Once upon a time, a creature named Enka tried to destroy everything on Earth. It was eventually slain by humans; but before dying Enka proclaimed that one day its child would return to the planet, spreading fear and despair throughout all humanity. Now, thousands of years later, DNA tests have identified six 'children of Enka'. Only one of them is dangerous, but nobody knows which one (and killing them all would be mean!) Instead, 'Operation Cozy Family' is born! Normal human Ouka Midarezaki is forced into marrying Kyouka, one of the children of Enka; and together they play the roles of 'father' and 'mother' for the other children. But will family bonding and love really be enough to prevent the destruction of the planet?
When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!
They both feature a similar sort of humor and a bizzare nature, aswell as both having characters with loud personalities.
Both Hayate no Gotoku and Kyoran Kazoku Nikki are what's called "anything goes" anime...anything and everything can (and usually will) happen as the gags machine gun the viewer fast and furious (if you're like me, you have to keep pausing the video just to keep up). Great upbeat music to match the upbeat comedy, plenty of fun characters...both anime offer a brand of comedy that's both addictive and something you'll look forward to with each episode.
The stories don't really share any connection other than both deal with a hybrid family and new member(s) coming in. The real tie to me is there comedic style. If you enjoy wild, over-the-top and somewhat random comedy, you'll like both of these. They also manage to throw in a touching scene that almost feels like a, "the moral of the story" or "today's lesson learned" into every show.
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!
Both series feature hyperactive heroines with godlike powers (real or not), which gather some really unusual cast around them. They both also can\'t imagine their life as boring or plain - and while either of them is around, no one else can, too. These series are optimistic and fun, but still have some dramatic episodes. Check them out if you\'d like hilarious, yet thoughtful experience.
First off, I have *never* seen two characters - in my ENTIRE life - as similar to each-other as Haruhi Suzumiya is to Kyouka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki. Both girls (if you can call them that) not only are honestly under the impression they are superior to everyone else, but are also loud about this and completely unashamed of it. Kyouka even goes as far to refer to herself as GOD...and Haruhi herself *is* God (or, at least, a god).
Yet both Kyouka and Haruhi still care about the people around them - especially the normal male lead characters (Kyon in Haruhi and Ouka in Kyouran Kazoku Nikki), though in the case of said male leads, they do not like to admit it, even to themselves. Furthermore, the leading male characters in both shows are the only people who are capable of causing the loud, dominant female leads to change their minds or become flustered. (And when Kyouka and Haruhi become flustered, it doesn't last long - with an insult or excuse, they quickly revert back to their bossy, self-assured selves.)
There are other similarities in the characters and their dynamics with each-other, too; Mikuru in Haruhi and Yuka in Kyouran Kazoku Nikki are both meek, innocent girls Haruhi/Kyouka love to dress-up; Itsuki and Ginka are both smiling enablers to the lead female characer; Kyon and Ouka are both the voice of reason among craziness caused by Haruhi/Kyouka who don't appreciate being thrown into romantic situations with the lead female character and are constantly having their patience tested.
Really, though, both anime are centered around one normal guy and one loud, obnoxious girl and the craziness that follows them. And, while Kyouran Kazoku Nikki might be a bit more, uh, insane than Haruhi, both have the same basic styles of humor with serious moments mixed in - if you like/liked one anime, you will like the other.
The main thing I noticed while watching Kyouran Kazoku Nikki is that the main leads, Kyouka and Ouka, remind me of Haruhi and Kyon from Suzumiya Haruhi.
In these two shows, you have the female lead who's over-confident and throws everyone (especially the male lead) into strange situation (mostly because she's bored). The male lead is the one who is usually stuck in going along with the female lead's whims.
F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!
When Futaba Yoshinaga won a gargoyle statue from a lottery, she had no idea that the inanimate object was actually a sentient talking being! Named simply Gargoyle (or Gar-kun), the statue decided to protect not only the Yoshinaga family, but the entire town of Goshiko. With a variety of characters trying to prove their superiority over Gar-kun and the wacky inventions of his crazy creator, Iyo Takahara, at every turn, it seems that life for the Yoshinaga family will never be the same again!
Both anime follow the life of a family surrounded by weird and crazy characters (including, but not limited to, talking statues and animals, dancing plants, hi-tech robots and angrish-speaking wackos). Both are mainly comedy which rely on the characters' personalities, yet they sometimes try to embrace other genres by showing you some light drama or even funny "fighting-like" scenes.
I personally think the Frenzied Family is more humorous, but if you like one the other will probably be able to entertain you.
Chitose Hitotose was orphaned at a young age and is now in high school. He yearns for a family and a place to belong, but his long years of independence and isolation are setting his feet on a dangerous path. What is the solution that his teachers conceive? He needs a mother... but it's not just one, but five "Mamas!" Absolutely no one can discover that his teachers live under his roof, and he has to hide the fact from everyone, from the class president to the principal! With their maternal instincts in overdrive and mysterious pasts, can Chitose learn the lesson of happiness?