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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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ^_^
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sereously both these anime's are absolutely brilliant and have similar storylines if you love one you will love the other :P
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.