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Mature, thoughtful stories about adult women living in contemporary Japan. Neither show shies away from realistic depictions of romance, sex, and failed relationships. Both have a strong sense of melancholy interspersed with levity at life's absurdities, and their protagonists make difficult and interesting decisions. Nana is long and lacks a conclusive ending; Anime Time tells four unrelated short stories. In each case it's less about the destination than the journey.
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Otona Joshi no Anime Time and Nana both focus on the inner lives of adult women, using a narrator as a way to complicate simple actions and to explain to or frustrate the viewer. Otona Joshi is an anthology, while Nana is driven by one of two characters the entire time, but the examinations of obligation to loved ones, self-imposed isolation, and traditional roles of women are not only examined in both, but seem to share a similar sense of value. Nana is just more upfront, probably due to the longer run time.
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