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Saber Marionette J

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Otaru Mamiya is just an ordinary teenage boy living on Terra 2: a planet inhabited by only men, on which women have been replaced by lifelike yet emotionless robots called 'marionettes.' But his life changes forever when he meets Lime, a spunky marionette with the mind of a child and--amazingly enough--the emotions of one as well! Soon, the demure Cherry and the outgoing Bloodberry join him as well, but he'll need all their help if he is to stop the evil Faust, ruler of Gartland, from taking over their beloved kingdom of Japoness!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Saber Marionette R OVA 1995 TBD
Saber Marionette J Again OVA 1997 TBD
Saber Marionette J to X TV 1998 TBD

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Saber Marionette J 1996 TBD
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Shuichi SHIMAMURA Character Design
Masami SHIMODA Director
Parome Music

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Watched Anime CeDeR 284 Oct 8, 2013
Hooked with the first episode greyweather 83 Feb 13, 2013
Next to watch clacard 16 Jan 27, 2013
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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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TheBurningCrow

In Chobits, Hidaki finds Chii who is a persocon (or a human robot). This is somewhat similar to what the marionettes are in Saber Marionette J. Of course, Chobits has some great comedy, just like SMJ.

lantis
Androids aplenty! Chobtis and Saber Marionette J both explore worlds where women are robots, and men are confused about that fact. Is love to be had between man and machine? Can artificial life have everything the real thing does? Watch for the drama and excitement! You're likely enjoy both!
BurntFlower

Saber Marionette J and Chobits are both series that start out with a jovial, buoyant atmosphere scattered in with some ecchi moments, but later on shed their masks in favor of a more sci-fi, multi-layered story. They both deal with the lifelong question on the difference between humans and machines, and give out fascinating answers.

While the first is more intelligent and thought-provoking, fans of one series will undoubtedly like the other as well.

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Hand Maid May

Hand Maid May

Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.

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TheBurningCrow

Hand Maid May is another anime where a guy gets surrounded by female robots and is supposed to better his life, and eventually save the people he cares for. Sound familiar? Yeah! If you liked Saber Marionette J, you'd like this one too.

lantis
For those fans of robot girls and comedic science fiction mixed with emotional drama, both Saber Marionette J and Hand Maid May have something to offer. A likely duo.
SmugDude

For fans of Saber J, I'd definitely recommend checking out Hand Maid May. It's a little bit sillier, but then again if you like Saber J, silliness probably won't be a major problem.

Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai

Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai

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Issengard

Both series are about a young man and his harem of battle dolls who are madly in love with him and help him fight with several enemy.

While Machine-Doll is focused in magic/alchemy with a steampunk touch, Saber Marionette is more about mecha and technology with a futuristic approach.

greyweather

Both shows feature male protagonists who go out of the way to help others and care deeply about their mechanical companions who happen to be crazy for them.

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Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess

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'.

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TheBurningCrow

Both Saber Marionette J and Ah! My Goddess have a similar theme; and there is also a similarity in the fact that one guy gets surrounded by 3 goddesses who help him become a better person. Of course, he isn't saving the world, but at least he has 3 females. Still yet, if you enjoyed one of these series, you'd probably like the other.

Key the Metal Idol

Key the Metal Idol

Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.

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lantis
As of late, the question of artificial life and its merit has weighed heavy on the human mind. Fiction relating to this, from Isaac Asimov to Masamune Shriow, makes compelling arguments and insights into this question. Key the Metal Idol and Saber Marionette J are good examples of this, despite their polarity in seriousness. Key being more serious...