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!
In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.
They both make references of other anime and pop culture, are hilarious because everything almost doesn't make sense, and have main characters which are half crazy.
Both animes are great parodies, with excel saga being the crazier one, though it is safe to say lucky star is pretty out there, it is very mundane compared to excel saga. I can safely say that if you liked excel saga, you will like lucky star (unless you don't actually like anime.)
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...
Both are wonderful parody anime with a nice story of their own to go with making fun of other anime inbetween. Excel Saga makes fun of pretty much all genera's where Nadesico focuses more on Space and Mecca's. If you liked one check out the other.
What do you get when you cross a farmer, a seductress, and a gigolo? The Nerima Daikon Brothers! These two guys and a gal would like nothing more than to sell out arenas and entertain the masses, but a lack of money and fame make this dream impossible. With the help of lecherous producers, a daikon-stealing panda and a crew of backup dancers, the trio must sing their way to the top and build the stadium of their dreams, lest they stay unknown and penniless forever!
"Nabeshin" reappear in this anime. This time, he's a rental guy who give support to the Nerima Daikon Bros in exchange for them to sing a song. If you like the work of the director of Excel Saga, Watanabe Shinichi, alias Nabeshin, you will surely appreciate this anime too. The absurd comedy side of this anime is really like Excel Saga.
Both have the same random humor that is key to Shinichi Watanabe's directional style (Did I mention they both have Nabeshin as a character?)
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!
I you enjoyed this crazy, off the wall anime like this. you would definitely enjoy this anime which is just as crazy.
Both series contain plenty of over the top comedic episodes, crazy people that could kill you, romance, and plenty of WTF moments.
There isn't much about the plot that is similar, but if you liked the tone in Excel Saga or Seto no Hanayome, you should probably check out the other series.
The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!
Both shows have funny, unique and memorable females as the protagonists, focus a lot on humor (thought Excel Saga is usually nothing-but-laughs and doesn't even pretend to care about plot and character development, whereas TMoHS has SOME serious moments) and have loads of anime references. There are episodes that add to the story and ones that don't in both series, and both shows are fast-paced and sometimes a bit insane. Both are recommended.
Strong female protagonists, crazy characters, and unexpected twists and turns around every corner! What more could you want?