10 Anime Shows like Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro you must watch

By Nubia Brice
Published: January 31, 2023 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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We discuss 10 Anime Shows like Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro that you must watch. Keep this list handy, and add these animes to your watch list.

With Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro season two out, it’s hard not to find yourself getting the romantic comedy itch. Whether you’re looking to relive the nostalgia of older classics or discover something new, there’s a series in the romance genre for everyone. It’s not uncommon to see familiar tropes and character types used in a number of different series, but the fun of anime is that no two shows tell the same story the exact same way. With Nagatoro and Senpai, it’s the progression of their relationship and unpredictable antics that make their dynamic so electric, but they’re not the only couple out there with good chemistry. If you enjoy Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, here are 10 other anime shows you may also like.

10 Anime Shows like Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro you must watch

Uzaki-Chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020)

Out of all the shows on the list, this is one of the more similar. In it, Uzaki has taken a liking to messing with her friend and upperclassman, Sakurai. She insists they hang out regularly to keep him from looking like too much of a loner. At first, these encounters annoy Sakurai, but the more they spend time together, the more they have in common and enjoy one another’s company.

My Dress-Up Darling (2022)

Wakana Gojou is a shy, aspiring Hina doll-maker hoping to turn his hobby professional one day. Marin Kitagawa is a cosplayer with minimal experience and even less sewing ability. A chance encounter opens Marin’s eyes to Gojou’s skills, and the next thing he knows, he’s spending countless time with the most popular girl in his class, helping her achieve her cosplay dreams. The popular girl meets shy overlooked boy dynamic between Marin and Goujou is similar to that of Nagatoro and Senpai, but with less teasing for sure!

Lovely Complex (2007)

Like Nagatoro and Senpai, the relationship between Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani is built on a foundation of mutual respect and plenty of teasing. Risa is taller than most girls, while Ootani is shorter than most boys, whose antics are often a source of entertainment for everyone around them. It’s a cute romantic comedy that gets even better as the duo’s respective crushes fall in love with each other. This is one of those series where everyone knows these two are perfect for each other except them, and the fun is in watching them realize it.

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)

If you like romance anime with a bit of a supernatural twist, this series is definitely one to check out. In this universe, puberty syndrome is a disease that manifests the immense stress of some teenagers in strange ways. Some teens body swap and others have insults appear on their bodies as physical lacerations. The problem is that most people don’t believe this condition exists, so when young actress Mai Sakurajima literally begins to disappear, she is happy to know that classmate Sakuta Azusagawa can still see her. He helps her get over Puberty Syndrome, and the two start to date in the process. Although their relationship progresses much faster than Senpai’s and Nagatoro’s, Mai and Sakuta have a similar teasing dynamic that makes their relationship especially adorable and memorable. The supernatural aspect also keeps things exciting as well.

Golden Time (2013)

Tada Banri is a new college student, restarting his life after losing his memories in an accident the previous year. Kaga Kouko is a popular rich girl who follows her crush Mitsuo to college, only to find out he is not interested in her. Although they seem to have almost nothing in common, the two still form a unique romantic connection.

Teasing Master Takagi-san (2018)

If you’re looking for the most similar anime to Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, most fans would probably suggest this one. They describe Takayuki as a “Teasing Master” in the title, so you know she’s a veteran when it comes to taunts and tricks. Knowing how good she is at messing with him, Nishikata’s only goal is to make Takagi blush one time in return, leading to some cute, laugh-out-loud moments.

Toradora! (2008)

Intimidating on the outside but soft on the inside, Ryuuji Takasu is the perfect reason not to judge a book by its cover. His tiny classmate Taiga Aisaka is the exact opposite. However, when Ryuuji discovers they have crushes on each other’s best friends, they decide to help one another achieve their relationship goals. This is one of the best anime examples of “opposites attract” out there. Although Taiga’s approach is a little rough around the edges, fans will enjoy the similarities between her and Nagatoro.

Kaguya-Sama: Love is War (2019)

When it comes to Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya, all is not exactly fair in love and war. Despite their obvious crushes on one another, both refuse to confess for fear of “losing” to the other person. This is easily one of the most hilarious romantic comedy anime out there. Watching these two stubborn kids is just as frustrating as it is entertaining. The cast of eccentric side characters makes this series stand out as well.

Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie (2022)

Shikimori is the perfect girlfriend. She’s beautiful, kind, caring, and way luckier than her chronically unfortunate boyfriend, Izumi. Series like this are why people say that behind every man is a strong woman. Fans of Nagatoro’s cool and often no-nonsense side will also enjoy Shikimori’s cooler side. When the men in their lives need them, both girls are always ready to help out or come to their defense no matter what, often in fun, unexpected ways.

Horimiya (2021)

Like Senpai, Izumi Miyamura is a loner with a cool side no one ever gets to see, at least not until he meets Hori. Unlike him, she’s popular but with her own secret side as well. Their dynamic and backstory are similar to Nagatoro and Senpai, minus the initial teasing. This anime is the perfect watch if you’re looking for a softer, faster version of the friends-to-lovers trope.

Do you have any other recommendations for anime shows like Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro? Let us know!

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