Both animes have a simular feel to it. As soon as I started watching Myself; Yourself it reminded me of H2O. They both have a quite simular storyline, though it's still different enough to make it original. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other one as well!
Both have around 13 episodes! lol kidding. Both have touchy romance, they don't have stupid ecchi and they're bound to leave a long-lasting impression on your mind with the good looking characters, friendship, the love and the soundtracks. If you're a fan of teh romance genre, this one's a must-watch for you.
I think that "Myself: Yourself" is quite similar to "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~". Both start with guy coming to town and meeting the girls. Also in the beginning we see ecchi on both anime. Hayami ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~") and Nanaka ("Myself: Yourself") have similar characters and changes their personalities because of fire. Voice actress of Nanaka also voiced Takuma ("H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~"). Both Sana ("Myself: Yourself") and Takuma have sad past before coming to the town. But in my opinion "Myself: Yourself" is a little darker than "H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~", but both turn really depressing towards the end. read more
Both start out as your normal mediocre harem anime for a good amount of it... But then, in the last five episodes, all of the sudden everything gets really dark and twisted, with pasts revealed and several plot twists! No more harem fluff, just drama! However, they both have good ends though (well, barely in H2O). Oh, and the main female lead is tsundere! And has a dark past! The male lead also has a dark past in there somewhere too!
H2O ~Footprings in the Sand~ and sola both give you the same emotions you experience throughout the series. As the series progresses they both reveal the truth behind the main characters and develop growing relationships of romance.
Share very similar plot outline, meaning...
boy meets girl
they deepen their relationship, or in other words, fall in love
series of random event happens
boy is traumatize
For other general similarities, are the arts, the characters, and the way both stays out from other romance anime out there.
Both are similar as they both make you think about the importance of friends and what it means to live in this world and not take for granted what we can do that others may not be able to do. And that they are bot 12 eps long.
Both of these animes deal with villages that harbor a dark secret. Both of the villages have residents that take justice into their own hands. In Higurashi, the secret is much more hidden. In H2O, not a lot of effort is made to hide the secret
These two are similar in that at first everything starts out innocent but soon they reveal tragedies and secrets that the main character has stumbled upon. They are both happy on the outside and that is what makes them all the more sad when it gets into the storyline.
*in both series the action takes place in a village full of strange/twisted people
*Kohinata(H2O)'s past resembles Satoko's(Higurashi)
*both have great characters
*both have some really funny moments,but they can be serious at times
*the artwork&music is great in both,but IMO Higurashi has better grafics,while H2O has that amazing OST!
if you enjoy mistery anime then you will like both of these series :-)
Be aware though,Higurashi can be bloody,while H2O is a little "cleaner"(it still has some violent moments)
The setting reminds me of Higurashi a lot for some reason. The main female lead of both seem really similar, like Dark Nipah and Hayami. And also the identity swap is present in both of these animes. Both main male leads have brown hair, even though that doesn't really mean jack Sh*t but just felt like throwing that out there. One HUGE thing though, from time to time i would hear the cicadas make that noise that they do in Higurashi.
Though, ef focuses on multiple protagonists, but H2O has its similarities to ef such as characters suffering from a certain "illness", superb romance, very sorrowful moments and love triangles. If you did enjoy ef - a tale of memories (or even melodies) I highly recommend you watch H2O : Footprints in the Sand.
Both has similar storyline and characters - main is lonely, sad, unloved girl and a boy who helps her to find friends or discover the world.
If you like some drama and love in anime you will love it too.
Both True Tears and H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ slowly reveal secrets behind the main heroine's life. As both of these series progress, we're left to witness the developing bond between the romantic couples and given the same type of feelings for the two.
It had this very morbid vibe to it and at most parts it left me with the same impression as school days. I know this isnt the very "common" recommendation but there was this strangeness that both shows have in common.
1. Main character with a physical illness moves to the countryside.
2. He befriends a girl who is an outcast/bullied by the social group they belong to.
3. He protects the girl even though he doesn't know her backstory.
Whilst watching Another I was thinking how similar it was to H20, it wasn't the story line but more the characters. You have the boy who is sick and moves to the country side and the classmates who keep secrets, as well as the girl who is treated different from the rest of the class. H20 is what Another would be without Horror.
They both revolve around a weak, clueless protagonist who moves to a new, isolated town as a transfer student. In both, he befriends a girl who everybody else hates and ignores because of the village's customs and beliefs.
H20 is a lower quality version of Clannad. You have a protagonist who has different circumstances--blindness in H20, and delinquency in Clannad--who is followed around by or meets a harem of girls. Cue crazy back-stories and a plot that just throws in random problems to make it seem spicy and you have either series. The difference is H20: Footprints in the sand finishes in half the time.
School life. Slice of life. Drama setting. Relationship/Love story with a fixed character. Main characters with personal problems and dramatic backstory. Unexpected/Tearful conclusion. Little surreal aspects.
Both lead muchachos can see ...........DEEEEEAD PEEEEOPLE!!..!!!....WHUUUUU,HU,HU!
Both ghosts can eat, play and physically interact with the lead muchachos.
Both lead muchachos suffered a terrible loss.
In AnoHana only one muchacho (male lead) among the 5 former amigos (friends) can see their dead amiga (friend feminine).
In H2O, the ghost has special ability to grant what the muchacho wishes, It can also leave whenever it wishes. In AnoHana, the ghost don't have a slightest idea as to why she can't cross-over and why she can only manifest herself to only one muchacho (the lead male character).
In AnoHana the ghost has the body of a 15 year old but thinks and acts like an 8 year old, it has habit of pestering the muchacho everyday, while in H2O the ghost is at the same age as the muchacho and also act like a teenager, but it also has a habit of leaving the muchacho behind when they find themselves in awkward situations.
First of all, both series contain tragedy themes that brings on emotions within a viewer.
Both series has a normal protagonist that interacts with a not so normal girl.
Both series has good animation style and has other characters with contrasting personalities. Both series additionally have some romance themes that expand beyond the typical love triangles. Both series also have a mystery like atmosphere that fills the void that mixes in drama, some comedy, and emotions.
They both show how the main protagonist has to deal with a new life where they move to a rural area and meets new friends. It seems good if you want a slice of life show where the setting it is not the city.
Both are very unique and awesome drama animes. They both have the "drop" trap in one of the earlier episodes, I've actually dropped both of them there. However, the real patient watchers will be highly rewarded. Plus they both start with the letter H XD
Both series have Romance, Slice of School Life, and Drama.
The main characters from both series share similar characteristics and are transfer student trying to fit into the school and the town. In doing so, they find the person they truly love and form friendship with new people.
Both series feature tragic love stories and two girls who can't come to terms with their painful pasts, both girls face hatred and love.
- both only have one season
- main characters are girls
- both have dark themes
- small stories
If you like drama, romance, and tragedy, then both these series may spark some interest. H2O: Footprints in the Sand leaves the MC a deep emotional scar due to an event similar to the protagonist in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien/Rumbling Hearts. Both try to move on while staying facing their own personal demons.
It has an interesting story just like asatte no houkou. It also has really sweet romance. I don't know why but the overall feeling just reminds me of asatte no houkou. I think that anyone who likes one should like the other
H2O is much more romance slice of life drama, whilst shigofumi is episodic and supernatural, however both are excellent dramas and shows the psychology of humans; having both unique characters and the influence on other humans on each other. both also have a very dark feel to them. and both a brilliant watch.
High school slice of life romantic dramas. Need I say any more?
Kimi kiss shows several characters fall in love, with several love triangles, whilst H2O there appears to be the obvious couple, however is much less predictable and more development on the character rather than relationship side. Both good similar romantic dramas though.
These are both soul-rockingly good times brought to life by SCA-JI, the master of Japanese fiction. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll learn a little about yourself in the process.
Fans of both series may also be interested in checking out the Moekan OVA.
I've no idea why but since the first episode ive had a feeling that Ookami is very similar to H2O footprints, maybe its the art or the characters, but seriously i keep thinking these are so similar
but remember H2O is more light and less dark just the characters seem very simliar
These series both focus on harem elements. They can have some comedy and light-hearted moments, but something darker with a hint of mystery lies underneath. Grisaia, I think, is a little more dark than H2O. But they are both satisfying mystery-type harems IF you enjoy these genres/themes.