The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alt titles: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

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Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary

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.

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Riyo Riyo says...

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.

tennis101101 tennis101101 says...

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. 

Interlude

Interlude

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...

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Reimius Reimius says...

Interlude and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya both deal with our perceptions of reality. They are both very philosophical in nature, dealing with how one person effects the world on a larger scale.

Futakoi Alternative

Futakoi Alternative

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?

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Ishmoo Ishmoo says...

Both Haruhi and Futakoi Alt share a wry sense of humor and a tumbling, unpredictable plot. If you like the style and narration of Haruhi, Futakoi Alternative has a similar feel.

Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

"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.

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hurin hurin says...

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.

Daa! Daa! Daa!

Daa! Daa! Daa!

Miyu's parents have big dreams: her mother wants to explore the universe and meet aliens, and her father wants to develop a new space shuttle. In order to accomplish their goals they decide to work at NASA; but due to their inevitably busy schedules, Miyu is sent to live with a friend of the family. On the day she arrives at her new home, her caretaker leaves on a religious pilgrimage, leaving her alone with his son Kanata. To top it off, an alien baby crashes into the house that night! The ship is too damaged to fly so the baby and his pet/baby sitter decide to live with Miyu and Kanata until help arrives, whenever that may be. How can two unrelated middle school kids learn to live together while raising a baby that insists on calling them mom and dad?

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Saaya867 Saaya867 says...

Both Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu and Daa! Daa! Daa! (UFO Baby) are loosely-plotted supernatural anime. Both of them consist of daily school life, a slow romance, and oppressive female and calm male leads which brings me to think that if you liked DDD you'd love ZHnY (and vice versa).