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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.
Both of these anime revolve around a hyperactive high school girl with an imagination just as alive. In their attempts to bring out the supernatural they drag an unwilling male student and soon-to-be-friends into their club and shenanigans. Both females long for excitement in their drab boring existences and both clubs center around finding this excitement. Fun ensues as both girls cause annoyance and stress on the other club members. Also, Yuki and Kumin are similar in that they originally joined the club to read and nap respectively. Overall, both are comedies with fun characters, slight romance, and "action".
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.
In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...
Rentarou has been running the Futaba Detective Agency with the help of his twin assistants Sara and Soujyu since the previous man in charge, his father, died. To top it off most people in the neighborhood refer to him as Nidaime, a second generation man who lives in his father's shadow. His late father was a great man that was looked up to by everyone good or bad including Rentarou. With problems from his father's legacy presenting themselves, Yakuza that sometimes want him dead, a workplace/home that keeps getting destroyed and Sara and Soujyu's growing feelings for him, will he ever live up to his father?
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both shows feature a main character with the power to alter reality, and the effects this has on the world and the people around them.
Serial Experiments Lain is very philosophical while The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a more lighthearted show.