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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Alt titles: Haganai

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Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!

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Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai pikachu203 6/10 Aug 25, 2013
Haganai pikachu203 6/10 Aug 25, 2013
Haganai lagomorph 7.6/10 Apr 9, 2013
Vetras watched Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai at 12 of 12 episodes
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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Kyousuke Kosaka is a normal teenager with average grades and an average home life, but when he finds out that his overachieving younger sister Kirino has been hiding her vast anime and eroge collection from their unassuming parents, his world turns inside out! Now, having promised to help his formerly distant sibling navigate her two distinct lives, Kyousuke finds himself drawn into Kirino's world of magical girl anime and "little sister" fetish games while covering for his sibling to her parents and friends, not to mention trying to provide what guidance he can.

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kiddtic

Bothcentre on the importance of friendship and have decent amounts of fanservice for anime fans, gaming fans and just all other general nerd hobbies. They are both extremely funny and fun to watch.

picconiv

Otaku background makes them similar, "Brocon" and "Tsundere" ingredients are there too, the main character has passive behaviour and is constantly verbally abused.

Other than that, BWTGS is more of a Harem anime where the main character's love life seems to be the main point of the story (thus far at least, but we're only at the 5th episode as of 10.11.2011), oh... and it is definitely more ecchi so if you're into that sort fo thing... enjoy!

Zaig

Gothic lolita cosplayer, ero-gamer female, brother complex sister, and a good-natured guy are in each of these tales about characters who aspire to make friends. The Oreimo characters even make a small cameo in Boku wa. While the perverted fanservice in the aforesaid can get REAL annoying (at least for me), that aside, I cannot perceive a reason how you could like one and dislike the other.

LittlefootRoseRocker

they both have eroge and stuff...also they have similar atmospheres....and a boy surrounded by pretty girls....ya ya ya....they all want to be excepted by others.....also there are siblings things going on..

SkulkerZX

Both have a sense of a group developing, despite some characters having a dislike for each other. Contains plenty of fan service and displays lots of otaku like culture

Doomoo

These two are so similar but at the same time two totally seperate anime. While I think Ore No Imouto is better it isn't better by much. The big diffrence is the animation is much more polished in Ore no Imouto. Other than that I can promise you will like one if you like the other. They both even share a large portion of their staff.

animelibera

I enjoyed both of these immensly. Both have aspects of "brocon." Both have female characters who enjoy playing eroge games. The true relationship I thought when watching was that both shows are about the difficulty of the characters to make friends.

InstantReplay

Both focus on individuals who struggle socially and, to a certain extent, enjoy Otaku culture. The two main female characters are similar to Kuroneko and Kirino in that they express their affection for each other through insults and childish acts (such as killing each other in co-op video games).

lbgray

The animes are so similar that Kyosuke, Kirino, and thier otaku friends even make a cameo appearance in one of the episodes. They can be seen entering an anime convention when one of the characters in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai has a flashback about her crowd anxiety. THey have the same feel as both the animes deal with individuals who feel like outsiders bonding together.

Chikari

Both female protagonists play eroges and there are girls in each anime cosplaying as some sort of goth lolita. The male protagonists would do anything for their sisters as well. Not necessarily theme connected but they're still a slice of life that are both humorous.

bidon

I've just saw that full cast of "Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai" on the 11th episode of "Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai"  isn't that enough? 

MCSens

Similar athmosphere and charactertypes. Also there are some funny references to "Ore no Imouto"! Quite hilarious if you saw Ore ni Imoute first

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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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Etue

While the male progtagonists greatly differ there is some overlap in the girls they hang out with. The story in Haganai is more romantically harem orientated while Yahari leans more toward comedy. Haganai's male lead is a social outcast because of his hair colour while Yahari's distanced himself after getting a bad start and developted a scewed point of view on the world. 

Bradalee

Both shows are essentially harem comedies, Haganai focuses more on the romantic side of things, and Yahari definitely focuses more on comedy. Both shows center male lead who's a social outcast, Haganai's because of his hair colour, while Yahari's is more an outcast by choice after a bad start to his new school life. The main difference between the two series is the quality in writing, with Haganai relying more on pretty girls and simple humour to draw you in, while Yahari excels in creating a balanced group of well written characters and more complex comedy. If you liked one, chances are you will find the other entertaining.

Madoka

Both Yahari and Boku wa Tomodachi (Haganai) follow to socially backwards (or social reject might work better) male leads, Haganai's lead is assumed to be a dellinquent due to his natural blonde coloured hair meaning people avoid him whilst Yahari's lead has a bad view on people and holds no interest in interacting with them. Yahari's lead is built with a well written and strong character making it some good fun to watch and offers lots of laughs but also maybe even some understanding for viewers who might who had social troubles in school, whilst Haganai is built a little more on romantic interaction between the male lead and who fellow club (of all females). Esentially both are romantic comedy though Yahari puts more effort into comedy whilst Haganai is a little more for choosing which girl you want to win. Yahari is structured and written very well meaning you will need to pay a bit of attention to enjoy it to the fullest whilst offering a level of underatanding whilst Haganai is a little more focused on the cute girls and simple comedy which combine for both shows real well.

ashman711

the main male protagonists are both social outcasts, one because of his hair, the other because he voluntarily cuts himself off from others due to a warped world view. the main female protagonists in both shows seem borderline Yandere types too. both shows seem to put an emphasis on friendships and the social awkwardness of those without friends.

zetazach

Both animes are about social outcast all in a club. Also, both animes have a male protagonist and two female protagonists. In Haganai, both protagonist decided to make a club together and figure out the concept of friends. While in Yahari, the male protagonist was forced into a club that is about helping others.

Anudevil13

Both series feature a social outcast MC, Whereas Haganai MC is due to his haircolor which makes him look like a deliquent and Yahari MC is outcast is by choice due to his bad start for Highschool.

Both have lot's of comedy and go towards a harem,whereas Haganai dwells on Romantic note,Yahari is more of comedy. Characters are likeable, with few similarities in them And yeah both have a trap xDIf you enjoyed one, u'll enjoy other too

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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TrueKnight666

They are similar in fact that after a strange and awkward encounter a boy and a girl decide to make a club, with the boy being sort of roped into going along. In both cases the girls are the leaders of their clubs with tendencies to lose their tempers and taunt the other members of the club, while the boy acts as her foil and as the "straight man" throught the series.  If you like one you are likely to enjoy the other as they both revolve around the comedic situations their clubs get into.

snivets

Both shows start with the creation of an after-school club, both shows have male protagonists who are normal and willing to put up with the antics of the energetic girls around them. On the surface, both shows appear to be typical of their genre, yet both manage to engage intelligently with genre (and more general) stereotypes with a similar sense of humor.

clairechiisan

From the moment I started watching this show, I noticed many parallels to Haruhi Suzumiya. The club, the array of characters, the comedy; it is all on the same par. I would definitely recommend The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, if you're looking for something similarly fun and hilarious to this anime. 

jollyReaper666

they both are about life at school and both involve a character who is out of place in there school and they end up in a unique situations that introduce them to new people  i liked both of them alot and the are easy to relate to each other also tora dora is another one that could get grouped with these two

HasseRovdjur

Both shows feature a young man getting torn away from his dreary everyday routine by having to join a school club (full of schoolgirls!) that mainly revolves around having fun.

Their male leads share some qualities, like being a bit of a snarker and generally being the voice of reason, and the club activities are very similar.

Haganai is pretty much an ecchi derivative of Haruhi, bit if you really want more of the club antics, do check them both out.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.

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Catscratches

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko both deal with being an outsider in a school environment and the long journey to making friends. The animation is also very similar to one another; so if you like either you will probalbly like the other.

picconiv

Similar drawings, main characters shares same traits and similar atmosphere overall (though BWTGS is definitely more ecchi).

I enjoyed/am enjoying, both and I think you would too.

Warning: we're only at the 5th episode of BWTGS

Madoka

I find in both Denpa Onna and Tomodachi they both seem to bring forth the characters which dont fit in all to tell, Tomodachi ga Sukunai being characters who struggle whithin friendships for which ever reasons and Denpa Onna character who struggle to fit into society after passing time.

Both have a good story with enjoyable character which remind me of each other, also the art and animation is rather simular.

Doomoo

Similar Animation and Character style as well as similar humor. they both give off the same sorta "vibes" if you know what I mean.

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MM!

MM!

Seeking a cure for his depraved masochism, Taro Sado approaches the Second Volunteer Club on the recommendation of his best friend, Tatsukichi. There he finds the help of the violent but kind Mio Isurugi who promises to beat the masochism out of him by any means necessary. Will Taro be able to survive the assaults of this upperclassman, the overly-affectionate attentions of his mother and sister, and still lead a normal school life? Unlikely. But will he get over his perverse fetish? He sure hopes so.

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ItsumoHitori

Both center around an interesting group with hilarious individuals. MM!! is more extreme, but if you enjoyed the fun atmosphere of one you will surely enjoy the other

huyhn

If you liked Boku wa Tomodachi Sukanai ,then you'll like MM!, because both are centered around a male character along with 2 main heroines in a club to help them with their problems. Their motive is to fit into society, but they somewhat forget their main objective and enjoy doing day-to-day club activities. The male protaganist in both animes end up center of a love triangle and is unaware of their feelings, but MM! is more open about the feelings than Boku wa Tomodachi Sukanai.

snivets

I think these two shows have a similar sense of irony. In Haganai, they make a club to make friends...and make friends. In MM, the, ah, helpful female lead tries to beat the masochism out of the main male lead...ironic much? If you enjoy meta humor in otherwise stereotypical shows, here you will find it.

bonbon2190

Both Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukanau and MM! share the same concept of a band of misfits gathering together in a club. There friendship is created and love starts to bud. Both anime has a male character surrounded by quirky and unique girls. It involves a lot of comedy and pervy scenes. If you don't mind some nudity and sexual innuendo then you'll find this comedy hilarious!

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