Air Gear

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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Bessie Bessie says...

Two animes with such an emulative spirit ;) The main themes are a kind of similar - main crews of losers rise against the 'high class' and want to prove they are not losers. The main characters are also similar as they have to fight their way to the top. Both animes are pretty mind-blowing and funny. If you liked one, you would definitely like the other.

Desert Punk

Desert Punk

In the future, a man roams through the desolate wastelands. His enemies whisper his name with fear and awe: the "Demon of the Sands". Using his skills and ingenuity, as well as having a mind for tricks, he has a perfect record as a bounty hunter. Yet, he is still a man, and may have finally met his match in the beautiful and very well endowed Asagiri Junko. Now, he must learn to deal with the the harsh climate, hapless outlaws, and his complete weakness for the opposite sex!

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SeiyaManG SeiyaManG says...

Both of these shows feature a punk kid trying to make it in an unforgiving world. Both characters also seem to have a big place in their hearts and hands for the laides. If you enjoyed the antics and attitude of one character, you will enjoy watching the other try to survive.

Basquash!

Basquash!

In the future, basketball is played by giant robots called Bigfoots and the wealthy elite live on the moon. Dan JD is a cocky young boy who lives on the planet Earthdash and makes a meager living working as a delivery service. He dreams of someday bringing his disabled sister to the moon to give her the medical treatment she needs. Dan also despises the boring playing style used by official Bigfoot Basketball, so the first chance he gets he crashes a game to show the world how it's really done - destroying the arena and being thrown in jail in the process! However, by the time he's released, Dan's story is legendary, spawning countless imitators who smash up the city in their Bigfoot duels. All Dan's got to do is fend off his rivals, try desperately to keep his business afloat, and aim for the moon!

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both shows features a young, wild boy who gets into a very unusual sport. In Air Gear it's Air Treks while in Basquash it's Big Foot Basketball. As it later turns out those sports have a bit more to them than just a fair competition for the sake of recreation (though in Air Gear there are only hints of that, and more is explained in the manga).  In both cases "rookie" carves a name for himself with his skill, stubborness, refusal to follow the rules and unusual ideas. Also in both shows he gathers companions in order to form a team and battle with other players.

 I'd also like to add, that both animes have faboulous soundtrack, brimming with energy.

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Each show involves a male protagonist that, without realizing, quickly becomes one of the most important person on their society. Each is faced with a choice that could change the future of those around him significantly. While each show uses compedy in it's storytelling Air Gear has more of an ecchi feel while Angel Beats is more serious.

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Looking for a present day anime, showcasing stupid, but fun characters and ridiculous action/comedy scenes? These two titles are incredibly similar if you do.