Top 10 Anime like OreImo

Top 10 Anime like OreImo

Dragging along the mud, Kirino Kousaka, a flawless high-schooler, makes her brother, Kousuke turn into an otaku to protect her secret. OreImo is their daily life of keeping the secret under the table, as they continue to meet various other eccentrics just like them.

If this plot wasn’t weird enough, here are 10 anime as weird as this.

Top 10 Anime like OreImo

10. Eromanga-Sensei

Eromanga Sensei in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Eromanga Sensei | Courtesy of A-1 Pictures
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
  • Episodes: 12

As an established light novel writer, Masamune has never met his illustrator. Having a record of some of the most erotic illustrations, Masamune could never imagine his sister, Sagiri, to be his partner-in-crime in the shadows. As they work together to publish more of his works, what changes will the sibling duo experience?

The story has a chain of incestual and erotic events, used to broaden their relationship. It also uses similar jokes to further its plot revolving around an ero-novelist and his illustrator.

9. Haganai: I don’t have many friends

Haganai in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Haganai: I don’t have many friends | Courtesy of AIC Builds
  • Studios: AIC Builds
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
  • Episodes: 12

Kodaka Hasegawa struck the bad luck jackpot as soon as he transferred to his new school. Treated as a delinquent, it takes him a month before he makes another oddball, Yozora Mikazuki, his friend. As both oddballs decide to work together to make friends, their life finally takes a turn for good. Joined by similar eccentrics, how will their daily life fare?

The story has a light-hearted vibe going throughout. It explores more into the loneliness one suffers due to different likes and hobbies. However, the story also serves to teach that with time one will find a company where one can be free.

8. NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them!

NAKAIMO in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
NAKAIMO – My Little Sister Is Among Them! | Courtesy of Studio Gokumi
  • Studios: Studio Gokumi
  • Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Ecchi
  • Episodes: 12

As Shougo Mikadono inherits his family business, he finds himself in a dilemma. Tasked with finding his wife and a deadline till high school graduation, Shougo had an easy time picking girls. However, one of them is his long-lost sister. What will he do now?

The story has an actual incentive to be as fast-paced as it is. Diving back into the incest territory, the MC wishes to go the opposite route and avoid his sister.

7. Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret

Haruka Nogizaka's Secret in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Haruka Nogizaka’s Secret | Courtesy of Diomedéa
  • Studios: Diomedéa
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 12

Haruka Nogizaka is the most popular girl in her school, receiving an S rating across the board. However, this perfect student has a cruel secret to hide at all costs. She’s an otaku. Despite all her efforts, Yuuto Ayase discovers her secret. Fortunately, Ayasa promises to hide her secret, and they end up being good friends. Will this unexpected friend lead others to smell her weakness?

The story has multiple romantic elements, yet the main shine of the show is its brutal depiction of how otakus are treated when others find out about them. As much as the show tries to be a romantic comedy, the show packs an unnatural amount of delaying any concrete relationship between the two main characters.

6. WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular!

WataMote in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
WataMote: No Matter How I Look At It, It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular! | Courtesy of SILVER LINK.
  • Studios: SILVER LINK.
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Episodes: 12

Tomoko Kuroki is all ready to brave through her first year in high school, having a record of completing 50 simulated high school lives and dating over 100 virtual boys. She couldn’t be more wrong. With the help of her best friend, Yuu Naruse, and her loving brother, Tomoko Tomoki, she tries to live a fulfilling life.

The show has a nonchalant and satirical way of depicting how hard it truly is for introverts to interact with others. The show at times becomes very repetitive and is very slow-paced for its own good.

5. Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Saekano in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend | Courtesy of A-1 Pictures
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi
  • Episodes: 12

Tomoya Aki gathers like-minded folks for his visual novel. Yet, he faces a blunt stop before he even begins. Inexperienced at what’s most important for his doujin circle, he has never felt emotions that truly touched his heart, besides his imagination. As they tackle this problem, they slowly experience what life has in store for them.

The show leans more toward failed romantic moments with comedic relief right after. It is a good slice of life that makes your heart flutter and mouth ache with laughter.

4. Welcome to the N.H.K.

Welcome to N.H.K. in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Welcome to N.H.K. | Courtesy of Gonzo
  • Studios: Gonzo
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Episodes: 24

When you spend too much time with yourself, you slowly detach yourself from reality. That is exactly what our protagonist, Tatsuhiro Satou, has become. Filled with countless conspiracy theories that prevent him from stepping out of his apartment, he receives a fateful encounter that just might turn his life around.

The show delves deeply into the psychological side of what it means to seclude oneself from society. Well into adulthood, the MC still faces trouble interacting with others, society being his greatest antagonist throughout the show.

3. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! | Courtesy of Kyoto Animation
  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Episode: 12

Yuuta had a dark past like everyone. Moving into high school, he never expected his past to catch up to him. While not completely in the manner he left it behind, he meets Rikka, the literal personification of the past he dreads. As their lives tangle into a complicated web, what will he do?

The show is one of the community’s most favorite in the “completely fanatically otaku” category. Finding itself in countless memes, the show does have serious themes that go unnoticed by all its comedic reliefs.

2. Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Himouto! Umaru-chan | Courtesy of Doga Kobo
  • Studios: Doga Kobo
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Episodes: 12

Umaru Doga is the perfect student that most girls dream of becoming. While a figure of awe in public, she transforms into a lazy otaku when she’s home. Trusting her dependable brother, Taihei, she lays back and enjoys her time, whether it’s with her friends or alone.

The show has a very funny way of depicting the change in her personality. Changing her into a chibi form when she’s having absolute fun is what makes this show adoringly cute.

1. Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish in Top 10 Anime like OreImo
Princess Jellyfish | Courtesy of Brain’s Base
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Episodes: 11

Introverted Tsukimi Kurashite spends her time as an illustrator as a means to pay rent. But her life takes a turn when she meets Kuranosuke Koibuchi, a guy who loves cross-dressing. Hiding his secret, Tsukimi finds herself in unexpected situations. Battling through them with her roommates, she discovers her true talent.

Princess Jellyfish addresses many themes besides the otaku culture and cross-dressing. It truly shines as a perfect balance between the reality in which otakus live and the fantasy that we all escape into, thanks to anime.

Conclusion

All the shows have a unique twist that makes them different from OreImo, yet each with its oddball and iconic plot has earned its worth in this list. All the shows have shown how dreamy but realistic otaku culture and behavior can be. It comes with its fair share of good and bad experiences.

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