Another anime series where two top students constantly bicker and compete to be the best. It's also similar in the way that they're surrounded by a group of friends who are quirky and fun, mostly to offset the tension between the two main characters.
Both of these animes is about a girl who is perfect in almost everything and a guy that is better than they are. In both animes the girl is always trying to beat the guy in something . In both animes the guy likes the girl!! Both are funny and romantic!! If you like Special A you will like Kare Kano too!!!
Both animes have similar main characters. Hikari in Special A is smart and her goal is to beat Takashima, her rival. Miyazawa in Kare kano is smart, intelligent, and very competitive when it comes to her grades. In the beginning, her rival is arima who gets a grade higher than hers for the entrance exam. They both fall for their rivals. Thoug kare kano is more romantic.
Both animes focus on constant competition between two rivals who are love interests. Also, the boy in either couple both seem effortless at their attempts to be number one, while the girls work extremely hard.
In both we have a girl who wants to be the best student and a boy who is better than her. Competitions exist in both. There are good comic scenes and good romantic scenes too. Similarities in characters exist.
Those two are simply similar to me. But, in my opinion, Special A is better.
Kare Kano and Special A have a lot in common. The girls seem to be both best at everything till one guy shows up, who does everything just a little better. A lot of tension comes of till the romance starts to begin (:
Both shows involve the serious yet slightly lighthearted rivalry between the usually calm male protagonist and the competitive female protagonist, which leads to the development of romance between the two
both have female protagonists who, at first, hates the male heroine & determined to win against him. but in the end, they both fall inlove with each other.
if you love Kare Kano, youll love KWMS too.<3
Kare Kano and KWMS are animes that have significant similarities, both plot-wise and character-wise. "Girl has a secret which is accidentally found out by boy. This secret brings them together and they (eventually) fall in love. But of course, there are obstacles in their way. Little by little, they change each other for the better."
The story of an overachieving perfectionist who meets her match in her new classmate. He seems absolutely perfect on the outside, but soon, both their perfect facades begin to fade as they discover each other's true selves. Very cute and romantic :). The male protagonist comes from a rich family.
They're both shoujo anime, romantic comedies. Although Kare Kano focuses a little bit more in romance, especially on the manga, it's an anime with lots of comedy, like Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama. Both often make use of Chibi animation, like a proper Shoujo should be. Kare Kano is from the 90's, and Kaichou from 2010, so you might say Kaichou followed, in parte, the legacy of His And Her Circumstances. Watch'em both if you can! :D
Both series are quite similar in a variety of ways:
We have a main girl who tries to act tough but hides a secret in which the main protagonist early on discovers. Additionally, the protagonist is also smart, popular, and accomplishes takes flawlessly in both series. Yet when it comes to the main heroine, it throw them off occasionally.
Both series contain plenty of drama, comedy, and character appeals. Recommended for fans of shoujo demographic.
•both are of the typical shoujo, romance, school life feel,
•both girl protagonists in each anime are both hard working school students, who favour determination and long periods of studying to excel in their school life.
•both encounter a strong/attractive/handsome/popular male protagonist who has everything, and is already academically smart with an athletic figure.
•both fight each other competing with academic marks in school
•both girl protagonists have secrets that they dont want anyone else to know, but the male finds out early in the series
•both have rivals, making friends, etc, though the difference is the pace of the story is slow in KMS than Kare Kano, which Kare kano is alot faster into the relationship between the protgaonists.
•they both are a lovely watch, and will make you feel happy and content when you finished. read more
1. Both main characters or strong independent females, known for their intelligence, athleticism, and beauty
2. Both have a secret that they try to hide from they school
3. Both main males find out the secret
4. Both main males have *intense* pasts (I don't think Kaichou wa Maid-sama goes too much into Usui's past though)
Both lovely romance animes. Truly enjored it thoroughly
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.  read more
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  read more
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.
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou or his and her complications is a bit of an older anime but it is very similar to itazura na kiss, and it will leave you satisfied.
like Itazura it has a male and female who at first seem to hate each other however through a series of events and fortunes their relationship progresses and it leaves you with a happy feeling in your heart.
How do you compare a mecha and a school romance? It's quite easy to do when they both have the same director ;) . I always viewed "Kare Kano" as a companion piece to "Neon Genesis Evangelion", and I'm sure there are many who agree with me. Both should be watched to really get into the head of one of the best anime directors of our era, Hideaki Anno. While "Neon Genesis Evangelion" slowly and steadily broke down and finally destroyed it's characters, "Kare Kano" starts with some broken and empty people, and truly brings them up. It slowly raises up these oh so human characters. It's important to note NGE was made before Kare Kano, so i suggest you watch them in that order ;) .
Both series psychoanalyze their characters. Both series have emphasis on character development, fleshing out their characters, and in essence both are actually just character dramas at their hearts. While NGE has mecha, and Kare Kano has romance, both are better looked at as dramas. Both series are very psychological, a little philosophical and have very deep characters. Also the characters in all these are realistic people, with their own self-doubts, fears, anxieties and problems. And many characters could even be considered to have some mental disorders! A few need the aid of a good phycologist sooner rather then later.
The artwork and character designs in both look a lot alike, although this sin't surprising since both series were animated by Gainax. Both series also have a similar music style, also not very surprising since they both had Shiro Sagisu on board for their music.
Both series have a lot of Anno's distinctive charms (such as good use of still images, use of photographs and videos of real life, and many common motifs are found in both series [eg emphasis on power lines]). Both series also must deal with a screwed up budget at times. But he handles both series very well despite the money troubles. At least as best as he could. I doubt many directors could pull off something like these shows, if they had to deal with the problems Anno did.
Most importantly both series are straight from the heart. You can just feel the emotion Anno put into each of these series. You can sort of feel what he felt, understand what he went through, and really get into his mind. Also both shows are very smart series, and best watched if you can either relate to young teenagers and their issues, or if you yourself is one. But don't think that's going to stop them from showing you some dark, depressing, and disturbing things now and again. And they are still very mature shows. But the emotion seems to only hit you correctly if you can think like a teenager at times (or are one yourself).
So if your looking for something else to watch after being blown aware by the masterpiece that is "Neon Genesis Evangelion", look no further then the slightly flawed, but still brilliant in it's own right, "Kare Kano".
Both are Gainax + Hideaki Anno productions, so their animation and direction are almost identical.
Even though one is a romantic school comedy and the other is a mecha series, both are very psychological and deep. Karekano may seem light hearted, but it can get pretty serious when necessary.
Both of these series have teenagers as protagonists, but don't ignore the life and problems of the adult characters around them.
They also have several themes in common: dramatic family issues, being alone, wanting to be accepted, hiding one's true self, etc.
Lastly, both anime, despite being great, are quite incomplete and inferior to their manga adaptations, and leave you "wtf?" at the end. read more
Both were animated by Gainax and featured Hideaki Anno as an important member of staff. They are both dramas that explore the pysche of their main characters. Lastly, they both use unique animation techniques, such as still images of writing, to convey messages about the character's state of mind
They have Anno's hand. First you will watch kare Kano expecting a typical Shoujo Anime, but if you pay attention on it, kare Kano is a great piece of art. The Soundtracks were made by Shiro Sagisu, just as Evangelion * Actually Kare Kano's soundtrack is on Evangelion rebuild 2.0*
I always tell people to pay attention on it, Kare Kano is not a simple shoujo anime, it is a great show, its deep.
While both have very different plots, kare kano and Neo Genesis Evangelion are very similar in the psychological aspect, Both main characters have to deal a lot with their personal problems.
Looking past all the action in NGE and all the comedy in Kare Kano, both anime have a deeper meaning.
- Same Studio and the same Director (Anno Hideaki).
- Despite the plot and setting are parallel to each other, similar vibes and themes overlap between the two series.
- When elements of the Psychological genre arise, it is stylized in the same way Evangelion is.
- The main male lead questions his morality and is tied down by his past (distressing relationships with family members - just like Shinji Ikari).
- Both series are quite dark, although Kare Kano is definitely more lighthearted.
First of all both are directed by Hideaki Anno, so there are gonna be obvious parallels simply due to the style of directing and what Anno likes to portray in his works.
Moving beyond that, Anno very clearly made the series his own, a lot of the character analysis prominent in the latter half of Evangelion appear once again and are faced with coming out of their shells in a similar manner to the characters of Evangelion.
Another theme carried over from Evangelion is the theme of accepting both yourself and others, something the characters in Evangelion never quite manage to do until it’s far too late and things are already belly up in the story. Where Evangelion features characters who have yet to learn what it means to truly connect with others, the characters in Kare Kano are ones who are in the process of learning what it means to truly connect with others: a sort of thematic successor if you will. read more
Both are Gainax shows, from only a few years apart.
Both were made by the same directors, which is easy to tell by the shows' general flow and direction.
Both shows hit the viewer hard with the emotions, but not in an annoying way in the slightest. The viewer is introduced to likable, relatable characters, which go through compelling arcs in both shows. Similar themes of loneliness, isolation, self-acceptance, false persona, and reliance in others are explored in both.
There are also somber moments in both shows, which show interesting imagery and inner monologue of the characters. Very beautiful, artistic scenes.
Both shows are in my top five of all time. They're both very easy to binge and there will be a hole in your heart when you finish them. If you like one, throw on the other afterwards to fill in that void once more.
Both stories generally take places in school and both series are shoujo. Hence, both stories' characters have some complexes and having some diffuculties about love or confessing their loves and also both series have some comedy in it.
In the same setting as Lovely complex KareKano deals with romance in school in a more serious way with some moments of comedy, the protagonists also share differences and interior similarities that make them closer to each other.
And if you liked Lovely complex, you'll love even more KareKano.
Lovely Complex and Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou are high school romantic comedy series where unexpected characters become couples. One main similarity that they have is that the main complexes about one another and by overcoming these complexes, they become a deeper couple. If you watched one, you will definitely see similarities in the other.
Kare Kano begins with two characters who don't realize that they have fallen for each other. As the series develops, the characters learn, grow, and come to accept themselves (and each other) just as they are. The theme of character growth is similarly laid out in Kimi ni Todoke.
These two shows are both about a boy and girl in love - and how that affects those around them. The presentation is different, the characters are a little different, but both give off a warm fuzzy feeling - the feeling of 'ah, this is what young love is like'.
Kare Kano and Kimi ni Todoke are both romantic stories with situations delicately psycho-analized by the main characters.
Even if the two main females are very differents by personality, the girl will little by little face the importance and experience of her own precious first love in both series.
The love of the girl, as the love of the boy, are told and shown throughout both series in a real unique way.
Still, the main male and female character will be surrounded by awesome friends which will help them and will be affected by their situations.
There are many anime which face love stories out there, but noone of them is similar to Kare Kano or Kimi ni Todoke as much as those two are with eachother. For this reason i strongly feel to associate KNT to KareKano and viceversa.
Indeed, if you already liked one of those, you can't miss to watch the other! You'll definitely appreciate them both.
Personally, i think that "unique" is a perfect adjective to describe them both. Their stories are really told and shown in a special unique way which authomatically creates a very charming atmosphere. read more
boy likes girl and girl likes boy and both help each other in their times in need, while discovering themselves, making new friends, and becoming better individuals. Comic, Romantic, and Slice of life.
Both are excellent at making ones heart throb...
You fall in love for both, altough Sawako and Yukino are very different: the first is very shy, the second wants to stand out in front of everyone, but it's de role of Kazehaya and Arima that really matters in the story. Just their presence create major changes in the girls lives.
Both are very pure and innocent love stories.
The atmosphere in Kimi ni todoke is only slightly deeper than the one in KareKano.
Both Anime have great and fitting music that underlines "the spring of youth" that is shown in both shows. Enjoy!
Both shows have a meaningful romance and lots of character growth and development.
Both main female characters gain friends, a very important theme in both series, and character growth is seen in the friends as well which is very rare.
Both are emotionally moving though in different ways. Kimi ni todoke is very cute, (with cute humor) and heart warming. Kare Kano has a more developed comedy style, and its story develops in interesting ways with more depth.
Both of these shows have a well written and powerful romantic story. The animation is as different as night and day being years apart and yet both fit well on screen. Both shows also revolve around teenagers and the situation they encounter keep you on the edge of your seat.
They're both shoujo titles which possess a very believable romantic theme between It's two leading protagonists. Also, similar jokes and animation are used throughout both series which denote how similar these two titles really are.
Both have a similar atmosphere, though Kare kano has more commedy. Both have very well developed relationships between male and female protagonists and how they over come their problems with the power of love (more or lessxD)~ Both boys have a sad past and rely on their love to overcome TT____TT
Both are highschool romances but Kare Kano focuses on how both people are feeling about eachother. Kare Kano's animation is a little... not too fantastic but the story and characters are great. You really get to know Arima and Miyazawa and root for both of them to love eachother more.
Even though Kare Kano is a bit deeper and has more comedy in it they are really alike. What I love soooo much about both of these is that neither of them go through much heartbreak. A lot of the others have backstabbing freinds and such so you could say they are both a bit of a home-run.
Similarities: The highly ambitious girl meets the genius and slowly falls in love with him after his confession, while rivaling for 1st place in grades.
Differences: Kaibutsu-kun's genius is a rowdy in stead of a calm everybody's darling.
Both anime have romance and comedy, with early declaration of the main male character. Both manga weren't finished when the anime was made, so both endings are just arbitrary stops with no real conclusion. The Kare Kano anime last part is worse, and I suggest you just stop watching around episode 12~15 and go directly to the manga to continue the story.
As others have mentioned, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is more chaotic, while Kare Kano flows better and feels a bit more mature. But I recommend both.
Based on the early episodes of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, it becomes very clear how much the female lead character resembles Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou's. While the male protagonists differ quite a bit, both girls are study overachievers obcessed about being the number1 student, which, as a result forces loneliness, social apathy and awkwardness into their personalities and lives. A fated encounter with the male lead starts to change the way they prioritize values in life and slowly start to open their hearts towards love. It's also worthy of note, the often introspective tone of the female lead with regular monologuesque analysis of their own feelings. Even the OP seems to use similar composition formulas. read more
These two anime are in a sense similar for they both have very smart, intelligent and studious protagonists. They have issues with their past and their relationship grows as they know well each other. Maybe they also have in common tsundere undertones in the protagonist. I recommend Karekano, that I find more various and that I like more. Tonari no in fact is a little repetitive while Karekano's story develops more and covers more aspects of the protagonists' relationship. However I'll wait for the OVA.
old school cliched predictable storylines. overly confident/energetic female protagonists, turning to hate male protagonist. some character development, and romance. comedy slice of lifes, with similar humour (slap stick kind).
Both have great characters and story, each keeps you wanting for more.
watching those series made me read the manga of each because both don't really "end" where they should.
even if they are shojo i recommend them to anyone
I dont really know.. But i think a lot of people havent watched this series by GAINAX. And as a teen drama it is wonderful. The inner monologues are astonishing and the characters are all very funny and fill their role very good. Sadly the japanese audio is not as good as the spanish one but that doesnt matter it is enough with the illustrations to get the idea. It also ended very abruptly but what was made is wonderful.
The music, the constant change of animation style, the enjoyment you get because of the jokes, the characters that really win your appreciation and the psychological plot are all things that really help this anime to be one of the best shoujos.
It is only similar to Fruits Basket because it also is about a boy and a girl that fall in love.. but this one stays very real. read more
They both set up all their characters with someone else. Everyone ends up with someone different and there's a side story for each of those pairs. Also, arima in Kare kano has a dark past like Yuki, kyo, and everyone who's cursed has. They both have romantic and deep love in them too.
Both these anime's compose of different characters involving their different sets of love stories. Both anime's have high school characters as well going to the very same school, at least majority does. These anime's are thirst quenchers for those romance-themed anime seekers.
They are really very similar anime. Both of them concise very open-hearted stories about first love and first feelings. And, most important thing, these stories are finished enough. KareKano is a shoujo anime, and Boys be is, mostly, seinen. So, there is a boys' point of view. And, of course, Boys be also include very good music and storyline.
Both are slice of life, comedy and school animes that focuses on the female main character. And both female characters are completely different when they're in school and when they're home, they play the perfect student in the school while actually they're selfish and lazy at home.
However, Himouto! Umaru-chan has little to no romance and drama, while Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is focused on a romance relationship and gets really dramatic eventually.
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is most likely one of the inspirasons to Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji they have many simmuler trades, and if you have seen one you are sure to remeber simuleretis from the other one
They have a very similar plot but include two people pretending to be in a relationship. They also both comprise of at least one character that is all around lying about their personality, status or experiences.
They both are profoundly romantic as well as hilarious.
Both series have similar endings (no spoilers tho).
One of the critical differences is art. While Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji is full of vibrant colors, Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou's art is duller. The quality of the art is most likely a product of the times and doesn't affect the quality of the show very much.
The characters personalities also play a significant role. Thought each of the main characters real traits are somewhat similar, both characters are a lot meaner in Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou. In Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, only one of the characters has a nastier personality. read more
While KareKano has much deeper character depth that will satisfy anime veterans, Sukitte iina yo is more on the cutesy side and brings nothing new, but it's fairly well exexuted, and felt good even for a veteran like me.
Both do a rare feat in anime. Follow an actual developing relationship, and focus on the characters, instead of wasting the viewer's time with the same old "we love eachother and we know it but we need to make up crap to keep us appart or there's no plot".
If you were to take mixes of the show Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and mash it with Kare Kano, the baby would be Sukitte Ii na yo. Or, reverse, if you take Tonari and Sukitte Ii na yo, and make babies with them, the result is Kare Kano.
Both KareKano and Hana Yori Dango focus mostly on the life of a group of high school students.
UNLIKE ALL the general drama/comedy anime, in both Karekano and Hana Y Dango we are shown the troubles DURING the relationships, instead of watching a bunch of guys racing in circles troughout an ENTIRE season of episodes just so they can wind up the same as they started: STILL not dating, STILL no development, STILL chacing eachother!
Both bring the feelings of the characters to us in a heartful way. It lets your heart into their.
In both animes the main character is a simple girl with great character and charisma, with good principles.
In both animes the main characters have hidden personalities that are slowly shown to us.
In both animes, you feel like something sticked with you even after you're finished watching them. read more
Both anime have very strong,smart, female characters. The two stories revolve around a normal girl in relationship with a handsome rich male. I think what makes these two anime, so similar is the way the main characters express their emotions. And the voice actors in both the English and the Japanese in both the anime do a fantastic job.
in both the girl doesnt like the boy at first but soon falls in love with him. in both, they completly fall in love and many things like going to a far away place for a while, push their relationships to the limit but in the end they manage to over come their problems.
Both are romantic comedies that focus on two people (mainly). Both are sort of "classic" shows which are older than 10 years, but awesome shows nevertheless. Love Hina is more "harem" and Kare Kano focuses more on character-relationship growth. Love Hina focuses more on comedy and absurd situations while Kare Kano is a bit more serious and mature.
These two anime are very similar for their biggest main difference. While the main character from Kareshi is hiding behind a facade of perfection, the protagonist in Ao Haru Ride is avoiding persecution from her fellow female classmates by acting in ways that she thinks her male classmates will find unattractive. Alas, potential love interests enter their lives, and become well aware of the girls' false pretenses.
Both animes have a beautiful love history and part of the history its about a theater act in the school. Also both animes have developed characters and some of them are pretty similars ( Nashisa/Yukino fathers for example).
Romance that develops in a relationship quite early.
Stories of success in life and relationships.
Romcoms about overcoming problems with the support of your partner, friends and sometimes relatives rather than focusing mostly on melodrama.
Okay hear me out. Both have realistic depictions of romantic relationships between high school couples. There's bits of comedy in each (more so in Kareshi kanjojo) but i also think they have very similar art styles in that they draw from manga by dividing the screen into panels and animating bits and pieces instead of trying to show off. I think in kareshi kanajo that's more a budget thing than intentional but it still pays off and looks really beautiful but simple. Both shows are also really tender with their characters imo which makes you love them 10x more. They're really patient and the pacing is nice (up until the last bit of kareshi kanajo but what can you do).
Watch both, they're really great (especially doukyuusei). I think you'll enjoy them and find they have more in common than you originally suspect. read more
Overall comperable approach to the interior monologue of the characters, and many similar directing tricks. Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou has a much more up front romance and Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei is much more overtly wild and experimental, but both have substantial comedic elements and confront themes of self image and self acceptance, and the subsequent moving forward.
1- Both couples has two Character..
one at school, one at home..
and no one know about it.. or in another word: they are hiding their true selves..
2- The comedy, romance, peaceful style. with some little problems they help each other on it..
3- The story is Better than the Art..
4- The girl is kind of strong, tsundere. and the boy is calm, shy, and cool.
Both series contain the romance theme hence may appealing to the shoujo demographic.
There is humor, interesting characters, and has a similar style that gives off a nostalgic feeling of the old school atmosphere. Both series also takes place at a school setting with other characters involved with the typical gags and drama.
The plots of both anime series are quite similar. Two high school students compete to be top in their class, while learning more about each other and slowly growing into falling in love. Both series also feature prideful and stubborn main characters, who are admired by the rest of the student body. They can be charmingly dorky in certain situations, though. While His and Her Circumstances is an older uncompleted animated series, the manga will is worth a try.
The interaction and chemistry between Kaoru and Kenshin is almost exactly the same as Yukino's and Arima's. Similar art style and slapstick comedy with a dash of romance and a very dark childhood past haunting the male lead. If you enjoyed RK's somber yet funny atmosphere, Kare Kano is a recommended watch. Make sure you read the manga to follow up on the story.
The most striking resemblance I see in these two anime series is in the characters Arima and Chiaki - their background, character and weaknesses (which are all further explored in their respective manga series). Both are laugh-out-loud funny at times but have similar themed dark moments. If you didn't like the wait for Nodame and Chiaki to finally establish their relationship, Kare Kano is refreshing in that their romantic relationship hits off pretty early in the series. If you loved the romance between Nodame and Chiaki and wanted more, Kare Kano is for you.
Ami really reminded me of Yukino in this episode: being obsessed about studying, wanting to be the absolute # 1, discovering to have a rival, and then starting to feel somewhat in love with him. All in the most hilarious way possible.
another great drama, slice-of-life or what have you.. it's centered mostly on the romance between just two characters which leaves more room for character development.. some interesting comedy thrown in there too-not exactly what i've seen in other series but it works.. it doesn't give me the same sort of feeling as honey and clover, but i just wanted to recommend it because it's highly entertaining.
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is like ReLIFE because it also is a splice of life, romance-comedy anime set in school. They have portions that gives introduction to characters in a first-person point of view, which makes them reflective and both also have characters which are academically good and competitive that it hinders their life. The characters work their way from school to adult life.
Both deal with emotional scars and have a guy and a girl who's interactions are quite comical to watch. Both main guy characters have situations with their families and scars from the past. Psychic detective yakumo is a horror, shoujo, romane and His and Her Circumstances is a drama, romance, shoujo
the mood of both is relaxed mellow with some humor and a little melancholy. Both are slow paced and focus on slow growth. The warm and slightly awkward, loving and appreciation Natsume and Arima have with their parents. Both worry about being burdens. Both struggle with scars from the past but want happiness. There is light humor/goofiness in both of them from Nyanko-sensi and Miyazawa Yukino who each have strong personalities. both nyanko and Yukino start off as enemis to the main guy and then their relationship changes. Both are slice of life but His and Her circumstances is has drama and romance where Natsume's book of Friends is supernatural read more
Hideaki Asaba a man who's background grows roses and who loves entertaining ladies... and who we love to laugh at. If you liked this character from His and Her Circumstances, You will love Ouran a show filled with " rich young men with way to much time on their hands who entertain beautiful young giels who also have too much time." His and Her Circumstances is a light Romance, Slice of Life, Drama and Ouran is Comedy Parody, they still have this in common!
these series have 2 main characters (one of the heroes and heroines) who keep up fake images of "perfect" role model students, though the reasons for them are different in each anime. these 4 characters also fall in love.
Nothing is really the same about them. However, both use simple but effective animation styles such as manga cut-outs and cartoon-like action that doesn't ruin the quality of the anime but enhances it.
Whenever I was watching His & Her Circumstances I also felt that the anime outlined the importance of family similar to that of Usagi Drop, even though Usagi Drop has nothing to do with romance, but the development of a happy family.