Toradora!

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K-On!

K-On!

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!

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Juumonji Juumonji says...

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.

eaper eaper says...

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).

Hatsukoi Limited

Hatsukoi Limited

Ayumi, Kei, Koyoi, Rika and Nao are five middle school friends whose hot topic of conversation is, as always, love. Ayumi dreams of having a boy confess to her and can't understand the idea that receiving unwanted confessions can be troublesome. She even believes that she will happily accept any guy who approaches her - that is, until she receives a love letter from Misao, a large, delinquent high school boy whose very presence makes small children cry! Not wanting to date him but too scared to reject him, Ayumi has no idea what to do, especially when Misao, now nicknamed Beast-kun by the girls, begins following her to and from school. To make matters worse, Ayumi then falls for Mamoru, a boy in her class who is Beast-kun's brother! With plenty of experiences in life and love left ahead, will the girls retain their naive beliefs, or is it time to shake off that brother complex and realize that appearances aren't everything?

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ukato ukato says...

Both of these series are similar in that there's a (semi-)complex love interest between middle/high-school students. There's a tough guy protagonist in both series, Ryuji in Toradora, and Misao "Beast-kun" in Hatsukoi, and both of these characters are actually soft, kinded hearted people who are incredibly skilled at household chores but are misunderstood because of their fearful appearances. They both pursue a seemingly hopeless love interest and the predecaments they get into, means comedy is ensured. The Romantic element is also present and develops throughout the story.

cygaretka cygaretka says...

These two series are alike in a way of humor, charakters and similiar problems. They are both a graet comedys about groving up, love, frendships and family.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Makoto Konno is a somewhat foolish and tomboyish high school student who spends most of her time hanging out with her two male friends. Things change one day when she suddenly gains the ability to leap through time! At first, she uses her newfound ability to do things such as preventing her sister from stealing her dessert, cheating on a test, and singing Karaoke for 10 hours. However, the small alterations she makes to the timeline turn out to have unforeseen consequences that snowball into dramatic and lethal situations for her and those around her...

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ThePatches ThePatches says...

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is also a beautiful, funny, and honest look at first love. The movie shares Toradora!'s laid back feel and derives its humor from the simple interactions between close friends.

If you liked Toradora!, you will find Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo an equally heartwarming romantic yarn.

DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Two slice of life comdies and both love stories centered around the moral decicion.

To say what you want to say and achieve you own happiness or to say what you think you should to make others happy.

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves

Ocean Waves is a coming of age tale centered around Taku, an ordinary high school student, his best friend Matsuno, and Rukiko, a reserved outcast who has caught Matsuno's eye. While bounds of friendship are tested, unlikely relationships grow and flourish in this made for television movie.

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ace52387 ace52387 says...

Ocean Waves has a more mild and believable Tsundere lead who ropes in a similarly earnest guy, with the same context of high school melodrama and family problems.  While these essential elements are the same, the plot and the characters are aimed at a completely different target audience.

It's not a sure bet that Ocean Waves will be to your liking just because you enjoyed Toradora, but it provides an interesting and more realistic look at a tsundere romance that's worth checking out.

mammothb mammothb says...

Both are tsundere. and the male lead only realises at the end that the feeling they have for the female is love

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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DeathCrunch DeathCrunch says...

Two slice of life comedies with clueless main characters that you know you want them to be together but somethings always pulling them apart.Whether it be other love interests or you know, being an all powerful god who can reset the universe at will.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Two of the best school life comedy romance anime you can find. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has a lot of extra supernatural elements but both still feel very down to Earth. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.