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.
Both series feature teenagers overwhelmed with emotions and learning how to grasp relationships while making mistakes along the way. Relationships in both shows grow more complicated with more people entering the focus of the web of relationships.
Almost the same situation were it involves 2 people who have a crush on someone else but ends up being together. However, one has a side of comedy and the girl is quite a handful for the guy, while the other is more of a drama and the girl is very submissive to the guy's advances.
Both shows take a more serious and dark look at relationships than your average anime. Nana explores this through its myriad of multi-faceted relationships of all kinds (often romantic), while Kuzu no Honkai is a more tightly focused piece on the psychology of sex. Both are compelling and often tough to watch, in a good way (like an emotional human trainwreck).
Both Kuzu no Honkai and Nana take a more adult approach to relationships, and both contain a fair amount of the main characters' own flaws and their own (slightly "out there") view on themselves an of love.
While Kuzu no Honkai (10/10) is much darker than Nazo no Kanojo X (10/10), they are similar in some ways:
Both have kind of a forceful/aggressive romance relationship.
Both female MCs are cute and weird at the same time and they also have dark and short hair.
Both have an interesting (uncomfortable for some) concept.
Both are Seinen and are not for kids (+17).
Both are School and Slice of Life.
Both have a dark vibe. While Nazo no Kanojo X's ambiance may not seem like it, some find the repeated sunset, night, rain and dream scenes in it kind of dark.
You are wondering what these anime have in common when they have different plots. while it is true that they differ in the story, they have some similarities. If you're a fan of :
- beautiful artwork
- melancholic instrumental music
- taboo love
- lots of erotic scenes
Then you'll probably like these anime. In Kuzu no Honkai the characters are developed better while Yosuga no Sora is by arcs. The Genres are different since one is a seinen and other is a (eroge) harem but nevertheless, they are both mature anime.
You Probably know why this had much a similarities
First of all :
Indeed.. has a lot of lust and affection.. but when you encounter both.. and
Get desired by the men you love the most... is to unrequited..
Forbidden love is too solid for your not so average themes...
And also involves secrets that can't be revealed
You've probably heard about some scenes which cannot be seen
Multiple love triangles in both series. (Ex: Mugi, Hanabi, Sanae in Kuzu no Honkai and Mika, Seiji, Namie in DRRR !!)
Many romances or twisted loves between the characters. (Eg Akane of Kuzu no Honkai or Haruna of DRRR !!)
These series are very focused on the psychology and the development of the characters.
Like Hachiman, Every character had a some ideology within themselves... as they talk about their living in life with such a messy and bad routine
The drama had a same average occuring in some thematic scenario...
Some scenes are just too provocative... it burdens some point of view which is too delusional and cynical... and it's not also your average romance.. to start with
Hana and Ringo look similar. They both are inlove with an older man (that both wear glasses) who they see as an older brotherly figure and are inlove with them. Hana and Ringo's crushes fall inlove with another person who appear to be something they truly aren't. Mawaru penguin's plot doesn't really revolve around Ringo's situation, but Ringo's story takes up a big chunk of mawaru penguin.
Kuzu no Honkai and Koi Kaze both explore forbidden love in a very dramatic way, and flesh out the conflicting emotions that those kinds of relationships can bring about. I'd also recommend KimiNozo and Aku no Hana to the masochists who are into Kuzu no Honkai, as I think those shows can elicit a similar sense of emotional desperation.
Both anime have a female student who loves her teacher and even has a female teacher to make it a love triangle. There isn't much at all that makes the two anime similar, but both anime really sell the sense of guilt they explore. Kodomo no Jikan explores the dangers of lolicon while Kuzu no Honkai explores multiple spectrums of a sick kind of love, but both anime don't hold back and have a sense of guilt if you're into that kind of thing.