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Mao-chan

Alt titles: Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan

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Synopsis:

A world plagued by alien invasions needs heroes, and what better choice than three girls in elementary school? After all, it's best to fight fire with fire, and the super-cute aliens have met their match in the super-cute Mao, Misoria, and Silvia. With character design by Akamatsu Ken, the creator of Love Hina, this series aims to amuse.

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Name Role
Masahide YANAGISAWA Character Design
Yoshiaki IWASAKI Director
Takayuki HATTORI Music

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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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kaz
Fans of Mao-chan's juxtaposition of amazingly cute characters and incredibly strange story will love Azumanga Daioh. The latter focuses more on the mundane, but it is just as eccentric and just as funny.

Di Gi Charat

Di Gi Charat
  • TV (16 eps x 5 min)
  • 1999

One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.

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Mao-chan and Di Gi Charat share a similar wacky sense of humor. However, Mao-chan, amazingly, has more coherence and more of a semblance of a story -- but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying Di Gi Charat's strange sense of humor.

Dominion Tank Police

Dominion Tank Police

Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.

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NekoRocket
Mao-chan is almost sickeningly cute compared to Dominion Tank Police, but both are light-hearted stories of funny characters fighting to protect the innocent with very unorthodox means... overly strong firepower.

Love Hina

Love Hina

Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?

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VonXanadu
With the same voice actress as, and another character looking the same as, Narusegawa Naru, and episode 20 taking place at the Hinata inn, both being comedies, and having charater design by the same person, Love Hina appears to be an obvious match to Earth Defence Force Mao-chan

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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NekoRocket
Cute girls fighting for justice? Yep, that's what you get in these two series. Brightly animated and mostly amusing, you'll find the characters in these two anime very endearing and the action pretty gripping.