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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?
Kare Kano is, just like Rec, not a typical easy-going romantic comedy. In both anime you'll find people that have their own things to worry about. While Kare Kano can be hilarious, it also manages to be more serious than Rec. While Rec might be a little less than Kare Kano on the hilarious and romance sides, it manages to combine those two very well with a realistic world and provides us with a great end result. Both are definitely top animes of the genre AND for those interested in more realistic anime.
When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...
Rec and School Days both have there lovey-dovey moments and their sad moments. Both have elements that could happen in real life. Even though School Days is all about cheating Rec has somecheating parts in it also. They both are great shows and anyone who likes romance is sure to like these series.
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?
Ritsuka has nowhere to run or hide. He lost his memories and his mother’s loving support, and then his brother -- his sole defender -- was brutally murdered. He is entirely alone until Soubi appears, saying the words he most wants to hear, but refuses to believe: “I love you and will do anything for you.” Flung into a world of intrigue and magic, where bonded pairs battle and only Soubi can fight for him, he struggles to find his brother’s killer. Yet he must also face the most bitter question of all: if you can't remember who you were, does that mean you don't know who you are?
Looking past the typical shounen-ai recommendations, I would say that two very different shows go perfectly hand in hand.
Loveless does have "boy love" in a fantasy world, whilst Rec deals with a male/female relationship in a more real Japan. But look further than the surface, and you'll be rewarded with a rich story of true love and the struggles of coming to terms with it.
Be it Ritsuka and Soubi, or Aka and Fumihiko, you will fall in love with both couplesand want them to find true happiness.
Would you remember a promise you made ten years ago? This central question of promises, of memories, and of love -- this is the question that plagues a group of friends in Japan: a young and very talented girl who is well on her way to becoming a superstar, an average guy with an eye for beauty, and a girl from their past. She has returned from a trip to the USA because she remembers a promise they all made ten years ago.. but ten years is a long time, and memories are easily forgotten. Who knows what could come from this reunion...
The main characters in Rec and I’Pure have to choose between dealing with love and dealing with a career. Both main girls want to go into acting and both of the male characters act in the same fashion and are filled with romantic comedy and a series of misunderstandings.