventually adds in some horror aspects which (so far anyway) Nagi no Asukara does not have (since it's much more slice of life style). The art styles are also similar and very good (Nagi no Asukara may be a little better and more vivid though), but especially when it comes to the character designs, the shows seem very similar in this aspect. In both shows, there is plenty of drama especially between the main characters as well as dealing with their problems in their supernatural/fantasy worlds. Also, Maria in Shinsekai Yori and Manaka in Nagi no Asukara have the same VA. read more
Strange worlds, strict laws, forbidden boundaries. Story revolving around a group of children stepping into the adult world discovering the truths about their world in a somewhat harsh manner. Although Nagi no Asukara has a more lighthearted theme.
It's about how a group of close friends grow up together, experiencing love webs and gradually understanding how their society works. Not surprisingly, if you watch either of them, you will definitely love it since they both share the same vibes.
In short, Nagi no Asukara is the light-hearted version of Shinsekai Yori and vice versa.
Both from Shinsekai Yori and Nagi no Asukara take place in world slightly different than the one we're in. At first glance they don't seem that similar, one's more light and happy while the other's are a little more tense and thrilling, but when you look into it the plots of the 2 have a very similar feel and flow to them that I haven't seen in many anime.
Both series are based around a group of friends that face various challenges along their journey into adulthood. While many of these events seem to be focused around the group's focal points, being Saki in from Shinsekai Yori or Hikarai in Nagi no Asukara, the other characters still play a major role in how it plays out.
How the story builds up, the characters, and overall the whole atmosphere of both anime are really similar.
Just the main theme and how the characters handled is the clear differentiation between these two.
If you like one, you'll surely like the other!
Both shows begin in a very similar style and have a similar overall formula in development (with the mid-season jump forward in time). Both shows follow a group of children as they discover the secrets of their world which have been hidden from them by the adults in the community. However where Nagi no Asukara takes a lighter turn early on, Shinsekai Yori takes a much darker and macabre turn.
Between two worlds , beings who obtained extraordinary abilities and others not . Making divide societies , creating conflicts and changing the mentality of our boys to find out more about how the world works .
The main thing that both Animes have in common is the relationship between humans and other humans who are a bit different.
Both focus on children learning about some phenomena/true nature of the world they live in (though in Nagi no Asukara the main focus is on the Romance/Drama and in Shinsekai yori the main focus is on Psychological/Mystery).
To sum up, if you enjoyed the slow and productive plot progression of Shinsekai yori, you are sure to like Nagi no Asukara, especially if in your opinion Shinsekai yori lacked some Romance/Drama focus.
The two of these are coming of age stories focusing on a group of friends whose kind are gifted with supernatural abilities. They deal with similar themes and use similar tropes such as discrimination, an Utopian setting with a underlying mystery about the world they live in.
Shinsekai is much deeper, sophisticated, psychological, but less dramatic than Nagi.
Both are coming of age, but Shinsekai is more mature. If you enjoyed Nagi but wanted something a bit more mature, fewer pre-teens screaming at each other, and a huge mystery with the setting / world building (kind of similar to Nagi, but instead of mystery, Nagi pegs it more on this classism / racism theme).
Shinsekai Yori is like the dark counterpart of Nagi no Asukara.
-They both follow the story of a group of individuals who live in a utopian world as they make their way from adolescence to maturity and progressively learn more and more about their society (Its past , traditions , morals , how it changed and how is it now.) and often question those elements especially morals.
-Supernatural component plays a major role to shape the story as it progressess in both series.
-Romance is pretty similar too.There are lots of love triangles and childhood crushes.
-Both series put emphasis on discrimination and social marginalization.
Shinsekai Yori has a lot of gore and thrilling moments whereas Nagi no Asukara although it arguably has some 'thrilling' moments in it , has no gore and takes a much more lighthearted route.
Sure was a suprise . It had the same features as nagi no asukara. It's still quite mysterious. Its very similar to Nagi because of the characters and the place its located. Its just a small town near the sea with not so many people. Very good if you like a little comedy and romance in a slice of life kind of anime. Though it may be a little slow .
Nagi no Asukara & Glasslip both gives a feel of drama between friends who have been together for a long time. These story starts with the involvement of another person that created a domino effect aka one thing leading to another. They also share similar genres and art, plotted in a small town.
This is literally the exact same show.
-Group of friends get interrupted by the arrival of a new, seemingly emotionless male student in their group
-Main character is a silly genki girl
-Plot seems to be based around the love spider web, leaving the actual premise on the back burner.
-Sachi is Miuna (Not that that's a bad thing)
-Takes place in a seaside town
-Same animation/character designs
-Same overall feel
Needless to say, if you liked NagiAsu, and want a simila- another NagiAsu, watch Glasslip.
- Group of school-age teens/kids
- Web of relationships ("he likes her but she likes this other guy" kinda deal)
- Seaside setting
- Fantasy element (fish people in Nagi no Asukara, seeing into the future in Glasslip)
- Manaka is similar to Touko
- Relaxing soundtrack/opening theme
- Rushed ending in Glasslip (better, more developed ending in Nagi no Asukara)
- No undersea city/fish people
- In general, Nagi no Asukara has younger protagonists (middle school vs. high school)
- Glasslip is shorter than Nagi no Asukara (13 episodes compared to 26)
And P.A Works studio keeps them rolling. First things first, both series have high quality visuals and animation which is always a pleasure to the eyes. Similar atmosphere where it can be light and heart-warming but also can be mysterious and tense when it needs to be. The characters are typical P.A Works standard where both sets of characters personalities are nearly identical. Nonetheless a fairly good slice of life and drama.
Both by P.A. Works
Similar type of genre where character development will play a huge role in acceptance of the new character, or drama inside the group
Both have characters whos main role is to effect the outcome of the party they are involved in.
Love and drama will be factors as a Male rivalry kicks in
Has a really similar feel to Nagi no Asukara
Close group of friends that get thrown into a bit of chaos following the introduction of a new student
Complicated love triangles/squares/pentagons
Tsumugu - Okikura (I swear Okikura is an older version of Tsumugu)
Hikari - Yukinari
Manaka - Touko
Both anime have similar moods and atmosphere and is also centered on romance with complex relationships.
NagiAsu and Glasslip are both located in a port town while the former having an added fantasy genre with people living under the sea.
Both have a new guy that comes into the friend group, fucks up all the relationships, and never really shows how they feel. Oh and they both make you feel like crap, never fulfilling all the time you wasted watching the show.
Beautiful animation with a beautiful soundtrack. Both anime deal with a group of friends slowly starting to drift apart as feelings are revealed and conflict ensues. The theme of change is also constantly prevalent in both.
- Same studio (P.A. Works)
- Same genres (Slice of life and romance)
- Love Polygon (he likes her, but she likes someone else)
- Seaside setting
- Group of friends that receive a new person in their group.
- Similar main character
Both shows consist of love webs with at least each of the main group being in love with another member. Both also involve an initial group being introduced to a subtle and quiet guy, who essentially impacts the group and their relations with each other
Ano Natsu and Nagi no Asukara shares a similar theme of youth during. The characters from both series aren't fully adults yet so they learn to grow up and learn the world around them.
The main characters from both series have various interactions with a touch of friendship, romance, and respect. Not all the characters are human as a few possesses supernatural traits that are viewed differently in their perspective worlds.
There is a similar atmosphere as the characters follows a slice of life-like pattern. There's also some drama related to the special people involved in both series that seems to be shunned by society.
The elements of Jealousy is present on both shows heck, having Ano Natsu on my recommendation. Apart From That, They both share almost the same tags such as Romance and Fantasy. A love Polygon/Triangle is also implied and shown on both shows.
The Only Difference is the setting.
First off, this is one of my all time favorites. As a die hard romance fan, this is super amazing.
Ano Natsu and Nagi share the similarities of love triangles, Nagi's being a bit more complicated I think. But both have amazing artwork and great storylines, definitely worth a watch. Ano's ending left me speechless
Nagi-Asu and Ano-Natsu both share a similar atmosphere and focus on developing the character's feelings and relationships.
Both anime have selfless characters which lead to complicated relationship problems and also has a love polygon which causes drama and distress within the cast.
They also have a similar fantasy setting but while Ano-Natsu deals with aliens in space the other focuses on people living underwater and on land.
Both anime leverage their supernatural elements to create unique dramatic situations/character relations that wouldn't normally be possible.
Both focus on romantic drama and love polygons with adolescent characters.
Kokoro Connect and Nagi no Asukara both contain supernatural/fantasy elements in a setting where there is also romance, drama, and relationships.
Both series takes place in a school life setting. They deal with interpersonal relationships with certain degrees of morals, value, and integrity. The main male character in both series is involved with a love triangle. Among other things, there are also human lessons to be taught and learned for the characters.
Both series also takes an approach at slice of life on occasions.
Friends figuring out their feelings for each other and those around them, all while having a looming threat/danger to deal with at the same time. Both series are very dramatic, and many things happen in very short time-spans all at once, making the stories seem somewhat hard to believe. But nonetheless, the drama does keep you constantly questioning what will happen next, and keeps the stories fresh.
If you liked one, give the other a try; you'll probably enjoy it!
Both series focus on the character's everyday life with a slight supernatural twist. They focus on a group of main characters, with girls and guys mixed. They both have some cute couples, and the way they interact is similar. Both have the same amazing art style, and the sound is also similar. Both of these anime just give a similar, heart-warming feeling, and both are certainly worth watching.
Both anime focus on a tightly-knit group of friends who go through not-so-average experiences and attain greater mutual understanding and stronger bonds through various intense ordeals. Very, very good anime.
Even though their settings are way different, both series have this core theme of each individual getting to know each other better. They all go through hardships and start to understand each others feelings. Both series have great artwork and soundtrack.
- Love triangle, romance
- Supernatural elements
- Friendship, relationship between each members of the group
I would strongly recommend Kokoro Connect because not only the similarities between the two but also many lessons about life and human.
If you like Slice of Life, Romance, and a touch of Fantasy, this series is for you! Nagi no Asukara and Kokoro Connect both have school settings which show the everyday lives of the main characters, until something happens. The fantasy element in Nagi no Asukara is the whole people living in the sea stuff, and in Kokoro Connect, the body switching.
Realistic, supernatural anime that deal with love in all its different forms. In addition, there are striking similarities between the main protagonists and their respective relationships with their families and their primary love interests.
Consider watching the other if you enjoy the exploration of the themes of romance, friendship, family, and the changes in these relationships as time passes.
Slice of life/Romance series that deal with love in all different forms. They feel quite real and realistic considering they both have supernatural elements.
There's good character development in both with each own interesting story.
Both series are quite emotional, also with cute, happy and comical moments.
They give of very much the same feeling.
A slice of life anime with a glaring supernatural element that governs the story.
This includes a character driven plot where all of the main cast has a fleshed out character development (save a minor few), a solid romance storyline, breath taking animation, memorable music, and copious cliff hangers and plot twists that will give you "the feels".
Nagi no Asukara are one of the few animes that will fill the void when finishing Clannad: After Story. Likewise, Clannad and Clannad: After Story is an appropriate series to watch if you want more stories like Nagi.
School life romantic comedies, both of them also in the drama genre.
They both involve a group of friends which grow up while time passes.
Both of them give you the same feeling, they're really emotional.
-Both were aired at the same time
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama, with a touch of fantasy for NnA.
-shippers would actually have a bit of a hard time discerning who their favorite pair is
-both are set (not focused) in schools
Now this is where its different. you got a group of adults and a group of kids, but both groups have problems that are opposite of their age group. the "adults" are wishy-washy, cry a lot, and have problems kids could take care of. The "kids" on the other hand are way mature, actually have more sense to their thoughts and actions, and have more solid personalities, not something flaky like the salt flake snow. read more
Romance, a classic theme presented in both series. Golden Time and Nagi no Asukara explore relationships from a multitude of angles. The main male protagonist is caught in a love triangle and comes across difficult decisions in his life.
Golden Time takes place in a more mature environment (University) while Nagi no Asukara's setting has more fantasy elements. However, their small yet colorful cast of characters creates an atmosphere of dramatic sequences. Comedy also exists in both series.
Kinda at a loss for words here but... this series is simply amazing.
This series contains a lot of drama and is can become quite addicting. Early on in the series the viewer is given a quick sense of the social tension between the group of friends. With unrequited love as one of its main themes, you can expect a lot of drama. Like most most 'coming of age' animes, the series will kind of drag its feet. And may often feel a little rushed. But don't give up just yet. The series really picks up. There’s some good payoff for a relationship that has been developing for a long time. As the drama develops, the plot development actually doesn't seem rushed despite the many sudden events that take place.
The series offers many themes and gives off a sort of magical feeling... yeah... I can not describe this or make sense of it ._.
If I could compare this series to something... I would compare it to something like a Shakespeare's play. Or maybe that of Ano Natsu de Matteru and Anohana. Every episode has something new to offer and will have plot twists. Something totally unexpected will happen. Even expected outcomes will come as a surprise. And each episode will always leave you wanting more.
Well... my advice isn't that trustworthy haha... afterall, I thought wouldn't watch this series at first. The reason wasn't because of the synopsis or whatever. It was because I just didn't bother to watch any of the episodes. I never thought that a group of friends from middle school could do much to surprise me. Boy was I ever wrong.
The series can be very mature. It will use a lot dramatic irony and themes like melancholy and unrequited love. This is a through and through drama anime.
Sighs* meh... *gives up* too hard to find words to describe this ._.
Basically it is a masterpiece. read more
Love is basically a central plot theme in this story, as well as conflicts in the character's atmosphere. While the story deals around on love, other conflicts such as a home town sea, or amnesia memories, became an obstacle of the main character's motivation and must deal the situation as they advance through. It is all about the drama, cries, memories, and losing something important, hang in their for 24+ episodes.
Nagi no Asukara, is a fantasy drama, where the main characters are having conflicts in their hometown in the sea. Many relationships were shown here. Golden Time is a dramedy, where a character has amnesia and has to put things together. A love triangle is in here. read more
Both feature a protagonist who experiences internal conflict and have a tone of drama coupled with fantasy elements, though less so with Golden Time. Both protagonists have feelings for a girl that they struggle with.
Both are stories about relationships and human connections with fantasy elements. Themes of change and time are strongly present in both. Both have very strong emotional impacts. Excellent music throughout, though Nagi no Asukara is certainly the strongest for this.
I'm 100% sure that if you enjoyed one, you'll enjoy the other!
- The art is just as perfect in both of them, obviously
- Both plots focus on High School life, friendship and romance
- Both anime seem like funny and relaxing slice of life shows, but they are actually full of deep meanings and convey beautiful messages
- P.A. works original
- similar staff
- Yanagi Nagi ED song
- wide, vibrant, and beautiful art and color palette
- beautiful soundtrack (so far)
- school, fantasy setting
- world-building will likely be as good as Nagi, if not better. It definitely has more potential than Nagi's, given that time travel is involved.
- (most likely) will also turn into a drama and romance
- main character in Irozoku has parallels with Tsumugu; she is essentially a female version of him
- The female main character will likely undergo lots of character development throughout the series, similar to Hikari in Nagi no Asukara
A bright, ocean-themed show which follows a group of close friends who are drawn to the same interests. However, due to their different personalities, conflicts often appear. Transitions into a serious, exciting story halfway through where only the friends are capable of saving the town from a mysterious being living in the sea they so love. Throughout the show, adults and parents are major supporting characters.
- both feature characters and communities tightly tied to the sea
- both have transfer students adapting to a new environment
- both series focus at least in part on gaining the courage to be yourself, especially in social interactions
- both feature plotlines that emerge relatively late in the series and that threaten to overwhelm an apparent peacefulness
- both have distinctive art styles that are blue-heavy and evocative of summer and the sea
- they strike me as shoujo and shonen versions of one another.
This recommendation wasn't made because both show strongly similar. Both show slightly different except for romance drama involving middle school student part. Their true charm is how beautiful they were made. Music portray how Shigatsu's characters emotion flowing while it narrated with words. While Nagi no Asukara use combination both of beautiful art and soundtracks.
I do not really know how both similar actually, but I just feel that both anime has that 'feels' to it.
Both centers a male protagonist who have 3 close friends (2 females and 1 male).
Similarities between the characters are like Manaka (NagiAsu) and Kaori (KimiUso), both are the 'closest' to the male protagonist (Hikari/Arima) and both have similar personality.
Then Chisaki (Nagi Asu) and Tsubaki (Kimi Uso) are both close with the male protagonist since little and have feelings for him (kinda).
Both animes also very calm and soothing, but funny and exciting as well.
Watch it, you will never regret it!
If I were to define Nagi No Asukara and Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso in short, I would say that they are an 'emotional rollercoaster' and an 'incredible story of love'. These 2 series involve love triangles. Art and music is touching. Moreover the background scenery is beautiful. Characters are well developed. These 2 series also have awesome romantic moments such as a boy and a girl looking at the skies and stars, spending time with each other under the moonlight and in lonely places and so on. They also have lot of sad moments making themselves into the one of the saddest animes. So, if you loved any 1 of these series do not miss the other one. read more
-Both are about adolescent love/love conflicts, and are structured with multiple, emotion-evoking arcs. However, Clannad is a tad more emotional/sad at times.
-Both give off a fairly "happy" or "nostalgic feeling", making the show very fun and enjoyable to watch.
-Both have very beautiful and fluid artwork that is similar to one another.
If you loved Clannad and love heart-wrenching shows? Nagi no Asukara is an anime for you! I love Clannad and Clannad After Story! I wish there was more! If you want something similar I recommend this anime!
Similar romantic drama between a group of friends (though Clannad introduces the characters as it goes while Nagi no Asukara begins with almost everyone already together). They have very different settings, but the colorful art styles (mostly of the backgrounds) are similar. They both have amazing soundtracks.
Clannad AND Clannad after story is what I recommend because they both have great art, sound, characters and sadness put together. Clannad's story is basically all arcs but it's still a great anime as well as Nagi no Asukara. I have to admit, you need a lot of patience for Clannad/After story because watching both is about 48 episodes but if you only watch one season then you probably would get bored. Clannad after story is sort of better than clannad but I would recommend Clannad first because well, it's the first season. These animes are both romance, drama and sort of fantasy so I highly recommend Clannad! read more
True Tears and Nagi no Asukara both take place in a setting that gives off a similar vibe. They consist a small cast of characters in a local setting where drama, comedy, and romance develop over time.
The main female protagonist from both series is a bit odd although although their personalities contrast with another from its perspective series. There is a love triangle that is built up and present.
P.A. Works is involved in both series for its production. The quality of the production also shares a similar feeling.
Similar coastal town settings and romantic drama. Nagi no Asukara has more intertwining relationships with more than one male character while True Tears is more about one guy's relationship with several girls.
Note: This recommendations contains bad grammars
If you love something called love triangle maybe this anime can give you that, even more.. like pentagon love(?). Like Nagi no Asukara, True Tears contains romance elements in its story line, and love rivalry. The boys are being chased by many female characters. I don't wanna tell all the story, could spoiling the story :P.
But, here is the relationship formula : (A & Z s male, others are female)
A loves B but A loves C, C loves A but B is her friend, D loves A but Z loves D.
There have been many shows that features a group of friends having love interest with each other and/or one of the character in the group will fall in-love with someone foreign to them and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Nagi no Asukara are example of the said theme. While Sakurasou does not feature supernatural creatures like Nagi no Asukara but features weird people, they both have the same feeling and the most important part of both, the characters' development that improves the show more.
Far from being a generic romantic comedy/drama, both convey deep feelings within one's self with fantastic art, incredible plot and an endless roller coaster of excitement for what's to come after each episode.
Truly, what makes these two so alike is that the story and their characters are incredibly and realistically human.
Both shows are driven by each character's love interest and the growth of these characters as the show progresses in the slice of life manner. Although the setting varies differently between the two shows, this does not prevent both them from having a similar effect, to get you attached to the characters and watch them grow in terms of their relationships and their individual characters.
Watching Nagi no Asukara brings back feelings from watching Toradora. They are similar in a way that characters in both animes are caught between valuing friendship and their romantic loves, and choosing between the two. I liked the diversity of the personalities of the lead characters in both series. Both have good plot progressions.
Toradora! and Nagi no Asukara both involve a group of friends who attend school together. Toradora! is based in a slice of life, school environment. The setting of Nagi no Asukara is similar, but there is a supernatural twist to it. In both anime, the leading male character often takes care of a dependent female character. The two anime spark drama through the conflicting love interests of the characters. They both have great artwork--the artwork for Toradora! is great for being almost 5 years old and the artwork for Nagi no Asukara is superb, standing among the best of the best. They both progress at a good pace and are very enjoyable to watch. read more
Ponyo consists in a plot aimed at a younger audience while Nagi no Asukara's targets the older, but both display some similarities:
- Beautiful sceneries and unique animation.
- The heroine is from the sea and is in love with a human. The story takes place when she is fished by the human boy.
- There is a kingdom underwater where mystical beings live like a god/goddess who are able to cast curses.
While Ponyo focuses on friendship, fantasy and adventure, NnA centers itself in a love polygon and is able to give more depth to the characters.
If you liked one and enjoy the theme of "little mermaid" spin-offs, you might enjoy the other.  read more
The way the characters are structured are very similar--they both have five main characters, the only difference is the main character in Tari Tari is female and in Nagi no Asukara, male. Conflicts are shown for each character in both shows. In Tari Tari, each of the main characters has their own life struggle and the anime will show them one by one. In Nagi no Asukara, the struggles are between the characters themselves. Either way both shows will give you the 'feels' if that's what you're looking for.
On the surface, these two might seem like they don't have much in common, but they have a similar core plot that aren't usually in other anime. At first, the Nagi no Asu kara starts very slow as a school slice of life with some fantasy elements, but then something unexpected happens and changes the entire dynamic, putting aside the shoujo parts and focusing on a unique plot to save a group of people. This is very close to how Kimi no Na wa presents its story, it first appears to be a cute story with a strange fantasy twist then the characters find out they were connected for a reason and must save a town from being destroyed. Most likely you watched Kimi no Na wa first, so comparing it to an anime series might be difficult because the animation won't be on the same level, and the story is much slower but I promise that Nagi no Asu kara does pick up the pace. Both have a unique style that encompasses an everyday ordinary life with unbelievable fantasy elements. The actual plot and execution may be different, but both are great stories that share a beautiful style and similar storylines. read more
Both feature teenagers exploring the strange interconnections of love amidst supernatural occurrences in a tiny seaside town with strange rituals. Both have drop-dead gorgeous art and are created by some of the most respected storytellers in anime (Shinkai Makoto and Okada Mari). Both make clever use of an overused trope (body swap and timeskip).
Same Director : Shinohara, Toshiya
Both fantasy anime with Drama.
Both story lines are really awesome.
Manaka and Suzuhara both get protection of the main male charachter. Manaka get protection of hikari and Suzuhara get protection of Sagara.
P.A. Works present two series with a similar atmosphere and touch of fantasy by the names of RDG: Red Data Girl and Nagi no Asukara.
Beyond the fantasy, there's also drama and interpersonal relationships going behind the scenes. There are bits of romance, and our main female protagonist becomes the core of it.
Both series take place in a school life environment where every day presents a new challenge. It also focuses the daily lives of our characters that fuses fantasy with doses of slice-of-life.
The style of Nagi no Asukara and ef: A Tale of Memories gives a familiar mood with its spectacular visuals and colorful cast of characters. Among these character includes interpersonal relationships with romance and drama. Ef: A Tale of Memories does take on a more mature style with descriptive dialogues while Nagi no Asukara has a more atmosphere of innocence. However, they both include characters with a multitude of personalities.
The setting of both series also takes place in a school life environment.
Very good and vividly colorful art styles as well as similar romantic drama (though Ef has a more unique split-storytelling style). The towns (at least the one on land in Nagi no Asukara) are designed similarly. Nagi no Asukara has more intertwining romantic relationships while Ef has mostly straightforward ones. Both series have characters who dislike going to school.
Hanasaku Iroha and Nagi no Asukara are both produced by the animation studio P.A. Works so expect similarities in terms of their visual presentations.
Both series includes a colorful cast of characters involved in interpersonal relationship from friendship, respect, and romance. They also takes the story and narratives into a slice of life form with comedy and drama.
The main female characters from both series are also often insecure about their decisions but deep down does care about the friends they make.
Both will rip out your heart but the main characters are all really cute trust me on this.
Magi though is a lot more violent (?) and magic based whereas NagiAsu just focuses on four (five if you count Tsumugu but he's not a sea kid idk) students getting through hardships as well as love triangles.. Kind of a generic romance school anime but? Still very good imo. Magi focuses on friendship for the most part (in my opinion), but both have really great art as well as scenery.
(also Tsumugu and Titus are my sons fight me)
Now here me out before you go, "wtf! these two are nothing alike!" Well, you're not entirely wrong, but there are a lot of similarities between the two. If you're looking for a deep story line, you're in for a treat.
They both have awesome pacing (I am not counting the second season of Psycho Pass here).
There is no clear "antagonist" in both series. You might be able to argue on who the antagonist is, but really, it's far more abstract than that.
They question how society is run and why things are the way things are.
Both, unfortunately, front loads the setting.
Very character driven.
One is a police anime and the other one is about kids who live underwater and travel to the surface. That should be enough.
Such a touchy movie, I really cried a lot.
The movie shows how to girl get bullied day by day, but she finally understand it...It's so omg i can't describe it
It's such a touchy movie same genre such as Hyouka or Nagi no Asukara
~ watch it >o<
Just to make it simple. The romance in Nagi no Asukara, from its too-many-sided love and the MC is similar with Cross Game. I can't say it with words, but i can guarantee that if you love romance in Nagi no Asukara you will love Cross Game too.
These series are both absolute eye-candy. The backgrounds in both of them are bright, colorful and simply beautiful. The animation is fluid and flawless. The effort that is put into the appearance also enhances the emotional impact of the drama that both of these series contain.
Both anime encompass:
-The interaction of two different groups of people; those of the sea & land, and those of the underground & surface.
-Minimum contact being kept between each other, although in Nagi no Asukara it is intentional.
-Negative relations due to their past history.
-Gorgeous animation and art.
-The main characters seeking to restore the calamity which has been imposed upon them.
I hope you found this recommendation helpful!
Both shows are different in set-up but both messages and underlying themes are similar. Both shows deal with a romance-situation but also both shows deal with the problem of being an outsider trying to fit in. Both shows are excellent and if you liked Nagi no Asukara (One of my favorites) than I think a more heavy, yet light-hearted Kotoura-san is a good show to watch.
Both have beautiful artwork that is similar in terms of character design and backgrounds. Although Shelter deals with loss of a loved one and Nagi no Asukara with the complexities of friendship and first love, both have a lonely, nostalgic feel to them.
Both of these anime deal with the every day school life with a twist. In both of these animes time is important. In Orange it's because Naho receives a letter from the future. In Nagi no Asukara it's because relationships change through time, you'll have to watch the anime for more details about that. Orange and Nagi no Asukara are both about a group of friends that experiences something out of the ordinary. Both are romantic slice-of-life anime that can make you cry. If you enjoyed one, chances are you'll enjoy the other one as well.
The type of drama that deals with alienation of those who are considered different and the hostility and rules devised against each other. Elfen Lied basically deals with the race of Diclonius being tormented for their appearance, which is a cause in their violence and psychopathic attitude towards humans. Nagi no Asukara deals with sea people who detest the idea of being with the land people, and vice versa. Though, the former show is more horror oriented than the latter.
Similar atmosphere and phantasmic setting; love polygons and futuristic edge. Both are bittersweet, memorable, and have captivating art to watch.
Nagi no Asukara is a series while Nerawareta Gakuen is a movie.
•both anime mainly focus on the relationships between each one of the main protagonists
•both protagonists are different in age, so the maturity of each emotion that is verbally said or through meaningful actions is completely different, though there are similarities
•both show the deep connection between friendships and the 'lines' that can/cannot be crossed, until the relationship 'lovers' be shown
•both show the love triangles in many different ways it can be approached, while some are just left hanging, or some take the aggressive nature and take a leap of faith
•both anime settings are mostly situated in schools where everything develops,
•they are very similar if you like the slice of life genre, with love triangles and emotions that you can relate to, or understand the heartache is can have affect on oneself during their school life, you might like one, if you liked the other. read more
Relationship between close friends. As one falls in love with the other, the other shows signs of affection too. New beginnings and changes in their lives, but they’re still haunted by the event in the past which is holding them back. Similar romance and drama too.
Despite of the completely different stories, both are about a group of friends and they focuse on drama, romance, love triangles and unrequited loves, but honey and clover is more realistic and the other is fantasy oriented. I completely sure you'll like both because of the romance aspect.
Both Series are very emotional, in a sad and in a funny way.
Both Anime Series have a very dramatic story.
Both don't need any action scenes, but attack the heart of the viewer.
At least the most important thing: Both are great!
Both the female mains have an innocent appeal, somewhat clumsy and always receives the help and protection of the male lead. However, both are admirable for their strong will and mindfulness of everyone's emotions around them.
This next part may be somewhat of a spoiler for Nagi no Asukara, but the fact that Manaka loses her ability to love other people is closely similar to Sakura's loss of memories as well as her inability to have Syaoran's feelings reach her. Hikari loves Manaka, and Syaoran loves Sakura, but both girls are unable to receive those feelings because of some supernatural force taking their ability to love away in an exchange. Despite knowing the truth, the 2 male protagonists continue earnestly devoting themselves to the female protagonists. read more
While the supernatural element is more pronounced throughout Nagi no Asukara, they both involve events out of the main heroines control. They also both have a similar oceanside setting, while one focuses on the sky the other on the sea
While the plots of Nagi no Asukara and Howl's moving Castle are considerably different, there's something about each that reminds me of the other.
Both have large fantasy and romance aspects, though Nagi no Asukara is more romance driven and casual than the latter. There's a certain bright atmosphere to each one, along with colourful animation and beautiful scenery.
It might be a bit of a stretch, but if you like one then you should definitely try the other!
For starters, these two series both have absolutely amazing art! They both have a Si-Fi aspect about them, which is definitely more noticeable in Nagi no Asukara, but is still prevalent in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. Romance plays a big role in both series, as well. They do, however, diverge in setting because Denpa focuses on space and aliens while Nagi focuses on the sea. Both shows are fabulous and deserve a watch!
While Nagi no Asukara is more of a school tale romance and Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is a slice of life, iyashikei the feel of a town by the sea is so strong for both of them that the ambiance reminds me of each of them. The beautiful end theme of Nagi makes me feel like I am walking through Alpha's world.
A commonality between the plot lines of "Nagi no Asukara" and "Shijin no Shougai" was that they both depicted a sudden and unexpectedly cold winter in which much of the populace entered a form of stasis as they were frozen in time.
Through this very similar event, characters from the two series realized their purposes, found what was important to them, and changed themselves for the better by the end.
They have a very slice of life feel but with an interesting fantasy setting. The younger characters grapple with dealing with the realities of the setting. The pace is slow, but rewarding (especially for Nagi no Asukara). There is a lot of focus on how friendships are affected by loss and stress.