[No Boys Allowed Fall 2018] Like Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka? Watch This!

Whether you’re a boy, girl, or other, sometimes you’re just tired of looking at guys. Sorry fellas, but surely some of you will agree there are times and places where anime guys just aren’t wanted. We may want a break from the machismo and the stereotypical insensitivity towards others that a lot of the humor relies on. Maybe girls just seem more inviting, more accepting; and that’s what we’re looking for when we want to escape our everyday lives. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (often shortened to GochiUsa) gave us lots of cuties to fawn over, including the gun-toting Rize who still manages to be adorable. With no boys vying for attention or trying to upstage anyone, we could keep the focus on the girls getting along and surpassing challenges together. For more girly good times, check out our recommended Fall 2018 anime like Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?

Liked Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?)? Watch Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san (Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2018 – December 2018

Following the rumors from her class about a living doll in the forest, Akari decides to search for the mysterious beauty at night and ends up lost! Lucky for her, she ends of meeting this strange person who helps her out of the forest and reveals she is actually a vampire. Akari decides her new vampire friend Sophie is too cute to leave on her own and pretty much forces Sophie to let her move in. Despite normally keeping her distance from everyone, Sophie thinks this could be a nice change for her if only Akari would keep her hands to herself!

Major Similarities Between Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?) and Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san (Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood)!

1. The Clingy Girl Sticks to the Cool Girl

Right off the bat, the character dynamics are pretty similar. We have our kuudere or cool girls Chino in GochiUsa and Sophie in Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san. Neither of them really appreciate the overly-friendly and touchy-feely behavior of Kokoa and Akari. Kokoa insists Chino be her younger sister while Akari desperately wants her vampire friend to be her living doll. While both outgoing girls seem to get along with others fine, it’s their somewhat cold roommate they just can’t get enough of.

2. A Shared Theme of Moving into a New Place

Just as Kokoa moves into another girl’s house, so does Akari into Sophie’s house. The big difference being that Akari rather invited herself despite Sophie’s misgivings while Kokoa and Chino at least knew of their eventual shared living arrangements before meeting each other. Living together means more opportunities and more fun scenarios to see the vastly different girls together; from sharing baths to sleeping in the same bed. Both Kokoa and Akari have a lot to learn at their new residence. For Kokoa, she has to get used to working in a coffee shop and navigating a new town while Akari has to adapt to life as a vampire to better understand her darling Sophie.

Liked Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?)? Watch Sora to Umi no Aida (Between the Sky and Sea)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2018 – December 2018

10 years after the world’s fish have all disappeared, Japan has put all their resources into fishing in space. Giant, monstrous space-fish can be turned into delicious sushi if teams of three boys or girls can overpower them and catch them. Before, it was considered men’s work but a new law pushes for equal employment opportunities for women. 6 girls chosen to lead this change have a lot to prove to the men in the industry, but that’s not easy when their very lives are on the line.

Major Similarities Between Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit?) and Sora to Umi no Aida (Between the Sky and Sea)

1. The Girls Are Brought Together by Work

In both GochiUsa and Sora to Umi no Aida, our main girls only know each other because of their shared occupation. Both Kokoa and Haru left their hometowns and had to basically create a whole new friend network with people who already knew each other. You have a couple of ‘pairs’ in the group, but everyone can get along reasonably well all together. In Sora to Umi no Aida, Haru and Namino have the most tumultuous relationship. Like pretty much all the girls in GochiUsa however, they can both be appeased with food.

2. Love for Food or Drink is a Driving Force for the Plot

Not only do our main characters work in the food industry, but they are passionate about it. GochiUsa mostly focuses on coffee and tea but Kokoa and Chiya love to make bread and Japanese sweets especially. The whole reason Japan has spent the time and money training people to battle giant space-fish in Sora to Umi no Aida is to get that sweet, sweet sushi. More than just a food preference though, there’s a strong passion from the characters as well. Kokoa has what she calls a ‘baker’s spirit’ and making bread helps her not miss her family as much. Haru’s grandmother instilled in Haru a belief that food has the power to make people smile, so catching fish is more about bringing people happiness than just acquiring a certain food.

Final Thoughts

If the multiple seasons of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? are not enough for you, we hope these suggestions will help! Whether it’s a love of food and new experiences or character dynamics and settings that made you love the show, Sora to Umi no Aida and Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san will deliver. If you have other suggestions of similar anime without a male-centric cast, let us know in the comments!

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Author: May

Hey friends! I reside in Georgia and use my degree in Japanese primarily to (barely) read doujinshi that hasn’t been translated. Beyond deciding who is best girl in whatever I happen to be watching, I really enjoy ballroom dancing, reading, crying over dating sims, karaoke, and being surrounded by beautiful things~ (You know, scenery, décor, boys, stuff like that). I also love talking about passions with others!

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