Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…
The year is 48650 and in Merkur, humankind is at war with the machine race. High in their regal mansion, the quirky robots Lady Drossel Von Flugel and her servant Gedachtnis spend their time discussing the intricacies of life. From the art of letter writing and human verbal communication to the trials of owning a pet, the two show themselves to be utterly clueless. Then again, who cares when you have a robotic monkey to play with?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?
Bakemonogatari is much more serious then Kore wa Zombie, which in turn is much more based around humour, but the two similar-atmosphere shows with a not-so-easily-damagable protagonist are both guaranteed good watches.