The comedy story follows a group of eccentric color-coded girls where each have their own quirks, it is lighthearted and playful with tropes. Both also has similar themes of being a student in some school, and how the gangs is somewhat the best and also the worst of the team of the academy.
The cast is in a (unbeknownst to them) teacher/student relationship with their 'adversaries.' The setup is similar enough that sometimes some of the same humor comes through, although fans of Milky Holmes might not think Endro has the same off-kilter sense about itself. Fans of one will most likely enjoy the other.
Both of these shows start off with the pretense of having a story but quickly devolves into comedies where the main characters are incapable of accomplishing anything. Both also involve humor based on all the main characters being idiots. Milky Holmes is the funnier of the two.
Both are parodies that heavily rely on exaggeratedly silly/stupid behavior of the main characters.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes parodies detective and magical girl series. The main characters are four girls that rely on "toys" to help them with their detective work. Those toys work similar to magical items in magical girl series. The girls are utterly stupid and often fail which is pretty funny.
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! parodies fantasy adventure anime where a male main character gets sent to a fantasy world. (A pretty common setting nowadays.) Unlike your usual series of this kind the male main char in this series is the only normal/sane character of his party. The comedy comes from the three girls that join him. Each of the girls has some kind of personality disorder leading to stupid/silly behavior and the male main character has to deal with this. There are also some situations where you'd expect the party to end up as heroes - but some bad luck ruins it (and it is fun to see their reactions then). read more
Let's just say that these animes are about detectives? Okay? Now tantei opera milky Holmes is about 4 girls while Kamisama no memochou has about like 10 girl / guy . Tantei opera is Moe so you can't compare this to Kamisama how ever i still recommend this.
4 girls-Best friends(K-on!, Azusa is excluded from this recommendation :P)
1. K-on! and Milky Holmes is mainly on the fun and laughter the 4 friends bring, but not the main thing that brings them together.(K-on!-Light Music Club, Milky Holmes-Academy and good friends as detectives) They display similar character traits, like Mio-Herc(Elly), Yui-Sherlock(Sheryl), Ritsu-Nero, Mugi-Cordelia. More on friendship than main theme.
If you're looking for some detective fiction, then these two series are for you. Although presented differently, these two series have some tastes of mystery in them.
Both series has a cast of characters who are eager to become detectives.
Both series has a lot of comedy, drama, and some mystery here and there.
Both series also follows an episodic theme.
You may think of it as a bit of a stretch, but I found a lot of likeable similar elements between the two. While PSG is obviously made for an adult crowd with lots of obvious adult humor and jokes, with watching Milky Holmes it's quite obvious that it's a gag anime very much aimed at an adult crowd, and not in the lolicon way.
The two share a lot of crude/silly humor and star a cast of (basically) idiots doing idiotic things with other idiots.
If you're looking for something that follows that same set of "stupid adult humor" and don't mine more crudeness, PSG is the way to go. read more
Even in a not-so-perfect world, these two series seem to be more well-connected than any other show on this list. Wild, zany, cute, and overflowing with energy, that's what defines these two shows.
These shows are a pretty good definition of anime comedy, and if you've seen any one of them and love laughing to the point where you end up having to pause the video just to catch your breath, then stop reading and click the play button already.
It'll also help a bit if you didn't take them so seriously.
Both shows heavily relies on obscured comedy with cute girls as main characters. They both are really unique and share a lot of similarities in how they handle the comedy. There's a big chance that you'll like Komugi-chan if you like Milky Holmes or vice versa.
Both are on the lighthearted side and about detectives and thieves. Even though Kaitou Joker is about the thieves and Milky Holmes is about the detectives, both are animes you can enjoy without a serious mood.
Milky Holmes actually does have a plot, no matter how wimpy and lame. Both contain a sort of moe theme as it is the relationship of a group of girls who make bad puns, and get locked into stupid situations that just don't make sense. While the anime themselves are fairly different, the comedy is very similar.
CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan + Zettai Karen Children = Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is a lot less dry then CLAMP, but it has the abilities of ZKC... not to mention some of the humour in there. An enteresting mix.
In both of these Anime, you don't know what the main characters are going to do next. In Level E, you have a highly intelligent alien who becomes bored with life and causes trouble, and in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, you have four girls who lack intelligence who try hard to help people, thus causing trouble.
Softenni and Milky Holmes are more alike than what it seems. Yes, the first is about a club of soft tennis when the latter is about a bunch of detective girls, but the feel is definitely the same: they both share a cast of cute and stupid girls, with slapstick humor and crazyness everywhere.
Both start out innocently enough, and then go into WTF territory. Both are strange and random and not meant for kids, despite appearances. Shinobu actually reminds me of Sherlock (even the same color hair!).
Both shows carry that permanent comical and upbeat tone of absurd situations and fanciful, imaginative circumstances that let jokes flowing out of each episode. They almost never take themselves seriously while carrying a blatant, frontal, and absolutely NOT subtle sense of humor. If heavy comedy priding itself in being silly is what you're looking for, you probably should be watching it.
Obviously, the plotline and genre of these two shows very starkly contrast with each other, with Tantei Opera Milky Holmes being a comedic and mild action title, and Tamayura ~Hitotose~ being purely a slice-of-life with very light comedic undertones. However, the primary characters of both titles very much remind me of each other. In Milky Holmes, Sherlock is the air-headed leader, Cordelia is the boisterous one, Hercule is the quiet one, and Nero is the tsukkomi; in Tamayura, Fu, Norie, Maon, and Kaoru, respectively, fill these roles. The Milky Holmes characters are more lively and zany than the mostly mild Tamayura characters, but, regardless, their personality archetypes still match up quite nicely. Both, also, have a sort of moe fluff, but both styles of presenting it are different from the other.
Essentially, if you’re looking for characters who are similar to those in Tamayura, but with a more lively storyline, give Tantei Opera Milky Holmes a try; and, if you’ve just watched Milky Holmes and are seeking something a bit more toned down, but with similar characters, look no further than Tamayura ~Hitotose~. read more
Another comedy about a group of incompetent girls with superpowers supervised by a big breasted adult, and an obvious reference for Hacka Dolls --there are winks to Milky Holmes right in the opening animation. Milky Holmes (seasons 1 and 2 only) is like the crazy uncle to the more subdued Hacka Dolls.