6 Anime Like Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai (Tada Never Falls in Love) [Recommendations]

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Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai – Tada Never Falls in Love is your typical romantic comedy, full of a big range of various characters, with the strangest personalities. Our protagonist is Mitsuyoshi Tada, a young boy who has never known love, just as the title suggests. Tada attends Koinohoshi High School, and he has a dream: to become a professional photographer, just like his father. While he is trying to take a snap of beautiful cherry blossoms, he has a fated meeting with Teresa Wagner. She is a transfer student from Europe, and apparently got separated from her travel companion. Tada, who is kind and gentle, decides to help Teresa, and brings her to the Tada Coffee Shop, which is run by Tada's grandfather. From that moment onward, their relationship will gradually develop. On one side, there's a quiet boy unaware of what love is, while on the other side, there's Teresa, with her bubbly personality. We follow these two kids, along with their friends, in their teenage journey discovering the importance of bonds!

Those who are currently enjoying Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai, surely crave to know other similar anime that can provide the same good vibes, full of comedy, awkward moments, and romance at the same time! The purpose of this list is to talk about other six anime sharing with Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai some important traits. Stick with us until the end, then; we won't fail you!

Similar Anime to Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai / Similar Anime to Tada Never Falls in Love

1. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 – September 2014

Umetarou Nozaki is a young shoujo manga artist. While he is blunt when it's about pointing out embarrassing things, he is very oblivious when some the girls show an interest toward him in spite of working with shoujo tropes on daily basis. Chiyo Sakura, a bright and cheerful girl, has a crush on Nozaki. Mustering all the courage up, she tries to confess to Nozaki... but Nozaki mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph in exchange?!

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are both romantic comedies, produced by the same studio – Doga Kobo. The viewers can easily recognize a similar art style, but they share more than merely this. These two shows revolve around quiet protagonists, with a passion: manga for Nozaki, photography for Tada. Both of them happen to deal with girls who are their polar opposites–Chiyo and Teresa–and will teach them what love is. While Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai has a deeper focus on the romance, we can safely affirm that both these shows share a lighthearted atmosphere full of comedy, so you'll enjoy Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, if you're enjoying Tada-kun!

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun PV:

2. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (The Pet Girl of Sakurasou)

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2012 – March 2013

Kindhearted 17-year-old Sorata Kanda decided not to throw away the little stray cat he picked up. His decision, though, resulted in being kicked out of the standard Suimei High School's dormitory, and forced to move to the infamous Sakura Halls – where problem kids live. Sorata accepts his fate, but he can't wait to move out of Sakura Halls... at least until he meets Mashiro Shiina. Mashiro is an artistic genius, but she lacks common sense altogether; it's up to Sorata to take care of Mashiro now. How will things develop between the two?

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are both romantic comedies, in a school setting. In both we can find the main theme of a new foreigner transfer student–Mashiro and Teresa–who is weird, but act as a trigger for the main protagonist's growth. In both, the events revolve around art clubs–painting or photography–and there is a big range of different characters who surround the main protagonists. The treat: both feature a pet cat. If you enjoy comedy anime, with a hint of romance, in a school environment, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo can be your next step after Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai!

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Trailer

3. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (It's Difficult to Love an Otaku)

  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: April 2018 – ongoing

Meet Narumi Momose, a 26-year-old woman who is a full-fledged fujoshi, an otaku to the core who also loves idols, games and manga/anime related stuff. Due to her passion though, her boyfriend decided to break up with her, and she quit her job. When Narumi joins a new company, she reunites with a childhood friend, Hirotaka Nifuji, who not only is a gaming otaku, but he also knows about Narumi's secret. After some post-work drinking sessions, the two realize that only an otaku can date an otaku. That's how Narumi and Hirotaka begin dating...

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are both shows of the current season, and both of them are romantic comedies. Even though the premises are different, these two shows share the main concept: how hard it is to deal with love. Hirotaka and Tada share a similar personality: they are calm, quiet and kind. Both of them have to deal with a female counterpart who is their exact opposite – Narumi and Teresa. Just consider Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii a more mature version of Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai: they share the same good vibes!

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii PV:

Any Anime Like Tada Never Falls in Love / Any Anime Like Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai ?

4. Golden Time

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2013 – March 2014

Banri Tada had a tragic incident after high school ended, and he is now struck with amnesia, which keeps dissolving the memories of his hometown and past. That event cannot stop his life, though: he decides to begin a brand-new life in Tokyo and enrolls a law school. Tada's university life starts off with a bang: a beautiful girl named Kouko Kaga shoves a bouquet of roses into his face. Tada and Kouko's meeting is fated, and it will mark the beginning of unforgettable memories for both of them!

Golden Time and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are both romantic comedies, starting off with a chance meeting between the two main protagonists. Both these shows feature a female lead who acts in a unique way and manage to change their male counterparts. As both Golden Time and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are romantic comedies, they blend perfectly comedy parts with deeper emotional ones. If you are watching, and loving Tada-kun, we can guarantee that you'll love Golden Time all the same!

Golden Time Trailer:

5. Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014 – June 2014

When Kazunari Usa's parents begin to work in a different area, he starts living alone in the Kawai Complex. In spite hoping to not encounter weird people along the way, Usa finds himself dealing with the strangest personalities. Even if Usa wishes to run away from Kawai Complex, he decides to stay: his crush – Ritsu Kawai – is a tenant at the Kawai Complex. The problem is, the other tenants discover Usa's crush on Ritsu, and begin to tease him non-stop! Will he manage to confess to Ritsu, or will he eventually leave the boarding house?

Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai both revolve around high school students who start takin their first steps towards romance and trouble that the teenage years bring along. Both these shows have a school setting and a big range of characters with weird personalities. Usa and Ritsu are on the polar opposites, just like Tada and Teresa; yet their relationships will grow step by step. Both are coming of age stories, where the characters deal with what it means to grow up and face the hardships, but everything is lightened by the comedy parts! It's not a stretch to say that you're bound to like Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou, if you like Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai.

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel (Trailer):

6. Lovely Complex

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: April 2007 – September 2007

Risa Koizumi is a tall high school girl – 1,72 cm, much taller than the average. Atsushi Ootani is a small high school boy – 1,56 cm, much smaller than the average. To make things worse, Koizumi and Ootani's crushes fall in love with each other, leaving them brokenhearted. Together, the two of them unconsciously act as a comedy duo, to their classmates' amusement. Their different personalities, and different heights make them a funny duo, and with ups and downs, a couple of friends, too. But what if one of them falls in love with the other?

Both Lovely Complex and Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai are romantic comedies in a school setting, revolving around a group of friends. Although in Lovely Complex the comedy part is stronger, both these shows feature two totally different people, who deal with love for the first time. Among ups and downs, in both these shows we follow the growth of the characters, the development of their relationships, and the way they face the hardships. Just consider Lovely Complex a more lighthearted version of Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai!

Final Thoughts

This is how our list came to an end! How did you like it? We tried to pick all those shows sharing with Tada-kun Koi wo Shinai at least one of the most important traits. Romantic comedies are bound to make you crack up, or make you think back to those times when you were taking the first steps toward what it means to love someone. That's why we really hope we managed to pick the right shows up! Of course, we need your help, too, so don't hesitate to let us know what other shows could've been a good fit for this list, and see you next time!

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Author: Mari Mari

An italian girl currently living the Japanese Dream. I'm an anime and manga enthusiast (I mean... very enthusiast. XD), and my other hobbies are writing, reading, playing volleyball, listening to good music and thinking about pointless things.

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