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?
they are similar in a lot of ways, including the characters, art and plot development as well as the quality of shoujo.
Special A and tonari no kaibutsu-kun are similar to each other. they both have a school life. The girl is trying to beat the boy in grades. Both have some hidden laughter in it.
They're both in a school envirnment surrounded by friends. They both have somewhat of rivalry on the girl's end.
Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?
Yamato Nadeshiko and Tonari no kaibutsu-kun are both touched my heart.
they are my favorite anime series with romantic comedy.
There is a character in each anime that is perceived as a monster, but is really a feeling person trying to find love from somebody else, but doesn't know how to express themselves in the normal societal sense.
While there is an overlying theme of romance, both are more about the internal struggle and character development of their offbeat, socially inept main characters. And they both take a quirky and humourous approach to get there.
If you're looking for an odd-ball romance, you've found it!
Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?
Both shows are quite different, I'll admit. They situations drawing the characters together, for instance, are completely different with Toradora drawing leads together in an effort to get their respective crushes and Tonari No Kaibutsu-Kun just making them trying to make friends. However, they are similar enough that if you liked one, you really should check out the other.
Both have themes of people and who they are on the inside and who they are on the outside, and how others percieve them. For example, Ryuuji and Haru both appear to be mean delinquents, but they are in truth kind and innocent.
Both also focus heavily on peoples' need for friends. Taiga and Shizuku both both start the series' isolated from their classmates due to their cold personalities, but over the course of the series they gradually warm up to friends.
And of course, both are very well executed romance anime that accurately represent the difficulties of falling in love, as well as the maturing that comes with it.
Both shows feature cute love stories with heroines who won't be conquered so easily. Plus, each series has enough laughs in it to make it funny as well as sweet.
On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!
Maybe both anime are not so similar in plot and circumstances include in, but they are innovate and doing something new in anime. In both characters are not so typical and story goes the way you wont predict, so I'm sure if you liked one you have to watch the other one.
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?
Judging only based on the first episode, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun gave me a feeling very much similar to that of Kare Kano: Just like Kare Kano, TnK also has an extremely hard-working and ambitious female protagonist who hates the male protagonist for his good grades first, but -seems to be soon- falling in love with him along the way...