Tsuritama

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Level E

Level E

Yukitaka has just left Tokyo, eager to transfer to Kisaragi High where he's been recruited to play baseball. However, upon entering his new apartment, the boy is met by a man with long blonde hair who claims to be… an alien?! After initially scoffing at the notion, Yukitaka discovers that the alien – Ouji – is for real, has amnesia and, what's worse, now wants to live with him in his apartment. The fact that scientists and mysterious guys in black suits are after Ouji becomes the least of Yukitaka's problems as his new guest turns out to be more than a handful to handle!

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chii chii says...

Both shows share a similar wacky comedy with "alien" characters pestering a normal human. Level E goes even crazier with the comedy where Tsuritama is very pleasing to the eye visually (if you like that sort of thing). Fans of one should enjoy the other.

bentobox bentobox says...

Level E and Tsuritama both revolve around young men whose lives are changed by the arrival of an extraterrestrial.  Both ETs seem like they just want to have a good time, but there's a deeper bit of intrigue to both.  Level E focuses more on parody while Tsuritama is more focused on silliness.

kargarus kargarus says...

Here we have two shows which involve aliens intermingling amongst the human population and the shenanigans that result.

Both shows have decent bouts of comedy, though this is more of a focus in Level E. Tsuritama has more of an overall story to tell (about fishing!) and is quite a positive and feel good show all round. If you want your day brightened and a few chuckles, check out both these series.

snivets snivets says...

Wacky, charismatic alien characters who appear and completely disturb the main character's life? If you like aliens mixing it up, these two shows are for you.

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

Ponyo is a goldfish who lives in the sea, and has an over-protective magician for a father. Soon Ponyo runs away from home and is rescued by a five-year-old boy named Sosuke. As she wants nothing more than to understand what it's like to be a human being, Ponyo uses magic to transform into a human girl, and the two begin to form a special bond. However, this magic results in drastic consequences, and one final test stands in Ponyo's way before she can truly be human. Can Ponyo fulfill her dream, or is she destined to return to the sea?

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snivets snivets says...

Both of these seafaring anime feature a fish (or, in the case of Tsuritama, an alien/fish) who explores the meaning of humanness and friendship through a series of dramatic magical adventures.

war2th war2th says...

In both Ponyo and Tsuritama, they are both set in a peaceful fishing town. Until overtaken by aquatic life under the control of a magical power, they must set out to try and restore peace to the land. Both series seem to bring out a bit of an innocent and adventurous young spirit.

Tanum Tanum says...

Both anime have the same feeling of warmth and somewhat the same topic: about friendship between a human and an aquatic being.  For both anime, there is a hidden drive that will be revealed at the end. 

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

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.

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WickedHipsterPink WickedHipsterPink says...

Both of these shows focus on a guy whose average life is interrupted by an eccentric person claiming to be an alien. Along with that, they're both very slice-of-life-ish, have fun characters and wonderful, if extremely different, animation. If you liked one, you should be sure to try the other.

Doomoo Doomoo says...

Both anime are centered around a guy who has his peaceful life interrupted by a querky character who is just a little off their rocker. They have somewhat similar humor and both of the querky characters claim they are aliens. Not to mention they both have absolutely amazing animation.

FLCL

FLCL

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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Funari Funari says...

Both are set in a quiet, remote town and have a guy who's not exactly the life of a party as their main protagonist, alongside aliens that look human but act in a remarkably bizarre manner. The story then proceeds into a direction that doesn't necessarily make sense but is still ridiculously epic in its execution and involves saving the world, although it takes more time in Tsuritama. And they both have an extremely obese cat somewhere.

Marvelman Marvelman says...

Both FLCL and Tsuritama share an "odd" protagonist. Odd in that he doesn't fit in, is lonely, and in the middle of finding himself. All things that occur in the series.

Also, both shows share wacky Sci-Fi themes that seem to have the main characters themselves questioning reality, while, in the case of Tsuritama, themes of friendship are maintained. Both shows also have action-filled Sci-Fi sequences at times.

Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu.

Kono Danshi, Uchuujin to Tatakaemasu.

Four months ago aliens invaded Earth, but they're not obliterating cities or abducting huge amounts of people. Instead, they send one single alien to the surface each day and, for reasons unknown, teenager Kakashi is the only person in the world who can fight them. However, this duty takes a huge toll on the boy's psyche, and after a while his memories have all but disappeared. Only his broken cell phone is there to remind him of the life he left behind, but Kakashi is afraid to fix it - for what if there are no new messages, and nobody cares that he's no longer around?

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Hyper-colorful anime about bromance, insecurity, and aliens. Despite the wacky-sounding premises, both provide some excellent drama, and are adept at tugging at your heartstrings.

IxEatxChibis IxEatxChibis says...

They both have crazy and bright animation, friendship that is borderline romance, aliens, and a random yet heartwarming sense of humor.