Synonyms: Tiger X Dragon
Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisIt hurts being misunderstood by your peers. Ryuuji Takasu is a victim of the oh-so familiar high school rumor mill. His slanted eyes and brute appearance have led his classmates to fear for the worst, labeling him a delinquent and avoiding unnecessary contact with him. The truth of the matter is that Ryuuji is actually a really nice guy who enjoys the simple things in life - cooking, cleaning and playing with his parakeet. If you omit his bad reputation, Ryuuji has a pretty peaceful life. That is until he accidentally looks into the eyes of the tiger...
Unlike Ryuuji, Taiga Aisaka, known as "Palmtop Tiger" by her classmates, deserves her bad reputation. Despite her petite size and cute, doll-like appearance, Taiga is actually quite a handful; she has a horrible temper and an even worse attitude. After a traumatic "uh-oh" mistake (on Taiga's part), she meets Ryuuji. Although the two have trouble getting along at first, they eventually decide to make the best of their situations and form a pact to help each other get closer to their crushes. Will puppy love bloom for the Tiger x Dragon duo? Or will they destroy each other in the process?
Toradora! is a slice of life anime that explores the awkward, yet adorable, moments of high school that everyone of us has faced at one point or another. The storyline is sure to tug at your heartstrings and poke at your funny bone, all at the same time.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Pre-Parade (プレパレード)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura (eps 1-16)
#2: "silky heart" by Yui Horie (eps 17-24)
Ending Theme#1: "Vanilla Salt (バニラソルト)" by Yui Horie (eps 1-16)
#2: "Orange (オレンジ)" by Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Eri Kitamura (eps 17-18, 20-25)
#3: "Holy Night (ホーリーナイト)" by Rie Kugimiya and Eri Kitamura (ep 19)
I don't usually watch the romantic comedy genre of things. I always enjoyed action, fantasy, adventure like Soul Eater, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun etc. but for some reason I was in the mood for something different.
Toradora is just the 3rd romcom anime series i watched and I can truly say that it has become my FAVORITE anime.
The short version of this review is: I very much enjoyed Toradora
-The characters are all unique, likable, and relatable due to the fact they all display their weak sides sometimes and moments of insecurity behind the personality exterior. The chemistry between the characters was fun to watch
-The story stays away from cliches and was relatively unpredictable for a love story. Every character had a reason and motive for what they did and how they acted, other than just being unnaturally dumb/too prideful/stubborn.
-The soundtrack was really good, making certain scenes all the more memorable
-I loved the comedic scenarios in the beginning of the series, which gets progressively more serious and emotional as we get deeper into the story and characters, but the overall vibe of the show stays relatively consistent to the end
-I became emotionally invested in the overall plot and characters and couldn't stop watching, which is extremely rare for me, especially for this genre
I watched the 1st episode and was interested. After the 2nd ep, I was hooked. I watched all 25 episodes in one go, back to back, because I couldn't stop. Never has another series been able to keep me going (I usually don't watch more than 5 episodes in one sitting), but Toradora kept me wanting to click on the next episode each time until I was finished, and left wanting more (even though I was satisfied with the ending)
Afterwards, I thought a lot about why an anime series of a genre that is usually not my taste could have been able to retain my attention for so long, and i realized the answers: the characters and the overall story.
The characters are what make this series so great. Each character have personalities that are unique and rather realistic and believable (or as realistic as animes go). There is no "super" character that acts too good or too cool for school. There is no "that annoying" character that acts too snobby or stuck up, which can sometimes be a problem for tsundere characters. And this is all because every character shows a weak side or moments of insecurity, which makes each of them more relatable. It also allows for many rather comedic scenes as well as emotional moments. But the best part is the interactions and chemistry between all the characters, and the way each of them change as their relationship with each other grows.
The second thing is the story. The reason I usually don't care for romance or drama is because I usually find the story too cliche or predictable. I also hate those cliche moments of "coincidence", for example, when a main character happens to see his/her love interest with someone else accidentally and misunderstands. I also hate it when characters act unnaturally stupid or too prideful for no reason and let it get in the way of the relationship.
But none of those cliche moments happen in Toradora. Every character has a reason and motive for the actions they decide to take. The story managed to keep me guessing and wanting to know what will happen next, instead of making me feel like i could write the story myself.
Another plus for Toradora is the music. There are some key scenes where the soundtrack actually triggered goosebumps and made me tear; it still does even after rewatching. THAT IS RARE FOR ME. In fact i don't think anything I've ever watched, not just anime, can even make me feel that emotionally invested in fictional characters.
Almost forgot to mention that after it was done, I started to watch it again from the beginning the next day. Another rare occurrence for me, as usually i don't feel like rewatching things for months. I was able to pick up certain things that i missed with the first watch thru. The only reason I put the story as 9/10 was because of this. A few plot points weren't really shown or conveyed in the best way and were missed even to an avid viewer like me. But I was glad to have felt that way, leaving me thinking about what I missed, instead of feeling like I could have easily figured it out or seen it coming.
Again, Toradora has become my favorite anime, as a guy that usually doesn't care for this genre, which says a lot. It gave me more enjoyment than any of the other anime I have seen so far. I would recommend it to anyone, not just romance lovers. read more
Romance has always been a tricky, unforgiving genre; you make one mistake and the story slowly begins to crumble. Why is that? Well, as many of us may know, love is a complicated business. So is entertainment. So why do we watch romantic series? There's many different answers that vary based on the individual. Maybe we're simply taking a chance at trying to find a feeling. A feeling of the tingle of our heartstrings, or a stir in our human emotions. It's good to feel these things from time to time. Fortunately for us, Toradora is a series that gracefully grants us this chance. It captivates us in remembering what a romance series should strive to be.
What makes Toradora so exceptional as far as the romance genre goes? Is it the story? The art? The Sound? The Characters? It just may be all of them combined. I'd like to begin by stating something. The story of Toradora is very predictable. Cliché even. But wait, isn't that a bad thing? While the story may seem plain, the execution of the pacing is undeniably good at assuming a calm, relaxed flow for the majority of its run which, in turn, yields a satisfying romantic series as a result.
Toradora is not like many other romantic series out there that have characters fall in love simply just because. Love slowly stems from what begins as two people who become friends looking for mutual assistance in their romantic interests. Toradora gives its audience room to breathe and focuses the first half of the show on building the friendship between the two main characters through silly, lighthearted antics, making developed romantic feelings between characters seem more realistic and sincere later down the line when things become more serious. However, love is a complicated business, as I've said in my introduction. People's feelings do get walked over and left in the dust. While it's thematically a good thing for the audience to feel touched emotionally, seeing characters getting their emotions crushed was truly a somber sight to behold.
The art was smooth and was enjoyable visually. I did like the consistency that Toradora’s animation offered. For a series that was done in the 2008-2009 time period, it still looks marvelous and holds its own compared to more recent anime. The sound was a big plus in my book. While I liked both the OPs and EDs, I have to give a big shout out to the timing of the music during dramatic moments; that repetitive melody of piano left quite a strong impression on me. I'd like to also address that the script and voice actors were really quite something. The dark little subtleties in comments or remarks were an admirable feature the show had to offer.
I think every romantic series heavily depends on its cast to be the foundation of the series, holding the structure of the show into place. The characters of Toradora are an interesting bunch that create the opportunity for its audience to laugh and also feel gloomy. There is more than meets the eye underneath these seemingly cliché characters. Ryuuji is the male lead and he is generally a very likable, realistic character. He struggles with romance, gets low self-esteem because he’s self-conscious, and regularly voices his opinions on matters at hand. Throughout the show he proves that he’s a loyal friend and all around good guy, though he might be a little obsessive compulsive about cleanliness and order. But hey, who doesn't have their own little quirks?
Moving onto the main female lead, I felt a little wishy-washy in regards to liking Taiga’s character. I’m not a fan of the tsundere type, and that’s exactly what she is. While Taiga acts like a brat most of the time, she also becomes more and more endearing as the series progresses. She stands up for herself and her friends, and despite her childish behavior, generally cares for the people around her. With the main two characters out of the way, what about the other ‘main’ characters: Minori, Yuusaku, and Ami?
One of Toradora’s strengths was allowing the supporting characters to have their moments in the spotlight. Because of this, we are able to obtain a deeper understanding of them and paint a better picture of them as characters. While Ami and Minori seem perceptive of the relationships in the group, I’m honestly not sure about Yuusaku. Under his oblivious façade it’s somewhat difficult to tell. While he's Ryuuji's best friend, he is oddly quite different compared to him. Yuusaku is energetic, outgoing, responsible, yet also very silly and childish. Minori seems like genuinely a nice girl with the happy on the outside cliché personality, but Minori is really a coward underneath it all; she doesn’t confront her own emotions and constantly pushes for Taiga’s happiness at her own expense. It’s not that I disliked Minori as a character, it was just agitating to watch her at times. Last but not least, Kawashima, Ami. Ami is the most astute of the unsaid troubles that are bothering the people in the group and often makes subtle comments or sarcastic remarks pertaining to their unspoken feelings. When she is first introduced she seems extremely stuck up and vain, but as the series progressed it becomes more apparent that she’s tactfully looking out for the people she can finally call ‘friends’ for the first time. She developed the most out of the three supporting main characters, in my opinion, and easily became one of my favorite characters of the series, if not my most favorite.
Despite how gratifying I thought the series was, I also can’t turn a blind eye on the aspects of the show that I did not like. One of the most annoying tropes in anime, at least for me, is characters getting hit for no reason, or very petty ones. It's a trope that comes hand-in-hand with the tsundere character archetype, and it's one of the reasons I dislike tsundere characters as a whole. Taiga, who basically goes down the list of tsundere character traits like a check list, is a huge offender of verbally and physically abusing Ryuuji early on in the series. If you're like me, you'll find this to be quite vexing. Lastly, fan service is apparent in nearly every recent anime. While I personally dislike fan service, I know that many series utilize it to keep a portion of their audience interested. I watched Toradora because it was a romance story that set itself apart from most others. Although it's substantially toned down, comparatively to other series, I believe Toradora would have been better off not utilizing any fan service at all.
While I did like the ending overall because it ties things up nicely, and felt fairly rewarding, I did not like how the ending felt very rushed. The amount of material crammed into the last couple episodes felt considerably off, considering the rest of the show was focused on coaxing the relationships at a much slower pace. A couple bad apples on a tree don’t make the rest of the apples rotten, and Toradora was far from being bad. It isn’t a completely perfect series, but one of the best the romance genre has to offer in anime so far.
Every once in a while a person can't help but wonder what if. There has been a time in all our lives when we have pondered the thought of meeting the 'one' who is exactly right for us. Every day we strive to find a person, or people, who understand and accept us for who we are. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll find that one person that fits together with you like two consecutive cogs in an intricate machine. Maybe, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who is exactly right for you. It's not because this person is perfect, or because you are, but because your combined flaws fit together seamlessly in a way that allows two different beings to coexist together perfectly as equals … something like a Tiger and a Dragon. read more
This's the first time I got the "4 seasons" feeling while watching an entire anime show.
What's "4 seasons" feeling I talking about? here's the explaination:
I feel 4 times of sensation changed while watch this anime:
1st times: at episode 1 to 2, at the first time watching those episode I thought this series will be just a light comedy anime which will makes me chuckle without complicated story. It just like Spring season that give a high hopes on the early year.
2nd times: at episode 3 to 14, I'm getting a bit bored and almost dropped it, but I decided to push my self to finish it (the only reasons I want to finish it is just because I got interest by the last main character who showed up in this part). It just like summer season that really hot and the only fun is going to beach on the summer break.
3rd times: at episode 15 to 24, begin to got my curiosity for what will going on with this show, things got a bit complicated and I think this part is the "life" of this series. Just like an autumn season, although the flowers fall but it becomes a wonderfull scenery.
4th times: at the final episode, WHAT THE HELL with this final episode, I mean everythings seems fine at the early episode, but in the end it turn out anticlimax for me. It Just like a winter season, unpredictable storm, snowy and always cold but after that the spring comes.
Well, that's my personal view for the story, so I give 7/10 score for it.
Art and Sound nothing particular to comment, it all seem good enough, and I like the second opening OST. 7/10 for both of it.
All characters was unique, both in design and personalities, even with the supporting, they are really good. Great job was done by the creator at this point. EXCEPT for MC pet, it's very annoying for me. And I really like "Ami-n", her appearance, her personalities, her reaction, her way pretending to be an adult (she's the last MC that I mentioned before), so 8/10 For Chara design.
For the enjoyment, I think I'll go for 7/10 that because this show had me feel bored once, and the ending was an anticlimax for me. But I do like the humor and story development (starting from episode 15).
Overall 7/10 score for this show. read more
Moderator Edit: This review contains spoilers.
Toradora!= Another normal romance/drama anime involving high school...We had many anime of this kind. In fact, these type of anime are very common nowadays. I had watched this type many times, but mostly ended up so wrongly.
But this time, Toradora! is done the right way. Yup, I ended up loving this "normal" anime. Story involves two high-schoolers, a normal guy, and a short girl....Now where have I heard that from? Many anime had this kind of story. Yup, It kinda gives me feelings of Deja Vu-ness. This time its done the way I like it. On to the review....
Story- Involves a ordinary guy named Ryuuji Takasu and a short and short-tempered girl named Aisaka Taiga. This reminds of Saito and Louise from the Zero no Tsukaima series. Where the protagonist always gets beaten up by the girl, yeah those type. And more strangely, most of these short anime girls are always so strong or feared by many..thats Taiga a.k.a Palmtop Tiger. While Ryuuji only looks scary, but in reality, he's pretty harmless. OK~ enough of that...Why only a 7 for the story? Its pretty common..and its very predictable. I knew Ryuuji would end up with Taiga even just by looking at the cover art without watching the anime!. So obvious, so predictable, which makes it a bit boring. This flaw is common in many romance/drama anime, but its quite annoying. Story have a very good pace but it took quite a while for both of the hero and heroine to fall in love. Yup, they fell in love...but it took so long! But that's a good thing right? haahha- well~ those are the flaws I found here. Story= 7 out of 10.
Art- Graphics are rather unusual but very good..which I would say, Graphics are unique, that's for sure. Good graphics should receive a good score!
Art= 9 out of 10.
Sound- The anime had 2 OP and 2 ED...1st OP was...strange. Same goes for the 1st ED. But the 2nd? Both the 2nd OP and ED are both awesome~. The 2nd OP tells Ryuuji and Taiga's "love" arc is going to start. Don't get any wrong ideas. XD
Sound= 9 out of 10.
Character- All characters are uniquely made...Yup, especially Taiga and Minori. Minori had a very funny attitude which I loved. Awesome characters, awesome score.
Character= 10 out of 10.
Enjoyment- I enjoyed every single episode there was, some were very memorable but few are forgettable. I personally, enjoyed every minute of the anime which included comedy, parodies, romance, and some parts were very sad. Sad, but not as sad as Ef- Tale of memories. Toradora! can make you have "watery eyes", but Ef probably can make you cry. Beyond Awesome enjoyment.
Enjoyment= 10 out of 10.
Overall= Toradora! is not really recommended for everyone to watch, but Its highly recommended for fans of Romance/drama/comedy anime with a bit of sadness. If you bought it, its worth every penny. Anyone looking for some romance, then this could be your answer to that question. If you watch it online, its worth every minute and if you downloaded it, its worth every bits of data.
OVERALL= 10 out of 10. Really loved it. read more
These two anime are completely different in plot but in characters you can definitely see a similarity... The main characters Ryuji and Taiga have a very interesting relationship.. one of a master and her dog (like Louise and Saito)...
In both anime the characters share a close relationship in which the chibi fearsome female dominates the male...very interesting to watch..
(both females have the same voice actor as well..)
Actually, they're similar only for the first few episodes, due to the similarities between Louse and Taiga and the way they deal with their soon-to-be love interests. Then, as the stories go on, Toradora characters develop while ZnT's seem stuck in the optimal situation for fanservice and cheap laughs, with no further development from that point onwards, and even some derailment in characters like Siesta.
Basically, Toradora is Zero no Tsukaima but traditional Japanese school anime style. Same voice actor for protagonist, pretty much same plot. However Toradora is a lot less ecchi based than Zero.
Taiga is Louise (Or Shana, if you will) with a different hair color. While I have only seen the first episode of Toradora so far, I suspect the plot will develop similarly.
They are both funny, but in general it'ss about girls in love with some guys they mistreat.
Tsundere loli with the same voice and complex. Beautiful harem, but in Toradora they have smaller breasts ;P
both has romance and both the girl who treat the guy like a dog
The realationship between the two main leads are very similar. A somewhat spoiled and bad tempered female and a really nice guy who is often abused by her. Although ZnT is in another world and fantasy, the main story and atmosphere are like each other.
Not only are they made by the same people but if you were to watch one of these and then the other, you would swear that it's the same character but with different hair color. Taiga = Luise
Both have the characteristic master-slave sort of relationship. Taiga and Louise are also voiced by the same seiyuu (Japanese voice actor) so you may notice a similarity in the way that they talk. Ryuuji and Saito are also pretty similar because they are accepting of the position that they are put into. The way the relationship develops between the main characters also hold importance as each of the series progresses.
Zero is a fantasy setting where as Toradora is based in more of a real life setting. The romance progresses more quickly in Zero as well. Apart from those differences they are near carbon copies. If you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
They are both about two totally different persons that for some reason have to live together, the female character is almost the same, voilent and rude with few friends, but really just wanting to have some that care for them, they even look the same and it is the same actress that have the voice. Zero no Tsukaima is a little more perverted and harem like, still they are both great love stories with characters that develop during the show.
Louise and Taiga don't just share the same voice actor, which wasn't chosen without reason. The voice suits their enthusiasm and powerful character. Both girls treat they (boy) pal as servants and play with them, as if they were dogs. But in both animes, the relationship starts to grow and the girl realizes that she starts to get to like her servant. Though Zero no Tsukaima has got more "ecchi" in it - but not in a extreme art - , and deal with two total different siuations (and in Toradora the boy is more likeable) they both run out the same :)
The main female characters of the anime Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) and Taiga (Toradora!) are voiced by the same person, Kugimiya Rie. Of course, they are both long-haired tsundere who often physically hurt the male characters with whom they are close to and eventually fall in love with.
All the characters are funny, the heroin is a little... strong XD (she have the voice of Louise) and it's romantic... ^^
Loli-tsuderes voiced by Rie Kugimiya are verbally abusive to their male sidekick, but put up with him anyway.
both the main girl chars have the same seiyu, and are both of the tsundere type... ok, there're so many others similarities... even the main girls look similar!! (just with different colour hair!)...
difference is that toradora is set in the real world and zero no tsukaima's set in another world (one with none other than... care to take a guess? ... MAGIC!...).
Louise = Taiga (chibi tsundere dominating occasionally violent female, similar clothes, same voice actor, calls male lead 'dog', etc.)
Oh, and Saito = Ryuuji of course.
Both are romances and comedies, main characters' seiyuu is the same, and aparition is similar, too.
We all have probably seen that the main voice actors of the two of these shows are identical, but that shouldn't deter you from this. Both shows are amazing, and their style is different although their flow is similar. Turning to Toradora! for a bit, first of all, the Soundtrack for this anime is mind-blowing. I listen to it even now. I am on my second trip through the show and I've gotta say, it really is better a second time. The first time I went through, I learned quickly how drama controls this show. With comedy as the right-hand man. And romance as the basis. I believe this is a School-life masterpiece and deserves every bit of praise it receives. Really! Go ahead and watch it!
If you like psychotic tsundere girls in short skirts who beat the crap out of guys, then you'll just love each of these.
Similar characters (Master and "dog"[tsukaima]). Rie Kugimiya is dubbing main female in both series.
Many times i throught i was watching Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) instead of Taiga (Toradora) . They yell the same thing like "aho no inu" or "baka! baka! baka!" or "urusai! urusai! urusai!" (this one i remembered Shana from Shakugan no Shana LOL). Anyways very good n comic anime. Strongly recommend!
Basically both female leads is a tsundere type character that treats the male lead like a servant. Except one side is a high school anime and the other is a fantasy type anime. Both animes are equally enjoyable and so are the characters. The main females of both animes are also voiced by the same voice actress as well.
Very similiar tsundere tematic. Different setting, but if you liked one, you are sure to like the other.
- Have a tsundere type heroine
- Has some cute scenes
If you like a plot where a typical guy gets dragged into something he didn't care about, with a random girl.
Taiga and Louise are similars
Ryuugi and Saito are similars
Kugimiya Rie make the voice of Taiga and Louise
Same small breasted girl being mean to hide her real feelings.
These both have the same type of love plots as the stroy goes on so does the feelings for each others chracters if you enjoyed Toradora you will definatly enjoy this =P
The dynamics between the characters are essentially the same going from a master/servant relationship to something much more. The male lead also makes a habit out of saving and protecting the female lead. Also, it is just as funny. And oh yeah, did I mention that Taiga and Louise have the same voice actress?
Both shows star a tsundere female protagonist, although to a much larger extent in Zero no Tsukaima. Although they don't share similar themes, they have a similar comedy style. If you liked Toradora, you might want to think about picking up Zero no Tsukaima..
The relantionship between two main characters is dog-master, besides they have quite similar personalities and there is something similar in the ending.
Both involve a tsundere loli voiced by Rie Kugimiya in a fairly light-hearted romcom. Toradora has more drama while The Familiar Of Zero has more silly comedy.
Both with Tsundere characters in the forms of Taiga and Louise and the rom com elements in them make them very alike and would fill a gap left behind after finishing Toradora!
Taiga and Louise are very similar. I think they're dubbed by the same person as well. They both call their boys "dog" and overall I found a lot of similarities. The difference is that Zero no Tsukaima is supernatural, action, and harem while Toradora is slice-of-life. Even so, they are both very similar. I think that anyone who has watched Toradora would enjoy Zero no Tsukaima as well. Same goes the other way around.
Both female main characters are tsunderes and both have feelings for the male main character they are teaming up with.
Usually takes place in school, and both main characters stay together or stay close to each other.
Both are teaming up together to get something.
-> Both have the same girl type .
-> Both are romace anime .
-> Both have many funny chrachters .
this is similar because of the characters love and the female main character likes lousie off zero no tsukaima
-Similar cast of characters
- Main female treats the main male like an animal
- Both are great romance stories with love triangles
- Same Voice actress for Lead Female
- Zero is fantasy where as Toradora is Slice of Life
Main characters are similar Ryuji = Saito and Taiga = Louise.
Main female lead is a tsundere with a small stature.
Both are romance comedies which are done well :)
-Tsundere Loli is the leading character
-They slowly falls inlove with the leading male character
-Why not? their Lolis . . .
-Makes you want to see more
Both contain a tsundere female protagonist totally in love with the male lead but don't express their feelings.
Both have a small main character that are well...Tsudere overload basically
Both set in a school
Both of these Anime are about a girl that is living their normal life and suddenly a random guy just appears. Both of the guys help the girls out with their every day life, the difference here is that one is forced to do it and one does it willingly. Eventually they both end up falling for each other which was obviously going to happen, but they are in many sticky situations.
Both series revolve around a strong tsundere girl and an ordinary guy. In both series, the two characters are thrown together unexpectedly, but the girl quickly asserts her authority over the boy, treating him as her dog / slave.
In both series, the tsundere female becomes angry due to jealousy and insecurity. She expresses herself by forcefully asserting herself as the boy's master, yelling at him, and physically abusing him. In Toradora, Taiga at least kicks him, slaps him, and punches him. She treats him alternately as a dog or a slave. She expects him to cook and do laundry for her whenever she wants, and that he should expect no thanks for his efforts. Her attitude is that because he is her dog / slave, she does not need to respect him as her equal, and she can freely abuse him as she pleases.
In both series, the main character is thrust into the unexpected situation of being the tsundere girl's dog / slave. Quickly on, both male characters learn to somewhat accept their role, and unwittingly become attracted to the violent tsundere. Both guys accept her insults and beatings, even when they stem from misunderstandings. Eventually they start to win over the girl as she opens up.
If you liked Zero for its fantasy and magical elements, you may not like Toradora. However, if you liked the highly demanding tsundere female who verbally and physically abuses her male dog / slave, then Toradora explores that type of relationship in more detail, and in a more sophisticated and realistic setting. On the other hand, if you are the type who doesn't enjoy loud-mouthed, violent tsunderes, it's not for you.
The two series feature a rather small female lead who acts rather harshly to the one they love, commonly known as tsundere. The two heroines are also very self-conscious about the size of their breasts and gets angry at anyone who makes a comment about them. The male leads are also very similar as they both tend to get bossed around by the female lead quite a lot.
This is where the similarities differ as Toradora has a modern-day school setting with no magical abilities, while Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero) is the opposite.
Still if you enjoy small tsundere main characters such as Taiga from Toradora, then you'll love Familiar of Zero.
Romantic comedy about a group of friends with different backgrounds, relationships and problems as they experience and solve it together. Both have unique characters that keeps you interested and entertained.
Toradora and Sakurasou involve a guy reluctantly taking responsibility for a female classmate that he lives near, but the girl in Sakurasou is a softly-spoken autistic artist, not a troubled tsundere. Sakurasou has a very similar tone to Toradora, and the characters fill comparable but not identical roles. Though Sakurasou initially tries to present itself as a fanservice anime, its real themes are of aspiration, self-expectation, and unreciprocated feelings.
Toradora's passion, good music, amazing characters, adn overall awesomeness has been re-incarnated into Sakurasou. I love you J.C. Staff
Both series are about the main guy taking care of a girl. Both are romantic comedies with a bit of drama
-produced by J.C.Staff
-can be defined as a mix between comedy, drama, romance, and slice-of-life
-male protagonist loved by many girl, but appears to be oblivious
-love complications and development between major character
-quirky characters, resulting in unique stories
both are awesome shows and are highly recommended
Both are pretty good Romantic Comedies.
While watching Sakurasou I kept feeling like i did with Toradora, so If you like one you will most likely enjoy the other.
-Both have main characters looking after the main heroine
-Similar art style and animation
-Both are produced by J.C. Staff
-Have similar feel in terms of comedy and serious moments
First of all, both series involves J.C. Staff.
But beyond that, there are some other similarities present in both series.
Toradora and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo both has a main female protagonist who is peculiar and not the typical girl you'll meet in every day life. In fact, their personalities makes the main male protagonist feel a bit uneasy. But despite this, they get along better later on as the main male protagonist begins to take care of the girl.
Both series also has other characters involved with the two main characters in a variety of ways - comedic, dramatic, emotional, and romance.
Both series are lighthearted and takes place at school life setting.
The relationships seem to be complicated and intertwined.
Similar setting, characters, animation.
Romantic comedy with a large love/relationship polygon.
Both are highly recommended.
Both anime shows have a boy taking care of people with interesting personalities.
As each of these shows pull you along the story of normal school kids going through out there school years, they showcase a great mixture of drama and humour with an interesting and unique story line. These shows do a great job of making you genuinely care about what the characters are going through and what will happen to them next as you feel that you can relate to their situation.
- super cute romance
- relationships between main characters are pretty similar
- both have their own sad parts in the anime
-Both main characters take care of a girl
-There is a complex love triangle in both
-Suspenseful storyline with who the main character will choose
Both are top-notch romcoms that deliver much, much more than your standard romance. Toradora! speaks a lot about family, while Sakurasou talks about friendship and talent.
Both are tagged as rom-com that will make you laugh and some drama that will make you cry..
Both start up as simple animes but as the episodes goes it becomes more and more serious
Nowadays, it's really tough to find a romance anime that isn't some harem piece of crap however, both Toaradora and Sakurasou somehow manage to make the stereotypical School Life anime genre and make it into something interesting.
Basically, if you want to watch a School Life, lighthearted and entertaining anime then you should check out these two series.
Both of these series follow the curvature of romance & comedy.
Toradora focuses more on the interpersonal relationships between characters, while Sakurasou delves into personal purpose. There were many times while watching one, that reminded me of the other.
From the studio that brought you the action series "Index", comes around a romantic comedy series, with a love develop, wacky situations. The story is basically around the main characters who just wanted to enjoy themselves for their lives, until someone usually got in their way, sparking an interest in them. You might find that it is lighthearted at first, but it will really shines when the drama spike things up in later episodes.
There is not much of a difference which is a romantic comedy. Though, in Toradora, it follows a delinquant boy and a tsundere girl. In Sakurasou, it is somewhat a love triangle, and follows a boy who needs to take care of a girl who is a manga artist.
In both of these anime series, there is a deeper meaning behind every action a character takes.
The characters are often confused about their life and are trying their best to make a pathway to their future but are unfortunately stumbling along the way. In both of the anime series, characters are constantly developing through episodes. As the last episode rolls in, the feelings just kind of.....explode and you kind of wanna cry ;_; That's how beautiful both of these anime are ~_~
Both are high school-based and have lots of similar problems.
Both are romantic comedy, which starts more as a comedy but slowly changes to more romantic. Both have school setting and bunch of weird people. Both have simmilar characters such as Ryuuji and Sorata, or Minori and Misaki.
Bot animes are about the male protagonist being a sort of delinquent and refusing to do what the school wants. They both love one person but in the way of it is misunderstandings between both MC's having to take care of the female MC. Both animes are great slice of life animes with just the right amount of comedy and romance, but they both have their own little twist to it.
These two anime are romantic comedy, yet have some drama in its splice of life genre. The protagonists are very well alike in some sorts, having their daily life problems solve with by understanding each other and enjoying school life as much as possible. Each story revolves around the school (where most of the scene is) and every episode is a surprise that will make you stick to it.
Both are Rom Coms, but at the same time, can also be seen as sort of coming of age story with emphasis on relationships, in both the romantic, as well as the platonic sense. Both shows are from the point of view of a male MC who is unsatisfied with the status quo, and in each case, they are surrounded by energetic, likeable characters who breathe life into each scene that they're present.
Also both shows were animated by J.C. Staff, and in both cases they're visually stunning.
Both great Romance / Comedy Anime.
Both share Slice of Life Aspects.
Both have a girl who likes the main character and let another girl have him.
Both have a bit of a love traingle going on in between many characters.
-Both are focused on romance
-Similar character design
-All characters are important and have a part of history
-Both have very dramatic moments with good OST
Both have similarities and differences within the character development and story line. But if you liked Toradora. You will like this.
The two shows are pretty similar, at least in my opinion. Both have similar characters and situations, to a degree. However, the big difference between the two is that Sakurasou has an artistic twist. If you liked Toradora, then there is bound to be something about Sakurasou that you'll like.
Unlike Toradora!, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) explores many themes such success, failure, raw talent vs hard work.. aside from the romance, comedy, and friendship.
Both series take place primarily in a high school setting and the main character is a guy who is clueless of his romantic feelings for most of the story.
Both feel very similar while watching. Toradora has a little more emotion while Sakurasou no Pet has more comedy. These are two of the best that the romance comedy genre has to offer.
I believe both anime have almost identical vibes to them. These two titles are high-school romantic comedies, and their casts are very similar at times. Both anime end on an open note (more emphasis on this point to Sakurasou rather than Toradora!) which leaves room for a second season. They are both done by J.C staff, and finally, the male protagonist has to choose between two (or perhaps more, depending how you look at it) very different girls; and eventually has to decide who he truly loves.
- Both have a school setting with 1 guy surrounded buy group of girls
- Both have very comedic and romantic stand points
- Both have very emotional scenes that give heart warming sensations.
Same plot style, same comedy style. Both focus the love problems in young ages.
Both have some drama and likeable characters.
Both amazing Romantic Comedies about a group of friends who have pretty unique backgrounds. The character development in these shows were fantastic and I felt for them when they were down. Both of these shows are just shows that made me smile, cry, and have fun.
In Toradora!, Aisaka has a crush on Takasu's best friend and vice versa. They plan to help each other provided they help each other get closer to their each of their love interests. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has a more subdued approach on the topic of romance but both have a complex love arrangement making it interesting to see what the final outcome of the relationships are going to be. They also have a very similar pacing pattern making it feel like that you have watched the other show again but with a different setting. If you liked the comedy that comes out of the complications of romance in Toradora!, then you will also like Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo.
Both have stories revolving around a group of friends and their diverse personalities going through problems and finding ways to solving them.
They also have many shared genres; Romance, Comedy, and School.
A lighthearted yet sometimes dramatic slice of life romance that spreads out over a group of friends. Both are really well done and belong into the Tier 1 of slife of life romance with comedic and dramatic elements.
Sakurasou and Toradora! both have the great stories and great characters. But instead of trying to find love like Sakurasou did, Toradora shows you how people help eachother fall in love, with opposite effects. I think that both these animes are great and connect with eachother one way or another because their just that good and love is funny, right?!
If you have watched Toradora, you'll probably like Sakurasou. Both of them are great examples of how a romcom with a taste of drama has to be done, with an amazing soundtrack which totally fits at every moment. The style of drawing is also smooth and you'll fall in love with all the characters.
Toradora! is a romance, school, comedy type of anime.
Its characters are all important in different ways.
The romance is slow and the climax is at the end of the anime.
Very much worthwhile to watch.
Sakurasou no Pet Kanojo has the same characteristics as listed above.
I personally loved both very much.
The main difference is that Toradora! is easy to find with an English Dub.
Sakurasou no Pet Kanojo usually has English Subtitles.
Both feel good romantic comedies with a fair heaping of DRAMA. While I'm not quite as keen on Sakurasou as some others I still believe to it to be similar enough to this show to be worth at least a shot.
Both have very well executed emotional scenes of a romance school comedy anime and very well developed characters and will leave you in awe after watching both series
Same studio, similar staff even the same genres. Yes, i'm telling you, these anime are basically the same, just that Sakurasou has more fleshed out side characters, and in general revoles more around the characters themselves.
If you start watching Sakurasou, watch the first two episodes in succession.
-Both Anime's revolve around the female protagonist being looked after by a boy <3
-Their ordinary friendships start to develop in to feelings for one another
-Both anime's are romantic comedies and by the end of the anime, both series will turn into a heart warming and adorable sweet romance >U<
Both Lovely Complex and Toradora involve a girl and boy who act harshly to each other but then end up becoming friends and helping each other try to get together with their love interests. Eventually, the main characters began to develop romantic feelings for each other...
I adore both of these series'. <3
From episode one it was easy to tell who SHOULD REALLY be going out, even though they both try to go for other boyfriend/girlfriends (in each show), also making me having to cover my mouth in laughter so I wont wake up people and just about falling over from the hilariousness (is that even a word?) of it.
Those who like Toradora, will definatly find Lovely Complex as intersting, if not even more. Lovely Complex, like Toradora, has a misleading image at the start, but the same deep charater development in the middle. The plotline drives the watcher mad and leaving him wanting for more. The animation is top of the class, there is a wide range of many, interesting, and deeply developed charaters, and excellent voice acting.
Both have a guy and a girl working together to get together with another guy and girl.
Both are high school love comedy with a lot of bickering between protagonists.
The main couple are very similar, as is the overall feel of the show. Lovely Complex focuses a bit more on comedy though (a very unique kind) and the romance happens much earlier on in the series.
Both of these animes have a guy and girl that initially hang around each other because of ulterior motives, but while doing so they slowly start to gain feelings for each other. Also both are romantic comedies that are in a school setting.
Are both Romantic, Slice-of-life school anime which share similar aspects in the dynamics between the main male and female characters. Storyboard seems to follow the same formula.
Main characters are helping each other getting together with their love interests, they become friends and in the end fall in love, both are crazy comedies (but LovCom much more)
Both series are romantic comedies about two people who have problems with love. Also they are dealing with similar complexes. In Toradora they are misunderstood for their looks and in Lovley Complex there are problems around their heights.
Also the humour and atmosphere are like each other. Funny, liively and energetic with a little drama ^^
Both of the female protagonist are really bossy. It's easy for the viewer to tell, as well as the two protagonist friends that the to mains characters should be going out. The comedy in both of these is similar. The only difference in comedy is from some of the dialect from Lovely complex since it's all from Osaka.
Both are a in a School Setting, both are great comedies and both give a suitable amount of drama.
A storyline which revolves around a similar idea: girl and boy who have a strange relationship try to help each other find love, but end up with each other.
They both have similar plot development.
great story and character development
The main characters are both trying to set each other up with one of their friends, working together. You can tell how it ends.
Series are similar in terms of plot. In addition, both series are full of humor and fun characters. Typical anime for girls.
How are they not alike?
1. LOTS of comedy & romance
2. the main girl and guy characters are always fueding
3. the main characters try to set eachother up with someone else in the beginning until.. :)
4. the development of the characters are similar
5. if you loved one youll definately love the each other!
So called "Slice of life". Both are good romantic stories with a good humor.
Lovely Complex and Toradora are both great high school comedy series. They are about 2 people who are in love with each others best friends, and are helping each other to get them together. In the end, they both are falling for each other. It both contains romance and comedy. If you liked Toradora! you will probably also like Lovely Complex.
Lovely complex focuses on complexes between the two and mainly on the two main charcters' long road to love, while Toradora is more heartwarming and deeper stuff as they try to help each other to get in love with their respective targets whom they liked.
Lovely complex is a lighter version of Toradora imo, and lovely complex has more comedy and less deep moments than Toradora.
The later 1x - 25 episodes of Toradora seems more similar to Kanon 2006 though, because of the complicated relationships involved.
It showcases the struggles of ones image, and overcoming the stereotypes. They both show that love really does come in all ways, shapes, forms and sizes and when you're not looking for it, it'll sneak up behind you.
both animes are heartwarming and makes you sympathetic towards the characters--even the unlikely ones--at times.
First, they hate eachother. Then, their friends. And I think you know how it is going to turn out in the end.
It has around the same plot.
Romantic comedies which focuses two friends helping each other achieve their love interests.
At first both look like a typical high-school romance, however both the stories as well as characters are made so perfectly that they really stand out.
This has been done quite few times , why? because in both series the 2 main characters struggle in order to finally reach true love while there are obstacles in the way like cuter boys and girls ......
They're both funny love stories, and the main characters are sort of outcasts, and they get along because of that. Not too typical, but romantic.
Both are lighthearted romantic comedies with just enough drama.
Similar premise, and group of friends drama, comedy
Its very similar due to the fact that they got different height but alter in toradora but Lovely Complex
got tons of funny moments and focuses more on the main character love interest and meant to be love interest unlike Toradora takes a very long time but aside of that Toradora has unique display of storytelling.
Besides both being a romance, they involve similar plots. Two characters initially only there to help each other end up spending more time with each other. What seemed as just friends became more than that. Focus on main two characters and their hardships.
Both MC's try to help each other get their "loved one" however in both animes something incredible happens :D
Both in Toradora! and Lovely Complex the male protagonist likes the female protagonist's friend. The romance and comedy are similar in multiple ways but has its own unique ways of doing so.
Both anime talk about a boy and a girl that join forces to conquer the heart of the person that they like. Both anime are funny and also talk about physical complexes.
Both are very good anime with very similar plots.
Like how in love complex otanti and koizumi help each other with relationship advice like Takasu and Aisaka. Love the romance scene's specically the confessions
Both are great anime to watch. If you like Love complex you will love
both series involve a relationship between a short person and a taller/normal height person.
Two very close friends who suddenly realise they're probably more than friends. Just like Taiga and Ryuuji, Risa and Atsushi have problems. Taiga, being short and cute but extremely fierce, and Ryuuji looking like a delinquent who is in fact quite gentle and considerate is similar to Risa the extremely tall girl, and Atsushi the extremely short boy. It can get dramatic at times, as some conflicting characters are introduced, or the two do not full realise their feelings for each other. However, the comedy is golden.
Both have characters very stronger, especially Toradora!
Is a rare relationship between two persons
Height issue, two different people in false love with two other people. This sums it up how those two animes are similar. Other than that I prefer Lovely Complex as its better written, characters are way better not that I dislike Toradora but Lovely Complex is just better.
These anime are mostly based on romance and comedy. Both of the protagonists in these anime have a large height difference from the other protagonist. Both start out as a friendship-like situation, neither imagine the other as a romantic partner.
1) Both start with a friendship between two completely different characters.
2) Both start their friendship to date each other's friends.
What we have here are two unique love stories that are thought provoking but at the same time hilarious. You might even tear up a bit on them, I know I did.
Two of the Best RomCom Anime's. Though not really THAT similar, but something is common between the two (get it? XD tho I don't get it myself). Opposite in height sitiations. But, I promise, If you like either one, you'll love the other . :)
Both are very similar.
Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
Synchro~ Kugimiya Rie - Taiga - Shana
In these animes is about love.
The anime also has what funny, the comedy is there, too.
Two works by J.C. Staff containing Rie Kugimiya in a leading role and a typical tsundere female lead.
If you enjoyed the relationship between Shana and Yuuji in Shakugan no Shana, but were disappointed with the development and treatment of that relationship, Toradora! is what you're looking for! Toradora! does relationship development right: the characters are actually aware of the changes occuring in their feelings and relationships, events that happen in one episode still mean something in later episodes, and the emotional moments are dramatic and powerful.
Where Shakugan no Shana had potential, Toradora! comes through. This is tsundere romance at its best.
Good Stuff!!! Very good stuff! Non Dopamine addictive substance; Gets you hooked!!
The lead female characters are similare and the male characters too kinda!! and the relationship development/ set up give the same feel.
These are highly recomended!
Rie Kugimiya is the voice actress for both Taiga && Shana, and both characters are very alike. They are both romance && school life types of anime.
The relation between the characters might turn out the same :) And also the seiyuu of Taiga is the same person as Shana's .
Similar female protagonists, same seiyuu. Both have romance, while Toradora! has more comedy and Shakugan no Shana has more magic. Awesome shows!
I would say Shana and Taiga are the same kind of girl who looks pissed off all the time, but once they open their hearts to people they start to realize how soft and cute they can be. So if you just can't get enough from that type of girl, here you go my friend.
same graphics chracter is also about a boy and a girl except this one is about high school life lol both real similar chracter styles
Both of the main characters share a very similar relationship for most of the series. However, Shakugan no Shana contains combat, whereas Toradora! does not.
The main female characters of the anime Taiga (Toradora!) and Shana (Shakugan no Shana) are voiced by Kugimiya Rie. They are both long-haired tsundere who like to hit the male character they are close to and eventually fall in love with. While Shana uses her sword Nietono no Shana for battles, Taiga uses a wooden sword to hit Ryuuji once. The names of the male protagonists of both anime are also similar: Ryuuji (Toradora!) and Yuuji (Shakugan no Shana).
Two words: Kugimiya Rie :D On a more serious note, both are romantic comedies with similar main characters only Toradora offers a less fantasy and more slice of school life style. Well worth the watch.
The main female leads Shana from Shakugan no Shana and Taiga from Toradora were voiced by the same Japanese voice actress (Rie Kugimiya) and have similar character traits. Toradora and Shakugan no Shana are both romantic comedies and for the most part are centered around a male lead and a strong somewhat tsundere female lead (Tiaga *definitely* is) supported by a fairly small group of other characters. Even though Shakugan no Shana is a more combat oriented anime than Toradora, the major difference between the two is for the most part, where and toward whom the inevitable violence is directed. :) In both anime series, the female lead gradually shifts from a more combative somewhat distant personality toward a much more caring affectionate one, at least when it comes to the male lead.
Although the plot are really different the characters are ver similar to each other. MUST WATCH!!!
Some of the characters are very similar! For example, the two main characters of Toradora and Shakugan no Shana, Taiga and Shana, are so similar that sometimes I forget that they are two individual characters! Kitamura and Ike are both very similar in character and looks, and I even see similarities in Ami and Margery Daw. Shakugan no Shana has more action, but they both have love and Comedy. If you enjoyed Toradora, you will probably enjoy Shana, as well!
Both feature chibi tsundere female characters (Taiga and Shana) and more serious, down-to-earth male characters who play the "straight man" in a slightly slapstick comedy.
Both have romantic plotlines and are considered slice-of-life in genre.
Most important, both are very funny and are about the same length.
They are both similar in a couple of main points:
1) Both of the main characters are tsundere towards the boy that they like.
2) The same person does the voice for Taiga and Shana.
3) The boys' names are super close to identical (Yuji and Ryuji, anyone?).
4) It just has a similar FEEL between the two (in terms of character development and interaction).
However, the plot is totally different between the two, so if you weren't going for the characters' behavior/the romance, then Toradora! isn't for you because it has no fantasy-fighting scenes.
Shana and Taiga both are voiced by the same VA. Both main female characters love saying "Shut up!" and are tsundere.
Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hidan no Aria, and Toradora are exactly the same. character wise.
Louise, Shana, Aria, and Taiga are all girls with a petite figure but are set on making the male protagonist, Saito, Yuji, Kinji, and Ryuji their 'slave'.
Hidan no Aria and Shakugan no Shana both involve fighting and missions.
Toradora and Zero no Tsukaima both are more focused on school life and shoujo. However, I am sure, you will find that ALL of them are the same because of the protagonist, and all four anime are INCREDIBLY AMAZING.
Shows in which the main female leads are petite, flat-chested tsundere, both of which voiced by Kugimiya Rie.
There are plenty of romance in both stories. SnS is a fantasy action story, while Toradora is geared toward school slice-of-life drama.
for all tsundere lover out there...these will surely hook your interest...both have great storyline...specially with genre of romance...by the way, both female protagonist has the same voice actor...they're both great although their stories do not abide
Ookami-san started to develop into something meaningful other than a plotless comedy over a few episodes. That development focused on romantic struggle of the main couple. Toradora development is pretty much the same, started of funny and increasingly dramatic over time.
Both main characters are tsunderes plus they look and act very similar! Ookami can be seen as an older Taiga =p
Both anime are pretty much slice of life, somewhat comedic, high-school setting, tsundere romance.
Same studio and again a badass tsundere protagonist.
When I saw first episode of Ookami-san my reaction was "Taiga? Is that you?". Both animes are romance, comedy, school and characters are also similar.
Both animes main female main characters are the same, both physically and attitude wise (EXTREME TSUNDERE ALERT), and both have animal attributes in their names ( Taiga= Tiger, Ookami= Wolf). The both anime's art are also extremely cute and while Toradora is based upon legend, Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is based upon fairy tales.
- the main heroines have a similar character design.
- both main heroines are tsundere and know how to kick ass.
- both focus on comedy-romance ( but , at least in my opinion , Toradora! does a much better job ).
- both are adapted from light novels.
The main heroines act, look, and think alike. The "men" of anime both have a completely different personality to what they seem to be on the surface. plus, they are both hilarious and a good show to watch.
ryoukou and taiga look alike but one is tall and one is short
ringo and minori also look the same but short and tall
ryoukou has that tsundere type to her sort of just like taiga is tsundere
ringo is also there to support ryoukou like minori for taiga
they both have great qualities, the animes itself is somewhat different
Both Ryouko and Ringo have the same sort of relationship as Taiga and Minori, not to mention they look pretty similar too.
the main female character between these two anime is somewhat similar and both are a tsundere... BUT, ookami (meaning: wolf) is taller than taiga (meaning: tiger)... :)
The main female character is extremely similar to the main female character of this show character and looks wise (except for being taller)
The two main girl characters in these 2 stories are very similar in looks and personality and they are both tsundere
They both have the same type of humor, both main heroines are compared to beasts (Taiga = Tiger, Ookami = Wolf), both Taiga and Ookami are violent Tsundere. The animation is also very similar. The only difference between the anime romance-wise is that the guy fell in love with the girl on the 1st episode in Ookami-san, whereas in Toradora; they fell in love with each other part way through the series.
Basically, i saw in them much familiar things. Of course, they are not he same, cuz Toradora is romantic novel, but Okami is little bit more fighting one. I think, you'll enjoy Okami.
Aisaka and Ookami are really similar, Tsundere Power! They both are comedy/romance and focus on the main couple.
The main female characters don't only look alike but have a similar personality. (some sites even claim there it's the same character only grown up). Both have great humor.
Art is similar.
Ryouko looks a little like a taller version of Taiga.
Both have near to no story at the beginning but develops into one(torradora does a much better job)and Ookami-San has many references to torradora and their are many similar characters. Torradora has alot of romance while Ookami-San has alot of comedy and parities.
Tsundere wolf girl who's like the taller and cooler Taiga, alongside the gentler and more delicate version of Ryuuji. Ookami Ryouko and Taiga Aisaka both have not-so-happy backstories, as Ryouko suffered an abusive relationship, and Taiga with a hopeless father. Ryoushi (Ookami-san) and Ryuuji are similar as the two are not the best one could possibly be, but are still their for their girls.
Both series have very similar characters overall, and progress in plot much the same way; focusing on comedy in the beginning before introducing stronger dramatic/romantic elements as the story progress. They both retain their humor along the way, so no worries there! If you're going to just watch one however, please stick with Toradora, as the writing and story-telling is significantly better, plus the pay off at the end is FAR superior.
Toradora! has the same creator as Golden Time, meaning there is significant overlap between the two shows.
Golden Time is best described as the second iteration of Toradora! The plots of the two shows are highly similar, despite the characters in the shows being dramatically different. Toradora! though is by far the superior product, with intriguing characters and better writing. Some of the pronounced problems with Golden Time, such as fast pacing and possessing overly-dramatic characters, are absent from Toradora! Toradora! is much slower, centers around younger (more mature) characters, and well-timed dramatic moments.
Made by the same people. Both shows are romcoms, and the good kind. Both are very funny but also very dramatic. If you enjoyed one you'll enjoy the other!
Toradora and Golden Time shares a similar fact that involves the same author. As such, expect a similar style in terms of storytelling.
There is an atmosphere of romance going on between the main characters filled with drama and comedy. The main female protagonist from both series are aggressive but at the same time also feelings lonely at many instances. On the other hand, they do meet new friends and discovery more about the world and themselves.
From the same author focuses on a young boy's experience with romance plus it have the same taste of comedy
Seems pretty similar so far.
-Ends up falling for the friend of the one you are in love with.
-Has the same author
-Both Taiga and Koko has the tsundere personality
Both are created by the same person.
Both girls have a similar appearance.
Both girls loved someone else at first but, changed there love interest at the end.
They are made by the same writer and the story centers about a group of friends and their love story
Besides the fact that both series are written by the same author, the comedy and romance is very comparable between them both. The main male leads are quite similar by the way they think and act, too. They both start off as lighter romantic comedies, but later reveal their true marvelous colors, as the flow of drama comes in as well.
both started off at first where main protagonists were eyeing another individual and working together towards that goal. but eventually they end up together.
A couple of romances that sprinkle in comedy (maybe a bit more in Toradora) Both of the female leads are similar in look, one is more of a tsundere.
The original creator is the same on both of these projects so you should see some similarities.
Both have the same author, so there are a lot of similarities.
They are both awesome romcoms, very funny and very dramatic too. I was looking for a romcom that has an atmosphere similar to toradora and Golden Time was just perfect.
Also, them feels... In both of these.
Toradora's and Golden Time's source material are both written by the same author. This author really knows how to write a romance, as any of you who watched Toradora realize. Golden Time is a show that really meets the romance standards set by Toradora in my book. I see them as equals, and because they are written by the same author, the level of enjoyment is the same. If you enjoyed Toradora then I can say without a doubt that you will enjoy Golden Time.
The two shows are very similar, however both have very different characters and differences in story. Both are very enjoyable and are worth watching.
They are very similar seeing as they were made by the same people. but Toradora! is the much better anime, saying that they are both very very good romantic comedy anime.
Golden Time is very similar to Toradora. Both shows have the same type of humor, and both have tons of feels. Toradora is better than Golden Time, but Golden Time is worth giving a shot.
both are made by same autor and both follows a similar storyline along with similar characters
Same creator but its more focused in romance. They are similar but Golden time is more oriented into a university public and more mature than toradora. Basically Golden time is mature while toradora is for teens.
Clearly both are a slice of life/romance anime.
Toradora really delivers that same emotional impact that Golden Time did.
If you found yourself shipping in Golden Time; you're going to ship a hell of a lot more in Toradora, trust me.
It's got the same kind of nice love feeling you can get from Golden Time, but it's not as sad or heartbreaking. It's a great relaxing anime after watching Golden Time.
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama
-Both produced by J.C Staff
-Both have anime have high quality episodes keeping the viewer at the edge of their seat
-The feels are real, both Golden Time and Toradora!? give the viewer an impression that will stick with you for a lifetime.
They are written by the same author Takemiya, Yuyuko. Golden time is also a romance comedy. Golden Time will make you laugh, cry, and feel the caring and love between characters. The characters gradually mature and improve as well. Toradora! is the best romance I have seen, and one of the anime that comes close to its greatness is Golden Time.
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Pets are the perfect companions, both in real life and in anime. Anime pets add a hint of cuteness to just about any series, while also portraying complex emotions like loyalty and love. Their roles can even play a part in the direction a story takes. Get ready to cuddle with these anime pets.