The 7 Best Anime Like Higehiro

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Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took In a High School Runaway (Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.) is a Japanese romantic comedy TV series based on the light novel series written by Shimesaba and illustrated by booota.

On his way home after drinking his sorrows away, a 26-year-old salaryman meets a teenage girl sitting on the street. With a smile on her face, she suggests that if he allows her to sleep at his home, he can do her. Instead of taking advantage of her, he allows her to sleep at his place for free. And thus, a strange living situation starts for both.

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Here are 7 anime similar to Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took In a High School Runaway (I Shaved. Then I Brought a High School Girl Home.)

7. Blend S

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
  • Episodes: 12


Both of them are portraying dynamics between a teenage girl and a 20-something old male.


Maika Sakuranomiya is a 16-year-old girl who is desperate to get a part-time job so that she can afford to study abroad. Getting a part-time job should be a doable task but Maika has one huge disadvantage – she unintentionally makes a menacing look whenever she smiles.

After getting rejected so many times it seems like Maika won’t nail any job interview and will just keep getting rejected. That’s when fortune smiles at Maika and she stumbles upon Café Stile, a unique roleplaying coffee shop.

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6. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni

  • Genres: Romance, Seinen
  • Episodes: 12


This one is a no-brainer: a joshikousei + a mature male.


A reserved high school student develops a crush on a 45-year-old manager of the coffeehouse where she works part-time.

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5. Rec

  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen
  • Episodes: 9


In both a single late-20s salaryman picks up a teenage girl who is a stranger and they start living together.


A young, aspiring voice actress’s home was destroyed by a fire. The actress then moves in with a 26-year-old marketing employee that she met earlier that evening.

4. Koi Kaze

  • Genres: Drama, Psychological, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 13


Higehiro & Koi Kaze have a similar premise: a 20-something years old office worker is dumped by his love interest, meets a high school girl, and takes her home to live with him.

However, in Koi Kaze, the high schooler is actually the younger sister of the male protagonist, and the anime explores the taboo romance between siblings.


Koi Kaze tells the story of an incestuous relationship between an older brother and a younger sister.

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3. Kuzu no Honkai 

  • Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Seinen
  • Episodes: 12


What starts off as a seemingly not that mature story winds up to be dealing with very mature themes, and explores topics such as unrequited love (Kuzu no Honkai), dealing with feelings of rejection, sadness, etc. In both, there are moral lessons to be learned.


A seemingly perfect couple struggles under a secret longing each has for someone else.

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2. Yesterday wo Utatte

  • Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Seinen
  • Episodes: 12


Both are stories about a teenage girl developing feelings for a 20-something employee who got rejected by a woman who is their age.


Rikuo Uozumi decides to take on a job at a convenience store after he graduates from college. Days seem to be dull until two girls start coming around – Shinako, his crush and former classmate, and unusual Haru, who has a raven as a pet.

1. Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui 

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 12


You will get the same vibes & freshness.

First of all, they have brown-haired high school girls as their heroines who usually wear cute school outfits. Second, there is a 20-something male office worker who gets involved with this high-school girl.

While Higehiro’s male protagonist seems to stick to his morals (despite the cuteness of the female protagonist), Koi to Yobu ni wa Kimochi Warui male protagonist gives in and starts making advances at her.


A handsome high spec businessman falls in love with his high school sister’s best friend despite their age gap.


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One thought on “The 7 Best Anime Like Higehiro

  • March 23, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Kuzu no Honkai : I watched this anime when it first came out bc of how beautiful the story and art is and to top it off they put beautiful music I almost go into tears at times it’s so good


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