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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

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

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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NeverThatBored NeverThatBored says...

These anime both have similar art styles, which was the first similarity I noticed. They both focus on ordinary, easy-to-relate-to characters and the friendships and romances between them, as well as the influence of the past on each main character. Though it seems and often is lighthearted, like Toradora!, AnoHana is very intense and dramatic, ranging from tear-inducing to heart-warming within a single episode.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Because they share the same director, Tatsuyuki Nagai, both AnoHana and Toradora have a very similar vibe. Moreover, they both achieve convincing love polygons that hinge on complex characters and their carefully crafted emotions. One of these mellow, understated (mostly) shows full of great comic touches should satisfy as much as the other.

alucard07 alucard07 says...

Both are great love stories about poeple slowly realising their feelings, Ano hi mita hana no namae o boku-tachi wa mada shiranai is a beautiful story of how people change. Toradora is a tsundere who changes and relaises her feelings so both are perfect series for a romance fan or even someone interested in tragedy. Both will not disappoint.

eaper eaper says...

These series each combine a lot of love triangles, comedy, drama, and romance while telling a sort of coming of age story. With themes of love, unrequetted love, maturing, and moving on they fit well together. They both have rather concrete endings as well.

LesboPonyArmageddon LesboPonyArmageddon says...

They're just so... similar. It is really an 'if you like one you'll like the other' situation rather than 'these two animes share similar themes but are actually totally different'. Do watch both. It's the same director, too.

Mailtiger Mailtiger says...

Leaving of the supernatural part both the animes are much similar... animation, daily life style of characters, light hearted romances, friendship, even jealousy are common in both.... while 'Ano hi....' concentrates on deep romances, drama, 'Toradora' is little bit releived.... both are tear inducing animes with 'ano hi....' kept at high position in hierarchy.... if you like one you wil surely like te other.... have fun watchin ^_^

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

AnoHana and toradora are very similar. They both revolve around lots of drama and different relations between people. The art style is very similar and they both have the same feeling when watching it. Also, they were by the same director.

Karin

Karin

Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!

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Rawrcore Rawrcore says...

I am completely baffled to why Karin is not a/the top recommened anime for Toradora, and vice versa. Aside from the plot, and setting, I must say, watching Karin was like watching a more subtle version of Toradora, being that the male is coerced into helping the female, then a blossoming love between the two ensue. First, Ryuuji is a FREAKING complete clone of Usui, aside from a few differences. Ryuuji and Usui are both poor, lack fathers, have a strong desire to help the heroine, have hot moms, calm and collect, have the desire to be a model citizen, HARD WORKERS, and have weird eyes; just to name a few. Also, I should note that both animes consists of love triangles, and such. I swear, if you liked Toradora, you will like Karin, and vice versa. I swear, watching Karin gave me a sense of nostalgia.

Also, I should note that Karin/Chibi Vampire isn't feminine at all. It is indeed a shoujo, but mainly because Karin is the main, main character, hence, we see everything through her eyes.

Airotia Airotia says...

Toradora! and Karin are similar in setting and underlying humor (mostly stemming from the character's awkwardness), as well as in characters.

The leading males of each are extremely similar. Both are self-conscious about their eyes and their home situation, and both were raised by single mothers who can't get over the fact that their husband/baby daddy left them because of their unborn child. Each have strong work ethic and, when they see the main female in distress, they go to extreme lengths to help them out.

They're also similar in the leading female's best friends. Each have a best friend that consistently cheer them on and help defend/protect them to the end. However, they both also fall in love with the person who's in love with the main female, and despite the fact that it pretty much crushes their soul, they don't take it out on the main character. They just accept it and continue to cheer them on, despite extreme personal turmoil.

Toradora! is more real-world than Karin and the main females have nothing in common, aside from both being in 'bad' situations, but the feel of the other characters and the way they interact is quite similar. Each have family-related odds they need to overcome at the end, which of course they do, before they can become romantically invovled with the leading male.

sysmibmip sysmibmip says...

ToraDora and Karin are quite different interms of storylines. But both anime involve the protagonists, who are first seen as just classmates, slowly discover their affections for each other. The relationship between the couples are quite similar throughout the anime. For example, they share secrets between each other they must protect. They also have to help each other out becuase of thier secrets/issues, which brings them closer together.Both anime have some elements of comedy and a not-too-significant love polygon.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are romantic comedies with a lot of awkwardness. Furthermore, the male leads areextremelysimilar; They have scary faces while being kind people underneath, their families are alike and both of them work hard.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree with the above comments. Both of the main male characters have 'scary' look and at the first both of the main female characters are very tsundere. There's a very similar layout but not enough similarities to be at the top of the recommendation list. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Gosick

Gosick

In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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varisk varisk says...

To be honest, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what is similar about these two anime. However, The relationship between Victorique, and Kujo is very, very similar to the relationship between Taiga, and Ryuuji. Victorique playing the tsundere role for Gosick. They both have a school life component, and are somewhat episodic. Also, similarly, Taiga and Victorique are similarly small, fragile looking girls who come from rich families they did not get along with for whatever reason. They both spend the anime fleshing out their background, and their attempt to fix their broken family.

MADwonderholic MADwonderholic says...

The main characters have a very similar relationship with each other. Taiga and Victorica are both tsundere and have a male companion following them everywhere. They also both have complicated family relationships.

Kurokitties Kurokitties says...

Both series have a small blonde-haired tsundere female lead, with a subservient male counterpart who cares for her. The difference between the two is: Toradora is a modern school life anime where as Gosick has the mystery element and is set in the 1920's.

If you like the interaction between Ryuuji and Taiga, you'll enjoy watching Kujo and Victorique (and vice-versa).

Dozo Dozo says...

Taiga and Veronique are very similar characters. They are usually angry, they have a bad temper and they have a tendency to mistreat the person that treats them best. They also have in common the journey they overtake through the length of the anime in which by getting to know the male lead better they ultimately get to know themselves and become comfortable with who they are. It's a journey not free of obstacles and hardship, "supernatural" in the case of Gosick and more "real life" in the case of Toradora! You will have certainly come to love the characters by the end of both series, though Kujo and Ryuji can be extremely oblivious more often that you'd like (especially Kujo). I strongly recommend both animes but I personally prefer Toradora! 

erakin99 erakin99 says...

Theyre both unmistakably similar! Taiga and Victorique are both innocently beautiful, small, tiny actually, with long light colored hair. They both have a tough, uncaring exterior that contrasts starkly with their gentle appearance but with a 'kawai', gentle, timid and shy side to them that they keep well hidden. And because of this, both anime are in the tsundere style (look it up) which is my favorite...makes for the best romance; that beautiful transformation with the hidden, small hints is awesome...!! And if all that can't illustrate the similarities, the style of animation definitely would....both are drawn with the same sharp features, indicating an apparently harsh personality but the sudden softening of the lines that give way to a cute look on their face is trademark! I'm still trying to find out Why they're so unbelievably similar, though...what links them? Is it the same artist or creator or studio or...? 

Im not yet sure how Gosick will pan out cz im still watching but im a talent scout and i see a mountain of potential, which is why i started watching it in the first place.

The important thing is that ALL romance, shojo, tsundere, high school romance loving (and you guys n girls who love chisan, kawai, kire girls) fans out there have GOT to watch this!!! The way Toradora attaches you to it's characters is perfect!! Its makes you feel a true connection to them n pretty soon, that innocent, smiling, scowling face with those BIG brown, sometimes tear filled eyes will make you desperately wish you could restore to happiness. Absolutely lovable...sometimes you wish some parts of the story went differently, and the ending may confuse you (nothing ominous so don't worry), after all, we're anime lovers and we must accept what is given to us, even though we cant change it because the characters kinda steal a soft spot in us, so, as we often have to, we must find our own catharsis and make our peace. what im trying to say is, this is a MUST WATCH!!!

And romance (and slice of life) fans out there, dont you dare miss Clannad and Clannad: After Story.

Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.

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ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

the pleasant and fun atmosphere between all the characters in both shows reminded me of the other. With an easygoing pace to boot, check out the other if you liked the chemistry between all the characters

MindlessHooligan MindlessHooligan says...

Both are good drama-romance related shows even though Ano Natsu de Matteru takes a Sci-fi spin and Toradora! is more slice of life

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series are RomComs that revolve around a group of friends, on top of that both feature love polygons with unrequited love driven drama. Even the art style from one series reminded me of the other. If you liked one of them, you'll probably like the other one as well.

TheHabbadasher TheHabbadasher says...

Both Toradora and Ano Natsu are the same kind of, very emotional, relationship and romance drama.Both shows are all about love and friendship, and both handle their adolescent romances in a very sweet and heartfelt fashion.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Both shows have a very simular style and pace. They're also about love and the relationships between a group of friends.