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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

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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KingGrimm KingGrimm says...

The main protagonist thinks of himself as "hermit who enjoys lonely life", but with progres of story they build own gangs, get girls and mix drama with comedy.

ashman711 ashman711 says...

both shows feature a main character that purposely sets out to be a loner(though for different reasons) and are somehow forced to join a school club. they both are comedic slice of life types but Hyou-ka is more mystery centered whereas Yahari is more romcom but if you like one you'll def like the other. 

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these shows feature laid-back protagonists that are coerced into joining a club and then get dragged into hijinks that makes them friends and helps other people with their problems. Both shows also employ clever dialogue and realistic handling of characterization, a much-needed refreshment amongst the industry these days.

Redbots Redbots says...

Both male protagonists think that a lonely, quiet life is the best way to live. However, there is a group of people that get in the way of that life style of theirs and turn it completely upside down. 

Both are a must watch!!

Naga Naga says...

Both shows are centered on a reserved protagonist who tends to enjoy his loner life and not partake into any social activities in his surroundings. In both cases, there are other people that soon start to make them come out of their shells and socialize more. With some really witty narration, both leads steal the show. Yahari and Hyouka may be different in their approach to the daily life, but if you enjoyed one, there’s a good chance that you might find something to enjoy in the other one. 

PinballWizardMF PinballWizardMF says...

Oreki (Hyouka) and Hachiman (Yahari) are two of the same vein. While Hypuka tends towards more drama and mystery, the main reason both shows are entertaining would be the MC and his interaction with a strong female character in Hyouka it's with Eru and in Yahari it is Yukino.

Azukano Azukano says...

Both consist of a main who is basically one who doesn't like to be involved in any people's events. However, they get dragged into a club. Both main male characters are smart and are put in with girls. Hyouka is more mystery based and Seishun is more comedy based. If you liked one, you should like the other.

kenji123 kenji123 says...

Both story focused on a loner who don't want to socialize with people (unsocialize) also the main characters is forced to join a school club too. It is hardly recommended for people who likes School Life genres...

EriqPeriq EriqPeriq says...

Hachimen and Houtarou are very similiar. They both have somekind of talent, the first has the LONAAAAA POWAAAA and the second is very smart and intuitive.

Atalea Atalea says...

Both involve a male protagonist who thinks socializing is bothersome. When introduced to a girl they very slowly begin to show affection (even though it's still bothersome). Both anime also involve certain problems and/or mysteries that are solved by the male lead. Even though Hyouka also focuses a bit on romance, it's main focus are the mysteries they try to solve, while Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru focuses more on the clashes the male protagonist has with others because of his behaviour. I can really recommend both of them!

ThunderFoXdk ThunderFoXdk says...

Both animes have kind of the same feel to them. 

The main character are both Loners (for different reasons)

They both are slice of life, comedy. 

Trogdor Trogdor says...

The main characters Houtarou Oreki and Hachiman Hikigaya have the same principle of conserving energy and limiting themselves to doing as little of work as possible. The first episode actually had me pause it because I thought I was rewatching Hyouka.

Hyouka is an anime about solving everyday mysteries at a school and My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is about a narcissist student who is forced to join a club which helps solve other students problems.

TaigaTsundere TaigaTsundere says...

The main characters are both lazy and loners. Hyouka and Oregairu are both slice of life anime, but Oregairu is more of a comedy and Hyouka has mystery in it.

samuraicricket samuraicricket says...

Both anime feature depressed loner protagonists learning not to be such Byronic butts. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other. Hyouka is mystery-based, while My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu is a bit more slice-of-life.

Both do a good job examining how far people go to maintain the facade of normalcy they themselves wish wasn't between them. If you've felt the distance between yourself and those around you too sharply, or let your ideals get in the way of living a happy life, you're the intended audience for these shows.

SiroSenpai SiroSenpai says...

It's so similar yet so different. If you like slice of life, then these two are great. They have so different things to offer. Hyouka might be one step ahead story wise, but it didn't matter to me. I was looking for an anime like hyoka and i found snafu. I loved both of them. They are amazing.

LinusMinh LinusMinh says...

they are both loners who got forced into their club, until they actually want to be with these people. they are both giving those funny sentence about society are for weaklings, and are both masterminds who are a few steps before the story in mindgames, but are hopeless to feeling.

Gosick

Gosick

In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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raks raks says...

a rather bizzarre reccomendation considering they differ in atmosphere, setting, artwork and mood; but it is good if you enjoy the solving of mysteries from rather eclectic bits if information.  

gosick is infinitely darker and more complex whereas Hyouka is lighthearted fun but both worth a look

Boriddy Boriddy says...

I started watching Hyou-ka for the mystery that I had felt in Gosick. If you like mystery with a bit of comedy, Gosick and Hyou-ka come together with the way of solving, it is all solvable by the viewer you just need to think quite deeply sometimes. The backstories and atmosphere are a lot different but both are entertaining.

snivets snivets says...

If you enjoy a character who solves mysteries based on seemingly unrelated and irrelevant scraps of information, these shows are for you. Additionally, the interactions between a low-energy and a take-action character keep both shows entertaining.

Madoka Madoka says...

It's quite likely if you like Hyouka Gosick should appeal to you. Whilst Hyouka is a easy laid back school life mystery type series, Gosick is a lot more serious and intense. I didn't recommend this both ways due to Hyouka is a lot more easy going than Gosick and so someone wanting to stay serious might not want to come to Hyouka.

If you want some more mystery and some plot i think it is well worth trying Gosick out.

YuiYui YuiYui says...

Both are mystery anime for a start. Gosick as you may know is more historical and Hyouka much more modern but they are still pretty similar when you think about it. Another thing is that they are both set mainly in a school.  The only main difference is that Gosicks mysteries are much darker than Hyouka but still I think if you liked one you should like the other.

Gosick Gosick says...

Hyouka is like Gosick but if Victorique was a guy. Gosick is like Hyouka, but there is actually romantic progression and they don't blue ball you at the end.

RinReborn27 RinReborn27 says...

School life, engaging characters and some detective work, both anime have these.

If you want some character development, then both are a good choice too.

aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both these animes have super smart main characters that have a talent of solving mysteries. The story plot of both are similar in which the main character finds themselves in a situation where they need to solve mysteries.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Solving various mysteries including locked room murder cases, mysteries that occured in the realatively distant past, and light hearted mysteries is the focus of both animes. Both are comedic at times and the artwork is colorful. Both also focus on a male and female relationship in a school setting. Gossick is much darker than Hyouka in content and is better written in my opinion.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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!

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watsup3 watsup3 says...

they both have a lazy and unmotivated boy who is drawn in by a girl who is overengetic to start/restart a club.

snivets snivets says...

The main character combination in both shows is quite similar: an enthusiastic female lead who has a taste for the dramatic and a low-energy male lead who allows himself to be sucked into her schemes. Haruhi is a little more overbearing than the well-mannered Chitanda; Oreki and Kyon are almost identical; Melancholy is a little more sci-fi while Hyou-ka falls more under slice-of-life.

mentalstatic mentalstatic says...

I think the main thing that people would like about hyou-ka when compairing to melancholy is the great characters, especially the lead males. both are very likable and their internal monologue is clever and witty. I think hyou-ka is the better so far but both have great style and unique plots.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

The male lead in both narrates the story from their point of view, while having to deal with an over enthusiastic female counterpart. They both have elements of mystery in them; Melancholy leans towards sci-fi, while Hyouka uses a slice of life appoach.

discospider discospider says...

If you like some mystery both of these shows have it. They both also revolve around an ordinary guy who gets pulled around by a more eccentric girl in large adventures that they don't want to be a part of. They have similar humour in these escapades and also feature a similar love tension building. 

Naga Naga says...

In both series male lead narrates from his ironic/ a bit sarchastic POV. Kyon and Oreki are both dealing with overly enthusiastic female lead who gets them into doing stuff they are not even interested in and think of it as a bother. It´s a plot device in both anime. Both feature good mysteries, Hyouka has a slice of life/school life aproach when Suzumiya SF. Mysteries in Suzumiya are on far larger scale than in Hyouka where they are around pointless stuff but are suprisingly better made. If you are fan of one go check other... seriously!

MaxwellPiston MaxwellPiston says...

Bored male gets dragged into a club with hyper-active female and enjoys solving mysteries despite his protests. Both KyoAni.

Shivichan Shivichan says...

Haruhi and Hyouka both revolve around two lazy guys who are forced into a club/using their brain by a charimatic, beautiful girl.Although Haruhi is WAY more brash than Eru, the both shows offer a striking similarity, but with Hyouka taking a Slice of life path while Haruhi is more towards the Sci-fi supernatural side.

Ischabold Ischabold says...

Similar dynamic between the two main characters. Both feature slice of life high school club settings, but Melancholy adds a sci-fi twist whereas Hyouka focuses on everyday mysteries.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Adapted from the popular web manga series published by Square Enix, this unconventional, surrealist comedy follows an exhausted high school boy who, despite multiple attempts from his friends, still manages to spectacularly… sleep. Much to the chagrin of the energetic (at times bossy) Ohta, Tanaka is often found in a blissful state of lethargy, possessing the ability to doze off in any situation, especially in mid-sentence!

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PlatinumGirl PlatinumGirl says...

They both have interesting but lazy kuuderes that just want to live a peaceful life and have friends that are their total opposites. It's fun to see their world of peace disturbed for any funny reason. They both have a nice humor (although Tanaka-kun is pure comedy while Hyouka more elements mystery and character development) and everyone could learn one thing or two about Tanaka and Oreki.

Veganimer Veganimer says...

Well, i'ts mainly beacuse the main characters - oreki and tanaka are very similiar, they are both lazy and very smart. but also beacuse both of these animes take place mainly in school.

hotspot hotspot says...

I haven't seen Hyouka in forever, so I don't remember too much. But what I do remember, is what I find similar in both anime.

Both anime start off with a strong bromance factor, and you totally want to ship the two main male characters. But as female characters are introduced, it focuses on the guy and girl pairings... rather than the strong bond between the two guy characters, and how it almost appears like the guys do like each other, but then the girls come in and it all changes...

Astelia Astelia says...

Lazy, bur smart main character, school life and some other detailes make these two series a bit similar. Both of the are interesting, Tanaka-kun is more funny and Hyouka is more like a detective story.

Aeronaut Aeronaut says...

Tanaka and Oreki's personalities are pretty similar. However, in Tanaka-kun wa itsumo kedaruge, it's completely relaxed, whereas in Hyouka, Oreki has mysteries he has to solve. Nevertheless, in both anime, the main character is just trying to have a listless and lazy life, and obstacles keep getting in the way. In Tanaka-kun wa itsumo kedaruge, the obstacles change within the episode, and they're pretty simple. In Hyouka, the obstacle is mainly Chitanda. 

Classroom of the Elite

Classroom of the Elite

Ayanokouji Kiyotaka has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it's said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school's problem children. What's more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. But among all the students who lead such self-indulgent lives, there is one who disagrees with it all and chooses to remain solitary, avoiding contact with others: the beautiful Horikita Suzune. She has figured out that, even though the school gives students huge amounts of money, it also offers many means of "assistance for students with no money." One month later, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school...

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Magicknight94 Magicknight94 says...

+ School life: Checked.

+ Impassive protagonist: Checked.

+ Great artwork and animation: Checked.

captivus captivus says...

Both anime have very intelligent protagonists whos abilities further the plot. Both are set in high schools (albeit Classroom has a very 'special' school and Hyouka has a normal one). Both protagonists are distancing themselves from people in school and doing anything meaningful (albeit for different reasons).

I think there's a good chance that if you'd like one you'll like another.

Tornplaya Tornplaya says...

The main character is very similar. Both protagonists use their smarts and intelligence as a weapon. They both are a bit withdrawn but can figure, or accomplish anything when they feel like putting their mind to it. 

KagamiNakaNoTsuki KagamiNakaNoTsuki says...

They are in no way similar in terms of setting, conflicts, motivations, or heroine.

However, this recommendation still had to be made because of the protagonists' foresight and understanding of human action.

A protagonist unwilling to admit their intelligence and attempt to blend into mediocracy is charismatic enough to captivate me.

nyoomiz nyoomiz says...

quiet and impassive protagonist, constantly counting on their intelligence to solve the problem, and the animation is really outstanding.

Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

At Yamaboshi High, joining a school club is required, so when Himeko, Iori, Taichi, Yoshifumi and Yui couldn't find a suitable choice, they decided to create their own: the School Culture Club! Together, they pass the days meeting and coming up with topics for the group's newspaper – that is, until one day, Yoshifumi and Yui proclaim that they switched bodies last night! Soon after, all five members of the gang find themselves inadvertently swapping at random, with no end in sight. What, or who, caused this supernatural phenomenon?

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Pzymen Pzymen says...

Both stories revolve around a school club and they have a similar feel to them. I liked them both alot.

Vague Vague says...

Both are about a high school group of friends that get involved in some pretty mysterious stuff. Although Hyou-ka is quite a bit more lighthearted than Kokoro, they have a similar atmosphere that mixes comedy, mystery, friendship dynamics and a hint of romance.

SuriZen SuriZen says...

Both anime revolve around mystery. Hyouka's mysteries are the center of the show, while Kokoro has elements of mystery that deal with the overall plot. So if you enjoyed the mysterius vibe in Kokoro, then you might enjoy Hyouka. or vice versa.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both series focus around mysteries which happen as the story progress, as with Hyouka it's a little more light hearted and school life feeling where as kokoro connect is a bit more based around serious issues testing their friendship each series holds a fun style to the mystery tag.

If you prefer soft light hearted stuff then Hyouka is your thing, want something a little more serious, try Kokoro connect, either way they are both great series.

If you liked one i suggest giving the other a try, the style of mystery might vary but the feeling is quite the same and im sure you will enjoy both.

K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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VergelAnimeFan VergelAnimeFan says...

Both anime are significantly diffrent in terms of character, but both share a common theme of clubs and daily life. 

seine seine says...

The art style is somewhat similar to each other and Chitanda Eru from Hyouka has the same attitude as Hirasawa Yui from K-On! :>

Naga Naga says...

Both feature a similar concept of clubs and slice of life, while Hyoka is mystery K-ON! is about music and...tea? Charachter costumization is very similar and some charachters resemble  each other in funny ways. If you love Moe that is reason enough to watch other one...

Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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Zaig Zaig says...

Both are produced by Kyoto Animation, and a somewhat lazy male lead - voiced by the same seiyuu - constantly helps a hopeless girl while participating in a club together, although he didn’t want to join/won’t join.

tayinoop tayinoop says...

Both have an overly enthusiastic female lead who meet a somewhat lazy/low-energy male and form a club to stop it from being abandoned completely, all the while making new friends. This is probably the only similarity between the two, however.

Kai777 Kai777 says...

Clannad and Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape are similar because of the characters. For example, Okazaki from Clannad reminds me of Houtarou; Satoshi of Sunohara and Chitanda about Nagisa. I think another reason they remind me of each other is beacuse coincidently Okazaki and Hotarou have the same voice actor; so does Satoshi and Sunohara.

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!

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MOJ MOJ says...

Both animes involve a quiet/relaxed boy who is "forced" to join a random, hastily put together club based on the wishes of a girl who they happened to meet that very day.

BWTGS has a lot more ecchi and focuses on the comedy aspects of a school club and how the characters interact with each other, while Hyouka is more of serious anime which revolves around minor story arcs and the development of bonds between club members.

CasualAnimeFan CasualAnimeFan says...

the atmosphere of hyouka is very similar to boku wa despite the fact that they were animated by different studios.

Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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jShota jShota says...

If you liked Hyouka you will probably like Death Note too. The main male Oreki, from Hyouka, seems similar to L because they both have a nack for solving mysteries. If L was not so weird and had a more normal personality he would be Oreki! If you don't think those characters are similar watch the beginning of episode 20 of Hyouka and I guarentee you will see a physical resemblence. Both animes have great animation and interesting characters.

Jarudin Jarudin says...

Both Death Note and Hyouka have suspenseful detective elements. Both are high production value series.