Welcome to Rikkyouin High School, a place where the student council president Ritsuko Kettenkrad reins supreme and your social standing is determined through a lottery! The life of freshman Chihiro Enomoto takes a turn when he wins the chance to become next year’s student council president; but first he and his friends must solve the tasks put before them by the current student council – or face expulsion! From homemade robots to terrorist domino stackers, from incestuous sisters and a sexual harassment panda and beyond, there’s no obstacle the student council will refrain from throwing at the gang!
Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of college otaku obsessed with anime, manga and video games. Their daily activities include holding impromptu cosplay photo shoots, braving the crowds and avoiding injury at doujinshi conventions, and tolerating harassment by Saki, a girl irked by her boyfriend's otaku-ness! It's a perfect match for Sasahara's interests, so why is it so difficult for him to join?
A point to consider is that Genshiken and Kujibiki Unbalance are related in an unusual way because the nerd gang in Genshiken are all diehard fans of the anime "Kujibiki Unbalance".
If you liked Genshiken, Kujibiki Unbalance should give you in idea of what these characters liked as an anime, and then made doujins from.
If you liked Kujibiki Unbalance, you can share the hype with a bunch of fictional nerds who also like Kujibiki Unabalnce.
Kujibiki Unbalance is the anime within an anime featured in Genshiken. They are made by the same studio and absolutely a must see if you liked either one. The don't have anything to do with each other plot-wise but being that members of the Genshiken after school club constantly talk about Kujibiki Unbalance, and you see scenes from the anime (before it was even produced) makes this required viewing. If somehow you happened up Kujibiki first then do yourself a favor and check out Genshiken.
Rino is an orphan whose only memento of her mother is a taking puppet named Puuchan. After a generous donation from a mysterious benefactor, Rino finds herself enrolled in the prestigious all-girls high school known as Miyagami; and thus her adventure begins! With Rino’s naïve nature and Puuchan’s sadistic streak, the duo quickly takes the school by storm. From the ranks of the seemingly all-powerful Best Student Council, Rino and Puuchan change the lives of everyone they meet, like it or not!
In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.
These are what I would describe as good characters in a bad anime. They share a similar feel, with young protagonists who are rather helpless on their own, and must learn to rely on each other. The plots unfortunately make little sense and there are few surprises.
Takasu Ayako can handle anything; duels with foreign powers and assassination attempts don’t faze her. But can she handle falling in love? Fellow students at the prestigious school for Beatrice users are shocked to hear that their "Angel of Death" Ayako, who has never even shown a smile before, has fallen in love at first sight with the diminutive freshman Yoshimura Mamoru. Mamoru must decide how to respond to the sudden confession of love, the resulting fascination of his fellow students, and the dangers of being near Ayako. Will his own powers ever measure up?
Aside from the art style, these shows also have in common a similar setting, with a ridiculous student council in a not very normal school and characters with some sort of superpowers. There's also the obligatory romantic part (much more prominent in Mamoru-kun), a lot of comedic scenes and some more serious episodes where the characters learn to trust their friends.
However, as far as my opinion goes, Mamoru-kun was surprisingly decent, while KU is downright terrible, and that's why this is a one-way recommendation.
When Utena Tenjou was very little her parents died, and a prince comforted her in her time of loss, giving her a ring with a rose seal. He so impressed her that she decided to become a prince herself one day. Now, Utena is a teenager at Ohtori Academy who's athletic and notorious for dressing in a boy's uniform. When a member of the Student Council humiliates a friend of hers Utena challenges him to a duel, and he accepts only when he sees she possesses a rose seal ring. She soon discovers that this is no normal duel - it's a bizarre and ritualistic battle that the Student Council regularly conducts. In fact when she wins, Utena finds to her considerable chagrin that she gets to have Anthy Himemiya, a rather docile student, as her 'Rose Bride'. If she wants to keep Anthy she'll have to win more duels against members of the Student Council and others. What is the ultimate purpose of these duels and Anthy's role as the Rose Bride?
Yes, maybe it sounds weird, but they have some points in common actually. This entire thing of the student council full of secrets and with an almost unlimited authority, the annoying character who results pretty funny at times and an argument that turns around the school life. The environment is different but they give some similar sensation when you're watching them.