Synonyms: I Don't Have Many Friends, Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2011 to Dec 23, 2011
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.691 (scored by 128553 users)
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SynopsisHasegawa Kodaka has transferred schools, and he's having a hard time making friends. It doesn't help that his blond hair tends to make people think he's a delinquent. One day, he runs into his bad-tempered solitary classmate Yozora while she's talking animatedly to her imaginary friend Tomo. Realizing that neither of them have any actual friends, they decide that the best way to alter this situation is to form a club and start recruiting.
That is how "Rinjinbu", The Neighbours' Club, was formed, a club specifically designed for people who don't have very many friends. As other lonely classmates slowly join their little club, they'll try to learn how to build friendships through cooking together, playing games, and other group activities. But will this group of relationship-challenged misfits really be able to get along?
Related AnimeAdaptation: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Prequel: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Episode 0
Sequel: Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai: Add-on Disc
Characters & Voice Actors
Disclaimer: My normal scoring preconditions go flying out the window. This is my first non-critical review. This show is mainly for humor so I review it as such. So my scores are based more on how much laughter I got out of it and less on critical appeal. See the rest of my body of work for something more critical. If you don't agree with my score, please don't downgrade it just because you think the show is stupid or what not.
Summary: Haganai is another average slice of life anime. It's humorous, kinda realistic, and in a club school setting. I didn't expect much and I pretty much got what was predicted. I'll just get right down to the specifics. I don't include the sequel although a lot of what I say in this review applies to the sequel.
Story (5/10): For a slice of life anime, I would say this anime had little story compared to some others i've seen. Basically just play out the strange club scenario with every awkward student in school in one club. They have fun, do weird things, and have a "school" life. Sort of. In any event, it lacked any real substance. The only noteworthy piece of storyline was the revelation between Kodoka and Yozura (I didn't name it to avoid a spoiler). Even that was relatively downplayed seeing as romance in this story takes a back seat to comedy. There isn't anything special about this story and there isn't anything to hate. I wrote a shorter story review because story isn't the main draw for Haganai.
Art (10/10): Girls are very curvy, cute, and Kodoka has weird hair. Alright being serious this art style isn't special but it sure is great to look at. No complaints. The color schemes are vibrant and bright. So everything is right in the world.
Sound (8/10): The opening theme is one of those multi-little girl songs that are really hit or miss. Think Toradora opening theme. I personally find those amusing, but after about 6 episodes the opening wears on my nerves. Other songs generally mirror this style. Dubbed version had little fault in voice quality.
Character (10/10): Before i get down to the nitty gritty, i just want to say one thing... MEAT! Yes if there is one thing I got from this anime, it is Yozora picking on Sena MEAT with lots of MEATy insults. But lets start off with Kodoka. He is the supposed boy delinquent who in reality is a good kid. He takes good care of his sister, he cooks well, and he is courteous. His only poor qualities are his a-hole looks and dirty blonde/brown hair. i really liked Kodoka for really simple reasons: he plays his part really well. He is the only guy in the Neighbors Club and he takes a lot of flak and dishes out a lot of humor without meaning to.He also has that little history with Yozora while his dad has history with the school prez. He had some development, but you have to love him more for his comical antics. Yozura is... an a-hole and a darn good one at that. I'm sorry but she is just on a whole nother level from Kodoka. She is so witty with Sena it's not even fair. I don't remember any of the humor from her being too forced. Sena literally walks in to so many of Yozora's pitfalls. She probably made me laugh the most and she was a great character. Oh and her romance/past with Kodoka is probably her only weak spot. Enjoy the mean Yozora because she is the bomb. Now on to Sena MEAT! Ok I'll stop with the meat but Sena really does have meat for brains. She is perhaps the antithesis of everything a talented girl is supposed to be. Sena is smart, athletic, hot, and... unpopular. Yes she is is the daughter of the most powerful figure in the school and she goes herself to the Neighbors Club to find friends. Now this might just be me, but I find this hilarious. More so is her fighting with Yozora. As I said with Yozora except in complete opposition, Sena is an absolute moron if it isn't school related. Oh, and what isn't hilarious about sex jokes with Sena. I literally died over Sena's embarassment when it came to those dating games. Sena is in my opinion the funniest character here because she is so stupid. Moving on to Kobato. Not much to say. She is an anime freak (haha like us all). She can be funny but mostly is just another character. She plays the little sister role perfectly. Next. Yukimura. Ok I found Yuki to be really frickin weird and before you ask, it has everything to do with his gender identity crisis. Thank god he is anime boy and so his looks don't look as awkward in a maid costume. Again sometimes funny, plays the confidence lacking cross-dresser to the letter. Next. Maria. Ok Maria is a nun... and a brat.I've loved many of these opposite social roles but Maria is second best behind Sena. LOL the 10 year old nun who is advisor of the club and gets smacked around by Yozora. I didn't get many laughs but looking back now this role Maria plays is hilarious. Finally Rika. OMG those comics were hilarious. I never would have thought porn and mecha could be so funny. And Rika makes it so much more funny. She is definitely the least realistic character of all (who heard of albert einstein living in a school lab unbeknownst to the public?). But her sex jokes make her one of the funniest characters here. Also the fact that Rika talks third person actually adds to the amusement (whereas the sisters in Railgun made me want to shoot myself after 2 episodes). There we go, all the main characters. The other side characters added to the amusement, especially the school prez.
Enjoyment (10/10): Meat, sex jokes, awkward characters. A diabolical mixture that made this show hilarious. Personally I found this show way better than Baka and Test (which in my opinion was stupid and not funny at all but thats just me). I think my first line kinda sums up how I felt about the enjoyment. It was a hilarious show. I'll leave it at that.
Overall (8/10): Yes you may be wondering why it stands at an 8. First off, the story was a little too mediocre in my view and while I did say I would grade off humor, story still factors in. Frankly I can't think of how to make the story any better because there was little solid premise besides the Neighbors Club. Second, I did factor sound more because I felt a review like this take into account more of art and sound. And the opening theme wore me down towards the end. But besides that, it was well worth watching these awkward characters get together and do hilarious things. As usual I am always up for debate but I have to leave one parting gift for this review. MEAT FOR ALL!!!
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“It doesn't matter if you can’t make 100 friends. Instead, make real friends who are as important to you as 100 of them. It doesn't matter if you have one, as long as it’s a friend that you care about.” – Mikazuki Yozora
Everyone at some point in their lives eventually will make the decision as to who their real friends are going to be. This quote summarizes the theme of the anime.
‘Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai’, or ‘Haganai’ for short, is a story about a transfer student named Hasegawa Kodaka, who is having a hard time making friends due to the fact that he looks like a delinquent. He comes across another lone wolf named Mikazuki Yozora, and the two decide to form the ‘Neighbor’s Club’ in an attempt at helping others who have similar issues with making friends.
Simply put, it’s a comedy story about the ‘Neighbor’s Club’ and the shenanigans and hilarity that ensues. Whether it’s playing video games, chilling at the beach, or even going to summer festivals, there are many ways the club members entertain themselves. The main goal is to learn from these experiences in order to reciprocate them with any friends they may make in the future. The narration of the series is done by Kodaka, so the viewers see everything on a more human aspect instead of from an outsider’s viewpoint. This is good because that means we see the characters on a more personal level, which helps us relate to them. In general, the story is fun and entertaining, but its comedy elements are what make it shine.
What made the anime most memorable was its interesting set of characters. From the perverted Rika to the sadistic Yozora to the chunnibyou Kobato, their personalities are eccentric and enjoyable. The comedic interactions the characters have among themselves are what add humor to the story. What makes the characters so likable is that they’re easier to relate to since they have human like flaws, and what makes them so funny is how realistic the humor is.
The art does its job in complimenting the series and its characters. The character designs were drawn by Buriki, he is also the artist for the series Denpa Onna to Seishun, and Nagi no Asukara. This artist is good at bringing out the beauty of each of his characters in a variety of ways whether it’s the blonde beauty Kashiwazaki Sena, or the gorgeous cross dressing maid Kusunoki Yukimura. The background scenery also uses many colors, which made the animations vivid and beautiful. The close-up shots were clean because they had a good use of color pallets; however sometimes it did have its drops in quality.
There isn't much to mention about the sound. The soundtrack fit the mood at times. However, the sound definitely isn’t one of the anime’s strengths, because the OST just wasn't very memorable. Though, I did find the opening and ending song to be catchy.
At first glance, I never would have thought this series would be this addicting. The character interactions were very fun, and the humor itself made this such an enjoyable watch. This is an anime in which I found myself laughing out loud more often than not. The humor may not be for everyone; however it’s still a very memorable anime due to its amusing characters and comical situations they are placed in.
Though the anime was very enjoyable, it isn’t perfect. The story isn’t amazing, and the soundtrack wasn’t anything extraordinary, but the strengths more than outweigh the weaknesses, and overall I thought it was very good. The series was very enjoyable, and it kept me very consistently entertained. I highly recommend this to anyone that is fond of the genre.
With Christmas fast approaching, I can safely say one thing: All I want for Christmas is Meat. Delicious, delicious, Meat.
What do you get when an ambitious and rather oddball girl drags an unwilling male into forming a club for whatever reason? You get the "Save the World by Overloading it with Fun (SOS) Haruhi Suzumiya Brigade!" Oh wait, wrong show. You alternatively could get the "Neighbors Club." Yes, that seems about right. This fabulous club is composed of Kodaka and Kobato Hasegawa, Yozora Mikazuki, Sena Kashiwazaki, Rika Shiguma, Maria Takayama and Yukimura Kusunoki. Watch as this rebellious group takes on one of the world's most challenging of tasks: making friends!
"Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai" follows the misadventures of our assembled group of social misfits as they chase after the ever elusive rose-colored campus life of "popular" people. And what a daunting task this seems to be. After all, when your club is made up of such interesting people as a misunderstood "Yankee", two girls who assert themselves as goddesses (though only one of them is truly worthy of the title), a gender-confused-full-of-fighting-spirit-samurai and many others, the task of making true friends would seem quite difficult. Unknown to them, however, perhaps they will make friends with the very misfits they set out on this journey with.
Let us quickly get this out of the way. The artwork in "Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai" is flat out awesome. Those familiar with "Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko" will immediately recognize the similarities, since they were done by the same artist. And how fortunate that is, because depictions of Meat are as glorious as they can be. Backgrounds and characters are very colorful and animations are fluid enough, giving the viewer delicious eye candy. Look at those sultry lips on the females for instance...Check out official arts if you are having doubts.
"Haganai" (which is what I will be calling this show now) gives us the rather touching message that it is not necessarily the number of friends one has, but its about the one friend that is worth a hundred. The de facto leader of the Neighbors Club, Yozora, once wisely proclaimed this as a child, but now has trouble even maintaining normal conversations with other people. She above all wants to make friends, along with the rest of the club. However, most of the show is focused on comedy that usually arises with clashes between Yozora and Sena, and not actually making friends. I mean they try, and by that I mean Kodaka tries, but they usually end up having their share of laughs without establishing that close connection they desire. The club is already in trouble in the beginning, seeing as we have two tsunderes with a liking to the main character, Inde--Maria and Kobato fighting for Kodaka's brotherly affections, and Yukimura and Rika, who are both plain weird. Rika more so.
The sound of "Haganai" is quite enjoyable in its own charming kind of way. The opening theme is "Zannenkei Rinjinbu" by all the female members of the cast, and is an extremely cheesy J-Pop song detailing aspects of friendship. It is upbeat and disgustingly catchy, with a good indication of what the show is about. The ending theme is "My Feelings "by Marina Inoue (voice of Yozora) and fits well enough. It is yet another disgustingly catchy theme accompanied by a very enjoyable sequence of Yozora and Sena interacting in a rock band...The voice acting is excellent, and Marina Inoue's deeper voice for Yozora is quite enjoyable, in particular when she is on one of her many rants and shenanigans concerning Sena and general social values.
"Haganai"s comedy is generally pretty funny. Most of the comedic scenes are the club's fruitless attempts at making friends, such as establishing connections through multiplayer gaming, karaoke, and keeping in touch via cell phones. Of course, these attempts go horribly wrong, such as griefing each other and keeping things too literal....It is a fun and rather cheerful series, but Yozora is usually there to give the brutally sarcastic remarks she characteristically has, giving glimpses of her underlying attitude. I did not dislike her, but I certainly wished that she had tried a bit harder in making friends with the others, rather that step all over Sena and try to get closer to Kodaka. She may even have become much closer friends with Sena if she did not act that way, giving her just one more friend. The last episode just might change your opinion of her however...
There was a slight plot interwoven throughout the episodes, but it does not really leave much of an impact, at least not on me. You will have to be the judge on that. I however, simply watched "Haganai" for my weekly servings of Meat and shenanigans of the "Neighbors Club."
"Haganai" is an entertaining show depicting the doomed attempts of the "Neighbors Club" in making friends and ultimately becoming popular. Even though most of their attempts fail, it gives a rather nice message that friendship can come from the most unexpected of places. It covers basic methods of interacting with others and the hilarity that follows. The comedy is good, and the delicious eye candy may be enough to draw you into the series. Check it out if you ever need an anime guide on how NOT to make friends!
Oh, and to those who have bothered to read this far, I am a Sena fanboy. Sorry, Yozora, move over for the REAL goddess. She, along with a certain brigade leader, will be the only Gods I'll ever worship!
First off, this review covers both seasons of Haganai, but will still be spoiler free.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukuna, more simply known as Haganai, as the title states, is about someone who doesn't have any friends. While I was originally hesitant to watch the anime, I quickly discovered the beauty of it.
Haganai follows the simple, yet effective, harem rom-com format. Nothing particularly excels in the anime. Pretty much everything is simply decent. With that in mind, I still enjoyed the anime quite a lot. Haganai is a fun, easy-going, hilarious and enjoyable anime. I would certainly recommend it to mostly anyone who enjoys lighthearted, fun, slice of life anime.
The story followed a format that would naturally follow any harem rom-com. A seemingly oblivious boy stumbles upon a goldmine of beautiful women who are so very enamored by him. It sticks to the formula, although with a slight variation, saving it from a lower score. There is also very small amounts of plot, and where there was, it was fairly predictable. All in all, though, the formula works and the anime made an interesting show out of a simple idea.
Nothing too special, but there was never any drops in quality. Not much to say.
Again, not much to say. Sound was average. Not a big fan of the opening and ending themes, but not saying they were bad.
The characters are again, fairly normal. A tsundere, a rich girl, a nerd, a quiet one, a loud one, and the little sister. While each character did have her quirk, there wasn't much development, save for the main characters. The protagonist, Kodaka isn't quite the normal harem hero, though. He clearly tries hard not to be too much of a pervert, and is shown to be fairly worthy of the girls' trust. He's also not as oblivious as most, he just has "bad hearing."
With all of these low points in the categories, what really saved it was how involved I got into it. Haganai was fun and very enjoyable. I would watch multiple episodes at a time, even having to stop myself from watching too many, so I wouldn't finish it too fast. I really loved it, very funny and enjoyable to watch. read more
'Teen Romantic Comedy Gone Wrong', or whatever typically long-winded light novel jibberish 'Yahari Ore' translates into shows all the signs of being Boku Friendship DONE RIGHT. As another user noted with their recommendation, Boku Friendship gradually turns into something of a full-on ecchi harem fest. Unlike Yahari, Boku wa started out as purely lighthearted rom-com fluff--causing later developments that expand on previously 1D comic relief characters to be awkward & its lead's turn towards a more... emo stance coming across unnaturally. Yahari one-upped this by presenting its characters as humans with relatable social difficulties from the get-go whilst still retaining sharp, witty dialogue.
Instead of, say, a blonde Japanese guy everyone assumes is a thug without talking to him & a blonde American-tit'd #1 school idol that refers to herself as a Goddess and has men kneeling before her at will, Yahari presents a dysfunctional lead trio, consisting of: a misanthrope lead pushed away from social contact by rejection, a beautiful girl well aware that her physical beauty causes others problems & an average 'TRYING TO FIT IN' girl--her attempts to climb the social ladder being illustrated nicely in ep2.
While it's true that Yahari still leans more on the side of fantasy than reality with its 1x loner guy x2 beautiful girls in an empty club premise, the set-up/presentation/illustration of social woes is executed much better than in most other similar works. Paint me impressed!
'Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru' and 'Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai' shared a sisterly bond where minds are alike. The feeling of being treated as an outcast without friends while struggling to get accepted back into society is daunting. However in the midst of such hopelessness, the heart of a person is what matters the most and that is what the main characters from their respective series have shown. In these series, clubs are formed as a sign of 'hope' and with it, strangers became friends for life.
In terms of the core differences, ''Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai' focuses on a male character in a more comedic way where the people around him don't necessarily hate him but they don't want to know him either.'Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru' centers around a male character who acts as a sacrificial lamb to ensure the flower blooms for others. The lack of care on how he is judged from the outside world puts him in an easier position to take risks that others usually wouldn't accept and one can only wonder how much pain a person can take.
These shows will open your eyes to the problems faced in daily society and you might even learn a thing or two whilst being intrigued by the character interactions. Putting aside the well executed humor which serves as the icing on a huge cake, romances are easily noticeable between several individuals and it's refreshing to see neither show going down the harem path but instead sticking to their roots. Will a fairytale happily ever after ending be on the cards? you just have to see for yourself.
Similar premises, socially-challenged high school students form a club all about helping others overcome their difficulties. Both shows employ snappy, blunt dialogue, but Haganai unfortunately falls victim to the generic harem ecchi trap.
Main character who has no friends and people think is scary for how he looks, similar lead females, assertive female, popular girl, pretty boy who looks like girl, main character also has cute younger sister. Also mc joins club to make friends with female lead who doesn't have friends either.
Club members consist of people who don't have many friends. I find that both of these shows is very enjoyable and you'll feel right at home watching them. Yahari Ore, I feel is more "pessimistic" and has apparent less fan service compared to Boku wa Tomodachi.
The male main character doesn't have friends and forces/joins a club to make friends. He eventually gets surrounded by females and they go through the saga of not calling each other friends when at the end of it all they are friends because they do friend stuff.
Both of them have characters which don't have friends and are unsociable. Throughout the story, in both anime, the main protagonists develop friendships with the people they hang out with, which they don't realize or don't want to realize.
The main difference is, that in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, the protagonists want to have friends and fail to realize that they've already made them, and in Yahari Ore no Seishun, they don't really care about such things (at least that's what they want us to think).
TL;DR: Both are fun to watch. However, if you liked one of them it doesn't mean that you'll like the other.
Both involve a main character that's lonely and joins a club, thereby managing to make friends, specifically with a bitchy ice-queen-like girl and an energetic air-head girl. Both animes deal with social issues within highschool but are more funny than dramatic.
Stories of unpopular male MC joining a club, of which all other members are girls. Show extensive interaction between members within the club and how they try to achieve their club objectives. Both shows are humorous (not just comedy but zany humor).
Both anime operates under the concept of teenagers with relationship problem.
Similar in various ways. Both of the male main characters have no friends. They both join a club. In a way, both of the main characters are involved in a love triangle.
Both main characters have no friends, school club setting, main females have similar personality.
Same type of humour and interesting main characters
• Both of these stories are about people who have problems making what can be considered a true friendships with each other because of some sort of social stigma that they themselves place
The author of OreGairu got the idea and inspiration to write the light novel after reading Haganai. Both series have a similar atmosphere, so if you'll like/have liked one of them, then the other one won't let you down, either. OreGairu might be a bit deeper than Haganai, however, as it includes various philosophies and truly emphasizes relations between the characters. Regardless, both have a similar touch and are very suggested.
club for the socially challenged
both protagonists make clubs for people who don't fit in and one boy is surrounded by a bunch of girls. they also make the most of their time in the clubs and you get to see the gradual changes in them as the series progresses.
Both main characters are loners in school and want to make friends. They both end up being forced into the same club as the female lead. They participate in club activities and their circle of friends start to grow.
This is also one similar story of how a lonely guy came into a club and he started getting friends. It is quite a good story. However, unlike Oregairu, this anime has some fan service so the guys should be able to enjoy it.
In both anime, the main character is a guy who has no friends and then joins a club. Join the adventure of these anime!
Both anime have the same MC who isn't popular and is always getting avoided by the school's students. Both also have a little romance involved with a huge amount of comedy. (Seriously, I died several times while watching these two.) So if you like the first, then you will like the other.
- characters has no friends/wants to make friends/socially challenged
- misunderstood protagonists
- similar characters/tropes
- kuudere/tsundere: Yozora and Yukino
- fujoshi/pervert : Rika and Hina
- trap: Yukimura and Totsuka
Both of these series involve socially inept skills and attempt to recover from their personality problems that set them far from the social interactions of their school.
Both are about a highschool guy with social problem, a tsundere girl, an energetic blonde girl, a girly looking guy, a pervert girl with an eyegalass doing random things in a random school club. Both have comedy, drama, and both are adopted from a light novel. Both are enjoyable to watch too.
The protagonist dosen't have any friends and they join a club.
Both of them are really funny series.
These two are so similar that the OreImo cast made a 'from behind' cameo appearance, in episode 11 of Boku.
Kirino and Sena are the same character... breasts aside. Their spoiled princess attitudes, erotic game addiction, prideful arrogance getting in the way of friendship and fangs are NEARLY IDENTICAL. What's more, Kuroneko and Yozora ALSO MIRROR EACH OTHER--sharing 'bickering love' friendships with K&S respectively. They argue CONSTANTLY when together, oblivious to the how similar their personalities are. The only difference of note in the relationships between the shows is that Yozora clearly has the upper hand against Sena--often forcing her to run away, crying. THERE'S EVEN A GUY IN THE LOVE-TRI MIDDLE, IN BOTH SHOWS!
The episodic content is VERY familiar, also: making friends is central to Boku's story but even OreImo had an episode about trying to make friends. And both shows deal heavily with otaku/gaming jokes.
• Both have similar art styles
• Both have similar characters
• Both involve gaming, cute girls gaming.
The art is similar and both have many things is common.
The constant fighting between Yozora and Sena remind me a lot to Kirino and Kuroneko (and the personalities are also similar, as the fanaticism that Kirino and Sena have for the eroge).
In short, if you like "OreImo" you'll like "Boku wa Tomodachi..." as well.
Similar comedic formats (one male straight man, two females who argue constantly but are united in harassing the guy)
Also, similar themes about being true to yourself and learning to accept your own quirks.
Same animation style, both really funny and comical
Both involve girls who are obsessed with eroge and want friends. Also have similar characters.
Both animes are made by AIC Build. Also, in both animes, there is moe, a girl who likes ero-games, a girl who dresses in gotchic lolita dress no matter what weather, and a otaku girl who wears glasses.
Both are also seinen series, and have harem in them.
Similar comedy style and both series have a girl obsessed with eroge.
Both animes try to address certain problems in today's society. Oreimo deals with the problem of being an otaku while Haganai focuses on the issue of making friends. While neither are particularly educational, they both offer hilarious moments and sometimes emotional moments.
Very similar in art styles and in episode 11 of boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai there is an appearence of the characters from ore no imouto ga konnani kawaii wake ga nai.
-Similar character personalities
-Recurring eroge theme
There are some jokes/allusions to OreImo within the series.
I really like both animes.
In both you'll find a male main character that is surrounded by a lot of girls. One difference here is that Boku wa Tomodachi also includes younger girls that couldnt't be in a relationship with the main actor. Also there is no brother/sister love story, like you can see it in Ore no Imouto, especially later on in the story.
And still with have two girls with Sena and Yozora that seem quiet related to Kirino and Kureneko. Their relationship is the same and both want something from the main character. Also Rika fits Manami somehow..
So as you can see also from the other comments, both series got a different storyline but have many characters that are familiar.
Both the artwork and cast, especially the cast, are very similar. For example, Sena and Kobato are practically IDENTICAL to Kirino and Kuroneko and they end up in fights as well. In addition, both shows make references to other anime and have brother complex and eroge too so if you liked one, then be sure to check the other one out!
They both are comedy, obviously. They both have a male protagonist and a little sister to accompany them in some way. They both deal with solving a problem.
Both the characters Sena and Kirino are full on otaku and force the main characters into playing the games that they like.
Both shows have a similar feeling--lightly harem, lots of otaku-oriented references, mostly about character and relationships, not too much high-concept and nothing supernatural. The theme of acceptance is very strongly presented in both shows. Both are primarily comedy with some dramatic moments. Both have sequels that differ in quality from the original (except that Haganai's sequel gets better, and Ore Imo's gets worse).
oreimo and haganai both share characters with similar personalities. in oreimo, the main character is a teen girl who has a obsession over eroge which is similar to sena in haganai. the two stories are also simlar where the 2 main character has a friend they fight alot with, for example , krino and kuroneko , sena and yozora.
Both of these stories are about people who have problems making what can be concidered a true friendships with each other because of some sort of social stigma that they themselves place, or someone else does. The art style is also very simular.
no friends in both story
art both cute
romance , boku wa have more
both have really similar character design
both are 'bout an alone ppl (Erio in DOStO) and the club members in BokuTomo
both have great bishoujo and character :) and the weird atmosphere.
Both main characters are transfer students that meet and make friends with several females. Also, different writers but same artist for both these series.
Both of them has very sexy and unusual Buriki's design.
similar art & feeling especially concerning characters
harem with cute girls who don't have many friends due to some problems
Both anime have a number of girls showing interest in one male protagonist. In other words, harem and also a bit ermm...ec...chi.. (a gender which attracts some men) :P
Both male protagonist are oblivious of the feelings that the girls have for them.
Both male protagonist have similar attitude (showing little interest in activities and giving this "how the hell did i get involved in this?" expressions from time to time)
very similar artwork and original character design (the latter being done by the same person!)
These shows have similar art styles and both involve the male protagonist being surrounded by strange girls.
•both have the same character art style,
•both anime male lead comes into a new town/area or returning
•both produce the same amount of ecchi sex, that leads the viewer imagining (things)
the randomness and comedic is more fluent in denpa onna, but there is some that will catch you off guard in boku wa.
•to be frank, they are similar in the comedic, ecchi, art style way.
Very Similar art
Both stories is about a female character that has trouble making friends and the male protagonist helps her out in some way or another.
Erio is like Yozora and Kobato rolled into one. And Maekawa is like Yozora. But what's really similar is the art styles.
-Both have MCs in an environment where they don't exactly fit in, one being an outcast and the other a transfer student.
-Both MCs often act as the tsukkomi to the other characters' antics.
-Both are romcoms.
-Both are completed (so far) animes, Boku wa has two completed seasons while Denpa Onna is close to a second season.
For whatever reason, this didn't hit me until I watched the first episode of Tomodachi's second season but there's a SUPER OBVIOUS linking factor to be found between these two:
- Crazy bitches/galpals in a small school clubroom.
- One crazy bitch/galpal bullying the other in a "friendly" way.
- The male lead quickly becoming indifferent to the chaos surrounding himself; going with the flow due to being smart enough to know that it's pointless to either resist or intervene. (Instead, it's OBVIOUSLY better to commentate to the viewers with his internalized thoughts about what's going on.)
I suppose the whole love triangle thing is worth noting, as well... although it's only REALLY a love-tri in Tomodachi since the situation is far more competitive and up in the air compared to what's offered by Haruhi.
...oh, and the losers of the love-tri, according to the first girl rule, both have HUGE TITTIES!!!!! Fan-service. YES.
Oddball teenage schoolchildren form a club where the world is their oyster.
The headlining characters are:
- a 'nice guy' male who's neither a doormat nor assertive
- an unpleasant, quick witted girl who calls the shots
I've only seen the first episode of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, but I'm already picking up Haruhi Suzumiya vibes. The storyline of reluctant loner boy meets socially awkward beauty and together forming a bizarre club...
Both are about a club created to make friends. The Neighbor's Club is basically a heavily deconstructed SOS Brigade.
Both animes start out with the creation of a club made by a girl who is an out cast. Consequently, both animes have male leads that get dragged into the club and are forced to go to the clubs activities against their will. There is also a character in Boku wa that sounds like Haruhi.
Girl forces boy to join a club that he doesn't want to be involved with.
A deadpan snarky male gets the attention of a jerkass loner girl and they end up forming a club together.
- male protagonist joining in a weird club because of a girl
- another weird club activities
- similiar story between two animes
I recommend you both these of these animes because both main characters have the same atitudes , also both of them are doing the narrations, and both of them are dealing on an eccentric girl.
-Both series feature high school students in a club
-Both series have a very calm and collected male protagonist that is surrounded by girls
-Both series are generally comedic in nature, yet occasionally have serious moments
-Both are based on light novels
The protagonist appears to be a delinquent, meets a girl, and forms a club. The girl bullies the hell out of another girl for having large breasts. More members join and the club ends up becoming like a harem. (Almost all the characters seem to like Kyon in the Haruhi Suzumiya series...)
However, Haruhi's characters have special powers that are used to keep Haruhi from destroying the world.
Anime that feature clubs that to normal students serves no purpose but for the actual club members serves as a place to belong. Both Anime also have a nice style.
both of those anime placed on a school and most of the club members are girls and same studio.
The same old one male in the group of girls in a club. Well in Boku wa tomodachi, Yukimura was a girly guy and in Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate, Oboro doesn't look like much of a guy. But both of these animes have all of the girls like the main protagonist. The whole anime is about a club that everyone in it loves.
Both series takes place at a school setting where a group of friends forms a club/student council.
Both series contains a lot of drama, comedy, and some romance.
Both series' main protagonist also has similar personalities as someone who wants to help his friends. Speaking of which, the main protagonist also interacts with other characters (mainly female) in both series.
Both have a club setting, school harem, and similar MCs.
Harem, Romance, Comedy, School & Club
one male and many girls.......
is pretty much the same but i like Senkyo to Chocolate's art better.....
The story takes place in the club room discussing about trivial questions, strategies, or just a chat down for some free time. Similarity wise, it has that school romantic dramedy feel where it focuses on the main male character interacting with the other club members with the majority of them being girls. There are serious moments, and some funny moments, and better yet relationships is another element in the story.
1) Both Series Main Characters Are In A Club
2) Both Are In Harem Genre
3) Both Clubs Serve No Purpose To Anyone But The Members Of The Club
4) Both Are School Romantic Comedy Anime
Lead male complained and avoided by his delinquent appearance but a nice guy in the inside, also both live alone with a naive and not completely independent female whom they care while doing the housekeeping. They both also interact with a set of ladies in an institute environment.
Starting out with similar situations BokuTomo and ToraDora share many similarities within the first episode alone. Similar main male characters; both boys with mean eyes who unintentionally get their classmates to give them things out of intimidation, not to mention they know how to cook! And both series have a lonely, yet strong-willed, long-haired female protagonist who decides off the bat that she is on first-name basis with her respective boy, and he likewise becomes just as close to her.
Both slice of life shows relate to the troubles of high school, be it romance or acceptance, and tell how different people can come together by the simplest means.
-both have a nice guy who's a delinquent only because of their looks
-both have some stuck up girls
-both fe/male leads have a common goal and work towards it together.
-both have a girl with just too much energy.
Both male protagonist have been labeled as delinquents because of their appearance. They both seem to befriend to two girls who are usually quiet with snappy attitude. Both also contain parody of the female protagonist and a pretty popular girl doesn't like each other right off the bat.
male lead:"I'm not a delinquent. its the eyes! It's all a misunderstanding! I'm a nice guy!"
"Wah? who's that girl i bumped into?"
half an ep or so later...
"we're both looking for love, Lets help eachother find a boyfriend/girlfriend."
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai story:
Male lead: "I'm not a delinquent. Its all a misunderstanding! I'm a nice guy"
"wah? who's that girl talking to herself?"
half an ep or so later
"we're both looking for friends, Lets help eachother get friends."
If this sounds like i'm making fun of the anime, i'm not. i freaking love toradora. My fav anime of all time. read more
Both male protagonists are mistaken as 'delinquents' because of their appearance.
They both meet an unsociable female who hates people who think they 'understand' her.
-Similar male protagonist
Both main characters have scary eyes, and people around them are afraid of them, even though they're actually kind.
Opening Theme"Zannenkei Rinjinbu (Hoshi Futatsu Han) (残念系隣人部★★☆(星ふたつ半))" by Tomodachi Tsukuritai (友達つくり隊) (Marina Inoue, Kanae Itou, Nozomi Yamamoto, Misato Fukuen, Kana Hanazawa, and Yuka Iguchi)
Ending Theme"Watashi no Kimochi (私のキ・モ・チ)" by Marina Inoue
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