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It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.
This may be kind of a stretch, but the voice actor of the male lead is the same in each, and even the characterization of the male lead is similar. Also, there is a budding romance (although it is much more present in Kanon) and some science-fiction type things going on in the back ground of each.
You may think that these two titles have nothing similar but they are. As mentioned by eaper, the main male protagonist share not only the same voice actor, but the roughly the same personality and oddly enough, the same coat (lol). The art and several characters are almost identical in personality which make it seem like both are a spin-off of each other. Both Kanon and Haruhi have a suprising turn in the story, however, for Haruhi you MUST watch it in RELEASED order.They both deal with romance (Kanon>>>Haruhi), supernatural occurences (Haruhi>Kanon) and miracles. I doubt you will dislike one if you like the other. Just remember: Kanon is a romance/drama/supernatural anime with some comedy, whereas Haruhi is a supernatural school life anime with a more mature comedy.
Both male lead characters from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzimiya are extremely simalar in terms of visuals and personality, they even have the same voice actor! (Tomokuzu Sugita)Have you ever wondered what would happen if Kyon never met Haruhi? What would happen if he were to turn up in a snowy town and become surrounded by girls from his forgotten childhood?What if Yuuichi were to go to school with a strange girl who believed in Aliens, Espers & Timetravellers?Well maybe you haven't wondered either of those things before, but if you do now simply watch and find out.
These two titles have no genres in common, however they should both have Supernatural as one of them, which I'm not sure why they don't. I beleive the most similiar point of these two is the male protagonist, not to mention they are both voiced by the same actor, they both play very similar roles. Yuuichi gets caught up in a bunch of supernatural things, trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Later he realizes that these things have all been caused by him, and he eventually resolves them. Kyon on the other hand is faced by supernatural challenges caused by Haruhi being god and all, and he trys to wiggle his way out of the universe ending and giant space crickets. He also begins to realize that he is the cause of a lot of the things that are happening that are weird because he stirred up Haruhi. In general, If you liked either of these two, it would be hard to dislike the other. Just remember that The melancholy of haruhi suzumiya is much more light hearted then Kanon. It doesn't provoke tears like Kanon, and tends to have much more comedy, and school life to. Kanon focuses on Drama and Romance a lot more, barely any comedy at all, how -ever there is a sliver of it.
At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?
Both shows are character-driven high school comedies with a large supernatural element. Haruhi definitely has a much more slice-of-life style where KokoCo focuses on the drama of the situations they're thrust into. KokoCo's sense of humour is also decidedly more perverted.
Both of these shows feature a high school club being forced to deal with bizare supernatural events.
Both of these shows involve a high school club with five characters that grow closer together due to reality warping. They both make you wonder, after awhile, what new crazy supernatural change is going to disrupt high school life. Haruhi has a much stronger satirical element and the supernatural elements are more involved. Kokoro Connect is more straightforward drama with some comedy. But they are both ultimately driven by the relationships between the characters. If you like one, the other is worth checking out.
They are both about unorthodox school clubs that experience supernatural happenings. Also, they both provide you with a wide range of characters with varrying personalities. They both also contain Love triangle-ish things. They're both hilarious and if you liked one, you would like thee other.
Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!
Sora no Manimani is like Haruhi's far less annoying, way more entertaining sister series. I hated Haruhi's excessive obnoxiousness and found Mihoshi's more caring, toned down version of control to be far more palatable. Both series have girls who bully others around in a comedic sense and follow a male character who's along for the ride. If you liked Haruhi but want something a little less aggro, check out Sora no Manimani.
Sora no Manimani features a girl driven by her love of stars. Her personality over powers and wins against her childhood frind who loves books. She wants to have an astronomy club but is lacking in members. But she manages to pull it off.
Like Mihoshi from Sora no Manimani, Haruhi also has an overpowering personality and a love for something. She likes weird things like time travelers, aliens. etc. and started a club for that, but once again lacking in members.
They both have their weird moments and are very funny.
Both these shows are centered around a very loud and obnoxious girl and her high school club. Their friends try to keep them in check while participating in club activities including trips and fairs.
The first thing that popped into my mind was Haruhi while watching Mihoshi advertise the Astronomy Club. Both series feature school clubs with aggresive female leads that are over the top enthusiastic about their club. Their plots are similiar, at least when it comes to the club, Haruhi goes much deeper when it comes to story.
Both also feature a bored guy as a main character that's dragged around catering to the female's every whim and that's where quite a lot of the comedy is taken from, which is pretty good in both of them. If you enjoyed one, I'd suggest you try watching the other, but don't expect a deep story in Sora no Manimani or a light hearted feel in Haruhi.
Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...
Although it is difficult to find an anime that can live up to the standards of Haruhi Suzumiya, Death Note will be up to par for anyone who would like to keep their minds working while watching. Both leads have a dissatisfaction with the world and they desire to change it. Although they may be similar in very few aspects such as what I've said, they certainly are hand-in-hand as they deal with deeper issues such as the concept of god and morality (Death Note) and philosophy and science(Haruhi). With both, nothing is the same old, same old...
Both of the main characters in Death Note and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have a desire to change the world that they are in. In Death Note, Light decides to change it in a drastic violent, way as opposed to Haruhi who wants to start over completely.
You are not supposed to recommend something just because you like them both. So I won't. So I'll say that, both series have a deeper side to it, be it less obvious in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
But, although it isn't untrue, it wouldn't be enough for a cross recommendation. What is, is that if you liked either of them, you have brains. Not just any brains, brains that like anime. And thát, and I promise I won´t ever use this bogus a reason again for any recommendation, should be enough to like the other one.
A more reasonably sounding argument: they aren't the same story, type or theme, but they will appeal to the same audience.
Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.
Both Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya revolve around one regular boy who is trying to make his way through a normal regular life. But with friends who are all such oddities that's not quite as easy as it sounds.
Both Denpa Onna and Haruhi feature a normal male lead that gets tossed into a crazy world. Both Kyon and Niwa play the straightman to the rest of the cast's insanity. They both take a very jaded view of the world and their lives but their friends slowly open them up to new and different ways of thinking. Both shows have a similar style of humor and if you enjoyed one you will probably enjoy the other.
There are a couple of similarities between these two shows. In both Haruhi and Denpa Onna to seishun otoko the male lead character’s monologues describe the strange happenings around them with a sarcastic but rational view. They are also roped in to solve a lot of the problems that arise in both shows. Throughout both shows there is an eerie feeling that the powers, which are so easily denied, can actually affect their universe. Although proof of Haruhi’s powers is exposed earlier, in Denpa Onna there are scenes that suggest Erio’s powers are just as real. So if you liked one then you might like the other.