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Kei Kusanagi is a shy teenage boy with no romantic experience whatsoever... until he finds out that his hot new teacher is actually an alien! In order to conceal her identity, the two are forced into a pretend marriage... but is it really a pretense, or are they actually falling in love?
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'.
Let's see. In Onegai Sensei, a mature female comes down to a highschool student. She is an alien with an innocent personality who falls for a guy with who is kinda nerdy, yet elogent I suppose. A great fantasy story for hopeless romantics :)
Now, in Ah! My Goddess, you have a guy down on his luck and was just shot down by the hottest girl in college. Life isn't going to great for him. So, just like Onegai, he stumbles onto a Goddess (mixed from norse and biblical aspects, like most japanese art culture) and, like Onegai, she is an innocent girl who gets stuck to the nerdy guy and ends up falling for him, visa versa.
Both main characters are innocent super humans who protect their loved one from harm. Both happen to be naive and very lovable. The supporting roles by the dude, is made to help inspire that feeling 'I so could be him, or that'd be cool if that happened to me'. So, in short, they are both the same romantic comedy writen for guys like me who are hopeless. Only, Ah! My Goddess has a better layout in how they unfold the story.
Please Teacher and Ah My Goddess are very similar anime in the way they build feelings and relationships between the two main characters, who ended up together totally unplanned. Like in Please Teacher!, troubles are afoot and many awkward scenes await them in AMG, but a happy ending prevails over any obstacle.
Both of these stories are about a poor and useless sap who finds himself guiltlessly in a long-term, intimate one-on-one relationship with someone way out of his league.
They are different in the fact that Please Teacher has a progressive story line, where Ah! My Goddess tends to be more episodic with smaller plot arcs.
Many parallels between the two love stories that other posters have noted (nonhuman but beautiful female makes contract with ordinary male human, followed by visits from nonhuman older relative and nonhuman bratty imouto-chan and by an eventual separation crisis), but two things rarely mentioned are (1) the female love interest in both is voiced (in Japanese) by Inoue Kikuko, and (2) Hiroaki Gouda was heavily involved in the production of both (he directed OMG and was the character designer for Please Teacher). Sure, Please Teacher is a little more H, but the look and feel of the two series are just so similar -- partially because some of the same people made them happen.
In both these series a college student
finds their life suddenly changed for the better after a chance encounter with a beautiful woman who later becomes their love interest. Also, the main characters are very similar
Both of these shows involve a normal guy suddenly having a strange girl trown into their life. The girls are also both stuck with them and closely. Both have great comedy about their strungle to get closer as couples. Also in both they must keep the girl's idetity a secreat. Both are full of laughs, sweet moments, and cuteness.
Sudden-girlfriend-appearance, misunderstandings forcing the main characters to live together, and otherworldly beings showing up on the protagonist's doorstep, what could be more similar?!
One day, while testing out his new video camera on a bridge in town, Kaito Kirishima sees a bright blue light in the sky and is inexplicably knocked over the side, awakening the next morning in bed with no memory of the event. But upon heading to school, the boy notices a new face that’s familiar to him somehow - her name is Ichika Takatsuki, and she’s new in town. Kaito’s friends, noticing his interest in the girl, all resolve to make a movie this summer and cast her as the lead, to which she immediately approves. Now, the group embarks on what will be a truly memorable summer that no one will forget, as Kaito and Ichika slowly, and clumsily, begin to fall in love.
Alien girlfriend, fan service, pretty much boring storyline both ways :/ Even written by the same guy, the plots seem to nearly overlap.
The same producers and staff, some of the same voice talent, a similar magical girl theme = one of the closest "kinship" relationships among anime.
Both have the same director, and the first episode has the same feeling and scenarios as the first episode of Please Teacher. So if you love'd Please Teacher you are going to love Ano Natsu de Matteru or vice versa :]
Almost the same shows. Similar characters, plot, ect. Even the character designs are similar. If you enjoyed one, you'll enjoy the other, even with them being so very similar.
they have a similar storyline--alien from space falls in love with boy from earth. Visual similarities are astonishing however this doesn't mean it is a repeat of onegai sensei. There are subtle differences that make it worth watching
Think of Ano Natus De Matteru as the director's second shot at Please Teacher. this time with a better story, better animation, better soundtrack and better everything else. It's still not top notch but it's certainly worth the watch. It might as well be named Please Teacher 2.0
If you liked Please Teacher check this out for a very very similar anime of higher quality and entertainment.
FFS, even one of the character is the same, 'forever 17' remenber, it's the president which is shown in please twins!! also, it's in summer as well as next to a lake.
Everything is almost the same such as plot and setting
the only main difference is the main characters' public relationship.
Please Teacher was the first series that came to my mind when I watched Ano Natsu de Matteru. Almost everything was similar, including the characters.
In terms of style and storytelling, as well as much of the basic plot, Ano Natsu is a close cousin of the Onegai series (both Teacher and Twins). Many of the characters bear a strong resemblance, in terms of design and personality, and the conflicts that carry the story are much the same. It's safe to say that, if you enjoyed the Onegai series, you will enjoy Ano Natsu, and vice versa.
Want to watch another series with an alien girlfriend? Why not try Ano Natsu de Matteru.
It was made by the same guy as Onegai Teacher (and thus shares many similarities with it), it's generally better executed, has better visuals, less dull characters and less fanservice. On the other hand there is plenty of drama and the story had a few weaker parts (mostly in the last few episodes).
They are essentially one and the same show. Natsu Matteru is just a bit remodeled, that's all.
When I started watching Ano Natsu de Matteru, I started feeling nostalgic immediately and the feeling continued thoughout. The main differenc between these two is that in Please Teacher, he knew and in Ano Natsu he dosn't. The characters are almost exactly the same, and many of the plot twists are similar.
Alien Girl falling in love with a Earth boy, love triangles and a very common storyline bind these two animes together
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?
Though it is a harem comedy, Love Hina shares a lot of the plot elements of Onegai Teacher. From the misunderstandings, the jealous younger sister, and the non descript male lead, one lends itself well to the other.
Both Love Hina and Please Teacher are quirky romances with a healthy dose of ecchi humor. The lead males both prove to be the same kind of nerdy/geeky guys who gets into an interesting relationship with a beautiful girl and seem to run into nothing but problems constantly. Both series have you laughing most of the time. The rest of the time you'll be frustrated or just plain sad because of the lead's dillemma. These are recommended for one another not simly because they're similar, but because any fan of one is likely to be very entertained by the other.
Well, you started with one fun girl in Onegai Teacher, well now there is an apartment full of them! You are going to love this one because it's mostly comedic and has lots of romantic scenes between the two main characters in most episodes. By the way, it does have some ECHII included too!
I'm kind of in the process of watching Love Hina, but the characters remind me of the characters in Please Teacher. Both have good storylines to me.
Love Hina and Please Teacher should appeal to the same people. Both are lighthearted series where comedy is the main drive, have a small romance story to get things going, and have a bit of ecchi (as is usual in this genre). Things are about to liven up, as our main characters are in for a lot of hazardous situations!
Both Love Hina and Please Teacher have a great mix of romance, love and humor that will please everyone. In addition, both have a good and romantic story that has a little bit of humor to keep you hooked until the end.
Both Onegai Teacher and Love Hina is a love story. Both of them got the drama and both of them got comedy + a little ecchi. Even though theres some different kind of story love in here but i believe these two is the most similar amongst anime. Dont forget to watch the other if you liked one.
These two anime are all about the perverted young man who finds himself in a situation where several beautiful, busty women want to be with him. Both involve some measure of public disgust to the situation the young man is in (in Onegai Teacher he's married to his high school teacher, and in Love Hina he's the manager of an all-girl's dorm). Finally, they're both full of pantyshots, uncomfortable situations for the main character, and breasts breasts breasts. If you like one, you'll invariably like the other.
If you like the shojo anime so both of them are your best choice. Please Teacher is a romantic story between a student and his teacher. Ther's only a detail, his teacher is an alien!!! Love Hina, otherwise, is the story of Keitaro Urashima, a student that wants to go to study at the university of Tokyo because of a promise to an other girl when he was 4. So his grandmother leaves him the job of guardian of the female dormitory Hina for mantaining his studies. What will happen in a place where are living 6 girls and one man??
Deep in the mountains, isolated from civilization, there is a boys-only school that will finally be receiving its first class of girls in an attempt to transform the school into a co-ed one. Most of the boys have never been in contact with girls of their own age, leading to an explosion of hormonal craziness. From the sickeningly perverted fetishist guys, to a rather odd girl that seems to be chasing the most normal guy in the school for reasons known only to her, there's twisted humor to be had.
Green Green and Onegai Teacher (Please Teacher) have very similar themes. The undercurrents of romance are constant, and the perverted humor is never far off. Be warned though: some of the episodes have some nudity, and the Green Green OVA is borderline hentai, so it's not for the young.
Both Onegai Teacher and Green Green contain their share of ecchi, romance and comedy. Despite that not being an uncommon mix, it is somewhat uncommon for this genre to have a romance story that manages to pull you in.
Unbelievable innocence surrounded by ecchi is seen throughout both Green Green and Please Teacher both by the teachers and main characters. There is a hilarious awkwardness as the characters interact with one another and there are similar themes with an undercurrent of love.
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?
Both anime fit nicely into the "magical girl" genre, featuring an unlikely male protagonist with his fair share of problems who, by a twist of fate, meets the love of his life -- a more or less perfect girl from a different world who slowly helps him surmount his personal problems and realize his own admirable inner qualities. The stories focus on similar elements: the turbulences of their relationship, the concealment of the girl's true identity, annoying younger sisters, and the growth of the characters. Both anime have their comic and tear-jerking moments, and leave the viewer with a warm feeling inside. While many would argue that the storyline in Ah! My Goddess is more fully developed, Please Teacher does have a more conclusive ending!
Please Teacher and AMG TV are very alike; they both have tons of circumstantial humor and a romance with a being that doesn't fit into our society rather well - be it an alien or a goddess. You're bound to like both of these anime!
Both Ah! My Goddess and Please Teacher have magical or celestial female lead characters. These female characters, Belldandy and Mizuho Kazami respectively, fall in love with the seemingly weak or timid leading male characters. Magic doesn't play a crucial rule in Ah My Goddess, but there is an aura of luck and purity that surrounds Belldandy throughout the episodes. If you enjoy unrealistic romance, because of the origin of the female characters, then one would definitely enjoy either series even though in Please Teacher there is more of a focus on romance/love.
Take the kind heartedness of Kei and his 'inability' to progress romantically and change the Teacher for an Goddess.
Welcome to Ah! My Goddess, served up with more comedy, 'cringe' moments and of course the loveliest bunch of goddesses you could ever want...
When you see Skuld, think of Maho Kazami... But Worse!
Onegai Teacher strikes me as a rather poor imitation of Ah! My Goddess. A beautiful woman improbably appears in the life of an awkward young man. They end up living together, but they can't seem to make a romantic connection. You also may notice that the female leads have the same voice.
Despite the overt similarities, I found AMG to have more fully formed characters and themes. So if you like Onegai Teacher I suspect you will like AMG even more; that is, if you somehow haven't seen it already.
The premise of both of these shows is that of a beautiful, out-of-this world woman and regular guy meeting and falling in love. Both focus mostly on the relationship between the two leads, instead of bringing in a harem of other girls fighting for attention. Neither show uses ecchi as a crutch to sell the show, although Please Teacher does contain more than AMG.