Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Gamers!. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Gamers!

10. New Game!
9. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl
8. Himouto! Umaru-chan
7. Hajimete no Gal
6. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
5. D-Frag!
4. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
3. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
2. Net-juu no Susume
1. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

10. New Game!

New Game
Synopsis – Since childhood, Aoba Suzukaze has loved the Fairies Story game series, particularly the character designs. So when she graduates from high school, it is no surprise that she applies to work at Eagle Jump, the company responsible for making her favorite video game. On her first day, she is excited to learn that she will be working on a new installment to the series: Fairies Story 3—and even more so under Kou Yagami, the lead character designer.

In their department are people who share the same passion for games. There is Yun Iijima, whose specialty is designing monsters; the shy Hifumi Takimoto, who prefers to communicate through instant messaging; Hajime Shinoda, an animation team member with an impressive figurine collection; Rin Tooyama, the orderly art director; Shizuku Hazuki, the game director who brings her cat to work; and Umiko Ahagon, the short-tempered head programmer.

New Game! follows Aoba and the others on their adventure through the ups and downs of game making, from making the perfect character design to fixing all the errors that will inevitably accumulate in the process.

Similarity –Both shows are cute and focus on a group of characters who love games. New Game! is more slice of life and comedy, while Gamers is just comedy. Both casts are very lively and fun to watch. Gamers also try to show couples with two parties that both love games, while New Game! has an all-girls cast, unless you read the one manga chapter that has 1 guy (sorry for the spoiler, but it shouldn’t be a big deal). The art style is cutesy in both anime. There are fun antics between the cast members in both shows. Every episode of both anime brings about at least some laughter. I personally like New Game! a lot more, but both shows are fun and enjoyable; I just find one way more fun and enjoyable than the other, but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment you’ll get from Gamers.

9. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl

3D Kanojo Real GirlSynopsis – Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn’t have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him. Hikari’s bitterness and trust issues lead him to say pretty harsh things to Iroha, but she never dismisses him as creepy. After a while, it starts to look like Iroha may become his first real-life, 3D girlfriend! Will he be able to handle it?

Similarity – The main character in both 3D Kanojo and Gamers is a nerdy and somewhat socially awkward loner, interested in anime (3D Kanojo) and games (in Gamers) and attracts the eye of the hottest girl in school due to them being unique, kind and a bit oblivious.
I thoroughly enjoyed Gamers and I think 3D Kanojo is very similar.

8. Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto Umaru chanSynopsis- People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!

Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.

Similarity – Both are about a blonde popular school girl that is a secret otaku
And both have complicated relationships with the characters (for example Kirie doesn’t know that Umaru in the cape is the same Umaru as Umaru without cape. And in gamers, Keita doesn’t know that Chiaki is Mono.

7. Hajimete no Gal

Hajimete no GalSynopsis – Spring. The “season of love” has arrived and it seems that finding himself a girlfriend was harder than Junichi believed. To break the status quo, Junichi’s friends have forced him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana. However, things do not go quite as he expected. A series of “firsts” begins!

Similarity – Both are comical and orientate around romance. You might think that this has been done a thousand times before, and you’re correct.
What makes these special is how they know they are cliche’s. If you are just wanting to watch a light-hearted comedy, then both Gamers! and the Hajimete No Gal dub will do brilliantly.

6. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun
Synopsis – Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Umetarou Nozaki. Much to Chiyo’s confusion, when she confesses to her beloved Nozaki, he hands her an unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is actually a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki’s manga assistants.

Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the “Prince of the School,” Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings.

Similarity – Good laughs. In Gamers!, the couple are obviously gamers while Gekkan couple is: the boy is manga artist and the girl is his fan. Crazy love crushes. Unexpected funny moments.

5. D-Frag!


Synopsis –The Kazama Family—a gang of three wannabe delinquents and close friends, spearheaded by Kenji Kazama, is trying to make a name for themselves at Fujou Academy. On the first day of the term, the gang finds themselves putting out a fire in the Game Development Club. Instead of thanking them, the eccentric club members attack and knock out Kenji’s two friends, forcing Kenji to fight for his life. Failing to escape, the gang leader is coerced into joining the Game Development Club.

As he settles in, Kenji gets to know the four girls responsible for his provisional membership—student council president and general tyrant Chitose Karasuyama, spirited tomboy Sakura Mizukami, negligent club advisor Minami Oosawa, and the school’s infamous shadow leader Roka Shibasaki. Throughout the Game Development Club’s constant shenanigans and his desperate attempts to leave the club, Kenji begins to realize that he may be actually enjoying himself.

Similarity – Highschool setting with Game Clubs? Check
MC got thrown into weird situations (with comedic theme)? Check
Lot’s of strange girls with their own unique charms (or Galge template)? Check
Funny and surprisingly nice characters? Check
Have games and nerd culture only as a theme for the character’s background? Check

Both are very similar in these aspects, especially as a comedy, these 2 have similar types of humor based on how ridiculous things get. Not exactly the same, but I do think if you like one, then you will like the other.

4. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!


Synopsis – Mizuki Usami is a passionate member of her school’s art club, but the club has a problem—Usami is the only member who takes her craft seriously! The lazy club president constantly sleeps through activities and Collette hasn’t regularly attended club activities in quite some time. Uchimaki Subaru, despite being an exceptional artist who could win an award if he tried, is obsessed with drawing the perfect 2D wife.

Light-hearted and comedic in tone, Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! follows Usami as she struggles to do art club-like activities, often obstructed by her motley crew of good-for-nothings and her distracting crush on Subaru.

Similarity – Gamers and Konobi share a very similar premise, each are about a group of students in a club. Konobi is an art club focused show and Gamers is, well, about gaming. Each show gives you a similar vibe when you’re watching it, the humor is similar and character interactions are also really similar. In both the shows there’s the main male and female protagonist and in each show, they share a love interest to add to the comedic factor. If you’ve seen Konobi and enjoyed it, I would recommend Gamers for a similar experience.

3. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (It's Difficult to Love an Otaku)
Synopsis – After discovering that they work at the same company, a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi reunite for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking sessions they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two of them?

Similarity – Well if you like anime that focus on a group of people that like video games and stuff then both of these shows work. Wotakoi is a more mature romance with like, actual adults. Gamers are set in high school and use the character’s screwed up relationships and misunderstandings as its main source of comedy.

If you want shows with a likable cast, above average comedy and nerdiness then both of these shows are worth checking out

Also read,10 Anime Like Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (It’s Difficult to Love an Otaku)

2. Net-juu no Susume

Net juu no Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)Synopsis – For the first time since graduating high school, 30-year-old Moriko Morioka is unemployed—and she couldn’t be happier. Having quit her long-standing job of over 11 years, Moriko quickly turns to online games to pass her now-plentiful free time, reinventing herself as the handsome and dashing male hero “Hayashi” in the MMO Fruits de Mer. With the pesky societal obligations of the real world out of the way, she blissfully dives headfirst into the realm of the game, where she promptly meets the kind and adorable healer Lily. Befriending each other almost instantly, the two become inseparable just as Moriko herself becomes more and more engrossed in her new “life” as Hayashi. Eventually, Moriko adopts the reclusive lifestyle in its entirety, venturing out from the safety of her apartment only when absolutely necessary.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Moriko, a timid 28-year-old corporate worker named Yuuta Sakurai has also logged onto Fruits de Mer from the other side of town. Coincidentally bumping into each other at the convenience store one night, both write off their meeting as no more than just another awkward encounter with a stranger—however, fate has more in store for them than they think.

Similarity – Both tackles in the premise of the life of gamers. Net-juu is the grown-up version of Gamers!. Both have a likable romance going on (Well, Net-juu takes on romance is goddamn slow but still it takes it nonetheless). If Gamers! is all about a misunderstanding, then Net-juu is all about a coincidence.

1. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

Synopsis – After mustering up the courage to propose to a girl in an online game, naïve otaku Hideki “Rusian” Nishimura is devastated when she flat out rejects him. To make matters worse, the girl reveals that she is actually an older man in real life. With his dreams crushed and his heart broken, Rusian comes to an abrupt decision in the midst of his raging fit: he will never trust another girl in an online game again.

Years later, Rusian is now in a guild with three other players, one of whom possesses a female avatar by the name of “Ako.” Ako is deeply in love with Rusian and wants to marry him. Although he entertains the possibility that she might be a guy, Rusian accepts her proposal, claiming that her gender doesn’t matter as long as she is cute in the game. However, after a discussion between guild members that led to all of them having an offline meeting, Rusian finds out that Ako, along with the other members, are not just girls, but also his schoolmates.

Similarity – Both have the same school,, and comedy, romance, it also involves guy having an online relationship that he even hasn’t met in real life, it also involves the guy getting recruited to a club for gamers.

Credits – MAL

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