Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan, Escha & Logy no Atelier: Tasogare no Sora no Renkinjutsushi Recommendations
How is this similar with SH? Well it's simple, when I first watched EschaLogy's first episode it made me feel I was playing a videogame and that's the same feeling you get when you watch SH. Digging deeper you'll find that these two series also share a similar RPG action/fantasy story that develops in an old village.
* The shounen lead isn't a LOSER; he's skilled at what he does, outgoing and outspoken, and is pretty good with a sword.
* The setting is that of a small community, but the atmosphere is laid back yet bustling with life.
* There's no upskirt panty shots. Okayfinewhatever. \_(^_^)_/
* A girl in both these shows have a "tail."
Both anime are based on JRPGs and feel like the beginnings to a long story for a game. Both anime don't have much action, even though there are some, and both anime are more based on daily fantasy life rather than adventure, but there are things going on in the background that further the plot and lead to what should be the game. Altelier however, skips through parts of the story of the game and actually has an ending, while Shining Hearts is mostly like a prologue and doesn't have a resolution.
Both have the same pace and give the same vibe. Also both have settings on a small city and involve "making stuff", having a tiny bit of action to spice things up.
Despite seeming to have the virtue of an attractive setting (although it’s the typical anime and videogame version of the magic + swords fantasy scenario), both anime turn out to be bad because of their erratic plots. Their scripts get lost quickly and love resorting to filler episodes, to get nowhere by the end. And the flamboyant titles eventually have little do with the actual content.
That’s as far as the “recommendation” goes.