What is death? What is friendship? Both series explore these themes in different ways, but in ways which touch the target audience. The audience is also likely to fall in love with the characters of either series, making for a rather nice slice-of-life watch with a supernatural twist.
Both have as main a silver haired girl that has a goal to fulfill. Both animes talk about death, life and reincarnation. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations but in the end show us that true friendship is a wonderful thing. Both will make you teary.
The anime themselves aren't that similar, but if you really liked the theme of one of them, you might want to check out the other. In AnoHana, a group of friends try and figure out a way to bring their dead friend Menma to heaven, while in Angel Beats, a group of friends that are already dead try and figure out how to get into heaven. Other than these similarities, they're pretty different. AnoHana is a lot more mature and serious, while Angel Beats is more light-hearted and comedic, with some serious moments.
If you enjoyed Ano Hana, Angel Beats is definitely a must-watch, and vice versa.
Both are very similar is a lot of aspects, to start with they both include the presence of ghosts or a life continuing after death, and the struggle of passing onto the next state of living, whatever that may be.
While Angel Beats appears to have a comedic start, unlike Ano Hana, which seems to have a mellow yet serious start, they're both equally gripping and progress into a beautiful storyline. Both Anime deal with friendships and romances in the same somewhat tragic way, as well as the difficultly of accepting one's or anthers' death.
Both Anime feature simply beautiful, melodic OPs and EDs which play into the show just perfectly, and feature very up to date animation though their art styles differ.
Both are short Anime, being 11 and 13 episodes.
All in all, Ano Hana and Angel beats are both beautiful, gripping Anime that are bound to have you shedding tears by the end.  read more
Anohana and Angel beats are both really dramatic series that revolve around learning to accept death as a part of life and the process of moving on. They feature deeply developed characters, breathtaking animation and a unique and meaningful touching story that will make the viewer experience all kinds of emotions. In both anime, the deceased characters are being held back by some sort of wish or unfulfillment that has yet to be addressed. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both of these series are just amazing and sweet. While Angel Beats has more of it both series have their comic relief moments and they're sad moments. They both also have a main theme about staying together as friends no matter what you go through. Both endings are also similar in that while you've been seeing all of the comedy and drama then endings to both series are bittersweet. You know what happens in the endings NEEDS to happen but part of you just doesn't want it to. Angel Beats and Ano Hana are both just completely beautiful.
Both shows have their romantic and sad moments, and both involve having wishes granted as a means to pass on into the afterlife. Ano Hi Mita has a smaller cast of characters and is less "cute" than Angel Beats!, but it is most definitely worth a watch if you like touching endings.
Purgatory is a poor word for describing the place between heaven and hell since we strictly limit the definition of good or bad to our limited vocabulary perception. Ano Hi Mita Hana is the epitome of a continuation for Angel Beats. For those who are familiar with Angel Beats, Ano Hi Mita Hana embraces the same concept of leaving a place instead for a better place; it embraces the same emptiness; it embraces the same welling of tears moment at the extraordinary climatic end; it embraces the same aloofness between the two protagonist that are the most important in our eyes. Finally, don't discriminate against Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai for its long name. A certain person committed the mistake. It was his biggest mistake this year. If you cried watching Angel Beats, this is definitely the anime for you. read more
Emotions, death, and a unique dramatic story, the characters have a difficult time accepting it, but had a hard time letting it go. When a person dies, it will be quite difficult for the characters to just move on. There are several powerful scenes that is too tear-jerking, you might want to prepare your tissues.
The difference is that Angel Beats is a much more comedic but some drama scenes, action scenes, music, and takes place in a "Dead World." Anohana takes place in a normal world, mature and serious tones of the characters, and childhood friendship.
Many people say that Angel Beats is an anime that makes you cry and that is kind of true. If you liked it then Anohana will have a bigger effect on you because it's lighter and even easier to relate to. But don't go into it with a brick as a heart or you'll be dissappointed
Both shows are about friendship. Both have a sad story. Romance is available but not frequently showed. Both anime are overrated, and they're worth watching, so I'm sure you guys won't be disappointed.
Similar to Angel Beats! It was a bittersweet anime. The emotional depth to this anime is really deep. You'd have all sorts of feelings, feelings that no words can describe. The story line to this anime was perfect! I was emotionally attached to all the characters (I felt as if they really existed in my life and my heart) and knowing that I was almost finished with the anime made me feel a little sad and achy inside. I definitely enjoyed this anime and it was definitely a heartfelt one! If you enjoyed Angel Beats!, you'd definitely enjoy AnoHana!
Though the series have some differences on the surface, mainly being that AnoHana is a serious story whilst Angel Beats is a little more on the comedy side but aside that they are quite alike at core.
Both series focus on grief and afterlife, Angel Beats as said has some comedy on side with it but is still serious when it comes down to it and focus on the loss of others (or their own life in AB case). The series focus on the loss of them around us and have a strong connection of death and how effects people around you as well as both express the sad parting of life.
Tragedy happens unexpectedly. You can't change the past, but what if you could have a second chance to make peace with yourself and your friends? Both series are about finding closure to tragic accidents with the help of your friends. If you enjoy these themes from one of them, you will definitely enjoy the other.
The varying atmosphere is shared in both. Funny at times, bitter at others and ends with closure.
Has the same genre drama that will definitely make your tears fall, mixed with gags that will at the same time make you laugh and also romance. Its difference is that in angel beats all of the characters are dead having difficulty in passing on but while in AnoHana only one of them are dead and what makes it dramatic is that she's one of the most important friend of the group who died in a tragic accident. Both of the anime are beautiful and you're totally gonna love it!
- Both are group of friends which somehow need to find answers and peace with himself.
- Each character has a story that will be discovered little by little and has a strong relationship with the main plot.
- As both animes progress we feel more involved with everything that happens.
- Both are animes that in simple words could, according to your taste, leave a mark on you.
Both are very emotional stories with endearing characters. The style are very similar in some aspects... very homelike (or something like that). The background story of the protagonists have some shocking moments.
If you like to cry, these series are for you.
Both have heavy amounts of feels and emotion. Both share themes of death and depression whilst also teaching moral lessons, like letting go of something you love and cherishing the time you have on earth.
Both stories are somewhat related to the characters' past and the plot revolves around them clearing their mind up regarding what they've done etc.
Also both apparently make people cry, don't really know why
Angel Beats and Anohana are both very well done drama animes that are based around life after death and reincarnation. Both are very heart-warming and heart-wrenching animes that will make you cry. (Hopefully). Though these are both drama animes, there is some comedy sprinkled around both which makes you feel more involved with the characters and the story.
If you liked Angel Beats, you will love Anohana.
Both revolve around the ideas behind death.
The MC and his friends progress as they have to overcome an obstacle that brings pain to their life.
Both are terribly powerful tearkers that will make you cry.
The overarching theme in both series is very similar. The shows have characters who are already dead and have had regrets during their lives. If you enjoy watching drama series that have characters with touching backstories, you'll probably like both shows.
-Both are sad/drama anime (with a bit comedy) that will definitely make you cry
-Both talk about death- afterlife & ghost
-Both involves around school-age student
-Both ending are perfect; the theme song, op & ed matched the story well
-The art is beautiful and colourful!
I recommend everyone should watch both :3 I mean, it's worth wasting time on!
To say quickly, Anohana and Angel Beats are both amazing and sad animes. If you're searching for a feel trip, there you have it !!
Both of them have really sentimental endings and the story is beautiful.
Angel Beats has more humour though, it's a really great choice.
Do you feel like you want to cry over an anime again but you have already watched Angel Beats for the nth time? Good thing for you (well, if you really enjoy crying), Ano Hi Mita is just as dramatic and tearful as Angel Beats can get. Ano Hi Mita shares the story of children whose friendship is strongly tied even after death. The story plays out as a group of teenagers find disclosure to a friend they have lost. They endeavor to make it so that she may finally rest in peace, even if it is too hard for them to accept. Ani Hi Mita does not contain as much action and a bit of comedy as Angel beats but why are they similar? Well, because they both make us realize that the value of life isn't about the amount of time we have. but the quality in which we live them. read more
Both shows overflow with emotion and are almost guaranteed to make you cry by the end. But, ten minutes later, you may wonder why you were crying in the first place. Maybe its better not to read into it too much.
Whilst I personally prefer Anohana to Angel Beats, they are pretty similar in some aspects. The first and most obvious thing is that both shows are centred around the theme of coping with death. Anohana is about coping with the death of someone close to you, Angel Beats is about coping with your own death.
Other similarities include:
❀ A unique set of characters of whom you'll remember.
❀ Tear-inducing endings
❀ Bits of romance but not the centre of the shows.
After Life will be the keyword for both the anime. Because both anime have a main character that have died and didn't want to reincarnate so they hanging around in the world to found what they want. But the difference is in Anohana the girl still hanging around in the real world meanwhile Angel Beats tells the story in a different or special world.
AnoHana and Angel Beats! May be taking part in different wolrds, but, the atmosphere and the character development, it's honestly kind of the same. The enviroment and landscapes are both really gorgeous and fascinating. The characters are different but also the same in their own unique way. The music effects are really sensitive and always stick to the right parts of the story. As for the story element, obviously it's not the same with one another, but they have their way of being, humorous, touching and life-view changing. To cut a long story short, if you liked Angel Beats! Then, for sure, you'll adore AnoHana~
It's a "light" feeling anime about a group of friends, just like AnoHana. I would definitely recommend it. They both have fantasy elements and are about how a group of friends' lives are changed forever by different circumstances, including love, among other things.
The overall atmosphere of the series is very alike. Most of all because the characters of Manaka and Menma seem very similar, and both of them have a friend who always cares about them (Hikari and Jinta respectively). Both series are about a group of friends who spend time together.
In the sense of atmospheric mood--sweet adolescence romance between childhood friends! The sentimental feels that you'll get from watching the two are very alike where sometimes you just want to burst out in sheer joy for the characters or weep for them. Both have a drab of supernatural or out of the world charm that makes the love polygons more than any ordinary childhood crush.
Both main leads (Jintan in 'Ano Hana' and Hikari in 'Nagi no Asakura') are in love with a childhood friend and do not openly admit it. Both main lead girls, Menma (Ano Hana) and Manaka (Nagi no Asakura) have similar personalities: cheery, selfless, and often empathetic for others.
And with every love polygon...there exists a Girl B who likes the main lead male in both series and of course, a Boy B who notices it.  read more
Both Anime are Drama that have a kind of 'fantasy' theme to them and a huge focus on the romance aspect. The main girl is very similar in both shows (in a way of being naive and overly moe) and the cast itself has a similar setup as well (2 girls, 3 guys and similar relationships imo).
Also at some point both focus on a somewhat important event, those episodes felt especially similar but overall you get a very similar feeling watch those two.
SIMILARITIES: group of friends, growing up together, unrequieted love, love triangle (and more complex polygons...), how relationships change over years, guy as main character and POV, childish girl as female protagonist.
DIFFERENCES, referred to AnoHana: way more tragic and sad, realistic setting.
As everyone said, both basically give off the same vibe. Both refreshing and don't claim to be more than they are, they don't claim to be the most exploring animes into the themes of childhood, they give what they want to give, a middle-school story.
Childhood friends relationships and growing up
Themes of change and fear of change
A perhaps too much focus on childhood love that conquers all
Manaka and Menma are alike but Manaka is more developed and becomes somewhat mature as the anime progresses (though we can't really blame Menma who's practically frozen in her childhood self)
Both have brilliant soundtracks and you can't ever feel the urge to skip the openings and endings in very episode
The characters of Nagi are more complex imo but then again its 13 Vs 26 eps. That being said, I think despite Nagi being longer, its pace and direction are actually better executed imo
brilliant art and animation for both and a beautiful colourful, summer-like feel to them both (especially at the beginning of Nagi)
I actually went back and watched some of Anohana after this read more
This two are more alike than me and my identical twin brother (haha ok, ok.. maybe not THAT alike, but still). Nonetheless, if you enjoyed the first one, it shows that you like love triangles, in which ofc someone is left outside of the geometrical shape of painful love, aaand you enjoy seeing them suffer throughout the series, therefore making you a sadist. OR you kinda hate this love-triangles but the story is so good that you can't stop watching and you choose to endure all those heart-crushing moments, which kinda makes you a masochist.. hahahaha k bye.
Nagi no Asukara and Anohana are both anime series with a similar atmosphere, small cast of characters, and involves romance between friends.
A shy young girl is in caught in the middle of a love triangle with more complex circumstances also involving themes of supernatural. Both series also has some emotional factors as characters tries to go deal with certain situations with their own hands.
•both anime focus on a group of friends, and there present lives while emotions begin to stir for each other, as the story continues, emotions explode and the story sets in motion, concluding for better or for worse
•both focus on the human interactions of certain incidents that happen during an event, and the result of the time lapse there emotions froze or changed for the better or for worse
•both are the light heartwrenching emotional roller coaster, that will make the audience cry out in happiness or sadness, it will stir up past feelings or present
•both are an anime that are enjoyable and will make you feel something for every episode, wheres its agony for the guy who wants the best for the girl he likes, or sadness because they love to be around the person they love even though there heart aches, they will always be happy for them
•they are both a great series to watch and the scenarios are very similar, with love triangles here and there, connecting one to the other for different reasons,
Very similar feeling. Lot's of drama and hidden feelings among a group of friends, resulting in/because of an unfortunate event. Also, both series revolve around their "mascot": an airheaded young girl who would do anything for her friends.
Similar romantic drama between a group of friends in school. Manaka and Menma are very similar and even have similar sounding VA's. Hikari and Jinta are also similar male protagonists, though Hikari is a bit more tsundere and jealous. They both have very similar feelings despite having very different settings.
Nagi no Asukara is basically a fusion or a mix of both AnoHana and Shinsekai Yori - they're both anime about a group of friends/teenagers growing up (mentally and physically) in an "unique" world related to magic in a way. Also the romance and feelings factor and characters are really similar to AnoHana. Menma could be compared to Manaka while Hikari could be compared to Jinta, etc. (Spoilers Alert) There also was a huge love "shape" (because it was basically a triangle that kept getting more angles as the episodes went on) a bit similar to AnoHana.
-Focuses on a group of friends and their relationships
-Both have love triangles
-Can make you cry
-Both are bittersweet dramas
-Has a colorful cast
-Both the main female characters are innocent and cheerful, yet complex.
This is an easy one. Both have a dramatic focused story line. They both have comedy and romance, but AnoHana is definitely more comedic while NagiAsu is much more romantic. They both have problem related to the past in different way. The main character are teenagers having difficulties to accept those changes around them. They leave you during all the show with a lot of bittersweet feelings.
If you a sucker for anime that makes you soft as hell; then I thoroughly recommend these anime. They both exert this "cry or else I'll fck you in the ass" feeling... Haha, sorry I know this isn't much information but if you like one then you will probably like the other. To sum they're both about a group of friends filled with drama, slice of life, and some sort of crying magic.
P.S: Even big boys can force tears :P.
If you like watching the drama unfold in AnoHana, you may also like Nagi no Asukara. In my opinion, they're similar because of the drama, romance, artwork, character design, and supernatural essence. It's kind of difficult to explain without spoiling any plots, but both animes share same aspect of not being able to assume what's going to happen next. Also, another point that needs to be put out there is how there's always a lump of hopelessness that gets bigger and bigger with each passing episode until the very end. I think if you're into that sort of tear-jerking, tragic storyline, you might also enjoy Nagi no Asukara. read more
The characters are really similar, as is the plot line, since it focuses on similar themes/genres. It has light-hearted as well as sad/touching moments. Art also has a similar feel to it, but it's nicer in Nagi no Asukara. And they're both full to the brim of sometimes annoying, tearful love triangles!
Both of these shows have similar feelings (even though AnoHana is like 10x more dramatic). They portrait the daily lives of a group of childhood friends, with similar characters (Menma similar to Manaka and Jinta similar to Hikari) with an extremely beautiful environment. Also, both of these shows talk about changes in life.
Both deals with love pentagons and so on, both has similar main characters and will occasionally make you cry. Both has a mixed setting of supernatural and reaity. Both have student settings and they're a group of childhood friends as well. Very similar except for the setting and story.
Both NagiAsu and AnoHana are some of the best works that the oddly-specific "teens in a love polygon with a fantasy or supernatural element" genre has to offer (seriously, there are so many of these, it's ridiculous.)
Aside from their typical genre trappings, both center around the themes of maturing and the emotional confusion that said maturing can bring to a group of childhood friends. Both have a beautiful art style with vivid colors, and both first and foremost, want you to cry.
If you are a fan of this genre and have seen only one of these, I highly recommend watching the other.
The story line from each show is different from one another, but the slice of life aspect and the interactions between the main, girl character in both shows are very similar. There are several relationships involved, but both shows go beyond the surface level of exploring relationships.
+ The cast of friends have all grown up together but eventually, something happens along the way that splits them apart
+ They're bother rather depressing yet they leave a happy or innocent feeling in you once you finish it
+ Love triangles are involved
+ In the end, you can see the change between the group of friends compared to what they were like in the beginning and the end after dealing with their issues which is pretty depressing in my opinion. It basically shows how dramatically something can change a person
- Anohana focuses on only paranormal activities while Nagi no Asukara leans a lot more towards the fantasy world read more
The pains and joys of youthful friendship are what make them so strong, and what help them last. Even the calamities of romance cannot break this truly wondrous connection that we make between ourselves.
Like Anohana, Nagi no Asukara focuses on a group of friends who struggle through obstacles and change as they figure out who they want to be for themselves, and for the others. As the characters struggle through the calamity of romance threatening precious childhood friendships, we see them develop and mature into different people as time goes on. Similarly to Anohana, the characters in Nagi no Asukara work together to maintain what's most important to them—their friendships.  read more
Ano and Nagi revolve around friendship and love depicted by a group of close friends who grow up together. In fact, the female leads in both anime have very similar emotions and characteristics. Both give very warm feeling to the audience. These two shows have touching endings.
The difference: Ano focusses mainly on the gang of friend but nagi is a bit more than that, it talks about the society in the sea and the land which involves a bigger group of people.
Both are similar in the aspects that the story revolves around childhood friendships which many of us can relate to.
Naji no Asukara in my opinion is greatly overlooked by the anime community and definitely is a must watch if you love the slice of life/drama type of genre.
Stellar voice work with a relatively big main cast; top tier voice actors all around.
Has one if the BEST soundtracks (including OPs and EDs) that I have ever heard. Trust me on this.
Released within a year of each other, the two series utilize similar art styles, but focus around a group of friends hanging out during the summer time period. More specifically, there is a mystery to be solved, but the thoughts of only having that one summer for one last time to make memories as friends.
Anohana and Ano Natsu de Matteru are both emotional anime that have a nearly identical mode of story telling and main male protagonists trying to fulfill the wish of a girl that may eventually disappear from their lives. They also have really similar characters - a socially awkward male, a paranormal girl and their friends in between who are in a pinch regarding their love lives. Both series offer superb animation and feature a lot of touching moments that will most likely make you let out tears and leave you with a happy smile in the end. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other. read more
Both series has a lighthearted sort of feeling involving romance and drama. The protagonist seems to be the center of it all as he tries to fulfill the wishes of the heroine.
The main characters are rather similar s well. The protagonist is somewhat cynical and the heroine is strange.
Additionally, the director worked on both of these series hence the dramatic story. And as for the stories, both series are build from friendship, trials, misunderstandings, and bonds.
•both are from the same anime company/producer which = same character designs, atmosphere, art style
•both anime focus on fullfilling a wish of an important person to the boy protagonist, which they know they will eventually dissappear
•both contain romances/love triangles/hardships of loss
•both have a familiar story throughout the anime which both of the anime ends in sadness
•both are really pleasant to watch, so if you watch one, you must watch the other.
Both series take place during the summer and the life changing experiences that the characters go through.
Both series have interesting characters with interesting relationships.
Both series slightly involve supernatural events with ghosts in Ano Hana and aliens in Ano Natsu.
Both series have similar art styles and character designs.
Both series involve romance.
Very similar feel of summertime and a group of friends with plenty of tear jerking action. In both shows there is a unique main female lead and very relatable main characters. Both include relationship drama and love triangle/squares. The art style is also similar. Overall they two shows just feel very similar in many different ways.
Ano Natsu and Anohana have a similar feel to their content and atmosphere such as the summer setting, dramedy, and character development. The central theme in this is based around love, a love triangle, and personal conflicts. You might laugh, and cry at the same time as you progress through the story with a likable story and characters.
Anohana follows six childhood friends, who are in their separate ways after one childhood friend was involved in an accident who turned into a ghost. Ano Natsu follows an alien girl who crash land on Earth and the boy was involve with that accident.
Both anime have a ''what it seems'' lovely happy team of kids...but with secrets, fears, thoughts they can't share!
They contain love, painfull love, and sadness and tears!
Both anime have a characters that is kinda ''strange''...who comes and changes everything in the loves of the protagonists!
- They both have same art style.
- The situation of the two female protagonist might look different but technically they are same.
- I love both of their Op and ED
- the story lines take place in a certain "Summer"
Both have colorful characters and a similar art style, both dealing with feelings of love and loss with a supernatural twist.
I would have to say that "Ano Natsu de Matteru" never feel quite as deep as AnoHana, though, but it's good nonetheless.
Besides the over the comparison between style, production value, staff, animation and more so, which by the way are major pluses in their own right, each tells a type of emotional story that both share similarities on.
One focuses on changing yourself out of individuals comfort zone while the other challenges the change to move forward with oneself. Noth different in narrative, but a central theme of change and growth are both shown in these.
Would recommend to check these two out.
+ Both are series that explore the everyday life hardships and nice/good moments of it...
+ Character designs is somewhat similar...(eyes)
+ Both of these anime are emotional...really...(at the end only)
+ Both have amazing visuals/ost's...
+ Both are made by A-1 Pictures / both has similar genres as well...
- Both has anoying male leads, female leads also.....(supporting cast are cool, I'm okay with them)
This is in regards to Porter Robinson fans mostly, but Anohana's character Menme is said to be the one who was used to create the Divinity Peace Sign Girl, while Ano Natsu de Matteru is sampled for a lot of sounds in the song Flicker. Both are rather sad in the anime sense of things.
I have a feeling that Ano Hana is like Clannad in the making. Maybe the atmosphere they give off? Anyway, both are awesome (so far Ano Hana is doing good). Quite the drama too. And yeah, both have deaths in it.
Both stories involve strong romance and friendship. They'll rip out your heart, throw it against the wall, and step on it without giving you the chance to grab the box of tissues. And it will probably do it several times. If you like one, you'll like the other. Just be sure to have the box of tissues ready beforehand.
When watching Ano Hana, it gave off the same atmosphere as After Story. They both involve a group of friends and love between two that ends tragically. There is a lot of drama in both and they will also make you cry. Ano Hana was the only anime too make me cry since I watched After Story, and that was a couple years ago. They are both amazing shows that will captivate you to want more because you finished them in a day.
Both of these anime unlocked the gate to my eternal manly feels. If you love a good old masculine cry, then these two anime are similar in that aspect. I suggest you do not watch Clannad: After Story before watching Clannad, so if you want a small one-night feels anime, watch Ano Hana. Both of these anime intentionally make the audience cry. If you bottle up your feels, you may find trouble enjoying either of these.
Lemme get one thing straight. Clannad After Story and AnoHana (abbreviation) will make you cry your little anime-loving eyes out just by how good story is.
Now here are some examples why they are similar:
Lots and lots of DRAMA. Yup.
2. The Atomosphere
You have a kinda heavy atomosphere that gets light hearted at some points.
Friends are not as close as they are after an event.
They're both deal with some type of loss and the struggles that come with it. Anohana will definitely have an impact on you mentally and physically, that is if you do start bawling. Also, the concept of strengthening their bonds with one another is definitely there. Oh, but I personally believe that anohana gives a bigger impact than clannad.
Well first of all, they both made me really sad and teary ;~;.
They both involve death, and love. They also have a triangle relationship between the main character, his lover, and his childhood friend. (Sorry, not really accurate! Trying to not give spoilers).
They both have fantastic artwork.
They are both rated 10/10 in my personal anime list!
If you enjoyed Clannad I'm sure you'd love AnoHana.
For me, at least, the only downside to Clannad: After Story was that is did indeed have to come to an end, leaving a void that simply could not be filled by lighter-hearted fair. Anohana was the show that broke the Post-Clannad void for me. I can sincerely recommend both shows for anyone with the desire to cry literal buckets of tears (unless your heart is a brick).
Though this story is rather different from Clannad. It has the same level of emotion. I'd say it's like as if someone where to condense Clannd into 11 episodes, it would give you Anohana. It's basically a story about Friendship, rather than Romance, which, I feel touches a wider audience, and the backlash of losing something (or someone -spoliers-) who you hold dear. After watching Clannad, and you feel like finding an anime to fill in that void, look no further, because Anohana, WE FOUND YOU!
Both anime have a very strong sense of drama, and both stories feature an exceptional power to hit the viewer in the feelings. They can make you laugh, smile, and cry - as you find yourself to be in an emotional rollercoaster.
You will probably cry watching both shows.
good anime about life, friendship, and love.
focused on one male lead charter who helps his female lead character.
both anime has a great set of supporting cast of friends to help the lead charters develop, while they themselves develop in the process.
If you feel a empty place in your heart after Clannad After Story and you're looking to fill that place with an anime that will gave you the same feeling then I can only think of one anime that's on the same level: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Even if at first they give a different impression, both series explore similar themes like family, friendship, loss and forgiveness and they're more related that you'd think.
Same feels and void to both anime. Impeccable character development to a very 'human' cast. In both series the protagonist is a generally unhappy person, whether its because he has lost someone, or he is generally unhappy with his life. Finally, they both have supernatural elements, which influences the story.
Both are tearjerkers.
Both are tragic love stories full loss. Supernatural forces are involved as the main character struggles to deal with the pain.
Both shows are absolute masterpieces, Clannad is longer and has more development whereas Anohana is short but doesn't fail to make you cry. If you like one, you will love the other.
Both shows will hit you at an emotional level. I'd recommend Clannad to anyone, but I can only recommend Anohana if you have a very high tolerance for overdone melodrama. If you like your drama to have a sense of reality and elegance instead of having the show shove obnoxious and unjustified crying down your throat, then I would not recommend it. If you just want to turn your brain off and enjoy good animation, amazing music (especially the ending theme like oh my god it's so good), and formulaic tugs at your heart strings, then I highly recommend Anohana.
Both have emotional stories and while at first, they both have unrelatable characters turn out to be really good and highly memorable. Both will have tear-jerking moments. This may be a controversial comment, but I cried more for Anohana, and unlike the Clannad series where you have to go through 44 episodes, Anohana only takes 11, so it is at least worth the watch.
Clannad: After Story and Anohana are both very emotional anime's. They are both in the genre of slice of life. The characters in each deal with happiness, confusion and loss. They can be very exciting and happy at times and at other times it is extremely sad. There is death in each anime where the other characters have to learn how to deal with their deaths. They go through Denial, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance. I believe that these anime's are very similar and if you liked one of these you should try watching the other. They are both very good anime's. read more
If Clannad: After Story had you in tears like me and you're looking for something else to crush your feelings look no further than AnoHana. A memorable tale of friendship and romance that vividly highlights the struggles of getting over the death of a childhood friend, and how it can affect the lives of everyone they knew. Very touching and twice as beautiful if you can relate to the feeling of loosing a close friend...
The story is set were the characters needs to confront their pasts to face reality and move forward into the future. They are both very emotional and strong stories.
and they both are about lose, so its pretty easy to put your self in the Main character's Position and get hit directly by the feel train and even shed a tear ~
This anime is about music and romance. The main character, Arima Kosei, struggles with his life as a middle age student. He was consent with his life, until one day, one girl, Miyazono Kaori, changed everything. I recommend watching this anime if you watched Ano Hana, because the main characters are similar to one another and how they both have someone supporting them. Especially the ending for both animes.
Your Lie in April is basically Anohana's second coming, having both done by A-1 Pictures and both having the intention of ripping your heart out in pieces. One thing that both shows share is that there is a good portion of the story being about the childhood of the characters, and even the conflict on both shows started in their childhood. But what separates them from each other is Your Lie in April is more on music while Anohana is more on childhood nostalgia.
My personal preferences: If you're a person who've watched Your Lie in April first and is going to watch Anohana, I prefer you watch in a minimum of 1 episode per day. Because Anohana is a show that will do everything in it's power to make you cry in every episode it has. Granted, it's shorter (11 episodes) so it's kinda understandable. Some of you might be fine with that but in my own experience, I didn't cry as much as other people did because I watched it in one sitting and when a dramatic scene does come in an episode, I just feel numb because I'm still not over about the dramatic scene in an episode prior. read more
Friends who develop their friendship. Some romance involved (slight triangle or square). A girl who helps a boy to get back into the world. The boy stopped doing something that used be a part of their daily life. The girl is very enthusiastic and inspiring.
The animes are similar in the part of the (SPOILER! DON'T READ) death ambiance that are present in the episodes. You can tell that there's someting that it doens't feel right in the middle of the happiness of the characters
They are both very emotional and it beat right in the feeling.
After all the conflits are settled, you can't understand if there is an happy or a bad ending. You stay happy, but you want to cry.
- Both made by A-1 Pictures
- Both have the same sort of art style and character designs
- Jin Aketagawa is the sound director for both anime
- Both have Drama aspects in them
- Both have likable characters
Like, you feel the drama right? You wanna feel that your heart need to pump harder because of friendship and some cry, happiness and more. Just chill, you will feel everything so similar from this two animes. Try it out, you will not be regret.
Did you cry while watching "The Flower We Saw That Day"? Do you enjoy anime that make you cry? Are you a masochist? So am I. Your Lie in April, just like The Flower We Saw That Day, will make you cry (unless you're a cold heartless bastard). Your Lie in April is the journey a boy makes, with the help of a pretty classmate, to overcome his depression and continue to play piano after his mother/piano teacher passed away from an illness. Similarities between the two anime are: Great Animations/Graphics, music that can make a grown man cry, and a stellar voice acting cast. Even though being short, one season anime (Your Lie in April being longer), they had surprisingly satisfying (and depressing) endings.
TL;DR: Watch Your Lie in April. read more
These two shows are really touching and sad, and main themes include friendship and romance, as well as coming of age.
Both of them also have an interesting cast of characters and beautiful art and music.
- Both anime revolve around an MC who has trouble letting go of the past.
- Both anime attempt to communicate powerful messages with their story.
- There is more depth in many characters than what initially meets the eye within both of the shows.
While their main story is different from each other, their similarity lies in that both have main characters who are burdened with their past as they try to face forward to a better future. Another thing is that you'll be bombarded by a variety of feels as you learn more about the characters and story. There are also the love triangle aspect that brings out drama.
Both series are absolutely fantastic dramas that feature wonderful characters. If you are looking for a beautiful anime that will bring tears to your eyes like Shigatsu wa Kimi no
Uso, then this is a perfect choice.
Both have amazing intro and outro, with the portrayal of each character and their personality. Final episode is said to be the climax where the tittle only make sense after watching it and tears will be dropped, supposedly.
Also, both will show you how hidden feelings and emotions can make you feel warm inside and yet to be filled with regrets. It's a play on secrets and drama of a few teenagers with their own story to tell.
Both the animes are brilliantly executed. I literally cried at the end of both show. But I was more than satisfied with everything shows had to offer. I had a great time watching them. Highly Recommended to every anime lover.
Both Clannad and Ano Hana are good dramas featuring the development of friendship and a bit of supernatural events.
The main difference between thoso two is that Clannad has a lot more of funny scenes and jokes, while Ano Hana is on the cute side and deeply focused on its long drama.
If you want a soft drama, Clannad is your call. But if you really want the tears to flow, Ano Hana is the choice. They are two sides of the same coin.
Both the series are awesome slice of life which can make your cry. In both the series, the main protagonist is a delinquent who has to help a moe girl. The interactions they have with other characters form the rest of story. Although both play out a bit differently, if you like one, you should check the other out
Clannad's Fuko (first) arc reminds me of AnoHana. Meiko and Fuko's personalities are very similar and they start being forgotten, one by one. However, the male lead tries his best to remember the female lead with the help of his friends. Both are extreme tearjerkers.
They focus on love, friendship and growing up while being at the same time extremly cute and very sad.
The male leads share a similar attitude with Jinta (AnoHana) being a Hikikomori and Tomoya just seeing life as dull and boring and not believing in himself or a future.
The most obvious similarity in my opinion appears between the first Arc in Clannad and AnoHana as a whole. They share a kind of "ghost" theme, a girl that is very similar and the theme of forgetting somebody and granting a person's wish. Honestly, the similarity in plot is striking.
However while Clannad tries to break the tearjerking moments with well placed comedy, AnoHana tries to be more serious of the two. Yet obviously neither show aims to be entirly realistic. read more
Both animes deal with a ghost girl who has a wish they want to be fulfilled. They're also both very dramatic and sad at times. Nonetheless, both shows are excellent series in their own right. Highly recommended for people who love dramas!
The feeling of tragedy and the sorrowful past is never easy. Both these series has the potential to bring a viewer to tears with its beautiful story and colorful characters. For anime fans interested in drama and sorrow stories, these two are a must-see.
Clannad and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai don't have similar names, but they are similar. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai made me cry so much that I thought my eyes started bleeding, while Clannad was so sad that my heart stopped at a couple moments during the story because of how targic the scenes were. It didn't matter that Clannad started as a game because even though games are worse than anime, it tugged on my heart strings so hard that I thought I had a heart attack. These anime are packed with enough impact to cause you to die twice due to emotional heart attack. Seriously though, these anime are overly dramatic and irritating to me at least. read more
Both are EXTREMELY sad and are major tear jerkers. Both have a sad but happy story to tell. Both main male characters are people you could call "delinquents" that go on a metaphorical journey with the ones they care for.
-Both series focus on friendship and romance and have tear-jerking stories. Both contain jealously and envy which make good drama. Both have a girl who's a spirit. Also, both need another season in my opinion (but they probably won't have one... ;~;).
for the start of clannad when the story was centered around fuko it is very similar to anohana as it is about the ghost of a young girl who can only be seen by a select amount of people. Both have excellent story lines and can easilly make you shed a few tears.
Almost all the emotions of sadness, romance and drama gathered here in Clannad and Anohana. Both of them gathering an excellent characters that care about each other.Both of them also characterized with sense of humor.
So if you want your heart to get broke or crying until your eyes get dry then watch one of the two series that you did not see.
High School slice of life featuring individual problems of the characters and how friendship can help to solve it. In the process you will enjoy the drama and the jokes together with a little of supernatural activity.
Both have wonderful story plots and have amazing top notch dramas that will leave you in tears but at the same time have a smile on your face and clapping once you realise how well those scenes are executed.
AnoHana has more in common with the heavier aspects of Kokoro Connect, primarily personal issues and how these strain friendships. While Kokoro Connect might be how a group of friends can fall apart, AnoHana starts with estranged friends after the damage is already done. A visitor tries to change that, though reconciliation can be a difficult journey.
There's a very similar atmosphere in both series. Each of the characters are extensively explored and gain a better understanding of each other through very unnatural experiences.
The premise of the series may be different, but excluding that, if you like the character development in either of the series, you'll sure to like the other show.
They both focus on à group of friends and due to some supernatural events their feelings and relation are put on the edge. Both anime have the same warm feelin. There's comedy but Both series also touches some heavy subjects, wich makes them both great.
Ano Hana and Kokoro Connect are similar because they both involves friendship and romance. Problems come up between the friends but they eventually solve it and have a better understanding of each other.
Both are drama anime that deal with character relationships and life problems. AnoHana is almost always serious with a melancholic tone, whereas Kokoro Connect tends to be lighter with more comedy. I encourage any drama fans to check these out.
Both are great anime dramas
Kokoro's group of friends face issues that may tear them apart, and Ano's group faces issues which also cause life-changing effects
Both animes have a bit of supernatural aspect to them
They both are very well crafted stories that delve into the human condition and the relationships between the characters through a supernatural event. Both stress the importance of friendship and the supernatural catalyst causes them to come together (In Anohana this is more evident and Kokoro Connect delves far deeper into what strains can develop between friends).
Both have a group of friends that more or less deal with the supernatural. Controversy spreads through both series, but the group eventually works together. The pace of both series flow very well and will surely touch your heart. Oh, and they both have love polygons.
Both are based on a group of friends that go through various conflicts due to supernatural causes
Both plots arise and fall because of the strong emotions that run through the groups
Both have love/hate relaitionships within the group
First of all Kokoro Connect probably won't make you break down AS hard as Anohana. Besides that all the character relationships are there among these friends. So sally forth on another emotional rollercoaster!
Both stories center around childhood friends who went through a series of trials and struggles together upon encountering a supernatural phenomenon. The theme for both series revolves around the importance of friendship and accountability. They were also able present impeccable artistry (especially the musical scores) and spiritual value.
Both anime are capable in mixing the viewers' emotion as they offer emotional conflicts. They also provides the viewers with a lesson about life, as the conflicts that appear in the anime are somewhat similar to our daily life and may happen in regular occurance
Both of these animes focuses on the bonds between the group of characters that you'll probably love, and both are about a sudden "surprise" in their lives, although Kokoro Connect was cut into many different arcs. They have just too many similarities, such as the animation. Not to mention that they both deal with the "supernatural," although again, Kokoro Connect gives much more of that feeling than Ano Hana
If you liked either Kokoro Connect or Ano Hana, give the other one a try, you won't regret it! :)
Factual similarities: Both are high school anime with romance and supernatural elements. The supernatural elements in both are used to create drama.
My opinion: I didn't like either of these, however, of the two, I think Anohana might be the less worse one. The drama in Anohana was somewhat justifiable, not so in KokoroC. KokoroC dramatizes something almost everyone goes through, without making such a fuss about it. In Anohana, a lot of the characters sometime start crying and start shouting out their feelings instead of the reader letting them figure them out. That was just bad writing. KokorC has an issue with inconsistent characters. Anohana's focal character was plain annoying, and could do something which would have fixed many issues if done from episode 1.  read more
- Both anime deal with the theme of friendship during adolescence and have characters that are realistic and relatable.
- Both anime have great art style.
- Both anime also share supernatural elements which catalyse emotions in both groups of friends.
- Both anime are emotional.
Interference by something that cannot be explained. Love triangles, awkward & funny situations, friendships (re)born, cute (female) characters and of course mature jokes ... what more can a teenager ask for!
Same development and eventual romance between a group of friends. A tinge of supernatural always keeps the series interesting, with the supernatural novelty eventually taking backseat to the deep character relationships in Kokoro.
Anohana and Kokoro both share the story of a group of five friends dealing with supernatural events and their own feelings for each other.
There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on, or find some other kind of solution like getting along with said ghost that only certain people can see. The mood is melancholic and yet interesting as it pulls one in.
So, we have Ano Hana and NR who are both drama genre and have a very strong supernatural element in the story.
Still, both serie evolve around a person who is the only able to see a ghost who is unable to move on.
Both stories have deep love feelings and struggle around the possibility of "what if": what if i did/did not that thing? what if i could un-do something? what if this person was still alive?
Ano Hana is a great serie and NR evolved more and more interesting too.
Obviously, if you watched & liked one of them, the another is highly recommended too!
Both concentrate on people who lost someone precious to them in the past, and have to deal with this someone coming back as a ghost in order to help them move on. In AnoHana, it's childhood friend, in Natsuyuki Randezvous it's late husband. AnoHana is more slice of life, Natsuyuki has more romance
Both main character can see.........DEAD PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
Both ghosts can't figure out what they need to do in order to cross over.
The ghost in the other anime has the ability to physically manifest herself , while the other doesn't.
The ghost in the other anime is a caring and playful girl, while in the other anime the ghost is a guy who just floats around and does nothing.
Although AnoHana has made a great rendition of the romance and friendship themes, Natsuyuki Rendezvous only focuses on romance. The whole story is throws into a lot of drama, and if you put your heart into it and appreciate it, you'll get it. AnoHana may be confusing at first, but the ending gives you an everlasting feeling.
Both series features supernatural elements involving a ghost whom the main protagonist can only seen.
Both series are lighthearted but also contains moods of sadness and emotions mixed in with some comedy as well as drama.
Both series features themes of romance that is seen as more realistic rather than the typical puppy crush.
•both similar from having a ghost appear before the main character, and they can only see it.
•both anime supporting characters have been affected by the ghosts death in some ways and have not come to closure.
•throughout both of the anime, the characters come to terms with their feelings and reconcile their regrets and misunderstandings and the understanding to move on.
•you might like one if you like the other, but they differ in circumstances/surroundings.
Both series are similar in the theme of getting over something lost that can never be regained. There is the ghost of the dead person which only one character can see. The ghost wants to make people move on and yet its very existence is what holds them back from moving on.
Both are pretty similar in plot. Ghost comes back and only one can see him/her.
Ano Hana is more on the shoujo-side while Natsuyuki is on the josei-side.
Both animes have beautiful OSTs and nice OP/EDs.
In both anime, the main characters had someone die who was very precious to them. The people who dies came back as a ghost, not able to pass on. Their are many sad and bittersweet moments as the characters try to find closure and come in terms with their feelings.
In both series, a ghost, who can only be seen by one character, intervenes with the relationship/s of the main characters. The ghost, though unseen by most of the cast, greatly affects them and guides them to come in terms with their respective pasts. Both are very character-driven shows with plenty of heart-wrenching moments.
Despite Ano Hana tries to keep scenes on a more happy stage, the sad moments don't ever miss a single episode to have some space.
Those two anime might result way different from eachother, but i think if you try to watch them both you'll get to understand and have the same feeling that they both will give you.
Plus both stories are very good, the art and the colors are very well cured.
Highly recommended both~
Even though Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 deals with a catastrophe and AnoHana about a ghost, I'm sure those who like one of them, will like the other. They both has drama, tragedy and slice of life elements, and both deals with the loss of someone important.
They are also well made and the same length.
They're both 11-episode anime from the Noitamina animation block that are dramas. Both involve the characters getting over a drama, in Ano Hana one that happened a while ago and in Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 a drama that recently happened and is, in a way, still happening. Oh, and the premise of Ano Hana (ghost only one person can see) somehow manages to sneak into the otherwise realistic Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, but you're going to see for yourself how that works.
I felt the similarity between these two animes in the way the characters act according to their emotions, making everything more exciting and real. Both animes have spirituality and characters very well constructed. It's hard not to cry.
A group of friends struggle to move on from the death of a loved one. Both are sobering, emotional stories that will light your tear ducts on fire and never let you forget the importance of quality friendships in life.
Both share very similar themes of friendship, regret, atonement, nostalgia, and love. They both feature a grieving group of friends that wish they had done things differently in the past, wanting to redo decisions that led to the death of one of their dearest friends. When they are given the opportunity to atone for their regrets and grief, they seize the moment; in Orange, they send letters to their past selves telling them what to do differently, and in AnoHana, the ghost of their friend who passed away appears and won't disappear until her last wish is fulfilled. Letters addressed to each of them also play a large role in both. read more
Baring a lost young sure is hard. Family, friends, you name it. But, you aren't the only one who is holding the pain, the people around you too.
Both series are made around a certain person in pain, and hope.
What do I mean by hope? It's simple, the hope of coming back together, happy, or bringing hope to the person you love most.
Both series can be real in some aspects, and some not. Seeing a ghost? Good luck finding one. Receiving a letter from your future self? Good luck praying for one. But still, having a friend with suicidal thoughts? Very possible. A friend dying in a car accident after a fight? Also very possible.
Lastly, both of these shows have the same morale: "Take care of your friends, and pay attention to them, they might not return to you someday." read more
It's like the premise has been flipflopped....... Almost. Instead of the group of friends now in the future for a girl form the past, it's the group of friends now in the past with regrets of the future based on a friend in the past.
But the same level of feels ring true in Orange, you just get hit with them a hell of a lot sooner than compared to Ano Hi Mita. Like from Ep3, not the last few episodes.
It's so beatiful so far.. T.T
Both shows revolve around coming to terms with the death of a friend.
Both explore the concept of regret and its effects on the psyche.
Both involve some sort of supernatural occurrence to deliver a message through time.
Both will make you cry buckets.
Both anime have a theme encompassing friendship and saving their friend from despair and tragedy. Past events play a very important role in both the anime i.e characters have regretful actions they have committed in the past that they wish they could've changed.
Both of these series focus on the problem of dealing with a friend's death. Although they are paced differently and have their own unique stories, the vibe that they give off is very similar. In both we find a group of friends who has to overcome a great loss, touching the topics of unchangeable past and awaiting future. Characters in these two series come to a realization of their past mistakes/regrets and either try to literally change them or at least their possible outcome. They include a few life lessons such as avoiding clinging to one's past, possible consequences of the contrary and, as we would expect in most anime - the power of friendship (though not the cliché type which may discourage a potential spectator). They both talk about cherishing a friendship; whether it be present or a long-gone one. I recommend you'd give one of them a try if you already liked the other. read more
Anohana's main themes around the conjoining of friends and the dealing of grief, Orange delves into very similar ideas and character dynamics while simultaneously accurately depicting the struggles of mental health one may go through and the difference of dealing with it alone vs with help.
Both series give realistic and meaningful stories but given a slight supernatural twist that keeps the watcher hooked and interested.
Both of them have a main character who regrets a certain thing that happened in their childhood involving a girl, and they both try to "fix" it.
Both of them are dramatic, thrilling, psychological and emotional.
AnoHana and Erased have brilliant directing and production, they have the same director, stunning visuals, detailed backgrounds and some hidden stuff in their op and ed, and they're both made by A-1 pictures.
Both of them involve revolving around the childhood of the MC, and a little girl/childhood friend.
Both are quite emotional and touching~
Both have phenomenal soundtracks and great visuals, along with superb narration and directing. Both have really good OPs and EDs as well.
- Death. Dealing with the deaths. Aftermaths of deaths.
- A group of childhood friends. In Erased, the friends are mostly seen in in their childhood-form whereas in AnoHana it switched between childhood memories and the current highschoolers.
- Male MC who is more or less a loner at the start solving the puzzles/finding closure.
- Emotionally rich works with lots of drama.
Honestly I feel the need to reccomend this and Steins;Gate together. If There were an anime with the story of Steins;Gate, and the characters of Anohana, then ERASED is it. If you like ERASED, you will love these two.
Both are series that explore the past and the results of a traumatic childhood event. Animation is very similar and while watching the series it often reminded me of Ano Hana. Characters in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi are much more fleshed out in my opinion.
+ Both are series that explore the past and the results of a traumatic childhood
+ Character designs is somewhat similar...(eyes)
+ Both of these anime are emotional...really...
+ Both have amazing visuals/ost's...
+ Both are made by A-1 Pictures / both has similar genres as well...
- (just Jintan from AnoHana is so damn annoying, unlike Satoru)
The main protagonist have a supernatural based issue helping them with a situation involving a childhood friend who was killed. Boku Dake is more of a thriller/mystery show while AnoHana is more of a emotional piece. Both however are well directed and have beautiful animation. Definitely would recommend both to watch!
In both series an introverted Main Character is forced to confront major events from his childhood in order to make a better future for himself. The main difference is that in Ano Hana, Jinta must overcome his grief at losing a dear friend in Menma in order to rebuild his own life, whereas Satoru goes directly back in time to stop the death of a girl in his class named Kayo Hinazuki.
Both have great drama story and plot. These anime stories revolve around someone that isn't actually part of their time and is living in another time, either future or past. I highly recommend AnoHana to those who liked ERASED and vice versa because of their great story, drama and especially their tear-jerking plot.
At one point the cast of Cross Game ask themeselves "do ghosts grow older too?" the cast of Ano Hana would tell them "yes,they do".
It's fascinating how both of these can be so similar and yet in a way so different
Similar because the premise is very similar,making a friend's wish/last dream come true.
Also the 3 main roles of Ano Hana are played by voice actors that were in cross game
Both have very gripping first episodes that make great use of their ED songs at the end of the episode
Different because while in Ano Hana ghosts are very much real in Cross Game it's left to the viewer's interpretation.
Different because while one is an 11 episode intense ride the other is a more subtle 50 episode long journey.
Different because in one the wish is a mystery and the characters try to figure out what it is while in the other the wish is made clear from the begining
One thing is sure though,both are a great watch
Both stories are about one special girl and how an event on one summer day leaves a lasting effect on her family and friends, for years to come. There's the main character who holds the girl's affections, the boy who can only watch in envy, and the girl who always feels like she's in the shadow of that special girl.
Add to it feelings of regret and guilt, wishes, and dreams, you get two great slice of life, coming of age stories.
Both anime are very similar. strong bond between childhood friends, having one special girl in their childhood, and making her last dream come true. the difference is that Anohana with ghost but no baseball while Cross Game with baseball but no ghost (or at least it's left to the viewer's interpretation)
I only recommend these two for each other based on a single similarity ...but it is a very striking similarity both shows carry. Both deal with childhood friends and death, and both also show the gradual reconciliation of feelings toward the dead and coming to terms with it. Both are also very sweet and extremely sad. So I only recommend one for the other if you saw one and enjoyed the parts dealing with the dead and the romance with the shows.
Otherwise, the shows are pretty different. CG is slower paced and about baseball while Anohana is about a group of friends who have broken apart. read more
Both series adapts a similar tone of story telling involving a young girl who was once a special person (childhood friend) in the main protagonist's life.
They have a lighthearted atmosphere that follows a sort of slice of life adaptation.
Both series has theme of friendship involving the main protagonist and the other characters he has interactions with. There is also hints of romance, drama, comedy, and emotional moments.
you get the same feling for both of the romance and the characters that tomatsu haruka voices for. They both hate the person they love. very teary ad motional. i cried every episode. one answrs the other's question.
"Do ghosts grow?"
You would want to answer,"Yes, they do!"
anyway the're both a very good an emotional anime.
Both of these anime deal with young children losing a special someone close to them and how that loss affects them in the future. One of the main motivations the characters have is making the deceased's dream come true.
There is a ghost of a girl that only one character can see, the male lead character. There are some things that the group needs to figure out revolving around the ghost, for good or for bad. What that is helps draw one into the series.
Both series contain a normal protagonist but not in a so normal life with the acquaintance of a ghost girl who has passed away.
There is drama, comedy, tragedy, and romance present in both anime. The other characters are also acquainted with the main protagonist and in both series, the characters are made aware the existence of the ghost girl.
Both series contain the interactions between a human and ghost that brings out a strange atmosphere in which we can draw parallels between the boundaries of realism and fiction.
Same concept on boy can only see a female ghost. Tasogare is very much based on the relationship with the main character and has a more comical yet darker side while anohana explores effect of death on ones life and how the ghost can effect everyone she's left behind. Both are a romance with a very likable ghost and are very enjoyable.
Both have a female ghost who doesn't know why she's still in the living world.Both are very dramatic but tasogare otome x amnesia is more of a horror anime where Ano Hana is more a slice of life anime.
- Both female protagonist is a ghost who she still wonder around the male protagonist.
- Both are very enjoyable series.
- Both have drama scenes through the series.
- TOXA is a bit more mystery and contains more fan-service scene.
- Ano hana focus on childhood relationship but TOXA focus on couples relationship.
Both stories feature a relationship between a boy and a sweet, energetic ghost girl. AnoHana gives the leads a history and presents as a tragedy or drama with only very occasional comedic moments, while Tasogare Otome x Amnesia sees them meeting for the first time and presents primarily as a comedy with a surprisingly effective and heartfelt tragic/dramatic edge at times.
Both series feature an overly energetic ghost girl, with a dark past surrounding their deaths, who are introduced or become the love interest of the main character. Two ghost girls who only the main character can see (well, in Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, few more characters can see Yuuko and they are related to her). The difference is that, in AnoHana, this ghost girl steams from the mc's past, while in Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, there's a deeper connection between the ghost girl and the mc in terms of this past. That being said, while AnoHana is more of a slice of life focusing around a gang of estranged friends coming back together, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia takes a darker turn, as the ghost girl's past is unknown at the beginning of the series and is pretty much explored during the plot. read more
•both are an anime about a group of friends who were very close in their early stages of life, and suddenly an abrupt/sad situation occurs that makes the group distance themselves from each other, and after growing up for a few years, they are reunited with happiness/anger/sadness and every other feeling that comes into play
•both are situated in the dramatic sense, which follows alot of ups and down of each of the protagonists
•both anime show the development of feelings as it has nurtured through various situations, from each of the characters POV, and how they continue to grow and mature, as the main protagonist appears before an old group of friends, how that character will break the ice between them all.
•they are similar, being a bunch of old friends, being reunited under supernatural/undetermined circumstances, and all the feelings that flow along with it. read more
Well basically is the same, but cosplayed xD Both series talk about a group of childhood friends that now are separated because something bad happened and one day a mysterious cute loli appears and try to reconcile them...
If you wanna cry watch anohana, If you don't have anymore to see watch sora no method.
A group of childhood friends who for some reason or another has gone their separate ways only to be reunited again thanks to a blissful girl coming back to the central characters life again due to some sort of supernatural phenomenon. Feels and drama ensures.
Both anime have to deal with reuniting with old friends, and reigniting relationships and friendships. Both have a "fantasy/surreal" aspect to them; celestial beings that seem exactly the same as humans. Both shows are very similar in taste, with an enjoyable slice-of-life aura, and if you liked one, the chances of you also enjoying the other are very high.
Noel and Enma are pretty much THE SAME character.
Both of them appear as a child in the first episode already but is supposedly the same age as the MC (who is in their teens).
The story is about a former group of friends in both animes and "trying" to find their way back to eachother.
Both also have this dramatic feeling in it.
Do I need to type more?
There are a group of kids who were friends when they were younger, but aren't anymore. Noel and Menma have the same personality and are there to grant wishes. There is a lot of drama with some romance.
Sora no Method and Anohana have almost exactly the same atmosphere and feelings. Some characters from Sora no Method have the same personality with the characters from Anohana (Noel from Sora no Method has nearly similar personality to Menma's). There were also many sad and heartbreaking scenes. The music on this two series are very good and great to listen to, especially the OP. The animation and art was excellent.
This two series are really good and both are worth to watch.
-Things in that happened in the past that made them drift away from each other
-A secret base
-Showed what they looked like/acted when they were kids and how they are now
-A lot of drama and a lot of tears
-The disappearance of something or someone special to them
-They all meet up again after all these years of friction between some of their friendships
In each show the main cast is forced to suddenly forced into a situation where they have to work together as a team to accomplish one goal. All the characters are quite different from one another in both Kiznaiver and AnoHana. Their friendships gradually develop along with their differences. The art style is also very similar in each show. The main difference is the plot and the end goal. If you enjoyed the unique characters in either series or liked the way the story unfolded I would recommend the other.
A group of very different teenagers connecting/reconnecting with each other for a single shared purpose.
Lots of drama arising out of interpersonal relationship issues and lots of uncomfortable history, both shared and individual.
AnoHana is more slice of life though, whereas Kiznaiver is definitely more fantastical. Luckily, the fantasy aspect doesn't actually hinder the realism of the human drama that much.
-a group of teens forced to work together and get uncomfortably personal with each other
The overall purpose
-Kiznaiver: the plot's purpose of bringing them together seems for the "greater good of the world"
-Anohana: for the characters' sake, for the growth of the characters and their relationships with one another
Friendships, drama, love triangles and pain. Both of these stories follow such paths where a group of people worked together to solve their own faults and problems. If you liked the dynamics of one you'll be sure to like the other.
These two shows are about a group of teenagers suddenly being forced into a situation where they have to connect and become closer to each other.
There are a few characters with similar personalities or in similar situations. Many of the characters also undergo character development, and their relationships with each other improve.
They have sort of similar art style and great music.
Both are sad, mainly AnoHana, and the drama genre really plays in for both of them. There are also some truths to be discovered. Positive emotions such as love also have to do with these two anime.
- The main characters of the two anime have somewhat similar personalities: Jinta and Katsuhira, Anjou and Chidori, Tenga and Hisakawa, Meiko and Niko, Honoka and Tsurumi, Yuta and Matsuyuki.
- Both animes address the '' shared pain '' between a group of young people,in Ano Hana because of Meiko's death,in Kiznaiver because of the Kizuna Project.
Both involve a group of people (friends and strangers) coming together by chance and try and work towards something, getting to know and understand each other better in the process. Both have elements of romance and what-not. Love triangles and all.
Both look hella nice too.
- Similar art, design, and highschool setting.
- Male protags who appear to be deadbeat trash but actually has a heart of gold.
- Relationship drama.
- A group of highschoolers gather together for whatever reason with wildly different personalities, more or less working on a common goal.
- Drama. Heavy drama.
Both were scripted by Mari Okada, and these are by far the two shows that she has written that are the closest to each other, as far as I know, and here's why:
>Both have a fantasy/supernatural setting attatched to the Girl Main Character (regardless of it being real or not);
>This leads to a similarity in both shows' objectives, which is said girl coming to terms with her situation(though in very different ways);
>Both deal with multiple love triangles inside the main group of friends;
>These love affairs eventually lead to the emotionally similar climax of the shows, although in 'The Anthem of the Heart' the theme of ROMANCE is a little more prevalent than in AnoHana, where the core theme is FRIENDSHIP.
>And yes, both are very feelsy obviously eheh
Kokosake and Anohana are made by the same creators and they give off a similar dramatic and heartwarming vibe. Both anime focus on the main heroine's, a young girl's, extraordinary condition and her friends, who try to help her but, also face their own personal problems.
These two anime are both made by the same production staff and share a very similar art style and atmosphere. They both feature a group of high school students who learn to overcome their problems. They also have a lot of drama in them and can get you emotional.
This is from the same writer and it encompasses the repercussions of what words can do to define you in life. A few words from the ones you are closest the most can make or break you and in this movie it is both celebrated and lamented. It also breaks some of the common tropes in romance that really improves the quality of the movie overall. To be honest I was really caught off guard when I watched this during my free time and I loved it to bits. I do hope you do too!
If you have seen Anohana and you are looking for something similar, something sad, I recommend you Kokoro ga. I honestly can't say that the stories are very similar, but I can say that in the two you find the same types of feelings. Both have a very emotional ending and are one of the best animes of sadness that you can find.
Group of friends torn apart by some event that happens in their childhood.
Both story are focus around the female lead that was unintentionally responsible for these events and follows the characters in their journey to fixing the relationship of the group
Koe no Katachi and AnoHana share similar character traits and senarios. Each series revolves around a group of 'friends' who have cut ties since childhood and brings them together again. These two series also have similar main characters, male lead with a serious disconnect from the real world and a tragic female lead. You get a similar feeling while watching both these series, they're very emotional and dramatic. If you have seen one I would highly recommend checking out the other for a similar story and emotional expierence.
I got very strong AnoHana vibes when watching Koe no Katachi. Both shows deal with a group of childhood friends who become distant after some incidents in the past, and how they restore their friendship when they meet again in the future.
KnK and AnoHana work under the similar backdrop of a melodramatic story about a group of people's childhoods and how their guilt and hidden emotions against each other have caused life-changing scenarios for all of them—and how their coming to terms with their past allows them to move on a new chapter in their lives.
Watching Koe no Katachi, I couldn't help but notice the remarkable similarities to Anohana. The stories revolve around characters initially as young children when an incident breaks their fragile realities tearing friendships and livelihoods alike apart at the seams. Further, they have a similar time skip from elementary to high school to explore how the characters changed overtime and how the past has affected them. In the end, both are about the perils of life and growing up. There are consequences for every action and life isn't nearly as simple as it was when you were a child. Communication might appear to be a simple task but even as we grow in age expressing emotions and words is arduous and full of unexpected complexities. We all experience pain and the journey to conquer it and redeem our mistakes is at the root of both tales. read more
Both have a set of characters with friends whom they have known since childhood with the very ambitious goal of being the protectors of peace!
Each characters share some of their dramatic/traumatic past. And both deal with the hard journey of growing up through the age adolescence.
A group of friends who have grown up together are now in high school (though not torn apart in Little Busters)
Magical realism/supernatural moments
Lighthearted slice-of-life and comedy moments balanced with drama. Little Busters Refrain (the second half of Little Busters) is absolutely heart-wrenching just like AnoHana. I won't say why because spoilers XD
These anime are based around friend groups, both have good character designs too. These anime are dramatic or search to give the same feeling to the viewer. The storys are very good, the story of little busters is formed around "arcs" for each character, the main character of the both anime have the same mentality and the both are slice of life anime.
While not hyper similar in style or genre, both Anohana and Little Busters! has powerful messages of love, life and friendship.
Both deal with the importance of living through all aspects of life, becoming better as a person.
Both will move you, Anohana more so than LB!.
Most of the ToraDora! staff returns to make AnoHana. With a similar comedic yet melancholic feel to every episode and the effect of seeing noticeably alike character designs, you can't go too far into either series without noticing that the other shares analogous characteristics. ToraDora! is for those who prefer realistic and well-paced drama while AnoHana holds true for the opposite.
Both are charcter-driven stories revolving around a circle of friends dealing with their complexes. Both series also include love triangles and similar animation.
And both will also make you cry. A LOT. (mostly in a good way)
In both stories our main protagonist are both recluses, who shut them self's from society. In both shows, the characters are very unique, and not flat at all, you actually have sympathy for them. If you want a good slice of life show that will make you cry, then watch this!
Both feature a shut-in who dropped out of school as the main character. Both have surreal lead female characters trying to reach a goal with the main character. Both flashes back to happier times many times throughout the series. Both are very emotional shows.
Past events affect our principal protagonists and become hikikomori`s (people who stopped working or studying) and are unable to cope with society. Spring arrived and found the opportunity to change their lives. As a result?
Shichisei no Subaru is basically a rehash of AnoHana mixed with MMORPG.
+6 friends, 3 girls, 3 Boys
+Plot also centres on one person
+same love interests and love polygons
+all are friends that hang out when they were kids till something happened
AnoHana is slice of life/drama though while Shichisei no Subaru is action/sci-fi but tells almost the same story added with online elements and conspiracy .
These two are pretty much the same anime the charachers are the same, the plots are the same, the love triangle is the same, the only different between the two is Seven Senses of the Re'Union takes place in a video game well Anohano takes place in the real world. Seven Senses of the Re'Union is basically a mix between SAO and Anohano.
Group of six friends are separated by the death of one of them, a cute girl. The girl returns years later with no memory of dying and the friends have to come back together and work out their conflicts with one another that were caused by her death.
Shichisei no Subaru takes place in a video game setting, but is otherwise a direct copy of AnoHana’s story and some of its character archetypes. The protagonist dude with almost no personality has to take care of the girl, he is in a love triangle with his childhood friend and the aforementioned cute girl.
If you like AnoHana you’ll probably find this repetitive, but if you just want more of the same this has it in spades. read more
If I could recommend two animes at once, I definitely would. The first 5 episodes of this series proved my prediction of this series being a rip-off combination of both AnoHana and Sword Art Online to be absolutely correct; it takes no genius to figure that out. All 6 members of Subaru represent a member each in Jintan's group of childhood friends in Anohana with little to no difference.
There is a big similarity between these 2 Series. Both Series have a Group of six friends who lost one of their female friends of their group. After some years they see the technically dead girl again and decide to reunite the old group of the friends which has been split up during the years after her death. To reunite the group a lot of talk is necessary, because the opinions of the former group members differ widely.
While Ano Hana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) takes place in the "real" world and includes a ghost-like appearance of the girl, in Shichisei no Subaru the happenings around the girl take place inside a VR-MMORPG (similar to many other Animes like Sword Art Online) and the appearance of the girl is treated as a data residue of her mind when she died. read more
Both have the "nostalgia" thing going for them with the plot jumping back in forth from past to present. Both also have something happen in the past that has caused the characters to change somehow through the years
If you enjoyed the friendship aspect of the characters in one anime, I recommend the other. Both shows have the theme of a group of childhood friends reuniting after a long time. While I think Myself; Yourself deals with a few darker aspects (and although one show is a few years older than the other), overcoming past quarrels/issues to reunite and rediscover old friendship bonds is prevalent in both anime - as well as they can both be considered emotional, slice-of-life, short anime series with a pinch of romance that have made at least someone out there shed a few unexpected tears.
Both of them are about a group of friends that used to meet when they were younger and after some time that they split off by some reason. Then when they're teeangers, start hanging up again and they realized that some of them have some black past , that are trying to fight with....
Both are about a group of childhood friends who lost one member(In Myself;Yourself he moved while in Ano Hana he died),and now they have returned and reunited with their friends only to find they have changed and both are drama-romances.Ano Hana has a supernatural twist while Myself;Yourself is much more dark.
Beautiful animation as well as the unique and touching storyline. If you're looking for a tragic story involving drama, comedy, and even romance, then both series here are something to keep an eye on. Why? Well...in additional to these traits:
- similar lead character
- dealing with loss of life and how to move on
- tear inducing endings
Both center on a guy who has pretty much given up on life and doesn't do much who reencountersa misterious girl from his past (life or otherwise). They are both sweet tales that will make you cry, with a strong supernatural element and an array of strange, broken and likeable characters, who are hanuted by their pasts.
Similar main love triangle - "Special" female lead that has lots of people attracted to her unique personality, a secondary female lead that is really talented and more down to earth but has her own issues and the male lead who is in love with the special female lead.
Both shows have a similar setting - a normal town, a group of friends, partially school setting. Also, the script writer is the same and both are the type to induce feels.
If you like Sakurasou no Pet Janojo, Ano Hana has a somewhat "similar" plot as in the supporting characters are trying to make the confused,yet lovable, main character happy. I really like both anime, both Menma and Mashiro have sweet and innocent sides.
- Both animes have a love triangle going on with the protagonist
- Both animes talk about friendship and teamwork
- Both animes have amazing soundtracks, opening and ending
- Both animes are set in highschool time (although Anohana have very little screen time inside the school)
- Both animes will have u burst into tears during the last episode... trust me :P
It has great story, the art is lovely, its also unique, characters are great *but a few in kanon* , but it has great emotional stories. For all characters, and they are both not overly overrated. Unique characters and music.
There are also similar things in the story, like disappearing main girls. Secrets that you dont discover till the end. etc.
I'll have to say, Anohana was the saddest anime to date that I have watched, and Kanon 2006 came close to it. In both anime I was crying giant man tears and they both left that void of a good anime after it was done. The only difference is that Kanon 2006 rushes so much sad feelings that near the end I kind of felt that there was no lower I could go, and I couldn't cry anymore, but nonetheless both are really masterful works of art and I recommend both for must watch if you are into anime.
Although they have very different plotlines they both have magnificent animation, as well as that melodrama slice of life feeling.
They both deal with sadness, seperation, and moving on. If you like one you will definitely like the other.
Ano Hana and 5 Centimeters per Second are two anime that I found very touching. In both anime, the characters deal with growing up and friendships. Both of these anime have very good animation and I feel like you can relate to the characters to a certain extent. I recommend Ano Hana/5 Centimeters per Second.
Whenever "One more time, one more chance" comes on, its my own cast of Anohana that appears on the other side of the tracks.
Both series have moved me forever, and I would strongly recommend each of them to anyone who is looking to shed a few tears from the soul.
While seemingly different at first, both series focuses around the theme of life revolving around the main characters of the story.
For instance, Ohana from Hansaku Iroha has to deal with the confession of a friend while Jinta deals with the death of someone he cares about.
Both series contain character development along with comedy, drama, an emotional like feeling as the episodes progresses as the story becomes somewhat like a journey from its pilot episode towards its end when the main characters says goodbye to what they've learned.
Both are practically the epitome of the genre called slice of life. If you can check any of the following bullet points you may have fun watching either of these anime.
- You get entertained if the plot revolves around everyday life and it's miseries/fortune
- You enjoy characters who don't act solely in a stereotypical manner
- You don't get distracted if it is episodic (at least hanasaku iroha)
- You like stories that contain interpersonal relationships and comedy
Another heart-wrenching anime that deals with death and receiving a chance to redeem or complete something that you once were unable to. Colorful is much more slow paced than Ano Hana at the beginning and the character designs are fairly plain and "normal", taking the realistic approach. As the you continue to watch, the movie really draws you in like Ano Hana and sets up to be a real masterpiece in animation.
Though they don't have much in common as a story, I really want to point out 2 things:
Both anime show the true feelings of the characters, no emotion is forced.
Also, both Menma and Makoto have died. But Menma returns(but is not brought back to life) to grant a last wish and Makoto comes back because he has to prove that he can make something of his life.
That first point is the most important one. There are not much anime where I see so many emotions as these.
And I cried when AnoHana ended. With Colorful I probably did too, but I'm not sure anymore. They both touched me:') read more
In terms of expression, Anohana and Colorful expresses the idea of the afterlife in which a character ventures on the surface world upon their death. For this reason, there's a multitude of feelings that surrounds the character including fear, regret, anger, and also joy.
Both series are very dramatic and at times realistic in terms of its presentation. At the same time, character relationship plays a pivotal factor that crafts the stories of these two anime. These relationships range from friendship, to romance, and to memories created by both their past/present times.
- Explores life after death, and reincarnation
- Very emotionally manipulative and are both very adept at it
- Parts where great attention have been paid to small details
- Themes revolve around seeking closure
These two series are very much alike and have wonderfully told stories and characters that are bound to tug at your heartstrings. Both have protagonists that find themselves escaping reality over the summer through a supernatural occurrence and learning from the experience in the process. They also deal with many common themes such as life and death, impossible love and spirits. If you're into bittersweet endings and emotional stories that are certain to make you cry, both of these are simply a must-watch.
Both protagonists meet a ghost/spirit that they'll get along with. Both wanting to spend time with their new friend. There bond strengthens as time goes by, both falling in love with each other. As their bond continues to strengthen, something heart-breaking occurs that will make the anime-watchers feel mentally or physically wounded with sadness.
Both deal with a ghost girl who died several years ago with supernatural mystery surrounding them. Both main characters are tasked to pass the ghosts on to the afterlife. Both girls are cherry and happy, and were significantly important figures while they were alive. Both have the same feel of comedy and romance.
Both involve girl who passed away 10 years ago and the Male MC is 'tasked' with helping her ghost pass on. The ghosts also were quite significant during their time alive. Menma in Anohana kept the group of friends together and Nanana found lots of treasure. Both Menma and Nanana are quite cheery and not disturbed about being dead.Both are produced by A-1.
Both are drama/slice of life anime that revolve around a group of friends growing up, an accident involving one of these friends and how this accident affects the relationship between all of them.
Love triangles appear in both shows and result in the friends driffting apart, though while Kimi ga Nozomu Eien focuses on the love like relationships and "drifting apart", AnoHana is more about those friends finding back to each other.
AnoHana has slight "supernatural" parts while KNE tries to be a more realistic show.
Both shows have a very sad and kind of melancholic last episode and the girl involved in the accident is a little similar in both shows as well. read more
In Kima ga Nozomu Eien, the male protagonist has to give up something very important to him in order to move on with his life. The situation actually happened in the past, but after a series of events occured he has to deal with the situation in the present. In Ano Hana, a whole group of people have to give up something in order to move on with their lives, and just like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, the event happened in the past, and an event occurred that resurrected the conflict. Ano Hana is a depressing and sad anime, but it starts out pretty normal, and the depresison factor escalates near the end, whereas in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien it is pretty depressing throughout the whole series with a little comic relief near the end. So, all in all, if you liked Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, then I highly recommend watching Ano Hana, and vice-versa. read more
Both series are about a group of friends whose lives are changing because of a tragic accident with one of the friends. The others try to move on, but suddenly are being pulled back to the past they all want to forget.
Both series deals with friendship, loyalty, love and loss. In my biased opinion, the plot and character development are more drawn out than Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. In addition, Anohana offers softer and supernatural elements in the series. Kimi ga Nozumu Eien deals more with adult-like situations and consequences, so I would advise those whom are 16...maybe 18 and older to watch it. I have watched Kimi ga Nozumu Eien twice. I did not understand the series too well nine years ago as opposed to now. Kimi ga Nozumu Eien will not disappoint drama/romance fans though, so try it out!
Ano Hana & Glasslip have very similar features including art, genres, and location. Although Ano Hana is the repairing of characters' friendships while Glasslip is involved in causing drama between friends, both stories gives a very similar feel involving friendship.
Both series are pretty relaxing, calm animes with a small romance, taking place in summertime. We have group of five friends having fun, but yet their problems with love and friendship. One person loves another, but this other persons is in love with someone else, this is clearly visible there. Those series are slice of life with a bit of supernatural themes.
They both revolve around love and friendship..both are based around multiple friends who love each other. Both will make you cry, laugh and experience tons of emotions and feelings at once. Both are amazing. Both are masterpieces.
Both are stories of unrequited love that will lift you up...
They share similar themes like school and friendship, but it's really that melodramatic and lighthearted feeling you get when you're watching both of these titles.
Both are fulfilling titles that will ensure laughter, sadness, sympathy, and a sense of "what a beautiful story this was" as you look back.
After Anohana ended for Spring, I was heartbroken. I really missed this show. Then, the Summer animes started and Usagi Drop is a really good replacement for Anohana. Anohana is more about friendship, and Usagi Drop is more about family, but they are both shows with amazing relationships. They are both such cute shows with such beautiful meanings! If you loved Anohana, you will love Usagi drop! (or the other way around) They both are such amazing shows! *o*
The main object is the family.
From AnoHana we get the perception that it's not my father and mother or my brother my only and truly family. The definition of family can change according to our life history, our past...
Usagi Drop brings us that. A new definition of family. A girl that will live with a guy that means nothing to her in the beggining but that will change with the time and wich will become her "Family"!
- Love troubles
- Similar art style around the face
- Lots of crying (by the characters mostly, but idk I guess if you cried at one maybe you'll also cry at the other???)
Most importantly, the MC has very similar backstories: popular smart kid who fell behind somehow but is back because of the sudden appearance/reappearance of a magic manic pixie girl. MC's more chill in FranXX though.
AnoHana is easier to take seriously because there aren't overt in-your-face sexual overtones every shot, but the voice acting is smoother in FranXX.
- Characters from DARLING in the FRANXX seem to be inspired from AnoHana, both personality-wise and design-wise
- Saori Hayami and Haruka Tomatsu voiced main characters in both shows
- One of the arcs in DARLING in the FRANXX seems like the storyline of AnoHana
- Original work from the same studio (A-1 Pictures)
- Both shows are about relationships among friends/people around them
One negative thing both shows suffer from:
Awful pacing HAHA
But this doesn't stop both FRANXX and AnoHana from being overall awesome shows :)
I watched FRANXX first although AnoHana came out first and these similarities ^^ made AnoHana feel like FRANXX if it was set in the present day. Have fun watching!  read more
Both shows deal with 'death' in a sense or saying goodbye to a loved one, both are very emotional shows and take you on a roller coaster of emotions. Though they have different settings you get similar vibes from both.
Well, apart from the fact that the protagonists of both of the anime(Tsukasa and Isla in Plastic Memories-and Jintan and Menma in AnoHana) look like a lot, you would find similarities even with their stories...As yes you are going to laugh, get a cuteness overload, you are going to need for a romantic hug with your significant other while you watch it and much pain and sadness to the end-and no that's not a spoiler because we all see it coming- for BOTH...
Get tissues and enjoy the masterpiece of both of these anime...
Both are series that rely on cheap drama and emotional twists hinged around shallow unconvincing characters who are based around these twists. They both construct their emotional drama recipes similarly, and contain elements of romance, so I assume appeal to a similar audience
Both series are tearjerkers with a plot revolving around all the hard work put in so that a girl can have her wish granted. There are other similarities as well that I will not mention due to spoilers.
-Both are very touching story with little bit of romance.
-Both story surely make you feel like wanna cry.
-Both has a very nice and touching song that surely make you fall for it.
-Both are about teamwork and friendship.
-Both story shows that everyone has their own past.
-Both story shows the sadness and the difficulty when departing with your friends or someone you treasure the most.
-Both has a peaceful ending and all the character continue to live their own normal usual life.
KnK revolves around a group of high school students, but the protagonists (a shy, innocent girl and a funny, compassionate guy) carry the plot with their mysterious past.
AnoHana also stars a friendly duo and their friends as its main cast. The drama in this show intensifies overtime since new feelings open up as conflicts revive after an entire decade has passed. If you are a fan of stories that cover the lives of lonely characters that change after a while, then you will like Kyoukai no Kanata.
Kuriyama's quirky and adorable personality covers a large part in the show, just like how Menma's selfless and slightly silly behavior had a strong effect on Anohana, but her character also acts similar to Jintan for they both take on a certain goal that must be fulfilled. read more
-Well both series are short and sweet and get to the point.
-Colorful cast of characters some flow with the tropes some don't, you probably know someone like one of the characters
-Anohana will bring you to tears, if you cried at the end of this prepare to feel it even harder here
-But much like this series it ends on a high note and puts a smile on your crying face.
What if you could fulfill the last wish of someone you love? To what lengths would someone go to grant this last wish. Both series explore these concepts and slowly the viewer finds out more about the characters as the series progress. There is also a persuasive melancholy through the entire piece.
Tragedy brings sorrow, and sorrow brings tears. Both of these series are emotional and although short, are touching pieces of work. Additionally, the interactions between the MC and the heroine are filled with drama, emotions, comedy, and even romance.
Both Anime use bright colors and have a similar fluid style for their characters. The stories focal point is around a rather innocent girl who has a wish that is unsaid. It is also about friendship and strengthening relationships which draws the viewer in.
Both Ano-Hana and Irozuku Sekai are similar in the following:
- both have a bittersweet feeling throughout the anime
- both protagonists do not belong in the time/place they are in
- Menma being a ghost and Hitomi (Irozuku) being from the future
- about friendship with a hint of romance
- both animes ended similarly (no further spoilers!)
- the main pairs had a special connection between them that no one else had
- in Irozuku the protagonist is lacking something that makes her different (her lack of emotions and her inability to see colours) while in Ano-Hana the protagonst, Menma, is a ghost hence nobody except one person can see her
- these situations set the stage for the sad yet happy situations
If you liked the bittersweet feeling in one, you will definitely find it the other read more
-Both have an introverted main male character who has similar problems in life (main character of irozuki is Hitomi but i am talking about Yuito)
-Both have a group of friends who make stronger bonds throught the anime thanks to the main character's presence or because they want to help the main character.
-Both have a main character who is an irregular (anohana-ghost / irozuku-time traveler)
-Both have a comedy side but also have deep meanings and strong emotions
-Both's ending's feels are really similar
-In both of them main characters finds a new meaning in life in the end, the meanings are similar.
Both lead muchachos can see ...........DEEEEEAD PEEEEOPLE!!..!!!....WHUUUUU,HU,HU!
Both ghosts can eat, play and physically interact with the lead muchachos.
Both lead muchachos suffered a terrible loss.
In AnoHana only one muchacho (male lead) among the 5 former amigos (friends) can see their dead amiga (friend feminine).
In H2O, the ghost has special ability to grant what the muchacho wishes, It can also leave whenever it wishes. In AnoHana, the ghost don't have a slightest idea as to why she can't cross-over and why she can only manifest herself to only one muchacho (the lead male character).
In AnoHana the ghost has the body of a 15 year old but thinks and acts like an 8 year old, it has habit of pestering the muchacho everyday, while in H2O the ghost is at the same age as the muchacho and also act like a teenager, but it also has a habit of leaving the muchacho behind when they find themselves in awkward situations.
First of all, both series contain tragedy themes that brings on emotions within a viewer.
Both series has a normal protagonist that interacts with a not so normal girl.
Both series has good animation style and has other characters with contrasting personalities. Both series additionally have some romance themes that expand beyond the typical love triangles. Both series also have a mystery like atmosphere that fills the void that mixes in drama, some comedy, and emotions.
Both the main male characters are hikokomori boys that refuse to go to school due to a traumatic event. They both encounter a supernatural phenomenon that changes their way of life and gaining the courage to venture the outside world and work at fixing their prior relationships. Both series focus on overcoming social isolation all the while realizing that they aren't the only people in the world.
Rozen Maiden and Ano Hana's storylines don't have much in common. But the set of the characters are kinda similar. Both male pentagonists refuse to go to school (during a traumatic event), both male pentagonist's lifes are changed by a girl who is not human. Both have things that could not happen in reallife. Like the magicbattles in Rozen Maiden and seeing a ghost in ano hana
An antisocial, emotionally-wounded teenage protagonist encounters a young girl's ghost (?) and tries to solve the mystery of why she suddenly appeared. In the process, the two of them become very close and end up helping each other work through their respective regrets. Both shows are lusciously animated and tell stories set in the present day with more than a hint of magical realism. The biggest difference between the two is the gender of their protagonist, which has some effect on the story but not as much as you might expect.
Ano Hana isn't about body-swapping like Kimi no Na wa. But what significantly makes them similar is the way the shows are extremely emotional. They both shock us with sad twists. The two shows also have similar background musics that trigger your sense of sympathy. They both also deal with superstitions involved around the main female characters. If you want to cry again, I'd strongly recommend this anime.
(Plus, they have the same character designer).
Porter Robinson, who wrote Shelter, listed Anohana as one of his top favorite anime. It's easy to see the similarities in the two. Both are about loss and hope. Both are huge tearjerkers. A-1 studios made both, so they are definitely similar in terms of artwork.
The drawn out character development in the first 2 ep's has been engaging and similar to Ano in that you know there is a reason behind, a searching for someone/something and that may be the crux of the whole show, not a mystery like Gosick, Dantalian or UN-GO, but a relational story like Ano that requires 'the group' to be together to succeed.
It looks fantastic so farstill need to be impressed
Fan Service 0 (0=none, 10=Unwatchable)
Overall 8.5/10 read more
In both series characters are slowly becoming friends (or reviving their old friendship, as is the case with Ano Hi...) being bound together by circumstances. Both series are filled with touching emotions and make the audience cry with good heartwarming tears.
Both shows involve a group of friends that work together to achieve an overarching goal. However, in both shows, the main premise rather focuses on the personal drama between each of the characters, with the goal acting as more of a way to progress the plot forward. There is also bits and touches of romance involved, although it's only for like 2 secs in Tari Tari
Both series start out knowing a character(s) have died and a good portion of each anime's story is about reflecting on the lives of said characters. Both anime are very feels heavy and contrast happiness with misery often.
- Mostly it's that both immerse you in the same melancholic, and tear jerking atmosphere.
- Both have a lookout on the past, memories etc..
- Cruelties of life, pain...
- Both with kid's POV, you get very attached to the characters relating to all their feelings as if experiencing it yourself.
i would very much recommend the movie grave of the fireflies, though do not watch it whilst in a cheery mood, it would definitely kill it :) (in my case for 3 days)
"Childhood Memories..." something that we all treasure for and remember it as we grow older. But, is your childhood a happy one, or a difficult one? Both of these shows are know to have a lot of childhood scenes where the main characters had fun when they were kids. However things go bad, as when they get older, conflicts issues about their past. They must, however, complete a certain task to help them achieve their goal.
The difference is that Anohana is somewhat adventuring through the city areas, and much more a normal show. Little Busters Refrain takes place in one school area, and a fantasy like show. read more
I don't honestly think I've had such an onslaught of emotions from an anime like Little Busters! Refrain since I've watched Clannad After Story and Anohana. Anohana focuses greatly on the bonds of friendship, and, like Little Busters! Refrain and it's prequel, it has a fantasy element to it that's integrated perfectly. The two series both have rather short episode totals, with Refrain having 13 episodes and Anohana having an even lesser 11. However, the pacing is some of the best I've ever seen in an anime, and makes the timeline go along perfectly. Both of these series are 10/10's for me, and I'd heavily suggest anyone who enjoyed either one of these shows to check out the other, and for those who haven't seen either one of these, you're heavily missing out. read more
A girl who dies gets a second chance at life in some respect. In AnoHana, Menma reappears from the beginning of the series - several years after her death - as an older version of herself, only visible to her friend Jinta, and asks him to help grant her wish. In MP, Himari dies of a terminal condition, but has her life extended by a mysterious being, and several chubby penguins appear that are only visible to Himari and her brothers. The brothers have a special condition to fulfill as the price of having their sister's life extended.
The stories are different, I found Himari a lot like Menma. They are both sweet,kind and childish,with both have a tragic fate, but they just act happy and smile even though they known that they won't be there forever. Also Momoka reminds me of Menma as well.She is already dead but she friends can't accept her death even after growing up.
Both involve a group of childhood friends. While Ano Hana deals the drama of childhood friends who have drifted due to a tragic accident. Kimi to Boku deals with the everyday life for a group of childhood friends.
The main characters of of similar personalities, down to their hidden perversion. They both have a group of friends they would rather not be with, and are dragged around by a girl and forced into some rather funny situations.
While this might seem extremely far fetched, both series deal alot with the loss of childhood friendships. Everything else about each series is completely different, but if you're looking for some angsty drama about broken best friends, these two seem to be at the top.
Anohana: Imagine if "ghost hound"was light and set in summer instead of dark and psychological.
Both focus on an MC trying to overcome the death of a childhood friend (in anohana) and his sister (in ghost hound).
This anime is what most moved me, who loves and is anime fan is obligated to attend.
Put only one, but all animes of my list are great, there are those who even declined in its other seasons but may assist yes, you will not regret it.
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Let's just think for a while, what can this titles similar in?
First of all they both about supernatural things. Maybe AnoHana is more drammatic and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is more comedy anime but they are both fantastic, emotional stories. Both are about a group of friends that go through many situations.
Two shows with a focus on supernatural and the personal relationships between a group of friends.
- A group of friends dealing with the death key member of their friendship group.
- Emotion heavy
- Slow pace
- Similar character personalities
- Unexpectedly good and understated voice acting (Japanese ver.)
AnoHana is slice of life and Grimgar is set up with a suddenly-dropped-into-a-fantasy-RPGesque-world premise, but the overall themes are actually surprisingly similar. AnoHana has a more heavy-handed approach to the drama though.
I am making this reccomendation espacially after watching episode 8...
well both of these anime have the feature of the after life and although Anohana is much more serious both anime try to make us behave ''cool'' around ghosts and other stuff!!!
But you should watch Anohana if you liked especially Re-kan's episode 8(or you generally like Re-kan) and you should watch Anohana after you have watched Re;kan because you will be more ''touched'' about the supernatular feature and you will be more prepared to accept it after you have watched Re-kan!
Both shows are:
- Ladden with heavy drama
- Full of love problems: X likes Y, Y like Z, Z like everyone etc. etc.
- about self-absorbed, self-loathing teenagers
The artstyle is very different. but the atmosphere is similar; both make attempts to appear smart, mature, and full of depth much like the teenage protagonists the two shows focus on.
A crazy recommendation, but as I am part of the minority who have watched Bakegyamon, I can't let this similarity be unknown to people. Bakegyamon and Anohana share the theme of friendship, as well as having a ghost/spirit female character with a mystery that gets unfolded later in the series. Though Bakegyamon is a bit slower due to being a 51 episode long shonen aimed for a younger audience.
Now, the sole reason I made this recommendation is mainly that both series share a very similar, if not the same, sad and heartfelt scene. Both occur around the climax of their series with the same setting and "game".  read more
Immediately after being introduced to the main cast, I thought of Anohana: 5 childhood friends, seemingly inseparable, that were torn apart by a traumatic event, only to reunite many years later fighting for the same goal. This is certainly the case for Daisuke and his friends Keisuke, Marimari, Gai, and Gai's sister Lu. They rebuild their friendship much like the cast in Anohana.
Both MC's have similar situation, they are the only one that can see girl. In AnoHana girl is dead and in Bunny girl is forgotten by society. Both series are emotional rollercoasters and they guarantee that you will ship some couples and kept fingers crossed for "good things to happen".
Anohana isn't really too similar to Yuragi-sou because it focuses more on individual corrections and more realistic. However both do involve a spirit/ghost girl that they have to help them finish their wish so they can move on while no one else can see them. Its a tear jerker while Yuragi-sou is more comedy/fan-service
Okay so there may not be many obvious links between AnoHana and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii, but I feel like there is one main thing they both do: they make you think about the world, about life, and show you in the most beautiful way possible how much there is to it all. While AnoHana is more about bringing friends together and Soredemo is about romance, they both do an excellent job at making you reflect on the beauty of the world and they both give off the same sort of feel.
-Both series are tragic.
-Both series have romance that slowly builds while dramatic events happen.
-Both series have really small amount of comedy. If you don't like comedy much.
-Both series has a character/s that doesn't exist or just an illusion.
Both feature a silver-white haired female companions who show love or affection for a male character.
Difference is one is an outdated android and the other is a resurrected being.
Both pack emotions and feels down your throat
Not sure why no one made a similar recommendation yet. MCs are socially isolated people,escaping from reality, not attending school in fear of being judged by peers.
Both also have a good amount of bullying.
Sakura and Anjou are pretty much the same person just really really similar and they both want MC to come back to school.
If you want a movie with the same plot line or similar themes then these two anime aren't similar in the slightest. However there is something that draws a connection between the two anime’s. Both have a beautiful art style, completely different but still a pleasure to view. Both end with you blubbering like a beached whale. And both have a simplistic plot-line that makes the overall feeling to be peaceful and satisfied despite the beautiful tragic aspect of the anime’s. Worth the watch.
These animes are both similar due to their styles of execution. They both come off as light hearted and fun despite facing intense drama and conflicts. Anohana achieved this through beautiful soundtracks and likeable characters while Danmachi Achieved through comedic reliefs and also amazing soundtracks. if you are looking for a relaxing and lighthearted to watch, then these two anime are definitely for you. My favourite character in Anohana is Popo. Despite the group being separate, he still manages to not change. Even though people might say his character is not developed because unlike the rest of the character, he does not face any real conflicts and continue to bring comedic reliefs and help other character developed. read more
Want to watch a show about coming to terms with loss, especially loss of a dear friend? This is what both AnoHana and Gakkougurashi are largely about, and they both succeed in making the viewer cry waterfalls in the process. The slice-of-life feel is handled differently in the shows; AnoHana is about more realistic relationships and drama, while Gakkougurashi goes to both extremes with comedic scenes and horror/suspense. Without giving away too many spoilers, it can be said that both series also have melancholic yet emotionally satisfying endings.
They are about summer and are very touching.
Ojamajo Doremi Naisho is an OVA based on a magical girl anime, but I can't help but compare the two for giving the same feels. It still can be watched without seeing the other seasons of Ojamajo Doremi.
Ojamajo Doremi Naisho, minus the magic, is about a bunch of kids during the summer, with some flashbacks and surprisingly emotional moments. It gives off a strong feeling of the lessons and purity of childhood, and highlights a theme of growing up.
The twelfth episode of Ojamajo Doremi Naisho pulls on the heartstrings. It's a story that will bring you tears, much like AnoHana. They are about a last wish coming true. read more
they are the same because both the main character girls aren't a human. both of their personality are the same. the main guy character in both anime both aren't able to move on from the past until the main character girl came and changed them, and helped them move on. both a very happy warm anime ^___^) i love these two animes so much.
Two shows with a focus on drama and the personal relationships between a group of friends. Saikano has a war scenary, you can see the degeneration while the war for a friends group and some couples.
If you are looking for a drama, love triangle and slice of life while the war, this the best anime (better in manga)
At first there wouldn't seem like there's much in common between these two. But at the core they are about a supernatural girl looking to remember or find out why she exists. That and interesting cast of characters around what is going on makes me feel like these two could be enjoyed side by side.
Both animes have a 'real life' aspect that is played upon but also riled up. Both set in modern times they focus on characters who may not be the generally accepted 'normal' to society, and show how people like this can connect to each other. Though Working is definitely less serious, I think they hold a lot of a similar feel.
I would recommend AnoHana along with Twin Spica, why? I suppose Twin Spica is more mellow and is about a smaller group of teens that wants to travel to space, however, the dynamic of both shows feel the same. These two anime first focus on bright, optimistic, gifted children as they grow up and begin to realize how challenging it is to adapt to a much bigger picture of life than any child can possibly imagine. Well, of course, some of the angst will go off the meter because these peeps are still maturing, changing, fluctuating and all that good stuff, but I predict AnoHana will have many things to teach about friendship, the passing of time, resolving conflict, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, the human spirit, etc. just like Twin Spica. Just as a forewarning you may end up crying happy tears and/or tears of ultimate sadness, so you might need a box of tissues or maybe a roll of toilet paper. Also, one more thing, let's just say the astronaut with the Lion mask (Lion-san) and Menma are very similar, especially since they both never change and both have a wish/dream to fulfill. read more
Both anime has a very bitter sweet ending leaning towards the bitter side. lets just leave it at that.
As well both animes are relatively short so it wont really take up a huge chuck of your time. As well since both animes are rather short, you will get episode after episode of intense action.
Both series deal with the supernatural and being able to move on with life. While "St. Luminous Mission High School" is an older series, it has a simular charm to the storyline that draws the viewer in. There is also a mystery as to why the things are happening around them.
The storylines of both animes are standing on totally different edges, but the real core of them have some similarities: a group of friends that deals with new and different feelings and endure hard challenges (and bullets, in Gunslinger case) to stick together. Good dramas with very touching endings.
Ano Hana is similar to Noein executed in reverse, without the sci-fi. If you got a lot out out of the slice-of-life parts of Noein, and found yourself moved by how time changes even the best of friends, then you'd LOVE Ano Hana.
Noein focused on the bonds of a group of childhood friends before a tragic glimpse into their future showed how they'd all drifted apart. Ano starts with five childhood friends having drifted apart; the ghost of the sixth inspiring one to reunite them.
A group of child hood friends have to deal with a tragedy that occurred when they were younger. What draws the viewer in for both is the varying healing process each of the characters goes through as the series progress. This allows the high school students to move on with their lives.
The story line is soft and fluffy and makes a person feel good even when some bad things do happen. Both story lines also touch upon growing up. The struggle the characters go through in both series is worth digging into.
Both have a slow and reflective plot with supernatural events in both shows, and a slight melancholy tone. Both are about a Wish of one of the main characters. Both are about the value of family and friendship bonds.
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. Both have a clumsy naive goody goody heroine, and some very sad moments. Also the main group is a group of friends who has a goal (in FB is to end the zodiac curse and in AnoHana is return Menma to Heaven).
On the surface Ano Hana and Shinigami no Ballad don't have much in common, as Ano Hana has a set cast of young people and Shinigami has a varied cast that changes every episode, as well as a big different in quality of art and music in Ano Hana's favour.
However, both stories deal primarily with accepting death and overcoming loss.
Momo and Menma are both young girls who linger in-between the earth and afterlife in order to guide the living. Ultimately both series handle the idea of loss and moving on with sensitivity and a high amount of emotional drama, focusing especially on adolescents.  read more
It's a surprise this isn't within the top recommendations. The art style is similar, creating an environment of surreal and realism at the same time. Main characters are similar, with both main lead male roles fighting desperately against fate for the person they care about. Menma= Mayuri
Both anime are romance comedy. This one is a little different since it's sad, but the art sort of seems alike in some ways. The anime styles are different, but the fashion and interiors are alike. I recommend this tear-jerking romance!
An odd boy ends up living with an already dead girl (a ghost in Ano Hana, a zombie in Sankarea). Note that the "odd" and "already dead" parts are portrayed differently. Then; as the days of living together go by, some romance starts to bloom.
The two are very different in what they're trying to be though. Ano Hana aims for drama while Sankarea aims for a romcom type of story.
There will never be any replacement for anohana.
You get the chill, tears falling, a true masterpiece out of it.
However i would like to recommend this anime.
It is full of comedy for the first half season.
However the late part, it is full of sadness...
I personally think that this is quite similar to Kannagi the fact that this anime is mostly about each characters trying to find there true self just like Kannagi e.g Nagi trying to find out the truth behind her self , Jin is also trying to find the truth behind Nagi aswell as for him self, Tsugumi wants to find out the true meaning behind her feelings for Jin and ect...
As you can tell Kannagi has also quite a few of romantic scene well Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai has also quite a few of a romantic kind of scenes. This is why i think you should watch this anime. read more
Though it is nesesarry to see the OVA's and the first season of tamayura (Hitotose), both series will give you this emotional feeling. Though in AnoHana you get that towards the end and Tamayura will give it to you every other chapter.
Although the concept is a little different. The idea of romance is quite similar.
Both involve the guy being, what you would call "shy".
Furthermore, both have the sense of romance triangles flushing through flashback memories.
For both Anohana and Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi, they both involve the concept of death and its aftermath. Thus, expect some supernatural themes.
The main female character from both series are kind and is selfless in helping others. Although the settings are a bit different, they give off a similar feeling of mystery. For Anohana, involves the main girl (Menma). For Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi, it involves the origins of its world setting.
Very similar character designs. Place the characters from Anohana and add mecha, aliens, and a futuristic setting. Anohana is a slice of life filled with friendship, drama, and regrets. While M3 has CGI and a mysterious realm yet to be explored.
Although the storylines are different, these two anime have the same kind of atmosphere to them, and both are very innocent romances. Ano Hana is more "intense", while True Tears is on the softer side.
Both are heart warming stories that deal with the daily lives of teenagers and an occurring supernatural event. There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on.
I watched this two animes a couple of mounth ago.To be honest,I had a great feedback from them.Both of them have the romance theme but they are a bit different.
In Kaichou,you will see that is the typical boy-girl relationship but with their ups and downs. The main reason i like this anime is because i like the personallity of Usui Takumi.He makes the anime more funny and I like how he protects the girl he loves.
In Anohana(abbreviation) you can see a special relationship between a boy and a girl,who's a ghost.The ghost died when the boy was little and he was trying to save her soul. read more