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Kare Kano

Alt titles: His and Her Circumstances

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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?

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Kare Kano 1996 TBD
Name Role
Tadashi HIRAMATSU Character Design
Hideaki ANNO Director
Kazuya TSURUMAKI Director
Shiro SAGISU Music
Fumiya FUJII Music
Masami TSUDA Original Manga Creator
Noriko KOBAYASHI Producer
Hiroki SATO Producer
Takayuki YANAGISAWA Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

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Kare Kano sothis 6/10 Sep 11, 2004
His and Her Circumstances sothis 6/10 Sep 11, 2004

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Kare Kano CrazyBeverly96 7/10 Jan 24, 2014
His and Her Circumstances CrazyBeverly96 7/10 Jan 24, 2014
Kare Kano Naga 6.5/10 Jul 27, 2013
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Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

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.

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XMrNiceguyX
While thre is more humour in Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou, both series have a similar feel to it. Both the series have two genres to their extremes: Drama and Comedy. One of the main differences between the two series is the difference in art (Honey and Clover is more shoujo) and the ages of the main person. In Honey and Clover it's not only romance, while Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is merely romance and comedy.
richief611

Yes, you'd like Honey and Clover if you liked Kare Kano, and you'd like Kare Kano if you liked Honey and Clover. You get the feeling that romance and everyday life will intertwine, but in the end, you understand that they will reach each other once the things in life pass.

Honey and Clover and Kare Kano both give you this idea, and I think that if you liked just one of these two, then you'd liked the other no matter what.

StudioGirlKoi

While Honey and Clover is set in college, both Kare Kano and Honey and Clover deal with love relationships with not only the protagonists but others such as their friends. As Takemoto begins to fall for Hagu, in Kare Kano the main male lead Arima starts to fall for Yukino.

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Special A

Special A

Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?

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scorpio13989

Both have girls trying to cope with their inferiority complex, which the boys in the animes make more profound by teasing them. And both are love stories

pelagicgirl

Both are high school dramas, centred on intelligent students. Kare Kano starts out strong, but the plot and animation quickly fizzles.  Special A is more glamourized than Kare Kano and less realistic, but the plot ends strongly.

mht224

They both deal with rivals at the top of the class that are slowly falling in love. Although Special A the do not get together until the last episode, Kare Kano shows when the two characters become a couple.

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Task

These series are, at their core, about a relationship between two high-school students. Many other features are different: circumstances are highly linear in Kare Kano, while in Melancholy they are anything but. Circumstances take place in a normal world with normal people in Kare Kano, while in Melancholy things may seem normal but they often aren't. Still, both are all about two unusual people and everything that happens between them over the course of a year.

Quality animation with a brilliantly told story, this is the only kind of drama I'll watch. Enjoy!

hurin

If you took out the supernatural events of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya it would be quite similar to Kare Kano.

I see a strong similarity between Kyon and Yokino, who both act as an anchor of normality for others to hold on to.

fizrox

Another story which takes place in high school, but if you enjoyed this anime it means that you appreciate interesting plot, well-thought characters, great animation, fitted music and never borning, lively atmosphere - and this is exactly what you will find in recommended series.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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hikaruivy

Judging only based on the first episode, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun gave me a feeling very much similar to that of Kare Kano: Just like Kare Kano, TnK also has an extremely hard-working and ambitious female protagonist who hates the male protagonist for his good grades first, but -seems to be soon- falling in love with him along the way...

sabrielsharmony

Both are about study obsessed girls and their male academic rival. also in both of these the boy falls in love first.

kingshivan

This. They basically lifted many elements of Kare Kano, and introduced a wacky and therefore much more likable male lead. The primary difference is the reputation of the characters- in Kare Kano, the characters are the paragons of their communities. In My Little Monster, they're practicaly pariahs.

In no uncertain terms, if you liked Kare Kano, you'll like My Little Monster, and vice versa. Kare Kano had a much deeper emotional substance; MLM has more wacky comedy.

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Aishiteruze Baby

Aishiteruze Baby

Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...

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KittyEmperor

If you like one then you'll like the other because both series tend to have a similar feel to them.  With each tending to focus more on a certain aspect of the characters life and building upon them showing how the characters gradually change and grow as each series continues.  Each series also will on several occansions deal with deep issues such as child abuse and abandonment.  Also each series has a nice cast of characters that serve to keep each episode interesting and entertaining.

gretzky99

Both Aishiteruze Baby and Kare Kano are slife of life anime. They tend to be comedic but among these kind of scenes you'll find serious ones about the hardships of growing up and teenage angst. The featured couples develop quite a lot and they become more mature through the series.