Natsume Yuujinchou, Chihayafuru Recommendations
The stories aren't similar at all, the idea behind the anime's are completely different, and the characters have little in common. However both Natsume Yuujinchou and Chihayafuru are very warm-spirited anime. In Chihayafuru and Natsume Yuujinchou you find yourself smiling unconsciously when the main characters succeed at one of there goals or a nice emotional moment happens. The most striking similarity between the two is the inter-character relations. Both characters are able to make friends because of their various skills and personalities and this friendships blossom into strong bonds which I think are the basic foundations which make each of these anime so great. Natsume
as a guy, its another shoujo that isnt too heavy on its "shoujo-esc" aspects and has more of a sports shounen with a hint of that shoujo calm, and subtleness. While one is more sport and another supernatural, they both give the same vibe.