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''Myself ; Yourself'' is set in 2007 in the fictional town Sakuranomori (桜乃杜 or 桜の杜, "Sakura Forest") in W Prefecture which is modeled after Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. The town is in a quiet, rural area on the southern tip of the prefecture and borders the Pacific Ocean.

Sana Hidaka is a young boy who moves away from Sakuranomori, leaving his friends behind. Five years later, he returns to his hometown to find that much has changed, both the town and his friends. The one most changed is Sana's childhood friend, Nanaka Yatsushiro; she's no longer the kindhearted person he knew during their childhood. Starting a new beginning in his hometown, he's determined to reconnect with Nanaka. But with a storm descending onto their lives, problems rising among every turn, Sana and his friends recollect through their own memories to find a solution for each of themselves. But what will they sacrifice to do what they believe to be the right choice for themselves and each other?

This series portrays the different tragedies of modern life that people experience, but also what it means to truly care for that special someone close to you and what you would to help him/her.

''Myself ; Yourself'' is based on a VisualNovel. There is also a [[LightNovels light novel]] titled ''Myself ; Yourself: Sorezore no Overture''.

Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, which can be [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/myself-yourself viewed here]] for people living in the US.

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!!''[[MyselfYourself Myself ; Yourself]]'' provides examples of:

* AccidentalPervert: It's a miracle Sana's never arrested for being a pedophile! Hinako is in ''[[TokenMiniMoe fifth grade]]''. That makes her ''ten'' when we first meet her!
* ActorAllusion: Yukari Tamura, voice actress for Shuri, narrates the preview for episode 5 in the voice and style of [[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Rika Furude]], which is then lampshaded by Hidaka.
* BeachEpisode: The cast goes to an indoor water park in Episode Three.
* BlackBlood: All blood from humans, even a drop from a papercut, is black. However, blood from a fish showed up as red.
* BlandNameProduct: In the opening, a "Starbobs Coffee" shop appears in the background.
* BreakTheCutie: Both Nanaka and Shuri suffer from this.
** In Nanaka's case, it's due to the death of her parents. [[spoiler:Her father finds out she's not really his daughter, and instead was the daughter of their friend who was teaching her the violin and his wife. He doesn't take it well, kills his wife and burns down their house.]]
** Shuri suffers from this because of Asami spreading nasty rumors about her and her brother, which causes strife at home with them and their father.
* BrokenBird: Nanaka, due to her DarkAndTroubledPast.
* BrotherSisterIncest: When Syusuke is asked about his dream girl, he takes a long look at his sister... and describes the exact opposite. He's not fooling anyone. While mere conjuncture during most of the series, it's hinted to be canon in the DistantFinale.
* ChekhovsGun: Sana's watch, which gets a lot of [[NoticeThis spontaneous camera attention]] throughout the series. [[spoiler:It hides a scar from his pre-series suicide attempt.]]
* CherryBlossoms: The Japanese school year begins in April, around the time cherry blossoms bloom, which is why they appear in the opening shots of so many school stories. ''Myself; Yourself'' takes this to absurd extremes, having the trees still in bloom at the end of the series. Unless the whole story takes place in a couple weeks, this is unlikely.
* ChristmasCake: In the DistantFinale the teacher is 35 and still single. The only plausible explanation is that every single guy in town is gay.
* ClingyJealousGirl:
** Asami towards Shuuri. It gets to PsychoLesbian levels when the latter doesn't reciprocate her feelings.
** Nanaka towards Sana, who gets upset at him when he's caught in NotWhatItLooksLike moments, particularly with Asami.
* ClosetOtaku: Sana has an entire box of full of anime stuff (including artbooks from VisualNovel/{{AIR}} and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} "Kamon"]]) which he hides from his friends. He also plays visual novels on his laptop in his spare time.
* DistantFinale: The last part of the final episode takes place ten years later.
* {{Dojikko}}: Aoi.
* {{Driven to Suicide}}: [[spoiler:Nanaka, in the last episode; and Sana, pre-series.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Episode Three, a.k.a. The Water-Park Episode.
* FirstGirlWins: Averted: Aoi is the first character to appear, and then Syuri and Nanaka appear simultaneously. However, Nanaka is the first to appear when Sana returns to town.
* FiveManBandConcert: The opening credits.
** Syuri: Lead Singer /Guitarist, despite being TheChick.
** Syuusuke: Drummer / TheBigGuy
** Aoi: Keyboardist / TheSmartGuy, though she's actually playing a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keytar keytar]].
** Sana: Guitarist / TheHero.
** Nanaka: Violin, which... doesn't have a place in the traditional FiveManBand.
** Hinaka: (Bass?) Guitar / SixthRanger
* {{Freakout}}: Syusuke, after he sees the UmbrellaOfTogetherness sketch on the blackboard and preceding his UnstoppableRage after he sees its effect on Syuri.
* GenkiGirl: Syuri, with Aoi and Hinaka filling the role occasionally.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Nanaka's father in a FlashBack. His friend who was tutoring Nanaka on how to use the violin suffers from cancer, and on his death bed reveals a shocking revelation to him, [[spoiler:that he's really Nanaka's father, due to an affair he had with Nanaka's mother.]] He doesn't take it very well, and eventually murders his wife and burns the house down, while Nanaka barely escapes with her life.
* GroinAttack
* HairColors: Subverted in that all hair-colors are real-world black or brown... but ''eyes'' run the gamut of the usual anime rainbow.
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler: Nanaka. Her real father was actually the best friend of her mother's husband (and who also happened to be her music teacher who taught her the violin), and the mother hid the fact to prevent her husband from forcing her into an abortion. The husband obviously didn't take it well when he found out from the said father on the latter's deathbed, leading to the fire.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Nanaka's memories about [[spoiler: the fire that killed her parents]].
* LethalChef: Hinako.
* LikesOlderWomen: Youta, the little boy whom Hinako helped 'escape' a haunted house, is her boyfriend a decade later. Still, Hinako's only five years older than him...
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: In the maternal-love sense, the old woman in the rest home towards her granddaughter, who died in an accident. She mistakes Nanaka for her, rather creepily. Later, she tries to bring her granddaughter back to life by [[spoiler:killing the rest home's pet bird and cat. When that doesn't work, she decides a "human sacrifice" must be necessary, so she attacks Shuri with a knife.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Aoi, since she reads a lot.
* MeaningfulName: The cat named Poe has a moment reminiscent of EdgarAllanPoe's [[spoiler: Tell-tale Heart.]]
* {{Miko}}: Nanaka, since her uncle is the head priest.
* MoodWhiplash: The show is chock full of this, using light hearted high school romantic comedy in some parts, only to then take a much darker and dramatic turn, and vice versa.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The opening would have you think the main characters form a band and play together in the show. Though some of them do play instruments, you'd be forgiven for not finding any actual concerts being held by all five of them in the actual show.
* NewTransferStudent: What Sana is., though he does transfer in at the ''beginning'' of term.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Always said by Sana. Usually caused by Aoi (who has the worst timing in the universe) walking into his apartment without knocking, or by Nanaka (who has the second worst timing) observing Sana and Asami together.
* PassingTheTorch: After Asami learns that Shuuri was attempting to prevent the city from destroying a nature preserve to build a new town hall, she picks up where the latter leaves off afterwards in an attempt to make amends to Shuuri for the problems she caused.
* ParentalAbandonment: Nanaka's parents are dead by the time Sana returns to town, and she's instead raised by her uncle when Sana returns to town. See the GoMadFromTheRevelation entry for what happened.
* PornStash: Sana's box of porn magazines and anime [=DVDs=].
* PrecociousCrush: Hinako towards Shuusuke.
* PsychoLesbian: [[spoiler:Asami. She mails a fake letter to cause the rumor of {{Twincest}} between Syusuke and Syuri, in hopes of forcing Syusuke to leave, because Syuri rejected her confession a year ago.]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: In this case, an object: Sana's and Nanaka's private mailbox.
* ShesAllGrownUp: When Sana comes back after five years, he notices that his female friends have [[MaleGaze grown in certain areas]].
* TakeAThirdOption: Shuri and Shuusuke decide to run away rather than following their father's plan of sending her to a school overseas to separate the two.
* {{Takehito Koyasu}}: One-half of the two protagonists, a.k.a. Syusuke Wakatsuki
* TheAnimeOfTheGame: Somewhat subverted, as the game came out two months ''after'' the anime debut.
* TitleDrop: The name of Nanaka's violin song.
* TokenMiniMoe: Hinako
* {{Tsundere}}: Nanaka and Hinako.
* TwelveEpisodeAnime: Plus one makes Thirteen.
* {{Twincest}}: First in the form of a baseless rumor, but possibly a truth by the series' end.
* UmbrellaOfTogetherness: In the form of a sketch on the blackboard as SweetieGraffiti.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Most of Sana's love interests are from his gang of childhood friends (making the game has almost as many childhood friend characters as {{Kanon}}). They all have a chance to become victorious in the game. The anime adaptation has Nanaka taking the spot.
* WhatTheHellHero: When Sana introduces himself to Nanaka, he doesn't remember her at all. She slaps him as a result due to the fact that he recognized Shuusuke, Shuuri, and Aoi, but not her. [[spoiler:She also later rants at him for not being there when she needed him the most shortly after her parents died in the fire.]]
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Asami]]. Whoo-boy. At least she doesn't physically harm anyone...unlike [[spoiler:Nanaka's father, who burned himself and his wife to death when he found out she had an affair ''before'' they were married.]]
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