Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Recommendations

Alt title: Hozuki no Reitetsu

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The Morose Mononokean

The Morose Mononokean

Ashiya has spent the first seven days of high school stuck in the infirmary because of a youkai attaching itself to him. He ends up asking the owner of a small tea room called the "Mononokean" for help. Mysterious stories involving the very morose owner of Mononokean guiding the youkai that happened to wander into this world go to the next world.

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These interesting and unique shows feature a grumpy main character and the humorous and memorable creatures and characters from the underworld that he deals with.

gundumgrrl gundumgrrl says...

Both are comedic ways to learn about japanese demons, while both are comedic, mononokean has some touching moments, so if you are simply looking for a laugh it may not be for yout

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both shows heavily feature Japanese mythology, with a very similar vibe despite their fairly different approaches to it. Hozuki no Reitetsu is more comedic than The Morose Mononokean, but both are enjoyable in their own way. 

Ladyfitzjoice Ladyfitzjoice says...

This anime is so interesting and unique in many ways especially how it feature a Hozuki as a grumpy yet cool character. I also liked the humorous and memorable creatures and characters from the underworld that he deals with. There’s also the part with Satan and Beelzebub being afraid of him. 

SleepySpaceCowboy SleepySpaceCowboy says...

both are simular with the supernatural stuff but thier very diferent in thier storylines 

                  

Gintama

Gintama

In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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Karasune Karasune says...

Gintama is far more crazy, but both it and Hoozuki no Reitetsu share a similar style of comedy. They're random, fun, and overall just really silly. Gintama can get a little serious and even sad at times while Hoozuki shows no signs of that, but if you're looking for some good comedy and nonsense, you may want to look here. 

Jakounezumi Jakounezumi says...

Very similar style, animation and humor. Even the main protaginist is very similar to gintoki with a perpetual deadpan expression.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series have a very similar comedy style, with fairly ridiculous stuff going on in both. Gintama is probably the more crazy of the two, but both are very entertaining.

atarinoayame atarinoayame says...

Ruthless humour that could appear almost as careless humour but that in the end is so full of meaning and depht. Also both make great emphasis in the japanese culture and it's strong points as well as it's nonsenses.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

The protagonist is an elementary student girl Kohina Ichimatsu who lives alone. One day she summons a fox spirit named Kokkuri-san by a seance game with the same name. He was first intended to possess her, but instead, he decides to manage the household like her mother. The story revolves around a little strange daily life of them with two more other animal spirits, Inugami (dog) and Shigaraki (raccoon dog).

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asterris asterris says...

Both episodic and focuses on supernatural themes. I also thought the main characters, and even some side characters, were refreshing in both of these anime, hard working and easily stressed kokkuri to hard working and strict hozuki, overall enjoyable to watch. 

Differences would be that Hoozuki no reitetsu took place in mainly non-existent, (or at least as far a we know) places, while though still unrealistic, Gugure was on earth, in Japan. Also, while Gugure is about the daily life and various fetishes of the characters, Hoozuki is more about daily life in the underworld when you work there.

I both found these to be enjoyable comedies (comedy ONLY) that offered some dark humor, and cute characters, with ears, tails, and horns!

gundumgrrl gundumgrrl says...

both are comedies that have super natural elements and creatures and have characters that are very serious, almost ridiculously so, that abuse the other characters in some ways

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are ridiculous comedies that focus on Japanese mythology. Some fairly crazy stuff goes on in both, although I would argue Hozuki no Reitetsu is slighly more crazy. 

Noragami Aragoto

Noragami Aragoto

The struggling god Yato, his divine weapon Yukine, and his devotee Hiyori return in this series of Noragami. The history behind Bishamon's grudge against Yato is revealed, while a brewing plot within her cadre of Regalia surfaces. Yato also has a brush with the god of fortune Ebisu, and he finds himself returning to his dark, destructive past.

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Tanum Tanum says...

Although there isn't to much romance in Hoozuki no Reitetsu, there is a similarity with Noragami in the gods and the underworld theme. Recommend both for the comedy and the for some light action.

gundumgrrl gundumgrrl says...

Both have super natural themes, however while hoozuki is a hilarious way to learn about the japanese afterlife, Noragami isn't always humorous, but it is an interesting way to learn about the japanese gods

Good Luck Girl!

Good Luck Girl!

On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are hilarious parody comedies featuring Japanese mythology. Given the similar styles of humour, if you liked one you'll probably enjoy the other too.

MateusCarvalho590 MateusCarvalho590 says...

On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!

Servant x Service

Servant x Service

When Lucy was born, her parents couldn’t decide on a single first name so they decided to give her over a dozen of them! So to get revenge on the civil servant who approved the naming decision, Lucy, now an adult, has become one herself, eager to give him an earful. But the woman soon learns that being a civil servant is tough work! The citizens scold you, there’s little margin for error, and there’s challenges at every turn! Alongside other workers such as the flirtatious slacker Hasebe and shy newcomer Saya, Lucy will navigate her new career and experience both the frustrations, and also the joys, of helping the public.

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Lilit Lilit says...

They say civil service is hell, but in Japan Hell is a lot like civil service. Their approach to comedy is very different, but ServantxService and Hoozuki no Reitetsu are both shows about work life in an administrative office.

Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Beauocracy and piles of casework are just as much a pain in the rear for workers in the afterlife as it is for those in the living world in these two unusual anime series.

Mononoke

Mononoke

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.

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AntaresChocobo AntaresChocobo says...

Both anime are based on Japanese folkrore and have a different style than usual. They are a bit the opposite of the other as regards the genre, since Mononoke is "horror"/mistery and instead Hoozuki is a comedy/slice of life, but I think that if you like one you can like the other ... or at least it was like that for me

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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miyane miyane says...

even though they're fundamentally different, there's still many similarities to these two shows. both feature a powerful stoic character and a rich plethora of characters. both have many lovable characters and offer good action occasionally.

saiki leans even more on the gag anime side, but hoozuki has gag elements too. which means they both offer a good laugh ! i can recommend both these series if you want a cheer-up and to have a good time.

xxxHOLiC Kei

xxxHOLiC Kei

Watanuki, who is able to see the spirit world, continues to work for Yuuko at her special shop, in which anything a person desires can be theirs – for a price. Under her subtle influence, Watanuki is becoming more able to accept the burden of attracting the attention of various spirits and other worldly being; but now, he must truly understand just how NOT simple the world really is. Seeing the truth of his muddled friendships with Doumeki and Himawari will merely be the beginning; finding his own place in the world will be the goal.

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