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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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werehuntress werehuntress says...

There is never a slow moment in these anime due to the antics of the highly energetic female protagonists. The male protagonists of both anime who are laidback, and easygoing, are often times roped into the scheming plots of the female, which result in uproarous outcomes. If comedic, slice of life anime is your thing do not pass up these delectable treats!

neverknowsbest neverknowsbest says...

Aside form the obvious comedic aspects, I find Taiga and Haruhi likeable in a similar way.  Though Toradora! does not have as strong of a supporting cast, I feel both play well for eachother.

Sarge128 Sarge128 says...

Both animes are very similar in terms of story line in addition to character designs. Both are school based but focus more on their outside of school life. In terms of characters, both have an overly energetic female (Suzumiya and Minori), the normal guy (Kyon and Ryuuji) and the 'other guy' (Koizumi and Kitamura). So if you liked Toradora! then The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya is a highly recommended one.

thepgo thepgo says...

Both female leading characters are energetic, a bit eccentric. Male protagonists are "soul" of both of the series - inteligent, ironic comments often make lots of funny situations.

Both series are school life, having quite similar flavour.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

While Toradora is primarily about a mismatched couple trying to help each other out, it feels a lot like Haruhi Suzumiya's off-beat, ironic content. The characterisation in Haruhi Suzumiya is quirkier and even more entrancing, and the plot is far more original and quite unlike anything you'll have seen before. But if you enjoyed the tone and style of Toradora, Haruhi Suzumiya is a great bet.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Two slice of life comedies with clueless main characters that you know you want them to be together but somethings always pulling them apart. Whether it be other love interests or you know, being an all powerful god who can reset the universe at will.

eaper eaper says...

These series are both centered around a slightly bored male lead that basically completely accepts a rather strong female into their life, leading it to a complete change. Both of these series also have a slight harem feel, are somewhat slow paced, and have a similar arch when it comes to the romance. Finally, the story in each is told from the main male in the series, and each of the males have a similar outlook on life.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

If you enjoy anime with strong, determined, and brash heroines, both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Toradora! should be right up your alley. Haruhi and Taiga both know exactly what they want, and they do whatever it takes to pursue it, however, their strong fronts sometimes blind them to the feelings budding inside their hearts. Still, if you loved one of these girls, the other can probably capture your heart as well. :)

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

The thing that really binds these two together are the character portrayals. Strong casts are included in both shows, with several major characters who are similar. Though I feel I should add that Toradora contains much more character development. (Due to Haruhi being based of a rather long series of light novels).

These two are both slice of school life and comedy, but Toradora is more romance focused whereas Haruhi contains supernatural/science fiction elements.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree both Toradora and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are very similar and feature a great romantic story in a school life setting. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

JuliannaCherries JuliannaCherries says...

Both anime contain exciting and unique plots, and you'll never find yourself falling asleep during an episode. The two main characters from each series, Haruhi and Taiga, both have significant similarities and if you like one of them, you'll love the other. As well as amazing and developed characters for the supporting casts. And the comedy levels in both shows are extremely high and hilarious. 

FunkyTim FunkyTim says...

Both shows feature a male lead with a massive amount of snark having to put up with the antics of a crazy tsundere female lead. Haruhi has supernatural elements that Toradora lacks, but the dynamics between the core cast are similar.

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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bokusenou bokusenou says...

Both seem like generic school romances at first, but their quirky characters, great comedy, and heartwarming scenes make each worth watching. Both are also really about people growing up and figuring out how to live their lives.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series are high school romcoms in which the male lead is made to take care of his somewhat helpless female classmate (or kouhai in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo). The key difference is the type of character the female lead is, in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo it's a kuudere and in case of Toradora! it's a tsundere. Aside from the main duo both series also feature a small cast of their friends who have romcom drama of their own. If you liked one show, odds are you'll like the other one as well.

Hanzoadam Hanzoadam says...

They both have the same kind of feeling to them and have both have a group of friends that are all so diffrent and both have palmtop tiger mascots :P. I love both these animes

GrandMasterRage GrandMasterRage says...

Both series involve a guy/girl main character duo, with the guy helping the girl do things in her daily life that she's not capable of doing on her own, as well as both series having an extremely awesome cast of characters with their own struggles with life and growing up, with romance, humor and lots of emotional moments.

xaedes xaedes says...

Same studio. Similar characters. Similar feelings. Both are great.

If you liked one of them, you probably like both them.

Took me a while to find Sakurasou, but I am happy i found it.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

While watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, it's not hard to be reminded of Toradora! Both anime feature a diverse and colorful main cast who just can't seem to figure out this romance thing among themselves. Emotional character development drives both of these amazing school life series.

Panta Panta says...

Being produced by the same staff is evident of their quality. Toradora and Sakurasou are up there in the high seats of romantic comedy shows that the other should appeal if one has left a positive remark on you.

Each show features a high-school setting and is woven with similar life drama that serves not to pad out the show, but to enrich it. Love is anything but simple, and they are alike in this regard, presenting dramatic tension and problems unrelated to the character's love interests.

Great writing with a strong cast on both fronts.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

all of the witty romantic stuff in toradora and Sakurasou are very witty i also love the fact that it has a lot of real life situations both of them really

shush shush says...

story revolves around a girl which is dazzling beautifull and a angel of innocense its a story about a girl who can't even take care of herself just brightens the road for other people around and give them solutions to there problem .....its commedy is the icing on the cake .....!!! its a must watch what so ever :P

SeneticRewinDz SeneticRewinDz says...

Both shows somewhat have the "Girl who struggles with things", with Taiga being hopeless at housework and Mashiro being hopeless at everything. They both draw these into their romance storylines. Taiga is alot more violent than Mashiro though.

selvi selvi says...

cute kind of slice of life genre. it's cute, sweet, and sometimes realisticaly sad at the same time.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Both have "scary" protagonists falling for hyperactive girls. There are other assorted girls for the most part, and the show is funny and uneventful.

ThePatches ThePatches says...

School Rumble's manic comedic pacing and lighthearted take on high school life is certainly more absurd than Toradora!, but shares the second show's energy.

Also, both shows deal pretty extensively with the difference between how a person is perceived and who they are. If you felt for poor, domestic Ryuuji, stuck with a delinquent's face, you'll love how Harima's delinquent mannerisms and appearance hide a sensitive romantic nature.

Thistledown Thistledown says...

Superficially, School Rumble is similar to Toradora!: romantic comedies in a high school setting. But underneath the hood, Toradora! and School Rumble deal with many of the same elements. Both especially concern with how people are percieved, in the case of Ryuuji's and Harima's delinquint looks.

Toradora! deals with a select group of people and extensively exploring their relationships, while School Rumble has a large cast, skirting over the interactions of many different personality types.

babyeinstein12 babyeinstein12 says...

Both titles showcase school relationships/interactions that entangle with each other to form some complicated geometry. Also, both titles ae remarkably gender-neutral in their portrayal of romance. Male and female viewers can equally relate.

duke duke says...

Both animes are filled with humerous situations and lots of laughs about the ups and downs of school life. Both anime have lovable yet hilarious characters that you just can't help but end up rooting for. Both anime share a love-triangle to so speak and although Toradora! is a bit more mature in it looks more at the relationships and loves of the characters and how they come to terms with it, whereas School Rumble is more of a light-hearted look at relationships and how all the characters interact with their often conflicting personalities and personas. All in all, both are great anime to watch if you're looking for a good laugh.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both shows focus on a large cast full of love triangles with comedy mainly centered around the romantic missteps of the leads.  There are likeable characters in each show and few characters are ever one-dimensional.

gpardini gpardini says...

both animes have the same feeling about them... altought tora dora tends more to romance and school rumble to comedy...

if u like romantic comedies this two are a must see in the genere

JAhU JAhU says...

High school romance, unrequited love and love polygons, that's what Toradora and School Rumble have in common (although SR has it in much larger quantities). Both of those contain a fair amount of comedy and comedy-killing drama. The style is a little different, but if you liked one of those, then odds are, you'll like the other one as well.

P.S. Unlike School Rumble, Toradora's ending isn't a major bummer.

Genome91 Genome91 says...

Both School Rumble and Toradora! are about the troubles that face high-schoolers falling in love. While School Rumble faces this in a comedic manner and Toradora! does so in a dramatic way (especially in the second half of the series), the messages are similar, and both are excellent and captivating series.

triniman15 triniman15 says...

Both anime deal with love, Comedy, and Slice of Life. To me, School Rumble more funnier than Toradora but Toradora has a great storyline than School Rumble. As I mention before, both animes are great and I recommend to watch those animes

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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neutrino neutrino says...

These two series have female leads done by the same voice actress, and she gives her own interpretation to the Tsundere stereotype.  If you're into that genre, both are worth checking out.

adriantoto adriantoto says...

I think I could recommend you this because they both start with no feelings and later on they fall in love with each other. Of course there's no much action in Toradora but the story seems alike.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these stories follow a background relationship between the main character, show casing a strong female and a weaker male. Although Shana has much more action, they both have similar over-arching love themes and the same voice actress in the lead role.

Konakaga Konakaga says...

While the series are different in one is action, and other has comedy; Both Shana, and Toradora have focus on the romance slowing showing between the tsundere female, and male leader; as well as their character growth. If you enjoyed one of them the other is worth trying.

rusty0 rusty0 says...

In both shows, the relationship between the too leads is fairly similar, in that both female protagonists are tsundere characters, not to mention having the same voice actress.

It should be mentioned that the relationship between the protagonists is very strong and well done in both cases.

They are both also, in a way, a sort of coming of age story.

However, be aware that Shana is also an action/fantasy anime, while Toradora! is not.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series follow a strong female and a weak male and the romance the grows between the two.  Granted Shakugan no Shana tends to have a lot more action than Toradora but both have a nicely developed romance and as a bonus it features the same female lead voice actor.

budda22 budda22 says...

Both of these anime's are made of the same company, and both of them has the same setting with a male and female as the main charactars, with a second female falling in love with the male. Both of the animes also have the same rawing style and is a comedy in its own ways.

tenshi28 tenshi28 says...

If you liked Toradora!, you'd also like Shakugan No Shana, since both anime have a tsundere (a character that flips between aggressive and sentimental) female protagonist(Taiga and Shana who are both voiced by Kugimiya Rie). However, Shakugan no Shana is more fictional than Toradora! which is more of a slice-of-life anime.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both of these focuses strongly on the tsundere main characters. If you like one of them for that reason, you should check out the other.

Hidan no Aria

Hidan no Aria

Tokyo is on edge due to a rash of recent killings targeting Butei - armed mercenaries that perform odd jobs and capture criminals. So when Kinji, a student at a local Butei high school, heads to class one day and discovers a bomb has been rigged to his bike, he’s certain he’ll be the next victim. That is, until Kinji’s elite classmate Aria saves his life, inadvertently triggering his superhuman ability that flares when he’s sexually aroused! Though Kinji would rather slack off at school and be left alone, Aria is now determined to make the teenager her slave, fetching her food and partnering with her on missions - including one very important to the girl. And nothing will stand in her way... not even Kinji's possessive childhood friend!

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XXOSSISXX XXOSSISXX says...

If you like Toradora! then i can guarantee you will like this one. Why? well first of all the story and the genre are some what similar . But theirs more.. Hidan no Aria is basically about a guy who is being harrased day by day by a short girl who is bossy cute and hides her emotions, Sounds familiar?and not only that but she ends up making poor Kinjii her slave ... What will happen between these two? what kind of days will follow through the more and more we see these two  together .. only one way to find out...

NightShroud NightShroud says...

It's based around a male protagonist, then there's a girl who he befriends, whom is also a tsundere, it's also based around a school.

daysie1234 daysie1234 says...

Same voice actor for main female and male character, same tsundere genre, strong female lead, love triangles. Toradora has more of a school setting, but the main characters living together/next door is present.

Kryn Kryn says...

These anime are both so alike in many ways, they both feature a tsundere girl with a flat chest complex, and both characters are funny and enjoyable as well as having their own unique traits. The protagonist goes through pain from the girl in both, while also being shown kindness at times. The storylines aren't similar at all, but if you enjoy one you'll enjoy the other.

TotalCode TotalCode says...

wonderful tsundere romances with kick-ass heroines. Also a plus for seiyuu followers, both share the same male and female lead actors

Doomoo Doomoo says...

Both anime are very similar in so many ways. While one focuses on normal highschool teens (relatively) the Hidan No Aria is more extreme with actions and explosions and shit. However though it does have action it does not have the same level of story depth, character development or complex realistic interpersonal relationships that Toradora has. Basically Toradora focused on what I mentioned above intensely while Hidan no Aria focused a bit on that, a bit on harem and a bit on action. If they dont' sound similar don't worry, just watch them and you'll see. Oh and also the Aria is a Tsundere voiced by the same VA as Taiga.

Gougou354 Gougou354 says...

It's the same main actor than Toradora. Ryuji and taiga from toradora :) Actually i didn't finished the anime but Hidan No Aria looks a lot like Toradora, which is my fav anime in romance category.  

sothis sothis says...

A bitchy, abrasive tsundere main character who bosses around a boy, with comedy and school life as a backdrop? If you liked one, you'd like the other.

TheDarkOnyx TheDarkOnyx says...

On Hidan no Aria, it's Toradora redone with guns.

On Toradora, it's similar because in both, the female (main) protagonist secretly starts to like the male protagonist, and with comedy along the way as well.