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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.

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

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Hefty dose of comedy and romance. Both, for most of their runtime, are feel good animes, even if angel beats! has some very sad moments.

ItsumoHitori ItsumoHitori says...

Angel Beats! and Toradora! are two heartwarming and hilarious shows with a unique and lovable cast of characters and amazing plots. If you liked one of these shows, you will most definitely enjoy the other

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Kyousuke Kosaka is a normal teenager with average grades and an average home life, but when he finds out that his overachieving younger sister Kirino has been hiding her vast anime and eroge collection from their unassuming parents, his world turns inside out! Now, having promised to help his formerly distant sibling navigate her two distinct lives, Kyousuke finds himself drawn into Kirino's world of magical girl anime and "little sister" fetish games while covering for his sibling to her parents and friends, not to mention trying to provide what guidance he can.

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chocobolily chocobolily says...

The male and female leads of Toradora! and Oreimo share similar dynamics: a guy who tries to lay low ends up helping out a tsundere girl.  The female character in the former needs help pursuing the male character's best friend.  In the latter, the female lead is the guy's younger sister who wants to balance modeling, being super popular at school, and secretly playing eroge.  At times dramatic but never dark, these series have a close sense of humor and brightly colored art.  Funny without being empty.

StevenSAKUJO StevenSAKUJO says...

Both tsuandere and very funny, very simialr in many ways.  While the plot is very different it still brings the same kind of emotions and feelings.

Airotia Airotia says...

The two anime are very similar in leading lady as well as relationships with the leading male, except for in Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, the two are brother and sister.

The main girl in both are tsundere girls who seem as if they are very capable in some aspects — for the sister in Ore no Imouto, it's for the fact that she has a job and is popular, but in Toradora, is that the main girl is rich and can beat pretty much anyone in a fight — but are very incapable at actually 'being themselves.'

In Toradora, that takes form as the main girl not being able to return feelings for anyone or be close with anyone other than her best friend for long periods of time, while in Ore no Imouto, it takes form as not being able to admit she's an anime junkie.

As with all tsundere girls, by the end of it, the main male sees a softer side to the tsundere girl.

Other similarities include rivalries between the main girl and another girl, and though this might be a cheat seeing as it's probably a part of the general tsundere definition, the main girls in both tend to treat the main guys like their servants.

They're both extremely entertaining and have great side-characters, as well as believable drama centering around the group of people in each. Ore no Imouto has no romance while Toradora focuses primarily on it, but they both do a good job of highlighting the character's stories and their devolpment throughout the show.