15+ Best Anime Like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun You Must Watch!

TBHK is a one of a kind anime series with a unique artstyle and plot. The story centers around Nene, a middle school girl who gets caught up in her school’s supernatural events. Now, she has become friends with a ghost named Hanako, a boy who is acting as a guard that prevents the other evil spirits from messing with humans. If you liked this story, then here are 15 more anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun that you will absolutely love!

In this article, I will be recommending the shows that have similar plot, characters or settings to that of TBHK. The ranking will be random, so definitely check out each and every one of them!

List of the best anime like TBHK

16. Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

Oz Vessalius, heir to the Duke House, thinks the Abyss is a fable to scare disobedient children. The Vessalius heir knows his pleasant life of luxury is over when the Baskerville Clan interrupts Oz’s coming-of-age celebration to send him to the Abyss. Now, he must face the Abyss and its monsters, the “Chains,” which are not as phony as he thought.

Pandora Hearts follows fifteen-year-old Oz’s quest to understand his life’s odd happenings. Oz discovers his existence may have more importance than he thought with the help of a mystery Chain named Alice, whose nickname is “Bloodstained Black Rabbit,” and members of a secret organization called “Pandora.”

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • This is a dark twisted fantasy story similar to TBHK.
  • Both had “young” MCs who have their age stopped due to a time stop event, making them look 12-13 when they are actually 50+.
  • Both anime have incredible heartbreaking moments with aching backstories that speak numbers. The “hidden” backstory, comedic humor, funny dubious sequences, and great mood of glee and gloom keep you on the edge of your seat!

15. Meiji Tokyo Renka

Meiji Tokyo Renka - best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

Meiji Tokyo Renka is an underrated anime that is still awaiting a second season. Mei Ayazuki is a typical high schooler. Charlie, a self-proclaimed magician, transports her to the Meiji Period on a full red moon night.

In Meiji-era “Tokyo,” ghosts are considered normal. Charlie brings her to the Rokumeikan. Historical characters Ougai Mori, Shunsou Hishida, Otojirou Kawakami, Kyouka Izumi, Gorou Fujita, Yakumo Koizumi, and Tousuke Iwasaki await her arrival.

She learns from these men that she is a Tamayori, a Meiji-era ghost-seeker. These powers affect her connection with men. She falls in love with these attractive men in a new era she can’t adjust to.

Will Mei return to her time? Her time-and-space-spanning love—what will happen?

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both the anime have a female MC who wants to fall in love.
  • The female leads can talk and interact with ghosts.
  • Presence of comedy makes the show light hearted.

14. Natsume’s Book of Friends

Natsume's Book Of Friends

Takashi Natsume never fit in since he can see youkai. He was lonely, moved from foster home to foster home. He has cut himself off to his current carers and classmates after accepting that no one will believe him.

Natsume accidently releases Madara, a powerful cat spirit. He resembles his late grandmother Reiko Natsume, an ostracized girl who created the Book of Friends. Natsume now has it and can call upon Reiko’s defeated youkai’s written names.

Natsume keeps the book to honor his grandmother and safeguard it from youkai, despite not wanting its powers. He makes a bargain with Madara: he will give him the book when his time is up, and Madara will be Natsume’s unofficial bodyguard, Nyanko-sensei. Natsume’s bond with youkai and humans improves when he frees Reiko’s sealed.

Why is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun

  • Each show of both has ghosts and a lot of different stories.
  • Both stories have a living lead character who works with ghosts.
  • Also, both of them belong to the “supernatural” genre.
  • And both major characters have a friend who helps them on their journeys. (Hanako: Minamoto Kou) / (Natsume: Madara or “Nyanko Sensei”)
  • Lastly, they both have to figure out something to reach the story’s goal or end.

13. Beyond The Boundary

Beyond The Boundary - anime like TBHK

These high school students are not a pop dance group; instead, they are working to calm down a youmu, a being created as a result of unpleasant feelings. A tense friendship develops between a half-youmu and a spirit world warrior because Mirai is constantly trying to murder the invincible Kanbara.

The characters in Beyond the Boundary experience a string of escapades incorporating otherworldly aspects, much like Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun. In the same way, it’s a narrative that starts off with a humorous tone before becoming more serious.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both the anime are set in a world where ghosts/youkai are present.
  • The main characters in both the series have a job to maintain the balance and prevent the ghosts from causing trouble for the humans.
  • Interesting side characters and comedic elements.

12. Kai Byoui Ramune


Ramune is a spiritual healer who treats patients suffering from “mysterious diseases,” which are typically undiagnosed illnesses. He steps in since the enigmatic illness is linked to emotional and social stress and cannot be treated with current medication.

Ramune may not have the appearance of a professional doctor, but he and his helper will take any necessary steps to identify the cause of the mystery illness that their patients have and treat it.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • Both shows are about the supernatural and use Japanese folklore and spirits.
  • Both are about helping people who are being hurt by the supernatural.
  • Both main characters are mysterious, smart, maybe a little lonely, helpful, funny, and good at what they do.
  • Both are about things that aren’t real, which can be dark.
  • Both have helpers, and their relationships grow stronger with each show.

11. Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket - best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

Fruits Basket is about Tohru Honda, a happy and active high school girl who is trying to find her way after her mother died. Tohru learns about the Soma family’s zodiac roots when she meets them. One by one, she helps them heal the darkness in their hearts.

Tohru and Nene are both high school girls with a lot of energy who work with a magical partner. They both find out dark secrets and jump right into danger. In every cartoon, there is a bad guy who wants things to get better, but he or she is doomed to fail no matter how hard they try to change.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • There are many similarities in the way the characters act.
  • In both, a girl meets a strange or secretive boy who takes her into the world of the supernatural.
  • At first, it’s not really a romantic bond.
  • The girl learns more about the boy’s sad past in the end.
  • Both Kyou Souma and Kou have orange hair, face features that look like cats, are very loud, and are kind of tsunderes. Both of them also have something against the guy the girl meets.

10. Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami Momozono, a high schooler, has several troubles, starting with her absentee father being so in debt that they lose everything. She meets a dog-harassed homeless man. After helping him, he offers her his house.

She tries to leave, but two shrine spirits and Tomoe, a fox familiar, catch her. They think she’s Mikage, the shrine land god Nanami saved. Tomoe exits immediately, realizing Mikage sent her there as a replacement deity.

Nanami focuses on her holy tasks rather than returning to homelessness. She needs a fiery fox to keep things running smoothly. She stumbles and signs a contract with Tomoe in her search for him.

Now god and familiar, they must face new perils from a youkai who wants to consume the girl, a snake who wants to marry her, and Nanami’s unexpected affections for her new familiar.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • Both animes feature shoujo female lead who contract with male lead who is a spirit/ghost.
  • You’ll observe that both pairings’ female leads fall for the male lead through fun rom-com circumstances.
  • Both female leads help other spirits on their journeys!

9. xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC - best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

Kimihiro Watanuki has a gift of seeing spirits and other strange supernatural beings, which he finds to be rather annoying. He is for some reason made to enter a strange house one day on his way home while several spirits were haunting him.

There he meets Yuuko, a mystery woman who offers to cure him of his unwanted gift to see ghosts in exchange for a fee. Watanuki’s experiences through bizarre and fantastical events begin when Yuuko forces him to work at her “store” where she grants people’s desires.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both feature a dark, gothic-like atmosphere.
  • It center on the misadventures of the main character like TBHK.

8. Inu X Boku SS

Inu x Boku ss

Ririchiyo, a petite girl from a privilaged family, has always been protected and dependant, but she has resolved to change that. However, she has a sharp tongue and poor communication skills.

Ririchiyo moves into Maison de Ayakashi, an isolated high-security housing complex, with help from a childhood friend. Each Maison de Ayakashi resident, including Ririchiyo, is half-human, half-youkai.

Ririchiyo’s problems are only beginning. Her new residence requires a Secret Service agent to be with her all the time. Soushi Miketsukami, Ririchiyo’s new lover, is gorgeous, shy, and clingy. Ririchiyo has a tough road ahead with Soushi, her new supernatural neighbors, and high school.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • Basically a show for women; aimed at women, but not by a huge amount.
  • Juvenile fantasy (youkai) elements are present.
  • Similar atmosphere and settings.
  • There are some casual romance between multiple characters

7. Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories- best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

A student expelled all ghosts from a haunted schoolhouse years ago. They’re back for revenge…

Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita are grieving their mother’s death. They discover their new school has ghosts after moving to their mother’s hometown. After dismissing it as a rumor, the two learn that ghosts are real and after them! Gakkou no Kaidan is the frightening story of these brothers and their new pals as they strive to survive the school’s ghosts with a little help from their pet cat.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both series follow young adolescents researching school paranormal occurrences.
  • Both shows are funny, especially “Ghost Stories” in dub. Both shows have a unique friend circle. Both stories feature paranormal activity and famous Japanese folklore and urban legends.

6. Gosick


The story takes place in 1924 in the tiny country of Sauville. At Saint Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and terror tales are a constant topic of conversation, Kazuya Kujo is a foreign student.

Kazuya made the decision to look for books on ghost stories one day by visiting the Academy’s magnificent library. But before he could, he noticed a female who had a doll-like appearance. Victorique de Blois is the name of the girl, who spends her days reading books and solving puzzles in the library.

Victorique and Kazuya appear to be destined to meet because following their contact, they will both encounter puzzling circumstances that they will need to rely on one another to resolve.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • Both shows are about mysteries, but what interests me most about them is that their “cases” are based on urban tales and rumors.
  • The male and female leads are also very cute, and they are always together and have strong ties.

5. Kemono Jihen

Kemono Jihen- best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

An eerie and terrible incident involving domestic animals dying in an unnatural way was taking place in a little village outside of Japan. A peculiar detective by the name of Inugami appears in the area to solve this case.

Dorotabou is a young boy who is working as a servant in a countryside farm. Everybody there hates him. One day, he became a friend of Inugami while he was looking into the problem. Dorotabou and Inugami discover a brand-new world where strange monsters called “Kemono” coexist with people.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • These two animes are two sides of the same coin, hiding an unforgettable story beneath their hilarious events.
  • They share a dark, twisted vibe.
  • Both of them have powerful stories that twists your emotions, making you happy one moment and sad and depressing the next.

4. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Yuuko, a young woman who died in the basement of Seikyou Private Academy’s old school building has been haunting the place for 60 years. She discreetly heads the Paranormal Investigations Club to obtain answers.

Yuuko bonds with industrious freshman Teiichi Niiya, who can see the amusing ghost, after an accidental meeting. He helps her. They investigate the school’s Seven Mysteries with Yuuko’s relative Kirie Kanoe and ignorant second-year Momoe Okonogi.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia follows a group of teenagers that investigate their school’s strange events while uncovering Yuuko’s death.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • The gender roles in this anime are opposite to that of TBHK. The girl is an actual human being and boy is a ghost.
  • The boy’s past is very dark and strange, and he is very likeable.
  • On the other hand, the female lead is hilarious, and really amusing.

3. Noragami

noragami - best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

Yato, a minor god, wants more followers but has no sanctuary. Hiyori Iki, a human girl, changed Yato’s fate after their chance encounter.

Hiyori suffered a car accident trying to save Yato. Surprisingly, she lived, but her soul could leave her body. This enables her to see supernatural beings that normal person could not. Hiyori decided to help Yato locate a new companion to solve her problem. Yato gets close with Hiyori and his new companion as they fight through the troubles of the other world.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both are supernatural shows with Japanese mythology and spirits, with a human woman as the main character and narrator.
  • The main male character is a supernatural being with a mysterious and dark past.

2. Kakuriyo -Bed & Breakfast For Spirits-


Aoi Tsubaki has seen “ayakashi”—Spirits from the Hidden Realm—since her mother abandoned her. Her grandfather, Shirou Tsubaki, taught her how to live with ayakashi. Aoi must finish college with just her cooking abilities to protect her from the human-eating spirits after her grandfather dies unexpectedly. She feeds malnourished ayakashi so they won’t eat her or other unknowing humans.

A mysterious ayakashi, Oodanna, the “Master Innkeeper” carries Aoi to the hidden realm. To repay her grandfather’s irresponsibility, she must marry Oodanna. Aoi builds a restaurant at Oodanna’s inn to repay the debt.

In Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi, Aoi’s food transforms ayakashi.

How is this an anime like Toilet Bound Hanako Kun?

  • Similar to Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, Nene and Aoi also collaborate with otherworldly beings; in their daily lives, they come across scary and kind Ayakashi.
  • Both anime depict a superhuman male and human female who gradually come to understand one another and establish their connection.

1. Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation

Muhyo & Roji - best anime like toilet bound hanako kun

Due to his early graduation from the Magical Law School, Muhyo is a genius. He established his own business and now assists in purging demonic spirits and saving people.

Muhyo and his aide Rouji go on supernatural adventures that determine the fate of the spirits. They will send the spirits to either Heaven or Hell depending on what the Magical Law Book says.

How is this anime similar to TBHK?

  • Both animes feature a mildly unsettling element and deal with ghosts, spirits, urban legends, and their exorcism.
  • Both shows also feature a fascinating young lead character with a mysterious past who is difficult to understand in terms of his true thoughts and feelings.
  • With a monster-of-the-week premise, both shows begin as more episodic television.
  • Hanako-kun’s general attitude and atmosphere have also made me think of Muhyo and Roji.

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Silver is a passionate anime lover, who has been watching anime for almost ten years, with hundreds of titles on his watched list. He also loves isekai shows, webtoons, doujins, Jpop and cats.

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