Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?
Both stories are centered around the high school life of young freshman girls and their complicated feelings and friendships. Both Bokura ga Ita and His and Her Circumstances fall into the romance, comedy, and drama genres, so if you like one you'll like the other.
Both Bokura ga Ita and Kare Kano have love, romance, and relationships between high school students who also have to deal with their daily lives.
The responsibilities in the classes, clubs, etc. that the characters hold in these two anime give the viewer the idea that life still can progress even with all of those activities.
If you enjoy or enjoyed Kare Kano or Bokura ga Ita, you'd like the other without a doubt!
Both "Bokura ga Ita" and "His and Her Circumstances" are about a young couple struggling to make their relationship work due to troubling pasts. While "Bokura ga Ita" is a bit more 'dramatic' "His & Her circumstances" has more comical elements. What I really like about the two shows, however, is their pace; neither one of them are afraid to slow down and be thoughtful and quiet. If you've seen one I'm convinced you'd like the other :)
Both Kare Kano and Bokura ga Ita feature a dramatic story about a young couple learning to better understand their partners as well as themselves. Though the laughes and artisitc animation style that was seen in Kare Kano wont be there, one can expect the same emotional rollercoaster that made these two great anime. However once again don't expect a spectacular ending.
Bokura Ga Ita and Kare Kano are both romantic-school life anime. In both series, we see the characters developing their reletionships, as well as their selves, changing and becoming more mature. These anime are all about finding your self whle being in a young age and trying to overcome your ego in order to be with the person you love. The romance and sad moments of these anime are many and intense, therefore I think that if you liked either of them, you will like the other, too!
These anime's have basically the same plot. If you love one, you will love the other. They are both about a couple who are shy but love each other and the problems they run into in their relationship.
These two stories are about maintaing a healthy relationship between boy and girl and dealing with difficulties connected with it.
Both series are concentrated on romance taking place in school, and are very subtle in progressing it.
In both cases main male hero is a "perfect person" from the outside, but is a bit more cynical and sometimes even violent as more of his character unfolds.
Again in both cases main female heroine is unsecure about her boyfriends feelings towards her, and about her own place in life.
Both shows have relations and identity as main themes. They are about first loves, identity problems, jealousy and how to deal with these things. They both have a good feeling of realism to them.
With a lot in common, both Bokura and Kare are excellent examples of the romance genre. Sadly, the buildup is what makes these shows enjoyable, as the ending just frustratingly tails away. If you enjoyed watching the adolescent romance of one, you're sure to enjoy the other.
If you liked Kare Kano for it's mature handling of shoujo high-school romance, then try Bokura ga Ita. Like Kare Kano, it's about the confusion that arises in a relationship because of the characters' insecure backgrounds. However, Bokura ga Ita is more successful in actually pulling this off and never diverts into filler.
The main connection between the two is that they are both feature a young guy and girl as they come to fall in love with each other during their time in highschool. The male leads also have a lot in common in both case with both of them being what appears to be perfect, but actual have something hidden beneath the surface that has to do with their past. Though Bokura ga Ita tends to be more on the drama side of things and Kare Kano tends to be a bit more on the comedy side. So if you liked one then you'll probably like the other.
Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
"Kare Kano" and "Lovely Complex" both have the same general romantic elements. They both ponder about feelings and words. They both have the same atmosphere although Lovely Complex has more humor.
Both Kare Kano and Lovely Complex are about the complications and trials of high school loves, and the trials that occur when two people who believe they have nothing in common come together to make a true love story.
Kare Kano and Lovely Complex both are a high school romance series, and have with love and comedy.
In Kare Kano, the main characters have a relationship where they care for each other and know that they both love each other. In Lovely Complex, although it is only a one-sided love, you can also get the same feeling when you watch it.
You get a feeling of comedy and drama in both of these series, so watch them.
Kare Kano is a really romantic anime with many funny moments. The only difference between it and Lovely Complex is that in Kare Kano we see a teenager couple's relationship developing in a deeper way, and are shown how they help and support each other in order to overcome their problems. After watching Lovely Complex and Kare Kano I think that someone who likes one of them will definitely like the other as well. They are wonderful anime and you will love them!
These two are romanitc anime, but apart from that, there is a lot of humorous things going and you will have a lot of fun watching both of them.
It's hard to describe in someways what makes these two anime similiar to watch, but I suppose the feeling that you get out of it is just one aspect. Both explore the relationship between two people who start off never dreaming of such a thing. However, while Lovely Complex spends the entire series focusing on the getting together part, Kare Kano dives straight into the what happens when they're together part. Either way, both of these series contain an element of comedy, drama and relationship issues that make you want to know more. A brilliant pair of anime to watch.
Its amazing how 2 shows with so many years between them have such a lot in common. Kare Kano, although older, seems to have almost been what the relationship in LoveCom was based on.
The slightly comedic way in which a love story is told in these two shows is perfectly offset by the occasional seriousness and the two characters admitting their true feelings. LoveCom teases the viewers with a relationship that you just *want* to work, whereas Kare Kano looks more at the struggles faced by two people already dating.
If you are an old fashioned romantic, I highly recommend you give both of these shows a whirl.
Lovely Complex like Kare Kano features a story of two characters who are seen one way but are really different. Unlike Kare Kano, the characters in Lovely Complex aren't the smartest kids in school or the most popular but in fact misfits. But like in Kare Kano they are able to get strength from one another to over come lots of struggles.
Both series feature a young highschool female who doesn't really like the male lead a whole lot at first. Certainly doesn't even consider him to be boyfriend material but as both series progress she begins to understand the feelings she is having and soon a romance blossoms. Both series for the most part stay on the funny side of things and every now and then add something serious to help progress the plot along. If you liked one then you should check out the other.
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
Like random schoolgirl comedy? You can't go wrong with Azumanga and Kare Kano. Though Azumanga is definitely the more funny of the two.
High school, high school and more high school. That is what these 2 are all about.
Kare Kano of course also has some romance in it and Azumanga daioh does not, but other than that animation comes close together and so it the humor.
Friendship is also a big tag for the both of them.
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
I personally liked Boys Be much more than Kare Kano, but I also think it's obvious why the two are good recommendations for each other. Simply put, they are two relationship series that deal with REAL relationship issues and insecurities, in a unique way. Boys Be is much more focused on positive changes with a group of friends, whereas Kare Kano is focused on one person.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Kimi ni Todoke is a touching, moving romance that is highly reminiscent of the beginning of Kare Kano - the part that's awesome, before it declines into filler mediocrity. If you liked the honest, realistic romance of one, try out the other.
Kare Kano was the first thing that came to mind when watching Kimi ni Todoke. The two are incredibly similar in the way they tell their high-school romance story. They both use inner voices often, are made mainly from the girls point of view, have a similar sense of humor and even the artstyle has similarities (although Kimi ni Todoke has quality 2009 animation, while Kare Kano's age shows). Even though the personalities of the characters are different in both shows, if you liked one of these, definitely check out the other!
While the combination may seem a bit like a mismatch at first (Kare kano - Cheerful girl + gloomy guy, Kimitodo - Gloomy girl + cheerful guy ) both stories have actually a lot in common. They focus on characters wishing to change themselves. Whether the starting point is "Sadako-like girl" or is it "perfect student", the goal in both cases is "normal girl". In order to do that heroines need to change their habits, become more honest, open, and manage to change how they are perceived by their classmates. Also in both animes the boy is the catalyst of the change.Both of them are shoujo shows with a nice balance of comedy and heartwarming.
Kimi ni Todoke highly resembles the first half of Kare Kano in that Japanese high school life becomes a rose-tinted bubble. Sawako and Yukino are both insecure girls (though they express their insecurity in very different ways) whose blossoming relationship with a popular male classmate propels them to re-awakened social lives.
Kimi ni Todoke reminds me of what Kare Kano might have progressed to if all the complications/politics/disagreements behind the scenes hadn't affected production. Even the supporting cast of Kimi ni Todoke reminds me a bit of Kare Kano :)
I tend to rewatch Kimi ni Todoke more than Kare Kano, because despite wanting so much more after the series, ultimately Kimi ni Todoke feels much more finished than Kare Kano (you can tell when the animators and producers fought near the end), but both series are must NOT be missed.
Kare Kano is slightly older in tone for the main couple, although I may be slightly biased by what I know of the manga, but both series cover most of the same subject matter. They both talk about living with a certain perception of who you are, and breaking out of that shell -- for both main male and female characters.
I'd recommend this because in the beginning, you get the idea that the girl is like this, but when you actually keep watching,the girl is actually something else, which is something to look forward to when you watch either one.