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Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2

Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!

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KaedeNagase KaedeNagase says...

These series have many same things. Martial arts and hided romance... In Special A things are not so difficult like in Ranma ½ but there is many but tiny commons. (Megumi writes the text to paper like Genma and Hikari is bad at cooking like Akane is.

Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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adriantoto adriantoto says...

The settings are both in school. In SA, Kei and Hikari are rivals. In Shakugan no Shana, Shana and Yuji have a Tutor-Tutee relatinship. Later on, they fall in love.

Princess Princess

Princess Princess

It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...

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ashiarbales ashiarbales says...

well both anime have the school like topic and though princess princess may not have to much romance the two anime seem to compliment each other. but mostly its a gut feeling :P

Hatenkou Yuugi

Hatenkou Yuugi

One day, Rahzel's father decides that she should go on a journey and see the world, so he does the only reasonable thing – he kicks her out of the house! However, Rahzel is an optimist and decides to find a traveling partner, and within minutes she stumbles upon the beautiful silver haired red-eyed Alzeid. Rahzel tells Alzeid that she will free him from his boring life and take him on a fun and wonderful adventure. Joined by a mysterious yet lecherous muscle head named Baroqueheat, the travelers head out without a destination in mind, seeking enjoyment and fulfillment, and encountering friends and enemies at every turn.

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dizzie09 dizzie09 says...

If you enjoyed watching Hatenkou Yuugi then you'd be pleased to watch Special A and vice-versa.Although in general, Special A and Hatenkou Yuugi are different due to the setting of place, occupation and reason of the anime plot, there are similarities between these two animes.

Now the first thing that gives the whole similaity point away is that THEY ARE BOTH OPTIMISTIC people. Very happy infact Rahzel from HY reminded me of Hikari from SA within 6 minutes into the first episode. Both girls tend to look on the bright side a little too much which causes companions of theirs to nut at them. They are both strong and excel in physical skills. There is a small age different between these two girls and you will also realise that Rahzel and Hikari look very much alike, with long black hair and the slim frame.

Special A generalizes in school life and the goal of beating the love interest in academic, physical and other abilities althugh always failing to do so, whereas Hatenkou Yuugi is based around a girl with a rough past, forced to see the world by her foster father and ending up with two companions whom although like oil and water, seem to be tied together in surprising harmony.

Special A is the choice for a lighter read whereas Hatenkou holds a serious and more negative story withing another story. Both animes are supported greatly by comedy and you will not be disappointed by one anime more than another if it comes to funny scenes. Although both animes are light in romance and not heavily into love, Special A provides you with more romance scenes between the heroine and her love interest than Hatenkou Yuugi which is more about getting to know other while encountering a journey that changes there lives.

La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~

La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~

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?

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EvelynFrost EvelynFrost says...

If you liked La Corda D'Oro, you would also like Special A (or vice versa).

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.