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Golden Time

Golden Time

Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories.  During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once.  Without any memory of each other, their lives become more and more intertwined as if set by the hands of fate. But what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget…

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

A couple of romanaces that sprinkle in comedy (maybe a bit more in Toradora) Both of the female leads are similar in look, One is more of a Tsundere.

The original creator is the same on both of these projects, so you should see some similarities.

If you liked one, you might like the other.

JimmyPark JimmyPark says...

One of my 2 favorite slice of life and romance animes.          

The reason I recomment this anime is because it has great character developement, interesting story thoughout the whole anime and its great to watch.

It makes me want to watch more and more by each episode. 

serge512 serge512 says...

well. both start a relationship of friends while loving others. an thats when the good story begins for both of them. Golden Time master piece. Toradora well tsundere dere. so if you are a fan of tsundere pls watch both if not then watch at your own risk.

daft3wayne daft3wayne says...

They are both by the same author,Yuyuko Takemiya, and shes pretty good with romance/comedy, so they approximatly have equal amounts of comedy and romance...i loved em both!

asiancomicdude asiancomicdude says...

Both shows are very heartfelt and dive into the complex nature of falling in love. Toradora may have more comedic tone overall but that doesn’t mean Golden Times doesn’t have its moments. While I wish both had their own sequels for telling what happens later once the shows end, watching these two one after another is also rather enjoyable due to the similar story telling quality.

0AllAboutAnime0 0AllAboutAnime0 says...

Both Golden Time and Toradora have the same author so that is a plus it's self but in golden time then roles are similar in a sense with Tada Banri being the main male character who is loved by other female characters and the same funny theme and sense of abandonment that both Tada Banri and taiga have. Just watch the whole anime and your sure to cry at the end if you crude when watching Toradora like I did too.

HarukaHarada HarukaHarada says...

They both have almost the same kind of comedy and romance thats whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i did that on order to add my comment, gomen.

FunkyTim FunkyTim says...

Both series are about groing up, and all the ups and downs that entails. Love triangles and heartbreak are featured in either, although Golden Time has a supernatural subplot that Toradora! lacks. The characters and their relationships too each other go through a considerable amount of development in either of these shows, and while I find Toradora's ending to be way more satisfying than Golden Time's, fans of either show will enjoy the other.

akirasanada akirasanada says...

Because both works has the same author and the art is very similar. Both stories are interesting. Though if I had to choose, I'd prefer Toradora it has better plot and characters than Golden Time. 

Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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Garylikesmanga Garylikesmanga says...

Ryuuji and Sawako, the two lead characters of each series, are fairly similar. Ryuuji, from Totadora!, terrifies classmates because of his eyes that look like they belong to a killer. Sawako, from Kimi ni Todoke, reminds her classmates of the girl from 'The Ring'. Both characters are far gentler than what their appearance causes others to think about them. At least early on in each series, other classmates tend to run from the lead character in terror, or at least try to avoid them. They both have a classmate of the opposite sex that treats them the same as everyone else, however.

brain brain says...

These are both romances consisting of nearly pure character development.  The protagonists of Toradora and the protagonist of Kimi ni Todoke initially are loners and the story begins by focusing on how meeting their eventual love interest awakens their social nature.

Lemonzzz Lemonzzz says...

Both have a male lead who likes the female lead and a female lead who won't acknowledge that the male lead likes them or that they like the male lead. While Toradora! has a bit more of a love triangle/square/shape with many sides, both have their fair share of heart wrenching moments and both have their humour. Great shows both of them.

KiyoneSaya KiyoneSaya says...

Both anime have characters that are mistaken to be something they are not while trying to impress the one they like. They both have fairly slow development but have some really funny and touching moments.

Xplayer Xplayer says...

Toradora and Kimi ni Todoke are among the best "played straight" romances in anime. Both have lovable characters, a dramatic storyline punctuated by lightheartedness, and great animation. While the character builds are quite different, and therefore the story dynamics are vastly different, if you like one you'll likely like the other.

annalisebee annalisebee says...

Although the lead characters are not particularly similar, Toradora! and Kimi ni Todoke have much in common. Both are love stories featuring a well-developed, likeable cast of school kids. One thing I liked about both shows was that they do not use stereotypes- each character seems like a real person. Both have lots of cuteness and funny moments. On the whole, I think Toradora! is a better series, but if you like one you'll probably enjoy watching the other!

Jynn04 Jynn04 says...

Takasu and Sawako don't really have friends. Taiga and Shouta feel like no one can understand them. Minori and Chizuru are a lot alike in their 'baka' like state of mind, except Minori has her reasons and Chizuru is really that dense. Ayane and Ami are a lot alike too. The "Brat" like charater who feels like she's the mature one, but come to find out she is about as mature as the rest of her class, maybe a little more. Though, Kitamura and Ryu from each are opposites. Ryo doesn't speak much and Kitamura is very helping. all become friends, but another heart breaking, tear jerking like anime. Kimi Ni Todoke is my favorite, and I couldn't help but try to calm myself when things would go bad in this. A must watch in my opinion.

YoakeCassidy YoakeCassidy says...

They're both sweet love stories with a little touch of a deeper layer about growing up and finding what out what you really want to do.

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.

Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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arcticfoxy arcticfoxy says...

bothanimes have the same kind of feel to it having the setting in a school and slice of life style, though toradora doesnt have a supernatural part its still doesnt lose to this piece

Osiummaster Osiummaster says...

Both contain tsundere's (even though toradora is probably the epitome of tsundere). They deal with non-common problems and have awesome character developement.

Both contain a love triangle which isn't presented in a total douchebag kawaii way.

They don't really have a set storyline but mostly indepentend arcs which contain a main problem that must be solved.

Aranneas Aranneas says...

Both shows are high scool romance/dramas with comedy elements. There's a fair bit of similarity between the characters of these series, though the ones in Toradora have a bit more depth to them. That and the love triangle clash between two close friends make this an easy rec for me.

Bronia Bronia says...

On the surface, Toradora and Kokoro Connect are not particularly similar. However there's quite a bit about them that make them essential viewing for lovers of either series.

On the surface, both have gorgeous animation with male leads you could date and adorable female leads you could cuddle. Both have a great deal of comedy and pull off romance in a very superb manner. Moreover, the shows heavily feature themes of deconstructing anime archetypes.

Kokoro Connect has more fantasy elements than Toradora, but if you liked one you'll love the other!

Vinconiox Vinconiox says...

Both anime have somewhat simillar setting: the begining of both anime is a comedy, slowly introducing you to the background of the main character. But further in both anime develop to be romance/heavy feels based.

Although Kokoro Conect is heavyer with the feels and less comedy.

If you liked going on feels trip in either one, you sure have to try watching the other.

TomokiCanton TomokiCanton says...

Sereously both these anime's are absolutely brilliant and have similar storylines if you love one you will love the other :P

DelsonMiles DelsonMiles says...

They both under certain circumstances don't end up with the person they first wanted to be with.The protagonist ends up helping others for any reason.

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.

useemeurdead useemeurdead says...

They both have a relationship were they like each other,but dont confess really until the end of the season :) they are also only one season