Urusei Yatsura

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Happy Lesson

Happy Lesson

Chitose Hitotose was orphaned at a young age and is now in high school. He yearns for a family and a place to belong, but his long years of independence and isolation are setting his feet on a dangerous path. What is the solution that his teachers conceive? He needs a mother... but it's not just one, but five "Mamas!" Absolutely no one can discover that his teachers live under his roof, and he has to hide the fact from everyone, from the class president to the principal! With their maternal instincts in overdrive and mysterious pasts, can Chitose learn the lesson of happiness?

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Happy Lesson and Urusei Yatsura both feature a main character that is the unwilling recipient of female affection. The comedy peaks when the same main characters unwittingly ignite the jealous rage of their female acquaintances by showering their attentions on other girls. Cute characters, funny anime, what more do you want?

Please Twins

Please Twins

Maiku Kamishiro has always had a photo of himself as a child in front of an old house with a young girl. One day after spotting the building in a news report, the high school boy moves to the countryside to live in the house from the picture. While living alone, making ends meet by working as a freelance programmer, Maiku gets the shock of his life when not one, but two girls turn up on his doorstep claiming to be his twin sister! With the lively Miina and timid Karen both possessing the same photograph, the pair begins living with the confused Maiku as they try to figure out which one of them is actually his sister.

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

While Urusei Yatsura has a more comical feel to it, it shares with Onegai Twins the rivalry of teenagers as they blunder through comical situations in order to discover who they live and why. Both amusing, both cute and sweet.

Slayers

Slayers

Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!

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masquerade masquerade says...

Both Slayers and Urusei Yatsura are side-cracking comedies. They feature a random, slap-stick style of humor that keeps both shows unpredictable and constantly entertaining. Both shows also have their serious moments (Slayers more so than Urusei Yatsura) but always lighten a serious scene by throwing in a sudden comment or character entrance to lighten the mood as quickly as possible. Any fan of comedy will enjoy both of these shows.

Dragon Half

Dragon Half

Meet Mink, the hyper fire-haired teenage daughter of the world's greatest dragon slayer... and dragon! With the blood of both human and dragon flowing through her veins, Mink’s life is anything but ordinary -- especially since she’s in love with Dick, a musical dragon slayer! With enemies at every turn (including the half human/half slime princess Vena), Mink must try her hardest to win the affection of a man who wants nothing more than to see her dead. Can she win the guy without losing her life?

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masquerade masquerade says...

Both series employ over the top situations and characters along with a distinctive slapstick style of comedy to keep viewers constantly laughing. Both shows, Dragon Half especially employ major character distortion with expressions and chibi versions of the characters. Always funny, both Urusei Yatsura and Dragon Half are perfect for the person looking for a little pointless comedy.

Seto no Hanayome

Seto no Hanayome

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!

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ChibiYaoiOtaku ChibiYaoiOtaku says...

Both animes are similar in plot, scenario and even the characters (though, Urusei Yatsura came 20 years before Seto No Hanayome). Both shows are about a boy (Nagasumi/Ataru) who ends up getting to a moe'-like non-human girl (an alien and a mermaid) who looks like an ordinary human girl,much to the annoyance of his disappointed parents, the mother who regrets getting married and the father who always worried about his mortgage. After the girl's (San/Lum) extreamly strong, big father forces the marriage against the boy's wishes, the girl ends up living with the boy. Then a host of similar (because they're pretty much the same in both animes) characters appear such as the extreamly sweet, pink-haired scznophrenic bitch (Luna/ Ran) who's the childhood friend of the girl and a extreamly wealthy, powerful heir to a Japanese conglomanate company who always wears a white suit, speaks about honour and uses a samurai sword. Cue similar plot devices such as fan clubs for the girl (San/Lum) and the pink-haired childhood friend (Luna/ Ran) who are constantly at war, old fiances and an extreamly sexy school nurse (Ran's mother/ Sakura)who's connected to the boy in some way and once you watch 'Seto No Hanayome' and 'Urusei Yatsura', you real realise how similar the two shows are.