Kokoro Connect

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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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seine seine says...

Daily life anime (actually an acceptable name of a genre in Japan, being called nichijou which literally mean daily life,) but with a teaspoon of supernatural touch.Kokoro Connect actually have somethings extraterrestrial taking place (body switching) but refuses to treat itself as a supernatural anime. Instead it always goes on like it is no big deal.The mood and tone of the show resembles other daily-life anime where sci-fi or supernatural elements cannot be found.Hyouka on the other hand actually have no sci-fi context or supernatural power whatsoever, but is being treated as having one. There are sequences that look otherworldly, but no, there are nothing outside Physics law.It is also worth noting that while production quality is not as stellar, Kokoro Connect character design (not about they look or personalities, but how they are drawn by animator) closely resembles that off KyoAni's Hyouka. Which possibly be another reason you might like the show. There are plenty of people who prefer anime with certain styles of art regardless of genre, so if you like K-On, Hyouka or other KyoAni goodness, why not give this a try.

Pzymen Pzymen says...

Both stories revolve around a school club and they have a similar feel to them. I liked them both alot.

Vague Vague says...

Both are about a high school group of friends that get involved in some pretty mysterious stuff. Although Hyou-ka is quite a bit more lighthearted than Kokoro, they have a similar atmosphere that mixes comedy, mystery, friendship dynamics and a hint of romance.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

Both anime revolve around mystery. Hyouka's mysteries are the center of the show, while Kokoro has elements of mystery that deal with the overall plot. So if you enjoyed the mysterius vibe in Kokoro, then you might enjoy Hyouka. or vice versa.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both series focus around mysteries which happen as the story progress, as with Hyouka it's a little more light hearted and school life feeling where as kokoro connect is a bit more based around serious issues testing their friendship each series holds a fun style to the mystery tag.

If you prefer soft light hearted stuff then Hyouka is your thing, want something a little more serious, try Kokoro connect, either way they are both great series.

If you liked one i suggest giving the other a try, the style of mystery might vary but the feeling is quite the same and im sure you will enjoy both.

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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Aranneas Aranneas says...

Both shows are character-driven high school comedies with a large supernatural element. Haruhi definitely has a much more slice-of-life style where KokoCo focuses on the drama of the situations they're thrust into. KokoCo's sense of humour is also decidedly more perverted.

MaxwellPiston MaxwellPiston says...

Both of these shows feature a high school club being forced to deal with bizare supernatural events. 

arachni42 arachni42 says...

Both of these shows involve a high school club with five characters that grow closer together due to reality warping. They both make you wonder, after awhile, what new crazy supernatural change is going to disrupt high school life. Haruhi has a much stronger satirical element and the supernatural elements are more involved. Kokoro Connect is more straightforward drama with some comedy. But they are both ultimately driven by the relationships between the characters. If you like one, the other is worth checking out.

ofall ofall says...

They are both about unorthodox school clubs that experience supernatural happenings. Also, they both provide you with a wide range of characters with varrying personalities. They both also contain Love triangle-ish things. They're both hilarious and if you liked one, you would like thee other.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both series are about a club made up of random, off-beat characters.  Weird stuff starts happening to them, and they're tasked with figuring it out and how to handle it.  Kokoro Connect is way more serious in tone, but both have funny and entertaining moments as well as important character development.

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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arcticfoxy arcticfoxy says...

bothanimes have the same kind of feel to it having the setting in a school and slice of life style, though toradora doesnt have a supernatural part its still doesnt lose to this piece

Osiummaster Osiummaster says...

Both contain tsundere's (even though toradora is probably the epitome of tsundere). They deal with non-common problems and have awesome character developement.

Both contain a love triangle which isn't presented in a total douchebag kawaii way.

They don't really have a set storyline but mostly indepentend arcs which contain a main problem that must be solved.

Aranneas Aranneas says...

Both shows are high scool romance/dramas with comedy elements. There's a fair bit of similarity between the characters of these series, though the ones in Toradora have a bit more depth to them. That and the love triangle clash between two close friends make this an easy rec for me.

Bronia Bronia says...

On the surface, Toradora and Kokoro Connect are not particularly similar. However there's quite a bit about them that make them essential viewing for lovers of either series.

On the surface, both have gorgeous animation with male leads you could date and adorable female leads you could cuddle. Both have a great deal of comedy and pull off romance in a very superb manner. Moreover, the shows heavily feature themes of deconstructing anime archetypes.

Kokoro Connect has more fantasy elements than Toradora, but if you liked one you'll love the other!

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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oninosweeney oninosweeney says...

Friends find their relationships tested when supernatural forces make their lives exceedingly difficult.

One series deals with their past relationships being put to the test, while another is put to the test in present time, both make the hard choices about life and death and love and what happens next.

The drama is high and you'll end up asking yourself if you really know your own friends as well as you think you do.

LoveMeMember LoveMeMember says...

Both stories revolve around a group of friends trying to resolve differences and grow up. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other. It is important to note, though, that Ano Hana's supernatural themes are slightly different from Kokoro's supernatural themes. One involves a ghost girl, the other involves... a weird being. 

djayp djayp says...

These animes are really similar because they both involves a group of friends growing closer due to a supernatural issue. They both have their drama and light hearted moments.

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

In both of these shows, a supernational phenomenon forces a group of friends to confront who they are, who they want to be, and what they mean to each other.  Both shows are quite serious in nature (though they both definetly have humourous moments) and are drastically different from standard school life animes.  These shows are very similar in nature and in feel, and if you liked one you will like the other.

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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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.