For fans who loved the romantic-comedy anime, Toradora, here are some related anime that you are surely going to enjoy.
Toradora is a popular slice-of-life romantic anime series based on the manga by Yuyuko Takemiya. It’s the story of two high-school students who are at odds with each other. However, their endgame changes as they spend more time together and have a change of heart.
It’s a popular anime with an IMDB rating of 8.0 and a popularity ranking of #20 on MyAnimeList. Because of its immense popularity, fans are still waiting for Toradora Season 2.
Best Anime Like Toradora
If you love the rom-com series, here are some popular anime similar to Toradora that you will enjoy watching.
Nisekoi revolves around a high school student, Raku Ichijo, the son of a Yakuza leader of the Shuei-gumi faction. Chitoge Kirisaki is the daughter of a rival gang, Beehive. Both gangs have decided to settle their feud by pairing Raku and Chitoge.
Raku has someone else whom he loves. However, as both leads start spending more time together, he starts falling for her.
Like Toradora, Nisekoi has a male protagonist who is in a relationship with a girl he has no feelings for at first. Both anime have the best romance, and amount of humor to appease the fans.
2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Kaichou wa Maid sama! is a romantic comedy with all the bells and whistles of a shojo story with amazing characters. Misaki hopes to change the high school, which was an all-boys school that has recently changed to a co-ed. She is known as “a strict boy-hating demon dictator.”
Despite her reputation, she works part-time at a maid cafe. Her secret is discovered by Takumi, a popular boy in the school. Takumi becomes a regular at the cafe and both become close to each other.
Read more: List of best anime like Maid Sama.
3. True Tears
True Tears is about a high school student, Shinichiro. After the death of her father, Hiromi, a popular girl at school start living with Shinichiro. Despite living in the same house, he finds it hard to talk to her. He notices that Hiromi acts differently at school and at home.
She smiles a lot at school, but at home, she distances herself from everyone. Shinichiro later finds out that Hiromi has given away her tears and cannot cry anymore. Both develop feelings for each other as they spend more time together.
Clannad is about a boy named Tomoya Okazaki who befriends a girl named Nagisa Furukawa. After becoming friends, Tomoya’s perspective on life changes as he starts learning the values of friendship and family, and how life can be more interesting when you are surrounded by people you love.
The romantic anime focuses on the concept of pacifism as everything in life is connected to something, and things happen for a reason. Clannad is similar to Toradora in the sense that in both anime the main characters change through a relationship.
5. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru)
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU focuses on high school students who are quite different to each other as they try to socialize and change their perspective on life.
Hachiman Hikigaya is like Ryuji, aloof, and believes all teenagers are evil and everything in life is fake and temporary. Because of his isolated personality, he does not have many friends. Yukino Yukinoshita is a popular girl at school with an optimistic view of life. Both are forced to be with each other in a club by their teacher.
Like Toradora, it leads to an unusual relationship between them.
The anime is a perfect combination of romance, comedy, and mystery. Gosick follows two high school students who get close to each other while solving strange mysteries surrounding their school.
Kazuya enrolls in a boarding school, but his peers avoid him because he resembles a Death God. Victorique de Blois is a short doll-like girl who lives in the library. Both team up to solve mysteries at the academy. The anime sees a budding romance just like in Toradora!
7. My Love Story!!
My Love Story!! is about a boy named Takeo Gouda whose large muscular body proves to be terrible for his love life. He feels sad when he sees Makato Sunakawa who can win any woman’s heart because of his appearance.
Takeo meats a girl, Rinko Yamato who he saves from a pervert. He thinks that she has feelings for Sunakawa. Takeo decides to help both get together, but he might find his true love during the journey.
8. Golden Time
The complexities of love and characters like Toradora are similar in Golden Time. The anime is about a boy named Banri Tada who hopes of starting a new life after a tragic incident that wipes his memories. He meets a woman Kuoko Kaga, who encourages him to make sure he makes new memories in this new life.
Like Toradora, in Golden Time the female protagonist ends up falling in love with someone they least expected.
9. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Like Toradora! the trend of lovers looking out for each other continues in The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. After being kicked out of the dorm for keeping a stray cat, Sorata Kanda moves into Sakura Dormitory where he meets Mashiro Shiina. Sorata starts taking care of Mashiiro as he looks after his pets.
10. Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero F)
Zero no Tsukaima is very similar to Toradora! as both shows have a love-hate relationship between the protagonists, which eventually blooms into romance.
The anime is about Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, a reckless young mage who is unable to cast spells. Because of this, she is nicknamed “Louis the Zero”. One day she accidentally summons an ordinary Japanese boy, Saito Hiraga who gains powerful magic. Both must team up to defeat the evil King.
11. Angel Beats!
Angel Beats! is about a boy named Otonashi Yuzuru who dies in a tragic incident. He finds himself in a world where teenagers like him live. He later joins a girl Yuri Nakamura, also called Angel in her quest to defeat Kanade Tachibana in order to regain his memories.
12. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Another popular anime like Toradora, Ao Haru Ride is about Futaba, a 16-year-old high school who attempts to change her personality in order to fit in. She acts “unfeminine” because she is criticized by her friends.
She is reunited with her first love, Kou who has recently moved from another city. After reuniting with Kou, Futaba starts embracing her true self, and Kou stops suppressing his feelings.
13. Shakugan no Shana
Shakugan no Shana is an anime like Toradora! Shana, also known as the Flame Haze Girl with blazing red hair and eyes. Yuuji Sakai is the male protagonist who is attacked by an otherwordly being called a Denizen. He is saved by Shana who informs him that he has actually died some time ago.
Yuuji befriends Shana to eradicate Denizen. As both start spending time with each other, their bond becomes stronger day by day.
14. Lovely Complex
Lovely Complex is very similar to Toradora because of its protagonists who resemble Ryuji and Taiga. The anime shows that love is sometimes found in places where we least expect it.
Risa Koizumi is a strong-willed high-school girl who is made fun of by others because of her tall height. Atsushi Ootani is a rather rude guy who is shorter than average boys at school. They always tease each other and eventually become friends which leads to love.
15. Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke is another anime like Toradora! Just like Ryuji was perceived as a delinquent, Kuronuma Sawako struggles to make friends at school because she looks like a ghost girl from The Ring.
However, things start to change once she starts befriending the most popular boy in school, Kazehaya Shouta.