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Bokura ga Ita

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Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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Nobuaki SHIRAI Character Design
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Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...

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I'd recommend either Lovely Complex or Bokura ga Ita because both get their dynamic feel from the charismatic male protagonists. Nana and Yano's interactions are just as befuddling, frustrating, funny and gush-inducing as Risa and Otani's. Bokura ga Ita is far more tragic, but somehow, along the way, they give a similar sort of feeling.


If you feel a strange combination of humor, joy, and sadness whenever you reflect on your first dating experiences then you probably enjoyed this series. Lovely Complex has the same ability to remind you of what it felt like to go through the first excitement-filled stirring of love and the first terrifying uncertainties of dating. Enjoying this show will also somehow enable you to re-experience the freshness of youth and at the same time appreciate the inherent trials with a humor only age brings.


Watching Lovely Complex reminded me of Bokura ga Ita, mostly because of the style of facial expressions. Both series are all-around funny, and the romance is extremely heart-warming. The two anime deal with the drama that highschool love brings, and it'll be sure to bring you emotions of joy and sadness. Lovely Complex exposes much more humour and lets you think of the social norms when it comes to relationships.


Both Bokura ga Ita and Lovely Complex are true love stories. They each involve love problems with high school students, and are funny and so touching at the same time.


Both of these series deal with a more realistic relationship than most other anime. They have you on the edge of your seat the whole way through!


Both Bokura ga Ita and Lovely Complex are touching due to the depth of the characters and the fact that both deal with the first loves of high school students. They both make you laugh and cry.


For those who love romance anime, mostly girls I suppose, Lovely Complex and Bokura Ga Ita are excellent choices. Both anime talk about the difficulties of love, especially when you are at a young age. Through both anime one can realise how much effort it takes to express your feelings and how an in love teenager's determination can overcome any obstacle! I think that if you liked one of them, you'll love the other one as well!


Both Bokura ga Ita and Lovely Complex are fun and romantic stories, and they have the same warm feeling. Lovely Complex is more humouristic, but still there is the same love and friendship behind the story. Both anime are basic romantic comedies, and they have similarities in plot, characters and environment.


Bokura ga Ita and Lovely Complex are both romance-drama-shoujo anime, focusing on a pairing between the two main characters-- no reverse harems here. However, the relationships in either series are far from smooth, and the occasional third-party might wander in to present a roadblock, but little more than that.

Both shows approach the romance in a realistic way, more-so, even, in Bokura. The relationships are strained and difficult to maintain, at times, but both sides are trying, if only in their own ways.

The main difference between the two shows is that Lovely Complex is more upbeat and comedic, while Bokura ga Ita is more realistic and dramatic.


These animes have very similar art styles. While one is extreme dwarf-giant shojo comedy and the other light shojo comedy. The series both have moments that will pull at the heart strings of any romantic.


Lovely Complex is a very toching romance.It's plot is quite similar to Bokura ga ita's:both characters are classmates and they end up being togheter after going through many hardships,especially the girl.The main differences between the two anime are the fact that Lovely Complex is a romantic comedy and it has a happy ending so you will certainly like it.


What those two anime share, apart from love story, similarity in graphics and the creation of main characters. You can even mistake one for another.


Lovely Complex and Bokura ga Ita are very similar, but Lovely Complex have more comedy in it. They are both cute love stories without ecchi and that is what I think I like about these animes. If you liked Bokura ga Ita I'm sure you will like Lovely Complex too!


I started watching these two animes one after another because of the recomendations here on anime-planet, but now when I finished watching them both I really agree that they are alike. First, both couples are orange-haired ;) next, kinda strange that in both animes love developes already in first 5 series, next is just an understanding of the feelings; and also big climax in both animes is when another guy starts to like the main girl :)


Although Lovely Complex has the large amounts of humour in the series which drives the plotline of girl/boy romance, Bokura ga Ita tackles this from the more serious side.  However, the quality of plot is equally as good and although they have some differences, the series are similiar enough in feeling that will make watching either one easy, if you've seen the other.


If you enjoyed the frustrating heartbreak of one show as a couple struggle to get together, then you should definitely try the other. Playing on the difficulties of love during school days, experience the rollercoaster of adolescent romance as it climbs to a peak, only to painfully fall off the other side. Both are a must for fans of romance.


If you liked one then you may want to check out the other because both mainly revolve around a young couple as they try to get together while at the sametime avoiding various obstacles.  These obstacles usually end up taking the form of something like a misunderstanding, a rival, or some other such thing.  But it doesn't take long for one issue to get resolved and the couple are happy again before something new comes up and the process repeats.  Though Lovely Complex tends to be a lot more on the comedy side of things than Bokura ga Ita is they both are still pretty similar overall.


If you love romance all the way, then this is just the right anime! Lovely Complex has lots of romance in, like Bokura Ga Ita. It is very very cute love story. But it is more funnier than bokura ga ita.


Lovely Complex isn't as serious as Bokura ga ita but I think Yano and Otani's personalitys are similar. All in all, they are both pretty.


The graphics are almost the same, if not exactly. The plots are actually nothing alike, but you can think Lovely Complex as the "first" season of Bokura ga Ita.


Both animes deal with a budding love relationship, both couples face obstacles they need to overcome in order to be with each other.


When I watched Lovely complex 1 episode it reminded me of Bokur ga Ita so much! Both of these anime are those which you cannot stop watching when you started and you wish to be for the second part.At least I did! I just adore this kind of anime,they were so similar in story and drawing style but at the same time diferent cause i coudn't stop laughing when i watched Lovely complex meanwhile bokura ga ita was serious but involving. I strongly recommend to watch both if you didn't!

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien

Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.

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KGNE and Bokura ga Ita are tear-jerkers about confused characters in love with each other. While the characters provide many moments of frustration for the viewer ('WHY CAN'T THEY JUST SAY AND DO WHAT THEY MEAN?!'), their behaviour is satisfyingly complex and their dilemmas sympathetic. The idea in both is that love hurts (astronomically) but that the occasional joys it provides make it worth it.


When tragedy strikes the one you love, moving on can be difficult. Both Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Bokura ga Ita follow the struggles of letting yourself fall in love again.

Narumi & Yano both deal with memories of the past creeping up when least expected. Both series also have strong outlying relationships. The story isn't really just about the main characters' relationship, but also about the interactions of a larger group of friends and aquaintances, and people who have to decide if friendship or love takes priority.

I personally think Bokura ga Ita has a slightly less tragic feeling than Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, but the both seem, to me, to be strong relationship dramas. Narumi in Kimi ga Nozomu Eien isn't as outwardly cheerful as Yano, so it doesn't have as much comic relief as Bokura ga Ita. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is also a little more 'adult.' The characters are a little older, and the relationships a little more mature, but the same basic underlying issues remain. So this recommendation comes with the caveat that if you need some lightheartedness mixed in, you may not like Kimi ga Nozomu Eien as much. But if you like the more heartfelt dramas that tackle tough issues, I think this one's for you.


If you liked the maturity of the themes, the depth of the characters, and the emotions conveyed in Bokura ga Ita, then you may enjoy watching Kimi ga Nozomu Eien. It's shorter and more intense than Bokura ga Ita, and can take a heavier emotional toll on the viewer, but is addictive and enjoyable nonetheless as it takes you through the relationships and life choices of its main characters. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a tear-inducing classic, even for men who usually enjoy shounen! 


In "Rumbling Hearts" and "Bokura ga Ita" the similarities are countless. Both animes have a very heavy dose of drama. The main theme is relationships and the serious issues that can interfere with them. What tells them apart is mainly the visuals.


Both of these series have a similar focus on the relationships of their main characters. Although Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is slightly more adult than Bokura ga Ita in the way the show tackles the issue.


As a series both Bokura ga Ita and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien share a lot of common themes and characters. These two series do a fantastic job at telling a unique story that gradually fells like watching a modern Shakespearean play. As for the plot of the story you'll find it quite similar as both male leads have their difficulties dealing with the past and sorting out the present. While Kimi ga Nozomu Eien has a more depressing atmosphere, it's highly likely that you'll be drawn into both series despite their difference in mood.


Both Bokura ga Ita and KGnE have a serious love-romance story. If you like more mature anime with a lot of development, these are a "have to watch".


If you liked Bokura Ga Ita, you'll surely find it similar to Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien and you'll enjoy watching it. The latter, is starts with the school life of 4 teenagers, their friendship and romantic situations they find themselves into. Just like Bokura Ga Ita, this anime has a lot of tragedy and the struggling of young people to make choices, figure out theirselves and go on with their lives.


Both anime have a unique story but they also have things in common. Both male lead characters are dealing with their own problems en difficulties within their relationships, past or future. Although I think Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is more mature than Bokura ga Ita. On the other hand has Bokura ga Ita a more brighter side of the story.


These romance anime focus strongly on school relationships. The couple(s) in both anime face several hardships throughout the story that challenges their seemingly unfit relationships. The struggles depicted are both pitiable and true to life with some of the characters' annoying decisions and shocking and mysterious twists throughout.


Besides the obvious drama and romance that's involved, these two anime really are more geared towards an older audience.

What relates Bokura ga Ita to Rumbling Hearts, is that they both deal with relationships now and back then.  They both talk about loving someone now and thinking about who you loved in the past.  I think both the male characters develop the most in these two series, and learn what's most important to them.

If you loved one because of the depth in their relationship, then you'll for sure love the other.  Besides the evidently different animation styles, the story itself is really similar.


Both are slow paced romance that pulled me in for realistic romance.  But i couldn't finish both for its somewhat boring rendition due to the "snail-ness".  Watch both if you liked one of them.


Bokura ga Ita and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien are both powerfully emotional dramas that deal with the struggles between romantic feelings, tragic pasts and love triangles between friends.  In both cases, these series are in no way predictable, there is no particularly right or wrong answer to who should end up with whom in the love triangles, and each character develops further throughout each series, as they go through the highs and lows of their relationship situations, finding out not only more about each other but about themselves as well.  If you enjoyed one series, you'll definitely enjoy the other.

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!

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Both stories are centered around a girl's school life, but the girls' personalities and their looks are very different. In Bokura ga Ita, Yano Motoharu, who is a cool, calm and flirty boy with a careless smile, is very similar to Peach Girl's Kairi Okayasu. Both stories have dramatic love triangles as well. If you are looking for drama, romance, and school life then you should watch these series!


Peach Girl and Bokura ga Ita heavily revolve around the "drama" genre. They each have love triangles, and societal misunderstandings at their core - sometimes leaving the audience impatient and annoyed. Both have their perky moments, and sarcastic humour; both also have an unlikable villain and a choice between two guys. This is shoujo; Bokura ga Ita and Peach Girl are great titles. I loved the soft paste-like colours in Bokura ga Ita, while I enjoyed the character blueprint in Peach Girl.


Both stories revolve around a young girl's first love and all the trials she must pass in order to build a relationship. Both Nanami and Momo have to confront the memories of the girls their boyfriends loved, while fighting their own insecurities. School life, first love, love triangles, drama, and also funny moments can all be found while watching them.


As I absolutely love romance, I recommend that you watch Peach Girl and Bokura ga Ita. Each anime is filled with passion, comedy, and a twisted story that will make you gasp and hope for the best ending. A lot of family members are involved, but they are both absolutely amazing anime. Enjoy!


They go along the same line of high school romance, what can go wrong willgo wrong. But, bokura ga ita is just so good. Happy sad tear jerker!!


This is just a matter of trust. I absolutely loved the both of them. The drama in both of these anime keep you hooked until you've seen it until the end. Both anime's have villians that frustrate you, and you will laugh at their stellar failures.


Both of these animes center around a girl caught in the middle of a love triangle, where one of her choices seems to be the all around "good guy" , and the other is not necesarily "boyfriend" material. The two stories are extremely similar filled with emotion and they seem to draw you into the story. Bokura ga Ita does have a bit more of a serious mood than Peach Girl, but you should enjoy one just as much as the other.


Both of that series are about teenagers love. And both of girls have problems with the past of their boyfriends and they both must to decide trust or not.


Peach Girl and Bokura ga Ita involve a realistic high school love triangle.  While Bokura is a slow paced series than Peach Girl both have the same hardships of teenagers trying to understand the relationships among themselves.  Mistrust and betrayal follow.


Each of these has a girl split between two guys. I would say that Bokura ga Ita has a more serious tone while Peach Girl feels more like a soap opera but is still just as enjoyable. What I liked about both of these is that, even while being 25 and 26 episodes, there's not really any side stories, filler or too much comedy. They're both all about the drama!


bokura ga ita is a cool anime to watch if ur into romance so that's why i recommend u peach girl because it also involves romance. a love triangle and are both high school related 


Similar characters, the same plot development and a sweet feeling, this is what Peach Girl and We Were There are delivering to the audience. Both are shoujo works focusing a lot on relationship between freinds, lovers and even antagonists. While Peach Girl is much more simplistic and idiotic, Bokura ga Ita delivers a more believable dramatic story with a greater depth. My guess is that if you liked one, you will enjoy the other one too.


They both have lots of drama and romance in.. If you liked this I''m completely sure you should like the other one too!

Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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when i started watching Kimi ni Todoke i thought that this is like a season 2 for Bokura ga Ita, both of them have almost the same type of "touching" romance aspect and even the animation of this two animes are quite similar.Both of this animes have a realistic type of romance aspect so if you like one of them you will definitely like the other one as well


Although Kimi ni Todoke is still on air, I'd like to recommend both ways. Both stories are about a girl & a boy having a romance, and while they get to know each other, they more and more get to know themselves. The inprovement of the characters of the story is a main point of the show. Highly recommended.


One of the other series I first thought of when watching Kimi ni Todoke was Bokura ga Ita.  The relationship between the two main character have the same types of conflicts and real life issues that have to be overcome to make relationships work.  The naivity set forth by both of the main characters is accuratly portrayed, while the suspense of the series keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.


Both of these animes are based on a school romance and real world issues that can come up

In my opinion Kimi ni Todoke is more eventful and quite hillarious.

Bokura Ga Ita is almost purely romance in contrast


Kimi ni Todoke is like a watered down version of Bokura ga Ita but both deal with real life issues, are similar in animation and have this teenage romance thing going. If you're going for the pure love Bokura showcased, then you'll like Kimi ni Todoke. They're both really touching in some ways but Kimi ni todoke includes more humor and to be honest, more likable characters- it's nana without being a martyr and yano without being conceited so in short, if you want the romance without too much of the drama, try out Kimi ni Todoke.


Both Yano and Shota have similar actions in some parts. I personally like Kimi ni Todoke better because it is less depressing, and Yano pisses me off a lot of times. And Nana also makes me mad sometimes because she is not truthful at times but Sawako is really truthful and innocent well Nana is innocent too. But in the end i like Kimi ni Todoke better because of the outlook of a happier ending and the main chracters Shota and Sawako i even like the side chracter Ryu. Also another downer on Bokura ga ita is Yamamoto I HATE HER!! But other than that Bokura ga Ita has a nice story and is sweet...but Kimi ni Todoke is better lighter story.


If you liked one of these I'm sure you like romantic anime in general. If so then you should definitely check the other one because these shows are immensely soaked with romance. Another important common feature in Bokura ga Ita and Kimi ni Todoke is the school life theme.


Well both are fairly heavy romance animes that feature a female lead who tends to be somewhat naive to certain things.  Also certain parts of the male lead are similar as well though still different enough to make them not feel like copies of each other.  Though Kimi ni Todoke is more of a comedy with a good amount of romance mixed in and Bokura ga Ita is more romance with a lot of drama mixed in.  Both series are still basically the same in that they are both stories of highschool romances.


Kmi ni Todoke is like a much better, innocent version of Bokura ga Ita. They both deal with drama within school and a developing relationship between the two main characters.


The story lines are somewhat similar and the way its drawn. The anime itself is awesomly dramatic




Both were amazing anime, I couldn't stop watching them.. i had to be dragged away from the computer!

Both have a destined to be couple, supportive friends, a 'friend' that tries to interfere with their relationship and they're both packed full of drama!

10/10 for me! :D


Kimi ni Tdoke is a slower, less dramatic anime but so much more heart poundingi have recomended this anime to my friends and family and i dont normally like romance animes, both bokura ga ita and kimi ni todoke are great, if you like romance and slice of life animes at all i say you most likely will love Kimi ni Tdoke, unless your a little boy who likes nothing but gore

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Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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Both stories are centered around the high school life of young freshman girls and their complicated feelings and friendships.  Both Bokura ga Ita and His and Her Circumstances fall into the romance, comedy, and drama genres, so if you like one you'll like the other.


Both Bokura ga Ita and Kare Kano have love, romance, and relationships between high school students who also have to deal with their daily lives.

The responsibilities in the classes, clubs, etc. that the characters hold in these two anime give the viewer the idea that life still can progress even with all of those activities.

If you enjoy or enjoyed Kare Kano or Bokura ga Ita, you'd like the other without a doubt!


Both "Bokura ga Ita" and "His and Her Circumstances" are about a young couple struggling to make their relationship work due to troubling pasts. While "Bokura ga Ita" is a bit more 'dramatic' "His & Her circumstances" has more comical elements. What I really like about the two shows, however, is their pace; neither one of them are afraid to slow down and be thoughtful and quiet. If you've seen one I'm convinced you'd like the other :)


These anime's have basically the same plot. If you love one, you will love the other. They are both about a couple who are shy but love each other and the problems they run into in their relationship.


Both Kare Kano and Bokura Ga Ita are anime dealing with the romance life of teenagers. Kare Kano's main characters have a strong bind, love each other, however have to overcome obstacles and problems that most of the time are created by themselves. In Bokura Ga Ita, the difficulties that the couple, Yano and Nana, encounter, have to do with Yano's past. Both anime, very touching but also funny at times, show us how much one can and should fight for a relatinship! Both are similar but unique as well, so I'm sure that if you liked one, you will like the other one too!


These two stories are about maintaing a healthy relationship between boy and girl and dealing with difficulties connected with it.


Both series are concentrated on romance taking place in school, and are very subtle in progressing it.

In both cases main male hero is a "perfect person" from the outside, but is a bit more cynical and sometimes even violent as more of his character unfolds.

Again in both cases main female heroine is unsecure about her boyfriends feelings towards her, and about her own place in life.


Both shows have relations and identity as main themes. They are about first loves, identity problems, jealousy and how to deal with these things. They both have a good feeling of realism to them.


With a lot in common, both Bokura and Kare are excellent examples of the romance genre. Sadly, the buildup is what makes these shows enjoyable, as the ending just frustratingly tails away. If you enjoyed watching the adolescent romance of one, you're sure to enjoy the other.


The main connection between the two is that they are both feature a young guy and girl as they come to fall in love with each other during their time in highschool.  The male leads also have a lot in common in both case with both of them being what appears to be perfect, but actual have something hidden beneath the surface that has to do with their past.  Though Bokura ga Ita tends to be more on the drama side of things and Kare Kano tends to be a bit more on the comedy side.  So if you liked one then you'll probably like the other.


Both are very simular, they both have a girl that pulls lots of funny faces and acts childish and the guy who has lots of problems and wonts the girl to always stay with him