- mischievous and funny MC who is a supernatural entity (Yato is a god/ Hanako is a ghost)
- girl MC who is 'bound' to the male character in some way
- similar type of humor
- romantic undertones in the relationship between the boy and the girl, with a slow development
- great combination of comedy and dramatic/emotional moments
Yokai anime with an mc with similar personality who befriends a young girl and blonde male main also joins their party afterwards for both shows. The main characters from both shows are pretty much the same. Hanako= Yato, Nene= Hiyori, Minamoto= Yukine. Both of these series seems to have monsters/yokais that are created by the minds of the public. The comedy and action sequences can also be very similar. Main character seems to have a dark past that he hides by acting silly. Their backstories are very similar.
Main girl having some kind of problem that connects her with the supernatural world. Main boy from the supernatural world that can't be seen by most people. Plus both are funny/action series with a slight touch of romance and dark history behind all.
Both are set in school and feature boy and a girl as main characters, from which one of is a ghost bound to said school.
Both will give similar vibes despite one focusing more on romance and other on comedy.
Both shows have a trolly, school related ghost.
The school is split into a new and old building and the main story is based on several different smaller ghost stories.
They each have their own very interesting art styles and very comedic at times, but can suddenly get semi-serious instantly and then back to goofing and clowning around
I can't help but thinking of Magia Record when i watched Jibaku Shonen Hanako-kun. Although basicaly they are very diffrent when it comes to setting and atmosphere, but in my opinion the simillarities between them is that both shows revolve around searching and finding some rumors that are spreading through the environment (Kamihama City for Magia Record and Kamome Academy for Hanako-kun) and once they find it they will do something about it.
If you're into yōkai lore, you'll really love both Hanako-kun and Yōkai Watch. Not only are both shows about yōkai. They're also both mostly episodic with a new yōkai being introduced each episode. In both series the protagonist has to befriend the yōkai that are causing trouble for their classmates and family. (Well, just classmates in the case of Hanako-kun.) Both protagonists have a yōkai assistant who claims to be more knowledgable about other yōkai then he actually is.
❃ Both anime are about Yokai/spirits
❃ Both protagonists ask for help to the other main character and end up working for them to pay off a debt
❃ Both protagonists meet the other main character at school
Both have a lot similarities on the series: the main character are youkai, they're exterminating youkai(s) that have been too exaggerated on their (youkai) task. Based on appearing, they'll appear some time at afternoon-evening, AND THE MAIN CHARA ARE SHOTA. :V
But the differences, there's plenty of them;
- The place plot: GeGeGe is kinda random, but Hanako-kun is only on school.
- Weapons for exterminate? I think so
- And some of them that categorized as spoiler ._.
Both shows deal with spirits, ghosts, urban legends and the exorcising thereof, and have a slightly creepy element to them. Both shows also have a young, enigmatic and charismatic title character whose past is shrouded in mystery and is hard to figure out in terms of what he's actually thinking and feeling. Both shows start off more episodic with a monster-of-the-week plot. The overall vibe and atmosphere I've gotten from Hanako-kun reminds me a lot of Muhyo and Roji as well.
Welp, I can say, the shows is kinda same, but most of them not.
Unlike Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun, the main character of Kyokou Suiri serial is a demigod. Both series is talking about somewhat of "demolishing" the exaggerated youkai(s).