Ranked #1967

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Alternative Titles

English: Haruka Nogizaka's Secret
Japanese: 乃木坂春香の秘密


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 3, 2008 to Sep 25, 2008
Premiered: Summer 2008
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Diomedea
Source: Light novel
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.381 (scored by 40,076 users)
Ranked: #19672
Popularity: #609
Members: 72,493
Favorites: 304
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The story centers around Yuuto Ayase and his classmate Haruka Nogizaka. While Yuuto is rather ordinary, Haruka is very attractive, intelligent and rich. Due to this, she is the school's most unattainable girl and is so idolized that her classmates give her the French nicknames "Nuit Étoile" (The Silver Star of the Night) and "Lumière du Clavier" (The Shining Princess on the Piano). One day, when Yuuto goes to the school library to return a book, he stumbles across Haruka and her darkest secret—she is a diehard fan of anime, manga and the otaku culture. Yuuto promises to keep her secret hidden and the two become close friends. Yuuto does his best to help Haruka with her secret hobby while developing his relationship with her.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nogizaka, Haruka
Nogizaka, Haruka
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Ayase, Yuuto
Ayase, Yuuto
Hatano, Wataru
Hatano, Wataru
Nogizaka, Mika
Nogizaka, Mika
Gotou, Mai
Gotou, Mai
Amamiya, Shiina
Amamiya, Shiina
Satou, Rina
Satou, Rina


Nawa, Munenori
Nawa, Munenori
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ookubo, Masao
Ookubo, Masao
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

"Tomadoi Bitter Tune (とまどいビターチューン)" by Miran Himemiya and Chocolate Rockers

Ending Theme

"Hitosashiyubi Quiet! (ひとさしゆびクワイエット!)" by N's: Kana Ueda, Mai Goto, Rina Satou, Kaori Shimizu, Mamiko Noto

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Oct 11, 2008
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is the most fun and just plain entertaining series I have watched this year. I don’t like to throw out 10s to shows that often and maybe I am rating this show a little high in comparison others. But this is one of the few shows that had me from episode 1 and never let me down through the end. While the overall concept of this anime is not anything new and groundbreaking (though really what is anymore?), Nogizaka does everything exceptionally well.

At its heart, Nogizaka is a romantic comedy with some mild echiiness and a few harem elements. read more
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Dec 26, 2008
You know, for all the internet rage I've heard that this show is "Too much Otaku wish fulfillment", it failed to fulfill my wish of being entertained. ZONG! And now, ladies and germs, the actual review:

Actually, I wouldn't argue that the problem with this show is that it's a substance-less, extra generous heaping of Otaku wish fulfillment as some claim, because let's face it, KissxSis and Chocotto Sister REALLY have no critical quality to them, and instead only show me just what I want to see, and yet I'm still entertained by them. No, instead, I find that there are three major problems that read more
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Aug 19, 2008
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu (Haruka Nogizaka's Secret) is an Ecchi, Romantic, Comedy about a relationship formed from a secret shared between two high school students. This anime doesn’t offer anything remarkably different to your average Rom/Com; however it certainly has a refreshing feel to it.

Yuuto Ayase is a fairly normal guy and Haruka Nogizaka is the school idol but their separate lives soon intertwine when Yuuto discovers Haruka’s secret hobby (Anime). Hardcore anime fans may enjoy the concept because it’s easy to relate to the stigma that may comes along with being an ‘open anime fan’, even though it does go a bit overboard. Though read more
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Dec 2, 2008
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, follows classmates Haruka and Yuuto. Haruka being the popular daughter of a an extremely wealthy and powerful family. Yuuto being......some guy.

The story picks up as Yuuto accidentally discovers that Haruka is a closet otaku, and, not believing it to be a flaw (though others do), he promises to keep it a secret from their schoolmates.
Actually, I didn't think otaku were quite so ostracised in Japan as is shown, but perhaps it's true of private schools. Anyway....

What follows is your typical high-school romantic-comedy fare, but with some storylines having the otaku twist (eg. going to a convention) or the rich-girl twist. There read more
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In both anime a 'perfect' girl hides her anime-otaku hobby and is discovered by the male protagonist (Nogizaka: classmate, OreImo: Brother) who will support her and start exploring the subculture. 
reportRecommended by DNF
Anime: Seto no Hanayome
Both series have a guy discovering a girl's secret and trying to protect that secret, while also growing closer to the girl as the story progresses. Both are predominately Romance Comedies. 
reportRecommended by shadowraze
Anime: Lucky☆Star
Both series have female lead characters who are obsessed with anime, manga and otaku culture. 
reportRecommended by Meiling
Anime: Mayo Chiki!
I'm surprised know one recommended this one. Two ordinary guys find out the secret of a high class family and eventually become friends with the girl and her maids or butler. Both shows has loads of comedy and humor.

reportRecommended by whoodakid
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
an ace of the school hiding a unique secret to keep her integrity intact 
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Both involve the most popular girl in class falling for the plainest boy in class. 
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