Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

Alt title: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu

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Ayumayu Theater

Ayumayu Theater

Ayu and Mayu, two charming waitresses from the Sky Temple restaurant, are upset. Cast to be mere side characters in the world of Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and Akane Maniax, they're back – but this time they’re running the show! From doing daily chores to playing surgeon, to fighting zombies and aliens alike, follow Ayu and Mayu as they plot their revenge against Akane, Mitsuki, Haruka and the rest of the gang!

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both Melancholy of Haruhi-chan and Ayumayu Theater deserve two tags above anything else: Random and Parody. They are both shows about practically nothing, with chibified characters and parodies from certain series. They are both quick, lighthearted and fun watches.

chii chii says...

Both are short web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime. Join the characters from each series as they go on their very random and often parody filled adventures. Similar animation, similar humour. Check one out if you liked the other. You should probably watch their relating series first though.

Petit Eva [email protected]~

Petit Eva ~Evangelion@School~

Evangelion pilots Shinji, Asuka and Rei, plus Eva Unit 01 and the rest of the gang continue their adventures at a not-so-normal school in Tokyo-3. From passing notes to sleeping or cleaning the classroom, or from ghosts, Angels, meteorites, and hole digging, the gang’s lives are full of random, fun and entertaining events. Just don’t let Principal Ikari or Misato Sensei catch you goofing off or napping in class, or you’ll be in trouble!

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

I can't think of a better recommendation for Haruhi-chan than Petit Eva. They're both short parody web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime (cgi too!). They're both school related and quite random. If you're a fan of one, you'll no doubt enjoy the other.

chii chii says...

Both are short web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime. Join the characters from each series as they go on their very random and often parody filled adventures. Similar animation, similar humour. Check one out if you liked the other. You should probably watch their relating series first though.

Puchimas! Petit [email protected]

Puchimas! Petit iDOLM@STER

Fans of the [email protected] franchise won’t want to miss this super cute spinoff! Hyperactive hijinks are sure to follow when the idol girls of 765 Productions discover the mysterious Puchidols - chibis with adorable abilities - have invaded their office!

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chii chii says...

Both are short web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime. Join the characters from each series as they go on their very random and often parody filled adventures. Similar animation, similar humour. Check one out if you liked the other. You should probably watch their relating series first though.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

Chibi characters? Check. Short episodes? Check. Random situations? Check. Barely funny humor? Pretty much a check for both as well. These shows are pretty similar, but I'd recommend sticking to the main series.

Damekko Doubutsu

Damekko Doubutsu

Uruno, a failure of a wolf, is currently traveling to find himself a new place to call home; but upon chancing across a rabbit, he attacks it only to realize that this particular rabbit is stronger than any predator! Soon afterwards he discovers that this entire forest he has come across is home to similar 'useless animals' that are atypical of their species. He decides to stick around when he meets his love interest in the form of a clumsy cheetah, and with his new friends, he meets the rest of the animals in the forest, causing much hijinx and fun in the process!

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KiraRin KiraRin says...

Silly, sensless and short, three great things about both of these shows.

Although they are just a fun bit of fluff, Haruhi-chan and Useless Animals are a great way to waste a few minutes a day and not have to keep up with a complex storyline. I think fans of one show will love the frivolity of the other :)

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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root root says...

"Hey you got lucky star in my Haruhi."

Haruhi-chan is like A mix between the Haruhi we all know and love, and the complete silly, randomness of Lucky Star. If you enjoyed either you should deffinetly pick up the other. Both poke fun at the orginal and are just plain fun to watch.

Although, I do reccomend watching the Orginal Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi before watching either Lucky star or Haruhi-chan.

Gag Manga Biyori

Gag Manga Biyori

What do you do when the Emperor of Japan has been replaced with... an alien from Planet Octopus?! From intense motorcycle races to crazy machine inventors from Holland, from sea voyages to battles about emo trading cards, there's never a dull moment in the life of the bizarre. Join an eclectic cast as they are visited by a Ramen Fairy, are reincarnated over and over, solve cases like detective pros, and overall have a laughably ridiculous time!

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therik therik says...

Gag Manga Biyori and The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya bascially have the same sense of humour. The reactions are over the top, the situations and events are preposterous at best, and certain characters' energetic attempts to point out failures to abide by logic or the laws of physics are ultimately in vain.

For those who like their humour coming in thick and fast, whilst not stopping to make so much as a lick of sense, both of these shows will no doubt delight. They wear the tag of "random" as if it were a medal.

Zettai Karen Children

Zettai Karen Children

In the future, select humans have begun to evolve and acquire special ESP powers – powers that the rest of the populace fear and detest. While some ESPers are harmless, others desire to use their powers for their own personal gain. In order to suppress this threat, identify new ESPers and protect those with powers from the public, the B.A.B.E.L. organization is founded. At its helm are three ten-year-old ESPers: Kaoru, Aoi and Shiho. Together, they will put a stop to crime and attempt to gain the trust of the public; but can their guardian, Kouichi Minamoto, manage to help the girls mature enough so their selfish actions will stop hurting the world around them?

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

crazyness, fantasy and an unfortunate, yet otherwise able hero are what these animes are about.

I would say that ZKC is not as crazy as the absurdity haruhi-chan, but it is more crazy than haruhi. But really, both shows are about crazyness caused by one (or three) girls, and the guy who has to put up with them. Poor Minamoto and kyon

Weiss Survive

Weiss Survive

Takeshi was just an ordinary guy until a perfectly innocent study session with Michi - the most beautiful girl in the school - ended up with him being mysteriously transported into the strange dimension known as the Weiss Schwarz Battle Space. Once there, a crazy but enthusiastic old man informs him that he is the chosen warrior and must win a succession of card battles to get back home. The only problem: he doesn't know how to play! However, with the expert Michi ready to teach him the ins and outs of this bizarre and improbably slapstick card game, Takeshi will learn the ropes and get ready for the card battle of a lifetime. Assuming he survives the training...

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therik therik says...

Do you like random humour? I'm guessing so, as you probably wouldn't be checking this rec out otherwise. In any case, these anime have a fairly similar brand of hilarious stupidity. Haruhi-chan Suzumiya no Yuuutsu is slightly more character-based while Weiss Survive lays the ecchi on a little thicker, but both hit hard with unexpected occurrences and wide-spread bizarrity. For that reason, it's very much a case of "liked one, watch the other".

Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!

She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!

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lorrnae lorrnae says...

They both parody everything, and strange unthinkable thing occur every episode. Literally unpridictable.

Macross Fufonfia

Macross Fufonfia

A series of webshorts based on the characters from Macross Frontier, placing them into the roles of various employees of the software development company "Frontier Software."

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chii chii says...

Both are short web series featuring chibi versions of the characters from their anime. Join the characters from each series as they go on their very random and often parody filled adventures. Similar animation, similar humour. Check one out if you liked the other. You should probably watch their relating series first though.