Shows that focus on the subtle relationship dynamics of that of a FMF love triangle. The situation is further complicated when the two main heroines in the love triangle are best friends, and hesitate to make a move on the protagonist.
If you've seen WA2, OreGairu Zoku will instantly remind you of it. From its production and presentation, to its ability to get you emotionally invested into it.
But where these shows really shine is their similarity in having expertly executed love triangles.
There are none better than these two in that regard.
Romance. Friendship. Youth. Great personalities with realistic expectations.
A love triangle that will have you cease to exist.
Really, if you like the less-occurring heartwrenching aspects of Oregairu, you'll like White Album 2.
If you like the beautiful character development and intercharacter relations in WA2, you'll like Oregairu.
It can be argued that I'm overhyping both series, but this is my surface level recommendation and they really should be put together hand in hand in some aspects.
Tragic love triangle.
Three friends go through a roller coaster of uncertain feelings of love and friendship. The main two girls are best friends and the guy is stuck in between them. Both shows are amazing in their own ways.
Both series are similar in the regard that they focus on an emotionally exhaustive love triangle. They also the struggles of changing the status quo of a friendship.
Oregairu Zoku is much more subtle in presenting its topic than WA2, but if you like one of them, you will enjoy the other.
Three students intentionally and unintentionally make a series of destructive relationship choices that ruin themselves and others, which ultimately results in a predictable and tiresome third act that may leave a poor taste in viewers' mouths.
Love Triangle , Setsuna Ogiso is similar to yui yuigahama and yukino yukinoshita is similar to Kazusa Touma both of them are similar love triangle but I feel like White Album has a bit more drama and romance and also White Album has like a lot of kissing and a sex scene
Same semi love triangle with a little love between all the characters.
You have the cheery girl and the cool calm and collected girl. There's a sense of romance between all three characters, meaning there will be times where it's some what "shoujo ai" like.
White album 2 focuses more on the drama part and the comedy is pretty bad, but the drama + progression more than makes up for it.
Snafu focuses more on character development and sentiment + life values and has very tender moments.
I would highly recommend both of them.
P.S. Watch season one of Snafu and the first season of White Album has nothing to do with White Album 2. read more
Yui Yuigahama is similar to Setsuna Ogiso
Yukino Yukinoshita is similar to Kazusa Touma
Hachiman is totally different than Haruki though ...
I personally think that event in White Album 2 is what could happen in Oregairu if they decide to break their status quo. Both are must watch
What do you get when two girls fall in live with the same guy? School Days is fairly similar to White Album 2 with the only major difference being that the main characters of WA2 prefers running away from their problems. But WA2 does not take it too extreme like what School Days did.
Both of these series are VN adaptations.
They both feel like utsuge, where the main aspect is to get (somewhat) attached to the characters before you're enraged and trolled to shit with upsetting love triangle drama.
White Album 2 is better written and has comparatively more likable characters, though.
First thing that came to my mind when I started watching White Album 2 was School Days. Both school-setting romance shows portray mature themes despite having adolescents as main characters. Love triangles, serious drama and misunderstandings are fundamental part of these shows. Also, both series manage to create dark and serious atmospheres very well every once in a while. Unexpected plot twists and difficult/unstable characters, though School Days can be way more gruesome. Very similar overall feeling.
A love triangle forms early on for both and the main character is often in a limbo state of choosing which girl to go along with. Drama is heavily present in each anime and both anime push the boundaries of an anime romance most other's are too afraid to even try.
Do you want a far more decent love triangle ? So watch White Album. This is an enhanced version of School Days with a true plot, characters got a true soul (unlike Makoshit and his yandere-bitch), with true dramatical interest. And if you wanted to watch school days, please don't watch the 11 first episodes because this is a lost of time, however the last one is most funny OVA I'd never seen.
White Album 2 is basically school days had it been made with a decent budget/ the main character not be a complete cheating asshole/ and the two heroines not be completely bat shit insane. They both deal with love triangles WA2 being more realistic
Two girls love one guy. The MC doesn't really do stuff to his liking and does the opposite of it all. The girls aren't as nice as they look and they're heavy drama series with a dark tone. Both main characters can easily be portrayed as wimps because they run away from their problems and try to avoid it. This keeps giving everyone a larger burden and creates situations of decision making.
An encounter, a love, a child, a girl, two animes. It seems predestined, right at a turning point in their lives. But it seems that not only is she, but another girl, who could steal the happiness of the other, and both are friends. And the child will have to decide with the heart and not with the attraction. Two melodramatic series, one more than the other, with completely opposite endings, but without leaving that air of "How can could he finish in a good way?". You just have to draw your own conclusions.
A love triangle between the mc and two girls (who are best friends) everyone love everyone etc etc...
While watching WA 2 I had the feeling "It makes me think a lot of School Days" main difference is that WA's mc is a good guy and SD a asshole, while SC takes it to the extreme WA has a heart wrecking ending, but not a one that leave you disgusted
If the creators of School Days had gotten their stuff together and made a better, more well-executed version of the show, their final product would have most resembled White Album 2. Both shows focus on a male character who is torn between multiple girls. Both shows also feature realistic teen behavior in the realm of sexual activity. Furthermore, both shows have a plot development wherein the male character realizes that he likes another girl over the girl he initially chose. However, whereas School Days ends up taking a more harem-like approach near the end, White Album 2 stays with its initial love triangle the whole way through.
The other differences are enormously important, however. The characters in White Album 2 are more reasonable, better developed, more compelling, and more believable than the base, illogical, and morally corrupt ones in School Days. In both shows, the male character's romantic turmoil between girls leads to drama, but it is handled more maturely and executed more realistically in White Album 2.
If you liked what School Days was trying to do but were disappointed that it was a bit of a failure through and through (or you liked it and want to see something even better), I cannot recommend White Album 2 enough (not that I wouldn't just recommend it in general).
Because of its superb execution, White Album 2 successfully tells a compelling story about the nuanced dynamics of the interactions of male and female teen friends and the joy and anguish that can ensue from their relationships. School Days on the other hand, in my opinion, was a failed attempt at depicting the anguish side of this, and it could have been better if certain things had been different.  read more
In both of these anime music plays a large role in the development of characters and romance. There is also plenty of drama and feels. Differences include White Album 2 being more on the serious side, while Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso tends to be a little less serious through its addition of comedy.
Both shows use music as the main plot device to drive character development and romance. Being shows about music, both also feature fantastic soundtracks.
-White Album 2 focuses solely on romance, but Shigatsu focuses more on the endeavors of each character and their underlying reasons.
-Unlike Shigatsu, White Album 2 continously maintains a serious mood as comedy is virtually non-existent in that show.
Both involve heavily on OST being a music genre which are highly regarded, drama and romance also plays at certain points in the storylines which develops character, and the piano prodigies play godly respectively.
Differences are that WA2 is more (undecisiveness) drama and (love triangle) romance oriented so a more serious approach.
If you really are into music anime you should definitely watch Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso after White ablum two. Both the anime's have piano in them but Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso goes deeper into the piano part and white album 2 also does many other instruments ( Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso also has violin). The romance in this anime is similar to Shigatsu wa kimi no Uso which u can see when you watch it yourself ;)
I'd recommend watching this after Your Lie in April, for two reasons. Firstly with WA2 compared to YLIA are similar but totally different. White Album 2 handles a similar theme, but for a more mature audience. It's the older teenage version in my opinion. Secondly, the two anime are so similar in a lot of aspects. Musically charged themes, to forward character development and relationships. I'd highly recommend watching both a seeing for yourself.
Whenever I think of Your Lie in April, this is the second show that comes to mind as they both are great romances, and have a lot of feels. This comment probably doesn't do it much justice but if you liked shigatsu you will most likely like White Album 2 as well.
Noticed quite a few parallels between the two. Similar character types, male protagonists even look a bit similar.
Differences: Fuuka has more of a "summer" feel, while White Album 2 has more of a "winter" feel
Both shows involve a love triangle with music/a band involved. While White Album 2 focuses more on the relationships, Fuuka revolves more around the actual music. Each series' love triangle consists of 1 girl who is popular, and 1 girl that is considered to be different from the rest
In both cases, one of the main love interests dates the MC in the beginning for their own selfish reasons, however towards the end, the MC realizes his true feelings for the other girl and 'confesses' his love for her
White Album 2 and Kuzu no Honkai are both about exploring love triangles (or love webs), or perhaps more accurately, how deeply flawed high school students go about establishing romantic relationships with others. Both shows do it in a very artistic way, and really brings out the inner thoughts and feelings of the important characters. These shows have intense emotional outbursts and the mood is not always (in fact, almost never) happy-go-around.
Same director, similar shows about insecurities, and the unfairness of teenagers falling in love. While White Album is focused entirely on the main trio, Scum's Wish is a story that reflects on every single character in the show, and has something meaningful to say about every one of them. Both shows are inherently sad, unapologetic, and contain material intended for an older audience. However, both are very well written, led by the same director, and there are some vibes that ooze from both shows.
The first episode of Kuzo no Honkai passed the idea of a serious, complex romance. White Album 2 is a great romance that seems to have the same target audience in mind and is too directed by Andou Masaomi.
So if you like a romance with minimal comedy and a good plot, look no further.
It's a story of romance and teenage angst.
Both have shown to be more realistic than having standard archetypes for both protagonist and heroines.
Both also deliver a very compelling story with strong music.
In differences, True Tears looks more stronger in terms of animation and coloring, but White Album 2 seems to have the stronger soundtrack. However, it is based around music at first, so having weak music would've been a huge negative.
If one wants compelling, yet dramatic love stories, these are definitely good together.
These are probably the two most realistic love story/drama anime released in the past years. Both feature an MC that is primarily torn between two women and stuck in a dilemma on who he should choose. The main guy also knows that if he chooses one, the other will surely be hurt. White Album 2 and True Tears tackle very mature concepts about relationships. Although people did not seem to enjoy the resolution of both anime, I still firmly believe that the MC chose the route that he wanted.
Two shows with a similar ambiance, with amateur artist protagonists for their male leads. Watch as they discover the world around them and within them, and come to terms with the inner feelings of those who are closest to them
these two series speaks a great story of romance. The emotional ride of having a romantic relationship with someone. If you really a fan of romance, you're gonna love white album 2. I assure you that :D
Has very similar atmosphere between them, hesitancy, ambivalence, and boom! Turmoil at the end. Kitahara resembles Nakagami, Hiromi with Kazusa and so with Ogiso and Isurugi. But don't worry, they have their own uniqueness so the story wouldn't be predictable so easy.
- Both center around a love triangle between 2 girls and the MC
- One of the girls gets 'angry' at the other for interacting with the MC and tells her not to get involved with him
- MC gets together with 1 girl in the beginning, but changes his ultimate feelings towards the end
White Album 2 and Kimi ga Nozomu Eien portray love-triangle relationship between the male lead and the 2 female leads, in a mature and realistic manner. The episodes are packed with drama, that increases in intensity as the plot progresses.
As a White Album 2 fan, I can tell you: you won't find another relationship drama this intense (without resorting to School Days)
If you're looking for more of what you got in WA2's latter half, look no further
Two of the more serious love triangle dramas out there...While Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien is pretty much a drama by the end of episode 1, White Album 2 takes messing with the viewer´s emotions a step further by starting out as a blithely show before everything falls apart around the midway point.
Series the contain love triangle relationship between the male lead and main female characters. The two shows are strikingly similar in their mature portrayal of relationship development. Characters make decisions in a realistic way, even though these decisions may seem despicable and may end up hurting other people.
They're both heavy on the drama/romance, with very limited comedy, which gives a nice breath of fresh air from all the romcoms out there. The situations and emotions feel quite real, and nothing feels forced.
The way drama and romance are played out in these two shows are similar. There are even some plot similarities between a story arc in Ef and White Album 2. Other similarities between the two shows are the maturity of the relationships between the characters, and the intense feelings both shows invoke. Lastly, both shows have love triangles and show the tough decisions that have to be made in the end, and the lengths people will go to follow their heart. Often love triangles can get a little out of hand and the relationships become unrealistic (example: School Days); however, both these shows manage to have love triangles while maintaining great characters and a compelling story. In conclusion both shows will tell stories that will leave a lasting impression and I highly recommend them. read more
WA2 and Ef both contains a very narrative story that begins with a group of friends meeting one another, wanting to help eachother, fall in love, and reach a conclusion that avoids breaking their relationship as the same group of friends up. These two animes will bring you pain, will make you understand, will make you rage at their actions, and will satisfy you with whatever the conclusion is given.
I heard these two compared and contrasted on a forum as something along the lines of "one is about three friends unselfishly seeking friendship and finding love; the other is about three friends selfishly seeking love and finding friendship". I'll let you decide how true that is after having watched it but I did feel these two were semi similar.
The biggest similarity is the dynamic of the three main characters, a male and two females (and the two girls are sort of parallels character wise), and the unspoken feelings between the three of them. I think Oregairu does an overall better job character and story wise, but I still enjoyed the revelations in WA2 and its story and characters. There are some more similarities but thatd require spoilers. read more
•both anime are focused on the shoujo romantic highschool life genre, focusing around a group of musical students
•both anime are focused on a group of students, 2 being relatively close, while another sneaks there way into the pair and causes the plot to deepen and develop while causing happiness and mayhem
•both anime shows the protagonists relationship problems as it becomes a love triangle, as they face each others feelings towards the situations, while going through highschool and their day to day lives
•both anime are heavily musical themed, with beautiful OST that will make you want to download them and listen to them on repeat
•they are very similar with the love triangle and its musical background that enhances and stirs the emotions as the viewer is watching the scenes, you will like one if you enjoyed the other read more
WA2 and Kids on the Slope share many similarities. Both are romance drama anime centered around a complex love triangle between friendship and lovers and are both heavily themed around music. If you enjoyed one of these, you HAVE to watch the other you won't regret it.
They both SoL-School genre that strongly consist of music. They both got unique way to show us how music relates the relationship of the Characters. They both consist of Romance, and have their own love problem. the difference is White Album 2 is just a solid triangle love while Sakamichi no Apollon more complicated
Both anime are about friendship threatened by unhappy love triangels and show the sad but still realistic dark sides of love. In addition music is very important in both series, though the genres differ in jazz and pop.
After watching White Album 2, do you have a taste for characters suffering? Well, look no further! Like WA2, Nana is also music-based, but that's not the main focus (though Nana has better songs). Nana is very strong in the drama/romance department, with believable characters making a mess of their lives, similar to WA2. Both start off lighter in tone, and then fall away into darkness. If you liked what you saw in WA2, I advise you to hop over to Nana-land immediately... and be prepared to shed black tears.
NANA and White Album 2 both leave the viewer with so much agony and sadness. I personally cried my eyeballs out watching both. Moreover, both have amazing music groups, heartbreaking love stories that leaves you feeling unsatisfied and extremely cruel reality checks. The only difference is that White Album 2 has a way much better ending in terms of story. Great drama/romance going on through out the whole anime.
Both animes focus on music , and although Nana may be more mature and realistic, White Album 2 also shows the complexity of relationships among the teenage characters of the series. Both are fantastic in terms of soundtrack as well.
Koi to Uso has the most similar vibes to White Album 2 that I've watched since then. It's not only the love triangle, but the betrayal that will inevitably come between friends (in this season, and especially if there is a second season). The difference in this anime is that the betrayal is overt and accepted between everyone, which is strange in a way but the concept of the government choosing a partner for you is also different. Potentially White Album 2 without the musical aspect.
- love triangle between three friends
- heartbreak, unrequited feelings or resignation
- many kissing scenes
- melodrama and lots of crying
- the boy's POV is the main one at least in the beginning
- pretty art
Even though the shows have very different settings, the dynamic between the male main protagonist and the 2 female characters ( one being the cherful silly character, the other the more distant "coldish" character" feels excactly the same.
If you like one of these shows for the romantic dynamic I highly recommend checking the other one out.
I´ll admit that the cheerful character in Kokoro can get annoying. therefore the show includes a larger count of main character and therefore more interaction and impact the whole lovetriangle has on the group.
If you liked the love triangle in one of these, check out the other :)
Both the anime deal a group of students who really want to hang out with each other though there are complications due to the love triangles that occur; where the WA2 deals with a band, music and Kokoro Connect deals with a club, supernatural stuff.
If you love the drama they are both worth watch....
Instead being a guitarist the protagonist wants to be a novelist with the support of his loved one and with a mixture of drama and romance
Protagonists from the 2 anime they are both helpful and nice
Protagonist also finds who is his true love
The plot are amazing, intense drama and appealing and they will make your heart shambles.
If you are a fan of Romantic Drama scenes with a bit of Comedy these two anime should be worth watching to you.
These two are masterpiece in their own story.
I might says. "DO NOT JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER"
If you want to feel what I've felt then watch this.
First thing I would like to let you know is that I am a Slice of Life with romance.
1) I have seen so many anime series of genre Slice of Life but they are 100% School oriented but in these series, Slice of life comes out of School life.
2) Male Main character both suffers and they are not clear out their feeling.
Both of them have mature and realistic love story, along with fully fleshed out 3 dimensional main cast, also just have a box of tissues at hand because they are going to make you cry hard(or atleast depressed).
Both series focus on dramatic love triangles with a more serious and mature vibe. It's all about the swaying emotion of the heart, and the unfortunate circumstances and misunderstandings it brings the characters. Also while White Album 2 uses music, KimiKiss uses film.
Did you watch either Rouge or white album and want to watch something exactly the same? Not just similar, literally the same. I don't understand how this recommendation isn't higher, these shows are quite legitimately the same thing. Although if you watched White Album 2 first you might be disappointed, it is the better of the two.
Well-known students unlikely to interact come together with their specific talents and ideals to create something that will serve as a milestone in their lives as youths. The cast of Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata strive to collectively create an eroge whereas the characters of White Album 2 unite to form a band. However, drama becomes more prominent as the series progresses when the heroines fall in love with the protagonist. The main character can only choose one to become his lover, which will break the hearts of the others and threaten the stability of the project everyone holds dear.
Anime where a gentle, proactive protagonist is surrounded by a couple or more beautiful girls. Actually, the similarity goes quite beyond that. Both White Album 2 and Saekano are written by the same person, Maruto. In Saekano, there are numerous references, both in dialogue and in how the plot progresses, to White Album 2. The references may be even more profound if you have played WA2 visual novel.
Written by the same person, the heroines also share a lot of personalities, in a subtle way. I am not saying that the heroines come out of the same mold, but careful audiences may observe much similarity in how heroines behave across the two series.  read more
On the surface, these two anime share nothing in common. One is a about a boy who swaps genders while the other is a boy who wants to play music. I find these two anime rather similar because they carry heavy themes of an important choice in your life. This choice must be made quickly if you wish to have a choice at all and switching choices will inevitably hurt somebody.
There are so many semilarities between these two animes. I am quite surprise that anyone hasn't make this recommendation yet.
-Both have a lovetriangle.
-both have a Mr.nice guy as a protogonist.
-In both anime, there is a cold, stone-hearted girl who is very passionate about her talent. And also in both anime that girl has a traumatic past.
-White album 2 is about music, Suzuka is about sports.
-Both have good art.
I am sure if you liked one, you will like the another.
The two series are similar to the skeleton. But have different body parts. The two share a sort of fated meeting of a future lovers couple. Whereas one deals with music, the other deals with voice acting.
Both are romance but with the fair amount of hardships along the way. There is also something that makes you feel frustrated with the romance while watching, but it's done in a way that you'd want to know what happens next.
Both stories are romantic oriented, dealing with characters traumatic experiences, loneliness, familiar conflicts, friendship and love triangles are highly recurring themes.
Also the main characters share some similarities, though White Album 2 has darker personalities, while those from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate are light hearted.
Great comedic/happy moments, as well as heavy sentimental changes, same feeling through the whole storylines.
Love is more often than not, a painful and bittersweet experience. Mature depictions of love is something often taken for granted in anime, these two pieces showcase the best of what the genre has to offer.
In both shows, the story focuses more on the drama between the main love couple after confession, rather than the build-up to confession. Both shows are heavy on both romance and drama and also deal with the more negative side of relationships
Surprisingly mature takes on the concept of growing up and finding your place in the world. Both feature thoughtful, introspective dialogue and use the soundtrack not as an accessory, but as the main weapon in conveying the mood and emotional value of each scene.
Keep in mind that you do not need to watch the first White Album before jumping into White Album 2. They are separate stories.
Both feature a love triangle although Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next is a lot less serious. They also appear to both be about a Love triangle (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next is more similar to a harem though) and the effects a love triangle could bring to an important friendship, but White Album 2 is deeper. If you enjoyed White Album 2 and overall love a good romance then you will at least be entertained by Next.
•both anime mainly focus on the relationships between each one of the main protagonists
•both protagonists are different in age, so the maturity of each emotion that is verbally said or through meaningful actions is completely different, though there are similarities
•both show the deep connection between friendships and the 'lines' that can/cannot be crossed, until the relationship 'lovers' be shown
•both show the love triangles in many different ways it can be approached, while some are just left hanging, or some take the aggressive nature and take a leap of faith
•both anime settings are mostly situated in schools where everything develops,
•they are very similar if you like the slice of life genre, with love triangles and emotions that you can relate to, or understand the heartache is can have affect on oneself during their school life, you might like one, if you liked the other. read more
One thing I want to get cleared up: something about White Album, the first two seasons (or rather, the first adaptation of it) is one solid fact: it only makes a very small reference to White Album 2. Whether or not you skip it is up to you, but you won't miss out on very much.
There's no guarantee we'll even remotely be on the same page for this one, but bear with me.
Both of these shows are dramas, and to an extent, harems. They had a strange feel to them that made them seem similar to one another, but while most would disapprove of Yosuga no Sora for its incestual themes, I think of White Album 2 as what Yosuga no Sora would be, without the topics that most of us wouldn't want to ruminate over. read more
The two heroine are hardworking and also considered a natural talent..
The Mc is preety average and has to struggle all the time to move even a step forward toward his dream..
Their talent and circumstances get in-between their love life...
The anime is filled with jealousy, hate pain mischief and dilemma in choosing between the two though a clear choice can be seen in Sakurasou than in White Album 2...
The Reality of life and how wasted time affects our relation are partially focused..
Both are very serious, contemplative romances with people acting reasonably realistically. Both use stage performance as an integral part of narrative (Aoi Hana - stage drama, White Album 2 - music concert). Both can be very, very sad. And both are worth watching - but only if you wanna have your heart crushed.
•both anime focus on a music club in highschool, where all the members join in accordance to their own reasons, but music is the main reason that brought them all together
•both are heavily focused on music, which surrounds each episode with beautiful contrasts to the emotions the characters are feeling
•both plots are differently focused, in which WA2 focuses on the romantic side, while TT focuses on the dramatic, all the while music flows and envelops each episode, enhancing the suspense
•they are very similar in the group of students joining a music club to be the best at what they do, while focusing on each of the protagonists emotions and pasts, you will like one if you like the other, even if not for the plot, the music enraptured me in the beginning of each episode. read more