The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura - Recommendations

Alt title: Kotoura-san

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!

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Balzack Balzack says...

Both in a high school setting, and they both possess a similar amount of moe cuteness with female leads that are downright adorable.  They're also both incredibly funny.  Kotoura-san is a little bit more ecchi than Chu-2 but neither are all that inappropriate.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these anime follow the story behind a cute girl who's a social outcast until their lives change by meeting their respective male leads. The animes follow their misadventures as they experience friendship, romance, drama, and coming to terms with who they are as people.

MagicalGirlKaori MagicalGirlKaori says...

Both series, filled with supernatural events/imagination, involve being outcast from society and being able to be yourself, whoever you are whether it be someone with eighth-grade syndrome or a mind-reader.

NinjaKittyTrist NinjaKittyTrist says...

Both anime's portray two people who seem to be complete polar opposites, yet they still have a llot in common. they are also both romance and comedy! even tho the comedy shines thorugh in both!

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature high schoolers involved with superpowers - whether they be real or imaginary. They both feature their share of comedy and drama, and are great series. 

Pupipo!

Pupipo!

Fifth grader Wakaba can see things other people can't. Because of this, she's bullied by her classmates and spends her days alone. But one day, she meets a strange pink creature who only says "Pupipo." It quickly becomes fond of Wakaba and protects her from evil beings. With its help, she befriends Reiko, a girl obsessed with the occult. Meanwhile, she meets Naoya, a boy who can also see invisible creatures, and decides to help him get rid of them.

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Brad Brad says...

Although PuPiPo! is a short, and Kotoura-san is a full length series, both feature a girl with a supernatural power which leads to her being excluded from social circles, and considered creepy in her school, that is until one person who is interested in the girls powers comes along and befriends them.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both shows's female leads are social outcasts at their school that possesses supernatural abilities: in the case of Kotoura, she can read people's minds, while Wakaba can see ghosts and spirits. There is a strong focus on friendship in both anime, and if you liked the theme in either you might want to check the other one out.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both Pupipo and Kotoura-san has a protagonist that are bullied or ignored because of their supernatural abilities (being able to see spirits and reading minds respectively).

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both Pupipo and Kotoura-san feature characters which has been bullied and alienated due to their supernatural powers until they meet somebody with a deep interest in the occult and befriends them. While I personally enjoyed Pupipo more than Kotoura-san, fans of one will definitely like the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are about a young girl with abilities that make her outcast by the people around her. 

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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sarwor248 sarwor248 says...

Both anime feature a club where the members have or investigate ESP and they get into wacky adventures. There is also a normal guy who gets interested in a gril who isn't normal, and he often has slightly perverted thoughts. Kotoura-san is more comedic while Haruhi is more on the action adventure side, but both have a pretty balanced tone.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both series revolve around a high school club which investigates supernatural phenomena. Both of them feature a fair amount of comedy, bits of romance and characters who actually posses supernatural powers. Last but not least, the male leads in both shows are very similar, though the guy from Kotoura-san (unlike Kyon) is also quite goofy (and perverted). If you liked one of those series, the other one should prove interesting (especially if you liked the male lead).

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both shows are about highschoolers investigating paranormal phenomena. There's a fair bit of drama, comedy and romance to be had in both, but Haruhi is by far the superior show. Still, if you want another show about a school club one various adventures, might as well check the other one out.

WeganB WeganB says...

Both shows share:

Main Character with super powers

Club designed because of said super powers

Cast of 3 girls and 2 boys

Romance occurs between two of the main characters

Both are comedies

Both contain Drama but not excessive amounts

Main Differences:  In Kotoura-san, the main character is trying to hide her powers from everyone else, while in Haruhi Suzumiya, everyone is trying to hide her powers from her.  Haruhi Suzumiya is purely entertainment, while in Kotora-san leans more towards teaching life lessons with a laugh.

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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Bunnycake Bunnycake says...

Toradora! and Kotoura-san both involve tense romantic feelings in a typical school setting. They both have deep and somewhat dark, meaningful subplots intermixed with comedic elements. There's also the element of the social outcast finding their place amongst new found friends in both. Both are touching, romantic, and funny, with Kotoura-san having an extra element of interest with the main character's psychic ability. 

Bronia Bronia says...

Although Kotoura has a bit more fantasy than Toradora, at the root of both anime is a story about a black sheep who finds themselves having to adapt to a new situation- new friends, enemies, and love! Toradora has a larger cast and more black sheep than Kotoura-San, but if you liked one, you should like the other. Both are full of sweet romances that you just have to cheer for, little touches of humor, and a whole lot of drama!

GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

Both shows look on the surface to be your typical moe harem type anime, but you realize very quickly that there is something much deeper going on.  While they both have plenty of light and fluffy moments, they are much more real and complicated than the typical shows in this genre.  Both shows are about being an outcast and the challenges that comes with it, and how a single friend can change everything.  If you're looking for a slice of life/school life show but want something with more substance than usual, these shows are both great.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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foltor foltor says...

Kotoura-san is about an emotionally-damaged, socially-isolated, mystically-inclined female protagonist with a cruel mother who is adopted into an unconditionally accepting nakama.  Fruits Basket is about an unconditionally accepting female protagonist with a saintly mother adopted into an emotionally-damaged, socially-isolated, mystically-inclined nakama. Though (or, perhaps, because) they are near perfect reversals of each other, they seem to hit similar emotional chords or at least operate in the same key.

Fruits Basket is more strictly shoujo, while Kotoura-san is targeted to both male and female viewers.

bararaqsigh bararaqsigh says...

Both are about otherwise average girls who end up in the middle of supernatural things. Both anime give me a warm feeling, with the main characters feeling a sense of belonging after having nowhere to belong for a long time. Very charming with light colors, well worth multiple watches! 

starqueen7 starqueen7 says...

Both shows have a peppy girl as the main character who is surrounded by people who will never let her give up or leave her hanging. These are both living and uplifting shows set in modern day Japan with powers and things not of our world.

One Week Friends

One Week Friends

Yuuki Hase, a high school boy, is concerned about a girl of his classmate, Kaori Fujimiya. She always stays alone and never tries to become close friends with anyone. Given half a chance one day, it seems that Yuuki and Kaori become to have a good relationship that they begin to eat lunch together. Although they enjoy having conversations, Kaori, strangely enough, keeps denying their friendship. On that Friday, she confesses, “I have memory disorder. My memories disappear within one week...."

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both anime gave me the same kind of feeling, they'r very alike.

The heroine in both animes has a hard time making friends, but overcomes it.

Hinted romance, drama and cute memorable scenes.

Akeome Akeome says...

If you like the "slice of life" + "friends who should just date already aspect plus The main character (who just happens to be female in both works) has some kind of reason that makes them into an outcast/loner/won't make friends in (school) life, and the male MC, who's a really nice idiot, saves her from eternal life without friends.Kind of story, "One Week Friend" and "The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura" vice versa is the anime for you.

TheSleepyAnimeFreack TheSleepyAnimeFreack says...

they both have the same kinda tragic monolog to a character with a love interest that wants to help them out and make them happy ;3

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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wimbley wimbley says...

Both kotoura-san and kokoro connect are about a group of friends brought together by a school club. Both are about something supernatural. If you like one you will probably like the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series are about highschoolers with supernatural powers they can't control, and how it effects their lives. 

School-Live!

School-Live!

Yuki Takeya loves her school. She loves it so much, in fact, that she actually lives there! She's part of the "School-Life Club", a group of four girls and their dog who camp out in the club room at night and grow their own food on the school roof. But why is Yuki the only one who still attends classes? And why doesn't anyone ever have the urge to go home? 

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daisy113 daisy113 says...

The main similarity between these anime is the main characters. Both are moe, spacey girls with some sort of ability. They even look somewhat similar in design. In Gakkou Gurashi we see the main character's ability to remain sane in an apocolyptic world, while in Kotoura-San we see a girl struggling to cope with her psychic powers. The interactions between the secondary characters is also similar between these titles, and both take place mainly within school grounds, too. Ultimately they have similar feels.

PlatinumGirl PlatinumGirl says...

They are both psychological traps flavored with moe. They are each a good watch and their feeling is somewhat similar, but each one is unique for it's owns reasons.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan

In an alternate universe, shy, awkward Yuki Nagato attempts to court her crush, Kyon, with the help of her best friend, the perky and indomitable Ryoko Asakura. Together, the trio defend their high school literature club from extermination and from the pestering of Haruhi Suzumiya and her lovable friend Koizumi! Watch as Yuki navigates normal high school life, like Christmas parties, festivals, and feelings. And when another side of Yuki comes out will full-force, will her chances with Kyon be obliterated?

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zavyeta zavyeta says...

both are set in clubs with main characters of of unfortuate/shy girls.with the male secondary characters as love intrests kind of related with the whole powers and sceptic stuff

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Occult Academy

Occult Academy

Maya Kumashiro is an uptight teenager who has returned to the Waldstein “Occult Academy” following her father’s death to assume his role as principal. With a hatred of the supernatural, she initially intends to run the school into the ground, but her plans are thrown into chaos when a new teacher, Minoru Abe, descends from the sky. Claiming to be a time agent, Abe informs Maya that he has been sent from the future to prevent the Nostradamus prophecies from coming to pass. With a rift to another dimension due to open at the Waldstein Academy that will lead to aliens conquering the earth, the unlikely pair must locate a mysterious object known as the Nostradamus Key and destroy it before humanity falls prey to the occult once and for all.

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snivets snivets says...

Both of these anime are set in schools, but school life takes a backseat to the drama happening outside of school. They both also revolve around the occult with both humor and darker drama, whether its ESP or saving the world based on a prophecy.