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Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
You could see Tenchi Muyo as Love Hina in space, though less ecchi and their love for the main character is expressed quite easily. Both can be catogarized under harem anime, though Tenchi focusses more on the story. If you missed the lack of story in Love Hina, check out Tenchi Muyo. Though if you like a heavier romance story than Tenchi muyo, check out Love Hina.
Both LH and Tenchi Universe have a teenage boy who is thrust into an awkward living situation with several teenage girls! While both young men try to stay focused on their previous goals, it seems almost impossible with all the new commotion in their lives. Each has the perfect recipe of adventure, comedy, and of course, teenage love.
A classic anime theme of 1 boy living with/near/around an assortment of beautiful women that are all in love with him. Many misadventures follow
Gene Starwind and Jim Hawkins make a living on various jobs and bounties. While waiting for their ticket to hit it big time, a mysterious woman named Hilda leaves them with a key to the puzzle of finding a starship of great power, known only as the Outlaw Star. What are these long lost spaceships and what is the Galactic Leyline?
You have a couple of guys, and a bunch of women, racing around the universe in their spaceship, stopping in at plenty of interesting places, and getting in plenty of interesting fights, both in space and melee. You'll find some of the characters familiar, and both series have the right blend of humor and seriousness that'll keep you glued to the screen up through the last episode.
Both are set in an interesting space journey and mix the right amount of comedy and seriousness.
Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.
Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.
In terms of basic plot, TENCHI UNIVERSE and NEW DOMINION TANK POLICE share little in common. But their spirits are in the same place. Both shows have an 80's music vibe, with colorful outfits and a rock-n-roll attitude. Both shows have naughty vixens with cat ears who cajole the good guys and occasionally assist. Neither show is serious or grim. You could breeze from one right into the other without missing a step.
Morisato Keiichi has always had bad luck. No matter what he does or how he acts, nothing seems to go his way. His bike frequently breaks down, his classmates take advantage of him, women ignore and scorn him, and on top of all that, he’s only 5'3". In Heaven, when someone’s bad luck and good luck are so heavily out of balance, Belldandy (Goddess First Class, Second Category, Unlimited) of the Goddess Assistance Agency comes to the rescue. Belldandy grants Keiichi one wish to make up for all of his bad luck, but when Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay by his side forever... the trouble begins. Can Keiichi keep Belldandy by his side, or will outside elements force her to return to heaven?
Keiichi and Tenchi are two men who are surrounded by hordes of adoring women, and yet both somehow manage to stay single. Both anime share that distinct harem anime feel, while still managing to keep every single character lovable and interesting. If harem/romance comedy anime is your type of thing, both of these series will probably end up on your favorites list.
While the Tenchi OVA's were much higher quality than TU TV series, the AMG TV series manages the exact opposite. So it's highly recommended.