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...
Hikaru Genji is a son of the emperor, born on the wrong side of the sheets. A commoner at birth, he works as a retainer for his father. Though his good looks ensure him the attention of the ladies of the court, the love of his life happens to be his father's wife; and that's where things become a little more complicated. Forced to seek love elsewhere, he leaves no stone unturned; but can he ever find what he truly wants?
School Days and Tale of Genji both share a male lead that gets in a bit over their head due to their own actions with women. While one is political and the other is more modern in tone, both share a tragic sense of storytelling and the consequences of ones actions. Tale of Genji shows a classical view of one of the first representations of a novel and a hero (save for older publications such as the bible) while School Days shows us a modern version of an unfaithful romance and what can happen in a visceral sense. Genji is haunted by the loss of his mother for every romance that he succumbs to, while Makoto seems to not be able to maturely cope with what it really means to be in a relationship with a woman, decending into masogeny. I enjoyed the emotional contents and social relavence of both stories and am better off because of the morals implied in both.
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.
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
If you like School Days you'll definitely like Zero no Tsukaima because they both have a good amount of humor and romance.
ZnT is a great anime; it doesn't have a lot of violence but it has a very good romantic story. It's about a young second year student by the name of Louise and her familiar Saito. She is a student at the Tristain Academy of Magic.