If you're looking for anime similar to Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
What do you do when the Emperor of Japan has been replaced with... an alien from Planet Octopus?! From intense motorcycle races to crazy machine inventors from Holland, from sea voyages to battles about emo trading cards, there's never a dull moment in the life of the bizarre. Join an eclectic cast as they are visited by a Ramen Fairy, are reincarnated over and over, solve cases like detective pros, and overall have a laughably ridiculous time!
Gag Manga Biyori and The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya bascially have the same sense of humour. The reactions are over the top, the situations and events are preposterous at best, and certain characters' energetic attempts to point out failures to abide by logic or the laws of physics are ultimately in vain.
For those who like their humour coming in thick and fast, whilst not stopping to make so much as a lick of sense, both of these shows will no doubt delight. They wear the tag of "random" as if it were a medal.
In the future, select humans have begun to evolve and acquire special ESP powers – powers that the rest of the populace fear and detest. While some ESPers are harmless, others desire to use their powers for their own personal gain. In order to suppress this threat, identify new ESPers and protect those with powers from the public, the B.A.B.E.L. organization is founded. At its helm are three ten-year-old ESPers: Kaoru, Aoi and Shiho. Together, they will put a stop to crime and attempt to gain the trust of the public; but can their guardian, Kouichi Minamoto, manage to help the girls mature enough so their selfish actions will stop hurting the world around them?
crazyness, fantasy and an unfortunate, yet otherwise able hero are what these animes are about.
I would say that ZKC is not as crazy as the absurdity haruhi-chan, but it is more crazy than haruhi. But really, both shows are about crazyness caused by one (or three) girls, and the guy who has to put up with them. Poor Minamoto and kyon
Takeshi was just an ordinary guy until a perfectly innocent study session with Michi - the most beautiful girl in the school - ended up with him being mysteriously transported into the strange dimension known as the Weiss Schwarz Battle Space. Once there, a crazy but enthusiastic old man informs him that he is the chosen warrior and must win a succession of card battles to get back home. The only problem: he doesn't know how to play! However, with the expert Michi ready to teach him the ins and outs of this bizarre and improbably slapstick card game, Takeshi will learn the ropes and get ready for the card battle of a lifetime. Assuming he survives the training...
Do you like random humour? I'm guessing so, as you probably wouldn't be checking this rec out otherwise. In any case, these anime have a fairly similar brand of hilarious stupidity. Haruhi-chan Suzumiya no Yuuutsu is slightly more character-based while Weiss Survive lays the ecchi on a little thicker, but both hit hard with unexpected occurrences and wide-spread bizarrity. For that reason, it's very much a case of "liked one, watch the other".
She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!
Both are short web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime. Join the characters from each series as they go on their very random and often parody filled adventures. Similar animation, similar humour. Check one out if you liked the other. You should probably watch their relating series first though.