While visiting his hometown, junior high school student Michishio Nagasumi's life was changed forever when he nearly drowned. Though he was saved by a mermaid named San, there’s a catch -- her family is part of a merfolk mafia, and they abide by a strict rule: If a mermaid is discovered by a man, either he or the mermaid must die. That is, unless the man marries into the family! Faced with such a decision, Nagasumi can only oblige their customs and become a "happy" newlywed. Now, with a new school year around the corner, Nagasumi must find a way to deal with his new bride, keep her true nature a secret, and most importantly, escape inevitable death at the hands of San's over-protective father’s gang!
Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!
If you enjoyed the humorous circumstances and romantic moments of Seto no Hanayome, then Karin should be right in line with your taste. You'll see the same sweet moments interspersed within a random mix of everyday worries and out of the ordinary events. These two series even share the inclusion of a few very rare serious and dark moments which give both series a bit more depth than they might otherwise have.
The story of a man taking care of someone else's secret and helping them is present in both these animes. Both the main characters promise to keep their partner's secret even at the cost of their life and evetually develop feelings for them.
Enjoyed the forbidden love between a supernatural girl and a regular guy? Loved his struggles against her parents and the use of funny gimmicks? You should definitely check out the -much better- anime with vampires instead of mermaids, Karin. Two times as touching, three times funnier and a hundred times better in quality.
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly F class along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!
Both animes are very much alike. They are both funny slapstick comedy parodies. Even though My Bride is a Mermaid features mermaids and some fantasy elements and Baka & Test features little avatars they fight with. Both animes are fun to watch.
I found myself laughing through both of these animes
Both have some romantic elements and know how to make someone laugh
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
Both series are hilarious and pretty random. Their animation is pretty similar too.
I think that if you like one of these two, you'll also enjoy the another one.
Loved how the hero of the story constantly got attacked, harassed and had his life on the line the entire time, all while sticking with a completely oblivious girl? You'll love to see the exact same thing in the other show as well. Fans of spastic humor and shallow romance / ecchi rejoice, these two shows are just that. One warning though: Dokuro-chan is a lot more violent than Seto no Hanayome.
F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!
I you enjoyed this crazy, off the wall anime like this. you would definitely enjoy this anime which is just as crazy.
Both series contain plenty of over the top comedic episodes, crazy people that could kill you, romance, and plenty of WTF moments.
There isn't much about the plot that is similar, but if you liked the tone in Excel Saga or Seto no Hanayome, you should probably check out the other series.
In present-day Japan, a rising decline in the birth rate has prompted the government to intervene, thus forming the R.T.P. committee whose goal is to promote arranged marriages. Due to the sensitive nature of the issue, however, a test run was deemed mandatory, and young Ryo Mizuhara (chosen by the world's best supercomputer) was selected as the test subject, much to his own dismay. With the megalomaniac Shizuka Masuda appointed as his fiancee and secret agents in his face at every turn, can Ryo manage to save his sanity, let alone his bachelor lifestyle of the past?
The theme of arranged marriage, with or without compulsion, is a popular one in Japanese anime. Numerous anime make this the gimmick of the story, with a powerful agency or person to enforce the "shotgun wedding". Sometimes, the enforcing agency is weird enough in its own right to be a gimmick in itself. In Seto no Hanayome, it's a group of yakuza mermen (yes, really!) whereas in Final Approach, it's the government of Japan (yes, really!). At any rate, the stories of both anime are over-the-top silly, but with a sweet and romantic love story to redeem them.
Both Seto no Hanayome and Final Approach have a main character who more or less gets forced to become the partner of / marry a girl he never met before. Both have a kind, gentle female with lots of strength and have a, how to call it, otaku-ish kind of humor. Enjoyed the silly aspects and "romance" between the main characters? Then I'm sure you'd enjoy the other as well.