Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai). 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 Oreimo

10. OniAi (Oniichan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!)
9. Oniichan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki ja Nai n da kara ne!!
8. Lucky☆Star
7. Toradora!
6. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
5. The World God Only Knows
4. Himouto! Umaru-chan
3. Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret
2. Haganai: I don’t have many friends
1. Eromanga Sensei

10. OniAi (Oniichan dakedo Ai sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!)


Synopsis – After six years of living separately, brother and sister Akiko and Akito Himenokouji are finally reunited. The two used to be quite close, until their parents died and they were sent to live with separate foster families. Now the two can live together and go to the same school as brother and extremely loving sister!

It doesn’t take long before it becomes abundantly clear that Akiko has a huge brother complex. Unfortunately for Akiko, her brother only sees her as a little sister he must protect. But that won’t stop her from trying to win her brother’s affections!

Things are only complicated when more girls move in with the siblings, making Akiko even more determined than ever to keep her brother’s eyes only on her. That’s tough to do with other girls flaunting their swimsuit-clad bodies at Akito, fighting over who gets to take care of him, and otherwise meddling in Akiko’s plans for her brother. This is going to be one fun household…!

Similarity –Brother-sister incest is the topic of both titles, although OreImo takes a more calm and quasi-serious approach while OniAi is almost exclusively comedy and fanservice. Both involve the pressing question of whether fiction is indeed separate from reality (Kirino’s eroge and Akito’s novels). Both also feature other girls who, together with the younger sister, form some degree of a harem. Kirino and Akiko are also similar in their iconic perverted-ness.

9. Oniichan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki ja Nai n da kara ne!!

Synopsis – Junior High student Nao’s brother complex is so strong, it’s almost at the point of incest. She’s determined to make her brother, High School student Shuusuke, see her as a woman. So determined, that she goes as far as going into his room to throw away all his non-incest related porn. But as she’s looking for his porno stash, she finds a photo album… and she’s not in any of his childhood pictures. What is going on?

Similarity – OreImo is about a younger sister and her friends trying to get into an older brother’s pants, or at least that what we wish to see in the show.
Non-OreImo which I don’t know the official abbreviation of its title is written by former erotic manga writer. Story isn’t its strongest suit, unique art direction in manga is non-existent in anime but you are still suggested to watch this if you loved OreImo. They both linked together by incest.

8. Lucky☆Star

Lucky StarSynopsis- Lucky☆Star follows the daily lives of four cute high school girls—Konata Izumi, the lazy otaku; the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami (sugar and spice, respectively); and the smart and well-mannered Miyuki Takara.

As they go about their lives at school and beyond, they develop their eccentric and lively friendship and making humorous observations about the world around them. Be it Japanese tradition, the intricacies of otaku culture, academics, or the correct way of preparing and eating various foods—no subject is safe from their musings.

Similarity – main character’s obsession with the hobby or secretly envy the devotion, just having enough “knowledge” to watch her (Kirino/Konata’s) actions and understand them makes it a fun experience. However, their paths along this nerdy road are quite different so it’s also nice to look at it from the perspective of someone who has the support of most of his friends and family and one who doesn’t really have to courage to come out. Lots of references, tackling of shady subjects of pop culture and great supporting characters

7. Toradora!

Anime Like Kaichou wa Maid-samaSynopsis – Ryuuji Takasu is a gentle high school student with a love for housework; but in contrast to his kind nature, he has an intimidating face that often gets him labeled as a delinquent. On the other hand is Taiga Aisaka, a small, doll-like student, who is anything but a cute and fragile girl. Equipped with a wooden katana and feisty personality, Taiga is known throughout the school as the “Palmtop Tiger.”

One day, an embarrassing mistake causes the two students to cross paths. Ryuuji discovers that Taiga actually has a sweet side: she has a crush on the popular vice president, Yuusaku Kitamura, who happens to be his best friend. But things only get crazier when Ryuuji reveals that he has a crush on Minori Kushieda—Taiga’s best friend!

Toradora! is a romantic comedy that follows this odd duo as they embark on a quest to help each other with their respective crushes, forming an unlikely alliance in the process.

Similarity – Two shows that own the distinction of doing the tsundere character correctly, which is less common than most people think.Orange-haired Tsundere female protagonist who drags the blue-haired levelheaded male protagonist into her hijinks. Very similar tone and surprisingly good pacing, with a small but strong supporting cast.

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

6. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

anime school girl
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 animes star an energetic, near-perfect female lead character who is both lovable and annoyingly confident at the same time with a laid-back male lead character to pick up the destruction in her wake. Though the events in the animes primarily revolve around the female lead, the story is seen from the male lead’s point of view.

Also read,10 Anime Like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

5. The World God Only Knows

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)
Synopsis –Keima Katsuragi, known online as the legendary “God of Conquest,” can conquer any girl’s heart—in dating sim games, at least. In reality, he opts for the two-dimensional world of gaming over real life because he is an unhealthily obsessed otaku of galge games (a type of Japanese video game centered on interactions with attractive girls).

When he arrogantly accepts an anonymous offer to prove his supremacy at dating sim games, Keima is misled into aiding a naïve and impish demon from hell named Elucia “Elsie” de Lute Ima with her mission: retrieving runaway evil spirits who have escaped from hell and scattered themselves throughout the human world. Keima discovers that the only way to capture these spirits is to conquer what he hates the most: the unpredictable hearts of three-dimensional girls! Shackled to Elsie via a deadly collar, Keima now has his title of “God of Conquest” put to the ultimate test as he is forced to navigate through the hearts of a multitude of real-life girls.

Similarity – Both anime explore the otaku culture (more specifically the gaming aspect of it). The main characters are often shown to be playing visual novels and seemed to be addicted to them. They are also both knowledgeable when it comes to these kinds of games.

Also read,10 Anime Like The World God Only Knows

4. Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto Umaru chan
Synopsis – 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 series has a Brother and sister setting. Both main heroines are Prodigy of their school (Doma Umaru and Kousaka Kirino) but inside they are actually an Otaku, and the only person who knows is their brother (Doma Taihei and Kousaka Kyousuke).I don’t really like Kirino’s personality toward his brother, but it’s a great series which I can compare to Himouto! Umaru-chan. Recommended for Comedy fans!

3. Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret


Synopsis – Hakujo Academy is a private high school with a student body filled with elite students. At the top of this list is the beautiful Haruka Nogizaka, an intelligent and wealthy girl who comes from a prestigious family, and is by far the most idolized girl at school. Her popularity is so great that her classmates occasionally give her French nicknames to further express their infatuation.

Yuuto Ayase is a timid boy who has the unbelievable luck of sitting in class with Haruka every day. Like many others, he admires her from a distance, never even dreaming of approaching her. But with a sudden twist of fate, Yuuto’s random visit to the school library brings Haruka’s darkest secret to light, one which could potentially destroy her current reputation of elegance. As it turns out, the school’s most beloved princess is actually a huge otaku. This revelation marks the beginning of a beautiful friendship between these two classmates.

Similarity – Both feature girls with outwardly perfect lives who hide their otaku hobby from family and friends. Both of them eventually outwardly embrace their hobby.

2. 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 –The art is similar and both have many things is common.
The constant fighting between Yozora and Sena remind me a lot to Kirino and Kuroneko (and the personalities are also similar, as the fanaticism that Kirino and Sena have for the eroge).
In short, if you like “OreImo” you’ll like “Boku wa Tomodachi…” as well.

Also read,10 Anime Like Haganai: I don’t have many friends (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)

1. Eromanga Sensei

Eromanga senseiSynopsis – One year ago, Sagiri Izumi became step-siblings with Masamune Izumi. But the sudden death of their parents tears their new family apart, resulting in Sagiri becoming a shut-in which cut her off from her brother and society.

While caring for what’s left of his family, Masamune earns a living as a published light novel author with one small problem: he’s never actually met his acclaimed illustrator, Eromanga-sensei, infamous for drawing the lewdest erotica. Through an embarrassing chain of events, he learns that his very own little sister was his partner the whole time!

As new characters and challenges appear, Masamune and Sagiri must now face the light novel industry together. Eromanga-Sensei follows the development of their relationship and their struggle to become successful; and as Sagiri slowly grows out of her shell, just how long will she be able to hide her true persona from the rest of the world?

Similarity – The series are both written by the same author and share the same animation studio as well. Both anime are romance comedies focusing on the relationship between the main character and his younger sister. In both shows, the brother finds out a secret about his sister which leads to him talking to her for the first time in years. You’ll probably like both the anime, if you enjoy watching lighthearted comedies and anime focusing on little sisters.

Credits – MAL

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