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Impassive girl meets trouble maker in a brand new love story! After Mizutani Shizuku, a girl whose sole interest is studying, is asked to deliver some handouts to Yoshida Haru, a boy who hasn't come to school after spilling blood on the first day, she finds herself the target of his affection. This is a story about a boy and a girl who struggle with love and friendship. Opening yourself up to other people forces you to be honest with yourself.
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.
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.
Main characters are similiar, both anime are about a tsundere type girl in denial or unable to express her true feelings.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
Both are about a tsundere girl and, despite the difference in the amount of episodes, are similiar in character development.
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.
Mikuriya Jin makes a woodcarving from the remains of a guardian tree, but he gets much more than he bargained for when girl materializes from the statue! Her name is Nagi, the troublesome and at times violent deity of the land; and with nowhere to go, she announces that she will stay with Jin. Now, with Jin’s help and a magical girl wand purchased at the local convenience store, Nagi aims to exorcise the impurities that are infecting the land. Though when the sacred tree is finally uprooted, it is only a matter of time before her powers will diminish; thus, a new object of worship is required, and what better object than Nagi herself! However, obtaining your goal of becoming a popular idol is not so straightforward, especially when you have to compete with your sister, who is unwilling to share her fan base and plans to sabotage you at every step!
It is the same silly romance!
the characters act distant but are secretely close!
Both similar in comedy and writing, with excelent animation.
If you were drawn to the love story in either of these shows, you would be likely to like both. They both have strong female leads (although Taiga is a bit stronger) with couples that almost refuse to recognize that they are as close as they are, even though they live in the same house (or, in Toradora, spend almost all day together and eat at the same table). They have similar, silly fights, and a similar, tender caring for each other.
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
While K-On doesn't show much romantic promise like Toradora! did, I think anyone who liked Toradora will like K-On.
The comedy is similar, as well as the pace. Some characters are alike, aswell.
Although Toradora! is obviously more romantic, both of the series take place in a school with similar comedy and a similar pace. Both of these shows had good animation and sound tracks (although K-On! has the better soundtrack, seeing as it is based on a music club).