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Synonyms: Rec
Japanese: レック


Type: TV
Episodes: 9
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2006 to Mar 31, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 47,451 users)
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Ranked: #21232
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Popularity: #1147
Members: 89,596
Favorites: 305


They are both about seiyu, nothing more nothing less.  
report Recommended by zen-hikka
extremely similar atmosphere. developing characters and relationships. brilliant 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Love Get Chu is about a group of aspiring seiyuu, while REC is about one rising seiyuu. It's rather difficult to find seiyuu anime, but both of these shows are cute and addicting. 
report Recommended by atlantiza
Both series are about working hard towards a goal. While REC focuses more on romance, Doujin Work focuses on comedy... but both have hints at each. Also, the main character in both shows look a lot younger than they are meant to be. 
report Recommended by heza
Both are about young adult people and their dealing with everyday life. Both are realistic, mostly serious stories with a little humour. There is also romance storyline, but also rather realistic, seinen-oriented. 
report Recommended by Goryptic
Both have an intresting storyline, and both develops around the "voice acting" (It's a minor thing on Sakurasou, while it's one of the main theme of Rec). 
report Recommended by xNihalx
This anime is very similar to REC, its about the relationship with living with another person. The romance is sweet and very realistic. The only difference is that I think personally REC has a better sound track, art and story. REC definitely goes more into the relationship side of things with more drama, while "I cant understand what my husband is saying" goes into the more comedic aspect of life. Both are heartwarming relationships and are much more realistic most anime's. I would fully recommend "I cant understand what my husband is saying" to anyone who just finnished REC 
report Recommended by FujiWater2024
Both animes are about working, love and problems with relationship, job and self-determination. 
report Recommended by nick_el_son
Both series deal with the main female character who wants to succeed in the seiyuu business. Whereas Rec is a mix of romance, comedy and slice-of-life, Gi(a)rlish is more realistic and somewhat straight out sarcastic view of the seiyuu community. 
report Recommended by Dodecahedron-O24
both anime have girls without a home 
report Recommended by wolfyna
Indeed, even if their atmosphere are totally different (salaryman is more serious and Rec more romantic comedy), they both have three important elements: 1.Realistic Problems, based on work or on relationships (boss-employed, etc) 2.Mature Romance, for once, if thats you're looking for. 3. The World of the Business, but it's a little better represented on Salaryman Kintarou 
report Recommended by kentick
Both are mature series resolvin around mature characters. Thought Usagi Drop is about parenting and REC is about what it takes to acomplish your dreams and mantaing a relationship, the chemistry beween the characters is very similar. 
report Recommended by Zaraquiel99
If working an new environment is a factor, then both Rec and Servant x Service definitely has similarities in terms of their stories. In fact, the main female protagonist is a new recruit to their line of business. They start out as a newbie but adjusts to their environment as each episode progresses. Speaking of progressing, the main female protagonist also has interesting relationships with the various characters at their workplace ranging from friendship, to romantic, and to respect. There's also fun comedy and humorous dialogues that formulates entertainment for both series. 
report Recommended by Stark700
If you're looking for some short comedy and romance, then these two series are the way to go especially when a boy and a girl living under the same roof is one of the themes of both series. Additionally, there are those awkward moments and sexual tension between the main characters that you can cut through with a knife. Great series for fans for those looking for romance (with a little ecchi and mature themes) ;) 
report Recommended by Stark700
Anime about being in the anime industry. Rec is a tad less polished than Shirobako but both carry the same sentiment and theme. 
report Recommended by Tinybox
Romantic drama for those who're old enough to understand the mature ralationship. 
report Recommended by susan00
Enjoy a romcom for an adult audience. Both animes feature an adult couple trying to make their mark in their industry (classical music and voice acting and marketting). Supporting each other, they go through a lot of personal and professional development. The interplay between these parts of their lives strengthen their relationships and makes for an interesting story. The element of "under the same roof" adds to the comedy as well as drama. Both have a happy ending. 
report Recommended by AvatarSama
As for myself, these two gave me the urge to watch more romance with drama and both of them are good series to watch if you're looking for an anime with the said genre. 
report Recommended by Navizel
I find the part where Tomoya enters the workforce is similar to Rec's overall tone. Both male leads face hardships in their respective jobs and of course, both have romance as the main genre to boot.  
report Recommended by Lord_Odous
The two series are similar to the skeleton. But have different body parts. The two share a sort of fated meeting of a future lovers couple. Whereas one deals with music, the other deals with voice acting. 
report Recommended by Namiku
Two series of 15 minutes where the protagonist falls in love with an actress (in REC is seiyuu, and in LoveLove of TV series), where the prota will support her in her career, as they work together on the same project. Where he has erotic visions about her, even so they are highly esteemed. We have comedy with drama, with some cliches, but equally enjoyable if you support this type of story. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Not completely similar, but in both stories the main characters refuse to admit that they Love each other and struggle through many things because of that. They keep in touch, but their relationship together is a lot close then just friends. 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
Lovely Complex is a hilarious story, that appealed to me after I watched REC so, I thought maybe it will appeal to you as well. 
report Recommended by Greyskulduggery
The time lapse is different but they in common have similar type of growing romance, job problems as background and a nostalgic athmosphere on key scenes. The last one is the aspect that more reminds me of MI. 
report Recommended by lop
Both stories centre around a pair that live alone together and, despite their moments of drama, generally have a pleasant, feel-good tone that keeps one in the back of my mind whenever I watch the other. 
report Recommended by lithiumflower
Same situation, a couple with some similar troubles in they relationship: a girl in the show and a guy who tries to adapt. 
report Recommended by Georidas
Shows how dreams and careers conflict with ones personal love life. 
report Recommended by Karura
it is the same all about broadcasting stuff in the radio  
report Recommended by Syaoran-Li
Very similar tones... both are great stories about life's ups and downs, love, and friendship. While REC is more centered around one couple though, Honey and Clover is about a group of friends. Both are excellent series. 
report Recommended by Pinktiarapanda
Altho the underlying story is different, both have voice actresses and their career/love life as a major plot drivers. P.S. This link becomes more apparent on bakuman seasons 2 and especially 3.  
report Recommended by hexaq
Easy laid back anime. Nothing too much happens, but you get to enjoy the anime for its storyline and romance. 
report Recommended by Tencellar
REC is as straitforward as every(so far) arc in Amagami.  
report Recommended by bo4onok
First they're both romance, but there is one big similarity between these two anime: the unspoken love between the main characters. It's like we know they have feelings for each other, why the fu*K can't they just say that to each other. So the tension is about the same and if u exclude the fantasy bit from Spice and wolf i think that if you liked one you con't not like the other :D 
report Recommended by P0llUT3R
Another relatively short story with a very good development.  
report Recommended by CielClair
Both animes present a relationship in which one side of the pair refuses to admit that there are any feelings. They both also display that slightly upsetting characteristic of the male being unnecessarily cruel to the girl he loves, but getting forgiven anyway. Lady Gaga would categorize these as "Bad Romance," haha. 
report Recommended by Nintendoll
Well in the story two people are living together not wanting other people to find about it or misunderstand and I guess rec is more romance and kannagi more comedy and the art is similiar 
report Recommended by nejihyuuga19
Romance animes that can really get to you. Unlikely couples, dealing with and helping overcome each other's issues. Both do a nice job at depicting the characters' emotions of falling in love with someone and being completely clueless about it, at least consciously. Warm, fuzzy feelings that make you blush, almost guaranteed. 
report Recommended by iSee