‘Toradora’ is the story of Ryuji Takasu. He is a nice person. However, his delinquent looks make him prone to the subject of misunderstanding among his classmates. His best friend Yusaka is the only one who truly understands him. Ryuji has a crush on Minori and wants to develop a friendship with her, but an unexpected run into Minori’s best friend Taiga messes things up for him. While initially, Taiga takes a disliking to him, she decides to help him with Minori under the condition of him helping her with Yusaka, who she has a crush on. As they start spending more time together, they begin to develop some feelings for each other. Things get more complicated when a new student joins their class.
‘Toradora’ is a comedy that revolves around the lives of these people and depicts how their relationships develop over the course of time. A slice of life style anime, the show is heart-warming entertainment and a refreshing experience. With that said, here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Toradora’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Toradora’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
18. Clannad (2007)
‘Clannad’ is a popular romantic and funny anime series. But be warned that this anime will make you quite emotional. So, if you don’t want to get teary eyed, then you might want to check out the other entries on this list. The anime has a total of 23 episodes with each episode being 24 minutes in length. Tomoya Okazaki, the male protagonist of the anime, is a delinquent. He likes to pass his time lazing around with his friend and feels that he will never amount to anything and that life is dull (thus, the carefree attitude).
One day, Tomoya encounters a girl by the name of Furukawa. Suddenly, the girl exclaims the word ‘Anpan’, which catches Tomoya by surprise. He later learns that the girl exclaims things she likes to keep herself motivated. Nagisa then tells him that they are friends but he just ignores her. But soon, he finds himself drawn to her. He learns that she has been held back a year due to some illness and wishes to revive the drama club at the school. Tomoya agrees to help her along with four other girls. As time passes, Tomoya realizes that life isn’t as dull as he thinks.
17. Kimi ni Todoke (2009)