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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!
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.
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.
The story is set in the Bakumatsu era, at the end of the shoguns' rule over Japan in the middle of the 19th century. The Tokugawa shogunate uses the brainwashing "Heaven's Songs" by the top idols in Shinsengumi to subjugate the country and its people. In this Japan, writing or singing any songs besides the "Heaven's Songs" is a capital offense. Ryōma Sakamoto and the other rockers rise up and change the world with rock 'n' roll for freedom and justice.
While the two have nothing in common story-wise, both Gintama and Bakumatsu Rock take place in the same era, featuring the same historical figures, spicing things up with something futuristic (electric guitars and rock music in BR, cars and electronics in Gintama).
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!
If you like Gintama then you'll like Beelzebub. They relate to each other in that both anime's are gag anime's but can get serious at times. Both main characters give little or no regard to those around them but somehow always end up helping out when needed. The shows are also mostly humor based and sometimes are offensive but either way if you like one you'll probably like the other.
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
Well, i know that is weird, but think about it. Dokuro-chan is about a strong girl who always hit her partner, if we think in Gintama every character hit to the others in every episode, if we want a charecter like Dokuro we have Kagura and Otae, yes is not the same character, but they are very similar, Kagura hits everyone and Otae hits the perverts. If we think in Gintoki and Sakura they have the same problem. Gintoki suffer all hits of kagura, Otae even Shinpachi. Sakura die because Dokuro kill him without want it (the most of the time)
In conclusion, a lot of fun with a lot of violence.
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?
I'm pretty much complete flabbergasted that no one has cross recommended these shows. Genuinely entertaining slapstick comedy is a rare find these days, and both Gintama and Cromartie pull it off impeccably.
You really won't find such wonderful visual gags and deadpan punchline delivery this entertaining outside of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker production from the 1980s.