Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Alt title: Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai

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Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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Gozza Gozza says...

The series seems to be going in the direction of solving short mystery stories about unexplainable situations called adolescent syndrome. Show really reminds me of the Monogatari series where the main protagonist, Araragi, tries to support his friends in overcoming their inner demons. Funny enough, the interactions between the bunny girl, Mai, and the main protagonist, Sakuta, resembles the interactions between Araragi and Senjougahara. 

mindlord0013 mindlord0013 says...

A modern world with a subtle, surreal supernatural tone.

Both shows focus on short arcs that last a few episodes, focusing on the supernatural problems of a particular individual in a very grounded manner. These problems are based off folklore in the Monogatari series (Phoenix, Monkey's Paw), or phrase a phrase or concept in Bunny Girl Senpai (Schrodinger's Cat was the first arc).

Additionally, the female love interests share some very similar traits.

Both series are visually well done, though Monogatari can get quite surreal and abstract.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Both series center around a boy who deals with mysterious goings-on surrounding other adolescents in and around where he lives. The two have similarly witty dialogue and banter between the mains, and similar characterizations in the leads. If you like monogatari's swagger you'll like Rascal's, but be aware they don't have similar visual styles.

LupusInFabula LupusInFabula says...

Very similar vibe and general plot structure. Bake is a bit more intense, for lack of a better term, whereas bunnygirl feels a bit more lax.

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, then you will probably enjoy this too. As they both feature supernatural driven plots with witty character interactions.

frp frp says...

Same structure, many similarities. Seishun butayarou is "lighter", Bakemonogatari is "heavier".

RetardedHyena RetardedHyena says...

Guy solving supernatural problems that affect possible date candidates.

Both series got a main girl as well.

DreamsAndIllusions DreamsAndIllusions says...

Essentially, both animes are about cool MC who go around helping various girls and their supernatural problems. The only difference is Monogatari is a long series with a lot of lore and is dialogue heavy, not that that is a problem however.

kazas41 kazas41 says...

  • Some strange and unnatural circumstances revolve around simple, everyday characters.
  • The dialogues form a crutual information base for the plot.

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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ABCDVajnaIstvan ABCDVajnaIstvan says...

I just get the same vibe from it. With the same type arrogant, sarcastic main charachter like Hachiman.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Lots of sarcasm, lots of banter between the lead pair, plenty of drama and warmth in equal measure when all is said and done, but some really down-to-earth representations of trope-ical characters.

iLive4Anime iLive4Anime says...

Well I think they are both similar a little. Both leads kind of have to same aspect I guess. Sorry if you don't agree, but they are both are great animes so yeah. Also My Teen Romantic Comedy SANFU is not really a romance anime per say. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series have a very similar vibe, with a very similar dynamic between the main characters, despite them being distinct in their own ways.

Dan7g Dan7g says...

Oregairu+supernatural=Bunny-girl SenpaiAtmosphere is pretty simmilar, characters are alike and not olny Physicaly as Mai is Yukino, Tomoe is in a way like Yui. I think if you like one anime you will most likely love other one. and both anime are good.

lightspectra lightspectra says...

Bunny Girl Senpai is basically "Yukino and Hachiman from Oregairu SNAFU go on Haruhi-esque adventures"

keknight keknight says...

Sakuta Azusagawa will remind you of Hachinan Hikigaya, they both have this dark-ish and dismissal for keeping appearences. 

and 

Mai Sakurajima will remind you of Yukino Yukinoshita, they both have this cold personality but will show some really cute expressions or gestures when cornered.

Sakuta is always the guy that ends up having to help or fix things just like Hachiman does. Of course they each deal with their unique problems and events in their own way.

If you like the overall aura and feel of the story and characters these series are a good way to relive that experience with a whole new show and characters.

AnimePlug AnimePlug says...

Very similar, SNAFU is a really good watch as it has the same kind of concept, they are both very good watches and I would reccoment both!

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (2009)

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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Smolboye Smolboye says...

Okie! Both stowwies are centered awwound the chupernatural with eighth-gwader syndrome (≧∇≦)

The two male pwotagonists bwoth gwive off similar vibes (˘・з・˘)

although I thwink Wascal Dweems of Bunnie might habe gwotten some inspiwasion fwom Hwuhi, Wascal manages to stwand on its own with its own bwand of jokes and situations! (^з^)-☆

thank you for weeading my wecommeddashion!

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noscope69 noscope69 says...

actually if you watch them side by side, the animes lip sync to each other.

The only thing that's different is the background music. I think I saw somewhere that if you swap out the sounds, you'll actually end up rooting for totally different characters in the end.

NotMyStyle NotMyStyle says...

i like this story.

this anime also have some interesting theory like schodinger cat.

i like theory like that:)

LupusInFabula LupusInFabula says...

Similar story structure, and something about Bunnygirl really scratches that season 3 never nostalgia itch that Haruhi left behind.

alp2va alp2va says...

Both deal with supernatural occurances within a high school setting. Both are highly character-driven and have likeable leads. Haruhi goes more of a comedy route while Rascal is about an equal mix of comedy and romance.

jaysohn jaysohn says...

Both include supernatural events while following the life of high school teenagers as seen in both. 

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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8chi 8chi says...

The same kind of strange phenomena happens to the characters in both anime. While kokoro connect revolves around a group of friends, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai seems to focus on a main duo. The characters in both stories grow and get to know each other as well as themselves better. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

These shows have almost identical premises, with the same kind of story structure where one 'power' is given a few episodes to play out and then the next one is shown. 

BubChan BubChan says...

Similar conflicts involving paranormal stuff. Like body-swaping and disapperance. Both also have young protagonists.

captivus captivus says...

Paranormal phenomena with romantic subplots ... and I can't really say which one is better. What I can say for sure is that if you liked one you'll almost certainly like the other.

CypherConjured CypherConjured says...

This is a good recomendation going either way. There's drama, there's cute, there's funny. If you watch one, and you need more, definitely watch the other.

mastertraps mastertraps says...

Both have overall themes of friends bonds strengthening through almost supernatural events. Plus they're both just really good shows.

The World God Only Knows

The World God Only Knows

Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called 'Capturing God' answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies in an attempt to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture 'lost souls' escaped from the depths of hell. Now, lest the explosive collar around his neck detonate, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him in order to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.

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Shadow06 Shadow06 says...

The story revolves around a guy with "dead eyes" or no motivation, who nonetheless is a great person, who will help those in need although complaining about it the whole time. The heroine(s) is a girl who needs the protagonists help, although she will deny it and try to push him away. In the end its only through hard work and determination that our protagonist can solve their problems. Also I love the snarky comments the guys make. Definite must see.

mastertraps mastertraps says...

Both stories revolve around a main character dude helping various girls with they're problems, and then how those girls in turn hep him and eachother. Just as much feels in both.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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BenjaminTen BenjaminTen says...

They both feature and female protagonists that cant be seen by anyone else other than the Male protagonist. Male protagonist also share similarities such as being locked off from reality and they have things they don’t want to face.

Both aren’t your stereotypical romance anime and have a nice message that you can take away from it.

Overall both amazing anime that i suggest u watch

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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starwarscards starwarscards says...

The relationship of the male lead & female lead was cute in both and was one of the main reasons I enjoyed both shows.

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

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Suzaku High School student and problem kid Ryuu Yamada is in a bad mood after being chewed out again by the teacher today. As if his day couldn’t get any worse, he falls down the top of the stairs with honor student, Urara Shiraishi! When he comes to, he’s switched bodies with her! Two people who couldn’t be more opposite from each other find themselves running around the school in each other’s bodies! All from a kiss! The problems don’t stop there in this school romantic comedy that starts with a kiss! The non-stop fun has only begun!

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PinkBoy PinkBoy says...

Did you want an anime that had a similar vibe like Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai? Well, if you did then you should definitely watch Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. I'll tell you about the similarities and differences about these two animes. They're both similar in that they have a protagonist who is surrounded by girls, but they aren't just any simple girls, they're all girls who are troubled and have supernatural things happening to them because of that. The protagonists in both animes try to solve their problems or end up having to solve their problems because they're "special" and gets dragged into their (the girls) problems. They both have a girl who is "invisible", and also a girl who can see the "future". Even though these two animes are very similar they both do have a difference or two or a lot more. They're different in a way where the first girl to meet have different "powers", one with invisibility and the other one is body-swapping. Another difference is that once trouble is solved in Bunny Girl Senpai they lose their "powers", which seems more like curses being lifted. While in Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, they (girls) don't neccessarily lose their powers.

Amagami SS

Amagami SS

After being stood up during a date on Christmas Eve, Junichi’s confidence took a critical nosedive. Two years later, he’s now a second year high school student and ready to give love another chance. Will he fall for the beautiful and popular Morishima, mischievous childhood friend Kaoru, shy and timid underclassman Sae, dependable class president Tsukasa, hardworking underclassman Ai or his gluttonous childhood friend Rihoko? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: Junichi is determined to make his next Christmas Eve date a successful one!

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Shadow06 Shadow06 says...

Amagami is fractured into multiple stories, nonetheless, it has been my go to for romance for a long time, but now I found Seishun Buta Yarou, and I can say I am honestly impressed. The best thing about both of them is the character development seen so rare nowadays, especially in short anime like these (even though Amagami has 25eps, each arc is independent). The protagonists are hard working guys ready to go the extra mile for their loved ones. And both differ from your classic rom-com in the complexity of their feelings, not just everyone liking a person because he is the protagonist. This is the direction anime should be going in.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Very few adolescent boys and girls have an onset of special abilities. Yuu Otosaka is one such man who uses his ability unbeknownst to others in order to lead a satisfying school life. Then one day, a girl named Nao Tomori suddenly appears before him. Their encounter reveals the destiny for wielders of special abilities.

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alala alala says...

There's a guy, he lives with his little sister, and is surrounded by girls, and solves something everyday.