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Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki is a rom-com anime that starts with the usual bunch of character tropes and a shallow protagonist running from reality because it sucks. For all the show is about, the topics that Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki brings up are surprisingly creative. It understands psychological problems, particularly regarding the doubt of reality and how it gamifies it for the protagonist to deal with them quickly.
Synopsis: Fumiya Tomozaki is a high school student who is an outcast in the real world but is considered Japan’s best player in the online game Attack Families, under the alias of Nanashi. But one day, he plays against a player called NONAME who’s almost as good as him. He soon discovers that NONAME is none other than the most popular girl in school, Aoi Hinami. Seeing Tomozaki’s unaccommodating lifestyle, Aoi offers to teach him tricks to succeed in the game of real life.
Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki doesn’t go above its genres as it falls into a cycle of the predictable plot like other similar anime out there. But it is a decent watch. It has a nice mix of slice-of-life aspects, deep characters, light humor, and meriting art style. If you are looking for more anime with a similar theme, then look no further. Here are some anime similar to Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki.
Anime Similar To Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki
01. 3D Kanojo: Real Girl
Hikari Tsutsui is a high school student who lives his life as an otaku content with the 2D girls from games and anime. He lives his life without socializing with others. The only friend he has is Yuuto Itou, a classmate who likes wearing cat ears and is obsessed with games.
One day, Hikari arrives late at school and is assigned to clean the school pool as punishment. He meets Iroha, whom the other girls in school loathe for stealing boyfriends. Iroha suddenly announces to become Hikari’s girlfriend. Is this the start of something more?
02. Welcome to the N.H.K.
Buy/Stream On: Funimation, Amazon Prime Video (English Dub)
Satou Tatsuhiro is a 22-year-old man who’s been a hikikomori for four years. Due to his solitary lifestyle, Satou believes that he’s a hikikomori due to some conspiracy. He blames a delusional evil and secret organization, N.H.K., for forcing him to be a hikikomori.
Satou wants to escape the hikikomori lifestyle and overcome the N.H.K.’s conspiracies, but he is too afraid to go outside. One day, he meets Misaki Nakahara, a mysterious girl who volunteers in a charity project that helps hikikomori. She asks Satou to become her project’s subject in exchange to help him overcome his hikikomori ways.
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV, Funimation
Kaizaki Arata is a twenty-seven-year-old jobless man who quits his first job for personal reasons. One day, he meets Ryo Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute. Ryo suggests Kaizaki become a test subject for the research institute.
Kaizaki has to participate in an experiment to take a pill that turns him from a grown adult to a 17-year-old young boy. The test’s goal is for Kaizaki to attend high school as a student for a year, experience his youth again, and start his life over.
04. Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends
Buy/Stream On: Funimation
Kodaka Hasegawa is a transfer student who gets mistaken for a delinquent on his first day at school because of his blond blackish hair and fierce-looking eyes. One day, he stumbles upon Yozora Mikazuki, a loner with no friends. Together they decide to start the Neighbours Club to help them make friends.
The club gets five more eccentric members — Sena Kashiwazaki, Yukimura Kusunoki, Rika Shiguma, Kobato Hasegawa, and Maria Takayama. And so Kodaka’s journey begins to make some friends and get out of his loner lifestyle.
05. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV, Funimation, Amazon Prime Video
Moriko Morioka is a 30-year old single woman who, after working in a company’s sales department for 11 years, decided to quit and become a NEET. After quitting her job, she stumbled upon a net game and started her new life as a new and handsome character named Hayashi.
While starting as a beginner, a high-level player from the game named Lily eventually comes to help her with the game. Moriko soon joins Lily’s guild and making more friends in the process. Meanwhile, she encounters a mysterious blue-eyed blonde guy in the real world who changes her life forever.
06. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
Buy/Stream On: Crunchyroll, VRV, HIDIVE
Hikigaya Hachiman is a high school student and an outcast. But all this doesn’t seem to bother him, as he prefers to be a loner. But his loner but happy life soon comes to an end. His literature teacher and guidance counselor force him to join the Volunteer Service Club.
The club helps other students with their requests and problems. He meets the Service Club’s beautiful and talented leader, Yukino Yukinoshita, who is very similar to Hachiman. Hilarity ensues as Hachiman’s highschool life turns into an interesting teenage love comedy.