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Elf Princess Rane

Alt titles: Yousei Hime Ren

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Go Takarada would like to believe he's the next Indiana Jones, but how much treasure can he find in his own hometown? Not to be daunted by such trivialities, he continues in his pursuit to find treasure and be famous. His luck turns up when the mystical elf princess Rane appears before him. Together, they seek magic stones and mayhem, despite their inability to communicate. This comedic adventure keeps you laughing right up past the credits.

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Name Role
Toshihide MASUDATE Character Design
Akitaro DAICHI Director
Harukichi YAMAMOTO Music
Akira TAKANO Producer
Masao MOCHIZUKI Producer

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Dragon Half

Dragon Half

Meet Mink, the hyper fire-haired teenage daughter of the world's greatest dragon slayer... and dragon! With the blood of both human and dragon flowing through her veins, Mink’s life is anything but ordinary -- especially since she’s in love with Dick, a musical dragon slayer! With enemies at every turn (including the half human/half slime princess Vena), Mink must try her hardest to win the affection of a man who wants nothing more than to see her dead. Can she win the guy without losing her life?

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sothis
Elf Princess Rane and Dragon Half excel at one thing: random hilarious comedy. If you appreciate laughing out loud and wackiness, this is for you!
kamirura
Crazy elfs and weird creatures? This is another mad series ^^ The stories are different but the style of the series is just totally alike. The fun/cute chars and the non serious battles. Both are just two eps and I would say Elf princess Rane is the same as Dragon half except the time era.
Canal

Elf Princess Rane and Dragon Half are both short OVAs that should have more episodes. They're also funny and they have some crazy situations.

ZetaAspect

Despite how obvious of a recommendation it seems to me, I'm having a surprisingly hard time identifying similarities between Dragon Half and Elf Princess Rane.  Yes, both are early 1990s comedy shows that were cancelled after two episodes, but that hardly seems important.  Dragon Half relies on heavy parody and exaggeration of fantasy cliches ad absurdum.  Elf Princess Rane relies more on sight gags and vast amounts of energy being misdirected, generally causing utter chaos.  Pretty much the only thing they have in common is their slapstick, irreverent, carefree style of comedy.  These shows are far from intelligent or witty.  They're downright silly, and they know it.  However, they never try to force it down your throat; silly is simply the norm.  The ridiculous, nigh-absurd goings-on are almost completely ignored, which adds to the hilarity.  It is this shared environment, in which the extraordinary is ordinary, that allows them to deliver their humor so effectively, efficiently, and refreshingly.

Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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NekoRocket
Overall insanity are the trademarks of these off-beat anime. While Excel Saga takes it to a racier extreme, Elf Princess Rane relies on the fact that it makes no sense to make you laugh. Greatly amusing, whatever the occasion, be sure to check these out.
XMrNiceguyX
What can I say: Both hardly have any plot (Elf Princess Rave being the one with most significant plot of the two) and the humor is really similar in many ways. (Randomness and speed.)
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FLCL

FLCL

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...

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NekoRocket
Random sporadic nonsense litter an otherwise interesting plot, yet you can't help but laugh at the weirdness of it all. FLCL shares a walk through inanity and insanity with Elf Princess Rane, though FLCL is far more violent in its approach. Delivering more "Huh?"s per minute than anything else I've seen.
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Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl

When a strange samurai tells her she is the successor of the swordsman Yagyu Jubei, Jiyu Nanohana refuses to believe him. But the descendants of Jubei's rivals have already sensed this, and one assassin after another is sent to attack Jiyu! Fortunately, Jubei left a little something for our heroine - a lovely heart-shaped eyepatch. As soon as Jiyu dons the eyepatch, she is overcome with Jubei's power and transforms into a ninja girl! Jiyu must put an end to the 300-year old feud between the samurai clans... before the feud puts an end to her.

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ZetaAspect

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl is really the closest thing to a spiritual successor to Elf Princess Rane that I've seen.  That's not surprising, as it inherits Elf Princess Rane's frenetic, outrageous slapstick method of comedy straight from their shared director: Akitarou Daichi.  It stands to reason that those disappointed by Elf Princess Rane's brevity might find a bit of solace in this complete series.  However, be forewarned, the story and characters are completely different.

Puni Puni Poemy

Puni Puni Poemy

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.

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XMrNiceguyX
In both series the humor is really random. The speed of the series is in both really fast and both series have, in the case of Puni Puni Poemi, fan-service, and in the case Elf Princess Rave, some mild nudity. The main difference between the two series is that Puni Puni Poemi hardly has a plot, while Elf Princess Rane does have some sort of plot.