Yamato Akitsuki has recently moved to Tokyo, and in order to maintain his less than wealthy lifestyle, he currently works at his aunt's bathhouse. While walking by the school one evening he sees a girl by the name of Suzuka practicing the high jump, and is instantly in love. Even better is the realization that Suzuka lives next door! Determined to prove himself worthy of her affections, Yamato decides to join the school's track team and show her what he's got, but things won't be so easy; for Suzuka has a love interest of her own, and it isn't Yamato...
Seiji Utsumi is a wholly unathletic boy who is infatuated with Iketani, a bubbly and pretty girl in the school’s tennis club. Unfortunately, while he knows exactly how to get the result he wants in dating sim games, he has no intention of attempting to approach his real-life crush and is simply satisfied to admire her from afar. One day, however, the new beauty in his class, Yuki, learns of Seiji’s affections for her senior in the club and takes it upon herself to help him in his romance - and the first step is to get him to join the tennis club! Now Yuki is coaching the lovestruck teen in how to win his love, but are her intentions true, and will Utsumi be able to get the “Good Ending” he desires?
As you read GE and Suzuka, almost instantly do you realize they're extremely, extreeeemely, similar. The part that makes them most alike is both the protagonists are in love with the sports club captain. The main guys are weak but slowly come around and try to be with the girl. Sports is the background to all this drama. With heavy turns and twists and drama GE and Suzuka are 2 peas in the same pod.
Love and loss, heartbreak and hearts won, love doesn't come easy in either series and to be with the one you love is the biggest trial one can take on, more than either club the male protagonist joined for his love. A deep romance in both series and drama to round out the serious hand it deals, these two are prime examples of romance done right.
Both are fun to read and almost have the same plot. In GE Utsumi joins the tennis club to get closer to the girl he loves on the other side in Suzuka Akitsuki joins the track & field club for the same reason. That's just the beginning. Bot story have so many ups and downs, heart break and then moving forward. If you love one of this you'll probably love the other one.
Emotional impact, love triangles, ecchi, and a roller coaster ride of a story, what more could one ask for in both Kimi No Iru Machi and Suzuka. Two cute girls and one guy trying everything to be with each other. Haruto and Yamato are one in alike. They both have extreme difficulty dealing with girls. They make good situations bad and worse situitions, even worse. Comdedic and heart warming, if you want a romance with passion, incredible characters, and blooming love, then look no further, Kimi No Iru Machi and Suzuka were made for you.
both are by Kouji Seo and some of the characters even look the same. There's not really any sports in Kimi no Iru Machi like in Suzuka however.
First of all, they are both made by the same authors, so that just shows you how both can be similar both in story and the romantic elements. Both stories take place in the same universe, and in Kimi No Iru Machi you actually hear/see some of the chracters from Suzuka. Both of the manga are extremely funny and the love stories are very moving and even realistic. The only true difference between each one is that Kimi is more of a focused Romance, while Sazuka also includes the sport elements. In my true and honest opinion, if you like one of these, you will absolutely love the other just as much.
Urashima Keitarou is a loser. He's failed the Tokyo University entrance exams two years in a row, and his parents have finally kicked him out of the house. Penniless and destitute, he travels to his grandmother Hinata's inn, hoping she'll put him up until he can get into Tokyo U and fulfill his promise with his childhood sweetheart (whose face he can't even remember). Unfortunately - or perhaps fortunately - it turns out that the inn is no longer an inn... it's an all-girls dormitory, as he discovers in his typical blundering fashion by grabbing an eyeful and more of every girl in the place! Narusegawa Naru, a fiery-tempered high school student and the first victim of Keitarou's lewd bungling, wastes no time doling out brutal punishment and preparing to kick him back out to the street. But wait! A letter has come from grandma Hinata, and Keitarou is to be the dorm's new live-in manager! Is this a blessing from heaven, or has he been cursed to a living hell?
The most familiar similarity between the two has to be the setting and setting. When I say similar in setting...I mean exactly the same. Love Hina and Suzuka both start out relatively the same, boy moves in to all girls spa/bath hotel and has family ties, so in return for staying for free, has to do all the hard work. The boy in both mangas, then meets all sorts of girls, one that loves to be drunk, one that loves him as a brother and so on. Later he meets a special girl whom he falls in love with, and has many embarrassing encounters with her, but in the end begins to become friends.
A comedy of romantic high school love, ecchi, and serious determination. Love Hina though is a bit more slow, mellowed out while as Suzuka has twists and turns, love triangles and an incredible ending. As long as you have read Suzuka your good to go, but Love Hina is like it, so read them both.
Both are sports-oriented slice-of-life manga. While the plot-lines are totally different, both utilize the "secretly talented new student" method of drawing the user in.
Though Nononono pulls in the female-desiring audience by having the main character occasionally get undressed, or have other characters see her in panties (though she's cross-dressing as a guy), Suzuka achieves the same goal by having its (male) main character live in a boarding house full of girls--on whom he often accidentally walks in on in the bath.
Danjou Yamato used to be a regional boxing champ with plenty of friends and a childhood girlfriend - that is, until he was uprooted from his rural home and transplanted into the heart of Tokyo. What's worse, he discovers that his new high school was formerly just for girls, and they're used to having all the power! With only six other boys in the entire school, it's up to Danjou to inspire them to stick up for themselves and fight back. However, the leader of the girls, Migumi, seems to have a vendetta against Danjou. Could there be a history between them, or is she just out to get him?
Both of these manga feature similar male and female leads. A generally all-around good guy and a popular girl who is well mannered except when dealing with the guy. A slow growing relationship is the main plot development and both feature a smattering of sports thrown in.