Okay, so that person you're in deep, denial-y love with suddenly disappears! What do you do!? Risk screwing everything over in a crazy attempt to get them back? Or (snrk) just accept a world without them? Questions both asked and answered by these two absolutely wonderful movies, both of which provide some good closure to their respective preceding TV series.
Movie sequels which have more psychological aspect than the series. There's also many similarity such as tsundere MC, parallel world, time travel, time loop and suddenly-vanishing-MC. Also have outstanding visuals and music.
Both Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu and Steins Gate: Fuka Ryoiki no Deja Vu borrow their basic plot-line from the same common source material: Kimagure Orange Road, which was a popular anime TV series in the '80s.
In all three anime, the protagonist somehow goes back in time to when they were kids, but by doing so this causes serious ramifications for the future, a future where the existence of their loved one is endangered, so the protagonist must try to fix things back to normal. Along the way, the protagonist meets and leaves a strong impression on a kid who turns out to be someone they know in the future.
Both movie includes a package of time traveling phenomenon, supernatural elements, and character relationships.
There is mystery involved in both movies as the character tries to figure out the events that occurs in their perspective worlds. More so, they also try to solve their problems that comes as no easy task. There is comedy present in both movies in the form of dialogues and character interactions. At the same, emotional moments are factored in that balances the lighthearted and melancholic tones.
Apart apart from the obvious similarities of these 2 movies being sci-fi and serving as conclusive endings to the series, they are both brilliantly executed. And while it's quite surprising how unexpectedly similar even the plot lines are, they both retain their originality.
However, unlike the Steins;Gate movie (which has a brilliant, unparalleled series preceding it), the Haruhi Suzumiya movie actually surpasses its original series.
Both are highly recommended! (must watch series first)
Aside from both are movie sequels of two popular anime,
- focuses on a situation where a main character (from the original story) does not exist or had his/her existence modified.
- then they do everything to restore what has been "normal" before by means of time traveling.
- also revealed the origin of intriguing names. Hououin Kyouma and John Smith.
Both are sequel films where one of the characters of the main coupling suddenly vanishes from the world and it's up to the counterpart of the couple to try to bring them back by any means necessary.
Shoushitsu is more supernatural and it is the guy searching for the girl whereas Déjà vu is sci-fi and it's the girl searching for the guy.
The two are Movie SEQUELS of their respective TV series counterparts and both have somebody who suddenly disappears. Both have somebody who tries to find the missing person. And avoid the disappearance. They have a sense of romance in the movie.These also contain some comedy. Both are a somewhat serious type of Movie.
Both movies are incredibly good.
Both movies deal with the aspect of a main character "disappearing" and the emotional trauma that follows.
To truly appreciate these movies you have to have seen the anime shows.
If you like Haruhi Suzumiya or Steins;Gate you will love their movies.
Eerily similar. The quirky main character disappears, people do not remember him/her, the love interest has to search for them, time travel plays a big role. The animation is top. In both cases, you should watch the TV series first.
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride!
Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it.
Both of these series start of quite light and humorous, before the real plot takes place. in both stories the protagonist has to use time travel to change the world to the way it originally was. Going through a lot of mental strain and hardships.
Both Anime deals with time-travel, and the MC time-travel many times just so he can fix/save the world/time he came from, both anime starts off normally but it turns NUTS really quick and there's a lot of twist along the way, both series have amazing soundtrack & character art.......
Over all both anime is one of the best anime I ever watched
The plot lines are extremely similar because they follow a lone protagonist struggling through alternate or distorted timelines. Both shows do a great job of portraying the main character's thoughts feelings as they experience this dilemma. Both are brilliant pieces of work and should be watched not only be fans of Steins Gate and Haruhi Suzumiya, but by any fan of anime in general.
Both are phenomenal movies that handle a beautiful romance that explores the themes of loss as well as stretches the bonds of a relationship through time and space. Haruhi is a bit more introspective and downtrodden, while Kimi no Na wa is a more upbeat movie.
Both deal with the dilemma of changing the past in order to save someone beloved
Both include time travel, memory loss and destiny choosing
Both captivate progressively the spectator
Both have good direction
Disclaimer: In order to understand The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is crucial to watch the whole series (2006 & 2009)
Both movies have a world change and the Main character tries to go back in his world. If you liked one of them, you will like the other. but first you should watch the anime though. because you won't understand anything.
Both are stories of the protagonist finding themselves in an alternate world were they have what they've always wanted. The main differences are that Haruhi is a Slice of Life while Naruto is a fighter, and Naruto is shown actively enjoying the other world.
The Haruhi movie and the Higurashi OVA are of similar lengths (150-160 mins,) yet require the viewing of two prior seasons to understand the stories.
Each presents a "what if?" scenario where a primary character (Kyon and Rika) end up in an unknown world, one that is similar to their own but differs in the lack of the supernatural elements that were the basis of the original storylines.
Both movies are sequels to their respective series. In both movies, something happens and the protagonist is teleported into a familiar yet different world in which the protagonist doesn't exist. Both protagonists then proceed to make sense of why they are brought here and seek ways to return to their original world.
In both movies our main characters happen to be to different worlds where no one of those they knew could recognize them, thus making our characters firstly to feel sad and then try hard to change the world!
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai has some similarities with the Haruhi Suzumiya franchise such as both being set in a school setting, both being comedy anime and even the main characters being gods: Katsuragi Keima and Haruhi Suzumiya. However, what is common with the Haruhi Movie and the KNZSS Goddess Arc is that they are both the serious side of comedy anime.
If you like one of them, you would really enjoy the other one!
Both are movies in which depict the event after the TV series. The concept of both movies are pretty similar IMO, in which our dandere took a central role here in the relations with the male protagonist, and the male protagonist decision was also similar. It's just that End of Evangelion has some actions and also depicts what happened on Shinji mouth, while The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya showed us more to the what happened on the given lifeline and how the protagonist act on that lifeline.
Warning, this recommendation contains spoilers.
- Main protagonists have to save the world and solve a mystery regarding a girl.
- Bloody fights/magic/sci-fi.
- There is a plot involving elements of time travel/time warp.
Movies that act as companion pieces to the TV series they derive from. Using some form of time-travel as its container, these movies explore the choices made by loved ones when choosing one person over the other. There's a weighed sacrifice for their decisions, something the person with the time-travel advantage openly acknowledges, allowing for moments of self-reflection as they mull over their actions. And because of this constant causality, even in a slice-of-life setting, these movies feel like significant turning points to the TV series material it's attached to.
They're equally smothered in this pensive atmosphere, occasionally taking a deep breath of fresh air to allow momentary relief. Visually, they strongly utilize muted colors, giving them the feeling of leaving spring or just approaching fall. A blanket of steel blue with occasional spots of warmth. Earthy tones of browns and greens. The stark contrast of cherry blossoms or a soft pink scarf. These movies found ways to alleviate the mood visually and narratively, while not compromising the situation at hand.
It's not the most uplifting thing you could watch but if you're in the mood for it, in the right state of mind, they can be very rewarding for what they offer.  read more
To be honest they're both kinda wack, but that's what makes both of these anime so unique. Both anime take a normal guy, the protagonist, and put him with a bunch of crazy people! The animation in both anime is very crisp, and the mood is light. Plot and character development aren't major in either anime, but character interaction is. The stories both flow, and the voice actors do great jobs. Mostly comedy but also some romance and a tiny little bit of action. They're both really unique and spontaneous based anime, so if you watch for comedy then you're sure to enjoy!
-Both mc are rude, but on the other hand also gentle
my OP: When I watched Suzumiya I got the same feeling as with watching After story. I thought that everyone got enough screen time and the pacing is really good and both got some surprising elements + fanservice?, that you wouldn't expect. I'm 100% sure, that you are going to like the Suzumiya haruhi series if you liked the Clannad series. And vice versa.
Shifting focus from a multiple character cast to maily two characters? Check.
A further exploration of their personal experiences and the consequences of said experiences? Check.
A further exploration of the connection these two characters have and how it affects their own lives & the existence of those around them? Check.
Gorgeous visuals and quality fluid animation? Check.
Fantastic cinematography and great directing? Check.
A sequel that offers closure, yet leaves enough open for a possible future sequel? Check.
Cute girls suffering? Check (let's be real, we can't deny it's true).
Beautiful soundtrack? Check.
[Sort of spoiler] Time-travel done right with a proper explanation of its rules and how it functions? Check.
They both time travel in a high school setting. Both the future version of one of the characters comes back to help the main character with their decisions and how his of her choices will influence the future. In my Opinion Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is less focussed on drama/romance, but very similar in the subject of time travel.
Episode 7 from Konosuba is like this Movie. In the previous episodes Kazuma wants to get rid of from his party, because he thinks they are dumb and stupid, but he realizes, that he likes them and he wants to go back to them.
They differ in story yes, but what similarities these two anime do share is that they are much more plot focused and dramatic than their predecessors. The sudden change in tone is very evident in both anime and will surely change your opinion on them, more than likely for the better.
I don't know how many people will agree with me here, but here I go
These two movies really gave off a similar feeling while watching them and after finishing them. They both involve, people losing memories, and they both involve an energetic female lead.
To watch both of these you would have had to have seen a large portion of the show they're attached to.
The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi appears to have been influenced by Kimagure Orange Road in various ways, including its main plot line. Both involve similar plot elements, including espers, time travellers, parallel universes, a sort-of-tsundere female lead, and a high school setting.
The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi has a similar plot to the last few episodes of the Kimagure Orange Road TV series:
*SPOILER* In both, the protagonist somehow goes back in time to when they were kids, but by doing so this causes serious ramifications for the future, a future where the existence of his loved one is endangered, so the protagonist must try to fix things back to normal. Along the way, he meets and leaves a strong impression on a kid who turns out to be someone he knows in the future. */SPOILER*
The director of The Disappearance of Suzumiya Haruhi, Tatsuya Ishihara, had previously worked as a unit director on Kimagure Orange Road: Summer's Beginning (the second Kimagure movie, which is also about time travel), which explains the similar plot. read more
The protagonists of these entries are similar; both are cynical, double as the narrator for their respective series and their real names are left a mystery. Each finds himself dissatisfied with his life, and only learns to appreciate the imperfections in his life after he lives in a world without them for a time. Both protagonists have an internal conflict that ends with an important decision pertaining which world they prefer. Both entries involve a lot of inner monologue, and not to mention time travel. Tatami Galaxy is more upbeat and fast-paced, while Disappearance is slower and more gloomy.
Both movies show off Kyoto Animation's full potential. Both movies also benefit from a generous run time, wonderful visuals and animation and of course that little bit of Kyoani magic that fans have come to love.
Imagine somebody comes up with an idea to create Evangelion without robots or angels set in school? Not impressed?
Ok, now add a deeper psychological and phylosophycal layer? Ok, how about that: make a deeper investigation of sublime emotional relationship between Shinji and Rei? Of course one can't simply put Shinji or Rei in their work, so... here we go. Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu is exactly that sort of masterpiece.
Yeah, The Disappearance of Haruhi is, so far, the best film produced by Kyoani. The sense of growth of the two individual main characters is present for both, and Kyon is arguably a better protagonist than Mochizou. Try it out and compare. Though, before watching the Haruhi movie, you need to watch the TV anime first, but for Tamako Love Story the prequel isn't a must-watch to watch the movie.
Look at it as a legit excuse to supply fans with who happen to be more popular than the actual heroine.
What do you do when the secondary heroine, according to fan-based feedback, is more popular than the story based first heroine? Well, you made a sequel full of her.
But this two aren't just a story-bended complete fanfare. They are great because they stay true to the real story of the original creator (check the novel), and also supply fans with limitless appearance of more popular, less annoying secondary heroine. Thank your god.
For a less okay example of how to supply fans with a lot of chicks hotter than the actual heroine, see Hayate the combat butler2,3,4. read more
Surprisingly, no one noticed the striking similarities between both films. One can seriously say that the author of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya may have received some inspiration from Tenchi Forever.
+Are based in popular franchises. (Duh!)
+Escapes the usual trappings of anime movies based on popular franchises. They're not the standard cash-in films. Actually providing more than just "A fun romp with our favorite characters in a largely ineffectual story!".
+Are about the disappearance of a central character and how people close to them are affected by their absence.
+Have a more mature and somber tone than the series it originates from. More slower paced, whilst introspective too.
+Contains no real villain, but instead a cause behind the conflict. The "causer" have very sympathetic reasons behind their actions, making it hard for the viewer to hate them for it.
+Dabbles in time travel/alternate dimension mythos.
+Are emotionally rich, with characters that obtain depth never seen in their respective series beforehand.
+Possess beautiful, high quality artwork. Disappearance has great digital animation, while Tenchi Forever has great traditional animation.
+Include incredible background music.
While Disappearance is more of a mystery and Tenchi Forever is more of a romance, I believe that if you liked one you WILL like the other.  read more