Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
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?
If you liked La Corda D'Oro, you would also like Special A.
Both protagonists are beautiful and talented. They never give up, and they give hapiness to everyone around them.
The art in the animes is something to look forward to. Special A had more laugh-out-loud moments, but La Corda had scenes that made you wan't to blush.
Each character was well thought out. La Corda is focused on a main character, where Special A is focused on many.
If you liked one, you'll like the other.
the best part in any anime, is that the main character is a girl!! i'm not saying that a male main character is bad, but girls are more .... girly, i guess. there has to be at least one character who is tsundere that's a girl, and guess what? that tsundere is the main character in both animes!! they overthink things, and blush at parts that the guys don't get (which are erotic by the way ... probably). In Special A, the main character -like many- is really dense!! she's soooo dense that you just wanna hit her, but you won't because she's just too cute! enough about genders, i bet you want to know at least something about the plot of the anime. well too bad for you, because i'm not going to tell you that i almost cried because the main character was in her dere-dere side-and dere-dere sides are usually cute- and is everything that i look forward to when i watch animes, but- oops this is a bit long. if you want to know what i was talking about, go and watch it yourself!!! ~kya~~~~~
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...
Both Aishiteruze Baby and La Corda D'Oro are series that will make you smile. The characters in both are very sweet, and show a nice amount personal growth as each series develops. Mix one part romance with three parts self-realization and you get Aishiteruze Baby and La Corda D'Oro.
Koyuki is a downcast fourteen-year-old boy who feels disconnected from life. Socially unpopular and lacking confidence, he takes some solace in his fandom of fluffy J-Pop. However, when he saves a strange dog from a group of cruel young bullies, his life changes forever; for through this encounter he meets a genius guitarist named Ryuunosuke and subsequently is introduced to the world famous rock band Dying Breed. Now, he uses his innate singing talent and beginning guitar skills to join with the indy startup band Beck, learning to live a life unlike anything he has ever known...
Both revolve around the main characters growing musical talent and their love for music. Although one focuses on rock and the other focuses on classical music it has a similar theme. For anyone interested in musical anime I reccommend this.
Goshu is a small-town musician with a passion for playing the cello, and is a dedicated member of the local orchestra. With an important performance in a matter of weeks, the group practices daily to hone their skills. But lately, Goshu's musical ability has been lacking, and to get it back, he must accept help from the unlikeliest of kin -- the furry and feathered friends who dwell on his land...
As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?
I believe that if you liked the strange overly optimistic character that says 'no da' and loves music in either Gravitation or la Corda d'Oro, and if you enjoy watching bishies, you should try out the other one.
These are anime that are grounded and centered in music; true, they are different kinds of music but the devotion is the same. La Corda d'Oro handles serious issues in a serious way while Gravitation resolves serious issues with humor. Both are definitely worth watching and as I said. If you love strange characters that say 'no da' then this is for you!