Scum's Wish

Alt title: Kuzu no Honkai

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Love and Lies

Love and Lies

In order to increase birth rates, Japan implements a capability calculation that assigns partners to young people when they turn 16. Those who deviate from their assigned partners are severely punished. Yukari Nejima has been in love with Misaki Tazaki since grade school, and finally confesses to her on his 16th birthday, only to find out he has been assigned to Ririna Sanada. Originally not thrilled, Ririna agrees to allow Yukari and Misaki to continue their illicit relationship in hopes of learning more about love. Things get complicated when Love and Lies start to intersect.

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daisy113 daisy113 says...

If you're looking for romance animes that don't stop at the main love interests holding hands, look no further! While the typical romance anime is extremely PG and focuses on one pairing, these animes are both dynamic, no-holds barred relationship fiascos with every character having an underlying motive. Both of these series will have you questioning every character's actions after every episode, and will shock you with what their actions reveal about the characters true motives. Personally, I have loved participating in discussion forums regarding both of these series as each episode aired. If you loved one, you have to see the other!

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature forbidden love in one way or another. They both give off a similar vibe, although Scum's wish makes you feel a lot more uncomfortable, whereas Love and Lies is comparatively a lot more tame.

OmniscientAristocrat OmniscientAristocrat says...

The overall atmosphere, music, character design and even plot is very similar and reminiscent of the other.

rajaymoore rajaymoore says...

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both these anime have a very mature theme and they are both about complications with friendship and love and heartbreak and lies the both depict modern/realife teenager problems both these series pack dram neither of them is light hearted so if ur looking for something light then keep looking ( Note im writing this and only 8 episode of love and lies are out and ive only watched 4 so far so things might change)

yunaleska yunaleska says...

Both are trapped in a relationship, because they can not be with the person they really love. They suffer because they can not be with their intended person ... Will their feelings change when they get to know their current partner more deeply?

Scalpelexis Scalpelexis says...

Similar love problems and environment, but portrayed and explored through the eyes and feelings of a completely opposite nature of characters.

Domestic Girlfriend

Domestic Girlfriend

Natsuo is a high school boy who is experiencing the crushing despair of unrequited love. To make matters worse, the person he is in love with is his teacher, Hina. In an attempt to lift his spirits, he attends a mixer where he meets a girl named Rui. The two sleep together, expecting never to see one another again, but fate has other plans. His life suddenly becomes more complicated when his father comes home and announces he has remarried a woman with two daughters whom Natsuo has met before: Hina and Rui!

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Civan3931 Civan3931 says...

Domestic Girlfriend is similar to Scum's Wish that are related to romance, the difference between both anime are related to love and relationships to one and another person that who they love with, even though some might be different then others of this such as love triangle and bisexual or lesbian of a woman, both of them are almost similar to both animes that are alike, their also both have similar sexual contact type thing in both animes that evolved sex to their partners of relationships, both of them are similar to that, the only difference between Domestic Girlfriend and Scum's Wsh is that in Domestic Girlfriend is evolving a love triangle of a guy, a young teenage girl and a teacher relationship, while Scum's Wish are a lesbian and other relationships, they are almost  compare with relationships and both of them are almost alike. 

alessandroempire alessandroempire says...

Very similar plot, though Scum's wish is much darker and twisted. If you liked the plot (unrequited love), then you will also enjoy this. Domestic Girlfriend seems to be more to the funny side. 

KuroOkami KuroOkami says...

DomeXKano and Kuzu no Honkai have a number of similar themes like unrequited love, student-teacher relations, love triangles and so on. I would not recommend either of these shows to the morally faint-of-heart, but morality aside, if you can be a little more open-minded and realize that sometimes love and relationships are just plain messy, then I think both these shows are very enjoyable.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both are messed-up romance shows featuring characters who take terrible decisions either because they let their hormones dictate their decisions or because they don’t know what having a moral compass is. Scum’s Wish is slightly darker than Domestic Girlfriend but fans of one will enjoy the other too.

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

If you liked Scum's Wish, I encourage you to watch Domestic Girlfriend. They both deal with unrequited love, love triangles, and student-teacher relationships. Even though Scum's Wish is a bit more dark and moody, and the two have almost identical storylines, Domestic Girlfriend is well worth watching because it has more developed storyline and characters, as well as an awesome soundtrack.

Citrus

Citrus

Yuzuko Aihara, a high school girl whose main interests are fashion, friends and having fun, is about to get a reality check. Due to her mom’s remarriage, Yuzu has transferred to a new, all-girls school that is extremely strict. Her real education is about to begin. From Day One, happy-go-lucky Yuzu makes enemies, namely the beautiful yet stern Student Council President Mei. So what happens when a dejected Yuzu returns home and discovers the shock of her life: that Mei is actually her new step-sister who has come to live with her? Even more surprising, when Mei catches Yuzu off-guard and kisses her out of the blue, what does it all mean?

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Satsugai Satsugai says...

Kuzu no Honkai and Citrus likely would share similar audiences, though there are some obvious thematic differences. I won't go into them, as I suspect it might spoil some of the surprises, but suffice it to say that they are both dramatic anime, heavily focused on romance, are extremely graphic, and seem to be emotional rollercoasters. 

There are numerous differences between the two series, which I won't get into, but you should consider this one if you liked Kuzu no Honkai, and vice versa. 

themilanovic themilanovic says...

Both anime have a mature theme vibe that I got from the first episode. They seem to have heavy sexual contact and quite strong emtional romantic relationships.

I believe if you like one, you're going to like the other.

Helivelton100 Helivelton100 says...

  • Although they are very different thematically, they are still animes that I liked a lot and that I certainly recommend to everyone, especially to those who like drama 💖😉💜😊 !! 

Toradora!

Toradora!

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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interregnum interregnum says...

Both series are about two people who unintentionally find out the other is in love with someone they can't have and the connections they form as they try to help each other deal with that unrequited love. The shows thematically express this connection through slightly different means (essentially, Scum's Wish is Toradora! with sexy-time...or Toradora! is Scum's Wish with shy romanticism), but both are heartbreaking and full of payoff moments that drag you from episode to episode.

KonohaNinja16 KonohaNinja16 says...

Both Scum's Wish and Toradora deal with the topic of unrequited love. The main character are in love with different people and try and confide in each other. Though Toradora is more comedic and has more of a light hearted tone. While Scum's Wish has a darker tone and is more mature.

Rumbling Hearts

Rumbling Hearts

Narumi Takayuki is a normal high school student with a crush on Mitsuki, the school's swim star -- that is, until he receives a profession of love from his friend Haruka. But amidst the beautiful budding relationship, tragedy strikes when an accident occurs, turning Narumi’s life upside-down. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien is a compelling drama about one man, and the choices he must make for love.

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inglimod inglimod says...

The anime stories don't match each other that much but the heavy feeling you have while watching them is similar in my opinion. Kimi ga Nozomu eien is probably a bit more gloomy.

palaeologus palaeologus says...

Both KimiNozo and Scum's Wish have a lot to say about the path of the human heart when its principal desire is foiled by circumstances beyond the wisher's control.  Both ask the questions: what does it mean to be true to a promise, and what is selfless versus selfish love?  I like both series because my own personal journey in anime extends back to the 1980s and rarely have I seen examples like these of attempts to depict young love and desire in a manner that is realistic and unflinching with little reliance on textbook "types"; chances are good that if you have already made it through one of these series, you'll find familiar upon watching the other much of the angst you felt back then.

Nana

Nana

Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.

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YamiNoFurea YamiNoFurea says...

They are similar in terms that they both deal with the more complicated relationships, throwing in psychology and a lot of subconscious thinking of characters along the way.

GasaiAMV GasaiAMV says...

It seems like Nana but with high school students. To me this anime got almost the same feeling but less trash (in a good way) than Nana. Nana was so harsh and earthbreaking. A must see if you enjoy Kuzu no Honkai or Nana

School Days

School Days

When Makoto saw Kotonoha on the train one day, he fell in love at first sight. Luckily, his classmate Sekai’s nosy personality ensures him an introduction to his crush, and soon the two begin to date. However, Kotonoha isn’t the only one with eyes for Makoto - a fact that any horny teenager would be delighted with. With endless temptations, lies and heartbreak at every turn, Makoto and Kotonoha’s relationship will soon be put to the ultimate test...

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Disino Disino says...

Similarities

High school setting

Dark romance

Immoral characters

Similar run time

Unrequited love and love triangles

Differences

Different tone and pacing

Characters are more/less grounded

School days has no sexual content

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows feature a dysfunctional relationship (be it due to the nature of the relationship or because the moral compass of the characters is out of service) and focus on how everything goes downhill from there. If you liked one of them and romances featuring scummy people (pun not intended) are your thing then give the other a go!

Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

After losing their parents, twins Haruka and Sora travel to the countryside to start a new life. The two soon meet new friends in the shrine maiden Akira, wealthy Kazuha and well-endowed Nao, amongst others. As the days go by, Haruka learns more and more about the new ladies in his life, all the while being a patient confidante and good friend, leading him into their hearts, as well as their loins. Meanwhile, Sora can't help but have a recurring memory of her brother kissing her as a child…

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OmniscientAristocrat OmniscientAristocrat says...

1) While they vary in plot, Yosuga No Sora having a different romance each time, both these anime have a very similar mood and aura to them.

2) There are taboo romances like Brother x Sister and Student x Teacher.

3) Many Romantic moments.

Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

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…

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EdtheRadical EdtheRadical says...

Both series have looks at relationships between main characters with clear flaws. Also I think the art work in both series is somewhat unique and adds to the feel of both shows. 

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

Hikigaya Hachiman, with his unique thought processes, seemed to be glorifying the life of a loner when his guidance counselor, Hiratsuka Shizuka, talked him into joining the Service Club. Together with the other members, the breathtaking, flawless Yukinoshita Yukino and the cute, popular Yuigahama Yui, he spent his days solving all kinds of problems for his classmates, from relationship worries to running the cultural festival committee. The seasons have given way to fall, and now Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui are preparing for a field trip to Kyoto. What request has been brought to the Service Club this time?

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Animefanatic9725 Animefanatic9725 says...

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