For Akane Suzumiya, letting go of her memories and moving forward has been difficult. Luckily (more like unluckily) for her, the loud and confident baseball powerhouse Gouda "Ace" Jouji has just transferred to school, and what's better (worse?!), he's just proposed to her in the middle of class after their first meeting! Can Akane outmaneuver and escape the persistent Gouda, or is she doomed to a pairing she cannot refuse?
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
School Rumble and Akane Maniax are both schoolkid comedies of sorts, that involve romancing those who simply don't know we exist! Check it out for laughs.
The reason I like Akane Maniax is the lead male character's personality... His "never giving up" attitude is very similiar to that of Harima Kenji from School Rumble. Also, mixing heartbreaking scenes with extreme comedy is common in both anime.
I'm sure that you'll like School Rumble if you liked Akane Maniax.
While a lot of the wacky romantic comedies get their jokes out of strange situations and the incredicle shyness of the characters. Akane Maniax and School Rumble are great examples of how a never-give-up attitude can be just as rediculously funny.
With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
If you like Akane Maniax then you would also like Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) because of the school setting. Both Akane Maniax and GTO teach life lessons (more so in GTO than in Akane) but you'll love Onizuka because he's much like Gouda, with the exception of the fact that Onizuka isn't THAT big of an idiot, haha. But if you saw Akane Maniax and liked it, yet thought it was too short, then you absolutely LOVE GTO!
GTO is an anime with a fairly similar character as Gouda. They can be very goofy, but also very passionate about the things they want. On top of that GTO has a similar flow to Akane Maniax, though that is just a feeling i got, can't explain it very well. If 3 episodes wasn't enough for you, you should definitely pick up the longer lasting GTO series!
Manaka Junpei is an average guy who has only two dreams in life: to become a filmmaker and to find the girl of his dreams. Luckily for him, after a chance encounter on the roof of the school, he has a lead on the girl! She was wearing strawberry panties. Unfortunately, he can't figure out which one of the five girls chasing him it was; but he gets plenty of chances to find out the color-of-the-day in his Cinderella search for his one true love!
Lighthearted romance comedy with a slice of drama. If you like stuff like that, you should enjoy these series. May not seem similiar but after watching the whole series they have the same kind of atmosphere, at least in my opinion. Have a good time watching ^^.
Akane Maniax and Ichigo 100% are dramatic romantic comedies that have the same intense dramatic feeling between the characters giving off a similar mood to the story.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Though I thoroughly disliked Akane Maniax for its lack of serious creativity, I will say that it is a perfect anime to recommend to Martian Successor Nadesico but only because MSN's frequent moments of making little to no sense. In comparison Akane Maniax's odd romance story made no sense what-so-ever, and the animation was only better because it is a younger anime. If you enjoyed Akane Maniax's silliness you can upgrane yourslef to MSN.
Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
Stuck in a relationship where there is no hope for escape? That's the situation Suzimiya Akane is in when an overconfident Gouda transfers into her class; this is also the situation Ranma and Akane Tendo find themselves in too! Both of these are entertaining anime series, with oodles of comedic relief to calm the tensions between the pairs.