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Fumihiko Matsumaru is a salary man who works in the marketing department of a snack company. As a bachelor, he tried to date a girl from his company; but coincidently, he met Aka Onda, a rookie voice actor, instead. Through another stroke of fate, Aka’s house burned down that very night. With nowhere to stay and no family to aid Aka, Fumihiko took her in; and the next day, Fumihiko’s new marketing idea was accepted, and Aka’s being hired for the product’s voice actor! As the relationship of Aka and Fumihiko deepens, the more difficult their relationship becomes. Can they live together under the same roof while keeping the secret of their relationship safe?
While this wasn't exactly the first thing that came to mind, this is the best recommendation I could possibly make for Toradora! and REC. Both anime are Romantic Comedies of the best sort. They have actually funny humor, spend time developing the characters and conclude in a way that make the characters seem like -you know- actually thinking, responsible young adults, rather than going in head first into some feeble relationship. If you enjoyed one of these shows, do-not-hesitate to check the other out!
If you enjoyed Toradora! or Rec, you may want to watch the other. Even though the storylines, settings etc are quite different, they are similar in that the protagonists take thier relationships in a serious, mature manner while maintaining a lightly comedic atmosphere. In both anime the protagonists are often living/staying over under the same roof. Also, unlike some other comedy-romance anime, the male protagonists do not recklessly chase one girl after the other and there is next to no 'genuine' ecchi, though moreso in Toradora! than Rec.
Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?
Taiga from Toradora! and Hikari from Special A are both teenagers who don't let anything stand in the way of their dreams. In both of these shows, the girls run headlong in the pursuit fo their goals, but discover a new side to themselves along the way. Hikari is naive and Taiga is proud, but both girls have sweet, soft hearts underneath, just waiting to be discovered.
Toradora and Special A both share the same romantic comedy feeling in realistic school settings without being overly dramatic or rediculous. Both have very funny characters without trying to hard and you get a good sence of who the characters really are.
Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?
Although Kyoko is pursuing revenge in Skip Beat! and Taiga is trying to win love in Toradora!, these shows have much more in common than emphatic titles. Both young women are determined to get what they want and have their eyes locked upon one young man, though their intented outcomes with this boy vary drastically. Still, along the way, both Taiga and Kyoko discover something deeper inside themselves, and this new knowledge changes everything.
I your looking for more romantic anime then you should look no further because Skip Beat is an anime that shows love in every episode and with each episode you'll fall in love with the characters as the take you deep into more dramatic scenes and its not just romace its also packed with comedy from the start but turns into deep drama on the last few episodes.
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.
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.
True Tears and Toradora! are both adorable with very individual characters, along with a wonderful deeper meaning.
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.
Very similar both of the dude character meet a girls and fall for one of them.Both are Great!!!
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.