Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

Alt titles: WATAMOTE ~ No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!

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Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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Goodyob Goodyob says...

Both are about socially-awkward shut-ins who, over the course of the show, eventually learn how to come out of their shell and socialize with others

Apollokun Apollokun says...

Deals with similar social awkwardness, but while NHK takes a decidedly grim route, Watamote seems to be going for the laughs. 

Naga Naga says...

Both anime are about socialy awkward protagonists stuck inside their little worlds, and both anime feature their stuggle to change for the better. There's definitely similar feel in both shows, so if you liked one, there's a chance you'll like the other one.

CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

These two shows deal with socially awkward protagonists. They're trapped within their own dreams and delusions, and soon they begin to struggle to better themselves. Watamote is much more comedic than NHK, especially since NHK takes a darker and more depressing route later on, but I think fans of one may take some interest in the other, especially if they enjoyed the struggles of the main characters.

aaroncb21 aaroncb21 says...

Watamote and Welcome to the N.H.K. both deal with social awakwardness and the journey of change. While Watamote is much more light hearted and really focuses on the comedy of the MC's faults, Welcome to the N.H.K. has laughs but really has a very serious and dark side of social phobias, depression, and even suicide. Very different shows but if you like the idea of the personal shortcomings and trying to overcome them and want to see the same sort of thing in a darker and more serious manner, I recommend Welcome to the N.H.K.

ScreamingSilently ScreamingSilently says...

For the longest time Welcome To The NHK was my ultimate favorite anime because I could relate to it so much. With Watamote I can also relate to the main character in a surreal way. Both of the main characters are socially awkward and basically shut ins (one more than the other). I recommend watching both if you liked one of them. 

austin360fly austin360fly says...

Both of the main characters are shut-ins in both of these titles. Although Welcome to the NHK is more serious on the subject of social awkwardness, they both put spotlight on the matter. Watamote demonstrates this in a lighter/more humorous way.

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time

Fifteen-year-old Yamada has just entered high school and is gung ho about achieving her ultimate goal: to have one hundred sex partners! There’s just one problem: she’s a virgin, and she hasn’t even had a boyfriend! To get the ball rolling, Yamada decides to target a shy boy named Takashi from her school; but even though he is also a virgin and she ruthlessly aggressive with her feminine ways, it’s not as easy as Yamada hopes. Though they begin to have feelings for each other, will Yamada and Takashi ever get past first base?

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Apollokun Apollokun says...

B Gata H Kei deals with a girl who thinks she's an amazing sexual goddess, but in reality, is terrible with boys and a virgin. So, over the course of the show, she overcomes the awkwardness and attempts to lose her virginity. Reminds me of the protag's problem in Watamote, honestly; girl is awkward with boys (and people in general), but thinks she's a social animal who's amazing with boys, but in reality, she's painfully crippled socially. Thus, she attempts to become less so. 

Naga Naga says...

Both anime are comedies about a girl who takes herself for something she isn't. Most of the comedy is based on awkwardness and failure. If you liked one, you might like the other.

CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

Both shows deal with an unfortunate girl who fantasizes about a perfect life, but in reality she comedically struggles with the simplest of things. B Gata H Kei's leading lady wants a great romantic life with many boys, while Watamote's wants a fantastic high school experience filled with popularity and attention. Both girls are inexperienced and awkward, and throughout the show you get to watch as they go through trial and error, desperately trying to obtain their faraway dreams. Fans of one may want to give the other a try.  

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both cringe comedies with protagonists that have delusions about life that. The bulk of both anime is the female leads having their delusions burst usually with a joke at their own expense. Both characteres are bitter when it comes to other people and both are unlikable enough that you won't feel so bad about laughing at them.

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?

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ofall ofall says...

Sanako and Tomoko are both socially awkward to a ridiculas degree. They are unable to communicate with others normally and their appearances are almost scary. Although Yamanade is a romance, It's safe to say that if you liked one you would like the other.

snivets snivets says...

Both Wallflower and Watamote feature the most awkward of socially awkward high school girls with awkward hobbies. Sunako likes horror movies & gore, and Tomoko likes dating sims & manga, causing both girls to struggle with ideals of what is normal, pretty, and popular. If you enjoyed one, you'd probably enjoy the other.

Issengard Issengard says...

Both girls are weird, socially ankward and introverted but while Sunako is able to at least make friends, Tomoko continue being antisocial the whole series.

DW75 DW75 says...

Both are about socially very, VERY awkward persons, mostly in a very amusing way, Watamote is realistic and somewhat serious while Wallflower is more outrageous and joke-y.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.

After being turned down by his unrequited crush, Hachiman Hikigaya is determined to live out the rest of his high school life single and socially tuned out to avoid the folly of youth. But Hachiman's resolve is lacking compared to his guidance counselor, a woman determined to change the boy's ways. So, much to his dismay, Hachiman is soon forced to reach out to those around him by joining a club dedicated to serving others. Alongside the cold, but beautiful club president Yukino, eager Yui, and other new friends, Hachiman will try to stomach his new volunteer work and survive his ultimate fear: being involved in a typical high school romantic comedy.

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Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both shows feature a main protagonist who's a bit of a social outcast, and one that many viewers can easily relate to in one way or another due to the situations each find themselves in, and how each deals with said situations. 

The differences are that Watamote focuses almost exclusively on the comedy, and while Yahari certainly has plenty of humour, it places most of it's emphasis on the drama side of things. Overall it's also a more uplifting show than Watamote is, not that that's saying much.

Shivichan Shivichan says...

Both the main characters are loners (but tomoko is a more serious one) and have the same worldview regarding friends and social life ( at first.) But the only difference is that Hikigaya manages to have friends later, while Tomoko does not. 

Famine08 Famine08 says...

Both anime feature a protagonist that has a problem with social interaction. The characters are quite different while Hachiman is analytical to a fault, Tomoko allows her imagination to dream up the worst possible case scenario and usually winds up there. Both protagonists both have very little desire to change, Hachiman admits this openly while Tomoko strives to be more social in theory but in reality is simply happiest remaining a shut in otaku. If you like one it is likely you will enjoy the other but Watamote is more realistic, nobody will come to save poor Tomoko which leads to very cringing comedy while Hachiman enjoys a much more refined sense of comedy surrounded by characters who are drawn towards him

The Flowers of Evil

The Flowers of Evil

Takao Kasuga is a lonely boy who spends his days immersed in books to escape his frustration with life. His only source of joy is the beautiful Saeki, who he secretly admires from afar. However, Takao's obsession goes too far one day when, in a moment of emotional folly, he steals the girl's gym clothes and takes them home with him. Worse, his terrible deed is spotted by Sawa Nakamura, a mysterious outcast who sits behind him in class who threatens to reveal the boy's secret unless he promises to engage in a contract with her. At first it seems Sawa just wants some companionship, but soon it becomes clear that this "contract" involves more than mere afternoon chats. In fact, Takao is about to discover just how dangerous his bond with Sawa is and how it threatens to tear everything - his life, his love, and even his sanity - apart. 

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chad28 chad28 says...

Watamote and Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) are both adaptations of mangas.

The stories focus on teenagers that are different from their peers. It shows part of their journey to discover themselves.

Both are dark and oppressive, although Watamote does have great comedic moments.

If you ever felt isolated, different from others, I think both of these animes are worth a watch.

Funkgun Funkgun says...

A harsh look at people with introverted lives. The titles can feel like you are raked over the coals at times with uncomfortable situations. 

You might root a bit more for Tomoko than the trio of main stars in Aku no Hana, but you will still get the similar vibe.