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.
"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!
They are both the types of Animes that just get your heart/school vibe jumping! After watching both I can easily tell you that if you, even for a little bit liked either one of these, you will love the other.
Hyouka: You Can't Escape is a great Anime because you can easily relate to the main character. If you have an annoying younger sibling, of know what it is like to have one, you can relate to his feelings about the whole ordeal.
Kimi ni Todoke is more for those slow love anime watchers. The main characters both have feelings for each other, but when finally pu- I won't say anymore; watch for yourself ;)
The Animes have a similar art style and once you watch one of them you won't be able to help yourself but to watch the other one. The romance between the charaters is the only difference.
In Hyouka, you can only watch from a far as "love" grows where as in Kimi ni Todoke you can see that the love grows rapidly at first and then slows down.
Well, that's all I have to say for that! If you ever wanted to watch one of these, now’s your chance :)
Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!
Both stories are sweet love stories. The story in Kamisama Hajimemashita, however, is on the more supernatural side. But doesn't focus so much on the fact of the supernatural to the point where it overpowers the story. Both main characters have to struggle and fight for the one they love through rivals, enemies, and themselves. In Kamisama, there aren't really a lot of episodes, but read it online! The story is worth it.
The cheery Kobato Hanato is on a mission to heal people’s damaged hearts and gather the resulting “konpeito”; she must collect one hundred of these candy-shaped trophies in order for her deepest wish to be granted: to go to a certain place. Along the way, she’s accompanied by an ever-disgruntled, talking stuffed animal of a guardian named Ioryogi who scores her efforts, attempts to keep her on-track, and reminds her of the rules governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal and she must not, under any circumstance, fall in love with someone whose heart she heals.
Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.
I recommend this because this is a very sweet anime. Unlike kimi ni todoke, Nana is slightly more funny, tearful and suspensful. It's really romantic, in a weirdish way, but really really good. The storyline goes somewhat faster then kimi ni todoke so your not as bored with it.