Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Osomatsu-san (Mr. Osomatsu). 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 Osomatsu-san (Mr. Osomatsu)

10. Joshiraku
9. Mitsudomoe
8. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai: I don’t have many friends)
7. Prison School
6. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life
5. Gintama
4. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
3. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
2. Detroit Metal City
1. Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear Cafe)

10. Joshiraku

Joshiraku
Synopsis – Joshiraku follows the conversations of five rakugo storyteller girls relating the odd things that happen to them each day. Their comedic and satirical chatting covers all kinds of topics, from pointless observations of everyday life to politics, manga, and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the discourse never ends in the same place it began.

Similarity – Similar dynamics between the main characters and type of humor too. Their personalities can also be compared. And the episodes are split into sections in both series. The art-style isn’t the same but has the same simplicity and quality (although Osomatsu-San changes up the art once in a while). Plus they’re both very good animes!

9. Mitsudomoe

MitsudomoeSynopsis – The 11-year-old Marui triplets could not be any more different. The oldest one, Mitsuba, is sadistic and kind of mature for her age. The middle one, Futaba, is perverted and very athletic and has the strength of a full-grown man. The youngest one, Hitoha, is generally very quiet and gentle but when push comes to shove, she might just be the strongest, the most perverted and the most sadistic out of the three.

The three are all in the same class, led by the newly graduated teacher Yabe Satoshi. He usually gets pushed around by the girls and, on occasion, abused but the triplets also try to lead him and the new school nurse, the clumsy Kuriyama Aiko, together. However, Yabe had no intention of dating Aiko and the methods the triplets use to accomplish their goal are highly unorthodox…

Similarity – Both are joked gag anime filled with lovable characters!
Except for the fact that this is a loli girl anime, and the sextuplets are triplets instead
Like Osomatsu San, Mitsudomoe has no set storyline but does follow previous events

8. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (Haganai: I don’t have many friends)

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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 – Similar plot: the two stories focus on a group of several characters, each having an unusual personality. These characters are all excluded from society. Thus, their goal is to become sociable and succeed in becoming “normal” people.
Also, both series are a slice of life anime and are heavily focused on humor. Expect a fair amount of sexual jokes while watching them.

7. Prison School

Prison School

Synopsis – Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girls academies in Tokyo, has decided to admit boys into their system. Kiyoshi Fujino is one of these new boys, but he discovers to his shock that he and his four friends—Takehito “Gakuto” Morokuzu, Shingo Wakamoto, Jouji “Joe” Nezu, and Reiji “Andre” Andou—are the only male students among 1,000 girls. The draconian laws that are still in place make the school even worse, which punishes even the most minor infractions with a stay in the school’s prison.

The five boys all commit to voyeurism in the school’s bathing area with the perverted philosophy of “all for one, one for all.” Their capture and “arrest” by the Underground Student Council causes the five boys to receive an ultimatum: either stay a month in the school’s Prison Block or be expelled. The boys are incarcerated in the Prison Block together and Kiyoshi is overwhelmed by the discovery that all the other boys are masochists that revel in the punishments handed to them by their attractive but vicious supervisors.

Similarity – Both are comedies with dirty jokes, while Prison School has ero&ecchi service and Osomatsu-san has parody elements.
The main male characters in both series are TOTEI(virgin) and long for get touch with girls, so they make a lot of funny troubles.

6. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou My Ordinary Life
Synopsis – Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends—high school girls Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi and Mai Minakami—whose stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six, as well as of the many people around them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd. Walking to school, being bitten by a talking crow, spending time with friends, and watching the principal suplex a deer: they are all in a day’s work in the extraordinary everyday lives of those in Nichijou.

Similarity – Both shows focus primarily on a cast of six ridiculous characters enacting bizarre skits warping the mundane happenings of reality. They each have a different flavor to them (if Nichijou is Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Osomatsu-san is Kids in the Hall), but if you’re a junkie for classic comedy scenes and characters, both should do you well. Also probably the two most meme/shitpost worthy anime out there.

5. Gintama

Gintama
Synopsis – The plot is focused on an eccentric samurai, Gintoki Sakata (a.k.a. Odd Jobs Gin), who helps a teenager named Shinpachi Shimura save his sister Tae from a group of aliens who want to make her part of a brothel. Impressed with Gintoki, Shinpachi becomes his apprentice and works with him as a freelance odd-jobs man in order to pay the monthly rent on Gintoki’s combination home and office, as well as to know more about him. The two of them rescue a teenage alien girl named Kagura from a group of Yakuza who wanted to use her superhuman strength to kill people. Kagura joins Shinpachi and Gintoki to work as freelancers and the three become known as “Yorozuya”

Similarity – Incredibly phenomenal comedies that is self aware, full of surprises and really gets its target audience. (In Japan respectively.) References and parodies are predominant in both shows; but it is able to diversify story elements that really flesh out each individual character through a series of short stories and drama that audiences are able to relate to. AND…. IT REALLY KNOWS HOW TO PLEASE THEIR FANS~

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4. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (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 – 2 self-aware episodic comedy shows with a similar sense of humor where episodes are comprised of several shorter (mostly unrelated) sketches. Each show has a handful of running gags and neither is afraid to break the 4th wall. Both have the main cast of almost exclusively young male characters.

3. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty &amp Stocking with Garterbelt
Synopsis – The “Anarchy Sisters,” Panty and Stocking, have been kicked out of Heaven for, to put it mildly, misbehaving. Led by a priest named Garterbelt, these angels must buy their way back by exterminating ghosts in Daten City. But this task requires unconventional weapons for these unorthodox angels—they transform their lingerie into weapons to dispatch the spirits. Unfortunately, neither of them take their duties seriously, as they rather spend their time in pursuit of other “hobbies”: Panty prefers to sleep with anything that walks, and Stocking favors stuffing her face with sweets than hunting ghosts.

Similarity – Both have stylish cartoony art styles with animation that gets wild & outlandish. The style of humor is very similar as well, going to extremes for the sake of a joke, without any restrictions. Both shows are completely no-holds-barred comedies that go completely off the rails.

2. Detroit Metal City

Detroit Metal CitySynopsis – Unbeknownst to his many worshippers, Krauser II is just the alter ego of an average college graduate named Souichi Negishi. Although he is soft-spoken, peace-loving, and would rather listen to Swedish pop all day, he must participate in DMC’s garish concerts in order to make ends meet. Detroit Metal City chronicles Negishi’s hilarious misadventures as he attempts to juggle his hectic band life, a seemingly budding romance, and dealing with his incredibly obsessive and dedicated fans.

Similarity – The more needs, the merrier. Just like Osomatsu-san is about a group of band trying to survive in today’s society. Which leads a to similar comedy style, where you just laugh or cringe at how stupidly hard it is for them to integrate into society.

1. Shirokuma Cafe (Polar Bear Cafe)

Shirokuma CafeSynopsis – Situated near the local zoo and owned by the charismatic polar bear Shirokuma, Shirokuma Cafe is a popular spot for animals and humans alike, allowing them to sit back and relax after a hard day of work. Whether it’s a cold beverage or the latest item on his menu, Shirokuma finds joy in being able to serve his customers, often striking up conversations about various subjects.

Together with the sarcastic Penguin and the clumsy Panda, they form an odd trio who get themselves caught up in all sorts of misadventures with their other friends such as Grizzly, a bar owner, and Sasako, a human who works at the cafe. From dealing with unrequited love, outdoor camping trips, karaoke sessions, and even the secret to brewing delicious coffee, there’s always something bound to be happening in Shirokuma Cafe!

Similarity – Both are fun comedy anime with an eccentric cast of characters voiced by a large star-studded veteran seiyuu cast. They have similar character archetypes – a happy go lucky guy, a lazy guy, a guy who’s liked by everyone, a straight man, a big brother, a cool guy, a comic relief guy.. etc. They share multiple of the same voice actors. Also, both anime are broken down into skits/parts and episodic/standalone.

Credits – MAL

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