Top 10 Anime Similar to Astro Note

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Top 10 Anime Similar to Astro Note

Short Introduction to Astro Note

Takumi, a talented chef, finds himself out of work and unexpectedly secures a position at an old boarding house named Astro-sou. However, he’s initially reluctant to take the job because it requires him to live there full-time. His hesitation vanishes when he meets Mira, the beautiful and charismatic caretaker of Astro-sou, and he decides to accept the offer. Takumi and Mira’s professional relationship blossoms into a deeper personal connection as they begin working together. But Takumi soon discovers that Mira harbors a mysterious secret: she is not from this world. This revelation promises to add an extraordinary twist to their burgeoning relationship.

Episodes: TV (12 eps)

Rank: #6587

Tags: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Apartment Life

10. A Galaxy Next Door

 A Galaxy Next Door

Since the death of his parents, manga artist Ichiro has struggled to make ends meet while supporting his two younger siblings with only a middle school education. His hectic life leaves him no time to adapt to modern technologies like computers, forcing him to continue drawing his manga with traditional pen and paper. The situation worsens when his art assistants leave to pursue their careers, adding to his stress over deadlines, family responsibilities, and the looming threat of unemployment. Just as Ichiro teeters on the brink of a breakdown, a new assistant enters his life, bringing a ray of hope. Not only is she an exceptional artist who meets all her deadlines, but she’s also strikingly beautiful. However, her intimate knowledge of Ichiro’s life and the startling confession she makes soon throw Ichiro’s world into a spin, challenging his perceptions and hinting at mysteries far beyond the mundane struggles of his daily life.

Release Year: 2023

Episodes: TV (12 eps)

Tags: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Childcare, Manga Industry, Mature Romance, Otaku Culture, Royalty, Writers, Based on a Manga

9. Princess Jellyfish

 Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi, a devoted jellyfish otaku, has crafted a unique way of dealing with the world by rejecting it. She lives in a “man-free zone” house with her friends, where they collectively shun ‘stylish people’ and immerse themselves in their nerdy passions. Their comfortable and reclusive lifestyle is abruptly disrupted when Kuranosuke, a person they initially believed to be a stunningly beautiful woman, enters their lives. This newcomer is actually a charismatic young man whose presence challenges their norms. Despite being an oddity even among the eccentric group, Kuranosuke captivates Tsukimi by embodying her secret aspiration: to be as effortlessly graceful and enchanting as a jellyfish, likened to a princess. His arrival marks the start of thrilling and unexpected adventures as their insulated geeky world collides with chic flair.

Release Year: 2010

Episodes: TV (11 eps)

Tags: Comedy, Josei, Apartment Life, Boarding House, Crossdressing, Fashion, Neighbors, noitaminA, Based on a Manga

8. Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons

 Maison Ikkoku: Through the Passing of the Seasons

Yusaku Godai, a ronin who has not passed his university entrance exams, is desperate for a second chance. His determination to succeed is continually undermined by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who frequently hijack his apartment for their wild parties and drinking games. Just as Yusaku contemplates leaving this disruptive environment, the arrival of the attractive new building manager, Kyoko, changes everything. Amidst the distractions from his boisterous neighbors and the competitive atmosphere they create, Yusaku’s new challenge becomes academic success and winning the affection of his dream girl, Kyoko.

Release Year: 1988

Episodes: TV Special (1 ep)

Tags: Drama, Romance, Seinen, Apartment Life, Boarding House, Love Triangle, Neighbors, Based on a Manga

7. Love Hina Again

 Love Hina Again

The antics at Hinata Inn are far from over with the arrival of “Love Hina Again.” This new chapter introduces Kanako, a newcomer with a significant crush on Keitaro and the added advantage of magical powers. The plot thickens as Naru wrestles with confessing her feelings to Keitaro. With Kanako’s enchanting abilities in the mix, the question remains: Will Naru step forward, or will Kanako’s charms sweep away Keitaro? The continuation promises more comedic chaos and romantic entanglements.

Release Year: 2002

Episodes: OVA (3 eps)

Tags: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Shounen, Apartment Life, Boarding House, Love Triangle, Neighbors, Tsundere, Based on a Manga

6. Maison Ikkoku

 Maison Ikkoku

Yusaku Godai is a ronin who has failed his university entrance exams but is determined to succeed on his next attempt. However, his efforts to study are consistently disrupted by the rowdy behavior of his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who frequently use his apartment for their wild parties and drinking games. Just as Yusaku considers leaving the chaotic boarding house, his resolve is tested by the arrival of the new building manager, the beautiful Kyoko. Now, amid unwelcome distractions from his inebriated and unruly neighbors, Yusaku finds himself not only striving to pass his exams but also competing for Kyoko’s attention, battling both his circumstances and romantic rivals.

Release Year: 1986 – 1988

Episodes: TV (96 eps)

Tags: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen, Apartment Life, Boarding House, Coming of Age, Love Triangle, Neighbors, Nudity, Based on a Manga

5. Housing Complex C

 Housing Complex C

Kimi lives in a small, low-cost housing complex in the seaside town of Kurosaki. Trouble seems to follow her wherever she goes, and horrific incidents begin to occur. Is an ancient evil stalking the residents of Housing Complex C?

Release Year: 2022

Episodes: TV (4 eps)

Tags: Horror, Mystery, Apartment Life, Explicit Violence, Original Work

4. Run with the Wind

 Run with the Wind

Kakeru, once an elite runner, has fallen on tough times. Caught shoplifting food, he is rescued by Haiji, a student at Kansei University and a fellow runner. With no other options, Kakeru moves into a dormitory with Haiji and eight other strangers. Soon after, Haiji reveals his ambitious plan to have all ten of them compete in the Hakone Ekiden, a prestigious university relay marathon. However, the challenge is steep: aside from Haiji and Kakeru, the other members of the group have little to no experience in competitive running. This sets the stage for an unlikely journey of teamwork, perseverance, and personal growth as they train to meet the daunting task ahead.

Release Year: 2018 – 2019

Episodes: TV (23 eps)

Tags: Drama, Sports, Apartment Life, Boarding House, College, Lifestyle Change, Racing, Running, Track and Field, Weak to Strong, Based on a Novel

3. Apartment!


At a bustling apartment complex, its tenants live each day to the fullest, whether it be people-watching, cleaning up garbage, talking on the cell phone, or becoming an entirely different persona in the evenings…

Release Year: 2004

Episodes: Web (1 ep)

Tags: Slice of Life, Apartment Life, Neighbors, No Dialogue, Shorts, Original Work

2. Room Mate

 Room Mate

A P.O.V. anime where you are the protagonist. You are the new manager of the apartment building where three guys live as roommates!

Release Year: 2017

Episodes: TV (12 eps)

Tags: Romance, Apartment Life, POV, Roommates, Short Episodes, Original Work

1. Love Hina

 Love Hina

Keitaro Urashima hasn’t quite succeeded in life the way he hoped. Driven by a promise he made to a girl fifteen years earlier, he has repeatedly attempted to pass the entrance exam for Tokyo University, but to no avail. When things seem bleak, destiny takes a favorable turn, and he finds himself managing an all-girls dormitory owned by his aunt. The dorm is home to a diverse group of girls: Kaolla, who is wild and energetic; Shinobu, who is shy and reserved; Mitsune, who loves sake; Motoko, a skilled swordswoman; and Naru, who has a quick temper. Amidst the chaos of his new living situation, Keitaro must stay focused on his goal of fulfilling his long-ago promise. Along the way, he wonders whether he will ever reconnect with the girl from his past.

Release Year: 2000

Episodes: TV (24 eps)

Tags: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Apartment Life, Boarding House, Childhood Promise, Landlords, Neighbors, Romantic Comedy, Slapstick, Tsundere, Based on a Manga

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