Puberty is a weird phase. Lots of surprising but kind of mundane new things happen to our body during this phase. But what if some unnatural and mysterious things happen to your body during this phase? Then puberty would not be considered that normal. Anime like Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai) uses supernatural puberty phase and fuses it with the good old school genre and give us something unexpected.
AoButa follows the story of Sakuta Azusagawa, who goes through a rare puberty syndrome, which is considered a myth. Symptoms of this syndrome include weird supernatural things happening to the body. And the worst part is no one other than Sakuta can recognize it. One day, Sakuta sees a girl in a bunny girl costume wandering the library. The girl happens to be Mai Sakurajima, a third-year from his school, who is also facing the puberty syndrome just like him. While helping Mai with the syndrome, Sakuta discovers many other girls facing the same problem.
While the premise of the story is intriguing, but the thing that makes everyone love the series is Sakuta’s personality. A character with a stoic face and who doesn’t care about what other people think about him is relatable for the fans. How Sakuta faces the glares he gets from people around him because of this weird syndrome is something that happens in real life. Humans tend to look weirdly at others who are different.
If you are looking for anime with characters who don’t give an F of what other people think about them, then you are at the right place. Here are some anime similar to Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai.
Anime Similar To Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Koyomi Araragi manages to survive as a human after a vampire attack with the help of Meme Oshino. While he leads a life like an average human, he still has some vampire powers like superhuman strength and quick healing ability. At school, he saves Hitagi Senjougahara, a classmate, when she fells down from stairs. While catching Senjougahara from the fall, Araragi notices that she is unnaturally weightless. It turns out, Senjougahara is also facing some supernatural problems, and Araragi insists on helping her. This fate of event leads Araragi helping many other girls who are having paranormal issues.
02. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
Hachiman Hikigaya prefers to live an isolated school life with no interest in making friends. He also believes that other poeple who are having a good time at school are just some delusionals. But it all changes when his teacher forces him to join the Services Club run by the beautiful ice queen Yukino Yukinoshita. Now Hachiman is going to live his worst nightmare, and that is socializing with other students while solving thier problems. Will, his time with Yukino, change his rotten view on society?
03. Kokoro Connect
Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki band together to form Student Cultural Society when they didn’t find a club they could fit in. But one day, the five members encountered a strange phenomenon. Somehow Aoki and Yui had switch personalities without any warning for a short period. It soon continues to occur randomly amongst the five friends. But it turns out that it’s not all fun and game when they start learning each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars. It’s like they are getting closer more than could have ever imagined. Will this phenomenon make their friendship stronger, or will it break them forever?
04. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Kyon is a pessimistic and sarcastic teen who only hopes to live a normal school life. But after meeting beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya, his life takes a quick turn. Haruhi is excellent at everything, from sports to studies. As a result, she is bored with life and complaints about the lack of exciting clubs in the school. Kyon sarcastically suggests her to form her own club, which leads to Kyon becoming the first member of Haruhi’s SOS Brigade, a club dedicated to finding and observing all supernatural things. Soon other eccentric students join the club making Kyon’s ordinary school life a dream.
05. Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)
Ryuu Yamada decides on a fresh start when he enters high school leaving all his violent delinquent reputation in the past. But during his first year in high school, he gets bored and returns to his old self. One day after returning from another visit with the teacher, Ryuu stumbles into Urara Shiraishi, and a mistep causes them both to fell down from the stairs. The falls lead to an accidental kiss, but the most surprising things turn out is that they can switch bodies with a kiss. This single kiss leads them to discover a legend in thier school, which the Seven Witches of Suzaku High. It turns out there are seven female students who can activate some power with a kiss.
06. Sakurada Reset (Sagrada Reset)
Sakurada is an oceanside town with its inhabitants born with supernatural powers. Kei Asai is one of them who meets Misora Haruki at the school rooftop. Haruki can reset anything around her upto three days in the past. But the problem is no one knows when the reset happens, even Haruki, other than Kei, who has a photographic memory. When they combine their power, they were able to help someone, and they decide to join the service club, which helps others in their town. While helping the Sakurada residents, Haruki and Kei learn that someone is controlling the town from the shadow.