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After nearly committing suicide one day, Kurando finds himself in the unwanted company of Lisa, a buxom, blonde-haired beauty who informs the boy that she's actually the reincarnation of a goddess, and from now on she'll be his master. Humanity's fate lies with the results of an epic war that's currently taking place on Earth, and each goddess must designate an 'avatar' that will fight for her - unfortunately for Kurando, Lisa has chosen him for that task. Now, in addition to dealing with the demands of his new master, who is also his classmate, he must battle the countless foes that stand in their way... even though all Kurando wants to do is keep his sister Mafuyu safe from harm.
All Shinta wants is to find a girlfriend, and constantly falls in 'love at first sight' with his classmates. Unfortunately for the boy, none seem to reciprocate his intense feelings, and thus, he does the only thing he can think of – he visits a local shrine to hopefully have his wish granted. Much to his surprise, Shinta encounters a god at the shrine who decides to grant his wish, and the next morning, Shinta wakes up next to the lovely goddess Isana. But all wishes come at a price – it's that time of year when gods throughout the world battle it out for territory, and each deity like Isana must use a human as their champion. Now, Shinta must fight countless enemies for his newfound girlfriend, even though she doesn't seem to want to give him the time of day!
Deities who battle it out with human 'avatars' or champions? These two titles are pretty damned similar. Where Popcorn Avatar is far more ecchi, Gan-Kon focuses more on the comedic aspects. Fans of the action-packed battles in one will likely appreciate the other.
There's an adage that one man's trash is another man's treasure; but for Kosuke Ueki, one man's trash is another man's... tree?! Junior high school teacher Mr. K is in the running for the title of Celestial King. Candidates must select a junior high school student to endow powers upon, and then the students might fight each other mercilessly. The victorious student's benefactor will become the new Celestial King! Kosuke was Mr. K's choice, and for his power, he chose the ability to turn trash into trees. Furthermore, if he uses his abilities to harm others, he will lose one of his natural talents. Now, Kosuke must battle a variety of other power users to help Mr. K win it all, all while keeping his talents intact!
Normal guys given superpowers by a deity? Check! Must fight in some sort of 'god competition'? Check! Action, comedy and shounen? Check! Both of these titles are remarkably similar, so if you liked one try out the other.