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Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
So I know some people might not believe it, but I really think that H&C and INK have a lot in common. I enjoyed both these anime for their realistic approaches to life and how they don't rely on overexaggerated situations or coincidences to make a story happen.
Although the characters and story plot are different, they both revolve around a series of characters that journey through school and life learning what they want to do and be. Of course, the comedy and romance is evidently there in both series as well =) But what's more, is that the anime chooses to end at the right moment where the audience just knows what's left for the characters.
Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.
same type of anime (romance, slow-paced).. Both Kimi to Boku and Honey & Clover have a girl character thats short, love triangle drama, and tons of dialogue (group of memorable friends/characters). If you like one you'll definetly like the other. A must watch for fans that love character driven animes..
Ren Mihashi is a timid pitcher with problems; he has no self esteem or confidence, due to the relentless bullying of his once teammates, and is reluctant to play baseball again. However, at Ren's new school, Nishiura Prefectural High, he finds himself picking up the mitt once more. Along with the help of alumni-turned-coach Maria Momoe, tough but supportive Takaya Abe, and the rest of his teammates, Ren will regain his confidence and show the game of baseball who's the boss yet again!
Common elements are except the style of animation, the team work and the building of friendship. People can be so different and still be friends. In both series there is also the pressure of performing well, and it becomes possible with help and coaching from others. Both series are soulful and uplifting in spirit.
Born into the wealthy family of a famous musician, Shu Amamiya feels it is his fate to become a professional pianist. But when he transfers to a new elementary school, his goal is threatened by an obnoxious classmate, Ichinose Kai, who has the ability to produce beautiful sound from a piano that was thought to be broken. The two quickly become friends; however, their friendship is tested when they face off in a competition to determine who has the better skill, greatest ambition, and the strongest love for the piano.
Both series are about artists and the gap between those who work hard to reach their aim and those who are gifted with talent.
Also they are both animated very brilliant and focus much on impressive moments like the atmosphere in a forest, sunsets or watching an artist doing a masterpiece.
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?
These series each center around a very complicated set of romantic circumstances while being largely a comedy. H&C is a slightly more dramatic and romance driven version of SR, so if you want something lighter, go with SR, or heavier, H&C. Anyways, they are a strong pairing because of these reasons.