The battle between good and evil wages on in the town of Kawasaki! Sunred, a sarcastic, cranky hero often battles the forces of Florsheim, an evil organization out to achieve world domination! But for General Vamp and the rest of the Florsheim gang, attaining such a goal won’t be easy. Between helping Sunred move, deciding how to throw out a used frying pan, disputing over stolen ramen and recruiting new members, there’s never a quiet moment in Kawasaki!
Higepiyo is just like any other chick; he's small, yellow, and... has a beard?! With an imposing presence and his constant sighing, it's not surprising that Higepiyo is the last chick left at the festival stand. Luckily for the now-depressed salesman, Hiroshi and his parents decide to buy Higepiyo for their own bizarre reasons. It's only when the family get him home that they realize just how weird this chick really is. From reading the newspaper to attacking the school bullies over a bread roll, Higepiyo is far from your average pet. Now Hiroshi and his parents must adapt to living with this food-crazed, talking chick - that is, if they can stop living in fear of their new pet! They just have to remember that while Higepiyo may not be cute, he may have a beard and he may ask for a second helping of curry, he's still a chick just the same!
If you like slapstick comedy. These two anime would be a good choice to start on. Tentai Senshi Sunred shows how the battle of good and evil can turn so childish. Higepiyo shows how little things would matter to anyone.
Meet the bizarre and twisted psychiatric doctor Ichirou Irabu. Occasionally taking the form of a lime green bear, a young man or even a small child, this freaky physician and his seductively sadistic nurse Mayumi deal with all manner of patients. Though in order to satiate his rampant injection fetish, everyone receives the same treatment: a large vaccination, whether they need it or not! From a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia, to an office worker tormented by a permanent erection, to a romance novelist with OCD and stress-induced vomiting, no one is safe from Dr. Ichirou's unique and psychedelic medical practice.
Hilarious, absurdic and bizarrely animated, these two animes address serious problems of a modern adult in a light-hearted and utterly enjoyable way. Very much recommended to those looking for a clever, funny and unusual adult series.
Hazama Masayoshi is a successful model who's been enamored with righteous masked heroes since he was a child - so much that as an adult, he’s decided to become Samurai Flamenco: the masked hero of justice! But much to his dismay, the job isn’t as easy as it seems and during his first night as Samurai Flamenco, the man is knocked out and saved by police officer Hidenori Goto. Swearing to keep his secret, Hidenori quickly becomes Hazama’s friend and partner on the job, but soon the pair find themselves in a sticky situation. Not only is the media determined to discover Samurai Flamenco’s true identity, his actions also trigger copycats, flooding the city with other masked heroes!
Both of these are anime that try to parody super heroes by sticking them in real world situations. They both make fun of the more absurd elements and conventions of super hero stories, like what happens when you get caught with your pants down trying make a quick costume change.
Samurai Flamenco takes itself more seriously and tries to inject actual drama into its story. Even worse its comedy falls flat on it's face because it doesn't actually know how to construct a joke. Astro Fighter on the other hand is a balls to the wall parody that never takes itself seriousy. They might be about the same thing but they take very different approaches to the material and Astro Fighter is much more successful in its aims.
The protagonists are also very different with Flamenco having an idealistic fool in the lead and Astro Fighter having a macho cynical jerk in the lead.
Samurai Flamenco kind of sucks, but if you want anime that try to put super heroes in a more real world setting then try out these titles.
Eighteen-year-old Aida Yurume has moved to Tokyo to prepare for her entrance exams. She slowly finds her way to Maison de Wish, her new home away from home; and there, she meets her new housemates Kumi, Sae and Matsukichi. Together, the quartet participates in a variety of slow-paced adventures, from shooting off a solitary firework to deciding who will clean out a moldy rice cooker. Whether it’s trying to escape the heat or hiding under a kotatsu, Aida will experience many things with her new friends at Maison de Wish.
All Yurumates are ouf of money (which is funny) but looking to the future. Sunred's characters get along financially, but waste their lives away (which is funny). If it comforts you to watch other people loose out, look no further.