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Himouto! Umaru-chan

Alternative Titles

English: Himouto! Umaru-chan
Synonyms: My Two-Faced Little Sister
Japanese: 干物妹!うまるちゃん


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.361 (scored by 169,111 users)
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Ranked: #22262
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Popularity: #249
Members: 313,092
Favorites: 3,063


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 dan_729
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
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
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
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
Same enjoyable experience They're both comedy Both have a super cute character Both have otaku characters Also... Even openings have same experience  
report Recommended by abramz
- 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 NiklasNya
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
-Both are funny -Both has lots of friend together -Both main are small people  
report Recommended by AnimeFreak2255
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
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 Hodor98
Similarities -Both involve with lazy characters -Both have pretty decent comedy  
report Recommended by Kalluhi
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 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
- 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 NiklasNya
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 Kcitkat
They both are very relaxing, and you don't have to be stressed about the characters and the plots setting. 
report Recommended by AkiumiNinaDesu
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
Has good characters and the plot focuses mainly on only one place. 
report Recommended by PedoroSonsuro
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 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 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
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 
report Recommended by misspie
Both were fun to watch and had chibi girls in them. 
report Recommended by Merry_Widow
-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
-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 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 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
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
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
People turning to chibis in Fun Mode. Yes! With full comical situations.  
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
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
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 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
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  read more 
report Recommended by Roguedere
- 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
Both slice of life, have school setting time to time, and fun to watch 
report Recommended by HailOut7
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
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 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