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Jaylen is a boy’s name of American origin. This name is a contemporary choice, with roots in both Greek and Hebrew. The Greek version of the name translates to “healer” and “tranquil”. Alternatively, the Hebrew version means “thankful” and can be a variant of the name Jadon. With a name like this, it’ll be no surprise if baby grows up to be a successful doctor or philanthropist!
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Unusual Baby Names Beginning With The Letter ‘J’
Last modified on Sunday 14 May 2023
These unique baby names that start with J are great for a boy or a girl. Our list features popular English ones, Christian names, Hindu names, Indian names, Spanish names and much more!
Whether you want a 1-syllable, 2-syllable or 3-syllable name, you’ll find plenty of options with a variety of meanings. Save them or Pin your favourite to your baby names Pinterest board for inspiration.
From Janey to Joslyn, we have a lovely long list of more unique baby boy and girl’s names beginning with the letter J.
This cute name for a boy is Greek and means ‘sacred’.
This name can be both for boys and girls and means ‘grassy island’.
This Latin name for a boy means ‘soft or downy’.
This beautiful Indian name for girls means ‘victory’.
The name Jordana is derived from the Hebrew for ‘to flow down, descend’. The name was originally used in the Middle Ages for a child baptised in holy water said to be from the river Jordan.
The name Jarvis is a Celtic baby name, meaning ‘servant spear’.
This lyrical girls name is of Indian origin, popular with Hindu families, and means ‘awakening’.
Jolene is a cute name derived from the male name Joseph.
Janey is a feminine form of John and also from the old French ‘Jehane’.
In Hebrew the meaning of the name Jared is ‘rose’.
Jivika, an Indian and Hindu name, means ‘source of life’. The similar name Jeevikia is associated with the Goddess Lakshmi.
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This sweet little name for a girl is of English origin and means ‘healer’.
Jace is a short but sweet name for a little boy that also means ‘healing’.
This Indian name for boys means ‘life’. An alternative version, Jivan, is Armenian in origin and popular in Hindi-speaking countries.
Jasmine, a delicate and aromatic flower name, which became very popular after the release of Disney’s Aladdin in the 1990s.
In Arabic, the meaning of the name Jamelia is ‘beautiful’.
This pretty J name is an American baby girls’ name, similar to the Jamie spelling, often used for a boy.
This name has Mexican and Spanish origins and means hyacinth, referencing the flower and Hyacinthus from Greek mythology. Hyacinthus was known for his beauty and discus-throwing abilities. He died after being struck with a discus thrown by Apollo and the flower is said to be created from his blood.
This Hebrew baby name means ‘wise’.
In Hebrew, the meaning of the name Jonah is ‘dove’.
In Hebrew the meaning of the name Joel is ‘Jehovah is God’.
This name, of Indian-origin, means ‘the river Ganga’.
English form of Gaspar, in the Bible, Jasper was one of the Three Wise Men.
Jenson is an anglicised adaptation of Jensen (Scandinavian surname), which in English would translate as ‘son of John’.
The name Jolie is a girls’ name of French origin, meaning ‘pretty’.
The name Jesse is a Hebrew baby name and means ‘wealthy.’
This girl’s name Jagruti is of Indian origin. It means ‘vigilance’, ‘awareness’ or ‘awakening’.
A Scottish baby name — a feminine form of James.
The baby name Jae is of English origin and is a variation of Jason and Jacob.
Before there was Mick Jagger, there was the Hindi name Jagger, meaning a hunter, strong and loyal.
This girl’s name, or Indian origin, means ‘goddess durga’ or ‘moon light’.
A Latin feminine form of Johannes, meaning ‘God is gracious’.
Originally an English surname — Jameson means ‘son of James’.
Jenna is an English name, a diminutive of Jennifer, which means ‘white wave’.
Janais is a more modern name based on the traditional Jane or Jean.
This boys’ name means ‘God is gracious’ and also ‘son of Jack’.
Jacques is the French form of Jacob and James.
This gender-neutral name has Biblical origins, means ‘thankful’. In the Bible, Jadon was a figure who helped rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In America, Jayden came about as a cross between Jay (as in the jaybird) and the Irish name Aiden, which means ‘fiery one’.
This English name is of German origin, meaning ‘a member of the Gauts,’ a German tribe. There are a variety of spellings including Jocelyn and Jocelin. While it’s often thought of a girl’s name, it’s actually unisex and works perfectly well for a boy.
Jonty is a Scottish name meaning ‘little John’.
Variations on this name include Juno (the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth) and June (referencing the month and meaning ‘young’). The name evokes fertility and femininity.
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32 best anime love stories
Love stories in anime are always experienced in a special way. Narrative may move in dreamlike, unrealistic, or outdated patterns, but the very form of anime art lends an interesting sensibility to even the most common representations of romantic relationships.
Romance in anime is saturated with tenderness, sentimentality, unpredictability and lightness. And the humor inherent in the genre helps to reduce the pathos of a sublime feeling, so anime about love can melt even the most inveterate nihilists. The editors of Kanobu have compiled a selection of interesting romantic anime that will make you believe in love and plunge into a good feeling. Share your favorite romantic anime in the comments.
«Red-Haired Snow White» (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime), 2015-2016
Director : Masahiro Ando
Starring Saori Hayami, Kaori Nazuka, Yuichiro Umehara, Ryota Osaka, Brina Palencia
ic canon of a romantic fairy tale. The freedom-loving red-haired Shirayuki lives by her own rules, she is not interested in luxury and wealth, her natural indescribable beauty is not even important to her. The heroine tries to benefit the world by working as an herbalist and creating medicines. But the harmony of her life is upset after meeting the local prince Raja, whose stupidity goes far ahead of him, and selfishness motivates his every act. The future king falls head over heels in love with Shirayuki and tries to win her heart despite the heroine’s refusals. His obsession forces the girl to change her appearance, cut off her hair and run away to another kingdom. During his journey, Shirayuki meets the cheerful rebel Zen. These two are united by love for freedom and nature, sincerity. Both despise high society corrupted by vices and wealth. Together they go on wanderings, experiencing a lot of adventures, trying to hide from the annoying Raja, who is used to getting everything and cannot accept failure.
Romantic Killer (2022)
Director : Kazuya Ichikawa
Cast : Rie Takahashi, Hiro Shimono, Kenjiro Tsuda, Natsuki Hanae, Mikako Komatsu, Yuichiro Umehara
Fall 2022 on Netflix released an eccentric series about gamer Anzu, who is used to not paying attention to guys, playing games, spending evenings in the company of her cat and sweets. But once a magical character from the game broke into her reality from the virtual space and began to lament that her «clock is ticking», it’s time to get married and have children. To focus the girl on the most important thing, the creature takes her to a world where there are no games, no cats, no delicious food, no other entertainment, but solid guys. An enraged Anzu is trying with all her might to oppose such a terrible injustice, she will never give up her rules of life in order to comply with the guidelines imposed by society, but will the principles of the heroine resist the spell of love?
Confessions (Tsurezure Children), 2017
Director : Toshiya Wakabuyashi
Cast : Kentaro Kumagai, Haruka Miyaki, Kana Hanazawa, Kaito Ishikawai, Ak ari Kito
A poignant romantic comedy about teenagers experiencing for the first time close relationship experience. The series, in several short episodes, romanticizes the idea of teenage love through vignettes that assemble into a nostalgic etude that sounds like memories of school. School love is presented here in all its versatility: the fear of being rejected is combined with naive sincerity and courage in relation to one’s feelings. One of the heroes — shy Haruhiko Takase plays football, almost all the girls of the school are in love with him, but his heart belongs to one single beautiful and liberated Saki Kanda. Confessions is a hilarious, sweet and unobtrusive show that draws a very universal composition of love experiences.
Recovery Of An MMO Junkie, 2017
Director: Yaginuma Kazuyoshi
Cast : Mamiko Noto, Ryota Suzuki, Reina Ueda, Takahiro Sakurai
Moriko is thirty years old and recently resigned from the office. Now the girl plays computer games, hiding from the whole world in virtual reality. In one multiplayer game, Moriko plays as a guy. Her avatar meets the cute girl Lily and they start a relationship, but in reality, Moriko falls in love with the pretty Yuta Sakurai. Now the heroine is faced with a choice: give up comfortable relationships in the game world or try your luck in reality?
Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa kimi no uso), 2014-2015
director : Kyohei Ishiguro
cast : Natsuki Hanae, Risa Taned a, Ayane Sakura, Ryota Osaka
Very sad anime c shonyon genre, capable of touching the deepest strings of the soul of the audience. The boy Kosei Arima played the piano virtuoso from an early age. Talent and discipline made the hero a real star of music competitions. But the boy’s rapidly developing career is interrupted at the age of 11, when his mother dies. Kosei has been trying to cope with the loss of his mother for many years, it was his mother who brought him into music and was a kind mentor. The boy became depressed, began to see the world in monochromatic colors and stopped going to the piano. His faithful friends, Ryota and Tsubaki, are trying to save the guy from the abyss and introduce him to the bright and emotional Kaori Miyazono, a virtuoso violinist. The girl’s music inspires Kosei, awakens him from a long sleep of sadness and longing, and he decides to accompany the heroine in a music competition.
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«Tomo is a girl!» (Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!), 2023
Directed by : Asa Suehiro, Shizuka Kurosaki
Cast: Rie Takahashi, Kaito Ishikawa
Quite a common plot, but with a very realistic reading of the experience of falling in love. Tomo Aizawa is a girl of her own, she has been used to boyish companies since childhood, and she looks like a guy. One day, she gathers her courage and confesses her love to her best friend Jun, but he does not reciprocate. Rejected Tomo makes a difficult decision: it’s time to go against her personality for the sake of her beloved. She goes on a journey in search of womanhood. But Jun soon realizes that he likes Tomo the way he is and she shouldn’t change.
Knocking On (Kimi Ni Todoke), 2009
Director : Hiro Kaburagi
Cast: Mamiko Noto, Daisuke Namikawa, Yuko Sanpei, Masahiro Yamanaka, M yuki sawashiro, miho miyagawa
cute story overcoming bullying. Sawako Kuronuma is a middle school student. She is a walking dissonance: outwardly she looks like Samara from The Ring, but internally, perhaps, the kindest and sweetest creature on the entire planet. Of course, no one cares about her soul, high school students laugh at her, spread rumors that Sawako is a cursed child. From the mockery of her peers, Sawako is protected by the guy Kazehaya, with whom the girl is head over heels in love. He accepts her into his company and helps Sawako cope with social fears and the bitterness of loneliness.
Director : Ryota Ito
Cast: Shuichiro Umeda, Natsu Yorita, Saori Onishi kind. Mitten meets with Izumi, who is constantly trying to reach the level of his girlfriend. This anime reverses the main melodramatic trope of “girls in trouble”, here it is the guy who is clumsy and unlucky, and the girl acts as a strong rescue character.
The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, 2023
Director : Mankyuu
Cast : Yui Ishikawa, Chiaki Kobayashi 90 003
Descendant of snow spirits Humuro involuntarily covers the surrounding space with ice, it is worth it to think or be distracted. But when a guy falls in love for real, things only get worse: being next to Humuro while his gaze is lovingly looking at his office colleague Fuyutsuki is very dangerous. But the guy does not have the courage to confess his feelings to the girl, although everyone in the district knows about his love, but Fuyutsuki herself does not show it.
Kokoro Connect (2012)
Directed by: Masaya Kawamo, Shin Onuma, Jun Fukuda
Starring : Takahiro Mizushima, Aki Toyosaki, Miyu Ki Sawashiro, Hisako Kanemoto, Takuma Terashima, Monica Rial
Eleven-volume adaptation of Sadanatsu Anda’s novel, based on a manga in 2010 and an animated series in 2012. In the center of the story is a love pentagon between schoolchildren: the beautiful Iori, the wrestler Tahiti, the cute Himeko, the inventor Yui and the cheerful guy Yoshifumi. And it’s not even about love, but in the paranormal room 401, where their «club of cultural researchers» is located. The chairman of the club, Goto, is a supernatural entity who decided to test his strength on the heroes. Experiencing bodily movements, students reveal hidden secrets, get to know each other better and begin to understand the nature of their own feelings.
Director : Kenichi Imaizumi
Cast : Taku Yashiro, Taito Ban, Manaka Iwami, Haruka Shiraishi
An anime about the love of friends Amane and Mahiru. Amane is a loner high school student who is very reluctant to study, talk, or do anything at all. In the house next door lives a girl from his school — Mahiru Sina. In the best canons of anime, she is beautiful in everything: both externally and internally. Somehow, having met Mahiru on the street in the pouring rain, Amane offers her his umbrella, and in the morning she catches a cold, shivering under the cold drops of the downpour. Mahiru decides to help the hero cope with a cold and begins to look after him. Unbeknownst to each other, a chance meeting develops into a romantic attachment. A very light, overly romantic anime in which everything develops succinctly, however, the characters come to a love relationship closer to the finale, leaving the details of the resulting connection within the framework of implication.
Director: Keisuke Shinohara
Starring : Hina Suguta, Shoya Ishige, Ama Lee, Atsushi Ono, Atsumi Tanatsaki
Anime adaptation of Shinichi Fuku’s romantic manga dy with a slight influx of humor and not annoying vulgarity. High school student Wakana Gojo makes Hina dolls in his free time from school, timed to coincide with the Japanese holiday of girls Hinatsamuri. The boy’s hobby is ridiculed by his peers, so he lives a socially detached life alone with his craft. But one day, Wakana is caught in an unusual activity by a popular girl, Marin Kitagawa, who recently decided to take up cosplay. But she lacks sewing skills, and she wants to sew a cosplay costume of a character from eroge games. Therefore, Marin decides to team up with Wakana to help her create a beautiful image. This is a very sweet story about the need to be true to yourself and your hobbies, teaching you to accept your «I» and a very simple idea: no matter how lonely it is in the moment, there will definitely be a person who can appreciate you.
Yona Of The Dawn (2014-2015)
Directed by : Takashi Ando, Kazuhiro Yoneda, Toshiaki Kidokoro
Cast : Saito Chiwa, Tomoaki Maeno, Nozomi Yamamoto, Junichi Suwabe, Junko Minagawa, Masakazu Morita, Nobuhiko Okamoto
Yona is the princess of a fairyland whose kingdom collapsed after a coup perpetrated by her cousin Su Won: he killed the king and took his throne. The bodyguard Hak, with whom they grew up together and share many memories, helps Yonah escape from retribution. Now they have to hide. Hak teaches the princess how to fight, and over time, the girl becomes an experienced archer and a brave warrior. Upon learning of the ancient destiny, Yona begins to gather allies and prepare to emerge from the shadows and return to the rightful throne. In this anime series, the romantic line fades into the background: Hak, who has long been in love with the princess, tries not to impose his feelings on the heroine and keeps his love a secret. But his devotion and kindness cannot go unnoticed by the girl.
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, 2012
Directed by : Atsuko Ishizuka, Takashi Ikehata, Daisuke Takashima
Cast: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mariko Nakatsu, Natsumi Takamori, Ai Kayano , Takahiro Sakurai, Yui Horie, Megumi Toyoguchi
The plot of the series revolves around Sorata Kanda, a student at the university’s art school, who is kicked out of his dorm because his boyfriend brought a stray cat into his room. For the violation, he is transferred to another dormitory campus intended for delinquents — «Sakura». But it is inhabited not by petty criminals or hooligans, but by wayward student outsiders who live to the fullest: anime artist Misaki, programmer Ryunosuke or screenwriter Jin. Sorata clearly does not fit into the creative noisy crowd and wants to run away. But his calmness appealed to the head of the dorm, Chihiro-sensei. Chihiro is waiting for the arrival of his cousin, Mahiro Shima, and asks Sorata to help the girl get comfortable in a new place. Modest and quiet, Mahiro turns out to be an amazingly talented artist, but immersion in art prevents her from coping with household chores. While helping Mahiro, Sorata gradually falls in love and decides to stay longer at Sakura.
On Your Wave (Kimi to, nami ni noretara), 2019
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Starring: Kentaro Ito, Yo Taichi, Rina Kawaei , Ryota Katayose, Honoka Matsumoto, Mami Horikoshi
A lyrical love story between a girl and a ghost from modern animation master Masaaki Yuasa. Young Hinako returns to the coastal city where she spent her childhood, where she will study in college, and in her free time — surfing and taming the waves. Once, due to the antics of schoolchildren, her apartment caught fire, and 21-year-old fireman Minato came to the rescue. The characters immediately begin to make friends, drive to the beach together and enjoy life. Once Minato ventured to surf during a winter storm, but did not return alive, he died saving a man’s life. The news of her lover’s death nearly destroyed Hinako. But Minato does not disappear from her life without a trace, but begins to appear in the form of water, as soon as she starts singing their favorite song.
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Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku, 2018-2021
director : Yoshimasa Hiraike
cast : Arisa Date, Kento Ito, Mutsumi Tamura, Tomokazu Sugita, Miyuki Sawashiro
An adaptation of a web manga first published on the Pivix portal by mangaka Fujita. A-1 Pictures only got to the screen version in 2018 and added a ton of pop culture references to the story. According to the plot, Narumi, an office worker, is worried about the impossibility of building a personal life: all her strength goes to work, and in her free time she is only interested in her favorite hobbies — games, reading manga and idols. At a new place of work, Narumi meets Hirotaka, a classmate who has matured and prettier, a gamer like her. Feelings immediately flare up between the characters — they are united by the past and similar interests. But the closeness of their characters prevents them from getting along, romance begins to spoil amusing quarrels and troubles, which adds realism to their stories. The result is a very believable look at the relationship of two self-sufficient people.
Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
Cast: Rie Kugimiya, Eri Kitamura, Yui Horie, Junji Majima, Hirofumi Nojima
a look at the understanding of male and female roles, but as if still more often we see these roles being redistributed and reformed in a funny way. The heroine of «Toradora» Taiga Aiska is a rich girl living without parents, she is a tsundure character, even if her pretty appearance suggests otherwise, she has a very fighting character. She transfers to a new school, where she meets the bully Ryuuji, who hides his tender soul from the world. Taiga accidentally falls in love with Ryuuji’s friend Yusaku. And, as it turns out, Ryuuji lives next door to Taiga, and the girl turns to him for help in love affairs. In search of an approach to their beloved, the heroes quietly recognize each other, and the initial hatred of the heroes develops into warm feelings. The characters grow before our eyes, go through a bright path of transformation, which makes it interesting to watch their relationship at every stage.
Lovely Complex, 2007
Directors: Konosuke Uda, Noriyo Sasaki Akira Nagata
Risa Koizumi is a very tall redhead girl , and Atsushi Otani does not have time to grow up, although he eagerly dreams of becoming a basketball player. In the new academic year, they will have to be in the same class, become prefects. Sparks immediately begin to fly between the characters, which is noticed by all classmates. But, in order not to give reasons for jokes and gossip, the characters at first move away from each other, but gradually begin to turn a blind eye to public opinion. Well, so what if the guy is a little lower than his girlfriend, the most important thing in a relationship is love!
Director : Tatsuya Ishihara, Eisaku Kawanami, Noriyuki Kitanohara
Cast : Jun Fukuyama, Kaori Fukuhara, Maaya Uchida, Chinatsu Akasaki, Azumi Asakura, Sumire Wes aka, Soichiro Hoshi, Kanae Oki, Eri Sendai
Childhood always associated with the time of fantasy, dreams and naivety, but you can’t postpone growing up, but you can throw away toys. Yuta Togashi will soon be in high school and has only now decided to get rid of the artifacts of his childhood — homemade swords, robes and magic paraphernalia. But next door to Yuta settled Rikka Takanashi — his new classmate, who loves fantasy worlds. Rikka assures the hero that she has superpowers: under her bandage lies a magical eye that told her that they were destined to be together. Rikka draws Yuta into her fantasies of fantasy worlds, and because of her persistence and stubbornness, the guy will have to linger in his childhood a little longer.
Director : Makoto Shinkai
Cast : Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamisiraishi, Ryo Narita, Aoi Yuki, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kaito Ishikawa
Adorable many anime, enveloping with a feeling of warmth, tenderness and love, piercing the viewer with sincerity. The anime film received three Japanese Academy Film Awards, became the highest-grossing anime tape of our time and was included in the list of the best anime according to the BBC. The work of director Makoto Shinkai is distinguished by poetic animation. The author pays attention to details, the joys of life, notices the wonderful world and spaces of nature, full of romance and feelings. He plunges into mythological expanses, explores the lingering feeling of melancholy — the loss of oneself in a lonely living of feelings that cannot be identified, but can be easily compared with the experience of loss. The plot of this anime follows a girl from the rural town of Mitsuhi and a young man, Taki, who lives in Tokyo. Their story shimmers with shades of drama, tragedy and tenderness. Mitsuhi dreams of living in a big city, but at home she has many obligations. And Taki is an aspiring architect who lacks the money and peace of mind to live in bustling Tokyo. The heroes have never seen each other in reality, but their unconscious minds intersect — they meet in their dreams, change bodies, live lives that they dreamed about night and day long. A metaphysical connection is formed between them, and each tries to find a way to the other.
Byousoku Go Centimeter — a chain of short stories about their distance, 2007
director: Makoto Shinkai
Enji Mizuhashi, Ayaka Onoe , Satomi Hanamura
Close friends teenagers Akari Shinohara and Takaki Tohno break up after Akari moves to a town in Tochigi Prefecture. Physical separation does not prevent them from remaining close people, they exchange emails. But soon Takaki will have to move with his family to the island of Tanegashima. He asks Akari to meet him one last time. The experience of childhood friendship and close connection remains in their memory for many years. Now, the already matured heroes nostalgically return to memories of each other and dream of the opportunity to meet again someday, will their feelings of separation and time withstand?
Ouran High School Host Club, 2006
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Anime mocking shojo genre and offers an interesting combination of romance and bright humor. The main character Haruki Fujioka is a middle-class student who becomes a scholarship holder of the elite Oran Academy, where the children of rich and famous parents study. By negligence, she broke a very expensive vase. Now Haruki owes the place a lot of money, but where can he get it? There’s a quirky host club in Oran that boys join who aren’t ready to worry too much about their studies. In the club, guys flirt with girls for money. And since Haruki is a tomboy who looks like a boy, she decides to get a job in a host club. True, in order to accumulate the proper amount of money, she needs to accept about a hundred clients.
Director : Shoichi Masui, Kazuya Iwata, Kazuki Horiguchi
Cast : Kaito Ishikawa, Atsumi Tanezaki, Asami Seto, Nao Toyama, Yurika Kubo, Yuma Uchida
The series already impresses with its name. The story of this anime starts off rather conventionally, but it takes an unexpected supernatural twist that sets it apart from other examples of the romance genre. Average guy Sakuta Azusagawa meets the popular actress Maya, who wears a bunny costume. Maya’s career was moving uphill, but the girl decided to take a break, which turned out to be a failure: people around her stopped noticing her. Only Sakuta can see her. Together, the heroes decide to organize a full-fledged investigation in order to understand the reasons why only he sees the heroine.
Ao Haru Ride, 2014
Director : Ai Yoshimura
Cast Ai Kayano, Kenichiro Ohashi, Mikako Komatsu 9000 3
Middle school student Futaba has always been the center of attention. From the boys there was no passage, and all the girls tried to be friends with her. But Futaba’s beauty began to be envied, and the boys were not particularly interested in her. Tired of the tense school atmosphere, she mentally hurried time to finally transfer to the senior class and another academy. There she was lucky to fall in love, albeit completely unwillingly. Her heart chose Tanaka — a handsome guy who would be ready to reciprocate the girl, but from rumors she learns that the heroine is not particularly supportive of boys. Therefore, he does not come on the first date, and then completely changes school. While waiting for the next meeting, Futaba finds no place for himself. Love was so close.
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Director : Shinichiro Ushijima
Cast : Mahiro Takasugi, Rynn, Jun Fukus ima, Yukiyo Fujii, Yuma Uchida
A heartbreaking and very touching anime. Despite the incurable disease of the pancreas, the girl Sakura wants to live her remaining days to the fullest. One day, a high school student, Haruki, found her illness diary and decided to spend what time she had left with Sakura. The completely different characters of the characters become an obstacle to their intimacy — he is gloomy, and she is very cheerful, but in the end the characters become friends and fall in love with each other, albeit not for long.
Director: Akitaro Daichi
Cast: Suzuko Mimori, Akira Ishida, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Satomi Sato
new streak in her life. Her father owed a large sum of money, being fond of gambling, and now he disappeared altogether, and the house was confiscated. Momozono remained on the street, and did not know what to do. In a tense state of mind, she went to seek solitude in the park. There she met Mikage. He listened to the sad girl and offered to live in his house, which is owned by a powerful creature named Tomoe.
Director: Masashi Ishihama
Cast : Haruka Tomatsu, Koki Uchiyama
Horiyama immodestly, compared to other anime, begins a romantic story with a declaration of love. Clever Kyoko Hori helps her parents around the house after school and looks after her younger brother Sotu. One day, her brother returns home with Kyoko’s classmate, Izumi Miyamura. A nondescript and silent guy in the school walls in the real world turns out to be quite sympathetic and sweet. The characters immediately become close and fall in love with each other.
Clannad (2007, 2008)
director: Tatsuya Ishihara, Noriyuki Kitanohara, Tahiti Ishidate
cast: Yuichi Nakamura, David Matranga, Mai Nakahara, Lucy Christian, Ryo Hirohashi, Shelly Carlin -Black
An anime about a boy, Tomoya Okazaki, who is going through depression after losing his mother. His father is constantly working or drinking: the boy is left to his own devices and has turned into a real bully. Tomoya no longer expected anything from fate when the charming Nagisa Furukawa transferred to his school. She is dreamy and very talented, she was eager to open a theater club at school so that teenage schoolchildren could express themselves creatively. So the bully came under the positive influence of Nagisa — she helped him change, become kinder to himself and the world, find friends. The series follows the characters from their adolescence to adulthood, with Tomoya and Nagisa falling in love and getting married, but staying true to realism, the project does not attempt to make their story into a soap opera, but shows a multifaceted complex of love experiences, keeping the romance alive throughout the series.
Director : Mamoru Hatakeyama, Yujiro Abe, Takayuki Kikuchi Sayumi Suzushiro
A revolutionary romantic comedy anime with a story heart from psychological warfare. Teenagers Kaguya and Miyuki are the top students at the academy who are in love with each other. But pride and rivalry do not allow them to confess their feelings. They play mind games, compete for the title of the best student. Kaguya and Miyuki suppress any manifestation of weakness and emotionality in themselves, which is why the dynamics of their relationship is much more exciting to watch — it is interesting which of them will give up first and decide on a bold act of declaration of love.
Director : Yoshihide Ibata
Cast : Manaki Iwami, Yuma Uchida, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Yuichi Nakamura
Tora Honda is an orphan who lived for a long time in a tent in a park near the wealthy Soma estate, but the typhoon left her and without this humble refuge. One of the Soma family saw the girl and invited her to live in their big house, Honda without hesitation agreed to such a tempting offer. But the guy did not tell her the most important thing — a curse was imposed on his family — none of Soma is destined to love, otherwise the irreparable will happen. After learning about the family curse, Tora becomes embroiled in the clan’s dramas and desperately wants to help get rid of the evil eye. Her kindness and beauty melts ice in the heart of a young man from the Soma clan, who is accustomed to cruelty from his family.
The Garden of Fine Words (Koto no ha no niwa), 2013
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast : Kana Hanazawa, Miyu Irino, Fumi Hirano, Go Maeda, Tak Eshi Maeda
Beautiful anime with expressive animation and high art style.