Noticed quite a few parallels between the two. Similar character types, male protagonists even look a bit similar.
Differences: Fuuka has more of a "summer" feel, while White Album 2 has more of a "winter" feel
Both shows involve a love triangle with music/a band involved. While White Album 2 focuses more on the relationships, Fuuka revolves more around the actual music. Each series' love triangle consists of 1 girl who is popular, and 1 girl that is considered to be different from the rest
In both cases, one of the main love interests dates the MC in the beginning for their own selfish reasons, however towards the end, the MC realizes his true feelings for the other girl and 'confesses' his love for her
Fuuka, despite having not the same visual impact, has loads of references to Shigatsu in its early episodes: the way Yuu meets Fuuka in the school mirrors Arima meeting Kaori under the cherry blossom trees, and Koyuki says that wants to reach Yuu with her song, similarly as many characters in Shigatsu. Also, Fuuka and Shigatsu drawn a love triangle between an instrospective boy, a childhood friend and the girl that turns the boy world upside down.
Both focus on the start of a band.
Both have female main protagonists.
Both have love triangles situations.
The female voice actress on the main character on Noise is the same as one side characters on Fuuka.
Both are set on school setting.
Fuuka so far is far better than Noise in terms of music and visual aesthetics.
Love triangle between one childhood friend and one newer one. Both protagonists play the guitar. In terms of melodrama, Fuuka does it terribly and its characters are hollow. Noise does the formula a little better but still falls vicitm to cliches and the endless void of plotholes. Noise has better music than Fuuka which reuses only the OP song in every episode and remembers that it is about a music band and add two more just for the variety. Noise has better lyrics and music is not just a plot device, it is a means for characters to bear their souls to the viewer.
Both have the same amount of School, Romance and musical, and both have the same female characters with some weirdness, except of course the character designs where in Fuuka the illustrations were far better ( including her panchira) that Fukumenkei Noise, also seiyu ,Hayami, Saori, did some voicing in both animes, except in Fuuka she voices a secondary character , while in Fukumenki she voices the main character.
Similar type of story with lots of drama, romance, heart breaks and nosebleeds.. Well they have a similar style of character design and story wise they give of a similar feeling so if you liked Kimi no Iru Machi I would definitely suggest this anime and vice versa
These show us how a group of young people face love and life in the face of different difficulties of their day to day, two good stories about love and their laps, although Kimi is more serious than Fuuka, I consider both almost at par, Therefore, both protagonists must face harsh decisions and situations that determine their future (in both is preferable the manga before the anime) // Estos nos muestran cómo un grupo de jóvenes enfrentan el amor y la vida frente a distintas dificultades de su día a día, dos buenas historias sobre el amor y sus vueltas, aunque Kimi es mas serio que Fuuka, considero a ambos casi a la par, pues, ambos protagonistas deben de enfrentarse a duras decisiones y situaciones que determinaran su futuro (en ambos es preferible el manga antes del anime)
I believe that this show almost resembles Nana in terms of "starting a band" and meeting characters by fate. When it comes to the story, Fuuka is lighter, as well as less mature of a story to follow; until tragedy comes through out of nowhere and hits you like a truck. The drama in Fuuka feels forced where as the drama in Nana feels natural. I feel that if you like Fuuka and want to see a story that's better, more mature and lengthier. Then I would strongly recommend Nana for your viewing pleasure.
Both shows share a relatively similar love triangle structure, in which the MC initially dates one of the girls, that is openly in love with him until he starts to realize his true feelings for the other girl, which prompts him to break up with his girlfriend and get together with the other
Both have the same situation where guy got drafted into joining a club by an assertive girl who wants to start something big, the difference was the one was more on making games while the other is more into music. Also, one has some fanservice that the guys who'd be watching it would find it interesting while the other.....don't even think about it cu's there were none.