Total Recommendations: 18
In both movies, the protagonist returns to their old towns in the countryside from the city. They are dispassionate and apathetic as adults because their dreams and meaning in life have become dull. When they return to their small towns, a lot has changed. However, a lot has also remained, and as the protagonists reminisce about their past, they rediscover their passions and values. Aki no Kanade is about a professional Taiko drummer who comes back to help with the revival of a old festival and ties up the loose ends of her youth. In Omoide Poroporo, the protagonist rediscovers her feelings and enjoyment in simple country life. Both series are full of subtlety, nostalgia, and contain a touch of realism (more so in Omoide Poroporo). They are about adults who validate and reassure their decisions in life, their identity, and reignite their sense of self by revisiting their pasts.
These two series invoke a serene and peaceful feeling with a slow, gentle kind of story. While Someday's Dreamers contains magic, it's very minimal and not remotely battle-oriented. Both series are about the protagonists meeting and helping different people while learning more about themselves. They both contain valuable life lessons that are revealed to the viewers and the other characters within the series. Their similarity is strikingly strong and if you enjoy one you'll enjoy the other.
Capeta and Hajime no Ippo are both excellent sports series. They revolve around a quiet protagonist that discovers a passion in sports and become powerhouses. Both are initially complete amateurs, and they are underdogs that make epic and "miraculous" comebacks that make them recognized and famous. These two series are about passion, determination, hardship, luck, and the power to overcome obstacles again and again. Don't be deceived by Capeta's summary; kart racing (and later formula-racing) is serious business! Both series also have splendid animation to accommodate those exciting moments!
Might be a bit of a stretch, but Gintama and Hanada Shounen-Shi both have crude humor. Both MCs are (dirty) jerks on the outside, but are actually fairly kind. Both have emotional/feel good moments and are covered with sprinkles of funny.
Although seemingly very different, these are both relatively realistic stories of discovery and finding comfort (in love). Both begin by focusing on the main couple, but as they face ordeals, we begin to see the world around them. What is love? What is loss? What is family? We learn about other (supporting) characters, the other woman, the child... and we are able to watch the couples as they grow old, find happiness and eventually the end of their lives. They can be grim, with moments of betrayal and suffering, but the characters overcome it. There are definite "bedroom scenes", but they are not the focus of the story; it is about the characters living their lives, growing old and the challenges they face as a couple. Both are excellent stories, and they add a refreshing depth to the genre.
Both movies have a child raised by a different mother. They deal with themes of growing up and discovering one's self, becoming independent, and the difficulty of acceptance. They are similar in terms of plot, except in Omae Umasou da na the MC leaves his mother early on, and also finds a child of his own to raise. Both are generally light-hearted and humorous, but contain dark undertones. Omae Umasou da na contains more + better action, humor and cuteness (Umasou is like the cutest thing you will ever meet), while Leafie A Hen in the Wild is more focused on drama. Different from their premises.
Mundane life and same feeling with the humor. There is no set plot for either show, and they are more episodic.
Has that same drug-like feeling. These two series like to make you blink twice and almost question what you're watching. They're haunting and share the same atmosphere... If you liked one, definitely try the other.
Both these series are psychological in nature. It explores the idea of existence, self and being. You'll end up questioning yourself. Although NGE has more action and SEL has a slower pace.
Gag comedy. Both are not the extremely violent kind, and there are characters that question the sanity, thoughts and actions of the others. Both are enjoyable.
Both are detective agencies and have demons/ otherworldly beings. Has gag comedy and violence (though much more in Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san).
A newly formed sports team and coach. Both anime feel "realistic" and do not rely amazing plays (the kind you see professionals do). And the scores are realistic (Yes, they lose points).They use tactics, and the strategies are explained in a way that don't bore you. These two anime make you want more!
Both anime deal with death, and have an overlapping theme of vengeance. The main characters are also seemingly emotionless and quiet. If you like one, you'll like the other.
Both have the same feeling that it gives off. Neither are really "horror", but both deal with the dead. Yakumo and Natsuno resemble each other as well.
Both are mysteries, and they have a similar art style. If you like one of them, you'll like the other.
Although the plot and setting differ greatly, there are a few subtle similarities: 1. Gin and Dante are alike. They're both slackers and like sweets - they're also in debt. 2. Devil May Cry and the Yorozuya both do jobs for people. 3. Both have good action.
Both series have a very peaceful feeling to them. .Hack//Sign reminds me more of a lullaby, while Mushishi reminds me of calm water. Other similarities: -calming music -white hair protagonist They're very different genres, but if you like one you may like the other.
- sci-fi - both deal with the supernatural - cast from both series is very similar (character personalities) - male protagonist that somehow gets involved I watched Toaru no Index before Haruhi no Yuutsu. When I was watching Haruhi, during some moments it felt like I was rewatching Toaru no Index. They are extremely similar, but also have many differences. If you like one, I strongly suggest you try the other.