Hinamatsuri (TV)


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English: Hinamatsuri
Synonyms: Hina Festival
Japanese: ヒナまつり


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: feel.
Source: Manga
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.191 (scored by 191654191,654 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #401
Members: 390,526
Favorites: 3,505

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Unscrupulous adults using poor innocent ESPers for their own nefarious ends. Very similar sense of humour, more exaggerated in Mob Psycho. 
report Recommended by Lemon
- 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  
report Recommended by LittleRainKage
Hinamatsuri is like a spiritual successor to Gintama, these shows have a very similar tone and style of humour. Both feature characters from the underworld with a heart of gold. Both are about forming unorthodox family units from friends, colleagues acquaintances. 
report Recommended by blu_d
Laughed, smiled, cried on this two anime. Both anime has the feeling of being a parent. Though Usagi Drop is more serious than Hinamatsuri which is more comedy themed. 
report Recommended by absortio
The obvious comparison between these shows is the main characters... Both psychics with similar personalities (bar their intelligence) being forced into similar wacky situations. Both shows have a very similar style of humour and plot-layout as well. The main difference between these shows is the intent. Saiki is a more fast paced, skit based show intent on being as entertaining as possible whereas Hana starts off similar to that but quickly converts into a fairly heartfelt comedy with some real meaning behind it. 
report Recommended by Jordanious77
Almost identical. Young girl with supernatural powers is on runaway and finds custody in (much) older male MC. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Both shows are about Yakuza/Ex-Yakuza men who are put into a position of having to take responsibility for something. Taking care of a household and taking care of a (very difficult) child. The comedy in both comes primarily from these main men trying their best in these fairly normal situations, but bringing their Yakuza knowledge into the fray. If you enjoyed the ridiculous scenarios that came from Hinamatsuri, especially those relating to the gang itself, you will very likely enjoy Househusband. 
report Recommended by Xaeveax
While the settings are quite different, I can't help noticing the similarity in the deadpan humor and comedic timing between Nichijou and Hinamatsuri. The animation also feels similar in the way extreme facial expressions are used to highlight the jokes. Both shows deliver a lot of laugh out loud moments that are not too common these days. 
report Recommended by Kortfattat
Both shows have delinquents as main characters, and they both turn into parental figures. Also, both have a titular hero/heroine who provides supernatural powers to the main character. Beelzebub's one of my favorite shows, and Hinamatsuri provides a similar vibe. 
report Recommended by Sanjid099
Both are comedies that will make you laugh constantly. They also have a similar comedy style. 
report Recommended by Waro9
Funny as hell. Slice of life instead of action. Adorable and funny characters.  
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Both shows deal with the concept of family and learning to love and care for others. While Hinamatsuri doesn't have a cute cat protagonist it really doesn't need one. It surly makes up for the lack of cuteness giving the viewer much more laughs than i personally got from My Roommate is a Cat. 
report Recommended by Rooths_Roofs
If you like the comedy portions in hinamatsuri then you'll like a lot of asobi asobase as a whole 
report Recommended by stripedshirt
Both anime are comedies that involve a character entering the strange and bizarre world of another. The main heroine also have the same blunt personality where they seem to take everything literally and don't have the basic understanding of how one should act within normal society. Arakawa differs as an highly narcissistic guy enters the bizarre world of a variety of quirky characters. While Hinamatsuri involves an strange girl with psychic powers entering the life of a member of the Yakuza. If you enjoyed one you its sense of humour you will likely enjoy the other as well. 
report Recommended by Akoram
In both Hinamatsuri and Somali to Mori no Kamisama there is a young female character who finds an older male protagonist character and they start to live along. In Hinamatsuri their relationship starts to build slowly and is a bit grumpy at the start. Otherwise in Somali to Mori no Kamisama their relationship starts kindly and seems to be strong even tho the main protagonist has struggles with understanding feelings. 
report Recommended by Jonspe
Two comedy shows with a similar style of humor, if one makes you laugh out loud, the other should, too. 
report Recommended by Flyffel
Both explore heartwarming relationships between adults and children. Has a similar style of comedy. 
report Recommended by PsyChOo
they are both hilarious, adorable, and so wholesome you'll want to cry. 
report Recommended by biopower
Both shows are extremely funny, probably the only two shows that made me lol literally 
report Recommended by rade775
Both are about young girls with special powers just living their daily lives like a normal girl would. Both are very focused on comedy with light touches of heartwarming drama. 
report Recommended by epidemia78
-Both have great production quality in not only visual aspects but sounds too -Both are comedic but also tell heartwarming stories (though Hinamatsuri is more on the comedic side) -Both animes tell their stories through the characters, where character development plays a big part -You can tell that these two animes are more like passion projects, where it seems like a lot of effort and care has been placed to the creation. -The two animes are a must watch and probably the biggest surprises of 2018. DON'T SLEEP ON THESE!  
report Recommended by fratalbert
Although both anime are meant to be supernatural-themed comedies with psychics, in practice they focus just as much on legit drama, of both the tearjerking and of the heartwarming kind. There are also tons of character development involved. As examples, I'll note Anzu (the ensemble darkhorse of Hinamatsuri) and Mob during the second season. 
report Recommended by Krankastel
Both of them have extremely absurd comedic situations, but Hinamatsuri does this on purpose and tends to be more comedic, while Mayoiga does this by accident. Either way, situations crop up that are strange, wacky, and absurd, that'll keep you laughing, either on purpose or by accident. 
report Recommended by donut_jelly
While Dandelion doesn't have the same high-level production values as Hinamatsuri, it is also basically a slice-of-life comedy about children with super powers, so I think people that enjoy one are likely to enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by shazbotian
An oddity to live by. Hinamatsuri and Wolf Children both follow the lives of human beings who live with another who can be classed into an oddity. Hinamatsuri is about yakuza Nitta and his time with the psychic/esper Hina, and the mayhem they are up to. Wolf Children is about Hana raising her children who are half-human half-wolf. Also, Hina, Ame, and Yuki are made to hide their powers from the outside world. Both are good anime with Hinamatsuri being for those who love a good comedy, Wolf Children for those who are into more emotional dramas.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
In both anime the characters find themselves each time in hilariously bizarre situations and in both anime the characters that try to be somewhat 'normal' (Sakura in Nozaki-kun and Hitomi in Hinamatsuri) end up dragged into a world of hilarious weirdness 
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Guardian. Hinamatsuri and The Boy and The Beast both follow two questionable people taking in another questionable person, who surprisingly, make an interesting pair together. Hinamatsuri follows yakuza member Nitta and esper airhead Hina going on whatever the hell their daily lives give them. Boy and Beast follows childish Ren paired with irresponsible Kumatetsu living together as if they were father and son. Both are good anime with Hinamatsuri focusing on comedy, as well as some deep experiences. Boy and Beast being a coming of age.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Father-daughter relationship. Hinamatsuri and Kakushigoto both follow a relationship between a father figure and a daughter. Although, Kakushigoto has a real blood relationship. Whereas Hinamatsuri isn't since Hina isn't related to Nitta. Both anime are good comedies, with Kakushigoto being about making light out of a suspicious secret. Hinamatsuri being about a yakuza and an esper in their daily silliness life has given them. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Okay, so hear me out. These two plots are COMPLETELY different when you hear about them: Kyousougiga is a story about a strange family of gods and revolves around a man who was able to make his paintings come to life while Hinamatsuri is about a telepath who lands in a yakuza man's house and inadvertently becomes a sort of daughter to him. But the strong themes of found family is so strong in both of these animes. That's how they both shine in their own genre and how they become so heartwarming. Hina and Inari are both people who hold TREMENDOUS gifts of power but  read more 
report Recommended by needfoundfamily
Living with an inhuman. Hinamatsuri and The Helpful Fox Senko-san give the same start of a working man suddenly finding a random inhuman being appearing in their homes. Onwards into these stories, Hina and Senko both find their place in these homes. Though Hinamatsuri offers silly situations for the Nitta and Hina, while Senko-san offers a wholesome atmosphere of pampering given to Nakano. Both are good anime comedy anime, though Hinamatsuri focuses more on comedy rather than Senko-san's balance with of s.o.l and romance. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Family with the alien one. Hinamatsuri and Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms both follow a non-human being, creating a family with a human being. Hina is a psychic living with yakuza Nitta, Maquia is an Iorph being the guardian for Ariel. Both are interesting anime with Hinamatsuri being a well-made comedy s.o.l, whilst Promised Flower is a great dramatic fantasy with awesome visuals. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
I just feel like they’re sorta similar. Both are hilarious and have moments that really have you thinking. 
report Recommended by maryinke
-Both the MCs were forced to fight enemies as a child -Moved to a life where they aren't forced to kill anyone -Has someone that looks after them 
report Recommended by KustyKabs
Hinamatsuri shares a similar premise to Higehiro, where a serious man takes in a young girl, letting her live with him and looking after her while still dealing with the preoccupations of his adult life. Hinamatsuri has some more twists, like the girl being a telepath and the man being a member of the yakuza, but the series stays quite grounded despite these quirks - rather than going off on ridiculous tangents related to these supernatural aspects, the series instead opts to explore topics like homelessness and personas in a mature and deep way. Much like Higehiro, the humor is dry and the feel of  read more 
report Recommended by lavendrr
The common denominator of „Hinamatsuri” and „Figure 17” is a „powerful lolis from outer space who need to acclimatize on Earth” anime trope. Both of these shows also contain a well known theme of superpowers whose use help and damage the lives of our main characters at the same time. Despite almost 17 years of age disparity between the two anime, they’re equally heart-warming, funny and entertaining in general. 
report Recommended by EdgyEcchiSenpai
Both comedies centred on theme of doting fathers. 
report Recommended by Peligrimm
Deadpan main character taken care of by someone who you wouldn't expect to be a caretaker. Also side characters are more developed in both. Both are comedies with some serious situations 
report Recommended by Sc0wl
I find the comedy / delivery of jokes similar. If you had some laughs on Hinamatsuri, you'll definitely enjoy Koikimo as well 
report Recommended by churihin123
Both slice of life shows features the concept that Alien moves to Japan and show how alien struggling with daily reality living in human world or how main character struggling living with (annoying) alien. Expect goofy comedy as well. 
report Recommended by SkyDrop
Stoic men meet and have to take care of kids with weird powers from another world. The tone is also very similar, and both Gash and Hina love to eat weird fish. 
report Recommended by Sandpie00
Both MC's Hina and Suya are both deadpan and just like doing their things and not minding the others. And they are seen as really strange 'alien' from their surroundings. Both have fantastic and pretty strange settings that lead to amazing comedy. Both anime have a bigger than usual supporting cast that are fleshed out and the characteristics of them lead to some really funny moments.  
report Recommended by Sugaminny
1.Both have main characters which are transported to the modern day Japan and have to depend on the modern society to survive in the new world. 2.Daily life of the characters in the new world and their connections to their own worlds leads to hilarious situations in their daily lives. 
report Recommended by Anime_lover987
The characters and Koro-sensei have super abilities but they are nkt for action scenes instead they rarely use their powers in helping or making a laugh to other people. There is more comedy than action in these two. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Anzu an esper child ends up living with a group of homeless people, although her story is the side story of Hinamatsuri. It shows a sympathetic story about a group of homeless people. Tokyo Godfathers is about 3 homeless people who find a baby on Christmas.  
report Recommended by MariSan28
The bartender scenes from Mishima Hitomi are really similar to the Bartender anime. If you liked the vibes from those scenes, you should definitely look towards Bartender. 
report Recommended by T0MEGA
Lots of funny moments and they are not expected. Great anime to watch if you are sad or depressed or nothing to watch. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Adults have similar personality in these shows. Characters are funny and entertaining.  
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
- Unconventional family humor - Science fantasy elements - Fish out-of-water lead character 
report Recommended by DOLOisSOLO
Great comedy, there is a lot of good laughs in this one. 
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