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!
Unapologetically overblown humor centered around a highly energetic girl who's continually beaten up by the man they pursue very eagerly? Check. Both also throw parodies and shout-outs left and right and, despite seeming sinister at times, usually end up being absurdly comical in the end. Both of them also offer violence as the solution to most problems.
Guu and crew are back! This time Haré has to survive in a whole new jungle: school in the city! After Haré's mom drags him back to visit his grandmother again, his scheme to talk her into heading back to the jungle lands him in school instead. He hates it, of course, and would much rather be back in the village school. That is, until he meets Rita -- blond, cute and an absolute angel! Well, nearly absolute. Will Haré ever want to return to the jungle? And what about poor sweet Mari, back home? Either way, Guu is sure to make it a bumpy ride!
As a lover of offbeat humour, I absolutely adore both of these series. You will frequently be left thinking "what am I watching....?" or "why can't I stop watching...?".
Despite both being comedic shows, they do have certain elements of struggles through adolescence, making friends and life in general.
The soundtracks to the series sum up perfectly the visual treats. Be it the Menchi karaoke or the jungle farewell song, you just can't help tapping your feet and singing along.
Reinya is an ordinary convenience store clerk – by day that is; but at night she becomes the notorious thief, Kaitou Reinya. From her secret underground base, the young robber spends her time freely alongside her accomplice, Chutaro, as she plans her next great heist or simply watches her favourite soap opera. No matter what the loot, as long as it’s gold and catches her eye, then Reinya will steal it and claim it for her own, all while avoiding the semi-watchful eyes of the Oedo Police Department.
Both Kaitou Reinya and Excel Saga have a pleasant randomness about them and neither requires episodes to be watched in a particular order. Excel Saga is more mature and Kaitou Reiyna is well, cute, but if you want some anime to enjoy without getting bogged down by plot, rmotional tension, or character development, both are safe bets.
Galan is a failure of a samurai who is down on his luck, until one day, the unexpected happens: a princess of a foreign country presents him with a sword. To his delight, he accepts it, completely unaware of its past and its secrets. Shortly after, strange events begin to unfold, causing both humorous and ecchi situations for Galan to survive through, all the while protecting his mysterious sword full of secrets.
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?