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Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Holding strictly to his family's creed, Kou Ichinomiya has never once, in his life of privilege, owed anything to anyone – that is, until a self-proclaimed Venusian named Nino saves him from drowning in the wake of a dire accident involving Kou's pants. Eternally indebted to the supposed extraterrestrial, Kou moves into her little community under the bridge along the Arakawa river. Ripped from his life of luxury and success, the young Tokyo U graduate now must adjust to his well-appointed hovel, strange new neighbors, and peculiar lover, Nino.

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niikuu niikuu says...

Both shows share similar sense of humor, grinding on an edge of insanity. Voice acting also has a bit of similarity. If you liked Gintama or Arakawa, watching the other one is a sure hit

Justaway Justaway says...

Like random characters with odd personalitys? Then both will entertain you.

Both share the same random humor ^^

sunyshore sunyshore says...

Both series have similar sense of humour and are full of quirky characters. With their crazy antics, you won't get bored easily. 

The amazing voice acting brings LIFE to these characters.

KingGrimm KingGrimm says...

Both Gintama and Arakawa are very random comedy with very characteristic seyuus. If you liked humor in one, you definitly ought to watch the other.

I'm guessing Arakawa is in Kabuki district.

One Piece

One Piece

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!

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zelos zelos says...

I find a lot of thing in Gintama that remembered me to One Piece, both are shounen, and they are very different but when i thought a bit more i found lot of things similar. Frist both of them have different sagas that don´t have a lot in common with the others, for get the main saga One piece and Gintama have a kind of short sagas, In One Piece that sagas have action and in Gintama had comedy, One Piece is basically action but it has a lot of comedy, Gintama is more comedy, but it had action in all the sagas. Both had a bit of drama (or a lot of drama, it depends of the person).

A curiosity when i saw Kagura hurt in the benizakura i remembered Nami hurted by Jango XD  

TheVampireLady TheVampireLady says...

They are a little diffrent, but they have both lots of action and epic fights. Gintama is a more episodic than One Piece though, but they are both filled with comedy and you will laugh your ass of more than one time with both of them and it's not very often they are serious, but when they are it's really kickass, and yet its refrshing that these two can make you laugh even in the most serious moment,

If you liked on of them you will surely enjoy the other.

LinkSword LinkSword says...

While very different on setting (One Piece being a grand adventure overseas in a magnificent fantasy world, and Gintama always taking place in the same town district, Kabukicho, and its surroundings) and focus (action with a dose of humor in One Piece; the opposite in Gintama), they both share something more important: they are epic and generally cheerful tales revolving about values like friendship, pride and justice, with each of them managing those themes on their own way.

Both One Piece and Gintama harbor huge casts of quaint, motley characters, each of them with their particular quirks and appeal. That, along with their interactions with each other and the humor involved, will make you care for these people as something more than drawings on a screen.

While the humor style is very different (One Piece goes for an universal approach with easy-going comedy while Gintama gives off more of a Japanese scent on it), there's no reason for you not to appreciate either once you've taken a liking for the characters.

If you have watched either of these and enjoyed them down to the core, and you are more interested in lots of fun and another awesome story rather than a similar plot, look no further!

Destifate Destifate says...

I can't begin to explain how similar these two are! Gintama and OP will both have you in stitches. One piece is more for the younger audience that wish to see more action 'most' of the time. Gintama has some shockingly amazing fight scenes but you have to be patient.

Either way, If you love comedy and epic fights. These two are the way to go!

Cuticle Tantei Inaba

Cuticle Tantei Inaba

In a world where humans and human-animal chimeras live together, half-human criminals leave non-human clues that have the police stumped. Enter the "lone wolf" detective Hiroshi Inaba, who has the ability to extract information just by examining (or tasting) someone’s hair! While his methods are unorthodox, he's up against a half goat crime boss with an appetite for green legal tender. Can sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars?

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snivets snivets says...

These two comedic shows both revolve around a set of characters operating a small business, and are sure to entertain you with their wacky characters. Cuticle's sense of humor and gag delivery/timing is very similar to Gintama's, so if you like either show, check the other out.

bunnylovesanime bunnylovesanime says...

In both shows you get a main character with two side kicks a guy and girl who solve incrediblely funny crimes.  You also get a a crazy police/inapector and their own insane crew of side kicks. In both shows you have a lot of jokes, puns, and slap stick moments. It is safe to say if you like one you would like the other.

Sasukefanx12 Sasukefanx12 says...

Both of these anime have the same exact kind of wacky spaztic "what the heck is going on here?" humor that you just kind of have to learn to expect and not question, which is what makes it funny. Kei and Shinpachi also both have exactly the same role of the straight man and usually point out the fact that nothing makes sense, personally I like Kei better though just because I think he's a better character and he's funnier. Hopefully Cuticle Detective wont run forever and get stale though like Gintama sort of does, depending on your preferences.

cravelikesugar cravelikesugar says...

Both are funny animes and have the abilirty to have both a plot while not really have one in a way. If you enjoy comedy watch Gintama and Cuticle Tanei inaba.

Yakitate!! Japan

Yakitate!! Japan

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!

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

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.

jbur jbur says...

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.

duchessliz duchessliz says...

I recommend you try Gintama if you liked Yakitate Japan because they have various simularities and I recognized that while watching.

Or if you're a fan of Gintama and you've never seen Yakitate Japan I recommend you give it a try.

They are both wonderfully hilarious, generally random anime. I believe that if you enjoyed one you will most definately enjoy the other!



Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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XP105 XP105 says...

There are many references in Gintama to Bleach. If you enjoy Bleach's humour, and/or have seen a lot of anime, you will enjoy Gintama. If you enjoy the action and fighting in Gintama, you will enjoy Bleach too.

Moonfail Moonfail says...

Bleach and Gintama are both Shonen Jump anime, and not saying all Jump anime are all similar, but both animes share quite a few characteristics. Both animes are like flips of each other; in Bleach, replace the main action with comedy and the sub comedy with action, and you've got Gintama. Vice-versa. And although Gintama has multiple times more parodies than Bleach, I'm sure if you enjoyed one, you'll surely enjoy the other.

Blaopink Blaopink says...

Despite the fact Gintama has mentioned Bleach numerous times, and it's awsome to acknowledge that fact.

The two anime are very similar in characters.