Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Orange Recommendations
Both Orange and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso are shoujo mangas that deal with the the juxtaposed concepts of mortality and carpe diem.
The mangas contain a similar background in which the mother of the male protagonist passes away, leaving a mental scar for the character. With the help of friends and especially the female protagonist, he overcomes this loss. The secondary focus of the stories would be enjoying the time you have with your friends while you are alive.
The dramas also focus on performing an specific activity to help get over the loss. In the case of Orange,
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Both of these animes convey beautiful messages about love, fear, and mental health issues. The animation in both Your Lie in April and in Orange is beautiful and helps to convey the overall messages using symbolism and beautiful scenery.
The themes and issues discussed in the anime are similar.