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Maya Kumashiro is an uptight teenager who has returned to the Waldstein “Occult Academy” following her father’s death to assume his role as principal. With a hatred of the supernatural, she initially intends to run the school into the ground, but her plans are thrown into chaos when a new teacher, Minoru Abe, descends from the sky. Claiming to be a time agent, Abe informs Maya that he has been sent from the future to prevent the Nostradamus prophecies from coming to pass. With a rift to another dimension due to open at the Waldstein Academy that will lead to aliens conquering the earth, the unlikely pair must locate a mysterious object known as the Nostradamus Key and destroy it before humanity falls prey to the occult once and for all.
For starters both series focus quite a bit on the supernatural aspect with time travelers, monsters, and well other occult related subjects. With both series featuring a strong leading lady throw in some mystery, comedy, and just a bit of romance and it creates an enjoyable experience for just about anyone.
Both focus on the supernatural being there, but only in the background. Both also have a very shallow plot and focus more on interaction between the characters.
If you liked one, check out the other.
Occult Academy and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both center around the supernatual and both show handle the subject manner in a humorous way most of the time. Both shows star a stong willed female leads that can be both adventurous and tomboyish, but at other times display a softer more vunerable side. Both shows also have alot of school life elements mixed in with action.
It's the 1930s, and Mafia groups fight for supremacy in American cities. Young Firo joins the secretive Camorra group; a meek street boy, Jacuzzi, finds himself the leader of a gang of thugs; an alchemist is producing a liquor of immortality, and a homunculus tries to retrieve it; and upbeat thieves Isaac and Miria head to New York after failing to strike gold in California. They ride the novel train, the Flying Pussyfoot, across the continent. However they find themselves embroiled in a ruckus caused by gangs, terrorists, serial killers, and others as multiple stories intertwine and unfold on this fateful ride. All are haunted and hunted by the legendary Rail Tracer...
Both contain supernatural elements, likeable cast, and a good amount of comedy. Haruhi (broadcast order) and Baccano! both tell their stories by jumping back and forth through time and unwind at the end skillfully.
Re-watching the series leads to revelations of plot points that is just brilliant. There are so many crazy things happening at once that you just have to watch it again to get the full story.
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…
Both Haruhi Suzumiya and Bakemonogatari starts off with the main lead meeting a very odd, or unique girl if you prefer; which leads him into being involved with other bizzare things, while having plenty of comedy moments as a result of this, though also in no small part due to witty comments by the male lead of the series. Addition both series only have a rather small cast of characters, most in high school, and tend to focus on them, and generally ignore most other people. And lastly they both have the whole nobody is really normal thing.
Both are witty parody anime which break apart each characters' stereotypes. While Bakemonogatari's characters take themselves less seriously, Haruhi's characters don't even know they are stereotypes, which makes the story more interesting as they try to unravel their world.
Both are brilliant in their own way and a must watch if you like one or another.
In a world where supernatural beings known as youmu are hunted by Spirit World Warriors, Akihito lives an eventful life. He’s a half-breed from a human mother and a youmu father, and is immortal - a fact that saves his life on a regular basis, for his bespectacled classmate Mirai can’t seem to stop stabbing him in the chest. She’s a Spirit World Warrior with the power to control her blood, which she manifests into a sword; and with low self esteem about her abilities to hunt youmu, Mirai constantly uses Akihito as target practice. In hopes of being left alone, Akihito must now help Mirai gain confidence to take down sinister youmu.
Both anime are set around a school club and feature different characters with supernatural abilities. The male main character is the center of narration, while a cute girl is the center of the plot. Plus, there is a huge tension between those two.
Both of these animes have school clubs. They also both have one really out going character who has the over exciting character. Also that there is some one who likes the main girl character for the way that she is.
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!
In both series, we have this school club which was started by a delusional girl who is into supernatural and we also have this cynical guy with a tendency to do tsukkomi (though the guy from Chuunibyou does it with more impact - literally). Both series also have a hint of romance and other weird kids who accompany the two mentioned earlier. The key difference would be the fact that the supernatural stuff in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu is actually real, while in Chuunibyou is all part of the delusions. Nonetheless if you liked one, the other might be worth checking out. Last but not least, both series are really funny.
If you liked Melancholy you will probably like Chuunibyou or vice versa. Both of these anime revolve around a hyperactive girl with an imagination just as alive. The main males are caught up in her plans against his will. Both involve school clubs and crazy events, either real or imaginary. A mixture of comedy and "action" ensue.