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10 Anime Like Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization)

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Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization)

Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization)

About Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization)

Ayumu Tabari suffers from quite a unique disease called the “Crystallization Syndrome”. When he is under high stress, his body parts crystallize causing him difficulty in moving. Due to his severe social anxiety, he can’t speak to his classmates and as a result, he frequently crystallizes. In fact, he even had to repeat a year in high school.

His only hope lies in his homeroom teacher named Kouya Onihara, whom he generally calls “Oni-chan sensei”. Kouya studies crystals and researches about them. He is in awe of Ayumu’s crystalline body and finds it to be both beautiful and fascinating. As Ayumu faces continuous stress from school and feels disturbed by his complex relationship with his teacher, he has to struggle to make his life normal, while avoiding complete crystallization.

Have you ever come across an anime that shares similar sentiments with the classmates and school teacher? Yes or no, doesn’t matter because here are the 10 best alternatives for Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization).

10 Anime Like Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Suffers From Crystallization)

1. Houseki no Kuni (TV) (Land of the Lustrous)

2. Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I Love You”.)

3. Robotica*Robotics

4. Koisuru Boukun

5. Papa to Kiss in the Dark

6. Gekijouban Sekaiichi hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no baai

7. Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught A Merman)

8. Gravitation: Lyrics of Love OVA

9. Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge

10. Doukyusei

Houseki no Kuni (TV) (Land of the Lustrous)

Houseki no Kuni (TV) (Land of the Lustrous)

1. Houseki no Kuni (TV) (Land of the Lustrous)

Set in a distant future, the anime explores the life of crystalline organisms called Gems. They live in a world that was once destroyed by six meteors altogether. Each Gem has an unavoidable task of fighting with Lunarians, unique species who long for their bodies to use them as decorations.

The youngest gem named Phosphophyllite or Phos is a serious troublemaker. Not only she breaks herself into pieces every time, she even makes others’ life impossible. Though she has an extremely fragile body, she aims to support her fellow gems in the fight against Lunarians. However, she is instead given a task to compile an encyclopedia.

On her way, she meets Cinnabar, who patrols at an isolated island and lives alone as her body secret harmful poison. Finding someone rejected like her, Phos decides to find a role that best fits both of them.

Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I Love You”.)

Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I Love You”.)

2. Sukitte Ii na yo. (Say "I Love You”.)

Friends help you overcome your worries, but in the case of Mei Tachibana, it’s totally opposite. When she was wrongfully accused of the death of her classmate’s pet, she started to avoid people so as not to get hurt again. Her life changes in an unexpected manner with the arrival of Yamato Kurosawa.

Yamato Kurosawa is a popular student at Mei’s high school. With a series of encounters, they begin to know each other. One day, Yamato willingly kisses Mei to save her from a stalker. Since that day, Mei has developed feelings for him.

After realizing that their feelings are mutual, Mei not only gets a boyfriend but also gain new friends. As their relationship is growing stronger, they are also learning what it really means to have someone special in your life.

Robotica*Robotics

Robotica*Robotics

3. Robotica*Robotics

Haru and Natsu are humanoid robots. The only thing they know is their functions as a robot and are oblivious to the rest of the world. When their previous owner abandoned them, they are taken by Masa, a scientist.

Haru longs to feel like a human and understand the surroundings the way humans do. Meanwhile, Natsu is deep down scared of being abandoned again. Haru focused on positive aspects of life, but Natsu is drowning deep in negativity. Again and again, only one question disturbs them: what is love?

Koisuru Boukun

Koisuru Boukun

4. Koisuru Boukun

Tetsuhiro Morinaga feels strongly for his upperclassman Souichi Tatsumi. Out of despair, he even confesses his feelings, but Tatsumi turns out to be a self-obsessed and aggressive homophobe. Tatsumi believes homosexuality is a crime and all such people need to be thrown off the planet.

However, Tatsumi starts to become close with Tetsuhiro due to the unfortunate effect of an aphrodisiac drug. This leads to a life-altering effect on both men. But will it help them keep their friendship strong or will they part their ways?

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

5. Papa to Kiss in the Dark

For Munakata Mira, his father, Munakata Kyousuke, is more than just a parent. Kyousuke is a famous Hollywood actor. Everyone knows them as father and son but behind the closed doors, there’s something more heating up.

In high school, the 15-year-old develops feelings for his childhood friend but is left in distress when his friend is adopted. Later, when Kyousuke plans to marry a famous actress, it is revealed her son is interested in Mira.

Gekijouban Sekaiichi hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no baai

Gekijouban Sekaiichi hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no baai

6. Gekijouban Sekaiichi hatsukoi: Yokozawa Takafumi no baai

Takafumi Yokozawa is a friend of Masamune Takano for quite a long time now. It’s natural for Takafumi to feel an intense bond with Takano. They have attended college together and even worked in the same company. When Takafumi had to help Takano at his worst point, his feelings grew stronger for him, but Takano never reciprocated.

One night in the bar when he is trying to get over Takano’s rejection, he loses consciousness. The next day, he finds himself in a stranger’s house, who turns out to be Zen Kirishima. Zen is the head of the Shounen Department at Marukawa Publishing. Realizing that Zen paid his bar tab last night, Takafumi reluctantly becomes a servant for the man.

Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught A Merman)

Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught A Merman)

7. Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught A Merman)

It all started when Shima accidentally drops his late grandfather’s picture into the ocean. He jumps into the water without thinking. Unable to swim through the waves, he is nearly drowned when a stranger figure appears and takes him to the shore.

Appearing as a human, Shima’s savior is a half-human half-mermaid named Isaki. Instead of getting intimidating by an unknown species, Shima soon begins to form strong bonds with the merman, something none of them anticipated. However, irrespective of their intense friendship, Shima and Isaki belong to entirely different species, the question arises how long can they carry this mutual feeling within them?

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love OVA

Gravitation: Lyrics of Love OVA

8. Gravitation: Lyrics of Love OVA

Shindou Shuichi, though is a lead singer and lyricist, he is a bad omen for the band Bad Luck. The deadlines for the band’s next album are approaching and the pressure is intense. Meanwhile, Shuichi has gone listless and his writing is stagnated. The reason is his lover, Yuki, who has distanced himself from Shindou. He is depressed and anxious and can’t think about anything else except Yuki.

The problem worsens when the big-mouth Shuichi boasts about his talent and adds further that the band can find no one else to write lyrics for them. If Shuichi doesn’t go back to his energetic personality, then this is the tragic finale of Bad Luck for real.

Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge

Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge

9. Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge

Takaya Ougi is a high school student and has a normal life. His only concern is the safety of his best friend Yuzuru Narita. His normalcy is disturbed when a charismatic man named Nobutsuna Naoe reveals that he is the reincarnation of Lord Kagetora, the son of samurai Kenshin Uesugi. Naoe helps Takaya reawakens his supernatural abilities so he can fight with the Feudal Underworld.

However, Takaya is reluctant to gain his past memories and deny every attempt to recover it. As the story progresses, many more characters with past life memories emerge. As each of them tries to balance their current conditions with past impressions, a lot of mysteries unravel changing the entire plot of the series.

Doukyusei

Doukyusei

10. Doukyusei

Hikaru Kusakabe is a carefree member of a rock band who is focused on progressing towards the future. During the summer, he and his classmates have to take part in the forthcoming chorus festival. He finds Rihito Sajou, the honor student, who is practicing to sing all by himself.

Rihito is finding trouble in singing the right verse. So, Kusakabe jumps in and offers him help to prepare for the event as he is also quite delighted to see the other side of his numb classmate.

They both lead a totally opposite lifestyle, but with time, build a strong connection. It looks dreamy when they are in high school, but what the future holds when they would have to choose different paths?

Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu is one of its own kind of anime. It’s amazing how its alternatives do a perfect job in detailing the struggles of odd relationships.

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