Makoto Yuki, Nono Nekomiya, Iori Yuzuki and Matsuri Amachi were close friends – until their school closed down. Each would be transferred to a new school, so before the friends parted ways they buried a time capsule under a tree on the grounds of their old school and promise to meet there in three years. Time goes by, and after three years without contact they return to the school, only to find that the contents of the time capsule have been hidden by an old teacher of theirs! While searching the school for clues, memories of their time together begin to surface, and old feelings are reawakened...
Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important secret of his school’s most popular female, Haruka Nogizaka, the two become bound in a budding friendship. All too soon, Yuuto discovers that, despite her flawless appearance, Haruka is clumsy, naive, and a closet otaku... and he just might be falling for her.
Not sure if I should be taking Yotsunoha seriously, I'm going to make this recommendation mainly on the fact that both Haruka and this show made me snicker more often than not due to the excessive amount of clichés piled on top of each other. Both shows are romances that shouldn't be taken too seriously, even though they are trying to be every now and then.
Have you ever seen a whale fly in the sky? For Kuonji, this newly-discovered vision is a thing of wonder and fright - a sentiment not shared by his peers. Under its watchful gaze, Kuonji chats with and hangs out with his somewhat unusual friends. Whether it's with Nina and her striped panties, cat-loving Sacchan, the strange alien Allen or a variety of other busty, skimpily-dressed babes, Kuonji finds himself in the middle of ecchi situations galore!
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.
The path to find yourslef is always a lot nearer than you have imagined. To seek for the person you love, and yet, not torealise that this person is right beside you. That is the main story line in both Yotsunoha and True Tears in which the lead male characters want to prove themselves. They often can't express their thought clearly, causing confusion and sometimes arguments between the female characters. But in the end everything is set and the boys find their happiness.