Hanada Ichiro is an abrasive young man who lives with his hag of a mother, his father the drunk, his grandfather the absent-minded, and his older sister. One sunny afternoon, Ichiro's rebellious antics finally take a turn for the worse, causing him to get hit by a car. When he awakens, he discovers that he has the ability to see ghosts, and converse with them (much to his dismay, since they all seem to want helpful favors). Will Ichiro's newfound ability be a blessing, or just another annoyance in his life?
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Don't let the art style, OP/ED, or the crude humor of Hanada Shounen-shi fool you. Hanada Shounen-shi and Natsume Yuujinchou both tell chraming stories that sometimes make you go "BAWW" because of the skill both series displayed on certain scenes.
In short, Hanada Shounen-shi is definitely a heart-warming tale about helping spirits and the after-life just like Natsume Yuujinchou.
OK, Looking at it on the surface this may seem like a slightly odd rec, Natsume Yuujinchou is a beautifully slow-paced series and Hanada Shonen-shi is brash and crude, however, at their core, both series are about helping spirits. Both have quite a heartwarming nature deep down so if you enjoyed one and like supernatural anime, then it's well worth giving both series a shot.
Shinnosuke Nohara is a crude and rude five-year-old child with a penchant for dirty and inappropriate comments. Whether he's blackmailing his mother for an allowance, dropping his drawers, or snubbing girls at the playground, there's nothing the lecherous Shin-chan can't enjoy. Along with his dysfunctional family and wacky friends, Shin-chan will tackle life's daily problems - one exciting moment at a time!
Hanada and Crayon Shin-chan are both crude tales that follow a child protagonist. Each is filled with toilet and inappropriate humor, and will definitely appeal to the same fans. If you liked one, you'd like the other.
With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
A hero so unlikely and, at first glance, so unlikeable, that he almost makes you cringe with embarassment -- yet a hero nonetheless. This is the common theme of Hanada Shounen-shi and Great Teacher Onizuka. In both stories, we are presented with a low and vulgar person, a person with whom we would never normally associate the idea of heroism. Yet, as the stories progress, both Hanada Ichiro and Onizuka Eichi prove to us that, for all their shortcomings, they have what it takes to be genuine heroes.
If you like one of these anime, don't let your initial distaste for the protagonist of the other dissuade you from seeing it through to the end. You'll thank yourself for staying the course, when you do.
It's time for the Hidden Village's annual sports festival, and everyone is vying for the ultimate prize: a week off from participating in missions! Naruto and the gang are all in the running, but Naruto has a small problem: he has to go - BAD! Unfortunately for his bowels, finding a free toilet is an impossible task; and whether it's trying to sneak into the ladies' room or creating clones to take over for him in the games (who, unfortunately, are also experiencing a fecal crisis), nothing Naruto does gets him closer to his goal. He must compete in the games and keep himself from having an accident - can Naruto succeed?
Super Radical Gag Family and Naruto Sports Festival are two rude and crude anime that have a plentiful amount of toilet humor. Naruto is a bit more niche given the franchise it comes from, but if you liked one, you'd probably enjoy the other.
Beckham is funny, punny, and crude - he's also a big (and sometimes deflatable) blue penguin with a penchant for human friends. While Naoto and Yumi attend class and try to live their daily lives, Beckham is usually (and unexplainably) by their sides. Whether it’s accidents in the pool, dodging angry bears, discovering sea creatures aplenty or finding lost money, there’s nary a dull day in the lives of these children – and penguin!
Hanada Shounen-shi and Penguin no Mondai are each crude, comedic tales that are aimed at children. PnM is admittedly less plot-driven, but fans of one still may enjoy the other. I didn't care for either.