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!
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.
The Kawahira family specializes in dealing with troublesome spirits with the help of inukami, strong dog spirits that take human form. Members of the family are expected to make pacts with strong inukami in order to fulfill their duties, but their family has a black sheep: the perverted Keita, who charges people for his help. His inukami, Youko, is dedicated to make Keita completely hers. Her favorite form of punishment for him when he strays is teleporting him into the city completely naked. He's been arrested for indecent exposure so many times that he's a jailhouse regular, and is considered an outcast by his family and normal society; yet an inukami of the highest caliber chose to be his partner?! Is there really more to him than perverseness?
Inukami and Seto no Hanayome both share the same gut busting spontaneous comedy with an underlying love story. They share supernatural elements as well as badass protagonists. Mixed in with a cast of loveable characters that just add fuel to the fire, these series go hand in hand!
Both series feature the same brand of over-the-top slapstick humor spiced up with some supernatural elements (mermaids in Seto, dog-spirits in Inukami) and the occasional dose of fanservice. If you liked one, definitely give the other a shot. Do note that Inukami gets a bit more serious during the second half whereas Seto remains completely focused on humor the entire run.
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
These two incredibly original shows have one main thing in common: absurdity. If you like that certain type of humor, that is unrealistic, random, and absolutely mind-boggling, but undoubtedly hilarious, you'd like both of these shows.
So one day I was bored and decided to start naming shonen counterparts to all the shojo titles I like. So after I reasoned that GTO would be kodocha's, I began thinking about one of my favoirte titles.
Okay, so the opposite of Ouran would have to be a parody of the shonen genre and it must be a harem of bishojos. It must do all of this while still being enjoyable and funny. While I was thinking this, one particular title starting forming in my mind. Seto no hanayome. It's over the top shonen-ness and pointless plethora of overdeveloped girls surrounding nagasumi was just the answer for Ouran's over the top shojo-ness and pointless plethora of overatractive boys surrounding Haruhi.
Koushi Inuzuka wants to be a prosecutor. He has excellent grades, good morals and is very popular. However, his father is a talented martial artist who wants Koushi to follow in his footsteps, and he is hiding an important secret! When Koushi was younger, he was betrothed to the daughter of his father’s rival: Momoko, the strongest bride in the world! She’s cute, devoted, and a talented martial artist; and with Koushi’s father’s blessing, she is now the newest member of the Inuzuka household – much to Koushi’s dismay! Now, all Koushi wants to do is live a normal life and become a great prosecutor… but with two martial artists to deal with, can he keep his path – and sanity – intact?
Love has always been a mystery to those who are not under her sway. She comes and she goes as she pleases yet the manner for which she bestows herself is indeed alluring. They say that love comes naturally to those who fate favors, yet can love be born when destiny wills it against the very individual who the love is for? Such is the destined love being depicted in Sumomomo Momomo and Seto no Hanayome.
The two series tell the tale of how a hero's love is born from a heroine's love whose meeting with him was preordained. The two, however, show it in distinct yet similar contexts. One does so with a yakuza (underground organizations) oriented setting whereas the other depicts it with the orientation towards Martial Arts. The heroes themselves vary as one is more accepting whereas the other denies it. Ultimately, it is these varying similarities that paved the way towards the beautiful connection between the two that will allow viewers who value one to likewise value the other.
Both anime are similar. In both, there is some sort of an arranged marriage. In both, the individuals have to live together and sort out their relationship. There is some fighting aura/power in both. One being martial arts and one being gang violence.
Although the relationships are different, both were entertaining to watch, and both were humorous.