Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like The World God Only Knows (Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai). 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. My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering With My School Romantic Comedy
Synopsis – For Kanade Amakusa, life as a high schooler should have been normal, and it would have been—if he wasn’t living with the most ridiculous curse imaginable. “Absolute Choice,” a system forced upon him by a self-proclaimed god, randomly presents a mental selection of actions that he must act out based on his choice. To add to his dilemma, it tends to occur in the most public of places, and his options never seem to deviate from the rude and crude in nature. As a result, the helpless boy stresses through each day, fumbling to repair his already tarnished reputation while desperately praying to avoid the next spontaneous episode of Absolute Choice. Just when Kanade’s school life can’t seem to be doomed any further, a decision that he reluctantly selects on the way home sends a beautiful girl crashing down from the sky, along with the promise of more hysterically hellish choices.
Similarity – Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga… may not seem like a harem at first but later in the story, a variety of female characters start to like the male protagonist. He had to complete missions for “God” so he can get rid of his curse to be normal. The same happened in Kami Nomi except that the male lead had to make the girls fall in love. Both of these anime is harem since multiple girls like one guy and get jealous of the things he does.
9. If Her Flag Breaks (Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara)
Synopsis – Hatate Souta is a high school boy, who has an ability to visualize “flags” for future events such as “death flag,” “friendship flag,” and “romance flag.” Despite the flag-viewing ability, he avoids making friends with others due to a trauma he experienced in a ship submergence accident. Twelve beautiful girls get interested in his strange way of living, and they begin to live with him at the school dorm.
Similarity – Both Male MC conquers girls based on flags (death, love, etc.) and indirectly creates a harem in the process. TWGOK goes using date-sim tactics while Kanojo is given the power to see flags. At some point in their respective shows, the girls will lose their memory of meeting Male MC but eventually will gain it back. (Amnesia)
8. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Synopsis – The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa’s sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yuuji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa’s friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year.
Similarity – The protagonists are both unique in their own way and their persistence plays a great role when they must overcome tough obstacles (and they’re both voiced by the same seiyuu for those that care). Both anime’s are more comedy driven, not really putting a lot of focus on the main storyline but they still do have a general plot or objective to follow. In Baka’s case, it would be Class F trying to become the best in the school and in KamiNomi they are tracking down and capturing all the loose souls.
7. Date A Live
Synopsis – Thirty years before the events of Date A Live, an enormous explosion devastates east Asia and kills 150 million people. This is the first known “Spacequake”, an inexplicable natural disaster that has since become commonplace. Fast forward to the future. High school second-year Shidou Itsuka lives alone with his cute little sister while their parents are away. What do these things have to do with each other? While rushing to save his sister from a sudden Spacequake, Shidou is caught in the blast and, in the midst of the chaos, finds a mysterious girl. It turns out that this girl is actually a Spirit, a powerful being from another world whose arrival devastates the surrounding area. Thankfully, Shidou is rescued by an anti-Spirit strike team… led by his little sister?!
Similarity – Meet Normal-kun. Normal-kun is, overall, not stunningly popular. However, due to certain ridiculous circumstances, the world will be in great peril unless he dates a bunch of girls and gets them to fall in love with him. Follow Normal-kun on his occasionally humorous quest to “gotta catch ’em all”.
6. No Game No Life
Synopsis – No Game No Life is a surreal comedy that follows Sora and Shiro, shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username “Blank.” They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games. The mysterious god welcomes Sora and Shiro to Disboard, a world where all forms of conflict—from petty squabbles to the fate of whole countries—are settled not through war, but by way of high-stake games.
Similarity – No Game No Life and Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai both feature protagonists who are extremely good at games, although the protagonist of the latter sticks to only visual novels. Particularly if you enjoyed Sora’s antics and personality, you’ll likely enjoy Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai, since the protagonist, Keima, is similarly overpowered, and as with No Game No Life, it is less interesting to watching whether or not he will win, but more fun to watch HOW he “wins,” so to speak. Both shows share a quote that sums them up nicely: “Reality is just a crappy game.”
5. Amagami SS
Synopsis – Two years ago, Junichi Tachibana had a date on Christmas Eve but was stood up instead. Since then, he has had a hard time showing others his true feelings in fear of being rejected again. However, as luck would have it, Junichi may have a second chance at love when he meets several girls whom he becomes romantically interested in: Haruka Morishima, the energetic and popular upperclassman with a love for cute things; Kaoru Tanamachi, his childhood friend who harbors secret feelings for him; Sae Nakata, the timid transfer student who is shy around men; Ai Nanasaki, a girl on the swim team who has a bad first impression of Junichi; Rihoko Sakurai, a childhood friend with a love for sweets; and Tsukasa Ayatsuji, a seemingly perfect class representative who has a hidden dark side. As Christmas Eve approaches, Junichi can only hope that this will be the year he will finally spend the holidays with the one he truly loves.
Similarity – Since Amagami follows the structure of the galge it based on, you might find it enjoyable to watch The World God Only Knows, which makes fun of a galge cliche characters. Both also focus on particular romance story arcs, although The World God Only Knows is a linear story, while Amagami is playing out each possible story arc you can play through in the game.
4. Welcome to the N.H.K. (NHK ni Youkoso!)
Synopsis – NHK ni Youkoso! is a psychological dramedy that follows Tatsuhiro as he strives to escape from the NHK’s wicked machinations and the disease of self-wrought isolation, while struggling to even just leave his apartment and find a job. His unexpected encounter with the mysterious Misaki Nakahara might signal a reversal of fortune for Tatsuhiro, but with this meeting comes the inevitable cost of having to face his greatest fear—society.
Similarity – These two have a character who are secluded from life. Keima with his video games and Tatsuhiro Satō with exploring the different addictions he can get himself into like hentai games. They both seem to have a dislike for reality and like how the other reviewers said, are in a way getting help from a girl. There isn’t any supernatural in NHK unless you can count Tatsuhiro Satō’s delusions of someone is out trying to get him.
3. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru.)
Synopsis – In a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships, Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club, a club that aims to extend a helping hand to any student who seeks their support in achieving their goals. With the only other club member being the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita, Hachiman finds himself on the front line of other people’s problems—a place he never dreamed he would be. As Hachiman and Yukino use their wits to solve many students’ problems, will Hachiman’s rotten view of society prove to be a hindrance or a tool he can use to his advantage?
Similarity – Both series’ male protagonists are class outcasts but due to certain circumstances, they must interact with those around them, often helping characters in their time of need. They are also intelligent & methodical thinkers, are often rather cold towards others, and prefer to remain in their own worlds. As a result, they can often be subjected to being mocked by other characters. The shows are full of comedic gags and often parody the romance genre with the female protagonists behaving in ways completely different from what the male protagonists expect.
2. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
Synopsis – Tomoya Aki is an otaku who has a dream. His dream is to create the best visual novel game ever. The main heroine for this game and the inspiration for this dream is a background character named Megumi Kato who somehow stumbles into main character-esque traits in his eyes. To complete the game in time he has to call upon the aid of his anime loving professional friends who aren’t so keen on the choice of his main heroine. Using what knowledge he has, Tomoya creates a new doujin circle with hopes to touch the hearts of those who play their game. What he does not realize, is that to invoke these emotions, the creators have had to experience the same feelings in their own lives.
Similarity – Kami nomi and Saekano are shows that feature an otaku protagonist surrounded by a bunch of girls with various interesting personality. What make them stand out is that both are parody in nature, and are fully self-aware of the tropes and cliches in anime and galgame, sometimes going further to make fun of them.
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. Through several tales involving demons and gods, Bakemonogatari follows Araragi as he attempts to help those who suffer from supernatural maladies.
Similarity – Both of them is harem, well not usual harem where everyone likes one guy without a single basis. Both have a single male character; all the other males seem to be ignored or just do not exist in its world. When a lot of male harem lead is either bad or useless faggot, Ararararagi Gomi is very likable and Keima is like a religion. Bakemono follows ‘Girl of the week’ formula, and so does KamiNomi. Not to mention that gorgeous character design of both anime is from the same person, Watanabe Akio.