Hanasaku Iroha, Hibike! Euphonium Recommendations

Hanasaku Iroha
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Both are gorgeous looking coming-of-age SoL stories. Both have a surprising amount of drama underneath the cutesy style and the characters go through a lot of great self-reflection and development throughout the course of their respective series. There is a strong similarity thematically in that the main characters of both shows want to strongly improve themselves (and what it means to shine brightly) in their endeavors and this pushes their shows forward.
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Both animes are about four friends who share the day to day. In hanasaku Iroha everything happens in a Ryokan while in Hibike Euphonium in a high school. The main characters (Oumae Kumiko and Ohana Matsumae) have similar personalities and similar goals.
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