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Ever wanted to see what it would be like if aliens coexisted with humans? Now you can, through the adventures of Narue Nanase. She's an alien girl living with her father, placed on Earth to keep an eye on humanity and prevent them from having direct contact with aliens, a la Men in Black. However, the situation changes when Narue meets Kazuto Iizuka, a boy at her school, after saving him from an evil alien. Soon, they fall in love and become unseparable.
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
Genshiken and OHSHC are both about after-school clubs, but more importantly, the key theme is assimilation. The type of assimilation is where Genshiken and OHSHC diverge. Genshiken follows an otaku, Sasahara, who joins a club of his own free will, and the reason for joining: the members are all otaku just like him! As a contrast, the intelligent and socially inept Haruhi (of OHSHC) is forced into the Host Club against her will as a result of an unfortunate accident, and to top things off, must hang around (seemingly dimwitted) social butterflies and pose as, well, something she's not. Both series are filled with humor and awkward situations, so you never have to wait for a good laugh.
When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!
If you like one of these animes you may like the other one, while genshiken is more realistic and shows the realiity of otakus and doujins, hayate no gotoku is a lot more about fights and humor but they have in common thet they are constantly making parodies of various animes, also you'll find some love relationships on both animes and how these relationships grow up.
The anime and cosplay-loving Sakura Nankyoku – known by her peers as Penguin at her old school – has just moved to a new location. After suddenly becoming student council president, she finds herself in the middle of many bizarre and ecchi situations. Panties fly, transformations are plentiful and the day is never dull in the life of Sakura, her third-grade sister Kaede, her tomboy rival Kujira, Cha Chi from China (who wants nothing more than to be Kujira's "boyfriend"), and more!
Both animes are about otakus and how they live between no otakus, while in penguin musume heart theres only one otaku and its more sweet and funny, both animes have the same feeling and they both show the daylife of otakus and also they make lots of parodies of others animes and talk a lot about the common things that are usually on animes, like costumes of maids, cats, etc. And also they talk about cosplay and even the characters do cosplay sometimes.
Kojirou-sensei, the rather indifferent teacher and coach of the school kendo club, is in financial dire straits. As a result, he makes a bet with his fellow kendo coach and former upperclassman to see who can assemble and train the better female kendo team, with the prize for Kojirou being a year's supply of food if he wins. Motivated by the idea of free food for a year, he begins to teach the club seriously; however, most of its members have already graduated, and so he is tasked with assembling members in addition to training them for the competition with his rival. While dealing with his eccentric students, he slowly rediscovers why he loves kendo and what it truly means to be a teacher.
Otakudom and Kendo may be entirely different subjects for an Anime to focus on, but if Genshiken's heart warming, nostalgia inducing chronicle of a small high school community is what really sold the Anime for you, you'll probably appreciate Bamboo Blade's look at budding Kendo club.
There are some sports and competition elements in Bamboo Blade, but the primary focus, like Genshiken, is always on the community. Bamboo Blade also highlights the unique attachment each character has with Kendo.