ReLIFE

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Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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oDBoBster oDBoBster says...

Both are about NEETs undergoing personal transformations and learning about what it really means to interact with others at our darkest and brightest moments. While generally dissimilar in plot, both share a great amount of characterization and comedy (perhaps darker for NHK, but still not exactly peachy in ReLIFE) that create awesome atmospheres. The OST of ReLIFE shares a similar spunk due to its variety of endings from the late 90s to the early 2000s, a few years before NHK was released, while the visuals of both are both emotive and expressive if not always the most visually appealing. That being said, there is a LOT to both shows that is VERY visually appealing. Give both of these a try if you're looking for memorable experiences. :)

SamIchi SamIchi says...

They are similar when it comes to being an adult that's not functioning properly in society. I love NHK it's one of my favorites, while NHK is about a person who is the definition of a NEET ReL is more about someone who's half a NEET. They're both about helping the MC to become a functioning member of society. NHK is more realistic and a tad bit more mature, they throw some Sigmund Freud kind of jokes around. It's from 2000 so while it might not be to your 2016 visual standards it was when it came out, that being said judge it by the story not the looks, although it doesn't look all that bad IMO. ReL is less realistic since they have a pill that will make you look younger and another one to reverse the effect, it's really innocent and has more romance, they don't talk all that much about mature stuff so it's a very nice light hearted slice of life. They're both funny, enjoyable and deep. They both have to do with traumas as to why they're NEETs so do expect some psychological cars more in NHK than ReL.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Even though Welcome to the NHK is a bit of a darker anime, both shows actually cover similar points. ReLIFE goes about it in a more scientific/comical way but both shows come down to the revitalization of adults who have unresolved issues. Very romantic, very funny, very enjoyable

AmimeCow AmimeCow says...

Similar themes and characters. Characters with 'issues' are given a chance to improve themselves (and others around them).

snivets snivets says...

Both are stories about people who have checked out of life who slowly work on coming out of their house/shell. The MCs have trust issues and social anxiety issues. While they do have different plot structures and different atmospheres, both really showcase this darker side of the NEET/hikikomori phenomenon.

jimojima jimojima says...

Neet Life, struggeling to be a productive member of society, characters with low self esteem but with a good heart

ghostcarnist ghostcarnist says...

Both are shows featuring adults undergoing struggles in their lives, they both balance mature themes and comedy well.

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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tootalls tootalls says...

Both are high school rom coms with an antisocial black haired female character that is helped by a male lead to make friends in a very heart warming fasion.

The styles of both shows feel very similar cutting inbetween serious and comical.

I see no reason you wouldn't dig one if you dug the other. 

shizo2292 shizo2292 says...

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

SamIchi SamIchi says...

I agree on this because of the feel of it.

Light hearted drama; Romantic comedy; High school(ah, youth); The main love interest is antisocial and the MC helps her out.

The drama is different though, I don't want to spoil anything so, if you've watched one and enjoyed it, watch the other, you'll enjoying more or the same. =D

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Agreed. The other members above me covered the main similaritites well. The way characters are learning about real world probems/situations is presented in a serious way but the shows don't shy away from cracking a few jokes here and there where it's appropriate. The character development is fenomally done in both shows and the viewers will most likely end up falling in love with them and seeing how the stories play out.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

The characters in both series are remarkably similar, and both have similar(ish) themes. They're both great series. 

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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bololabich bololabich says...

ReLIFE is a pretty uniqe series and Kokoro is not that much similar buy IMO it's the closed you can get... Both have a sci-fi background, tresure friendship, have some romantic threads, are about adolescence.

officialtrapp3r officialtrapp3r says...

Both has to do with somethign supernatural kind of and it's in a school setting plus it just doen't focus on the mc in both the anime and different chracters have feelings for each other 

bobbi bobbi says...

Both of these have a storyline that focuses on school, suppressed feelings and character development. While Kokoro connect is more dramatic, ReLIFE has a more laid-back and humorous feel to it.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

Hikigaya Hachiman, with his unique thought processes, seemed to be glorifying the life of a loner when his guidance counselor, Hiratsuka Shizuka, talked him into joining the Service Club. Together with the other members, the breathtaking, flawless Yukinoshita Yukino and the cute, popular Yuigahama Yui, he spent his days solving all kinds of problems for his classmates, from relationship worries to running the cultural festival committee. The seasons have given way to fall, and now Hachiman, Yukino, and Yui are preparing for a field trip to Kyoto. What request has been brought to the Service Club this time?

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Dunedain412 Dunedain412 says...

I Really enjoyed this one 

it doesn't have romance imo but funny , emotional

i love it because the main character is amazing Hikigaya Hachiman , it's like hikigaya is past me. persnoally thats why i love this anime

believe me you should watch this at least once.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both main characters are in high school...sorta. Both have some deep issues that sometimes put them at odds with their classmates. More importantly though, both are forced into a position where they must evaluate their life and choices. Both characters also, for better or worse, take action when there is a problem and have a huge effect on the people around them.

pretendboddah pretendboddah says...

Both of these anime are about straightening out a socially awkward lead character by exposing him to typical high school situations.

Detective Conan

Detective Conan

Shinichi Kudo is a famous teenage detective who idolizes Sherlock Holmes and solves difficult cases with ease. One day, after a fun day at the theme park with his childhood friend Ran, Shinichi witnesses something suspicious and is knocked unconscious. What’s worse, he’s forced to take a deadly, experimental drug that shrinks his body to the age of seven. To protect himself and his loved ones from those who may want to finish the job, Shinichi dons the new name Conan Edogawa and moves in with Ran, whose father is a famous detective, in hopes of closing cases that can lead him to the men in black. But little does Shinichi know just how dangerous these men, and their cause, are...

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nazmi018 nazmi018 says...

in detective conan's story, they use medicine to be younger again.. when black organisation gave kudo shinichi a medicine and accidently make him younger again.

in rhis story, they use a same methode to be younger again..

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I like this comparisson. Also if I may add; both shows feature some suspense, mystery, interesting characters. ReLIFE is more romance/comedy oriented while Detective Conan focuses on the mystery of the day but a fun comparisson nonetheless

ERASED

ERASED

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.

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Hak Hak says...

Although they're different anime genres, I see similarities in these shows. Both male progtagonists are adults and go back in time to fix things in the past. However, Erased's time traveling is literal and intense compared to ReLife. 

Erased = dramatic and intense (a hint of comedy)

ReLife = dramatic and comedy

LaureM LaureM says...

Both about going back in time to erase regrets. ReLife is more lighthearted though. If you liked ReLife but you are into darker, more phychological stories, ERASED is an anime of choice. However, it's about kids, not much real high school romance at sight. If you prefer quorky characters, I would suggest Orange.

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Ebhen Ebhen says...

If you love romcoms in a highschool setting this is for you. :)

I'm a big fan of Toradora, perhaps the best (?) romcom ever made. A serious drama about young love and all its complications, twists and turns. Toradora have a normal setting but ReLIFE have a bit unusual and fun setting where the protagonist is sent back to highschool as an experiment (he's 27 and a NEET) to try to get his life back on course again.

In Toradora you have these two characters who are in love with the others best friend and they make a deal to help each other to get closer to their love.

They both have these twists and turns in a teenagers life you will recognize and can relate to which is one of the strong points in both shows. You can really feel for the main characters and just rooting for them. They also have a perfect balance of seriousness and comedy which will let up the mood now and then and it is so well made and at perfect moments so you will never be bored. And of course there is a generous sprinkle of surprises that will keep you on your toes the whole time and just want to watch the next episode, and then the next...

I'm positive that if you like either of the shows you will definitely like the other!

SinisterNarwhal SinisterNarwhal says...

Honestly they are both about finding a way to confess, to discover what it is to love someone as a high schooler. Both Toradora and ReLife feature a light hearted and comedic take on what it is like to face the challenge of confessions and your life choices. They are both laced with drama and totally captivate the viewer with the stunning animation and dialouge. basically if ou like one you are guaranteeed to like the other.

Orange

Orange

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

It may seem a bit of a stretch but both stories still feature a form of going back in time.  There is a romantic angle building up within each story.  The main is out to "fix" one or more problems and regrets they had in the past.  The time frame is about 10 years in the past for both main characters in both series.  The main character struggles through changes and tries to adapt knowing things from the future adult world which in some ways aides them and in others hinders them.  Some bits of the knowledge between the two worlds actually causes problems while it helps to solve others.  Such as Naho getting bullied because of her future knowledge changes or Arata constantly getting hurt cause of his beyond high school knowledge pushing him to do things differently and better than he did originally.

Barakamon

Barakamon

When calligrapher Sei "Seishuu" Handa becomes so enraged at a judge's critique of his work that he actually punches the old man, his father decides that Sei needs to reflect on his behavior and sends him to a remote island to live. Far from the modern conveniences of the city, the moody artist must adapt to his rural environment and his quirky but well-intentioned neighbors. How can he focus on his art when his appliances frequently don't work, his neighbors keep bothering him, and the neighborhood children have turned his house into a secret base?

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demicaractere demicaractere says...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one!

Both anime are slice of life/drama/comedy/shounen. Arata and Seishuu are both guys in their 20s who are struggling with life and their jobs. They both leave their normal lives and are sent to places to get readjusted to society. Seishuu and Arata both seem cold and mean both they're actually really sweet; they care about the people around them. Also they both get along well with children and try to help the kids/teens.

Both anime are hilarious as well so you can't go wrong with either of them.

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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demicaractere demicaractere says...

Obviously because Handa-Kun is the prequel to Barakamon, it would be a good match for ReLIFE too, but there are a few different reasons.

Both anime deal with guys who are trying to fit in with their highschool classmates. Handa and Arata are both awkward and even skittish at times when it comes to interacting with their peers, however both Handa and Arata also care deeply about their friends and the people around them. They are both willing to help someone in need (as long as Handa doesn't think he's being bullied).