When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...
When popular pop idol Mima decided to retire from her group, Cham, and become an actress, she had no idea that one person's obsession would soon spiral out of control. With death threats, letter bombs and a forged website which details her every move, Mima finds herself slowly becoming trapped in a nightmare she can't seem to escape. With murders piling up and her mental state slowly degrading, can she discover who the culprit is, before she becomes the next victim?
Even if those two anime are not similar in theme and even represents different genres, I think if You like one You will appreciate the other. In both anime the world is presented in very different way from the usual stereotype-based, one-dimensional and always somehow cheerful world of music industry / school life. In these anime everything is more real, cover with dirt and dust, people are not happy or sad, good or bed, they are simply dived by their interests and not so kind as usual. Also final of both anime is… unsuspected.
After receiving his father's old camera, Kazuya Maeda is eager to polish his picture-taking skills in school. Soon, he catches the attention of two separate photography clubs: one is legit and its members practice a creative, moral art, while the other is filled with perverts who focus solely on taking secretive, exposing shots of girls on campus – with or without their knowledge. After feeling pressured to join the latter, Kazuya agrees, and dedicates himself to making something out of his new hobby. Luckily for the boy, there's no shortage of good-looking ladies on campus eagerly willing to become his special model, and before long, Kazuya begins to understand how powerful and appealing his club's goals really are...
Ugh. Both of these titles are equally as slimy when it comes to the characters. Like Makoto in School Days, the main char in Photo Kano starts off normal and quickly digresses into being scummy. Both pissed me off equally, Photo Kano is the more slimy/ecchi of the two. If you like this sort of character, I guess check out the other of these.
Fumihiko Matsumaru is a salary man who works in the marketing department of a snack company. As a bachelor, he tried to date a girl from his company; but coincidently, he met Aka Onda, a rookie voice actor, instead. Through another stroke of fate, Aka’s house burned down that very night. With nowhere to stay and no family to aid Aka, Fumihiko took her in; and the next day, Fumihiko’s new marketing idea was accepted, and Aka’s being hired for the product’s voice actor! As the relationship of Aka and Fumihiko deepens, the more difficult their relationship becomes. Can they live together under the same roof while keeping the secret of their relationship safe?
Rec and School Days both have there lovey-dovey moments and their sad moments. Both have elements that could happen in real life. Even though School Days is all about cheating Rec has somecheating parts in it also. They both are great shows and anyone who likes romance is sure to like these series.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?
Two very different anime, with very different story lines, VERY different endings, but many aspects deeper in the surface are what made me make these recommendations.
A) A much more honest look at high school life.
B) Mature themes not present in high school based anime.
C) Well done character development
D) The main male characters are true to life High school males, though very different people.
E) Realistic reasons that the characters tend to like each other.