Shows Like Toradora
Toradora is a Japanese anime television series based on Yuyuko Takemiya’s light novel series of the same name. Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai, the series was first released on 2 October 2008. Toradora contains twenty-five episodes that premiered on Netflix on 1 August 2020. The anime series is a high school romantic comedy. It is about Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka, who form an unexpected friendship with each other to get close to their crushes. However, by the end of the series, the two of them end up falling for each other.
There are a few shows which are similar to the anime series. If you enjoyed watching Toradora and are wondering what to watch next, you may want to add the following shows to your watchlist.
Komi Can’t Communicate.
Komi Can’t Communicate a Japanese coming-of-age/ romantic comedy manga series about an elite girl who suffers from extreme anxiety and has difficulty communicating. Directed by Ayume Watanabe, Komi Can’t Communicate revolves around Komi, a beautiful but lonely girl who suffers from a severe anxiety disorder. She faces difficulty in verbally communicating with people because of this issue. Tadano, her seatmate, discovers this problem and promises to help her make friends and talk to people. Her goal is to make at least a hundred friends before graduating from school. Later in the show, Tadano and Komi take a step further to develop their friendship into a romantic relationship.
Komi Can’t Communicate currently streaming on Netflix. New episodes premiere every Wednesday.
Kaguya Sama: Love is War
Kaguya Sama: Love is War is about two high school students, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. They are the president and vice-president of their school’s student council, and both are in love with each other. The two make a perfect couple, but neither wants to confess their love to the other. However, they are too proud to confess, so they plan to make the other person confess first. This romance anime was first released in 2019 and is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends is another high school anime that centers on the misfits without much company. The series’ lead character is Kodaka, a transfer student. New to his school, St. Chronica’s Academy, Kodaka struggles to make friends due to his intimidating looks. His classmates are prejudiced and find him unapproachable. When he comes across Yozora, who also does not have any friends (except her one imaginary friend Tomo), they form a club called the Neighbors Club, intending to change their social life and learn to make friends. The show is streaming on Netflix.
Teasing Master Tagaki-san
Teasing Master Tagaki-san is a romantic comedy and feel-good anime about a girl from middle school who loves teasing her crush, Nishikata. The two have been friends for a long time, and Tagaki uses this to her advantage as she knows him inside-out. He promises to make her feel embarrassed someday and make her pay back, but she is always a step ahead of him.
The anime series is also available on Netflix.