Himouto! Umaru-chan

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Synonyms: My Two-Faced Little Sister
Japanese: 干物妹!うまるちゃん
English: Himouto! Umaru-chan
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2015 to Sep 24, 2015
Premiered: Summer 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:14 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 384509384,509 users)
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Ranked: #37662
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Popularity: #291
Members: 694,078
Favorites: 4,524

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It gives you the same feeling watching it, the soundtracks, the characters, the artwork.. they are so identical while having completely different story. But IMO Gabriel is way better than Himouto because Himouto doesn't have a plot, you will never feel as engaged as watching Gabriel, you watch it just for fun. 
report Recommended by dan729
If you found Watamote to be too cringey and just wanted the laughs derived from a good-for-nothing sister pissing off her brother by being a lazy otaku, then look no more: Himouto is the cute-chibi spazzy answer to Watamote's black comedy despair.  
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
The main heroines of both series are appalling otakus (the target audience) cleverly disguised as little girls, and the humour is based mostly on anime & video games references. If you liked Lucky Star you'll going to love Himouto, as it's story does not revolve around mundane events like eating chocolate coronets and sometimes even manages to be funny in a way thai is not related to references and overused tropes.  
report Recommended by J_418
Both series has a Brother and sister setting. Both main heroine are Prodigy of their school (Doma Umaru and Kousaka Kirino) but inside they are actually an Otaku, and the only person who knows is their brother (Doma Taihei and Kousaka Kyousuke). I don't really like Kirino's personality toward his brother, but its a great series which I can compare to Himouto! Umaru-chan. Recommended for Comedy fans! 
report Recommended by Chento
-Both are comedies, though Eromanga has some implied romance -Umaru and Sagiri are both similar in personality, hobbies (both are otaku) and attitude (especially when it comes to the older brother) 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both of them have extremely nonsensical plot with crazy characters with special abilities that ruin another characters life attempt to live peacefully. They both have a great theme of family and togetherness, and share a similar style of humor and storytelling.  
report Recommended by magicshadow818
Has good characters and the plot focuses mainly on only one place. 
report Recommended by PedoroSns
1. Very annoying girl annoys a guy. 2. Gag comedies. 3. Slice-of-life. 4. "Cute" 5. The male character is disgruntled and socially awkward. 
report Recommended by RebelPanda
Both have conceited main character's who are completely different people at home and inside school. At home they have their selfish side while at school they are Mrs. Popularity. 
report Recommended by something11
The first thing I noticed was that Himuouti! Umaru-chan and Gugure! Kokkuri san is that have a similar title, but that's obviously not the reason I recommend watching them - They're both light hearted comedies, so don't expect any serious drama or depressing scenes in either of them - The female protagonists have a chibi like form - The male protagonists are responsible for taking care of the female protagonist - The female protagonists are a bit extraordinary when it comes to their ways of living 
report Recommended by Sylvettia
Both are fun comedies with rather unique characters. Each episode is structured like multiple misadventures following humorous events. If you enjoyed the randomness of daily life of Ika Musume, you'll like the adorably cute Umaru-chan. 
report Recommended by yobibear
The main character from both of them have interesting relationships with their siblings and a girl who knows how to use a sword. while having different intensities of romance, they are still equally comedic in my opinion 
report Recommended by jayden_tan
- chibi girl(s) doing some random things - filled with references to j-franchises (PTE - Pokémon, Totoro, ... and Umaru - One Piece, Hatsune Miku, ...) - could be seen as funny and comedic 
report Recommended by Sayaznk
Both are slices of life containing the daily life of lazy and hard-working siblings and have a moment of heart-warming sibling love. 
report Recommended by Mr-Just
Both have the mc be able to switch between two forms. 
report Recommended by Corgoo
Both are guilty pleasures, hilarious and relateable 
report Recommended by Sleepy_Hallow
They're both similar due to both of them being in the "comedy" genre. Both are mainly about a group of friends hanging around with each other, except Himouto! Umaru-chan, the main character is more into games, anime and manga while in Acchi Kocchi, the main character is more focus on romance.  
report Recommended by Pink_Bean
Both mc's are normal... until they drink/get home. In Osake, the mc gets extremely drunk when having even a bit of alcohol and doesn't want anyone to know. In Umaru-chan, the mc becomes a complete 100% otaku when she takes a step indoors and relies on her brother to do everything for her. 
report Recommended by Hodor96
Both titles include light hearted comedic leads that well embody the annoying younger sister (Umaru and Naru) and responsible older brother (Taihei and Seishuu) archetype to put up with their constant harassment. 
report Recommended by bitchoujosama
Himouto! Umaru-chan and Yuru Yuri showcases their strong points with the large serving of 'genki girl'; as Umaru-chan and Toshinou Kyouko does have their 'genki' similarities on being otakus, filled with events that fills each episode with silly nonsense, comedy and antics. If you're a fan of otaku-ness and daily dose of CGDCT moeness, these two shows are for you. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
The 800-year old caring demi-god fox Senko with her shining soft fur maybe nothing like the 16-year old Umaru who is a lazy little troublemaker in her hamster-hoodie in terms of personality, but she sure shares a similar charm. Both Umaru and Senko are orange epitomes of cuteness, and if you liked one, you will certainly like the other! The main scene in both the anime is the typical suburban metropolitan household and both shows find warmth and humor in the most mundane of the quotidian happenings. In addition, the other main character Nakano is very much a workaholic like Taihei, the only difference being  read more 
report Recommended by KoltBraxler
The main characters are lazy and crazy when they're chibi, but nice when they're normal. While it's only used as a style in Sora no Otoshimono, in Himouto Umaru-chan the MC really turns into a chibi. 
report Recommended by Rad_Scientist
Umaru-chan also focuses on a duo of characters who spend time with one another. If you enjoyed the "slice of life" moments of Mob Psycho 100 between Mob and Reigen, you will probably be a fan of the slice of life show about Umaru and her brother trying to get along. The wholesomeness and chemistry between characters is something I feel both shows highlight. A common theme is family and learning to understand each other. Lastly, both have comedy. 
report Recommended by TrueReset
Both animes are about beautiful girls who hide the fact that they are fans of anime. Haruka and Umaru are very similar when they are at school.  
report Recommended by animedude1287
Both have small and cute protagonists. Both are a little something cute to watch when you feel like it. They aren't too similar but they are both still cute slice of life anime I'd recommend for people of the other series. <3 
report Recommended by NamelessWeeb
They both are very relaxing, and you don't have to be stressed about the characters and the plots setting. 
report Recommended by AkiumiNinaDesu
At the end of a hard day's work, despite their good reputation, both heroines turn out to be lazy blobs and rely on someone else to care for them at home. 
report Recommended by PlzAllow
Both Umaru and Misha have no life (they want to play games and stay home all day), they're also similar to eachother appearance wise. 
report Recommended by A-leena-san
People turning to chibis in Fun Mode. Yes! With full comical situations.  
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
Both of these anime are really cute and funny 
report Recommended by Not_Muffin
Another feel-good slice-of-life anime that shows (relatively) positive representations teenage girls 
report Recommended by joeydean
Both involve a girl who is addicted to the internet and has multiple personalities. 
report Recommended by Petebro113
Experience the life of an otaku up close! Both are comedy series and contain some parody's about anime and manga. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
- similar art style - similar mc child girl - similar mc man (oni-chan and Tsuchi) - mc child girls are annoying for mc men - cute characters - similar other characters 
report Recommended by Floodlight
sol comedy in which a goofy strawberry blonde girl pesters a grumpy black-haired boy. aho girl's jokes are dirtier and less referential, but it's structurally similar and tonally identical to umaru overall. each have side characters that fit into the obsessive stalker/yandere archetype (fuuki and kirie) and mild mannered best friend archetype (sayaka and ebina). aho-girl lacks the variation in conflict that umaru's dual persona provides, but if you like this particular style of overexaggerated humor, both will scratch that itch. 
report Recommended by Moonlava
both are a colorful comedy anime with a female otaku as the main lead, both said female otakus jus so happens to be super pretty and popular with guys, they even both have a brother they don't get along with, it's also worth mentioning that both characters has a fat and "ugly" version of themself, even if for umaru chan it's just when she's at home 
report Recommended by May_chan567
If you want to be distracted by watching a healthy, fun and short comedy I recommend these 2 animes.If you like me are an otaku or gamer you will see yourself in this anime. Enjoy.  
report Recommended by Yuno_GasaiUwU
I know they’re not similar. But what’s similar between Umaru-Chan and My senpai is Annoying is the artstyle. Nothing much to say honestly. 
report Recommended by kids11111009
both are fun anime with amazing animation to watch when you're just bored and want something to watch, they're consisted with comedy and cuteness, if you're into cute stuff and humour, these are for you ;D 
report Recommended by Rulz4ever
both highschool students who have a big secret to hide, and basically the whole plot is them hiding that secret. 
report Recommended by Corosite_
They have similar-ish art styles and are both very adorable. Umaru-chan focuses more on family than friendship but they do both have very good friendship themes. The same length, and cute intro and ending themes. Humor in both as well, although more so in Umaru-chan. Both very lighthearted overall. 
report Recommended by King_Julian_
both have very annoying yet lovable main protagonist's and a very colorlful and cheerful artstyle. both have some Ok cute girls that seem to be part of the meat in the show since the plot can be a bit boring at times.  
report Recommended by VanVeleca
Both are cute and funny about girls that are lazy and love playing video games. When I first watched Edomae Elf, Elda really reminded me of Umaru. 
report Recommended by DarkYuzuko
Both are really good comedy. Both are totally fun to watch. Both have a ridiculous premise and both have a good cast of fun characters 
report Recommended by Suzu-kun22
Similarities -Both involve with lazy characters -Both have pretty decent comedy  
report Recommended by Kalluhi
Slice-of-Life anime which share very similar types of artstyles, otaku humor and references are prevalent in both. The focus of workplace humor and relationships is also in Umaru-chan during the scenes which focus on Taihei.  
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Both slice of life, have school setting time to time, and fun to watch 
report Recommended by HailOut7
- They are both comedies - They both have a myriad of otaku references - They both have flawed characters - Both main protagonists are seen as "perfect" from an average perspective, and there's a lot more to them than meets the eye  
report Recommended by crispyn64
They both have the same feel. Cute girls doing horrible yet adorable things. They're both super funny. Umaru-chan focuses more on a group of characters while Oyasumi is more about the main character with a supporting cast.  
report Recommended by RAWRfizzz
-Both of the main characters (Umaru/Panda) have similarity on hobby/traits such as lazing around, eating a most favorite food and especially appearance of cuteness! 
report Recommended by Tuscavoir
not entirely similar but what gives, there's imouto but different then any other imouto...what makes her different..watch Himouto! Umaru-chan to find out.. 
report Recommended by HarunoAarex
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. 
report Recommended by Yuki_Ookami
Both are about a blonde popular school girl that is a secret otaku And both have complicated relationships with the characters (for example Kirie doesn't know that umaru in cape is the same umaru as umaru without cape. And in gamers keita doesn't know that chiaki is Mono.  
report Recommended by moonyuno
Both Slice of Life and involve older siblings who work to take care of their younger siblings, although Himouto! Umaru-chan is way more on the comedy side, they both still share the same kind of relaxing feeling you get while watching them and also the same loving relationship between siblings. 
report Recommended by momosemomo
Both are comedy-based slice of life shows that repeatedly play off of social plights and abnormalities in a lighthearted way. While Umaru-chan focuses on making references and being relatable, Mitsudomoe revolves around social dynamics and innuendos. Both will make you laugh! 
report Recommended by Micsupreeme
- some hard-working man gets annoyed by some anime/manga-loving kid - man doesn't hate the annoying kid, because of his very friendly attitude - while Himouto! Umaru-chan is a comedy-focussed slice of life, Inuyashiki is a gory action-sci-fi anime 
report Recommended by Sayaznk
Both have similar tones, both MC's are lazy, useless otakus. Both are also delusional and blame all their problems on something else. Both also have creepy friends that are only in it for their bodies. 
report Recommended by DancingTheBa
Both have school themes Both about otaku Both have cute girls Both have (basically) no plot (except for the last 3 episodes of denpa kyoushi) 
report Recommended by aidchade
Both were fun to watch and had chibi girls in them. 
report Recommended by Merry_Widow
I personally started watching Kotaro on Netflix and I immediately thought of Umaru-chan, a series I love very much! It is similar in the way it mixes light hearted humour with the main character being a small/chibi cute character but different as Kotaro seems to be more deep with emotions, also had me tearing up and crying at some parts. Anyways I've only just started Kotaro and I can already tell it will be one of my favourites so I suggest either anime, if you like one you'll probably like the other.  
report Recommended by HardeepSean
Both are slow-paced, slice of life with adorable, warm characters. Himouto! Umaru-chan is more of a comedy than flying witch. Both involves the theme of growing up and has a good sibling relationships. 
report Recommended by amaliachan