Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
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.
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!