Clannad: After Story, Kimi no Na wa. Recommendations
Clannad After Story is very good at making you feel awful for all the tragedy in it's characters' lives and attempts to end everything on a beautiful positive climax, but can't possible make up for how much sadness it manipulates one into.
Kimi no Na wa does not reach the same extent by sheer factor of time constraints for it being a self contained movie, but very much follows a similar emotional arc.
These are works for those less jaded, that aren't so terribly familiar with the ache of loss for something esoteric or long forgotten. If you're into recreational agony and felt like Kimi no Na
The artstyle are very similar with the surrealistic drawings that draws you into the scene; very detailed. The stories deal with a normal world and another vaguely explained world. The way everything works is not put in front of you and requires you to activate your brain and think things through; maybe even doing research. The stories are very powerful and both activate emotions very easily. The biggest difference is how Clannad takes the emotions very far and toys with your heart, while Kimi no na Wa takes simple steps to trigger a lesser level of sadness.
- Tragic events with the main characters lead them both to end up changing their fates
- Both are emotionally powerful