In the name of keeping global peace, politicians have come up with a new method of sorting out disputes: they meet in locations across the world and wager on a game of Mahjong. Koizumi is the former Prime Minister of Japan’s Cabinet who is not only a Mahjong master, but won't let anything stop him from attending a game – not even three bullets to the chest from hired hitmen! No matter what obstacles appear in his path, be they alien-controlled ministers, weapons of mass destruction hurtling towards Tokyo, or the resurrected form of Chairman Mao, Koizumi will play his best hand, down to the very last tile.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Both shows are so overly epic beyond any reasonable doubt that if you enjoyed how over-the-top ridiculous one show was, you're almost guaranteed to enjoy the other for the exact same reason.
While The Legend of Koizumi/Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku deals largely with EPIC MAHJONG BATTLES between world leaders in solving International disputes, the show can still be enjoyed with relatively little and next to no knowledge of the game and/or it's rules at all.
If you're looking for some serious kickass, hot-blooded and epic GAR, then these two shows may very well be worth checking out.
Ham. If there's one thing these two have in common is that they're filled with plump, juicy ham. Everything is larger than life, everything is wrought with cheese and it's serious business all around. Both are ridiculous, outrageous and for nearly the entire time, completely bonkers while maintaining an aura of epicness.
Come for the serious epicness, stay for the ham.
Takisawa Noboru is the new "blazing transfer student" at Honjakuniku High School -- an educational institution where matters are settled by the only logical thing: fighting! With his first 5 minutes marred by an unpleasant encounter with hall monitor Jonoichi Yukari, Noboru knows he's off to a bad start; but things only get worse from there! To win the heart of the fair maiden Takamura Yukari, Noboru must battle the resident badass of the school, Mushicho Ibuki, before Ibuki wins her as a trophy in the arena!
Both cannot be taken seriously at all. One's about boxing, the other's about mahjong and both are about cheese. It's serious business in the political world of Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku and serious business in the school ring to win a girl in Blazing Transfer Student. Where they lack in anything plot-related, character related or sensible, they make up for in spades with absurdity, ham, aforementioned cheese and being a parody of the genres they represent. If you enjoy comedies that are senseless and stupid, sign right up for both!
In a time filled with wars, environmental concerns and issues, there lives a gaggle of beautiful boys that are the personification of the world's countries. Japan, England, France, Finland, Germany and the rest of the boys attend the World Conference and tackle issues like global warming with a heavy dose of fun. Through multiple world wars the gang will traverse deserts, build mecha U-boats and solve the world's problems together!
One features countries as bishonen (Bishonen world leaders) kinda acting out history; the other features world leaders playing mahjong. Both are better than they sound.
It's silliness and absurdity abound as neither could be taken seriously and are pretty funny; if you're in the mood for something that wouldn't tax your brain and is comedic. And to top it off, both come in bite-sized installments so you wouldn't overindulge all at once if you watch a handful of episodes.
Though conflicts and struggles continue throughout history, it’s always the little things in life that make it all the more memorable. Whether it’s Prussia complaining about his lack of screen time, Greece attempting to convince Japan to get angry, or trying to find a way to relieve England’s runny nose, the gaggle of gorgeous guys from around the globe will attempt to work their way through any troublesome situation the world throws at them.
Hetalia: World Series is just like it's predecessor; wacky fun with countries. And it's like Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku with silliness and absurdity with cheeseball serious moments. Serious meaning comedic for as hard as they try, they can't keep a straight face. Check out the other if you want bursts of charm and comedy in a political/historical shell.