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A teenage romance series with a similar style and vibe yet plots different enough to warrant watching both.
report Recommended by ta0paipai
Produced by Production I.G., Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride are romantic comedies of classics. The main male protagonist have different personalities but grows closer to the main female character throughout both series. It's also obvious the type of feelings the girl has on him although their relationship tends to be awkward at times. Among other factors, there are misunderstandings, rivals, and challenges that sometimes hinders their relationship. Expect comedy, drama, and romance. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a classic shoujo.
report Recommended by Stark700
If you've noticed an uncanny resemblance between Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride, don't worry it's not just you. Both shows share the same studio in Production I.G. and share similar staff members, two of them being Izumi Hirose who has performed as Color Designer for both (check out their resume when you get the chance, they have performed this role on many notable anime), and Rena Igawa who was the Animation Director for Kimi ni Todoke and is credited as the Character Designer for Ao Haru Ride. Outside of the studio and staff both shows are members of the shoujo genre in a   read more
report Recommended by Volt1993
Cute shoujo romance anime starring a girl who hasn't been able to get along with her classmates.
Despite having quite different stories, both anime share the same sweet innocent sensation. ^^
report Recommended by FeSTiNaLeNTe
Similar unique story and graphic.You'll love both
report Recommended by Haroun_SMIDA
Similar animation style and feels but unique plots that will make watching both a blast
report Recommended by variablex
These are two stories about personal growth and change. The protagonists in both stories are social outcasts who strive to overcome their own fears and insecurities with the help of their friends. Along the way, they fall in love. The stories are quite similar, but different enough that no enjoyment is lost.

Kimi ni Todoke is much more slowly paced and stretches out over two seasons where as Ao Haru Ride is only 12 episodes making it a perfect quick follow-up series if you've recently finished Kimi ni Todoke and are in the mood for another romance story.
report Recommended by rhashka01
Similar unique story and graphic.You'll love both^^
report Recommended by HaruneYui
Both have slow developing relationship between the main characters
Both are really enjoyable to watch
report Recommended by Jinx_619
Very similar art style and each centre around highschool life of a boy and a girl who can't convey their feelings for each other as they don't accept or understand them. Kimi ni todoke and kimi ni todoke season 2 should be watchd first in my opinion as I believe they are written better.
report Recommended by BigManJohn
Their art styles are similar (both are by Production IG). Both anime also have the same romantic feel, and makes you want to root for the main couple no matter what.
report Recommended by LeFatiqsue
Similar plot scenario, guy and girl like each other, romance and mayhem ensue
report Recommended by HoboInYourAttic
Both female mc change or changed
Sadako is more similar to how Futaba was
Kazehaya is more similar to how Kou was
so it's like what if the two didn't meet and stayed the same and met in highschool version
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