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At the Kaimei Academy three classmates, “Bossun” Yusuke, “Onihime” Himeko and “Switch” Kazuyoshi have established their own club: the Academy Activity Support Club. Known as Sket-Dan for short, the trio accept any odd jobs that come their way in the name of maintaining a peaceful life for the students of the academy. Whether identifying a graffiti artist, fixing the school gym shed or helping a new student fend off his childhood bullies, no task is too big and no job too small for the Sket-Dan.
Both Sket Dance and Gintama are gag series about people trying to help each other. Both have a protagonist who seems like a good-for-nothing but really cares about his friends, and both sometimes stop the hilarious comedy for a serious or really sad episode. Oh, and both ran in Shonen Jump, so both have the common themes of "friendship, hard work, and victory".
Gintama and SKET Dance maybe polar opposites when it comes to the timeline on which their respective stories are set, but don't be fooled.
First, the very purpose of the Yorozuya and SKET-dan are the same: they do anything for their clients.
Second, both groups are composed of three members (exclude the pets) with similar characteristerization: one leader figure, one freakishly strong female, and one megane character.
Third, Gintama and SKET Dance have similar comedy and sense of humor. Both series parody other anime series, as both main protagonists are very well conscious of their status as main character (and both don't want to be outdone by other characters). Gintama's famous randomness can also be seen in SKET Dance.
If you love the characters, the randomness, common humor, you'll surely love both series! Without a doubt, SKET Dance is the modern-campus-life Gintama!
Both Gintama and Sket Dance revolve around a group of three interesting characters who help others. One is the leader, the other is an otaku and last is a girl with fierce strength. Both are incredibly funny as well.
Both Sket Dance and Gintama are parody anime's (shows that make fun of other forms of media. manga, games, shows, etc) Also ironically enough the creator of Sket Dance used to be a assiasstant to the creator of Gintama before his own series got serialized. Both series's are about group 3 friends that help each other. These two series's have so much in common that it practially screams "We're one in the same!" Also, the 3 main cast members of each show seem to have similar personalitys. Overall these two shows go hand and hand and a fan of one should without a doubt be a fan of the other
Both shows are about people helping other people generally in a hilarious way. Gintama takes parody to a whole new level where Sket Dance is set in a school but both have very serious sides to them along with the laughs and wacky adventures. Try one if you enjoy the other.
Despite a considerable difference in setting, both Gintama and Sket Dance use a similar comedic style. Each has a great cast of characters, well developed and likable. In short if you enjoyed one series you will likely enjoy the other. My preference is with Gintama but both of these are still a "must watch" in my opinion.
Sket Dance is Gintama in highschool settings and Gintama is Sket Dance in Edo-period settings.
Both are hilarious, has a lot of funny parodies and they've even made 2 crossover episodes! Both also have those very serious moments. Gintama has more fighting than Sket Dance and more fantasy elements (like Aliens).
Gintama is superior, but Sket Dance is definetly also worth a watch.
The author of Sket Dance was the assistant of Gintama. The manga and anime even crossover. Good enough reason. If you watched or read the crossover, they themselves give the explanation of their relations. Sket dance is more appropriate though.
What I thought of when I first saw Sket Dance was that it was very similar to Gintama. The parody and the comedy parts are especially hilarious. Plus, the all-around spirit of helpfulness is there. Really, only the themes are different: alien samurai era vs. school life.
Want an overdose of insanity? Make sure to check out both of these anime productions! XD
The main characters are technically the same! A super-strong but very cute girl, megane dude, dumb leader who comes thru when it matters. Gintama is in Edo period with aliens so no school and Sket Dance is at school. The mangaka of Sket Dance even used to be the assistant of Gintama's mangaka! I think assistant was very influenced by Gintama-mangaka.
Oh and the genres are the same. Comedy is hilarious (main genre), bad past?, and 'friendship effort and victory' Thats what i think.
I forgot the story!! Even story is same. Gintama is the 3 mains are Yorozuya, they do anything for money (help people and in the end they dont get money), Sket Dance, the 3 mains set up a club that helps people! I like Sket Dance a little better maybe cuz I dont get some of the 'adult humor' in Gintama xD But these are both my favorites!! So go watch them~
These anime are one in the same. They focus on a group of 3 people and one pet whose jobs are to help others. Both are fantastic comedies and long running series. While Gintama has more crude humor and action, Sket Dance is more relatable at points and goes about everything in a calmer way than Gintama. They also have a crossover episode, so if you start one, you can get an idea of the other. Also the writer for Sket Dance worked with Sorachi on Gintama before he made Sket Dance, which is where a lot of the inspiration of the show comes from. Some even call Sket Dance "The poor mans Gintama" though both series are very alike.
Gintama and Sket-dan are pretty similar, in a good way. They both are willing to do a lot for their clients. They both have a glasses character and an original heroine. The main characters have traits that make them seem like their good for nothing but end up saving and helping lots of people. They both have quite a big cast. And lets not forget their great humor.
Since the creator of Sket Dance was assistant of creator Gintama, both have similarity in main setting. Like a group who want to help another people in needs. The difference are the time/place setting where SD in high school while Gintama in a war setting. Just my opinion, SD more funny than Gintama because the comedy feels general and more understandable. But if you want more intense action, Gintama lof better than SD.
They both take odd jobs that help people along the way. Also both animes are really strange. (Gintama is stranger.) THe differences are that Gintama is a adult and lives in some other world and yeah, thats it. Oh, and in Gintama they fight sometimes and Gintama tends to be episodic
They are both gag/parody anime with many characters. Moreover, they don't have a strong romantic focus. Like Sket Dance, both anime are more or less plotless, each episode focusing on different issues, except for some arcs of course. Also, as much as they can be hilarious, they have some pretty serious arcs.
Not to mention they've had two crossovers with each other.
Gintama and SKET Dance are both animes that have similar concepts in having a group of three people help others with different issues. They're both humorous shows that can become very sentimental and meaningful during the story.
-In Gintama and SKET Dance there are lots of similar charismatic lovable characters.
- They parody other shows such as Bleach, One Piece, Beelzebub, etc.
- Both can be a little extensive. Gintama has 300+ episodes, as SKET Dance has a lot less but still a decent amount of 77 episodes.
- Gintama and SKET Dance also did a crossover. (Crossover was is in Gintama' however)
I enjoy both shows a lot. The manga are just as good as the anime too.
Join Tadakuni, Hidenori and Yoshitake as they undergo the trials and tribulations of life in high school. Each episode presents the boys and their classmates in unique situations that you may or may not have faced in high school yourself! You'll laugh! You'll cry! (But hopefully laugh more.) You'll be astounded by the zany antics of the Sanada High School community!
If you enjoy a good laugh you will enjoy these two series! The Comedy style is nearly the same in both Gintama and in Daily lives of Highschool Boys, it will have you tearing from laughter for the whole episode! Daily Lives of highschool Boys cut's its episode into sketch like snip-bits that are arougn 5 minutes long. Gintama though devotes a whole episode or more to a whole subject, with many jokes inbetween. The voices of some of the main characters are also shared between the two series.
These two animes have a very similar sense of humor. If you enjoy a good comedy anime, you'll like either one!
And if this matters to you at all they share a number of the same voice actors. Gintoki's voice actor is Hidenori, and Sougo's is Yoshitake.
Same voice actors and the same manner of blowing small things way out of proportion for comedical impact. Not that it's a bad thing, it's what makes these two shows very fun and a very worthwhile watch you will not regret.
Gintama and Daily Lives of High School Boys are shows filled with simmilar hilarious random humour, featuring the same voice actors.
Both shows have very similar sense of humor and don't have very much accent in story line. Also there are some voice actors who have roles in both series. So, if you enjoyed one, it will be fun to watch other one and find the same voice in some characters.
Both have good random comedy. Both are well made by Sunrise (with SquareEnix collabration in Daily Lives of High School Boys)
Daily Lives of High School Boys is pure comedy, no story no action, and each episode has few sections and each has a punchline. Plus, you'll hear familiar voice actors. The anime is short, so why not give it a try? :)
I may be biased when I say this but Gintama is perfect. It has no specific "genre" since it includes all genres (lol). It's true it's a big long, but you'll wish it never ends. It's an episodic anime that created another universe that consist of character with all kind of personality. Their constant verbal fight make the anime very lively.
Both Gintama and Daily Lives have the same kind of unpredictable, crazy humor. I don't generally watch a lot of comedies but these two make me laugh out loud!
On Earth, humans live unaware of the many gods who watch over them and help maintain a sense of balance. But one day, a very special girl named Ichiko Sakura will come face to face with one in the flesh – Momiji, the goddess of misfortune! For Ichiko is unknowingly sapping good fortune from those around her, sporting abnormal levels of beauty, intellect, athletic skill and wealth, and it's up to Momiji to help put things back into order. There's just one problem: selfish Ichiko is fully satisfied with her life, and wants nothing of the sort! Determined to keep her mojo safe from the cranky goddess's giant syringe and wide array of bad luck "devices", Ichiko now must deal with a whole host of supernatural lunatics and the fact that her new tormentor has moved in as an unwanted house guest, all the while trying her best to stay as fabulous as possible!
Both animes are pretty similar in the style of humor. I am not a 100% percent on this but I believe that these anime/manga are made by the same guy. So if you like the one, you will like the other.
Both are shows by studio Sunrise with exactly the same type of comedy: over-the-top, aggressive, heavily relying on parodies... and not particularly clever. I didn't enjoy either; however, if you like the one, make sure you check the other.
Sunrise is the studio, and Yoichi Fujita is the director behind both of these series, and it really shows in the main selling point of both shows, the comedy.
The type of humour is very similar in each, with a lot of over the top gags, parodies of other anime or manga, shouting, sometimes random, and physical humour. The characters don't feel too similar for the most part, but i will say that the main characters from each show, Momiji and Gintoki, have moments that make them seem not too dissimilar from each other.
Most of the other area's in each show are very different from each other, but it's the comedy that people love these two shows for, and the similarities are pretty obvious if you ask me. So fans of one should get some good laughs out of the other.
Although Gintama and Binbougami ga! have their differences, the comedy is very similar. It's persistent, overly dramatic, and even a bit crude at times. However, both shows are not afraid to show a serious side; they're willing to throw in some life lessons along the way. The shows may be different in all other areas, but if you enjoyed the comedy mixed with a dash of seriousness in one, you'll most likely enjoy it in the other.
Both Binbougami ga! and Gintama are damn funny and at times they can be very random. If you like top-notch comedies, then these are are for you!
from the first episode you will notice how much they are similar, like OMG!! i actually thought that they were wrote by the same mangaka
- same parody jokes
-the main characters are very similar! (gintoki & momiji).
if you like gintama or binbougami ga i absolutely suggest you to watch the other..
Both are hilarious, with very similar humour styles. Lots of parodies, hilarious characters - I love them both. If you liked one, you'll definitley like the other.
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Gintama and Get Backers both centralize on a very small group of people struggling to survive who have skills that aren't necessarily useful unless they are doing work (which they seldom find).They all have to take on odd jobs to pay the costs of living and manage to barely scrape by. Per usual in both, no job is simply straightforward and hilarious antics ensue.
Both series have both a comedy and more serious streak running through them. Many of the episodes have the laughs and a lot of "in" jokes - Gintama especially tailored to the otaku viewers.
The relationships between friends, and the strong bonds formed are probably the main theme in both of these series, as well as fighting as the underdog.
Both series are mostly lighthearted and full of high-energy action scenes, yet have moments of seriousness as well. They're also both full of bizarre and yet totally likable characters, as well as characters who alternate between being friend and foe. GetBackers is a bit darker but the underlying mood of the two shows is very similar.
Both have some sort of Yoruzuia(?). And both are pretty funny and they have a serious past. Get backers and Gintama both have a small aspect with the genre; Superpowers. Gintama, Gin is just strong with his sword even tough it's made out of wood. And with Get backers they have special eye power.
Both Gintama and Get Backers have the same feel: A group of friends who are struggling to make ends meet by completing various assignments from customers. Sometimes it's as simple as a lost cat, and other times it's a deeply complicated political issue. Despite the task, Get Backers and Gintama both have you laughing every episode.
as both of them come from opposite angles, very good suggestion. I rather like how, even opposite, they are similar in many ways.
Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!
Yakitate Japan and Gintama are all-around comedy with absolutely hilarious facial expressions. The characters are very colourful, and you'll definitely get exaggerated reactions to anything here. Yakitate Japan takes a very unique plot into something enjoyable. You'll see Gintama have a lot of reference to other popular series, including anime, since it's all parody.
Both funny anime series with a lot of random stuff in it. I'm sure if you enjoy Gintama you will enjoy Yakitate!! Japan and vise versa.
I recommend you try Gintama if you liked Yakitate Japan, or Yakitate Japan if you liked Gintama, because they have various simularities comedy-wise.
Both series are wonderfully hilarious, generally random anime. I believe that if you enjoyed one you will most definitely enjoy the other! Both anime will have you in tears from laughing so hard! x'D
Both are hilarious comedy/parody anime. While they have different plots, both series do seem random at times and have similar humor (though Gintama can be a bit cruder). Also, both have lots of references to other anime (and Japanesse pop culture in general). If you like one, you will probably enjoy the other.