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Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
The themes of YNSH and Lovely Complex are similar (love and acceptance), even if the plots are not. Both are quite amusing as well.
Even though the plots are different, both Lovely Complex and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are very fun to watch. While the plots are different, they both deal with the ups and downs that occur when you have girls in your life. If you liked one I think you would like the other.
This is a romance comedy as well! :) There is also a fairly important moral to this story as well as the one taught from Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge.
Its super funny! And both the main characters in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (Pretty girl evolution) and Lovely complex have to overcome their self-conciousness
Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…
In Paradise Kiss, the action doesn't just revolve around designing a pretty dress that would win a competition, but around turning a simple schoolgirl into a model as well. A model with a perfect look, a vast knowledge in the fashion area and lady-like behaviour. This metamorphosis is a common theme in Yamato as well; the difference is that in Paradise Kiss, they actually manage to reach this point, while in Yamato Nadeshiko, that state is still something they have to work really hard for (and I'm not just talking about the main character here, but of the entire team that supports her).
Both Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Paradise Kiss deal with coming of age issues as an ordinary girl is swept away into a life of glamour. In addition, both series revolve around the beauty of an ordinary girl, and that which she must obtain through the guidance of extraordinary men.
Both Paradise Kiss and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge involve the need to turn an ordinary girl into something more glamorous such as a lady and a model. There is some drama in each of them, but there is more humor in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. Still I think that if you liked one you will enjoy the other.
Paradise Kiss and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge involve trying to turn girls into something else and shaping their lives in different ways. Paradise Kiss revolves more about fashion and trying to turn the main girl into a model. The series both involve high school students trying to find their way in the world living with real life issues.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
Both series are fast-paced, dark comedies. I would call Yamato a cross between Sayonara and Ouran High School Host Club. While Sayonara is a dark, twisted, somewhat hard to follow, pop-culture reference-filled, very fast-paced with schizophrenic "plot"-hopping, Yamato is... all these things, (minus the constant pop-culture references) toned down, and in a definitively shoujo setting.
The female lead of Yamato is reminiscent of the background female characters of Sayonara; sometimes beautiful, sometimes seemingly normal, but always reverting to an utterly psychotic nature. While the characters in Sayonara are pulling animal tails, hiding/living in lockers, and stalking their teacher, the "heroine" of Yamato is hiding in her dimly lit room or biology lab, polishing her beloved human skull, watching slasher flicks, and scheming with her best friend, the half-skinned plastic human anatomy prop, over the best way to kill a man she believes is too good looking.
The dark humor in these series are very similar, so if you liked one you are most likely to like the other one too...
Nozomu and Sunako share something in common. They are both rather gloomy/occult-loving characters surrounded by a cast of hyper, off-the-wall, opposite-gender characters. The dark humored comedy of these animes are practically identical.
Tomoko Kuroki is eager to begin her new, glamorous, and romantic high school life where she’ll surely become popular and have all the guys vying for her affections. Her plan is sure to succeed, having prepared vigorously by already dating 100 guys... who happen to be video game characters! But when months pass and she can’t seem to get anyone’s attention, let alone talk to them due to her crippling social anxiety, Tomoko’s grandiose dreams turn to shambles! Will she ever be able to have a normal school life?
Sanako and Tomoko are both socially awkward to a ridiculas degree. They are unable to communicate with others normally and their appearances are almost scary. Although Yamanade is a romance, It's safe to say that if you liked one you would like the other.
Both Wallflower and Watamote feature the most awkward of socially awkward high school girls with awkward hobbies. Sunako likes horror movies & gore, and Tomoko likes dating sims & manga, causing both girls to struggle with ideals of what is normal, pretty, and popular. If you enjoyed one, you'd probably enjoy the other.
Both girls are weird, socially ankward and introverted but while Sunako is able to at least make friends, Tomoko continue being antisocial the whole series.
The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?
I'm suprised these haven't been recomended before as their really both very similar. Both stories are of a girl who doesn't necessarily fit in with the world and is viewed by others to have many faults- but then she meets a group of boys and her life changes for the better. Their also both slightly similar in the sense that both of their animation styles are quite stand-alone and not that common. Their stories have the same patterns of love triangles and romance with formerly mean male characters as well.
Both have a femaie lead who is both introverted but spunky, who are both helped and hindered by a group of rich pretty boys.
HYD has more soft romatic elements where as YNSH has more comedic ones.
I found both very enjoyable, the largest discrepency is the ratio between romance and comedy in each as I mentioned above, which depending on personal preference can influence the viewer one way or the other.
The some what goth elements/jokes in YNSH is something that I have so far found to be unique both in most anime's I have seen and in the reverse harem style but the way it is worked throughout the story has made YNSH one of my favorite animes :)