Shirase Akira is a genius hacker who has earned the nickname "Battle Programmer Shirase" (or BPS for short) for his incredible talent. From saving corporations to global security, BPS is always willing to help a hand -- for the right price. But for skills like his, money is not an option, so be sure to have specialized computer parts, sold-out tickets, or huggable life-sized cat girl posters to spare! With BPS in charge, no computer is safe! That is, if he can manage to stop being a complete slacker...
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?
both feature an socially challenged otaku, living on their own in a small apartment who receive great amounts of help from young girls, its just that Shirase it much less of a looser than Sato. He's a world famous hacker, capable of defending even the largest of networks from attackers, where as Sato needs to calm his imagination a bit.
Both are hugely enjoyable, BPS's shot 10min long episodes make for a brilliant quick laugh!
Both series have a perverted loser as their main character, who don't seem to function very well in society, whether it be their status as a "hikikomori" or their lack of social skills. BPS has shorter episodes than NHK, making for a quicker laugh and faster-moving storyline.
Welcome to the NHK and Shirase both focus on a socially-challenged otaku who must deal with a variety of interesting situations. Each anime has a similar mood and feel, and will definitely remind you of the other.
The mood in both series is quite similar and feature a otaku with many problems: love, the own style of life and money. Loved one? Lover the other!
As soon as BPS started, I was immediately reminded of NHK. The protagonist in both series is a completely world clueless hikkikomori.
Both shows will serve you with plenty of laughs as more characters are introduced to shake up the otaku world. NHK is much deeper than BPS, but both are highly recommended.
Taking place in current-day Tokyo, AGF follows the story of Fubuki, a video game enamored teen who has won the title of "Champion Arcade Gamer". Fubuki's secret weapon is her Fashion Panty, which, when activated, releases all the spirits of the best gamers in the world, making her invincible. With this year's championships right around the corner, Fubuki might find herself in over her head, as this year, the four kings of the Gyurashikku-Dan are hell-bent on stealing the championship title, and consequently, taking over the world!
Whenever Chinami Ebihara gets nervous, she emits electromagnetic waves which disrupt or destroy nearby electronic equipment. As a result, she and her family are forced to constantly move as she transfers schools in order to keep this peculiar trait a secret, making her feel lonely as well as guilty about the burden she places on her parents. As if these didn't cause enough problems for her, at her newest school she needs to deal with not only her interaction with electronic devices, but also a curious scientist obsessed with studying her and jealous love struck classmate. In the midst of all this, how can she find a way to make friends and find her place in the world?
Both Code-E and Battle Programmer Shirase have something to do with technology and you can laugh often. The characters are often misunderstood because it looks like they would do something with other women, but they only do their job.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Arkham, a wonderous city built by the powers of magic and alchemy, lie not-so-hushed rumors of a great machine that can be rarely seen in the city. With the newest sighting of this towering robot known as Demonbane, freelance journalist Lily Bridge is on the road to employment with a local paper. Her task? Find out information about the Demonbane by whatever means necessary! Joined by Kuro Daijuji, private investigator, Lily's skills are put to the test when mad scientists, otherworldly women, and even Demonbane itself gets in the way!
In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.
The reason for this recommendation should be obvious. Battle Programmer Shirase features (amongst other things) 'battle hacking', likewise for Denno Coil. The 'battle hacking' is much more elaborate in Denno Coil than it is in Shirase as there are also more and longer episodes.