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One of the best and most popular romance/harem animes to have appeared in recent years is The Quintessential Quintuplets. Each of the quintuplets has their own body language and personality, as well as a unique dynamic with the main character, with heartwarming drama and comedic gags on top. While you wait for the Quintessential Quintuplets Movie, check out these Best Anime Like The Quintessential Quintuplets!
9. The Fruit of Grisaia
Yuuji Kazami, a transfer student, has only recently begun at Mihama Academy. He wishes to be a typical high school student, but this wish may not be granted anytime soon due to Mihama Academy’s polar opposite. Yuuji meets the principal and five other female students and learns more about their personalities as socialization becomes inevitable. Slowly, he discovers the truth about the academy’s small group of students: they all have traumatic experiences that are hidden from the rest of the world.
Mihama Academy provides a safe haven for these girls, who are the “fruit” of their fallen and decaying trees. Yuuji must act as a catalyst to save them from themselves, but how can he save another when he cannot save himself?
8. Girlfriend, Girlfriend
Naoya Mukai is having the time of his life after one of his numerous confessions is finally accepted by his childhood friend Saki Saki. He goes out of his way to show affection to his now-beloved girlfriend, ensuring the longevity of their relationship.
However, after months of planning, another girl named Nagisa Minase unexpectedly confesses to Naoya one afternoon. Despite his polite rejection, Nagisa’s irresistible charm and determination continue to entice Naoya. To satisfy Saki and Nagisa’s desires, Naoya devises the audacious plan of dating both girls at the same time, with both girls fully aware. This unusual situation eventually leads to bizarre and hilarious situations in whatever they do to maintain their unusual relationship.
7. A Couple of Cuckoos
Nagi Umino, a hardworking high school student, and Erika Amano, a social media sensation, had nothing in common until they discovered they were twins. When the shocking news is revealed to both of their families, their parents devise a plan without the knowledge of Nagi or Erika: the two should marry in order to reunite them with their rightful families and ensure everyone’s happiness.
When Nagi and Erika find out about this, they immediately reject the ridiculous plan, refusing to comply with their parent’s wishes. With neither party willing to back down, it will be interesting to see how their relationship develops over time.
6. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
For years, otaku Tomoya Aki has been obsessed with collecting anime and light novels, becoming attached to a variety of series with compelling stories and characters. He now wants to give others the same experience he had by creating his own game, but Tomoya is unable to do so on his own.
He successfully recruits childhood friend Eriri Spencer Sawamura to illustrate and literary elitist Utaha Kasumigaoka to write while directing the script. Tomoya now has a super-group to work with, and he meets the lovely, docile Megumi Katou, after whom he models his main character.
Tomoya establishes a new doujin circle in the hopes of touching the hearts of those who play their game. What he doesn’t realise is that in order to elicit these emotions, the creators had to go through similar experiences in their own lives.
5. Hayate the Combat Butler
“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” according to Murphy’s Law, and no better words can describe Hayate Ayasaki’s unfortunate life. He is sold to the yakuza after his parents abandon him with a debt of more than 150 million yen, kicking off his quick escape from a future he does not want. On that fateful night, he meets Nagi Sanzenin, a young girl whom he decides to kidnap in order to pay off his family’s massive debt.
Nagi believes Hayate is confessing his love to her due to his kind nature and a series of misunderstandings. After rescuing Nagi from real kidnappers, Hayate is hired as Nagi’s personal butler, and it is revealed that she is a member of one of Japan’s wealthiest families.
Hayate, who is highly skilled but cursed with the world’s worst luck, immediately goes to work serving his employer while dealing with the numerous misfortunes that befall him. Hayate is in over his head in the butler comedy Hayate the Combat Butler, from taking care of a mansion to fending off dangerous foes and even unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him.
4. Hensuki: Are you willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as long as she’s a Cutie?
Many boys, particularly those in adolescence, want a girlfriend. Keiki Kiryuu is no different. One eventful afternoon, he receives a love letter from an unknown sender—along with a pair of white panties—and his days of longing for a lover appear to be over.
To find out who his secret admirer, dubbed Cinderella, is, he investigates several possible candidates, including his senior Sayuki Tokihara, his underclassman Yuika Koga, and his classmate Mao Nanjou. However, as Keiki investigates this mysterious girl’s identity, he discovers the perverted fetishes hidden behind each candidate’s innocent exterior…
3. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
When Kodaka Hasegawa learns that he will be transferring to a new school, he is determined to make a good impression and possibly make some new friends. When Kodaka is labelled as a violent delinquent due to his blond hair and intimidating demeanour, he quickly realises he is out of luck. Due to his infamous reputation, Kodaka remains alone despite the passage of a month. However, his life begins to change when he discovers fellow loner Yozora Mikazuki in an empty classroom talking to her imaginary friend.
After sharing stories about their lonely high school lives, Kodaka and Yozora form the Neighbor’s Club. For people who don’t have friends, learning social skills and how to fit in are daily activities that will hopefully allow them to make friends. Thanks to the eroge-loving Sena Kashiwazaki and other eccentric outcasts, Kodaka may have finally found people he can call friends in this club full of hilarious oddballs.
2. We Never Learn
Nariyuki Yuiga, a low-income third-year high school student, works tirelessly to be nominated for the VIP scholarship, which would cover all of his college expenses. In recognition of his efforts, the headmaster bestows a prestigious scholarship on him.
This scholarship, however, comes with one condition: he must tutor the school’s brightest students in their weakest subjects! Among his new students are math maestro Rizu Ogata, who wishes to study humanities, literature legend Fumino Furuhashi, who wishes to study science, and Yuiga’s sports-savvy childhood friend Uruka Takemoto, who wishes to study science but is hopeless at everything else.
In Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai, Yuiga attempts to teach his three eccentric tutees through a series of strange and comedic antics. Will Yuiga be able to help his students achieve their goals as their ambitions clash with their abilities?
Hachiman Hikigaya is a cynical high school student who exhibits narcissistic and semi-nihilistic tendencies. He believes that happy youth is a ruse and that anyone who claims otherwise is insane.
Hachiman’s teacher forces him to join the Volunteer Service Club as a novel punishment for writing an essay mocking modern social relationships. The club’s goal is to help any student who wants to achieve their goals. With only the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita as a club member, Hachiman finds himself on the front lines of other people’s problems—a position he never imagined himself in. Will Hachiman’s distorted view of society be a hindrance or an asset as he and Yukino solve many of the students’ problems with their wits?
BONUS: The Royal Tutor
Despite his short, childlike stature, Heine Wittgenstein is a brilliant man who commands respect, equally charming and stern. As a result, the king of Grannzreich has asked Heine to take on a difficult task that many others have turned down: he has been appointed as the new royal tutor to four princes in line for the throne.
Each of the four princes, Licht, the flirtatious youngest, Leonhard, the immature older brother, Bruno, the studious third prince, and Kai, the oldest and most reserved, has a distinct and troublesome personality. Heine attempts to connect with each of the princes in order to groom them for the throne, but the results are farcical. However, Heine’s mysterious past and dark undercurrents in the present threaten the kingdom’s peace.
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