6 Anime Like Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! [Recommendations]

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We've all experienced once in our lives, a scenario where, you're so madly in love with someone but every time you try to say how you feel you screw things up. Your heart beats a mile a minute, and while you know deep down what it means to be honest, the words just don't seem to come together well. That person you have a crush on is totally oblivious to it all, and has other agendas on their mind that prevent them from seeing what's really happening. Kono Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! is riddled with emotional outbursts, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and pretty much every possible bit of stupid love you can imagine. Let’s tune in to see if these characters can dig a little deeper into their hearts in order to the key to all of the answers.

Similar Anime to Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

1. Lovely Complex

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: April 7, 2007 - September 29, 2007

Risa Koizumi wants to live every woman's fantasy to fall in love and have a beautiful romantic story to share with her friends. At first, she becomes infatuated with Ryouji Suzuki, who is a handsome boy in another class. Risa is primarily attracted to Ryouji because of his height since Risa herself is quite tall for a girl, reaching the height of 172 centimeters, which by Japanese standards is quite the gap. Unfortunately, her love did not last, as Suzuki falls for another girl in their school, who Atsushi Ootani admired. Risa and Atsushi start to discover a relationship of their own, and an attraction starts to form between them.

School life is always full of ups and downs, and when romance comes into the mix it creates an emotional whirlwind that can spiral out of control. In this case, this whirlwind ends up becoming the catalyst which brings everything all together. Much like Uchimaki and Umaki, Risa and Atsushi initially have a strange issue to overcome, which results in some incredibly funny moments. Both shows have a character who has to deal with a certain stereotype, and somehow must find a solution to breaking their habit. Umaki is always firing off direct shots towards Uchimaki, who just laughs it off and even mocks her by turning her into a 2D waifu during his painting. On the other end, Risa is always being mocked for being too tall, which gives off the impression of her being the more dominant and manly of the two. Both shows demonstrate that our feelings can be hard to handle, but being honest with them is the only way for the other person to truly understand what you’re going through.


2. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 7, 2014 - September 22, 2014

Much of the story follows the passionate life of Chiyo, as she shows determination to assist Nozaki in his manga so that perhaps over time he’ll be able to notice her true feelings. All she wants from Nozaki in return is some attention, but instead receives a random autograph for her efforts. This situation then sparks more ideas in her as she tries really hard to plant her seed of love into Nozaki’s dull mind. What she doesn’t realize however, is that Nozaki is actually a very popular mangaka who writes under the name Sakiko Yumeno. Through many confusing moments and misunderstandings, Chiyo eventually becomes his assistant and from there a lot of the funny moments begin. While having to work towards confessing her love to Nozaki, Chiyo must also learn to understand and balance other relationships around her in order to truly buy Nozaki’s attention.

Both Nozaki and Uchimaki are obsessed with the 2D world of art and don't seem to fancy the more three dimensional women that are out there. They don't seem to realize the prize that's lying in front of them, and both girls assume that their actions are out of selfishness when truthfully they're just too dense to realize. So with a little strategy and flirting, the two girls try to help both men notice their true feelings, while at the same time coming to terms with how to deal with their own growing emotions. Every situation the two find themselves in are awkwardly entertaining since both are observing each other from two different planets, and so they try to find a common ground to make it all work while making us laugh at it all.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Trailer


3. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai Omotta?

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 7, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Naïve otaku Hideki "Rusian" Nishimura is devastated when he builds up the courage to propose to a girl in an online game, only to be rejected by her severely. To make matters worse, the girl reveals that she is actually an older man outside of the game. With his dreams crushed and his heart broken, Rusian comes comes to an immediate decision in the midst of his raging fit, that he will never trust another girl in an online game again. After many years have passed, Rusian is now in a guild with three other players, one of whom possesses a female character by the name of "Ako." Ako is deeply in love with Rusian and desires to marry him. Being through this scenario before and keeping his guard up along the way, Rusian accepts her proposal, claiming that her gender doesn't matter as long as she is cute in the game. In spite of all that, after a discussion between guild members that led to all of them having an offline meeting, Rusian finds out that Ako, along with the other members, are not just girls, but also his schoolmates.

Ako shares the same temperament like Umaki, where the two fight with all of their might to portray their emotions to the ones they love. The two become almost obsessive in their approach, trying every plan in their emotional notebook to proving just how much they love the person. Unfortunately both male protagonists aren't really convinced nor do they actually realize that both girls have genuine feelings for them, and just find it difficult to express it without coming off too strong. Ultimately the two male protagonists start to slowly realize what's happening, but still fall flat on their faces when trying to decipher the female code.

Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai Omotta? Trailer


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4. Acchi Kocchi

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 6, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Tsumiki Miniwa is madly in love with her best friend Io Otonashi. The only issue is that she can't bring herself to come out and admit her true feelings. Io however doesn't seem to be able to pick up the obvious clues, even with all of their friends teasing that there's no one better suited for her than Io himself. The story follows Tsumiki and her circle of friends as they go through their day-to-day lives as students, while learning the values of love and relationship. Only time will tell if Tsumiki will gain the courage to finally say how she truly feels.

Tsumiki just can't seem to confront her emotions and let Io know how she truly feels, and whenever she tries she turns a tomato red and avoids the topic all together. Similarly, Uchimaki is a bit of a dunce when it comes to love and he would rather not focus on 3D girls, since he fancies the life of 2D so much. Whenever the two get close together Usami just can't seem to maintain her sanity and often lashes out on Uchimaki who is just a wall. The two gather friends together to drop hints towards both males, but the two are so far off in their own distant world that the message gets lost in translation and everything fails. Both shows are a wonderful slice of life comedy that anyone can enjoy since we all can relate to the characters and their antics.

Acchi Kocchi Trailer


5. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 16, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Aki is a passionate otaku, and has been obsessed with collecting anime along with light novels for years. He grows attached to various series which focus on captivating stories and characters. Now, Aki wants to have an opportunity of providing the same experience for others by creating his own game, but unfortunately, Tomoya cannot do this task all on his own. He decides in his mind to recruit an old friend to help illustrate and hires literary elitist Utaha to write the script for his visual novel, while he directs. Aki only needs an inspiration to base his project on, and luckily meets the beautiful Megumi who he decides to model his main character after. Using what knowledge he has, Tomoya creates a new doujin circle with dreams to touch the hearts of those who play their game. What he does not realize, is that to create these emotions, the creators would need to experience the same feelings in their own lives.

Uchimaki and Aki have this crazy obsession with anime and the world of 2D, and just can't seem to wrap their head around the world of romance. They express their emotions so brilliantly in their art work, almost poetic in a way, and yet when it comes to love they require some form of instruction manual to understand it all. Both Umaki and Megumi have become inspirations for both the main characters, as they start to become part of their artwork. These boys display great romantic and genuine qualities but are so blind to it all due to their incredible dedication to what they really enjoy. So both females end up displaying cold and sarcastic behaviors, but overtime learn to also express their emotions more openly to create a more well balanced relationship.

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Trailer


6. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 9, 2012 - March 26, 2013

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo is an incredibly entertaining romance comedy, that looks at the life of five characters who all provide an important dynamic around the story. Every character surrounds main protagonist Kanda Sorata, who is banished to Sakura Hall because of the rules pertaining to school dorms not allowing cats. Due to his overwhelming love for them, he constantly finds himself in trouble every time, which results in him deciding to live within the Sakura Hall. During his stay at the Sakura Hall is where he ends up meeting with the five characters, Misaki, Shiina, Aoyama, and Jin that change his entire life forever.

The relationship between Aoyama and Kanda is where things get extremely funny, as the two are completely air headed when it comes to confessing their true feelings. Their constant back and forth with words really displayed their immaturity on the subject which made it very cute and relatable. You weren’t really sure who would win the battle, but were certain that at some point someone would fess up and the balance would be restored. Similarly, Uchimaki was like a brick wall always nonchalantly rejecting Umaki, but somehow her feelings grew stronger every time she tried listening to her emotions. Every moment you’re rooting for the two to come out, then hilariously something stupid happens and it’s back to square one again. This show had us cracking up at each characters inability to just be honest, which again is something we can admire and relate to.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo Trailer


Closing Statement

Finding the courage within to express how you feel to someone you like isn't easy, but with enough dedication and support you can make it happen. For these wonderful girls in our six picks, they really had to overcome a lot to just be able to show any kind of affection towards their crush. We've all been there and it definitely isn't a walk in the park, especially when your heart is jumping out of your chest. With many laughs that come along with their growing maturity, these great shows are a nice addition to your list of anime to watch. If you have any other anime like Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! that you feel should make the list, be sure to let us know in the comments section down below! And also follow us on twitter for the latest article updates and tweets!

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Author: Rob "NualphaJPN" B.

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