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..)
Actually, they're similar only for the first few episodes, due to the similarities between Louse and Taiga and the way they deal with their soon-to-be love interests. Then, as the stories go on, Toradora characters develop while ZnT's seem stuck in the optimal situation for fanservice and cheap laughs, with no further development from that point onwards, and even some derailment in characters like Siesta.
The realationship between the two main leads are very similar. A somewhat spoiled and bad tempered female and a really nice guy who is often abused by her. Although ZnT is in another world and fantasy, the main story and atmosphere are like each other.
Both have the characteristic master-slave sort of relationship. Taiga and Louise are also voiced by the same seiyuu (Japanese voice actor) so you may notice a similarity in the way that they talk. Ryuuji and Saito are also pretty similar because they are accepting of the position that they are put into. The way the relationship develops between the main characters also hold importance as each of the series progresses.
Zero is a fantasy setting where as Toradora is based in more of a real life setting. The romance progresses more quickly in Zero as well. Apart from those differences they are near carbon copies. If you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
They are both about two totally different persons that for some reason have to live together, the female character is almost the same, voilent and rude with few friends, but really just wanting to have some that care for them, they even look the same and it is the same actress that have the voice. Zero no Tsukaima is a little more perverted and harem like, still they are both great love stories with characters that develop during the show.
Louise and Taiga don't just share the same voice actor, which wasn't chosen without reason. The voice suits their enthusiasm and powerful character. Both girls treat they (boy) pal as servants and play with them, as if they were dogs. But in both animes, the relationship starts to grow and the girl realizes that she starts to get to like her servant. Though Zero no Tsukaima has got more "ecchi" in it - but not in a extreme art - , and deal with two total different siuations (and in Toradora the boy is more likeable) they both run out the same :)
The main female characters of the anime Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) and Taiga (Toradora!) are voiced by the same person, Kugimiya Rie. Of course, they are both long-haired tsundere who often physically hurt the male characters with whom they are close to and eventually fall in love with.
both the main girl chars have the same seiyu, and are both of the tsundere type... ok, there're so many others similarities... even the main girls look similar!! (just with different colour hair!)...
difference is that toradora is set in the real world and zero no tsukaima's set in another world (one with none other than... care to take a guess? ... MAGIC!...).
We all have probably seen that the main voice actors of the two of these shows are identical, but that shouldn't deter you from this. Both shows are amazing, and their style is different although their flow is similar. Turning to Toradora! for a bit, first of all, the Soundtrack for this anime is mind-blowing. I listen to it even now. I am on my second trip through the show and I've gotta say, it really is better a second time. The first time I went through, I learned quickly how drama controls this show. With comedy as the right-hand man. And romance as the basis. I believe this is a School-life masterpiece and deserves every bit of praise it receives. Really! Go ahead and watch it! read more
Many times i throught i was watching Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) instead of Taiga (Toradora) . They yell the same thing like "aho no inu" or "baka! baka! baka!" or "urusai! urusai! urusai!" (this one i remembered Shana from Shakugan no Shana LOL). Anyways very good n comic anime. Strongly recommend!
Basically both female leads is a tsundere type character that treats the male lead like a servant. Except one side is a high school anime and the other is a fantasy type anime. Both animes are equally enjoyable and so are the characters. The main females of both animes are also voiced by the same voice actress as well.
The dynamics between the characters are essentially the same going from a master/servant relationship to something much more. The male lead also makes a habit out of saving and protecting the female lead. Also, it is just as funny. And oh yeah, did I mention that Taiga and Louise have the same voice actress?
Both shows star a tsundere female protagonist, although to a much larger extent in Zero no Tsukaima. Although they don't share similar themes, they have a similar comedy style. If you liked Toradora, you might want to think about picking up Zero no Tsukaima..
Taiga and Louise are very similar. I think they're dubbed by the same person as well. They both call their boys "dog" and overall I found a lot of similarities. The difference is that Zero no Tsukaima is supernatural, action, and harem while Toradora is slice-of-life. Even so, they are both very similar. I think that anyone who has watched Toradora would enjoy Zero no Tsukaima as well. Same goes the other way around.
Both female main characters are tsunderes and both have feelings for the male main character they are teaming up with.
Usually takes place in school, and both main characters stay together or stay close to each other.
Both are teaming up together to get something.
-Similar cast of characters
- Main female treats the main male like an animal
- Both are great romance stories with love triangles
- Same Voice actress for Lead Female
- Zero is fantasy where as Toradora is Slice of Life
Both of these Anime are about a girl that is living their normal life and suddenly a random guy just appears. Both of the guys help the girls out with their every day life, the difference here is that one is forced to do it and one does it willingly. Eventually they both end up falling for each other which was obviously going to happen, but they are in many sticky situations.
Both series revolve around a strong tsundere girl and an ordinary guy. In both series, the two characters are thrown together unexpectedly, but the girl quickly asserts her authority over the boy, treating him as her dog / slave.
In both series, the tsundere female becomes angry due to jealousy and insecurity. She expresses herself by forcefully asserting herself as the boy's master, yelling at him, and physically abusing him. In Toradora, Taiga at least kicks him, slaps him, and punches him. She treats him alternately as a dog or a slave. She expects him to cook and do laundry for her whenever she wants, and that he should expect no thanks for his efforts. Her attitude is that because he is her dog / slave, she does not need to respect him as her equal, and she can freely abuse him as she pleases.
In both series, the main character is thrust into the unexpected situation of being the tsundere girl's dog / slave. Quickly on, both male characters learn to somewhat accept their role, and unwittingly become attracted to the violent tsundere. Both guys accept her insults and beatings, even when they stem from misunderstandings. Eventually they start to win over the girl as she opens up.
If you liked Zero for its fantasy and magical elements, you may not like Toradora. However, if you liked the highly demanding tsundere female who verbally and physically abuses her male dog / slave, then Toradora explores that type of relationship in more detail, and in a more sophisticated and realistic setting. On the other hand, if you are the type who doesn't enjoy loud-mouthed, violent tsunderes, it's not for you. read more
The two series feature a rather small female lead who acts rather harshly to the one they love, commonly known as tsundere. The two heroines are also very self-conscious about the size of their breasts and gets angry at anyone who makes a comment about them. The male leads are also very similar as they both tend to get bossed around by the female lead quite a lot.
This is where the similarities differ as Toradora has a modern-day school setting with no magical abilities, while Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero) is the opposite.
Still if you enjoy small tsundere main characters such as Taiga from Toradora, then you'll love Familiar of Zero. read more
- Female and male lead characters share a similar type of interaction, the female being highly dominent and somewhat spoiled - the male being a pure-hearted nice guy who is treated badly, yet in the hearts of both female leads, they do have a deeper affection for their respective "dog". Both series evolve around this element, yet in different interpretations.
- Hence, If you like the tension between the characters of one series, you may just love to see this constellation in a different setting and this is the chance! While Zero no Tsukaima has an all-fantasy setting with more exaggeration, action and male-lead-torture, Toradora! chooses a realistic setting with more true-to-life moments and a deeper, less predictable approach in character behaviour - so both have unique qualities. read more
First of all, sorry for bad english.
The female main characters (Louise and Taiga) on both animes have almost the same personality, and the male characters (Saito and Ryuuji) are treated like a dog on both series. While Toradora! takes place on the real world, ZnT takes place on a magical world, so if you don't like slice of life series, Toradora! is not for you.
Now here is the comparison:
More plot than ZnT
More character development than ZnT
More dramatic moments than ZnT
Better characters than ZnT
Better animation than ZnT
Better sound than ZnT
Zero no Tsukaima
More fanservice than Toradora!
More boring than Toradora!
Yes, that's it. Overall, Toradora! is way better than ZnT read more
Zero No Tsukaima and Toradora have many things in comum:
The first thing is that the voice of Louise (Zero No Tsukaima) and Taiga (Toradora) are from the same voice actor.
The second is that both are tsundere in a school that hate a guy like everyone but in the final everyone start liking they and the tsundere fall in love (Saito in Zero No Tsukaima was treated like a slave and everyone didnt care of him) (Ryuji in Toradora was lonely because everyone see him as a deliquent)
Both Louise and Taiga say the name of the lover so many times and in the final they kiss (Louise say everytime Ryuji Save me) and taiga (Saito Your baka) (I trade in porpuse and Louise says more times than taiga but....)
Both Saito and Ryuji start with no one but in the final they have a small harem and always get hurt by his lover (Louise/Taiga)
Taiga and Louise are both Small and deadly and small (if you know what i mean you know why i write 2times small) and both have a rival with big breasts (Tiffany,Henrrieta,Siesta "Zero No Tsukaima" Minami, Kawashima Ami" "toradora" read more
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
From episode one it was easy to tell who SHOULD REALLY be going out, even though they both try to go for other boyfriend/girlfriends (in each show), also making me having to cover my mouth in laughter so I wont wake up people and just about falling over from the hilariousness (is that even a word?) of it.
Those who like Toradora, will definatly find Lovely Complex as intersting, if not even more. Lovely Complex, like Toradora, has a misleading image at the start, but the same deep charater development in the middle. The plotline drives the watcher mad and leaving him wanting for more. The animation is top of the class, there is a wide range of many, interesting, and deeply developed charaters, and excellent voice acting.
Both of these animes have a guy and girl that initially hang around each other because of ulterior motives, but while doing so they slowly start to gain feelings for each other. Also both are romantic comedies that are in a school setting.
Both series are romantic comedies about two people who have problems with love. Also they are dealing with similar complexes. In Toradora they are misunderstood for their looks and in Lovley Complex there are problems around their heights.
Also the humour and atmosphere are like each other. Funny, liively and energetic with a little drama ^^
Both of the female protagonist are really bossy. It's easy for the viewer to tell, as well as the two protagonist friends that the to mains characters should be going out. The comedy in both of these is similar. The only difference in comedy is from some of the dialect from Lovely complex since it's all from Osaka.
How are they not alike?
1. LOTS of comedy & romance
2. the main girl and guy characters are always fueding
3. the main characters try to set eachother up with someone else in the beginning until.. :)
4. the development of the characters are similar
5. if you loved one youll definately love the each other!
Lovely Complex and Toradora are both great high school comedy series. They are about 2 people who are in love with each others best friends, and are helping each other to get them together. In the end, they both are falling for each other. It both contains romance and comedy. If you liked Toradora! you will probably also like Lovely Complex.
Lovely complex focuses on complexes between the two and mainly on the two main charcters' long road to love, while Toradora is more heartwarming and deeper stuff as they try to help each other to get in love with their respective targets whom they liked.
Lovely complex is a lighter version of Toradora imo, and lovely complex has more comedy and less deep moments than Toradora.
The later 1x - 25 episodes of Toradora seems more similar to Kanon 2006 though, because of the complicated relationships involved.
It showcases the struggles of ones image, and overcoming the stereotypes. They both show that love really does come in all ways, shapes, forms and sizes and when you're not looking for it, it'll sneak up behind you.
both animes are heartwarming and makes you sympathetic towards the characters--even the unlikely ones--at times.
This has been done quite few times , why? because in both series the 2 main characters struggle in order to finally reach true love while there are obstacles in the way like cuter boys and girls ......
Its very similar due to the fact that they got different height but alter in toradora but Lovely Complex
got tons of funny moments and focuses more on the main character love interest and meant to be love interest unlike Toradora takes a very long time but aside of that Toradora has unique display of storytelling.
Both are very good anime with very similar plots.
Like how in love complex otanti and koizumi help each other with relationship advice like Takasu and Aisaka. Love the romance scene's specically the confessions
Both are great anime to watch. If you like Love complex you will love
Two very close friends who suddenly realise they're probably more than friends. Just like Taiga and Ryuuji, Risa and Atsushi have problems. Taiga, being short and cute but extremely fierce, and Ryuuji looking like a delinquent who is in fact quite gentle and considerate is similar to Risa the extremely tall girl, and Atsushi the extremely short boy. It can get dramatic at times, as some conflicting characters are introduced, or the two do not full realise their feelings for each other. However, the comedy is golden.
Height issue, two different people in false love with two other people. This sums it up how those two animes are similar. Other than that I prefer Lovely Complex as its better written, characters are way better not that I dislike Toradora but Lovely Complex is just better.
These anime are mostly based on romance and comedy. Both of the protagonists in these anime have a large height difference from the other protagonist. Both start out as a friendship-like situation, neither imagine the other as a romantic partner.
- Both are romantic comdies which revolves largely around the main male/female lead's comedic bickering.
- Both the male and female share similar complex about their persons, Lovely Complex revolving around their heights, Toradora around being misunderstood for their looks.
- The starting premise for both also revolves around the leads helping the other to go out with a different person, and a relatively slow progression of the relationship between the leads.
Lovely Complex is perhaps the more 'girly' of the two, as it focuses more on Risa's point of view, where Toradora focuses more on Ryuji's viewpoint.
People who like Toradora will definitely find Lovely Complex as good, if not better. Lovely Complex, like Toradora, has a misleading image at the start, but the same deep character development in the middle. The plotline drives the watcher mad and leaving him wanting for more.
High school, love is in the air,... not a fan of a romance stuff in anime, but still gonna recommend Lovely Complex, cause it was one of the first anime I've watched and it eventually dragged me into this world.
Lovely Complex is similar in the way that the male and female leads are misunderstood or seen differently because of their appearances.
Both anime are romances between the two.
Highly suggest reading the manga for both as well. In my opinion, the manga makes it better.
Toradora and Golden Time shares a similar fact that involves the same author. As such, expect a similar style in terms of storytelling.
There is an atmosphere of romance going on between the main characters filled with drama and comedy. The main female protagonist from both series are aggressive but at the same time also feelings lonely at many instances. On the other hand, they do meet new friends and discovery more about the world and themselves.
Besides the fact that both series are written by the same author, the comedy and romance is very comparable between them both. The main male leads are quite similar by the way they think and act, too. They both start off as lighter romantic comedies, but later reveal their true marvelous colors, as the flow of drama comes in as well.
A couple of romances that sprinkle in comedy (maybe a bit more in Toradora) Both of the female leads are similar in look, one is more of a tsundere.
The original creator is the same on both of these projects so you should see some similarities.
Both have the same author, so there are a lot of similarities.
They are both awesome romcoms, very funny and very dramatic too. I was looking for a romcom that has an atmosphere similar to toradora and Golden Time was just perfect.
Also, them feels... In both of these.
Toradora's and Golden Time's source material are both written by the same author. This author really knows how to write a romance, as any of you who watched Toradora realize. Golden Time is a show that really meets the romance standards set by Toradora in my book. I see them as equals, and because they are written by the same author, the level of enjoyment is the same. If you enjoyed Toradora then I can say without a doubt that you will enjoy Golden Time.
Same creator but its more focused in romance. They are similar but Golden time is more oriented into a university public and more mature than toradora. Basically Golden time is mature while toradora is for teens.
Clearly both are a slice of life/romance anime.
Toradora really delivers that same emotional impact that Golden Time did.
If you found yourself shipping in Golden Time; you're going to ship a hell of a lot more in Toradora, trust me.
-Both heavily focused on romance and drama
-Both produced by J.C Staff
-Both have anime have high quality episodes keeping the viewer at the edge of their seat
-The feels are real, both Golden Time and Toradora!? give the viewer an impression that will stick with you for a lifetime.
They are written by the same author Takemiya, Yuyuko. Golden time is also a romance comedy. Golden Time will make you laugh, cry, and feel the caring and love between characters. The characters gradually mature and improve as well. Toradora! is the best romance I have seen, and one of the anime that comes close to its greatness is Golden Time.
U can really relate.
Banri like Ryuuji i.e., frst falls love with co-female protagonist then,finally with main.
Koko lke Taiga i.e., first confessed their love to best friend of male protagonist only to get rejected.
Chinami like Taiga i.e., first reject the boy then,fall love with him.
And much more but main comes here that in both anime all protagonist go on trip because of that they come to their true feelings that at the end becomes happy ending.
Both shows are great and very similar.In Golden time its a love triangle but the show has a lot more to offer so you should watch it.Characters are are interesting and if you did like Toradora then you will also like Golden time.With similar plot and awesome art you won't regret it
Same manga author, and again we see an unconventional approach to romance. Like Toradora! Golden Time handles the subject with maturity. It will also tear at your heart like no other. What makes Golden Time even better, imho is that they dispose of the tired format of selfless male lead and tsundere female lead. This time, you get an incredible female that's one-part tsundere, two parts yandere, yet ultimately fits in neither box. Our male lead, meanwhile, is flawed and at times acts selfishly. Having both characters told in such honest fashion makes them unbelievably sympathetic.
Golden Time and Toradora are similar in that they're romantic comedies about the characters in a school setting. Golden Time is in University, Toradora is in high school.
Golden Time is about a guy who has amnesia and can't remember his past, he quickly meets his new best friend on the first day of University and quickly realizes his friend is being stalked by a beautiful girl he's trying to avoid like the plague. He can't remember any past relationships and ends up falling for that girl which is convenient for his friend. It tells the story of him remembering his past (and past love interest) versus living his current life with his new one.
Toradora! is about a guy who is seen as a delinquent due to his eyes, the way he looks. People are originally quite scared of him due to his appearance. He meets a girl who people are also afraid of due to her being violent, they both have something in common in that they are the best friend of each others love interests. They both come from broken families and have a lot in common but are effected completely differently by it. The main protagonist is actually quite independent and cooks, cleans, and is mostly calm while the crazy girl named "Taiga" is a train wreck and can't even put trash in the right bins let alone survive on her own without his help. It tells the story of how they try and aid each other in gaining the love of the people they desire.
Strong and well developed female Lead
Well done comedy and interesting plot
A great variety that keeps the audience involved with the story
A great soundtrack
These shows are amongst the best of their genre, a must watch if you're a big fan of it and enjoyable for all those people who never really liked the genre
These series are really similar to each other. The storyline has some common points. Kaga and Taiga are both a bit crazy, rich and popular, and even have close appearance. Linda and Minori have the same personalities and role. Both anime's heroes have nature that develops over time. Atmosphere is that what makes these so similar, they both have funny moments, a bunch of dramatic, and the overall tempo is alike too. For me, Golden Time is a masterpiece, and I personally prefer this one over Toradora, but i like both.
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.
-produced by J.C.Staff
-can be defined as a mix between comedy, drama, romance, and slice-of-life
-male protagonist loved by many girl, but appears to be oblivious
-love complications and development between major character
-quirky characters, resulting in unique stories
both are awesome shows and are highly recommended
First of all, both series involves J.C. Staff.
But beyond that, there are some other similarities present in both series.
Toradora and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo both has a main female protagonist who is peculiar and not the typical girl you'll meet in every day life. In fact, their personalities makes the main male protagonist feel a bit uneasy. But despite this, they get along better later on as the main male protagonist begins to take care of the girl.
Both series also has other characters involved with the two main characters in a variety of ways - comedic, dramatic, emotional, and romance.
Both series are lighthearted and takes place at school life setting. read more
As each of these shows pull you along the story of normal school kids going through out there school years, they showcase a great mixture of drama and humour with an interesting and unique story line. These shows do a great job of making you genuinely care about what the characters are going through and what will happen to them next as you feel that you can relate to their situation.
Nowadays, it's really tough to find a romance anime that isn't some harem piece of crap however, both Toaradora and Sakurasou somehow manage to make the stereotypical School Life anime genre and make it into something interesting.
Basically, if you want to watch a School Life, lighthearted and entertaining anime then you should check out these two series.
Both of these series follow the curvature of romance & comedy.
Toradora focuses more on the interpersonal relationships between characters, while Sakurasou delves into personal purpose. There were many times while watching one, that reminded me of the other.
From the studio that brought you the action series "Index", comes around a romantic comedy series, with a love develop, wacky situations. The story is basically around the main characters who just wanted to enjoy themselves for their lives, until someone usually got in their way, sparking an interest in them. You might find that it is lighthearted at first, but it will really shines when the drama spike things up in later episodes.
There is not much of a difference which is a romantic comedy. Though, in Toradora, it follows a delinquant boy and a tsundere girl. In Sakurasou, it is somewhat a love triangle, and follows a boy who needs to take care of a girl who is a manga artist. read more
Bot animes are about the male protagonist being a sort of delinquent and refusing to do what the school wants. They both love one person but in the way of it is misunderstandings between both MC's having to take care of the female MC. Both animes are great slice of life animes with just the right amount of comedy and romance, but they both have their own little twist to it.
These two anime are romantic comedy, yet have some drama in its splice of life genre. The protagonists are very well alike in some sorts, having their daily life problems solve with by understanding each other and enjoying school life as much as possible. Each story revolves around the school (where most of the scene is) and every episode is a surprise that will make you stick to it.
Both are Rom Coms, but at the same time, can also be seen as sort of coming of age story with emphasis on relationships, in both the romantic, as well as the platonic sense. Both shows are from the point of view of a male MC who is unsatisfied with the status quo, and in each case, they are surrounded by energetic, likeable characters who breathe life into each scene that they're present.
Also both shows were animated by J.C. Staff, and in both cases they're visually stunning.
I believe both anime have almost identical vibes to them. These two titles are high-school romantic comedies, and their casts are very similar at times. Both anime end on an open note (more emphasis on this point to Sakurasou rather than Toradora!) which leaves room for a second season. They are both done by J.C staff, and finally, the male protagonist has to choose between two (or perhaps more, depending how you look at it) very different girls; and eventually has to decide who he truly loves.
Both amazing Romantic Comedies about a group of friends who have pretty unique backgrounds. The character development in these shows were fantastic and I felt for them when they were down. Both of these shows are just shows that made me smile, cry, and have fun.
In Toradora!, Aisaka has a crush on Takasu's best friend and vice versa. They plan to help each other provided they help each other get closer to their each of their love interests. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has a more subdued approach on the topic of romance but both have a complex love arrangement making it interesting to see what the final outcome of the relationships are going to be. They also have a very similar pacing pattern making it feel like that you have watched the other show again but with a different setting. If you liked the comedy that comes out of the complications of romance in Toradora!, then you will also like Sakurasou no Pet no Kanojo.  read more
A lighthearted yet sometimes dramatic slice of life romance that spreads out over a group of friends. Both are really well done and belong into the Tier 1 of slice of life romance with comedic and dramatic elements.
Sakurasou and Toradora! both have the great stories and great characters. But instead of trying to find love like Sakurasou did, Toradora shows you how people help eachother fall in love, with opposite effects. I think that both these animes are great and connect with eachother one way or another because their just that good and love is funny, right?!
If you have watched Toradora, you'll probably like Sakurasou. Both of them are great examples of how a romcom with a taste of drama has to be done, with an amazing soundtrack which totally fits at every moment. The style of drawing is also smooth and you'll fall in love with all the characters.
Both have the same amount of comedy to balance out the amount of heart wrenching scenes to make you cry with these characters who individually have to go through something different but end up overcoming those obstacles in order to fulfill they're dream. They both have that one character who always seems energetic and happy no matter what, but is only wearing that mask to keep everyone else happy, the character who doesn't seem to care about anything but just doesn't want to be hurt like they were in the past, and the character who's family matters at home prevent them from being happy.
*Both Toradora! and Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo MC are taking care of girl who live near them
*Toradora! are about family ,meanwhile Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo are about friendships and talent.
*Both stories are the best!
(MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS) The storyline is not so similar to each other, but come on, the two animes have a group of characters and during the passing of the story, characters from this group begin to romantically like each other, the two animes has a relatively good comedy, both animations and designs are well made, the characters are very charismatic and lovely, they are great animes that every lover of romance and high school life should watch.
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.
The storyline is kind of the same.. one guy, a best friend and a lot of girls, they all like him. The story starts as a normal high school life with a little slice of komedie but after a few episodes it turnes out to be a drama.
The only thing that is'nt similiar is the fact that they used a little bit of magic in Clannad and in Toradora! the only piece of magic i found is the magic between the two main characters. ^^
Both guys surrounded by some girls but one girl is the main one. And it's not like those other harems where all the girls are not proportioned correctly.. Everyone has nice characters. Also has it's sad moments in Toradora but Cllannad is obviously more sad.
This is a story about a girl in high school who has happy times, sad times, romance, and even manages to make lots of friends. Which anime am I talking about? Prepare for an amazing slice of life trip.
they both have similar story lines in terms of boy meets girl and both show a relationship develop over time. ha there could quite literally be an after story of Toradora, that is if they ever decided to make one.
I can't stress how much I loved both these series. Evoking a diversity of emotions (among them, laughs, hearty smiles, tears, and "aww moments" from cuteness), these unforgettable romantic comedies are the archetypes of their genre. If you enjoyed one, you will most definitely enjoy the other (although I was initially hesitant to try Clannad since it is more "drama heavy", Toradora had its tear jerker moments as well).
>Both are good school anime.
>The main male character is considered by the others a villan, but they actually arent.
>Toradora! have an art style really weird, you could both love or hate it (I personally loved it, even if in the first two episodes I was displaced, but when I get used to it I appreciated). In the other hand Clannad's art is awesome.
>They both have funny and painful moments where you will find your tears dropping suddenly.
>The only thing that I didn't "liked" of Toradora! is that you can say how it will end till the very beginning, wich you really can't get in Clannad (by "Clannad" I mean Clannad+Clannad: After Story).
>*SPOILER ALERT*Clannad (in "After Story") is a more "complete" anime, due it touch not only school but even work, wedding and parenting.*END OF THE SPOILER*
>Overall I enjoyed more Clannad, but they are both masterpieces. read more
Both of these shows feature a main guy character who is unhappy with his lot in life and misjudged by the world aroud him who decides to take care of a girl who seems to be his polar opposite. Although Taiga and Nagisa are very different characters, they both welcome the assistance of their male counterparts and become stronger because of their friendship with him. They are both slice of life style animes that show friends dealing with the problems of everyday life, and just enjoying high school. Both shows are incredible and should be watched by everyone.
Both have an intresting story, nice atmosphere and really likable characters. Although have completely different plot still both can make you smile and cheer for the characters to be together. Also both really heartwarming and have some good drama
Both are entry level romance shows that are widely liked. They share similar settings. They both focus on the issues of school life and school life relationships. Basically if you like one, you'll most likely like the other.
Both of these shows posses a strong romance element and are done in a great way. If you have just finished clannad and want to see something just as special than toradora is the show for you(vise versa).
Well made Harem, restraining from using too much fan service, having similar Main Character, they both include great story with love evolving at a really slow pace. Unlike most harem, those are really single focused. Characters development and story are incredible, need to love slow pace evolving story. Romance, comedy focused, going into drama. I recommend it for every slice of life, romance, comedy and Drama/tragedy lover. Both are really Staple in their genres.
Clannad similar with Torodora's main character's efforts to help some girls in his class. Almost same can be seen in Clannad too. Tomoya's relation with the girls around him based on girls' some requirements
Both shows involve a great deal of romance. It is a developing romance that takes a couple episodes to get a "hint". Clannad and Toradora are both about High School students. If you like romance, comedy, and a good love story overall, then Toradora and Clannad is right for you. (Clannad has an afterstory series)
Best of luck!
- Both are excellent romantic comedies that start of with a strong comedic element before focusing on the romance/drama.
- Both have extremely funny and sad moments, so if you liked one you're sure to like the other.
- Both animes are excellent love stories that devlop the main characters throughly, devling into their family life, school life, and love life; showing them how much they need each other without them knowing it.
- Both animes offer a good amount of comedy as well and a great group of characters for the supporting cast. Clannad is definitely a little more serious than Toradora!
These two anime are both set in a school where the main character meets a girl and ends up helping her with a problem she has. If you enjoy watching slice of life series that have some romance and drama in them, you might enjoy them both.
Both Toradora and Clannad are romance series with a school setting. Both series also tackle the issue of family problems, with Tomoya and his father in Clannad, and Taiga and her family in Toradora. They both feature a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss (though Clannad targets this more in After Story). Both series also sends the message of enjoying the years that you have in high school, as this short amount of time can create many memories that can last forever.
Clannad and Toradora both take place in a high school setting and involve a very colourful cast of characters, making either of them very likable if you are in to a setting that has a nice mix of Slice of Life, Comedy and Drama. The plot for both is similar, and both are executed perfectly, with both being driven in basically the same direction for most of the time. Both have hardships with family and friends, very complicated romance, and little to no fanservice, making the viewing experience a lot more driven on story and plot than anything. Personally, I absolutely LOVE both of these series, and I wish there were more anime like both of them.  read more
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.
Both animes main female main characters are the same, both physically and attitude wise (EXTREME TSUNDERE ALERT), and both have animal attributes in their names ( Taiga= Tiger, Ookami= Wolf). The both anime's art are also extremely cute and while Toradora is based upon legend, Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is based upon fairy tales.
- the main heroines have a similar character design.
- both main heroines are tsundere and know how to kick ass.
- both focus on comedy-romance ( but , at least in my opinion , Toradora! does a much better job ).
- both are adapted from light novels.
The main heroines act, look, and think alike. The "men" of anime both have a completely different personality to what they seem to be on the surface. plus, they are both hilarious and a good show to watch.
ryoukou and taiga look alike but one is tall and one is short
ringo and minori also look the same but short and tall
ryoukou has that tsundere type to her sort of just like taiga is tsundere
ringo is also there to support ryoukou like minori for taiga
they both have great qualities, the animes itself is somewhat different
They both have the same type of humor, both main heroines are compared to beasts (Taiga = Tiger, Ookami = Wolf), both Taiga and Ookami are violent Tsundere. The animation is also very similar. The only difference between the anime romance-wise is that the guy fell in love with the girl on the 1st episode in Ookami-san, whereas in Toradora; they fell in love with each other part way through the series.
Both have near to no story at the beginning but develops into one(torradora does a much better job)and Ookami-San has many references to torradora and their are many similar characters. Torradora has alot of romance while Ookami-San has alot of comedy and parities.
Tsundere wolf girl who's like the taller and cooler Taiga, alongside the gentler and more delicate version of Ryuuji. Ookami Ryouko and Taiga Aisaka both have not-so-happy backstories, as Ryouko suffered an abusive relationship, and Taiga with a hopeless father. Ryoushi (Ookami-san) and Ryuuji are similar as the two are not the best one could possibly be, but are still their for their girls.
Both series have very similar characters overall, and progress in plot much the same way; focusing on comedy in the beginning before introducing stronger dramatic/romantic elements as the story progress. They both retain their humor along the way, so no worries there! If you're going to just watch one however, please stick with Toradora, as the writing and story-telling is significantly better, plus the pay off at the end is FAR superior.
- They both have the same type of humor.
- Both animes resemble each other in the chrackter design (Taiga / Ookami)
- Both main heroines are compared to beasts (Taiga = Tiger / Ookami = Wolf)
- Both Taiga and Ookami are violent Tsunderes.
- The animation is also very similar.
The only difference between the anime romance-wise is that the guy fell in love with the girl on the 1st episode in Ookami-san, whereas in Toradora; they fell in love with each other part way through the series.
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.
If you enjoyed the relationship between Shana and Yuuji in Shakugan no Shana, but were disappointed with the development and treatment of that relationship, Toradora! is what you're looking for! Toradora! does relationship development right: the characters are actually aware of the changes occuring in their feelings and relationships, events that happen in one episode still mean something in later episodes, and the emotional moments are dramatic and powerful.
Where Shakugan no Shana had potential, Toradora! comes through. This is tsundere romance at its best.
Good Stuff!!! Very good stuff! Non Dopamine addictive substance; Gets you hooked!!
The lead female characters are similare and the male characters too kinda!! and the relationship development/ set up give the same feel.
These are highly recomended!
I would say Shana and Taiga are the same kind of girl who looks pissed off all the time, but once they open their hearts to people they start to realize how soft and cute they can be. So if you just can't get enough from that type of girl, here you go my friend.
The main female characters of the anime Taiga (Toradora!) and Shana (Shakugan no Shana) are voiced by Kugimiya Rie. They are both long-haired tsundere who like to hit the male character they are close to and eventually fall in love with. While Shana uses her sword Nietono no Shana for battles, Taiga uses a wooden sword to hit Ryuuji once. The names of the male protagonists of both anime are also similar: Ryuuji (Toradora!) and Yuuji (Shakugan no Shana).
Two words: Kugimiya Rie :D On a more serious note, both are romantic comedies with similar main characters only Toradora offers a less fantasy and more slice of school life style. Well worth the watch.
The main female leads Shana from Shakugan no Shana and Taiga from Toradora were voiced by the same Japanese voice actress (Rie Kugimiya) and have similar character traits. Toradora and Shakugan no Shana are both romantic comedies and for the most part are centered around a male lead and a strong somewhat tsundere female lead (Tiaga *definitely* is) supported by a fairly small group of other characters. Even though Shakugan no Shana is a more combat oriented anime than Toradora, the major difference between the two is for the most part, where and toward whom the inevitable violence is directed. :) In both anime series, the female lead gradually shifts from a more combative somewhat distant personality toward a much more caring affectionate one, at least when it comes to the male lead. read more
Some of the characters are very similar! For example, the two main characters of Toradora and Shakugan no Shana, Taiga and Shana, are so similar that sometimes I forget that they are two individual characters! Kitamura and Ike are both very similar in character and looks, and I even see similarities in Ami and Margery Daw. Shakugan no Shana has more action, but they both have love and Comedy. If you enjoyed Toradora, you will probably enjoy Shana, as well!
Both feature chibi tsundere female characters (Taiga and Shana) and more serious, down-to-earth male characters who play the "straight man" in a slightly slapstick comedy.
Both have romantic plotlines and are considered slice-of-life in genre.
Most important, both are very funny and are about the same length.
They are both similar in a couple of main points:
1) Both of the main characters are tsundere towards the boy that they like.
2) The same person does the voice for Taiga and Shana.
3) The boys' names are super close to identical (Yuji and Ryuji, anyone?).
4) It just has a similar FEEL between the two (in terms of character development and interaction).
However, the plot is totally different between the two, so if you weren't going for the characters' behavior/the romance, then Toradora! isn't for you because it has no fantasy-fighting scenes.
Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hidan no Aria, and Toradora are exactly the same. character wise.
Louise, Shana, Aria, and Taiga are all girls with a petite figure but are set on making the male protagonist, Saito, Yuji, Kinji, and Ryuji their 'slave'.
Hidan no Aria and Shakugan no Shana both involve fighting and missions.
Toradora and Zero no Tsukaima both are more focused on school life and shoujo. However, I am sure, you will find that ALL of them are the same because of the protagonist, and all four anime are INCREDIBLY AMAZING.
Shows in which the main female leads are petite, flat-chested tsundere, both of which voiced by Kugimiya Rie.
There are plenty of romance in both stories. SnS is a fantasy action story, while Toradora is geared toward school slice-of-life drama.
for all tsundere lover out there...these will surely hook your interest...both have great storyline...specially with genre of romance...by the way, both female protagonist has the same voice actor...they're both great although their stories do not abide
Man, J.C. Staff seems to have mastered the tsundere. Zero no Tsukaima and Shakugan no Shana have almost literally the same character in Zero/Shana, all the way down to seiyū Kugimiya Rie. If you want more of Zero, you'll find a lot of her in Shana.
And if you like that, give Toradora! a shot. The love story is a bit more rewarding in Toradora! All three have the same tsundere and the same actress plays her.
These shows highly imply romance and humor. While Toradora obviously has a slower pace compared to Tonari no Kaibutsukun, both of these shows love in a peculiar way. One of the character is ecstatic while the other one aims for a "normal" life. It doesn't only revolve around the main characters though. The supporting cast also share the spotlight and have their own storyline that may affect the main characters' attitude towards them or even towards themselves.
Both series are considered romantic comedies that has both of the elements:
Romance & comedy.
Additionally, both series has a strange female protagonist who falls for the main male protagonist. And speaking of which, both the male protagonist in the series are also strange but has a kinda heart.
Both series takes place at a school setting where all the drama takes place.
Both series also has some action that is employed in a comedic way.
To me these 2 are similar in a sorta opposite way. In Toradora! Taiga is as adorable as a girl can be, yet she's the most short-tempered person in school, while Ryuuji looks like a yankee(apparently),but is one of the nicest guys you can find,with an extreme passion for cleaning. Meanwhile in Kaibutsu-kun, Haru is the kind looking short-tempered character, while Shizuku is the tough looking(she looks tough to me) girl, but its easily scared and has an extreme passion for studying(though she is a bit cold). Both of the girls are tsunderes.
Both are great romantic comedies. Toradora! gets more serious at the end but it still bring lots of laughs, even if it's laugh through tears :) Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is opposite, I maen there's more comedy but still it left this heartwarming feeling after you watch it. I recommend to check out both of them :)
Toradora was absolutely the sweetest anime's I've ever seen. This anime was the first I saw of its kind. I was more into the action/thriller genre but I am totally converted to the romantic/comedy/slice of life genre. This anime surely made my top 5 list and I love it so much for how sweet and cute it is. I definitely recommend it to those who are looking for an anime of the genre I stated previously.
-both mc's (Taiga and Shizuku) are temporarily disliked by most of society
-both guy mc's (Ryuuji and Haru) have a scary demeanour, but unlike Ryuuji, who just looks like a delinquent, Haru actually gets into fights
-high school setting
-many friends have feelings for Haru and Shizuku (My Little Monster), and many have had or develop feelings for Aiga and Ryuuji (Toradora)
-Both are romantic comedies
-The MC's are similar (basically no friends at first, but grow as people throughout the show)
-The MC's are what would be classed as weird/different/outcasted
-There's some sort of love triangle in both
Toradora's characters are less direct about their feelings, and Taiga is a classic Tsundere, whereas both of the main characters in My Little Monster are very straightforward and honest about their feelings.
Toradora is longer and ends with a firm understanding of the MC's relationship, but My Little Monster leaves things somewhat unfinished.
Both are comedic though. If you liked one, you will probably like the other!
They both are very good romance animes that depict a very strong and dominant character and the person they love also it is mainly placed in school and the fellow students are afraid and scared of one of the main characters
+ Both of them are RomComs set in highschool
+ The main guys in these two are very alike. Both of them are feared because they look like delinquents, but in reality they're sort of soft
+ It takes time for the female leads to realise that they like the main guy
- The female leads are a little different, both in appearance and personality
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 a harem fairly quickly while Toradora mainly focuses on the same five characters and a love polygon of sorts. read more
Romantic comedies - Nisekoi and Toradora define them with a main male protagonist trying to get attention of a girl they have set their eyes on. Unfortunately, circumstances often gets in their way. On the other hand, the main male protagonist gets into an unlikely alliance/relationship with another girl who has her own interests.
There is plenty of drama, comedy, and romance offered in both series. Perhaps the most prominent feature involves relationships the main male protagonist forms with others throughout the series.
Similarities / Differences
- Lead characters have almost same personality
- Both animes have great humor
- Awesome lovable characters
- Great Endings
- Nisekoi is slightly towards more on comedy
- You have to read the Nisekoi manga to finish story
- Its Harem
Main characters have a similar start, by becoming acquainted, in Toradora they get close to help each other with their crushes, in Nisekoi they are faking a relationship without really knowing each other and in both they become more friendly and their feelings change later on in the story.
The main characters in both series have similar personalities.
-Both Romantic Comedies that have protagonists inadvertently start to fall for each other, despite not liking each other in the beginning.
-Both male and female protagonists personalities have similar personalities to their respective counterparts.
-Physical humor big in both shows.
-Blue haired protagonist
-Both like to say ''Soka'' and ''ohh'' (Ryūji says it 40 times as more)
-Both the girl are alike
More drama in Toradora and more comedy in Nisekoi
note: I personally like Nisekoi best
Both are romantic comedies with the main characters in similar positions; coming from families that may give off a sense of fear to fellow classmates. Nevertheless, Nisekoi is also full of hilarious moments, loveable and similar characters, and lots of romance drama!
Both have a male protagonist that likes her classmate for a long time, but gets involved with a different girl instead. Raku and Ryuuji has similarities with their personalities, and Chitoge and Taiga as well. Basically, both anime series are great, and both have romance and whole lots of comedy.
Both of these anime are romantic comedies. In both, there are two main love interests: Taiga and Minori in Toradora and Chitoge and Onodera in Nisekoi. Both also have a third minor interest with the same dual personality trait, Ami in Toradora and Tachibana in Nisekoi.
Same cliché school comedy/romance in which basically every female friend of the main character falls in love with him in some way, shape or form.
Takasu Ryuuji = Ichijou Raku
Aisaka Taiga = Kirisaki Chitoge
Kushieda Minori = Onodera Kosaki
Kawashima Ami = Tachibana Marika
These shows have a lot of similarities. The characters and the story are pretty much the same, also they are pretty much cliche. Toradora being more dramatic and you have way more feels, whereas Nisekoi focuses more on the comedy. If you liked one of these shows you'll probably like the other.
This show follows pretty much the same dynamic as Toradora, two main characters forced to hang out with each other but ultimately fall in love with eachother. The animation style is pretty much the same and it kinda follows the same story and dialog than in Toradora.
Both shows feature a group of highschool students with romantic feelings for each other yet refusing to tell the respective other. The drawing and animation style of both Toradora and Ano Natsu are very similar, so the atmosphere in both shows feels alike. Although Ano Natsu features fantastic elements, both shows' focus lies on romantic comedy and drama elements.
Both feature a very similar artistic design and narrative style, not coincidentally under the same director. Toradora and Ano Natsu de Matteru bring together a high school boy and girl into an unexpected romantic situation.
Both deal with high school kids falling in love with one another, and these crushes intertwine. Both are heart-wrenching romances and they will twist your feelings. You will feel happy, go "awww" because of cuteness or go "awwww" cause of sadness. Very beautiful anime. Both are also by JC Staff, the art style is also very similar.
They are both from J.C Staff, they both have the same art style, they both have a short girl with blondish hair and whenever she smiles, i instantly get reminded of Taiga from Toradora. If you enjoyed Toradora I'm sure you will also enjoy this, but Toradora is better.
I'm actually surprised how much these two series had in similarities compared to one another after watching both. Yes, these two series are quite similar in a good way.
Both series details a normal main protagonist who meets a strange girl in the beginning. They endure many factors but eventually fall in love.
Both series are lighthearted and also has various love triangles involving other characters as the episodes progresses. In fact, the other characters have their own issues that are presented throughout the series that can be seen as realistic and common in real life/relationships.
Both series has comedy, drama, romance, and also emotions. Needless to say, both series presents a romantic comedy that is a bit unique that is entertaining.  read more
They have similar aspects and mood in the series such as love, and comedy-drama, though it focus much more romance then comedy. The atmosphere of the show has a serious tone in it, and characters are driven by their emotions on how they feel to the person. When progressing through the story, their are some dramatic moments and some sweet moments between the main male and female characters.
Toradora follows a boy who is caught by an extreme tsundere girl with a cold but shy attitude inside of her. Ano Natsu follows an alien girl who have somewhat a shy personality inside of her.
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.
If you liked Toradora you will defiantly like Go sick because the relationship between the two main characters are very similar to Taiga and Ryuji's.
The whole love hate thing. Although the plots are no where near similar. But, Taiga reminded me a lot of Victorique!
Even though Toradora is more Slice of Life whereas Gosick is Mystery, the main characters are really similar: there's a main guy whom eveybody thinks is scary because of his appearance when in reality he's kind-hearted and soft, and a main girl who's tiny but rude and treats the main guy like her servant. The main girl has problems with her father in both anime (though the situations are very different).
It has an adorable girl with an attitude and a boy by the same name who people find scary because of his appearance. They become friends and go on adventures. GOSICK is a scary and midly grusome show though.
In both of the series the main characters have little to no friends since everyone is scared of them.The feelings of the 2 main characters for each other grow stronger as they go through hard times and the boy takes care of the helpless tsundereloli. They are both based on light novels.
LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP: Victorique and Kujou's relationship reminds me so much of Taiga and Ryuuji from Toradora!
Victorique and Taiga are both TSUNDERE characters. They're both abandoned by parents, so they somewhat go through the same childhood experiences.
Kujou and Ryuuji are both responsible individuals as they take care of their opposites and the girls rely on them heavily.
Plots may have been different since Gosick is about mystery and Toradora is just an average highschool story.
These are both romance anime at heart. Though they have very disparate themes, they feel fairly similar. The female main in both are tsunderes, and their relationship with the male main has the same dynamic. If you liked the romantic aspect of this anime, I would really recommend checking this one out as well.
both anime are about short girls, that enjoy bossing a certain male around. GOSICK has a very touching ending, and so does Toradora. Both female protagonist are a little violent and blunt in their behavior.
Both stories have a love-hate relationship and slow romance, though Toradora focuses more on slice-of life-while Gosick focuses more on mystery. (Perhaps the plot is really different from each other.) There are also a lot of similarities between the two main characters.
People are scared of the guys (Ryuuji and Kujo) in both anime, but both care a lot for the girls. The girls (Taiga and Victorique) are both small, long-haired girls who are bossy to the guys. Both also have problems with their father.
Both anime have a similar relationship between the two main characters
Victorique is like a quieter, more refined Taiga, with the same (or more) amount of cuteness
If you liked one of them, your bound to like the other :D
Alright listen up. Literally during the first episode of Gosick I thought that this was going to be like a mirror of Toradora, and I was excited. The only real difference between the two shows is that Gosick is darker, and has mystery elements to it, while Toradora is completely rom-com/slice of life. However, both plots both progress the romance of the two MC's very well, and the characters are almost IDENTICAL.
Let me give a few examples:
-Both MC's are misunderstood and feared by most of the outsiders.
-Kujou, the male-lead from Gosick, is a little less aggressive than Ryuji, but not by much. And they BOTH talk about how their eyes make give them a bad impression.
-Both female-leads have the same attitudes towards the male-lead, but I won't go into it much considering I would have to show some spoilers.
Overall the love story is very alike and they both wrap up in a very similar fashion. If you enjoyed Toradora, and don't mind a little mystery and a darker plot, you should love Gosick. If you enjoyed Gosick and want a show focused more on comedy and relationships, you will love Toradora.
Both show's left me with a void longing for more. Just go watch them. read more
If you liked Taiga and Ryuuji's relationship and personalities then Gosick would be a pretty good match for you. Victorique is just like Taiga. Freakishly long hair, tsundere behavior, and small stature.While Kujou has a similar personality to Ryuuji. A lot of drama and romance too. Both have satisfying endings that can leave you with a tear or two.
The relationship between the main protagonists is very similar, and not only that but they are even similar to each other. The main girls in both are of extreme edginess and also very agressive. The main boys are both calm and are very feared in school (for very different reasons though).
Basically, in the plot is when they differ but in the romance... it's the same.
Misunderstood Delinquent like lead male characters, awesome comedy and great female characters with tons of misunderstandings and comedy. Toradora is a bit more complete then school rumble, but school rumbles cast is more enjoyable then Toradoras in my opinion. Both are great Comedy/romances.
If you're looking for a great romantic comedy, look no further. School Rumble does well in blending slapstick humor and slice-of-life with a bit of romance. Both titles are similar in that they are driven by their characters and how they develop over the course a school year, and it's really easy to connect to the characters. Be wary that SR may not offer as conclusive an ending as Toradora; even so, it's well worth the ride! 9/10
Both shows are about the problems of school kids confessing their love to someone.
In both of them, one of the main characters is a feared delinquent though too shy to confess and express his/her feelings.
The initial situation soon developes into a more complicated network of who's in love with who.
Both are romantic love comedies about involving characters. However, I'll freely admit that Toradora is definitely better than School Rumble. There's a good reason for that though, School Rumble manga went on for 250+ chapters, so the anime finished with a big "to be continued" at the end.
The story follows many interesting little matches, revolving around Harima Kenji (One of the greatest characters anime has ever seen, for other reasons than what are considered standards) and Tsukamoto Tenma.
I should mention both the first and second season ended with a big "to be continued." They decided to animate the end of school rumble as a 2 episode OVA, rather than wait for funding for an entirely new season. The OVA skips over everything that's happened in the meantime, so you'll have to read it to be informed as to what's happened, but it's not absolutely necessary.
I could ramble and explain the show, but I figure it's more effective to say this. If you liked Toradora, if you liked Seto no Hanayome, if you liked any show similar to these, you will enjoy School Rumble. It's certainly one of my favourites. read more
Both anime take place in a high school setting. The male protagonists from both series start from episode 1 with a well-known reputation at school as a mean delinquent among their classmates. It takes a few episodes before their classmates begin warming up to them.
Typical stuff found in other high school anime are also present such as cool teachers, swimsuit fanservice, and school festivals. Not typically found in school life/romantic-comedy anime, are fight scenes. The short fight scenes are scattered throughout each series in order to advance the plot.
However, the main draw to these series are their comedy and romantic bits. Both series find the right balance for each. Since both series are romantic-comedies, you can expect to see some romantic bits, intertwined with some comedy. In some anime, it's made pretty clear early on who the final pairing will likely be...not so in School Rumble or Toradora! Love triangles are found in both involving the male protagonists which will keep you guessing who the final pair will be.
The randomness in their 26 episode run helps keeps the series from going stale. read more
They are both romance comedies in a school setting. School Rumble seemed to have more comedy while Toradora was a bit more serious. But they are both hilarious! The love triangles were very similar in each show, and the main character Harima and Ryuuji seemed very similar to me.
School comedy with very similar character set:
Scary looking but gentle inside main character (Harima/Takasu) in love with lightheaded (Tenma/Minori) but he has to spend much time with tsundere (Eri/Taiga). And there is strange Karasuma/Kitamura guy.
Same kind of school love comedy tinged with feely moments. Both are full of epic misunderstandings between people failing to confess their love.
Toradora has a bit more sad moments while School Rumble is more focused on comedy.
Both animes are high school romantic comedies that are written very well. Love triangles turn into love rectangles and pentagons, making the relationships between characters very complicated and hysterical.
Super generic characters.
Takasu/Harima : They look like a deliquents but really sweet and kindinside.
Minori/Tenma : Both light-headed and weird. The MC's first love interest.
Taiga/Eri : Tsunderes who spent most of their time with the MC.
Kitamura/Karasuma : Weird and strange guy.
Both have the same problems of confessing to someone they like.
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 the same way that I liked. ^^
*PS: Sorry bad english* xD read more
Both animes feature a male and female protagonist that become friends because both are shunned by classmates. They form a tightly-knit group of friends, and they never thought they would like each other. In Chuunibyou Yuuta doesn't consider liking Rikka, and in Toradora Ryuuji and Taiga mutually have feelings for another person. But in both animes the kindness of the boy begins to win the girl over. Both stories are about finding love where you least expect it; heartwarming, cute and funny; both are must sees.
The main female character in each is very similar. They're both school setting romances but very different from the standard storyline, both have a significant comedy element but are totally adorable too. Toradorable* :p
A possible harem and an uncontrollable girl whose love is a more "normal" boy. The two series contain romance, and almost like how Taiga is a fierce girl who becomes a little too much to handle at times, Rikka (Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai!) is and airhead whose 8th Grader Syndrome takes control. They both contain very little drama, and have comedy and romance, but perhaps not quite enough to know it'll be true forever.
The characters and some of the plot progression elements are quite similar.
Both shows have two mains with a problem, and one of them is trying to ditch that problem.
Also, Nibutani is very, very similar to Ami
Both have a similar kind of atmosphere and feel. Taiga and Rikka have both detached themselves from the real world in some way and in both it is up to the main character to reintroduce them to it and to basically make them appreciate life.
Both follow a similar story arc as well as having a similar style of humor although Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai touched me more with its overall message.
Well first off they are both overall insanely great animes. Both series include the protagonists of two young girls that slowly fall in love with a guy that they meet at school which is coincidentally their next door neighbors Lmao. Both dramatic and very fun animes to watch.
So you enjoyed Toradora! but would like to have another quality slice of life/romance anime to watch?
Well Chuunibyou should be for you! It's yet another heavily character driven story full of twists and turns which leaves you wanting more. The premise is even more original than the likes of Toradora! and it's just as well paced and easy to follow.
You will laugh, you will cry and you will experience a whole other side of the genre.
A must watch for fans of Toradora! (just make sure you watch the subbed version as major alterations were made in the dub which arguably ruin the appeal of the show).
Enjoy! :) read more
They both have very different reasoning and story behind them but what I see in common is the way the characters grow together throughout the series. Character development is definitely the reason these shows both are my favorites.
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.
Oregairu feels similar to Toradora!. The first point is that both male main characters (Ryuuji Takasu in Toradora! and Hachiman Hikigaya in Oregairu) have those "hostile eyes" which makes people think that they are criminal; which they aren't. Both of them are insecure and gets some kind of "help" with their social problems. Second point is the atmosphere, which feels similar, in a way, and both takes place in school. Third point is the kind of characters in both shows, which I think all could be in either show, because the way the act and talk is similar. The art is also something that they have in common. Many similarities! read more
The main male protagonist definitely has a strange look on his face in both series. But beyond that, they also have a strange relationship/interactions with the main female protagonist of the series.
Both Toradora! and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. takes place in a school life setting where youth experiences the life of drama and love. At the same time, there's also joy and fun for the main characters - some taken less so more than others.
Both series also makes usage of humorous dialogues in a lighthearted setting.
The female leads are similar in which they're fiesty and tsundere-like and don't have friends except Taiga has one friend. As for the male lead they're both outcast such as Ryuuji he's unable to make friends because of his appearance. But eventually they're able to find close people to click with. As for the story plot, Toradora is a little bit different. It mainly focus on romance problems such as love triangles while My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU focus more on school activities and philosophical views on society. But if you like romantic comedy then Toradora is for you.
I liked this anime mainly because it has very good character and relation progression and nothing feels forced. This, in my opinion, makes it similar to Toradora. Both have very good characters and good stories and I think if you liked Toradora you will like this too.
Both anime aren't your mediocre comedy, drama, romance, school, slice of life shows. All 2 of them have a certain depth in character development and relationship. Also both are giving you a good view into the characters psyche.
In many ways, Takasu Ryuuji is like Kuronuma Sawako. He is scary looking but caring for others, and he is also a "loner" to begin with. However, things started to change when Kitamaru helped him, as Kazehaya Shouta helped Sawako too. But unlike Kimi ni Todoke, Toradora is a much better love story in my opinion. So if you REALLY like Kimi ni Todoke, I recommand you watch Toradora.
both are unique school life animes. the characters in both are unforgettable, very funny at times, very touchy at times, unpredictable...the overall atmosphere is very similar especially with Pin and Yuri as the quirky teachers :D
Both are full of misunderstandings which lead to both comedic and awkward situations, with genuinely caring main characters and offering a ton of character development - both Sawako and Taiga grow as people throughout their respective series. Toradora also offers a bit of comedy-violence on the side.
- slow developing relationship
- lovable characters
- friends play a big role in both of these
- a lot of comedy
In my opinion, these can be considered ones of the best romance anime ever, I enjoyed watching them :D
I don't normally watch romanceschool anime , but these two were really good , I put them together only because they share same genre .
I watched TORADORA a long time ago and still remember how I felt with every episode , some of them made me felt pain and some not , put in general it was great .
KIMI NI TODOKE is a nice anime with a cute characters , I love it when it gives me energy and hope , fun too watch .
I've seen a lot of negative criticism for this show - mainly surrounding our main characters Sawako and Shota - many say they are bland and boring personalities with no likeable or dislikeable traits, and I think I would have to agree with that. But if there's one thing that Toradora has going for it it's a pair of interesting and unique protagonists that really keep the show interesting and fun throughout. Both of these shows are amazing shoujos, however, so I highly recommend you watch both anyway.
By request of a complainer I will go in depth into my analysis of how they are similar, Also, make a correction since I was in a hurry when I posted originally, you have a protagonist being pursued by three similar girls, one who avidly denies attraction or has no attraction from the beginning (Aria/Taiga) One who is well mannered and is similar to the Yamamoto Nadeshiko character (Minori/Shirayuki)
and then you have a cute acting character that has a darkside (Ami/Riko). Further on in both Ryuji/Kinji ends up providing meals for Aria/Taiga and is treated like a slave. End Recommendation
This anime follows the genre tsundere and features the the voice actor Kugimiya Rie A.K.A the queen of tsundere all anime with Rie as the main usually have almost identical moods and character types so of u liked tordora you'll love hidan no aria and many of her other her other animes including: zero no tsukaima,Shakugan no shana,Dragon Crisis,Hayate combat butler.
And some that don't feature Rie but have characters identical to taiga,shana,Louise
The are: gosick,C3,the mystic archives of dantalian,Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
Toradora! and Hidan no Aria are similiar because of the relationships between the two main characters (Ryuji and Taiga/ Kinji and Aria). Also, Aria and Taiga are both Tsunderes (Who doesn't love Tsunderes?)
First of all the similarities between the characters Aria and Taiga are incredibly similar. The male protagonists in both of the animes are share the same characteristics. The only difference in the animes are Toradora doesnt have guns the rest is incredibly similar
Toradora! is a great watch if you enjoyed Kaichou wa Maid-sama! The two of them are both great romances with great comedy and drama to keep you enticed. While Kaichou wa Maid-sama! was more episodic in nature, Toradora! follows a straight plotline, it manages to keep you on the edge of your seat with drama, and also makes you laugh your heart out in comedy, all while wrapping up each episode nicely as to not leave unnecessary cliffhangers. The main girl characters are also similar in nature, being hostile at first, then becoming friendlier as time progresses. If you enjoyed Kaichou wa Maid-sama! then you'll definitely like Toradora! read more
- Each of these series mix great comedy and romance together while following a tsundere lead.
- Both Taiga and Misaki fell in-love with the guy they once hated, their love stories are full of surprises, that's why it's very fun to watch.
- The females are both a bit hotheaded and competitive, while the males are calm and collected.
- Each show has an absolutely hilarious cast that suppliment the main characters very well.
Any show can make you laugh, but the real beauty of Toradora and Maid-sama lies within romantic aspect. One minute you'll be laughing like crazy, and the next you'll find yourself immersed in those little romantic moments that just put a smile on your face and give you butterflies. read more
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.
Starting out with similar situations BokuTomo and ToraDora share many similarities within the first episode alone. Similar main male characters; both boys with mean eyes who unintentionally get their classmates to give them things out of intimidation, not to mention they know how to cook! And both series have a lonely, yet strong-willed, long-haired female protagonist who decides off the bat that she is on first-name basis with her respective boy, and he likewise becomes just as close to her.
Both slice of life shows relate to the troubles of high school, be it romance or acceptance, and tell how different people can come together by the simplest means.  read more
-both have a nice guy who's a delinquent only because of their looks
-both have some stuck up girls
-both fe/male leads have a common goal and work towards it together.
-both have a girl with just too much energy.
Both male protagonist have been labeled as delinquents because of their appearance. They both seem to befriend to two girls who are usually quiet with snappy attitude. Both also contain parody of the female protagonist and a pretty popular girl doesn't like each other right off the bat.
male lead:"I'm not a delinquent. its the eyes! It's all a misunderstanding! I'm a nice guy!"
"Wah? who's that girl i bumped into?"
half an ep or so later...
"we're both looking for love, Lets help eachother find a boyfriend/girlfriend."
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai story:
Male lead: "I'm not a delinquent. Its all a misunderstanding! I'm a nice guy"
"wah? who's that girl talking to herself?"
half an ep or so later
"we're both looking for friends, Lets help eachother get friends."
If this sounds like i'm making fun of the anime, i'm not. i freaking love toradora. My fav anime of all time.
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.
Both are charcter-driven stories revolving around a circle of friends dealing with their complexes. Both series also include love triangles and similar animation.
And both will also make you cry. A LOT. (mostly in a good way)
quite funny too..
the main characters didn't know of their feelings..
but after the episodes go by they finally realize that they like the other guy..
same school life..
and the side characters have almost the same personality
[ex: akira of s.a n minori of toradora ]
anyway, why is the ending always the same?
but i cried anyway,, it's touching..
Both protagonists seem to hate each other. But - what was that? - a glance of romance? ;)
Romance, word & fist fights (animelike ^.^'), stong female lead with weak sides, especially in romantic moments, but nevertheless are both strong, no wussy girls.
Both has school life and comedy.
Both of these anime are in a school setting and have 2 students who are known as the strongest in the school. Both anime become love stories filled with fun times together and harsh times toward the end, but both end up like most anime always do... a happy ending that ull have to watch to find out!!! (BTW: Toradora!, Kaichou wa maid-sama!, Special A, and Ouran High School Host Club are all similar anime if u were looking for others as well.)
Both series' are romantic splice of life with comedy in the story.
Both series' main male protagonists are respected by anyone, but the other one is the other way around(fear by anyone). While the main female protagonist of both stories doesn't like to give up once their mind set to do something.
Both series' storyline revolves around at school where every plot and twist happens there.
The relationship between the two main characters has this heavy antagonistic sense to it, in additional to proof that they both care a lot about each other. There's a whole "will they or won't they" vibe through it all with lots of humor but also some serious character moments. The only big difference is that one of them has a crush from the beginning.
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.
-Both revolve around romance and the struggles of realizing how one truly feels
-Plenty of similar comedic antics
-Each has a few characters much likes ones from the other
-Personal discovery and growth is a huge theme in both series
They both centre around school with your main character - A Boy who only has a few close friends and is a bit of a nerd. And the main Female character - A blonde girl who acts like they hate the main character. The main Male Protagonists both have another main character living next door to them. Personally I preferred Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your lie in April) because there was more of a tragic backstory where as in Toradora they do lots of interesting things but it's sorta like everyday like (but a bit more exciting).
Two shows that own the distinction of doing the tsundere character correctly, which is less common than most people think.
Orange-haired Tsundere female protagonist who drags the blue-haired levelheaded male protagonist into her hijinks. Very similar tone and surprisingly good pacing, with a small but strong supporting cast.
Both have unique styles, both have intriguing Main and Supporting characters, both have brilliant female tsundere leads as well as very original male leads, both are very funny and yet very emotionally touching.
I seriously sometimes think that they are in the same universe. And like to believe it.
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.
Both feature similar entertaining romcom styles, though Toradora leans more towards comedy while Clannad (especially AS) has more drama. While Clannad has stronger thematic development and is more poignant overall, if you liked one you will probably like the other.
I can't stress how much I loved both these series. Evoking a diversity of emotions (among them, laughs, hearty smiles, tears, and "aww moments" from cuteness), these unforgettable romantic comedies are the archetypes of their genre. If you enjoyed one, you will most definitely enjoy the other (although I was initially hesitant to try Clannad since it is more "drama heavy", Toradora had its tear jerker moments as well).
Toradora and After Story greatly share the theme of "growing up" in a sense. Clannad After Story goes with the more realistic approach though which highly suits it. Toradora has a more dramatic feel due to certain conflicts presented in the story line. Overall, Toradora's dramatic phazes can be enjoyed if you liked the drama in After Story; the idea works likewise.
Romance, Problems with one's self, Slice of lifey. All the normal stuff that creates a good show with a welcoming atmosphere. I enjoyed both of these shows almost equally as much and recommend anyone that has watched Clannad and Clannad: After Story to go and watch Toradora!
The decision to watch both of these shows is far from regrettable and will leave you with hours of happiness and days of life changing thoughts and feelings.
If you liked Clannad's amazing character depth and relationship development, than Toradora is a great choice for you. While it can get a bit cheesy at times, Toradora is one of the best romantic character dramas I've ever seen, with characters that serve as the perfect example of 'show don't tell'. Highly recommended to anyone who likes brilliantly complex characters and also enjoys a good old' feels trip.
Both are heart-warming series, with loads of comedy and funny moments that can crack you up, if you also noticed, The guys in both series fall in love with two girls, Yuuno is kind of similar to Minori and Mio is almost taiga twin, since they have the same hairstyle and looks and have are both tsundere. The only difference is that MM! Is kinda perverted more. xD
In both animes the main characters are a tsundere girl and a guy, they try to help each other, and help with their relationships. However, in both animes they start to like each other. When you see this anime the first thing that comes to your mind is Toradora. If you liked toradora I bet you will like MM!
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.
In both animes a girl and boy live together in the same house, and both girls act tough. Also, in both animes there is a kinda mean girl character that tries to win the boy's heart infront of the girl he lives with. Both cute and funny animes ^O^
First of all, I found the characters designs extremely similar. Then the main characters resemble each other. Taiga as Nagi are strong female characters but can become weak and Emo if something intense happens. Jin - Ryuuji on the other hand are caring and helpful male leads that have characteristics, which usually belong to female characters.
Furthermore if we ignore the exact scenario, the core characterization of both stories are romantic slice of life comedies.
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!
school stuff, schoolboy who everyone thinks is intimidating delinquent from looks, though actually very nice personality, likes random girl, but gets close to another in order to reach goal, eventually developing love between schoolgirl who tries (or indirectly) to correct his image, comedy, touch of drama....same old
Both series contains the typical main protagonist who at first has no luck with girls. However, as the series progresses, he makes connections with other characters including the main female protagonist and forms a bonds with them that begins with friendship, towards respect, affection, and later romance.
Both series features the romantic comedy genre that has a somewhat predictable story but nonetheless executed well that expands beyond the fan-service and more into the drama mixed in with comedy and later on, emotional type.
Like romantic comedies, both series feature love trials/triangles, misunderstandings, and a main protagonist treasures their bond with the girl that they respect and later come to appreciate.  read more
Seiji and Ryuuji are really similar. Guys that look scary but really aren't.
They're both the same genre and they're both really funny, but can also be somewhat serious at times.
Overall they're both really enjoyable!
The relationship of these two series is as follows:
- The protagonist is a boy who has not had luck in love, due to his appearance as a delinquent, and that hides a good boy inside.
- He becomes involved with a girl, which becomes part of his life, where she will show his true nature to him, and together they will join forces so that she, can get her happiness.
- Both the protagonist of Midori no Hibi and the girl protagonist of Toradora, have nicknames due to their strength, where anyone who is against you, can be affected.
The series seek to show that we do not always search in the right place. read more
Both of these shows have tsundere leads, though it takes Yuri longer to soften. There's laughter along the way, adorable moments, and moments when it looks like everything will fall apart. Still no matter how hard Toradora! tries to convince you it's only funny or Angel Beats! that it's only serious, there's a gooey center in each of these shows that left me with a smile. :)
Angel Beats is similar to Toradora! because they are both classified as romance animes that we all want to see more of. They are also similar because the two main characters in each anime start out as somewhat enemies but come to see that they want the same thing and end up falling for each other in the end.
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.
It's similar to its genre and the characters.
The female protagonists on both are short in size pairing a boy who's far taller than her. But eventhough with that, they end up liking each other. It's just that in Hiyokoi it's not showed in the anime.
These animes are about romance between two high schoolers, one difference is that in Toradora there are more girls who like one boy, and in Hiyokoi there's only one. Also the girl maincharacters are both compared to animals and their personalities are like that too. They both have some funny scenes that defenitely'll make you laugh, and they're funny in their own way but there's also enough romance and cuteness for a good anime.A big difference is the fact that Hiyokoi has -If you don't count the specials- only one episode, while Toradora has a bigger storyline so has a lot more episodes.
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 of Toradora isn't exactly defined at the beginning (no spoilers :3) but are both beautiful in their own way.
Toradora is a bit longer so it makes you enjoy more twists to the plot than Sukitte Ii na yo but the story never feels too long or there just to fill the episode count.
Say I Love You is similar yet very different than Toradora. Both anime follow a building relationship between the two main characters. If you are looking for a good rom-com, I would totally recommend Toradora!!
Both rom-coms based on misunderstandings between the main male and female characters.
They both come across light-hearted at funny while also tackling deeper topics (e.g. trust in relationships).
Overall they're both just really cute romances.
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.
Likeable tsundere female leads are the strong points of these animes. Haruhi and Taiga shine so brightly they will make you overlook the parts of the story which might be less interesting, repetitive or even annoying. No less could be said about the supporting female characters that are parts of a ''group of friends''. You will go through many different types of adventures with characters in both titles.
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
similarity's: Main character is seen as different, characters have specific tropes, good romance.
Difference's in toradora: characters develop out of their tropes, story extending over multiple episodes, much longer romantic development (takes many episodes not just 2).
If you liked Toradora, you'll definitely love Ore Monogatari!! It's another romantic comedy with lots of fun characters. The main characters are similar in the fact that they aren't technically your typical shoujo hero, but that's what gives these animes their own unique flair. You're in for a barrel of laughs and heartwarming moments from both of these animes.
I just think both of these animes are CUTE, FUNNY, and ADORABLE!
If you liked Working!!, Toradora! in my opinion would also be excellent for you to watch!
Also, they both have explanation points (!) at the end of their titles XD
the quirkiness of the characters in both series struck me. Toradora centers around school life and follows a set story line, has some gripping drama near the end and has a clear conclusion. Working!! on the other hand doesn't have a plot, or a conclusion and revolves around the workers at a family restaurant. It is much more random and focuses on comedy (althought i thought Toradora was just as humors). Toradora's Ryuuji inherited his serial killer father's scary looks, Working's Satou also has a scary look but both are nice guys under their scary exterior. Ryuuji's mother's and Working's Kozue (Takanashi's older sister) were really similar characters. Ryuuiji and Takanshi are both the responsible members of their households and naturally take on the responsibility of cleaning and cooking. Ryuuji's getting beat up by Tiga was sort of similar to Takanshi betting beaten up by Inami. Both these male characters do not appreciate getting beaten up but still take it well and end up supporting the female character instead of running away. Both Toradora's Tiga and Working Popura are short doll looking characters. Tiga's personality, however is alot closer to Kyouko demanding of food, cold face, and gangster violence attitude. Last, think Toradora's Ami's personality fits well as an older more mature sister to Working's Yamada in looks and manipulation of other characters. Finally, in both anime's the character's Ruuiji and Inami have to escape the negative impact their currently absent fathers had on their lives. Both anime's talk about on the importances of past events on present situations. read more
For starters, exclamation points.
Both series are romance/comedy series, with Toradora! falling more towards the romantic side while Working!! focuses more on the slice-of-life comedy. The main characters are extremely similar, having to do housework for an otherwise dysfunctional family made most obvious by their drunk vixen of a mother/older sister. Both involve a diverse cast of both male and female members, with some of those characters corresponding to those in the other series somewhat well (Taiga/Minori are shuffled versions of Poplar/Mahiru, Kitamura has elements of both Souma and Satou, Yamada is like a mini-Ami, etc.).
Ultimately though, both are simply good examples of the rom-com genre done right. read more
If you like your school romances, you're likely to enjoy both Toradora! and Kimi-kiss. Toradora! has both funnier and more serious moments, and in my opinion is generally more interesting. However, Kimi-kiss manages to handle multiple relationships between characters well, rather than centering around one single couple, as well as having some great moments.
First of all, both of them are very good school-life romantic comedies.
The two of them are about frienship,true love and have love polygons. Also, the two are slow-paced with very funny scenes, but with a little of drama too.
Though I think Toradora is better than Kimikiss, Kimikiss Pure Rouge is a very good worth-watching romantic anime too.
Both series are heavily focused on romance. They also involve a certain type of relationship`s descriptions in which some things left untold and viewer should catch them by himself. Although Hori-san to Miyamura-kun is short OVA (just 3 episodes), it`s still pretty sweet and touching anime, as well as Toradora. Also, for me lead girls in these series both got interesting personalities.
As Toradora and romance anime fan, i really enjoyed Hori-san to Miyamura-kun, and i think that other romance fans could find this anime really appealing.
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.
Toradora! and Nagi no Asukara both involve a group of friends who attend school together. Toradora! is based in a slice of life, school environment. The setting of Nagi no Asukara is similar, but there is a supernatural twist to it. In both anime, the leading male character often takes care of a dependent female character. The two anime spark drama through the conflicting love interests of the characters. They both have great artwork--the artwork for Toradora! is great for being almost 5 years old and the artwork for Nagi no Asukara is superb, standing among the best of the best. They both progress at a good pace and are very enjoyable to watch. read more
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.
-Both have a small, strong tsundere female lead that lives separately from their families.
-both have a guy they (don't realize) like living near them
-Both have characters that have trouble communicating with others
-both are comedies
-both kawaii anime
-Inu x Boku SS has a darker plot line behind it
In my opinion, Toradora's artwork is better, but both animes present a group of colorful characters. The central plots concern love affairs between them, more specifically between the predestined couple of main characters and all the other members of the group. Cute and funny, with a touch of drama in both case.
Toradora! shares extremely similar themes to Ouran Host Club, as they are both comedic romances. The main difference between Toardora! and Ouran Host Club is that Toradora! delves deeper into each character's personality and gives the viewer a deeper insight into their personality than Ouran.
Overall though, I would highly recommend watching Ouran Host Club if you enjoy laughing a whole lots and getting engrossed into a short series.
Plot and setting are fairly different, but there are some notable character similarities.
Ryuuko is an honest version of Minori.
Meme is Yasuko.
Maekawa gives off the same impression as Sumire and acts similarly to Ami.
Both series focus on the characters, although Denpa tends towards harem while Toradora! is romance.
ok if you completed watching suzuka and felt the sensation that you wanted more anime like this, drama, romance, and related i strongly recomend you toradora, not only because of the similarities but because of both have the endings everyone is looking for.
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.
Spice and Wolf is a casual yet serious anime. On one hand you have a light and easy going side to the story that makes it playful. On the other you have a heavy and serious side to the story that progresses the plot. On top of that, you have two characters that initially were indifferent of each other but grew closer as they experience various forms of hardship together.
Though Toradora may not be a fantasy, in my opinion, it shares a lot of similar traits with Spice and Wolf. You have an easy going story that has its serious moments to progress the plot. Further more, you have two characters that were initially indifferent to each other but grew closer as they spend more time together.
In terms of genre and category, they're different but in terms of the feelings that I get from watching the two, they are very similar. If like me, you are looking for an anime that has the same feel to Spice and Wolf, I would recommend you to watch Toradora.
-Two protagonists started off as acquaintances but develop feelings for each other later on.
-Both are slice of life and comedy.
-The protagnists of both shows have very interesting interactions with each other and is the main attraction of the show.
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.
When you think about it, OreGairu seems to have gotten some inspiration from ToraDora!:
-male protagonist looks like a delinquent
-2 female protagonists, a third is introduced later
-starts off as a simple teen rom-com and evolves into drama
-similiar slow pacing (which is completely fine in both cases)
Anyways, if you watched either one, and enjoyed it, I consider watching the other (includes BOTH seasons of OreGairu) a MUST.
Both female main characters are similar in personality (and build: small, long hair etc.), surprise there both done by the same voice-overXD.
Both series have great humor and show the romantic/drama feeling of the 'obliviously' couple really well
GSNK is a very popular anime right now and we all know why; because it's just too funny and has the most adorable characters ever! So if you love dorky characters and their shenanigans then Toradora! is just the right next anime for you. Toradora! has a lot more drama and romance but it will make you cry happy tears by the end of it.
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.
These are similar in the way that they both pull you in right from the straight episode and make you wan't to watch more, they also live up to your expectations after each episode ends
the female characters are also similar as they don't get a long many people in the start but then start warm up to more people and open their heart
Both are light comedy/romance shows. While Toradora is a bit more focused on the feels/romance apsects kotoura-san has more comedy to it. Despite the comedy focus the show also has its sad and emotional moments (especially episode 1) and thus is a good anime to pick up if u enjoyed toradora !
Although some people may not like either of these series if you happen to like Toradora! then you should definitely check out Nodame Cantabile. Both of these series are funny, will probably have you laughing at least once every episode.
While being drastically different anime, some of the character traits are similar in both anime.
Both anime include a protagonist who meet a troublesome girl who is incapable of taking care of herself. In both anime the girl takes advantage of the guy by coming over the the protagonist's house to eat their food. The girl can't take care of herself and allows her apartment to fill with trash, until the protagonist becomes friends with them and helps them live on their own. The protagonist helps the girl over come her problems and reach the goal they were aiming for.
That is where the similarities end.
1. "Be attentive towards others".
2. In my mind Minori (from Torador!) has some similar traits with Inaban (Kokoro...) and with Nagase Iori (Kokoro...).
3. Happy end with no happiness for some brightful characters.
5. Evokes similar thoughts.
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.
They're both comedies set mainly in high school with unique casts. Many specific aspects in Toradora! resemble those in Azumanga Daioh. However, Azumanga Daioh doesn't focus on relationships between boys and girls as Toradora! does.
Both ToraDora! and Azumanga daioh are school comedies. Honestly, ToraDora is not as good as Azumanga (hey, i'm just speaking for myself) so if you like ToraDora you'll love Azumanga Daioh. As also, you may notice some qualities that are the same.
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.
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.
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!
Both anime have the same CVs whom is Rie Kugumiya
Both of the characters are tsunderes
Both characters make their male friends as servants. In Toradora, Taiga make Ryuji as her dog and in Astarotte, Astarotte Ygvar make Naoya Touhara as her 'toy'
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.
I just found the general atmosphere of these two anime similar, not to mention both are very deep and thought-out high school setting anime. These two anime don't share that much similarities, despte both being romance anime set in high school, but I think that if you have watched Ao Haru Ride you will also enjoy ToraDora!
-) 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.
Toradora was absolutely the sweetest anime's I've ever seen. This anime was the first I saw of its kind. I was more into the action/thriller genre but I am totally converted to the romantic/comedy/slice of life genre. This anime surely made my top 5 list and I love it so much for how sweet and cute it is. I definitely recommend it to those who are looking for an anime of the genre I stated previously.
I just began Sora no Manimani, and I immediately liked it, because it has a similar feel as Toradora.
Both take place in a high school setting (Sora no Manimani is more focused on a small group of students in a club, whereas Toradora is friends and friends-of-friends getting together), and both have elements of "She likes him, but her likes her, she's never heard of him, and he has always liked his childhood friend..." You know, messy love lives! Sora no Manimani is shorter, and more comedy-driven (so far). If you like romance, drama, and above all, characters that feel like human beings and not art on a page, try both of these series. read more
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~!
Both are fantastic love stories, with a fantastic girls full of strenght, and guys with an original personality. Real life stories, not about fantasy, or anothers strange things.
And in both we see how they fall in love and after, not only the begin.
- 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.
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
While toradora is the better title when it comes to romance, Seto no Hanayome is the better title when it comes to comedy, its as if the two shows are opposites in strength when it comes to romantic comedies.
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
What these anime have in common:
~Both anime mainly have a male hero. (main character)
~Guys basically have their own harem. (Sorta...*w*)
~Features the way how everyone helps each other and friendship grows.
~Romance and comedy.
~Both anime have drama. (*Violin plays in background*)
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).
- The second season of HnG, friends help each other to get a guy
-both really cute romances(both are must watch romcoms)
-tsundere lead voiced by kugimiya rie
-male lead takes care of female lead
-Nothing beats watching the four tsundere wonders
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.
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.
Somehow I felt that these two series were almost similar, except that B Gata H Kei has more sex-related subjects.
Both of them have a main female character that deny their love for the main male character, they got friends to help them out and they both share the comedy and romance genre.
The relationship dynamic between the protagonists are very similar in both anime. In fact, even the personalities bear strong resemblance - short tempered and feisty female lead versus reserved and awkward male lead who are forced to be together and overtime, grow on each other. Biggest difference is FMP is a mecha genre and slightly more serious (themes of war, more suggestive).
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.
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.
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 Hataraku there is whole universe created.
After finishing Hataraku, I had feeling that I saw something similar before and then connected it to Toradora. I had much fun watching those animes. read more
Both are comedy centric shows with similar tone and artistic style. They also have similarly entertaining characters. The Devil is a Part Timer (Hataraku Maou-sama!) has a few more action scenes and has very little romance, as opposed to Toradora! which has a lot of romance. However, both shows are great and if you enjoy one you'll most likely enjoy the other.
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 try out the other. read more
Toradora is in a way a MUCH better version of Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka.
They both evolve around the main protagonist who has been listed as a delinquent (Ryuji in Toradora and Junichi in Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka) that meets a girl who is a hard headed mix of many different types of characters.
Yuuhi Katagiri also reminds me a lot of Taiga, but toned down a bit.
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 Masamune-kun, it is the revenge of the prota against the girl who rejected it.
Both have a different mood style, and different romance, but are entertaining to watch. read more
Myself; Yourself failed to pack comedy along with it but have really intense relationship build-up throughout its 12 episodes, unlike toradora's 26 episodes length. The tension in the "atmosphere" for Myself; Yourself builds up real quick and carries on long, whereas for Toradora!, it builds up really late, like the last one-third of the story. But overall, both are really good and worth watching!
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 of Eva is especially gritty and may upset fans who like the softer, sweeter characters.  read more
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 live together and see each other through ups and downs.  read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
There is complication with many girls liking the main character.
The main character really cares about each and every one of them.
Is more or less oblivious to what each girl thinks.
Takes place in a school with outspoken characters.
Main character's closest guy-friend is super popular with the girls.
- 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 Toradora! but obviously, its own essence that differentiates from both animes. It's a very very good anime and I mean it! Especially its last episode (Episode 6) made me laugh I lot, and I'm not an easy laugh guy. I am liking it so much, give it a try!
Thanks for reading!
> 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 ecchi stuff" and more of the innocent humor NGNL has, on occasion.
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.
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.
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 hell did you watch Fate/Kalied when you could've watched Toradora. read more
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.
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.
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).
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 these days - both are basically packed with fun, they're fun non-stop.
They are also similar in how they deal with love scenes. No teary-eyed separations and confessions every five minutes, no queues of kyuute girls waiting for onii-chans at their doors in the morning, no otaku service (some fan service is present in Love Hina though), no time wasted on cliches boring but required by genre. The love depicted in both Love Hina and Toradora is _normal_, the kind you would think you can probably see everywhere, although you can't, but that's another sad story. read more
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 animation. Ahem, and last but not least "moe-fied" mothers who don't look like mothers strike again!  read more
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.
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
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. :)
Toradora & Imouto sae both contain the same "Scrubs" - style formula (the irl comedy, occasional emotional doctors show). Namely, they're a) character driven b) part 1 of episode of characters interacting/doing trivial things c) part 2 of episode containing the "feels" / life lesson.
a large lesson that is constantly revisited is that of "taking something for granted" whether it be a talent, a personality, a relationship, etc. consequently, each of these shows also delves into when those characters does take something for granted and how it affects the rest of the cast.
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 :P
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.
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 romantic comedy.
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, and it get me hooked. Watching until the end was the only option. Pretty awesome how these shows made a comedy fan actually watch and care about characters and their life-changing decisions. read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 both titles as they are a fresh take on a fairly stale genre.  read more
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 :-)
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 or gritty situations is equally heartwarming.
However, while Sakamichi no Apollon has music as its main focus on music and is a little more serious and realistic (especially regarding the visuals), Toradora rather focusses on school life as well as general topics and is goes into a more comedic direction (but still has a rather mature style most of the time). Nevertheless, both animes have an equal amount of drama as well as many general parallels such as occasional brawls, a certain bond between the characters and their family and the wish for a beloved person to be happy, even though it might contradict one's own feelings and most of these issues are resolved or depicted in a similar manner.
Both shows have really sweet endings and if you liked one of them, you will definitely also enjoy the other one too.
In other words, if you are not bored to death by the slice of life genre and you liked either of these shows, give the other one a try as well! read more
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 in both is heartwarming and serene, and each episode is inspirational. however toradora has more comedy than Hanairo is yet to prove read more
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.
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.
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