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Sasami-san@Ganbaranai

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Sasami is a lazy hikikomori who'd rather be playing video games and sleeping than being a productive member of society, especially with a doting brother who waits on her hand and foot. But there's more than Sasami and her family than meet the eye – in reality, they are connected to the goddess Amaterasu and mysterious 'alterations' that occasionally change and threaten the world. With the help of three sisters, Sasami slowly tackles day to day challenges and puts a stop to alterations – and monsters – when they appear.

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Hiroki HARADA Character Design
Akiyuki SHINBO Director

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Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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sothis

Both titles are incredibly gorgeous with unique animation and character designs - in my opinion both are also excessively slow and boring and esoteric and lost my interest. I do think fans of one would likely appreciate the style or pacing of the other.

Etue

Both have interesting artstyles and likable characters. Sasami-san has a weak start but don't let that fool you. The anime only gets better during it's run. Bakemonogatari has a more sensible artistic approach and relies more on dialogue but is genuinely good as well.

Taekwondoin

Although the 2 are quite different in terms of story line and feel, there are some similarities with character portrayal, animation styles (especially how text is used) and some of the idea's behind the characters (the 'Ghosts' in Bake and the Shinto gods in Sasami). Overall, they're both very enjoyable, and I'd say that they are similar enough to warrant a good recommendation. 

snivets

Sasami-san and Bakemonogatari both are best described as eccentric, abstruse, and slightly bizarre. Both display little regard for plot intricacy, instead focusing on unconventional art and animation. With similar atmospheres and senses of humor, I think fans of either show would enjoy the other.

Madoka

Both series have a similar art and animation style and though they seem different they are quite alike. Sasami-sam has a slower start and pacing as a whole, but don't be put off, it in my eyes is basically monogatari except slower and a little more laid back. The writing style and some comedy is also quite alike in the two series. It comes down to, Sasami-sam is a more hands off laid back monogatari or alternitively Monogatari is a more serious Sasami. If you like one you are likely to enjoy the other unless you don't care for easy going (alternitively serious) series.

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Binbougami ga!

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On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!

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Etue

Both series pander to the otaku who is familiarized with a lot of different anime. While Binboungami makes more references Sasami isn't devoid of them.

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Both are comedic series about japanese gods, Sasami is maybe more serious but these two are a good match

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In both of these anime, one of the characters possesses the power to restructure the world but isn't aware of it, while the characters around him/her try to prevent such events.

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snivets

The atmosphere in both these shows is completely off-the-wall & hilarious. If you like zany characters with weird backstories, check these two out.

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warl0ckrock

Both are comedic animes with a very different way of doing things than normal. Both with girls who are involved with some type of spirit. (Fairys in Humanity has Declined, and Shinto Gods in Sasami-san). They are both very colorful and feature unique animation styles. The humour in both animes is of a more unique variety than the average anime. Sasami-san has more serious moments, and than Humanity Has Declined. But both are mostly comedies.

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