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.
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.
It explores similar themes of desires, and the slow descent of an average and reasonable character into the depths of sexual activity. It's nowhere near as character driven, but it explores the same themes, and has a similar 'feel' to it. Much more PG than Honkai, though
Both animes treat romance in a different way. They show imperfect relationships. Nothing is perfect and there's no such thing as "They're meant to to each other". In the end people have so many selfish wishes and don't give a shit about other people wishes.
I really love when I can see these realities been shown in animes.
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.
Both show truthful elements of love and the pain, young generations will have to achieve what they want romantically to happen. Both are very realistic and they both openly explore human nature's obsession with the perfect love.
Kiminozo and Kuzu no Honkai both explore love triangles (or love webs), or perhaps more accurately, how deeply flawed individuals go about establishing romantic relationships with others. There are certain twists in the relationships that make them more complicated than the usual. Both shows explore this 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 usually heavy and melancholy.
Young main characters with love troubles, cheating relationships and argument twist everywhere.
Such a different from thoose typical love-come and shoujo romances. Some kind of real and serious stories.
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.
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 deal with the taboo of relationships. They get into the mental state of the character very deep. They are also both masterpieces in the to be even able to create these emotions to words. Watch them if you don't mind taboo topics.
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
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
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.
The Anime don't have much similarity. Although, if you like Kuzuno Honkai you might aswell like Grisaia no Kajitsu. It has Ecchi in it and weird Romance. Its more of a harem. But you will most likely like it, if you liked this anime.
Many character parallels can be taken with the series, mainly with jury and akio, who are like sanae and akane respectively. Also certain themes the show is talking about are also talked about in utena, like adulthood and love, but utena is far more stylistic then kuzu no honaki.
Both are examples of on screen sexual intimacy involving unhealthy relationships that is not grossly exaggerated (physically at least).
The MC in both are girls with brother complexes, and the story revolves around the drama this leads to.
Whilst Kuzu no Honkai is longer, with more character exploration, it doesn't distract from the vacuity; if you are after a similar show in terms of cheap softcore pornservice/artistic sexual intimacy (depending on how you look at it), this is the show to go for.
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.
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.
- Features young adults
- Sexual relationships but not ecchi
- Characters generally willing to sacrifice their long-term romantic health for immediate intimacy
- Main crux of the series is people trying to figure out the differences between sex, love, and lust.
- Will either feel very real or very fantastical based on the viewers life experiences with sex and love.