Haibane Renmei, Houseki no Kuni Recommendations

Haibane Renmei
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Haibane Renmei
Houseki no Kuni
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Houseki no Kuni
both focus on the youngest/ newest person of a special type of people (winged people or gems) developing their identify in a world different from our own. both develop abilities throughout the show from understanding the world around them
report Recommended by paper18
Both have a similar calm air to them, as well as moving through the plot in a mellow way, and leave the viewer at a point where the end goal of the series is not predictable or clearly present.
report Recommended by MissMisu
Very similar in premise and progression. Both are supernatural slice-of-life series that focus heavily on character and world-building. Both feature a cast of characters who cannot fully explain their origin or purpose, who are subject to a mysterious and occasionally suspicious power structure. I reckon Haibane Renmei does it better - it's very nearly a masterpiece, even if it starts slow.
report Recommended by Tshiknn
If nothing else, these two shows are conceptually similar with a strong story focus. BTW: The english dub of Haibane Renmei is great if you care
report Recommended by Tenderizer79
A crucial part of Houseki no Kuni core identity could be summarised as a a buddhist parallel to Haibane Renmei.
report Recommended by Niello
Both emotional introspective anime.
report Recommended by desumancer
Both have: - community of a different kind of humans, mostly girlish alike. - the community is located in a mysterious isolated place. - The show is sorta about the slice of life of the girls in this special world, their friendship, dramas, discoveries, tragedies etc. - So much instigating.
report Recommended by Rob7
Both are about the MC exploring and trying to understand their world. Both series feature a more gruesome twist. Drama, mystery.
report Recommended by Osyriss
Both focus on the newest member of the group and how they adapt to their new life, Haibane Renmei is more wholesome, melancholic and slow-paced, closer to Iyashikei; while Houseki no Kuni is more action-based and overall harsher on character development. The world-building and soundtracks are spectacular on both too.
report Recommended by eblf2013
In both we follow the newest member of a colorful cast of characters who cannot fully explain their origin or purpose. We follow this MC as they try to find their place in their world, battling themselves with their low self esteem. Both focus heavily on character and world-building; though I will mention Haibane Renmei does so a bit more slowly and gently, while Houseki no Kuni is more harsh. Both are a visual masterpiece in their own right, with great soundtracks to match.
report Recommended by Yomotoko_Senpai
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