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Puni Puni Poemi is a spin-off of Excel Saga, the classic lampoon of all that is anime. It takes the daughter of two Excel Saga characters and puts her through parodies of shoujo, shounen, ecchi, hentai, and everything in-between. This eccentric show is the "Scary Movie" of anime: younger viewers need not apply.
When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!
Compared to Excel and Puni; Hayate is much more laid back and slow, they both share a love of making fun of manga and anime. The shows are filled with them and manage to add a few good laughs thoughout without getting too repetitve and annoying.
Following the events of the first television series, Jiyu Nanohana was happy; her days as Jubei Yagyu the 2nd were over, and she finally felt she could live a normal life again. However, when a clan of samurai calling themselves the Siberian Yagyu want revenge on Yagyu Jubei for their banishment to Siberia 300 years ago, once again young Jiyu is forced to take up the sword as the re-incarnation of the legendary swordsman.
At the Spartan Institute, students have access to a quality education -- at a price. The headmasters are lecherous old men, the punishment for poor grades (if you are female, that is) involve removing clothes forcefully through a variety of means, and for girl named Mayumi the torment never stops! Who better than to save the day than Kekko Kamen, a mask-wearing superhero who wears nothing but... her birthday suit?! With villains to deal with such as an S&M femi-nazi and a samurai who removes clothes with his sword, Kekko Kamen has a lot to handle, breast jokes aside!
In another reality protected by a sentient portal lies the Magician's Academy – a facility for learning about the magical arts and the power of summoning. Takuto Hasegawa is one such student who must balance his life on Earth with his life at the Academy. His life was relatively normal until one day, he summoned a naked creature who he dubs Tanarotte, and who subsequently becomes his servant. Takuto must now care for this busty beauty, but it won't be easy – representatives of both the god and demon realms want to put a stop to Tanarotte's existence, for once she chooses to become a god or demon she will throw off the balance of power between the two kingdoms. Now, Takuto finds himself in the middle of a variety of ecchi and cleavage-heavy situations as he tries to continue his studies, while slowly and inadvertently acquiring more scantily-clad women that he must watch over.
Perversion and madness come non-stop in both Puni Puni Poemy and Macademi Wasshoi. Taking inspiration from numerous other shows, there is also a fair amount of parody in each. If you want to enjoy a show that requires very little thought, then you can't go far wrong with either of these!
Arika Yumemiya is a poor yet energetic girl who has come to the city to become an Otome – a female warrior with the power to match an entire army. She quickly befriends her irritable fellow student Nina Wong and Princess Mashiro, the queen-to-be. With the help of her mysterious benefactor and abundant natural talent, she’s able to overcome the trials of everyday life in the competitive Garderobe Academy, but darker schemes are afoot. How will her new friendships fare, when secrets of the past and present are brought forth to spark a fight for the crown, and more?
Humor, cheesecake, and yuri (and in PPP's case, magical girl and hentai parodies) are the main ingredients of these magical girl shows. They're fairly different too, though, mostly because Mai-Otome takes itself 10x more seriously than Puni Puni Poemy does.