Haibane Renmei, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou Recommendations
Both shows have a similar mood of comfort but also an unknown danger in the distance. They both have characters that don't fully understand their surroundings and gradually learn more as they spend time in the world. Haibane Renmai is much more a story of personal discovery, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is more about the world itself through the eyes of it's characters.
Both series are atmospheric in nature, relying on tasteful grande soundtracks.
Both series express a lot with choice colour palets, both have a mystique about them.
Haibane Renmei features a community of characters but it's focused on self reliance and the isolation that in the end comes with constant inner struggle and vacant threats in the surrounding world.
Both series deals with death and religion/spirituality in some way, in both knowledge is acquired through books.
Both series build sympathetic characters with individual goals and aspirations despite limits put on their existence.
Both series potentially deal with the afterlife. Both series have a laid-back but melancholy feel to them and a slow, slice-of-life pacing. Both series are about calm, peaceful human interaction in an otherwise unsettling and ambiguous world.
These two shows rich in melancholy, yet an immense comfortability is to be found.
Getting along with despair and accepting life in the enigmatic worlds the characters inhabit.
The pair are slice of life "CGDST" (of course that stands for "cute girls doing sad things").