Gintama

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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

Oh! Edo Rocket

Oh! Edo Rocket

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?

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abunai abunai says...

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.

Trigun

Trigun

“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.

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kinkster kinkster says...

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.

NieA Under 7

NieA Under 7

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. 

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

 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.

Samurai 7

Samurai 7

In an age when samurai enhanced their bodies mechanically, a great war broke out. After the war's end, these "Bandits" (having become mere robbers) have lost their samurai code and now rob villages for their rice and women. The peasants of Kanna Village are filled with despair and agree to hire some samurai to retaliate, but with only rice in their food stores and no money to offer, it seems that time is running out. Now, the villagers must set out to look for samurai willing to accept such a deal -- but are there still such men that abide by the samurai code, and protect the weak?

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Moonfail Moonfail says...

Samurai 7 and Gintama may not seem like similar anime, but they are, in fact. Both have samurai that want to fight for the greater good; although, in Gintama, a certain samurai acts a bit silly... In both, there was a war that occured in the past, and because of this, advanced technology has come to both animes.