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!
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.
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.
In both series, the main characters have god like abilities and their powers impact the world around them in various ways. The other characters invloved basically attempt the keep the power of the main character in check and help out whenever their power gets a little out of control.
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.
Ko and Kyon are in very similar situations: they are both surrounded by a ragtag gang of everything from aliens to egocentric leaderrs. These two protagonsits usualy find themselves in the middle of abnormal to downright crazy situations, and are charged with fixing them, even when they are not the instigators. Both shows are animated well, have a witty and intelegent script and provide both laughter and the ocational touching moment.
Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!
Both shows feature a young man getting torn away from his dreary everyday routine by having to join a school club (full of schoolgirls!) that mainly revolves around having fun.
Their male leads share some qualities, like being a bit of a snarker and generally being the voice of reason, and the club activities are very similar.
Haganai is pretty much an ecchi derivative of Haruhi, bit if you really want more of the club antics, do check them both out.
Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?
How each person from the group is related to each other and how they will gradually affect the whole story is laid out slowly as the story goes on. I think these kind of surprises made me enjoy the Anime more. It leaves the a viewer a "what? no way!" kinda feel on either one, so If you enjoyed any of these, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy the latter.
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
If you liked the chaotic, confusing, and entrancing world created in this anime, you will love FLCL. It is similiar due to it's character developments and quirky twists. Not only is Haruhi worth a second watch, you will find yourself watching FLCL over and over again as well.