Honey and Clover

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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?

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cahbayb cahbayb says...

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.

captaincrunch captaincrunch says...

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. 

sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

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.

Koi Kaze

Koi Kaze

If life teaches us anything, it is that love sometimes happens in the most unlikely of places, with the most unlikely of people. Koshiro is a run-of-the-mill salaryman who has recently been dumped by his partner. With his heart broken and hope lost, he soon comes to realize that he can love again, once he sets eyes on a beautiful young schoolgirl riding the train. However, there is one catch -- this girl named Nanoka is his sister, who he has not seen in years. Knowing that their forbidden love will always be scrutinized by society; will Koushirou and Nanoka be able to resist the temptation?

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CodeWordChobits CodeWordChobits says...

Both of these series explore the ins and outs of love in odd ways. Romance abounds but questions of the chars self worth and where they fit into the greater scheme of things is explored in depth. If your looking for a romance with a little more substance than either will suit you well.

TropicalMist TropicalMist says...

Firstly, I want to point out that these two animes are completely different in plot and even characters. They're not similar in storylines or ideas...

But the reason I would recommend Koi Kaze is because I feel that they have the same animation designs. The two anime are both slow-paced and take a few episodes to resolve a question or problem (or maybe they're not solved at all?). The story-telling method is very similar with the monologues and questions of life.

Even though their topic matters vary, if you're looking for something with the same mellow tone and continuity as H&C, Koi Kaze satisfies that request.

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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buu buu says...

Both Honey and Clover and Welcome to the NHK have main characters that are just outrageously funny and lighthearted. Both have a drama element that is blown out of proportion. If you like this type of wacky humor, then these match up.

ackguy ackguy says...

Both animes explore the pivotal young adult years (as opposed to high school) and the societal pressures that come with it. Poignant, funny, and inspiring, the two shows contain characters that are all broken in some way that are easy to empathize with. Sub themes of failure, the importance of little achievements, and friendship make for fantastic and unique stories.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

Honey and Clover and Hataraki Man are very disparate in relation to their stories and artistic styles. However they both take a very straightforward way of looking at the internal struggles of some intrinsically realistic characters. Especially similar is the way in which the catharsis of supporting characters is expressed as an important part of the growth of the central character. To put it into a nutshell, if you liked the well developed character growth in one series, the other should please as well.

Ran Ran says...

Both Hataraki Man and HnC question the meaning of life and work (whether it is studying or a job) and the priorities and purpose that the main character gives him/herself in life, sweetened with a background romance.

Maison Ikkoku

Maison Ikkoku

Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!

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Nohansen Nohansen says...

The Maison Ikkoku anime, adapted from Rumiko Takahashi's seinen manga of the same name, premiered on March 26, 1986 on Fuji Television. Almost twenty years later, the very same network launched the noitaminA lineup, a programming block aimed at older female audiences, with Honey and Clover. In spite of the generational gap, Maison Ikkoku and Hachikuro are equal in the fact that both succeed where other "romantic comedies" fail: they are funny, but not childish, and portray their characters' feelings and emotions without being overly sappy or melodramatic.

If you liked one, there's no reason you shouldn't watch the other.

rhibob rhibob says...

Honey and Clover and Maison Ikkoku are very similar in feeling, though Maison Ikkoku is more comedic. They both deal with college life, growing up, and love, even falling in love with an older widow in both series. If you're looking for a good laugh with sweet and poignant moments, then either one is for you.