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When Yuugo Hachiken enrolled at Ezonoo, an agricultural high school, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. While his classmates revel in the barnyard chores and hard labor, eager to gain skills for their careers, Yuugo is challenged and sometimes downright horrified by the things he’s having to learn, whether he’s corralling stray cows, learning the shocking truth of where chicken eggs come from, or even getting comfortable with riding a horse! Alongside peers such as the lovely Aki, Yuugo will learn all he can about agriculture, making close friends in the process.
Silver Spoon reminds me of Honey and Clover for a few reasons. They have a similar light and occasionally comedic atmosphere, revolving around a group of friends going to a school that involves trades (art, agriculture). The characters wrestle with tough decisions about work, education, relationships, and life. If you liked one, you might give the other a try--I suspect you'll enjoy it!
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...
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.
A photograph is a mysterious force that creates magical moments the instant the shutter closes and allows people’s hearts to connect. For the new girl in town, Fuu Sawatari, this is more than a saying but a way of life as she spends her days quietly attempting to capture those special instances on film and use them to bring others joy. Along with her friends – and her beloved camera – Fuu reminisces about her father, begins to contemplate where her future lies and wonders whether she can capture more of the mysterious Tamayura light bubbles in her photos filled with warmth and friendship.
Tamayura very much reminded me of the gentle moments in Honey and Clover, with that same sense of hope and contemplation. They both also deal with the passion for arts, in various instances in Honey and Clover, and with photography in Tamayura. Fuu and Hagu are also very similar female leads - cute, shy, and talented. Both have comical moments, but Honey and Clover has more. If you liked any of the elements from each that I have mentioned, then I think you will enjoy watching the other!
Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...
Chizuru loves Yuudai; Yuudai loves Chizuru. Yet neither of them can say it clearly because each is uncertain about the other’s feelings and is afraid of being hurt. Trapped by their insecurities in a relationship that’s going nowhere, they drift further and further apart. While Chizuru thinks this is the end of the road, Yuudai struggles desperately to overcome his cowardly nature before he loses what is most important to him. There are two stories to every relationship, but can love survive if they don’t meet halfway?
Even with very lighthearted premises, Honey and Clover and Tokyo Marble Chocolate delve deep into what it means to be in love. Relationships and how and why they begin and end are the focus of these two beautiful anime. If that is what you're looking for, look no further.