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In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
The character design is very similar. This is because the same person designed both ;) The humor is close too.
Each of these series have a very similar character design along with similar characters in general. Further, there is a similar comedy in the series.
Though the plot of both these shows couldn't be further apart- the characters' personalities, relationships, and interactions are very reminiscent of each other. The mangaka for Honey and Clover even did the character designs for Eden of the East. So if you enjoyed the characters and comedy from one of these shows- be sure to check out the other!
If you're somebody who enjoys seeing similar characters, then this is a good watch as both series have characters designed by the same person. While the plots are very different, there is similar humour and romantic tensions present in both.
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.
While they seem different both in setting ( art college vs high school ) and in the designated age of viewers (josei vs shoujo) they still should appeal to the same kind of audience
Both are stories featuring somehow anti-social girl ( because she looks gloomy in KimiTodo or because she is a talented artist in HachiKuro ) that slowly opens up and finds friendship and love. KimiTodo is from the perspective of previously mentioned girl, while Hachikuro is from the perspective of her friends.
Both shows have some romance, but it's light and the main focus is "opening up" and "coming of age". Both use beatiful animation and soothing OST to create really warm mood (though in Honey and Clover this mood often shifts into melancholy ). If you like one of those shows, you should find the other similarly appealing.
Both shows are a fairly even match in terms of romantic yearning, everyday life issues, and laugh-out-loud comedy, and both turn between the three on a dime. Animation that seems like it was done in watercolor is present in both, making them easy on the eyes while very much creating a statement of theme in each--Kimi ni Todoke's themes of the dream-like events for the main character and Hachikuro's dream-like art school setting for all the characters. They both also deal with romance in a non-ugly fashion, as everything is about emotional attachment as opposed to physical or sexual issues.
Kimi ni todoke as Honey and clover are slow paced animes. They both focus on the feelings of character. They both deal with love issues and broken hearts in a very similar way, all the while showing the bitter sweet feelings and inner thoughts of the characters. Both animes are as much about personal growth and life experience as they are about love.
They both have some good comedy now and again but they're, for sure, not entirely focused on the comedy side of it. They're bitter sweet and they'll make you shed a tear every now and again, but also make you smile at points.
They both have the same slowpaced smiley feel to them with the laughs and warm feelings mixed in. I watched Honey & Clover first much later on Kimi Ni Todoke, and I thought about H&C the whole time. If you liked Honey and Clover this is definitely your show. And you like Kimi Ni Todoke, then definitely go now to see Honey and Clover. The two are perfect for each other.
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?
Yes, you'd like Honey and Clover if you liked Kare Kano, and you'd like Kare Kano if you liked Honey and Clover. You get the feeling that romance and everyday life will intertwine, but in the end, you understand that they will reach each other once the things in life pass.
Honey and Clover and Kare Kano both give you this idea, and I think that if you liked just one of these two, then you'd liked the other no matter what.
While Honey and Clover is set in college, both Kare Kano and Honey and Clover deal with love relationships with not only the protagonists but others such as their friends. As Takemoto begins to fall for Hagu, in Kare Kano the main male lead Arima starts to fall for Yukino.
Lonely Kaoru Nishimi has lost count of how many times he has moved schools thanks to his father's naval career. Newly landed in Kyushu, he finds most of his classmates instantly antagonistic towards him and suspicious of his elite background. Only two other students seem not to mind who he is – the infamously abrasive Sentarou and the gentle Ritsuko. Unbeknownst to Kaoru they have a passion for jazz, and they're about to pull him out of his stiff, joyless world into theirs of loose, swinging self-expression. Through friendship and frustration, love and despair, Kaoru will learn that life has a wealth of experiences in store for him!
Although the characters in Sakamichi no Apollon are younger than Honey and Clover's, both shows tell coming-of-age stories about friendship and complex love triangles (or maybe pentangles?) with a serious-dramatic tone and a side of light humor.
Another josei series about a love dodecahedron that's as complex as it is unrequited. While Kids on the Slope features jazz music, and Honey and Clover focuses on art, both are full of characters with passion and drive. If you liked one, and are looking for another mature series with bucket loads of drama, definitely check out the other.
Sakamichi and H&C both center on relationships between people first and art second. While H&C has the main cast doing some rather crazy antics at times, when it comes to drama between people, they're both pretty normal. People have believable issues instead of gigantic problems that would require psychiatric aid. Their relationships are riddled with the same uncertainty most people can recognize. A lot of introspection, stupid decisions and one-sided love with the hope of it turning into something else. Sentaro and Morita also reminded me of each other with their random appearances out of nowhere and complete indifference to what other people thought of them.
Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?
Sakurasou attracts a younger audeince than Honey but both are very similar. Both include a school with an arts program and both have a lead girl who is a bit strange but is a prodigy in the arts. Also the lead guy contemplates his future while surrounded by many talented people who are a bit strange. The comdey element it there in both as well.
The two are practically mirror images of each other, right down to some of the characters' quirks and the comedy/drama elements.
Basically, both revolve around a group of friends' struggles with relationships and their lives/careers and can be pretty dramatic. However, Honey & Clover is a more mature, josei take on it while Sakurasou is aimed at a younger audience.
If you liked one, I can't see how you'd not like the other - even with the shounen/josei differences.
both of the female leads are hopeless girls who can't seem to take care of themselves but are brilliant artist who throw themselves into their work.