The style of Kure-nai immediately put me in mind of Satoshi Kon's work, especially in the character design (not only the art-style, but how well-developed the characters are). Both of these anime have people from less-than-perfect circumstances raising a child as well.
Both anime focus on the difficulties of raising a child, in Tokyo Godfathers' case a baby and in Usagi Drop, a young orphaned girl.
Also, both anime tackle a societal issue: Tokyo Godfathers concerns the hardships faced by homeless people (as well as why some end up to be homeless), whereas Usagi Drop concerns child neglect.
Even though the stories are entirely different, one about saving a baby and the other about saving a town, in the end the ones who are truly saved are the main characters that fought to protect what's important to them. Tekkon Kinkreet is just as heart-warming as Tokyo Godfathers.
Both stories focus on homeless people who have to fight in order to protect their possessions. They are character-driven stories, filled with emotional and dramatic moments, and at the end of their journey, the main characters realize a lot of stuff about their lives.
Anzu an esper child ends up living with a group of homeless people, although her story is the side story of Hinamatsuri. It shows a sympathetic story about a group of homeless people.
Tokyo Godfathers is about 3 homeless people who find a baby on Christmas.
Both of these movies made me laugh and cry. Sometimes I couldn't stand what the characters were doing. However, as the movies go on the characters grow and change discovering new things about life. Even if the plots are different, both movies are about a second chance at life and that's what makes them special.
Both Tokyo Godfathers and Welcome to the NHK! have hilarious characters while also having a pretty serious overarching plot that shows how life can beat you down. While TG is more serious for the most part, NHK focuses more on comedy. However, it has its fair share of melancholic episodes too, especially towards the end. The color schemes are similar, with a lot of gray and black to emphasize the feeling of loneliness. These are both anime classics, and if you like one of them I'd have to imagine you will like the other.
HR is a heartwarming, quiet and smooth anime. So TG is, but you get more humor, action (in the end of the film) en plus, but you won't get angel-girls, yeah i know that's a pity. In HR AND TG characters have to face their shortcomings and to overcome them. To tell the truth, these two animes are completely different in drawing, setting, plot, world and so on, but they are very close to each other in a spirit way (it may be a wrong word,so please, forgive me): you can feel love and creators' soul coming out from both of them. And, whem i whatched them both, i can say i have a similar impression of them. Also, it's as good a time as any to watch a Christmas movie, and TG is one. So go and watch Tokyo Godfathers, i know you'll like it. read more
Both created by the genius called Satoshi Kon. Tokyo Godfathers doesn't have the same psychological theme and it doesn't have the acid trip style, but they both leave a smile on your face. A heartwarming story about some homeless people finding a baby.
Both these films are grounded in a reality close to ours, and the animation reflects that, from the backgrounds to the character design. In addition they both use fantastical events, science fiction in one and a magical realism in the other, as a device to explore deeper human relationships and to a certain extent causality. They are both charming stories told with a light touch that don't try to hit you over the head with their themes like so much else out there. What they lack in similarities of genre, they more than make up for in similarities in tone, atmosphere and mature (as in intelligent) storytelling. read more