Both Kimi no Na wa and Koe no Katachi are romantic films featuring young people who are on the cusp of adulthood. They are both emotionally moving with beautiful artwork and animation.
Koe no Katachi doesn't have the same supernatural element that comes with Kimi no Na wa, but it has a similar impact. However, while Koe no Katachi is appropriate for adolescent viewers, it does deal with some severe bullying and darker themes that are absent in Kimi no Na wa, so if that is something that is difficult for you, you may want to avoid this film.
I personally cannot help but be reminded of the other movie when thinking about one of them. Perhaps it has something to do with both films releasing within the same season and me watching both of them within the same week. Anyhow, if you're into the bittersweet genre and crave romance that involves profoundly heart-wrenching moments, then both of these (+/- 2-hours) anime films are worth seeing!
After watching Kimi no Na Wa, I proceed to watch Koe no Katachi.
I was like "Wow. They're actually somewhat similar in comparison.".
Heartwarming, yet subtle, focusing on our main hero and heroine.
One about deafness and other switching bodies.
I think its "trouble communicating others with a disadvantage and you really have to know a person to understand their struggles" sort of thing.
Both movies are about a tragic love story. Other people besides the main 2 characters the romance centers around, are needed to help bring about the happy ending. They both have high quality animation and art.
I personally prefer Your Name( Kimi no na wa) a lot more and give it a 9/10, but Koe no Katachi is still a good movie and earns a 7/10.
Both are simply the best movie of their particular years. Both are Oscar worthy. Both share the main theme of high school romance. Kimi no Nawa is more fantasy-like while Koe no Katachi is more grounded in reality.
Both character is interest.So,girl difference of school or city or village the characters in pairs are different from the other anime.Whereas the voice of language is so polite and well mannered backsound a the soundtrack tt's just the soundtrack manage also very interesting though very remarkable.But that,the emotion of sadness, loneliness, separation, different and so on
They're both incredibly well written and stylized movies that will leave you wanting more. They both have very lovable main characters and such well conveyed emotions that you're left feeling a sense of dread that your life will never be as heart-wrenching as these movies. The love stories they tell are beautiful, hauntingly so, and so perfect overall. I quite enjoyed both movies
They are both movies on touching yet complex relationships and youth. Both center on the interactions of two main characters and how their ideas and morals evolve over time. Both have a twist towards the end that shocks viewers but resolves the major issues in the end.
These two are similar because they both express a relationship between a boy and a girl that isn't explicitly romantic, but still portray love and support that is really sweet and sad at times. The animation is similar in the sense they are both very high quality.
Although the themes of both are widely different they both touch the audience's heart. Your Name and A Silent Voice, both are a romance anime with great art style and story.
While Your Name focus has a more lighter and supernatural theme, which tells the story of a young boy and a girl who tries to get used to their new "body-swap" way of living, until things take a turn later on. On the other hand, A Silent Voice tells the story of a young deaf girl and a boy who had been a bully in his younger age. They both are full of heart touching and heart-wrenching moments, which might even make you shed your tears but also equally full of heartwarming moments.
If you liked Kimi No Na Wa, then there's a pretty high chance you will like Koe no Katachi too~ read more
-Both anime involves a high school life.
-Both anime can make you cry.
-Both anime's main protagonists may/may have feelings with each other.
-Kimi no Na wa is somewhat supernatural, in a way that their souls is being switched to one another while Koe no Katachi they are not.
-Kimi no Na wa's main protagonists are very separate and far from each other, only their connection and communication with each other is writing something while in Koe no Katachi, the main protagonists are nearby and somewhat close.
-Koe no Katachi features the plot about bullying and redemption, guilt and repentance of the MC's actions in their childhood while in Kimi no Na wa it doesn't have the same plot as what is happening on Koe no Katachi.
-Kimi no Na wa is all about meeting each other and finding themselves while in Koe no Katachi is all about forgiveness and bringing back the brighter connections between the main protagonists. read more
Basically its love story too, in both movies there is kinda barrier between the two main characters that are supposed to fall in love with each other, but even tho they have to manage to overcome a lot of problems to be together and happy , they can do it. The animation style is similar too in my opinion and its really good artwork.
Similar story structure, except for the supernatural element. Purely from opinion here, but even though the story structure of Kimi no Na wa isn't as solid as Koe no Katachi, it is able to convey something that you can relate more to and easily understand, in comparison to the many hidden meanings and social problems presented in Koe no Katachi.
These are two anime films from 2015/2016 portraying school youth dealing with guilt, alienation, and most prolific — disabilities (being unable to speak and being deaf). Both are very high class, good stories dealing with a slice of life setting focusing on human interactions; like love, friendship, feelings towards self, and how they can vary depending on one's own mood.
Both movies involve a girl who has trouble with communicating to the people around her. They both feel as if they are a burden to others, and everything would be better without them. Both girls end up meeting a boy, and are able to overcome their problems, thanks to the boy.
Both include reuniting with past acquaintances. (Ishida getting back in touch with his old classmates, just as how Sakagami and Nitou get back in touch.)
Both are quite moving films, and get emotional from time to time.
Koe no Katachi focuses more on the theme of redemption, and letting go of the past. Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda focuses on accepting yourself, and finding out who you truly are.  read more
In both of the movies we see that, the boys are interested in the girls that could not crack their outer shells. If I explain more, I will spoil it for you. So just watch it and let me know if this recommendation was helpful for you. Thanks.
Both have a heroine that have a problem with communication with people around them and both have a MC that is interested in her in a way and both give the same vibe in my opinion and both are definitely masterpieces with a very high score on MAL
Both movies has a heroine that has trouble communicating with people. They also think that they are a trouble to the people around. They fear that they hurt other because of their problem.
Both movies has a boy that helps the girl with her problem and the girl helping with the boy's problem.
Both movies has same genre of drama and romance. I highly recommend you to watch the movies. It's really emotional.
Although the plot differs quite a bit, the vibe/feel is the same~ They both make amazing points for things like communication, how words can be used to hurt or help, guilt for things said/done in the past, etc. Chances are if you liked the character building and topics in Koe no Katachi you'll love Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda (or Anthem of the Heart) too. I've personally seen it three times now and I know I'll never forget it~
The female MC has a disability and she is being bullied in their class. The male MC has a heart for helping his classmate and became friends. The drama is pretty good too.The story is centered to bullying.
The Anthem of the Heart and A Silent Voice have one large similarity, being that both female protagonists have difficulty in communicating with other people. Nishimya and Naruse are very similar characters, who struggle finding their 'voice' and in conveying their opinions.
These two films come hand-in-hand in terms of emotional prowess, soundtrack and plot.
Group of friends torn apart by some event that happens in their childhood.
Both story are focus around the female lead that was unintentionally responsible for these events and follows the characters in their journey to fixing the relationship of the group
Koe no Katachi and AnoHana share similar character traits and senarios. Each series revolves around a group of 'friends' who have cut ties since childhood and brings them together again. These two series also have similar main characters, male lead with a serious disconnect from the real world and a tragic female lead. You get a similar feeling while watching both these series, they're very emotional and dramatic. If you have seen one I would highly recommend checking out the other for a similar story and emotional expierence.
I got very strong AnoHana vibes when watching Koe no Katachi. Both shows deal with a group of childhood friends who become distant after some incidents in the past, and how they restore their friendship when they meet again in the future.
KnK and AnoHana work under the similar backdrop of a melodramatic story about a group of people's childhoods and how their guilt and hidden emotions against each other have caused life-changing scenarios for all of them—and how their coming to terms with their past allows them to move on a new chapter in their lives.
Watching Koe no Katachi, I couldn't help but notice the remarkable similarities to Anohana. The stories revolve around characters initially as young children when an incident breaks their fragile realities tearing friendships and livelihoods alike apart at the seams. Further, they have a similar time skip from elementary to high school to explore how the characters changed overtime and how the past has affected them. In the end, both are about the perils of life and growing up. There are consequences for every action and life isn't nearly as simple as it was when you were a child. Communication might appear to be a simple task but even as we grow in age expressing emotions and words is arduous and full of unexpected complexities. We all experience pain and the journey to conquer it and redeem our mistakes is at the root of both tales. read more
This recommendation isn't to say that you'll enjoy Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso if you liked Koe no Katachi, but if you liked Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it's very likely you'll like Koe no Katachi.
Describing why this is the case is difficult. Too difficult
In both this cases I recommend the sub, although the english dubs of both are also very well made. The issue is that the translations are too literal for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and too loose for Koe no Katachi.
Both utilise disability as an inhibitor of mental health and the understanding of feelings
They explore the meaning of living, both physically and mentally, and highlight the importance of friendships and connections.
Although they are set in completely different times, they centralise on the development of human emotion and understanding of circumstance, the effect of history and righting the past.
Having watched this show I come to think that these 2 shows had a same vibe. The weight of loss, the dramatic and well animated story, the good casting of voice actors. If you were moved by one of those you will very likely appreciate the other. In addition they both feature a disability of their own. I highly recommend that if you liked either of those try the other one. You won't regret it.
-Beautiful art style
-Simple and concise plot
-Excellent character design
-a Slice of Life
Overall, both programs are extremely well rounded and can be watched by anyone who genuinely enjoys the art, animation, pacing, plot, and characters portrayed in anime. However, these two anime can be emotionally exhausting and really provokes empathy towards the viewer for the characters. I wouldn't be surprised if you cried while watching to either one of these anime (Watch episode 10 of Violet Evergarden and see). I highly recommend these two programs to any avid anime watcher and I assure you that these are definitely worth your investment in time to watch.  read more
Both are heartfelt dramas that deal with depression, isolation, and the human condition. They both teeter between heavy and uplifting atmospheres and give off a similar vibe. Season 2 of 3-gatsu also touches upon bullying in a similarly beautiful manner as A Silent Voice does.
If you liked A Silent Voice, you'll probably enjoy 3-gatsu and vice versa.
Both are very personal drama's, that give the viewer credit to infer and which focus on the protagonists emotional turmoil. There isn't a shred of doubt in my mind that 3-gatsu no Lion is the most similar anime to Koe no Katachi in existence. Trust me, I've seen everything considered even remotely similar.
Koe no Katachi - Definitely watch it subbed
3-gatsu no Lion - Preferably watch it dubbed
Both of these animes deal with the consequences of depression and, while to a much less pronounced extent with 3-gatsu no Lion, bullying and feelings of inadequacy. The primary driver in both of these stories is character interaction, which both helps and hurts the MCs.
A high school student suffering from depression and loneliness has to face his past-self and grow as a person. Both of these are touching anime and if you enjoyed 3-gutsu no lion you're sure to enjoy Koe no Katachi
Both are drama dealing with MC's incapability to connect with other people
Both feature various people from their pasts bearing importance for their character developments.
Koe no Katachi does have way more recent art techniques (and way bigger budget), while NHK ni Youkoso! is recognizably a decade older.
If you like the realism which characterize NHK ni Youkoso, you will probably enjoy Koe no Katachi. Both also tackle social problems such as suicide, bullying and isolation. Koe no Katachi is the first anime that satisfied me since I've watched NHK ni Youkoso.
As many have said before Welcome to the NHK is pretty similar to Koe no Katachi. Both of them deal with the issues of social anxiety, suicide and isolation. Although KnK is a bit lighter both of them are just as depressing.
If you liked Koe no Katachi you'll definitely like NHK.
The story for both have something to do with suicide and both are great and give the same vibe in a way in my opinion and those who didn't get attention yet** you can watch now Koe no katachi on anime sites
Both films deal with the topic of suicide and the adversities of growing up and making mistakes. They both also establish similar morals, such as the positive impact that considering those around you and being daring enough to make friends and enjoy yourself can inflict. Both also contain diverse characters that learn that making mistakes is not only okay, but natural, and doesn't define who you are and who you may come to be.
The female character completely changes the life of the male character in the story. Male characters change throughout the story from the beginning to the end of the movie.
Sure, watching this movie will make you cry and change your view of seeing life, because the thread that separates life and death is questioned.
Importantly, people can change the lives of others completely, and the animation shows it.
Both male main characters at the beginning of the film are socially detached from the world until they meet the main female character- both with a health problem. Both films revolve about friend ship and the meaning of living.
Both are Movies with God Tier art style!
Both have MC that doesnt give a darn about society
Both have almost the same concept but differs in many ways, Main Dude is ignorant about society and then they suddenly met a girl who at first they thought "Eh, Just another one of these, ill forget about her later." but then unknowingly made a deep connection to the girl and actually enjoys to be with her.
Both Tamako Love Story and Koe no Katachi are directed by Naoko Yamada and produced by Kyoto Animation. Direction styles are distinctively her own, with use of cinematographic techniques and use of flowers as metaphors and right choice of music enhancing the experience. Tamako Love Story has a straightforward story although depth is added by the heroine's deceased mother and heroine's friend Midori whose role I would not disclose here (watch the movie. It's a modern classic). In Koe no Katachi, the themes are more dark and serious and an important side character, Ueno, is voiced by the same voice actress who played Midori- and she does an excellent job portraying that difficult character.  read more
Tamako Love Story and Koe no Katachi both wonderful anime movies, and if you liked one I highly recommend you try out the other. They both benefit from the stunning direction of Naoko Yamada, who brings an irreplaceable sense of nuance to her works. You can tell that thought was put into the layers of each and every character, and Naoko's talent for subtlety expressing thoughts and emotions are well exemplified in these two movies. There is some overlap between the themes of the two movies as well, namely communication and lack thereof, and both have romance elements (though Tamako Love Story is much more of, well, a love story.) Overall, despite having different genre labels, I'd say that if you enjoyed one of these movies you should definitely check the other out!  read more
In both movies the female protagonist transferred to another school. In both movies after a few years pass they meet up again and hang out. The differences is the female isn't bullied, both protagonists don't try to kill each other like Koe no Katachi. Another difference is in 5 centimeters per second the male doesn't have problems with other people and has friends.
Well, those two shows doesn't look the same for the scenario but have some similar points.
1- Those two shows speak about child harassment. The main character will try to save or to redeem himself from the other main character, the girl.
2- The atmosphere is oftenly sad but got some funny moments. In those two shows, the main character got a good friend who'll be helpfull (Nagatsuka and Kenya).
3- Minor characters look pretty similar, for exemple: the mother is there without her husband and try to help her son.
-About a love story
-Overcoming their personal identity.
-Overcoming there personal indemnity of there past.
-Creating meaningful friendship along the way.
-Creative POV of the main characters how they see the world <3
Overall a 86% correlation if I have to say ~
-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.
In contrast to the fairly serious Koe no Katachi, Sakurasou is heavily laced with tasteless humor and fan service. However, both shows focuses on two characters that struggle to communicate with each other and are desperately trying to understand one another.
Both stories tell us about the reunion of two people, who after some time will seek to settle their conflicts of the past with the goal of becoming friends and being able to remove the remorse from above.
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<
I was suprised by how many themes these 2 heartbreaking pieces of work share. Both are bittingly sad portrayals of bullying, abusing and hurting other, of depression and suicide, but both also show how we can find value in life, even when we can't seem to see it, and help others along the way.
As the characters of both films move forward, they start to come to understand more about each other, knowing that everyone has their own stories, and help each other grow up. And most importantly, they both show how people can change for the better, even when they are seemingly awful, even when it seems that there is no redemption, there is. You just have to be willing to change, to have a better outlook in life, to be better with others and to help them as well.
They're both soul-crushingly sad yet inspiring films, so if you have watched Koe no Katachi, I IMPLORE you to watch Happy Birthday: Inochi Kagayaku Toki, and vice versa. read more
they both talking about connectors between humans and make you cry so hard in the end i think they two same character in the boy in two films and talking about feelings
they have one from the best art and sound they two make you relax and have so much drama in start and the end they have the same story line i think if you love this film of course you will love koe no katachi but there is things the same lets write it in points :-
1-talking about connectors between the humans
2-have so much feeling
3-have the same line story (drama, relax ,drama)
4-have the same time 2 hours - 2 hours
5-there is a little romance but not effect the story at all
6-have relaxing ost - sound
7-they two have a slice of life in here story
8-they two the main character girl the same i think
and there some difference between the two that one can be real and the aother cant be real at all and little difference between him  read more
This Movie touch on a lot of relevant subjects with a different perspective than many other with the same type of message. It might feel a bit long sometimes and drags on, but it were no big issue for me.
Like Garden of words (Kotono no Niwa) it is about a generally common subject, but both has likeable characters with their understanable way of dealing with trouble. Although they do not have similar artstyle, they still have similar way of pushing a subject out.
Both take a deeper approach on the subject of bullying and the effect it plays on the victim. While Koe no Katachi focus' more on the aftermath of bullying and redemption, Sangatsu 2nd Season focus' more on the actual events of bullying and dealing with it atm.
Well, both anime involve a Main Character who gets bullied/humiliated by the other Main Character. Also, both MCs have a notebook which is very precious to them. OreShura is more comedic & lighthearted (where our main protagonist didn't really care about getting humiliated), while Koe no Katachi is more serious & darker.
Different genre (PMMM is about magical girls, Koe is a slice of life drama), but both have the same protagonist who is suffering because of their foolish actions.
Both have intense and serious subject matter, despite both having a "lighthearted" artstyle, although PMMM has more violence.
Both are pretty dark, serious, and dramatic for an anime (plotwise) made by Kyoani, although Kyoukai has more violence and fighting
Both have male and female protagonists who are always suffering and struggling because of their past actions.
Kyoukai no Kanata is more supernatural, while Koe no Katachi is more of a slice of life.
Although both anime have different genres (NGE is a mecha action anime, while Koe no Katachi is a slice of life drama) both have a male protagonist who is always suffering, and has a traumatic, mentally scarring plot and premise, although NGE has more blood, gore, and violence.
Kids with a disability cause feels, for Silent Voice it's deafness and being too passive when making friends followed by the bullies point of view, for Kotoura it's ESP paired with social skills that never develop. Kotoura has a much shorter story with lots of filler in the middle but while Koe no Katachi takes it's time a bit it never feels as filler-y. Kotoura adds an interesting supernatural element to a slice of life comedy while Koe no Katachi plays a real issue straight forward. Both have girls beaten down because of something they can't control and the bully realize it was wrong and try to make it better. read more
Watching High Score Girl third episode made me think about Koe no Katachi and it is because of the 2 characters:
- We get this relationship where the girl can not talk but the guy understands her. The girl doesn't use her voice - they use other "language" instead. Sign language or via playing games.
- Also in the beginning the main guy dislikes her, but a lot changes.
- The main characters also feel similar. Other than that, the themes are different but both have beautiful stories of a developing relationship.
You should definitely check out High Score girl if you liked Koe no Katachi for those aspects :) read more
While this may seem like a crazy recommendation at first glance, the two actually share quite similar themes and messages once you get to the end. They both deal with issues of life and death, self-loathing, regret, and trying to understand others. While Death Parade certainly focuses on it's style and aesthetic, which it has in spades, it never strays from the root message it is trying to convey. Koe no Katachi contains similar messages, mainly about the value of human life and what it means to connect to others. Both Death Parade and Koe no Katachi attempt to not only show the viewer the value of life, but can truly change the way you view yourself and those around you. read more
- Teen romance anime that also have more going on underneath the who-likes-who
- Realistic depictions of grade-school kids (little shits)
- Language. Japanese Sign Language in Koe no Katachi, and classic Japanese poetry in Chihayafuru
- Romance drama with believable characters
Both feature a Male Protagonist who try to save the girl(s) even though he always suffering. Aside from that, both anime are very different. Re:Zero is a fantasy anime (with battles, of course), while Koe no Katachi is an anime focused on teenager problems (more precisely on the victims of bully).
While Koe no Katachi occurs during middle school and high school, and Hachimitsu to Clover occurs during college and early adulthood, their stories feature a cast of complex characters who struggle to discover and accept themselves through important moments of their lives. Both anime portray emotional subjects with integrity and sincerity that makes the characters deeply relatable.