Anime dealing with arranged marriage. In Nisekoi, the main characters must be a couple in order to stop rivalry between mafia groups. In Mikakunin de Shinkoukei aka Engaged to the Unidentified, our main couple are engaged due to an incident that happen in the past. Both anime deals with school, life, romance, comedy, and drama. Add love triangle to spice things up. Both anime airing this year.
The concept of arranged marriages sets up the contents for both Nisekoi and Mikakunin de Shinkoukei. Therefore, expect misunderstandings, drama, but also connections on a more deeper level as well.
The main male characters contrasts greatly in personality. However, they do care about their friends and families deep down. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has an additional element of supernatural theme while Nisekoi presents every episode in an unique fashion courtesy of Shaft.
Two main characters in both series also suffers from an amnesia from the past that becomes a plot device throughout their perspective stories.
The story follows two main characters, mostly a boy and a girl, who got off a strange start by an arranged couples. Though they have child memories where they tried to remember several parts, but don't remember most of it. As they go through this "arranged couple" they tried to put the pieces together for their childhood memories and see if that he/she is the right person.
Engaged to the Unidentified, follows a girl who have memories during the accident, and was arranged by a "Soon-to-be fiance." Nisekoi follows a boy who have memories of a promise girl, and was arranged by a girl who was forced to pair up to stop family fueds. read more
- Both are slice of life rom-com genre anime
- Both have an MC who can't remember a promise of love they made in the past
- Both female MC's where saved by the male MC when they where little
- Both are set in A high school setting
Main couple that doesn't really know each other well at first. They keep their status secret from their friends. In both animes you find comedy, drama and a solid story. One is supernatural but that is not the main issue in the story. They are cute, hilarious and interesting. (Sorry for my bad English)
In both shows, you can find:
- A girl with red hair as lead character, both of whom are very attractive to look at (though with almost entirely opposite builds – Chiyo is small in both regular size and boob size, while Kobeni is taller and quite well-endowed)
- A somewhat atypical, even unusual teenage romance (between either the leads or the side characters), the extent of which becomes more clear as the show progresses
- A somewhat stoic, even dense male lead (which is mostly played for comedy in either show)
- Interesting, funny, even quirky side characters.
Also, Doga Kobo is responsible for the animation production in both shows, and those who are familiar with the show's works shouldn't have any problem seeing the (visual) similarities between them.
Lastly, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is more focused on comedy than romance, while Mikakunin de Shinkokei is more romance-focused than comedy-focused (although there are plenty of scenes in the show that can really make you laugh as well). read more
Similar humor, both cutesy and all that jazz
Small amounts of romance, but Gekkan Shoujo's romance is more of a sub-sub plot and pretty much used for comedic value only.
Both have greats OP and ED and general music and animation.
Both are probably the best of their genre from their respected seasons.
-Both feature a seemly mismatched couple.
-Both have a very similar male protagonist, a silent and serious type of guy who doesn't talk much.
-Plot is quite different
-Mikakunin is a bit more serious and has a better backbone to its plot.
both tells about the life of someone who has a strange fiance and appear suddenly but if in To Love Ru,the female(Lala) as a strange fiance then in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei,the male(Hakuya) as a strange fiance. and both have a comedy and unique romance.
* Non-human fiancé moves into MC's house...
* Both has a little bit of romance ...
* Both of MC's parents doesn't care at all who is their childs fiancé...
* Hit or Miss comedy....
* Both MC's has awesome little sisters....ugh...
* Both cartoons follows more of a slice of life's format ( slow and most of the time boring )
Love takes on an innocent style. For both Aichi Kocchi and Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, it follows group of friends at school and home as they live life at fullest. Within the centerpiece of their stories involve the concept of love, a concept that becomes complicated through each episode.
There is a lighthearted background with humorous dialogues between the characters. They also follow more of a slice of life format as opposed to a linear story.
"Love is complicated, don't you think?" It follows the main characters who have trouble adjusting themselves on their feelings. They both follow on their similar themes, though the have a unique story that differentiate themselves. Expect some moe moments, funny dialogue and romance.
Mikakunin follows a girl who became confused when she has a soon-to-be-husband standing in front of her, often complicate things. Acchi Kocchi follows a group of friends but focuses on two characters who the girl has trouble expressing herself to the boy, which complicate things.
My first recommendation~
Acchi Kocchi is another typical, yet good Rom-Com for those who wants a mix of laughs and romance. The similarities between these two shows are:
- Both are Rom-Coms. (Acchi Kocchi is more comedy-oriented than Romance while Mikakunin de Shinkoukei is balanced between both Romance and Comedy in my opinion)
- Both have adorable/moe animation.
- The male leads, Hakuya and Io, are both dense and stoic. But Io is more talkative than Hakuya. (In my opinion, Io is a bit bland throughout the anime and too perfect, while Hakuya has flaws that I like and he gets more funnier the more the anime progresses. Also, Hakuya SEEMS to be dense or not... ;))
- IMO, Hakuya is a mix of both Io and Tsumiki but he's not a tsundere and more straightforward.
- A lovable cast.
- Consisting the male leads patting/rubbing the female leads' heads multiple times~
The only other thing I can say is that Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has some twists in it, actual spoilers. You might either predict the twist or not. While Acchi Kocchi has nothing to hide.
So if you liked Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, then try out Acchi Kocchi~! read more
The art is totally the same, vibrant colors, and white shadings on the edges of everything... There are lots of comedy in both anime, as well as hilarious misunderstandings and also bits or romance.. Also, both anime share a secret that is the reason for the somewhat awkward behavior of one of the main characters.
I highly recommend both of them, if you are a fan of comedy/drama ^^
They both have very similar, vibrant art styles, since they are made by the same studio. They both have a sci-fi and romance elements. In both shows, a human and a non-human fall in love (in PlaMemo it is an android; in Mikakunin it is an animal spirit taking a human form). Both have a loli and an extremely perverted lolicon girl.
-both have teenagers who find out that they are going to marry each other
-the boy moves to the girl's house in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei where as in Okusama ga Seitokaichou! the girl moves to the boy's house
-same kind artwork
Both are comedic slice of life shows with mostly female characters. They both also have one character with a younger sister obsession, which is often entertaining, and there are some supernatural elements in both. Gochuumon does not really have any romance, aside from some yuri undertones. Romance is a feature of Mikakunin, though it is not as prevalent as you might expect given the name of the show. Both are very enjoyable and really quite funny.
In both shows, the main character gets engaged in the first episode without their consent. Their fiancé and associated people move into their house and start living with them and attending their school. There are also a lot of supernatural aspects in both. Both shows are very funny, although their humor is quite different. Mikakunin involves mostly comedy among the female characters, while a large part of the humor in Seto is due to the male characters. Despite both shows being about an engaged couple, neither focus too much on romance and rely on comedy instead. They both do have some romance, but that is not their primary objective. I would recommend both shows if you are looking for laughs. read more
Both are overall very lighthearted and sweet, Soredemo has less fan service and is a little more serious but the main idea of both shows are pretty much the same. Both have a girl who has to marry against her will and ends up getting along with her partner-to-be.
Both are decent slice of life series with a lot of humour.
There are some characters you will find similarities in their personalities from both series,like Benio from Mikakunin de Shinkoukei is somewhat similar to Kyoko-san from working!!.Like they are always being admired by some yet some finds them stupid.
Both have romance but in this point of view Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has the upperhand.
- unique romcom
- both have a normal main character living with or meeting supernatural creatures
- both involve a girl with special liking to some kinds of people (Guri is a yaoi- and yuricon and Benio is a sis- and lolicon)
A slice-of-life comedy about growing up with family and childhood friends with a supernatural twist.
Mikakunin completely lacks the Ecchi component and has more slap-stick moments. Both series have a large cast of wholesome likeable characters. Both feature love interests that live in the same house.
Both anime are about a shy main character learning to be more confident in themselves.
- Transfer student
- Live together with engaged people
- Keeping secret about engagement
- In Mikakunin the fiance is not human
- In Mikakunin the boy came to the girl, but in Akaneiro the girl did
Both have a case when the MC's sister has a completely different personality at home. In Himouto! Umaru-chan the MC has a sister that he has to take care of, but she's a lazy beggar. She wants everything and usually begs her brother for them. But when she goes outside, she's one of the most respectful girls and excels in everything. In Mikakunin de Shinkoukei, the MC (The protagonist is a girl) has a sister who usually playfully harasses a future-little-sister-in-law. When she's at school, she's apparently part of the student council and is also one of the most respectful girls who treats everyone in a good manner.
While both of these Anime don't share the same theme, they still share that Comedy, School and Slice of Life genre. They were also made from the same studio—Doga Kobo. read more
Flying Witch and Engaged to the Unidentified are bright and uplifting anime with cheerful and fun openings.
I love that they both have fantastical societies that most people are unaware of, and being able to get a peak into what society could be like with these changes.
They also have endearing and quirky characters which I don't want to say goodbye to when the series ends.
Almost identical. Both are about humans and people who can turn into different animals. Though, as of episode 8 of Mikakunin de Shinkoukei there are only 4 non-humans the female lead knows, while in Fruits Basket the female lead knows there are many non-humans that can turn into each animal of the zodiac. Also, in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei the Male lead is engaged to the female lead, while in Fruits Basket the female lead meets the Male lead family by chance. Both are comedic, romantic, and light (not counting the last episode, or two of Fruits Basket).
Orange-haired, well-mannered and respected lady who also adores little girls and loves skinship and to make them wear cute clothes? Check. Dark-haired loli with a bit of an attitude and a tsundere streak, but clings around a quiet man all the time? Check. A girl who is very capable and tries very hard, but is often flustered and eclipsed by the louder and brighter people around her? Check.
Both are love comedies. The setting is a bit similar, however characters personalities are a bit opposite. In both animes the guy moves in to the girl's house with his little sister. In tonagura, they were neighbors, but technically it was the same since they have to eat and spend most of the time on the girl's house. In both animes the main girl has an inferiority complex with her older sister. In both, the main girl's Older sister teases the guy's little sister, who is afraid of her as result.
Even though the plots are completely different, they both have the same feel to it. The bgm is really similar and the characters are really similar giving both shows a similar atmosphere. Also, there are many references to countryside people being unfamiliar with the city. So if you enjoy one you'd probably enjoy the other.
Arranged marriages with drama. Both series has a slice of life tone involving the characters and their daily lives. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has an additional element involving supernatural themes. They focus on back stories, mostly involving the main characters. Revelations are revealed and realism takes hold.
Both series has romance although Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi expands on more than just a love triangle. The main male character has a stoic yet responsible personality as they take charge of their lives with their new circumstances.
From the studio behind the Yuri series "Yuru Yuri" comes a romantic comedy following the daily lives of the high school girls. Though the main basic concept and theme on both of these shows are centered around "Love," where a male character is introduced to make the story interesting. Expect some relationships as the story goes on, some cute moments, likable characters, and some Chibi scenes.
Love Lab, follows a tomboy girl who helps her friends from the student council to explained how does love work. Mikakunin follows a high school girl where a boy was introduce in front of her, who reveals a "Soon-to-be-finance."
Everything has a similar fell. They're both lighthearted slice-of-life romantic comedies that were refreshing, fun to watch, with good romance. The characters are great and loveable. The art style, especially the eyes, is really similar. And they're both bound to make you laugh!
-Both have an animal character that looks like a human that protects the protagonist
-Both have a character that wants to marry the protagonist
-The story and plot are fundamentally different
-Omamori Himari is more ecchi and fan-servicey than Mikakunin
-Mikakunin is more slice of lifey
Key point: a very similar art style with heavy lighting between the line and the colour so it looks like there's a streak of white at the edges.
Both are slice of life shows revolving around unexpected visitors with light comedy. Aside from that though they're very different from each other in atmosphere, plot, and quality.
I`m adding this purely because both Anime`s have the best Comedy and are simply adorable. The story of both anime are completely and utterly different, but for those looking for comedy and good laughs should try both of these out.
Their are strange unique powers that the main character used for something that is important or keeping it a secret. It has similar content on the story such as supernatural and mysteries on the main character, but it retains is comedy format and some drama moments. Expect some secrets, romance, and likable characters.
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei follows a girl who is unexpectedly have a soon-to-be-husband with some secrets behind him. Inari, follows a girl, who have the ability to transform into a different person.
Something about aliens? This anime is a bit similar to engaged to the unidentified, it has romance but it doesn't have a lot of good laughs. Well I guess it is really similar because of the fact that the main characters suddenly lived under the same roof suddenly, and one of the MC is some sort of alien. I guess I've made my point. Hope that this will help you :)