- Group of characters who arrives from another world and tries to addapt to life here.
- Both have the same amount of Comedy/Slice of life and a good equilibrium in both.
- Similar random situations on their everyday life
- Both involves fantasy and real world character.
If you enjoyed GabDro, you probably enjoy cute girls, yuribait and pinches of fantasy here and there. Maid Dragon is similar in those ways but has a bit more story than GabDro.
They ARE both focused on slice of life, though. So if that's your thing... Have fun, I guess?
Both are slice of life animes featuring characters from other worlds with a very similar feel to it. The main cast is predominantly female in both series, the art style is similar as well. If you liked Dragon Maid, you'll like Gabriel DropOut and vice versa.
Episodic narrative following cute characters doing cute things, with a slight fantasy twist to dynamics. One features cynical angels and demons with limited understanding of human social structure, the other cynical dragons with limited understanding of human social structure.
Both good-looking slice-of-life shows that are above average and actually funny in addition to being cute. Kobayashi deals with some adult themes and there are actually emotional points in the show, while DropOut always stays carefree. Kobayashi is heartwarming while DropOut features socially-unacceptable behaviour that would only be funny in an anime (I mention this because sometimes I am not in the mood for the latter)
While both are rather different content-wise -- Kobayashi is CGDCT where as Maou-Sama is mostly a comedy slice of life with some action and drama mixed in, both are what I like to call "reverse isekai," wherein people from a fantasy world enter our world rather than the other way around.
The thing mostly in common between the two is in that sense, and in that there tends to be a lot of humor derived from the difference in common sense between the two worlds and the characters from the fantasy world adjusting/reacting to life on Earth.
If you've watched Maou-Sama and liked that type of humor and would like more of it, Kobayashi is a good watch if you don't mind CGDCT, and if you liked Kobayashi's humor and perhaps want something a little more serious/not cutesy then Maou-Sama, likewise. read more
Both follow the premise normal meets supernatural. Tohru is similar to the MC in that sense he was banished from his world and needed somewhere to reside. Only big difference is that Hataraku has some action mixed in.
What can I say? Both are slice of life/comedy animes. The joy of watching the characters interact with each other and how they go about their daily life despite paranormal adventures is the best part. The only downside is how short the shows are and how you have to switch to the manga/LN!
The Devil is a Part-Timer (Hataraku Maou-sama!) is basically the same story as Koabayashi-san except the "otherworldly" characters are demons and heroes instead of good and evil dragons. Both are equally heartwarming slice-of-life comedies starring realistic characters who work day jobs.
Both involve characters that are from a different world trying to adapt to the human world. They even 'bring' some of their friends from their own world into the human world. Both even have the characters working as well. Kobayashi has more females then males though, but do have comedy that's very enjoyable.
Both have characters in a fantasy world adapting to the real world living semi-normal lives. Both the demons in Hataraku Maou-sama and the dragons in Kobayashi's have a superiority complex over the humans on occasion making for some good gags. Characters in both shows are pretty fun too. Hataraku Maou-sama isn't as ecchi as Kobayashi's either. Anyone who likes these backwards isekai shows or likes the idea of a demon lord working at a knockoff McDonalds should definitely check this one out.
Both of these anime are more comedy driven that revolve around a ridiculous opening pretense that turns into a rather bizarre comedy/slice of life. Both shows focus on beings from another realm being put into our world and not really understanding anything. Both series are also only a season (12 or so eps long a piece) so they are both easily watched over a weekend.
Nichijou and Kobayashi are both shows that give you a similar vibe in comedy. Nichijou is comedy focused where Kobayashi has some fantasy and more serious moments as well. Both shows are lighthearted and give you the same feeling and are animated by Kyoto Animation. If you have seen one or the other I would highly recommend the other to you. You'll be in for a very comedic and character driven story.
Nichijou is an anime about people who may or may not be extraordinary, and their lives which may or may not contain extraordinary things. Maidragon is a bit more extreme, where it's about an ordinary person who crosses with extraordinary beings that ultimately change her life in extraordinary ways. Still, the laid-back and comedic tone of Maidragon makes it feel like a spin-off of Nichijou more than anything. Both series highlight the everyday lives of their characters, and often have extreme and intense moments despite being about ordinary things. These moments are perhaps most notable for their incredible level of animation from the studio Kyoto Animation.
In other words, Nichijou is like a more spastic and random version of Maidragon with more characters and themes, while Maidragon is like a more dramatic and fleshed-out version of Nichijou, but with fewer characters and themes. read more
If your main reason for watching one of these was that certain characters are adorable, you probably won't be disappointed by the other. Comparable comedy as well, although Nichijou is far more random.
Referring the hilarious and stupidity of this anime.. could literally fall you to the ground...
and react how you act not so normal after seeing this stuff..
And even has the same choreography & downgrade low budget animation of KyoAni
Living in a daily lives everyday twice means... More trouble it gets :D!!
Tetsuo and Kobayashi lead ordinary lives until their chance encounter with supernatural beings thrust them into exciting situations filled with many laughter, adorable moments, and heartwarming scenes. While Demi-chan focuses on Tetsuo and his desire to learn more about the monster girls, Dragon Maid chronicles the life of the dragons as they attempt to understand Kobayashi and humanity itself. Although Demi-chan and Dragon Maid are lighthearted series, their powerful message about society leave something to think about.
- They both have monster girls trying to fit into society and live among humans- although in Dragon Maid, the girls are dragons rather than complete monsters
- Both series are absolutely adorable and lighthearted
- Both touch on the subject of humans discriminating against those different than them (the different ones being the monster/dragon girls)
- Scarce fanservice, but it's still there
- So. Freaking. Adorable.
They have a lot of similarities and have a similar feel, so if you liked Demi-chan, you're sure to like Dragon Maid as well- and vice versa.
The story lines are related, normal people living with limited amount of "different" people, dragon maid encompasses dragons, but Demi-chan is dullahans, vampires, but more plot based then violent
I love(d) both animes
- Both have supernatural beings in their main cast (dragons and espers) facing down to earth everyday life
- Both deals with life lessons and the notion of family and founding a household
- Both have great scenes of comedy as long as very touching moments
"You don't need to have blood relation with someone to be a family" is the theme both the shows run on. And if you liked the way 'Miss Kobayashi's dragon maid' presented it, you'll probably like Hinamatsuri too. Also as a bonus, the comedy is crazy good.
Just like kobayashi, hinamatsuri is a crazy combination of slice of life and supernatural, focusing on cute girls, funny and emotional moments. Especially if you love kanna, i think it's a great anime for you because of Hina.
- MC is some coding guy working tiredly
- Some supernatural girl transported to MC's home and take care of MC
- Maid Dragon has more comedy and is more charming, while Senko-san is comfier.
- Both main characters leading ordinary work lives until they encounter supernatural beings at home (Kobayashi being dragons and foxes for Senko)
- Slice of life style taking care of main character as well as having to adjust living together
- Wholesome, comedic with hints of romance
Some differences are that Dragon Maid is more plot-oriented and fulfilling story whilst Senko is comfy fluff as well as main characters being a guy and woman.
Both shows have very colorful characters, they have very cute characters and has a lot to do with someone being a maid to another person who works at a boring office, in both shows the main character also lives in an apartment which is where they're often seen
While Flying Witch is less gag-heavy and contains no fanservice, both shows contain fantasy elements, a mostly female cast, emphasize the importance of family, and are overall very easy and fun to watch.
Both shows are somewhat similar in terms of Slice of Life and fantasy elements. Both shows have a "cosy" vibe to them in which the main character goes through their everyday lives. Though Kobayashi has a heavier fantasy feel to it (think Dragons) and Flying Witch feels more of a Slice of Life show. Comedy in both are also pretty light but funny nonetheless.
- Group of girls and their everyday life (Kobayashi san have men too)
- Both have the same amount (in almost every episode) of Comedy/Slice of life and a good equilibrium in both.
- Similar random events related to the anime location (Kobayashi san - Home/New Game - Work)
- Both have a little feeling of yuri
It was going to be just another day at the office, but then *she* turned up.
Sure, while in the case of 'New Game!' it was a new employee, and in 'Kobayashi-san' a giant, enamoured dragon; either will entertain a slice-of-life fan as they enjoy a comedy soup with just a dash of drama. If you like mostly female casts, get ready to gradually explore them, their histories and their motivations one by one as you watch lesbian romances disguised as friendships blossom.
Both are about supernatural/non-human characters living with a normal human protagonist. They also have a similar cutesy art style and tone, though Monster Musume is definitely more over-the-top in the Ecchi department.
Cute girls with superpowers find themselves doing cute things around town with puny humans. Ika certainly acts like she's a civilization destroying dragon but doesn't show off as much power and everyone just accepts she has a weird head thing while Dragon Maid each new character has superpowers and is hiding. Both are great comedies and have a touching moment here or there.
Both shows have a main girl who decides to crash at a random stranger's house and forces them to take her in so she can grow romantically close to said stranger. A majority of the main cast are otherwordly beings( dragons and aliens ). They also feature many openly LGBT characters (but don't cross over into full yuri/yaoi territory),
-An average girl suddenly has to live with someone who's in love with her, and their adorable younger sister, so she takes on a maternal role.
-A slice of life comedy with light-hearted supernatural themes
-Both anime follow a romantic arc to a satisfactory conclusion
Although not very similar aside from the "comedic sketches" format, Jashin-chan feels like a parody of Tohru being a serpent whose tail keeps getting cut up and served for food (although Kobayashi refuses to eat from it). They're also both about a human living with a supernatural creature.
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.
Both shows feature main characters with really mundane lives, but soon enough they happen to find themselves in a situation where they have to live with some kind of supernatural non-human creature who wants to be their maid!
Both Mahoromatic and Kobayashi feature some sort of sex appeal. But while Kobayashi is generally more cutesy in classic KyoAni fashion; Mahoromatic is a bit more "explicit" to say the least (it has full on nudity in some scenes!) That's not to say that Kobayashi doesn't also have its fair share of sexy characters, but it's way more PG.
Kobayashi felt very inspired by Mahoromatic. If you like one of them, I'm sure you would like the other!  read more
Both have a cute, over-powered non-human maid who is deeply devoted and in love with their master.
They are also both slice of life with some drama sprinkled in. Both deal with the theme of running out of time to spend with your loved ones.
Most importantly, both have ecchi humor ;)
I prefer Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, but they both have very sweet moments.
The mood and ambient that Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon gives is really similar to Blend S, a funny and cheering mood that brights up your day. We also can see the fact that Blend S and Kobaysahi-san Chi no Maid Dragon have the "waitress/maid" formula to join in the equation, that makes even better.
this seems like a strange recommendation to give, but hear me out:
-both from the same studio
-slice of life with detailed animation
I don't know if that sounds weird, but both of those anime I enjoyed the same way. Not the kind of way I would enjoy rewatching Steins;Gate or FMA:B, but a different kind of enjoyment.
also both have crazy good OPs
Both animal have several cute dragon girls (and a black male dragon) learning how to interact with humans. Both are cute, both have lolis without being gross about it, both are well-animated, and both are funny (although Dragon Crisis can be a bit more serious).
Learning about Dragon Anthology..... tells us how to be part with them...
They either dangerous but know how to blend in our society...
Plus Rose and Tooru... are both dragons... and very clingy.. to the Main character...
Beware of them if they burst of anger.. :p
Fell in love with Maid Dragon slice of life, funny situations and really cute, adorable, amazing and unique characters? Then I'll show you another show really similar: Oshiete Galko-chan! Although at first it may not seem like they're alike at all, they both have the same humorous yet heartwarming vibe, present friendships really well and all stuff of the sorts. You won't regret it.
It was interesting when someone compared Kobayashi and Galko-chan and it was a bit of a stretch. But the more I pondered on the more I thought hey these two can be compared.
Both shows feature an unlikely mixture characters that wouldn't mesh well together societal norms.
Kobayashi and her Dragon Maid and Galko-chan and her friends both explore the developing friendships and relationships despite their differences.
Galko-chan and Kobayashi both are slice of life genres cutting to different situations throughout each episode of the show. There is are about three to four different situations in both shows that the characters must tackle and overcome. Despite it's sitcom like appearance Kobayashi and Galko-chan carry a theme throughout the show.
Although the themes are similar both share a lot of differences in themes. Kobyashi's theme is mostly tied to relationships and even explores discrimination. Galko-chan focuses on the relationships between stereotypes within high school and explores sexual topics.
If you liked Kobayashi-san's themes about differences and cute slice of life comedy then Oshiete! Galko chan will be up your alley.  read more
When I first started watching Kobayashi-san in early winter 2017, I couldn't shake how I was reminded of I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying. Sure, the art style is pretty recognisable as Cool Kyou Shinja's, but the two are very similar tonally as well.
The two shows are primarily comedy focused. While the comedy may not be bust-a-gut hilarious, it is very comfortable. Both shows feature a series of recurring jokes that your mileage may vary on, but personally, they never failed to illicit a smile. I'd compare the the comedy style of these shows, and especially the recurring jokes, to a good cup of coffee in the morning. Sure, it's nothing you haven't had many times before, but sometimes it's exactly what you need.
"Exactly what you need" was unexpectedly a great segue to what I feel Cool Kyou Shinja's strength is as an author. Both of these works fantastically capture the elation that comes with finding the perfect person. You can go to work day in and day out forever, but once you can come home every day to that perfect, goofy person, life feels a lot better. Kobayashi has this in Tohru, and Kaoru in Hajime. The other's antics may drive the other crazy, but it's always with a smile. I think the ending theme of I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying explains it perfectly:
"I always walked alone before, wandering along with the flow. When I tried to make a smile, it'd always be stiff, Reeling in the holes in my heart. I Feared being lonely, Wondering if I'd live alone forever… Now There's nothing to be afraid of!"
I guess this ended up more of a love letter to Cool-kun and these two works, but I guess this is okay. If you liked either show for its comedic style or its romance, you'll find the other show similar. read more
"Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken," literally "I can't understand what my husband is saying," is an anime based on a manga by the same author as Kobayashi's Maid Dragon's manga, Cool Kyoushinja. While Maid Dragon's art is altered somewhat as a result of being animated by studio Kyoto Animation, viewers will easily be able to see that "I can't understand what my husband is saying" is still almost immediately similar to Maid Dragon in appearance.
More than appearance, however, is the similarity in its writing, and when it comes to writing, this is a series similar to "Maid Dragon" like few others.
While many will take Maid Dragon and suggest viewers go to other Kyoto Animation series or other monster girl series for a similar fix, if you are looking for a series that has a similar FEELING to Kobayashi's Maid Dragon, if you're looking for an anime that provides a similar feeling of genuineness, of family, and of warmth, then you should look no further than Cool Kyoushinja's other works for more, and "I can't understand what my husband is saying" is perhaps the best place to start.
Plus, it and its sequel are a series of shorts, so it's not like it will take you that long to get through anyway. read more
both anime has powerfull character, daily life's situations alterate to fighting (even if fights in dragon maid are few), a 16/17 years old character(Tohru/Genos) that goes stay with a 25 years old human main character(Kobayashi/Saitama) because gratitude, both Kobayashi and Saitama save the lives respectively of Tohru and Genos.
both anime are also very fun.
Well, the main characters (at least one) is super powerful. While they hide it from basically everyone except the people they live it.
Both are also very funny and have comedy and stuff.
I'm bad at writing stuff like this... but yeah. Try it. You won't be disappointed (I hope)
Lesbian vampires versus Lesbian Dragons
Although the shows are definitely way different they're both hella cute, and have a few similarities.
Both have the two main characters, one who keeps flirting with the other, who seems annoyed at first but seems to soften as the show goes on.
Both have nice friendship and love themes, as well as fantasy elements.
So although different, if you enjoyed one I think you'll probably enjoy the other.
While the two are significantly different in the character department, both have a similar atmosphere with their general lack of serious drama. That might be an advantage or disadvantage depending on personal preference. HisoMaso tells a slightly more serious story, though, where characters have to cope with their self-esteem issues through piloting, while Dragon Maid is more focused on daily dragon hijinks.
Oh yeah, and both have moe dragons. If that's your thing, go watch both.
Both are comedy and slice of life, have a very smooth and pleasant animation.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Heine has a better sense of humor in my opinion (probably because I'm not that much of ecchi jokes) and a better character development. very sweet and amusing if you're a slice of life fans.
Both fantastic shows that are heartwarming, cute, and actually funny.
Kobayashi deals with some adult themes and is focused on adult life while Love Lab takes place in a school setting and follows the nonsensical activities of cute girls
Kobayashi is fantastic while Wotaku is above average. Both shows are exciting departures from genre tropes. Kobayashi is slice of life from an adult perspective (still lots of moe though), while Wotaku is an adult rom-com where the relationship begins in episode 1 (and is free of any nonsense drama). In both the way that the adult relationships are handled result in heartwarming moments
These anime are both similar in feel and in theme/style. Simple trashy enjoyable anime with good characters and a bingey kind of story. Both are those kinds of shows that you watch to watch, good and enjoyable but nothing special.
Both are slice of lifes that have to do with different species of creature that try to stir up some romance. They also both have a cute, heartwarming feel to them. In where you don't have to do a lot of thinking to understand whats going on.
A hard working female main character of rather stoic demeanor finds herself sharing her flat with an non-human.
The series are slice of life, with a good bit of comedy thrown in. Despite the obviously crazy setup of the story (alien freeloader/dragon maid), this background is only ever hinted at, never explored indepth. Instead, the human main character is center to the show and steals it, too. Having no male lead prevents both serious from following romance/harem clichées.
-Both contain a somewhat cold and more down to earth character matched with a ditzy and eccentric character, both pairs also having one of the characters with an aspect of them that would be terrifying/dark if not for the comedy aspect of the show.
-Are easy to watch and don't quite feel like a chore or tiring to watch.
-The humor of both shows are random but don't feel farfetched or unrealistic, even if the unrealistic or other worldly aspects of certain characters are involved, the comedy is still real and believable
-Both shows are mainly comedy based, but have an underlying warmth to them, especially involving the two main characters' relationship(s) despite them not always getting along. read more
shota-kun relationship with lucoa (older dragon lady with huge boobs) is almost exactly the same, even lucoa looks just like ayaka-san. both are light-hearted, cute, and soothing comedies that are a little racy, ecchi.
They just want to live peaceful lives but they are unlucky because around them happens a lot of stuff. Kobayashi is similar to a certain extent in questing what she did to deserve this. You will find yourself entertained every second of the anime.
Both of these series revolve around an average person who ends up with a bunch of crazy fantasy-ish people living with them and has the mc gradually grow to love them. They are both very sweet and endearing series with a healthy amount of fanservice.
They both have the same tone and feel. Also the voice actor for the main characters are the same in both shows. They have the same kind of humor, they're light-hearted and they're both about someone who gets an unusual guest that starts living in their home.
The main characters Tooru and Kyouko have a really similar... aura? ^^' Like, their crazy straightforward personalities, and their silly over-the-top actions, and the poses they make, and the way they talk, right down to their overflowing love for one of the other female characters, and the way they express it. It was killing me while I was trying to figure out who Tooru reminded me of, until I finally remembered Kyouko and everything clicked into place.
Both of the shows are also really enjoyable slice-of-life/comedy animes that make the most of their really interesting and diverse groups of characters, and are very shoujo ai. Good shows, watch 'em both. read more
> Same animation team, KyotoAnimation
> Same director
> Magical creatures from a fantasy world in the real world adjusting to the real world.
> Comedy with light romance
> Tame and decent fanservice
> Main character starts off bored and average but as the show goes on they start being more happy and motivated.
> Both are light hearted feel good shows
- Both are very lighthearted slice of life series about powerful girls from other worlds trying their best to fit into the human world.
- Both series have very similar style of humor, focusing on culture shock and misunderstaning the way humans live their lives.
- Both series have lots of very cute, moe girl characters.
- Both series have some fanservice and risque moments, Magipoka being the "heavier" one in that department (although not by much).
As much as these shows could be considered very different from each other, they have similar themes of family and parenting. While Dragon Maid has a more laidback approach to these topics, not going too deep into family issues or the complexities of raising a child, Usagi Drop explores them with a grain of realism. Also expect from these shows many cute, funny and some heartwarming moments.
If like me you have grown old too fast to the point of enjoying a parenting tale but haven't grown out of anime yet, you will like Usagi Drop for sure. If you also tolerate some moe and minor, mostly harmless fanservice, Dragon Maid yet is self-aware and honest with its audience, so you should give it a try. read more
Let's get the surface-level stuff out of the way first.
Firstly, both shows have an element of magical realism, Kobayashi with the dragons and Haruhi with the espers, time travellers, and aliens. Both shows have a deadpan loli-style character, a fanservice character with massive breasts, and the main character in both is quick-witted and snarky. Finally, both these shows look like typical otaku bait, but reveal themselves to much more than that.
On to the more important bits.
Both these shows maintain a comedic tone interspersed with some truly masterful scenes of emotional weight with some pretty awesome action scenes sprinkled in for good measure. Just like life, these shows don't just hold one tone. They can be cheerful and adorable, calm and enjoyable, or slow and melancholic. Both shows have a central theme of trust. Kobayashi's is about her coming to trust and care for Tohru and Kanna, and Haruhi's comments on the unspoken, almost unbreakable trust that Haruhi and Kyon have for each other. While trust is not the biggest theme in either, both shows wouldn't be what they are without it.
Kobayashi is a lot newer, and the combination of fresh talent and years of experience has helped it surpass Haruhi on a technical level (namely no more CG crickets), but Haruhi did overwhelm the anime community when it came out for a reason.
These shows aren't peas in a pod, but they are birds of a feather. That is to say, these anime aren't the same. If you're just looking for more of one or the other, then you won't find it here, but if you're looking for something else to scratch the same itch or similar itches, I would recommend these shows as doing that. read more