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Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

When Junichi 'Gene Killer' Nagase saved the beautiful and wealthy Yuuhi Katagiri from bullies one day, he had no idea that he'd actually assisted his would-be wife! For what Junichi didn't know is that he and Yuuhi's fathers decided they would be wed, and Yuuhi has arrived in his town to decide if her betrothed is good enough for the job. After a humiliating and unwanted first kiss, Yuuhi moves in with Junichi to evaluate his worth; and thus, Junichi's life is changed forever. With embarrassing situations at every turn and a bride-to-be that thinks he's uncivilized and brash, what's a guy to do?

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Aburi Aburi says...

Akane-Iro ni somaru Saka and Toradora are both Stories that start off with a scary male protoganist with over-inflated rumers making him more scary. In both shows the male leads are nothing like the rumors.

Both shows also have simmilar comedy senses and are both have simmilar visual styles.

In short, they are different enough to be individual shows but simmilar enough that if you like one you'll like the other.

Shadow06 Shadow06 says...

Both anime have a scary male protagonist, which then turns out to be the exact opposite of what the rumors say. Also within both there is a annoying little sister character type which is bossier than the protagonist.

SunshinexKite SunshinexKite says...

Both animes male protagonist has had rumors spread around that hes a scary guy but isnt really scary. Both have two girls to choose over; the girl hes loved for awhile or the new girl. Also, coiincidently, Yuuhi and Taiga are voiced by the same seiyuu,  their personalitys are alot alike, and they are wealthy.

Doomoo Doomoo says...

They have a similar setup and characters and the female lead in both are voiced by the same voice actor. The two female leads are extremely similar in many ways and just the general 'feel' of these anime are very close.  I am sure that if you liked one you will like the other.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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Obiyer Obiyer says...

If you enjoyed the end of Toradora! I think you'll enjoy Honey and Clover too. Both shows I think deal with issues of School Life/ Romance realistically, well, I don't think anyone has bothered to bicycle around their country on a journey of self-realization. The creators of both Anime, I think paid careful attention to how real people would act, given their personalities. And if you enjoyed the characterization of Toradora! Then you would probably enjoy Honey and Clover.  If not, give it a few years and then come back to Honey and Clover, I think it's one of the few anime you need life-experience to enjoy.

yasmin09 yasmin09 says...

Both are slice-of-life animes. Neither really has any exact plot. It's simply following the lives of the main characters as they continue through school whether it be high school for Toradora or college for Honey and Clover. Honey and Clover is a little more drama based and leans more towards the decisions college students have to make such as career decisions while Toradora focuses on high school students and their turmoils. Both have romance, love triangles, comedy, and are refreshingly unique despite their cliche sounding summary.

eaper eaper says...

Each series have a lot of love triangles going on, while having a lot of comedy and drama thrown in the mix. Each series is  character driven and fairly touching overall.

JacobM JacobM says...

Honey and Clover is much more mature, and has a totally different feel, but (towards the end of Toradora in particular) shares the same feeling as Toradora. It may just be the way they both twist viewers emotions, but the two share a common thread.

Clannad After Story

Clannad After Story

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.

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Kyusuri Kyusuri says...

Toradora and After Story greatly share the theme of "growing up" in a sense. Clannad After Story goes with the more realistic approach though which highly suits it. Toradora has a more dramatic feel due to certain conflicts presented in the story line. Overall, Toradora's dramatic phazes can be enjoyed if you liked the drama in After Story; the idea works likewise.

HitU2 HitU2 says...

Both of the main dude character are very gloomy. but in the end every one is happy in them both. Both of these show are great!!

odie81 odie81 says...

These light HS comedy / romance both build from their basic comedy roots into deep and touching dramas. The caracters are fun and by the time things start to go wrong for them, your so drawn in that your rooting for em as if it was someone you knew.

tootalls tootalls says...

They both have the same outlined feel of 2 people who grow stronger because of each other. These 2 stories have the powerful abbility to suck the viewer deep in their fictional worlds leaving them covered in tears and wandering were the day went. two anime with heart warming stories and loveable characters you will not soon forget!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!

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Stoi84 Stoi84 says...

Both animes involve a boy and a girl living close to each other, going to the same school, are part of a group of friends and a lot of comedy. They also develop feelings between the main characters the same way. If you liked one for that last reason, you will definitely enjoy the other too.

Jsrf38 Jsrf38 says...

Both Toradora and Chuunibyou are remarkably similar in a multitude of ways. The character development is the stand out feature of both of these anime, so if you really liked how the characters progressed and were portrayed, or even just who they were, either anime is a great choice to watch. In fact, it's almost necessary. There really isn't too much to say, so I hope you take my word for it.

icewizard icewizard says...

Toradora is also a primarily Slice of Life Anime just like Chuunibyou. There seem to be lots of similarities among the characters too. So it's obvious that if you like the characters from Chuunibyou, you're bound to fall in love with Toradora characters too. 


There's this lead couple that seems highly unlikely to be in a romantic relationship at first because of the crushes they have on some other people. They become good friends though, hanging out each other's house all time. And then slowly, somewhere along the lines of helping each other out with their crushes, they begin to fall in love with each other.

Another very common thing in both is a relatively mature girl who at first helps out the hopeless characters with their love lives.

Although there might be similar themes in both of them, they are both entirely unique. The stories are not even cliched or alike even in the slightest. 

The thing I like about both of them is that they are both totally original in their themes and there hasn't been any anime like either of them.

So if you liked Chuunibyou, Toradora is a must watch. And if you like Toradora, Chuunibyou is a must watch. The masterpieces of Slice of Life <3

BlackKnigh7 BlackKnigh7 says...

This is a must watch for all Toradora fans. The best Slice of Life I have ever seen. I feel like the characters have a lot in common. Although the story is uniquely different, it still feels like there are many things that are the same. Love this anime.

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.