Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Both are about aliens in a place where mysterious happenings occur, giving out the same “weird” vibes when watching. The male leads look similar and hang out with less than normal people. Also, they’re pretty funny comedy anime.
Both FLCL and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko revolve around randomness and aliens. The stories base their excitement level off of humor and both boast a decently random storyline with an emphasis for space creatures. If you enjoyed one, you're likely to enjoy the other as well.
Yuki is an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien - and what's more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters! Along with fellow classmate and local angling celebrity Natsuki, the boys must now form a bond in the hopes of saving the town from the force that is threatening it. With a mysterious organization also lurking about and posing potential danger, Yuki must put his best face forward and protect the island... with the help of a fishing rod?!
Both of these shows focus on a guy whose average life is interrupted by an eccentric person claiming to be an alien. Along with that, they're both very slice-of-life-ish, have fun characters and wonderful, if extremely different, animation. If you liked one, you should be sure to try the other.
Both anime are centered around a guy who has his peaceful life interrupted by a querky character who is just a little off their rocker. They have somewhat similar humor and both of the querky characters claim they are aliens. Not to mention they both have absolutely amazing animation.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
Both AIR and Denpa to Seishun Otoko boast a female cast of oddities and have an eccentric, main female character as the appeal. They have a bit of a random storyline that ends up making sense as the story progresses and they also have similar pacing.
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.
Both shows have large casts of abormal characters that use various supernatuaral explainations to cover for personal insecurities. Although there are some vague hints of the supernatural in both shows in most cases the characters are just pretending not be human because it is easier than admiting their own problems. This leads to some really amusing situations especially when the normal lead tries to prove that the supernatural doesn't exist. Both shows have a similar atmosphere where abnormal is normal and normal is weird. In both shows the normal lead is thrown into a world where being normal makes them abnormal.
On a day that seemed ordinary, a spaceship crash landed in Tokyo bay, filled to the brim with beautiful aliens that would come to be known as DearS. Since that day, though all of Japan seems to have gone DearS-crazy, one high school boy named Takeya it still not impressed by the phenomenon. But things change for Takeya when he finds a lone DearS girl on the side of the road, who forces herself into his apartment, and his life! Now, he must brave a plethora of complications, misunderstandings, and embarassments, when all he wants to do is be left alone!
There is a lot of outer space involvement in DearS and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko. Both of these animes boast an alien-esque plotline and revolve around a sweet, slightly off, main girl as the appealing character.