Bakemonogatari

Alt title: A Monster Story

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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.

Crest of the Stars

Crest of the Stars

In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.

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alexander alexander says...

There's two kinds of people. Those who find Seikai slow and Bakemonogatari boring, and those who enjoy memorable writing from within characters, no matter the scenery. You will be riveted by both tsundere love stories.

Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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brain brain says...

Bakemonogatari and Kimi ni Todoke both explore the personal growth of their (high school student) main characters due to establishment of firmer interpersonal relationships than the majority of those main characters are accustomed to.  These relationships quickly develop into strong friendships and then into romance.

Both of these anime are primarily character development, and the character development takes the form of "awakening" a spark of life.

Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari Sketch

Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Bakemonogatari and Hidamari Sketch have the same director (Shinbo) and it shows, especially in the art style. Both are full of vector images, live-action cuts, eyecatches, and all manner of other quirky animation techniques that serve to liven up the series. Besides that, each is a dialogue-intensive comedy that can be a bit slow-paced (especially Hidamari), and boast a cast of cute (though mostly archetypical) girls.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Have a problem? Talk to Otogi Bank, a student aid group that helps people get what they need – for a hefty price. Led by Liszt Kiriki and staffed by tsundere Ryouko, inventor Majolica, jealous Otohime, flirtatious Tarou, serious Alice, nervous Ryoushi and maid Otsuu, Otogi Bank assists with everything from helping break into a rival school to convincing an upperclassman to not quit a sports team. Can Otogi Bank manage to make all their clients happy, and most importantly, will Ryoushi ever manage to win Ryouko’s heart?

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ValkyrianSteel ValkyrianSteel says...

Although both animes arent exactly alike, the male protagonists do.  But its just not that, the tsundere of how the female protagonist treats the male are alike.  Both have good comedies and alittle bit of nice action scenes.