Incensed at the damage done to the sea and its wildlife at the the hands of humanity, Squid Girl rises from the depths of the ocean to enslave humanity! Her mission proves more difficult than it first seems, however, when she gets dragooned into working at the Aizawa beach restaurant. Will the easily distracted, blissfully ignorant, and slightly thick Ika-Musume convert her managers' humble house into her base? Will she use the power of her mighty tentacles to bring all of humanity to heel? Or will she at least learn how to properly wait tables?
Nuku Nuku is a cat-android hybrid who was created to protect the peace and thwart the evil schemes of the Mishima Corporation. She lives with her creator's family and masquerades as an ordinary human school girl; however her feline instincts and android strength threaten to reveal her true identity. Nevertheless, she often finds herself forced to use her super-human abilities to protect humanity, usually from the company's malfunctioning products, but will her secret be discovered in the process?
Both series' eponymous characters are rather dim-witted (Nuku Nuku's the dumber of the two) anthropomorphized animals with extraordinary powers and they both adapt and react to human society with uneven results. Both shows mostly focus on comedy of a pretty kid-friendly variant, though Shinryuaku! Ika Musume is far less outlandish in terms of what goes on in the episodes. If you found one interesting for one or more of these reasons you should consider trying out the other one.
Makoto Niwa has just moved from his rural hometown to live with his aunt and experience high school life in the big city first hand. Unfortunately, his dreams of an adolescence filled of dates and school activities are soon shattered by having to share his new home with Erio, his deluded cousin who thinks she's an alien and spends most of her time wrapped in a futon for protection! Now, in addition to enduring his aunt’s energetic attention and flirting awkwardly with the girls in his class, Makoto finds himself drawn into helping Erio rejoin regular society and stopping her 'alien' antics.
Both Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and Shinryaku! Ika Musume have a strange, blue haired girl as their main character who either believes she isn't human or truly isn't human. They are both light hearted, fun animes that are made to arouse a few laughs and many smiles. If you liekd one, you're sure to like the other.
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.
Both shows are comedies about aliens that work in a store on Earth. The main characters in both are cute little girls. And both shows have an interesting cast of secondary characters. If you like one you'll like the other.
Haré and his mother live peacefully in the jungle, until one day the boy is overtaken by a omnipotent shadow. Later, he awakens to find Guu, a strange girl with even stranger abilities - notably, the ability to switch from a cute, lovable Guu, to a menacing delinquent who eats everything. Now Haré must live with Guu, and lead a normal life, despite her oddities.
After her grandmother dies, thirteen year-old Kana Nakamachi runs away from home convinced her absent parents will sell her. She tries to find a job, but with nowhere willing to hire a girl of her age without parental consent, she is back at square one. Then, to make matters worse, a young girl called Yume crashes her bicycle into Kana and knocks her unconscious! Following this chance encounter, Kana learns of a job vacancy at the newspaper company that Yume works for and quickly applies. Now Kana has secured herself a live-in job delivering newspapers along with her new co-workers: lively Yume; quiet Yuki; drunken and perverted Haruka; money-hungry Hinata; and grade school deputy manager, Saki. From memorizing her paper route to learning how to ride a bicycle to fixing her terrifying smile, Kana’s new life has only just begun.
Both of these rather moe titles are about strange happenings in normal settings. Sure, Kanamemo's strangeness is lesbians while ika musume's is the much more believable anthropomorphic squid girl. But other than that, these shows are about the slightly off daily life in a slightly off world.
That and they also have some rather serious bits too, also completely at random