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Total Recommendations: 44

If you liked
Glass no Hana to Kowasu Sekai
...then you might like
Shelter

Garakowa and Shelter explore the idea of enclosed virtual worlds which provide sanctuary for mankind in a post-apocalyptic environment. Both works are high quality productions with a central focus on their musical scores.

If you liked
Uchuu no Stellvia
...then you might like
Classroom☆Crisis

Neither Stellvia nor Classroom☆Crisis begins its story with a clear view of the main conflict of the plot, yet both series use strong character development to slowly build a compelling drama. The futuristic classroom setting of both series also allows for a fair amount of slice-of-life episodes, allowing for a controlled pacing of the story rather than plunging straight into overly dramatic scenarios.

If you liked
Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
...then you might like
Rolling☆Girls

Zvezda Plot and Rolling Girls have equally fantastical settings that drive their nonsensical plot. However, the benefit of this is that both series come with great color palettes that turn art, rather than animation, into an asset.

If you liked
Aoi Hana
...then you might like
Sakura Trick

Although Aoi Hana is a more story-driven work, it is similar to Sakura Trick in depicting the evolving relationship between two childhood friends as they enter high school.

If you liked
Rinne no Lagrange
...then you might like
Kakumeiki Valvrave

A peaceful high school finds itself in the middle of an interstellar war. The main characters find themselves in possession of powerful robots with mysterious powers which can turn the tide of war.

If you liked
Saki
...then you might like
Girls und Panzer

Both protagonists are drawn back into an activity she had come to dislike while growing up, finding new friends and a renewed interest. Both look up to their older sisters but do not have a good relationship with them.

If you liked
Shouwa Monogatari
...then you might like
Coquelicot-zaka kara

Both works are set in the Showa period during which Japan experienced rapid modernization. Specifically, both occur around the time Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics. While the two works have different approaches to introducing viewers to the Showa period, they portray the conflicts that occurred between the traditional Japanese society and those who would learn from Western cultures. These stories show the viewers how modernization affected the middle class who live in the suburbs of Tokyo.

If you liked
Ano Natsu de Matteru
...then you might like
Tsuritama

Aliens and Men in Black

If you liked
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
...then you might like
Hyouka

As main characters, Kyon and Houtarou have similar demeanors in which they approach school activities. Their interactions with fellow club members are also similar.

If you liked
Chihayafuru
...then you might like
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A

Main characters of both series aim to reunite with their friends in national tournaments of karuta and mahjong, respectively.

If you liked
"Bungaku Shoujo" Movie
...then you might like
Hyouka

A literature club and a classics club work to solve mysteries. The hero and heroine of both stories have similar personalities.

If you liked
Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam
...then you might like
Ozma

A number of similarities exist. Fam hunts Skyfish, and Sam hunts sand whales, both of which use the term "kujira" for "whale" in the original Japanese. Both characters are somewhat carefree and rescue a princess, drawing them into a greater conflict. In both worlds, ships use the skies and the ground as their "ocean".

If you liked
Kanamemo
...then you might like
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!

Orphaned girls adjust to their new lifestyles at new homes and learn how to live independently.

If you liked
Futatsu no Spica
...then you might like
Uchuu Kyoudai

Futatsu no Spica, which opens in 2024, and Uchuu Kyoudai, which opens in 2025, provide two different futures of Japan's space program. One portrays the journey toward space as something that has had setbacks because of tragic events, while the other portrays it as the culmination of continuous advances. However, both also portray space travel as a dream that can come true in spite of the challenges that the characters face. Both works are also heartwarming in their characterization and in their message: that one can become stronger to overcome the past and move toward the future.

If you liked
Futatsu no Spica
...then you might like
Uchuu Kyoudai

Futatsu no Spica, which opens in 2024, and Uchuu Kyoudai, which opens in 2025, provide two different futures of Japan's space program. One portrays the journey toward space as something that has had setbacks because of tragic events, while the other portrays it as the culmination of continuous advances.

However, both also portray space travel as a dream that can come true in spite of the challenges that the characters face. Both works are also heartwarming in their characterization and in their message: that one can become stronger to overcome the past and move toward the future.

If you liked
Rec
...then you might like
Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation

Both female lead characters must learn how to become better voice actresses.

If you liked
Otome Youkai Zakuro
...then you might like
Inu x Boku SS

Mixed-blood youkai living in human society inside a protected complex.

If you liked
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
...then you might like
Ano Natsu de Matteru

In the middle of summer, a high school boy without any particular traits meets a girl who arrived from outer space.

If you liked
Toradora!
...then you might like
Ano Natsu de Matteru

Both feature a very similar artistic design and narrative style, not coincidentally under the same director. Toradora and Ano Natsu de Matteru bring together a high school boy and girl into an unexpected romantic situation.

If you liked
Uchuu no Stellvia
...then you might like
Mouretsu Pirates

An ordinary student gets the chance of a lifetime as she embarks on a space adventure. Both series are helmed by the same director and employ similar graphics for its spaceship models.

If you liked
Planetes
...then you might like
Futatsu no Spica

Human drama about space exploration, which faces tragedy as often as it faces success.

If you liked
Bakuman.
...then you might like
The iDOLM@STER

Teenagers learn how to become successful in the respective publishing and entertainment industries of Japan.

If you liked
11eyes: Momoiro Genmutan
...then you might like
Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead

Equally full of fan service despite salvageable content in the parent series.

If you liked
Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou
...then you might like
Coquelicot-zaka kara

Both films are set in postwar Japan and explore the relationship between its traditional and modern society.

If you liked
Allison to Lillia
...then you might like
Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku

Both adventure series use a similar setting featuring traditional propeller airplane technology. Human relationships are charming and romantic, helped by a great soundtrack.

If you liked
Higashi no Eden
...then you might like
Mirai Nikki (TV)

Owners of special cell phones participate in a survival game.

If you liked
Shangri-La
...then you might like
No.6

Both series are based on different novels that use a similar post-apocalyptic setting where a community of people forgotten by society lives outside a fortified utopia.

If you liked
Ookami to Koushinryou
...then you might like
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation

Despite the difference in atmosphere, both stories feature a girl who attends to her master who is a merchant. Along the way, she also learns about his trade and develops a mutual understanding of one another.

If you liked
Futatsu no Spica
...then you might like
Gunryoku no Jiu

Both series are by Kou Yaginuma. In Twin Spica, Asumi's mother dies when Asumi was young; in Gunryoku no Jiu, young Rintarou's father recently died.

If you liked
Futatsu no Spica
...then you might like
Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotaru and Asumi wander near a shrine as young girls and meet masked ghosts (Gin and Mr. Lion) that guide them as they grows up.

If you liked
Saki
...then you might like
A-Channel

Fans of Saki will enjoy A-Channel because it is made by the same staff that worked on the Gonzo project. The splinter Studio Gokumi uses similar artistic designs as well as pacing in storytelling to produce a cute and amusing show.

If you liked
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
...then you might like
Hidan no Aria

A stubborn girl partners with her unlikely "prince" in fighting crime.

If you liked
Ookami to Koushinryou
...then you might like
Natsume Yuujinchou

Protagonist meets the reincarnation of a supernatural being and soon learns more about his own surroundings.

If you liked
Digimon Tamers
...then you might like
Heroman

Both started out as an adventure with the lead character fighting weekly monsters but eventually became a hero's emotional journey culminating in a final battle with the hidden enemy at a major metropolitan capital city.

If you liked
Sketchbook: Full Color's
...then you might like
Tamayura

Makers from the same studio. Both have a similar premise of finding friendship through art and photography in a laidback setting. Cats make recurring appearances in both stories.

If you liked
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
...then you might like
Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Both contain espers, time travelers, and all things occult. Lead characters have a history of "not [being] interested in ordinary people".

If you liked
Eureka Seven
...then you might like
Heroman

Both are coming-of-age stories of a boy with his partner robot.

If you liked
Joshikousei: Girl's High
...then you might like
Seitokai Yakuindomo

Both contain numerous sexual innuendos.

If you liked
Kuuchuu Buranko
...then you might like
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

All episodes technically fall within the same time frame with newer scenes often approaching older ones from a different perspective.

If you liked
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009)
...then you might like
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

The lead character/narrator enters a time recursion for an extended period (multiple episodes) with some repeating scenes.

If you liked
Uchuu no Stellvia
...then you might like
Heroic Age

Both anime are produced by the same studio with stories that explore the challenges humanity faces when it realizes how dangerous space can be despite the ambitions.

If you liked
Air Movie
...then you might like
Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

Both main characters tend to think out loud. In both films, the past and the present have a supernatural connection.

If you liked
Last Exile
...then you might like
Heroic Age

Both stories are driven by the prophecy of a boy/girl who holds the key to save mankind while fighting against very powerful enemies. The 3D visuals and soundtrack for both series are great, with lots of fights between space/aerial battleships.