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Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Toradora SOS! DVD Special 2009 Omake Omake released on the DVDs
Toradora! Special Other 2011 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Toradora! (Light Novel) 2006 TBD
Toradora Spin-off! (Light Novel) 2007 TBD
Toradora! 2008 Original Manga
Name Role
Masayoshi TANAKA Character Design
Tatsuyuki NAGAI Director
Yukari HASHIMOTO Music
Shinichi IKEDA Producer
Yuji MATSUKURA Producer
Takahiro YAMANAKA Producer
Muneyuki KANBE Producer
Takaaki YUASA Producer

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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These anime both have similar art styles, which was the first similarity I noticed. They both focus on ordinary, easy-to-relate-to characters and the friendships and romances between them, as well as the influence of the past on each main character. Though it seems and often is lighthearted, like Toradora!, AnoHana is very intense and dramatic, ranging from tear-inducing to heart-warming within a single episode.


Because they share the same director, Tatsuyuki Nagai, both AnoHana and Toradora have a very similar vibe. Moreover, they both achieve convincing love polygons that hinge on complex characters and their carefully crafted emotions. One of these mellow, understated (mostly) shows full of great comic touches should satisfy as much as the other.


Both are great love stories about poeple slowly realising their feelings, Ano hi mita hana no namae o boku-tachi wa mada shiranai is a beautiful story of how people change. Toradora is a tsundere who changes and relaises her feelings so both are perfect series for a romance fan or even someone interested in tragedy. Both will not disappoint.


These series each combine a lot of love triangles, comedy, drama, and romance while telling a sort of coming of age story. With themes of love, unrequetted love, maturing, and moving on they fit well together. They both have rather concrete endings as well.


They're just so... similar. It is really an 'if you like one you'll like the other' situation rather than 'these two animes share similar themes but are actually totally different'. Do watch both. It's the same director, too.


Leaving of the supernatural part both the animes are much similar... animation, daily life style of characters, light hearted romances, friendship, even jealousy are common in both.... while 'Ano hi....' concentrates on deep romances, drama, 'Toradora' is little bit releived.... both are tear inducing animes with 'ano hi....' kept at high position in hierarchy.... if you like one you wil surely like te other.... have fun watchin ^_^


AnoHana and toradora are very similar. They both revolve around lots of drama and different relations between people. The art style is very similar and they both have the same feeling when watching it. Also, they were by the same director.

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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Both seem like generic school romances at first, but their quirky characters, great comedy, and heartwarming scenes make each worth watching. Both are also really about people growing up and figuring out how to live their lives.


Both series are high school romcoms in which the male lead is made to take care of his somewhat helpless female classmate (or kouhai in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo). The key difference is the type of character the female lead is, in case of Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo it's a kuudere and in case of Toradora! it's a tsundere. Aside from the main duo both series also feature a small cast of their friends who have romcom drama of their own. If you liked one show, odds are you'll like the other one as well.


They both have the same kind of feeling to them and have both have a group of friends that are all so diffrent and both have palmtop tiger mascots :P. I love both these animes


Both series involve a guy/girl main character duo, with the guy helping the girl do things in her daily life that she's not capable of doing on her own, as well as both series having an extremely awesome cast of characters with their own struggles with life and growing up, with romance, humor and lots of emotional moments.


Same studio. Similar characters. Similar feelings. Both are great.

If you liked one of them, you probably like both them.

Took me a while to find Sakurasou, but I am happy i found it.


While watching Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, it's not hard to be reminded of Toradora! Both anime feature a diverse and colorful main cast who just can't seem to figure out this romance thing among themselves. Emotional character development drives both of these amazing school life series.


Being produced by the same staff is evident of their quality. Toradora and Sakurasou are up there in the high seats of romantic comedy shows that the other should appeal if one has left a positive remark on you.

Each show features a high-school setting and is woven with similar life drama that serves not to pad out the show, but to enrich it. Love is anything but simple, and they are alike in this regard, presenting dramatic tension and problems unrelated to the character's love interests.

Great writing with a strong cast on both fronts.

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Ano Natsu de Matteru

Ano Natsu de Matteru

One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.

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the pleasant and fun atmosphere between all the characters in both shows reminded me of the other. With an easygoing pace to boot, check out the other if you liked the chemistry between all the characters


Both are good drama-romance related shows even though Ano Natsu de Matteru takes a Sci-fi spin and Toradora! is more slice of life


Both series are RomComs that revolve around a group of friends, on top of that both feature love polygons with unrequited love driven drama. Even the art style from one series reminded me of the other. If you liked one of them, you'll probably like the other one as well.


Both Toradora and Ano Natsu are the same kind of, very emotional, relationship and romance drama.Both shows are all about love and friendship, and both handle their adolescent romances in a very sweet and heartfelt fashion.


Both shows have a very simular style and pace. They're also about love and the relationships between a group of friends. 

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In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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To be honest, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what is similar about these two anime. However, The relationship between Victorique, and Kujo is very, very similar to the relationship between Taiga, and Ryuuji. Victorique playing the tsundere role for Gosick. They both have a school life component, and are somewhat episodic. Also, similarly, Taiga and Victorique are similarly small, fragile looking girls who come from rich families they did not get along with for whatever reason. They both spend the anime fleshing out their background, and their attempt to fix their broken family.


The main characters have a very similar relationship with each other. Taiga and Victorica are both tsundere and have a male companion following them everywhere. They also both have complicated family relationships.


Both series have a small blonde-haired tsundere female lead, with a subservient male counterpart who cares for her. The difference between the two is: Toradora is a modern school life anime where as Gosick has the mystery element and is set in the 1920's.

If you like the interaction between Ryuuji and Taiga, you'll enjoy watching Kujo and Victorique (and vice-versa).


Taiga and Veronique are very similar characters. They are usually angry, they have a bad temper and they have a tendency to mistreat the person that treats them best. They also have in common the journey they overtake through the length of the anime in which by getting to know the male lead better they ultimately get to know themselves and become comfortable with who they are. It's a journey not free of obstacles and hardship, "supernatural" in the case of Gosick and more "real life" in the case of Toradora! You will have certainly come to love the characters by the end of both series, though Kujo and Ryuji can be extremely oblivious more often that you'd like (especially Kujo). I strongly recommend both animes but I personally prefer Toradora! 


Theyre both unmistakably similar! Taiga and Victorique are both innocently beautiful, small, tiny actually, with long light colored hair. They both have a tough, uncaring exterior that contrasts starkly with their gentle appearance but with a 'kawai', gentle, timid and shy side to them that they keep well hidden. And because of this, both anime are in the tsundere style (look it up) which is my favorite...makes for the best romance; that beautiful transformation with the hidden, small hints is awesome...!! And if all that can't illustrate the similarities, the style of animation definitely would....both are drawn with the same sharp features, indicating an apparently harsh personality but the sudden softening of the lines that give way to a cute look on their face is trademark! I'm still trying to find out Why they're so unbelievably similar, though...what links them? Is it the same artist or creator or studio or...? 

Im not yet sure how Gosick will pan out cz im still watching but im a talent scout and i see a mountain of potential, which is why i started watching it in the first place.

The important thing is that ALL romance, shojo, tsundere, high school romance loving (and you guys n girls who love chisan, kawai, kire girls) fans out there have GOT to watch this!!! The way Toradora attaches you to it's characters is perfect!! Its makes you feel a true connection to them n pretty soon, that innocent, smiling, scowling face with those BIG brown, sometimes tear filled eyes will make you desperately wish you could restore to happiness. Absolutely lovable...sometimes you wish some parts of the story went differently, and the ending may confuse you (nothing ominous so don't worry), after all, we're anime lovers and we must accept what is given to us, even though we cant change it because the characters kinda steal a soft spot in us, so, as we often have to, we must find our own catharsis and make our peace. what im trying to say is, this is a MUST WATCH!!!

And romance (and slice of life) fans out there, dont you dare miss Clannad and Clannad: After Story.

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Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka

When Junichi 'Gene Killer' Nagase saved the beautiful and wealthy Yuuhi Katagiri from bullies one day, he had no idea that he'd actually assisted his would-be wife! For what Junichi didn't know is that he and Yuuhi's fathers decided they would be wed, and Yuuhi has arrived in his town to decide if her betrothed is good enough for the job. After a humiliating and unwanted first kiss, Yuuhi moves in with Junichi to evaluate his worth; and thus, Junichi's life is changed forever. With embarrassing situations at every turn and a bride-to-be that thinks he's uncivilized and brash, what's a guy to do?

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Akane-Iro ni somaru Saka and Toradora are both Stories that start off with a scary male protoganist with over-inflated rumers making him more scary. In both shows the male leads are nothing like the rumors.

Both shows also have simmilar comedy senses and are both have simmilar visual styles.

In short, they are different enough to be individual shows but simmilar enough that if you like one you'll like the other.


Both anime have a scary male protagonist, which then turns out to be the exact opposite of what the rumors say. Also within both there is a annoying little sister character type which is bossier than the protagonist.


Both animes male protagonist has had rumors spread around that hes a scary guy but isnt really scary. Both have two girls to choose over; the girl hes loved for awhile or the new girl. Also, coiincidently, Yuuhi and Taiga are voiced by the same seiyuu,  their personalitys are alot alike, and they are wealthy.


They have a similar setup and characters and the female lead in both are voiced by the same voice actor. The two female leads are extremely similar in many ways and just the general 'feel' of these anime are very close.  I am sure that if you liked one you will like the other.

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