English: My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Synonyms: Oregairu, My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.
Apr 5, 2013 to Jun 28, 2013
24 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisHachiman Hikigaya is an apathetic high school student with narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He firmly believes that joyful youth is nothing but a farce, and everyone who says otherwise is just lying to themselves.
In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman's teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people's problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students' problems, will Hachiman's rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage?
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||Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong, as I Expected
Koushite Karera no Machigatta Seishun ga Hajimaru. (こうして彼らのまちがった青春が始まる。)
|Apr 5, 2013
||All People Surely Have Their Own Worries
Kitto, Dareshimo Hitoshi Nami ni Nayami wo Kakaeteiru. (きっと、誰しも等し並みに悩みを抱えている。)
|Apr 12, 2013
||Sometimes the Gods of Rom-Coms Does Nice Things.
Tamani Rabu Kome no Kami-sama wa ii Koto wo Suru. (たまにラブコメの神様はいいことをする。)
|Apr 19, 2013
||In Other Words, He Doesn't Have Many Friends
Tsumari, Kare wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. (つまり、彼は友達が少ない。)
|Apr 26, 2013
||Once Again, He Turns Back on the Path from Whence He Came
Mata Shite mo, Kare wa Moto Kita Michi e Hikikaesu. (またしても、彼は元来た道へ引き返す。)
|May 3, 2013
Opening Theme"Yukitoki (ユキトキ)" by Nagi Yanagi
Ending Theme#1: "Hello Alone" by Yukino Yukinoshita (Saori Hayami) & Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (eps 1-4, 6-12)
#2: "Hello Alone -Yui Ballade-" by Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (ep 5)
#3: "Hello Alone -Band arrange-" by Yukino Yukinoshita (Saori Hayami) & Yui Yuigahama (Nao Touyama) (ep 13)
Now I'll admit the first time I saw the sypnosis for this anime I thought Oregairu would be a stereotypical romcom anime. Just think about it. There are two female main characters and a male character. Male character is an outcast. One of the female characters is the school's most beautiful girl. How original. But when I finished the first episode of this anime. I realized that this was something else. Something that manages to stray away from the norm and become something really special.
Story- Now the story centers around Hikigaya Hachiman. A high school student who is shunned by pretty much the whole school.Luckily this suits him perfectly as he prefers to be a loner and doesn't want to make friends. But his "happy" life soon crumbles as his teacher forces him to join a club which is supposed to help people with their problems.Even worse, the club also has the smart and beautiful "ice-cold Beauty" Yukino Yukinoshita.(nicknamed that for her cold personality). Hilarity ensues.
Now the story basically revolves on the club helping out on peoples' requests and problems. Although the problem's are simple the way the main characters solve the problem isn't. The comedy usually revolves around Hachiman and Yukino's witty dialogue and sarcasm.(which is really funny btw).
Art- The art was good most of the time. Backgrounds were filled with radiant colors and were nicely drawn.Character designs were also done well and fit well with the personalities of the characters. There was an episode or two where there was a small drop in animation. But all in all it's pretty good.
Sound- The sound was quite impressive. The soundtrack fits in really well with the anime. The opening "Yukitoki", is a really catchy song and I had myself humming to it in the shower for days after I listened to it. The ending, I'm afraid. Wasn't as well but is adequate for an ending.
Character-Now this is where Oregairu excels the most.
Let's begin with Hikigaya Hachiman. Hachiman's twisted view of life and society are definitely one of the most captivating view's of life that i've ever seen. His views of life actually affected my way of viewing life. His monologues are also enjoyable and show off a bit more of his personality.
Yuki Yukinoshita is almost the complete opposite of Hachiman. She is smart, beautiful, and rich.But the interesting thing is. She doesn't have friends either. But unlike Hachiman her reason for not having friends is her icy demeanor and being too perfect. She unlike Hachiman believes that change is a good thing. Her smart remarks are funny and her quarrels with Hachiman are hilarious. Over all she is also a nice character.
Yui Yuigahama at the start would seem to be a completely stereotypical character.Although I couldn't say I loved her as much as I loved the other two main characters I would have to admit that without her in this anime this anime wouldn't be as good. She serves as the glue that keeps the club together. Her character does develop to be more independent and helpful.
In the end Oregairu really did turn out to be a good series. What I thought would be a stereotypical romcom anime turned out to be something more than that. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who watches anime. read more
Yahari Ore isn't the first anime to tackle the anti-social protagonist, but it certainly captures it perfectly with its characters and deadpan writing. Like others have said before, you may go into this expecting a typical rom-com but will instead come out of it lashed by the harsh views of our characters. This however, is why this anime stands out from so many in the genre. It's charming, funny and yet bluntly realistic. Far too often rom-coms get stuck in the fairy tale realm of romance stories, or get too wrapped up in the emotional drama/turmoil that can be present in youthful romance. Those elements are fine. But what about the bitter, and rejected? Or those that aren't allowed to fit in, or who choose not to fit in.
Not everyone of course has had this experience, but it's certainly something that people experience. And so this is what Yahari Ore does best, it gives us a perspective of those in school who have been rejected so much, they decide to play by their own rules, and that of course is excluding everyone else from the game. Afterall, it's much easier to get on by when you only have yourself to rely on.
This anime doesn't preach to the audience. And certainly, the view points of these characters are sometimes flawed. But it's an interesting look at how some people deal with their failure to connect to others (or rather, what can happens to someone when people reject and shut them out). Yahari Ore also looks at it from the other perspective, and isn't trying to paint one side as the victim/aggressor. We get a look at how mean and cruel we can be to each other when trying to fend for ourselves by fitting to the status quo. But this is true of both the rejected and those that reject.
At its core this show is very funny. The MC's biting sense of humor and harsh views of the world is hilarious (even if it always has an underlining seriousness to it). And to be clear, this isn't a serious drama. However, my praise focuses so much on the serious elements of the show, because I think that is what elevates this to a truly great Anime vs. a typical comedy. There is a lot of truth to this show, and it feels very realistic. Through the lens of the MC's harsh view on the world, we get a deep look at social behaviors and how often everyone is just trying to be something that won't be shunned from the pack.
If you are someone looking for a romance anime to watch, this might not be it. The romance in this anime isn't non-existent, it's actually well written in a realistic manner (it doesn't fall into the typical tropes). However, if you are looking for romance with a lot of action, then you might be let down. The romance in this anime is more about feelings, and how they can grow towards others. This is to say, the romance feels like something special here, but you will not get any closure or sweeping action between specific characters (maybe later in the LN or if we get a season 2). Although I don't think that's what this anime is about, as ultimately its focus is more on how people internally deal with their emotions, and the fear of sharing them with others.
Yahari Ore is an example of why comedy is such a great asset to art. Comedy allows us to look at aspects of life that aren't always good and allows us to examine the darker aspect of our humanity, and laugh while also getting a better understanding of it. Yes, this is a comedy that is for the most part, snarky, sarcastic and deadpan. But it's also a very interesting perspective on how we treat other people, and how those that don't fit in, (or those that choose not to play the game and try to fit in), deal with a world that heavily relies on being social. read more
"Some walks you have to take alone."
Somewhere along the way, I read that quote. The source is unknown to me, but I found that it struck key point in life. Well, I guess I can't generalize and say everyone's life, but I would say most people have had times they felt they couldn't count on anyone. Life is full of things that make us want to isolate people we don't understand and make us want to quit life. High school is full of those moments, those "emotional roller coaster" kind of moments. Basically, it can be related to my understanding of Oregairu, I'll kind of explain...kinda later on. Maybe. Derp.
Story - Meet Hikigaya Hachiman, pessimistic protagonist. Alliteration wins the day. Just kidding. Basically, this romantic comedy is centered around this social outcast. Along with Yuigahama and Yukinoshita, these three characters make up the main cast. Of course it's easy to start assuming and stereotype this as the "usual" romcom. I beg to differ. The premise for the story isn't super original. I'll admit that. But again, most things aren't. What might have been another generic and boring romcom with mediocre ratings actually was just a disguise. After watching the first episode, I began looking forward to the next week. As I sat myself down each week to watch Oregairu, I realized just how well done the entire story was. Pacing-wise, I thought it was perfectly fine. There are minor issues, but none that truly sparks any debate.
Characters: Here was the biggest "fuck yeah" moments I've ever had. The characters in this show were phenomenal. Let me explain: from start to finish, how they started off as, how they developed, and the amazing interaction between the characters, especially Hikki and Yukinoshita, were just amazingly done. There really isn't a show I enjoyed more than this based solely on character development. Gotta love the bantering back and forth.
Truly, there are some gems of knowledge we can all learn from. Hikki, pessimistic and messed as he may be, truly understands the world far better than most of the other characters in the show. Despite his twisted views on life, he tries his best to help others. Not always in the nicest way, but definitely in a way that is effective. Throughout the show, there was nothing more captivating than listening to Hikki's thought process and views on life.
I won't go into too much details about the others, but know this: the premise for each character is nicely brought out and it truly was the highlight of the entire show. The characters I mean. Interactions were perfectly portrayed and drew us in. How nice of them. I laughed my ass - pardon my language - off so many different times throughout the show just because of how well the interaction of the characters. Truly a masterpiece.
Art - Ah, I really was a little turned off by the art. Throughout the entire show, there was some episodes where it just didn't look great. But it isn't so bad to the point I wouldn't watch it. Somehow, as I watched more and more, I cared less and less. It was quite colorful, I'll admit. All in all, it wasn't something bad, I just thought they could have done better. But really now, who cares about some subjective views of a random young adult? Probably not you.
Sound - Well, I must admit that the opening was something I never skipped. I really enjoyed listening to it. And throughout the show, the soundtrack really fit well for the mood. I have nothing bad to say about it. Though I must confess I never stayed for the ending.
After finishing the show, that quote really hit me. Not so much about what it meant, but that quote truly was something that describes Hikki so very well. He truly understands the meaning of "walking alone" and just doing what needs to be done.
Basically, I gave this show a 9/10. I couldn't part to give it anything higher because despite how much I liked it, there were some parts that I couldn't enjoy (like my subjective views on the art and stuff but anyway). Despite all that, and minor details, it was a show I thoroughly enjoyed. Don't let the long name fool you, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru, or "My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected", or Oregairu. Whatever you may call it, this show truly is one worth watching.
Recommended. Highly. Yeah. Awesomeness. Now go watch. read more
How do you feel / How did you feel when you enter(ed) your high-school every morning? Were you greeted by an accumulation of friends? Did the girls all swarm you and fawn over what you did? Were you always the "popular" kid?... No? Me neither, and that's why I enjoy this anime.
The anime revolves around protagonist Hikigaya Hachiman who is a entirely rejected and remarked as "gross" by those who know him. His goal in his high-school life is to remain a loner and to avoid making friends. He does what he can to make himself unnoticeable by his classmates and he doesn't draw attention towards himself.
However you can only remain a loner so long before some event comes around and forces you to end up stuck with other people. In a normal high-school, that would probably be a group project, which ends shortly and you can return to your loner style of life, but Hikigaya isn't so lucky, as he is forced into a club in which his goal along within the female protagonist is to fulfill people's requests.
The anime is a great slice-of-life. It portrays perfectly how a loner feels and acts in a school environment, and it's hilarious to watch the protagonist attempt to fit in with the club he's stuck in. The comedic aspect of the anime focuses highly on the use of sarcasm, so if you're a fan of sarcastic comedy then I definitely suggest you give this anime a watch.
The character progression lacks a little, but I can't say too much as I have only seen a few episodes so far, and there is hints that it will reveal more about the how the characters turned out the way they did. Aside from progression however, the way the characters act serves for a great laugh and if you're a loner yourself you'll find yourself really relating to the protagonist.
The sound does a great job of fitting the mood of each scene, and there are even some moments where it can express the sarcastic remorse within a scene of constant sarcastic dialogue, so that no scene gets stale even if there is continued dialogue.
The art is beautiful, the characters look great and the scenery is always well drawn. They don't move much out of the school, but when they do venture out (such as to the mall in an episode) you can see just how fantastic the art is.
I really enjoy this anime, and if you enjoy slice-of-life comedies I feel you would too, so check it out!
- Shane M read more
The series shares the same high school setting but tackles college level of social psychology in subject. There's also the angsty or grumpy yet lethargic main character which is most of the time played for jokes, though their use of humor is a bit in contrast since the other one is lighthearted, while the latter is dark and comically edgy. You also have the Queen/Empress who has a good ability in expressive persuasion through social engineering which makes you want to engineer them socially if you get my expression =P.
Both series revolve around asocial male leads that are tricked/forced into joining a club. They also have a female lead that drives their male counterpart to perform club tasks and, surprisingly, do a good job while he is at it.
They are also both high school comedies with hints of romance.
Well, there's no doubt that the main male protagonist seems anti social and aloof with situations most of the time by the way he behaves. It's not until one day that they decide to join this club where he meets new people and forms interactions with them.
In a nutshell, both series features a high school life setting but among other factors, the clubs they join has a main female protagonist who is cute/pretty but often dominant in terms of her character.
Additionally, both series' clubs often gets involved with other people/events that results in drama. The main male protagonist are often reluctant to get involved. There seems to be hints of romance between the main male and female character as well. The overall tone of both series seems to be lighthearted with a fun sense of school life.
Male lead just wants a peaceful high school life. Both are quite anti-social but quite have an impressive and witty personality. Both are in clubs where they're not initially interested in joining.
Let me introduce you to introvert-kun. Introvert-kun is a high school student who does his best to avoid social interaction with other people. Most people would call him a loner, but it doesn't really bother him. He has his own views on the world and he likes to share them with the viewer through monologues.
One day, however, Introvert-kun is forced to join a club. The club's only member is the school's prettiest girl and along with her, he is forced to go around on campus and help out random people with his surprisingly strong insight.
•both are about a small club in school solving situations that come there way in different meanings/purposes
•both focus on a male lead who is pretty much forced to join a club for different reasons, and interact with people he would usually not talk to
•both male leads have slightly different personalities, wereas one distances himself from everyone and everything and just sees the bluntness and cruelty of life itself, and the other just wants a cruisey high school life with his close friends where he doesnt want to use any effort at all.
•both contain the typical highschool romances, comedy, angst type genres,
•they are similar in the male lead forced to join a club and help out situations he wouldnt want to while interacting with new people along the way and building friendships.. or breaking them
you would probably like one if you like the other, its relatively likeable  read more
School, slice-of-life, slight mystery, and light romance series. Both have a male protagonist that dislike spending energy in socializing, a fact that may change due to joining a school club.
- Protagonists are similar in many ways (their way of viewing life, their thinking process, etc.)
- There are two main female protagonists, where one is very cheerful and outgoing and the other being a bit more reserved and cynical.
- Both anime revolve around some kind of problem solving, where the problem may be a mystery or simply helping another out.
- Both anime are pertinent to school life, and includes many non-protagonist characters from its school.
MC is forced to join a club, and in there, both find a girl there. Both MC believes in not wasting their time, and both keep a low profile at school.
High school comedies about a club who solves mysteries or helps people out at their school. Both shows have great and relatable male leads: one is just plain lazy and the other is intentionally and unintentionally a loner. Both have small amounts of romance but it is not a major plot point in either.
The biggest difference is that Oregairu has more drama than Hyouka (which is about 95% comedy so that's not saying much).
They just are incredibly intriguing and similar series. Both involve rather unorthodox main characters who would love nothing better than to spend their high school lives lazing about, going about their days in peace, when they are forced into rather unorthodox clubs: the Classics Club and the Volunteers Club, which becomes a catalyst for their "adventures" and development.
Both feature fantastic writing and intriguing dialogue and are definitely worth looking into.
Clubs,Activities.Solving... Both anime`s features problem solving in which they help others solve some particular problems that they are facing.
Short and sweet, both include a lazy but lovable main male character. Both also tend to solve various issues around, on both social and psychological level. While OreGairu tends to emphasize its romance and comedy, Hyouka tried to strike with mystery. There are spices of drama, as well as slice of life seen in both series.
Both of the main characters have a new, particular way of seeing the world:
While Hachiman tends to "disdain" some of high school habits and "normal people" behavior, Houtarou keeps himself from every kind of activity, classifying himself as an "energy saver".
They are also intelligent:
The same way "Volunteer Service Club" forces Hachiman to think a little, "Classical Literature Club" and it's curious president Chitanda Eru makes Houtarou to use his (incredible) capability of deducing and solving problems.
I saw Hyouka first, and I couldn't stop remembering it while watching "Oregairu", it's just too similar for me. :)
They both have laid-back male main characters and demanding female ones. There are a few mysteries to solve and the characters grow over the course of the story. I believe that "Hyouka" is definitely the better of the two, but "Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru." was enjoyable as well.
Both male protagonists are antisocial individuals who don't really interact with others but rather observe from a distance. However, Houtarou believes that he should preserve his energy as much as possible while Hachiman prefers to avoid socializing as he's experiences many hardships from interacting with others.
Both series have a plot that surrounds both male protagonists being thrown into a club and interacting with students who eventually become their closest friends.
Both series are part of the mystery genre as the club members volunteer to work on solving unknown circumstances.
Both series have some dramatic scenarios as well as many comedic ones.
Both series are set within school.
Both series involve a slight amount of romance.
both animes shows about a male protagonist that are forced to join some high school club, and changed the male protagonist's way of life.
mostly, both animes showed a very similar theme, high school life and somewhat have a similar feel
Both main character are being "forced" into joining a club
Hachiman and Oreki have very similar attitudes
Both main characters are forced to join clubs and they both are anti social in a way. The club(s) focus on solving problems/mysteries and the main character finds new friends from the club.
Both are amazing anime. I love the two main male leads, and their main goals in life are to avoid human contact, and get through life without any unnecessary effort. The two protagonists are also forced into clubs against their will witch causes them to change (slightly). Both mains are talented and provide a huge amount of character as well as comic relief. Both characters have extremely weird relationships going on as well. Also the story arcs in both are well done.
Watch these if you want to laugh your ass off, while getting a good story out of it
Main character is genius people...like oreki houtarou, same background character,same characteristic and many more
Both are about an introverted guy that joins a club run by the prettiest girl in their grade.
This anime has lots of quotes to be found of, this also makes you capable of thinking hard and also making you go crazy, romance,comedy,mystery, I'm sure you'll love this anime :))
Main characters and setting are identical. They both find normal school life boring and try to avoid anything related to it, but a beautiful girl ends up dragging them in the opposite direction. While the series have different focuses and goals, if you like one I highly doubt you'll dislike the other.
The thought process of the protagonists
Both MCs are living in a life of grayscale but soon colored by the people around them...
Both shows have similar characters, who seem lazy and they are both snapped out of their comfort zone by female characters. They have same high school setting and focus on solving problems in their high schools.
The more I look into this, the more similar these two anime are alike. Houtarou and 8man are pretty similar. They both enjoy conserving energy, seem to be loners (Although Houtarou and Satoshi are pretty close), and are in a club they don't want to be in, the Classics Club and Volunteer Service Club. Both clubs activities revolve around helping others in need and coming up with solutions to their problems. Genres are both Slice of Life, and Romance, and if you like one you will probably enjoy the other one as well.
1- Starring without social interest but are involved in solving problems related to the institute.
2- Shortly fanservice or ecchi.
3- The romance is most of the time as a child.
4- They differ on how to resolve the problems, one giving solution to the mystery related cases and the other through social sacrifices.
5- Development entertaining story without falling into too many topics or chapters of boring filler.
-They're both some different kind of school comedy from the classics of the genre.
-The protagonists are two boys who dislike to stay with the other people, and they like better to save energy.
-There's also some kind of deep thoughts made by the main protagonist.
-The romance is not explicit, in fact we never see any confessions or things like that, but there is attraction between the characters.
Both MC's are full of ideas. Only that Hyouka has less romantic factors compared to Oregairu.
the story begins with our apathetic, but intelligent male leads criticizing high school life. both oreki and hachiman question why the other students are so determined to be involved and fit in by joining various clubs and sports teams to fulfill that 'colourful' high school life.
oreki and hachiman also have very similar beliefs: doing the minimal to get by high school, avoid exerting too much energy on unnecessary tasks, and steering clear of human interaction. unfortunately, they're both forced to join a club where they meet the female leads. chitanda and yukino (somewhat static characters) both become important people in our mc's life as they help show development in our mc's. there are also very subtle hints of romance between the characters.
'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).
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.
• 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.
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
There's a school club whose members mostly consist of the school's socially awkward, and whose secret mission in both is to simply make more friends. Both anime are presented simply, but have deep undertones that need a bit of looking into to appreciate. Also, the main character in both anime has two main companions: The popular air head beauty who really doesn't need to make any more friends than she already has, and the quiet but also equally beautiful girl that sports a more serious demeanor.
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.
Both male MCs have no mates and then suddenly get mad anime girls after joining a club, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (what a mouthful), however, uses common tropes for comedy use resulting in it being funnier and overall more enjoyable.
The protagonist dosen't have any friends and they join a club.
Both of them are really funny series.
Both feature protagonists who are seen differently by others and have difficulty to socialize; focus on a everyday life inside a school club; those clubs have the same goal in two anime series, which is to help other people. The characters of both anime have similar personalities.
Characters try to make friends throughout club activities.
Haganai has the extra ecchi and harem tags, while OreGairu contains less fanservice and lewd references, and instead focuses more on it's witty dialogue and outside-club activities.
Both have a main protagonist that dont have any friends,
Both are very funny,
And both are a Romantic comedy.
Both anime feature a protagonist that is an outcast who ends up joining a school club and makes friends.
They both similar Slice-of-Life anime
They are Similar , share the same tags : Romance/School/Comedy/Harem(Boku)...
as well both story lines follows the same path (Bunch of friends trying to make friends by helping them in fact they Share a strong bond Still Boku is Different from yahari Cause Boku is full with fun services and two short scenes of Mild Nudity so dont be happy you might miss it who knows well its up to you Dudes. Dudera
If you like one of these male leads you should enjoy the perspective of the other. While Yuhari is really starred by the main female instead of the main male the females have a lot in common in terms of being independent, strong and confusing for the males to figure out.
Both shows feature limited but well developed for 12 ep anime series supporting casts.
Bakemonogatari is basically the more supernatural (Yahari is pretty much just another HS anime) and higher quality in every way version of Love Comedy but if you love the type of characters the leads are you will still enjoy Love Comedy a great deal.
Both with witty dialogues and monologues, if you enjoyed either series you'll definitely enjoy the other because of the well-crafted dialogue between the two main characters. Seeing their relationship grow and their abusive banter is really amusing. I would've loved to see their relationship go more deeper like Bakemonogotari but the love triangle was amusing enough.
Thick dialogue from the very fleshed out male and female protagonists. Both plots primary revolve around character driven events that illicit deep conversations that are meaningful, serious, and sometimes just plain witty/hilarious. Also there are some camera angles in Yahari that are very eerie to the monogatari series
Similar character design and setting. Both series involve meaningful conversation about life, friendship, and values.
In both series, the main male protagonist seems to have similar personalities and possesses a rather indifferent outlook on others and life itself.
However, he meets a girl who is mysterious, elegant, and has strange interactions with her. These usually comes from the various dialogues and tones in the words used.
Both series also has school life setting and events happen that often gets the main male protagonist involved. There's also a similar atmosphere in both series that sometimes becomes more and more interactive especially with the word plays/dialogues.
Main characters are extremely similar in both their nature and interactions with each other
Shows in which the female leads possess sharp, biting, sarcastic tongue, truly shining examples of "100%-proud-0%-cute" (tsun-tsun) tsunderes. The main draw of these shows come from the witty, cleverly delivered dialogue between main characters.
Both male leads are philosophers of sorts, slowly revealing their complex worldview to the audience by way of monologue, both engaging in fascinating battles of wit with a sharp-tongued female lead.
Loner protagonists that go on long winded rants.
What I noticed in both animes, is the character personalities. Male lead and female lead in Yahari are almost complete copies of the main leads in Bakemonogatari in my opinion.
Yahari is not supernatural stuff though. Only thing similar is that they're in highschool (what anime isnt?) and the characters are very similar.
Both of the series focus a lot on the dialogue overall. Furthermore, they are both quite psychological and the main issue is to help others out with their problems. Along the way, they help themselves out as well. With the vibes of romance being present in both, as well as just-that being quite unique and special, they successfully take us on a ride that's something more.
The two anime have the same cheeky, if I may, remarks. I love the OPs of both of them—some of the most memorable ones I've ever listened to. The love triangle is quite interesting and humorous, though the romance definitely could have gotten deeper.
Both have witty and interesting dialogues and both MCs have a similar outlook on life. Even though not much is happening, the show never gets boring. Heck, both main characters even have the same piece of hair sticking out of their head.
Both have the same witty banter thrown back and forth, ice queen female mc's.
Different in other fronts; might even be the polar opposite. Araragi is the white knight while Hikigaya is the dark knight, an interesting parallel. Like Supes and Bats. Truer in more ways than one.
Also, Bakemonogatari is the archetypical example of style over substance with slight surrealism while Oregairu is in some ways a deconstruction/parody of highschool harem anime and simultaneously tries to provide insight into social pyramids/hierarchies using HS as a medium.
IMO, Oregairu is much more layered and worth rewatching more than once to catch subtle nuances in character interactions, motivations and the subliminal mocking of cliches of the genre making it a more satisfying experience in the long run, but Bakemonogatari's genius direction is equally endearing and much more visceral.
Monogatari series and Oregairu have one major thing in common. Characters.
Character development and character interaction are the essences of these two brilliant anime. These are the two main reasons that I enjoy both series so much. The gradual change in character, the interactions that thread word play and philosophy through them and just the overall brilliance of the writing.
First of all, the main character (Hachiman and Koyomi).
Both male, both have ahoges, both have sisters etc.
However, the main connection between the two is the fact that they will try and save everyone else, even at the cost of himself.
The female leads (Yukino and Hitagi) are also very interesting characters.
Through various situations, they become closer to the main character. They are strong and independent females that seem to be cut off from the rest of world. Yukino was cut off from society due to her beauty, Hitagi isolated herself due to her "disease".
Both of them enjoy making fun of the mc, however there are definitely positive feelings towards each respective mc.
Another similarity between the two is the setting.
Common in the world of anime, these series are both set in high school where youth is at it's height. Worries of a high school student such as friendship, love and graduation.
Family situations play quite a large part in these two.
Every character has a different family situation and these family situations have quite a large effect on each story line.
On to music.
MONACA (a music production studio) produced the beautiful OSTs for both of these anime series.
Nagi Yanagi has also sung for both series. In Bakemonogatari, she worked with supercell as the guest vocalist for "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatar" (Bakemonogatari ED). In Oregairu, she produced the singles for both seasons: "Yukitoki" (S1 OP) and "Harumodoki" (Zoku's OP).
Last of all, voice actors and their acting.
I believe that each and every single character in both of these shows has the perfect voice actor/actress. The voice acting for the characters is perfect.
I thoroughly enjoy both series and I re-watch both series nearly on a daily basis.
Both anime have a female lead who tries at being genuine with her actions, but is so socially inept that it leads to a dialogue driven plot
Series that are being anti-genre towards rom-com and have their witty (mostly sarcastic) dialogues as arsenal on their series. Both main characters have introvert personality that has a lot of internal monologue throughout the series which usually has a slapstick on its end although SNAFU has much pessimistic dark humor (which more entertaining to mature audiences) than Watamote.
Most of its dissimilarities is their character setup, though Hikigaya might be Kurokis male comparison he doesn't have a bad habit on succumbing himself on playing games but have his experience on real lady friends from her past, He is also more tolerant on his societal dysfunction or pretty much he just hates having friends, closest relationship would be acquaintance, also SNAFU doesn't circle much on the Male lead alone while Watamote is only focused on Kurokis daily life adventure.
Both have MCs that are merely a nobody in their class who both have the same pessimistic personality.
Both have the same comedy and slice-of-life genre.
The MC in one anime wasn't looking for associates but has them anyway, while the other MC from the other anime is trying hard to have some.
The MC in one anime sports a cool attire, while the other MC is a poster girl for a dorkster.
The art in one anime is way cooler compared to the other.
Both have comedy and slice of life genres. Both main characters don't have any friends—well at least in the beginning.
This anime masterpiece also tackles the problems of a loner, however it's way more depressing adding issues facing young girls like how to be more popular and get ahead in school life...
WARNING - VERY BLACK HUMOR
The same pessimistic MC who live by their own rules and always alone, except one has friends (that he didn't need) while the other is longing for firends.
Both protagonists are highschooler with no friends and entire series has a focus on that fact.
Both anime are very different from each other although, but they both have a main character who seems to always be un-noticed. In Watamote (Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!) the main character, Tomoko, tries her best to become a popular girl in high school hoping it would be different from middle school. In Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru though, the main character, Hachiman, doesn't try at all to become popular. He doesn't care if no one talks to him. This is kind of like Watamote except for the fact that he doesn't care about being lonely or having no friends.
Main characters are both sad losers to some extent. Though Hikigaya is just unmotivated cynic, Tomoko has somewhat warped picture of (high school) life. Oregairu has romance tag to it, but it doesn't really have much romance in it, though definitely more than WataMote, which is basically just a comedy.
Both have awesome social outcast main characters that places the main characters into almost realistic social situations, and both definitely have that feeling where you can relate to the main characters too.
The only difference is that Yahari Ore no Seishun focuses a little bit more on the drama genre than the comedy, and that it actually has some subtle romance on it. And Watamote focuses more on the dark comedy aspect around Tomoko and her attempts on being popular. (Even though she DEFINETElY has the looks for it...sorry.)
The same mc whom are social outcast, except one has a club where he was forced to join in, while the other one has yet to work on her social skills.
Loneliness,Social Life,Friends... both Main Characters are loners and they are having a hard time making friends.
Hikigaya, Hachiman is very slightly less miserable than Tomoko but still a loveable piece of sh- I mean... failed member of society just like her.
I think this anime is similar to Watamote, because if you look the stories are pretty the same.
Both protagonists are loners, who aren't popular in the class.
But the difference between these anime is that in Watamote the protagonist wants to be popular, but in Oregairu the protagonist doesn't care about being popular.
School comedies with a main character that has stopped believing in love. Then, he is forced to join a club with a girl that often has a bad attitude.
Both of these anime contain similar styles of commentary and comedy. They both center around the male narrative of a guy who's had a fantasical past he's tried to put behind him. The main character often has long monologues with himself with a metaphorical cynicism of the social order and events at school. Other than that both main characters also are a bit socially inadept and seek (or forced to seek in Hachiman's case) the help of a very intelligent girl also dealing with her own problems. Both anime take place in a high school club focused on self-improvement.
Both feature a cynical guy jaded about love who is forced to join a school club. Both play with the standard high school love comedy tropes and feature witty dialogue and a sassy female lead.
In essence, both series takes place at a school life like setting. However, the main male protagonist gets caught up with a female protagonist who seems to have a strong independent personality.
The main male protagonist from both series are also considered anti social and rejects the idea of love. Similarly, the main female protagonist comes off as a cold beauty.
Both series also involves a club at school. This club consists of the two main characters as members although with different objectives.
The series also makes usages of comedy with humor through dialogues and interactions.
In both stories, "anti-social" protagonists are forced to join a club with one guy and a couple of girls.
Also, Yukino in oregairu strongly resembles natsukawa in oreshura in that they are both beautiful, sharp-tongued tsundere.
Both are comedy, romance, school;
Both have characters with fanciful thoughts;
Both main characters (Yukino and Masuzu) are objective, they go straight to the point;
The characters form clubs to help others;
Both have characters with problems to relate to people.
They are almost exactly the same.
Anti-social guy who had a past case of Chu-2 Byo.
Female lead have the same personality, and characteristics.
Both involves a guy who is seemly an emotional masochist which despite of the females character's bad attitude still stick to her.
Male lead who does not seem to care much for relationships or love.
Chiwa and Yui look similar,and are both outgoing. Yui reminds me heavily of Chiwa(mostly due to looks)
Both comedy and romance.
A club is formed(or existed, in the case of Oregairu) with the intent helping others(Maidens club to be popular, Volunteer club to help others in general)
First of all both are light novels based anime which are fairly popular in Japan. Protagonists of both anime are both loners and the main heroines of both are ice cold beauties with almost similar nature. They both seems to be light heart comedy but are very dark at the core. They are both based on High School life.
Yui reminds me of Minori from Toradora and I feel OreGairu has got a lot of inspiration from that series with the lead male as well (though he not only looks delinquent, he pretty much is). Similar storyline pacing and character dialogue/interactions. As a big fan of Toradora I think this one is going to be a must.
Oregairu feels similar to Toradora!. The first point is that both male main characters (Ryuuji Takasu in Toradora! and Hachiman Hikigaya in Oregairu) have those "hostile eyes" which makes people think that they are criminal; which they aren't. Both of them are insecure and gets some kind of "help" with their social problems. Second point is the atmosphere, which feels similar, in a way, and both takes place in school. Third point is the kind of characters in both shows, which I think all could be in either show, because the way the act and talk is similar. The art is also something that they have in common. Many similarities!
The main male protagonist definitely has a strange look on his face in both series. But beyond that, they also have a strange relationship/interactions with the main female protagonist of the series.
Both Toradora! and Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. takes place in a school life setting where youth experiences the life of drama and love. At the same time, there's also joy and fun for the main characters - some taken less so more than others.
Both series also makes usage of humorous dialogues in a lighthearted setting.
The two shows include their main male characters as an outcast that is forced by the story to possibly end up with either of the two female characters in a romantic relationship.
The female leads are similar in which they're fiesty and tsundere-like and don't have friends except Taiga has one friend. As for the male lead they're both outcast such as Ryuuji he's unable to make friends because of his appearance. But eventually they're able to find close people to click with. As for the story plot, Toradora is a little bit different. It mainly focus on romance problems such as love triangles while My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU focus more on school activities and philosophical views on society. But if you like romantic comedy then Toradora is for you.
Both series are fun romantic comedies that avoid a lot of the melodrama you'll see in other romances. They both feature a relatively unique protagonist, especially in Oregairu. Ryuuji does have some unique traits, but Hikki is one of the more original protagonists I've seen in awhile. The characters are spunky and I enjoy their dialogue. Their interactions aren't forced it felt natural when they talked with each other. I found myself laughing at Hikki and Yuki's constant bickering. If you're interested in a fresh cast and a fun time you'll get what you're looking for in both of these series.
I liked this anime mainly because it has very good character and relation progression and nothing feels forced. This, in my opinion, makes it similar to Toradora. Both have very good characters and good stories and I think if you liked Toradora you will like this too.
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