Memories and innocent love. Isshukan Friends is very similar to Chihiro's Story in Ef- A Tale of Memories: a fleeting memory, a persistent boy and a girl that just wants to believe in friendship and love.
Same premise of a boy trying to make friends with a girl who has memory issues. Isshuukan Friends is light hearted while ef: A Tale of Memories is more on the sad side. Both are great, however, I feel like Isshuukan messed up its ending while ef had a great one.
A heroine having her memories reset and a guy helping her regain it who actually has feelings for her too.
Both have character development along the way.
Both have good theme songs.
Ef has deeper plot (and revolves around other couple) while Isshuukan Friends mostly revolve around the main couple and has a simple plot.
Ef has the 3D/poetic/eroge-like graphics while Isshuukan Friends has the 2D/artistic water color-like graphics.
Male lead is trying to make friend with the female lead who is extremely shy, as well as having a memory deficiency that prevents her from making friends. However, the male lead's persistent attitude toward their friendship slowly begin to open up the girl' heart.
Is similar about the Chihiro's arc.
A girl with mental illness, she forget everything in a lapse of time...but one guy try to build a relationship with she, and probably ends in love.
Isshuukan Friends is more innocent than ef a tale of memories.
+ A girl loses her memory and has trouble making friends, but a guy is determined to become close to her despite that
+ While Ef is definitely heavier on drama, Isshukan Friends also has drama mostly from the memory loss problem
- Ef has more romance and another story alongside the memory loss story involving a love triangle
- Shaft's animation in Ef is much more unique and psyxhological than the softer and lighter animation style in Isshukan Friends
Both series deal with love, and have an important female character losing her memories in a set cycle. The protagonist of Isshuukan helps the memory-losing girl in a similar way to Renji helping Chihiro.
Ef is more serious and sadder, while Isshuukan is more innocent, light-hearted and has comedy.
While sometimes with a similar feel, Isshuukan's artstyle is soft and soothing, compared to Ef's more out-there and camera work-oriented visuals.
One of the stories in ef: coincides with the plot of One Week Friends in that they both involve the female lead having a form of amnesia, which activated after a certain time interval. In both cases, the male lead tries to help give them a sense of belonging with a touch of romance (although ef: focuses more on the romance)
In several ways, I find these two series alike for their tone and atmosphere. They both involve a shy girl who happens to meet with a cheerful guy at school. They become friends through their experiences. And despite their differences, the two get along in unusual ways because of their sharp contrasts. There is decent comedy, drama, and sparkling romance throughout both series. Kimi ni Todoke focuses more on romance as a driving plot while Isshuukan Friends deals with friendship. But nonetheless, they both convey character relationship on realistic levels that are appreciable.
An introverted girl who is considered weird by her classmates (but is actually a lovely person). A boy trying to make friends with this girl. Both take place in a high school. Same feeling while watching these two shows.
Male protagonist is the the only one who believes that female protagonist is different Than what everyone else believes
Male protagonist has a friend supporting him
All the other students think the female protagonist is a certain way, which is actually very different from her real characteristics
Male MC is the first person who lends a helping hand or the first to acknowledge the female MC. Also added with lots of cuteness in it. However, Kimi ni Todoke is more innocently sweet while Isshuukan Friends is more deceptively sweet with a little heartbreaking feels.
Kimi ni Todoke and Isshuukan Friends have very pure protagonists. I also think that Kaori and Sawako are similar because initially have few friends and reflect a fearsome appearance on the outside but inside are nice. Except that Kaori has amnesia and Sawako not, are quite similar. I also think that the personality of the main characters is similar in the two series, both are shy and have feelings for each other but are afraid to say it or confuse the "I like you" with "I like you" of friends.
Both tell tale of a lonely protagonist whom have for their own reasons difficulty approaching people and in turn making friends. They each meet a guy who, despite having their own motive, assist the female protagonist in overcoming their baggage and find happiness. If you find either of these shows relatable they can become somewhat of a tear jerker. The biggest difference in my opinion would be the artstyle Isshuukan friends has a much better depicition of the characters and the environment, but keep on watching kimi no todoke for the plot you wont be dissapointed by these slice of life animes.
Both take place in a school where a shy girl can't make friends and a boy want to help her. They are very emotional and sweet with a calm and beatiful art style. Also they combine romance with comedy in a pleasant and realistic manner.
I think they represent perfectly what is a pure and young love, Isshuukan Friends focuses more in the boy perspective and Kimi ni Todoke in the girl perspective. The strange sensation of the first love is something emotional, nostalgic, at times sad ... but I would lie to myself if I said I did not smile like a fool with these anime. read more
I can only describe these two as the most innocent animes i’ve watched. Portraying the girls having a closed personality, due to their own obstacles, both of them introduce a guy to be the contrast of that. Looking forward only to help them with these problems and introversion, he starts falling in love with that hidden personality he didn’t know she had.
If you’re looking for a sweet, slow-cook romance and feel over touch, that’s the combo. As well as the girls, they’re inexperienced with relationships or girls at all, making it the most innocent love you'll see.
Both Usagi and Issuukan have a soft and light feel along with a little melancholy. If you watched one and would like something that also revolves around daily life (simple things), and two people coming together and interacting, and light soft feel with a little sad then I would recommend these as being similar. The differences: In Usagi the main girl and guy are very different ages and in a guardianship relationship, The story mostly takes place at home. In Isshuukan the story mostly takes at school and the girl and guy are peers.
They have similar artwork, setting, and style when depicting the connections characters built off from both series. There is a sense of incontinence that portrays slice of life to a realistic degree. Both series' main male characters are also caring and protective with others. And although both series has a different premise, the friendship and their identities makes them a promising aspect. I recommend both series for anyone looking for a classic slice of life.
Both of these animes should go hand in hand for many similarities.
-Both have very similar art styles despite having a different animators. When I see one of the shows, I can't help but think of the other.
-The tone setting is also similar. Yes its a slice of life anime and a very realistic one at that (save the memory lost from Isshuukan friends) but it touches a iffy topic that makes the heroine shunned by between families (Usagi Drop) or from making friends (Isshuukan friends).
-In terms of characters, we have the similar scenario where the male lead is the only one to initiate a connection between the heroine when everyone else doesn't. If you like scenarios where the hero goes out of his way to save the "damsel in distress" you should watch this. There are also similar support characters which from a distance helps out (like giving tips) the male lead and gradually joins in the circle.
-The overall theme are powerful lessons telling the audience that "life isn't easy". Whether its raising a child as a single father with no experience to teaching a lonely girl how to make friends again isn't a walk in the park which the male leads begin to realize after making such a commitment.
-Finally, the impact that these shows intend to give the audience hits us in "the feels". We are rooting for each of the male leads to not give up so the female lead can have a second chance. We in some way hold this thing called "sympathy" for the characters that many character given animes strive to do for our overall enjoyment on top of the warm vibe that it gets.
I definitely suggest giving these potential slice of life masterpieces a try.
The similar art style is strong in this one. They are both really light slice-of-life that give you warm fuzzys. Usagi Drop doesn't have a romantic aspect since it's focused on a father-daughter relationship (I exclude the manga) and Isshuukan Friends is more focused on friend relationship. It have also some romantic aspect. The characters are all very likable, a bit difficult to identify as them, but I don't see that as a flaw.
Both Usagi Drop and Isshukan Friends have the essence of innocence.
They both share the feeling of lightheartedness.
They also can make you feel warm while watching over them.
Both have a cute female lead.
If the reason you watch one of them is because of the cuteness, chances are you will feel the same toward the other.
- Same style of artwork
- Both have realistic characters
- Both have plot lines that flow smoothly
The only major difference is the themes (even so, they're still related to people): Usagi Drop centers around the family, while Isshuukan centers around friendships.
Both anime have memory loss as a major part of their plot. The characters are quite similar as well, as you have the person who loses their memories and two close friends inflicted from that problem. A difference is that you don't see Fujimiya crying after her memory loss in every episode like a certain someone *cough*Mr.Banri*cough*
Two series that reaffirm the friendship by means of several tests that will make them more united. Where our protagonist lives with the fear of forgetting all those pleasant moments with his friends and especially that person who helped him with his problem. This protagonist suffers from amnesia, and from the moment he meets that person, he wants to live the life that I wanted to live from the beginning, without fear of forgetting everything.
- Main Character dealing with a form of amnesia that drives the story and characters
- A story about love and friendship
- One Week Friends is more cute and warm, Golden Time tries its best to keep it realistic
Both anime has similarities like:
✓ main characters suffers "memory loss" cause by accident
✓with a touch of romance (In golden time is more mature)
If you're looking for great and unique story of friendship, you should give this a shot :D enjoy!
In both of the anime, the protagonist has to deal with the lost memory. In Golden Time the MC loses his memory till High school and in Isshukan Friends the love interest of MC loses her memory every week. The settings are different and how the people deal with each other are different, though. But when I was watching Golden TIme, I couldn't but reminisce about Isshukan Friends. That's why I ended up making this recommendation.
They give the same relaxing, pleasant vibe. Both are slice of life about getting to know new people and making new friends.
Isshuukan Friends has more drama, although it has a lot of funny moments as well; while Tanaka-kun is more about comedy (even the "dramatic parts" are fun). The characters are interesting and cute in both shows. If you watched Isshuukan Friends, I recommend you this, and vice-versa. Enjoy!
Light-hearted slice of life anime that features a male protagonist that is always uneasy.
Both have a similar artstyle and school setting.
Tanaka-kun does have more comedy while One Week Friends has more drama and a slight bit of romance.
They have very similar art styles and very similar chill, breezy atmospheres to them. Though admittedly Isshuukan Friends is a lot more pathos driven than Tanaka-kun, both offer pretty decent characterization regardless.
The main similarity that came to my mind was the art-style and atmosphere: both Tanaka-kun and Isshuukan Friends have that adorable, fluffy art and feeling, which is standard for Hazuki Maacha (Mangaka of the latter). Both also have a very likeable cast of characters that are generally soft-spoken and rarely raise their voice and both also have (somewhat) subtle romance parts. Lastly, both will most likely be some of the more relaxing things you'll ever see (excluding the final part of 'IF' for this one) and can turn even the shittiest day around in a heartbeat.
Both series are very calm and heart-warming.
Both series deal with complicated issues.
The art is very similar in that it uses light colors and faces seem more childish
Both leave a bit of dissatisfaction in the end (unfortunately)
Both have characters you'll love and characters you'll hate
If you're looking for a story about teenagers dealing with social issues as Hourou Musuko does, then I recommend you Isshuukan Friends . Both series rely on how friendship and unity give life a glimmer of hope. Both are short stories, with open endings and their animation is smooth with watercolor backgrounds.
Both shows are very similar in that they both focus on young characters, one male and one female, and follow them both as they journey through life as young students, while facing their own personal issues. The issues, which mainly count as personality disorders, account for some heart-wrenching moments in both shows. As well as having similar themes, the art style in both of these shows is beautiful, using watercolours and pastels that add to a serene feel while viewing.
The atmosphere in both are very, very similar. The shows live from their character interactions, how the main characters get closer to each other and create bonds. Also, both have a similar art style, very light and calming. While Isshuukan Friends is a little more dramatic, you'll definitely love one if you enjoyed the other.
Although the plots are different, the slice of life genre filled with cute moments is similar. It gives you a relaxing vibe. The theme in both is friendship but it has a lovely romantic subplot. Also the art is quite alike.
Although they convey to different premises, I find both series' style similar involving friendship. The main characters explore friendship by doing simple yet meaningful daily activities together. There is a similarity with the messages both series tries to sent along with developments. The main male protagonists are also interesting when looking them from different angles. There is decent comedy with a similar art style taking place in a school life setting.
Pure anime fluff at its finest, soft pastel colours, feels-worthy moments, innocence, friendship, high school adventures and slice of life. They share similar characters as well. The flower boy (Shun vs Hase) and nonchalant bro (Asaba twins vs Kiryu).
Only few differences is that KtB is more about a group of childhood friends that add new ones and Isshuukan explores making new friends the obstacles. Isshuukan is more mixed cast rather than mostly all boys.
The atmosphere looks alike, really peaceful and calm. The shows show the friends relationship between the characters and how these relations progress.
The art is also quite similar.
If you liked the atmosphere , you should take a look at the other anime, you will probably enjoy it.
-Slice of life school setting (Tsuki ga Kirei is focused on junior high, Isshuukan is more on high school)
-Same 'implied' romantic plot
-Both have an equal amount of comedy and drama
So many twist and turns in both anime that will just drag your heart along for the ride. Lots of uncertainty of what is to come of the future, but no matter what happens, the bond between the two lovers will always last.
They have similar premise: a boy who is trying to get close to the heroine
The difference is that Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun has more romance portion than Isshuukan Friends that just about friendship story.
Both animes have a girl reluctant to make friends because she thinks it'll be an inconvenience (although Kaori just doesn't want to hurt anyone whereas Shizuku thinks they'll be a pain). There aren't many direct similarities between the two animes apart from the romance genre and similar art style, but both Hase and Haru are similar in the sense that they're the ones initiating the relationship. There is also the fact that it's because of Hase that Kaori makes friends, which is like how it is because of Haru that Shizuku does the same. They have a similar feel so if you like one anime you'll like the other. read more
Persistent boy makes advance on seemingly cold, solitary girl. challenges of friendship emerge, including past complications and awkward communication errors. In My little Monsters case Haru is more of the cheerful upbeat one, and if you liked Shogo from one week friends he's given female form by Shizuku which gives way to perfectly hilarious and heart wrenching scenes alike.
Memories are important, but sometimes they can disappear without a clue. Plastic Memories and Isshuukan Friends both treat memory loss as a common occurrence, and try to teach the importance of overdosing on memories within a short period of time to create happiness. Both shows also attempt to force feels down your throat.
Same atmosphere with leading heroines voiced by Amamiya Sora. Both having the same theme about losing memories. If you're looking for a heart warming anime, but not necesary tearful, these are the anime you want to watch.
Both series are about losing memories. The loss of memories are both in memory-loss flag. They prove that losing memories is a big hindrance in a relationship but can be overcome by just recreating memories. All you need is perseverance and determination.
School relationships, mystery, and romance are central themes in both. The strange occurrence of memory loss or amnesia is present in both as key plot devices, along with characters whose pasts conceal secrets. The way both male protagonists go to great lengths to help the female characters in respective series with so much effort is very similar. Also the way the main female characters in both are alone and are first approached by the male protagonist and helps them to make friends is very similar.
Both these 2 anime display an anime series with a strong romance plot and the urge to take a stand. They both work their way up earning the trust of the heroine but as always tragedy strikes and the plot gets exciting!
A girl with a supernatural problem that causes her to lose all of her friends transfers into a new school.
A boy who is a bit of an idiot decides to make friends with her.
The girl feels she is a burden and denies him at first, but eventually warms up to the idea.
More friends join later on.
Both are heart-warming stories with cute art styles and cute relationships between the characters.
On the other hand, these slice-of-life/comedies also add quite a bit of drama and sadness that can move you to tears.
Both are basically about a lonely girl who gains a happy life with friends because of one cheerful boy. read more
Both of these anime have the lead girl with something "different" about them, though Kotoura-san is supernatural. and they face a lot of internal struggling with it. Both female leads have problems making friends because of this. Both anime have a male lead that tries to help her with it. Isshuukan Friends takes itself more seriously than Kotoura-san.
Knocking on your door, your destiny may be. Two stories that prove that nothing is impossible, when you strive to achieve it. A girl is unable to make friends because of illness. But a boy will support her at all times so she can share her happiness with others, something she has always wanted.
Isshuukan Friends and Jitsu wa Watashi wa both are series of comedy, where the protagonist discovers the secret of a girl, that makes her isolate herself from others. He will become your friend, and will protect your secret, and will support you so that you may one day be well with yourself. In addition there is the risk of their friendship being frustrated, in IF is the amnesia and in Jitsu is that the girl is a vampire. Together they will become closer as they go through the chapters, with the help of their friends.
Two protagonists who are friends and feel love for each other. In addition to the art style and the theme of friendship and love. More drama (Isshuukan Friends) and more comedy (Karakai Jouzu on Takagi-san).
-Both have a similar setting
-Romance is the main focus in nijiro days unlike isshukan tomodachi
-The male and female MCs have a similar vibe
-If you're looking for the romance factor in a similar seting to issukan friends then this anime is for you
-Both anime's themes is about friendship.
-Both male leads intentions is to make friends with the female lead.
-Both female leads are loners.
-Both are about school life.
-And after you watched both you'll kinda feel they had the same vibe.
If you want a comedic type of "isshuukan friends", you should try amagi brilliant park.
It has the same idea about the main girl that suffers from "memory problem".
the memory of the girl in ABP will reset every one year, while in IF is every one week.
not to mention that the story between characters are interesting. enjoy!
Both series focus on the bond between two friends mixed with the importance of facing obstacles head on. You can find a lot of similar themes with keeping tragic secrets and getting through emotional issues from the past.
Both of these animes are feel good stories of highschool "social outcasts" attempting to make friends while each overcoming their own unique difficulties. Isshuukan friends focuses more on plot and character development while Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai has more comical/fanservice aspects mixed into it. Both are very good animes and i would highly recommend both of them.
In Isshuukan Friends, Hase Yuuki's interaction with Kiryuu Shougo reminds me of the friendship between Tadakuni, Hidenori, and Yoshitake in Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou. The elements of comedy in each series are similar and will make you laugh in almost the same way. Both series have that beautiful slice-of-life feel to them. In fact, both series are listed as Comedy, School, Shounen, and Slice of Life. If you loved one series, you will surely love the other.
The theme of reseting is preset in both of these series.
In Sakurada Reset, it's more literal time reversal compared to Isshuukan Friends in which only the female lead has her memories reset, but the concept of the female lead losing a part of themselves every week is the same between both series.
The main story of each is about one character's problem and how another attempts to break down the walls that character builds to protect himself/herself. These stories also have important subplots with strong supporting characters. To me the main point of these stories is not so much "romance" as it is the process the various characters go through to make friends, help each other, and discover themselves.
The atmosphere in both of them is calm and it focuses on the relationship of two friends who might just be a bit more than only friends...
Isshukan Friends has only hints of this however the characters are in the sense that they are sort of clueless when it comes to love.
slice of life, similar style, relaxing atmosphere and lonely MC characters Natsume (Male MC) while Issukan (female MC)... In natsume the reason the hero doesn`t have any friends is a supernatural one while in Issukan friends the reason is the heroine's memory loss ....
While not entirely similar by genre standards, Haruhi and Isshuukan Friends gives off a similar vibe with its cast of characters. They both follow a slice of life format although Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has the additional element of supernatural element in it. But that element also turns into an arc that shares a similar concept to Isshuukan Friends.
Both series tells a story with friends in a lighthearted school life setting where there's any possibility. If you're into stories with a simple yet appealing concept involving memory loss (for Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, involving a particular arc), give both series a try.
- Both have a story about friendship.
- Both have drama and are sad.
- Both have characters with an unusual condition that gives them a lot of trouble - amnesia vs nacrolepsy.
(A bit spoilerish) - Both have characters that keep forgetting something.
"One Week Friends" / "Isshuukan Friends." and "My Love Story!!" / "Ore Monogatari!!" are cute and sweet shows that involve the goofy male protagonist falling in love with a girl who happens to reciprocate his feelings.
In addition, both series feature a best friend of the protagonist who is a likeable guy and is usually very calm and collected.
"One Week Friends" / "Isshuukan Friends." and "Hori-san to Miyamura-kun" are quaint slice-of-life short series with some romance dashed in. They both surround a boy and a girl who were formerly strangers slowly getting to know each other well.
Both series are relatively light-hearted and share a similar art style, especially in terms of the watercolour-esque background art. Furthermore, much of the character dynamic between the two lead characters of each respective anime with the side characters are also similar.