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. read more
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
- 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.
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.
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. read more
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 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 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.
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.
Both revolve around high-school students' activities in their respective clubs-- the Literature Club for Hyouka and the Service Club in Oregairu. The male protagonists of both shows are generally cynical and lazy, yet intelligent people who joins the respective clubs to get more involved with people. The main difference between these two series is that the characters in Hyouka solve mysteries, while Oregairu's solve daily life problems.
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.
If you liked the distinct personality of the male lead of either anime then you might like the other. Both series involve clever but passive protagonists who are forced to join a club that leads them to interact with people. These series are episodic in nature or often develops a story using short arcs.
The rosy high school life. The desire to achieve this life is nearly nonexistent for both Oreki and Hachiman. These slice of life series begins with our main protagonists approaching school and life in similar fashion due to their identical personalities and behaviors. The inclination to breeze through high school by doing the minimal, avoid exerting too much energy on unnecessary tasks, and to steer clear of human interactions makes them the antithesis of the students who crave the proactive life of being involved in sports and club activities.
However, they awkwardly meet Chitanda and Yukino and their lives begin to slowly change. Through club activities and interactions with the female leads outside of school, their development begins to slowly blossom.  read more
- Both animes have kind of the same feel to them.
- The main protagonist thinks of himself as "hermit who enjoys lonely life".
- There is a group of people that get in the way of that life style of theirs and turn it completely upside down.
- They are both somehow forced to join a school club.
- Both main male characters are smart and intuitive.
- Both anime also involve certain problems and/or mysteries that are solved by the male lead.
- They both are comedic slice of life types, but Hyouka is more mystery centered whereas Yahari is more Romcom but if you like one you'll definitely like the other.
- Both shows also employ clever dialogue and realistic handling of characterization, a much-needed refreshment amongst the industry these days. read more
These two series both have school club theme but hyouka is about a club that its members solve mysteries and yahari is a romance-slice of life show with a shool club theme.
-both are similar in this fact: you should watch both with slice of life in mind, but in hyouka story is about mystery solving and in yahari story is about romance + sometimes help other people for their important or simple problems.
both male characters may seem similar but no,
In yahari the main male protagonist have negative thoughts about his school life and is rather anti-social but in hyouka the main protagonist doesn't have these, he is just a good example of a smart lazy guy.
In the last,
watch yahari for a romance/slice of life show.
And watch hyouka for a slice of life mystery solving show.
Note that watch these shows with slice of life in mind to enjoy (don't expect special plot) read more
If you liked the lazy yet smart protagonist of Hyouka, then Yahari is your best bet. It showed similar path development that led to a greater bond between the group. Both anime are great, deciding which is better is in your hands.
Both of the anime have unique protagonists who do not go with the flow. They are different than others. They don't take the roles of a hero. Although, both of the anime have romantic relations buliding slowly, they are not about romance.
These two series both contain similar protagonists that are unique in terms of personality.
They are both loners and pessimistic. Both shows also have a high-school setting and some Romance element in the story.
Hyouka shares an apathetic, high school protagonist who, due to certain circumstances, joins a club and begins to view the world in a different way. If you enjoyed the main character and setting of Oregairu, then you will enjoy Hyouka.
Each anime contains a male lead that avoids relationships with others because he doesn't think it's worth the effort. Through avoidance and observation, these main characters have developed a skill set for reading others and are forced to use that quality when a big sister esque character convinces them to join a club centered on helping people. While in this club, they develop friendships and love interests while also slowly changing their bleak outlook on life.
Both anime follows a somewhat lazy yet unexpectedly smart protagonist, who tries to avoid getting into troublesome work. Both story follows same deductive type vibe throughout the series and shows the growth of the MC towards the world.
Honestly it's not that similar,i mean yeah the school mood and MCs are a little bit similar...
but if you looking for that Yahari Ore's way to tackle the anti-social protagonist and talks about society.i can say the only moment you can feel it in Hyouka is Episode 21...just that.
-Both series involve a main protagonist who is forced to participate in events he doesn't necessarily like.
-Both series sport a main character who is inept at social skills, fairly lazy and not particularly interested in society.
-Both series take place in a high school setting.
Protagonists in these two are really similar to each other, both are intelligent (kind of philosophistic ) and always had ´´gray´´ life, until new people showed up and somewhat became friends, that was indeed big change for their lifes. Of course, it comes to romance in both of these.
Both the series takes place in a high school settings . One is a romantic comedy while the other one is slice of life, mystery genre . The main protagonist of both series are lazy , holds an extremely different view towards the society and life , both forced to join a club against their will and their interaction with the club members move the story forward.
Both anime have the central plot of solve riddles. Hyouka takes place at school environment, and Gosick between the First and Second World Wars. Gosick has more drama and romance, while Hyouka shows you more comedy and slice-of-life (and even moe) aspects. Gosick has a more elaborated plot, but Hyouka has arcs, so it's easier to watch without getting bored.
Both are about child detectives that for the most part only solve mysteries when persuaded.In Hyouka the Main Charcther is the detective while in Gosick the Main Charcther meets the detective and is the one who persuades who to solve mysteries while in Hyouka it's the opposite where the Main Charcther is persuaded by the female lead.Both are very enjoyable and can make you think but in Gosick it's much darker were as Hyouka is mostly every day mysteries.
Both anime have the central plot of solve riddles. Hyouka takes place at school environment, and Gosick between the First and Second World Wars. Gosick has more drama and romance, while Hyouka shows you more comedy and slice-of-life (and even moe) aspects. Gosick has a more elaborated plot, but Hyouka has arcs, so it's easier to watch without getting bored.
MYSTERY GENRE: The main characters in both shows, Victorique and Houtarou, uses detective style reasoning to solve mysteries. They make detective work sound so easy since they are constantly bored and apathetic towards situations and others.
Both are great mystery/drama shows. In this case Gosick actually has more substance to its story, however this doesn't detract from the quality of Hyouka. Both shows are guaranteed to keep one entertained.
They are pretty much the same.
The smart person is asked to solve a mysterie.
he/she finds clue's, thinks, and solves it.
Both have their funny and exciting moments.
The difference between the two is that Gosick is about real crimes while Hyouka is more about school problems.
Both detectives in these shows have similar traits : laid-back, quiet, lone-wolfs, grumpy, and both have opposite gender sidekicks who are full of curiousities and often urged them to solve mysterious cases.
But the detectives also quite opposite : while Oreki from Hyouka avoid meeting cases because it will spend his energy, Victorique from GOSICK asked her sidekick to find cases for her entertainment.
"There are things that are really mysterious, so why not investigate these pieces and put them all together." Both of the series follows a main character, who has high intelligence, very logical, and beyond critical thinking, where they solve these mysterious facts and give out there final results. Also, they are somewhat emotionless, who rarely crack a smile, but has a caring side when looking out his/her friend(s).
Gosick takes place in the past where it follows a female character partners up with male character. Hyouka takes place in the present and follows a main male character, with some support of his friends.
Both of the series are about a detective character (Oreki in Hyouka; Victorique in Gosick) solving mysteries that are usually inquired by another friend. Hyouka and Gosick function in small arcs, where one mystery passes, then another comes. However, Gosick definitely has more of an overarching story and seems to connect between the arcs (not to mention the big romance part of it) while Hyouka appears to be more fragmented (and barely any romance). The Setting is also different: Hyouka is mostly in the highschool, while Gosick is set in the entire kingdom. Despite the differences, both series does an excellent job with the mysteries, making them incredibly... addictive to watch (not to mention the amazing graphics as well). If you liked one, you'll probably like the other. read more
Both Gosick and Hyouka are great mystery anime.
Gosick is set in the early 1920's.
While Hyouka plays of in the modern day.
Only people who find enjoymend in series set around mystery solving will like Hyouka.
That's why i recommend watching Gosick first, to get you in the mood for these kinds of shows.
And to see if the mystery genre is really something for you.
Both anime use logic and deductive reasoning to potentially solve a wide variety of cases that are using small details that have a tendency to be overlooked and as a result it gives the audience insightful but interesting thrillers (a similar effect to the Sherlock Holmes franchise). Hyouka is set in a Japanese high school solving trivial/petty cases while Gosick is set in a European Country with political conflicts after war can be compared to England after WWI solving much larger cases that affect the city. However both give off the same Sherlock Holmes feeling. :)
These two anime focus on solving mysteries that no other person or people can solve.
Gosick revolves around the time of the early 1900s and Hyouka (came from a light novel) in a regular high school. These two anime are very similar with the mysteries that only one person can discover what will happen. After a series of mysteries, the detectives discovers some feelings.
If you liked Hyouka, I recommend watching Gosick. For both anime, the mysteries are sometimes episodic, and sometimes over the course of many episodes. However, if you liked Hyouka for the moe, you won't find nearly as much Gosick.
School kids solving mysteries, but while hyouka solves mysteries like 'who stole the spatula?' gosick's mysteries are much darker. Both have a bit of romance between the male and female protagonists too.
Both Hyouka and Gosick are mystery anime. Gosick happened during a gothic-era like in literature while Hyouka happened during the recent years. They are both aimed at people who loves mysteries and a little bit of life mysteries. Their tone are very much the same making Hyouka as an extension like to Gosick.
Both series involve the main characters solving mysteries. As Oreki solves mysteries in Hyouka, Victorique solves them in a similar fashion. Gosick also has a few romantic situations as well. If you like the mystery genre, watch Gosick as well.
Obviously, both have the same genre which is mystery. Although the mystery in Hyouka is lighter than in Gosick wherein people really die. It also has a great mc that has great detective skills especially in Gosick.
Gosick is a darker anime but I suggest it if you had come to like Hyouka.
Both shows rely on separate mystery arcs to drive the plot/show forward, both are rather similar in their execution. Despite so, the content of the mysteries are obviously different, but still enjoyable.
Both are Detective mysteries and have a very similar vibe to them, only real difference is Hyoukas male protagonist is really smart whereas Gosicks male protagonist is infuriatingly stupid(the other characters makeup for it though)
Judged by how character setting is almost man-to-man similar, can't refuse that it will make the overall mood and tone similar too. That's how it's happening.
The leading male and narrator, Kyon and Oreki Houtarou, are made from the same mold. Average, not standing out, and does not want to take initiative whatsoever in school activities. And guess what, they are getting pushed around by girl of course, The ultimate reason why any straight man go out of their comfort zone.
The story of Hyouka revolve around solving mystery, not a grand one, but very well made. Well made enough to be believable, even when portrayed by 2D fictional character and produced by a studio responsible for one of the most surreal, unbelievably insane jokes show ever.
For watching these shows, you got two things to enjoy. First, how the story develop, how the string of mysteries is getting solved, and how the world around main characters reacts. And second, you get to see the development in attitude of the main character, how he sees and reacts to everything changed little by little. We don't see that in every anime. Most of character in animated series are cold-cast and do not change for the rest of the show. So if you want to see a person that is inspired to change themselves, even if they are fictional characters, look no further. You might found some inspiration of your own. read more
Basically both are about school club doing stuff because the club president wants to (solving mysteries in Hyouka & searching for supernatural in Haruhi), male protagonists are very similar, + both are by KyoAni
Haruhi has more action & little bit of sci-fi , while Hyouka is kinda slow and more realistic, but these 2 series are very alike
- It's a mystery based inside of a school about a certain character's past.
- It's based around a club
- The main MAIN characters are 1 female, and 1 male.
- There's a fairly moe female character
- There's a certain kind of sadness, which is hard to describe.
- Quirky solutions to the mysteries
- Most of the characters in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are some what extroverted, at least there is a seemingly big difference in the extroversion and introversion of the characters.
- MHS has more of an alien solution, like an alien was here watching over- as the solution of the problem. Where as in Hyouka there are more practical solutions and leaving you sitting there thinking "... I should've thought of that." Given a little more time, to think about it you'd be able to figure it out sooner or later. However if you do manage to figure out what happens then you wouldn't be as impressed. read more
Oh the parallels. If you like one premise, you'll probably like the other.
-literary club turned SOS brigade-esque, seeking to help others/solve problems or mysteries
-cutie female lead/ Genki Girl
-apathetic male lead/ Deadpan Snarker
-typical male student + somewhat abnormal girl who’s interested in EVERYTHING
-There is a girl who likes books.
-mysterious unfinished confession by second episode
-some big plot mystery in the making
The setting of both is a Japanese high school, and both deal with club activities. The male protagonists of both series slowly get pulled into the worlds of the female protagonists. The male protagonists also start out as people who want to conserve energy and remain ordinary.
Hm...somehow the atmosphere around forming a club reminded me of the brigade in Haruhi Suzumiya. Also the main character's personality of both animes were similar. And each member of the club had a unique skill!
Each series has a lazy, snarky male lead character, and an eccentric, upbeat female character.
Both have a mystery aspect to them: Hyouka has outright mysteries that the characters solve. Haruhi has more of an air of mystery, because the viewer doesn't know all about the supernatural happenings.
Both are animated in a similar way, a bit moe and with smooth animation.
Both are set in a high school setting, particularly, a high school club setting.
Same animation company and art style. Both have relatively passive male leads that narrate the show and inadvertently drive the show in a particular direction with their interior monologue. Both have very enthusiastic and likable female leads that mesh well with the aforementioned male lead. Hyouka leans more on the slice-of-life mystery and Haruhi is more of a comedy school life, but overall the vibe that one gets from both shows [Focus is on fairly avant-garde clubs [SOS brigade and classics club], two lead characters that clearly like each other but show little romantic interactions, clubroom hangout].
Both have an apathetic male lead and hyper/curious female lead. Both involve a group of unique friends who go on various adventures or solve mysteries. Both have strong artwork and soundtracks. Both also include hints of romance, drama, and comedy.
Somewhat they give me the same vibes.... like Haruhi and Chitanda being pushy and... Kyon and Satoshi is somewhat pro Haruhi and Chitanda... while Kyon and Hotarou is somewhat lazy and kinda being forced to do things they don't want to do....
Hiperactive girl and her eternal lazy lackey. Houtarou is the boy that can't unfollow the eyes and curiosity of chitanda. (very similar about kyon and Haruhi, but maybe haruhi is most freaky than eru).
The characters are similar and the Mysterious theme is present.
- Both done by KyoAni
- Feature a high school club
- Haruhi has some mystery elements, Hyouka is full mystery
- Both are slice of life
- Kyon and Houtarou are both snarky, and want nothing to do with the club at first
- Haruhi and Chitanda both constantly try to get Kyon/Houtarou to do something
Both are non-romance shows with a sense on comedy.
Both are clubs formed by the main girl and the boy is forced in.
My opinion -- For both I wish they were romance .
What the clubs are about are different though. I like Suzumiya more.
These are VERY similar. Haruhi is a bit more exciting than Chitanda and while Hyouka focuses on solving mysteries Suzumiya Haruhi doesn't really focus at all. However if you liked one you will probably like the other, it is difficult to say that though since these are both shows that some people just can't watch. Haruhi is funnier while Hyouka is more cognitive.
Solving mysteries in both, although Hyouka doesn´t have any supernatural characters. The style of both shows is also similar, with big changes in the personalities of main characters (mostly Kyon and Houtarou, they are basically the same). I greatly recommend both.
Both Hyouka and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) feature at first reluctant protagonists who grow through trying new things and going along with the group. Houtaro Oreki is a young man who has a policy of energy-saving, until he meets Chitanda and his world turns upside down. Kyon, at first reluctant to go out on the tangents of Haruhi Suzumiya, eventually finds himself not only being able to put up with the adventure, but loving every minute of it. All in all, these two anime are very similar and I would recommend them both.
both have clubs activities but without something specific
they are about to find interesting things
the flow of the anime is the same
the main characters are similar (kyon haruhi-chitanda oreki)
for example both males are straight-man who gets their self involved in the curiosity of the female one
though haruhi is more upbeat they are both wonderfoul
Both shows have a similar cast setup. Chitanda resembles Haruhi's drive for wonder, while Oreki's narration resembles that of Kyon's. Both Oreki and Kyon require someone to bring color to their lives. Satoshi resembles Koizumi in their interactions with Oreki and Kyon respectively. Both involve searching for the mysterious, though Haruhi with the supernatural and Hyouka with the mundane. Both emphasize the value of mundanity, Hyouka to a greater extent.
When looking at the artwork for Kokoro Connect and Hyouka, the artwork looks strikingly similar to each other, despite being animated by differing studios. Hyouka's artwork is a marvel to look at since it was animated by KyoAni, but Kokoro Connect's artwork is also very good.
Kokoro Connect, synthesizes comedy and drama in a very appealing way. It does not rely on straight gags, and it doesn't try too hard for laughs. This is a positive, because it doesn't seem forced like in other anime. The drama is not over the top and does not seem forced at all. There are also slice of life elements in Kokoro Connect, but is not the central focus for this anime.
Hyouka is marketed as a Mystery anime, but it does have some supernatural, comedic and dramatic components as well. The mysteries that are solved in most of the episodes may be trivial, but the process isn't boring at all. The mystery solving process is done through continued interactions between the characters.
If the mysteries were solved straight away... then what would be the point of having entire episodes? Just to force laughs out of the person watching, like some other anime do? Hyouka paces the mystery solving very well, and also contains slice of life and some romance to mix things up.
If you liked Hyouka and also a great mix of comedy, drama, with some romance and supernatural... without seemingly forced... then give Kokoro Connect a try! read more
Daily life anime (actually an acceptable name of a genre in Japan, being called nichijou which literally mean daily life,) but with a teaspoon of supernatural touch.
Kokoro Connect actually have somethings extraterrestrial taking place (body switching) but refuses to treat itself as a supernatural anime. Instead it always goes on like it is no big deal.The mood and tone of the show resembles other daily-life anime where sci-fi or supernatural elements cannot be found.
Hyouka on the other hand actually have no sci-fi context or supernatural power whatsoever, but is being treated as having one. There are sequences that look otherworldly, but no, there are nothing outside Physics law.
It is also worth noting that while production quality is not as stellar, Kokoro Connect character design (not about they look or personalities, but how they are drawn by animator) closely resembles that off KyoAni's Hyouka. Which possibly be another reason you might like the show. There are plenty of people who prefer anime with certain styles of art regardless of genre, so if you like K-On, Hyouka or other KyoAni goodness, why not give this a try. read more
Both Anime aired around the same time, both have a school setting, both have a mystery element and they have similar styles. They also deal with clubs that are rather minor and simply print a particular publication which isn't typically a big deal for the rest of the school.
I just have this feeling they are similar to each other since strange things/phenomena happen with both clubs although Hyouka is more on solving mysteries. But still when I see Kokoro Connect, it reminds me of Hyouka.
Both series revolves around a group of friends at a school life setting with a mixture of comedy and drama.
In both series, there is a slice of life style theme as the students breeze through the typical days.
Both series also contain a mystery like theme with questions that needs answers.
Additionally, both series has great artwork and a fitting soundtrack to go along with the mix.
Both anime are similar in the sense that they don't force you to like them from the start. Rather they slowly pull you in and get you hooked before you even realise it. Both are quite simple but at the same time are very interesting.
They both start on a K-ON artwork + slice-of-life framework, but develop their premise in an inspired and convincing fashion on top of it. Both have elements of mystery and drama and are heavily character-driven. Hyouka is somewhat more episodic and self-contained with different cases to be solved in each episode/arc. Kokoro Connect has more of a single thread of plot, although it's still very slice-of-life in that, while each episode leads to the next in an interconnected fashion, there's not much going on externally. For both, much of what happens is internal - within and between the characters.
The style of drawing imo is very similar. Both anime's are mostly about a boy and his day-day relationships with other people (though in Kokoro Connect theres a weird twist). This is a very good pickup for anyone who likes how a main character comes to love somebody. However, almost no romantic scenes exist in this anime until the very end, so if you're super into romantic stuff, then turn away now. However, if you're interested into how a boy eventually comes to realize his feelings in the very last episode, watch it. ;)
These anime might not be the same but they are pretty similar, why do I think so?
-Both Hyouka and Kokoro connect follow a daily life of high school students that are a part of a club.
-The art style is pretty similar, it gives the same atmosphere.
-both have the same kind of romance in them. The "cute","regular" kind of romance.
-both have some mystery that need to be solved, in Hyouka it's bunch of life mysteries while in Kokoro connect it's one supernatural phenomenon mystery.
I highly recommend both if you are into slice of life series.
The story follows a group of friends who joined a club, but an incident occurs in the surrounding presents around them. As the incident occurs, they take a role of somewhat an amateur (somewhat professionals) detectives who find some specific task and completing them. Can you figure out the cases before the character do?
Hyouka, is much more of a mystery detective show where it uses mostly trivial questions and theories. Kokoro Connect, follows a supernatural detective show, with a mixture of comedy, drama and more romance.
Less drama, but still has the mystery component. You'll find yourself rooting for romance but both of them still heavily focus on plot instead of letting romance destroy it. They both have a mystery component which is really interesting but Hyouka's main mystery is in the first few episodes while Kokoro Connect extends and extends. The episodes after the main mystery in Hyouka are slice-of-life and school lifey mysteries.
-similar art style
-lovable, relatable characters with real issues
-high school club setting
Both anime take place at a high school club. Kokoro Connect, however, has mysterious abilities granted onto the students against their own will. This creates the mystery element. The art style is strikingly similar despite the different studios. The characters all go through some issues at one point or another, and are all lovable. Kokoro Connect is much more dramatic, though, while Hyouka is more chill and calming.
If you enjoyed the mystery, characters and art style of Hyouka, then Kokoro Connect is for you!
Oreki may as well be Tomoya and vice versa. They have the same seiyuu and behave and think in largely the same manner. The main heroine in both shows is also there to serve as a foil and contrast for the protagonist and the style and tone of the two anime is very much similar. While Clannad is much more serious and dramatic than Hyouka is, there's something for fans of either show to enjoy here.
The protagonist in Hyouka reminds me of Tomoya from Clannad a lot. They even share the same voice actor. Not to mention the animation style in Hyouka looks reminiscent of Clannad, very smooth and of high quality. Hopefully from now on KyoAni will go back to making anime with animation of this caliber.
-Both, male and female protagonist have very a like personalities.
Males are not-of-my bussiness characters that eventually joins a club
Females are shy but perseveran characters that, somehow develope a relationship with the male character (more obvious in Clannad)
-Male deuteragonist (Sunohara in Clannad, Satoshi in Hyouka) are very alike in art and personality.
Male lead and his best friend have the same relationship and similar personalities. Both involve romance, though Clannad is more focused on it. Both are slice-of-life, school anime for the most part. The biggest difference is that Clannad doesn't crush your dreams in the last 30 seconds.
Both of the main characters are lazy and have a little consideration on their surroundings, however a certain person appears in both series and moved them to act. The female main heroine from these series which had supported the MC are both cute, innocent, and elusive. As the story began, both series may appear as an ordinary slice of life, but the storyline becomes more solid in the later episodes which is attractive.
Both series are absolutely magnificent to look at, both designed by Kyoto Animation. Primary male protagonist are voiced by the same voice actors. Both plots involve revitalizing a dismantling club and future character interactions revolve around that club. Rather than incorporate tragedy and supernatural elements with a substantial amount of romance, Hyouka focuses on commonplace mystery scenarios and drama with little romance.
The main characters in both series are quite similar in terms of personality and behavior. Okazaki Tomoya, the lead male protagonist in Clannad, is a lazy bum that never tries too hard at anything and always fools around with his one buddy, Sunohara Youhei. Oreki Houtarou, the lead male protagonist in Hyouka, is a lazy student that believes in conserving energy and leads a dull and passive lifestyle. Like Tomoya, he has only one friend: Satoshi Fukube.
Furukawa Nagisa, the lead female protagonist in Clannad, is a shy, unassertive, and airheaded girl that doesn't have much presence in school. Chitanda Eru, the lead female protagonist in Hyouka, is an intelligent but airheaded girl that gets easily distracted by her compulsive curiosity. The similarity between Nagisa and Chitanda is not as apparent, but they both elicit out the best side of the male protagonists. Nagisa inadvertently gives Tomoya a sense of purpose in high school and eventually in life, while Chitanda makes Houtarou go against his motto and do things he never would have had he kept on with his passive lifestyle.
Not only that, the concepts of the anime are more or less similar to one another. Clannad is about solving mysteries or other social problems that arise within the school, and Hyouka is all about mystery solving. The only main difference is that Clannad tends to be more fantastical while Hyouka is more realistic. read more
The main protagonist in both animes are somewhat similar. Even thou i Hyouka the main character seems to be smarter and in Clannad more friendly, i found some similarities with both titles. Both involves the girl in which they fall in love and get out of their daily routine, they wanna change just for that person. In both animes they wanna open up lost club again.
Both are from the same studio (Kyoto Animation). The male protagonist is similar on both series: they want to have a normal high school life until they meet the female protagonist (that is a bit strange). She may change the protagonist personality.
Both are centered around a high school male protagonist getting his normal life disturbed by a girl (the female protagonist) with odd intentions and an lively personality. Whilst still limited in the high school slice-of-life setting, the male protagonist's life goes into a different direction than what they'd consider "peaceful" or "normal". Similar art giving similar atmosphere and tone, and has light-hearted comedy, as expected from kyoto animation.
This anime is perfect for those who love shoujos. If you like that more syrupy , do not watch. It is ideal for anyone who is in eighth grade or in high school, as the story takes place during this phase. There are parts/scenes in which the emotion he brings us is so strong that we can lose hours before bedtime. At first it is the story of a boy (Yuuta), which once believed to be "Master of Flames Black" and now, in high school, try to hide it (changing to school). He is very funny. The chart is exciting and the story of the characters well developed. The anime deals with some controversial issues, such as bullying, prejudice, early adolescence, death. Why to spend the second year of high school, the famous stage where we begin to build our identity, it could address these issues comprehensively, exciting and fun. I confess I was/am jealous of this story because it is not mine. It's a very different anime (really), I do not know and have not seen any like this. Watch it, because you will not regret it read more
When talking about plain similarities, these both show good vibes of slice of life and school. They each centralize around a small group of characters. They both have a very light feel to them and have this enjoyment factor built-in.
Hyouka has slightly less romance and is more centralized on mystery.
The heroines, in the case for Hyouka, which is Chitanda, have a very bubbly behavior and gets all up in the MCs face for whatever reason it may be, whether pleasant or obnoxious. They leave a very happy feel after watching them. Nothing heart-wrenching, just sweet bliss.
1. The main character practically looks the same, they are like twins in alternate universes but one is more socially awkward than the other.
2. Both contain a really cute and bubbly girl that has beautiful eyes, and makes the main male character more excited about life.
3. The main character secretly likes the main girl but feels slightly tortured under her brightness or liveliness.
Both have their story revolve around high school students and club activity. They spent most of their time in the club room chatting and talking about their main interest (Hyouka is mystery while Chuunibyou is fantasy-super power). As the story progress the character become closer romantically, tho in Hyouka it's just a hint of romance. Both are providing a fun watch with 'moe' character design.
These series are not about spectacular murder cases, but rather about the mysteries of everyday life. They turn the ordinary into something special, relying on atmosphere and scenery to draw in the audience. The 'cases' (if you may call them so) are small in scale, but both series show the emotional impact that they make on the involved characters.
Series with unique experiences are hard to come by and so it is best to seize the moment when it arise. Putting aside the brilliant music that obviously isn’t the main factor for the show’s success, these shows capitalize on the mysteries of daily life with intriguing cases that will keep you on your toes. The distinctive characteristic of the main detective in each series are indisputable with their carefree and lazy relaxing attitudes seemingly drawing attention.
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru focuses more on the gruesome side of crime and attention-grabbing phenomenon. The intensity of each upcoming case builds up and reveals something dark and sinister lurking behind the scenes. One would constantly feel love and hatred towards a character in spite of their intentions in a situation which is something this series has excelled tremendously on.
Hyouka is all about the light mysteries that poses no harm in solving but rather comes with fun and joy. The curiosity of a lovely girl is a thing to behold and everyday is like solving a Rubik’s cube. From attention to detail all the way to quirky jokes, this show will certainly put a smile on anyone’s face and is worthy of recognition. Besides the crafty detective work, romance does play a part in the show’s strength even though it was never fully utilised but overall a welcoming sight.
Both are character-driven mystery anime, featuring a sharp but socially awkward amateur detective who has to be pushed into getting fully involved in each case by his/her friends. Sakurako's mysteries generally deal with heavier topics than Hyouka, but both shows are mainly interested in telling the stories of the people involved in each mystery, and in what the main characters learn about themselves and each other while piecing those stories together. The solution to the mystery itself isn't nearly as important, so for viewers who prefer a mystery show that's set up to let them "play detective" and try to solve each case, these shows may not do enough to scratch that itch. read more
Both are episodic mystery anime. The main characters of both seem reluctant at first but eventually try solving the cases that intrigue them. The main difference is that Hyouka focuses more on simple school mysteries while Sakurako-san focuses on real crimes and mysteries that are life threatening.
Both have the mystery and sol aspects, but different kind of cases, pacing, and approach. Hyouka has the pointless yet intriguing everyday non-murder cases, slower yet clear solving pace and weighting logical approach more than its knowledge approach. You either like one and be bored with the other or just love hyouka. Damn straight.
Both are somewhat slice of life/mystery based. As they progress through their normal lives, an occurrence appears and the mystery is solved. In Hyouka, the male lead is the mystery solver and the female is the curious questioning character, while in Sakurako-san, the female lead is instead the mystery solver and the male is the curious questioning character.
Hyouka and Sakurako are similar in a handful of aspects
- Both involve solving mysteries
- Very similar feel
- Both anime give off a boring but curious vibe (which I don't mind)
- Sakurako is based on murder cases while Hyouka revolves around mysteries inside a school
Kamisama no Memochou has a saying that the dead live on only through the work of a detective or the work of a writer. Hyouka... despite not having as dark of mysteries as Kamisama no Memochou runs along this train of thought to start off with. Both have similar art styles on top of this.
Both series contain the mystery genre theme which could be appealing to viewers who are into the detective fiction types.
Both series' main protagonists have a strange personality. The rest of the characters also have contrasting personalities but shares the common idea of solving mysteries.
Both series contain comedy, drama, and mystery.
Both show's genre is around Mystery and the main character of both show always solve the Mystery with friends or a least together, the art are alike in a really good way since i love the art in Kamisama no Memochou and the reason why i started watching this show is because i really like it's art......
Kamisama no Memochou has a more adult theme with much more touchy and sensitive object, and more violence. However both are mystery with a very good pace and logic. You may feel uncomfortable watching KNM though.
Tanaka-kun and Oreki both like to do things that require the least amount of energy. Although Tanaka-kun takes it to a whole new level and is more of a school-life comedy while Hyouka is a mystery anime.
Both the Anime have a rather cute art style.
These anime both feature an exceptionally lazy highschooler that choose to conserve energy and live a quiet, reserved life rather than make an effort have a healthy social life. They are suddenly presented with an eccentric, energetic girl who forces them out of their lethargic tendencies and actually make an effort occasionally. Both anime have a comedic, entertaining cast of characters that enhance both the plot and main character himself, who eventually grows more as a person thanks to his caring group of friends. While Tanaka-kun is more focused on episodic daily life, Hyouka has an underlying mystery aspect to progress the plot.
+ The main characters are very similar with how they both long for a quiet, peaceful life and are perceived as very lazy.
+ An eccentric female character who takes interest in the male main character.
+ Both are slow paced and calm slice-of-life shows.
- Tanaka-kun is Always Listless has much more relatable, chill and down-to-earth feel.
- Hyouka focuses more on mysteries, visuals and music.
The way the cases are solved have a similar feeling to each other.
Splendid use of music in both series.
The narration/introduction of a plot/case also resembles each other in terms of style and pacing.
Both series contain the theme of detective fiction as characters tries to solve mysteries using clues and their minds.
Both series' main protagonist possesses similar personalities in that they have an indifferent outlook on life and are usually in control of the situation.
The main heroine in both series also helps the main protagonist and are known to have an imaginative mind.
Both series have a mixture of comedy, drama, and of course mystery.
+ Mystery anime that mostly take place around a high school setting
+ The male protagonists are very similar in how they are fairly quiet and excel at solving mysteries
- Ghost Hunt has more horror aspects and is supernatural unlike Hyouka which is more relaxed with it's slice of life style and lack of supernatural elements
- Ghost Hunt is shoujo and Hyouka is shounen
Both have a similar art style and story-line of solving problems or mysteries most often that happen in their own schools. Both female leads have a connection to the MC that is looked at as unusual because both of the male leads have a standoffish personality that doesn't let other people get close. Of course in the case of Hyouka's male lead its a case of extreme laziness
both animes are talking about high school life .. heroes are in the same club , which is not popular for lots of people .. characters are almost tepical !
the main club of two stories are almost alike .. about literature and classics ..
I should also mention that art and atmosphere of both animes are identical !
Both stories are about the activity in a school's literature club. Both of the clubs solve some kind of minor mysteries, some of them have happened several years ago. If Bungaku Shoujo was a TV series, I'm sure it would have been even more similar to Hyouka.
Some of the characters in those anime are very much alike.
1. The main heroines in those anime, Eru and Touko, are very similar, in looks, in their goals and character.
2. The protagonists, Hotarou and Konoha are both talented, but they don't realize it, talk about it or try to use their talents by their own initiative. They also look similar, and have the same role in the anime.
3. In addition, in both anime the creators were focused on the character design and unique behavior of recurring characters with very small roles in the story.
Both have a boy and a girl solving mysteries together. Touko has very similar personality with Chitanda, as the normally polite-speaking girl but revealed to have weird quirk and really love mysteries. The relationship with main cheracters and the atmosphere are also pretty similar. Hyouka has more mysteries, while Bungaku Shoujo has more focus on the drama, relationship, and romance.
They both have the same storyline : SOLVING A MYSTERY. Both have a main character who will solve crimes/mysteries. The difference is that Detective Conan has a more complicated and more bloody crimes/mysteries than Hyouka. Hyouka is much simpler compared to Detective Conan.
Both involves mystery and suspense - Detective Conan involves solving crime cases whereas Hyouka involves solving general mysteries. Also, both involve main characters of high school with good deductive capabilities. Also, both has some romance and sometimes, emotional scenes.
While Death Note takes itself more seriously with all the killing and thinking of oneself as god, Hyouka manages to one up it in the mystery department. Death Note has a lot of cool twists and turns so for those who enjoyed trying to guess at what would happen next or something along those lines I would recommend Hyouka. Although it is one of the numerous high school club shows and is therefor basically some sort of slice-of-life it stands alone because of its excellent writing. Every single mystery is solveable by paying close attention but most are too difficult to figure out. The animation is also superb and the none of the characters are very annoying. There is ofcourse some percentage of Death Note fans who will be bored out of their mind now that the mysteries aren't life or death anymore but I really recommend giving Hyouka a chance. read more
If you liked Oreki's mystery solving in Hyouka then you'll be blown away by the deduction skills of the characters in Death Note. While Hyouka involves solving lighthearted mysteries in highschool, Death Note's mystery follows the path of a murderer. While the characters in Death Note don't exactly solve mysteries, they are masters of deduction, and their conclusions have a similar feel to when the mystery is finally solved in Hyouka. Now Death Note is a much much darker story than Hyouka, but if you enjoy these types of intellectual genius characters then you'll love Death Note.
I thought watching Hyouka...Wow. This is like DN so much.
Both resolve some mysteries. Process and composition are truly very similar.
The description is just consistent (Except DN's 2nd half), and most of them are convince.
Both Protagonist, Light and Houtarou. They are so intelligent, and solve many problems around them.
Houtarou seems like Poker face and Bluntness, but He is fervid and a good man at heart.
Their Partner, L and Eru. They assist Protagonists with other persons (Hyouka's Kotenbu members). However, L is only a bit different.
Main difference, DN's theme is incident society, Hyouka's theme is youth in school.
DN is cruelty and mind, Hyouka have unique atmosphere. Something like that story continues.
Hyouka became occasionally comical, but otherwise is serious.
Both similarities might be little, but I tried to raise as possible. read more
Hyouka and Sakurasou have very little to compare regarding their cast and their plot. Both are great in production quality and execution. However, their biggest similarity is that both tackle the thematic element of the "genius". Both series question how unfair it is for people to simply be more talented. Certain characters, like Satoshi from Hyouka and Sorata from Sakurasou, become frustrated with their talents compared to geniuses like Houtarou and Mashiro, who seem to accomplish things as if it were second nature to them.
Both also show the flipside of the coin and talk about how even geniuses are nowhere near perfect. For example, Mashiro works tirelessly to achieve her goals and never learns to take care of herself. And Houtarou makes incorrect conclusions if he doesn't get the whole picture. Both characters have to rely on the support of the rest of the cast to continue producing results. read more
Now I could recommend these anime for their similar outward themes such as a boy looking after/ helping a somewhat eccentric girl but that's not really what makes them similar. On a deeper level both anime deal with themes regarding talent and the effect which it can have on friendships and those around you.
-In Hyouka the main character has talent that he does not wish to use and is, to some extent, resented as a result of his natural ability
- In Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, the main character is an average person surrounded by talent who wants to show his own talent, feeling resentment when he is unable to do so
Both anime upturn the usual notion that talent characters have it easy, dealing with the dark side of being a naturally talent person  read more
Now you might be wondering why I'm recommending a mystery anime from a slice of life anime. Well the reason is despite Hyouka being mystery-driven, it managed to put in a story ─the same kind Sakurasou has which is the feeling of not being good enough at what you do (or what you want to be) because there's somebody whose exponentially better than you (or better than what he/she does).
But the twist is this: In Sakurasou, our main protagonist is the one who "looks up". The guy who is basking in these unbelievably talented people surrounding him and the one who feels sorry for himself. In Hyouka, our protagonist IS the unbelievably talented person but doesn't want to admit it.
The drawback of recommending Hyouka though is, of course, its genre. Being a mystery anime, it has to put it's attention and screen time on the mysteries. So what they do is they crank up the ambiguity and subtlety. The effect of this is you might not understand or even pick up the narrative it's trying to tell. But, if you're like me who gets into mysteries by drawing his/her own conclusions based from the clues given, then you'll be alright. It's funny because the story from Hyouka is like a mystery itself that you have to find out. read more
-Gifted people: Oreki is pretty darn good at solving mysteries and Shiina is talented at manga
-Artwork: both are absolutely amazing at it
-Struggle of the commoner
-Romance: you won't get the same romantic feeling in Hyouka as in Sakurasou
Both centre around a high school setting where the main character is somewhat forced into joining a club. Both main characters have minimalist world views and are fairly cynical. Also, both of the clubs that the anime features are focused on helping others.
-in both animes there is a group which help others
- comedy,romance,depth in story and unique problem solving
-both male characters have their own views about world,straight forward and calm
-both male characters change with time
-understanding,friendship and high school life...
- Both have a mystery + solve the mystery
- Both about a group of student + about school
- Both include a club activities
- Both main heroine is full of energy lol
- Both main hero(?) who solve the mystery
- Romance not hinted between the main chara
K-On! and Hyouka are quite similar hence this recommendation.
+Both series takes place at school like setting with a club of friends doing fun things; the activities they enjoy.
+Both series' art style are similar given that the same producers are involved. (Kyoto Animation)
+Additionally, both series' main female protagonists has the same voice actress.
+Both series contain plenty of comedy, drama, and also some emotional moments that makes it worthwhile to watch.
Although it isn't a horror anime like Another, Hyouka is an excellent anime for those who like mystery. And while for some people Another was lacking in romance/relationships, Hyouka's characters grow and change throughout it. Maybe I'm grasping at straws here because this is my first recommendation, but I think Hyouka is a better version of Another with deeper characters, less blood, and a better plot.
Personally, I find that Hyouka and Another have a similar atmosphere, despite the fact one is a horror and the other is a mystery. Both aren't very lively or comical, neither do they rely on fanservice.
-Almost depressive character with a lead role
-Finding answers plays a large part of the storyline
-One is horror, the other is mystery
-One of which has a highly energetic character
-Hyouka has a slightly notable romantic element
If you've watched either of these, I'm pretty sure you'll also like the other due to the similar feel and foundation behind each.
Mystery/romance; Another is much more bloody, gorey, and creepy than Hyouka, but still a mystery romance nonetheless. Main hetero couple has personality reversal compared to Hyouka, though. Also, there's a lot less romance. But it still takes place at a school.
- Both have similar type of mysteries, Hyouka is focused on mysteries revolving school whilst Bakemonogatari is more about supernatural mysteries.
- Often using a play on words.
- Give off a similar atmosphere.
- Both have a very mild budding relationship between the two main characters.
- Both include many unexpected twists.
Both great animations (similar drawings), both mainly about a boy and a girl, where the boy helps out the girl (A LOT). A club is an important part of the anime, but plays more of a role in Hyouka. Also, a similar atmosphere to both animes. Both have a great soundtrack.
If you liked Hyouka, you'll definitely like Kyoukai no Kanata. Both are made by the same company, so it has the same look to it. Kyoukai no Kanata is almost exactly like Hyouka, except for the fantasy/supernatural that you find in Kyoukai no Kanata. Also while in Hyouka it has a bit of comedy/romance to it, Kyoukai no Kanata follows on that genre bit more, as well as some action. Both are good watches.
Both Hyouka and Kyoukai no Kanata shares the most similar kind of art and characters If Kyoukai no Kanata's story are about fantasy, Hyouka tells us some more reality. They both also have great soundtrack. You can feel the same air between these animes when you watch it eventhough they have different kind of story. And I'm sure you will like them.
The main girl in Tamako Market is basically a blue-eyed Chitanda Eru. Their personalities are also very similar. Plot-wise these two animes don't have much in common, but none the less they're both quite fun!
Both series are handled by the same production company - Kyoto Animation. As such, expect some of the artwork to be similar.
Both series' main female protagonist not only looks alike but also has similar personalities in terms of their enthusiasm and ability to help others in need. The other characters in the series also becomes good friends with her.
Both series features a sort of episodic sequence where every day presents a new challenge, idea, and way of living.
Also, both series are lighthearted with drama, comedy, and some fun moments thrown in.
- Both have some cases to be solved and mystery
- Both focusing in detective, tought Hyouka more focusing in daily lives and Ranpo Kitan more prefer to crimes
- Both have protagonist who still in school grade
Both give a similar feeling. Stories aren't alike at all but both share a quiet and mysterious atmosphere.
The friendship is important in both. Natsume and Oreki aren't social people, but they finally create a group of friend around them.
Plus, both anime refer to a traditional aspect of Japan.
Though the stories are different, both give off a similar vibe and atmosphere. Both also begin with a protagonist who doesn't interact with others often. As the story progresses, both protagonists slowly begin to make friends and find their place in the world. The art in both is lovely and gives off a "warm" feeling. Both contain different types of traditional Japanese culture.
Talking about all four of the natsume seasons as a whole. Very very similar feelings, in a good way, in which almost every episode is the beginning of a new issue, with some issues extending on to later episodes and so on. Natsume in contrast focuses more on friendship than hyouka, and includes romance, but not directed toward the main character. Both main male characters undergo significant maturation and mental changes, and both anime leave you with an oddly satisfied and happy feeling after each issue is concluded.
Mystery, mystery, and mystery. These two series revolves around detective fiction and with a group of friends at school.
There is drama, comedy, and suspense. If you're looking for some brain twisters and plot thrillers, then these two series are something to keep an eye on.
Hyouka and Shinrei Tantei Yakumo do share some similar points, but are also at the same time quite different.
• both stories mainly deal with mystery cases and how to solve them
• this brings authomatically to have a very brilliant main character, in both series, who is able to solve them
• both are setted into a school background and both have the "club" theme as well
• still, both have a noticeable dose of weirdness: STY has of course a strong supernatural genre, and Hyouka has somewhat special scenes involving unknown powers (the girl's curiousity-catchphrase has it easy when wants to pursuade the main chara in changing his decisions)
Now instead to the different part:
• substantially Yakumo has a heavy dark atmosphere; while Hyouka is quite much slice of life and doesn't exclude comic scenes, which overall gives it definitely a happier atmosphere.
This might look "just one thing" but it really does make the difference.
Anyway i thought to recommend both, because even if they can give different "vibes" since they are totally setted with different atmospheres, they still recall one another.
You might like Yakumo if you liked Hyouka, and viceversa. read more
Mystery in a school-life setting. Both of these series so far has the theme of detective fiction. In both cases, the MC is not an idiot but rather observant (although somewhat cynical). Additionally, both series involves the protagonist meeting a girl at school following an incident. In any way, there is definitely the mystery atmosphere in the air in both anime(s) as well as some drama.
both anime include a guy having to get involved with cases they don't want to solve just because they are special as compared to others (although in Hyouka's case there's not supernatural aspect). Both involve a girl who keeps dragging them into solving the cases.
Under the same director and animation studio, we are presented with a bored, cynical, and generally unsociable male protagonist who is largely uninvolved with his high school life until his encounter with the eccentric and emphatic female protagonist whose request for help pulls them into an adventure they would never have experienced otherwise. Initially, both protagonists are reluctant to help, but continue to find themselves becoming more and more involved and even attached to the people he made friends with.
NOT A RECOMMENDATION (just a thought)
Every time I think of Amagi/Hyouka I think of Hyouka/Amagi...
1. The main characters look and sound almost the exact same...
2. The MC both have that intelligent badassery
3. Same producers and animators
4. Similar music in certain scenes
5. Romance is not served to you nicely on a platter. It's rather hinted.
6. Everyone needs the MC
There are a lot of differences though...
Both are about a group of students who try to figure out the mysteries surrounding the school,and both main charcthers dont particulary want to help. Hyouka is much more of a Slice of Life while Angel Beats is a action.
Both series contain the mystery theme.
Both series involves an intelligent protagonist good at what he does: solving mysteries.
Both series present humor and drama in a strange way.
Both series contain another main character that is curious of the world and interested in tagging along with the main protagonist.
Both series are great detective fiction fun.
These anime are similar in the sense of the mystery. They are both solving mysteries on some level. The way that both main characters of both anime solve the mysteries are highly similar in the logical sense.
On the surface level, Hyouka and 3-gatsu are not very similar. I believe in spite of this that if you enjoy one, you will likely enjoy the other. I think this largely because of how the two series handle character development.
Both have cheerful girls drag the MC out of a meager existence. In the case of Hyouka, it's more about a guy learning to enjoy his life to the fullest while 3-gatsu is more about a guy overcoming his past trauma and depression and learning to enjoy his life and career. Both series have character development that is very subtle. That is to say in the moment to moment happenings of each show it's not especially overt but when looking back at a character from the beginning of each series at the end it's painfully obvious how much they've grown.
It's also worth noting they both have gorgeous visuals.
In the end Hyouka is definitely different from 3-gatsu, being more laid back while 3-gatsu is very dramatic, but they both have heavy similarities in their handling of their main characters and their themes. Those similarities make them each worth watching if you enjoyed the other. And I mean both the main characters have green eyes and shaggy black hair so that's pretty neat. read more
Now, no one ever mentioned 3-gatsu no Lion when they recommended Hyouka to me, but I think you would easily love this one if you love the other. Something like 3-gatsu no Lion is definitely what I was looking for when I asked for 'similar anime to Hyouka', because I don't mean it story-wise but instead more like another anime with a similar atmosphere, something that can make you feel calm and fascinate you with its calmness. Something with a lot of metaphors in it, something that tells a story in poetic kinda way. Something that has depth but also feels light and just let you drown in it without suffocating you. Something that has a certain angle to its camera that creates intimacy between you and the anime you're watching. Many people miss this and just mark Hyouka as some anime about a detective wannabe, so they recommended me with another detective anime, not that it bad or I blame them for it hehe, I'm still grateful for their recommendation but still, it wasn't the one I was searching, so I'm just happy when I stumbled upon 3-gatsu no Lion because it's everything I ever wanted in a slice of life anime just like Hyouka. Both are warm and beautiful and sweet, at the same time both also hold some kind of bitterness in it. Both main characters are also a teenage boy in their first year of high school. They share the same messy black hair and beautiful green eyes, Kiriyama did remind me a lot with Oreki ever since the first time I lay my eyes on him. They also share the same wild imagination when they're thinking or imagining something, both doesn't have a lot of friends at school, both are great at a certain ability, both have at least one cheerful friend that help motivate them to go forward. Both are beautifully animated, both are slice of life anime and both anime are from two well-known studios. What are you waiting for?! Go watch it already! read more
Both characters are able to solve problems using logic and reason (though in God only knows its that logic is based on video games) the thought process is the same.
Also, the protag.'s Whiny Bitch Meter is very low in both anime so they are enjoyable to watch and don't make you want to murder the guy.
Both have main male characters who show disinterest in other things or people. In KamiNomi MC is only interested in games, while in Hyouka MC just wants to live an energy-conserving life.
Both contain mystery elements where the MC has to solve them. Both MCs show their intelligence only when the situation demands it or they have no other choice.
Hyouka has more character development and better art/animation. But KamiNomi's animation improves in the later seasons.
If you like "passive-intelligent" main male characters you should watch both of these series.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both male protagonist was forced to solve a mystery
-Both anime have clubs
-Both anime are school life with balance mystery/comedy and drama.
The difference between these two anime:
Hyouka is more on mystery to solve while robotics;notes is more on making a robot.
Both have as main character a lazy boy (Oreki in Hyouka, Kaito in R;N) who is in a school club without wantig to be (Classics club in Hyouka, Robotic Club in R;N) and he does nothing. Also both anime have a VERY active girl (Chitanda in Hyouka, Aki in R;N) who makes all move.
During each anime, the boys fight to stay in their actual lifestyle, but this is not the plan of the girls and the world.
Although the animes can look very different, I think they're similar in a lot of ways.
Both series revolves around the theme of detective fiction in a school life setting.
Both series' main female protagonist have similar personalities with the common passion of wanting to solve cases, helping others, and being a curious girl.
Both series contain drama, comedy, and occasionally emotions that defines the moral of some mystery cases.
Both of these anime have a nice mystery element, although, spiral has a set mystery and Hyouka has various mysteries. Both of these anime are entertaining and make you think. The characters are also similar in many ways. Both of these anime are a 'must watch' in my opinion if you are interested in mystery anime.
Hyouka is kind of like a slice of life version of No Game No Life. While No Game No Life is about competing using games, Hyouka is about solving everyday highschool mysteries.
• Both the MC are geniuses that possess high intellect but have a lazy character/nature.
• Both animes contain an adventure & comedy element in them.
• Both animes will keep you in suspense and anticipates what is going to happen next.
• Slight hint of romance
I would strongly recommend both anime series as they are equally entertaining in different ways.
* Lastly as an added bonus, Jibril made a Hyouka reference in episode 8 of No Game No Life.* read more
These two animes have two totally different settings but there are actually a ton of similarities. Hyouka is about a guy who's life is "gray" but one day meets a girl who's curious about just about everything! Will he continue to solve one mystery after another? See for yourself!
-Both have a lazy but extremely smart main character character
-They both explain their train of thought, how they did it.
-The animation in both are great
-Their lifes change because of one person, in no game no life, the god Tet, and in here, the girl Chitanda.
-The pattern, in no game no life, it's often one victory after another, this is very similar, it goes from one mystery to another.
-No game no life is fantasy while this school, slice of life, and of course mystery.
The main thing that made me think these two animes are similar is the main character, in no game no life, Sora and Shiro, and in Hyouka, Oreki.
"If you don't have to do it, don't do it. If you do have to do it, finish it quickly." -Oreki read more
Although one of them is about a music club and the other is about a club that solves mysteries, both shows deal with common themes that affect high school kids (talent, jealousy, hard work). The main characters are also kind of similar in that they don't like getting involved in certain things. Both of them are also done by the same studio so they have similar character designs and they both have a lot of romantic relationship building without any progress (if you're into that thing). Sound Euphonium is a lot like K-on! at first, but later on it becomes similar to the festival arc of Hyouka.
They're both from KyoAni. The atmosphere is pretty similiar too. You know the one that makes your head goes "Ahh, it must be based from a novel!". Both animation is real high quality, I mean c'mon, it's KYOANI. And I do think Kumiko and Oreki character are similiar in some ways. Just try to watch it, if you like one of the show, you won't regret watching the other.
The art in these two animes are spectacular and very similar to each other despite not being from the same studios. You can also draw parallels between Minko (from Iroha) and Oreki (Hyouka) as well as between Ohana (Iroha) and Chitanda (Hyouka). Both also carry the same gentle and relaxed flow to the story progression. Both can be described as good Summer feeling animes.
Hanasaku Iroha and Hyouka have similar relaxed atmospheres that give off spring-timey vibes. The plots are fairly simple to understand and are complemented by an interesting cast of characters who bring their respective shows to life. Hanasaku focuses more on character drama while Hyouka focuses more on mystery.
After a session of careful thought, you can see that what the lead male characters are doing is pretty similar.
Presented like there are something supernatural going on, both shows are about myth busting in a world without the slightest existence of sci-fi elements. It's all about the idea of unconventional presentation of a very conventional, realistic setting.
Denpa Onna anime, as far as it goes, has nothing defying the laws of physics. No matter how it wanted you to think or feel about, there is not one. No saying about the original light novel as it might has some surprising revelation later, but it is likely that there might not.
Hyouka on the other hand is beautified with scenes that look and feel otherworldly, but they are at best the presentation of character's feeling. Again, no ghosts, aliens, psychic, time traveler and evil crime orgainzation to be found. Just a bunch of high schoolers being curious of stuff you will never ever give a quarter of fuck. read more
Mystery fills the atmosphere of both series not to mention the bits of comedy, drama, and that little unique style both series throws in.
It seems that both series has appealing characters with the main character being a calmed individual and generally unfazed when thrown into a mystery/situation.
1. They have very similar art style and extremely similar crispy and smooth transitions.
2. They both unfold the plot in the same sort of way (although they have very different plots they are both evolved with some sort of mystery), in some episodes it is extremely chilled, but at the end of each arc, it will mind-blow you with all the details of the previous episodes together in some sort of intelligent way.
A little taste of mystery is something to look for in both of these series.
Both series have drama and drama along with a main character that seems to be the center of it all. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia does feature more of the supernatural side but Hyouka also has a taste of that supernatural-like humor.
Nonetheless, if you're looking for some mystery fiction mixed in with comedy and drama, then both of these series are something to keep an eye on.
Both anime share the theme of a club solving problems and often helping other students in the school with their problems. The problems in both cases are most often inconsequential, allowing the viewer to enjoy the feel of the anime, the humor and the characters, rather than worry about the plot or mystery. In both anime the main male lead is the driving force behind the solutions due to extraordinary skill of deduction (Hyouka) or concentration (SKET Dance).
Despite of different stories, both have nice art and soft setting and they are about a group of friends from school. I found very similar the relationship between main characters (Oreki and Chitanda, Kazehaya and Sawako) very slow and cute, but Hyouka focuses more on mystery than romance of course.
The heroines in both series love mysteries and are eager to solve them. And they end up sticking aroung the main character who is the one that solves mysteries. The main character is not happy abpot that at first in both series.
They are both great and interesting mystery comedy anime.
They share a wonderful history, where visual criticism is left in the background, Since it becomes irrelevant at the time of listen / read the dialogues and focus merely on what they want to tell us. // Comparten una historia maravillosa, donde la crítica visual se deja en segundo plano, volviéndose irrelevante en comparación con los diálogos de ambos animes.
D-frag and Hyouka both have a central focus on an obscure school club that goes through adventures and bonding time. The MC in both shows are dragged around by the female lead. Finally, both shows do not really have a central story to them, just a group of friends going about their everyday life. However, in Hyouka, they have a more serious/mysterious atmosphere, while in D-frag, the things they go through are mostly for comedic value/entertainment.
Like Free!: Eternal Summer it's centered around a school club. While in Free! it's swimming, in Hyouka it's solving mysteries. The most similar element between Free! and Hyouka are the similarities between Haru and Houtarou. They essential have the same situation, a very talented boy with tons of potential and little motivation. While Haru gains his motivation from racing his friends, Houtarou finds his in a, somewhat Gou-like, girl who is curious about everything. Both animes are pretty light but reach dramatic points in the later episodes. Both are pretty funny. The art style is also pretty similar. If you liked Free! Or were amused by Haru's character in general, check out Hyouka. read more
Bakuman and Hyouka really reminded me of each other as they have a similar atmosphere and characters.
- Two main characters (Chitanda; Hyouka and Miho; Bakuman) look very similar with their hairstyle, they are both a bit timid and I swear they are long lost sisters aha.
- Both a slice of life type of anime (with schools).
- Both series have two other main characters that have a lovey relationship and are best friends with the other two.
- Very similar atmosphere.
- Both series leave you wanting more, and for a certain pair to get together.
- Bakuman is based around the idea of manga, whereas Hyouka is more about solving mysteries; and satisfying Chitanda's curiosity.
- The art style is different, (if you liked free! check out Hyouka as well as done by same animators)
- Oreki has a lazy and laid back attitude. "If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I have to do it, make it quick." Is his motto, whereas bakuman is more about goals, determination and rivals. (Although Hyouka does show some elements of rivalry).
If you liked Bakuman I certainly recommend watching Hyouka (and if you've watched free! I'd recommend watching Hyouka too as one character reminds me of Nagisa).  read more
This may seem like a strange recommendation, but hear me out on this one. Hyouka tells the story of a Houtarou, a high school boy who solves everyday mysteries along with his friends. Digimon Adventure on the other hand has less of a mysteries element, but the connection the characters have as friends has a quite similar dynamic. In the beginning of Hyouka, Houtarou just doesn't want to deal with any other people, but slowly becomes friends the people in his club. In Digimon, we see Tai acting as the main character and he only looks out for himself at first. He too grows closer to the people that came along on his adventure. read more
On the surface, both shows only share the same character design due to being produced by the same studio but if you look deeper to them, both have much similarity regarding the atmosphere, how the story being told (episodic except for some episodes), and where the story revolves around (school club) in both respective show. There's a huge difference between the two tho. K-On has music as one of the main focus while in Hyouka it's mystery (detective). And in K-On the character get closer as friend as the story progress, while in Hyouka they get closer romantically. Both are fun to watch and good for stress relief.  read more
The basic feel of the anime is similar in both. Both feature a group of friends, each with own drama and uniqueness, who are all in the same club/lab. The focus remains on actions of the characters instead of the situations they face.
every characters have a same figure. like, Chitanda and Touko they are a plain and really curious.so, Houtarou and Kakeru they are a enjoy man and broad minded.
They Opening song same as performed by ChouChou.
Both shows revolve around finding meaning in the mundane.
Both have unique perspectives on the themes of romance, friendship, responsibility, and passion.
Both have characters trying to learn how to play to their strengths, avoid their weaknesses, and learn from the abilities of others.
Both are wistful and optimistic at the same time.
Both have well crafted characters that viewers can relate to.
Both deal with books and words. These are shows that will appeal to introspective people that love reading or learning.
The main characters in both series are highschool students who form an investigation team, with both protagonists who start out as emotionless (for character development purposes in Yu Narukami's case) then they open up and gain friendships as they uncover secrets about their surrondings, but also energetic best friends who push the protagonist forward and are both associated with The Magician tarot card which explains their jealousy of the protagonists at one point.
-Bonus: Culture festival booth crisis! Swimsuits! Main characters dressing up as other charcters/cross-dressing! Quiz shows! (in Persona 4 The Golden Animation)
If you want to watch a really genki girl interact with a rather stoic and taciturn boy, you might enjoy one or the other. Coincidentally, Nakamura Yuuichi voices both Oreki and Tada, which makes both characters feel similar, in addition to their personality.
These series are named after the title of a book written by a character in connection with one of the main characters. (Chitanda for Hyouka, Asuka for Euphonium)
They are also series school life/slice of life with a touch of romance.
Their art style is very similar and the level of romance are almost the same. Even the personality and background of the female protagonists are quite similar. Chitanda is from a noble famous family while Tamako is also the daughter of a famous family-run mochi shop. Both have very cheerful, sweet and friendly personalities. The male protagonists are also both secretly in love of the female protagonists. Also, in both anime, there is a cliffhanger in the end about the romance between the main characters that would surely make you scream for more.
A boy and a girl grows closer to each other through the use of unusual trait. Takagi-san lacks stylish execution in comparison with Hyouka, but when it succeeds it captures the beauty of unconsciously being in love.
If you are looking for an anime where there is lazy main character, who doesn't like to do anything, then they are both similar in that part. When they concentrate on something they are exceptionally good though and surprise many people. Both take place in High School.
Differences are that Hyouka is mystery solving and Touch is about sports. Touch is older but there are some good versions out there.
Both have a similar fashion of a lead male character with a rather dreary, boring life...spiced up by meeting a girl with an upbeat personality that helps change their world views.
It also appears the romantic sub-plots are going to work in a similar fashion as well.
In both shows main characters solve problems and look for clues to solve mystery cases. Hyouka is funny and kinda romantic, Psycho-pass is more about solving murder cases. Both got one quiet cool character (Oreki in one, Shinya in the other) who is great in getting all the clues together and always solve the case.
These shows are similar in the sense that they are opposites. The MC in Yojouhan wants a Rose-colored life, while MC in Hyouka doesn't want that. Their journey has something different in it's mind for both of them though~ Both of these shows are about the characters, about growth and love.
Hyouka is an adaptation of the Koten-Bu Novel series, beware that it doesn't have an actual conclusion. It's similarly slow-paced and character driven narrative nestles it into the same niche as Hana to Alice. Hyouka utilises mundane mysteries--which are great on their own--as a backdrop for its characters. Hyouka has similarly high-production values and the same sort of deadpan humour, with distinct and unique characters.
Okay, this is one weird recommandation, but I thought that there was a few ressemblance between those two show. Both of these show have a surreal feeling, but Hyouka always stay in the rational. The show introduce us to mystery that the main will have to solve. Nanana universe is way more excentric, but Chitanda from Hyouka sure is one crazy specimen!
While having almost nothing to do with each other in terms of plot, both have very similar protaganists that look alike and have considerably apathetic personalities.
The animation in both are also notably well done, albeit in rather different ways; Hyouka has a more lush and extravagantally moe atmosphere, while Cencoroll has a simpler feel to it until the action kicks in.
Both feature a slower pace in their storytelling while focusing on character relationships and growth. Both have awkward romantic situations that are more implied than actually done. If you like slow dramas with not too high of stakes you'll like both of these.
Although the concepts are completely different the main characters are very similar.
That being; Ryner & Houtarou want to spend most of their time doing a limited amount of things and being lazy.
They are also both forced off their backsides by each of their own main heroines to do something useful with something that they don't tend to use too often.
For Houtarou his detective ability that he never really used because he is lazy like that and for Ryner his eyes that pretty over powered.
(Basically the story is completely different but the main characters have slight characteristics that make them similar)
Both anime are about solving mysteries, and both male protagonist are the one solving the mystery with the help of his classmate. The difference between the two is that Hyouka focuses more on club activities, and Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei is more focused on the survival game.
Both have a group of friends having fun together. Hyouka focuses more on mystery, humor and slight romance while Ano Natsu de Matteru focuses on a story between a few friends and their unforgettable summer!
Both are very nice and relaxing as well as very intriguing.
Both feature an introverted protagonist, who joins a club, and makes new friends. While Oreki Houtarou is more into solving mysteries than serving wealthy ladies, if you're like me and love Ouran for its characters and humor, Hyouka is a good choice. And of course, there is a hint of romance too.
It deals with a couple of people in a club, with one socially withdrawn, but sharply observant guy and an introverted girl who wishes to change herself. The girl has a good impact on the social life of the guy. Hyouka is classier though, and the animations are gorgeous.
Both shows have a similar structure and general tone. The stories are told from the perspective of a "straight-man" main character, who reluctantly gets himself involved in the shenanigans of a curiosity-stricken female lead. The supporting characters also show a number of similarities between shows, and both also offer the interesting narrative quirk of adding the main characters thoughts to spice up the dialogue. Though Haruhi is more upbeat than Hyouka, both make for a wonderfully interesting experience.