Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Tsukigakirei. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Tsukigakirei

10. Plastic Memories
9. Seiren
8. Toradora!
7. Isshuukan Friends.
6. Orange
5. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
4. Hourou Musuko
3. Tsurezure Children
2. Kimi ni Todoke
1. Just Because!

10. Plastic Memories

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Synopsis – Eighteen-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki has failed his college entrance exams, but after pulling some strings, he manages to land a job at the Sion Artificial Intelligence Corporation. SAI Corp is responsible for the creation of “Giftias”—highly advanced androids which are almost indiscernible from normal humans. However, unlike humans, Giftias have a maximum lifespan of 81,920 hours, or around nine years and four months. Terminal Service One, the station Tsukasa was assigned to, is responsible for collecting Giftias that have met their expiration date before they lose their memories and become hostile.

Promptly after joining Terminal Service One, Tsukasa is partnered with a beautiful Giftia named Isla. She is a Terminal Service veteran and considered the best in Giftia retrievals, contrary to her petite figure and placid nature. Time is fleeting though, and Tsukasa must come to terms with his feelings for Isla before her time is up. No matter how much someone desires it, nothing lasts forever.

Similarity –both series are similar is in how the romances are carried on. Both series have a more awkward relationship that slowly and sweetly becomes more heartwarming. Both series’ romances start building much stronger towards the end, wherein both series, the female protagonist only has limited time left to be with the male character; PlaMemo’s girl’s lifespan is coming to an end while Tsuki ga Kirei’s girl is moving away for high school. They both have a heartwarming and bittersweet ending, and are definitely a must watch for romance fans!

9. Seiren

SeirenSynopsis – For high school students like Shouichi Kamita, university entrance exams and the future are common concerns. It is also during this time in life that a mysterious emotion that vexes people of all ages may begin to weigh upon one’s mind—love.

At this point in his teenage years, Shouichi finds three girls he could see himself having a future with the ever-cheerful Hikari Tsuneki, who teases Shouichi without mercy, but actually has a softer side; the competitive gamer, Tooru Miyamae, who has difficulty communicating with others; and Shouichi’s childhood friend, Kyouko Touno, the sometimes immature shoujo manga enthusiast. Seiren follows Shouichi’s relationships with these three girls across three separate arcs, as their feelings grow from mutual interest and blossom into something more beautiful.

Similarity – its has similar art style, and similar theme
they both have a little bit of a realistic feels to it,
no exaggerated comedy, or colorful hairs

8. Toradora!

ToradoraSynopsis- Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”

One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!

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.

Similarity – Toradora goes over similar events that happen in Tsuki ga Kirei. If you haven’t watched Toradora for whatever reason and are looking for a romance similarly satisfying, Toradora is a good one to check out. If you watched Toradora and have been searching for an anime that is like it for quite some time, I really suggest Tsuki ga Kirei.

7. Isshuukan Friends.

Isshuukan Friends joSynopsis – Sixteen-year-old Yuuki Hase finally finds the courage to speak to his crush and ask her if she wants to become friends. The object of his affection, Kaori Fujimiya, is a quiet and reserved girl who cuts herself off from everyone and does not spare him the same blunt rejection she gives everybody else.

Sometime after, Yuuki finds her eating lunch on the roof where she secludes herself during the break. He decides to start meeting with Kaori every day in the hopes of beginning to understand her better. The more time they spend together, the more she begins to open up to him. However, nearing the end of the week, she starts to push him away once more. It is then revealed to him the reason for Kaori’s cold front: at the end of the week, her memories of those close to her, excluding her family, are forgotten, as they are reset every Monday. The result of an accident in middle school, the once popular and kind Kaori is now unable to make friends in fear of hurting the people dear to her.

Determined to become more than just one week friends, Yuuki asks her the exact same question each Monday: “Would you like to be friends?” Because he knows that deep down, Kaori wishes for that more than anything.

Similarity – Beautiful art style
Slice of life school setting (Tsuki ga Kirei is focused on junior high, Isshuukan is more on high school)
Same ‘implied’ romantic plot
Both have an equal amount of comedy and drama

6. Orange

Anime Like Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Synopsis – Naho Takamiya’s first day of her sophomore year of high school is off to an uneasy start. After waking up late, she receives a strange letter addressed to her. However, the letter is from herself—10 years in the future! At first, Naho is skeptical of the note; yet, after witnessing several events described to take place, she realizes the letter really is from her 26-year-old self.

The note details that Naho’s future life is filled with regrets, and she hopes that her younger self can correct the mistakes that were made in the past. The letter also warns her to keep a close eye on the new transfer student, Kakeru Naruse. Naho must be especially careful in making decisions involving him, as Kakeru is not around in the future. With the letter as her guide, Naho now has the power to protect Kakeru before she comes to regret it once more.

Similarity – Orange and Tsuki ha Kirei are both really great School/SliceOfLife/Romance anime, that really stand out in the genre. In both series’ the cast of characters is just perfect since you can’t hate on anyone on, because they all have their own, believable goals in mind. If you liked Orange (or Tsuki ga Kirei) you will fall in love with the other one for sure!

5. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Synopsis –Sorata is kicked out of his high-school dorms for keeping a cat, and moves into a small dorm called Sakurasō. It turns out that all the residents, in addition to being uncontrollable and weird, are outstanding in some way: a well-known animator, a scriptwriter, a programmer. A beautiful girl called Mashiro moves in who is an internationally known painter but is so devoted to art that she can’t even dress, and Sorata is given the job of looking after her. Through her and the other residents, he learns who he is and what he wants to do.

Similarity – If you like sweet romance stories with a bit of drama, you will like both of those shows. Both are quite slow paced but satisfying.
Both main characters have different talents and dreams for the future, so the shows are not all about romance 24/7, but the characters feel realistic and not just existing for the sole purpose of falling in love.

4. Hourou Musuko

Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)
Synopsis – Effeminate fifth grader Shuuichi Nitori is considered by most to be one of the prettiest girls in school, but much to her dismay, she is actually biologically male. Fortunately, Shuuichi has a childhood friend who has similar feelings of discomfort related to gender identity: the lanky tomboy Yoshino Takatsuki, who, though biologically female, does not identify as a girl. These two friends share a similar secret and find solace in one another; however, their lives become even more complicated when they must tread the unfamiliar waters of a new school, attempt to make new friends, and struggle to maintain old ones. Faced with nearly insurmountable odds, they must learn to deal with the harsh realities of growing up, transsexuality, relationships, and acceptance.

Lauded as a decidedly serious take on gender identity and LGBT struggles, Takako Shimura’s Hourou Musuko is about Shuuichi and Yoshino’s attempts to discover their true selves as they enter puberty, make friends, fall in love, and face some very real and difficult choices.

Similarity – Both series have that shy ambient action, with characters that don’t show themselves that much, and makes you wonder what are they thinking about and how they feel. A show to relax and enjoy a cute history very well told without cliches and fanservice.

3. Tsurezure Children

Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)
Synopsis – Young love—it takes many unique and fascinating forms that flourish as children begin to mature into adults. From being unable to confess to not knowing what real love actually feels like, various obstacles can arise when learning about romantic attraction for the first time. But underneath all that, young love is something truly beautiful to behold, leading to brand new experiences for those young and in love.

Tsurezure Children depicts various scenarios of young love coming to fruition, along with the struggles and joys that it entails.

Similarity – The plot of Tsurezure is similar to the romance skits done at the end of each episode of Tsuki ga Kirei. Each skit focuses on a particular couple. Both anime are similar in terms of their “romcom” elements. The only difference is that Tsuki ga Kirei is mostly centralized around one couple and Tsurezure revolves around variously selected couples.

2. Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni TodokeSynopsis – Sawako Kuronuma’s one wish in life is to make friends. That’s a difficult proposition when everyone who meets her cowers in terror, due to her resemblance to Sadako (after whom they nickname her) from the Japanese horror movie series The Ring. Shunned by her classmates, her life starts to change after she befriends her classmate, Shōta Kazehaya, a popular, easygoing and 100% refreshing guy who is nice with everyone, even with her.

Similarity – Both anime are extremely similar in terms of the romance and the respective characters in the show, but slightly different in regards to the length.
Kimi ni Todoke and Tsuki ga Kirei are truly gems in the romance department that are rarely seen in anime nowadays in which you have a pure relationship born from circumstances that the audience can actually relate to. The characters aren’t blatantly unrealistic or in possession of supernatural/magical ability. They are simply two, normal individuals, who find affection in one another as they steadily become more involved with one another over time—recognizing each other’s virtues and personalities.

1. Just Because!

Just BecauseSynopsis – For a group of high school seniors, a chance reunion with a transfer student will change the course of their final year. Eita Izumi has come back to his hometown after four years and encounters some unlikely acquaintances: Haruto Soma, Eita’s childhood friend; Ena Komiya, the photography student who witnesses Eita and Haruto’s reunion; Mio Natsume, whose feelings for her middle school crush still linger; and Hazuki Morikawa, a girl who seems uninterested in romantic relationships. When the paths of these five cross, their fates turn in a way none of them could have seen coming.

Similarity – It is funny how both animes gave me the same déjà vus of the mistakes and events that happened when I started dating my first girlfriend. What I love the most about these animes, and why I specifically recommend this anime over others is because of the LINE live messages that the characters send each other, a reminder touch of how attentive we were to her/his messages.

Also read,15 High School Romance Anime You Will Love

Credits – MAL

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