Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun). 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 Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

10. Tsuredure Children
9. Working!!
8. Tada Never Falls in Love
7. School Rumble
6. Daily Lives of High School Boys
5. This Art Club Has a Problem!
4. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
3. Bakuman.
2. The Comic Artist and His Assistants
1. Ouran High School Host Club

10. Tsuredure Children

Hourou Musuko (Wandering Son)
Synopsis – Young love—it takes many unique and fascinating forms that flourish as children begin to mature into adults. From being unable to confess to not knowing what real love actually feels like, various obstacles can arise when learning about romantic attraction for the first time. But underneath all that, young love is something truly beautiful to behold, leading to brand new experiences for those young and in love.

Tsurezure Children depicts various scenarios of young love coming to fruition, along with the struggles and joys that it entails.

Similarity –Both shows are refreshing romantic comedies, with more emphasis on comedy rather than the romance. The audience gets to see a large, likable cast of characters along with their daily lives and relationships. Similar type of humor.

9. Working!!

Working (Wagnaria)Synopsis – Due to his love for small, cute things, Souta Takanashi cannot turn childlike Popura Taneshima down when she recruits him to work for Wagnaria, a family restaurant located in Hokkaido. Takanashi takes particular joy in doting on the older Popura, which only fuels her complex over how young she looks. He also quickly learns he must stay on his toes once he meets the rest of his colleagues, including the katana-wielding floor chief Yachiyo Todoroki, the intimidating head chef Jun Satou, the dangerously well-informed and subtly sadistic sous chef Hiroomi Souma, the adamantly lazy manager Kyouko Shirafuji, and the waitress Mahiru Inami who has a “painful” fear of men.

Powered by an eccentric cast, Working!! is a unique workplace comedy that follows the never-dull happenings within the walls of Wagnaria as Takanashi and his co-workers’ quirky personalities combine to create non-stop antics, shenanigans, and hilarity.

Similarity – Working!! has romantic elements, but overall is a comedic slice-of-life journey similar to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. The main difference between the two is location. Working!! takes place where the characters work, a family restaurant, while Gekkan is split between working on the manga and school.

8. Tada Never Falls in Love

Synopsis- In the story, Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather’s coffee shop.

Similarity – it has the same of the ff: director, same scriptwriter, MC seiyuu as gekkan shoujo nozaki kun (mitsuyoshi and nozaki). MC (mitsuyoshi) just like nozaki and mc’s friend (kaoru) just like mikorin. the same rom com, opening from both anime are done by same person….for the most part, that is, thought I kinds disagree with those recommended this to Tada kun, Cu’z for one the guy friend of Tada is playboy wanna be while in Gekkan Shoujo the guy friend of Nozaki was more like an associate

7. School Rumble

School RumbleSynopsis – Just the words “I love you,” and everything changes—such is the nature of the bittersweet trials of high school romance. Tenma Tsukamoto, a second year, is on a quest to confess her feelings to the boy she likes. Kenji Harima, a delinquent with a sizable reputation, is in a similar situation, as he cannot properly convey his feelings to the one he loves. Between school, friends, rivalries, and hobbies, these two will find that high school romance is no walk in the park, especially as misunderstandings further complicate their plight.

School Rumble is a high-octane romantic comedy full of relatable situations, as Tenma and Kenji both try to win the hearts of those they desire.

Similarity – Same type of comedy revolving around quirky characters in bizarre situations as well as scenes where a character has trouble confessing their feelings to their love interest. Very similar type of characters between both shows as well (bubbly love-strucken girl, one-expression male character, etc.). If you laughed hard at one of these, you will for sure laugh hard at the other. Nozaki-kun mostly includes jokes that make fun of Shoujo manga/anime, while School Rumble includes many jokes at Shonen titles. Also, School Rumble has more romance than Nozaki-kun while Nozaki-kun has more comedy compared to School Rumble

6. Daily Lives of High School Boys

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Synopsis – Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with giant robots, true love, and intense drama… in their colorful imaginations, at least. In reality, they are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn’t be interesting? Whether it’s an intricate RPG reenactment or an unexpected romantic encounter on the riverbank at sunset, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is rife with bizarre yet hilariously relatable situations that are anything but mundane.

Similarity – Both series excel at using situational (scenario whose development that betrays audience’s usual expectation) irony to entertain the viewers in daily lives setting. Most of the scenes take place either in school, at one’s home, or on the path between the two. Don’t be fooled into thinking that they are boring, though, because each episode brings something new that will surely entertain you.

5. This Art Club Has a Problem!

This Art Club Has a Problem!
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 – Both shows revolve around a female protagonist pursuing a crush on a totally oblivious, disinterested male. Both female protagonists are in the art club and are also voiced by the same voice actor.
Both shows are comedic in nature, with very little real “romance” throughout the show. The supporting cast is also quite similar in regard to comic relief in both shows as well.

4. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

Anime like Handa kun
Synopsis – 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 – Gekkan Shoujo is more “noisy” and funny, while Tanaka-kun is more heartwarming and calm, but both feature a really fun and lovely group of not-so-similar teenagers that befriend one another. The comedy parts of Tanaka-kun and Gekkan Shoujo are really similar, and both anime have the same pleasant vibe.

3. Bakuman.


Synopsis – Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito’s help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga once it is completed. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka.

Similarity – Both series feature a heavy emphasis on Mangaka (Manga Authors) and the aspects and processes required in the Manga industry. Both are very enjoyable for those who are curious about the process, or even wanting to create a Manga of their own (though, neither teach you how to do so, but shed light on how it works)
Nozaki-Kun is a bit more Romance and Comedy based, but Bakuman has a good share of romance and comedy as well. Both have the protagonist working towards a love interest, and that aspect of the plot comes in to add a break form the focus on creating Manga.
Bakuman is a much longer series and does have a heavier Manga emphasis, but each series is very similar in their ballence of Romance and Comedy within each plot

2. The Comic Artist and His Assistants

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The AnimationSynopsis – The story depicts the work-life of a perverted mangaka, Aito Yuuki, and his assistant, Ashisu Sahoto. Constantly pressured by his editor and lacking experience with girls, Aito asks Ashisu to act as a reference.

Similarity – Both are comedic anime with a similar theme of mangakas if you’ve seen one you should definitely see the other. The difference is that Mangaka-san has all of the cast involved in the manga industry, whereas GSN’s cast also serve as character inspiration for Nozaki’s manga.
The two shows also have the same format, with each episode having two parts, though GSN is twice the length in each episode and has a slice of life/comedy feel to it, whereas Mangaka-san is a harem with over the top fanservice/ecchiness.

1. Ouran High School Host Club

Synopsis – Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn’t know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school.

Similarity – They both play on shoujo tropes in a way that is self-aware eg. prince types; serious, oblivious types. They’re both relatively short and very funny, with characters that will reach your heart. They’re both lighthearted and would suit a young teenage audience.
Both series have characters who queer gender, overt homos, and well-rounded female protagonists who get annoyed by the men around them.

Credits – MAL

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