-Both feature an unlikely couple coming to realize they love each other over time
-Both point out how special the memories you make in high school are through exemplifying little moments, and have colorful (in Horimiya's case, literally) casts of characters that draw you in to their illusion of youth
-Both have similar lead female characters with similar comedic beats, though Toradora is exaggerated far more
Both titles are a combination of the two main characters.
Both are High School romances
In Horimiya they show each other a side they wouldnt show others and people get confused why they started getting closer, In Toradora the main characters recieve prejudice based on their looks and how they seem on the surface and once again their classmates get confused on why they started getting closer.
Both these shows share a similar dynamic between the main couples.
Remember when you had your first crush? Remember what it felt like? These two shows will make you feel like that.
Horimiya originally aired as a web comic in 2007, while the first Toradora Novel was released in 2006. Maybe this is while they feel so similar as they are both romantic slice of life anime written at similar times, as evidenced by the prevalence of dorky flip phones in both series.
Watching Horimiya takes me back to a magical time in my life when I was first discovering anime and Toradora was one of the first anime I watched.
As for the similarities, both are
Both rom-com, both focusing on two high school students with a very different and distinct personality, both funny and more or less similar sense of humour.
Both shows are slice of life romance anime set in a high school. The main girl in both shows is a tsundere, which is more apparent in Toradora, and she shows a side of herself to the main guy that she doesn't want to/let anyone else see. Both shows are more character-driven rather than plot-driven and are both, overall, just a good time.
Really similar animes in terms of plot, especially at the beginning. Hori and Taiga both have somewhat unstable personalities.
Unless you really enjoy the genre - i wouldn't reccomend you to watch Horimiya after Toradora. Horimiya feels more like a weak, more robotic (with artificial emotions) copy.
Watching Toradora AFTER Horimiya - that is much better idea
Both of these great anime feature Highschool romance with multiple love interests - without being harems, though.
Both are good romcom animes with less misunderstandings
Two slice of life, comedy, romance anime with a nice cast of characters. Both are very standard slice of life anime, so if you want something different, this is the wrong place, but both anime do a the best job at being a standard slice of life anime.
Both have got a silly vibe about it, with adorable characters too. Though funny most of the time, I think there are still heart-heavy moments and that's why I love both of them.
Both involve school and the characters in their day to day life. Both very wholesome, chill anime to watch :)
Both are heartwarming light romcom type anime, showcasing characters in their day to day life.
Both mc often are viewed as something they are not, either based on how they look or what they seem on the surface.
Both mc has a side they show where people outside their comfort zone normally wouldn't get to experience or see (Or that people normally wouldn't expect)
Two romances with that classic school feeling. Both spend a lot of time in one of their houses and have an interesting and enjoyable family dynamic. They can both be a tad generic in characters (more so Horimiya) but I got hooked on both anyway and the two anime are very emotional. They have a lot of specific events that take place and can be quite dramatic. I recommend both XD
They're both funny romance animes where you will roll over laughing and waiting for the next episode. Both don't have too much romance but just enough to pull at your heart.
They're the same anime, but honestly, I'm not even mad, they're both great.
Remember when you had your first crush? Remember what it felt like? These two shows will make you feel like that. Horimiya originally aired as a webcomic in 2007, while the first Toradora Novel was released in 2006. Maybe this is while they feel so similar as they are both a romantic slice of life anime written at similar times, as evidenced by the prevalence of dorky flip phones in both series. Watching Horimiya takes me back to a magical time in my life when I was first discovering anime and Toradora was one of the first anime I watched. Both are heartwarming light romcom-type