Gintama

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Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!

She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!

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alexander alexander says...

Parody means unrestricted genre access. Both shows go from giant robots to magical girls via a huge cast of real characters. Every reference increases the warm feeling about anime in general. If you're a fan in a slump, meta-series are what you need!

daekiljen daekiljen says...

There's something about breaking the fourth wall that I just find so incredibly amusing.  Both of these animes do it so well.

Paniponi Dash's super fast jokes and gags can really fly past you if you aren't paying attention.  One of the fansub groups actually includes an accompanying PDF with references for the visual gags.  You do need a deep history in Anime to get some of the humor in Paniponi.  That's not to say the show isn't accessible, though.  The humor is so over the top and the random moments so mind boggling that I found myself cracking up a lot.  This falls right in line with the type of humor you'll see in Gintama.  Inside jokes, obscure references, and straight parodies are what these two series do well.  Though, Gintama is still going; while Paniponi crammed everything they could into a single 26 episode season.  It works, though; because Paniponi was never created to cover more genres than comedy and a little action. As such, you won't find much depth in the characters. They are who they are and they play to their strengths very well. Maho~.

If you've enjoyed Gintama's large catalog of OPs and EDs, you'll like what you hear in Paniponi. They've got a really fun soundtrack that covers a diverse field of music. 

Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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LinkSword LinkSword says...

Unashamed parody of every anime/film/whatever genre at hand without holding anything back? Check! Hilarious characters you will get inevitably attached to? Check! The Fourth Wall getting smashed more often than you change your pants? Check! Randomness with the same sheer, sidesplitting spontaneity of a stripper sneaking in during a football match and scoring THE BEST GOAL?? Check, check, check, rinse and RECHECK!!

Gintama and Excel Saga are the flagships of the random humor anime at its best. If you like such a comedy, with these you will laugh, laugh, laugh and then laugh some more, only pausing the video to get your broken ribs fixed every now and then. Give them a try!

AnimeShima AnimeShima says...

Whether you like Gintama or Excel Saga, you'll also like the other because they're both funny animes that'll make you laugh until your heart stop and there's almost no plot in the story in either of them.

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.