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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Alt titles: Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

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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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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Special DVD Special 2012 TBD

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Asako NISHIDA Character Design
Akiyuki SHINBO Director

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko ThePatches 7/10 Jul 28, 2011
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl ThePatches 7/10 Jul 28, 2011

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sorata Kanda has a real problem - he just can't say no to the cute face of a kitten! However, his lovely strays have finally landed him in trouble, as his dorm doesn't allow keeping pets. Given an ultimatum to get rid of the cats or move out, Sorata makes the mistake of standing up for himself and finds himself exiled to Sakurasou, the home of misfits the school doesn't know what to do with. Yet the more he spends time there, Sorata sees they all have their own incredible talents. None, however, enthralls him more than the latest arrival: Mashiro Shiina, a world class artist who is seemingly incapable of feeding or clothing herself! Since none of the other residents have a shred of responsibility, the onus of 'Mashiro Duty' falls to Sorata; what will become of Sorata and his latest stray, and will he ever achieve his goal of escaping Sakurasou?

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Wacky characters and insane antics are common themes in Denpa Onna and Sakurasou. Both include a male character living in a house with an abnormal female who needs special attention and care. Lots of comedic moments are included and of course, there's a bit of romance thrown in as well. If you like one, you're sure to like the other. 


Both anime focus on the interactions of a regular highschool boy and a very "odd" female. They both have a lot of comedy and romantic undertones so they are similar in a lot of important ways. I'm sure you'll enjoy one if you enjoy the other so check them out!


At first after watching "Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko" I thought there was no anime comparable that could match the same type of comedy and the interestingly odd girl that the main guy has to take care of until "Sakurasou no pet..." aired. 


Both animes have very eccentric female heroines and each show present their comedic antics in unique ways. Sakurasou is more of a drama though whereas Denpa Onna is alot more random overall.


Both of the shows start with the main character moving to another place and from there on he has to take care of an eccentric girl who doens't understand much of the world, the supporting cast is almost the same and both of the shows are comedy/romance/drama. 


If you like crazy shows about nice-guy MCs and totally weird girls who have difficulty taking care of themselves without him, these two recs are like coffee and chocolate--they just go together.


In both series the male lead takes care of a girl who is a little "special". In Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo the guy is forced into this situation, but in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko the guy becomes involved willingly. Both series have a healthy dose of comedy, but when it comes to romance and drama Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo has more to offer. On the other hand there is no tsundere to be found in Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko which might even things out.

Last, but not least male leads in both shows shown some potential in being able to keep conversation with total weirdoes and even girls (which more often than not tend to be one and the same in those shows). It should be noted that the guy from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is much more skilled than the other (an than most of generic shounen leads).

To sum it up, because of many similar themes and some similar characters, it's very likely that you might like one of those two anime, if you liked the other.

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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…

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Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and Bakemonogatari contain the same elements of comedy, animation, scenery and over all feel. The scene transitions and cuts are almost exactly the same. The main male characters are extremely similar and the main female characters both have a unique and different personality that make them awesome. Both are made by the studio Shaft and directed by the same director which therefore makes the two even more similar. The only difference would be the plot. However, I believe the relationship/humor/combination of the two leads make these two animes go well together.


These are both SHAFT comedies that share a similar weird atmosphere and many characters that have a lot of unique idosyncracies. Both shows feature a guy trying to help out the various strange women they meet. Both shows have fast paced well written dialogue that are the source of a lot of humor. Both shows rely on the male protagonist to play the straight man in their various encounters and often they wonder how they keep getting into these strange situations.

Bakemongatari also has a very unique art style which adds an extra layer to the weirdness.


Bakemonogatari and Denpa Onna are both realized by SHAFT, and the similarities are evident. If you like the interesting "camera" methodologies that SHAFT uses throughout Bakemonogatari, you will find the same deal with Denpa Onna. The same is true about the heavy dialogues between characters. The comedic banter. Bakemonogatari might be a more fullfilling show than Denpa Onna, but I believe both are amazing works. Going with the same idea, SHAFT creates characters and situations that are trully interesting and worth watching.

All that being said, both shows share a common problem. Without going into spoilers, the shows seem to leave a lot of issues unresolved and maybe open to other seasons. This could be a big issue for some, so keep this in mind.


the animation and style it is presented is very similiar, these anime are done by the same company.


These series both have the obvious marks of Shaft production- ranging from directing, to artwork, to the infamous shaft head tilts. Further, they both have a similar feel throughout and a touch of the supernatural in Denpa Onna (a lot of it in Bakemonogatari).


Both feature a male lead who somehow manages to acquire a fairly healthy harem full of strange yet absolutely charming girls like they are some sort of walking, talking moe magnet.  Toss in Shaft visuals and audio, and you really can't go wrong with the other if you liked one.

Bake is heavier on the witty dialogue than Denpa, and Denpa is far more hyper moe than Bake, but both have each in quantities sufficent to satisfy the fan of either.

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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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The female leads in both Denpa Onna and Chuunibyou remind me a lot of each other--wacky antics that teeter on the edge of sanity. Each show's female character is complemented by a male main character who wants nothing more than to live a normal school life, but is torn between that and each one's desire to help the girl "recover" from her bizarre mental state.


Both of the main characters find themselves dealing with major otaku of some time despite the fact that they want to live a normal high school life. Their lives become filled with crazy antics.


Both Denpa Onna and Chuunibyou are actually quite similar in the way they tackle progression within (Denpa Onna is one of my favourite anime because its characters). Both Erio (Denpa onna) and Rikka (chuunibyou) are rather unique individuals wether its spending your life wrapped in a futon thinking you are a alien (or was abducted by aliens), or you just wander round town screeming jiberish about magic powers - both are sorta... insane, not in a negative way, just very funny due to weird habbits in which they both seem to rely upon the main male protag to help them adapt into normal society - much to ones distaste as both just want to enjoy a normal school life and enjoy their youth. Both anime compliement progression well and make the characters very cute and loveable, with somewhat unclear interest developing between one another as the story moves on.


Both shows are strikingly similar, but different enough that you're not watching the same story twice.

The male leads both strive for a normal school life, but have this goal interrupted by an eccentric moe girl. The series' both focus on the guy and he tries to "fix" or at least attempt to understand this girl, all the while balance other friendships, generally with equally moe and beautiful girls.

Denpa focuses more on the home life of Erio and Makoto, while showing social and emotional repercussions of Erio's eccentricities. Chuunibyou focuses on the school lives of Rikka and Yuuta and their club, while shedding more light on backstory of the "Eighth Grader Syndrome."


The plot of both series revolves around a high school boy dealing with a delusional girl. Both feature a fair amount of comedy, a little bit of drama and some romance (though in case of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko it's just a little bit).

I can also add, that male leads in both of those shows are kind of cool in their own way. Anyway, if you liked one of those anime, odds are you might like the other one too, because they're similar in many ways.

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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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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.


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


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.


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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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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Both Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya revolve around one regular boy who is trying to make his way through a normal regular life. But with friends who are all such oddities that's not quite as easy as it sounds.


Both Denpa Onna and Haruhi feature a normal male lead that gets tossed into a crazy world. Both Kyon and Niwa play the straightman to the rest of the cast's insanity. They both take a very jaded view of the world and their lives but their friends slowly open them up to new and different ways of thinking. Both shows have a similar style of humor and if you enjoyed one you will probably enjoy the other.


There are a couple of similarities between these two shows. In both Haruhi and Denpa Onna to seishun otoko the male lead character’s monologues describe the strange happenings around them with a sarcastic but rational view. They are also roped in to solve a lot of the problems that arise in both shows. Throughout both shows there is an eerie feeling that the powers, which are so easily denied, can actually affect their universe. Although proof of Haruhi’s powers is exposed earlier, in Denpa Onna there are scenes that suggest Erio’s powers are just as real. So if you liked one then you might like the other.