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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Kamba and Shouma Takakura have taken care of their sickly younger sister Himari since their parents disappeared years ago - that is, until the day she died. But as the boys grieve by her hospital bed, Himari sits up, adorned with a strange penguin hat. Suddenly, the three of them are transported to a vibrant world where the hat, using Himari's body as a puppet, charges these brothers with a task: find the Penguin Drum and their sister's life will be saved! Now aided by some odd penguins they received in the mail, the duo must find this mysterious item or risk losing the sister they care for so much. However, they aren't the only ones with their sights on the Penguin Drum, for new enemies await them around every turn, all connected in ways they would have never imagined...
I only recommend these due to the artwork. They both use surrealist imagery to move the story along. In Bakemonogatari it's just art, nut in Penguin it becomes part of the plot.
The emphasis on visuals is the main reason for this reccommendation, as i get some of the same feeling of really good and interesting artwork from both of these series. In my opinion they both stand out as unique, and are very enjoyable when you want something a little different!
Haruaki Yachi has seen his fair share of curses, but despite his familiarity, even Haruaki is out of his element when his father mails him a cursed torture cube with the humanoid figure of a cute young girl named Fear Kubrick (no relation). Now, he’s got to help her break her curse and leave behind her homicidal past before dangerous forces get ahold of her deadly powers. Sassy loudmouth Fear has a hard time keeping a low profile, but with the help of Haruaki’s other cursed comrades, maybe this cubed cutie can find her place in the human world - IF she can break her curse in C3!
Both Bakemonogatari and C³ 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.
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.
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!