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Rumiko Takahashi Anthology

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Rumic's Theater is a collection of 13 stories by Rumiko Takahashi, who is also responsible for such things as Inuyasha, Kimagure Orange Road, and Mermaid's Forest. While each story has its own tone, the focus tends to be based upon marriage, death, apartments, or general quirky situations and experiences. Sarcasm and mixups abound in this entertaining series.

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Name Role
Mari TOMINAGA Character Design
Ichiro OGAWA Character Design
Akira NISHIMORI Director
Rumiko TAKAHASHI Original Manga Creator
Noriko KOBAYASHI Producer
Masayuki NISHIMURA Producer

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My Neighbors The Yamadas

My Neighbors The Yamadas
  • Movie (1 ep x 104 min)
  • 1999

The Yamadas are an ordinary suburban family that enjoy shopping together, watching TV together, and sharing meals just like anyone else. Or so we think! With grumpy grandma Shige wisecracking at the worst times, and Mummy and Daddy Yamada testing each other’s patience at every turn, no family moment ends without a fascinating mishap. But nobody chooses their family, so the Yamadas must learn to savor the joys, forgive each other’s mistakes and, above all, learn lessons that only make them stronger.

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OneiChan

Both of these anime deal with (mostly) normal situations that the average person should be able to identify with. Some are funny, some are sad, some are very heartwarming. I believe if you liked those qualities watching Rumiko Theater, you should definitely give My Neighbors the Yamadas a try.

sothis

Both of these titles show you a remarkable look at the everyday Japanese household, with realistic situations and interesting things. Definitely the realism was what shined about both of these.

Atashinchi

Atashinchi

This is the story of a typical family in Japan and their typical lives. Made up of a father, a mother, a brother, and sister Mikan, the Tachibanas always find themselves in the midst of various and wacky misadventures. Whether it's Mikan and her mother going on a frustrating shopping trip, debating the merits of a high-class bento, trying out new exercise devices or convincing mother to buy a new air conditioner, there's never a dull day in the life of the Tachibanas!

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sothis

While Rumik's Theater is more spread out and episodic, both it and Atashichi will appeal to the same audiences. Quirky oddness and lighthearted fun accompany both titles; if you liked one, I think you'd like the other.

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!

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sothis

KMTR and Rumic's Theater both have an INCREDIBLY funny, witty, mellow sense of humor. Although the subject material is nothing alike, if you tend to enjoy humor such as this, I can't see why you would like one but not the other.

Paranoia Agent

Paranoia Agent

In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?

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CodeWordChobits
Both of these series are very much insane but provide you with a much deeper meaning that is pretty easily sifted out of what seems to be a crazy non-linear (or even unrelated) sequence of events.

Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.

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CodeWordChobits
I find these series very similair and yet very different... Pet Shop is more of a horror, and Rumic's Theater is whatever you want to call it really. I think the reason I would suggest these two shows is the episodic nature... your taken into the lives of different people in each episode but they all somehow relate. They also tend to have some kind of moral for each scenario.