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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?

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pingwing pingwing says...

The humour in Gintama and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is one of the same kind. The characters are totally out of touch with reality and are all messed up lunatics in their own way. Another similarity is that both series hint at or have parodies on other anime series or Japanese society in general.

Basically the authors of both series use the series to have a good laugh and make fun. :) I would describe Zetsubou as the Gintama version of Great Teacher Onizuka. :)

UltimateShinobi UltimateShinobi says...

Both stories are very eccentric and are also very enjoyable. The settings differ and so does the comedy stye, however both anime are very funny.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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meatwadfan1111 meatwadfan1111 says...

Now this might sound crazy, but I actually recommend you viewers of Gintama to go watch Lucky Star. First of all, both shows are outrageous comedies with pop-culture references (Lucky Star is covered almost head-to-toe with references and cameos). However, both shows have their own unique style (Gintama is a fish-out-of-water comedy while Lucky Star is all slice-of-life), yet both shows are still side-holding comedies.

WolfAngelus WolfAngelus says...

Both anime are:-Extremely funny, if comedy was the main enjoyment factor, then the recommended anime is a great choice-Random based, what happens from episode to episode generally has little or no relation. The conversations can get really long and about something trivial that comes randomly out of no where which is what exactly what happens in either or.

Those two are the key reasons for me, this is ultimately what the dominating feeling was in presentation and goals for the anime. Essentially having a silly, funny, random with characters that have very distinct and strong personalities.

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

It is the year 300X, and the Earth is in peril! Tsuru Tsururiina, the evil dictator of the Margarita Empire has sent his elite troops to Earth to snatch every last hair on the heads of the unsuspecting populace! But there is one man who will stand up against the malicious invasion and save everyone from the terrible horror of baldness: Boboboubo Boubobo! Using his secret art of nose hair combat, Boubobo will not rest until the Margarita forces are gone from Earth for good. But can he succeed without the help of the pink-haired girl Beauty, or the mysterious Pickle that follows him around?

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meatwadfan1111 meatwadfan1111 says...

Now obviously, I should not have to say that I recommend you Gintama viewers to watch Bobobo, but I feel obligated to as they are both witty and humorous. Both shows have a relatively high level of random humor and are long (78 episodes for Bobobo and Gintama will probably have more), so they are perfect for people who need an immense 24-hour dose of laughter. Finally, both also share a similar humor style. Did I forget to mention that both titles are based off of Jump(TM) manga?

8MangaMan 8MangaMan says...

During each episode of the series, It's non-stop laughs!  I have never been able to sit through a single episode without laughing.  What is really unique about these series is that they can transition into action or drama whenever needed.  Most of the episodes are focused on comedy but they still do have Arc's which will combine humor and action in an amazing combo!

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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mneme mneme says...

Both series take place in the future and are a bit absurd (Gintama much more so)... While Cowboy Bebop involves bounty hunting, Gintama is more of a um...person who will take any job kind of thing.

Iahel Iahel says...

You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys. But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them.

Sergeant Frog

Sergeant Frog

As the mighty star fleet of the planet Keron prepare their invasion of Earth, Sergeant Keroro and his elite team of commandos have been sent to infiltrate the enemy strongholds and gather as much intelligence as possible. However, it seems even his extensive military training is no match for the forces of Earth, as he is discovered and captured by the two middle school siblings, Fuyuki and Natsumi. Submitted to the rigorous torture of housework duty, the amphibious Keroro must now bide his time, covertly locate his squad-mates, and resume his mission of conquest!

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Aliens + randomness = these

Although one is about aliens trying to invade while the other one, they have already invaded. Both also have a bit of parody to them and both are aimed towards kids and are very prolific.

Shinsengumi367 Shinsengumi367 says...

They are actually really similar, they have to do with aliens being in Earth, they are both gag mangas as well, but Gintama has a more serious setting.

It's nice to watch when you have too much time on your hands, like over the holidays.