Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Alt title: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

A group of five boys and girls suddenly acquire supernatural powers. Ready to fight in galactic battles to defend human cause… they are struck by the realization that there are no wars, no conspiracies, no evils empires, no nothing in their high school life. They instead decide to idly have fun by wasting their powers away.

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RamkoX12X RamkoX12X says...

Both shows feature a school club in which 5 members express "supernatural" powers with one another. For Chuunibyou, it's make-believe. In Inou Battle, it's actually real. Both have a huge sense of comedy and light-hearted humor, with the addition of a character in Chuunibyou acting in a very similar way as the person in Inou Battle. If you liked one of them and their sense of comedy, then you should enjoy the other.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Chuunis unite! Both anime feature a high school club filled with people that have powers, though in Inou Battle the powers are actually real, and yet there is still room for eight grader syndrome. There's also some romance involved in both anime, and both casts are primarily female-dominated.

soynegroyque soynegroyque says...

Overall they are anime that sync on the same period in young people's life a period called Chuunibyou which is the distortion of reality to create a personally preffered one. People who undergo Chuunibyou are looked down upin by others but it is through this event in which they learn about love and to improve their realtions with others. The main difference is that in Chuunibyo the characters never experience real experience with supernatural events while in Inou Battle the characters are exposed to realized manifestations.

Jakounezumi Jakounezumi says...

Both involve chuunibyou, and the male mainprotagonists have very similar personalities... could almost in theory be the same guy, with the difference that in Chuunibyou Demo he's gotten over being a chuuni and in Battle Wa he is in full chuunibyou bloom.

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

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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Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes feature a laid-back, well-minded protagonist  that has their life changed when they meet this crazy, unique girl that has an unusual motivation in her living style. Both girls form clubs to accommodate their unusual interests and serve as the central focus for their respective animes' casts. If you're in the mood for a light-hearted anime that dips in the comical and unusual, these two animes are for you.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both shows feature an unusual female lead character getting  the "normal" male protagonist to go along with thier schemes. the side characters are all fairly unusual in both shows(bit better developed in chuunibyou). if you like the zany unpredictable laugh out loud moments of one, you're sure to like the other. 

HohenheimOfLight HohenheimOfLight says...

Highschool guy meets weird highschool girl, together they start a club that searches weird things - joined by other hot girls. 

Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War

Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War

Ichirou Satou used to spend his life dreaming, pretending to be a great fantasy hero. Pretend heroics aren't much protection from bullies and social ridicule, however, and ultimately his worried family was forced to transfer him to a new school. Now determined to follow a different path and fit in, Ichirou thought he'd managed to give up his old fantasies. Until he encountered Ryouko Satou, who's even more deeply immersed in her own imaginary world than Ichirou was. And bullied just as cruelly for it. If he stands up for Ryouko, Ichirou could destroy the new life he's trying to build. But at the same time, the intensity of her fantasies and predicament reminds him all too vividly of the person he once was. And, in the end, it may just be that the only one who can really rescue this damsel in distress is the dream hero that Ichirou thought he had buried forever in AURA.

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Lilit Lilit says...

Both explore the same set-up- guy used to be delusional, but finally managed to outgrow it. Now he's faced with his past self in the form of cute girl. He can't help but be involved in her fantasies and their struggle with reality begins.

Aura takes a more dramatic approach to the story while Chuu2 stays light and funny, but both are romances at their core. If you’ve seen one of them and want to see the story play out in a different way (with mostly the same main characters) check out the other.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both are about a male who used to be into a delusional world, now he tries to live a 'normal' life in a way. Before he meets a not-so-normal girl which then expands into a whole group of these characters. The main storyline is just about the same and both focus on the development of love between the main two characters. So in conclusion if you like Aura then you would like Chuunibyou and the other way round.

BlackFireWolf BlackFireWolf says...

Both stories revolve around a male former-chuunibyou that somehow gets stuck with a female current-chuunibyou and the male must help the female navigate the "normal" world, however he usually gets dragged back into his former lifestyle.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

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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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.

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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JAhU JAhU says...

In both series, we have this school club which was started by a delusional girl who is into supernatural and we also have this cynical guy with a tendency to do tsukkomi (though the guy from Chuunibyou does it with more impact - literally). Both series also have a hint of romance and other weird kids who accompany the two mentioned earlier. The key difference would be the fact that the supernatural stuff in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is actually real, while in Chuunibyou is all part of the delusions. Nonetheless if you liked one, the other might be worth checking out. Last but not least, both series are really funny.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both of these anime revolve around a hyperactive high school girl with an imagination just as alive. In their attempts to bring out the supernatural they drag an unwilling male student and soon-to-be-friends  into their club and shenanigans.  Both females long for excitement in their drab boring existences and both clubs center around finding this excitement. Fun ensues as both girls cause annoyance and stress on the other club members. Also, Yuki and Kumin are similar in that they originally joined the club to read and nap respectively. Overall, both are comedies with fun characters, slight romance, and "action".