Ping Pong Club

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FLCL

FLCL

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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nextolast nextolast says...

ITs all about the somewhat perverse humor... if you liked it in ping pong club, its even better in FLCL (and kicking stylish animation to boot!)

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!

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Laone Laone says...

Wild, crazy, can't tell what's gonna be shown next. Both Abenobashi and Ping Pong Club offer situational comedy that is sometimes over the top but not as overly offensive as some fanservice type shows. Abenobashi offers more of a solid storyline, but the comedic style of both shows can be considered similar.

Initial D

Initial D

18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.

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nextolast nextolast says...

The animation style is the same (kinda crappy, but it grows on you) and i think of Itsuki every time i see ping pong club... really horny Itsuki...

Hanada Shonen-shi

Hanada Shonen-shi

Hanada Ichiro is an abrasive young man who lives with his hag of a mother, his father the drunk, his grandfather the absent-minded, and his older sister. One sunny afternoon, Ichiro's rebellious antics finally take a turn for the worse, causing him to get hit by a car. When he awakens, he discovers that he has the ability to see ghosts, and converse with them (much to his dismay, since they all seem to want helpful favors). Will Ichiro's newfound ability be a blessing, or just another annoyance in his life?

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JingX JingX says...

When you talk about just plain crude humor, I don't think any anime can beat the ping pong club but Hanada comes close. The family of Hanada reminds me a lot of the simpsons... with the drunk father at the helm... and Handa is kinda like the super naughty, mischievious Bart Simpson. Hilarity ensues as Hanada tries to fulfill the wishes of the ghosts who will not leave him alone until they get what they want out of him. I personally liked Hanada a lot better than ping pong club... I mean talk about weird taste.... at least Hanada is more comedic and light hearted. Hanada has "heart" (as I like to call it) as opposed to the ping pong club which is just straight crude and oftentimes disgusting humor....kinda like those shows on comedy central where the actors burp, fart and do all these other nasty things on the show to try to get the audience to laugh... but if you are just looking for a good laugh, I think both of these shows will accomplish the job.

Gokusen

Gokusen

Is it is possible to lead the yakuza and be a high school teacher at the same time? Kuniko has always dreamed of being a teacher, but as the heir of the Oedo Group it isn't easy to do. Her task is made even more difficult because her school would fire her if they found out about her criminal activities.She has to pretend to be an ordinary teacher while fighting off rival yakuza, winning the respect of delinquent students and keeping her family business away from the school. This becomes even harder when her smartest and most curious student begins to find her very... "interesting".

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

These two series have a similar setting and a similar humor. The main difference regarding the humor used is that the humor in Ping Pong Club is somewhat more mature. Gokusen is somewhat more serious though.