It's been a while since I've rewatched Ouran back in 2009 but I will never forget how it made me laugh and moved me with each character development. Truthfully, I've only seen 3 eps so far of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun but I've laughed and giggled in each one. I like the main heroine, Sakura, because like Haruhi, she doesn't get carried away into each character's unique world, and like in ouran, the guys are handsome, and plus, gekkan shoujo has their own Prince. (And Nozaki-kun's tall height and sexy short black hair reminds me of Mori-senpai.)
I'm highly recommending this anime because of its high school rom-com qualities and not because of the "reverse-harem" label some people have stuck on it. It's not a reverse-harem and it would be a shame if people overlooked it because they thought it was. Its demographic is actually Shounen and published under Square Enix according to wiki. BUT, don't let that fool you either. It doesn't seem to have any ecchi scenes or slight yuri fanservice. So far, it's just about Nozaki-kun and the people around him. If you're cursing me for not telling you the plot right now, it's cuz I can't. Sakura is in love with Nozaki and he's oblivious, but it doesn't seem to be the main plot right now. You just have to see it for yourself. It's just really funny and the characters are really handsome.
If you're a shoujo anime fan that's looking for something to watch but is slightly sick of "handsome, rich, young man suddenly falling in love with a strong-willed heroine" but still wants a little bit of love in your life or a Kaoru-Hikaru fan that would like to indulge in the innocence of very very subtle gay otp couples that are never meant to be. (disclaimer warning: you must have a very sexy imagination to see these subtle pairings.) I have no idea if this could be for you, I just wanted to say that it's probably too late to save you guys haha xD
SUMMARY TIME: All joking aside, If you are looking for a reverse harem just like Ouran, then this anime is probably not what you want. If you are looking for something funny, (ongoing as of right now as I'm typing,) AND have bishounen in it, then look no further. This is it. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. read more
A bunch of insane, lovable losers get together in a club of some sort and beautiful, beautiful shenanigans occur. Gorgeous comedy in both of them, though Ouran is more romantic and Nozaki is more pure comedy.
Both defy gender conventions, do not take themselves seriously and have zany hi-jinks amongst a colorful cast of characters. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaku-kun is more comedy and less drama than OKHC. Both are refreshing to watch and treat their characters of all sexes respectfully.
They both play on shoujo tropes in a way that is self-aware eg. prince types; serious, oblivious types. They're both relatively short and very funny, with characters that will reach your heart. They're both lighthearted and would suit a young teenage audience.
Both series have characters who queer gender, overt homos, and well-rounded female protagonists who get annoyed by the men around them.
Just delightful <3
They're both comedic pokes at the shoujo genre and the cliches it holds, and I feel like they're both hugely appreciated by their watchers. They're light-hearted and easy to watch, and the humour is (in my opinion) top notch in both shows.
While Ouran is a reverse harem and GSNK isn't, both have very colorful characters, similar humor, and they both play with shoujo tropes. Also, Nozaki reminds me of Mori and Kashima reminds me of Tamaki.
Both shows, in addition to being instant mood-boosters, are clever parodies of the shoujo genre. It's easy to tell how much love went into their productions based on the writing quality alone, and even moreso when paired with the almost universally perfect performances from their casts. Easily two of the funniest anime, if not shows in general, I've ever had the pleasure of watching.
1. Characters are strikingly similar in both anime, if you liked one, you will like the other.
2. GSN the male lead is dense, OHHC the female lead is dense.
3. Very melodramatic in terms of humor and personalities but extremely hilarious
GSNK and OHSHC are episodic animes that consist of people living their daily lives at a bizarre but interesting school environment (and outside the school as well). The way I like to describe the two is "dramatic characters in a semi-realistic environment". Both are about the daily interactions of classmates. In one, the main characters are part of the school's host club, while in the other, the characters are part of a "group of students who help in manga work".
Both animes are classified as rom-coms, although the "romance" part isn't as pronounced as the "comedy" part. They are both lighthearted and fun to watch. The main characters, Haruhi in one and Sakura in the other, both stumble upon their respective "groups" by chance. Furthermore, you may find Tamaki's personality is very similar to Mikorin. The focal points of these animes don't always stay on the main character: you get to meet many other characters and see their interactions as well. read more
These two animes bring a light hearted feel with a majority of comedy and a hint of romance. The characteristics of the characters are somewhat the same and also bring the watcher a light hearted feel. Also with a similarity being that they are both set in a high school environment. I highly recommend both.
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a romcom that's light on the romance, heavy on the comedy.
Both are shoujo animes like you've never seen them before- inverting and satirizing common shoujo tropes, sparse romantic moments that have you begging for more, and are followed by over the top gags bound to leave you in stitches.
Unlike OHSHC, Gekkan Shoujo's titular character Nozaki spends his time observing his friends as inspiration for his own shoujo manga, while unknowingly being caught in a romance himself with the viewpoint character, Sakura.
If you're looking a great laugh mixed with some heart-racing romance, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is the next anime for you.
If you have watched Gekkan Shoujo, then its absolutely necessary that you watch at least some shoujo anime (or better yet, read manga, if you're into that sort of thing). However, shoujo, with its odd art style and often bizarre plots (that Gekkan Shoujo makes fun of) can be hard to stomach for anyone that doesn't enjoy it already.
Luckily, Ouran is a "light shoujo", which makes fun of itself and is surprisingly self-aware for its genre; it also has very little if any "shoujo drama" that often puts off viewers. If it doesn't make you want to watch more shoujo, it will at least make re-watches of Gekkan Shoujo more enjoyable. read more
The same situation where it involves a manga artist and his assistant, except in one anime it is the guy who is going after the girls while in the other anime it is the girl who is going after the guy.
- A male main-protagonist who publishes his own manga (included in a monthly manga-magazine).
- A female assistant (literally in Mangaka, although "of the sorts" in the case of Nozaki-kun).
- Both of the male Protagonists work under the pressure of deadlines, and had (up till some point,) been searching after someone to help them keep on schedule (these are iow. obviously the females mentioned earlier).
- The Main-lead in Nozaki-kun, is a girl named Sakura Chiyo, and everything (as far as we know,) is viewed from her perspective. (... and let's hope it stays that way).
This strongly contrasts from Mangaka, within were everything was (for the most part) viewed from multiple POVs.
- Mangaka is borderline harem-ish, the other not at all or even reversed.
- Mangaka: male-oriented, however it was still universally fun.
Nozaki-kun: Shoujo-ish. Although as a guy, I find it one of my favorite series.
- In Mangaka, it is primarily the Male Main-Lead whom is sexually/romantically or otherwise, interested in the female cast around him. And who even thinks about to any higher degree.
In Nozaki-kun, the Female Main-Lead is in-love with the male protagonist, who (as of so far) only seems to recognise her potential in inking (etc...).
- In Mangaka, the assistant is (for better or/and for worse,) trying to distance herself (to some extent) from the male-Protagonist,.. this is whilst in Nozaki-kun, the female Lead is rather trying to make the male-protagonist, fall in love with her.
Both are comedic anime with a similar theme of mangakas, if you've seen one you should definitely see the other. The difference is that Mangaka-san has all of the cast involved in the manga industry, whereas GSN's cast also serve as character inspiration for Nozaki's manga.
The two shows also have the same format, with each episode having two parts, though GSN is twice the length in each episode and has a slice of life/comedy feel to it, whereas Mangaka-san is a harem with over the top fanservice/ecchiness.
Both revolve around a male MC that is a manga artist.
They both are light heated comedies that will honesty make you laugh.
In both series you get a variety of different characters from tsundere guys and tsundere girls to your friend that has had feelings for you.
Both show case some of what managa creators have to go through.
In both show they do a good job having an assistant that are completely different from the manga creator.
Both are comedies about mangaka and his assistants. While in Mangaka-san to Assistant-san his manga is ecchi and the whole anime is more ecchi, in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun his manga is shoujo and the whole anime is more romantic.
Both feature hilarious situational comedy. Both are about a mangaka and his interaction with his assistant and others around them. Jokes in mangaka-san to assistant-san tend to be more crude and more ecchi. Mangaka san to assistant-san is also a TV short and much shorter.
Both shows are about a manga artist and various assistants who come in and help him with his work (varies from helping him draw to inking to erasing and what not). They also both take a heavy slice-of-life approach and also heavily integrate humor into their respective shows. Just a fair warning, however: Mangaka-san is more ecchi, and Gekkan Shoujo is not.
Anime equally tells about the life of this Mangaka has a storyline that is quite interesting and amusing. every day in the process of making manga they were always surrounded by many women. The second principle of this anime will always make you laugh :D ..
Both series feature a heavy emphasis on Mangaka (Manga Authors) and the aspects and processes required in the Manga industry. Both are very enjoyable for those who are curious about the process, or even wanting to create a Manga of their own (though, neither teach you how to do so, but shed light on how it works)
Nozaki-Kun is a bit more Romance and Comedy based, but Bakuman has a good share of romance and comedy as well. Both have the protagonist working towards a love interest, and that aspect of the plot comes in to add a break form the focus on creating Manga.
Bakuman is a much longer series, and does have a heavier Manga emphasis, but each series is very similar in their ballence of Romance and Comedy within each plot. read more
While both shows deal with creating manga. Bakuman is a more in depth look into how manga is made for shonen jump. The characters are more relatable, and the story is much better crafted. You will be rooting for the main characters by the first episode.
The main characters of both series are student Manga authors, but they create different kinds of Manga: Shoujo Manga for Nozaki (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaiki-kun) and Shounen Manga for Mashiro&Takagi (Bakuman).
Both series have a romantic-comedy feeling, but Nozaki-kun puts its attention on laughters, while Bakuman is more serious on the competition in Manga industry.
We can obtain some knowledge about the creation and publish of Manga from both series.
Both titles are character driven comedy.
Both titles have little girl befriend deliquent girl with cute side.
Both titles posters looks alike.
Nozaki romance is main plot while Tanaka is in the background.
- Both feature a fantastic cast full of likeable and fun characters, none of them feel like their comedy part is getting tiring or repetitive at any point of their anime, instead one ends up loving them more and more after every moment they appear.
- Both have a romantic subplot with one girl liking the protagonist, sadly for the poor girls, it always end up being played for laughs because they don't realize said love (Nozaki is denser than a black hole, and Tanaka is way too lazy for a relationship).
- They are absolutely hilarious and the perfect choice for having a good laugh. read more
In both series, the main character is often impassible though Nozaki more active. Moreover we have a character (Sakura / Oota) following always the MC.
Both series are comedies without ecchi.
Both animes take place most of the time in school.
Both shows base a portion of their humor off misunderstandings. While these misunderstandings are often unintentional, they develop into running gags that last throughout the course of the entire show. Both shows also utilize a medium-sized cast full of colorful, quirky characters whose interactions lay the foundation for good, well-timed situational-based and relationship-based humor. And, finally, the setting and premise are pretty similar. After all, Gekkan Shoujo and Tanaka-kun are both centered around the lives of "normal" high school students.
These shows will make you laugh yes or yes! Unique and weird characters, nice art and some vanilla comedy. Each episode gets better and you'll want to watch more. As a plus, both shows have handsome dudes and cute girls, so no matter if you are a boy or a girl, you'll enjoy it.
A lot of scenes from Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge reminds me of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
If you enjoyed watching Gekkan Shoujo, youll definitely like Tanaka-kun as well
Especially the characters, its really hard not to like them (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
If you are looking for a great high school Slice Of Life/Comedy, look no further, because both shows fit the bill. Both anime feature incredibly lovable characters that will worm their way into your heart and never leave. While Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun pokes fun at shoujo manga tropes, Tanaka-Kun Is Always Listless uses more grounded and calmer humour to entertain.
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! both revolve around a group of students and their main genre is comedy. They have similar kind of comedy and they both focus on a cute girl that likes a guy who doesn't notice it, because he is way too much into his interest. In both anime, this interest has to do with art (manga and just drawing 2D girls).
- Cute girl has a crush on a boy who is only interested in anime/manga.
- Main character is also voiced by Ari Ozawa (Sakura Chiyo)
- Same type of comedy.
- Both have really cute art and animation.
- Funny animes with school setting.
The Waifus of these animes (Mizuki and Sakura) have very similar personalities (they even have the same Seiyuu), both animes have a similarly absurd style of comedy and are set in schools with themes about art and drawing.
There are some similarities between these two animes:
- Same type of humour with the heroine and hero being involved in ridiculous random situations.
- One of the protagonists is completely oblivious of the feelings of the heroine.
- One of the protagonists is a mangaka.
- Extremely fun scenes involving bikes.
- One character that appears to be a rebel/deliquent but has a sensible side.
Personally I prefer GSNK because it makes fun about all shoujo stereotypes, but both are really fun so you will enjoy one if you liked the other!
Both are general parodies of the Shōjo and Romantic Comedy genres, and they both involve romantic plots that are played for laughs and never really go anywhere. They also share a diverse cast of characters. School Rumble focuses more on a sketch comedy format with love triangles whereas Nozaki-kun focuses more on a slice of life format with recreational activities that bring the characters closer together.
Same type of comedy revolving around quirky characters in bizarre situations as well as scenes where a character has trouble confessing their feelings to their love interest. Very similiar type of characters between both shows as well (bubbly love-strucken girl, one-expression male character, etc.). If you laughed hard at one of these, you will for sure laugh hard at the other. Nozaki-kun mostly includes jokes that make fun of Shoujo manga/anime, while School Rumble includes many jokes at Shonen titles. Also, School Rumble has more romance than Nozaki-kun while Nozaki-kun has more comedy compared to School Rumble (but both have a lot)
School comedies with a similar sense of humor and revolve around funny misunderstandings and characters who like someone but are unable to tell them how they feel. One of the main characters of School Rumble also secretly becomes a manga artist and a girl from school helps him with his drawings.
There are some similarities that I want to point out..
-Same type of humor(random and make fun of the shoujo or the shounen genre)
-Both anime have characters that are involved in drawing manga
-Characters that are oblivious to love
-Minimum fanservice(There's a little fanservice in SR while there are none in GSNK)
Very very very funny anime, dense character, light hearted comedy, doesn't take itself too serious, I found both Nozaki and Kenji very funny and likeable. Tenma and Chiyo is very similar too. Cute lovestruck.
The comedic gag is pretty surprising and unpredictable.
Nozaki's protagonist's attitude is highly reminiscent of DKnN characters. Laid back, unobtrusive, and at the same time producing an unexpected amount of humorous turn-abouts in seemingly regular and mundane situations.
Both series excel at using situational (scenario whose development that betrays audience's usual expectation) irony to entertain the viewers in daily lives setting. Most of the scenes take place either in school, at one's home, or on the path between the two. Don't be fooled into thinking that they are boring, though, because each episode brings something new that will surely entertain you.
Both are light-hearted parodies of common anime tropes. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun's colorful cast subverts pretty much every shoujo sterotype in the book. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou flips the script about young shounen protagonists with a series of tales about high school boys doing normal high school boy things (which is ironic given the fact that it's a collaboration between Sunrise and Square Enix--the first episode even makes fun of this).
Two very enjoyable all-comedy anime. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is more on the romance side, however, the heroine may not be so lucky. They both give you the same amount of laughs and keep you entertained with each episode.
Set in a school and starring people who face one ridiculous event after another, both anime have hilarious moments en masse. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is more about the comedy, whereas Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun also has romance as well as the process of manga-making.
Even though the main characters are different, elements of both stories are very smiliar.
- There is no set "main character," the shows are just a mix of many reoccuring characters.
- All of the characters thrust themselves in very awkward situations that doesn't contribute to anything except for laughs and second-hand embarrassment.
- A lot of second-hand embarrassment. And I mean A LOT.
- It's a slice of life comedy, so if you like one, you'll probably like the other.
Both are hilarious series, have an even amount of male and female characters, and have cute romantic elements. While Working is about restaurant life and Nozaki-kun is school life, they have the same comedic feel and are both very enjoyable.
Working!! has romantic elements, but overall is a comedic slice-of-life journey similar to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. The main difference between the two is location. Working!! takes place where the characters work, a family restaurant, while Gekkan is split between working on the manga and school.
Both series are hilarious and have their own qualities for plot, but both are a great series for a comedic slice of life to just sit down and laugh about. They both have their own elements of romance thrown in there.
I'm not very good at detailing these, but Working!! and GSNK are anime mostly focused on comedy (and their manga are 4koma, one of my favorite types) with hints of romance and pairings. (in the later seasons of Working!!, it's more obvious) I really love this type of anime, where multiple couples are given attention instead of the main pair only, like most side characters getting together or finding someone, and it's that way for both anime.
Plus, both are ridiculously hilarious, and if you're like me, you'll probably be going "One more episode can't hurt-!" five times in a row. XD
They have similar humor with different settings. I think these two were the animes I laughed the most. Working has other seasons so I found it slighly slower but when you watch all seasons the amount of laughes you get might be even more.
At least I think so.
But even my mother liked both.
The two of them are comedies with a bit of romance about students working either in a restaurant (Working!!) or as manga assistants (Gekkan shoujo). The best part of both of them is their characters and the relationships between them.
If you liked Working!!'s sense of humour, you'll probably like Gekkan shoujo and vice versa.
Different plots and characters but these anime have a really sweet heroine who tries her best in everything she does to show her feelings and the best friend of the hero which is a very good-looking popular guy but with a soft side. Comedy is always present and the romance in which there are always misunderstandings mostly because the hero is very dense. If you enjoy one you will probably enjoy the other.
COMEDY SHOUJO: The main protagonists are oblivious dense males with a goofy side to them and basically a girl involved is secretly crushing on them. Both animes have the same feel of humour with each unique characters that can easily be distinguished from the rest.
Laughed my ass off while watching both.
Both animes are comedies that have a dense male protagonist. Both are also unique and are able to get one hooked on the first episode.
While Ore Monogatari does not have as many main characters and love stories to follow, it still gives off a funny light hearted vibe. Both are very enjoyable and leave a smile on your face. I would recommend both for Shounen and Shoujo watchers.
Both shows are refreshing romantic comedies, with more emphasis on comedy rather than the romance. The audience gets to see a large, likeable cast of characters along with their daily lives and relationships.
Both series are about moving into a new environment. The main protagonist from both series becomes acquainted with another character whom they have a crush on but struggles to tell their true feelings. On the other hand, that very person has a very dense personality who is hard to get close to. Nonetheless, the development attachment of both series' main character is evident as they spent more time together. There is also a decent amount of humor and diverse cast of characters of various personalities. Recommended for fans interested in slice of life comedy.
The first thing I noticed when watching Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is that it reminded me of something. First I wasn't sure what is was but I found out soon after.
It was Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou!
First of all: The setting. Both animes are set in a regular school - slice of life setting and are dealing with the single-sided love between the two main characters and have a focus on the genres comedy and little bit of romance.
Another thing these shows share is that in both animes the main character somehow tries to get closer to her/his crush by spending time with him/her.
But the most important fact they have in common is that both animes are full of weird and unique characters and every episode is just over-the-top hilarious and full of laughter. You won't regret having spent your time watching either of those. read more
-Both have a great cast of characters, touches of romance, & plenty of humor.
-Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou is a lot pervier (it's just suggestive in a really funny but not gross way) and it also paces the series out well enough to weigh the slice of life, romance, & character development equally.
So if you're looking for a romcom that's ecchi but really cute too, I recommend Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou!
-As for Gekkan Shoujo it's a great anime to unwind--they focus on humorous adventures at school & approach romance too, but don't have an intense focus on it. You learn to know and love all the characters in the process.
-Both have great art style too. read more
-Simple story but it turns out very good
-Characters aren't annoying but rather quirky/lovable/funny.
-Random shit happens
-Unique art style
-The romance in these 2 animes aren't too irritating,cringe worthy or bland but instead romance is very fluffy.
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
Both are hilarious with random odd situations. While Nozaki-kun is more inclined to be a parody of the whole Shoujo Genre (lots of elements from popular series will come up if you notice) Kaibutsu-kun revolves more within the Shoujo genre, but creates fresh comedy out of its crazy characters.
Either way both have good set of different funny characters, great fresh humour, and an ensuing romance. You'll love both of them!
The art is kinda similar too.. though Kaibutsu-kun is more pop with brighter colours.
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is the romance version of Gintama. It has the same kind of humor. While it is a Romance, it spends its entire time making fun of the Romance genra, exactly how Gintama spends all of its time make fun of Battle genera. Both are 10/10 in the humor department. ... Similarities, hmmm.. They both take place in Japan.. I think. While not having much in common plot/setting/genera wise, IF you are looking for something that is fall on the floor spray milk out your nose funny, then go watch Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. (Or vise versa.. since I didn't know this would show up on both anime's pages.) read more
1. Both are unexpected titles. You think Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a romance shoujo anime. You think Gintama is just another samurai anime. You're wrong, because everyone is just a dork.
2. Both have the same humor. They give you hope and then it all just comes crashing down.
3. Both have a plot that the original author/mangaka can't touch on frequently. In Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, the plot is the relationship between Chiyo and Nozaki, but the two can't really progress much because that would signal the end of the series. In Gintama, the main plot is Kiheitai, but the main villains barely appear (like one arc/one episode per season), because that would signal the end of the series. Instead, we get a bunch of other hilarity.
Gintama is a lot longer and needs some getting used to. The later episodes are much funnier and more polished than the earlier episodes.  read more
Are you tired of shows that offer nothing new to the table and only recycle story ideas over and over? And have you started thinking you want to make fun of these never-ending clichés? Let these two shows do the job for you.
The sources of laughter are generally the amount of hilarious parodies of clichés of the genre/demography they represent. While Gintama makes fun of overly-used shounen ideas, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun does it on the shoujo aspect. And they are done by their own colorful cast that you can't help but adore. So if you loved one of them, you'll love the other too. read more
At first glance, you see nothing in common between those two, but the comedy in both anime is HILARIOUS. Both series are set in Japan, but one in modern time and the other one in Edo (ancient Japan). Sure they have their differences like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a shoujo type of anime and Gintama is a shounen type, but Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is like Gintama (without the dirty jokes) with romance, set in modern days. At the end, they are quite similar. Honestly, they are one of the best comedy anime I've ever seen. TRY THEM!!
Both shows are school comedies where a group of students get together to work on something. The shows both have amazing unique characters that each stand out in their own way. Both shows have some romance elements. D-Frag is a bit more ridiculous, while Nozaki is more slice of life if you could still call it that. Either anime will have no trouble bringing you to tears over how hilarious they are.
Silly but typical school anime with the usual slapstick comedy which is extremely effective and makes the show worth watching. Very short show which you can finish in one go. There's subtle romance in both series which is there but that isn't the main point of the show. Also they're both shounen if that changes anything for you. Both are recommended and will make you laugh!
Although Nozaki-kun focuses on a manga artist and Binan is about magical boys, both series are full of wacky, often sarcastic humour that doesn't take itself too seriously. They both take the tropes common to the genres they parody (shoujo manga in Nozaki's case and mahou shoujo series in Binan's) and turn them upside down to create fun comedies.
- Both stories are revolving around an expressionless high school boy/girl who's clueless about romance and even common senses but are writing romance manga.
- Both are surrounded by unique casts with almost every one of them has their own pairings (they aren't harem)
- Both has romance
- Romance in Nozaki-kun isn't as serious as Sakurasou, since its strength lies at its comedy. Meanwhile Sakurasou has some romance.
2 prime examples of romcom anime done right
- an entire cast of interesting characters with comedic traits
- genuinely funny scenarios w/out use of awkward ecchi moments
- fast-paced laugh out loud jokes
- protagonist who isn't completely defined by her attraction
- the chase (not the resolution) is the central focus
although gekkan shoujo has even less actually emotional moments than lovely complex
-The main girl comes to realize they like their friend.
-The main guy is completely oblivious to her feelings.
-You will laugh very hard at times, and be sad at others.
-Many hilarious friends and occurrences happening.
-Leaves you wanting more or wanting to know what happens with their friends relationships.
Both of them have romance story that happen in their friends circle (and somewhat, they're connected each other). If you enjoy comedy in nozaki, then you will find same air in nijiiro (with more simple relationship, i think).
The Slapstick Comedy of these shows are pretty similar, both shows focus on a romance, albeit in a comedic fashion. Both shows have a variety of characters with different interests and personalities all coming together to make a group of friends.
Both shows have that light-hearted, episodic structure that involves two separate situations, both filled with delightful hijinks. The two series both have a number of characters introduced, and after establishing the primary relationships, shows all of them interacting in different dilemmas.
I would say that both anime have the same lighthearted theme that gives the viewers a sense of friendly warmth between characters. Both anime are set in a similar high school setting along with very familiar stereo types of characters. I can pair off characters from each anime who have similar personalities and interests. Both anime follow the same guide lines when producing romance between characters while also tuning the scenes into a gag. If you liked one of these anime you are bound to enjoy watching the other!
This is, in a way, similar to the story of Watashi ga Motete Dousunda because both main characters like anime and manga. Of course unlike Kae, Chiyo has a crush on the main male character and doesn't want to see him with anyone else but her, however the comedy between the two anime is similar and in my opinion Kae and Chiyo have similar reactions to different type of situation. Plus every fan wants Kae to end up with one of the boys and Chiyo to end up with Nozaki even if both girls have some issues on the way to get what we want.  read more
Both are school-centred, ridiculous and over the top comedies. Sakamoto focuses more on the one character while GSNK has a main cast, but both series have similar humour, are light hearted and entertaining.
In both Sakamoto and Gekkan Shoujo, there is an interesting, colorful supporting cast that really help provide an opportunity for the main characters to shine. This is usually elicited by the way the characters interact with each other. Furthermore, both shows use a more situational-based form of comedy - in other words, whenever they are in some situation, the characters use humor to point out how ridiculous their situation actually is.
Although GSNK has a stronger shoujo/romance feel than Nichijou, it is definitely more focused on comedy than actual romance. I wouldn't put it on the same level as Nichijou in regards to "randomness" but it has the same sort of "wtf?!" sense of humor without being crude or crass. It is a fun, somewhat simple anime. If Nichjou made you laugh, I would highly recommend GSNK.
Both are adaptations of gag 4koma manga. Nichijou had a lot of wild, unpredictable humor, and I feel Nozaki-kun does the same thing but with a focus on shoujo manga tropes. If you're an artist and liked the Nichijou episode about working on manga, this series has a lot of art-related jokes that will have you bursting with laughter. Both shows have really enjoyable, funny characters with interesting quirks!
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun happily pokes fun at the tropes and quirks of manga in a similar way to how Nichijou pokes fun at anime. Both are drop-dead hilarious, with interesting casts, and a good balance of continuous plot and random one-time jokes.
GSNK is a very popular anime right now and we all know why; because it's just too funny and has the most adorable characters ever! So if you love dorky characters and their shenanigans then Toradora! is just the right next anime for you. Toradora! has a lot more drama and romance but it will make you cry happy tears by the end of it.
Although, plot-wise they are very different. But, on the overall mood of both these anime are really similar.
- Both Funny and Romantic
- Both series is in a school settings
- Both Dense MCs
I think romance fans will love both, similar art and animation. Different genres though, shoujo romance vs shounen romance which means badass dream male MC vs the typical oblivious shounen male prototype we all know/hate.
While Saiki Kusuo is parodying Shonen tropes, Gekkan Shoujo is parodying shoujo tropes.
Both have a similar type of humour, a collection of random story in one episode, and the characters are really unique.
The comparison between characters is like this
Saiki -> Nozaki
Teruhashi -> Chiyo
Mikoshiba -> Kaidou
I highly recommended both anime since it will make you laugh out loud alone in your quite room
High school anime paroding stereotypical characters and their relationships.
What else can I say.. The type of humor, the lenght of episodes (or "sketches"), typical "highschool" situations, unrequited love... If you were falling off your chair with laughter because of one, the same will probably happen with the other.
Both shows have the same style of comedy. Both are romcoms revolving around a shoujo mangaka setting. Both have three couples as well as supporting characters. They have the same atmosphere overall - light and cutesy. The main characters are very similar, as they both get embarrassed easily and have a crush on someone.
The first time I watched Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun the feeling I got was similar to Sekaiichi Hatsukoi both center around romance and comedy with Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun more towards comedy.They also revolve around the shoujo genre with the main characters in Sekaiichi Hatsukoi working in a shoujo department while Nozaki kun from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is a shoujo author. If you enjoyed one than chances are you will enjoy the other.They will make you laugh and give you a uplifting and feel good feeling.
Adaptation of slice of life, comedy, and romance 4-koma manga. Both are about the life of a short-stature girl who secretly in love with the taller guy who's always accompanying her. Nozaki-kun is more centered in the comedy, while Acchi Kocchi has more adorable moments
I found these two similar mainly because of the several misunderstandings that occurred throughout each series; leading to multiple comedic scenarios. However, the misunderstandings are more extreme in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun as though it is a character itself, it also occurs more often compared to Handa-kun. Both series also focuses on a group of characters in a school setting throughout each series. The level of admiration shown by the Handa fan group/ followers is also similar to the way Chiyo 'admires' Nozaki.
Why do I compare these series? The answer is simple, because Kuragehime and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun have a very unique kind of humor and a light-hearted environment. The characters are really adorable, original and memorable, from main characters to side characters and the designs are very diverse as well as their personalities. Good animation, good music, good colors. I felt the same sensation of cheerfulness in both of them and they left a feel of joyfulness in me.
Both series have an unusual, hilarious cast. They're slice of life feel good comedies. They involve romance but that's not actually what the focus of the show is. Both are character driven with art and inspiration playing a huge role in the plots.
Listen, I just died laughing multiple times during both of these shows. The humor is great. Kuragehime is more about the character journey, but Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun hits the same funny bone.
This is my first time making a recommendation, and let me tell you, if you are looking for a comedy that you can rewatch and never get bored of, Barakamon and GSN exists. The main character of GSN, Nozaki Umetaro, is a high school mangaka and Barakamon's main character, Seishu Handa, is an aspiring calligrapher. These animes share a comedic story and a fair amount of supporting cast, which are also very well created. The characters of both these series have such diverse personalities and uniqueness. Both stories involve the main character creating works of art with the help of their friends. On the contrary, they do NOT /strongly/ focus on love whatsoever. So if you are looking for a lovey dovey type, or even an action, horror thing this is not for you.  read more
Binbougami ga! and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun are both hilarious and will have you gaining a six pack by the end of each episode. While Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has a romantic undertone (or overtone rather?) to the storyline, Binbougami Ga is focus on the character development of both the protagonist and the supporting character. If you like the humor in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (I mean if you don't, then why else are you watching the show?) then I would be surprised if you didn't enjoy watching Binbougami ga!.
Both are comedies with a focus on parody, and they are also hilarious. Binbougami focuses more on supernatural stuff, while Nozaki-kun is about shoujo manga. Also, Binbougami has a lot more reference-based humour, whereas Nozaki-kun parodies classic anime and manga tropes.
If you thought either of these two anime were funny, you'll probably enjoy the other just as much.
Two really great parody series, both keenly aware of the standard genre tropes and makes good use of humorous reactions.
Gekkan Shoujo, as its name suggests, parodies shoujo romance, One Punch Man is a parody of over-powered superheroes. The other key difference is that in Gekkan Shoujo most of the cast plays some role in deconstructing shoujo tropes and mocking overused scenarios; whereas in OPM, the main character is the only one who actively does anything to defy viewer expectations.
These felt really similar in the type of comedy used and the laughs that it brought with it. While it involved a different setting, style, and background, both of these are among my favourite comedic anime.
Hataraku Maou-sama is similar to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, because both animes share witty humor, odd characters, bizarre scenarios, and the main characters being a total dunce. Definitely recommend this anime, you'll laugh your butt off!
Both series follows a mangaka and the art of making manga. However, this one is more of a comedy, rather than a realistic depiction. The characters are unique and enjoyable. There is some romance, for those of you that liked the romance in Bakuman.
There is a strong emphasis on the creative process -- how manga/light-novels are inspired by the people around the author, and whether the authors actually understand the nature of the relationships they write about.
Of course, there's also romance, confusion, strange people doing strange things, etc. In these areas the anime go in very different directions, but that's fine.
Both anime have a very similar humor and general feel to them. They are both romance anime with a strong emphasis on humor. They both have characters who are, or want to be shoujo mangakas. The characters are quite different in Love Stage and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun but both anime have very good characters that go really well together, and both anime have a central couple with a variety of secondary characters. Both are very good anime and if you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
-both are about a bunch of people and their daily lives
-humour is similar, too
-both are tagged as romance anime, but romance is there for the sake of comedy
-both interest lovers of the main characters are kuudere
-all characters are unique and funny
Both high-school based, and both involve a LOT of misunderstandings, misinterpretations and completely oblivious characters. There are also a lot of unexpected reactions and events which become hilarious, along with strong romantic ambition. Both really good and light-hearted shows.
Both have the main character work on manga ✓
Both have a girl crushing on a guy who is considered cool (or think they are) ✓
Both have a girl who is considered cute by the viewers ✓
Both are shoujo, romance, and comedy genre ✓
Both are adorable anime that everyone should watch at some point <3 ✓
And both have that one character that you want to kill because they are either trying to sink their own ship or are trying to sink someone else's ship ✓
Both have one or 3 prince like characters ✓
What is different:
Ore-sama focuses more on romance while Monthly girls focuses on comedy and manga.
Ore-sama has a weird animation but cute art style while Monthly girls may have a more soothing art style to the viewers...
OTHER THEN THAT...
WATCH IT! You won't regret it! read more
The only thing that can be said about these two shows? Expectations.
We all have them, and this is especially true for stereotypes. We generally expect tsunderes to be cute female characters the same way we expect theme parks to be happy, family-friendly fun. In both of these cases, we get our expectation.....and a little more than we bargained for.
the humor both anime provide are very similar as well the as the school setting they are both in. gekkan shoujo nozaki kun does not have the familial relationship that ani ni tsukeru has, but the friendships that are in both give off the same vibe as well as lead to hilarious scenarios that are created because of those relationships (both their sibling relationship and friendships).
When looking at their genres alone, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Space Dandy couldn't be more different. However, if you like anime without a solid plot and with gut-busting comedy, you'll enjoy both of these titles!
- The female protagonists are in love with the male protagonists.
- The shows both exhibit a light-hearted, romantic setting with some comedic aspects.
- There's nothing too dramatic or dark in either of these shows. Everyone's cute. Everyone's nice.
- Momokuri focuses more on the romance as opposed to Gekkan Shojo, which focuses more on comedy.
- The female protagonist in Momokuri has a more unusual outlook of love and affection.
Both are odd n wacko with atypical characters. Both are character driven - they are well pulled out and the focus of all circumstances, humour or otherwise. Gekkan is multi-character, while Watamote is focused on one female.
In a sense, either of the shows are about facing reality.. especially of people's personalities. While Nozaki-kun is centred on a manga artist and his classmate who, for his character models decide to go observe certain personalities, where ideals and presumptions about character types are shattered (in hilarious ways), Watamote deals with the main character facing the realities in facing people and her own presumptions and things she reads about in popular magazines is shattered by what she faces.
Watamote has a strong base, it deals with a more complex and problematic issue of utterly shy school kids trying to break out of their safe zones, and yet deals with it in the most humourous way possible. As you laugh, your heart reaches out, at the same time putting you in an awkward position. One also comes to understand that things take time, but you need to try several times in several ways.
Gekkan is more out loud fun wacko parody humour. It's more shoujo, while at the same time it pokes amazing fun at the genre itself.  read more
I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this yet, but Love Lab and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun fit together like two peas in a pod. They both rely on parodying shoujo tropes to--successfully--make audiences cry with laughter. I guess the main differences is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun features more the interactions between the male and female characters while Love Lab is more focused on the the sisterhood formed between girls who are just trying to get guys' attentions.
If you liked one give the other a try. Seriously, you (most likely) won't regret it.
Comedy shows with similar humour, with the strengths of the show being its diverse, hilarious and idiotic cast. While the plot have their differences, where one is set in an office work place, while another is of high schoolers who work on a manga together, they are both motivated by mild hints of romance (that focuses more on humour than drama).
Both are adapted from 4-koma comedy manga, and focuses on the daily lives of the characters as they encounter hilarious day-to-day problems. If you love the humour of one show, then you will definitely love the other and both will leave you laughing non-stop!  read more
Both of these series make fun of their respective genres and put more of an emphasis on comedy and slice of life themes, than the shoujo or ecchi themes that are there in other similar shows. Both are a lot of fun and worth a laugh with pretty original casts of characters.
Both are light hearted funny shows with likable characters. I'd say comedy is better in Nozaki-kun. Both have two main characters, a mail and female, and have side characters that stand out and are pretty amusing to watch.
They're also animated by the same stuidio.
Both are set in High-school.
Both are really funny and light hearted anime
Their is no main story in both, just a bunch of High-school friends doing hilarious random stuff.
Both are Comedy, School, Shonen anime with a little Romance....
While Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is about high school students and producing manga rather than anime, these two shows have a very similar feel. They are both intrinsically about people trying to work together to create something artful and meaningful. While each show's protagonists go about this in different ways, there is a real similarity in how dealing with others becomes a central point in the plot. There are many parallels between the two and both shows treat their characters with respect and develop well-rounded individuals who are multidimensional and hold the audience's interest - not merely for plot development but because they are engaging and realistic, and honestly seem like they would be cool people to be friends with.
Both Gekken Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Shirobako were produced by Sentai. This is just another similarity but I think also notes and interesting trend of self-reflexive narratives coming out of the anime industry recently, which has been largely shrouded in mystery to much of the world, if not simply ignored. It's hard to say whether these shows glorify the anime industry (but I'm sure they do), or portray it realistically (I'm sure they don't), but this sort of bid for respect is very interesting and is producing a lot of deeply creative work. read more
If you want a nice school comedy, with some flavor of romance, these 2 are very similar in that sense. They differ, though, in that while in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun the relationships are all 1x1 and develop quite slowly, Haganai configures a Harem in which the girls all fight a cold war to win the main protagonist.
Both are romcom that's full of trainwrecks and weirdos.
Some point the plot will be an one-sided romance then immediately ignored/destroyed by the other side.
In Gekkan Shoujo the one in love is Chiyo while Yamada is the one in this anime.
Light hearted tracks(slow tempo,not bassy) are used in both anime.
Ah, certainly we adore stories and comedies that make fun of it's own genre and because they do, they shine even more. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun primarily focuses on the hilarious events of Nozaki trying to find inspiration for his manga whereas in Lucky Star, we just adore Konata's kawaii appearance mismatched with her love for anime/manga/games that extend to areas she should not be playing. All in all, the comedy in both series will have you laughing if not all the time, but at least once in each episode. The entire cast for both anime will also grow on you making you want for more comedic interactions.  read more
Both of these anime are funny and romantic...
Well, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is much more hilarious, and Kamisama Hajimemasjita is much more romantic, but I think someone is going to have the same fun watching both of these!!!
The two sets of main characters are very similar.
Chiaki is comparable to Nozaki in how they are very stern individuals only focused on one thing. For Chiaki it's music and Nozaki it's his shoujo manga.
Nodame is comparable to Sakura in that they have very up-beat personalities and that they share an unrequited love for a guy who is either oblivious to their feelings or is too busy to care. Though it's tough to compare Sakura to Nodame because there is no one character that comes anywhere close to being anywhere as unique as Noda Megumi.
Nevertheless, these are both great anime for a lot of different reasons and are totally worth your time! read more