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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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AnimeShima AnimeShima says...

Both Muteki Kanban Musume and Gintama are pure comedies based on nothing but if you don't really mind the plot they're both so funny you wish it's never gonna end!!!

If you liked one make sure to give the other a go!!!!!

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.

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman

The stage is the close of the Edo period, an age when, not unlike our own time, both natural and man-made disasters left chaos in their wake. Manjiro makes a living helping the people of the troubled capital city, but behind the scenes, he also works in secret to take back precious belongings stolen from the people by unjust political powers and conspiratorial menaces. The people call him "Get-backer Roman."

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CommanderKarasu CommanderKarasu says...

In short, the main characters in Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman and Gintama do the same thing - they help citizens in Edo. Both can be a little silly (more so in Gintama), but they have their serious moments and action-y moments as well. Roman and Gintoki also share the same flaw of not being able to hold on to money for long, too. ;) The characters are lovable, so I suggest giving both a try. 

chii chii says...

Both shows are about people that will do odd work for pay in order to help citizens in Edo with day to day work, protection, or finding lost items. Basically ANYTHING that needs doing! Both have a hilarious tone to them but can get down to business when the time is needed to be serious. Gintama is more off the wall with the humour but when it comes to serious these shows are pretty much the same. Fun characters, great settings, if you enjoyed one you should like the other too!

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer

The protagonist, Hokaze Kon, is sent to another world called Mira, the home of a mysterious energy known as Alma.

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alexkulpin alexkulpin says...

In both anime's there is the character who tries to act all cool in fights, then runs away and later you find out he is supper strong (Kon and Gintoki) Both anime's have similar jokes. As well as, they both have two sides of main characters. The group of three (Kon, princes with the other two and Gintoki, kagura and shinpachi) and (the incognito and the shinsengumi) if you liked the jokes and story of gintama, you would love ixion saga, or the other way around.

duchessliz duchessliz says...

The humor in Ixion Saga reminds me a bit of the humor in Gintama ... only a tad bit more juvenile... 

So if you're a fan of Gintama I believe you'll enjoy the somewhat random moments in Ixion Saga, and, of course, the comedy. If you're a fan of Ixion Saga I believe that you'll really enjoy Gintama and will notice their comedic similarities, and will appreciate the more in depth character development.

D-Fragments

D-Fragments

Kenji likes to think that he and his gang of friends are the bad boys of their school. That is, until he meets the four insane girls of a game-making club whose personalities are all super weird (and a little on the violent side). When Kenji’s forced to join their little group, his life quickly takes a turn for the outrageous.

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SeiyaManG SeiyaManG says...

If you enjoy this show for being dialogue, character and comedy driven, you'll definitely enjoy the other. The biggest similarity comes in the type of humor they choose to employ, both relying heavily on the classic "straight-man" and "funny-man" tropes.

If you loved the humor in one, do yourself a favor and check out the other.

Tmoh Tmoh says...

Although Gintama takes their humor a bit further, it's basically the same kind of humor. So if you liked one of these you'll definetly like the other.

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.

nightwing2210 nightwing2210 says...

Both witty, both their own humour and a good laugh to watch if you like silly humour. Only difference is that cromartie does not have any serious arch stories like Gintoki san does at times