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After a series of unfortunate events, the young Hirose Takuma was rendered blind. In an attempt to reverse his condition Hirose moves in with his uncle in a rural village, and upon his arrival he quickly begins to make new friends. However, Hirose soon discovers that one of his classmates, Hayami Kohinata, is being harshly bullied by her peers for reasons that neither she nor anyone else wants to explain. Even the seemingly honest and gentle Hinata Kagura, who had been doing her best to be friendly and helpful to Hirose since his arrival, acts harshly towards Hayami. Once a mysterious girl bequeaths Hirose with a life-changing gift, he takes it upon himself to help save Kohinata from her loneliness while working to uncover the truth of the situation.
Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.
Schoool Days* and True Tears are similiar in many ways, sharing love triagle, drama, jealousy, school life and harem themes. I sincerely recommend watching both series because of the similar plots and atmospheres, I believe that, if you enjoyed one of them then there's a good chance you'll enjoy the other one.
Also, if you're into eroge, I recommend you to play the School Days eroge visual novel available with english translation (18+).
*Please note that the School Days anime contains mature themes and therefore may not be suited for everyone.
After receiving his father's old camera, Kazuya Maeda is eager to polish his picture-taking skills in school. Soon, he catches the attention of two separate photography clubs: one is legit and its members practice a creative, moral art, while the other is filled with perverts who focus solely on taking secretive, exposing shots of girls on campus – with or without their knowledge. After feeling pressured to join the latter, Kazuya agrees, and dedicates himself to making something out of his new hobby. Luckily for the boy, there's no shortage of good-looking ladies on campus eagerly willing to become his special model, and before long, Kazuya begins to understand how powerful and appealing his club's goals really are...
Ugh. Both of these titles are equally as slimy when it comes to the characters. Like Makoto in School Days, the main char in Photo Kano starts off normal and quickly digresses into being scummy. Both pissed me off equally, Photo Kano is the more slimy/ecchi of the two. If you like this sort of character, I guess check out the other of these.
Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?
Two very different anime, with very different story lines, VERY different endings, but many aspects deeper in the surface are what made me make these recommendations.
A) A much more honest look at high school life.
B) Mature themes not present in high school based anime.
C) Well done character development
D) The main male characters are true to life High school males, though very different people.
E) Realistic reasons that the characters tend to like each other.