Kaede is a devoted high school student who lives with her adopted brother Rin. She holds a quiet confidence that one day, when Rin finally starts showing interest in sex, he will make the obvious choice and turn to his loving sister. But what Kaede wasn’t counting on was the lords of heaven and hell coming to Earth, wanting Rin to mate with their nubile daughters! Rin, like any teenager would, takes full advantage of his newly acquired harem; but how long can he keep up his carefree, boxed-lunches-on-the-rooftop lifestyle, as the horde of girls on his tail grows?
Nana Komatsu is on her way to Tokyo; now she can finally be with her boyfriend after a year of dating long-distance! On the train there, Nana Komatsu meets Nana Osaki – a girl who shares her name but seems to be everything Nana Komatsu is not; cool, street-wise, and a punk rocker. The two hit it off and spend the entire journey getting to know each other, but when they get to Tokyo, circumstance separates them seemingly forever. However, fate is not finished with these two. Whilst hunting for a place to live the two Nanas again cross paths. They decide to share a flat and become best friends in no time. Nana K. must learn to be independent and mature, while Nana O. works on becoming famous with her band; but together, they will learn about love and loss, and the growth that comes with it.
Both Nana and Shuffle are very different animes, but even though the first is a real-world setting melodrama, and the latter - shuffle - is a harem comedy, they both attain something very rare in the world of female character outside of Studio Ghibli. The girls in both of these series are wonderfully human, expressing everything from foaming girly love, to dark, lecherous jealousy. If the darker moments of human intimacy in either of these series captured your attention, or even your heart, I highly recommend the other too.
Yuuto Amakawa has had a tough life. Seven years ago, both of his parents were tragically killed in a car accident, leaving him without a single living relative. His friend Rinko Kuzaki has taken care of him every since. Yuuto's sixteenth birthday has arrived, but instead of a birthday gift of a normal life he meets Himari, a catgirl samurai who swears to protect him. Within weeks Yuuto's life is thrown into chaos as his family's dark past comes to light. With demons appearing around him, Rinko and Himari fighting for his attention and a sinister plot beginning to surface, can Yuuto live the normal, safe life he wants so badly?
Omamori Himiri and Shuffle! are extremely similar in their plot. Both are about a boy being taken care by a friend who has feelings for him. Girls who are not human suddenly come into his life who love him for different reasons.
Both Anime's are a Harem romantic comedy, so you can expect the same humor. An example would be a girl coming on to the main character only to be interupted by another girl. Expect plenty of fanservice in both.
The main differences between the two anime's is that Shuffle is more of a romance story, while Omamori Himiri has alot more action. Even with these differences if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other almost guaranteedly.
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
Yes, it's a bit of a stretch to recommend Shuffle for Saikano viewers, Shuffle is much more humorous and light hearted, but later on in the series Shuffle displays many of the hardships of enduring love, and the choices we have to make for our loved ones. Many emotional incidents occur in both animes, which dramatically change the direction of the anime and plot. Fans of one series will definitely at least appreciate the other if not thoroughly enjoy it.
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!
Guys never get a break, and the guys from Shuffle! and Seto no Hanayome are no exception! Whether it's the girl dragging him around or the fathers "reminding" him not to try anything funny; the stories skillfully pull off a good romantic/comedy and manage to fit in slice-of-life elemts while keeping it fun to watch! Both highly recommended.
Ever since Tomoki was a boy, he’s dreamed that the girl he loves vanishes into the sky. However, while he’s convinced it’s just a dream, his classmate Sugata is convinced that it’s related to an alleged ‘new continent’ that’s floating around the planet. According to Sugata’s calculations it’s set to pass above their town at midnight, and sends Tomoki to check it out. Little did Tomoki know that at that moment, a scantily-clad angel would fall from the sky! Calling herself a pet-class Angeloid named Ikaros, she promises to fulfill Tomoki’s every wish. Now, Tomoki is able to manipulate panties and do equally as perverted things with ease; but what is Ikaros really here for, and are her motives as pure as they seem?