Toradora!

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Hayate the Combat Butler!

Hayate the Combat Butler!

When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!

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ciller ciller says...

In Toradora may not really be the master-server sphere but there is somewhat of it because the one wants to care for the other one. In Hayate it's the same there is a master-server situation however it's more on free will to care for the master. The plot is completely different even the genres are not really close except for comedy. But the feeling that you have when you see two head characters doing something together then it's the same feeling. Hope you will enjoy.

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Nodame Cantabile: Finale

Chiaki and Nodame are still in Paris, ready to take their music-making to the next level. Nodame especially begins to display an unprecedented motivation for the piano, but she learns that with newfound progress comes newfound obstacles. Continuing to taste both frustration and triumph, she slowly realizes that the road to pianistic stardom seems more arduous and distant now than ever before. Everything is rising to a feverish pitch -- will her maturing relationship with Chiaki help or hurt her?

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animeisalltome animeisalltome says...

Nodame Cantabile: Finale reminded me more of Toradora than the first seasons, especially the last few episode of Toradora. At the beginning, both main male characters (Ryuji from Toradora and Chiaki from N.C.) feel like slaves to the two main female characters (Taiga from Toradora and Nodame from N.C.) but as their relationship grows both of the male characters are afraid to admit their own feelings. The "accidently in love" plot comes out in both of these animes. They also have unexpected comedy that will make you fall on the floor laughing. And thats why I think if youlove one, you'll love the other.

Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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rusty0 rusty0 says...

Although FMP! has mecha action, both these anime are otherwise very similar.

They both feature a large amount of comedy, and the realtionships between the leads are similar.

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

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?

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bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

Kare Kano is similar to Toradora in many ways. Both series feature a girl and guy who have people see them a certain way, both take place in High School, and both have romance and comedy. Some aspects of the storylines are different but over all very similar

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

Half a year has passed since Sousuke Sagara took up the job of protecting Kaname Chidori and has started living like a normal teenager for the first time. A former child soldier, his view on the perils of everyday life is highly unconventional and in frequent need of violent adjustment; Kaname can only hope her endless assault will eventually get him used to normal life. But a shadow looms over their happy days as Sousuke's employer, the private army called Mithril, is attacked by a new unknown enemy. Suddenly outgunned, can Mithril afford to keep one of their best playing around?

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Morwen Morwen says...

I know this probably seems like a strange rec, but...Toradora is what FMP! would be if it had nothing to do with war or mechs. To go from one series to the other might be a bit jarring--it requires that you like both romantic comedy and are fine with occasionally gritty, violent action scenes--but the two relationships at the heart of it are very similar. A tsundere that has more troubles than the people around her realize, and a quiet loner that has trouble dealing with other people (for Sousuke because of his childhood as a soldier, for Ryu because of his scary looks and being raised without his father).  It's strange, but I really did identify the two pairs together, and the animation also felt very similar at parts...so I think there's a chance fans of one will like the other (assuming they like both genres of course).