With Oshino gone and school out for summer, Araragi heads into the break hoping to spend his time relaxing, working on his classwork with Hanekawa, hanging out with his girlfriend Senjogahara, and maybe even finding a little time to molest Hachikuji as he wanders the streets. But when his sisters get tangled up in investigating a ring of curses circulating their middle school, the boy finds himself once again involved with strange characters and unexplained oddities. With only his vampiric mistress Shinobu for help, will Koyomi Araragi be able to solve the strange mystery uncovered by his "Fire Sisters"?
Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.
It's impossible to not see the similiarities between these two series. They both have the same bizzare camra angels and expressions, going from comedy to dramatic at a drop of a hat. Where as Nisemonogatari is ecchi heavy, Arakawa relies more on it's comedy to catch your attention. If you loved one there's 80% chance you'll love the other.
I can imagine the same type of person enjoying both of these shows. Weird characters, weird animation styles, and weird situations abound, although none of the characters seem to notice how awkward they can be. Recommended to people who like off-the-wall comedies.
Itoshiki Nozomu continues to live his life in despair, unable to see the good in living... not that his homeroom class really helps matters! Mixing this suicidal teacher with his diverse and sometimes psychotic class often leads to some of the most bizarre situations. Even receiving Valentine's chocolates ends up with everyone deciding that full-blown otakus are the only citizens capable of keeping national secrets. Though whether it's discussing the hidden battles that are often far more complicated and more violent than ones that are broadcast, or lamenting that the changing world often means that nothing is quite as good as the original, it isn't surprising that Itoshiki is not the only one that’s left in despair.
imila animation, similar in a way main characters. Main characters always in girls company, and all of the girls is different tipes. Promblems differ, but watching Nisemonogari you deffinetely get this familiar feeling about Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
"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!
They are very similar animation-wise. They both have pop-up visuals to explain the anime, less obvious in Hyou-ka and more in Nisemonogatari. That revolves around a boy who is average and generally does not stand out.
Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?
These two have a lot of similarities. Both involve a seemingly average joe who's been turned immortal (or undead), and both protagonists have accerated healing . Their powers are also similarly linked and originated from very harmless yet powerful looking girls (Shinobu and Necromancer). Both anime are also harems...the list really goes on and on.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
They may differ in content quite a bit, but with both being made by Shaft they have a similar feel to them. The animation is fairly unique in both, as well as the direction being fairly unorthodox.
Comedy is also fairly prevalent throughout both series, mainly in the form of fast paced, or witty dialogue that is very well written.