Total Recommendations: 18
Serious girl, crazy guy that kinda just says "I choose YOU!" like he's throwing a pokeball or something. Namaikizakari adds sports into the mix.
Main protagonist is mostly brawn and no brains, but they have friends that always have their back. There is a focus on swordplay, demons (that can't be seen by normal people), and friendship.
Lelouch and Inaho both use tactics instead of sheer power to defeat their seemingly overpowering enemies, even though Lelouch happens to have a useful superpower. Both have great animation, soundtracks, and unexpected plot twists.
Tatsumi reminds me a little of Edward, with his firm determination and unyielding loyalty (and sometimes, naivete). They are both trying to take down a corrupt government, and they also both experience what it is like being unable to protect what they love, and work hard to change it.
It has a similar feel, with the "undefeatable" enemy and the struggle for human survival. The soundtrack is also similar. Above all, they are both epic and intense, leaving you anxious for the next episode :)
Both of these are relatively realistic sports anime with underlying romance. Neither has the best artwork, but don't let that stop you from giving them a chance, because they both have very good plots! :)
Both of these sports anime make more of an attempt to be more realistic than something like Kuroko No Basket (or Prince of Tennis). (Even though they're a whole lot of fun to watch too :) Baby Steps has a few problems with the art, but if you can get past those, you'll find a great fast-paced story.
The art and feel of these two manga are very similar. Although, not much of Mune ga Naru has been translated into english :P
Kuroko no Basket and Haikyuu give a similar feeling of intensity during games, as sports anime, and have both comedy and drama. They also have a similar focus on friendship and competition between team members.
It's not so much that the mangas are similar, but that I wanted to read a manga like Liar Game right after I read Bakuman. This was because the majority of manga that the main characters in Bakuman worked on were this type of manga, and I find it extremely fascinating.
Karin and Orange Marmalade are stories about vampires trying to live normal lives with humans (and having relationships with them--whether or not they know their identities). There is more comedy in Karin than in Orange Marmalade, but there is a good amount of drama in both.
Both of these manga have absolutely beautiful art and a storyline about girls in love with boys troubled because of family problems.
Both about couples that really don't want to admit their love at first (because they swear not to fall in love for one reason or another), but of course inevitably get together eventually. The heroines have problems with trying to act and look more feminine.
Granted, Silver Spoon has no plot similarities to FMAB. However, the humor is the similar, as is the art (which is fairly distinctive when compared to other drawing styles). I highly recommend it.
Kujou and Sawako are very similar. They both lack friends at the beginning, are quite plain-looking, and are very dense when it comes to love. The heros fall in love with them, but developments are slow (nevertheless, extremely cute.) I think Last Game is most similar to Kimi ni Todoke, but it's more like a cross between Kimi ni Todoke, Special A, and Kaichou wa Maid Sama. haha
The heroines are very similar. (Even their situations are very alike). Both manga are very cute and funny.
Both manga are about actresses and their struggles with a life of show biz and their endeavors into love.