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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?
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).
Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?
Although seemingly distant and unconnected at a first glance, the two of these shows eventually grow into tales of growing up, interacting with and respecting adults, and finding your individual place in society. Both shows also contain very strong plots that provide relief from the run-of-the-mill high school romantic comedy.
What is Seiichirou Kitano, a boy with the heart of an angel and the face of a devil, supposed to do when he starts his new life as a first year high school student? Accidently defeat the school "guardian" and become the most famous and feared gang leader in the town, of course! With his "henchmen" Kuroda and Takehisa in tow, Kitano turns a simple act of good will into an all-out war with Hakuun High!
Fifteen-year-old Yamada has just entered high school and is gung ho about achieving her ultimate goal: to have one hundred sex partners! There’s just one problem: she’s a virgin, and she hasn’t even had a boyfriend! To get the ball rolling, Yamada decides to target a shy boy named Takashi from her school; but even though he is also a virgin and she ruthlessly aggressive with her feminine ways, it’s not as easy as Yamada hopes. Though they begin to have feelings for each other, will Yamada and Takashi ever get past first base?
It’s now mid-February and, while Sawako continues to grow closer than ever to Chizu and Ayane, her relationship with Kazehaya has skidded to a halt, with both parties still unable to admit to their feelings for each other. As another school year arrives however, a new man enters Sawako’s life, the flirtatious Kent – and he’s taken a special interest in the awkward teen! With a new man grabbing at his crush’s attention, Kazehaya’s patience is beginning to run out. But what exactly are Kent’s motives, and will Sawako ever be able to find a way to convey her sentiments to the boy she loves?