Ef and True Tears are a perfect match to the point that they could almost be mistaken for the same franchise. Both are Highschool romance anime that avoid many of clichés of the genre to focus on love triangles, keeping the emotional development of the characters as their primary goal. In visual terms they present very solid animation values with gorgeous background art that shines mostly in the sky scenes. Fanservice free, these are titles that handle their potentially jaded subject matter with maturity and in a serious, thoughtful and highly emotional way. Fans of one are encouraged to check out the other.
There is a big similarity between ef-A Tale Of Memories and True Tears, They are both came in flavor of Romance, Their stories seems to cross at some points, The characters in both series are interesting from the same point of view, So if you liked ef-A Tale Of Memories, Then you are in the mood for True Tears.
Romance in high school setting, with the focus on love triangles. Instead of emphasizing the moe comedy slice of life as per the industry standard, these anime focus on real emotions of the characters, taking character development seriously.
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
Similar art with both dealing with the relationship of more than one person.
While in True Tears it is mostly focused on one male main character and his relationships and putting the other a bit in the background, are in kimikiss two male leads.
Both shows are Slice of Life, Romantic, Comedies revolving around the relationships between various characters. They also have adopted a similar art style with, water colour backgrounds, superb character designs and bits of CG. ^_^
In both series, there are multiple romances that are focused on, although one relationship is the base. The route that the main relationship takes affects the other relationships in some way. Both use the same or similar techniques to keep the viewers interested. And last but not least, they are both executed well.
Kimikiss and True Tears are both visual novel adaptations that feel more like they're based off of a shoujo manga rather than a male-targeted eroge. Neither of them are too heavy on the harem themes (particularly Kimikiss), and they both feature intense yet logical plots that leave you at the edge of your seat waiting for the next episode. Fast paced, dramatic, and realistic; both shows are must-watches for those who want a good romance but are sick of shoujo cliches.
Similar feelings when you are watching them.
When I watched True Tears, I felt that every girl was absolutely splendid, and I felt a quite sad because, of course, only one of them would be able to get the boy who she loved. With Kimikiss I have felt exactly the same.
In both animes,you feel a quite sad about one of the girls because at the end you was in love with both of them!; but at the same time, you feel a injection of courage because that girl continues her life with cheerfulness. They are a real teaching about how to behave when you suffer because of love.
And on the other hand, you feel also very happy because of the girl whose love won, she is worth a fortune as well!
At first, Kimikiss seems very different from True Tears, but when you move forward the anime, you can see the similarities. read more
Both True Tears and H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~ slowly reveal secrets behind the main heroine's life. As both of these series progress, we're left to witness the developing bond between the romantic couples and given the same type of feelings for the two.
Both have characters with tragic circumstances with a dramatic/realistic plot (kimi ga is more intense ) and both series look at love from a destructive side and how one can hurt the other when falling in love-kimi ga is focused on one guy and his relationship with two tragic females and true tears is focused on three males and three females with lots of jealousy ,desperate love ,so if u liked true tears u might like kimi ga nozomu eien as well ......
Both tell amazingly realistic stories of romance by using raw emotions as tools rather than developments. (i.e. melodrama)
Therefore, the characters share one glaring and, potentially, enjoyment-killing flaw: They are very off-putting due to incompetant decision making. Melodrama does not allow direct growth in it's people as a trade-off.
Enjoyable because of curiosity, but, all-in-all, they're hit-or-miss exp.
Kimi ga Nozumu Eien (a.k.a. Rumbling Hearts) utilizes a true tradegy to excuse it's effective melodrama. The characters attempt to grow, but dwindle due to, again, all too real circumstances.
True Tears uses childhood friends, familial bonds, and the understanding of sadness/happiness. There's quite a lot of love triangles here, but are rarely boggled down. Characters' misunderstandings combined with excessive (but understandable) responses ensue the melodrama. Harder to take in, as the circumstances are less likely to occur. read more
When watching Kimi ga Nozomu Eien I firstly recalled True Tears. Both tell true-to-life stories about some school friends and show that love may be extremely painful alongside with being pleasant. If to underline, they show how much love may hurt for the very first time. Some intrigues, skeletons and evil plot twists are included, too.
Romance in a love triangle, minus the moe comedy, and plus loads of character development, and realistic depiction of how one decision could affect the other party in love.
Not for people only looking for a light-hearted comedy series. These are packed with drama and feels.
Realism is one of the many themes you will see in both of these series.
But beyond that, both anime(s) focuses on the characters on what they try to become as the episodes progresses.
Then of course, there is drama, comedy (less so in later episodes), emotional scenes, and romance mixed with various misunderstandings. Ultimately both series reflects the more emotional and sadder side of a romance story.
Myself ; Yourself has the same dramatic feelings as True Tears. Both anime are also in the same genres. I enjoyed both of them, and while Myself ; Yourself's story was different than True Tears's, it reminded me of the other. If you liked one you should definitely try the other one.
Both of Myself ; yourself And True tears give you an atmosphere of romance and drama, wich makes your heart break into a little pieces.
But the characters personality are little bit different, 'cause in myself ; yourself don't include harem although true tears including it.
There is also comedy themes mixed with romance fact that makes both of the shows more interesting.
True Tears and Nagi no Asukara both take place in a setting that gives off a similar vibe. They consist a small cast of characters in a local setting where drama, comedy, and romance develop over time.
The main female protagonist from both series is a bit odd although although their personalities contrast with another from its perspective series. There is a love triangle that is built up and present.
P.A. Works is involved in both series for its production. The quality of the production also shares a similar feeling.
Similar coastal town settings and romantic drama. Nagi no Asukara has more intertwining relationships with more than one male character while True Tears is more about one guy's relationship with several girls.
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If you love something called love triangle maybe this anime can give you that, even more.. like pentagon love(?). Like Nagi no Asukara, True Tears contains romance elements in its story line, and love rivalry. The boys are being chased by many female characters. I don't wanna tell all the story, could spoiling the story :P.
But, here is the relationship formula : (A & Z s male, others are female)
A loves B but A loves C, C loves A but B is her friend, D loves A but Z loves D.
Both anime feature a rather dramatic atmosphere for being a shounen without a large amount of comic relief which is not common for shounen romances, where the norm is often times a romantic comedy with some degree of fan service. The larger reason as to why these two anime are similar in some regards is the fact they both center around a love triangle in which their is progress as opposed to often times in shounen romances where if their is a love triangle it will end with an open ending due to a rather indecisive male lead.
A guy in high school helps various women in his life overcome obstacles in their life - both past memories that haunt them and current issues - all while having a happy overall feel while still being able to be dramatic.
Both series follow a male protagonist who has connections to different girls. They have the same atmosphere, dealing with relationships between the characters as a main focus to each episode, as well as featuring tear-jerking moments among them. They both include interesting and unique characters within the cast, and deal with romance.
P.A. Works is first of all involved in both series.
But beyond that, both series are quite realistic with the slice of life theme.
Both series contain characters of various personalities and has a relaxed atmosphere mixed in with comedy and drama.
Both of these series has the same sort of tone that I found appealing to the audience. The drama is there and so is the romance. Sola does contain more action and fantasy but both anime(s) has that feeling of emotion which builds up as the episodes passes by.
With a similar animation, both deals with issues of the friendships and romances of high school kids, and a main female character that likes chickens. Same director too, but with very different execution in terms of story--for better or for worse. That might also explain the explicit display of chickens, bordering on obsession.
A lot of similar characters and similar scenes. Glasslip reminded me a lot of Ai's arc from True Tears (with a love/friendship falling apart, but comes back together) and Hiromi's arc (The jealous of one person's relationship with their lover caused them to act bitterly to them). All in all, of you loved those two arcs in True Tears, you should ignore the hate that Glasslip gets and give it a try. If you enjoyed Glasslip, you'll definitely find True Tears a treat to watch! Also both shows have chickens in them that represent some sort of theme in the show, so if you loved them in one, you'll definitely love them in the other! read more
Both are directed by the same guy and deal with day to day relationships. The pacing of the shows are similar, and the main character is artistic in some way. Also the obsession with chickens is strong in both.
I was sobbing like a baby from both of these, finest romance drama in the game... Both contain love love triangles, & intense intimidating drama regarding it. Our main protagonists are a little dense in both, causing drama to get out of hand.
Both shows feature a young girl who had a "curse" put on her. A weird girl non the less, who can't express herself just right. Also similarities in the romantic developments. Love triangle with a tricky, touching outcome. Stories of friendship, love, struggles, maturing and liberation! With beautiful music of course :)
If you liked this movie, I strongly recommend True Tears as a similar yet different story, told in 13 episodes.
The heroines of both anime, Naruse Jun and Isurugi Noe, with some trouble with her emotion or psychology, have no friends. The scripts of both are written by Okada Mari. Their themes are similar: romance, youth and growth.
Both feature characters who have conflicting, often painful, thoughts about their love lives.
The romances themselves also feature hardships that would otherwise break someone into pieces if not properly taken care of. Here however, they're used to grow into people necessary to achieve what they want, even if it could be more trouble than it's worth.
True Tears uses tears and the reason for crying as some sort of idealogy. Multiple main characters have some cross to bear. Romances are handled with appropiate writing.
Koi Kaze is an incest story, using that to create one of the best romance stories I've ever seen. Writing is so tight and emotional, it's almost scary. read more
I feel Koi Kaze is extremely underrated on the site, largely due to the widespread ignorance over the depth of the themes covered in this anime. While Koi Kaze is undoubtedly better in every aspect, for those looking for a lighter, less honest anime involving forbidden romance may want to turn to True Tears. While I wouldn't normally recommend True Tears, it is an entertaining preemptive before watching more mature anime.
The path to find yourslef is always a lot nearer than you have imagined. To seek for the person you love, and yet, not torealise that this person is right beside you. That is the main story line in both Yotsunoha and True Tears in which the lead male characters want to prove themselves. They often can't express their thought clearly, causing confusion and sometimes arguments between the female characters. But in the end everything is set and the boys find their happiness.
In both series, the MC is seeking themselves and a person they value the most yet they don't realize that the person is always by their side. In both anime(s), the main protagonist is trying to prove to themselves for who they are. Both anime have touching drama, melody, and is a slow paced anime that is heartwarming. There is also comedy and of course romance.
Both are pretty focused on Romance, Drama and School. Clannad has supernatural elements while True Tears doesn't.
Both have a lot of girls are one guy as the focus to the story.
Might even go as far as saying "True Tears" could be a "If Clannad had no supernatural theme to it, it would be..."
Both male protagonists are delinquents, or at least labelled as one and end up attempting to help girls with their problems, both with interesting results.
Both are PG-13
Both are about a male not knowing what to do and where to go with their lives. Later, a lonely girl (or strange and lonely in noes case) draws the male in, and he is inspired to help her, and they both end up helping each other and loving each other in one way or another. Both are also love triangles. Sunohara (clannad) is just a comic relief though, whereas Nobuse (True Tears) is actually somewhat important in the story and more important in the end of the story and epilogue. Clannad has more humor, while True Tears has more Drama. The OP for both are done by Eufonius. Both also have a great ED. read more
-) The art style is in both series very well done.
-) Toradora is a romantic comedie, with enough drama and great character evolution. The story is amazingly good.
-) True tears also is a romantic comedie, there are many thinking moments in the serie, true tears also have some great character evolution. It has a good story.
I cant say more for the recommendation, other than: if you like toradora then you will like true tears 2.
The book in BRS about the little bird and the colors reminded me a lot on the picture book "Raigomaru to Jibeta no Monogatari" in True Tears.
Both animes make you think about the people in your environment and how you treat them. You start to care slightly more about them and want to treat them better.
They both have Drama and Romance in there and both are really fun Anime's to watch with True Tears you have alot of Drama that you don't expect and the same happens in Clannad After Story both are very good Anime's
Both series contains that slice-of-life theme and daily school life. True Tears has more romance themes but Tamayura: Hitotose is still enjoyable. Both OP songs also has a touch of light tone and the art of both series is appreciable.
Although the storylines are different, these two anime have the same kind of atmosphere to them, and both are very innocent romances. Ano Hana is more "intense", while True Tears is on the softer side.
Though Noe and Rikka share different roles in their respective stories, they are definitely characters that really drag you into the story.
Extra: Both live in their own worlds, and are also intrigued by the male leads.
I don't know how no one noticed the similarities between the two series. Both focus around a love triangle between main character, sister figure and third wheel girl. And in addition there is an additional girl who the protagonist won't even acknowledge. Well, the only difference here is that, in True Tears, the siblings are not actually related by blood (despite certain implications that it might be the case).
Both have a serious tone , both are about students
the main character also likes drawing, and wants to go to a school that his mom don't accepte just like the main characters of Tsuki ga kirei ,
Both have love triangle eventhough true tears is kind of a harem anime,
Both girl characters don't talk much , and they both love a sport that they are good at.
In the end you could say True Tears is a Tsuki ga kirei version for highschool
Both start out with wholesome characters slowly starting to know and fall in love with each other, against all the odds.
Then one becomes an actually decent story of a love triangle while the other one devolves into a threesome, wait no, foursome. Wait. Fiv- UHH I lost count!
Props if you can tell which is which.
Both shows share a relatively similar love triangle structure, in which the MC initially dates one of the girls, that is openly in love with him until he starts to realize his true feelings for the other girl, which prompts him to break up with his girlfriend and get together with the other
For those who enjoyed true tears for the style of character development, Zettai Shounen may be the next logical series to watch. Both series employ a wholly action-based rather than exposition-based character development strategy: to understand what motivates a character, one has to look at their actions. true tears has a much more conventionally compelling plot, what with the love pentagon situation, but for those who get into the atmosphere and characters of Zettai Shounen, it can be just as compelling.
True Tears shares a lot of different feelings and thoughts within it's action. If you liked the nice character development and the plot itself from this anime , I am sure you will enjoy the other just as much or maybe even more. However, it is a high risk of crying, so if you decide to watch True Tears and then Sukitte Ii na yo, prepare your tissues if you are a sentimental person.
Same director, similar style.
Although True Tears is obviously more fleshed out, True Tours has a similar feeling and atmosphere. Interesting artwork and same use of artistic stills. Two romances with subtlety and unique aesthetic.
I think Haruhi and Noe are very similar. When i first saw Noe at the top of a tree, for a second i thought she was Haruhi. And not only that, Even their attitudes are the same...
Not only Noe, Shinichiro is look a little like Kyon, too. -They both have three beautiful girl around them-
Even though the story is still different...
It's a bit of a stretch, but nevertheless, there is an uncanny similarity between the characters of Hinazuki Kayo (BokuMachi/Erased) and Isurugi Noe (True Tears).
Both anime are emotionally intense, and share that certain / get it right / feeling. True tears is more of a Romance, but Erased has it too, in a way. Great stories. Relatable characters. Feels. What else do you need, srsly? )
Both series belong to a small group of harem anime that are actually good. The drama and characters (all of them in True Tears, and a sufficient number in Shuffle) feel genuine and engaging. While I have low expectations of harem series by default, these two proved to be exceptions to the rule.
Both have a protagonist who desperately tries to write a book and the event of his/her life are what gives them inspiration. While In WOTH the story of the book is about a Cat, in True tears is about a Chicken and the stories have deep impact on their lives.
Both have a gentle feeling and involve a main character who has 2 girls trying to date him and indulges himself in art. the drawing/paintings the main guy does reflects whats happening in the anime and add to the mood at hand. the overall story lines seem to fit in perfectly with each other.
In both animes you have two girls in love with the same boy, and both of them are really splendid! Perhaps one of them a more normal and sweeter girl, and the other one much more energetic and crazy, but both splendid!
You would wish that both of them could get the boy they love, and in the end it is a bit difficult to choose which of them is your personal favorite.
The way True Tears makes you feel after one episode will make you fall in love with 5 centimeters per second, this short movie (or 3 ovas) just grips you tight and doesnt let go until you let out a tear. It deals with relationship issues over distance and close and personall. Its a deffinetly must see anime! How ever if you have seen 5 centimeters, true tears is an anime for you! Its short sweet and simple with a great story line you can easially fall in love with. Once either one of the shows is over your gonna want to beg for more from these amazing story writers read more
The main aspect that ties these two together is the feeling for loving someone else. They both follow a boy with sad stories and romantic ones all around.
Both moods are drama, romance mixed in with some comedy and are set in High school life.
Both series are romance-drama hybrids that contain very defined, realistic characters. The male leads go through a vaguely similar struggle that deals more with themselves than with others, and both use stories as symbolism (although Hanbun uses a real book instead of a fictional story written by the lead).