Clannad, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Recommendations
Both are tear-jerkers, but the characters in Shigatsu don't look like potatoes.
The protagonist has problems because of his relationship with his father / mother, but when you meet a girl with a disease, but a good heart, he is putting more color to your life.
both are beautiful series with sad moments and tear jerking endings. Both series hold a lot of meaning in them and depending on what kind of person you are, these series can really touch your heart. There are really good life lessons that can actually be learned from both of these series. Both anime contain beautiful soundtracks and really good development for its characters, especially its main male characters. While Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso contains more humor than Clannad, it still does the job well of hitting you with feels. I must warn you that if you are one that hates slow pacing, then
Both anime have a great plot and pack-a-punch for the sadness. If you love the heck out of the Slice of Life genre then I highly recommend that you check out both Clannad and Your Lie in April also other animes that are on my list.
Both very emotional works with heartrending music.
The similarities are really obvious, so you don't need many hints for this: It's the same romance story but they aren't musicians, they are students. The story is just about making the main characters(Kousei-Shigatsu, Nagisa-Clannad) pursue their dreams and their passions.
Both happen in a school environment and have beautiful love stories.
Unless you don't have a soul you will cry.