Toradora!

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MM!

MM!

Seeking a cure for his depraved masochism, Taro Sado approaches the Second Volunteer Club on the recommendation of his best friend, Tatsukichi. There he finds the help of the violent but kind Mio Isurugi who promises to beat the masochism out of him by any means necessary. Will Taro be able to survive the assaults of this upperclassman, the overly-affectionate attentions of his mother and sister, and still lead a normal school life? Unlikely. But will he get over his perverse fetish? He sure hopes so.

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KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

With both series being something of a romantic comedy though the romance in Toradora is a much more central role to the series.  With school being the main setting for both stories as well as eaching featuring a leading female tsundere if you enjoyed one then you'll probably enjoy the other.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

If you like small tsundere girls, both series will suit you just fine! MM is more for the perverts out there and Toradora actually contains a good story.

if you liked one, check out the other.

AnimeFreak127 AnimeFreak127 says...

Both of them feature strange cute girls and troubled men, romantic scenes and happy memories. If you enjoy one you'll definetly enjoy the other. ^^

Mayo Chiki!

Mayo Chiki!

Due to his upbringing with a wrestler mother and an equally-as-strong sister who beat him up constantly, Kinjirou Sakamachi would rather die than be touched by the opposite sex. So when the boy accidentally discovers that the dreamy school idol (and butler of the wealthy Kanade) Subaru is actually a girl in disguise, Kinjirou finds his life becomes far more complicated. For in exchange for keeping Subaru's gender a secret, Kanade is determined to cure Kinjirou of his gynophobia, with Subaru's help, once and for all...

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KuroSnow KuroSnow says...

Both series are romantic comedic slice of life styled featuring a strong supporting male lead and his connections to a girl and her friend, finding himself caught in a slightly awkward love triangle that is bound with strong friendship all around. Both series also have a total resolution of the romance (not leaving you with a "well, things never really got solved" feeling),

They also have strong story telling elements, and deep complex characters in a fleshed out world, making it easy to get pulled in and follow the silly antics, and heart throbbing romance.

Best if watched with a person you're interested in! ;)

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree, both Toradora and Mayo Ckiki are very similar. Wether it comes to dealing with the main male lead's problems (scary face, or fear of woman), love triangles, or hilarious situations due to the main romances' shortcomings. Tsunderes, great supporting characters, and all of the romance comedy you can ask for. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

cgriff14 cgriff14 says...

They are both great, cute anime with tsundere main characters. Great and entertaining! I highly reccomend both.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

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Bronia Bronia says...

Both shows are quite different, I'll admit. They situations drawing the characters together, for instance, are completely different with Toradora drawing leads together in an effort to get their respective crushes and Tonari No Kaibutsu-Kun just making them trying to make friends. However, they are similar enough that if you liked one, you really should check out the other.

Both have themes of people and who they are on the inside and who they are on the outside, and how others percieve them. For example, Ryuuji and Haru both appear to be mean delinquents, but they are in truth kind and innocent.

Both also focus heavily on peoples' need for friends. Taiga and Shizuku both both start the series' isolated from their classmates due to their cold personalities, but over the course of the series they gradually warm up to friends.

And of course, both are very well executed romance anime that accurately represent the difficulties of falling in love, as well as the maturing that comes with it.

okamisan okamisan says...

Both shows feature cute love stories with heroines who won't be conquered so easily. Plus, each series has enough laughs in it to make it funny as well as sweet.

tayinoop tayinoop says...

Main characters are similiar, both anime are about a tsundere type girl in denial or unable to express her true feelings.

Kotoura-san

Kotoura-san

Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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Sharalyn Sharalyn says...

Toradora! and Kotoura-san both involve tense romantic feelings in a typical school setting. They both have deep and somewhat dark, meaningful subplots intermixed with comedic elements. There's also the element of the social outcast finding their place amongst new found friends in both. Both are touching, romantic, and funny, with Kotoura-san having an extra element of interest with the main character's psychic ability. 

Bronia Bronia says...

Although Kotoura has a bit more fantasy than Toradora, at the root of both anime is a story about a black sheep who finds themselves having to adapt to a new situation- new friends, enemies, and love! Toradora has a larger cast and more black sheep than Kotoura-San, but if you liked one, you should like the other. Both are full of sweet romances that you just have to cheer for, little touches of humor, and a whole lot of drama!

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both shows look on the surface to be your typical moe harem type anime, but you realize very quickly that there is something much deeper going on.  While they both have plenty of light and fluffy moments, they are much more real and complicated than the typical shows in this genre.  Both shows are about being an outcast and the challenges that comes with it, and how a single friend can change everything.  If you're looking for a slice of life/school life show but want something with more substance than usual, these shows are both great.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Mei Tachibana has had neither a friend nor a boyfriend in 16 years, and she doesn’t plan on ending that streak any time soon. The outcast learned years ago that social obligations only lead to pain, and has carefully guarded her heart to keep from getting hurt. However, the girl can’t stay withdrawn forever, especially after attracting the attention of the handsome Yamato, who finds her caustic personality interesting and strives to date her after she roundhouse kicks him down the stairs. But even the most earnest of romances can be crippled by jealousy and insecurity, and this pair has plenty of both. Can their feelings for each other overcome their own emotional weaknesses, or will this love perish before it even begins?

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jasonb1980 jasonb1980 says...

Both of these series will take you on an emotional roller coaster. I haven't quite finished Suki-tte Ii na yo (Say I love you) yet, but so far I've absolutely loved it. It's about a real girl with real insecurities, dealing with her first love.

Toradora! is also a coming-of-age high school romance, albeit with quite a bit more comedy and laughter. Tears of joy flowed more plentifully than tears of sadness, thankfully. 

tayinoop tayinoop says...

Both are about a tsundere girl and, despite the difference in the amount of episodes, are similiar in character development.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree. In Say I Love You there's considerably less episodes but the atmosphere and overall stories are somewhat similar. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.