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.
Both Gabriel DropOut and Himouto involve girls that have an outside, perfect(?) persona, but in reality they act very differently at home. Also, the drawing style is similar, but not the same (the same studio produced them).
These two anime follow the hilarious events that ensue.
Identical! But Gabriel Dropout have twice the troll IMO lmao. In term of artwork, it is identical as well, character design, environment all aspects reminds me of Umaru. And so to say, if you like the troll, comedy of Himouto Umaru chan...you will be very happy to watch Gabriel Dropout as well. Btw, reminds me that the main character is a same NEET Blondie girl.
If you like light comedy about a lazy person who wants to do nothing but have fun, play games, watch anime and whatever else a typical Japanese geek does and if you, just like me, didn't get enough of Umaru's shenanigans, waiting for the next season, worry not, Gabriel and her friends can make your day better in a blink of an eye.
Say hello to Umaru-chan's lesser little angel looalike, Gab-chan!!
Seriously, these two are similar in so many ways. Lazy, game addicted, natural genius, a shut in and they even look alike!
Gabriel dropout may not be as popular and interesting as Himouto but the actual story itself is quite enjoyable. You get to watch as the 4 characters live their daily lives, goofing around, pranking, and just trying to live out their lives as humans. The characters are likeable, the story is funny, and the music is lovable. If you like Himouto style comedy, gabriel dropout shouldn't be far behind in your preference. Give it a try! :) read more
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.
Both feature main female leads who love gaming and anime. Both characters also act completely different in school and public compared to their behavior at home. Also they both have fairly rough sibling relationships (though for different reasons).
Both are comedy and slice of life centered on the main character's curious behavior in public/at home, although Umaru-Chan is more light hearted and cheerful and Watamote is somewhat dark humor. Both enjoyable!
Both are slice of life anime about girl-otaku protagonists with brothers that don't want to put up with their bullshit. Both characters are very relatable that it is almost creepy. There are a few differences though. Umaru is usually always cheerful, cute, is good at school, very popular, etc. Tomoko though is basically depressed, not cute, not good at school, not popular, etc. They are basically similar only in the sense that they share an appreciation for being a lazy fucking bumb that likes games, anime, and manga. Both have alter-egos when in public too!
These shows are connected buy just how opposite they are. The protagonist of Himouto is a girl who doesn't really care about popularity, despite being the most popular, and she is seemingly flawless, not to mention the fact that everything goes her way. While Tomoko is a girl who cares about being popular, despite not being it, she is basically nothing but flaws, and not to mention that nothing goes her way.
This series is very alike, thinking about the fact that the protagonists both are otakus, shut-ins, love games and anime, have a best friend with huge boobs (sorry I just had to say it), live with an older brother, Short stories with no plot,Little to no charcter development but I have to warn you, The protagonist of Himouto! Umaru-chan is actually the exact opposite of Tomoko. Umaru is the cliche protgonist who is always charismatic, attractive and lucky. Umaru looks like a model, has so many friends,admired anywhere she goes (both her looks and personality), confident, sociable (when not being lazy) with perfect grades no matter how little she tries. Long story short, I recommend this series for those who would've liked watamote if tomoko (and her story) were more cheerful and who cannot relate to watamote because they have more or less of a social life. read more
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!
Both female protagonists are popular, beautiful, and charming high school girls. But are actually closet otakus, devoting their lifestyle to it. Both have tsundere tendencies towards their older brother, while at the same time bonding over activities such a video games. Both also have diverse groups of friends who have to struggle maintaining their home and school life with.
Basically about a perfect imouto on the outside but is in reality a shut-in. It follows the daily lives of them trying to hide their identity. OreImo however does have a side plot, with a much wider cast. Both of them has a storyline and connection, yes, even Umaru-chan has it. Also the imoutos are annoying in both series. Finally, there's a sub genre of romance although again, in OreImo it completely takes over.
OreImo has better storyline but Umaru-Chan has better comedy and SoL elements.
If you are sister-con, you will enjoy Oreimo and Umaru-chan, as both series have a younger sister and an elder brother as main characters.
Kirino and Umaru, the heroines of two series, are both perfect top students at school but actually otakus at home, while only their brothers, Kyosuke and Taihei, know their true sides. If you are an otaku like Kirino and Umaru, you may have the same feeling as them and enjoy the comedies about their daily life with their friends.
The anime are both slice of life comedies focused around the relationship between the main character and his younger sister. Both of the sisters act like perfect girls at school but are secretly otakus at home. OreImo is more plot heavy and has romance in it while Umaru-chan is mostly slice of life. If you like lighthearted comedies and anime focusing on little sisters you'll probably like both of them.
Both have to do with an older brother taking care of a younger one, just one doesn't have sibling romance.
Umaru is a bit more animated in terms of expressions of the characters. Storylines are not very similar at all, but if you like sibling anime, then you'll probably like this one.
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.
Both have a main female MC whose a complete and adorable otaku.
Plenty of awesome references from anime to games for the audience to enjoy.
Both of the female MC's are very lovable.
Umaru hides her otaku habits while Konata openly talks about them to her friends.
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.
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
- Both main characters are girls with odd interests.
- Both main characters are usually present in a ridiculous chibi form while other characters appear normal.
- Oddly, no one really brings attention to the fact that they are chibi either.
- Both series are 24 min. episodes with about 12-13 epsodes each.
- Both are slice of life comedies.
- Main chibi of Himouto is loud & goofy, while main chibi of Kokkuri-san is deadpan.
If you enjoy seeing cute chibi characters in normal situations with normal people then you should enjoy both~
They are rather similar in more ways than one.
First of all, Umaru and Kohina are very much alike in that they are chibi in the majority of their shows. Umaru shrinks into her chibi version when she gets home and basically wants to laze around all day and watch anime. Kohina is chibi when she is showing indifference and no emotions whatsoever (like a "doll"). They both love food. (Umaru loves snacks, Kohina has a obsession for cup noodles)
Another aspect is Umaru's brother and Kokkuri-San. They both care for their little sister/?haunting victim?, and often do things for them. Buying food, cleaning, daily household chores.
They are both Slice of Life.
Their contrast is that, with Umaru, it's more or less a slice of life anime, and no doubt is exceptional, in my opinion, while Gugure! Kokkuri-San has more things that are supernatural/fantasy based.
I enjoyed both of them quite a bit, and love Umaru and Kohina to death! >o<)/
Both are slice of life, comedy and school animes that focuses on the female main character. And both female characters are completely different when they're in school and when they're home, they play the perfect student in the school while actually they're selfish and lazy at home.
However, Himouto! Umaru-chan has little to no romance and drama, while Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is focused on a romance relationship and gets really dramatic eventually.
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.
Actually,Poputepipikku doesn't have any similar anime, it's the God of anime, but they both share references to other animes,music, manga, videogames, etc. And, in fact, both are really funny, you will laugh with them
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.
Who doesn't love these cute moments? Himouto! Umaru-chan and Acchi Kocchi both have these comedic, light-hearted and fluffy moments. Even the main characters are cute and unique. They really have their own personality and identity. It's a definite cure after a stressed day! Acchi Kocchi leans more on the fluffy romance while Himouto! Umaru-chan is more on family/friends kind of fluffiness. I swear, you can't get enough of the fluffiness + the comedy!
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.
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.
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.
Both have a very cute and simple story with adorable main characters with a very bubbly personality.
There both very enjoyable and relaxed and require very little attention.
Honestly if like Hanamaru Youchien i personally think you'll like Himouto Umaru-chan
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.