Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru). 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 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru)

10. Masamune-kun’s Revenge
9. Nisekoi: False Love
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
7. Toradora!
6. Oreshura
5. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!
4. Bakemonogatari
3. Haganai: I don’t have many friends
2. Classroom of the Elite
1. Hyouka

10. Masamune-kun’s Revenge

Masamune kun no Revenge
Synopsis – As a child, Masamune Makabe once suffered greatly at the hands of a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki, who nicknamed him “Piggy” due to his chubby appearance. Seeking revenge against his tormentor, Masamune works hard to improve himself and returns as an incredibly handsome, albeit narcissistic, high school student. When he encounters Aki once again, he is prepared to exact vengeance.

With the aid of the rich girl’s maid, Yoshino Koiwai, Masamune slowly begins to build his relationship with Aki, intending to break her heart when the time is right. However, as his friendship with Aki begins to grow, Masamune starts to question the objectives of his devious plans, and if bringing them to fruition is what his heart truly desires.

Similarity –In both anime, the main female protagonists cannot express their feelings, but in the end they get what they feel. The boys, on the other hand, can not see the feelings of Adagaki and Yukinoshita. As the story unfolds, however, this situation changes. The feelings of both sides are slowly reaching each other.

Also read,10 Anime Like Masamune-Kun no Revenge (Masamune-kun’s Revenge)

9. Nisekoi: False Love

Nisekoi False LoveSynopsis – As a child, Raku Ichijo made a secret promise with his childhood sweetheart, keeping a pendant as a memento while his love took the key. He dreams of one day meeting his past love, but years later, reality smashes his hopes when Chitoge Kirisaki accidentally knees him in the face. Though Raku’s a normal high schooler, his family heads the notorious yakuza gang the Shuei-Gumi faction. And he’s dragged into family affairs when he’s forced into a relationship with Chitoge, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss.

Similarity – Both high school rom-com, though Nisekoi definitely takes a more traditional approach; whereas Nisekoi sees active romantic development, Oregairu is more about the development of friendships, with the male MC “more attracted to” the “trap” than any of the girls. Still, they take cliched situations (cultural festival, school field trip, etc.) and character tropes, and make them interesting.

Also read,10 Anime Like Nisekoi: False Love

8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

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 – Both shows feature male leads that are realistic (or pessimistic) narrators. While Hachiman’s outlook tends to focus on the dark-side of individuals and society, Kyon in Melancholy carries only a sarcastic and cynical tone in his narration. Both leads are dropped into after-school clubs against their will, filled with interesting characters. Kyon deals with an energetic, enigmatic female lead whose antics often place its club members in trouble. Hachiman on the other hand, works with an ice-queen club leader and carries significantly less pull than Kyon.

Also read,10 Anime Like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

7. Toradora!

Anime Like Masamune-Kun no RevengeSynopsis – Despite Ryuji Takasu’s gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent. Class rearrangements on his second high school year put him together with his best friend, Yusaku Kitamura, and his hidden crush, Minori Kushieda. Along with these two comes Kushieda’s best friend, Taiga Aisaka. Her delicate appearance contrasts with her brutal personality. Secretly in love with Kitamura, Taiga agrees to help Ryuji with his love interest as long as he helps her get closer to hers.

Similarity – Yui reminds me of Minori from Toradora and I feel OreGairu has got a lot of inspiration from that series with the lead male as well (though he not only looks delinquent, he pretty much is). Similar storyline pacing and character dialogue/interactions. As a big fan of Toradora I think this one is going to be a must.

Also read,10 Anime Like Toradora! (Tiger X Dragon)

6. Oreshura

Anime Like Masamune-Kun no Revenge
Synopsis – The infidelity of Eita Kidou’s parents not only made his family fall apart, but also made him skeptic of love. Having no intention to delve into romance, Eita devotes his entire high school life to his studies in order to become a doctor.

It did not take long for the beautiful and popular Masuzu Natsukawa to notice Eita’s apathy. Tired of being the object of people’s affection, she asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend, as she too feels disgusted at the notion of love. Eita, however, refuses—yet Masuzu has one trick left up her sleeve: Eita’s journal and threatening to post the embarrassing content online if he does not comply.

Now entangled in a fake romance with the most desired girl at school, Eita’s life is turned upside down. Whether envied by his peers or receiving a confession, he must cope with his newfound relationship and all the troubles that come along with it.

Similarity – Both of these anime contain similar styles of commentary and comedy. They both center around the male narrative of a guy who’s had a fantastical past he’s tried to put behind him. The main character often has long monologues with himself with a metaphorical cynicism of the social order and events at school. Other than that both main characters also are a bit socially inadept and seek (or forced to seek in Hachiman’s case) the help of a very intelligent girl also dealing with her own problems. Both anime take place in a high school club focused on self-improvement.

5. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Unpopular!


Synopsis –After living 50 simulated high school lives and dating over 100 virtual boys, Tomoko Kuroki believes that she is ready to conquer her first year of high school. Little does she know that she is much less prepared than she would like to think. In reality, Tomoko is an introverted and awkward young girl, and she herself is the only one who doesn’t realize it! With the help of her best friend, Yuu Naruse, and the support and love of her brother Tomoki, Tomoko attempts to brave the new world of high school life.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! chronicles the life of a socially awkward and relatively friendless high school otaku as she attempts to overcome her personal barriers in order to live a fulfilling life.

Similarity – Main characters are both sad losers to some extent. Though Hikigaya is just unmotivated cynic, Tomoko has somewhat warped picture of (high school) life. Oregairu has romance tag to it, but it doesn’t really have much romance in it, though definitely more than WataMote, which is basically just a comedy.

4. Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari
Synopsis – Although there are still traces of the brief period he became a vampire, third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. He happens upon others with their own supernatural problems and finds that he can empathize. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, seeking to help them and occasionally asking for advice from Meme Oshino, the homeless man who helped him become human again.

Similarity – Both with witty dialogues and monologues, if you enjoyed either series you’ll definitely enjoy the other because of the well-crafted dialogue between the two main characters. Seeing their relationship grow and their abusive banter is really amusing. I would’ve loved to see their relationship go more deeper like Bakemonogatari but the love triangle was amusing enough.

Also read,10 Anime Like Bakemonogatari

3. Haganai: I don’t have many friends

Haganai: I don't have many friends (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Synopsis – When Kodaka Hasegawa finds out that he will be transferring to a new school, he is determined to make a positive impression, and maybe even some friends. However, Kodaka discovers he is out of luck when he immediately gets labeled as a violent delinquent due to his blond hair and intimidating expression. Although a month has passed, Kodaka is still alone thanks to his notorious reputation. However, his life begins to change when he finds fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki talking to her imaginary friend in an empty classroom.

After sharing stories of their lonely high school life, Kodaka and Yozora decide to overcome the difficulties of making friends together by starting the Neighbor’s Club. Created for people who don’t have friends, daily activities involve learning social skills and how to fit in, which will hopefully allow them to make friends. Joined by the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki, and other eccentric outcasts, Kodaka may finally have managed to find people he can call friends, in this club filled with hilarious oddballs.

Similarity – Main character who has no friends and people think is scary for how he looks, similar lead females, assertive female, popular girl, pretty boy who looks like girl, main character also has cute younger sister. Also mc joins club to make friends with female lead who doesn’t have friends either.

2. Classroom of the Elite

Synopsis – Kōdo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Kōdo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment. Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

Similarity – Both series have a protagonist who appears completely disinterested in everything with average intelligence and poor social skills. But in fact is highly skilled in a variety of fields and has amazing understanding for the essence of situations he finds himself in. A female protagonist who is cold and maintains distance from people achieving an unapproachable feel to herself. She has poor social skills, but above average intelligence and beauty to match her academic skills.
Both anime have the same groups of students interacting with each other, the popular kids, the athletic kids, the smart kids. And of course our protagonists do not fit in any because of their unique personalities.

1. Hyouka

Synopsis – Hōtarō Oreki doesn’t like to do things that he considers a waste of energy. However, things start to change when he enters high school because even though he does not want to join any non-compulsory school activities, his older sister requested that he join the memberless Classic Literature Club so that it won’t get abolished. Unbeknownst to him, another student, Eru Chitanda, already planned to join; but instead of being free from club obligations, Hōtarō eventually joined as he is strangely unable to refuse or escape from Eru’s passionate gaze of curiosity. Together with his friends Satoshi and Mayaka, they began to discuss a variety of mysteries in school that only Hōtarō seems to be able to solve, including the mystery that lingered on from Eru’s childhood memory.

Similarity – Both are amazing anime. I love the two main male leads, and their main goals in life are to avoid human contact, and get through life without any unnecessary effort. The two protagonists are also forced into clubs against their will which causes them to change (slightly). Both mains are talented and provide a huge amount of character as well as comic relief. Both characters have extremely weird relationships going on as well. Also the story arcs in both are well done.

Also read,10 Anime Like Hyouka

Credits – MAL

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