7 Anime Similar to Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui

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Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui  is a Japanese romantic comedy TV series based on the manga series by Mogusu.

It tells the story of a handsome high spec businessman who falls in love with his teen sister’s best friend despite their age gap.

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Here are 7 anime like It’s Too Sick to Call this Love, Koikimo (Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui).

7. Blend S

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
  • Episodes: 12


Both of them are portraying dynamics between a teenage girl and a 20-something old male.


Maika Sakuranomiya is a 16-year-old girl who is desperate to get a part-time job so that she can afford to study abroad. Getting a part-time job should be a doable task but Maika has one huge disadvantage – she unintentionally makes a menacing look whenever she smiles.

After getting rejected so many times it seems like Maika won’t nail any job interview and will just keep getting rejected. That’s when fortune smiles at Maika and she stumbles upon Café Stile, a unique roleplaying coffee shop.

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6. Ristorante Paradiso

  • Genres: Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 11


A young girl as a protagonist (although Ristorante Paradiso’s heroine is in her 20s) and age-gap romance.


A 21-year-old girl comes to Rome from the Italian countryside in order to become an apprentice in Casetta dell’Orso, a restaurant owned by her estranged mother’s new husband, and meets its colorful staff.

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5. The Garden of Words

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Romance
  • Episodes: 1 (Movie)


An adolescent + a 20-something adult, depicting love that goes against societal norms.


A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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4. Maid Sama!

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 26


Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui and Maid-sama! share the hot popular guy and plain innocent girl dynamics.


A high school girl’s life is turned upside down after a few of her classmates visit the maid café where she secretly works part-time.

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3. Wolf Girl & Black Prince

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Episodes: 12


Now there is no age gap in Wolf Girl & Black Prince, but there is a similarity in the popularity gap between the two. The guy is a womanizer while the girl is lacking appeal, yet he ends up attracted to her.


A teenage girl gets caught in a web of lies after claiming that a popular boy is her boyfriend. Too bad that this handsome young man attends the same high school as her!

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2. After the Rain

  • Genres: Romance, Seinen
  • Episodes: 12


They are basically the same thing except for the fact that it’s reversed. In After the Rain, the teenage girl has a crush on the older guy, while in Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui it’s the older protagonist who’s obsessed with the high school girl.


Rikuo Uozumi decides to take on a job at a convenience store after he graduates from college. Days seem to be dull until two girls start coming around – Shinako, his crush and former classmate, and unusual Haru, who has a raven as a pet.

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1. Higehiro

  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Episodes: 13


Drumrolls, please!

Both of them are pretty new anime with a similar theme: a romance between an office worker and a high schooler.


On his way home after drinking his sorrows away, a 26-year-old salaryman meets a teenage girl sitting on the street. With a smile on her face, she suggests that if he allows her to sleep at his home, he can do her. Instead of taking advantage of her, he allows her to sleep at his place for free. And thus, a strange living situation starts for both.

Read more: The 7 Best Anime Like Higehiro

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