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7 Anime Like Toradora!

Updated on May 20, 2013


If you enjoyed the comedic and high school love anime of Toradora, here are some similar anime that could peak your interest.

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Tomoya Okazaki is the main protagonist of the story. His mother passed away in a car accident when he was younger. Because of that, his father indulged in alcohol and gambling. Due to his father's habits, Tomoya got into a fight with his dad and injured his shoulder in the process. As a result, Tomoya disliked his father. With no proper role model, Tomoya starts learning bad behavior and becomes a delinquent. One day, while walking to school, he meets Nagisa Furukawa and starts hanging out with her. With a new acquaintance by his side, Tomoya starts seeing something changing in his life...

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School Rumble

School Rumble is a very funny anime like Toradora. There are two main protagonist. The male main character is Harima Kenji and the female main character is Tenma Tsukamoto. Harima is a delinquent and has a secret crush on Tenma. He finally got to be in the same class as Tenma, only to find himself choking at crucial times to express his feelings. Tenma, on the other hand, likes the mellow classmate Oji Karasuma. Tenma also has a hard time confessing her love to Oji. This causes a complicated love triangle and also many funny misunderstandings that happens in Yagami High School.

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Itazura Na Kiss

This one is not as chibi as the other anime mentioned above, however, it is funny and romantic as well. The two main characters of the story are Kotoko Aihara and Naoki Irie. Kotoko is in love with the handsome Naoki and she confesses her love to him but she gets turned down. One day, an earthquake destroyed Kotoko's house. While Kotoko and her dad were waiting for the house to get rebuild, they moved in to her dad's childhood friend's house, which happens to be Naoki's dad. Gradually, Naoki starts to get to know Kotoko better and love might be in the air...

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Full Moon o Sagashite

The story revolves around Mitsuki Kouyama and her promise to her childhood friend Eichi Sakurai. She is a talented singer. However, because she has sarcoma, unless she undergoes surgery that could potentially destroy her vocals to get cured, there is no other way. Mitsuki's dream seems to be fading away as she cannot sing. One day, two shinigamis visited Mitsuki and told her that she only has a year to live. Upon hearing that, she attempts to go to an audition to pursue her dreams. An emotional turn of events made one of the shinigamis transform her into a healthy 16 year old so she could meet the basic requirements of the audition...

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Lovely Complex

This anime revolves around high school life. Risa Koizumi is 172cm tall female while Atsushi Ōtani is only 156cm tall male. Due to their height differences, this funny duo always quarrel with each other. Their friends call them the "All Hanshin Kyojin". During summer school, a new student called Ryouji Suzuki joins their class and Risa is smitten by him because he is tall. Coincidentally, Atsushi finds a girl that she likes as well. At this point, the duo decided to put their past behind and help each other get their crushes. However, the two new students ended up being together. The interesting part is Risa starts developing feelings for Atsushi after getting to know him better, sparking a rather complicated love life... | Source


Hideki Motosuwa is a student attempting to qualify for a university by studying at a prep school. He dreams of having a persocom, an expensive personal computer. One day, he sees a persocom which is a beautiful girl. However, she is laying by some trash bags. Hideki takes her home and upon turning on the persocom, he is greeted with warmth. The funny part is she is only able to say one word, which is "chi". He soon realizes she is a custom built persocom and therefore hard to repair. Hideki tries to teach her concepts and words and starts growing feelings for her...

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Fruits Basket

The story revolves around 16-year-old Tohru Honda. Her mother died in a car accident and she had to support herself. Fortunately, she found residence inhabited by her classmate Yuki Sohma and his cousins Shigure and Kyo. The funny part is that the Sohma family has a curse. They turn into Chinese zodiac animals when hugged by the opposite gender. She soon decides to help them break the curse...

Anime Like Toradora Conclusion

Try out these animes if you enjoyed Toradora. All of them have comedy and romance, so it should most likely be something that you be interested. Be sure to check them out!

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      3 years ago

      Finish it walker. You wont be disappointed

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      3 years ago

      what happened in clannad afterlife upset me so I stopped watching

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      3 years ago

      are they ever gonna make more Episode of clannad

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      5 years ago from California

      Thanks Kexul!

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      Luke Falconberry 

      5 years ago from La Vergne, Tennessee

      another great list! Clannad is a masterpiece in my book.


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