Shichiri Tasuke is an average teenager, who lives on his own while his archeologist father roams the globe searching for ancient artifacts. One day, Tasuke receives a package that contains one of these artifacts, and from it appears Shaorin: a guardian spirit charged with protecting the person who brings her forth. Shortly thereafter, a second artifact arrives which contains another spirit, Ruuan, whose job is to bring her master happiness. Unfortunately, Ruuan and Shaorin are old rivals and they cause no end of trouble while vying for Tasuke's attention.
Keiichi Morisato is just your average college student until one day, fate interjects as he makes a call for take-out food. Unknown to him, he reaches the Goddess Help Line, and contacts a goddess named Belldandy, who grants him a wish. Thinking it to be a joke, Keiichi wishes for her to be his girlfriend 'forever'.
The thing about Mamotte Shugogetten is that at its best it's a mediocre rehash of Ah! My Goddess. While the TV series for Ah! My Goddess was released seven years later than Mamotte Shugogetten, it doesn't have quite as many faults. In particular, Mamotte Shugogetten has a much less satisfying plot. Each episode tends to follow a set pattern of Ruan and Shaorin making trouble for Tasuke while trying to fulfill their roles. Furthermore, the ever-present problem of Shaorin's destiny interfering with her relationship with Tasuke is overemphasized and really has no positive impact on the show.
Ah! My Goddess avoids most of these problems by throwing as much happiness as they can at the viewer. Kenichi might run into some problems due to the hijinks caused by various demons and Goddesses, but it's less repetitive, and at least one character learns something by the end of each episode. So, if you could put up with the much Mamotte Shugogetten, handicapped as it is by its childish nature, Ah! My Goddess is going to make your day.
Both animes come with your live-in goddess. Complete with the skills to make you life comfortable... or maybe not. Both main guys have to deal with the strange and weird situations that come about because of the goddess and also have to worry about the jealous classmates coming to attack as well! Life seems to get harder for them, and does it help at all that they are starting to feel something special for their goddess?
Morisato Keiichi has always had bad luck. No matter what he does or how he acts, nothing seems to go his way. His bike frequently breaks down, his classmates take advantage of him, women ignore and scorn him, and on top of all that, he’s only 5'3". In Heaven, when someone’s bad luck and good luck are so heavily out of balance, Belldandy (Goddess First Class, Second Category, Unlimited) of the Goddess Assistance Agency comes to the rescue. Belldandy grants Keiichi one wish to make up for all of his bad luck, but when Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay by his side forever... the trouble begins. Can Keiichi keep Belldandy by his side, or will outside elements force her to return to heaven?
mamotte shugogetten and ah my goddess are extremely similar animes. generic nice guy main character who accidently finds himself living with spirit/goddess who protects him. shao and belldandy are also similar spirits in personality and knowledge of human emotions. main character and spirit like each other but many complications are thrown in such as more spirits, human love interests and of course the whole, she isnt human, does she love me? im just an ordinary guy paranoia. seriously these animes are almost identical in every way. both are a good time.....watch them NOW.
Otaru Mamiya is just an ordinary teenage boy living on Terra 2: a planet inhabited by only men, on which women have been replaced by lifelike yet emotionless robots called 'marionettes.' But his life changes forever when he meets Lime, a spunky marionette with the mind of a child and--amazingly enough--the emotions of one as well! Soon, the demure Cherry and the outgoing Bloodberry join him as well, but he'll need all their help if he is to stop the evil Faust, ruler of Gartland, from taking over their beloved kingdom of Japoness!
Saber Marionette J and Mamotte Shugogetten! are two series that share many elements in characters and plot. Certainly the series have their differences; the former features humanoid-like battle-ready “marionettes” while the latter features spirit-like “shugogettens” from ancient artifacts. But when transposed onto each other's settings, the two series share a similar plotline carried out by characters that resemble one another -- compare Cherry from SMJ to Shaorin from MS, for example. The male protagonists for the two series, Otaru for the former and Tasuke for the latter, are both ordinary boys who used to live alone until they awaken the marionettes or the shugogettens. Both marionettes and shugogettens awaken from a long sleep, attach to and live with the male protagonists, and devote themselves to protect them by the series' end. While Saber Marionette J does have a more in-depth, involving plotline on a greater stage relative to episodic and comic-oriented Mamotte Shugogetten!, both series explore common themes such as human nature, sacrifice, and desire. The humor of both series is drawn from the behaviors of rather tactless and naïve marionettes and shugogettens along with the intrusions of some unusual supporting characters. If you have enjoyed the characters and the overarching plotline of one of these series, you might wish to check out the other.