Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Hyouka. 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 Hyouka

10. Haruchika: Haruta & Chika
9. Heaven’s Memo Pad
8. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
7. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation
6. Clannad
5. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!
4. Gosick
3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
2. Kokoro Connect
1. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

10. Haruchika: Haruta & Chika

Synopsis – Chika Homura begins her high school career with a goal: to develop a “cute girl” persona. After quitting the volleyball team despite her all-star status, Chika decides to join her school’s underrated Wind Instrument Club and play the flute, believing it to be the most delicate and feminine instrument. For the first time in nine years, Chika reunites with her childhood friend and total opposite, Haruta Kamijou. Unfortunately for Chika, Haruta is not fooled by her efforts to become more endearing. But this does not deter Chika, and she develops a crush on the band instructor, Shinjirou Kusakabe—but so does Haruta!

However, Chika’s high school life just won’t go according to plan, as mysteries begin appearing around her and her friends. The club members must work together to solve the mysteries plaguing the school, all while trying to find more members to compete in musical competitions.

Similarity – Both have a mystery + solve the mystery
– Both about a group of student + about school
– Both include a club activities
– Both main heroines is full of energy lol
– Both main hero(?) who solve the mystery
– Romance not hinted between the main character

9. Heaven’s Memo Pad

Synopsis – Narumi Fujishima isn’t your typical high school student. He’s never really fit in and has become increasingly more isolated from his fellow classmates. But he’s not alone, and when Ayaka, the sole member of the Gardening Club, introduces him to the reclusive girl who lives above the ramen shop, Narumi enters a whole new secret world. Alice is a NEET, someone who is Not Employed, being Educated or in Training, but as Narumi quickly discovers, that doesn’t mean that she does nothing all day.

In between tending to her small army of stuffed bears, Alice is an expert hacker and a very exclusive private detective. To his surprise, Narumi finds himself drafted as one of the strange-but-elite team of associates that Alice has assembled from her NEET acquaintances. Together they’ll battle gangs, thieves, murderers, and drug lords. And in the middle of it all, Narumi will find his life changing forever!

Similarity – The main Character looks like in Hyouka
-Mystery genre (detective type)
-Good Story

8. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Anime like Handa kunSynopsis- For high school student Tanaka, the act of being listless is a way of life. Known for his inattentiveness and ability to fall asleep anywhere, Tanaka prays that each day will be as uneventful as the last, seeking to preserve his lazy lifestyle however he can by avoiding situations that require him to exert himself. Along with his dependable friend Oota who helps him with tasks he is unable to accomplish, the lethargic teenager constantly deals with events that prevent him from experiencing the quiet and peaceful days he longs for.

Similarity – The main characters are very similar with how they both long for a quiet, peaceful life and are perceived as very lazy.
An eccentric female character who takes interest in the male main character.
Both are slow-paced and calm slice-of-life shows.
Tanaka-kun is Always Listless has a much more relatable, chill and down-to-earth feel.
Hyouka focuses more on mysteries, visuals and music.

7. Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation

Synopsis – When Shoutarou Tatewaki first meets Sakurako Kujou, he knows his life will never be the same. Initially believing her to be responsible for a disappearance in the neighborhood, he later learns of her true talent: analyzing bone specimens. Sakurako has quite the collection of reconstructed animal bones, but she wishes she had more of the human variety, much to the chagrin of those around her.

Soon, Shoutarou begins accompanying the eccentric osteologist on the many different unsolved cases she comes across—usually in the form of decomposing bodies. But with so many incidents happening around them, could there be a larger mystery at work in their lives?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru is a story of two unlikely partners, each showing in their own way that bones can tell how one died, but only people can tell how they lived.

Similarity – Hyouka and Sakurako are similar in a handful of aspects
– Both involve solving mysteries
– Very similar feel
– Both anime give off a boring but curious vibe

6. Clannad

Synopsis – Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and gambling. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya’s shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction.

Similarity – Both, male and female protagonist have very alike personalities.
Males are not-of-my business characters that eventually joins a club
Females are shy but perseverance characters that, somehow develop a relationship with the male character (more obvious in Clannad)
-Male deuteragonist (Sunohara in Clannad, Satoshi in Hyouka) are very alike in art and personality.

also read,10 Anime Like Clannad

5. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Synopsis –Everybody has had that stage in their life where they have thought themselves to be special, different from the masses of ordinary humans. They might go as far as seeing themselves capable of wielding mystical powers, or maybe even believe themselves to have descended from a fantasy realm. This “disease” is known as “chuunibyou” and is often the source of some of the most embarrassing moments of a person’s life.

For Yuuta Togashi, the scars that his chuunibyou has left behind are still fresh. Having posed as the “Dark Flame Master” during his middle school years, he looks back at those times with extreme embarrassment, so much so that he decides to attend a high school far away where nobody will recognize him. Putting his dark history behind him, he longs to live a normal high school life.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t escaped his past yet: enter Rikka Takanashi, Yuuta’s new classmate and self-declared vessel of the “Wicked Eye.” As this eccentric young girl crashes into Yuuta’s life, his dream of an ordinary, chuunibyou-free life quickly crumbles away. In this hilarious and heartwarming story of a boy who just wants to leave his embarrassing memories behind, the delusions of old are far from a thing of the past.

Similarity – Both involve high school life as well as a male main character that has a female main that follows him around, for reasons that shift from beginning to end.
-Both male protagonists have to take care of a peculiarly eccentric girl
-Both animes are school life that have a balance of comedy/romance/drama

Also read,10 Anime Like Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

4. Gosick

Synopsis – Kazuya Kujou is a foreign student at Saint Marguerite Academy, a luxurious boarding school in the Southern European country of Sauville. Originally from Japan, his jet-black hair and dark brown eyes cause his peers to shun him and give him the nickname “Black Reaper,” based on a popular urban legend about the traveler who brings death in the spring.

On a day like any other, Kujou visits the school’s extravagant library in search of ghost stories. However, his focus soon changes as he becomes curious about a golden strand of hair on the stairs. The steps lead him to a large garden and a beautiful doll-like girl known as Victorique de Blois, whose complex and imaginative foresight allows her to predict their futures, now intertwined.

With more mysteries quickly developing—including the appearance of a ghost ship and an alchemist with the power of transmutation—Victorique and Kujou, bound by fate and their unique skills, have no choice but to rely on each other.

Similarity – They are pretty much the same.
The smart person is asked to solve a mysteries.
he/she finds clue’s, thinks, and solves it.
Both have their funny and exciting moments.
The difference between the two is that Gosick is about real crimes while Hyouka is more about school problems.

3. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Synopsis – Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in—aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural.

Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi. The story is based on the light novels by Nagaru Tanigawa.

Similarity – It’s a mystery based inside of a school about a certain character’s past.
– It’s based around a club
– The main MAIN characters are 1 female, and 1 male.
– There’s a fairly moe female character
– There’s a certain kind of sadness, which is hard to describe.
– Quirky solutions to the mysteries

Also read,10 Anime Like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

2. Kokoro Connect

Synopsis – Kokoro Connect revolves around the daily, not so normal lives of Taichi, Iori, Himeko, Yoshifumi and Yui and their encounters in the Cultural Research Club. Up until recently they thought that they and their friends lived normal happy lives, but now the Heartseed is pulling their lives apart and exposing their inner secrets through body switching, urges and age regression.

Similarity – mystery elements
-similar art style
-lovable, relatable characters with real issues
-high school club setting
-Both anime take place at a high school club. Kokoro Connect, however, has mysterious abilities granted onto the students against their own will. This creates the mystery element. The art style is strikingly similar despite the different studios. The characters all go through some issues at one point or another, and are all lovable. Kokoro Connect is much more dramatic, though, while Hyouka is more chill and calming.

1. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa MachigatteiruSynopsis – Hachiman Hikigaya is an antisocial high school student with no friends or girlfriend and as a result has a distorted view on life. When he sees his classmates talking excitedly about their adolescent lives, he mutters, “They’re a bunch of liars.” When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, “Not working.” A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer “service club,” which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl – Yukino Yukinoshita.

Similarity – Protagonists are similar in many ways (their way of viewing life, their thinking process, etc.)
– There are two main female protagonists, where one is very cheerful and outgoing and the other being a bit more reserved and cynical.
– Both anime revolve around some kind of problem-solving, where the problem may be a mystery or simply helping another out.
– Both anime are pertinent to school life, and includes many non-protagonist characters from its school.

Credits – MAL



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