In present-day Japan, a rising decline in the birth rate has prompted the government to intervene, thus forming the R.T.P. committee whose goal is to promote arranged marriages. Due to the sensitive nature of the issue, however, a test run was deemed mandatory, and young Ryo Mizuhara (chosen by the world's best supercomputer) was selected as the test subject, much to his own dismay. With the megalomaniac Shizuka Masuda appointed as his fiancee and secret agents in his face at every turn, can Ryo manage to save his sanity, let alone his bachelor lifestyle of the past?
In the present, the Japanese government has been conducting experiments to genetically engineer a human: a girl named Rizel. The experiment was a success -- sort of. While healthy and cheerful, 12-year-old Rizel also ended up possessing the uncanny need for “love” to further her development, as well as tears which were in fact volitile explosives! When sadness can end up destroying a city block, what's a girl to do except... get married?! For Iwari Tomori, the young man chosen as the most appropriate partner for Rizel, life is about to change, for better or for worse!
It's the same storyline down to its core: a forced marriage, but that's not the main reason why I'm recommending it. I'm recommending this because the character relationships and how the protagonist reacts is the same, this results in similar comedy styles. If you enjoyed the faceless "muscle muscle" bodyguards in Final Approach, you'll like the little antics of Rizelmine's three papa's. Rizelmine gave a well rounded conclusion and is very funny. Final Approach had a lot of fun "chibi" moments.
The theme of arranged marriage, with or without compulsion, is a popular one in Japanese anime. Numerous anime make this the gimmick of the story, with a powerful agency or person to enforce the "shotgun wedding". In Final Approach, as well as in Rizelmine, it's the government of Japan (yes, really!) behind the marriage plans.
As silly as the premise may be, the topic of forced marriage works very well to support a sweet romance, in both cases.
The story of Final Approach and Rizelmine is similar: a high school boy is being forced to marry an unknown girl who suddenly shows up at his house along with some government agents. There are many hilarious scenes since the girl tries everything to get the boy to like her but things don't always go smoothly.
Both Final Approach and Rizelmine are about people who have been forced together, and how they deal with their new situations. One of the characters in each anime is over-the-top into it, and the other is completely against it. See how love can open even the most closed of hearts in these two anime!
Same basic story. Guy is forced to marry someone and later learns he has developted feelings for that person. Both shows are very short but hilarious and fun.
This simularity in these two animes aren't hard to so. Both male protagonist are forced into cohabitating and being engaged to a woman they've never met or can't remember meeting previously. Both are strongly against it at first but then develope positive feeling for the other over time. And both have women have reinforced authority...
These anime have a guy forced into marriage with a quirky female, who he finds exasperating simply to be around - unfortunately for him, they have to live together due to questionable governmental acts! The length of all episodes are near fifteen minutes of comedy/romance too.
both of these shows are about arranged marriage to make the government happy. although i personally prefer rizelmine to the other both are a good ekploration of the arranged marriage genre.
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!
You would like Seto no Hanayome, because like Final Approach, the main character is forced to marry a girl he just meets. Since the stories are very similar, its more than certain that if you liked Final Approach you're going to love Seto no Hanayome!
The theme of arranged marriage, with or without compulsion, is a popular one in Japanese anime. Numerous anime make this the gimmick of the story, with a powerful agency or person to enforce the "shotgun wedding". Sometimes, the enforcing agency is weird enough in its own right to be a gimmick in itself. In Seto no Hanayome, it's a group of yakuza mermen (yes, really!) whereas in Final Approach, it's the government of Japan (yes, really!). At any rate, the stories of both anime are over-the-top silly, but with a sweet and romantic love story to redeem them.
Both Seto no Hanayome and Final Approach have a main character who more or less gets forced to become the partner of / marry a girl he never met before. Both have a kind, gentle female with lots of strength and have a, how to call it, otaku-ish kind of humor. Enjoyed the silly aspects and "romance" between the main characters? Then I'm sure you'd enjoy the other as well.
Deep in the mountains, isolated from civilization, there is a boys-only school that will finally be receiving its first class of girls in an attempt to transform the school into a co-ed one. Most of the boys have never been in contact with girls of their own age, leading to an explosion of hormonal craziness. From the sickeningly perverted fetishist guys, to a rather odd girl that seems to be chasing the most normal guy in the school for reasons known only to her, there's twisted humor to be had.
The humor in these series are very similar, and some of the topics are too... They are both ecchi and very cute, so if you liked one you are bound to like the other one too ^^
Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
they are both romantic comedies in wich at the beguinning the girl is into the boy but the boy dislikes her...
There is also marrige themes in them.
The difference i think would be the type of comedy but both are really funny.
What is there to say? Both of these series have the unwaveringly-in-love girl vs. the unagreeable bloke. FUNNY! <--- Itazura na Kiss is either exceptionally humorous or it's just me - cramming 11 episodes, in one night, instead of sleeping might make things more funny than they really are. Then again, a series that doesn't let you sleep is probably pretty good to begin with. ;)
Kazuki Shikimori is a 17-year old junior studying at Aoi Academy, an elite school for the magically gifted. However, unlike enrollment to the school would suggest, his magical prowess is below-average. In fact, he can only use magic eight times in his life, or he will die. But not all is lost: Kazuki's family tree includes the latent genetic material for magical greatness. After that information leaks out, Kazuki suddenly becomes the most popular male student in the school, and girls from powerful magician families begin chasing him to get his genes.