Honey and Clover

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Golden Time

Golden Time

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…

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shanjo shanjo says...

Both of these anime deal with college students dealing with the maturaty that comes with age. Both deal with relationships and their comlications, along with other very real issues. They also both have hilarious moments and characters you really get attached to. If you liked one, you'd definately be into the other. 

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Titles that have complexities far beyond the normal rom-com. They have funny momnets, but plenty of drama as well. What you want to happen does not always happen like you want, but the relations feel real.

The characters are fleshed out in both series. and possibly a bit more in Honely and clover. 

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Kousei Arima is a former child prodigy who lost his ability to play the piano when his mother died. His daily life is monochrome, but it begins to gain color when he meets a female violinist by chance. Kaori Miyazono is an audacious go-getter who is overflowing with personality. Enchanted by the girl, Kousei starts to move forward with his own legs at the age of 14.

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Tanum Tanum says...

From the first episode of You lie in April it resembles Honey and Clover in atmosphere, characters and even in theme (both animes have the "art student life" theme). If you like this kind of anime, you have to watch both of them as it will brighten and inspire you.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both of these shows start out as seemingly ordinary school life stories, but turn into so much more.  They delve deeply into the complicated issues of love, loss, and recovery, and highlight the very realistic view that not everyone gets what they want and not every story has a happy ending.  People and their relationships are extremely complicated, and this fact is highlighted strongly in each of these shows.  The fact that both shows deal with the arts, (painting, pottery, music, etc...) only makes them seem more alike.  If you are looking for a deep show that tugs at your heartstrings, then both of these shows are for you.

Boys Be

Boys Be

There is nothing more sad and pleasant than love in its various forms, and a group of high school students will discover them in this melancholy series. The focus is on Kanzaki Kyoichi, an artist and a dreamer at heart, and Nitta Chiharu, a track star and a childhood friend of Kyoichi's. From spring to summer to fall to winter, love will grow and fade, and grow again

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SirNiXXon SirNiXXon says...

Both Boys Be and Honey & Clover are romance series, what makes 'em apart from most romances is a more masculine and mature perspective. The main male characters of both shows are artists who are kinda lost, don't knowing exactly who they are/what they want. Yet, the focus of both series aren't in only one relashionship, but in various - the concerns of characters other than "the main couple" are present in Boys Be, as they are in Honey & Clover, giving oportunity for lots of character development.

Suzuka

Suzuka

Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...

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Grv Grv says...

Although not a direct match by genre, Suzuka and Honey & Clover give the viewer the same kind of experience. The plot and character interaction in both stories is truly intense and makes you genuinely want to know what is going to happen. The general theme to relate these 2 series together would be romance. Not just a run-of-the-mill romance but one with real character development.

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

The funny times, the sad times, the happy times, the angry times; these series go though them all. You go along with the characters in both Air and Honey and Clover in their search. Whether it be for a girl with wings or the reason to paint, you're right there with them.