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.
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.
While they seem different both in setting ( art college vs high school ) and in the designated age of viewers (josei vs shoujo) they still should appeal to the same kind of audience
Both are stories featuring somehow anti-social girl ( because she looks gloomy in KimiTodo or because she is a talented artist in HachiKuro ) that slowly opens up and finds friendship and love. KimiTodo is from the perspective of previously mentioned girl, while Hachikuro is from the perspective of her friends.
Both shows have some romance, but it's light and the main focus is "opening up" and "coming of age". Both use beatiful animation and soothing OST to create really warm mood (though in Honey and Clover this mood often shifts into melancholy ). If you like one of those shows, you should find the other similarly appealing.
Both shows are a fairly even match in terms of romantic yearning, everyday life issues, and laugh-out-loud comedy, and both turn between the three on a dime. Animation that seems like it was done in watercolor is present in both, making them easy on the eyes while very much creating a statement of theme in each--Kimi ni Todoke's themes of the dream-like events for the main character and Hachikuro's dream-like art school setting for all the characters. They both also deal with romance in a non-ugly fashion, as everything is about emotional attachment as opposed to physical or sexual issues.
Kimi ni todoke as Honey and clover are slow paced animes. They both focus on the feelings of character. They both deal with love issues and broken hearts in a very similar way, all the while showing the bitter sweet feelings and inner thoughts of the characters. Both animes are as much about personal growth and life experience as they are about love.
They both have some good comedy now and again but they're, for sure, not entirely focused on the comedy side of it. They're bitter sweet and they'll make you shed a tear every now and again, but also make you smile at points.
They both have the same slowpaced smiley feel to them with the laughs and warm feelings mixed in. I watched Honey & Clover first much later on Kimi Ni Todoke, and I thought about H&C the whole time. If you liked Honey and Clover this is definitely your show. And you like Kimi Ni Todoke, then definitely go now to see Honey and Clover. The two are perfect for each other.
Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?
Both anime are funny and sweet, and feature a girl who is having troubles with love. They are on a journey of self discovery and making friends for the first time. They both have to deal with new enemies and problems, and they both have to learn how to understand their own feelings and how to get those feelings across to other people. Both anime also have a mix of girly and scary imagery, and are both really funny.
At first the main characters of two series look opposite however as the story countinues and as we learn about them more, both characters lack knowledge of their own feelings. They discover their own feelings with the help of very well built side characters. Both series make a positive impact after watching.
Each of these series center around a girl that hasn't really had friends and a lot of trouble with love (and the guy has trouble, too, despite being extremely popular with women). Each of these series have a lot of well played comedy and character development. If you enjoy one, you're sure to enjoy the other.
These anime have very similar art style. Both Sawako and the main protogonist in Skip Beat! begin to have a change in personality. While truly gaining friends and finding that they may have feelings for the guy helping them along their way to reaching their goal.
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
First things first: SAWAKO = KOTOMI. Best shy girl voice ever!! There are a few similarities between these two in terms of style and in terms of content. The idea of two strangers eventually becoming friends and then eventually becoming interested in each other is a major parallel. Also, the two shows have a similar sense of humour.
Clannad is similar because of the school inspirational type series with a romance running through it's core. Both animes will cause you to feel similar emotions although Clannad takes itself a little more seriously they're still quite similar in my opinion.
The female lead in both of these stories starts as an outsider, and neither of them is very confident. However, they're both cute and likeable and it's fun to watch as their respective love interests help to bring out their best. Both shows have lots of touching moments and cuteness and are super girly in a good way.
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?
I know that Kimi Ni Todoke has a very different way to approach love than this anime. But if you like the whole "slice of life" theme in Itazura Na Kiss, then you are bound to like Kimi Ni Todoke and vice versa. Both animes are also sweet and sentimental.
If you liked Kimi ni Todoke or Itazura na Kiss I sincerely recommend watching the other. Both will break your heart and have you feeling every up and down. If Romance is your thing then make sure you don't miss out on either of these gems!
both are about an innocent romance and both main characters are nice girls. ALso, both have happy endings
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?
I'm surprised that no one has made this recommendation yet. The similarities of the romantic stance of both lead characters in each anime are startlingly similar. What saves each show is the personalities of the characters.
Kimi ni Todoke really has more touching and sweet moments than Special A. I also found myself relating to the characters in KnT more than SA, for obvious reasons if you watch both shows. That isn't a blemish on SA, though. The writers really kept the show engaging for all 24 episodes. This was something that other similarly long series, such as Lovely Complex, failed to do. They accomplished this by actually providing interesting stories for the supporting cast. Kudos to them for doing so, it was a smart move.
KnT is one of those shows that really pulls you into the story. When you anticipate the ending credits in a show with dread because you know it's going to be a whole week before you can be brought into their world again, you realize that you have stumbled onto something special. There is obvious love and care that goes into this anime, and Production IG shows it.
If you enjoy romantic comedies, interesting characters, and the discovery of love in unexpected people, you'll thoroughly enjoy both of these excellent animes.
The characters are so similar in Special A and Kimi ni Todoke. The romance feeling concerning the main characters in each series builds and builds until the very end of the series and keeps people waiting in anticipation until the end.
Both animes have romance in and heart beating moments. The main character isn't as lively as the one in special A tho but give it a chance, kimi ni todoke is wayyy better and for those who dont like the perverted type e.g. flashing and only like the normal sweet funny romance then watch kimi ni todoke <3 :D YOUR'LL LOVE IT! i give you my world :)!!!