Bakemonogatari

Alt titles: A Monster Story

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Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Maya Kumashiro is an uptight teenager who has returned to the Waldstein “Occult Academy” following her father’s death to assume his role as principal. With a hatred of the supernatural, she initially intends to run the school into the ground, but her plans are thrown into chaos when a new teacher, Minoru Abe, descends from the sky. Claiming to be a time agent, Abe informs Maya that he has been sent from the future to prevent the Nostradamus prophecies from coming to pass. With a rift to another dimension due to open at the Waldstein Academy that will lead to aliens conquering the earth, the unlikely pair must locate a mysterious object known as the Nostradamus Key and destroy it before humanity falls prey to the occult once and for all.

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eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are based heavily on humor and occult type objects. Although each series has a different focus and a very separate type of humor, if you enjoy the mix of humor occult and a touch of seriousness, they are a great match.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Both focus on life in school while dealing with the occult. Both don't really make any sense story-wise either. 

If you liked one, check out the other. 

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei

A man is miserable. Despite all his dreams of a “Rose-Colored Campus Life” filled with raven-haired maidens who dote on him, his social life is going nowhere. He has no girlfriend, his only good friend keeps getting him into trouble, and the circle he joined brings him no joy. So he tries again, and again, reliving his first two years of college life ad nauseum, making different decisions each time, having no recollection that he’s already done this all before. Will the man ever be satisfied with how his life turns out?

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Kamichamachii Kamichamachii says...

Bakemonogatari and Tatami Galaxy are two series that both rely on clever characters, unique animation, and a heavy amount of witty dialog. If you enjoyed one, there is a good chance you'll have fun watching the other.

wolfbankai wolfbankai says...

Dialogue full anime with unique art style and story telling.

Bakemonogatari focuses more on ecchi/action genre while Yojouhan is more fantasy/romance but both have similar comedy and focuses on characters more than story itself.

If you would ask me which one has more dialogue then I've to say that in Yojouhan , They never stop talking. And fast paced dialogues are more extreme than in Bakemonogatari.

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sobeit sobeit says...

Both Bakemonogatari and are similar in a number of ways, in some ways the art style is similar, in other ways the dialog between the characters seems similar and both use teenagers with superpowers as an allegory for real life problems, in that reguard C³ has better action scenes and characters while Bakemonogatari has better art and dialog, in my opinion of course.

If you enjoy one you should enjoy the other.

Goodwine Goodwine says...

C3 and Bakemonogatari have in common that the MC is an expert in supernatural things, and that he can help to remove curses. Both anime are also kind of "monster of the week", however these last for 3-4 episodes, where there is an event with a specific sub-antagonist and it will last until "the case is solved". There is a main plot that slowly advances on the background of those short adventures, and in the end everything "connects".

As an extra similarity, both anime are kind of harem, but the random-romantic-comedy is almost non-existant, so there are not many plot deviations like in most anime of said genre.

Maria Holic

Maria Holic

Kanako Miyamae hates boys so much that she breaks out into hives after any physical contact with them. So when she is able to transfer to the Ame no Kisaki Girl’s school, Kanako is overjoyed that she can now search for her fated yuri partner. When she arrives, Kanako meets Shidou Mariya, a beautiful young girl who is exactly her type... except that Mariya is really a sarcastic and sadistic young boy who is masquerading as a girl! With no intention of being expelled from school, Mariya threatens Kanako into keeping his secret, and decides to guard her twenty-four hours a day to ensure that she does. Now Kanako must share a room with Mariya who is gleefully making her life a misery while using his ‘feminine’ charms to stop her protesting. Throw into the mix Ryuuken, the most popular girl in school who has vowed to protect her; and Kiri - who claims they are dating to prevent her from being bullied - and it seems as if Kanako’s dream of all-girl school life will be nothing like she imagined!

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MeLeo MeLeo says...

The animation style is somewhat alike. So is the storytelling, both is a bit of twisted humor and dangerous people mixed with an unusual plot.

Air

Air

The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...

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kenikki kenikki says...

At the core and it's visual style, these shows are quite differnt, but they are both set up as harem shows and it's only hinted that most of the girls are interested in the male lead in a romantic way. They both deal a bit with magical and supernatural powers, even if Bakemonogatari plays on that part much heavier than Air.