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!
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
The main characters have the same personality, Yuri is bossy like Haruhi, but none of them have bad intentions; and Otonashi is incredulous as Kyon. This personalities are so similar that I can assure you that if you liked one, you would like the other.
Both animes are centered on school students, specifically a club with "particular" and fun activities, one named SOS and the other SSS (even tho this one keeps changing).
You'll enjoy this if you liked this, got a good similar weird plot line and it's just thouroughly epic.
What can I say? Two essentric egotistically female protogonist that warm the viewer hearts! Meanwhile we enjoy the crazy adventures along the way. Hell even the main characters have strong similarity in the the design, leadership style, outfits and looks. SSS club, S.O.S. Brigade...same difference.
Angel Beats! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both offer surprisingly though-provoking overtones. Haruhi delves more into the philisophical implications of having someone who is, for lack of a better term, omnipotent, even though she doesn't realize it. Angel Beats, on the other hand, deals more with life after death and finding something to live for. Both anime have great animation syle. That is to say that both offer consistent and beautiful animation. Both have great soundtracks as well. And finally, both have good English voice casts, if you cannot handle subtitles (something I mention only because I know quite a few people who get headaches from reading subtitles or have issues with reading them fast enough)If you're a fan of either Yuri or Haruhi, the other will strike a familiar chord. This isn't because of something like an animation studio re-using a character (the two are very different, both in style and personality) but the overwhelming prescence of each character struck me as quite similar. Especially when they are barking orders.
Feel like AB takes a lot form these series, if you liked charachters in one of those two the other have them also, personalitties are so similar that one could say rip off.
The main characters are incredible similar: Yuri is just like Haruhi, and Otonashi is just like Kyon. The outfits, the animation, the clubs (SOS Brigade, SSS...)... a lot of things in Angel Beats! resemble Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and visa-versa. If you liked one, there's very little chance you won't enjoy the other (:
Haruhi and Yuri have the same attitude and they both are seemingly eccentric. The plot also has similarities since they both have comedy and romance in them, but Angel beats focuses more on romance unlike Melancholy of haruhi Suzumiya wherein the anime focuses more on the comedy part. Either ways, you'll love watching them both
In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.
I'd recommend this not just because it's made by the same company but because both animes are "slices of life" and both feature small hints of other animes, such as where in Lucky Star where the main character Konata dresses up as Haruhi Suzumiya and performs, along with the other characters who also dress up as characters from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Either way, both are excellent animes and I'd definitely recommend to watch either one after the other.
in short if you like the one you'll like the other because there both in a high school setting and if you watched haruhi you'll love all the refrences in lucky star to haruhi.
Two animes created by one studio and two main characters - Konata and Haruhi - have the same seiyuu.
Also they're both are comedies (and kinda funny) and about high school students. And I have to admit, that they connect with each other - Konata is a big fan of Haruhi. Plus they have similar humor.
So It's the reasons why you would like both 'Lucky Star' and 'Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya'
Lucky star is hilarious. it is made by same company and Haruhi has the same voice actor as konata from lucky star. There is constant references to Haruhi in lukcy star for fans enjoyment
While the shows aren't exactly similar, both share a few qualities that definitely enhance the experience of watching both.Lucky Star is a much more comedic anime, and has great pace and timing. Lucky Star is full of references to other anime, from Kanon to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya and tons of others inbetween. Watching these other shows definetly enhances what the audience will get from Lucky Star, but similarly, watching Lucky Star will enhance those other anime as well!That said, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya isn't to be taken as lightly as Lucky Star. It's a more serious show with more serious moments in it. Similarly, don't take Lucky Star as serious as you might Melancholy. They're different shows in different genres after all. They're just really good together.
Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!
Both of these animes feature a laid-back, well-minded protagonist that has their life changed when they meet this crazy, unique girl that has an unusual motivation in her living style. Both girls form clubs to accommodate their unusual interests and serve as the central focus for their respective animes' casts. If you're in the mood for a light-hearted anime that dips in the comical and unusual, these two animes are for you.
both shows feature an unusual female lead character getting the "normal" male protagonist to go along with thier schemes. the side characters are all fairly unusual in both shows(bit better developed in chuunibyou). if you like the zany unpredictable laugh out loud moments of one, you're sure to like the other.
Highschool guy meets weird highschool girl, together they start a club that searches weird things - joined by other hot girls.
Mikuriya Jin makes a woodcarving from the remains of a guardian tree, but he gets much more than he bargained for when girl materializes from the statue! Her name is Nagi, the troublesome and at times violent deity of the land; and with nowhere to go, she announces that she will stay with Jin. Now, with Jin’s help and a magical girl wand purchased at the local convenience store, Nagi aims to exorcise the impurities that are infecting the land. Though when the sacred tree is finally uprooted, it is only a matter of time before her powers will diminish; thus, a new object of worship is required, and what better object than Nagi herself! However, obtaining your goal of becoming a popular idol is not so straightforward, especially when you have to compete with your sister, who is unwilling to share her fan base and plans to sabotage you at every step!
both shows are about the trouble caused by the female lead, which often lead to hilarious endings. and also it is also noted that a small hinted of romance is shown in the last episode of both series
Both female characters are a god. Both Male lead characters are average guys who got pulled into a relationship with said god unwillingly or unknowingly. Both female lead characters are a constant cause of trouble and self centered. The comedy is often very similar in style as well.
Kanako Miyamae hates boys so much that she breaks out into hives after any physical contact with them. So when she is able to transfer to the Ame no Kisaki Girl’s school, Kanako is overjoyed that she can now search for her fated yuri partner. When she arrives, Kanako meets Shidou Mariya, a beautiful young girl who is exactly her type... except that Mariya is really a sarcastic and sadistic young boy who is masquerading as a girl! With no intention of being expelled from school, Mariya threatens Kanako into keeping his secret, and decides to guard her twenty-four hours a day to ensure that she does. Now Kanako must share a room with Mariya who is gleefully making her life a misery while using his ‘feminine’ charms to stop her protesting. Throw into the mix Ryuuken, the most popular girl in school who has vowed to protect her; and Kiri - who claims they are dating to prevent her from being bullied - and it seems as if Kanako’s dream of all-girl school life will be nothing like she imagined!
If you like something fast and loose, with out much of a cohesive story effort, you might enjoy both of these series.
I feel that the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has more effort put into it, and you can watch the episodes chronologically or in airing order, which is interesting and adds a different spin to the whole series.
Maria Holic was a little too unrestrained and repetitive for me to really enjoy, but I definitely felt a resonance in how I felt when responding to both animes.
A main leadership-quality protagonist who simply doesn't-give-a-crap and takes control is the blatant similarity between the two. They both have very similar boke/tsukkomi style humor of characters who always have something intelligent or quirky to say. With a pretty episodic yet story driven presentation, they are a great match.
It's kind of a surprise there isn't more recs for these two.