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Beelzebub

Beelzebub

Ishiyama High is home to a whole host of delinquents, including Oga, a legendary badass who's downright devilish. One day Oga finds a man floating down a river, after which the man splits open to reveal a baby inside – but it’s no ordinary baby! The cute tot is actually Beelzebub, the future king of the demons! And as Oga is as mean as they come, Beelzebub latches on to its newfound 'father', much to the other demons' dismay. Now, in addition to battling rival gangs and becoming the strongest delinquent around, Oga must buy diapers, comfort and carry around an annoying baby who's more of a devil than he is!

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isak0044 isak0044 says...

they are both very funny and share some awkward moments where you just laugh, and in the next second they are off to safe the world :) 

thepalmtoptiger thepalmtoptiger says...

They are definitely similar. They both use a lot of gag humor and slapstick. While they are primarily comedies, they both share similar action scenes in which the protagonist gets angry and has to save his friends or what have you.

Level E

Level E

Yukitaka has just left Tokyo, eager to transfer to Kisaragi High where he's been recruited to play baseball. However, upon entering his new apartment, the boy is met by a man with long blonde hair who claims to be… an alien?! After initially scoffing at the notion, Yukitaka discovers that the alien – Ouji – is for real, has amnesia and, what's worse, now wants to live with him in his apartment. The fact that scientists and mysterious guys in black suits are after Ouji becomes the least of Yukitaka's problems as his new guest turns out to be more than a handful to handle!

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azanimefan azanimefan says...

The humor in Level E is very similar to the type of humor you will get in Gintama.  Level E features parody humor, just like Gintama.  Both series enjoy epic trolling of their audience and characters as well.  Both series are generally very funny.  If you found one funny, chances are you'll find the other funny

Ramen Fighter Miki

Ramen Fighter Miki

Miki is a psychotic mascot, waitress and delivery girl who works at her equally as frightening mother's ramen shop. Both survivor and instigator of years of ruthless, no-holds-barred domestic violence, Miki has a capacity for destruction usually found only in people with things like "the Impaler" added to their name. Yet, she also has a kind side to her and is often found going implausible distances out of her way to rescue both proverbial and literal lost kittens, though some malignant souls might misconstrue this as merely ditching her work...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Just like Ramen Fighter Miki, the style of humor is extremely similar in Gintama. Recurring, over the top characters are plentiful in both shows and where Ramen Fighter Miki is focused around cooking and set in a more modern (albeit just like Gintama in a "traditional Japanese" setting), the shows are similar in their focus on the mundane. Indeed, the occupation of Gintama's main characters is an odd-job company rather than a more serious occupation.

If you enjoy nutty and random humor, you will like either series. Be slightly cautioned of differences, one of which is the number of episodes. Gintama spans many episodes, which makes for somewhat more longwinded episodes as compared to the adrenaline filled series that is Ramen Fighter Miki. Additionally, the main character in Ramen Fighter Miki is female, while the main character in Gintama is male and as a result, the jokes in either series are made with somewhat different mindsets. Depending on preference, this might influence the validity of this recommendation.

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

On first sight, Cromartie High School and Gintama do not seem to have much in common. Significantly different artstyle, different setting and different number of episodes. However, the main reason for this recommendation is the similarities in style of humor, (mostly) excluding the episodes with a more serious tone in Gintama. Both series heavily rely on humor based on impressions given by characters on conduct by other characters, resulting in random (or unexpected) events. This is further aided with the Amanto (or aliens) in Gintama and the silent (and "animorphic") characters in Cromartie High School.

Furthermore, both series heavily rely on knowledge of the Japanese language and culture to be fully understood and appreciated. If you are able to watch these series with developers commentary and/or interpretations of experts in hand, I would definitely recommend consulting these notes while watching the shows.

The only main caution in this recommendation is that the pace and consistence of jokes of both series signicantly differ. Where Gintama is a rollercoaster of genres, Cromartie High School almost exclusively sticks to Comedy.