They are both work done by Makoto Shinkai. Both have similarly beautiful animation styles. Both movies have similar stories in that both main characters are separated by an obstacle (either distance or time) that interferes with their love for each other. The two main characters in both movies also haven't been with each other since they were young.
Both movies are similar in many aspects. Both are slice-of-life-ish (though The Place Promised strays from that path a few times), and the main characters are two childhood friends, a boy and a girl who have been separated for a long time. They have a distinct feeling of calmness to them, similar character designs as well as gorgeous art and animation. Both are directed by Makoto Shinkai, which is more than likely the reason for this similarity.
They both are rather short and has these 2 or 3 parts where the action goes to another point of view or to another time. The romance and drama is outstanding in oth of them, so if you're in for those genres, don't miss these two out ;)
Both movies explore the notion of overcoming the distance between lovers. They are both directed by Makoto Shinkai and expectedly have brilliant artwork and backgrounds. They both incorporate a slice-of-life genre into the film and would be enjoyable to anyone looking for a moving romantic movie.
Same drawing style and similar characters. Both are great and worth watching. Even thought "Place promised..." is a bit more apocalyptic they still match each other perfectly. If you liked animation, characters and landscapes of "5 cm/s" then you will definitely like "Place promised in our early days" .
Both are created and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The special effect shown in both animation are very detailed. Moreover, the love story is often wrapped with dreams and reality. Both story are very touching. Hope you will enjoy watching them.
Very similar anime, and both are masterpieces! Amazing animation and sound, and in both anime there is a touching and very emotional story, even though sadness is a common thing. Aside of that, the ideas of the stories are very nice, and the characters as well. In general, if you've watched one of them, you definetely have to watch the other one, but I'd say both are a "must" in everyone's "watched" or "want to watch" list!
Both of these films were directed by Makoto Shinkai, so they're bound to be similar.
Both involve people who were friends in childhood but have now grown apart.
5 Centimeters Per Second is, in my opinion, a far superior film however.
Made by the same people, with a great dramatic.. even slice of life story.
Great similar Art style, sounds is great. Although I think 5cm per second is more melancholic than Kumo no mukou.. I think if you like one you'll like the other
Both films are by the same Director Makoto Shinkai, they also have one of the best animations, the Soundtrack is incredible for both films, giving memorable melodies made with Piano and Violin.
The characters are similar and history shows us romances with opposite ends.
Byousoku 5 Centimeter - - - Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho
Toono Takaki - - - Hiroki Fujisawa
Akari Shinohara - - - Sayuri Sawatari
They're from the same director, so you can expect the style to be quite similar. Voices of a Distant star is a bit short in comparison, but quite similar otherwise. Both focus heavily on the relationships between main characters, and both have the whole near-future sci-fi thing going on.
Both of these movies are highly artistic and thoughtful. They both share the same astounding animation and make enchanting stories. The Place Promised is longer, and more complex for it. Another incredible movie!
Kind of the same thing going on. Both the main girl and boy cannot communicate with each other face to face. The lead girl is lonely while the boy is trying to go on with his life. Both have the characters have their little monologues too.
Personally I'd recommend all Makoto Shinkai's films. The thing about these two is, though, one's a full-length film that feels like a short, and other's a short that feels like a full-length film. Shinkai's other shorts feel like shorts, and his other full-length films feel like full-length films. There's just something about these two.
A wonderful coming of age series for fans who enjoy watching movies on weekends; both of these two movies are good examples of such.
Both of these movies have a great touching, compelling story that can be understood and be related in many people's views. With a well crafted plot, the feelings of both of these movies are also quite similar.
There's also that surreal atmosphere mixed in with comedy, drama, and romance.
The hugely talented Makoto Shinkai directed both of these movies and the art, animation and sound are very similar. They both have quite a large element of fantasy, though The Place Promised in our Early Days leans more towards sci-fi than outright fantasy, unlike Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo. Both are absolutely brilliant.
Both by the same author as well as similar art. It's also noticeable that both movies have the theme of romance and sci-fiction. Drama and comedy are also present as Mikoto Shinakai does what he does best:
Delivering an anime film for special distinction and supreme artwork
The tonality provided by Makoto Shinkai's art direction in these two films makes avoiding the connection between the two impossible.
Kumo no Mukou is a full length film that tackles the theme of dreams dampened by the passing of time. Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo, while having a more positive outlook on separation by the never-dying hope of the characters, depicts a much more cynical reality as a result of such distance.
Both have extraordinary animation, especially the scenery. The viewing experience is stunning, instead of watching characters the main focus is the breathtaking scenery.
Both also have similar deep dark atmospheres of pain and heartbreak, the main characters desperately trying to find love.
Both anime develop "love & distance" theme with metaphoric approach to the "distance" part. Similar atmosphere, similar feelings. Both anime are very touching. Visual styles are also quite similar: incredibly beautiful, with bright colours and massive usage of nontrivial artistic techniques. And both anime share wonderful soundtracks, written by Atsushi Shirakawa aka Tenmon.
The side story in Clannad of the girl in the lost world coincides with the storyline of The Place Promised in Our Early Days. They carry the exact same sad empty atmosphere.
Both also regard young men going through hardships due to lost loves. Ah, serious complicated love.
Depressed main male character who monologues about not being able to move on from a past love, and that dreams feel more real than reality. Main love interest is flawless quiet girl who is basically the reason why protagonist lives.
Also have very similar questions and ideas of what the "real" world is, and a identical parallel universe theme. They both suggest that the world can dream, and that the alternate reality is the world dreaming of other possibilities. We also see moments when the worlds overlap (Orbs of light, the tower and Sayuri).
The atmosphere of both is very surreal, dissociation and depressing. Almost as if the whole world feels gray and 2 dimensional, until the happy moments of color blow those moments away. Try not to get too depressed after watching these. read more
Without being dystopian future, Bungaku Shoujo still has a slight feel that the dystopian narrative brings into play, emotionally pulling in the same manner. Yet, both series, one a dystopian historical-au and the other not have a melody about the plot flow which remains similar. Picture a musical score done for two different movies, yet the two being exact opposites of each other. Despite this, both appeal to the same musical audience. In such these two movies are similar in vein, having a similar narrative feel.
Makoto Shinkai is involved in both films so expect some similar themes, stunning visuals, and character relationships spawned from chance encounter through interactions.
There is a melody of calm music present in both films that is elegant and serene. Then, there's the romance that is also a theme in both films.
There is also a dramatic tone in both films that gets emotional and can be memorable.
Both movies are similar in many aspects: They are both work done by Makoto Shinkai.Both are slice-of-life-ish, and both movies have smiliar stories in that both main characters are separated y an ostacle
Both involve some kind of war between the human race and aliens. (In KnMYnB this story is more or less pushed off to the side )
Both are visually stunning pieces of anime that are a treat for the eyes.
The landscapes, the pacing, the atmosphere...
High school students building a large pilotable machine on their own...
Overarching sci-fi and supernatural themes...
Plot focused on strange phenomena with conspiracy in the background...
...With personal relationships in the foreground.
Robotics;Notes just feels a lot like a Makoto Shinkai film in TV series form.
There's also the similarities with Cosmonaut (5 Centimeters per Second): Tanegashima, rockets, scooters.
The storylines for both films are impacted by the event of the Japanese defeat in the Second World War and involve the Soviet Union's takeover of islands formerly occupied by Japanese citizens.
Furthermore, the two films each tell a story of a pair of young lovers longing to reunite with each other after separation.
- Crisp design and art. Great background detail.
- Nice OST with lots of classical violin pieces.
- Similar storyline: two male friends' attempt to save some female character with an outrageously delicate constitution, cheesy drama ensue.
- Strange combination of weird sci-fi and low-key slice of life.
- Natural sounding voice acting.
Both have same background story. However steins:gate giving more detail about their story on their series so its more make sense than Kumo no Mukou.
If we talk about romance , of course Steins;gate is no match for makoto shinkai. But if we talk which one is more entertain, Steins;gate is the winner
I suggest Steins;gate deja vu movie because the story was close enough with Kumo no Mukou but of course you need to watch the series for more detail.
These films are really great, both had a similarly, they're Sci-fi about the dreams.
Both are different, like Kumo no Mukou is so harder to understand, because it's a non-linear film, and Paprika is easy, because it's a linear film.
Both films are very emotive, but I think that Kumo no Mukou is more.
In my opinion they're amazing, and it's worth watch them.
These two stories explore the bonds of friendship and first love against the backdrop of multiple dimensions and their convergence into each other.
Sayuri (Kumo no Mukuo...) and Haruka (Noein), the female main characters, experience visions and/or dreams of the different dimensions. Although their personalities are different, the do share the honor of being key to world shattering plots.
Both are sci-fi and romance. Contains atmosphere of beauty and both have theme plot in the sky . Both have high-flying adventure. In both Main male character is an engineer. In both anime they vow to unravel the mystery. In Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa it is of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck and in Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku it is about the tower. There quest won't be easy.
Although the content of the two works differs greatly, the tone and general atmosphere of The Place that Was Promised very much reminded me of Mushishi, and I believe that anyone for whom the tone of this movie really resonated is likely to enjoy Mushishi for the same reason.
"The Place Promised In Our Early Days" Doesn´t have the kind of shock-factor that "Akira" has, in fact it´s rather sentimental.
However it shares some of the themes concerning metaphysics and gives off that same, mysterious atmosphere.
If you were impressed with the philosophy behind akira, give this a try.
Both are extremely pretentious as far as the story goes, but somehow their animation and music forces you to sit through it. So maybe if you actually liked one of these, you'll also enjoy the other, considering I feel they have almost the exact same failures!
Both of these deal primarily with the issues of depression and finding your place in the world. They are both heavily psychological, well-scripted, and contain only enough science fiction to add to the characters, rather than just become the premise for the show.
The first half of TPPiOED is a lot like Ocean Waves. There's a love triangle, where two guys (one with glasses, one not) get involved with a girl. The girls in both differ greatly, Ocean Waves' being very selfish, but you'll watch both and have similar feelings.
Unlike TPPiOED, Ocean Waves doesn't turn into a sci-fi mess half-way through. That's why I rate Ocean Waves a lot higher.
In terms of other Ghibli titles, Ocean Waves is very similar in execution and 'feel' to Only Yesterday and Whisper of the Heart; two of the more mature Ghibli releases.
Firstly, I want to warn you about spoilers. I don't know how much EXACTLY you count spoilers for, so just a warning ^^
Both Animes have everythng surrounded by spaceships, a boy, who lvoes a girl and about the girl's poor condition.
The general feeling of the worlds are kind of the same, and you'll have the same kind of emotional response during each movie. Again, you have 2 boys and a girl who are childhood friends, but where The Place Promised does not involve a love triangle, Wonderful Days does. What they share is a sadness to the love story, and a sense of lonliness. The same kind of soundtrack and silence and general directing/artistic style are present in both
Rather mild stories that revolve around a girl who sees a special place in her dreams, and the ones who love her. They also share sci-fi themes, other dimensions, betrayal, a degree of wistfulness, and the desire to go to a certain faraway place.
Both of these movies are undoubtedly the most visually stunning works in their own right.
In terms of plot elements and settings, both stories revolve around a TOWER of GARGANTUAN proportions, combat & conflict is involved and have a relatively "okay-ish" plot. Without going into spoiler territory, you can say that both have the concept of "sacrificing someone for the sake of saving the world."
If you enjoy stunning visuals and a decent story then check these movies out!