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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.
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.
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.
During the mid 19th century, the people of Edo were banned from experiencing a luxury lifestyle (including dealings with fireworks, inventions, and performances). Regardless, Seikichi Tamaya, fireworks artisan, can’t live without creating bigger and better fireworks. One day, the monotony was broken by the arrival of two powerful beasts; and while one was defeated, the other escaped due to the distraction caused by Seikichi’s fireworks. Subsequently, a beautiful and mysterious girl soon appeared and asked Seikichi to create fireworks that can reach the moon! Now, while trying to discover the truth behind the girl and the beasts, can Seikichi succeed at creating fireworks that can fly into the depths of the sky?
Although they approach the theme from two completely different angles, both Gintama and Oh! Edo Rocket are constructed around the recurring gimmick of deliberately anachronistic technology set against Edo-era Japanese civilisation. In both anime, a strong undercurrent of humour plays off against moments of seriousness. You may not like one if you liked the other (I didn't), but you can't help but find it interesting.
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.
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.
“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.
Trigun and Gintama are rather different kinds of anime. Whilst Gintama focuses on the humor aspect, Trigun is more mixed between humor drama and action. But the main reason I recommend watching Trigun if you liked gintama is beacuse the main characters are rather alike, in my oppinion. Both are lazy and goofy on the outside while they have a fierce tiger and a romantic personality inside.
In the future, aliens coexist freely with mankind on Earth. One such alien is NieA, a lazy yet spirited girl who wastes away her days while living with the studious Mayuko. And life isn't easy... Mayuko is always short on food money, the spa where she works is about to go bankrupt and Mayuko's alien-crazy friend Chiaki is obsessed with NieA. A light, mostly comedic slice-of-life show.
Gintama and NieA Under Seven are offbeat comedies about aliens that move to Japan and the goofy situations that arise from this interaction between these newcomers and humans. Veering very often to becoming nonsensical, these anime mix sci-fi elements with a kind of humour that thrives on characters wrecking havoc in the most chaotic ways. The result are parodies that may not be for everyone but that are likely to appeal to the same audience.