In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!
Satoshi Yabe is the newest employee at Kamohashi Elementary School. Wide-eyed and enthusiastic, he’s thrilled to finally be fulfilling his dream of being a teacher – but little did Satoshi know that he’d be assigned to class 6-3, a group that houses none other than the violent and perverted Marui triplets! Between the girls trying to hook him up with the busty school nurse, dealing with the unfortunate consequences of a hamster named 'Titties' and other misadventures, Satoshi’s dream of an uneventful school life has come to an end!
Both these shows have strikingly similar gross-out comedy, with Mitsudomoe resting more on the perverted side; and the personalities of the characters all lend their own twist to the humor. It keeps the show fresh and fun, much like how each personality in Gintama brought their own brand of humor to each episode. If you're a fan of slapstick, these two cannot be missed.
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...
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!!!!!
Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.
Both anime are the same yet a tad different because Gintama is a parody anime and it parodies Naruto the most. Similar humor (though Gintama is WAY funnier), similar characters, even the setting is slightly similar. If you love Naruto and haven't seen Gintama yet do so immediately and vice versa.
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.
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.