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Alt titles: Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu

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Haré and his mother live peacefully in the jungle, until one day the boy is overtaken by a omnipotent shadow. Later, he awakens to find Guu, a strange girl with even stranger abilities - notably, the ability to switch from a cute, lovable Guu, to a menacing delinquent who eats everything. Now Haré must live with Guu, and lead a normal life, despite her oddities.


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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Haré+Guu DELUXE OVA 2002 Sequel
Haré+Guu FINAL OVA 2003 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu 1996 TBD
Hareguu 2003 TBD
Name Role
Hiroshi KUGIMIYA Character Design
Tsutomu MIZUSHIMA Director
Akifumi TADA Music
Renjuro KINDAICHI Original Manga Creator

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Haré+Guu KiraRin 9.5/10 Oct 1, 2009
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Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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FLCL is probably one of the more off the wall anime series I've watched, and the fact that the story follows a little boy who seems to get trouble, even when not asking for it, makes it very similar.
If you did like Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu then you should fansy FLCL. they both have this verid humor. and fits perfectly to see at late nights, when you are the most tierd.
Brain dead and want mor of it? This is the silliest series I've ever seen. It's truly in class with Jungel Wa itsumo, you will laugh yourself to death trust me. it pretty much got the same story as Jungel Wa itsumo a weird girl comes into a normal guys life but this guy doesn't stay normal ;) Check it out and you won't be dissapointed.
Another bizzare anime, FLCL wasn't my thing, it was just too much for my brain to handle. This one barely makes the cut. It's crazy, but good crazy :D
FLCL has the same sort of premise as Hale+Guu; uptight kid's life is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious girl. FLCL is like Hale+Guu if the characters in Guu hit puberty and had awkward sexual undertones thrown into the mix. Each animation style is unique (and very interesting), but the shows are similar, and those who appreciate the humor and that "what the heck" feeling will definately appreciate the both series.

Fast, strange, really funny and weird things happen; FLCL and Guu are two of a kind. If you want to laugh and like "wtf!?" humor, or if you just like really weird girls FLCL and Guu are both for you!


Both FLCL and Guu have plots that are centered around what appears to be a fair amount of randomness. I found that both successfully balance good entertainment value and at least a little plot with a strong dose of "wait, what just happened?"


FLCL and Hare+Guu have very similar characters. In both series, there's a young boy who is kind of awkward, then suddenly a strange girl invades his life. FLCL is a much shorter series than Hare+Guu but is just as good and may be even better in some people's opinions. FLCL is also a little more adult humored than Hare+Guu but both are very silly.


Both Furi Kuri and Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu are silly series that start from the same point. A normal, yet a little uptight boy's life is completely changed by the arrival of a mysterious girl. This girl's antics drive that boy off the wall and hilarity ensues.


Both of these series have the same "comedy recipe": Take one boy who likes to think of himself as grown-up and mature. Toss in a pink-haired, inhuman girl into his life. Stir. Serve on top of a bizarre, surreal world and with a side of insane characters.

They're not completely similar--FLCL's humor is much, much more sexual than Haré+Guu as a rule (although Clive still has his moments), and for the most part you can make sense of Haré+Guu's plot much more than FLCL, but when it comes right down to it these sereis definitely have a very similar feel, so you'll probably enjoy one if you liked the other!

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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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If you enjoed Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu, you'll probably love Excel Saga too. I think Excel Saga has a lot of the same hilarious content that Jungle wa (..) has. Indeed, Excel Saga is extremely funny, and is a must watch :)
Both of these series are completely random and weird, so they definately fit together. The characters are ALL very dramatic. And of course both of these series are extremely hillarious.
The parody and hilarity that make your side hurt are found in both series. The comedy, in my opinion, is more important than the overall plot. Jungle and Excel are ridiculously funny.

Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu and Excel Saga share a whole lot of similarities. Starting by the fact that they're both full fledged comedies - no action, no drama, risk the word "serious" from your dictionary when watching these - only siliness in its purest state is available.

They both follow the adventures and misadventures of a couple of characters - Excel and Hyatt, Hale and Guu - with tons of secondary characters to spice it up, that range from plain normal characters, to special and silly characters and mascots.

If you are into seriously silly, nonsense stuff, you'll find a treat both in Excel Saga and Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu. That's all you'll find in there.


If you thought Excel Saga was funny and random, you'll be rolling during every minute of Haré+Guu. This anime is filled with hilarious puns and senseless humor in the not-so-everyday life of Haré and new friend Guu.


Screwball comedies are a dying breed. Its hard to find good zany off-the-wall comedies nowadays.

Luckily, we have shows like Hare + Guu and Excel Saga. These shows deal with crazy situations, insane characters, and all manners of random comedy.

If you like that kind of comedy, I'm positive you'll enjoy these shows.


Both anime are completely hilarious, strange, and wacky. They'll have you laughing like crazy. I know I was at the very least! These 2 anime are 2 of my most favourite comedies. Excel Saga focuses a little more on the parody and hyper side of comedy where Hare+Guu is just pure strange awesome comedy but both will having you laughing for sure if you can stomach it! You should like one if you enjoyed the other!

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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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Azumanga has close the same humour as Guu, but Guu is in a genre of itself. Both have fairly mindless stories. Just watch it and laugh.

If you enjoy a good anime with lovable characters I would suggest you watch Azumanga and Guu, While Guu takes a more wacky approach to humor sometimes making no sense at all, both these animes share common characteristics. If you want a light hearted comedy to brighten your day I would suggest these two.
Both Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu and Azumanga Diaoh are hallmarked by a type of random craziness and comedy that makes them totally unexpected.
Comedy is the word. Both Guu and Azumanga is centered upon pure humor, humor which sometimes don't make any sense at all. Guu is more on the wild side, where the humor is kind of pounded towards you so much that you can't stop laughing. And Azumanga uses a technique which more makes you laugh hard and then giggle through the rest ^^

I think people that like Azumanga Daioh would also like Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu because these two series have similar stupid situations, and the characters Guu and Osaka-san are awesome. I recommend these series!


One is set in the jungle, and one in a school, but with a similar sense of humour, if you liked one of these shows, you may well like the other. Whilst Haré + Guu generally has more of a fantastical element about it, both series follow simple day-to-day activities and make them seem more fun and interesting.

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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If you like wacky humor where very weird things happen and rarely does much make sense, then chances are you'll like both Cromartie High School, and Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu. Both series take place in a wacky world where if you try to think too much about things (like why that guy's hair keeps moving when there's no wind, why there's a gorilla attending your school, or how Guu does any of the crazy things she does) your head might explode!


If you like completely wacky and random things, this is another title you need to check out! Guu and Cromartie High School neglect a story and just put in whatever they feel like, make it work, and create a funny masterpiece.


Both Cromartie and Hare+Guu are humor-based. Both have a common style of random abrupt humor. Although in Hare+Guu the story is more refined, they both resort to conditional humor and abrupt scene changes, with the main characters doing stupidly odd things.


Both anime are completely hilarious, strange, and wacky. They'll have you laughing like crazy. I know I was at the very least! These 2 anime are 2 of my most favourite comedies. You should like one if you enjoyed the other!


Both of these series have really similar humor styles. Take a (relatively) normal guy, throw them into a surreal circumstance with zany characters, and watch the chaos. The two mains, Takashi and Haré, have pretty different reactions--Takashi takes everything in stride and makes the best of it, while Haré is much more prone to panic and losing his temper--but the bizarre, random feel of the humor of the shows still match each other well.

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan

Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan
  • OVA (4 eps x 25 min)
  • 2005

Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?

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Guu and Dokuro-chan each have the same kind of bizarre off-color humor, so it's no surprise that they were made by the same people. Guu is definitely more family-friendly than Dokuro-chan, but anyone who's seen the Guu OVA's should already be prepared for the bawdy, violent and weird humor of Dokuro-chan, and vice-versa.


It should come as no surprise that Haré+Guu and Dokuro-chan were made by the same people, as they use a similar sense of humour. Both contain a crazy and original idea which will provide you with some great laughs.


Haré+Guu and Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan both deal with very similar main characters. In HG, Hale is a normal student until the intrusion of Guu, and same goes for Sakura-kun until the intrusion of Dokuro-chan. Guu and Dokuro-chan both possess unexplained, powerful abilities that always trouble the poor boys. If you are ready to laugh in watching a long, desparate diary of another boy being molested by the works of an unpredictable girl that somehow lives with him, give it a try. Original settings don't matter once the story gets going, fast.


Haré+Guu and Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan both feature a relatively normal boy who suddenly has to have a crazy girl live with and torment him. The girl has strange powers and relatively little understanding of societal norms.

The difference is that in Dokuro-chan, there's more violence and ecchi, and it's a shorter series than H+G.