Yesterday wo Utatte

Sing "Yesterday" for Me

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Japanese: イエスタデイをうたって
English: Sing "Yesterday" for Me
German: Sing "Yesterday" for Me
Spanish: Sing "Yesterday" for Me
French: Sing "Yesterday" for Me
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020
Premiered: Spring 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Love PolygonLove Polygon
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.891 (scored by 131872131,872 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #737
Members: 284,051
Favorites: 1,210

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- The protagonist is a sad and unsuccessful guy who doesn't know what to do with his life. - He is in love with a beautiful classmate who only sees him as a friend. - One day, a pretty short girl appears in front of him and acts all affectionate for no apparent reason. - The protagonist also has a male friend who sometimes chimes in with advice on how to fix his life. - Similar themes of young people struggling to find their purpose in life, depression, unrequited love, and the path to fix one's life. - These shows have an identical scene where the two protagonists sit  read more 
report Recommended by Kurosawa-san
Adult male protagonist lives through life lethargically. He falls in love with a woman who has her life together, great job, beautiful, and caring. He confesses to her, but she rejects him at first. He begins interacting with a mysterious teenage girl who helps him find motivation and self-confidence. Both girls are high school dropouts and ran away from home. In HigeHiro the mysterious girl moves into the main character's apartment. Whereas in Yesterday she appears at random times throughout the show. They attempt to have a realistic atmosphere—no romantic comedy hijinks, toned down color palette, and the setting is suburban Japan. Most of the  read more 
report Recommended by RebelPanda
Similar triangle love story around MC (not including additional ship), similar character personality, same serious (and rather gloomy) atmosphere with occasional humor just because is far better regardless whose couple you ship because the execution is that good, better character and more enjoyable episodes too 
report Recommended by Juarez
Two 100% romantic anime. 0% comedy, and very little dramatic. If you want to enjoy watching an anime of pure love and feelings, here are two. Also in both animes the characters are more adult than usual in anime series. 
report Recommended by Diegolan
Both series have a similar main character. Both are slice of life/romance. Both have unique visuals and animation 
report Recommended by dhruvr57
If you liked Garden of Words for its: - Quiet and calm pacing - Rough traversal of relationships And wanted more: - Time for character developement - Characters involved in the main plot Then Sing Yesterday is for you. Although the art quality isn't as godly as Garden of Words, what it lacks in art-style it makes up for in its situational-event building. 
report Recommended by Ritinal
Both male protagonists look very similar and begin stuck at a deadend part-time job. Both series also focus on their relationships with the people around them. I got really similar vibes to ReLife in this first episode of Yesterday wo Utatte. 
report Recommended by donut_jelly
Both shares same premise , Rei and Rikuo (main protagonist from each title) basically have same personality, with Rei more shy. Both have slow pacing Thus is my first recommendation, I'm not native English speaker. I never speak other languages than my mother tongue. But I want to study more 
report Recommended by SmolPeePee69
An eccentric girl with an interest to the main character that seems to be hung-up with a childhood/highschool friend. Same melancholic mood and dynamics 
report Recommended by HRinka
Watching this show reminds me Honey and Clover a lot. Both are coming-of-age stories revolving around people who either want to move on from their bittersweet experiences or to be loved by someone they really like the most.  
report Recommended by Diginarcissa
Both works shows romance dealing with love triangles with a heavy drama atmosphere. 
report Recommended by ar1sh
Age gap. Another anime of an age gap relationship and the two connecting these ones is, well, not a lot in particular. A love triangle is an affair however if you want I suppose. I suppose Koikimo is the opposite of what Sing Yesterday is, in terms of how serious the matters at hand are. Koikimo mixes comedy with a rather disgusting relationship in comparison to Sing Yesterday's neglecting ideas to push away those who want to be close in a drama format. Two good anime if you are looking for something that is a little more outrageous in relationship issues.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
- Quiet and subdued atmospheres - College level relationships and older - Deal with struggles of life in different ways, but boil down to choosing what will end up making themselves the happiest, which can be ugly or beautiful. 
report Recommended by Ritinal
Romances that are not particularly romantic, but are nonetheless very entertaining. Oregairu is more comedic/parodic; Yesterday is more dramatic/straightlaced. Main characters are generally immature, broken, or borderline toxic personalities who are nonetheless immediately and completely relatable and usually sympathetic. Both shows do a good job of portraying the complication of real-life emotions and insecurities interestingly and convincingly. Both shows create emotional payoff for the viewer by having the characters straighten out their own emotions and then act on them - even when those emotional actions wind up creating conflict or don't actually solve the root problem of the situation or character. 
report Recommended by apc243
Non highschool setting romance anime , beautiful animation , relatable characters and the most important is garbage ending , I will still recommend people to watch this to anime because the starting episodes are really great and anime portraying adult relationship is very rear nowadays ,  
report Recommended by ZXEAN
*The review is mostly on Yestersay wo Utatte. Domestic no Kanojo is just spicy hentai disguised as melodrama with the greatest anime opening of all time and underrated songs in the series* These animes are similar because of the characters Shinako Morimone and Natsuo Fuji. They constantly put out neverending fires that burn passionately. Its hard to keep everyone happy. For Shinako, she constantly battles to satisfy everyone and asking people not to worry about how she feels because they dont want them to bear the responsibility of her feelings and feel bad about it. She also struggles to move on as she drowns herself  read more 
report Recommended by Nero_Vanetti
Both the anime series is promote mature romance genre which is very rarely released . 
report Recommended by Grinset
These are both stories about the realities of love. One is about the hardships that come with adulting and dating, while the other one deals with young lovers being able to express themselves and learn to deal with what life may throw at them. These are both stories about the difficulties of dating during someones life 
report Recommended by GasLit
1. 'Love Triangle' 2. Complicated relationships ; especially the female lead has a problem facing her future because of her complicated past. 3. The protagonist chasing the girl because he has been in love with her, but the other side has some issues, so the drama. [KIMI NO IRU MACHI is my personal favorite, because of the ending.]  
report Recommended by Doutei-kun
both mc having hard time on life then suddenly meet a cute girl  
report Recommended by EnD_2222
The Main Character voiced by Kobayashi Chikahiro is a socially awkward guy and has a small girl named Haru as a love interest. 
report Recommended by Swamanam
They share some commonalities where the characters not only explore love interests and sort out their own feelings for other characters, but also thoughtfully trying to find their own footing in life and dealing with it's challenges. 
report Recommended by BLTonrye
Details development of main characters romance, drama. A lot of character develop similar to Yesterday Wo Utatte through conversation, similarly paced. Characters younger (high school). 
report Recommended by PastTheRailroad
If you want more from mangaka Kei Toume, your options are unfortunately limited, and Sing Yesterday fans may may need to settle for the Lament of the Lamb OVA. Clearly made on a shoestring budget, Hitsuji no Uta is objectively the weaker of the two series; however, both titles explore uniquely troubled characters, with Toume's traditional art background seeping into the narrative. On the plus side, the few Hitsuji no Uta fans like myself finally have a decent Kei Toume adaptation to look forward to in Sing Yesterday for Me, which sensitively captures the original's mature and complex relationships. 
report Recommended by madfrieza
Both are romance titles which portray "messy" romances with feelings of jealousy and unrequited love between teenagers and young adults. Slower paced shows with similar art styles and minimalistic animation. 
report Recommended by Koolwalrus
- Both anime have a bittersweet atmosthere at some point Good camera aesthetics. - The MC iin YwU is and young adult without motivation while the MC in FLCL is a teenager who tries to act mature. - There are girls who represent the past and the future (YwU) and childhood and adulthood (FLCL). Both have two girls who represent each of the phases and how their way of life affect the MC. - While YwU is more melodramatic and conscious, FLCL is more avant-garde and deep. 
report Recommended by Nyanda
Both of them are rare works in this medium by emphasising the lives, daily rhythms and experiences of twenty-somethings' lives. Both are uniquely mature romances, revolving around believable portrayals of adults in relationships. Both are centred around work, going into (and deep struggles adjusting to) the world of work. Both are about finding purpose in life, and both find their answers in work, love and family. Both are in part driven by an emotional core of grief, serving as two of the most powerful explorations of mortality in the medium. Both take place in a world speeding through our protagonist's fingers, with both Rikuo and Tomoya,  read more 
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