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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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related anime

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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Clannad After Story

Clannad After Story

Summer break is now over; the second semester has started for Tomoya, Nagisa and the others, and little has changed. Since Tomoya's relationship with his father is still troubled, he continues to live with Nagisa and her family, even if it means getting roped into organizing a baseball team for the family bakery. Life at school continues as normal with Sunohara as carefree as ever; however, when his sister Mei voices her concerns about him, the series of events that follow place a strain on Sunohara and Tomoya’s friendship. Whether it's saving a person from themselves or passing on a message from the past, one thing’s for sure: no matter how tough things get, good friends will always be there to help out.


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Toradora and After Story greatly share the theme of "growing up" in a sense. Clannad After Story goes with the more realistic approach though which highly suits it. Toradora has a more dramatic feel due to certain conflicts presented in the story line. Overall, Toradora's dramatic phazes can be enjoyed if you liked the drama in After Story; the idea works likewise.


Both of the main dude character are very gloomy. but in the end every one is happy in them both. Both of these show are great!!


These light HS comedy / romance both build from their basic comedy roots into deep and touching dramas. The caracters are fun and by the time things start to go wrong for them, your so drawn in that your rooting for em as if it was someone you knew.


They both have the same outlined feel of 2 people who grow stronger because of each other. These 2 stories have the powerful abbility to suck the viewer deep in their fictional worlds leaving them covered in tears and wandering were the day went. two anime with heart warming stories and loveable characters you will not soon forget!


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After recovering from an accident, Hiyori has returned to school for the first time, and she's terrified! For Hiyori is painfully shy, and the idea of making friends, let alone introducing herself to the class, is impossible to bear. But regardless of her embarrassment, Hiyori's small stature makes her an instant hit with her peers, including the popular and attractive Yuushin. Confident or not, Hiyori's school – and love - life is just beginning...

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Easy recommendation, Toradora and Hiyokoi have an amazing amount of similarities. Firstly, in both the main characters have an preconception about them (wether this is true or false is up to the viewer) which starts the plot. Both main females are alike in stature, however not in attitude. Both feature a nice comedic atmosphere and generally make the audience feel good. Finally, both are school-based love stories, which makes this recommendation fairly easy.


these two anime remind me of each other, probably because the characters look the same but have completly different personalities. yuushin is popular with everybody while ryuuji is feared by everybody. hiyori is shy while taiga is violent.


Both shows are romances between a tall guy with blue hair and a very short girl. And in both shows the guy helps the girl overcome her problems. If you like one you should watch the other.


Little girl (in stature) finding love. Although the girls characters are opposite -one loud and outgoing seeking trouble, the other shy and reserved.

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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If you enjoyed the end of Toradora! I think you'll enjoy Honey and Clover too. Both shows I think deal with issues of School Life/ Romance realistically, well, I don't think anyone has bothered to bicycle around their country on a journey of self-realization. The creators of both Anime, I think paid careful attention to how real people would act, given their personalities. And if you enjoyed the characterization of Toradora! Then you would probably enjoy Honey and Clover.  If not, give it a few years and then come back to Honey and Clover, I think it's one of the few anime you need life-experience to enjoy.


Both are slice-of-life animes. Neither really has any exact plot. It's simply following the lives of the main characters as they continue through school whether it be high school for Toradora or college for Honey and Clover. Honey and Clover is a little more drama based and leans more towards the decisions college students have to make such as career decisions while Toradora focuses on high school students and their turmoils. Both have romance, love triangles, comedy, and are refreshingly unique despite their cliche sounding summary.


Each series have a lot of love triangles going on, while having a lot of comedy and drama thrown in the mix. Each series is  character driven and fairly touching overall.


Honey and Clover is much more mature, and has a totally different feel, but (towards the end of Toradora in particular) shares the same feeling as Toradora. It may just be the way they both twist viewers emotions, but the two share a common thread.

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Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!

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I am completely baffled to why Karin is not a/the top recommened anime for Toradora, and vice versa. Aside from the plot, and setting, I must say, watching Karin was like watching a more subtle version of Toradora, being that the male is coerced into helping the female, then a blossoming love between the two ensue. First, Ryuuji is a FREAKING complete clone of Usui, aside from a few differences. Ryuuji and Usui are both poor, lack fathers, have a strong desire to help the heroine, have hot moms, calm and collect, have the desire to be a model citizen, HARD WORKERS, and have weird eyes; just to name a few. Also, I should note that both animes consists of love triangles, and such. I swear, if you liked Toradora, you will like Karin, and vice versa. I swear, watching Karin gave me a sense of nostalgia.

Also, I should note that Karin/Chibi Vampire isn't feminine at all. It is indeed a shoujo, but mainly because Karin is the main, main character, hence, we see everything through her eyes.


Toradora! and Karin are similar in setting and underlying humor (mostly stemming from the character's awkwardness), as well as in characters.

The leading males of each are extremely similar. Both are self-conscious about their eyes and their home situation, and both were raised by single mothers who can't get over the fact that their husband/baby daddy left them because of their unborn child. Each have strong work ethic and, when they see the main female in distress, they go to extreme lengths to help them out.

They're also similar in the leading female's best friends. Each have a best friend that consistently cheer them on and help defend/protect them to the end. However, they both also fall in love with the person who's in love with the main female, and despite the fact that it pretty much crushes their soul, they don't take it out on the main character. They just accept it and continue to cheer them on, despite extreme personal turmoil.

Toradora! is more real-world than Karin and the main females have nothing in common, aside from both being in 'bad' situations, but the feel of the other characters and the way they interact is quite similar. Each have family-related odds they need to overcome at the end, which of course they do, before they can become romantically invovled with the leading male.


ToraDora and Karin are quite different interms of storylines. But both anime involve the protagonists, who are first seen as just classmates, slowly discover their affections for each other. The relationship between the couples are quite similar throughout the anime. For example, they share secrets between each other they must protect. They also have to help each other out becuase of thier secrets/issues, which brings them closer together.Both anime have some elements of comedy and a not-too-significant love polygon.


Both are romantic comedies with a lot of awkwardness. Furthermore, the male leads areextremelysimilar; They have scary faces while being kind people underneath, their families are alike and both of them work hard.

Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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bothanimes have the same kind of feel to it having the setting in a school and slice of life style, though toradora doesnt have a supernatural part its still doesnt lose to this piece


Both contain tsundere's (even though toradora is probably the epitome of tsundere). They deal with non-common problems and have awesome character developement.

Both contain a love triangle which isn't presented in a total douchebag kawaii way.

They don't really have a set storyline but mostly indepentend arcs which contain a main problem that must be solved.


Both shows are high scool romance/dramas with comedy elements. There's a fair bit of similarity between the characters of these series, though the ones in Toradora have a bit more depth to them. That and the love triangle clash between two close friends make this an easy rec for me.


On the surface, Toradora and Kokoro Connect are not particularly similar. However there's quite a bit about them that make them essential viewing for lovers of either series.

On the surface, both have gorgeous animation with male leads you could date and adorable female leads you could cuddle. Both have a great deal of comedy and pull off romance in a very superb manner. Moreover, the shows heavily feature themes of deconstructing anime archetypes.

Kokoro Connect has more fantasy elements than Toradora, but if you liked one you'll love the other!

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