Free! and Tsurune have the same sort of atmosphere. Both tell of 5 guys working together to learn and improve at a sport (swimming in Free! and archery in Tsurune). The animation is well done and very similar style from KyoAni. They both have a high emphasis on friendship. If you enjoyed getting a glimpse of what goes into a sport, and how people can bond together from one of these shows, you will have a very similar feeling watching the other.
Beautifully animated by KyoAni with struggling MCs that are in somewhat pitted from something in the past and have quit their respective sport.
Both sports anime and many parallels between characters and their personalities. Both MCs are good at their respective sports.
-MC with a past
-Sports and friendship
-Slice of Life
they have a similar feel to them, in both series, their friendship is built through the sport and they both have bl undertones, although much less noticeable in tsurune
overall free! can give you more depth with the characters while tsurune has more focus on the sport itself
Both anime have similar theme. Main characters were good at one thing but then after some situation they've dropped this activity. Of course they are both about sports and let's be honest not about the popular ones because both swimming and archery aren't that popular. After two episodes of Tsurune KKK you can easily say that this new series have similar "spark".
- stubborn but likable main characters
- slice of life elements
-Both main characters have problem with their past
-Both have "the loyal bestfriend" character
-Both have "the cheerful friend" character
-Both have pretty boys as main characters
-Both set in highschool
-Both are beautifully animated
-Both have good backsound music
Both are showcasing high school boys who do a specific sport (running and Japanese archery) and their struggles to form bonds with their teammates. They both have young coaches and teammates who have injured themselves previously. Some of the characters are similar too. Both animes are warm-hearted and slower paced than your usual sports anime, with no "extra special techniques" with fancy names and colorful moves.
The energy of these anime is remarkable similar, despite their obvious differences. The psychological elements and realism were incorporated into the story; featuring in both quite a lot. After completing Tsurune, I watched Run with the Wind afterwards, and I cannot imagine a better anime to watch after Tsurune. Personally, I think that Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru is the better anime, but Tsurune is by no means bad; is is a lovely anime if you're looking for a quick watch.
Upon watching the first episode of Tsurune, I would say that both the MCs from Shigatsu and Tsurune have a past that has barred them from excelling at their respective "sport". Especially, both MCs are excellent at their arts, but are unable to recover from a tragedy until they have received the support of friendship.
-MC with a past
-Slice of life
Both shows focus on protagonists who were initially excelling in their respective arts, however, due to certain events they are unable to perform at the level they once were. It is only through the support of their friends/others that they begin to gain the passion once again
Minato Narumiya always reminds me of Arima Kousei. The protagonist has some kind of 'block' to things they did when they were young. For Minato archery, for Arima piano. They were both very good at it, but they experienced a tragic moment, that changed their lives.
Later they met a certain person, who motivated them back to their hobbies.
Shigatsu is more focused on romance, but both shares a similar protagonist.
Similar in Hanebado!, both MCs decide not to play their respective sport after a traumatic event. However, they come back to playing their sport after their friends and other supporting members help them recover/motivate them back to their original dreams. Both MCs are also good at their sports prior.
-Traumatic event in the past
Both are sports anime which involves certain sports school club.
In both our protagonist is a highschool student who decided to cut ties with the club after traumatic event involving his/her mother. After being nagged by his/her friend, he/she decides to return to club.
In both cases, the main character is unable to excel at their sport like they once were due to events within the family. It is through their new friends/experiences that they begin to gain their confidence once again
They have a great balance of believable characterization and enthralling sports scenes. Themes in both of these shows include finding one's passion, being on a team, overcoming obstacles and following one's dreams.
Both Tsurune and Chihayfuru take a Japanese tradition and place it in the modern school setting, the two focus on the sport and fleshing out the current practice of Karuta and Kyudo while also focusing on character development and relations.
-Both have sports unique to japan and are educational. You learn about the nuances and specifics of sports you may have never heard of.
-Are engaging and can be a good tense.
-Have a semi-mysterious main character (Masaki and Arata).
-Have an MC who is great at their sport yet face difficulties and improve in time, not prodigies.
-Both are technically school-life but thankfully don't ever really focus on actual school.
-If you like Hakama...got a lotta hakama.
-gorgeous animation (madhouse and kyoto-ani).
-The sports have played into the characters lives and have emotional meaning to them.
-Is a romance, however it's more of a subplot since Karuta takes stage here
-Has a bit more slice-of-life and home life involved which helps with individual character development.
-Has a mystery-dead-parent trope going on but it's being well done and a 'mystery injury' that is a plot point but it isn't rushed.
Anyways, I was surprised at how much they both reminded me of each other! hope you enjoy both as I do :)
Both have excellent animation. They are dissimilar in plots, as Tsurune is a spots anime about Japanese Archery, and Violet Evergarden is, well, Violet Evergarden. But they are similar in the way that they are very calming to watch in certain episodes and make your heart pound in others. Both of their main characters and support characters have deep backstories that make their characters all the more richer. It's very beautiful.
Both shows feature clubs centered on a traditional Japanese art that non-Japanese viewers may not have heard of. They also have believable characters that make you want to root for them. Also, Kudou from Kono Oto Tomare! reminds me of Onogi from Tsurune.
These two shows are not very thematically similar. However, they are understated and sadly underrated/underappreciated, with thoughtful and sensitive characters, relaxing settings/tones, and topics that the audience may not otherwise know much about or be interested in. They may not be the most exciting shows, but they present believable and heartwarming stories that can provide a break from the stresses in life.
Both animes contain leading characters who return to practice the sport they love after difficult times. They have the help of colleagues with different personalities, so they will have to figure out how to work as a team to succeed.
- Both take place in a school environment
- Both have characters that received some sort of loss prior to reaching high school
- Both are about sports Kyudo and volleyball respectively
- Both are about being the underdog in a sports competition
To me both anime kind of feel the same beyond what I already mentioned. The coaches are likeable characters that are present in the character's lives prior to becoming the coach. The characters are driven to succeed within a team environment.
Both anime's share the genres: sports, school, and drama. Some differences are that Haikyuu!! is also shounen and comedy.
Kageyama and Onogi are both voiced by Ishikawa, Kaito. read more
Both are slow paced sports anime with a focus on friendship, struggling to bond with teammates and realizing why one does the sport he chose as a little kid. The best friend pair of the main characters and how their friendship works is similar too.