the endless 8 ark in Haruhi goes back in time in each episode and Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (or Tatami Galaxy) goes back in time in each episode both for a silly reason that the main character forgot to do something
in Haruhi no yuuutsu there aren't many changes but in Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei most of the episode is different
they also both give you that de ja vue feeling
Both main characters (as well as the viewers...) have to endure loops and repetition over and over again due to there is something that they haven't been able to achieve. Both shows are also centered in a school clubs that wants to fill their rosy youth free times with fun activities, but there's something that prevents them to advance to future and stays in repetition.
- Repeating storylines albeit in different ways (the difference between each ep. is more, probably too subtle in Haruhi).
- Similar themes of fate/destiny.
- Snarky male protagonists.
Tatami Galaxy is definitely the more artistically accomplished of the two and is very dense in terms of dialogue/fine-detail; whereas Endless Eight is more chilled out and simple.
The Endless Eight episodes will definitely bring back memories if you watch this excellent horror anime.
Higurashi has an eternal June, while the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya had an eternal August.
Both are solved by the most simplest/unlikely of solutions.
As well, everyone will definitely enjoy how the end results of Higurashi actually DOES change (unlike in Endless Eight, where Yuki Nagato states how some things were omitted, but those changes where never actually animated).
Most of Haruhi season 2 contained a Time Loop arc (Endless Eight), similar to Higurashi's Endless June (which I have dubbed Endless Six), however, Haruhi's was much more repetitive and annoying.
However, keep in mind that Higurashi contains copious amounts of High Octane Nightmare Fuel, which is not present in Haruhi. At all.
Although Higurashi is less repetitive, both are second seasons with the idea of an 'eternal summer', only one person who remembers all of it, deja vu with the other characters, and a 'god' behind all of it.
The similarity shared with Endless Eight becomes apparent late at season 1 - with Rika being the keeper of time, and resets time in order to reach a happy ending, similar to the role for Yuki. Other characters eventually pass over memory between other loops and help to change fate. Even though being a Haruhi fan, I must say that Higurashi executes this much better in comparison.
High school boys, a crazy environment, a strong willed female protagonist, the world of Haruhi is pretty similar to the alternate world of angel beats. You will not have the feels that angel beats leave, but you will have the fun of a series of unexpected events that violate the law of physics.
If you are a fan of time travel and parallel universes, then you are surely to like these two. Both have a different way of story telling apart from other anime that would be a refreshing change of pace. the two have terrific plots and awesome likable characters. They also not fall apart in terms of enjoyment level, comedy and drama.
The story center around male protagonist who been surrounding by abnormality/oddities for example -
Bakemonogatari - apparitions: gods, ghosts, myths, and spirits
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu - Alien, esper and time traveler.
Both male protagonist also have lots of similarity cause they do everything in their power to save/to change to better situation for the whole series.
- If you enjoy Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu you might as well enjoy Bakemonogatari!!!
While not entirely similar by genre standards, Haruhi and Isshuukan Friends gives off a similar vibe with its cast of characters. They both follow a slice of life format although Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has the additional element of supernatural element in it. But that element also turns into an arc that shares a similar concept to Isshuukan Friends.
Both series tells a story with friends in a lighthearted school life setting where there's any possibility. If you're into stories with a simple yet appealing concept involving memory loss (for Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, involving a particular arc), give both series a try.
Tales of high school a particular high school club, consisting of exactly 5 people (2 boys and 3 girls).
In both clubs, MCs investigate and ultimately resolve some supernatural occurrences.
Both focus on the relationship of members of the club.
*By Suzumiya (2009) I meant watching all 28 episode in the order aired on 2009.
Both shows have a similar structure and general tone. The stories are told from the perspective of a "straight-man" main character, who reluctantly gets himself involved in the shenanigans of a curiosity-stricken female lead. The supporting characters also show a number of similarities between shows, and both also offer the interesting narrative quirk of adding the main characters thoughts to spice up the dialogue. Though Haruhi is more upbeat than Hyouka, both make for a wonderfully interesting experience.
A group of friends decide to shoot a movie during summer break; the plot and characters in the movies on both series closely reflect the strange and secret truth about one or more characters or situations in the show even though it's not known by everyone participating in the creation of the film (On 'Haruhi' she's the only one who doesn't know the truth, on 'Ano Natsu De Matteru' most of the characters don't know).
That's just about where the similarities end as far as a can recall.
The Endless Eight really reminded me of this OVA involving the theory of time travel/loops. There's also some emotion and drama in both series as well as comedy. (more in Haruhi). Both anime(s) are something to keep an eye on.
Both of these anime require an effort from the viewer to understand their deeper meanings. If you enjoy analyzing things beyond what appears on their surface, you will enjoy both of these. Both appear shallow on the surface, but you must watch carefully and pay attention to small details to get what the creators really want you to see.
Both involves a mucahcho who happens to be the only normal hombre in a group of poco loco chiquitas.
Both involves a chiquita who is the most weirder of all.
Both have sci-fi genres.
And in both cases, the muchacho is drag into the chiquita's weird world.
In DOSO the muchcho almost never encountered any esper or ET beings, while the same cannot be said with the muchacho from SHY.
In SHY the muchacho was able to develop a relationship with the chiquita, while in DOSO the muchacho is sometimes being sexually harass by his MILF aunt.
When it come to the extra genre, DOSO is more of drama than sci-fi, while in SHY it's genre has romance as an extra genre, but it is more of mystery than sci-fi.  read more
Both became infamous somehow. Criticized everywhere, hated online, and subject of many f-word, anime industry at its best. Story-wise nothing is much similar. For exact comments on why it is hated please ask the haters themselves. The so-called haters are available online for your convenience.
While the stories themselves might not have many similarities, both series bring about the same feelings and moods. They have a few themes in common and even character similarities and watching both series gave me the same kind of vibe. If you enjoy one, it's definitely worth giving the other a chance.
There is always so much that can be done with the theme of time travel, yet there are so many anime that deals with this wide theme and does things their own way. Suzumiya is a unique experience dealing with time travel and other out of this world phenomenons.
It is one trip through time, going through the cycles of time or back in the past with varied experience. Just as re:zero has a few episodes with similar experiences repeated but varied slightly each time to further the plotline, Suzumiya also has several episodes one after another, which may make you think that you are watching the same episode as before, but if you watch closely enough, you will see the differences in each episode. These events happen until something finally breaks this endless cycle of time repeating itself, and that's when you find out all the secrets behind this time loops.
A time loop is just one fraction of Suzumiya, but there is so much more going on. The same could be said with re:zero, that there is so much more beyond the main character's time loop.  read more