Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
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.
First things first: SAWAKO = KOTOMI. Best shy girl voice ever!! There are a few similarities between these two in terms of style and in terms of content. The idea of two strangers eventually becoming friends and then eventually becoming interested in each other is a major parallel. Also, the two shows have a similar sense of humour.
The female lead in both of these stories starts as an outsider, and neither of them is very confident. However, they're both cute and likeable and it's fun to watch as their respective love interests help to bring out their best. Both shows have lots of touching moments and cuteness and are super girly in a good way.
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
Although K-On! stays away from love stories, both of these series are slow moving, school based stories that have forming a club as a strong motivator in the series (at least for some of each of them).
Although the story and plotline is rather different the humour in both of these have a simular after taste. Both of them can be watched several times without getting bored.
Both Clannad and Mashiro-Iro Symphony are similar in terms of how the protagonist builds his relationships with the various women around him.
Clannad and mashiro! Almost all the girls in the harem are in love with the male lead. but as the story goes they realize he is in love with someone else. really sweet romance between the 2 leads. and its definetely worth to watch these 2 animes!! recommend clannad as a first watch though :) would have given it 10 stars if i could :)
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
Though different in plot and focus, if you liked the relentless humor in either Host Club or Clannad, you will definitely appreciate the humor in the other.
Ouran is way heavier on the comedy than Clannad, which is overall slower paced and a bit more serious, but both of these shows are great harem anime that focus a lot on developing the characters in the show beyond their roles as a love interest or main character. Haruhi and Tomoya are very similar in temperment, as well. Clannad is a bit more tragic, while Ouran saves its dramatic moments for certain episodes, but they still share a lot of great elements that makes both of these series a joy to watch, and prove that you can actually do some really compelling storytelling within the harem genre.
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
Quite basically, if you love school life romance, then you'll love this series. Though there's a difference in how Clannad and School Rumble handle the relationships, the amusing aspect of watching teenagers stumbling through life is nonetheless alive and kicking in both.
As a lover of slice of life, romantic comedy animes, both shows offer the best of those genres and then some. These animes are very much alike: both take place in a school setting, both have characters you'll fall in love with, and have amazing stories. However, despite how much both shows have their similarities, there are clear distinctions that differenciate them. School Rumble is more of the childish side of growing up while Clannad on the other hand focuses the more serious side of growing up. In the end, both are great animes, very funny yet, very thought provoking, and offer life lesson/morals. Both are definaltely worth the watch!