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After recovering from an accident, Hiyori has returned to school for the first time, and she's terrified! For Hiyori is painfully shy, and the idea of making friends, let alone introducing herself to the class, is impossible to bear. But regardless of her embarrassment, Hiyori's small stature makes her an instant hit with her peers, including the popular and attractive Yuushin. Confident or not, Hiyori's school – and love - life is just beginning...

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xxSilencexx xxSilencexx says...

Easy recommendation, Toradora and Hiyokoi have an amazing amount of similarities. Firstly, in both the main characters have an preconception about them (wether this is true or false is up to the viewer) which starts the plot. Both main females are alike in stature, however not in attitude. Both feature a nice comedic atmosphere and generally make the audience feel good. Finally, both are school-based love stories, which makes this recommendation fairly easy.

mmke mmke says...

these two anime remind me of each other, probably because the characters look the same but have completly different personalities. yuushin is popular with everybody while ryuuji is feared by everybody. hiyori is shy while taiga is violent.

Rilkar Rilkar says...

Both shows are romances between a tall guy with blue hair and a very short girl. And in both shows the guy helps the girl overcome her problems. If you like one you should watch the other.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

Little girl (in stature) finding love. Although the girls characters are opposite -one loud and outgoing seeking trouble, the other shy and reserved.



Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

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electricutie electricutie says...

Nisekoi and Toradora have a non-typical approach to the romance genre. Rather than having the feeling of a relationship, these shows tackle the struggle of getting to that point. There is also lots of physical humor in both! The general feel and set-up match.

The guys:

Hooray for blue-haired protagonists! Ryuji is feared by others because he looks like a delinquent but in reality he is sweet and a great cook! Raku is also a fantastic cook. He is sometimes feared by others because he is the 'heir-apparent' to the Yakuza. The guys find the female protagonists to be vulgar and un-feminine. Raku and Ryuji both have gentle personalities and crushes on a cute classmate.

The gals:

Long-haired blondes with tons of cash! Taiga and Chitoge are tsundere, independent, and fierce fighters. They can be quick to attack someone who gets on their nerves. Once people get to know them, they become talkative and good-humored. The girls share a lack of cooking skills. Both lie to themselves about having feelings towards the male protagonists. And both exhibit jealousy towards other girls getting to familiar.

Now put it all together:

The male/female protagonists initially do NOT like the other at all. They all have seperate intrests but through un-fore-seen circumstance wind-up working together, grudgingly. Because of this, the main characters become closer over time and love grows. 

Charater matching:

  • Chitoge / Taiga
  • Raku / Ryuji
  • Onodera / Minorin
  • Shu / Yusaku
  • Tsugumi / Ami

Shared tags:

  • Comedy
  • Romance
  • Slice of Life
  • Tsundere
  • School Life

Shadow06 Shadow06 says...

The hate/love theme centered between the protagonist and heroine and one of the few things we see in anime today, feelings that actually develop, make these two anime exceptionally close, so if you felt one to be really good, don't miss the other!

Yurusumaji Yurusumaji says...

Similar storylines are happening here, one difference is Nisekoi has a few extra females. Both have extremely different personalities for male and female leads as well as a very rom-com vibe with regular shifts between drama and comedy.

Exanna Exanna says...

Funny, romance and tsundere's! As Chitoge and Raku meet each other, the fun starts! So is it with Taiga and Ryuiji. 

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

With war on the horizon, the lives of the students at Tristain Magic Academy are in for a change. As the students train for battle and prepare to join the fight, Louise is determined to protect her childhood friend, now the Queen of Tristain. As her familiar, Saito is sworn to protect Louise and so must ready for battle himself... but with the abundance of pretty girls around, it's a toss-up as to whether Saito should be more worried about enemy attacks or Louise's own jealous rages! Can Saito and "Zero" Louise stand up to the challenge and protect their friends and country?

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prodigyalchemist prodigyalchemist says...

The interaction between The main characters in ToraDora is very similar to the interaction between Louise and Saito, viewers may not notice the difference. Character development also progresses in a similar pattern.

christinedanielle christinedanielle says...

The female protagonists of both series look alike they're both small and have this strong attitude. The comedy and romance in both of this animes are both great, so if you loved the other then you'll surely love this one too :D

Winterborn Winterborn says...

I would definetly say these two are pretty similar. Though Toradora has no magic, the female leads are identical and once you've seen both, you'll have a brighter outlook on Tsundere anime. Toradora is mroe dramatic, but in both you develope a great "relationship" with the two main characters and look foreward to their antics in the next episode. Both are great watcches.

Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?

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PlatinumDragon PlatinumDragon says...

Both Toradora and Itazura Na Kiss have quite a lot in common. From finding love triangles to comedy. They each have their unique spice that catches ones attention and delves them into the story making you want to watch the next episode. In both anime's you have characters fighting through daily lives while trying to get the person they love to see them. They are great anime that I am sure many will love.

Darkassasin Darkassasin says...

They are very simular. Both are looking for love, if you love romance and comedy you should pick these up

kayoky093 kayoky093 says...

Character development is similar. Ita is more intense tho, even if toradora may have more likability towrds youngsters due to the fact that everything stays in school.

Nyan Koi!

Nyan Koi!

Everyone around Kousaka seems to adore cats, but due to his allergies the teen can’t stand them. So when he wakes up one day and can hear what every feline is saying, Kousaka is annoyed to say the least. His new “gift,” it seems, is the result of accidentally breaking an enshrined statue of a cat; and what’s worse, Kousaka must atone for his sin and appease the vengeful spirit by aiding one hundred kitties-in-distress, or become a furry feline himself! Now, amidst helping various cats with mundane and trivial issues, Kousaka must try to dispel the jinx and attempt to salvage his self-respect – not to mention his love life - along the way.

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Bessie Bessie says...

I don't know why, but everything in Nyan Koi! reminds me of ToraDora! and vice versa.

Pretty similar art, very similar characters, and even cats are drawn similarly (well, there's only one cat in ToraDora! - Palmtop Tiger, but anyway).

So If you like comedies with a little bit of romance and adventures - you should try them both!

rashura rashura says...

Great animes with ALOT of funny scenes featuring the main character being beaten up or made fun off. Great laughs guaranteed.

Bvision Bvision says...

I followed the already existing recommendations between these two and it worked out great.

The connection would be well not sure about this but you could say character conflict is a bit simular and they are both able to put your laugh in action.

Ooh and in Toradora! the settings are a bit more mature compared to Nyan Koi! Well this one is really hard to explain sorry. :P