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!
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...
If crazy, nonsensical humour is your thing, don't miss out on FLCL. It uses the same sort of wacky jokes as Excel Saga, but on an even more bombastic level - it'll really make you go 'what the &%#! was that...?'.
Madness, chaos and strangeness! Both FLCL and Excel Saga are full of those things. If you liked one give the other a try, you might like it!
Both FLCL and Excel Saga are super crazy, extremely random, and sometimes down right confusing. If you like over the top humor then both of these titles are what you are looking for.
Excel Saga and FLCL are similar in that they are both extremely random and fast-paced anime with a plot structure that is all over the place more often than not. Zany and wacky to the extreme, these are series that poke fun at virtually everything - with a special focus on pop culture and anime in particular. Both are parodies that mock themselves as well as several genres, FLCL mostly concerned with mecha and ES covering a gamut of genres from horror to romantic comedy. In both there is an endless quantity of references to other anime and manga, and the level of hyper insanity that makes FLCL a stunning visual fest is preserved in ES' energetic craziness.
Both series have female main characters that are sporatic and crazy and both series lack any kind of steady real plot (although there is maybe a bit more to it for FLCL). One of the main differences in Excel Saga is the references and jokes about other anime series. If you're new to anime like I was whenever I watched FLCL, it might be a little hard to get at first.
FLCL is Gainax's weirdest anime to date. Brain-twisting weirdness and supreme humor is what really classifies this series. If you liked Excel Saga in any way, you really should watch this one.
Both of these series are as random as each other! If you liked how random and confusing one of these series is, then the other will go donw nicely.. Most of Excel Saga can be watched in a random order apart from the last few episodes with the story, but be sure not to mix up the episodes of FLCL or it will definitely confuse the hell out of you! Also worth a note is that both of these series are highly rewatchable, and in some episodes this is necessary to understand what just happened.
Both are extreamly weird, very hyperactive, and have lots of randomness at every turn. If you liked one you should like the other. Leave your brain turned off.
Both FLCL and Excel Saga are parody shows that have a lot of random humor. Both shows also have a pretty fast pace, although FLCL is the faster of the two. Both these shows share a similar sense of humor and parody many different styles of anime.
FLCL and Excel Saga have the honor of being two shows that I've watched completely and still don't understand. It could be the randomness or it could be the fact that the few existing plot points are bizarre themselves, so the story that grows around them has no chance of being normal. Both of these series nod at adult themes as well, and if you enjoyed but didn't understand one, you'll probably find yourself in the same boat again with the other.
FLCL and Excel Saga are each crazy in their own right. Chances are that if you like one, you'll like the other.
Both have an insane and crazy sense of humor (this is partly due to the fact that they both had the same writer, Yōji Enokido). Personally, I prefer FLCL.
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.
Because the same people are behind both Excel Saga and Puni Puni Poemy, they share the same spirit of random over the top comedy. Anime conventions are targeted in both series, with ES parodying a gamut of genres while PPP focuses mainly on mocking fanservice. Anyone who enjoyed one of these series is bound to enjoy the other.
Puni Puni Poemy started its life as an inside joke of Exel Saga, an anime within an anime so to speak.
The two are very alike, so you can think of Puni Puni Poemy as an extra episode of Excel Saga that spoofs magical girl anime.
Both Excel Saga and PPP are full of crazy randomness. They were also created by the same studio and producer. Also, some of the characters are played by the same people.
Puni Puni Poemy goes right along with Excel Saga. They have the same zany style (including parodies), similar music at times and occasional cameo appearances!
Both series are products of Shinichi Watanabe (aka "Nabeshin"--wata-NABE+SHIN-chi), they also both include characters that closely resemble their differently named counterparts, and they share voice actresses. Both are wacky and cross reference each other from time to time. Each one is a must see, and if you've seen one, see them both!
If you enjoy fast-paced comedy anime involving panties, explosions, death, and afros, then Excel Saga and PPP will be your right up your alley.
Excel Saga and PPP are actually sisters, and you can see it clearly: they're both really wacko! They have equally as much of ecchi, hentai, epic tales and craziness, all spiced up with a storyline which is sometimes a bit hard to understand. Well, they are good entertainment, anyway.
Same zany style with even an overlapping character or two. If you like the inane, twisted humor of one you'll find more in the other. The 2 episode Puni Puni Poemi is even more hyper and bizarre than the 26 episode Excel Saga, but you'll get a bit more continuity and a lot more viewing time out of the latter. Enjoy.
if you like Excel Sage you will love Puni Puni Poemy. this show has the same energy if not more than Excel Saga. the show is a little more risky than excel saga but director Shinichi Watanabe did a great job with Excel Saga and Did an even better job with Puni Puni Poemy
As a spiritual successor to Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy really is just more of the same craziness and strange, random humor that Excel Saga was all about. You'll probably even recognize a character or two!
Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!
If you liked Excel Saga, you will like Abenobashi. It has the same crazy sense of humor, and fast paces scenarios, but Abenobashi tends to make a little more sense the first time through. There is a bit more fan service, and for those of you who aren't so "otaku" that they still have lives, turn on the "Ad-Vid" notes to help you sort out where the many, MANY, references are derived.
If you liked Abenobashi then you may also enjoy Excel Saga or vice versa. Both animes are commical parodies that poke fun at other popular anime genres.
Excel Saga and Abenobashi are manic series that parody absolutely everything. Kind of a mixed bag, though, as sometimes this turns out really funny, and sometimes it turns out rather obnoxious. If you liked one you'd probably have a better chance of liking the other, though.
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
Overly violent, absolutely inexplicable, and occasionally perverse humor? Sign me up!
Not everyone is going to appreciate the borderline psychopathic humor of Excel Saga and Dokuro-chan, but those that do should enjoy both in equal measure.
Excel Saga and Dokuro-chan are both hyper and violent to the extent that they become hilarious in a strange kind of way.
Excel Saga is just as crazy if not more than Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, and both have more or less the same wicked and bloody humour that makes them so great and fun to watch.
If you liked Dokuro-chans way of handling things you will surely like the way the boss in Excel Saga handle things ^^ Along with that the poor girl in the lead role is just as unlucky as Sakura in Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan.
Whacky comedy in which a hyper female lead brings constant chaos to each and every frame: the description fits Excel Saga as well as Bokusatsu Tenshi. Both are very colourful, loud productions in which characters die and are brought back to life, repeatedly, even. The humour in both relies on shoutouts to other anime and popular culture in general and they have the same feeling of plot-less over the top fun aimed at a more mature audience.
Fast-paced and spastic comedy with a where chaos is sure to ensue! The same way as Excel Saga, Dokuro-chan is driven by an obnoxious and strongly abusive female lead with less logic than a tea pot while, not sparing any joke, blood, human lives or viewer's last bits of sanity. If you're looking for something completely outrageous, go for the angel with a bat!
Both anime are hyper and violent to the extent that they become totally funny. Both take on a lot of cliche's in anime as well. I highly suggest you check one out if you liked the other.
If you enjoy random humor and don't mind being weirded out for a few episodes until you get used to the style (though I know people who skipped that part altogether and loved both series from the first minute :D), then these anime are for you. By the end of it, it is really hard not to laugh your butt off, and when it's over, all that you can think about is "what is wrong with me, how could I like that kind off twistedness?"
The characters are also similar, e.g. both include eccentric main characters. Also, both ES and BTDc have a nice pace, unique drawing styles, and.
Whether you are disturbed by the crack or not, you will most likely enjoy it by the end. And that is why these series are, behind all the gore and just plain stupidity, actually masterpieces.
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.
Di Gi Charat is definitely hilarious. Over a dozen 3 minute episodes, which are complete chaos and confusion. Such craziness and randomness that will make you laugh out loud. Similar, in that aspect, to the randomness of Excel Saga.
Looking for girls up to random, wacky, and violence run? These are your shows. They both are extremely random, and ignore common sense completely. Fans of one will enjoy the other.
One word: random. It's really impossible to predict where either of these shows is headed, but since you've watched one of them, you're probably ok with that. Excel Saga and Di Gi Charat (and its specials) both feature strong-willed protagonists who don't exactly possess vast intelligence or tactical abilities and rather soft-spoken companions who balance out their crazed leaders. Both series charge headlong into the bizarre, and neither one should be taken too seriously. Fans of one will probably enjoy the other as well.