Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto - Recommendations

Alt title: Sakamoto desu ga?

If you're looking for anime similar to Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto, you might like these titles.

Handa-kun

Handa-kun

Sei Handa's high school life is one that many teenagers would love to have. He is admired by both students and teachers alike for his calligraphy and he even has his own fan club known as the Handa Force. Unfortunately for Sei, who has a unique talent for misreading situations, his extreme anxiety has convinced him that everyone in school hates him! The more people fawn over him, the more he is convinced that he is being bullied. The members of the Handa Force are equally clueless, misreading every word and action from Sei as something grand or heroic and completely unaware that their daily attempts to guard him from the school's various weirdos make Sei think that they are dangerous stalkers. Will anyone ever figure out what's really going on here, or will this cycle of craziness continue until graduation?

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Funny series about a greatly admired high school student and the odd people in his daily life who envy and/or adore him.

cm1000 cm1000 says...

Both series are about a highschool boy who is really popular among almost everyone else at school. Both are also great comedies.

DerpyHobbit DerpyHobbit says...

Both series is about a popular high school student that is both loved and hated by the other students. Some of the supporting characters is even similar. 

They are both really funny Comedy/School life series and I think if you liked one of them you will probably like the other too. 

AlexaSN AlexaSN says...

The setting is in a high school and the MC is hugely popular guy. The comedy is great and their share the same quirckyness to it.

girlinsneakers girlinsneakers says...

If you've already watched Handa-kun, you'll find that Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto has a very similar plot.

MahLong MahLong says...

When you watch both of them, you can't help but laugh at their similiarities. Cool guys admired by all and doing crazy and silly things that make them seem even cooler. The difference is that Sakamoto does on purpose and knows he is admired, and Handa don't.

Kamiofdreams Kamiofdreams says...

Both of these anime are about a main character who is idolized beyond what most people would be considered normal. Along with this comes comedy, many misunderstandings, and a lot of friendships. 

BalzOfSatan BalzOfSatan says...

Where this show is more about Sakamoto being cool, Handa-Kun is about a guy getting over his social anxiety with the help of his fanclub turned friends. 

Handa-Kun has better characters and character interations. Not just with design but with their backstory, motives, intents, and the actions themselves. You take a flat character like Sakamoto and you add social anxiety and an actual fan club and you get Handa-Kun. 

In terms of comedy, Handa-Kun is funnier just because of how he misenterprets everything. And Sakamoto desu ga? just portrays a cool dude avoiding and solving menial problems. 

Jordante Jordante says...

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The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.

Kusuo Saiki is a typical 16-year-old high school student… except he has psychic powers. He can use them to get whatever he wants, but he also knows everything that people are thinking. Everything. No surprises, no secrets, no normal human experiences. He's kept his powers in check since childhood, but with the temptations of high school now on his mind, he's bending the rules—and spoons.

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nik04 nik04 says...

Both the protagonists are so OP that the animes sometime cross right over to ridiculous territory. Another similarity would be the delinquents with hearts of gold and of course, the beautiful but annoying girls fawning over the MCs.

Superstars111 Superstars111 says...

Both anime follow an over-the-top comedy style that's absolutely hilarious. Sakamoto is so popular, cool, and stylish that he can find a way out of almost any problem. However, he is limited by the fact that he is still a mere human (technically).

Sakamoto is so popular, cool, and stylish that he can find a way out of almost any problem. However, he is limited by the fact that he is still a mere human (technically). Everybody loves him, and he doesn't seem to mind being the center of attention.

Saiki Kusou is almost the opposite. He has psychic powers that can help him out of any situation, but he desires to be alone and out of the spotlight, which ends up being the very thing that sets his limitations.

Despite having very different main characters, both anime have a similar approach to their style of comedy. Their situations and solutions are ridiculous, but they stick to the rules they've set for their own show (usually), which keeps it from becoming a random collection of nonsense.

Yahikoo Yahikoo says...

It is both in a highschool.

The main characters are both op and good in everything.

They have the same humor.

DragonQueen2 DragonQueen2 says...

both are like similar and really good!! i recomend these animes are really nice and you will enjoy to watch these.

DangoAnime11 DangoAnime11 says...

Both are extremely entertaining to watch. Both of the MCs have the best reactions to situations. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K is the better choice out of the two for me. It's way funnier than most anime that I've seen.

myukiwatanabe myukiwatanabe says...

Both of them have a satirical style. Also the main character is this seemenly ordinary looking person wich in most anime describes the weird dude in the corner but in these cases they´re not only the main character but someone many people look up to and have non ordinary abilities.

TonsOfTunes TonsOfTunes says...

Both have overpowered main characters and don't bother too much with keeping a serious tone, I very much enjoyed both.

Cupidsbow22 Cupidsbow22 says...

The story's are really similar and the characters personalities are really similar saiki just has super powers they both quite honestly just want to live a normal life but the world just seems to always have different plans 

BlueBirdie BlueBirdie says...

They are very different and also very similar animes, with characters that are very talented and powerful, living an everyday, chaotic but simple life.

One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man

In a city plagued with thugs, mutants, and supervillains, Saitama decides to become a superhero for fun. He envisions an exciting life where he is constantly challenged with tough opponents, but after three years of intense training, he's become so strong that he defeats every enemy with one punch! His dream of engaging challenging foes has gone up in smoke, and his overpowered life is filled with overpowering boredom. Then a cyborg named Genos learns about Saitama's amazing ability and begs him to make him his disciple. Saitama isn't interested in taking on an apprentice, but Genos isn't giving up. Can he convince the disillusioned hero to teach him the secret of his strength? And will Saitama ever find a worthy adversary to battle?

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Franzi Franzi says...

I've only watched the first episode of Sakamoto so far (since that's all that's out right now) but it definetely gives off a one punch man feel to it. The kind of guy who's really over powered or can do just about anything. The comedy is really similar as well since it's over the top and exaggerated. If you like either one of them then you should definetely check out the other!

ilay ilay says...

one is an action oriented the other one is school life... but both are ridiculous and over the top enough to make you laugh :)

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime involve the titular character who exceed incredibly well at a specific task, for Saitama, it's defeating enemies with one punch... for Sakamoto, he is just overall good at everything and is always prepared. Some characters in both shows are always impressed at how well the protaganist is at everything... The other factor is the ridiculous antics the hero gets himself into, but at the end of they day he will always succeed, because he is just magically talented at it to the point that he could never lose and no one can ever beat them. 

Both shows have the same vibe of ridiculousness to them.

hummdedum hummdedum says...

They're both great comedies. They also share similar styles of art and humor.                                                                                                                                                           .

BJJShutIn BJJShutIn says...

Both main characters are overpowered in their own ways and overcome seemingly impossible circumstances.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

You might wonder what a comedy about a high school perfectionist and a superhero parody show have in common. The simple answer is that neither one of them can ever lose. The fun of the show isn't wondering if they will win, it's figuring out when and how their humorous victories will be accomplished.

Daily Lives of High School Boys

Daily Lives of High School Boys

Join Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake as they undergo the trials and tribulations of life in high school. Each episode presents the boys and their classmates in unique situations that you may or may not have faced in high school yourself! You'll laugh! You'll cry! (But hopefully laugh more.) You'll be astounded by the zany antics of the Sanada High School community!

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Chiyel Chiyel says...

Despite only having one episode out, the similarities between Sakamoto desu ga and Daily lives of high school boys are clear: they're meant to make you laugh. One episode is presented in three or so bits, all making a joke. More or less.

Beebo Beebo says...

Both are segmented in similar formats. I think if you enjoy the comedic style of one you'll like the other. Both are high school themed. 

YuiYui YuiYui says...

These shows are both random comedies following the stories of a boy/group of boys in small comedic skits in which I personally laughed at, a lot. If you liked the fun characters in one of these shows and want to take something slightly less seriously then either of these shows would be perfect, if you liked these aspects of one of these shows then you might want to check the other...I don't think you'll be disappointed xx

SatoAnnnnn SatoAnnnnn says...

  • School life? Check
  • Types of characters? Check
  • Make you laugh ur ass off? Check

If your looking for an anime has all the above. You've come to the right place mates. 

geisha geisha says...

Both are about nonsense adentures of HS boys. Except Daily Lives is a lot, lot, loooooot funnier and random. Sakamoto is just as silly, but it lacks something.

Sakamoto is also "cool", while our 3 boys in Saily lives are the farthest thing from...

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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gioghurt gioghurt says...

So dumb like this Anime. But not the bad dumb, i mean the Good Dumb. Like funny Dumb. You get my point.

Axe101 Axe101 says...

Both anime take place in a japanese highschool and they have the same comedy style, the type of comedy that makes a serious situation look so absurd that its actually hilarious.

Symka Symka says...

After watching Sakamoto, it was immediately reminiscent of Cromartie Highschool. Comedy? Check. Highschool? Check. Delinquents? Check. Implied male-on-male crushes? Check.  Aspiring Comedian character? Check. Japanese humor at its finest? CHECK. 

Rbastid Rbastid says...

A very similar show, Cromarti High School does a better job creating characters and making the humor actually funny. Both can be those shows you throw on in a pinch, as each episode is more a collection of short gags than full stories, but Cromarti has various gags, as opposed to every segment being essentially the same exact thing.

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun

Chiyo Sakura, a high school girl who fell in love with the unrefined boy schoolmate Umetaro Nozaki, decides to be courageous one day and asks him out. Her feelings weren't conveyed properly, and before she knew it she ends up helping a particular job of his as an assistant... The series is a shojo manga boy comedy which centers around Nozaki, a high school boy that is a popular shojo manga artist, and has a story woven by very individualistic characters.

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SukiAyame2 SukiAyame2 says...

They both talk about aloof guys who have their own way of acting. In Gekkan, Nokazi's eccentricity is what makes the anime unique. He is weird and doesn't realize that the girl is in love with him. Sakomoto is cool and in his own way he has a special personality.

They are both comedies based on characters and not really a plot.

ProjectBlackRai ProjectBlackRai says...

These two series are very similar in their being ridiculous. Sakamoto focuses more on the absurdity of one individual while Nozaki-kun is more about Sakura playing the straight man half the time. Either way, both series provide a good laugh. 

aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both series follow an episodic style, where the following episode for the most part isn't built on the previous and are comedic with little actual plot. 

Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun

Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun

Aoyama kun is a hot, young soccer prodigy who plays midfielder for the National U-16 Soccer Team. But he’s also an extreme germaphobe!

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YuiYui YuiYui says...

Both are comedy centred stories around a really popular character who can't seem to do much wrong, the main difference between the two is that Sakamoto is just around Sakamoto and not really about romance or anything whereas Aoyama does feature points of romance. But the comedy is quite similar and both are an easy watch to get through quickly.

SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

they both have overall simular vibes to them. i mean like if you like one your sure to like the other haha ;3

BlueBirdie BlueBirdie says...

Aoyama and Sakamoto are very popular, talented and weird boys. The anime have similar humor and a vast support cast.

Beelzebub

Beelzebub

Ishiyama High is home to a whole host of delinquents, including Oga, a legendary badass who's downright devilish. One day Oga finds a man floating down a river, after which the man splits open to reveal a baby inside – but it’s no ordinary baby! The cute tot is actually Beelzebub, the future king of the demons! And as Oga is as mean as they come, Beelzebub latches on to its newfound 'father', much to the other demons' dismay. Now, in addition to battling rival gangs and becoming the strongest delinquent around, Oga must buy diapers, comfort and carry around an annoying baby who's more of a devil than he is!

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Amzillaa Amzillaa says...

The two may not appear similar in the slightest but both of them deal with a school-setting and an overpowered protagonist, just that Sakamoto doesn't fight and all Oga does is fight. Both of these are hilarious in my opinion, I'd give them a try.

VillageIdiot VillageIdiot says...

I don't see anything similar with the two, plot-wise or character-wise, HOWEVER! Both animes are so hilarious, they'll definitely have you crying of laughter (especially  beezlebub). I would recommend the manga of Beelzebub more, though.

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life Episode 0

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life Episode 0

Everyday life may be full of mundane occurrences, but hidden amongst the banality, you can always find something fun to brighten your day. While schoolgirl Mio attempts to cheer up Yuuko after her horrific test score, Nano desperately tries in vain to get the stubborn Hakase to take her medicine. No matter the situation, these innocent girls can make the most of every situation, even by doing cartwheels at a deserted railway station.

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haxxo haxxo says...

If you liked Sakamoto desu ga? or Nichijou you would probably like the other, as long as you enjoy slice-of-life pacing and episodic plot, compared to overarching dramatical plot elements. Nichijou features quite a few miniplots each episode while Sakamoto usually has about 3 major stories in each episode.

I would compare the title character in Sakamoto to the character Sasahara in Nichijou--a genteel, stoic, bespectacled character with bizarre personality quirks who is somehow still perceived as cool. It should be noted that Sakamoto is universally loved while Sasahara is seen as putting on aristocratic airs, but still well-intentioned and beloved. Sakamoto is definitely a parody of the cool/stoic black-haired male classmate trope.

The humor in both shows is based on spontaneous absurdities and people acting unexpectedly to some extreme. Both shows feature a lot of nonverbal and prop-based gags while Sakamoto also plays with exaggerated narration. Both shows are based on students in school settings while sometimes featuring home life, although Sakamoto himself has never (at this point) been seen at home or with family.

One of the major differences in these shows is that Nichijou has a largely female cast and does an excellent job of avoiding gender-based humor, allowing female characters to shine without sexualizing or exaggerating their gender. Sakamoto does not and does not try to do this at all--all females on the show are infatuated and obsessed with the title character, although this is often brought to the level of parody that every character in the show is. On the whole, Sakamoto and the main characters of Nichijou act in similarly exaggerated ways and with clear motivations, but I would say that Nichijou does more and is more successful in exploring comedy while Sakamoto focuses on parody of anime tropes.

Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100

Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. "Mob," is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him! As he's surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make?

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yamiksha yamiksha says...

Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. "Mob," is a boy who has trouble expressing himself, but who happens to be a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed, but when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, something terrible happens to him! As he's surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make?