Yurippe is extremely similar to Haruhi, in both appearance and personality. There are other character similarities as well (Otonashi = Kyon, Angel = Yuki) although they aren't quite as strong. The more lighthearted episodes of Angel Beats remind me of the non-Melancholy episodes of Haruhi, although the shows have different styles when it comes to dramatic plots.
Angel Beats main character resembles Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya's main character a lot. Yuri as crazy as Haruhi and have same kind of personality besides not only main char even story is unique too [ this is also same for another way :) ]
School setting with a group of teens and a suttle aproach to the supernatural.
Leaders in both teams are know-it-all girls with an agenda (who also look alike), whilst the leading males are the non-doormat yet not highly assertive type.
The similarities are astounding: both center around clubs, both leaders are charismatic and random, both involve supernatural elements, both take place at schools, both leaders are eccentric and wear arm bands, the male protagonists both are very bland and just follow along... The list goes on!
If you liked Haruhi, you'll like Angel Beats!
I find the two main characters of these TV series strikingly similar. Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Yuri. They are both headstrong characters with great leadership skills that lead their groups to "mischief" (to put it generally). If you love Haruhi, check out Angel Beats! Both are supernatural series but other than that they are pretty different.
They are both amazing animes that have some similar qualities. While Angel Beats also has a more serious and sad side to it, it is also very humerus and comedic like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. They both have the light-hearted school/club element, and the club leaders are both very enthusiastic. While neither of them are very focused on romance, they each have some romance between the characters that make the stories more interesting. I think that regardless of their similarities and differences, both Angel Beats and the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are amazing shows that deserve to be watched, and you will love them.
They are just too alike!Both series discuss the "God" topic.Also Haruhi is similiar to Yuri,Kyon is equal to Otonashi & Nagato looks like Kanade(Angel)(Tenshi).Although I think Angel Beats! is better.Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is awesome too but it feels a little random especially in season 2.
Both series have a brigade that involves supernatural things. Also the brigade leader (Haruhi and Yuri) have a very similar personality, and both series have many references to "God".
In both there are some episodes with music concerts too.
Element of "god' in both series, except that in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruhi is the god, and in Angel Beats, Yuri is opposing the god. Supernatural elements in both (monsters). Both use character flashbacks for character development. Also, Yuki and Kanade are both danderes who are good at fighting
Suzumiya Haruhi is very similar to Angel Beats. There is a strong female lead character with involvement with sci-fi aspects, there's also minor romance involved in both series. The variety of characters in both series do share similar character archetypes. If you liked Suzumiya Haruhi, you'll enjoy Angel Beats.
Both are mystery comedies based on similarly strange supernatural premises. Both do a great job of revealing a little bit more information each episode, which changes how you view the story and keeps things fresh.
-psychological, philosophical elements
-religious questions (about god)
-female leader and male protagonist
-characters have disturbing past
-alternative reality themes
-high school theme
-sense of humor
-both entertaining and without shallow scripts
It's obvious that angel beats took some parts here and there from Suzumiya Haruhi. Both are the leader of a Club, both have a similair style especailly the sailor school uniform looks really close
angel beats is suzumiya haruhi no yuutsu just with more emotion but a much more senseless story and a very devastating bad 13th episode
Not long after starting Angel Beats, I was surprised of how similar it was to (The Melancholy of) Haruhi Suzumiya series.
First of all, the MCs:
Otonashi (Angel Beats!) = Kyon (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both are the "normal" type of guy, who's enrolled into something despite themselves. They follow a group, somewhat uninterested, but enjoy it in the end. They are VERY similar.
Afterlife Battlefront (Angel Beats!) ~=~ SOS Brigade (Haruhi Suzumiya)
Both take place in school (Slice of Life), and their "headquarters" are both a Club room.
Both series don't take itself seriously thus include comedy.
You follow the MC mostly. School life, meets people, enjoy company, makes friend. However, Angel Beats! is more a Fantasy Action with some Slice of Life while Haruri Suzumiya is more Slice of Life with a bit of action.
If you enjoyed one of these, I highly suggest giving a try to the other! read more
The main female characters are very alike. Both lead a group that they made and actually, they kinda look like each other. The main male characters are also similar because they are the ones who realize the weirdness of their plans and also serve as a very important member of the group.
The female protagonists, Yurippe and Haruhi, are very similar characters.
Both are energetic Tsunderes
Both are leaders of school clubs that deal with the paranormal
Both have a knack for having their way.
In addition, the male protagonists are characters one can connect to easily. They are your average down to Earth teenagers who have to deal with many weird occurances.
The genre of the two animes is also the same. Both are school life shows with a supernatural twist. The main difference between the two is that Angel Beats! has a much darker side to it, while MHS is lighter in terms of plot (its episodes are slightly episodic) but arguably more entertaining. read more
Both shows have a similar atmosphere and share a high school setting (although angel beats is set in the 'afterlife'). They both have elements of mystery and humor and some of the characters are quite similar like Haruhi<-->Yuri and Otonashi<-->Kyon.
- same character personalities/appearance. Haruhi to Yuri, Kyon to Otonashi, Nagato to Kanade.
- both have clubs for special people doing special activities. SOS Brigade for Haruhi and SSS for
Both have hot-headed female leads who are somewhat incharge of the rest. Both shows are bottom line hilarious, not to mention the fair share of seriousness they both contain. Comedy, Romance, Tragedy, and action in both shows. If you're a Suzumiya fan, you'll definitely be a fan of Angel Beats!.
Both female leads look similar and have very similar characteristics, Both are about a group or club at a high school who go on spontaneous advanetures, both have a male lead who are placed in a situation unfamiliar to them but eventually just go with the flow, and both start off funny and light but get more and more deep as the story progresses.
If you liked Angel Beats then I would highly recommend watching Haruhi, they both revolve around a club with quirky characters and there is some overlap in character tropes. In my opinion, the Haruhi series is better in just about every way. So I would recommend anyone who really liked Angel Beats to give it a try.
Both take place in high school and both revolve around an eccentric club leader. Both shows are comedic and enjoyable. The Melencholy of Haruhi Suzumiya also has an incredible movie to conclude the series much better than the Angel Beats ending.
Each show focuses on a group of students dealing with the supernatural. Haruhi and Yuri have very similar personalities and go about things the same way. Feature slice of life elements and not so slice of life elements throughout the series'.
Both show us a girl as leader, who insatiably seeks an answer to the questions that she herself questions, not knowing that her response is so close to her. Both are related to the powers that are created by a being "divine" or "out of this world." Haruhi of the anime of the same name, look for aliens, espers, time travelers, who are created by their own existence and Yuri of the anime Angel Beats !, seeks angels and God, who are created in their mind, but are not real. The two series show two groups that perform different missions under the guidance of these girls, which are absurd and may not find anything revealing, or maybe yes. The protagonist will observe from the outside, almost giving nothing, only when the mysteries that its leader seeks reveal itself to him. read more
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.
Yuri and Haruhi are similar characters, both energetic, group leaders, and struggling against resignation; Yuri doesn't want to disappear and re-make her life, and Haruhi rejects the idea of having an ordinary life and disappear from the world without anyone that remind her.
Despite the melancholic concept that both shows can hold, there is a lot of comedy into them, and the atmosphere, it's similar as for slice of life, and also comedy is referred.
In my opinion, these animes have a similar atmosphere, something serious happening but with a lot of humor and characters that do not show much interest in this serious thing.
PT/BR:Na minha opinião,esses animes tem uma atmosfera parecida,alguma coisa séria acontecendo mas com muito humor e personagens que não demonstram muito interesse nessa coisa séria.
If you really enjoyed Angel Beats I would definitively consider watching the Haruhi series. If there is any shows that I have seen that are strikingly similar to Angel Beats, the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is the first that comes to mind. Both are very similar in their approach to the formula of the series.
A main male protagonist gets pulled into a school club led by a strong female lead into a world he is unfamiliar with. Also both have another lead female character who is quiet, mysterious and very strong. Both have comical, emotional and serious subject matter that is shrouded in mystery. To summarize, they are both exceptionally great series in their own right and very unique.  read more
Both are mystery comedies based on similarly strange supernatural events. They do a great job of revealing a little bit more information each episode, which changes how you view the story and keeps things interesting.
You've got to watch Haruhi before you watch Lucky star. There's just too many references in Lucky star you wouldnt get if you hadnt watched Haruhi. Plus theres Seiyuu and same animation company Kyoani.
There's a lot of Haruhi refences in this anime, Konata (the main role) is an otaku, and is also a fan of the Suzumiya Haruhi anime.
Also, she dresses like her in one episode, and share some of the voice actors.
Both anime are funny.
Just like another of my recommendations. These 2 differs.. But the concept might be the same, It's what you can call slice of life. And both are very random. The two anime's is also linked in a way. So if you ever feel like watching [i]Lucky Star[/i], I highly recommend that you watch [i]The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya[/i] first. Since some Haruhi moments will appear in Lucky Star. Same goes for the voice actors/actresses.
Excluding the fact it's made from the same company, Kyoto Animation, in almost every episode there's a Suzumiya Haruhi parody as well as parodies from other anime. Most of the seiyuus from Haruhi are also in Lucky Star as well. Don't judge it by the 1st episode, it gets better!!!
they are both ironic in a way, and the dance for the opening (or ending?), is kind of similar, how they're both dancing with pom poms and cheerleading outfits (come to think of it, their outfits are similar also, just a different color) and how theres like 5 or so people dancing.
These are both a 'slice of life' anime. The main characters are a bit on the odd side, but still lovable. Both animes have a strange sense of humor. These are so similar that fans have made up the names "Konaharu" and "Izumasuzimiya". In Lucky Star, many references of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are made.
hmmm well lets see lucky star takes some scenes from the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya and its so funny its a must see if you like it and also stupidity makes it more enjoyable and puts a smile on your face ^^
Both Lucky Star and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have slice of life school comedy elements to them. Lucky Star has tons of references to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, which will be really funny if you've seen the show.
There are lots of references to TMOHS, as well as other shows. Both are centered around a group of friends in high school with random, loose, hilarious storylines. Plus, both are basically from the same creators.
Lucky Star also has comedic performances on the scale of Haruhi, although quite a different kind. Lucky Star is more laid back and less serious but has a similar style which will please fans of either series
Well, Both anime have random plot which is full of humor. If you like TMHS you'll definitely like Lucky Star. One of the main characters in Lucky Star, Konata is an otaku hs student. You can see haruhi suzumiya whenever there is reference to anime in this series. The only difference is the way the characters are designed. But overall when you think of Lucky Star, TMHS comes to mind and vice-versa ^^
In LS, the super-otaku worships a god. And that god is Haruhi Suzumiya in SHNY. There are also plenty of Haruhi references in LS episodes. Aya Hirano voiced Haruhi and Konata, while Minori Chihara voiced Yuki and Minami. Both feature fun dance routines. If you worship LS or SHNY, you should watch the other as well.
It uses a lot of the same cast--most obviously, Aya Hirano (Haruhi) is Konata, but everyone else from the brigade makes at least a cameo, sometimes more (For the dub, I know Wendee Lee is in both, but I haven't checked out the other actors). Lucky Star makes jokes about other anime, and a lot specifically about Haruhi Suzumiya. It's the same company, and has similar humor. Art is somewhat different, but still has some similarities.
Lucky Star often refers to anime Haruhi, there are some episodes with characters from Haruhi anime, and what is interesting, Aya Hirano lead her voice to main character in both series.
Both anime offers something more than just crazy humor - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has some philosophical, psychological elements, while Lucky Star gives us interesting view on japanese pop-culture and japanese way of life.
Maybe this too series are not extremely similar, but generally both are great choice for everyone, who wants something more from anime, somthing "smart"
Lucky Star is an anime also created by the company who made the Haruhi Series. Any fans who enjoyed Haruhi would greatly appreciate the various references and themes it links to the series as well as it own twist on the slice of life genre. Featuring its own set of interesting a well developed characters, with the same amazing art style Kyoto Animation is known for.
Both in a high school setting, both including females with peculiar tastes, in both friends and recreational activities. Both with a popular musical number that includes a dance, and both are light-hearted enough that you can watch them without ripping your heart out.
...are slice-of-life comedies in a school setting.
...are made by the same studio and share voice actors.
Lucky Star references Haruhi A LOT, so liking the Haruhi series or at least being very familiar with it, is a prerequisite to enjoying it. If you loved Haruhi, then there is a good chance you will enjoy Lucky Star as well! Lucky Star is a much more laid-back comedy though, without a story. And its humor is very Japanese. So I recommend watching it later in your "anime career", so you will get more of the references and parodies. Haruhi is a great start for any anime watcher though.
Lucky Star and Haruhi are both good high school comedies. In fact they are made by the same studio KyoAni. They both have an eccentric female MC who is an otaku. Not to mention Haruhi and Konata have the same voice actors both Japanese and English (the same can be to many other characters in each series). Even though you don't like super cute moe girls, give Lucky Star a shot. It has a buttload of Haruhi references.
Both series are really similar with the idea of a male protagonist being pestered/bullied comically by a very strange/publicly embarrassing female protagonist that believes in the occult. Both girls make hybrid clubs which a few characters join for various reasons, and along with these people the main protagonist must figure out the story behind this strange girl in order to help her.
Both Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu are base off novels from the main guys point of view.
Also both series are about a guy trying to move on from his past involving supernatural and occult things.Then get the exact opposite when the main girl protagonist comes in and drags them along into making a club to help them search for and do supernatural and occult things.
The similarities in these two series are quite alike in my estimation.
First of all, both series takes place at a school life setting that have been adapted from a novel. Both series also employs the same studio hence the similar feeling and atmosphere.
In regards to characters, both series has a fun cast to get to know with. The main male protagonist is a normal boy who has to deal with the strange personalities of the other characters namely the main female protagonist. The main female protagonist in both series are strange and has a strange fascination with a mind strange of ideas.
Both series has great comedy, drama, fictional delusions, and a little romance here and there. read more
both have a normal guy taking care of a weird girl, or he trys to in haruhi lol
they both act like they dont want to be involved with her but they're always there supporting or guiding her. (or trying to guide her)
Both tell the story about a fairly normal, socially conscious boy who meets a girl with strange obsessions and is near enough forced to hang around with her, and he may even fall in love with the mysterious girl.
Female protagonist is very similar to Haruhi, both in her delusions of extradimensional grandeur and her domineering personality. Both involve useless, quirky high school clubs. Chuunibyou is definitely more light-heated, but fans of Haruhi will enjoy.
Both stories feature school clubs which focus on the super natural and mysterious, which naturally leads to the members said clubs standing out and looking foolish in front of their peers. Also, there is a decent amount of action in each series, although (possible somewhat spoiler here) it's imaginary in one series and not the other.
Both have a girl who has trouble socializing with others, thanks to their own supernatural/fantasy interests. Their obsession makes the people around them not want to interact with them, so they are isolated. Then there is the guy, who helps them slowly be able to connect with "normal" people. The guys are also forced into building a club with them, both clubs being fantasy/supernatural based. Plus, they are both really good :)
A crazy yet loveable girl drags around a passive guy against his will into shenanigans inspired by her hyperactive imagination. Each series has a similar comedic style and story development, although Chuunibyo is more dramatic while Haruhi Suzumiya is a bit wittier and more unpredictable. Both shows are also produced by Kyoto Animation.
-Similar Male Protagonist who has abandoned a past way of thinking which is awoken by a female lead
-Similar female lead who creates a club to do with a magic/supernatural theme
-Yuki and Kumin both involved in respective clubs due to lack of members for their own
Basically the same thing-
Main character starts high school and meets a girl obsessed with the supernatural. They meet in a club room with friends after school and go on adventures and stuff, and then everyone falls in love yay...
Tells the story of a guy seeking a normal high school life, only to be caught up with the most eccentric girl in the school. Both include the formation of a club, collecting members and the friendships between them, as well as the careful monitoring of the lead girl to make sure her imagination doesn't get too out of hand.
Protagonists dragged by heroins into super natural club to do something akwardly and distinctive from other people and both featured various characters that made you like them. Eventually,these two animes are produced by KyotoAnimation too.
Both series revolve around a main protagonist that is put into weird situations having to do with supernatural powers. The only difference is that in Haruhi Suzumiya the supernatural powers are real while in Chuunibyou they are not. In Chuunibyou they also establish a romance while in Haruhi Suzumiya there's not much romance.
While telling different types of stories, both center around a quirky energetic girl and a guy that gets dragged along in her antics. Definitely worth watching if you appreciate Haruhi and Kyon as characters and would like to see similar characters in a romcom/coming of age setting. And just worth watching in general.
These shows have many interesting parallels to each other with a few differences that make them different shows in the long run. However, the character interactions can be pretty similar at times.
Both shows have an eccentric girl who drags the typical straight-man "I believe what I see" main character into their world of the supernatural and the main character has to adapt to this. The girl then makes a club which all of the supporting characters then join and the entire show is set up based on this.
Both shows have a girl who believes in magical things and the protagonist is embarrassed by her but stays with her anyway. Both girls start a club for supernatural things but don't have enough members in the beginning. Both shows focus on comedy/slice of life.
Alike Male Protagonist who has abandoned a past way of thinking which is awoken by the Female Lead, Female Lead who creates a club to do with a magic/supernatural theme. Supernational Things going on in both anime.
Judged by how character setting is almost man-to-man similar, can't refuse that it will make the overall mood and tone similar too. That's how it's happening.
The leading male and narrator, Kyon and Oreki Houtarou, are made from the same mold. Average, not standing out, and does not want to take initiative whatsoever in school activities. And guess what, they are getting pushed around by girl of course, The ultimate reason why any straight man go out of their comfort zone.
The story of Hyouka revolve around solving mystery, not a grand one, but very well made. Well made enough to be believable, even when portrayed by 2D fictional character and produced by a studio responsible for one of the most surreal, unbelievably insane jokes show ever.
For watching these shows, you got two things to enjoy. First, how the story develop, how the string of mysteries is getting solved, and how the world around main characters reacts. And second, you get to see the development in attitude of the main character, how he sees and reacts to everything changed little by little. We don't see that in every anime. Most of character in animated series are cold-cast and do not change for the rest of the show. So if you want to see a person that is inspired to change themselves, even if they are fictional characters, look no further. You might found some inspiration of your own. read more
Basically both are about school club doing stuff because the club president wants to (solving mysteries in Hyouka & searching for supernatural in Haruhi), male protagonists are very similar, + both are by KyoAni
Haruhi has more action & little bit of sci-fi , while Hyouka is kinda slow and more realistic, but these 2 series are very alike
- It's a mystery based inside of a school about a certain character's past.
- It's based around a club
- The main MAIN characters are 1 female, and 1 male.
- There's a fairly moe female character
- There's a certain kind of sadness, which is hard to describe.
- Quirky solutions to the mysteries
- Most of the characters in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are some what extroverted, at least there is a seemingly big difference in the extroversion and introversion of the characters.
- MHS has more of an alien solution, like an alien was here watching over- as the solution of the problem. Where as in Hyouka there are more practical solutions and leaving you sitting there thinking "... I should've thought of that." Given a little more time, to think about it you'd be able to figure it out sooner or later. However if you do manage to figure out what happens then you wouldn't be as impressed. read more
Oh the parallels. If you like one premise, you'll probably like the other.
-literary club turned SOS brigade-esque, seeking to help others/solve problems or mysteries
-cutie female lead/ Genki Girl
-apathetic male lead/ Deadpan Snarker
-typical male student + somewhat abnormal girl who’s interested in EVERYTHING
-There is a girl who likes books.
-mysterious unfinished confession by second episode
-some big plot mystery in the making
The setting of both is a Japanese high school, and both deal with club activities. The male protagonists of both series slowly get pulled into the worlds of the female protagonists. The male protagonists also start out as people who want to conserve energy and remain ordinary.
Hm...somehow the atmosphere around forming a club reminded me of the brigade in Haruhi Suzumiya. Also the main character's personality of both animes were similar. And each member of the club had a unique skill!
Each series has a lazy, snarky male lead character, and an eccentric, upbeat female character.
Both have a mystery aspect to them: Hyouka has outright mysteries that the characters solve. Haruhi has more of an air of mystery, because the viewer doesn't know all about the supernatural happenings.
Both are animated in a similar way, a bit moe and with smooth animation.
Both are set in a high school setting, particularly, a high school club setting.
Same animation company and art style. Both have relatively passive male leads that narrate the show and inadvertently drive the show in a particular direction with their interior monologue. Both have very enthusiastic and likable female leads that mesh well with the aforementioned male lead. Hyouka leans more on the slice-of-life mystery and Haruhi is more of a comedy school life, but overall the vibe that one gets from both shows [Focus is on fairly avant-garde clubs [SOS brigade and classics club], two lead characters that clearly like each other but show little romantic interactions, clubroom hangout].
Both have an apathetic male lead and hyper/curious female lead. Both involve a group of unique friends who go on various adventures or solve mysteries. Both have strong artwork and soundtracks. Both also include hints of romance, drama, and comedy.
Somewhat they give me the same vibes.... like Haruhi and Chitanda being pushy and... Kyon and Satoshi is somewhat pro Haruhi and Chitanda... while Kyon and Hotarou is somewhat lazy and kinda being forced to do things they don't want to do....
Hiperactive girl and her eternal lazy lackey. Houtarou is the boy that can't unfollow the eyes and curiosity of chitanda. (very similar about kyon and Haruhi, but maybe haruhi is most freaky than eru).
The characters are similar and the Mysterious theme is present.
- Both done by KyoAni
- Feature a high school club
- Haruhi has some mystery elements, Hyouka is full mystery
- Both are slice of life
- Kyon and Houtarou are both snarky, and want nothing to do with the club at first
- Haruhi and Chitanda both constantly try to get Kyon/Houtarou to do something
Both are non-romance shows with a sense on comedy.
Both are clubs formed by the main girl and the boy is forced in.
My opinion -- For both I wish they were romance .
What the clubs are about are different though. I like Suzumiya more.
These are VERY similar. Haruhi is a bit more exciting than Chitanda and while Hyouka focuses on solving mysteries Suzumiya Haruhi doesn't really focus at all. However if you liked one you will probably like the other, it is difficult to say that though since these are both shows that some people just can't watch. Haruhi is funnier while Hyouka is more cognitive.
Solving mysteries in both, although Hyouka doesn´t have any supernatural characters. The style of both shows is also similar, with big changes in the personalities of main characters (mostly Kyon and Houtarou, they are basically the same). I greatly recommend both.
Both Hyouka and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) feature at first reluctant protagonists who grow through trying new things and going along with the group. Houtaro Oreki is a young man who has a policy of energy-saving, until he meets Chitanda and his world turns upside down. Kyon, at first reluctant to go out on the tangents of Haruhi Suzumiya, eventually finds himself not only being able to put up with the adventure, but loving every minute of it. All in all, these two anime are very similar and I would recommend them both.
both have clubs activities but without something specific
they are about to find interesting things
the flow of the anime is the same
the main characters are similar (kyon haruhi-chitanda oreki)
for example both males are straight-man who gets their self involved in the curiosity of the female one
though haruhi is more upbeat they are both wonderfoul
Both shows have a similar cast setup. Chitanda resembles Haruhi's drive for wonder, while Oreki's narration resembles that of Kyon's. Both Oreki and Kyon require someone to bring color to their lives. Satoshi resembles Koizumi in their interactions with Oreki and Kyon respectively. Both involve searching for the mysterious, though Haruhi with the supernatural and Hyouka with the mundane. Both emphasize the value of mundanity, Hyouka to a greater extent.
First of all, both anime have these following themes in common: comedy, slice-of-life, supernatural, and school. The settings are the same; they are both a school and the characters are part of a club that only consist of five members: two boys and three girls. I also feel that the characters have similar personalities with some slightly differences.
Two boys and three girls who dedicate much time for their little school club. They are involved into the supernatural and must keep it secret. Many conversations take place inside the club's room in many episodes, and some events and moods are similar.
-after school club whose sole purpose is friend-making
-groups of friends hanging out, 3 girls: 2 guy ratio (my gosh they're like guppies)
-romance in the friend group
-"weirdness club": (one is about the consequences arising from random body switching,
one is centered around an omnipotent alien.)
When I watch Kokoro Connect, I keep think how similar it is to Suzumiya Haruhi. Both story focuses on a club full of teenagers, both consisting of 2 boys and 3 girls. Both clubs end up doing weird/random things that start affecting their daily lives. Both of them are light novel adaptions. Iori and Haruhi are both cheerful club presidents.
Wacky stuff happening to high school kids. Both shows have the same vibe. Kokoro Connect is much more heartwarming and less about the paranormal and more about the relationships between the characters.
How can Kokoro Connect not be the most recommended next to Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuuutsu? Five main characters that all participate in a club, two males and three females. During their time spent at school, a series of supernatural events set off around them being caused by one person.
Both have a group of five friends, 2 boys and 3 girls, who have to deal with various supernatural events that affect their lives. Both have comedy but are also serious at parts, they also have a great cast of characters. If you like Haruhi and her SOS Brigade going through supernatural occurrences while trying to solve them, watch Kokoro Connect! If you haven't seen any of these anime, watch them now!
Both series revolve around five students, two boys and three girls, that are all in a club together that deal with paranormal activities.
Both have a mix of comedy, drama and (as mentioned) paranormal activities to varying degrees.
Kokoro focuses more on romance between characters and character development
Kokoro is much less episodic than Haruhi, i.e. they will have to deal with a specific situation over a series of episodes not just one
Haruhi is much more episodic, i.e. each episode usually has its own separate focus
The character tropes are similar but Haruhi takes them to more of an extreme
In my opinion are both well worth watching if you haven't already. read more
Clubs, School,Comedy ,And Epic drama scenes!
-Both of them start with a sense of humor, after that they start getting in to somthing darker.
-Both of the supernatural events happens in school (club)
-The number of the club members the same
-Same genres School/Slice of life/Comedy
- Both anime feature a range of characters that have more depths and layers than what one might see at first glance.
- Both shows take place at the high school setting
- Both cover genres such as slice of life, drama, and even comedy.
- Both anime have mysterious, supernatural elements behind the scenes.
For whatever reason, this didn't hit me until I watched the first episode of Tomodachi's second season but there's a SUPER OBVIOUS linking factor to be found between these two:
- Crazy bitches/galpals in a small school clubroom.
- One crazy bitch/galpal bullying the other in a "friendly" way.
- The male lead quickly becoming indifferent to the chaos surrounding himself; going with the flow due to being smart enough to know that it's pointless to either resist or intervene. (Instead, it's OBVIOUSLY better to commentate to the viewers with his internalized thoughts about what's going on.)
I suppose the whole love triangle thing is worth noting, as well... although it's only REALLY a love-tri in Tomodachi since the situation is far more competitive and up in the air compared to what's offered by Haruhi.
...oh, and the losers of the love-tri, according to the first girl rule, both have HUGE TITTIES!!!!! Fan-service. YES. read more
Oddball teenage schoolchildren form a club where the world is their oyster.
The headlining characters are:
- a 'nice guy' male who's neither a doormat nor assertive
- an unpleasant, quick witted girl who calls the shots
I've only seen the first episode of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, but I'm already picking up Haruhi Suzumiya vibes. The storyline of reluctant loner boy meets socially awkward beauty and together forming a bizarre club...
Both animes start out with the creation of a club made by a girl who is an out cast. Consequently, both animes have male leads that get dragged into the club and are forced to go to the clubs activities against their will. There is also a character in Boku wa that sounds like Haruhi.
-Both series feature high school students in a club
-Both series have a very calm and collected male protagonist that is surrounded by girls
-Both series are generally comedic in nature, yet occasionally have serious moments
-Both are based on light novels
The protagonist appears to be a delinquent, meets a girl, and forms a club. The girl bullies the hell out of another girl for having large breasts. More members join and the club ends up becoming like a harem. (Almost all the characters seem to like Kyon in the Haruhi Suzumiya series...)
However, Haruhi's characters have special powers that are used to keep Haruhi from destroying the world.
-Similar story where girl forces boy to join a bizarre club, which then gets used to it.
-Both are based off light novels
-They're both slice of life
-Both have fanservice (although Haganai is a bit more explicit)
These two are so similar, it's ridiculous. A sarcastic high school student indirectly gives a loner girl an idea to form a club and gets pulled into it against his will. On top of that, Yozora and Kodaka are basically this decade's Kyon and Haruhi, though the supporting casts are completely different.
Essentially, "Haganai" is "Haruhi Suzumiya" without the supernatural elements. Hell, "Haruhi Suzumiya" is even referenced in "Haganai" so their similarities are likely not a coincidence.
Sure, they both have similar characters, supernatural circumstances, and both are hilarious comedies but Kannagi is really one of the few animes that are good enough to compare to this colossus and a potential candidate for best comedy/romance of the year. I hope they make a second season because I will be looking forward to it as much as I am looking forward to season 2 of Suzumiya.
Both are comedies with a high-school aged cast. Both have eccentric and hilarious female leads with a straight-man comedic companion.
Both shows have loveable characters and is filled with pure comedic genious...It's like watching Scrubs or Arested Development. You could say they are both post-modern romantic comedies. It's got parody and a lot of 'breaking the 4th wall'. I love the interactions between Haruhi/Kyon & Nagi/Jin:)
The show includes HEAPS of fan service, which is great considering how cute Nagi is.
So if you like Haruhi, then you'll love Nagi...
the same storyline and atmosphere: random 'God' who is contained in a schoolgirl's body, and is energetic, confident, crazy which gets involved in trouble and creates weird situations out of normal life and school. no real storyline, normal innocent good guy who gets caught up in all the crazy plans.
In general same type of show-->supernatural, comedy, slice of life anime with dynamic female leads that change the male leads lives.
Furthermore they contain some romantic moments without belonging to the romance genre. Both of them have lively and colorful art style and cheerful and catchy music.
But the main similarity is in the plot goddess and common human affect each other, have a unique relationship.
The point-of-view of either stories is a male character who gives no shit about the world. Both of those characters are surrounded by peculiar ladies... so both animes kinda feature some lil bit of romance and comedy. MHS and Clannad both tell the story of a certain "club" the characters are in.
Both of the main male characters give their own sarcastic opinion about what's happening during the episode, both in their heads and out loud. Kyon does it a lot more than Tomoya, but they look at things very similarly.
Both are slice of life stories involving the main male character meeting a female character who wants to start a school club of their own. The stories then follow the characters in the story trying to find members for their club and the different tasks they face in the club.
Both male protagonists speak very similarly, both have a slice-of-life setting, are set in high school, and include school clubs and their maintaining of them. However, Haruhi is more outgoing and humorous than Clannad, whereas Clannad is more sweet and easygoing than Haruhi.
Both are certainly Kyoto Animations best animes ever made. Both have very intriguing, unique, and memorable main characters. Both are garbled with several varying genres but are remarkably well balanced together and articulate. The final conclusions for both series in its later adaptions are impressive and outstanding so PLEASE remain resolute and continue on to their respective sequels. You won't want to miss their conclusions, trust me.
Two of the most beloved classics ! With over the top plot that will make your parents say " Why are you crying?" Both series want you to beg more, and more ! Life isn't easy of the main characters and both are carefree of their lives.
They both take place in high school, and in both of the series, the two protagonists make a club at the school. However, in Clannad, the characters help to solve people's problems. In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, they cause them. They were both also produced by the same studio, and there's noticeable similarities in the animation. They're also both hilarious, they both have romance, and they'll both probably make you cry.
Both series contain:
-supernatural themes with philosophical notes
-annoying clingy imouto to MC
-male MC who is somewhat dull in contrast to the main female character who is popular in school
-high school mystery/drama
-mysteries that are supernatural in nature
Overall both series are really interesting/unique from most series and both worth checking out imo.
From the first couple of episodes Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai really reminded me a lot of Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. Not only is the setting and concept quite similar but the general flow and feel of the characters, topics and arcs just made me really remember Haruhi quite a lot.
From remembering the endless eight to just the general bunny outfit, it was just great to see a very unique yet similar anime to Haruhi again!
Sarcastic protagonist and supernatural adventures. Both stories are school-based and driven by their characters. Mai's arc especially reminded me of The disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. The characters are likeable and memorable with interesting interpersonal relationships.
-Both series have a sarcastic main character
-Both of them have an odd main girl
-Both of this two series are mainly set in a school, but have supernatural elements
-we follow diferent arc-like stories
> Both are about supernatural happenings.
> Both use multiple story arcs without much of an overarching story.
> Both feature high-school students (obviously, it's an anime after all).
> Bunny Girl Senpai has an ending (wasn't too conclusive in my opinion but whatever).
> Sakuta is both the main character and the focus of the story in Bunny Girl Senpai.
> Kyon is the main character but with Haruhi as the focus of the story in Haruhi Suzumiya.
> Haruhi Suzumiya has more episodes.
> Haruhi Suzumiya has a dub.
The story-lines aren't very similar but the random (and not logical) experiences both Haruhi's experience (well, in melancholy's case, mostly Kyon's experience) are quite similar. While watching Melancholy, I thought of Ouran so yeah. They're both quite funny too.
Both Ouran and Suzumiya poke fun at stereotype things within the shoujo genre. Ouran focuses a bit more on romance stereotypes while Suzumiya deals with the most common characters in the Sci-fi part of shoujo. Both are light hearted comedys.
Reserved main character is dragged around according to a manic pixie maaaaaybe romantic interest
Ensemble cast slice of life that is aware of itself
The squad has adventures in their club
Characters get harangued into wearing absurd costumes and doing ridiculous things
Somehow manages to not be obnoxious for non-comedy fan
Haruhi S and Ouran focuses on a sane person (Kyon and Haruhi F) who joins a high school club with an eccentric leader (Haruhi S and Tamaki). Both are great high school anime with lots of comedy, romance (Haruhi S only has a few though), a strong dub and an amazing cast. And let's not forget about the fact that the two main female characters are called Haruhi.
Both shows feature male leads that are realistic (or pessimistic) narrators. While Hachiman's outlook tends to focus on the dark-side of individuals and society, Kyon in Melancholy carries only a sarcastic and cynical tone in his narration. Both leads are dropped into after-school clubs against their will, filled with interesting characters. Kyon deals with an energetic, enigmatic female lead whose antics often place its club members in trouble. Hachiman on the other hand, works with an ice-queen club leader and carries significantly less pull than Kyon. The similarities of the male leads and the environments each is placed makes these shows easy to compare, even if the themes are dramatically different. read more
Well, these two series..what can I say, a school life setting with a club and a strange main female character being the leader/founder of it? Sounds similar to me. Oh and the main male protagonist in both series also seems similar in their indifferent outlook on life.
Both series has a lot of fun dialogues. The main female character also has a strange interactions with the main male protagonist in both series.
Among other things, both series has a slice of life feeling to them with comedy, drama, and some tensions between the club members especially in their every day lives.
Slice-of-life, school show that features the male lead with sarcastic wit. Both narrative are heavily dependent on the "inner voice" of the male lead, which provides some of the funniest comments about everyday life ever.
The characters and plot are extremely similar. The only difference is, is that Yahari is more focused towards romance and Suzumiya is more geared towards super natural and comedy.
Plot: Growing out of fairy tales and stuff that made things "fun" for a child, High school student Kyon came to acceptance of reality and how boring life is as an adult. One day he meets a girl named Haruhi Suzumiya, a girl who refuses to give up on the super natural and is widely obsessed with it, forces Kyon to join her club which its primary goal is to hunt for the super natural. Here begins the story of Kyon as he unravels the world he thought was boring.
Haruhi is a merciless blunt hyper energetic self confident female. She shares many things in common with Yukino.
+Both fall in love with the main character(hint romance)
+Both started a club
+Both are blunt and straight forward
+Both are acclaimed to be one of the hottest girls in their school
+Both reject their popularity
+Both were bullied
-Haruhi wants adventure, mystery, the super natural
-Yukinon wants friendship
-Haruhi is selfish and finds many things utterly pointless if it is not super natural
-Yukunon is dedicated to help others no matter what situation they are in
Kyon & Hachiman
+Both want to just let high school pass by and move on with their lives
+Both are laid back
+Both have no motivation of what they want to do in the future
+Both get dragged into a club by a female
+Both show hints of romantic feelings towards main female protag
-Kyon is upset about how boring the world is.
-Hachiman is upset about how stupid romance and his youth is.
-Kyon rants about life as an adult, working and living normally.
-Hachiman rants about romance and how fake people are.
Yui and Mikuru
+Both there just to make other characters look stronger
+Both underlings of another female character
+Both are in love with the main character
+Both are basically fan service and there for breast size comparison.
-Mikuru isn't wildly in love with the main character
-Mikuru doesn't care about popularity and beauty as much as Yui
Similar plot with different objectives. Similar characters with minor tweaks.
Both have a cynical, pessimistic high-school guy as the narrator who has to deal with a lot of hectic occurrences involving those around him. He is in a club that is supposedly aimed to help others.
That guy does progress throughout the series and learns some lessons along the way.
The side characters in both shows are fun, colorful and lively. Their interactions with one another made me smile at times.
Something notable about both clubs in both series is that the other members are constantly trying to cheer the main guy up. I hesitate to call either a harem but the main guy does receive a lot of love and attention from different characters in both.
Both shows also have a pleasant soundtrack, consisting of a lot of piano and soft, upbeat orchestrated pieces.
I personally like Haruhi much better, as I found the situations and characters more amusing (not to mention that haruhi's directing and animation makes the latter look disappointing) but Oregairu did have some merit to it, specifically with Hachiman himself. Oregairu feels like a laid back version of Haruhi when it comes to the interactions aspect, so if you have seen one give the other a try for sure.  read more
Now if we were to emphasize more on Haruko's randomness and tweak into to an almost "earth-threatening" level then we would have The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
As well as that, while FLCL includes a slight romance, TMOHS includes a light-weight harem, but not enough to really get in the way of the story because adventure isn't about love it's about MEETING ALIENS!!!
Both deal with the banalities or regular life vs. something more fantastic. Both come to similar thematic conclusions even though they go about it through very different means. They both deal with younger protagonists dealing with growing up, and feature a solid cast of well rounded characters that add both to the realism of emotion and suspension of disbelief for the wackier set pieces.
Both have a lot of non-sense, aliens (yuki in suzumiya haruhi, haruko in FLCL) and a crazy girl (haruhi in suzumiya haruhi, haruko in FLCLi) who gets some boy (kyon in suzumiya haruhi, naota in FLCL) in big troubles.
Both protagonists believe that their uneventful, boring lives are perfect until a crazy loud-mouth girl pops into their lives and give their heads a good bashing and drag them unwillingly into bizarre situations.
Both anime are set in somewhat boring, slice of life worlds, but eventually become epic stories with a lot more than high school love on the line (And yes, there's plenty of love to go around in both).
Also, both anime are incredibly high-quality and have very nostalgic themes.
Both main characters think that life can't give them anything special until a crazy girl (Haruhi in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Haruko in FLCL) comes to their lives. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu is more about the "adventures" of the SOS Brigade has, while FLCL is a coming of age story.
Both of these series were animated by Kyoto Animation, featuring similar quality and style in animation. Both accentuate cute "moe" qualities, light but relaxing slice of life-like episodes, and innocent high school comedy.
Both animes got a male lead who does everything for the bitchy girl (sister/friend). Ummm, don't really know what more to say. The are very much alike so if you like one of them, check the other out. =)
Both animes star an energetic, near-perfect female lead character who is both lovable and annoyingly confident at the same time with a laid-back male lead character to pick up the destruction in her wake. Though the events in the animes primarily revolve around the female lead, the story is seen from the male lead's point of view.
The protagonists in both series are extremely talents in everything they do - whether it's studies, sports, or learning new things.The personality for both character are also similar - close to the tsundere archetype (though Kirino is not as dere-dere). The male leads are both caring and responsible figures, but they both have to endure the hardships imposed by the female leads.
Both shows center around some of the most strong-willed and crazy anime heroines in all of anime history. Suzumiya Haruhi and Kurokami Medaka are both perfect schoolgirls in all aspects, achieving best results in both sports and academic classes, yet share the same complete lack of common sense and reasonability. Whether it is the hunt for Aliens, Time Travellers and Espers or the everlasting mission to bring joy to every human being on earth, these girls do not take "No" for an answer and force their way through if necessary.
Dragged along on their wacky adventures are Kyon and Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, both your average highschool protagonists with a tendency towards cynicism and a pessimistic worldview. Together they encounter even more misfits (who inevitably join the club) as they dive deeper and deeper into the extraordinary secrets lying in the shadows of the iconic main heroines. read more
Haruhi and Medaka both have an aura that no one else in their respective shows can compare to. Also, like Haruhi chose Kyon, Medaka chose Zenkichi. Even though they are both normal humans they are the closest to gods or god-like humans. Medaka and Haruhi's power could spell ruin for the world if they lost control.
Both main characters of the show are females. And both are quite abnormal.
Haruhi- Has powers to control the universe.
Medaka- Was born to love people and uses powers to help them.
In both animes the main character drags people into their high school club.
Haruhi- SOS brigade
Medaka- Student Council.
Both animes are really really funny.
They are both comedy and they both have characters with "strange" qualities... such as Sousuke having the military thing and Haruhi having the alien, esper, time-traveller thing. They are both hilarious with some romance added in.
They're both funny and in one episode of Haruhi Suzumiya, Itsuki says "Fumoffu" to defeat that one thing that I wouldn't really want to spoil even though it wouldn't really matter because it wasn't that important. This similarity is somewhat random. Sorry!
Both are set in school settings and revolve around the antics of one absurdly eccentric character (Suzumiya and Sousuke) that somehow force other people into the action. Both are also insanely funny and should be watched generally in one go (it's possible approx. 5-6 hours).
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is unlike any other anime out there, but if I had to pick one I found it the most similar to I'd have to say Fulll Metal Panic? Fumoffu. They're both hilarious and original and the characters are quite unique as well. If you like one, you'll most certainly like the other one.
kyon's prior gig as yuuishi in a very snowy town that is like an alternate universe to the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya....it seemed so eerily reminiscent. everything was very similar except kyon(yuuishi)...it was the exact same character.
Before Kyon was...well, Kyon, he had a debut in the remake of Kanon; The series has the same hilarious tone as The Melancholy, along with a fighting style much like Shakugan no Shana and some scenes so incredibly tragic or touching I cried. And I'm a guy. I really cried...It's a wonderful series. Also, the piano music in it is very professional and a step up from all other anime piano pieces I've heard before. Now one of my favorite series. You MUST watch it.
The personalities of the main characters are very similar (in some cases being nearly identical), and the way they interact is also comparable. For example, Kawasumi Mai and Nagato Yuki. Just watch them and try to not see it.
What if Kyon was dropped into a real harem anime or what if Yuuichi was dropped into a supernatural slice of life anime? Honestly nothing would change because they're essentially the same character just different settings.
Both created by Kyoto Animation at relatively the same time, also the primary protagonist is practically identical to one another, same voice actor too. Both utilize impressive and ingenious takes on their pertaining genres. You will gradually become firmly and sentimentally connected to the characters as they develop.
Both are about an outcast of a girl that ends up forcing a guy to tag along with her for helping her with stuff (Haruhi: Helping with her SOS Brigade | Toradora!: Mainly just supporting her). Some aspects of the art are also similar.
Likeable tsundere female leads are the strong points of these animes. Haruhi and Taiga shine so brightly they will make you overlook the parts of the story which might be less interesting, repetitive or even annoying. No less could be said about the supporting female characters that are parts of a ''group of friends''. You will go through many different types of adventures with characters in both titles.
the relationship between sensei/fuura and kyon/haruhi are VERY similer as the guys regualr people who are realistic and don't believe a lot of things. basicly they can be quite negative because of their personality. and than you have hyperactive idiot girls who believe that ANYTHING is possible, you have to either try or believe. which makes a nice skit as there are like yin & yang to each other to create harmony....or somthing
as for the rest of the class (o, that reminds me, their both school life too), there also a bunch of weird people with "special" features/personalities/powers.
both our heroes wish they werent in the positions there in, getting dragged into their problems and being bothered by them. But alas, they have to deal with it....or do they??
the only difference between the guys are that in SZS the guy is a teacher and in the other he's a student. read more
Seitokai no Ichizon's characters are similar in comparison to Haruhi Suzumiya's
Also, both plots focuses on five main characters involved in their own activities
If you are a mikuru fan, u will love Seitokai's mafuyu
Both comedys with a slight side of ecchi, Seitokai No Ichizon has a couple similarities, like a bossy character (Kaichi and Haruhi) and a nervous and quiet one (Mafuyu and Mikuru). Notice the slightly similar names. Seitokai even makes several Haruhi references, so it's one to check out.
I had the same feeling when watching both anime
I hadn't seen TMHS in a while but when i watched welcome to the NHK I immediately thought of it
If you have watched one , watch the other, you might feel the same way I did
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.
Similar atmospheres throughout both series, both give the same kind of atmosphere but Welcome to the NHK goes more in depth with the characters, and the story is more relatable to most people leaving school or having trouble finding a career to progress in.
Both lead male characters have a harem of eccentric/unusual girls.
The romance between the male leads and their harem is subdued.
MOE factor present, though Melancholy does not rely solely on this to attract the audience.
ESP, paranormal and supernatural powers involved, with Melancholy having explicit examples.
The existence of Aliens is a theme, but the evidence for their existence is strong in Melancholy.
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu are slice-of-life series that present us with a school setting. In this setting, our male protagonist befriends various girls, but that is not what makes these titles similar. The similarity comes from the fact that the supernatural is a large element shared by each show.
As I make this recommendation, I am referring to each series as a whole. Both animes have an interesting and complex plot. Both are science fiction, and involve time travel as a major part of the plot.
This movie deals intricately with witty character interaction, good character development, and extremely similar elements of time-travel. The animation and art are both great, and the music will really pull you into the show. There are tense moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and there will be light-hearted moments where you can laugh. Either way, if you watch either, be prepared for one heck of a ride!
Important note:The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is only a movie you can only fully appreciate if you have watched the previous two seasons adapted before it.
The main similarity of the two series lies in the main character and their connection to the characters around them. Both Haruhi and Kyouma are eccentric, loud, and drag their friends into untold mysterious operations. And while the friends outwardly complain, they would not have it any other way.
In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Shakugan no Shana, a normal boy (Yuji and Kyon) is thrown into a completely abnormal world when they meet a girl with special powers (Haruhi and Shana). They both have elements of action, comedy, and romance; with Shana more on the action side and Haruhi Suzumiya more on the comedy side.
Fantasy. Subtle Romance. Comedy. Well build "main group".
Super strong female lead gets in contact with average boy, who is - somehow - special. Although she needs him somehow, she tends to push him around. Seeing Shana wanting to take off her cloth - then remembering Yuji ... just make me remember Haruhi, taking her clothes off in front of the boys ... until Kyon becomes something special.
Further Haruhi and Shana look somehow the same ... and behave somehow the same. (Each has her dark side, too.)
Both of these shows similarly combine the "school life" and "sci-fi" genres in order to create a very interesting overall feel. As an added bonus, character designs for both series were done by the same amazing Ms. Noizi Ito, so you're sure to enjoy the familiar style.
Characters of both Shakugan no Shana and Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu are designed by Noizi Ito which gives you a feeling of high resemblance between the two series. Aside from the art and design, both heroine projects strong character and personality. Both anime series also deals with super natural events
Both series consists of a club at school although for different goals and morals. Both the main girls of series are considered tsundere when dealing with certain situations especially with the main protagonist. Humor and drama are also imminent.
Both center around a group of psychical-ability wielders who disguises themselves as a group of high-school students that take part on various activities, under the name of SOS Brigade and Hoshinoumi's Student Council. Both groups are composed of similar characters : socially-outcast girl who leads the group, reluctant MC and his cute little sister, etc.
Haruhi tries to find them to recruit them into her club, while Nao for the sake of securing them from evil scientists.
High school students with special abilities in a club trying to find more people with special abilities. Somewhat similar characters (Nao = Haruhi + Yuki, Yuu = Kyon + Itsuki). Baseball episode. Alternates between character-based slice of life and supernatural drama.
Both are very popular titles. Furuba has some serious moments and comedy. But Fruits Basket has less Fanservice and is also about some super natural stuff but one is curses and the other is Manga Anime alien like
- the randomness are the same
- 1 character similar
Kyon and Gintoki
How? Well, to start with Kyon talks like Gintoki. Because whenever Haruhi says/does something annoying, abnormal, silly etc. Kyon rebuts back to her but not in direct, he just says it in his mind just like what Gintoki does too.
-both animes are funny
Welcome to the world of misadventure fun. The Yorozuya and the SOSBrigade are here to invite you into their club. Despite having two completely somewhat different genre, they are clearly the same. The adventure both takes place in a world where they are surrounded by aliens, espers, time-traveler, and the Amanto ( Gintama Only ). Oh, and the humans. Gintoki and Kyon are voiced by the same voice actor. So if you love the voice of Kyon or Gintoki then you will love Gintoki or Kyon. Though Gintama plots are usually in Arcs, they are both story driven anime and they will keep you interested all the way through. Not to mention that their characteristic make them very memorable. So that you will never forget the main protagonist. It makes them unique in many ways. read more
Male protagonists in both anime are guys who have to put up with many 'silly' characters or troublesome situations. Kyon and Gintoki are simple men who are sometimes bored, sarcastic, pervy but all in all gentle with their dear people. And the irony is they are voiced by the same actor - Tomokazu Sugita.
Other similarities: despite different genres both series have sci-fi elements and the feeling of randomness; Kagura and Haruhi are bossy; Yorozuya and SOS Brigade engage in many weird tasks.
1. The main character, Kazuma, is similar like Kyon. He narrated his life with some humorous in a serious moment.
2. Kazuma and Kyon have a similar situation where both of them were surrounding with odd partners.
Both shows involve characters who fit into archetypal roles in order to poke fun of the tropes associated with them while at the same time embracing them. The main character in both shows serves a cynical outlook with aspects of self-awareness given the scenarios they are placed into. Both shows trake pride in the mundane at times despite the fantasy (for Konosuba) or supernatural (for Haruhi) spin. Superficially, both feature a female goddess who constantly bickers with the MC.
Both are cynical, tongue-in-cheek parodies of popular anime genres and tropes. Both contain an unsuspecting, somewhat perverted male protagonist dragged by an annoyingly charismatic female character into an adventure he'd rather not be a part of. Both have plenty of funny, entertaining, and (intentionally) obnoxious characters.
A series of strange occurrences befall our audience-counterpart leading male, while trying to deal with super-tsundere leading females, and a faux-harem of other strange females.
Both toy with the tropes and cliches of the genre, while retaining unique and interesting voices.
Bakemonogatari is a strange telling of various events that surround the main character, each of the different girls that he meets is affected by a different oddity. By getting help from a mysterious man named Oshino he manages to help them all from their problems. This is similar to Haruhi as there is great characterization and there are tons of random things happening every episode. This show is very dialog heavy but is very entertaining to watch.
Both are good satires of many cliches and anime tropes. Also, they have a lot of references to other media, and in a good way. To fully enjoy both, you have to switch off the common sense because you're gonna be hurt.
Fortunately, even while making fun of themselves, the two achieve to tell a well-written story that arrives on people hearts.
While the overarching story, setting, genre and themes are quite different, the relationship and interaction between Haruhi and Kyon is very similar to that of Horo and Lawrence from Spice and Wolf. If you liked the character traits of the male and female lead of Haruhi, Spice and Wolf would be very enjoyable. (And even if you didn't, watch Spice and Wolf nonethelss since it's a fantastic show and needs more popularity.)
It might seem like I am recommending based on facts, both have bossy god girls doing things however they want with no real consequences but apart from that and the fact that both are excellent series they don't really have a lot in common. The dialogue is what keeps Spice & Wolf going, the back and forth between the protagonists is incredibly thought out and funny. The plot is also pretty cool since it features economics and not the usual saving the world or killing some bad guy or whatever so besides the fact that there is a wolf demi god girl in it Spice & Wolf is fairly realistic. The reason I'm recommending this to fans of Suzumiya Haruhi is that while it is completely different both in setting and in interactions between characters it is similar in the way you enjoy it. That probably doesn't make sense to most of you so I will try to rephrase: The things that are enjoyable about both series are enjoyable in the same way. So people who enjoy one series will probably enjoy the other one to since they have an affinity to that sort of enjoyment.
Anyways both are excellent series I'd recommend to anyone so I guess there isn't any point in trying to link them together. read more
If you like waiting for a 3rd season of an amazing anime, YOU'LL LOVE THIS ANIME!!! There are also gods, snarky (somewhat analytical) main male protagonists, somewhat tsundere main female characters, with really great chemistry, AND THEY'RE BOTH ADAPTED FROM LIGHT NOVELS!!!!!! (On a side note, both anime adapt half to less than half of their soure material sooooooo...) Am I taking this seriously? Do they really have ANYTHING in common? Well, I'll leave you to decide that, but they are both great series go watch them. :)
Both main characters (Watashi and Kyon) have very similar outlooks on life and get dragged into random events by the other main character (The fairies and Haruhi).
Personally I find the fairies more interesting and bearable than Haruhi, but both cause the worlds they live in to be a bit crazy.
A genderbent Kyon struggles with the weird faeries, which cause, just like Haruhi, countless supernatural and hillarious situations. Humanity has declineds broadcast order is also out of order, just like Haruhi's and some story archs in eighter series will remind you of a story arch in the other one.
Both series have a character that has god-like abilities and they use these powers to alter the world in order to get what they desire at the moment. Both have other characters that try to prevent these changes from happening.
Also, both of the main female characters are considered "weird", but in Sasami-san, the female lead is a NEET. While in Suzumiya Haruhi, the female lead is eccentric and has an obsession with aliens, espers, and time-travelers.
Both series involve a godlike character unconsciously changing the world to appease themselves and have characters who try to reverse these changes or keep them in check. Also, both are comedies and parody lots of other anime and manga.
The two series share the same basic premise: a bunch of different supernatural entities independently converge on the same objective, and are therefore forced to interact with each other and one ordinary guy who's stuck in the middle. But whereas in one show, that objective is the observation of a singular high school girl, in the other it is control of a tiny (barely 100 square foot) apartment.
The main difference is in tone. Rokujouma is far more energetic, with stronger action and comedy elements, but consequently lacks the emotional impact and mystery of Haruhi.
Supernatural events and fantasy are a theme in both of these series. Additionally, both anime(s) deals with "aliens", espers, and time travelers. There is also emotion and comedy throughout the series as episodes progresses.
Haruhi and mariya... both bullies, the walk, the look, the wink... all the same
Matsurika and nagato... both w/ the emotionless personality
Mikuru and Kanako... the ones being bullied
Different Plots, but they have similar character characteristics....
The relations between the characters are quite similar: in both anime we have the bully (Haruhi/Mariya), the one being bullied (Mikuru/Kanako), and the silver-haired smart kuudere who just doesn't care (Yuki/Matsurika).
Also, both series are set at school and have comedy and parody.
Both series' are comedic with a blend of seriousness.
Both series' female main protagonist leads a club with their own reason.
the other series is revolves in magic and supernatural, while the other one circles in science and technology.
Both feature a cynical, sarcastic male protagonist who ends up in a club with an energetic girl enthusiastic about sci-fi (Haruhi about aliens, time-travellers and espers and Akiho about robots) and eventually gets swept up in a paranormal conspiracy that threatens the entire world. The characters in general are very similar:
Itsuki= Subaru (sort of)
In my opinion, "Haruhi Suzumiya" is a lot better.
Basically MoHS is a science fiction version of Hyakko with a shorter main story arc. It, too, is about a high school girl determined to get as much out of life as possible, involving her friends whether the want to be or not.
Okay, these animes are extremely different... but they are still alike
Both revolve around a girl who has powers that can alter reality
Serial experients lain is a lot more confusing, and the Melancholy of Haruh Suzumiya has a lot more comedy, but I really enjoyed both series so...
Both series involve "god" undergoing an existential crisis with similar elements to their character arcs. Kyon is to Haruhi what Arisu (Alice) is to Lain. Their arc conclusions are diametrically opposed from one another and both involve the overcoming of escapism through human connection. Both works don't give clear answers as to what's the true nature of the world and what Haruhi or Lain actually is. Both narratives can be considered scattered, Haruhi in order to reinforce the sense of everything seeming out of place and Lain to tie to its themes of connection.
Both deal with a group of highschool students as well as a supernatural factor (particularly time travel). I found both animes had likeable characters and a unique plot. If your into coming of age stories with a twist on the supernatural, with interesting characters than you will most likely like these two animes.
Teenage boy just wants to fit in at highschool, has no intentions of standing out at all, but a very strange and rambunctious girl forces him to join her club. Slowly he begins to become more comfortable with hanging out with his weird new friends. Both are very funny anime as well.
Both shows feature an energetic main girl who's crazy about certain topics and forces the protagonist (who is not interested at all) to join her school club and to explore her world. In that club, the protagonist gets to know various members and is involved in some extraordinary club activities.
Both are about a group of misfits and contain large amounts of humor. Minami and Haruhi are similar characters, and so are Mizuki and Mikuru. I can also see a similarity between Hazuki and Kyon's little sister, although neither appear much.
Bizarre adventure of Haruhi Suzumiya and Bizarre Magicians Academy Wasshoi is similar that they both are bizarre to no end and there is more then enough mysterious/crazy-run off the mill characters in both shows.
There lots of similarity when we talk about both anime such as -
-Both male protagonist just want a quite,peaceful life but end up with lots of trouble.
-Both have to deal with alien who come out of nowhere and ruin their life.(and lots of other supernatural thing!!)
-Both animes parody other anime, including very brief yet entertaining skits.
-Different kind of comedy but you guys going to enjoy watching male protagonist being bully around with the girl around them!!
If you guy enjoy watching this, you might as well try watching Haiyore! Nyaruko-san!!
Both are urban fantasy coming-of-age stories with characters that seek for unrealistic goals (rose colored life/paranormal wonder) to achieve a sense of freedom/self-realization that comes from the outside (the perfect club/extraordinary events), but instead they get more alienated in the process. The main difference is that in Haruhi, the conflict of the two main characters is a bit more dialectic and subtle, while Yojouhan is more about the protagonist's straightforward redemption and giving you a clear moral.
Kinda spoiler: The protagonists also share a rejection mask towards their partners, hiding understanding and emotional support.
The two really remind me of one another. The characters and their dynamics are a notch different with a different premise, but the style of entertainment with the humor and interesting character reactions provide the same sort of effect for me. Not to say that their quality is on par (I'll just let the individual decide that), only that how they provided entertainment to me (comedy, character drama, and such) were on very similar wavelengths.
Both anime have a club about supernatural. Also both anime have a quiet and bookworm character. They do weird stuff with there club members. Thy both have a character that acts different from the others. One of them is special than all of them. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo is comdey like Suzumuyi Haruhi no Yuuutsu. I hope you agree with me.
Now, I know there's going to be a lot of people questioning my sanity for such a recommendation, but I'm going to do it anyway because, quite frankly, there are a lot of similarities between Baccano! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya that are interesting and scare me just a bit.
First, the stories are not normal for the time and place they are set in. Rather, the activities that happen with the characters during each series could be described as "paranormal". These happenings really do help make some of the characters, and give the "normal" characters defining moments in each series. This parallel between the supernatural and the normal give and interesting spin on something we thought we know, but we just didn't dig deep enough.
As for characters, there are many parallels that can be made. First, there is a definite similarity in Haruhi Suzumiya, from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Isaac and Miria, from Baccano!. From the surface, these three characters can be seen as flamboyant and annoying, spreading happiness to the groups of their choosing. Though its true that these characters act with different plans in mind, they also produce similar situations. Their situations go somewhat in this order - they plan, they act, they create a problem, they come up with a ridiculous solution, they preform a solution, the problem is solved, and then they plan again. It's a never ending cycle of, what some would say, destruction.
There's also a big similarity between Yuki, from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Chane, from Baccano!. Though, it's true that Chane starts to show more emotion during the end of the series, both characters have a connection with acting quietly with their own goals in mind. Chane does take a more direct approach, but they both end up solving some problems with violence. Yuki does talk more than Chane at certain points, and her emotions aren't shown much at all, but for the most part, they are alike in many ways.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya takes a lighter approach to the problems, while Baccano! is filled with blood, violence, and a lot of different, strange characteristics, but these series do have plenty in common. The ideas behind each series are different, but if a viewer likes one, the other would be interesting to at least look at. Just be aware that The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is lighter, a bit more childish, and has its hints of dirty humor while Baccano! focuses more on violence, character humor, and darker ideals. read more
One of these is VERY violent and the other has very little violence. If that's important to you then ignore this recommendation. The reason I link these is the non-linear storytelling. I love when a show pulls this off and both of these do it REALLY well. Also, despite the vast difference in blood loss, the tone is surprisingly similar.
These two series have a ton of comedy but beyond that, they also have dramatic moments.
Both series features a main female character who is dominant, independent, but also thinks of others before herself. They portray this in their own strange ways.
Both series takes place at a school setting where every day presents something new.
Both series features a strange cast of characters with different personalities that brings out the mood, comedy, drama, and occasional romance gags into the mix.
If you liked The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, you would find Higurashi no Naku Koro ni to be quite similar, as the atmosphere in both series is the same. Both series start off very ordinary as the characters go through their normal school lives, but as the series progresses, the plotline goes from boring and ordinary to quite fascinating and extraordinary. The whole genre of these two series is practically identical, so I would recommend Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and its sequel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, for anyone who enjoys mystery and a litte horror, and anyone who had fun watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. read more
Both anime are parodies of already existing genres but executed in a very serious (and very good) manner. I felt the idea of 'a greatness that heavily impacts the world' was very similar, though the anime have a different feel overall.
You want to see an anime about High School with some weird stuff going on? Closed spaces and psychic powers? Time travel maybe? And two girls one guy triangle? Well, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya would give you all that and add awesome Kyon narration. And Battle Royal High School give you all that and add Dark Lord and robotic suits. Considering how old Battle Royal High School is, this is probably the show that Haruhi watched as a kid and that changed her personality to what we got today. Watch both of the shows and see if I'm right.
Both anime have very similar characters. Kinji - Kyon, Shirayuki - Mikuru, Reki - Yuki, and Aria - Haruhi! The type of depiction (in my opinion) is the same. And the atmosphere, the humor of the two series are identical.
Although they don't have the same premise, both series involves a group of students who forms a club for various activities at school. (the activities contrasts differently though)
The main female protagonist from both series (Riko and Haruhi) has similiar personalities with their tomboyish attitudes. However, they do care about their classmates from heart.
Both series follows more of a slice of life theme although Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu has an additional taste of science fiction. Expect comedy and humorous dialogue interactions between characters that are absurd, out of place, and sometimes randomly out of nowhere.
Both series have cult characters that have become symbols in the anime industry. Also, both series are difficult to understand and they require special attention from the viewer. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Evangelion are milestones in the history of anime, they at least deserve attention.
- both deal with the supernatural
- cast from both series is very similar (character personalities)
- male protagonist that somehow gets involved
I watched Toaru no Index before Haruhi no Yuutsu.
When I was watching Haruhi, during some moments it felt like I was rewatching Toaru no Index.
They are extremely similar, but also have many differences.
If you like one, I strongly suggest you try the other.
Although there doesn't seem to be many similarities between these two shows, both shows sent shivers down my spine and made me ask myself some serious questions. Haruhi made me realize my insignificance or that maybe I'm less insignificant than I first thought. Myself;Yourself made me reconsider my situation and my life in general as well as changing how I saw the relationships between everyone around me. All in all, both series raise real questions and make you think hard.
Misaki is a very strong character--like Haruhi. She doesn't put up with any nonsense. Although she isn't quite as crazy as Haruhi, Misaki still can be tough. I would put Misaki up against any guy. XD The boy who has likes her, Usui, is really funny. He can be like Jiraiya sometimes. So if any of you like that sort of humor this will definitely appeal to you. Also if you like girls dressed up in cute maid outfits, I highly recommend this!
I know the majority of people who will be reading this will have watched and enjoyed the great storyline of Suzamiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu. Until recently, I hadn't really realized how similar Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is to it. Similarities are:
First, the two share very likeable, male and female protagonists. The only major difference is that the two in Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate share a strong attraction to each other that the viewer can see clearly.
Second, neither of the clubs that have been created for a legitimate reason, but the club members are very passionate about what they do and sacrifice a lot in order to support it.
Third, it's hard to dislike characters in either of them. What I find when watching anime is that there is always at least one character than I cannot stand at all. In these two anime, this is not the case, for every character is developed in some way, and they are developed well.
Both of these are wonderfully done anime, and I fully enjoyed watching both of them. What makes Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate unique compared to is the love. If love stories and Haruhi are your thing, Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate is an anime for you. read more
Why when I am starting watching Kabukibu Haruhi came to my mind? The answer is very simple: Kuro, Kabukibu's MC, wants to create a new club at school.
While Haruhi didn't have any trouble choosing the members and opening it, Kuro has a hard time doing it. Haruhi went to every possible candidate and they coulnd't refuse at her request. Kuro, with his best friend as his only support, tries to convince his perfect candidates in order to fit in his new club.
There might not be many similarities on these two series but, if you first watch one and then the other, I think you will also find the connection between them. read more
Both series deal with a fairly ordinary person (Hiyori and Kyon) who ends dealing with an irresponsible, slightly crazy, god (Haruhi and Yato). In both cass the other characters are mostly also extraordinary beings.
Although Noragami is slightly more serious, both series contain large amouts of slapstick comedy mixed in with some more intense moments. The tone is quite different, but I sincerly recommend watching both.
These anime are intended to poke fun at the genres they belong to so it works for them to be animated and/or aired in unconventional ways. Although some may view these as flaws and would rather them to be more normal, they are both the way they are for good reasons. The story of these are about characters who are far more strong or important than you would expect them to be.
strange things start to happen to male MC After meeting a strange girl.amagi brilliant park is about fairys and theme park meanwhile melancholy of haruhi suzumiya is about god , alien esper time traveler.
Cocona fills a similar roll to Kyon as the straight character pulled into a fantastical world, while Papika fills a similar roll to Haruhi as the crazy, colorful, fun character.
Both shows also have the ability to jump genre flawlessly and have amazing animation.
In these animes, the lead guy is often being force by the lead girl to follow her in her adventures. The lead girls have a very lively and mischievous personality, while the guys have a more passive and introvert personality. Both animes deal with some kind of supernatural phenomena, and the main characters try to solve those.
About groups of weird people. While the characters do vary a lot, both stories are told from the male protagonist's POV as he is thrust into this bizarre group of people. While Haruhi and Ritsu could not hardly be any more opposite in personality, it's the MC's reactions and narration of the events as he watches the female protagonist and other main characters that make these shows somewhat similar. They are sarcastic, critical, and objected to being with these people at first, but still grow to like being around them despite their quirks. These shows have similar mixes of comedy with a little drama, good animation, and a pretty good cast of characters: quiet girl, large-breasted girl (though their personalities are opposites), troublemaker, strange guy who just goes with the flow, and the protagonists. 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
The main characters of of similar personalities, down to their hidden perversion. They both have a group of friends they would rather not be with, and are dragged around by a girl and forced into some rather funny situations.
Both are slice-of-life comedies that use absurdist humor. Both have a snarky, sarcastic, and self-aware male main that counterbalance an energetic female lead. Haruhi Suzumiya, however, is more centered around the single female lead, is less focussed on romance, and has more exposition about the supernatural aspects of the show.
Both stories contain a girl who find the school that they are in boring and is of no real challenge to them. Rikako Muto and Haruhi are amazing in sports and in studies and are considered the 'perfect girl' for any guy but are really hard to come close to. They also have an air of arrogance which other school student notice and dislike to an extent of being jealous of them. They both eventually meet an average guys whose within thier same year that don't really have interest towards them but soon find a deep profound love for each other without realizing it.
Even if completely different in plot and atmosphere, both have a group of students interested in supernatural and not-ordinary things, and both anime are, in a way or another, about mystery and paranormal activities.
Also, both series have a kuudere (Yuki/Miyako).
But, above all, Itsuki & Masayuki are basically identical. :-P
This is an amazingly funny anime... it lives up to the last season's standards of how good the storyline and the characters and the humor of.... and MUCH more ... i seriously recommend this to many of my fellow otaku!!!
I know many people might be surprised by me saying that Kuroshitsuji and MoHS are similar. But I'm not crazy because they really are. In Kuroshitsuji it defies cliches and is serious and funny and so many things all wrapped into one. This is also true for MoHS.
Also, the characters Sebastian and Haruhi are similar in the way that they can pull off basically anything at all. And sometimes when they do it's just absolutely hilarious.
Like the time in Kuroshitsuji episode one when Seb had to do all the work cuz everyone else at the mansion is incompetent. XD and then how Haruhi blackmailed the computer club.
Both characters have no problem using blackmail to get what they want(or in Seb's case follow orders) and they also have a general disdain for useless people(with some difference in opinion of who counts as useless of course)
I love both of these animes. So if you liked MoHS you HAVE to read Kuroshitsuji. It's my favorite anime and is appealing to a huge audience read more
We have a perfectly normal high school student who just wants to fit in and make friends. A chance meeting with the most beautiful and unapproachable girl in school leads to them being roped into an infamous school club. The ensuing shenanigans defy reason, but more importantly, they completely defy genre. It'll take a few episodes, but things definitely aren't as they seem.
If the kids in this show grew up and went to high school they would fit right in with the main characters from who hang out with Haruhi Suzumiya. Both shows tackle magical subjects, and lead roles who try to avoid their harsh and often boring realities for worlds of their own creating, where fun and fantasy offer a needed escape. Though Abenobashi is a bit more whimsical than Haruhi, they both lampoon (to a certain extent) other typical anime genre's and conventions.
While most of parts of the anime are upbeat and fun, there is also a dark side to it. The characters will tell truth about themselves and one of the cute bishojo in the stories will show a dark side of themselves.
The main character is bored with life. They seek/get involved with supernatural beings and certain clubs/organizations in order to make life more interesting. Each of these shows features supernatural intrigue alongside a colorful cast of characters who are more than they seem.
Both have aliens as main characters that seem , at first glance, normal. I also notice that they have a lot of panty shots (no yuri) an when refering to alien names they use the high pitch fast voice ... I'm burnt out!
Both of these deal primarily with the issues of depression and finding your place in the world. They are both heavily psychological, well-scripted, and contain only enough science fiction to add to the characters, rather than just become the premise for the show.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Genshiken represent club life where the vast majority of all events take place in a single club-oriented room. Genshiken is more laid back and less serious than The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but they both have a similar representation of a club member’s daily life. In-class situations are rarely depicted, teachers are never mentioned and the vast majority of every episode relates to their club and club members in some way.
Both clubs consist of a small group of people who end up becoming close friends. Both clubs also have the running trend of being notorious and 'weird' for their own reasons.
Furthermore, the lead females in either anime tend to follow similar character traits, which include being bossy and being able to talk themselves into getting anything they want. Although the issues of both anime are completely different...it's hard to like one and dislike the other. read more
At the risk of stretching things, the Super Gals characters share a couple of similar traits with the Haruhi characters:
Ran Kotobuki - Haruhi Suzumiya (forceful personality)
Miyu Yamazaki - Yuki Nagato (ready for action)
Aya Hoshino - Mikuru Asahina (sensitive)
Rei Otohata - Kyon (jaded sort)
Yuya Asou - Itsuki Koizumi (easy going type most of the time)
Both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and the second Urusei Yatsura movie deal with the concept of the world being the product of a young girl's mind without her being aware. Also they are both comedies.
As I was watching Zero no Tsukaima, I couldn't stop thinking about how related it was with Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu.
The first thing I noticed was the relation between Yuki and Tabitha. Those two could be twin sisters. No kidding.
But then I started noticing some other similarities.
In both series, there is a bossy girl that drags a guy into her crazy world. And that treats him like a slave. I still think that if Louise and Haruhi ever met, they would probably be very good friends. Kyon and Saito are both completely normal (big-boobs-lovers), japanese guys.
In both of the series, there are weird adventures that shouldn't happen to normal students. Haruhi & co. fight cave-criquets, Louise and co. have to deal with water spirits.
The type of humor they use is looked alike too. There aren't stupid jokes, but there are parts of both series that make us laugh.
Both animes have a ecchi feeling to them. (BIG BOOBS EVERYWHERE!!!) And they both express it in the same way.
So, as in conclusion, someone who watched and liked one of the animes will certainly like the other.
I hope this was helpfull to you. =^.^= read more
Kujibiki Unbalance is basically poor man's Haruhi Suzumyia...but they're both very simmilar
*the action takes place in a school where lots of weird stuff happens
*both shows exagerate when it comes to realism
*the characters are very much alike:
*In the melancholy we see Haruhi abusing Mikuru,in Kujibiki we see Renko abusing Yamada
*both also share the same genres:action,drama,comedy,school,sclice of life
concluding...if you liked the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumyia there's a big chance that you'll like Kujibiki Unbalance
The character with supernatural God-like powers? check. High school comedy? check. Unusual or simply strange set of friends? check. Action? check, kinda. While Saiki is the level-headed protagonist, Haruhi is not, but the story-telling is similar (due to Kyon). Well if you enjoyed one, you would definitely like the other
Bizarre comedy that relies with non human character standpoint indifference, only difference is that Haruhi setting is about school while other Maou is to restaurant, Main Protagonist is unaware of their own eccentricity to other people and their normal environment to make a slapstick.
Both are about being bored, and being weird to have fun.
They both center around a group of highschool students who become really good friends (slice of life-ish). They have some sort of underlying sci-fi tones (though it is more evident in Haruhi). The biggest difference would be that Manabi Straight! is less confusing, and much more sentimental.
The main male character is the only who can calm down the main female character. He must to do that for the sake of the world. The mental instability of the main girl, could affect or reflect the world stability.
Aliens exist in both plots (albeit, with the theme being even stronger in Level E), but, more than that, both ordinary humans and extraordinary beings are thrust into strange situations. Particular story arcs feel especially similar to each other. Also, story arcs are, typically, spurred from the main character of each (both of whom are, also, extremely gifted, but eccentric) falling into a spell of boredom. Both stray from the typical genres (or, at least, the traditional execution of such genres) and have excellent humor.
I think Haruhi and Noe are very similar. When i first saw Noe at the top of a tree, for a second i thought she was Haruhi. And not only that, Even their attitudes are the same...
Not only Noe, Shinichiro is look a little like Kyon, too. -They both have three beautiful girl around them-
Even though the story is still different...
Tenchi Universe is similar to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya because it has the same: high school kids with powers thing. I think that Tenchi in Tokyo might be similar to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya but i havn't seen it.
Haruhi retains the supernatural aspects, centering around a group of 5 instead of 4. While the show's plotines and such differ, the main supernatural aspect of abnormal beings with powers, working to defend either a town, or in Haruhi's case, the earth.
Both series also contain a good deal of off-and-on comedy.
Plus, Hime's personality sometimes reminds me of Haruhi's.
The Melancholy of Haruhi (MH) did not begin the trend of "school club" anime, but it did accelerate the genre over the last decade. The two shows noticeably parallel one another in that both feature male leads that frequently monologue. Kyon (MH) and Hachiman (SNAFU) both provide cynical narratives and analyses of events and characters throughout their respective series. In MH the show is told from Kyon's vantage point, and while Hachiman is darker than Kyon, he has a similar tone and demeanor. MH features a broader cast with lower levels of character depth than SNAFU2, but it focuses on the activities of the characters and the club and neither show prominently features romance; there are only hints of it. The female characters in MH are equally enigmatic to those in SNAFU2 and the male leads in both shows often spend a lot of time trying to un-package their motivations. SNAFU 2 is the more dramatic cousin of MH, and if the viewer enjoyed Hachiman as a character, they will have equal sentiments for Kyon in MH.  read more
Both are made by KyoAni, so they have similar art. They are both sort of supernatural slice of life stories. Technically, they both include a literature club. Akihito's glasses fetish reminded me of Kyon's ponytail fetish).