Synonyms: Naughty Kiss, Teasing Kiss, Mischievous Kiss, Itazurana Kiss, It Started With A Kiss
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.921 (scored by 36191 users)
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comedy drama romance shoujo
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Both series are the typical shoujo romance, with both sets of main characters not liking each other in the beginning.
Similar shoujo romance series that sets up from high school until graduation.
Both of these anime have the similar high school love comedy aspect to it. What makes both of these anime good is that one-on-one couple, girl chasing the guy aspect. It just focuses on that one relationship instead of a weird complicated love triangle. So if you're into simple, sweet, but dramatic romance i highly recommend you watch this :]
The art is the same. And both are about Highschool love and rough roads
Both are about Highschool love.
Both about girls that love their man no matter how much they get rejectedxD
Both males fail at showing their emotions.
Both females are less than perfect... both are clumsy and have big voices.
Itazura na kiss reminded me Lovely Complex when I watched it. Also the kind of comedy is similar.
Girl confessing her love to boy. Both have same kind of humour.
Itazura na Kiss constantly reminded me of Lovely Complex... Though not all the same, the shoujo-type art style is somewhat similar, and of course both anime are love comedies.
Since the first episode, i was constantly reminded of Lovecom. Think, silly girl wanting to confess her love and fails, the Romance and comedy is aspect is major in both and the girls in both ways are really amusing. It is also similar in ways to see how the male's feeling for the female develop and change.
They both struggle to confess their feelings to the guy their in love with .. mean while someone is struggling to tell her that he loves her ! The stories are really similar to each other and they both talk about confessing while going threw other conflicts .. ^^
Both of these anime have heroines who try very hard to get the boy they like to return their feelings, no matter how many obstacles they come across. Additionally, both of these anime went beyond and delved further into the situations and problems that creep up as a couple (though Itazura na Kiss went on much further along in their relationship).
As is typical with most shoujo, there's a dose of drama along the way- though what these two anime have in common is the fact that these dramas aren't dragged out. They get resolved rather fast and there's a similar sense of warmth that both series give off. Both are light-hearted, with a nice balance between comedy, drama, and general sweetness in their romance.
Both hilarious and crazy romantic comedy about students. Very similar in plot
Girl loves boy, but boy doesnt love girl...
If you liked Itazura Na Kiss then it's impossible for you not to appreciate Lovely Complex, a realy good anime full of love and fun..you will surely enjoy every epiosode!
They are similar in plot (I wont give out information because it would just ruin it, *hint* when its confession time). Itazura has Comedy but compared to lovely complex it is more serious.
If you do your best you can earn what you want.
When watching Itazura na Kiss, i couldn't stop thinking about lovely complex. They both tell a story about a couple where the girl just cant stop thinking about the boy but it's not like that the other way around. the couples also have a weird thing why they cant be together, lovely complex has height issues and Itazura na Kiss has intelligence issueses.
They are both about two girls trying in vain throughout high school to get two different boys to fall in love with them, who keep resisting, with their friends getting in the way so theres lots of comedy in both Lovely Complex and Itazura Na Kiss. I'd recommend watching these two anime because each show makes you want to know if the girls get their guys or not and they are both enjoyable to watch, both have been turned into live action japanese/korean dramas.
Both starts with the female main falling for the male main and starts to chase after him...... They both takes some time to be together and comedy parts are always present......
Then when they actually starts to become a couple, they have really sweet times together XD Ending with sweet endings aswell ^^
Both funny romance comedy anime it will never goes for any boring moments
The fact that they show a couple´s life before marriage and through marriage it´s common in this animes. if you like to see what happens after the "happily ever after" watch it. xD
both deal with love life of adults, clannad follows the characters as they are in school and in the after story their life as adults, itazura na kiss also follows the characters life , while it is less dramatic and dosnt have a similar art style it is also enjoyable and has its sad moments.both have a bit of good comedy.
Both involves adult, marriage life of the male and female characters, with the exception of how the plot flows.
both anime talks about life after School/Marriage, the obstacles they face ..
I'm most definitely NOT comparing Itazura na Kiss to the legendary Clannad series. It is a sin to do so.
But the story is somewhat similar. Both high school students get married, and their 'after marriage' story is shown. Both husband and wife face perils and soon have a baby. The plot is somewhat similar, but Clannad is much, MUCH more than just a simple plot. It's a world of extreme emotion, dedication, love and bonds. It's a sad world.
Compared to it, Itazura can be laughed off. Itazura is not a serious series unlike Clannad.
Those who've watched Itazura but not Clannad...see the magnanamous difference between the two series with a similar plot, and get a box of tissues ready as well.
Those who've watched Clannad already...well, Itazura's a good joke.
They both show the life of the couple not only in school, but also after it: in University, at work, at home. Different steps which are made by the characters in their life: graduation, marrige, baby-birth, quarrelins and problems of family life.
Amazing story, great art.
Rarely do you see what actually happens after, boy gets girl, or girl gets boy!
Well in both shows you get to see what happens after boy and girl becomes a couple!
Both the shows is about maturing, and growing up! All the obstacles and hardship of not only their relationship but LIFE itself! The strong bond the couples have in these two animes are also a huge similarity!
Both deal more with adults than with whiny 16 year old harem kids.
The feeling and the romance is the same. It also is the type of romance that doesn't stop after they get together, they also show the; dating, the hardships and the marriage. The only difference is that Clannad After Story is more tragic romance and Itazura Na Kiss is comedy romance. But still both were amazing animes, I recommend any of these two animes if you love romance.
What, there is life after high school? After love? After Marriage? Even after Kids?!!! Who comes up with this stuff.
Though the feeling of these two series is different, they both share the honor of having plots deeper than simple romance. Also they both have a balance between comedy and drama.
They both deal with true love about a guy and a girl. It's really heart warming. i love both of these animies to death!!!! I recommend them both
in both animes the main characters get married
both are romance
both of them have a slice of life
It goes past just school life and into there adult life's which must other romance anime don't. It also has similair events which happen in Itazura na Kiss which also happens in clannad after story.
I will almost never compare any anime to Clannad:After Story but Itazura na kiss is an exemption. Both series brake the cliche in romance and show what life is about. After Story is of course the superior out of the 2, it's more serious drama, and while Itazura na Kiss has its share of drama is more of a comedic-type anime.
Love stories that started from school and continues to their married lives........
These shows are similar in the sense that they show the couples before and after marriage. However, Clannad After Story is on a completely different Level then Itazura na Kiss. Clannad is much more serious and deep compared Itazura na kiss. Secondly Nagisa in many ways reminds me of Kotoko. They both have a lot of tenacity and determination even in the face of almost certain failure. Although the shows aren't very similar I would still make the recommendation since they cover the after marriage side of a relationship.
Itazura na Kiss is like Clannad and Clannad : AS in one.
They both have a girl who isnt in the top. Except that she's in F-Class and he's in A-Class.
Both shows contain a male lead who are geniuses and can memorize things after seeing it once, they both contain a girl that are below them academically and both have a great mix of comedy and romance
Both of them have a main girl who isn't the best. They are quite similar, but in Special A the comedy is on a higher level unlike Itazura na Kiss. Although Itazura na kiss is not much of a comedy, it is the better romance. I recommend both of them
The characters and storyline is almost the same.
Characters and story are very similar; however, the mood and pace of the show is quite different, as well as the animation style. If you enjoy Special A, you will probably enjoy Itazura na Kiss.
Contain male protagonists who are geniuses and girls who are lower than them in school rankings (Kotoko from Itazura is muuuch lower), both are good romantic comedies
They are both really great anime's with the same kind of romance feel. Both female protagonists and both male protagonists resemble another a lot, and i just loved watching both of these. If you liked Special A you will deffinetly like Itazura na Kiss. !! I absolutley love both of them!
Both deal with boy and a girl that go to a certain school that divides their students according to scholastic levels...and both main girl protagonist struggle to beat and prove they are just as good as the top guy... very comedic and romantic.
Itazura na Kiss and Special A both have the "cute-klutz" heroine in both the animes. Both are heart warming and very funny. Special A includes romance, but has much more comedy than Itazura na Kiss, and is therefore directed more towards younger audiences, whereas Itazura na Kiss is sweet, but is the "slice of life" style.
I recommend both, if you liked one, you are bound to like the other.
Both have girl protagonsists that is strong, clumsy and never-give-up-always-do-your-best-attitude! Also, both main, mail protagonists are the brightest, most talented and most good looking at their school.They both have cocky attitudes, have a laidback style, and are men with few words! The humour in the animes are also very similar!
-Girls competing with guys that they eventually crush on.
-Guys are cold and apathetic at first.
-Drama coated in whimsical comedy .
Both series' main protagonist are considered highly intelligent at their perspective school but also with a cold attitude.
Both series' main female protagonist are determined to achieve specific goal (although different reasons)
Both series contain plenty of comedy but also good drama, some emotional factors, and later on romance.
Both series has the general similar feeling with a youth's life and their progression into adulthood.
it is similar by the relationship between the two lead characters
--both the girls are totally inlove with a guy who's really rich and popular
--both the girls seems idiot but really has something inside her~
--[the guys are both cold hearted!]--
--the flow of the stories pretty much up.
Both are characteristic Josei stories with a cold but extraordinarily talented male character who is pursued by a ditzy but endearing female character. Nodame revolves around the theme of classical music whereas Itazura focuses on the movement of the characters through from being teenagers to adulthood and around healthcare. Both are superb but Nodame is arguably a masterpiece ...
The main character is female and not as refined as the male lead and initially not as serious as he is. She eventually makes the male lead have feelings for her and end up together.
The character are very similar, somewhat identical. Male lead being the cool and perfect type, while the female lead is high spirited...
Both lead charcters are the same. Female characters are free spirited beings who are not ashamed to show their affection for the male leads. Both Male leads are those cool types who likes to hide their true feelings.
Again, a girl chasing a guy who, despite his full knowledge, constantly brushes her off and finds her very annoying. I also found this very, very amusing! Check it out!
Both anime's feature a heroine who's in love with a seemly cold character, who falls in love with the heroine as the series progresses.
both characters was obssesed with a cute boy character and throughout the story how their realtionships start to grow.
The Male Lead Is Best At Something.. Like Irie Is The Best In Studies And Chiaki Is The Best In Piano.
Both I Guess Are Perfectionist.
For The Female Lead, Both Are Very High Spirited.
Both Also Chases The Guy They Like Even Though Rejected?
And Both Starts Out With The Guys Being Mean Towards The Girls And Then Eventually Forms Romantic Feelings Towards The Girls Overtime.
Similar relationship between the two main characters and their personalities as well.
For all the reasons stated above. They are indeed very similar. Nodame is actually slightly more enjoyable for me (only because I have a background in music) if I'm being honest and I LOVE Itazura. I'm a sucker for a cold-hearted albeit gorgeous/smart/talented guy getting his emotional walls broken down by a plucky girl "trying her best" without him even realizing it and then they both get a happy ending - my favorite kind of story <3
itazura na kiss and nodame cantabile are two of my favorite animes! they're both rom/coms and have a similar humour. the relationship between the leading male and female in both animes are similar as well.
Both show are underrated in every aspect and deserve more attention.
The main character is also a female student, whole initially has a rough start with the male lead.
the first thing i thought when watching this was Kare Kano.
extremely smart male lead and, differing from Kare Kano, a not so bright girl. they clash and give a very similar feel to KK. if you liked KK then you'll defintely like Itazura na Kiss.
It's all about romance, drama and comedy, it keeps you wondering whats going to happen next, how the boy and girl are gonna get togheter, and the best part: it keeps you hoping for the couples to finnaly get together!!
If you liked Itazura na Kiss as much as me - be sure to check out "Kare Kano" ("Kareshi kanojo no jijou"/"His and her circumstances") - because it's awesome :) The series remind more than a bit of each other, in sense of feeling, although Kare Kano generally holds a little bit more serious tone. The stories are not similar in the least, but the authenticity and honesty of them are equal. Both these anime, are really among the most realistic lovestories I have ever seen or read in the world of manga and anime. Stories of love that most people can recognize themselves in - whether it's the good or bad times. Also, the evolvement of their relationships, and the long timeline give a more thorough look into the personalities of the characters, and makes one content with the closure - not craving for more - because we got a real story about real people, and we feel confident that their lives will go on, happy and sad, but we got to share it with them :) (God, I'm corny sometimes when writing :P ) I'd say just about anyone would enjoy and like both of these anime because they are indeed very universal.
The beginning of the anime are the same, there is a Super Girl (Kare Kano) is a super guy (Itazura to Kiss)
In the 1-m, it holds a secret that she loves attention and doing all that, she would always say: "What do you fellow" "I want to be like you", etc. therefore hard to study and stuff like that, but one day come home to her boyfriend and she was "not heavily made-up in the whole of begudyah" opens the door (thinking it's her girlfriend or someone else (here, I forgot = ( who exactly) and sees his school friend who did not depart from it in school and not to divulge her secret, she becomes crudely speaking his slave on a "small" work ... And then the fun begins: P
In the 2-m, it is super guy - a man with a beautiful appearance, intelligent, sporty, but with a heavy character, refuses girl in rough form, which wanted him to confess his love ...
After some time, this girl moves into a house to his father's best friends (if I am mistaken, then forgive me) and what she sees - she sees the terrible guy, and she has to live with him under one roof ...
The overall picture of the anime starts the same, guy and girl in this anime met in a very embarrassing situation (in the second case it is the life in the same house), and so this story about love
^ __ ^ Begins
P.s. From hatred to love one step
Начало этих аниме одинаковы, есть Супер девушка (Kare Kano) и есть супер-парень (Itazura на Kiss)
В 1-м она держит в секрете, что она любит внимание и делает все, что-бы ей постоянно говорили: "Какая ты молодец" "Я хочу быть на тебя похожей" и т.д. поэтому она усердно учиться и всё в таком духе, но в один прекрасный день к ней домой приходит парень, и она "Вся не накрашенная в бегудях" открывает дверь (думая что это её подруга или кто-то ещё (здесь я забыл =( кто именно) и видит своего школьного друга который не отставал от неё в учёбе и чтобы не разглашать её тайну она становиться грубо-говоря его рабыней по "мелкой" работе... И тут начинаться самое интересное :P
Во 2-м, он Супер парень - человек с красивой внешностью, умный, спортивный, но с тяжелым характером, отказывает девушке в грубой форме, которая хотела признаться ему в любви...
Через некоторое время, данная девушка переезжает в один из домов к лучшим друзьям его отца (если я ошибусь, то простите) и что она видит - она видит того ужасного парня , и ей приходиться жить с ним под одной крышей...
Общая картина этих аниме начинаться одинаково, парень и девушка в данном аниме познакомились в очень неприятном положении (во втором случае имеется в виду жизнь в одном доме), и поэтому данная история о любви
^ __ ^ начинается
P.s. От ненависти до любви один шаг
Both are pretty similar-feeling shows, featuring a high-school girl who's pretty kooky falling in love with the high school's most popular guy, and then hilarity and drama ensue.
Both have to do with high school love, the guys in both series are smart and cool, only difference is that in Kare Kano the main character is smart while in Itazura na Kiss she is dumb. Also Kare Kano is a little bit darker.
This anime is similar to itazura na kiss because their main subject is love. Both have interesting and funny things. And some of the characters are very interesting.
Both main girl charecter have to live in the same house with a handsome-smart-cold guy..
very recommended ^_^
slice of life, romance. similar plot, though more consistent.
the both .. talk about living with another family
I recommend both animes to watch. They have similar plot lines where a girl and a boy lives together because of family problems. In both animes, the relationship between the main characters develops and as they grow older they accounter many situations that cause problems within their relationship. But I think that Marmalade boy has more love trangle relationships and has a bit more drama than Itazura na kiss.
These are both about two teens that cant stand eachother moving in together (because of their parents!) And learning how to cope with eachother
both couples live togethe, but marmalade boy its a little bit different because of their parents situation where as itazura na kiss the parents tried to hook them up. i RECOMMEND BOTH ANIMES!
in both, a girl moves in with a guy and they fall in love which leads to many relationnship problems. Comedy relief also
A childish girl moves into the same house as a boy who acts very cold and mean to her. Somehow, their relationship develops into love.
Both are about unrequited love and changing a person's feelings with the power of loooooooove ;-). Also they have a similar art style and humor and are about the same length!
Both of these Anime involve future dreams, finding true love and getting to know the other person better, not to mention living in close proxemity to a person, even if for Suzaka it is in thesame apartment complex that the male protagonist has. It is also about finding ones dreams.
Both are about unrequited love and about proving yourself despite what anyone else says. It's about chasing your dreams and the person you love. Both shows involve a protagonist that helps both themselves and their crush learn more about themselves as they begin to open up to the other person.
Itazura timeline is longer but you almost get the same feeling out of both of these series
They are both similar because of the "Love triumphs over all" concept the story gives out.
The comedy in both animes share the same concept too. "If the scene needs funny then it gets funny".
Both are unique in that, despite being anime, they actually have a coherent story, somewhat realistic character development, and aren't ladled with fan service.
overly energetic female protagonists, having huge mood swings (from hating to loving the guy, or vice versa) so over the top strategies to achieve what want. old school predictable storyline, and similar humour.
They're both about romance and slice of life. You will like both of these Anime as much as you will like one of them.
Skip beat and Itazura na kiss are both Romantic comedies that will leave you wanting for more. Heartthrobbing and sweet moments are definitely to wiggle and giggle for. Both guys in the series are really in demand and wanted bishounens by their all-out female admirers.
both main femaile charachters are strong willed, interesting, funny and amazing. Boh main male characters are handsome but cold guys, untill their codness goes away, thanks to our heroines. Both are incredible, both girls have one-sided love at the beginning. U won't regret watching it!
IT CONTAINS HARD WORK TO GO TO YOUR GOAL AND GET WAT YOU WANT AND THEIR BOTH FUN TO WATCH AND INTERESTING
Good comedy and romance.
protagonisata two very hardworking and determined. a little awkward but persistent!
If you like Bokura ga Ita then u will like Itazura na kiss.. that is unless your looking for it to be a quicker romance like bokura
Anyone that think this is going to be great would watch this too
One of the best shojo titles
Bokura ga Ita and Itazura na Kiss are great comparisons because the underlying personalities are similar, at times their situations are too, but they pry apart in very healthy ways, making both anime's recognizable in emotions to the viewer, but unique enough that the viewer may want to keep watching.
Bokura ga Ita and Itazura na Kiss both feature a female lead with larger than life hopes and dreams. They have this glittery sense of love and affection that usually leads them to be highly emotional and intensely devoted to the person they care about. Both anime's also feature male leads who are incredibly inept at expressing their emotions and needs. Misunderstandings bounce around everywhere, and lifes confusing twists make these both very interesting anime's to watch.
What I enjoy most about them is that they aren't completely cardboard cut outs of previous animes, they don't replicate a past story. They also hold a bit of truth to them (despite some random situational circumstances). The differences also come with the time progression, the animation styles. Bokura ga Ita has a few scenes that seem to literally pull themselves out of a misty winters day dream. Itazura na Kiss is more reminiscent of sunflowers and spring. (If you're an imaginative person, when you see them, you'll see what I mean).
Really great animes, both are worth watching for the sake of twisting your own tummy into a knot and going "wtf!? awww why can't life be more like that"
both bittersweet romances. just as bokura ga ita makes no effort to hide the hardship of love, itazura also does not sugar-coat the couples ups and downs.
unapproachable guy falling for a total dumb girl again.....this goes far
Both female protagonists are hard-working and clumsy.
The male protagonists are also very similar. They are always saving the female protagonists, are both at the top of their schools. And they are both the most handsome and most popular boys at their school.
I can't think of a way to get into specifics without spoiling something, so I'm just going to say they are pretty similar in terms of the jokes they make.
Both are romance comedies. If you enjoyed Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! then i am sure you'll like Itazura na Kiss.
In both series, the male protagonists share one similarity but have opposite personalities i.e. They are always saving the female protagonists & both are popular among girls. In Itazura na Kiss, the female is always chasing the male while he keeps ignoring her. However, in Kaichou wa Maid-sama it's the opposite. Also, both female protagonists are hard-working and clumsy.
The same romantic atmosphere.
Tbh, these two series have a few similarities worth mentioning. While lacking supernatural elements from Itazura na Kiss, both series features a normal girl who one day meets a man who is cold, popular at school, and has a very strong will.
Both series takes place at a school life setting where daily events takes place also involving other characters.
Both series main male protagonist has a cold demeanor but deep down cares for the main female protagonist.
Both series also features comedy, drama, romance, and some emotional moments.
Nanami, like Kotoko attends high school. She is also loses her home (because of her father's gaming debts), she starts to live with Tomoe, a powerful shrine familiar, who is not at all happy about having to protect her. The similarities end here. Although Nanami needs protection, she is not submissive like Kotoko and she learns to stand up for herself, gradually becaming an equal partner to Tomoe.
The romance is funny,cute and heratbreaking at the same time, the storyline is very good.
There is also competition for her attention: along Tomoe we have Kurama, Mizuki and other hot bishounen boys with a crush on Nanami.
They are both about love between to different kind of lifestyle
Two people falling in love. Boy (Rich Family) with a Girl (Not so rich). Basically a story that shows how they came to be and the struggles they go through. -Mixture/Confusion about different feelings such as Hatred, Love, and Jealousy.
These animes explore the rich world with yours trobles and glorious.
Tsukushi's (Hana yori Dango) school life is difficult like Kotoko's (Itazura na Kiss) life and some big changes happens in both main characters' life. It's interesting to watch both, they're very nice.
The plots for both aren't really similar with Yumeiro focusing on Ichigo pursuing to be a patissiere and Itazura focusing on Kotoko pursuing Naoki's love. Simply put, one's baking and the other's love. But the main thing in both stories is how hard the main female lead works to achieve her goals. Both are initally utterly (well almost) hopeless, ditzy, and klutzy but it's also what makes them lovable.
Very similar main character but I love how in the Yumerio Patissiere, it plays on how she is able to get through things by hard work. Both of them are cute, but Itazura na Kiss plays more towards romance and Yumerio Patissiere plays more to towards values.
Both anime are about REAL life. There is no magic, no cliche plot lines, just real life drama and relationships. Toradora has more comedy and less time skips, but it relates to Itazura na Kiss very well. Both show the growing relationships between two people by use of schooling and living together. If you liked InK you'll definitely love Toradora~!
Both are about two people coming close to each other over the span of time, getting to know each other better, making friends and realizing the essence of family, love and friendship. Both are about not just the protagonists but also the side characters who play an important role in making the protagonists realize their love for each other.
When you look at these shows, I'm surprised-more so shocked that no one has recomended NANA to NA kiss. Fact is, both female leads are similar looking and have a similiar outlook on the male characters. The main difference is, hachi is stuck in a more drama love triangle kind of situation, apposed to an unrequitted love. It's a very easy recomendation, and I believe anyone who enjoyed either NANA or NA Kiss would enjoy the other equally as much
In my opinion Nana is definitely similar to Itazura na Kiss. Itazura na Kiss follows the life of Kotoko from her high school years to adulthood as with Nana. Also, i feel the main girl characters (Nana (Haichi) and Kotoko) are very similar for their "clumsy but keeps trying" attitude. Indeed there is a lot of drama in both, however Nana uses that drama and brings it to a next level. It is Itazura na Kiss in a more mature way. I had heartaches and heart warms through watching both of these amazing anime series. I was really surprised to find only ONE recommendation of Nana to Itazura Na Kiss since this is the first anime that pops into my head when i think of the two. I truly truly hope whoever reads this will watch the amazing anime Nana and realize how similar the two are :) ~ Ja Ne~
Shoujo, lovey dovey romance at its best. They have trouble recognizing their feelings for each other and they eventually realize those feelings
If there is love, there is a relationship.
In both series, there's both of that. Both series features a plain looking girl who attracts the attention of a very popular guy at school. They have a strange relationship at first but later on begins to have real feelings for one another.
Both series takes place at a school environment that brings forth drama, comedy, romance, and other factors that also deals with some emotions.
There are supporting characters in both series that becomes obstacles to the duo in their perspective series often creating complications in relationships.
♫same genres (Comedy, Romance)♫
♫they are both romantic comedies in which at the beginning, the girl is into the boy but the boy dislikes her♫
♫there is also marriage theme in them♫
♫the difference i think would be the type of comedy but both are really funny♫
The style of the anime is the same and both the storylines are about love.
With Itazura na Kiss you get more part were you get the chills, because it is sooo sweeet!!!
All in all both animes are different but the characters have similar personalities
Kodocha/Itazura na Kiss
[Both girls are full of energy]
[Both girls are also not very smart]
[Both guys are cold and emotionless]
[Both guys are smart]
In both animes the girl ends up teaching the boy a lesson. Both animes are very keen on show how the characters have progressed and grown
Now wait for it.. they both have two people who seem very unlikely to be together.The girl is madly in love with the guy but he doesn't accept her at first, then gives in because he realizes that he wants to be with her.
- Itazura na kiss : house broke down due to earth quake had to move into father's best friend's house, trys to win a guy's heart
-Idol : Parents accident, lives with father's best friend, try to become a star and win everyone's hearts
These three are shoujo rom-coms that are about boy/girl liking someone else with a one sided crush but then over the space of the eps, the other boy/girl starts to like them back, they are all very well drawn, animated and have good plots! :)
Basic similarity: Both animes have a main character female that is cared for by a lot of guys, but one guy is particularly cold to her. La corda has a bit of corniness, with the fairy and all, whereas Itazura is on a somewhat more realistic scale. The lead male, cold and cool, are brilliant and the best at whatever they do (pretty typical), and though have cold exteriors, have kind hearts. One big difference: Itazura has a relationship evolve.
both have the girl loves boy, girl persistantly chases after boy. Styles are both different but same basic concept. while itazura na kiss is more romantic and rizelmine is more on the lighter side.
Kotoko and Seara are very look-alike, they both live in the same house as the guys them love, and both guys have a younger sibling. Also, initially neither guy are interested in them, but their relationship develops throughout the show.
Both animes present a relationship in which one side of the pair refuses to admit that there are any feelings. They both also display that slightly upsetting characteristic of the male being unnecessarily cruel to the girl he loves, but getting forgiven anyway. Lady Gaga would categorize these as "Bad Romance," haha.
The first season scored a 10 and season 2 is also on the same lines...10 again! What a fabulous way of creating realistic affection and emotion in Anime, this is genius. I'll recommend this anime series to anyone whose in love with "love" itself or one who loves his friends and family or has fallen in love... even if it was for just a few precious moments...
"Itazura na Kiss" is also about developments of love between two people of completely different personalities. Sawako and Kotoko share similar traits (Sawako is naive and timid while Kotoko is naive and stupid) but both ladies face their challenges head-on. Kazeheya and Naoki are also similar they are both popular guys (Kaze is cheerful while Naoki is aloof), but they aren't honest about their own feelings. Both the anime's also share a fabulous supporting cast and wonderful dose of dramady (comedy + drama).
Great romance stories. You get to watch the relationships develop over time. However Itazurna na kiss is all about the relationship and family dynamic while for Toshokan the romance is just one aspect of it. Toshokan has also comedy and action.
So overall witty and lovable characters, great stories, nice artwork..
Both have the most innocent of romances you're bound to find in any anime. And both develop said romances with such fluidity and patience that it almost comes off as plausible... if they didn't have their own unique-ness about them...
They also have good, but not great, production values but have very memorable lead characters.
Midori Days has a weird fantasy gimmick to help accent both the romance story and the romacne development.
Itazura na Kiss has the difference in intelligence as the unique element. It also comes off as more natural (duh).
Stories are different, but both female heroines are with pure heart, clumsy, always trying to smile (even when they are deeply hurt), they both have just horrible results on their tests.
In both animes main guy tease the girl (sometimes because of her scores).