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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Otaru Mamiya is just an ordinary teenage boy living on Terra 2: a planet inhabited by only men, on which women have been replaced by lifelike yet emotionless robots called 'marionettes.'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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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Saber Marionette J 1996 TBD
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Shuichi SHIMAMURA Character Design
Masami SHIMODA Director
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MalteseFalcon

I'm not sure exactly what about Saber Marionette J reminds me of Love Hina; maybe it is the fact that they are both, on some levels, coming of age stories about a regular guy, maybe it is the fact that the main female characters drive the story (not to mention male characters into the air with their fists). They both end up being romantic comedys with a similar feel. I am pretty sure that if you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.

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Saber Marionette J and Mamotte Shugogetten! are two series that share many elements in characters and plot. Certainly the series have their differences; the former features humanoid-like battle-ready “marionettes” while the latter features spirit-like “shugogettens” from ancient artifacts. But when transposed onto each other's settings, the two series share a similar plotline carried out by characters that resemble one another -- compare Cherry from SMJ to Shaorin from MS, for example. The male protagonists for the two series, Otaru for the former and Tasuke for the latter, are both ordinary boys who used to live alone until they awaken the marionettes or the shugogettens. Both marionettes and shugogettens awaken from a long sleep, attach to and live with the male protagonists, and devote themselves to protect them by the series' end. While Saber Marionette J does have a more in-depth, involving plotline on a greater stage relative to episodic and comic-oriented Mamotte Shugogetten!, both series explore common themes such as human nature, sacrifice, and desire. The humor of both series is drawn from the behaviors of rather tactless and naïve marionettes and shugogettens along with the intrusions of some unusual supporting characters. If you have enjoyed the characters and the overarching plotline of one of these series, you might wish to check out the other.

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To put it simply,the main trio of Saber Marionette J shares some similar traits with the trio from Saiyuki.To wit : Son Goku and Lime are both child-like innocents,Sho Hakkai and Cherry are somewhat polite and of course Sha Goyjo and Bloodberry can be a bit on the agressive side.
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If you're interested in "When the people of Earth leave and search for other planets to live on." and "Mechanical Dolls and Arms" then Solty Rei and Saber Marionette J arent far from each other, as all the characters try to survive the planet's conditions and a human made computer over protecting human civilization.

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shellfish2233

mostly just a gut feeling the 2 animes have notable simularities in their stories. In both animes the main charicters have three not so normal women fall on them. In both animes 2 of the women are trying to get him to fall in love.