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!
F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!
Both shows have funny, unique and memorable females as the protagonists, focus a lot on humor (thought Excel Saga is usually nothing-but-laughs and doesn't even pretend to care about plot and character development, whereas TMoHS has SOME serious moments) and have loads of anime references. There are episodes that add to the story and ones that don't in both series, and both shows are fast-paced and sometimes a bit insane. Both are recommended.
Strong female protagonists, crazy characters, and unexpected twists and turns around every corner! What more could you want?
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
Both TMoHS and Fruits Basket center around characters whose lives have changed significantly due to an unusual girl becoming involved with them. Both overall have a nice mix of comedy and drama (though Fruits Basket is generally more serious than Haruhi), a main character who -will- win you over and an ending that manages to be satisfying but leaves enough things in the air that more episodes can easily be added.
A normal person faced with extraodrinary circumstances, and takes it in stride. Add in some school-time antics, festivals, and an interesting cast. If you like one, you'll like the other.
Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!
Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called 'Capturing God' answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture 'lost souls' escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.
Both shows are parodies of visual novels. And both shows are crazy comedies. If you like one you should watch the other.
These series both have a lot of parody-style comedy and interesting male protagonists who have a lot of comments to make about reality. Their situations are quite different, though in both cases they have a responsibility they never would have asked for. But it's really about the characters, not the premise, especially when these series get more serious later on.
Mikuriya Jin makes a woodcarving from the remains of a guardian tree, but he gets much more than he bargained for when girl materializes from the statue! Her name is Nagi, the troublesome and at times violent deity of the land; and with nowhere to go, she announces that she will stay with Jin. Now, with Jin’s help and a magical girl wand purchased at the local convenience store, Nagi aims to exorcise the impurities that are infecting the land. Though when the sacred tree is finally uprooted, it is only a matter of time before her powers will diminish; thus, a new object of worship is required, and what better object than Nagi herself! However, obtaining your goal of becoming a popular idol is not so straightforward, especially when you have to compete with your sister, who is unwilling to share her fan base and plans to sabotage you at every step!
Both shows are about annoying gods who are tolerated by the strange people around them.
Neither anime has much in terms of action, and really, they both feel like parodies.
Both female characters are a god. Both Male lead characters are average guys who got pulled into a relationship with said god unwillingly or unknowingly. Both female lead characters are a constant cause of trouble and self centered. The comedy is often very similar in style as well.