Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
Among the many anime series titles out there, this one's genre seems to be the most obvious if you base it on its title. But wait a minute! Before you go on jumping to any fancy conclusion and assumptions, take a second look and and reconsider!
While this anime, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozak-kun), might carry the name "Shoujo" in its title and possess many of the themes that comes along with it - it surprisingly isn't what you are expecting! This is actually a hilarious comedy anime clad with all the pure fun and innocent laughter you'll rarely find out there nowadays. It's like a shimmering gem in a pile of rubble!
And because of that, I've decided to draft out all the anime like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun to deliver you all the delight that you've always wanted. And since I happen to be a fan of such comical and entertaining comedy anime, I know exactly which ones to share with you.
So I present them all to you here and now - the funky selection of anime similar to Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun!
Plot Summary of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun:
When Chiyo Sakura finally musters up the courage to confess her love for her classmate, Umetarou Nozaki, her plan fails miserably as she was mistaken for a fan instead of a lover. Or did it turn out quite favorable for Sakura after all?
At that same moment, Nozaki gives her an autograph and reveals that he's the famous shoujo manga artist who goes by the name, Sakiko Yumeno. As comical as that moment was, it was just the beginning of it all. Sakura was then recruited to help in Nozaki's shoujo manga and give some fresh inspiration.
And thus starts the wacky space shuttle ride of fun and laughter as Nozaki, Sakura, and all the people who gets caught up in the shoujo manga mayhem lives-up their roles as inspirations for the manga.
|Anime Similar to 'Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun' ('Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun')|
1. Mangaka-san to Assistant-san
2. Daily Lives of High School Boys
4. School Rumble
5. Ouran High School Host Club
6. Hataraku Maou-sama (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
1. Mangaka-san to Assistant-san
The Story: The manga deadline is fast-approaching and mangaka (manga artist), Aito Yuuki, has pushed his "Panic Button" yet again! He does have potential and also a big dream but, his lack of motivation as well as his carelessness (and even lack of delicacy) always gets him off the track and in trouble with deadlines.
And so, in order to get through his dilemma, he asks for the help of Ashisu and a few others to be his assistants. By doing so, he'll be able to get-on with his work and reach deadlines in a blink of an eye. There's only problem: Aito Yuuki has a perverted nature; which almost always never fails to get on the bad side of his assistants.
The Similarity: At one look, one could already tell that these two anime are somewhat similar in an overall aspect. For one, it's the same kind of story where the depiction dwells on the mangaka and assistant relationship. While Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is more on slice of life and innocent humor, Mangaka-san to Assistant-san focuses more on it's ecchi theme to send-in the giggles. Nonetheless, both anime are quite humorous and funny in their own sense of themes and aspects - capable enough of making you laugh endlessly on your sides..
2. Daily Lives of High School Boys
The Story: It might sound like a boring kind of a mundane thing but, as normal and as simple as the literal meaning of "Daily Lives" could get, it becomes overly hilarious when its about high school boys.
Ordinary school, ordinary high school boys, ordinary lives - things couldn't get more ordinary than this! But as they say, happiness can be easily found in the most simple of things - and this is one of them! Think: attending class, hanging out with friends, fooling around, doing random things! Those might not sound like anything from out-of-the-blue, but there clearly is some sense humor in those!
Ordinary days can become a source of fits of laughter - that's what the Daily Lives of High School Boys tackles!
The Similarity: From one thing to another, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys) possesses the same degree of entertainment and setting as Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Both depicts funny situations rooted from daily life and gives them a much-treasured exposure in the limelight. But as there are always some blunt differences and variations in everything in the world, Daily Lives of High School Boys contains no plot whatsoever but instead, delves in the comedy of the whims and randomness of daily high school life - which it gloriously delivers in a truly effective and humorous manner.
The Story: When the prodigious calligrapher, Handa Seishu, impulsively punches a well-renowned and highly-respected calligrapher in an exhibit, he gets exiled into a faraway island as punishment in order for him to think-through what he just did. Much to his own oddity and his awkwardness derived from always living in the city, his new life in the island is entirely a whole new experience to him.
There in the island, he meets residents equally as crazed-out and weirded-out as him. There are those who would randomly act on whims, there are those who would casually enter his home without permission, and those who would treat his abode as a play-nest. Particularly, one of them is Naru - a young little girl who instantly takes a high level of familiarity with Handa much to his wacky annoyance in the start.
What Handa doesn't know is that - his little exile to the island shall soon become an inspiring adventure of self-discovery full of pure fun and childly chuckles.
The Similarity: Besides the fact that both anime came out in the same season, it's surprising how both of them centers around the idea of delivering the purest form of laughter and happiness in their own feel-good atmosphere of innocent fun. Trust me on this, both Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun and Barakamon are rarities of big proportions in the block where both contains levels of entertainment that are so difficult to find nowadays. There are no explicit vile elements, no overly-obscene sexual innuendos, no dark humor - just fun in its truest and most vestal essence!
4. School Rumble
The Story: When you've got a messed-up love triangle, funky misunderstandings, and mundane stuff in the mix - just what do you expect to have? That's right! Combining all of those crazy things in a school-life blend - you've got a School Rumble threading out like a storm!
It all started with Tenma Matsumoto not being able to confess her feelings to her crush, Karasuma Ooji. No matter how long she stretches it, Tenma must confess eventually because Karasuma is transferring to another school in a year. Then there's the delinquent, Harima Kenji, who has an indescribable crush on Tenma. The problem is similar - Harima is also having a hard time in confessing his love for Tenma!
Just what in the world awaits this peculiar love triangle? Would anyone be able to confess their feelings to their respective targets? Add all of that to the already messy stage of school-life and a School Rumble is surely going to commence!
The Similarity: Both anime are bursting with all the shades of the exciting colors of school life (and even youth in general). In fact, there's a lot of similarities in both that we are left only with a few subtle differences. One of the differences is that Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is more centralized towards randomness and entertainment while School Rumble sorta follows a linear story-line of comedy with crazy jokes and side-stories between. Setting the differences aside, both anime are sure to give you the giggles and smiles you desire.
5. Ouran High School Host Club
The Story: When Fujioka Haruhi enters the premises of the prestigious Ouran High School for her schooling, she didn't expect that it's gonna be the turning point of her normal everyday life. That turning point was marked by the moment she accidentally steps into the domain of the Ouran High School Host Club.
At first she was just looking for a quiet place to study, but then, in a sudden twist of fate - she's already disguising as a boy and serving as a host in the Host Club. As if that wasn't just the problem, she also has to deal with the residents of the club as she tries to repay her debt from the ultra-expensive vase that she accidentally broke.
The Similarity: A school setting and a funny scenario - that's what ties these two anime together. Both indulges in the fancy moments of school life where the characters are in some sort of adventure discovering and tackling everything that's part of their lives and individualities. Story aside, the characters from both anime are so well-characterized that the viewers won't take long to realize that they already like (or are closely familiar with) them that they can already fit the shoes of the characters themselves.
6. Hataraku Maou-sama (The Devil is a Part-timer)
The Story: After being defeated by Hero Emilia, Demon King Sadao was forced to retreat momentarily into another world. Unexpectedly, the world Demon King Sadao and his right-hand man Ashiya retreats to is Earth, in modern-day Tokyo exactly!
Unfamiliar and not knowing what to do in the situation they're in, Sadao Maou and Ashiya Shirou reluctantly tries to fit in to the new world they're in by getting new identities, a humble house, and part-time jobs in order for them to survive their unusual ordeal.
The Similarity: While it's true that most of the characters of Hataraku Maou-sama are out-of-this-world, they're all desperately struggling to live the normal life here on Earth. And from that perspective, it's an anime like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun when it comes to trying to go through the moments of daily life whilst making them as light and entertaining as possible. The similarity comes from the fact that both anime tries to extract comic relief from the random scenes one may encounter in daily living as well as the most common scenarios in this world.
The Story: Set in medieval Japan (that was the so-called "setting" ), Gintoki has to live the way of the samurai despite the public ban of swords (not really). Stuck in the new policies and the new government, Gintoki is now a freelancer who's willing to do anything as long as it fits his price.
And so well, since Gintoki is willing to do anything, that "anything" includes; dealing with aliens, bug extermination, wacky hijinks, and everything imaginable in the world. If that didn't sound too weird or random, Gintoki is about to show you all the random things and happenings that could happen in this universe - all while enjoying and laughing with the stars.
The Similarity: If you thought that Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun was already too random for your own gown, then you obviously haven't seen Gintama! Gintama in all its regards is the most random comedy anime show out there. From aliens to ancient things - they've got everything! It's just that random that it's totally impossible to get bored from it. And did I ever say that it's hilarious? Well, it surely is!
joe on September 08, 2018:
in what universe is gintama ANYTHING like nozaki kun? like really? did you watch a single episode of either?
gretani on June 14, 2015:
you forgot azumanga daioh. it is also very random in its comedic acts.