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Are you searching for anime like Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out? Or maybe you're just a sucker for slice of life anime? In any case, you came to the right place.
Here are a few options that you can choose from that can help you move on after binge-watching this short anime with only 12 episodes. For all you know, you might find something you'll like more than Uzaki-chan.
Anime Similar to Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out
- Boys Be
- School Rumble
- Arakawa Under the Bridge
- Ore Monogatari
- Your Lie in April
- Dagashi Kashi
- Teasing Master Takagi-san
Aired: October 2, 2008
For romantic comedy lovers out there, Toradora deserves to rank high on your list of must-watch anime. With captivating characters and a well-written story, Toradora focuses on the unlikely bond of Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka and how their attempts to help each other backfire, leading to awkward situations.
Ryuuji always gets misunderstood because of his appearance and the way he stares at people. This resembles the characteristics of the male protagonist in Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out. As for the chemistry of Taiga and Ryuuji, just imagine mixing apples to oranges yet somehow works in a funny way that makes you want to watch more.
Aired: April 8, 2004
Originally created as a visual novel, it was developed into a manga series and then later became an anime TV show. The success it garnered from the visual novel made it possible to transition from a regular game to a successful anime hit. The story revolved around Tomoyo Okazaki, who skipped classes most of the time and lacked determination and drive in life.
But when he met Nagisa Furukawa, everything changed in his life, and he even decided to help her and her friends establish the once fallen drama club. As a series of events happened, so was the eminent change of Tomoyo that made him motivated and invigorated with a new purpose.
The comparison between Tomoyo and Shinchi of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out seems evident in this show, making it a must watch if you are looking for shows like Uzaki-chan.
3. Boys Be
Aired: April 11, 2000
If you haven't watched this classic slice of life anime, then do so immediately. Boys Be focuses on the daily struggles, joys, happiness, and sadness of teenage life. Like in Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, it tackles the same problems, but Boys Be takes a more serious route.
The story revolves around six teenage friends who struggle to learn about handling situations involving matters of the heart. Inevitably, this sometimes leads them to fight among themselves. But at the end of the day, they still help each other out to make the best of what they have. It also concentrates on the two friends, Kyoichi and Chiharu, who have feelings for each other yet don't know how to handle the situation.
4. School Rumble
Aired: October 5, 2004
Another romantic comedy mixed with slice of life anime, School Rumble can make you laugh out loud because of the funny events that unfold. This show can get as complicated as you want it to be because it does not focus only on the two main characters. You can say that there are multiple strings of relationships that can be formed in this anime, which would make you laugh at times.
The two important characters to take note of here are Harima Kenji and Tenma Tsukamoto. Think of this situation – bad boy meets good girl. That seems to be the case between the two. Harima has a huge crush on Tenma, yet her trait that makes this show funny is how clueless she can get. Adding the other characters having a crush on Tenma serves only to complicate this funny story.
5. Arakawa Under the Bridge
Aired: April 4, 2010
Arakawa Under the Bridge bears many similarities with the comedy aspects of Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out. The protagonist of this show also shares similar traits to Uzaki-chan. The series tells the story of Kou Ichinomiya, a man who has gained success by himself.
One day, an accident occurred, and he almost drowned in the Arakawa river. But he was rescued by a strange girl named Nino and made him indebted to her. Unable to accept this, he asked for a way to repay her. This started a series of events, leading him to live under the bridge and learn about all the weirdos living in that area.
This show can be considered as one of the funniest slice of life anime ever. If you're a massive fan of this genre, be sure you don't miss out.
6. Ore Monogatari
Aired: April 29, 2015
The title of this series literally means My Love Story in English. Ore Monogatari exudes romantic comedy. A different approach to the slice of life genre, it appeals to those hopeless romantics out there, saying that you should not give up no matter what it takes to get the one you love.
Takeo Goda fits that role perfectly. Although he has an ogre-like stature, he does not allow it to affect him in his quest to gain the love of his life. He even saves her life from a maniac, and because of this, she also develops feelings for him.
Just like Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, this show gives off good vibes to all its viewers and inspires people never to give up when it comes to love.
7. Your Lie in April
Aired: May 15, 2015
A slice of life anime that would literally make you cry a liter of tears, Your Lie in April is definitely worthy of making it on your list. The female lead, Kaori, reminds you of the outgoing personality of Uzaki-chan.
If you also like music, this anime will surely entice you because it deals with a piano prodigy's struggles who can't hear music any longer. Kosei Arima had his fair share of troubled relationships with his mother in the past that made him unable to play music. But after meeting Kaori, he somehow pulls thru and can hear music once again.
8. Dagashi Kashi
Aired: January 12, 2018
The main topic of this anime focuses on sweets. A sweet shop running for a long time would be passed on to the next heir. The only problem is that Shikada Dagashi, the next heir to own the sweet shop, doesn't want this fate and would rather be a manga artist. His father has other plans for his son.
His father then introduces a lively lady named Hotaru Shidare to help Shikada realize that the better decision for him would be to inherit the sweet shop in the most comedic way possible.
9. Teasing Master Takagi-san
Aired: January 8, 2018
Friendly girl entices shy guy story, this anime contains elements that are hilarious, original, and alluring. Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out shares the same elements. This story concentrates on Nishitaka and Takagi, their funny experiences, and great friendship.
Nishitaka is always at the receiving end of Takagi's playful teases because she knows how to tick him off. Because of this, he vows that one day, he would pay her back bigtime.
Aired: July 20, 2020
Rent-A-Girlfriend is a fairly new series, but it has surely gotten a lot of attention from the anime community. The character traits of Uzaki-chan and Chizuru are comparable to each other. Both of them are lively and outgoing.
Kazuya Kinoshita gets his heart broken by his former girlfriend. To get over this, he uses an online dating app to "rent" a girlfriend. He selects Chizuru, and upon meeting her, everything just went bananas. Mistaken as a couple by his family and friends, they have no choice but to continue dating until they truly develop feelings for each other.