The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Alt title: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

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Medaka Box

Medaka Box

Medaka Kurokami is the perfect honour student. She has exemplary grades, talent at any sport she tries her hand at, comes from a rich family, is exceptionally popular, and has just become the first ever freshman student to be elected School President! During her inauguration speech she proclaims that she will endeavour to help every student with any problem if they simply submit it to the newly instated suggestion box. But with a bare-bones student council consisting of only herself and her unwilling accomplice Zenkichi, people are unsure whether to take her seriously or not. Regardless, Medaka takes each suggestion and gives her all to fulfil any request, be it ridding the kendo hall of delinquents, writing a love letter, or helping a struggling art student find his muse.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both are mangas in which selfish, arrogant and talented female lead tries to change the world in some way. Her methods are weird, her actions are bizarre but the outcome is usually good.  There is also a poor male character, who have a crush on the heroine. He is constantly getting abused and dragged around at girl's pace in order to help with the peculiar plans. Also on a course of story a lot of other weird characters gather around the girl, and aid her in her actions.

Both are mainly comedy, with some romance mixed in (and battles in Medaka case). If you like the treatment Kyon is getting from Haruhi, you will also like Medaka+ Hitoyoshi combi)

On a side note - Haruhi have  anime way better than the manga, so if you  decided to check Haruhi after reading Medaka you might consider watching the anime instead ( 2006, not 2009 though. 2009 is an abomination due to "Endless 8")

Clannad

Clannad

Clannad is set in a high-school located in a Japanese town. Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year student who doesn't take his studies seriously. Always late for class, he's seen as a delinquent by the rest of his classmates who are busy preparing for their entrance examinations. Needless to say, he doesn't have too many close friends either. Tomoya seems not to mind too--until he meets a few other girls from his school. Though he doesn't care much about them at first, he soon opens his heart to them as they get to know each other better.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

In Clannad and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya the main characters are bored and want to make a club. They also both have supernatural aspects to them and a bunch of crazy situations, with comical moments intertwined.

Death Note

Death Note

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both of the main characters in Death Note and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have a desire to change the world that they are in. In Death Note, Light decides to change it in a drastic violent, way as opposed to Haruhi who wants to start over completely.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

In the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Ouran High School Host Club the characters learn that something outside of their own ‘world’ exists. In the case of Ouran they learn about instant coffee, which does not seem like a big deal to the average person but to the elite, aristocratic characters it was a major point in the series. Where as in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon learns of aliens, time traveling, and espers, something the average person has no idea about. There is a little bit of romance squeezed into each series with some comical aspects too.

Angel Beats! Heaven's Door

Angel Beats! Heaven's Door

Some time before Otonashi made his way into the lives of Yuri and the gang, and prior to the creation of the SSS, Hinata is involved in a car crash and wakes up in life after death. Surrounded by strange classmates in a strange school, he quickly meets Yuri and, after giving her the nickname Yurippe, the two begin to plan out their fight against god. That is, if they can figure out how to deal with the student council president...

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

When you think of the plot series of Angel Beats some how it just translates right away into The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  The whole entire feeling to the series is similar with a group of kids in a school setting fights against supernatural phenomenon.  The lead heroines are spitting images of each other putting on a gutsy attitude while leading the protagonist around in a world completely different from what they are used to.

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends

Recent high school transfer student Hasegawa Kodaka is pathetically inept at making friends. Kodaka is an outcast, with his natural blonde hair which he inherited from his deceased English mother, and his unpleasant, fierce gaze. When he comes across the brash loner Mikazuki Yozora, who typically chats with her imaginary friend, the two outsiders become the unlikeliest of allies. Realizing that they have no hope of a normal social life, the two rejects decide to form a group called "The Neighbors Club" in order to make friends and maybe even learn a thing or two about social skills. As luck would have it, five new members join the club who are more socially awkward than they are. Will these quirky misfits ever make normal friends, or are they all doomed to social failure?

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both of these manga focus on an abnormal high school club full of odd members. These clubs rarely end up doing club activities, but when they do, they're usually pretty abstract. Also, both Kyon and Kodaka have to deal with the strange females in their group, although they usually would prefer not to get involved.

Ikebukuro Hatsu, Zensekai Yuki!

Ikebukuro Hatsu, Zensekai Yuki!

It is still a shock to Saga Shigekata that he is standing at Ikebukuro Krea Academy, a relatively new school with a very particular curriculum. He was supposed to be attending a normal high school, but when his parents discovered the sketches he was drawing, they sent him here. This school is relatively new and is known as the otaku school where aspiring manga artists gather to learn about creating their own masterpiece. Shigekata meets a fellow first year named Miyakawa Hinari who seems to be in a cosplay costume but later finds out that not only is she Shigekata’s classmate, she is the president and founder of Krea Academy. He starts making new friends that inspire him to produce artwork with a lot of passion.

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JAhU JAhU says...

Both series revolve around a hyperactive girl who pulls this normal guy into her crazy antics. The two of them are joined by a bunch of (mostly female) odd friends. Those characters are quite similar between those two series (most likely one was inspired by the other). The kye differences would be that Kebukurohatsu, Zensekai Yuki! features more fanservice and lots of otaku related content, while Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has those supernatural things going on. If you read one and liked it, you might  as well try reading the other one too.

The Irregular at Magic High School: Koto Nairan-hen

The Irregular at Magic High School: Koto Nairan-hen

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The Irregular at Magic High School: Raihousha-hen

The Irregular at Magic High School: Raihousha-hen

Miyuki's classmate Shizuku Kitayama is on her way to study abroad. For magicians, this is normally impossible, since allowing the genes of someone who can use magic outside their home country's borders is tantamount to giving up national secrets. But it's allowed to happen in one case-exchange programs. And that's how Angelina has arrived in Japan from the USNA to study at First High. But it seems she's a part of something much bigger than a simple cultural exchange!

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Tsuki no Sango

Tsuki no Sango

In approximately the year 3000, humankind arrived at the peak of its civilization, but is losing its will to keep living. It follows a girl, called "princess" by those around her, living on a small island with a fifty person colony and a shinning coral reef. She is descendent of Moon people, and it focuses upon how her ancestor supposedly came to Earth.

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