At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?
Random comedy in a school setting anything can happen in both these funny anime. They both consist of random gags and jokes with some funny recurring characters to provide laughs in short bursts.
Puni Puni Poemi is a spin-off of Excel Saga, the classic lampoon of all that is anime. It takes the daughter of two Excel Saga characters and puts her through parodies of shoujo, shounen, ecchi, hentai, and everything in-between. This eccentric show is the "Scary Movie" of anime: younger viewers need not apply.
If you liked Cromartie you will like Otoko Juku because both are comedies that revolve around an all guys school. The main difference between the series is the amount of fighting (Otoko Juku contains epic battles while Cromartie mainly had the fighting offscreen).
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
Hilarious with just the right amount of random, which by the way is plenty. And oh yeah they both take place in school/classroom. Just another day in the life anime with gorillas, robots, suicidal teachers, stalkers and the like. Whats not to love.
While visiting his hometown, junior high school student Michishio Nagasumi's life was changed forever when he nearly drowned. Though he was saved by a mermaid named San, there’s a catch -- her family is part of a merfolk mafia, and they abide by a strict rule: If a mermaid is discovered by a man, either he or the mermaid must die. That is, unless the man marries into the family! Faced with such a decision, Nagasumi can only oblige their customs and become a "happy" newlywed. Now, with a new school year around the corner, Nagasumi must find a way to deal with his new bride, keep her true nature a secret, and most importantly, escape inevitable death at the hands of San's over-protective father’s gang!
If you enjoyed Cromartie High School's random, over-the-top humour, be sure to watch Seto no Hanayome! But be prepared for a little more than angry guys: Seto has girls! Romance! Mermaids! Yakuza! Yakuza mermaids! Charming guys (I'm thinking Masa, sigh...)! And more girls!
Seto no Hanayome would teach Cromartie's delinquents the rules of society, without compromising its own random, over-the-top variety of comedy. Yamaguchi Noboru would approve.