Toradora!

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True Tears

True Tears

Shinichiro Nakagami is an everyday high school student, with the exception of having his beautiful and athletic childhood friend Hiromi Yuasa living in his household after the death of her parents. Unfortunately, their relationship is cold at best - Shinichiro can tell that she is suffering, but she acts coldly and distant from her foster family and so he is unable to help ease her sadness. His family is also forcing him to practice a traditional Japanese dance that does not interest him, adding to his frustration. On top of that, he is cursed to misfortune by another girl in school, the eccentric Noe Isurugi. Shinichiro juggles all of these problems on a day-to-day basis as he learns about love and the sadness of those around him.

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Drasticc Drasticc says...

Well we could start with the usual love polygon, except that both of these have a male protagonist that lives close by the female protagonist.  Though True Tears may not be a heavy Rom/Com such as ToraDora, there are similarity in the dialogue and character interactions.

jibetachan jibetachan says...

True Tears and Toradora! are both adorable with very individual characters, along with a wonderful deeper meaning.

Kanon (2006)

Kanon (2006)

It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.

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HitU2 HitU2 says...

Very similar both of the dude character meet a girls and fall for one of them.Both are Great!!!

Bvision Bvision says...

How to male main character cares about his friends and doesn't want to lose them/takes care of them should is the main connection here.

Toradora! also contains some of that tear jerking magic and in depth character development that Kanon has however its not as powerfull as Kanon in that area because of the comedy side Toradora! has compared to Kanon.

Suzuka

Suzuka

Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he’s got, but things won’t be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn’t Yamato...

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highfyrebright highfyrebright says...

Both are Highschool Romance Comedy-Dramas involving a male character deciding between a tsundere and another girl. While both try and deconstruct the classic tsundere character-type, Yamato in Suzuka is able to remain front and center of the story in his relationships, while Ryuji in Toradora! is quickly pushed back to center on the Taiga's struggles and her relationship with Ryuji. If you enjoy the mood whiplash of one of these series, you'll enjoy it in the other.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

These are the two best Tsundere anime in the love triangle romance genre. At 20 plus episodes you're bound to cry, laugh, and learn a lesson or two throughout watching these great shows. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Sora no Manimani

Sora no Manimani

Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!

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JAhU JAhU says...

Toradora reminded me a lot of Sora no Manimani. Both of those are high school romance series, though Sora no Manimani was more of a "slice of life" seres than Toradora. Both feature a "nice guy" who is the love interest of 3 (somewhat clithe) girls. Since they are similar, if you liked one of those, the other one might be worth checking out.

P.S. Sora no Manimani lacks a conclusion since the anime covers only half of the story.

Doomoo Doomoo says...

These anime are similar in that they deal with two normal teens. Both have a male lead who doesn't really like the female lead in the begining but they grow closer and closer over time. They also both have at least one other female trying to get with the male lead. Toradora is much more well fleshed out in gerneral but if you enjoyed Toradora you will like Sora no Manimani too. And if you liked Sora no Manimani you will absolutely love Toradora.

Inu x Boku SS

Inu x Boku SS

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ziggy161 ziggy161 says...

Both are heartwarming stories about tsunderes (Ririchiyo is 'tsun-shun' apparently!) coming out of their shell and learning about portraying their emotions normally, though InuxBoku has more of a supernatural element to it while Toradora! is more school-life based.

Tom20 Tom20 says...

Such as Ziggy said, both are similar heartwarming romance stories with the only difference whereas InuxBoku SS has supernatural elements and Toradora is school-life centered.