Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Alt titles: Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

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Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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Doomoo Doomoo says...

Both anime are about a group of highschoolers who have a lot of personal problems/inner turmoil and form a club together and with each other's support they overcome many of their issues and grow as a person.

Hecadoth Hecadoth says...

There are many similarities displayed in both anime, mainly the oblivious hero which attract a lot of girls, the school club activities and my favourite of all, the tsundere character that constantly trying to win the heart of the main character. You'll definitely love both.

cannand cannand says...

It manages to achieve character development very sucessfully in both animes. Whilst this anime can be more dramatic and less upbeat than Haganai it's definitely worth the watch for more complex characters.

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru

Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru

Eita Kidou is a man on a mission: he’ll study like crazy to get into medical school, foregoing anything foolish like love along the way, much to his childhood friend Chiwa’s dismay. But when the mysterious Masuzu delivers a questionable "confession" to him one day, Eita’s studious life becomes much more complicated. For the girl equally despises love and has stolen his middle school notebook to hold him hostage as her "fake boyfriend", in an attempt to keep other men at bay! Eita must now try his best to complete his studies while Chiwa and Masuzu battle it out at every turn for his unrequited affections.

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kio3459 kio3459 says...

If you like school life, a main character/protagonist who’s stuck with weird/eccentric girls then this an Anime for you.  Both animes are extremely similar stories (Guy gets sucked or tricked into joining a School Club for "reasons" and has to deal with a bunch crazy Girls who have ulterior motivates).  Both have romance, comedy, and little bit of drama. 

If you liked one you'll probably end up liking the other! 

Ambition Ambition says...

If you enjoy Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, The World God Only Knows, or Problem Children From Another World, you will definitely enjoy either of these anime. They all have a similar feel to them, as if the produers drew from a hat to choose who took what. 

snivets snivets says...

Not only is the setup similar, "harem of extremely odd females fighting over the guy," but the level of emotional engagement of the male protagonist is similarly low. Neither main character seems to react overly strongly to the obvious feelings of the girls around him. Lots of fluff & little substance.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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ChibiAlucard13 ChibiAlucard13 says...

I recommend Boku wa simply for the random, silly humor. I loved the comedic timing of Baka to Test and have yet to find an anime in the same league but Boku wa was enjoyable as well.

wolfbankai wolfbankai says...

I find those two shows really similar , MC guy is also in middle of harem and there are 2 girls fighting over him. 

I won't go into details but Boku wa tomodachi may not be hilarious as Baka to test but I'll guarantee that both are really enjoyable and both have pretty nice music/ost with awesome animation.

Also both 2nd seasons focuses on drama.

Nerfenhurder Nerfenhurder says...

This anime is the single most hilarious show I have ever seen, and with the hint of romance it makes for a killer watch.

Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape

Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape

"If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I do have to do it, make it quick," is the basic principle by which energy conservationist Houtarou Oreki lives. But after his sister convinces him to join the Classics Club, Houtarou's life is turned upside down when he meets Chitanda, a perpetually-inquisitive girl who challenges the boy's easygoing existence. Intrigued by the slightest hint of a mystery afoot, Chitanda doesn't hesitate to pester the reluctant yet highly analytical Houtarou into satisfying her curiosity at every turn, no matter how small the problem. Alongside fellow members Satoshi and Ibara, the group tackles cases ranging from a self-locking classroom door, a strangely-popular library book, and even the shadowy history of the very club to which they belong!

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MOJ MOJ says...

Both animes involve a quiet/relaxed boy who is "forced" to join a random, hastily put together club based on the wishes of a girl who they happened to meet that very day.

BWTGS has a lot more ecchi and focuses on the comedy aspects of a school club and how the characters interact with each other, while Hyouka is more of serious anime which revolves around minor story arcs and the development of bonds between club members.

CasualAnimeFan CasualAnimeFan says...

the atmosphere of hyouka is very similar to boku wa despite the fact that they were animated by different studios.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!

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snivets snivets says...

If you like a shameless show that involves a club of people who probably like each other, but spend a lot of time pretending not to and arguing for the sake of arguing, then these two anime are probably your cup of tea. Bonus for plenty of female characters with nerdy tendencies and questionable social skills.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Haganai and Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai are similar because of their socially awkward characters who are just outright hilarious. The main charcters in these two series are just entering the world of high school and are attempting to find ways to find friends and abandon their socially awkward history. In the process of doing so, they come across a set of girls who are even more awkward then themselves and eventually form a club with them where we witness a load of hilarious events.