Sixteen-year-old Mikako Kouda has two loves in her life: fashion, and her childhood friend Tsutomu Yamaguchi. Though she dreams of creating her own clothing brand someday, Mikako's true desires lie with Tsutomu - but there's a problem: he's dating the voluptuous and highly-sought-after "Body-Ko!" The two longtime companions seem to have feelings for each other, but school, other relationships and additional obstacles continue to stand in their way. Will Mikako and Tsutomu ever be together?
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
Two shows about different kinds of artists, their inspirations, and their relationships; Honey & Clover and Gokinjo Monogatari are a good recommendation for each other. They not only focus on the art, but the people behind it. The themes of first loves, growing up and finding your own way fill both these shows. If you liked the mood of one of these shows- be sure to check out the other!
Gokinjo Monogatari and Honey and Clover are shoujo/josei character dramas with humor and tons of angsty love triangles and crying, while still managing to be really good.
Both have an absolutely loveable cast of characters that attend an art school and are easy to relate to.
Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…
Both series are products of Ai Yazawa. There are same characters e.g. Mikako Kouda, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, young Miwako, Arashi and Hiroyuki. Both are about fashion and Yagazaku school. Paradise Kiss and Gokinjo Monogatari are romance and comedy. Both anime are about love and friendship.
If you liked Gokinjo Monogatari YOU ARE GONNA LOVE PARADISE KISS! I strongly recomend to watch first of all Gokinjo Monogatari to get excited everytime that your characters from this story appear on Paradise Kiss. First of all, the plot of love and fashion are side by side as in Gokinjo, the second reason is the characters, you love more the characters after you watch their beginnings in Gokinjo!
Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...
Though the story line are quite different between these two animes, and it's kind of hard to explain but both Gonkinjyo Monogatari and Aishiteruze Baby★★ kind of has the same anime flow. Maybe it's the shoujo anime/love triangle factor. Both are very sweet and happy but also has it's emotional bits, which makes it really good!
No sooner has Nanako Misonoo started attending Seiran, the most prestigious girls’ school in Japan, when she is unexpectedly chosen to join its most exclusive club, the Sorority. Believing that she was given preferential treatment by the Sorority’s leader, the beautiful and intimidating Miya-sama, Nanako’s jealous classmates begin to bully her. Slowly, life at Seiran begins to unravel and Nanako wonders why the Sorority chose her over more eligible candidates. Not only that, what could lie behind Miya-sama’s mysterious smile? With only the letters to her ‘dear brother’ to help her make sense of it all, Nanako must try to find answers to these and many more questions.
Oniisama e... and Gokinjo Monogatari are shoujo character dramas that are as wonderful as they are melodramatic. The main difference is that Gokinjo is cute while Oniisama is elegant, a distinction that affects the art style and the types of drama in each series.
Najimi Osana's goal is to make a fortune in life, but in reality, she hasn't been having much success in her job. Tsuyuri, a doujin artist and a friend of Najimi, takes her to a convention to help her sell her doujin; and after learning that her childhood friend Justice is a very successful doujin artist, Najimi declares that she will make her fortune by creating doujins of her own. However, Najimi has never created anything close to a doujin before, and will struggle through many difficulties. Together with Tsuyuri, Justice, and Sora, they will work together for Najimi’s sake to gain fame and fortune in the doujin market.
This would not be an obvious recommendation as these two shows have very different plots. What they have in common though is a heroine that passionately pursues her dream with all she has. Comedy is present in both these shows with it being more of a main focus in Doujin Work, but I feel fans of one of these shows would enjoy the other.