Bakemonogatari

Alt titles: A Monster Story

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Urusei Yatsura

Urusei Yatsura

Ataru is one of the most desperate womanizers alive, and a man whose life is about to become complicated. When aliens invade, he discovers he has been chosen at random to be mankind’s defender, and must play a game of tag with the beautiful alien princess Lum to decide the fate of the planet! After chasing her with all of his crafty techniques, Ataru finally wins, but his victory also means he must marry the princess herself! Now, with strange alien visitors and a jealous wife to handle, Ataru still manages to keep an eye on his ultimate goal: having his own harem!

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Theta Theta says...

These are two of my favorite harem comedies.  One is a classic and one modern, but both had excellent animation for their time.  Comedy and ecchi that stays fresh should appeal to fans of either series.

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called 'Capturing God' answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture 'lost souls' escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.

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080705639 080705639 says...

This may sound strange but Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai and Bakemonogatari has some similarities, Both shows are about the male leads that helped many pretty girls with separate arcs for each girl. Well, if you like to see a guy interacting with a lot of girls then you must watch this!

Medaka Box

Medaka Box

Medaka Kurokami is the perfect honor student. She has exemplary grades, talent at any sport she tries her hand at, comes from a rich family, is exceptionally popular, and has just become the first ever freshman student to be elected School President! During her inauguration speech she proclaims that she will endeavor to help every student with any problem if they simply submit it to the newly instated suggestion box. But with a bare-bones student council consisting of only herself and her unwilling accomplice Zenkichi, people are unsure whether to take her seriously or not. Regardless, Medaka takes each suggestion and gives her all to fulfil any request, be it ridding the kendo hall of delinquents, writing a love letter, or helping a struggling art student find his muse.

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Yukas Yukas says...

Same author - NisioIsin, different studios.

Pseudonormal main hero, gorgeous girls, absurd dialogues. Crazy and funny as hell. (Abnormal is even better)

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.

After being turned down by his unrequited crush, Hachiman Hikigaya is determined to live out the rest of his high school life single and socially tuned out to avoid the folly of youth. But Hachiman's resolve is lacking compared to his guidance counselor, a woman determined to change the boy's ways. So, much to his dismay, Hachiman is soon forced to reach out to those around him by joining a club dedicated to serving others. Alongside the cold, but beautiful club president Yukino, eager Yui, and other new friends, Hachiman will try to stomach his new volunteer work and survive his ultimate fear: being involved in a typical high school romantic comedy.

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Thetrooper007 Thetrooper007 says...

I might be alone on this, but I can't help but think these two anime are incredibly similar.  There's a few reasons why I say that:

1. The main reason why these shows similar to me is because the relationship between the male and female leads feels really similar.  Araragi/Senjougahara and Hachiman/Yukino both have the same sort of distant-yet-close relationship, and--at least to me--it's there constant back and forth bantering which drives the show.

2. Both shows are structured in arcs in which the major characters have to somehow help a different character with their own problems.  However, Bakemonogatari focuses more on individual issues whereas SNAFU focuses on the relationships between multiple individuals.

3. Both shows, at least in part, attempt to deconstruct certain cliches associated with their respective genre.  (Harem for Bakemonogatari and School Life RomCom for SNAFU)

One last thing I'll say about how these shows are different: Bakemonogatari has very few school life elements to it, and SNAFU has no supernatural elements or action scenes.  So, if you liked the opposite anime mostly for those reasons, then you won't find much of that in the other show I'm recommending.

Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...

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Swerto Swerto says...

Both have strong male leads who make friends with a group of women, while falling in love with one of them. Both revolve around stories about helping the friends with a twist (Time travel for Steins;gate, supernatural for Monogatari). Both are top notch anime with amazing soundtracks and characters.