Both series deal with unique takes on time travel and the consequences of changing the past. They both have elements of comedy and romance and both surprised me as they wouldn't normally be shows/movies I'm drawn to.
Both focus on similar themes of time travel, exploring the Butterfly effect caused by the actions of the main characters in the series, and share the same buildup of consequences, from light-hearted developments to drastically affecting the lives of their friends.
Both Animes deal with Time Traveling and its consequences. Both shows try to portrait how one battles against this idea of FATE using the methods of Time Traveling. Both shows have concepts dealing with Tragedy, romance, and comedy and are both masterfully done.
About time-travelling and its consequences. Stein's Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect of time-travelling, while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is more about using time-travelling as a device of telling us an important life lesson.
Steins;Gate and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo deal with a very similar concept of misuse of a tool that manipulates time and distorts the future. They both are character based in that the main character is the bond that will ultimately carry you to finishing them and both of these anime contain elements of suspense and comedy with a dash of romance. If you are a fan of any sort of science fiction element involving time travel or likable characters then this entry will certainly satisfy you.
These two anime have two main points in common:
- they are about time travels
- there is a romantic relationship that grows between two characters separated by time-distance
Moreover, there is a general common feeling about the stories and the various characters. Both anime are very very captivating and of the highest level: personally I highly recommend to watch both! ^^
Both stories have a main character who uses time travel for his/her own convenience and ends up dealing with the consequences attached to it. They both also contain a character who has come from the future with a mission to save the future but end up enjoying the past to the extent of it hindering their mission. Towards the endings, the true romantic nature of the animes are revealed as well.
- female play with the time -TOKI-.
- guy play with the time -STEINS-.
-Ofc is not just the same, i mean S;G 26 ep, Toki movie, but the feling is the same.
-After a cupple of events the plot will become darker and the protagonist will start a race to beat the time itself.
-time waits no one-
Lots of time travel and drama with a little romance thrown in as well. Both start off a little slow and get more dramatic and intense as they go. Steins;Gate focuses more on how the time travel works while The Girl Who Leapt Through Time focuses more on it's effects on the world around the person.
Both focus on drama and love in their second half.
Both's theme is time travel.
The protagonist suddenly gets a power which heshe still not quite used to.
At first the charcters use it for fun and entertainment but eventually they reveal the true cost of this power.
Both animes deal with time travel and the main characters are trying to change the past. Both shows have serious moments mixed with a little bit of comedy and romance. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo can be more shoujo oriented, while Steins;Gate is more thriller, but if you liked one you definitely should try the other.
Time traveling sounds really cool, now doesn't it? You can go through time and change your decisions. But is that really all there is too it? These are two really great entries which explores this factor and what can actually happen if you timetravel too carefree, they also have some romance at the side.
For those individuals that adored Steins;Gate,and have not watch,The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,you my friend are missing a gem in your anime movie collection.This is because both of this anime and movie revolves around the concept of time travel that I truly admire.Both of them are so enjoyable that it's hard to find a dull moment(unless you hate the concept of time travel,of course).
And if you haven't watch Steins;Gate,then watch it right now! Or if you have not watch both of them,boy,you got some serious watching to do. I hope you'll like at least one of them. Also,I hope that I helped at least one individual in this recommendation. Thanks for the quick read. ;D read more
These anime tackle themes of Time-Travel, and they both seem to hit this very-difficult-to-achieve theme, right on point. They both act on this recent ability to travel through time, in order to save someone who they love; albeit in Toke wo Kakeru Shoujo, its initially used to screw around, while in Steins;Gate its originally used for experimental reasons.. but I digress.
- Travels in time provoke an evil both for the traveler, but even worse for the rest of the others, to be used only by whims, trying to change tragic facts or just things that seemed innocent.
- We have a touch of romance, hidden behind that anguish that brings the trip in time, which is related to the courage it feels to see how everything is getting more and more complicated.
Everyone has important people. Everyone cares family. We don't want to leave them. That is the best way...until fulfill your wish.
Both deal with Time Travel. Changing something, Saving someone are each main story. Very similar theme.
In terms of characters, Makoto and Okabe are time-traveller. Each purposes are different, but cores are same.
If you don't do anything, nothing will change. To prevent it, both protagonists want to change their future.
TokiKake is more lighthearted. SG is more serious and longer. The essence of intersting is constant. So to sum it up, really good.
Don't misled by first impressions. You need to endure to some extent. Should be fine if you do it this way.
Both visuals are stunning and beautiful. Each songs also one of meaningful elements. TokiKake is moved style.
On the other hand, SG is satisfied ending. of course, TokiKake also the same. You will weep while watching both works.
As a result, Both are amazingly wonderful series. I can recommend both with confidence. Actually MUST WATCH.
"I'll say this for people watch TokiKake. El Psy Kongroo." read more
Time traveling and changing the past plays a major role in both anime. Being able to alter simple and mundane events to your favor can seem convenient at first, but what if those small changes lead to something major and unexpected? These two sci-fi anime both keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next.
Instead of being reminded of Shinkai's other FAR more melancholic/sappy offerings, watching Your Name reminded me very much of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in tone and direction.
They begin as something akin to 'supernatural sit-coms' where a supernatural element is inserted into the daily lives of high school kids and fun silliness ensues. They do later switch their emphasis to drama but there's never an overwhelming sense of despair.
There's also a spoilerific aspect that links Your Name with TGWLTT... but, yeah: SPOILERS.
Both movies have plot developments that are similar to each other in its sci-fi/mystical elements, to which I will not say more about in fear of spoiling the story. Due to the nature of short length of the movie, both works chose to focus more on the atmosphere and characters rather than making a seamless story.
Kimi no Na wa and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo are both beautifully animated films, with lovable characters, interesting and fun stories, and both are thoroughly enjoyable. Both deal with themes of time and have sci-fi undertones, but are heavily centered around day-to-day life, youth, and of course, romance. Tears will be shed, laughter will be heard, and smiles will be seen during the course of watching both of these films, so please, if you have a spare couple of hours, I definitely recommend you to watch both of these films.
Won't say much in fear of spoiling either story so all you need to know is that they are quite similar, sweet yet funny romantic films that will tug on your heart strings and leave you contemplating life for months after you watch them.
Enjoy watching them for you'll never be able to watch them for the first time again.
Time Travel is thing that change past and future. To exchange the bodies will change their destinies.
The former begins to want when someone want to restart someone's life. The latter happens when someone felt something.
Really interesting if these elements are fused though, I wonder if actually possible?
Both are very pure movies I've ever seen. That is wonderful romance.
There is stellar story in TokiKake. This movie resonate with someone. It is thought-provoking about love.
Kimi no Na wa. has ultra-amazing beautiful art and animation literally. RADWIMPS music also superb. Anyways, these two points are good.
Makoto Konno and Mitsuha Miyamizu are attractive characters. Of course, Taki Tachibana, too.
Some people may feel opportunism. But Both don't looks like that from my point of view.
Anybody want to love someone. Anybody want to save someone. Both are similar to on that point.
"Someone dear to me. I don't want to forget. I shouldn't forget!" read more
Characters gain supernatural powers and struggle to use it's capabilities to achieve a greater good. The structure and pacing of both stories are very similar, but The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is not a romance, it is a coming of age story.
Both movies have an amazing plot; there's romance yet it's not ''too much''. You can easily get attached to the characters and you'll feel their emotions while they're going through certain incredible situations. They also both have an amazing art style.
Has a similar feeling of at first having a comedic, slice of life type tone with a wacky supernatural power changing the lives of our protagonists as they make use of it and adjust, but then later develops a sadder and more desperate tone. There is a beautiful but bittersweet romance, and a similar twist that occur in the later part of both movie. The directing style feels a bit similar too.
Same director. Story focuses on how time travel can negatively impact your surroundings, which is similar to how Summer's Wars' plot revolves around the internet being connected to the entire world and how it can impact society if in the wrong hands.
Both movies are "must watch" masterpieces! Both share similar animation and style, as well as "wide" and entertaining stories full of creativeness! Some other elements like comedy and romance also exist in both movies to add some spice! In general, the 2 movies have a lot in common and deserve such high ratings, so don't miss them!!!
Movies that have similar art style and character design. Both movies have a light sci-fi story, with themes of family and friendship. There are also light romance development between the male and female leads.
Both are directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
Both films have the same atmosphere to them. The topics are light-hearted and they both involve a sci-fi theme in the modern day. They both have a slight bit of romance in them. The art style and animation are very similar.
A great love story is what brings Toki wo and 5 cm together. Each involves love between people who are not yet adult but are not children, platonic love, and pure feelings between pure souls. You'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere that permeates through both titles.
Somewhat similar artistic direction, both incorporate thematic elements of distance and letting go of an unreachable love(5 cm/s more so). Both also exhibit melancholic tones, though TokiKake is for the most part much more light-hearted and entertaining. If you liked one, definitely give the other one a shot.
Both comprises of slickly executed take on high school, young-teenage drama compressed down to the most bittersweet messages to the most heartwarming ones. 5 centimeter per second, or otherwise Byousoku 5 centimeter, is particularly harsh in depicting the traditional Japanese's customs of "I like you, so I can't fall in love with you" and the shy, slick tension within male-female relationships; in showing a clearly visualized state of beautifully crafted & intricate backgrounds, it really sets the mood for its various themes containing the true harshness in realistic, matured romance relationships.
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo or the Girl who leapt through time is a lot more vibrant and energetic in that it tries to bring at least some quirkiness with the main female lead. The romance develops and fades similar to 5cm per second, yet it's much less heavily emphasized. Through a supernatural confronting, the Girl who leapt through time illustrates the theme that we oftentimes only have one chance to work out a relationship correctly, though it may not be perfect. It's also beautiful, not in visuals, but with the devolvement of its initially pragmatic characters; eccentrically yet surprisingly well done character development in its short period of time.
I very much recommend both of these movies for fans of romance, drama, and bittersweet yet powerfully delivered stories. Both are compelling movies in their own respective aspects, 5cm with its mouth-dropping visuals, Toki wo Shoujo with its intricately done plot. I can't say which one is more superior, and they are not necessarily sophisticated concepts which require brains to create, but both movies are delivered in such a timeless manner which makes them classical romance tales, regardless of the medium.  read more
Neither of the anime have extremely clear nor definite endings, but are very heartwarming. 5 Centimeters mostly revolves around love and relationships while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo shows the effects the decisions that are made can affect others.
While the plots are different, the feeling in the story and the feeling the viewer gets will probably be similar.
Both of these movies deal with slightly different topics but offer a very good and similar moral lesson which is "time waits for no one", love and separation is another subject that's tackled on that these two movies have in common.
With great production values and a great plot, it's overall a great movie that you should definitely not miss out on.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time has pleasing visuals, relatable main characters, and is yet another story of moving on, life, and love. The boy x girl relationship is focused on and the ending is also rather bitter sweet.
Both are magnificent romance films and incorporate intriguing tribulations encountered in maturity in a thrilling manner. Byousoku is more serious while Kakeru Shoujo contains some comedy, not to mention wacky time traveling shenanigans. Vital lessons can be learned from both.
The main characters have a bit similarity and both the movies make you feel calm and happy. They both are realistic and have light, intense romance. If you liked this movie you will surely love Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo too!
I couldn't stop thinking about Whisper of the Heart throughout the entire movie of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo. Toki wo~ is not done by Miyazaki, but its still some pretty great art. The story lines and characters are not extremely similar in the two movies, but Chizuku resembles Makoto quite a bit in looks and in temperament. I think if you liked Whisper of the Heart, you will LOVE Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo.
Both are slice of life, though The Girl Who Leapt Thru Time has much more fiction, they have similarities and I found I enjoyed them both. (Whisper of the Heart is so much more amazing in every way though).
If you enjoyed the atmosphere and feeling of one of these animes then you’ll for sure like the other. The story itself is not similar but the romance for sure. Both show the love between two teens in a very cute and innocent way, yet describe a lot of deep problems that the main characters are going through. Very heartwarming films, not too heavy, not too superficial - just about right.
While watching Ame to Yuki i had the same lighthearted and yet bittersweet feeling that gave me Toki wo Kakeru Shojo.
Not only they share a very similar artstyle, which is very pleasant, but also both movies share a strong supernatural theme who quickly become the main focus of the story.
Both plot are told gently and can make you experience some nice time to spend watching.
Also, both series share a very important element that they show in their own way: love trascend time and any kind of race.
Absolutly recommended both titles! Because they both might have the power to let you tell, after watching them, "Why didn't i watch this sooner?!"
So give them a try! If you liked one of them, you'll most likely enjoy the other as well! read more
Same Director, nice flowing feel to the movies. Colorful, dynamic scenes with likeable characters with a sense of nostalgia, and working against the odds through normal life with a small, but central supernatural element that is not overpowered and does not stand out.
Both movies have a lighthearted background, similar animation, and has the same director Mamoru Hosoda involved. Additionally, both movie has a taste of supernatural themes.
Both movies have a warm fuzzy feeling that is a pleasant experience.
The main female protagonist from both series also have similar personalities. In both movies, there's also a sense of the slice-of-life feeling.
In both movies, the protagonists are teenagers who repeat their youthful days over and over again in order to achieve better result of their activities in life.
If you like or want to taste more time travel stories, then these movies are for you.
The protagonists are given a mysterious power that allows them to repeat a portion of their life which is used for their own selfish desires. In the end though, they learn a very important and powerful lesson. Both shows even have a nice romance on the side! Though, Tatami Galaxy has a more unique style (both in the artstyle and execution of plot) while The Girl Who Leapt Through time is a bit more traditional. Also, Tatami is a bit more of a fun watch compared to TGWLTT which is a bit more serious throughout. Nevertheless, if you felt an intense amount of satisfaction after completing one of these series, the other will be able to provide you with the same amount, as long as you don't have a strong preference in the style of an anime.  read more
Both are stories about the impermanence of love and friendship in this life, but also about the feeling that it is better to love and then lose because our memories of those time are eternal, or at least 'til we, too, pass on - both give a warm feeling of summertime and the bittersweet feelings of its passing...
Short anime movies that feature loves that under normal situations would not even be possible if not for sci-fi or supernatural phenomenon.
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has a sci-fi plot device while Hotarubi no Mori e relies on supernatural occurrence.
The main characters have to fix major problems in their lives using a macguffin that allows time travel.
Both have above average animation but The Girl Who Leapt Through Time beats Fireworks in that department by far.
The storyline and the argument is more or less the same: young person suddenly can travel in time and mess up heavily. 'Toki wo..' feels a bit more fresh even being older and has better characters, but 'Uchiage Hanabi..' can be a good anime to watch if you need more of this. Also art is wonderful.
Similar plot device for time travel, small little sphere object, both have stunning visuals, although the art seems more original for toki wo kakeru shoujo because Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? is super similar to the monogatari series, even for the studio being the same, the main characters are almost the exact same of the monogatari series.
The Girl Who Leapt Through time did much better at executing the time travel and romance aspect, the romance between Nazuna and Norimichi basically consists of them falling in love in literally 1 day, and the romance between makoto and chiaki is very wholesome, they've known one another longer and makoto tries to deny chiaki and uses time travel for that, meanwhile norimichi uses it to keep trying to be with nazuna.
Overall though the resemblance is there, however, the Girl Who Leap Through time is far better. read more
If you enjoyed Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, you will likely enjoy Nerawareta Gakuen. Both stories deal with difficult concepts like personal connection and love and use time travel as a plot device to drive the story. Both stories contain average characters, who have difficulty understanding others let alone themselves. As far as visuals and audio, both contain beautiful visuals, heartfelt musical scores, and feature a wonderful cast of voice actors.
•both have a time traveling sense
•both are situated in schools and every day life, with the typical genres falling into place, comedy, romance etc.
•both animation are individually spectacular and have their own uniqueness about it
•both plots are absolutely different in a sense of 'flow' Toki wo..... is just brilliant within its confinements of story progression, where as Nerawareta just jumps from one topic to the next without any explanation whatsoever, it has alot of plot holes without being explained and you probably have to watch it twice just to understand alot of shit.
•they are both similar with a character with time traveling purposes, also the genres. but to be frank i continued watching Nerawareta for its beautiful animation. you might like one if you like the other, but theres a big diff in the storyline/plot holes. read more
A wonderful coming of age series for fans who enjoy watching movies on weekends; both of these two movies are good examples of such.
Both of these movies have a great touching, compelling story that can be understood and be related in many people's views. With a well crafted plot, the feelings of both of these movies are also quite similar.
There's also that surreal atmosphere mixed in with comedy, drama, and romance.
First off, Mahou isn't romance (then again, Toki wa kakeru shoujo doesn't display a lot of romance) but both animes are both built upon a solid relationship with loved ones and friends.
Mahou Shoujo: Magic Girls. However, is not like Sailor Moon or Pretty Cure, but displays more darker and chaotic elements within that involve time, space, and energy. A quintet of girls involve themselves with giving up their souls to a cat-like crature who is titled "the Messenger of Magic". In return, they are granted a wish and are turned into a magic girl to fend off the city by killing witches to clean their soul gems. If the gems are not purged, then they, in return, will receive a cruel fate.
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo:
The protagonist Makoto Konno is a bit of an airhead, innocent, and caring but also involves herself with Time Leaping, which enables her to shape her past. Her aunt (the protagonist of the prequel) explains this is 'natural' and to be careful while she's time traveling, but she is doing it almost every second of the day. Hysterical emotions wage within you, reverting to laughter, and quick terror. Personally, this had my heart racing with all the stupid actions she took. T_T She involves herself, not only with the death, but as well as an impossible romance~! read more
Both are about girls who gain a strange new ability that seems awesome at first but they soon learn there are great consequences. Both involve time travel where characters have to go back and redo events to save someone they care for. Both get more suspenseful towards the end. Madoka and Makoto are also very similar. They're quirky, they're a bit clumsy, but most of all, they love their friends dearly. Both have unconventional endings that leave you with questions. I can't get enough of these anime so if you loved one, you'll love the other!
Both show a strong value of friendship. In Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the group is smaller (Makoto, Chiaka and Kousuke, who have always been friends) and their status in different timelines, while Angel Beats has more people involved and their friendship develops over the course of the battles.
Are animes with different themes but your ends also has minimal resemblance.....
Both deal with a group of highschool students as well as a supernatural factor (particularly time travel). I found both animes had likeable characters and a unique plot. If your into coming of age stories with a twist on the supernatural, with interesting characters than you will most likely like these two animes.
Both these series play with the idea of time travel and its consequences. Both deal with interpersonal relationships as well as the loss of a loved one really well. Honestly, both had me on an emotional roller coaster and were good at investing the viewer into their world. They reminded me of each other not only plot-wise, but atmosphere-wise as well. If you like one, try the other.
Both tell about time traveling and the purpose of it is to make up some mistake in present time to avoid some horrible event. Even though TGWLTT is about daily life and Erase about some criminal event in the past.
The art between these two anime series are extremly similar and while only one arc, but this movie have the same concept " time travling for good reasons always gets back at you ". The romance is a supporting role which is pretty well done.
"Kabukimonogatari" and "Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo" are both about time travelling.
Koyomi saved Mayoi with Shinobu's help but transformed the future world; Makoto used her ability of time travelling to change some trifles but hurt her friends.
We can see the butterfly effect brought by time travelling in the two anime.
Both animes deal with the profound concepts of romance, friendship, and the value of time. Time affects the lives of the characters, implying how precious time truly is and how it can affect the lives of so many. Even memories play the part in the development of character. Furthermore, the animations are enthralling. If you enjoyed one of these, you'll definitely enjoy the other. :]
I'm sure, that there are far better recommendations for Kakeru Shoujo, but still, Ef does share some similar appearances.
Both Animes, have got a very deep touch that moves one very easily (at least I found both very unique and maybe even a bit "philosophical" in their own way), and perhaps even lets one or two tears shed.
Ef has got a more intensive romance aspect, then Kakeru Shoujo, but somehow they both explain how precious time and life is. Ef gives a feeling like "I'm so happy, that I'm fine." (applied on the amnesia), where as Kakeru Shoujo more shouts for "I wish I could time travel!", though even that one would question after watching the movie.
Of course Art and music is nothing to compare, but both Animes are superior in that aspect.
To be honest, there's not so much they do share, especially in the storyline. But definitely they've got that special and unique feeling one searches for in each anime. read more
When one is given the ability to live frivolously, their entire life is put in perspective.
Both centre around the theme of being granted something precious but expendable, and the morality and choices behind how to use this thing. Both great shows with a sense of mystery.
They share romantic themes with their focus on young love, and both have a tragic edge to them near the end. Plus, both of the films center around the visual motif of a girl running. As such, I often tell people that The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo) feels very much like it was made by Satoshi Kon (director of Millennium Actress).
Apart from the fact that both anime (ovie the one series the other) have the romantic feature as their main feature they have a very similar way on showing how protagonists deal with situations unknown to them!!!
They also have the fact of the unknown for different reason each!
I shouldn't say more because it would be a spoiler but in my opinion these both have more similarities than meets the eye!
Even though they don't have a similar plot, messages given through them seems almost same to me. We are told the concept of "protection" and "devotion" with different stories. Both will make your heart broke but warm at the same time.
Both movies deal with both a very realistic side, namely the school and home sides of the characters, while they have a fantasy side to it. Namely Time-Traveling and Witches. They both deal with similar problems the girls are going through and how they solve them.
Both have beautiful art and are about seemingly normal girls but have more supernatural things going on in their lives then meets the eye. In Toki wo kakeru shoujo the girl is aware of the supernatural aspect of her life while in Black Rock Shooter she has no idea about.Both supernatural aspects of the girls affects others memories around them.Black Rock Shooter is more of a action/drama while Toki wo kakeru shoujo is a ScyFy/drama.
Both these titles are deceptively simple at first glance, but while one is based loosely on a true story and the other is science fiction, they are similarly thought-provoking and tragic. If you were touched by one, you may enjoy the other as well.
Both of these movies have a very similar "vibe". Honestly, as soon as I started watching both of these movies the first things I noticed were the unique atmosphere and similar art design. Both of these shows imho have a very similar feel throughout, have a very similar soundtrack, characters and even the storylines have the same sort of sci-fi feel.
Cencoroll being only 25 minutes, doesn't have the same rememberability about it, but if you like "the girl who leapt through time" then you will most likely love this hidden gem as well. (And vice versa)
The main characters are also very similar. Both female roles with a relateable and easy to like personality.
Put aside the music and time traveling, these anime have a lot in common actually.
- The MC's best friend has an interesting past
- Both about romance
- Something happens at the end (maybe)
- Both are very tear - jerking
- The background music is pretty good
Love is more often than not, a painful and bittersweet experience. Mature depictions of love is something often taken for granted in anime, these two pieces showcase the best of what the genre has to offer.
Time traveling is all fun and games until someone gets hurt, in these show cases, a lot of hurt. Both deal with the time travel paradox and have bittersweet conclusions where characters have to face reality vs the paradise ideal.
They are both romance with a bit of another genre. The romance is heart warming and when it seems like they are going to end there is a bit more. I feel that at times I lost a little interest in Clannad but the ending made up for it. I recommend the Dub for The Girl who leapt through time (if you like dubs that is) but I don't recommend the dub at all for Clannad (try to watch sub, you could probably get though Clannad on dub but once you get to After Story the dubbing cast gets worse).
Both anime focus on young main heroines who have the power to travel in time. In both anime, the main heroine uses her time travel powers to prevent undesirable situations from happening, but discovers that the usage of her powers also has side effects too. Overall, both shows have similar concepts, as well a similar mood.
both of these truly amazing pieces of art deal with the danger that comes with messing with unmei (fate) and the beauty and fragility of the moment that is now - we must learn to appreciate what we have while we have it, to appreciate ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) which is impermanence - both also made me cry and laugh a lot - if your looking for truly transcendent anime, look no further!!!
Both hearth-warming, for-all-family movies. Just pure enjoyable, with nice (but not special) plot, filled with some magic (one "technological", another spiritual). Perfect to watch given plenty of time, or just to rest from something hard.
Both movies are works of director Mamoru Hosoda and share a similar atmosphere as they both start in a light hearted and funny manner and become more serious in a believable way later. Although they were not produced at the same studio the movies have similar detail reduced artwork and really splendid animation.
It has the same feeling to it
the plot is completely different but the genre is the same= slice of life
If you like that slice of life feeling then you should watch this both have a good drama romantic story to it
both have young schoolgirls who are unique and not typical. have elements of fantasy and supernatural in them, and tons of humour, character development, and dashes of romance. similar carefree/relaxing/comedy feel/atmosphere
Both these films are grounded in a reality close to ours, and the animation reflects that, from the backgrounds to the character design. In addition they both use fantastical events, science fiction in one and a magical realism in the other, as a device to explore deeper human relationships and to a certain extent causality. They are both charming stories told with a light touch that don't try to hit you over the head with their themes like so much else out there. What they lack in similarities of genre, they more than make up for in similarities in tone, atmosphere and mature (as in intelligent) storytelling. read more