Kyosuke Kosaka is a normal teenager with average grades and an average home life, but when he finds out that his overachieving younger sister Kirino has been hiding her vast anime and eroge collection from their unassuming parents, his world turns inside out. Now, having promised to help his formerly distant sibling navigate her two distinct lives, Kyosuke finds himself drawn into Kirino's world of magical girl anime and "little sister" fetish games while covering for his sibling to her parents and friends, not to mention trying to provide what guidance he can.
Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important secret of his school’s most popular female, Haruka Nogizaka, the two become bound in a budding friendship. All too soon, Yuuto discovers that, despite her flawless appearance, Haruka is clumsy, naive, and a closet otaku... and he just might be falling for her.
Simply because both are about girls who you wouldn't assume to be otaku, yet secretly are. That and both series are really, really good.
These animes titles are huge. Why is that?They both are about pretty much the same thing. A rather normal non-otaku guy finds out that a smart, pretty girl is secretly into moe stuff. The only difference is that Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu has more ecchi while Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai has a more little sisters.
But why are thier titles so loooooong?
Nogizaka Haruka no Himisu and Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai have girls that are secretly an otaku. Both of these popular, pretty girls are trying to keep it a secret from everyone else. Boys find out and it is a race to try and keep it a secret.
No matter how unrealistic the whole concept is, two super popular and stylish girls being closet otaku decide to share their secret when found out by their brother/classmate. Sadly they cannot abandon their hobbies so the brother/classmate decides to help thus deepening their relationship. There are a lot of references regarding the otaku culture but I slightly advise you to make a difference between shows like Genshiken or Otaku no Video.
Both have a storyline where the main female character is secretly an otaku and only the main male character is the only one that knows that secret
In both serious the heroine has a secret that she is afraid will get her ostrasized by her friends and society (the same secret). In both cases a guy finds out about the secret by chance (in one the older brother and in the other a classmate) and decides to help the heroine keep the secret and they become closer because of it.
Both have female leads who are secretly otakus and after being found out by the male leads, work with them to protect the secret. Nogizaka Haruka has a little more romance to it while Oreimo is more of a pure comedy/slice of life.
Both of these series are about seemingly perfect girls who have a hidden secret - they're closet otaku! Both plae heavy focus on hiding their hobby and the negative reaction to otaku from the general public. If you liked one, try the other.
Both shows are about someone very popular who is secretly an otaku. Both these people want to this hobby a secret and have someone to talk about anime and manga to.
I can assure you if you one of these you will surely like the other. Both Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu are recommended if you like to otaku culture style of anime.
In both series, the main character is an otaku, but doesn't want the others to know it. Both series are good, but I think Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is better than Oreimo.
Both shows are about a girl who likes anime and must hide it from the people around her, and a guy who accepts her for who she is.
Bothcentre on the importance of friendship and have decent amounts of fanservice for anime fans, gaming fans and just all other general nerd hobbies. They are both extremely funny and fun to watch.
Otaku background makes them similar, "Brocon" and "Tsundere" ingredients are there too, the main character has passive behaviour and is constantly verbally abused.
Other than that, BWTGS is more of a Harem anime where the main character's love life seems to be the main point of the story (thus far at least, but we're only at the 5th episode as of 10.11.2011), oh... and it is definitely more ecchi so if you're into that sort fo thing... enjoy!
Gothic lolita cosplayer, ero-gamer female, brother complex sister, and a good-natured guy are in each of these tales about characters who aspire to make friends. The Oreimo characters even make a small cameo in Boku wa. While the perverted fanservice in the aforesaid can get REAL annoying (at least for me), that aside, I cannot perceive a reason how you could like one and dislike the other.
they both have eroge and stuff...also they have similar atmospheres....and a boy surrounded by pretty girls....ya ya ya....they all want to be excepted by others.....also there are siblings things going on..
Both have a sense of a group developing, despite some characters having a dislike for each other. Contains plenty of fan service and displays lots of otaku like culture
These two are so similar but at the same time two totally seperate anime. While I think Ore No Imouto is better it isn't better by much. The big diffrence is the animation is much more polished in Ore no Imouto. Other than that I can promise you will like one if you like the other. They both even share a large portion of their staff.
I enjoyed both of these immensly. Both have aspects of "brocon." Both have female characters who enjoy playing eroge games. The true relationship I thought when watching was that both shows are about the difficulty of the characters to make friends.
Both focus on individuals who struggle socially and, to a certain extent, enjoy Otaku culture. The two main female characters are similar to Kuroneko and Kirino in that they express their affection for each other through insults and childish acts (such as killing each other in co-op video games).
The animes are so similar that Kyosuke, Kirino, and thier otaku friends even make a cameo appearance in one of the episodes. They can be seen entering an anime convention when one of the characters in Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai has a flashback about her crowd anxiety. THey have the same feel as both the animes deal with individuals who feel like outsiders bonding together.
Both female protagonists play eroges and there are girls in each anime cosplaying as some sort of goth lolita. The male protagonists would do anything for their sisters as well. Not necessarily theme connected but they're still a slice of life that are both humorous.
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 Haruhi and OreImo are comedies, with the humour coming mostly from a bunch of odd characters. Both series have a sarcastic narrator as their lead - Kyon (from Haruhi) and Kyousuke (from OreImo) have pretty similar personalities.
Additionally, both series have some more serious scenes inserted into the comedy, and a light dose of fanservice (though not enough that anybody adverse to it should ignore either show).
If you liked one of these series, I'd highly recommend the other.
Both shows have one very important aspect to them, the appeal of "Otaku culture"
The lead characters are also very similar and the comedy is great. I would highly recommend thi series to a fan of Oreimo
If you like one series, you will like the other, for sure. The main characters are quite similar in the two series, and there's a perverted touch to both in the female lead's antics.
To be honest, I really dislike Haruhi (the show and the character), and because of that I dropped Ore no Imouto after one episode. However, if you're my opposite and you enjoyed one show, then you are going to love the other, too.
"A sarcastic guy who wants nothing but a normal life gets roped into helping out a short-tempered girl with an eccentric hobby." This statement applies to both Oreimo and Haruhi. In the former, the boy's popular younger sister confides in him that she is a closet otaku/eroge gamer. In the latter, the boy's eternally bored classmate drags him into starting a club she hopes aliens, espers, and time travelers will join. Over time, each of the boys becomes far more involved than he had initially hoped. And don't forget the tsundere leads.
These series also share similarities in terms of their colorful animation and tone. Things definitely get serious, but they never get too heavy or depressing.
Both of these superb comedies start out relatively normal and each go their unexpected ways with a female-tsun character leading the charge accompanied by their over accepting second in command.
Plot-wise the two anime differ with Haruhi trying to spread the word, whereas Kirino fights to keep things in the closet. However, despite having two opposite plot lines the dialogue, characters, and situations are fairly similar with each respective party trying their best to help the main female without her knowing. If you liked one, checking out the other is definitely worth it!
The leads are obnoxious teenage girls (who are pretty polarising) coupled with sarcastic and (mostly) deadpan teenage boys. Both shows have, at least to me, a similar feel, mainly because the humour is kind of the same brand coupled with the fact that there's some dramatic moments to be had as well.
Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of college otaku obsessed with anime, manga and video games. Their daily activities include holding impromptu cosplay photo shoots, braving the crowds and avoiding injury at doujinshi conventions, and tolerating harassment by Saki, a girl irked by her boyfriend's otaku-ness! It's a perfect match for Sasahara's interests, so why is it so difficult for him to join?
Both of these anime shows are based around the otaku culture and deals heavily with how they handle being part of everyday sociality. Genshiken doesn't go into too much depth about how other people see otakus, but it does touch on it. At least from what I remember. Anyway, if you like otaku related anime as well as comical anime, then you should really watch both of these.
Both of these series focus on an otaku embracing their hobby and experiencing new things - such as a first visit to comiket. Both are hevily steeped in the otaku culture so if that interests you, then both of these series will likely entertain.
I always think it's amusing that people who love anime, love watching anime about people who love anime. That's the common thread here: both OreImo and Genshiken are about people whose lives revolve around the anime they love.
Both shows do an excellent job at presenting the otaku culture in and out. Oreimo is more about how otakus are perceived by others, while Genshiken presents their everyday life.
Also, the artstyle and relations between characters in Oreimo are made to be cute, whereas in Genshiken the art is more plain.
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?
While Welcome to the NHK is a darker comedy than Ore no Imouto, otaku culture is portrayed in a very similar manner, as an obsessive, addictive hobby, which relates to many of the fans who are watching it. In this regard they are very similar, while the overall styles are very different.
Each of these series focus on otaku life and a member of the other sex "helping them fix their life." A good mix of humor, drama and a splash of romance, on top of the highly otaku oriented story make these series fit well with one another.
Welcome to the NHK is a lot darker, but both are based around the Otaku culture. They're like both sides of the same coin. One side being dark humor and about a shut in, while the other is more light, comical, and about a popular girl who just happens to be an otaku. If you like one, there's a pretty good chance that you'll at least find the other entertaining.
If you like Welcome to the NHK! or Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai you will love the other because you'll get to see many lovable otaku characters, both also talk much of eroge and the alienation of being an otaku, also the character Kirino and Sato have shown an interest in imouto themed eroge.