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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu


Alternative Titles

English: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Synonyms: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Japanese: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 14
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Jul 3, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 331,921 users)
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Ranked: #6182
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Popularity: #78
Members: 606,148
Favorites: 14,547

Recommendations

Both series have clubs ,Some band playing, Gods, Fighting, and the Main characters are alike. 
report Recommended by Sealkid
They have similar casts and the quirky humor is still there. Both are also slice-of-life (like) anime. 
report Recommended by datdo
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.  
report Recommended by MangaPancakes
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  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
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. 
report Recommended by Mythical-Katie
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...  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both main female leads are domineering and somewhat naive gods, and both animes are slice of life. 
report Recommended by Cyrius
they have the same type of comedy, as well as the same personality for the male protagonist. They both give off that feel of being a sometimes romantic yet sometimes not genre. 
report Recommended by spikesreign
Both series contain: -supernatural themes with philosophical notes -bunny girls -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.  
report Recommended by cheru41
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. 
report Recommended by Deep
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  read more 
report Recommended by Swiftstrike
Actiony, comedic, short, energetic, fast-paced, and exciting, this series has what it takes to make modern times and sci-fi themes be one as an equal. 
report Recommended by PokeNirvash
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. 
report Recommended by Amy
Male protagonist and storyteller, while the story is actually about a tsundere girl who walks over them and terrorises them. Both guys are cynical and comical, without them realising it. 
report Recommended by Teddy
Crazy girl forces sarcastic guy to join her wacky squad of magical girls. Genre hopping adventures ensue. 
report Recommended by Keirik
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. 
report Recommended by Xalengurth
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.  
report Recommended by lchoister
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. 
report Recommended by _Me_
Even thought the humor is darker in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, both are school life anime with a really crazy cast. 
report Recommended by konataismyhero
Being the famous anime that Haruhi is, there's no harm in watching Haruhi before jumping into Seitokai no Ichizon, which is filled with otaku jokes and parodies. There are Haruhi references too. 
report Recommended by MayuzumiYukie
a) lazy, sardonic male point a view b) the female lead is really just lonely c) both progress into something much more special than how it started out. 
report Recommended by Vesey
Even if Denpa Onna lacks the supernatural element that Haruhi no Yuutsu had, it's still about a normal guy surrounded by a cast of weirdos. 
report Recommended by Wilio
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both have the same character designer, Noizi Ito. There are similar elements in both stories, such as the time-space continuum and the school life scenario. 
report Recommended by chibuki
Characters who have special powers are living a normal life. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
They're both funny, have an original (sort of) plot and great characters. Also, Kiriki reminds me of Koizumi. 
report Recommended by heckacute
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.  
report Recommended by toumei_
Both are very popular titles. Furuba has some serious moments and comedy. 
report Recommended by RedMageSohma
The more you watch, the more you understand. 
report Recommended by AhZAI
- 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  
report Recommended by pamelakwan
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. 
report Recommended by IrohaUtsugi
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. 
report Recommended by nicepants
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.) 
report Recommended by BikeJones
Non-chronological broadcast order as a framing device with a snarky protagonist that falls victim to funny supernatural hijinks. 
report Recommended by NeoRinTinTin
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. 
report Recommended by nyarawr
Main guy hangs out with characters that are all supernatural. Comedic hiijinks and merry misadventures ensue. 
report Recommended by PoLoBreak
both full of random and supernatural events 
report Recommended by kiimsz
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.... 
report Recommended by misaseh098
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. 
report Recommended by Haruchhiii
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. 
report Recommended by chinaboat
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... 
report Recommended by hiddenmoonlight
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. 
report Recommended by Cloud4126
aliens, making a bad movie, having fun in the summer, comedy, love, life.... 
report Recommended by ninjaxdlolsord
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. 
report Recommended by furizaa
Over-eccentric main girl flat out crazy scenarios inhuman subordinates (~ish) 
report Recommended by Vin-nii
It's similar in the sense of the character attitudes and mannerisms, even though the plot is completely different. 
report Recommended by Procify
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. 
report Recommended by ZingFreelancer
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!!  
report Recommended by NajSuarez94
Both Tatami Galaxy and Haruhi Suzumiya deal with time loops and the main character's effects on the world around them. 
report Recommended by EmilyFalcon
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. 
report Recommended by lx_theo
They're both pretty much random and funny. I recommend both of these if you're looking for laugh out loud comedy. 
report Recommended by PandaPuff
The character Haruhi and Isurugi Mio are pretty similar in the bossy attitude kind of way, and they order around this "guy" as if he was they're personal slave. 
report Recommended by pyroblage
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  read more 
report Recommended by MoWriter
Both SKET Dance and Haruhi are about a school club. And Both Switch and Kyon are viced by Tomokazu Sugita.  
report Recommended by Taufiq91
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  read more 
report Recommended by chibifox27
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. 
report Recommended by Lazhward
hilarious,lovable, well same people duh. and I think kyon the main male character gets closer to haruhi and mikuru. ^^ 
report Recommended by shikachan16
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. 
report Recommended by sindarfrom
The male lead finds himself in a club where a cute girl serves tea and the president is an energetic tsundere. 
report Recommended by shigeru212
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. 
report Recommended by yohikk
Harem anime, although I use the term loosely, that each have one mind-numbing twist that will shock and delight the uninitiated. 
report Recommended by shigeru212
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
D-Frag and Haruhi both use screwball comedy where the main character guy is drawn into some female's insane world. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
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. 
report Recommended by Kns-
- sci-fi - 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.  
report Recommended by Mirorin
Both involve students in a club that deals with the supernatural. Sharing the cheery, optimistic tone, both works have great characters that are just plain adorable. 
report Recommended by Yukariki
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.  
report Recommended by Konobae
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! 
report Recommended by saa_lulu
Both have similar female protagonists. Chiho Takachiho and Suzumiya Haruhi are both energetic girls and a lot of the humor (especially from Gakkatsu) comes from random events or statements.  
report Recommended by blakemesa
Both amines show a similar aroma towards each other -art style -main characters -parallel fighting areas -student council management  
report Recommended by VisualGamerHD
Both animes have very strong minded and dangerous female protagonists, as well as pushed around but still loyal male companions. 
report Recommended by nomnomking
-main characters have the same personalities -the main character drags a guy along with her crazy plans  
report Recommended by Inuzukies
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  read more 
report Recommended by LibraGraal
Both feature girls that are considered "world builders" where they can manipulate the space however they like. 
report Recommended by OppaiSugoi
Same comedy Same weirdness Same VA It's all there. 
report Recommended by emdosis
A slice-of-life set in school, the titular female character has the main male costar wrapped around her finger. She is manipulative and always getting what she wants at his expense.  
report Recommended by Dewelleric
Both are slice of life / gakuen / comedy. Both show us a school club with an enthusiast protagonist waiting for supernatural adventures :) 
report Recommended by pink_pineapple_
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  read more 
report Recommended by MisaoAino
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. 
report Recommended by TaliaMatsuo
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. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
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. 
report Recommended by Monjoex
Character development. The story in both is minimal yet strong, but Haruhi is a fantasy-comedy while Bebop is a sci-fi-dramedy. Dose of interesting events. 
report Recommended by LoidNerdy101
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. 
report Recommended by Somecoolstuff
If you like the comedy in one of these you'll probably like the other as the dynamic of the "couple" is somewhat similar, only that Aho Girl is pure over the top comedy. Also Sugita. 
report Recommended by Vludi
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. 
report Recommended by jose21
Both Main Characters are chasing after a supernatural creature/phenomenon happening withing their school. Both anime also employ comedy/supernatural atmosphere.  
report Recommended by salamander02
Both are about a "normal" main character being surrounded by a bunch of supernatural beings. The MC has to keep a secret about the powers of others and hilarious shenanigans ensue  
report Recommended by alohaleia
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  read more 
report Recommended by Asfaria
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,  read more 
report Recommended by Soapbox-Hero
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.  
report Recommended by Mythical_Truth
Both shows have a group of friends in a club, doing crazy things. But Teekyuu is a very short show and is very fast-paced.  
report Recommended by FeebleEggs
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.  
report Recommended by nuclearstudent
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. 
report Recommended by Owarida
The premise is somewhat similar: give a young girl godly powers and see what happens. 
report Recommended by Yuunagi
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 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
the episodes are all mixed up 
report Recommended by Gwing
Both are about high school students and are both super funny. Both also have new seasons coming out. 
report Recommended by musyna
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!!! 
report Recommended by Aquatos
They both have whimsical-like parts to them, and they both have people that don't want to be involved (Kurogane and Kyon) and bishonen charcters (Fai and Itsuki). 
report Recommended by wesley96
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  read more 
report Recommended by Ky-chan
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. 
report Recommended by Keirik
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. 
report Recommended by chrysalis
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. 
report Recommended by lutyo4life
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. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
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! 
report Recommended by Simpleandclean93
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.  
report Recommended by Cren
It reminds me of it in alot of ways, they both have mystery, comedy and romance, lots of pretty girls, and some of the voice actors are the same. The art is very similar too. 
report Recommended by Hitachiin_Love
Haruhi and the main in Katte ni Kaizou both believe in supernatural elements such as aliens, UFOs, and ghosts. They have similar settings such as school and the facilitation of clubs. 
report Recommended by Vizard
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  read more 
report Recommended by hybridkiller
Alice is like Haruhi while Narumi is like Kyon and their relationship is similar. Also, there is mystery in both series. 
report Recommended by Kiiroi
The world ended three years prior to the series' main timeline. There are a lot of dissimilarities between these two shows, but this particular plot point is of note, and important in both animes. 
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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) 
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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. 
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Kyon and Recruit have a lot of similarities, especially in their role in the series. They're both surrounded by a quirky cast and see themselves as the 'normal' one. 
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its a really good anime about a girl that makes everything come to life 
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Funny anime, some leads have sci-fi-like powers. Male lead is dragged onto female lead's world. Normal male lead develops a relationship with a female lead with supernatural powers. 
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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  read more 
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They both have a classical boyfriend girlfriend relationship, although in Haruhi, the relationship is never made known, but it's still clear that it's there 
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Main Male character has the same Uninterested attitude towards everything and is surrounded by crazy and unique people. 
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-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl -Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama 
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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: Kyon=Chihiro Haruhi=Renko+Tokino Nagato=Ritsuko Mikuru=Yamada *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 
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Both have a company of friends,doing random fun stuff.Oh and both have a hyperactive Female character. 
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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 
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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.  
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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.  
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Both anime has the same feeling to it. They aren't making sense until the end. And last but not least both story focuses on love. 
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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. 
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The main girl likes odd things and refuse normal life, but in a different way. The male lead is a disillusioned boy that have to deal with the strange and curious girl. 
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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. 
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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... 
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Haruhi Suzumiya and Yukita Morita are extremely alike. You'll like both shows just based on their personalities. 
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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. 
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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. 
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Kyon and Haruhi = Tsuda and Shino's relationship, also both give off the same feeling though The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya potrays more of a hidden message than Seitokai Yakuindomo. 
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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  read more 
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Both series make a plot out of nonsensical insanity. They both cater to fan-service without going overboard. 
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I just felt that they really have the same feeling .. The animation maybe, not sure but it really reminds me of it. 
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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).  
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