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Toradora!


Alternative Titles

English: Toradora!
Synonyms: Tiger X Dragon
Japanese: とらドラ!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2008 to Mar 26, 2009
Premiered: Fall 2008
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:20 (JST)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 495,526 users)
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Ranked: #1582
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Popularity: #13
Members: 800,530
Favorites: 32,238

Recommendations

These two anime are completely different in plot but in characters you can definitely see a similarity... The main characters Ryuji and Taiga have a very interesting relationship.. one of a master and her dog (like Louise and Saito)...
In both anime the characters share a close relationship in which the chibi fearsome female dominates the male...very interesting to watch..
(both females have the same voice actor as well..) 
report Recommended by sspatel_55
Both Lovely Complex and Toradora involve a girl and boy who act harshly to each other but then end up becoming friends and helping each other try to get together with their love interests. Eventually, the main characters began to develop romantic feelings for each other...
I adore both of these series'. <3 
report Recommended by YakuzaDog
Made by the same people. Both shows are romcoms, and the good kind. Both are very funny but also very dramatic. If you enjoyed one you'll enjoy the other! 
report Recommended by Yatsura
Toradora and Sakurasou involve a guy reluctantly taking responsibility for a female classmate that he lives near, but the girl in Sakurasou is a softly-spoken autistic artist, not a troubled tsundere. Sakurasou has a very similar tone to Toradora, and the characters fill comparable but not identical roles. Though Sakurasou initially tries to present itself as a fanservice anime, its real themes are of aspiration, self-expectation, and unreciprocated feelings. 
report Recommended by ianiceboy
Both are brilliant slice of life high school romcom dramas. It's mainly consisting of comedy (well done comedy) but every so often turn serious and dramatic - pulling heart strings. These can be from issues concerning love or family etc. Both are great watches if you are into romcom high school dramas.  
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
They are both romantic comedy series with funny peculiar characters. 
report Recommended by SailorKagome
Ookami-san started to develop into something meaningful other than a plotless comedy over a few episodes. That development focused on romantic struggle of the main couple. Toradora development is pretty much the same, started of funny and increasingly dramatic over time. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both are very similar.
Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
Synchro~ Kugimiya Rie - Taiga - Shana
In these animes is about love.
The anime also has what funny, the comedy is there, too. 
report Recommended by Foxygirl05
Both are lovely sweet love comedies that make you smile. Both have enough depth to be interesting and lovable. <3 
report Recommended by Tshuki
Many romcoms share similar likenesses, so I could probably list others that match up decently like Chuunibyou, Golden Time, and even Yahari Ore no Seishun and such which others have listed. But I found these two to be similar because of the MC's dynamic/forced relationship with a main girl while the MC's crush is a different person.

Both also have typical things like "beach" episodes, romantic tension that occurs during scenes of the MC and female protagonist (though Nisekoi has a bit more romantic tension in its scenes). Both are also comedies and have tsundere leads.

The difference is that Nisekoi turns into  read more 
report Recommended by Dragon
Both animes have similar stories, like the fact that the two main characters start with a friendship, but at the end of the anime declare themselves to each other in a loving relationship.
In Chuunibyou, the characters derive their characteristics because of another person, as Rikka, who decided to change her way of being because of Yuuta, the Dark Flame Master.
In Toradora, the characters seem to show feelings for friends of their friends at the beginning of the anime. But throughout history, they realize that actually liked each other.
If you saw one of these animes, I think you'll like the other I recommended  read more 
report Recommended by Youndayme
Ryuji Somehow reminds me of harima.. they are both looks like delinquent.. but they actually are sweet and kind..
they also have problems to confess their love to the person they like :P 
report Recommended by yumiche
The relationship between the protagonists are really similar (especially the girl main). They both are in a love-hate situation, and is really entertaining.
The only thing that differs is that there is no detective work. 
report Recommended by KyonzumiNagato13
Yui reminds me of Minori from Toradora and I feel OreGairu has got a lot of inspiration from that series with the lead male as well (though he not only looks delinquent, he pretty much is). Similar storyline pacing and character dialogue/interactions. As a big fan of Toradora I think this one is going to be a must.
 
report Recommended by Anistylez
Both main characters have scary appearances, but their personalities do not match how they look(or more so, how other people look at them). 
report Recommended by DeathGuiseX
Both female leads are tsunderes. The female and male leads in both of these anime have the same seiyuus. Basically, Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo) is Toradora with guns. 
report Recommended by MisaTange
A good guy and a strong tsundere-girl. Now they are argueing but this will surely lead to love! 
report Recommended by protivnaja777
Lead male complained and avoided by his delinquent appearance but a nice guy in the inside, also both live alone with a naive and not completely independent female whom they care while doing the housekeeping. They both also interact with a set of ladies in an institute environment.  
report Recommended by evanicafan
Most of the ToraDora! staff returns to make AnoHana. With a similar comedic yet melancholic feel to every episode and the effect of seeing noticeably alike character designs, you can't go too far into either series without noticing that the other shares analogous characteristics. ToraDora! is for those who prefer realistic and well-paced drama while AnoHana holds true for the opposite. 
report Recommended by Detective
Both story revolves in a high school, and the heroine, Hanazono Hikari is as powerful as Aisaka Taiga. A great story which do not let the side characters go down, as well as great soundtracks... 
report Recommended by aozuki_kei
The main romance plot is very similar between them. They may not share the same main plot (Music and Slice of Life/School) but secondary characteristics may apply. The alternance between comedy and drama is really similar, while the romance feels really heartwarming. There are a lot of similar events at the end of both, talking about them would be spoiling, but who liked one will probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Nickk
A story about a determined protagonist who has to take care of a rude but at the same time weak girl with a tsundere personality. It also has the potential to turn into a real drama. 
report Recommended by L-410
Mio and Taiga's personalities are very similar, in the case that they are both tsundere toward the male lead. 
report Recommended by Nanodesu
Both aired in Fall of 08 and have similar style comedy. While Kannagi has more ecchi and parody-centric comedy, Toradora is more slice-of-life/romantic comedy. Both animes are made great because of the characters. 
report Recommended by Tekky99
Toradora! reminds me a lot of Midori no hibi
Ryuuji and Seiji are very similar. both epic and funny as hell.
both animes have the same genres, except for toradora not being echii, and are good entertainment.


both worth watching, thats for sure! 
report Recommended by BlackListHunter
If you watched Clannad you have to watch Toradora. They are very similar story-wise and the characters are sort of similar too. I would say Toradora had more entertainment while maintaining the I-love-her-and-she-loves-me-yet-other-girls-like-him-too sort of atmosphere. Yeah it'll most likely help you get out of the sadden state if you watched Clannad. 
report Recommended by choasking990
The female protagonist of Hiyokoi -Hiyorin- have the shy character of Sawako (from Kimi ni Todoke), and have the same appereance of Taiga (from Torodora) and in terms of height Yuushin and her are the opposite of Risa and Atsushi (from Lovely Complex). The story of Hiyoko iis similiar to these 3 animes as well. 
report Recommended by nekopaw
Start of like a comedy and increasingly develop intense drama.
Both are adolescent stories with youths going for their life goal, or new life. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both are about an outcast of a girl that ends up forcing a guy to tag along with her for helping her with stuff (Haruhi: Helping with her SOS Brigade | Toradora!: Mainly just supporting her). Some aspects of the art are also similar. 
report Recommended by _Me_
I am not sure if I can really link those two with something as precise as similiar characters but I for one enjoyed Toradora as much as I enjoyed Sukitte Ii na yo.
They are both romance anime, both female leads are kind of misunderstood even if it's not in the same way and are both wonderful people once you get to know them. The male leads have both very unique characters and both anime make you feel that little tingly feeling that makes you want to burst whenever something good happens.
Ultimately, all characters are tangled in a romance that in the case  read more 
report Recommended by Iocust
Both shows are romantic comedies with male main characters who happen to look 'different' and a bit scary. They also have a love interest, a cute girl. Both stories have lots of situational comedy. Main characters are quite likeable and resemble each other. Toradora has a bit more drive and story, while Ore Monogatari!! has lots of awkward funny romance 
report Recommended by Halettan
Even though 'Working!!' has barely started, it reminds me greatly of 'Toradora!'. Both feature tiny female leads, forward (sometimes violent) female characters, and slice-of-life comedy.  
report Recommended by cptnsuz
They both have comedy, drama, and romance put together with some similar characters and similar situations. Both are a definite must watch 
report Recommended by wesley96
Both series deal with 5 friends in a school setting. (Honey and Clover in college). Both are slice-of-life comedies that also have drama mixed in. Both are VERY character centric. 
report Recommended by Tekky99
In both anime a girl tries to confess her love multiple times
and in both anime it doesn't go as planned…let's say the boy doesn't get it 
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Well, Denpa Onna is more fantastic, but both are still heart-warming stories about teenagers and they lives, fears and loves. What's more, I found Ryuuko very similar to Minorin. 
report Recommended by Eriis
The relationship between the two main characters is similar. Both Holo and Taiga are unique tsundere-like characters that have a goal they want to accomplish(Holo returning to the North, Taiga getting Kitamura to like her) and relies on the male character(Lawerence in Spice and Wolf, Ryujii in Toradora) to get them there.

In the beginning,their relationship begins on a rocky start, but as they face different challenges together and get to know each other, they start to depend on each other more and develop a close bond.
 
report Recommended by DreamerofDreams1
Both anime begins with that the main male character (Chiaki, Ryuji) cleans the house of the main female character (Nodame, Taiga).
Both are funny and about love (among other things). 
report Recommended by Mithrillion
The main characters are very similar in their personalities and their treatment of the main character but toradora doesn't have the same fantasy factor 
report Recommended by The_Anime_Sage
Taiga and Suzuka remind me of each other exactly. Headstrong personality and strong willed. Except, Suzuka tends to have better manners than Taiga.. 
report Recommended by sooyeol
These two series feature a pair of classmates that originally had nothing to do with one another, but become involved outside of school and form a relationship. 
report Recommended by FullMetalRaven
Ririchiyo and Taiga (the main female characters) are petite tsundere from wealthy families, with deeper reasons to behave the way they do, instead of just your typical tsundere traits for moe purposes. Bonus! Both wear thigh-highs.

Miketsukami and Ryuuji are both gentle male characters, with talents at "domestic" chores, and enjoy taking care of the main female characters.
 
report Recommended by CakeRabbit
Ouran is a show that portrays similar feelings and emotions to Toradora! but conveyed in a different manner. 
report Recommended by Vengeful-Wolves
Watching Nagi no Asukara brings back feelings from watching Toradora. They are similar in a way that characters in both animes are caught between valuing friendship and their romantic loves, and choosing between the two. I liked the diversity of the personalities of the lead characters in both series. Both have good plot progressions.  
report Recommended by rgsrn
Both :
- have similar art
- have good character development
- have same ratio of male to female characters
- are slice of life/school life
- involve romance
 
report Recommended by WolfxPup
The characters.If you like the characters in one of them you have a good chance of liking the characters in the other. This might be the most important thing

Both were originally a light novel series.

Both have a solid story that revolves around the development of the characters.

They're both romantic comedies that don't rely on fan service.
 
report Recommended by WolfWoods
Azumanga Daioh is similar in energy to Toradora!, and everytime I watch Ryuji's teacher homeroom teacher Yuri, I cannot help but be reminded of Chiyo and her friends' homeroom teacher Yukari; uncanny resemblance. Azumanga Daioh is a little more absurdist than Toradora! and has no specific plot, and is a little more low-key at times, but if you enjoyed Toradora! I definitely recommend Azumanga Daioh. 
report Recommended by Morticon
Both anime focus on a young girl who has family troubles and are unskilled at getting along with others. At first, both girls have a reputation in their school for being strange - but a guy comes along and sheds some light on their once-dreary lives. Also, romance and comedy are balanced in both series and also have some drama tossed in. 
report Recommended by gigglingidiot
Both feature misunderstood young men with scary faces.  
report Recommended by Lokilawl
In both those school love comedies, there is a very special relation between the two protagonists (Ryuuji/Taiga and Jirou/Konoe), with ups and downs, but evident.
Also Ami and Kanade (both played by Kitamura Eri) are very similar characters. 
report Recommended by Feupy
Main characters are similar

Similar art style

Similar types of characters overall. 
report Recommended by tgaffer
Both lead male characters are very similar, strange eyes, works hard, and lives alone with their 'young' mother who has family issues. Both share a similar sense of humour and both have characters who need to go through trials and tribulations befor ethe end of the series. 
report Recommended by GeneralCox
At first I thought it really wasn't, but in the end, I found myself loving Toradora more than Little Busters honestly.
The characters give you that "group of friends feel" like Little Busters did for me, and the drama keeps you on edge.
Try it out :D 
report Recommended by Cornerstab
We have pretty cool main character surrounded by group of friends who are all similar in both series - lead female being tsundere and certainly having feelings for main character, other, pretty cute and kinda loud deredere who eventually starts to develop feelings for him too. Then we have another girl with our male, and so little harem is ready. Not to mention another male character, sweet and helpful one, loved by everybody and some other friends too. Both are romance and have slice of life themes. Both in their own way touch 'fantasy' world, though in Toradora it's just matter of title, and in  read more 
report Recommended by TenshiNoYume
Both are hilarious school life animes with romantic comedy involved. Toradora is more serious during some critical situations, but is still light hearted most of the time. If you like comedy, don't miss out on either of these shows! 
report Recommended by Dashiawia
Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka and Toradora! are both romance type anime that are settled in a school life aspect. They have very similar comedy senses and visual styles. The series start off with rumored and scary male leads, that turn out to be the exact opposite of what the rumors say. The thing that makes both anime really interesting is that the protagonists have to pick one of two girls - the one they have loved and admired for a long time or the girl that has entered their life recently, like a storm. If you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to  read more 
report Recommended by FireHeart
These two stories are developed in similar environments, they're both about the daily lives of two teenagers living together in their highschool years with some crazy and funny characters. 
report Recommended by Saturn19
Both are tear-jerking, heart-warming, touching, and astounding love stories with a female Tsundere protagonist (both voiced by Rie Kugimiya). 
report Recommended by astro-kun
Both Toradora and Hayate no Gotoku (HnG) are similar because both of them are slice of life, romance, and also include school life. In my opinion, HnG is better than Toradora because it has more comedy and action. HnG is full of parodies, and sort of like a harem, and there's a lot of comedy. I recommend HnG for any age but it's not as romantic as Toradora (kisses on the cheek couple times, which is basically it). 
report Recommended by HakuNami
- High school life;
- Lovable characters;
- Relationship between the MCs is well paced and develops beautifully;
- The male MC is more intelligent than people give him credit at first;
- Somewhat dramatic but with lots of good comedy in between. 
report Recommended by Alinex29
Extremely similar main female characters, as Taiga and Yamada had the same personality, minus Yamada's sex-centered thoughts. Both had very good comedy, with BGHK winning, but Toradora had more depth in its supporting characters. Regardless, if you liked one, you will like the other. 
report Recommended by armani661
Both main characters in both series seem similar. The males are more serious as the female leads are more not so serious. Both animes are comedy romance as well.  
report Recommended by spineslayer
Both are romantic comedies with similar setups (guy crushes unrequitedly on girl, guy gets help from another girl, guy also helps one of these girls with her own unrequited crush, guy eventually grows to care for the girl helping him, etc) that will tug on your heartstrings. For those who are not fans of the ecchi shows, don't let the ecchi genre tag for Video Girl Ai scare you off. The ecchi moments in this six-episode OVA are far and few between, and of a more mild variety than the more blatant stuff you see nowadays. VGA came out in 1992, after all.  
report Recommended by Numi
Both anime are about REAL life. There is no magic, no cliche plot lines, just real life drama and relationships. Toradora has more comedy and less time skips, but it relates to Itazura na Kiss very well. Both show the growing relationships between two people by use of schooling and living together. If you liked InK you'll definitely love Toradora~! 
report Recommended by MoMo-Da-Gr8
Main characters have very similar characters. Style of humor is the same in both anime :D. Both anime are about little girl which have some problems and about a boy who help them, and only thing he get for that is pain :D 
report Recommended by Kopi
the relationship between kaname and souske is very similar to the relationship between taiga and ryujji 
report Recommended by edwardyyu9f
The Shuusuke and Shuri's escape is similar to Ryuuji and Taiga's situation.
Both of anime are funny at the beginning and serious at the end. 
report Recommended by xKittyVx
Junpei and Ryuuji have a smiler characteristic, they both look delinquent, and they both find it hard to confess their love to the girl they like, in the way they find a way to be closer to the girl, in toradora it was taiga, while in Nyan Koi it was the cats, there seem to be more similarities between other characters too. 
report Recommended by yumiche
Both shows have a similar settings. Both shows have characters that battles through inner struggles with their past thus developing their characters. Although Ao Haru Ride has slightly less melodrama than Toradora, both are a good experience. 
report Recommended by damaster17
Protagonist wants to start a new school life, due to certain prejudices he has had of his appearance. It is meet with a girl who is known for having an aggressive personality and has a proper nickname that lives up to its name (and is tsundere). He discovers that behind her, there is a girl like anybody, who hides just like he, the one of prejudices. At the beginning is a toxic relationship, will they learn to leave their differences aside ?.
The big difference is that Toradora is the protagonists help each other to get the attention of the other's best friend. And  read more 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
If you like romance animes that stay away from the harem style and show you nice character development along with a constant plot with 0 fillers, this is your show. 
report Recommended by heiserx
Both main characters are helping each other to get the one they really love 
report Recommended by yardargami
If you love school romance drama and this anime is for you.
and both are definitely worth watching!
 
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
Toradora is a romantic comedy, so is not similar to Evangelion in plot, but both of them are not foccused in the plot. Toradora masters the character development as Evangelion, being his younger brother, just because is more lighthearted and less depressive. 
report Recommended by Lax_Caux
Made by the same crew, had a similar story structure, both tugged at heart strings and put a big smile on my face. Neither made me cry, but both made me so happy and sad at the same time, that I had a crisis on how I was living my High School Life. 
report Recommended by SyntaxMishe
It may not seem like a mecha movie would be anything like a romantic comedy show but I would argue that both have very similar characters. Also, both stories involve a love triangle that features a tsundere girl (Asuka/Taiga), a sweet boy who can cook (Shinji/ Ryuuji), and a strange girl (Rei/Minori). However, if you like these kind of archetypal characters you might not like the original EVA. The characters in the original anime and older movies are quite different than their Rebuild counterparts and are portrayed with more depth and realism but have a lot more psychological problems. Their portrayal in the End  read more 
report Recommended by Rosamaria
Whilst the storylines of these two anime are super different, the overall feel of the anime are very similar. "Listen to me, girls. I am your Father!" is a heart-warming story of how a young college student becomes the interim father to three young (and super adorable!) girls and the sense of togetherness that develops from living together as a family. Toradora is about a boy who sort of decides to take care of another girl (who wants to be taken care of, but is really aggressive towards him). Both these anime take time to develop deeper connections between the characters by forcing them to  read more 
report Recommended by tish92
both MC destinated live or do every day thing on the same roof, both dislike each other at first and later they begin like each other Ryuji x Taiga and Roku x Benio Sousei more to action in supernatural toradora more to high schooler problem 
report Recommended by PotanX
Like Minorin.. She truly rejects someone where Ryuuji founds out the truth but in this one Taichi was the one who got dumped

Through this arc which is now focuses on Nagase's Story... through pretending and acting all nice.. until she show her true false self... with negative emotion..
Neither the story goes on.. her progression just like Minorin as a companion... to Ryuuji... She believes that... her love remains burden like she felt before

 
report Recommended by HikiNEET021
This anime is a funny light-hearted, but also has some drama in somewhat. In all this is a very nice and heartwarming anime and I recommend this for beginners and seniors of the anime community. 
report Recommended by DatWeirdAnimeFan
If you like the cute and playful aspects of main characters, then both of these anime have the same kind of relationship that builds over time. While toradora has less adventure they both share an obedient factor in the male characters. So if you're looking for another love story i would sugest either one of these. 
report Recommended by animescape
Have you ever feel of a heavy "heartbreak"? The moment that you wanna punch walls and throw things stuff around you after watching the final ending moments of the anime? Well if you haven't then try watching ToraDora and 5 Centimeters Per Second. Trust me. ToraDora's ending, if you devotedly watch, ...... *speechless*. 5 CPS will amplify the ending feelings of ToraDora. My heartache last for atleast 2 weeks. SERIOUSLY.  
report Recommended by Fatality13
They Both Have Some Similar Characters
They Both Have To Deal With Comedy, Romance And Drama
They Both Have Emotional Feels
And Their Both From The Same Company That Did The Manga's 
report Recommended by Madison_Brown
- both girls seem to be dangerous or a bit aggressive
- both girls like someone else at the beginning
 
report Recommended by LyricsQueen
Similarity
- The girl later realise who she actually like
- school life

Difference
- Peach girl is more dramatic

Which one is better?
Well, the couple in toradora is a lot cuter. 
report Recommended by reren
In both anime the female lead looks similar in and have apparently similar height and in both main lead is way too tall. They are slice of life and romance. Both stories have a similar concept of a taller guy helping the girl thought out life and main characters end up liking each other. The setting of the animes are quite similar. Also the girl main characters are both compared to animals and their personalities are like that too. If you like this one ,you will also like the other one. 
report Recommended by future_dose
Toradora goes over similar events that happen in Tsuki ga Kirei. If you haven't watched Toradora for what ever reason and are looking for a romance similarly satisfying, Toradora is a good one to check out. If you watched Toradora and have been searching for an anime that is like it for quite some time, I really suggest Tsuki ga Kirei. 
report Recommended by mottowers
Toradora! and Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora look similar to me, first of all because of the art style. Then, because one of the main characters falls in love with the other one without him/her noticing it. After this, the one who falls in love acts giving him/her all to have the other person. Toradora! is way better (to my eyes) because it's also kinda comedy-ish and has humour through it, but Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora it's more like a drama through it all but, in the end, all that matters is the love the main characters feel for each other. 
report Recommended by cristump
- Both Animes have 5 characters involved in a romantic triangle (actually Pentagon O.o) or however it is called. Which is pretty funny!
- The characters don't know each other completely which led them to "imagine things" O.O
- Both Animes are pretty funny. The humor in both is unique.
- Toradora! is a little bit serious, well I've only watch Gamers! up to episode 6 (Which is the last aired before I'm making this Recommendation.
- The story is pretty entertaining and it will hook you up in the first episodes.

I would say "Gamers!" is a fusion between Baka to Test and  read more 
report Recommended by Adlet77
both are romance animes but toradora is a masterpiece if you can endure tsunderes if not then i wont recommend to watch toradora  
report Recommended by Rob_bac
Both include tsundere girl with unaware guy - Acchi Kocchi focuses more on the cute/silly aspects. Great anime to watch after watching Toradora. Both have really bouncy art and cutesy, likeable characters. Only 13 episodes, so it is a short and sweet relief from Toradora. 
report Recommended by hurrchan
Do you like lolis? I like lolis? The adjective/noun known as 'Loli' can be used to define these two anime. Too bad that's all they have in common. The Fate/Kaleid series AT FIRST appears to be a rip off of the critically acclaimed Fate Series and the horror anime known as Madoka Magica. After watching two or three more episodes your realize that you were damn right about the series. On the other hand, Toradora is a romance anime that intimately follows the developing relationship between two unexpected lovers, without all the generic shticks that are seen in the previous anime mentioned. TL;DR Why the  read more 
report Recommended by TheMcRib
Stories where the MC actually has a distinctive bond between each of the female characters he is in a harem with. The female characters are all perfect on the surface, but are flawed beneath what we initially see. The storytelling allows for proper development of the characters, exposing the flaws of each character beautifully.
Basically, harems done right. 
report Recommended by Sekaiou
> Both have unique male lead characters who have a cute, small female companions (Sora has Shiro and Ryuuji has Taiga). Each of the female companions are really adorable and are pretty attached to the male leads.
> In both, the main character is a boy who ends up with a pseudo-harem by the end of the series. I say pseudo since the girls are more like a bunch of best friends that one could easily mistake or ship as girlfriends but the girls.
> Both have a similar sense of humor, although Toradora is less "let's make fun of normal anime tropes and  read more 
report Recommended by Clocktower_Echos
Toradora is pretty similar to Hatsukoi Limited in my opinion.
Both are about romance, and both art style are similar.
The soundtracks are really good as well.
Unlike Toradora, Hatsukoi Limited focuses on all its characters, not particularly any MC.
There's also more fanservice in Hatsukoi Limited than Toradora~
 
report Recommended by MadokaxKitsune
Same kind of style in drawing, both have a lot of fun characters that youll love! Both series start as light shows but the story progresses the more you watch.
Love them both! <3 
report Recommended by kitycaty
Hm, let's see in a few words they're: upbeat and fun. But I shall go on to say that both shows tend to share a similar attitude in which characters handle situations: often somewhat brash or straightforward *cough* teenagers *cough*. Both shows can seem a little uneven sometimes in terms of enjoyment, but there are worthy moments to be had in each episode, regardless. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, of course, is about girls, girls, girls, and as for Toradora...well, the girls (Taiga, Minori, and Ami) pretty much take the show. Both shows have super shiny, slick quality in art and  read more 
report Recommended by zewho
Torodora and Ichiban are each about a student that is looked down by other classmates because of his scary, apparent nature. Both heavily emphasize comedy, romance, school, and both hone in on the character's predicament. Toradora deals with a high schooler's troubles as everyone thinks he's a rough bully. Ichiban deals with a student's troubles as everyone labels him as a demon lord. 
report Recommended by Osuuki
Again, Rie Kugimiya plays a brilliant Tsundere character in Taiga. Who is paired, remarkably enough, with a male named Ryuji.

The title ToraDora comes from Tiger & DRAGON.

There is no fighting in ToraDora, it is more of a HS rom-com. One of the best IMHO.

But both males are good at the cleaning/cooking.

Yui Horie lends her voice to supporting characters in each as well as the song tracks.

Well worth watching for any fan of rom-coms or of Rose (Rie Kugimiya). 
report Recommended by Beanieboy007
Ocean Waves has a more mild and believable Tsundere lead who ropes in a similarly earnest guy, with the same context of high school melodrama and family problems. While these essential elements are the same, the plot and the characters are aimed at a completely different target audience.

It's not a sure bet that Ocean Waves will be to your liking just because you enjoyed Toradora, but it provides an interesting and more realistic look at a tsundere romance that's worth checking out. 
report Recommended by ace52387
The overall plots of the two differ in an awful lot of ways, but the relationships between the two main characters - and indeed the characters themselves - in each show are very similar in many senses. I liked both, so you guys might. :) 
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
I think that if you liked Seitokai no Ichizon so far you would enjoy Toradora. They are both romantic comedies and they do both have some references to other anime shows. 
report Recommended by bookkid900
A truly mesmerizing and funny love story, but I recommend you start from season one the beginning episodes are quite alike as they both involve a guy who is good at basically all housework and they meet a girl with a embarrassing secret 
report Recommended by corrupt_dood
Both are really sweet, in a sense that you just can't get the story and the characters out of your head for weeks, so good they are. Well, both are comedies, both involve unlikely love relationships which are denied by everybody including those in love, both contain a fair amount of "fated to be together" coincidences which make you jump at your seat smiling and clapping your hands happily, realizing what's going to happen and enjoying it in advance; and fair amount of heart-warming turns. Not only that, but - I don't believe I have to write this, but the word "comedy" can mean anything  read more 
report Recommended by himself
When I started watching Toradora!, it reminded me immediately of Hayate no Gotoku!
Besides being voiced by the same person, the first thing I thought about when I saw Taiga was "NAGI!": They're both short, rich and like to boss around, but they also have their sweet side that they show to the guy they like (and to their close friends). They also have problems with their parents / grandparents. Hayate is also similar to Ryuji in a way that they both serve their "masters" without hesitating, and also take care of the girls. Oh but Ryuji has a scary face while Hayate is cute  read more 
report Recommended by SawlSeki
The relationship between Kippei and Kokoro compared to Taiga and Ryuji are almost identical. Kokoro and Taiga both lack of parent love and portray loneliness. However, I think Kokoro is hotter. The main difference is that Aishiteruze has a kid that interferes in the relationship, while Toradora both oblivious. Nevertheless, both are fun to watch and their cute. 
report Recommended by batman3456
both have deep relationships and love triangles.  
report Recommended by cidz
The leading role (Taiga) has the same voice, and both Taiga and Shana are really tsundere and short fused. Another simularity, Taiga is also really short. 
report Recommended by Rethardus
Being strong on one and only genre is good, it make a strong positioning for the show. However when the show go for more than one tone, it's worth watching even more, as long as one genre doesn't spoil the others.

This two shows are probably one of the leading high-school romance comedy of its time. Both shows has a potential of a good comedy, while also maintain high standard of drama and romantic content.

The episode can be a pure comedy, pure drama, or mixed, you don't know what to expect for each episode, but that's the charm of these multi-genres  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Not exactly a plot twist, but both shows have drastic shift of mood around the ending. From a seamlessly for-fun-only show with not enough stuff to worry about to the dramatic mess of growing-up, decision, and change.

Both are pretty cool if you want a full-blown comedy. But Toradora fare better as a reflection of youth, the last part is totally a grinding melodrama. The last part was well-made, believable story, good dramatic atmosphere, and everyone was scary, even the funny one.

For me, I personally dislike drama and can't stand watching one from the beginning, but both shows started off as comedy,  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both involve main characters who idolize a guy without seeing the one right in front of them. Toshokan Sensou is significantly shorter and has a very different setting. But they're both funny, and featured short-tempered female leads. Toradora! is definitely the stronger series, but Toshokan Sensou has it's moments.  
report Recommended by adamantine
Also about a group of friends in high school dealing with love, family, growing up, and other changes adolescence brings. 
report Recommended by kadian1365
In both cases there is heavy romance and some slice-of-life concentrated around the main couple. Some harem involved.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is more otaku-based, while Toradora! is more of school life. 
report Recommended by Dunkjoe
The titles look the same. Both have main male characters that have the delinquent look and have tsunderes as their counterparts.  
report Recommended by Jmac
Now this may seem weird but just trust me on this and check it out. I don't want to say anything because I don't want to give anything away even in the slightest. Just watch it, both absolutely amazing shows.  
report Recommended by Charter
These two animes are very alike.
Akito=Aisaka
Both are very dark people yet have someone the love.
Sana=Minorin
They are both happy and try very hard to keep everyone else happy.

 
report Recommended by happiness_love
Both series are handled by J.C. Staff and taking place in a school life environment. The main male protagonist in both series also seem to be normal although he is ostracized by most of the other students for their "strangeness".

The main female protagonist in both series are also petite and forms a awkward relationship with the main male protagonist.

There is a lot of humor, drama, and romance present in both series. 
report Recommended by Stark700
-Male protagonist are very similar, in the art.
-Both has a grup of students doing stuff
-Romantic setting; thought it is more obvious in Toradora. 
report Recommended by Zaraquiel99
Both shows deal with similar conflicts such as discovering what love is, relationships, the difficulties with growing up and trying to figure out what you really want out of life vs. what you thought you wanted. Both shows include very relatable characters and life challenges, the emotions never feel forced or out of place. You will find yourself feeling a personal connection to almost each character as you watch them go through different situations 
report Recommended by drseuis
Both animes have a tsundere theme (love/hate relationship) between the 2 main characters. Basically, the only difference between the two animes is that Toradora takes place in a school setting. 
report Recommended by ricenoodles
School-based romance anime that go (for the most part) beyond cliches into more interesting territory.

For KoiChoco, it's the unique setting and eccentric secondary cast, as well as the ever-present backdrop of political intrigue. For Toradora!, it's a fairly realistic and convincing development of the main cast, which is comprised of likeable characters with strong personalities.
Both anime are harem-ish, but are tasteful enough to avoid the stereotypically negative connotations of having a story centered around one guy and many girls. In particular, both include a strong (and very similar) relationship between two of the main heroines.

I highly recommend  read more 
report Recommended by ataraxial
both are romantic comedies. but unlike those too much mushy mushy senseless & mindless romances these two actually make sense and really very good to watch. the protagonists are strong characters & the side characters are as good. these animes depicted the human emotions quite superbly. while Tora Dora is all about the high school life and the teenage feelings nd hardships the story of Skip Beat is revolving around the entertainment industry. I love both the animes and I'll recommend them both :-) 
report Recommended by RizaPiu
Both of these shows are very similar in terms of themes and issues but especially regarding the development of the story there are many parallels.

First of all, both shows are slice of life, school, romance animes with a fair share of drama and comedy. In each case we get to see the development of a kind of love triangle and a strong friendship over a longer time span.

Secondly, regarding the development there are certain similarities such as the sudden development of deep friendship, rejections of love confessions, changing romantic interests and especially the way the characters support one another in critical  read more 
report Recommended by Kottbullar
these two are in more than one way similar
both have an ensemble cast, with the main girls introduced in the first episode plus another one in later episodes (Ami for Toradora introduced in ep5, Yuiina is Hanasaku Iroha introduced in ep4), both animes seem to have a cliche story at first but then turn out to be very unique with amazing story writing and character development, the characters are not similar though. both series also have potential love couples introduced in the first episode but then through the anime things get mixed up, you don't know who will end up with who...the art  read more 
report Recommended by HarukaYume
Both are funny and have weird characters in them, also with a touch of romance in them. Both main male character has unique traits to them. 
report Recommended by FatefulLove
K-on and Toradora both have students who go to school. These anime are both a slice-of-life. Toradora focuses more on romance while K-on focuses more on music and friendship. 
report Recommended by 182pop
-both have short, cute, and violent main characters
-similar fun light hearted them
-main character is tsundere
-two main love intrests
-same vibe if you like this I think you'll like Toradora
 
report Recommended by nekonapping
Romance animes that can really get to you. Unlikely couples, dealing with and helping overcome each other's issues. Both do a nice job at depicting the characters' emotions of falling in love with someone and being completely clueless about it, at least consciously. Warm, fuzzy feelings that make you blush, almost guaranteed. 
report Recommended by iSee
Slice of life, comedy, and school are the similarities they share. The characters share similar traits. There is one character in each anime that is part of the student council. Seitokai accelerate in comedy, so you will find it quite hilarious.  
report Recommended by Lamii
they are both sweet and cute. they're background ans storyline is nothing alike but if you have seen both you will know how they are the same becuz they hold the same feeling. toradora has more drama and comedy and a little more romance.

but if you like toradora you should check lamune out...the begining is not the same but the ending is great and is almost the same 
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