23 Best Anime Like Toradora

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Today we are talking about Anime list that I have prepared for you just like Toradora. If you don’t know about him let me tell you.

Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.

What I believe that this anime series is by far the most romantic series I have ever seen, while keeping the characters real, honest and original the writer successful pull out the viewer toward his anime. So, without any further Ado lets jump on that.

23. Rainbow Days

Rainbow Days

Nijiiro Days follows the colorful lives and romantic relationships of four high school boys—Natsuki Hashiba, a dreamer with delusions of love; Tomoya Matsunaga, a narcissistic playboy who has multiple girlfriends; Keiichi Katakura, a kinky sadist who always carries a whip; and Tsuyoshi Naoe, an otaku who has a cosplaying girlfriend.

When his girlfriend unceremoniously dumps him on Christmas Eve, Natsuki breaks down in tears in the middle of the street and is offered tissues by a girl in a Santa Claus suit. He instantly falls in love with this girl, Anna Kobayakawa, who fortunately attends the same school as him.

Natsuki’s pursuit of Anna should have been simple and uneventful; however, much to his dismay, his nosy friends constantly meddle in his relationship, as they strive to succeed in their own endeavors of love.

22. A Lull in the Sea

A Lull in the Sea

Long ago, humanity lived in the sea, but some humans longed to go to land and eventually left the sea behind.

Now in present day, the two human types co-exist though their thinking has become as separate as they places they have lived.

When their school in the sea is closed, Sea Dwellers Hikari Sakishima, Manaka Mukaido and their friends have no choice but to attend the school on land but due to a special encounter, their lives gain a new twist.

21. Waiting in the Summer

Waiting in the Summer

While testing out his camera on a bridge one summer night, Kaito Kirishima sees a blue light streaking across the sky, only to be blown off the railing seconds later. Just before succumbing to unconsciousness, a hand reaches down to grab ahold of his own. Dazed and confused, Kaito wakes up the next morning wondering how he ended up back in his own room with no apparent injuries or any recollection of the night before.

As he proceeds with his normal school life, Kaito and his friends discuss what to do with his camera, finally deciding to make a film with it over their upcoming summer break. Noticing that Kaito has an interest in the new upperclassmen Ichika Takatsuki, his friend Tetsurou Ishigaki decides to invite her, as well as her friend Remon Yamano, to join them in their movie project.

In what becomes one of the most entertaining and exciting summers of their lives, Kaito and his friends find that their time spent together is not just about creating a film, but something much more meaningful that will force them to confront their true feelings and each other.

20. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

When abandoned kittens and his good conscience force second year Sorata Kanda to move into Suimei High School’s infamous Sakura Hall, the satellite dorm and its eccentric, misfit residents turn his life upside down.

The decidedly average Sorata finds it difficult to fit in with the bizarre collection of dorm residents like Misaki, an energetic animator; Jin, a playwright playboy; Ryuunosuke, a reclusive programmer; and Chihiro, the dorm manager, art teacher, and party girl.

Sorata’s friend Nanami, a second year student and aspiring voice actress, pushes him to find new owners for the many cats so that he can quickly move back into the regular dorms. However, his desire to escape Sakura Hall wavers when the pet-like and infantile second year Mashiro Shiina, a world-class artistic savant looking to become a mangaka, transfers in during the spring trimester and quickly latches onto him.

Supported by each other’s quirks, Sorata and Mashiro come out of their shells and trigger change in the lives of those around them. Based on the light novel series of the same name, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo explores the fine threads connecting talent, hard work, romance, and friendship with its ensemble cast.

19. Maid Sama!

Maid Sama!

Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment.

Training, studying, and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation among the male students body as an uptight, boy-hating dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students.

However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a café in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular, attractive, and somewhat impassive Takumi Usui takes an interest in her after discovering her in a uniform after school.

18. Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a self-absorbed mage in a world of wands, cloaks, and royalty. Although she studies at Tristain Academy, a prestigious school for magicians, she has a major problem: Louise is unable to cast magic properly, earning her the nickname of “Louise the Zero” from her classmates.

When the first year students are required to perform a summoning ritual, Louise’s summoning results in a catastrophic explosion! Everyone deems this to be yet another failure, but when the smoke clears, a boy named Saito Hiraga appears.

Now Louise’s familiar, Saito is treated as a slave, forced to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. But when an unfamiliar brand is found etched on Saito’s hand from the summoning ritual, it is believed to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr.

Wild, adventurous, and explosive, Zero no Tsukaima follows Saito as he comes to terms with his new life and as Louise proves that there is more to her than her nickname suggests.

17. Cross Game

Cross Game

Kou Kitamura and Aoba Tsukishima are often at odds—even though their families happen to be close friends and business partners. Although the only child of a sports shop owner, Kou has never been interested in playing baseball.

Despite this, he possesses an impressive batting ability honed by frequent visits to the local baseball batting center run by the Tsukushima family. On the other hand, Aoba loves to play baseball and is a star player with exceptional pitching form.

However, these two seemingly complete opposites share something very important to them—Wakaba Tsukishima, Aoba’s older sister and Kou’s destined sweetheart. Admired by the quarrelsome duo, Wakaba often finds herself the catalyst to their never-ending rivalry.

But whether or not they realize that they have more in common than either would care to admit, only time will tell. The game of baseball may just be what the pair needs to ultimately overcome their own personal struggles.

16. Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

The world has become a slaughtering ground for the Crimson Denizens, mysterious beings from a parallel universe who thrive on the life energy of humans.

These merciless murderers only leave behind scant remainders of souls called “Torches,” which are mere residues that will eventually be destroyed, along with the very fact of the victims’ existence from the minds of the living.

In an ambitious endeavor to put an end to this invisible, hungry massacre, warriors called Flame Hazes relentlessly fight these monsters.

One fateful day, Yuuji Sakai ceases to be a regular high schooler—he becomes trapped in a crevice of time and is suddenly attacked by a Denizen. Coming to his rescue just in the nick of time is a nameless hunter who seems no different from an ordinary young girl except for her blazing eyes and burning crimson hair.

However, before Yuuji can learn anything more about his situation, he discovers that he has already been reduced to a Torch—merely a scrap of memory waiting to be extinguished.

15. Ef: A Tale of Memories

Ef: A Tale of Memories

On Christmas Eve, Hiro Hirono runs into Miyako Miyamura, a frivolous girl who “borrows” his bicycle in order to chase down a purse thief. After Hiro finds his bicycle wrecked and Miyako unconscious, the two unexpectedly spend their Christmas Eve together, and when they discover they go to the same high school, their accidental relationship develops even further.

This sparks the jealousy of Hiro’s childhood friend Kei Shindou, whose pure approach to life catches the eye of Kyosuke Tsutsumi, a womanizing photographer searching for the perfect shot.

Elsewhere, Renji Asou, a boy who dreams of being a girl’s knight in shining armor, has a chance encounter with Kei’s twin sister—the overly shy Chihiro Shindou, who spends her time reading alone—at an abandoned train station.

The two quickly become friends and eventually decide to write a novel together. However, when Renji discovers Chihiro’s secret, a disability that causes her to have an eternally ephemeral memory, his childish ideals will be put to the test.

Guided by two mysterious adults, these youths’ relationships intertwine in a heart-rending tale of love, rejection, acceptance, and memories.

14. Clannad


A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school.

He decides to hang out with her and soon meets more friendly students.

13. True Tears

True Tears

Living together with the girl he love should be a dream for Nakagami, but the reality is closer to a nightmare.

At school, Hiromi is kind and popular. But at home, she is a completely different person. How can he unlock her heart?

12. Nisekoi


This series story is about two rival Yakuza groups, two secondary school understudies are hesitantly forced into a relationship and make an honest effort to keep up the facade for holding the harmony between their deferential possess.

And here the concept is very similar to Toradora. The series MC relationship is like cat and mouse they fight a lot and bully one another but after that they realise, they both are very much similar.

If you guys are into harem genre you have to try this.

11. Ouran Koukou Host Club

Ouran Koukou Host Club

Regular understudy Haruhi enlists into a world class secondary school. After she breaks the jar of the renowned school’s host club intended to entertain all young ladies, Haruhi needs to take care of her debt by functioning as a host, a male host.

The similarity in this series with Toradora is care for other people, guidance, and thoughtfulness about other. 

With the great combination of characters and a very original plot.

10. Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

“Never judge a book by its cover”, they say. And that’s precisely the theme that threads Toradora! to Kimi ni Todoke. But her appearance is the big hurdle in the ways of making friends.

But Eventually, she finds her place in a group when one of the most popular boys in school continuously tries to become her friend.

With the great work of the characters and music tracks this series is worth for the time.

9. Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Things always get complicated when duo turns into trio and in this series the strong love triangle reminds us a bit of the love triangle of Toradora.

With the strong theme the rare moments really make your heart sweep up.

8. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)

My Little Monster

With the personality difference yet they complement each other a lot. This is also one the best Romantic comedy I have ever seen.

The most appealing is when they combine, they balance each other and to top it all off, there’s a great combination of animation styles.

7. Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

Misaki is the first female understudy board leader of her secondary school which only recently went from being an all-young men school to a co-ed school. Things can’t get more unpleasant, correct? Until the known playboy of the school, Takumi Usui, discovers she works part-time in a house cleaner bistro.

Their relationship begins on some unacceptable side. In any case, when she understands that how much energy he is contributing on taking care of her.

The entire idea of blackmail keeps things energizing all through the arrangement and the soundtrack and animation combination in this series is a lot of like Toradora!’s. Everything in the series resembles an ideal good to beat all.

6. Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

What I really feel is that this series is the closest in kind to Toradora! the character feeling towards them is the highlight point for me.

The story is about Young high school dropout student Kyouku who is unfortunately get broken by her childhood love, Shoutarou, leaving her with a cold and vengeful heart. Because she is very focus toward his career and when she enters in entertainment agency with a single goal to destroy the man who treated her like trash.

With the fierce acting of the female character the series got more viewers and one more thing that excite me more was the environment is much different than other high school.

5. Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

This is the story about a young teenager girl who is looking for her High School love her. Main focus point in the series is her height she is 172 cm tall. Can you believe it guys!!!!

This is a great Anime if you believe me you should give it a try because it really draws experience from real life situation and probably you and me really relate to this.

4. Special A

Special A

The Special A. is an uncommon class intended for the best 7 students of Hakusenkan academy, a tip top secondary school. Hikari and Kei are at the top of the class, Hikari continually staying in runner up. Their friendship, contention, and love develop as she attempts to advance toward the lead position.

A rom-com that doesn’t into consideration any laws of physics. There’s something to be said about failing to get used to how the irregular rivalries in this arrangement in a real sense arrive at outlandish statures.

3. Karin


Karin is an uncommon type of vampire. In contrast to her family and her kindred species, she produces blood and experiences misrepresented nosebleeds.

The best way to conquer this abundance of blood she creates is to bite into someone and force the excess into their blood stream, causing them to feel extreme feelings of happiness.

Things are little funnier in this series because of the supernatural elements in the character gives it a tough of rom-com genre.

2. Golden Time

Golden Time

Tada Banri begins his school a very long time in an undesirable manner, appearing late for his entrance ceremony and getting lost on his way to his faculty building. However, things take an interesting turn after he meets Mitsuo, Mitsuo’s best friends Koko, and Linda – an upperclassman.

The story got the same vibe like Toradora because the jam of both the series based rom-com and the perfect blend of the everything is the highlighted key for the series.

Despite this show has more matured viewers but it doesn’t mean anything. So, go grab you seat and do watch this.

1. Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Kotoko’s misfortune begins when she chooses to admit her affection to her long-time crush Naoki Irie. In addition to the fact that she gets her heart broken instantly later, finds out that an earthquake destroyed her and her father’s home. They’re forced to move into her dad’s home whose child is Naoki.

In the start their love story begins on the rough pace, on the one side Main female character is innocent, bubbly but on the other hand the male character is studious and wanted to become doctor.

After all that difference their middle ground made the bridge for them to be together. I really feel that this series got my attention and it deserve that too. 

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Anukul Saini

Anime and gaming enthusiast with a passion for sharing my knowledge and insights. I've watched over 1000 anime and spent countless hours playing video games.

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