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!
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!
Both are very random and strange love stories. In a very general explanation, both stories have a male main character with a female in love with him, but the female must fight off other women who are interested in him. Seto is a bit more innuendo-filled and has a number of perverted jokes; Hayate is targeted at a younger audience but also has some suggestive scenes. Perversion aside, both are very cute friendship & love themes in the end, though.
Seto no Hanayome and Hayate the Combat Butler are similar both in premise and style. An unassuming young man is rescued by a wealthy and well-connected young woman and is rapidly pulled into situations over his head as a result. Both animes have frequent shifts in drawing style and make frequent parodic references to classic anime and moe conventions.
HnG and SnH are both comedies with similar style of humor and lots of parody. If you liked one for that reason, you should check the other as well.
P.S. SnH gets better after a few episodes.
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.
Haruo is a short geeky schoolboy with a whiny voice and glasses, and the only one in his family without magic powers. Therefore it should come as no surprise that his life is a constant struggle to prevent being ravished by any nearby female. When a witch under a curse named Mamiya enters the fray, Haruo's precious maidenhood that he holds onto so dearly is placed in grave danger. With the added risqué brought on by the arrival of this new number one contender, Haruo's struggle becomes even more desperate, and his hidden powers begin to awaken.
Both Magikano and Seto are comedy anime and the characters get involved in all sorts of crazy situations. The male leads have to live together with a girl they just met but there's not much romance since both anime focus more on comedy.
Seto no Hanayome and Magikano share almost exactly the same type of humor...extremely exaggerated situations, women changing from high-pitched voice cuties to deep-voiced angry women in a pinch, characters saying one thing out loud and plotting evilly in asides, etc. If you liked the comedy in Seto no Hanayome you'll definitely like the same in Magikano, and vice versa.
Definitely similar shows in terms of comedic style and overboard expressions with drop of a hat mood swings.
Takurou Mikoujima is an avid fisherman who loves nothing more than to sit alone on the pier and cast his line, enjoying the peace and relaxation that follows. But the boy’s pleasant, angling days soon come to an end when he gets an unexpected catch: a fat-tailed mermaid named Muromi whose very presence is anything but soothing! She’s nosy, rash and prone to violent outbursts; and what’s worse, she has friends! Whether the boy is harassed by the forgetful Harpy, the cheerful dolphin-lover Hii-can, the busty Fuji or the rest of Muromi’s wacky companions, one thing’s for sure: Takurou’s quiet days at the beach have come to an end!
Both are about a boy and his adventures with some troublesome mermaids. Lots of laughs are to be had with these watery adventure so check them out.
Mermaids, mermaids everywhere! Both are over the top comedies about some normal guy surrounded by crazy fishpeople (and other kind of fantastic critters), with a good dose of nonsense, slapstick humour and meta-jokes thrown in there for good measure. SnH has some more romance and is much more of a parody, but all in all both both rely on absurdities and exaggerated characters to entertain their crowd. Just don't try to make sense out of them, and enjoy the sea water.
well they are both funny and are just hilarious and other than that i can think of is that they both are well yeah funny
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.