Elf Princess Rane - Recommendations

Alt title: Yousei Hime Ren

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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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sothis sothis says...

Elf Princess Rane and Dragon Half excel at one thing: random hilarious comedy. If you appreciate laughing out loud and wackiness, this is for you!

kamirura kamirura says...

Crazy elfs and weird creatures? This is another mad series ^^ The stories are different but the style of the series is just totally alike. The fun/cute chars and the non serious battles. Both are just two eps and I would say Elf princess Rane is the same as Dragon half except the time era.

Canal Canal says...

Elf Princess Rane and Dragon Half are both short OVAs that should have more episodes. They're also funny and they have some crazy situations.

ZetaAspect ZetaAspect says...

Despite how obvious of a recommendation it seems to me, I'm having a surprisingly hard time identifying similarities between Dragon Half and Elf Princess Rane.  Yes, both are early 1990s comedy shows that were cancelled after two episodes, but that hardly seems important.  Dragon Half relies on heavy parody and exaggeration of fantasy cliches ad absurdum.  Elf Princess Rane relies more on sight gags and vast amounts of energy being misdirected, generally causing utter chaos.  Pretty much the only thing they have in common is their slapstick, irreverent, carefree style of comedy.  These shows are far from intelligent or witty.  They're downright silly, and they know it.  However, they never try to force it down your throat; silly is simply the norm.  The ridiculous, nigh-absurd goings-on are almost completely ignored, which adds to the hilarity.  It is this shared environment, in which the extraordinary is ordinary, that allows them to deliver their humor so effectively, efficiently, and refreshingly.

Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Overall insanity are the trademarks of these off-beat anime. While Excel Saga takes it to a racier extreme, Elf Princess Rane relies on the fact that it makes no sense to make you laugh. Greatly amusing, whatever the occasion, be sure to check these out.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

What can I say: Both hardly have any plot (Elf Princess Rave being the one with most significant plot of the two) and the humor is really similar in many ways. (Randomness and speed.)

Puni Puni Poemy

Puni Puni Poemy

Puni Puni Poemi is a spin-off of Excel Saga, the classic lampoon of all that is anime. It takes the daughter of two Excel Saga characters and puts her through parodies of shoujo, shounen, ecchi, hentai, and everything in-between. This eccentric show is the "Scary Movie" of anime: younger viewers need not apply.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

In both series the humor is really random. The speed of the series is in both really fast and both series have, in the case of Puni Puni Poemi, fan-service, and in the case Elf Princess Rave, some mild nudity. The main difference between the two series is that Puni Puni Poemi hardly has a plot, while Elf Princess Rane does have some sort of plot.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both are 2 episode OVA series that have crazy, random humor.  They are both fast paced and have a similar vibe.

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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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Random sporadic nonsense litter an otherwise interesting plot, yet you can't help but laugh at the weirdness of it all. FLCL shares a walk through inanity and insanity with Elf Princess Rane, though FLCL is far more violent in its approach. Delivering more "Huh?"s per minute than anything else I've seen.

Those Who Hunt Elves

Those Who Hunt Elves

In a world where where humans and elves live amongst each other, we find three unlikely heroes. Mysteriously torn from the world we know, karate expert Junpei, Oscar winning actress Airi, and weapons specialist Ritsuko must find the components needed for the spell to bring them home. Components that are tattooed on the bodies of unsuspecting female elves across the land...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

The concept in both series is quite the same. Though where Those Who Hunt Elves mainly focusses on actually capturing Elves, in Elf Princess this is a minor aspect of the series. Both series are however aimed at male & mature public, so you *will* see some female nudity in both. The humor is quite random and so is the storyline in both series. A certain recommendation for both!

Ruin Explorers

Ruin Explorers

Ihrie and Fam are just two of the many explorers searching ruins for something called the 'ultimate power'. With the 'ultimate power' the owner has the ability to have any wish granted. Of course all the explorers have different motives for finding this relic, ranging from revenge on a curse-casting mentor, to saving a kingdom from utter destruction.

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Both series have as central plot: Treasure Hunting. IN both series htere is some minor nudit. The humor in both series is rather similar, though Ruin Explorers obviously being the more serious one. Ruin Explorers plays mainly in some fantasy world, while Elf Princess Rane mostly plays in areas not as hallucinant as the areas Ruin Explorers takes place.

Suddenly Princess

Suddenly Princess

Lapis is the pudding-loving princess of Sorcerland, as well as the wielder of the Magic Eraser's extraordinary power, allowing her to erase anything she desires at will! Given her unique and inappropriate uses of the eraser, her royal parents decide to teach her a lesson, magically sending her to the faraway Silver Lake to ponder her past misdeeds. But the road home is long and full of unexpected surprises such as a blessed pudding forest, the Health Brother Trio, and Topaz, the great witch of the west and collector of little girls, who wants Lapis for her own personal prize!

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sothis sothis says...

Suddenly Princess and Elf Princess Rane are two hilarious quirky short OVAs that will make you laugh. I enjoyed the animation and weirdness of each, and definitely think if you liked one you'd like the other.

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl

When a strange samurai tells her she is the successor of the swordsman Yagyu Jubei, Jiyu Nanohana refuses to believe him. But the descendants of Jubei's rivals have already sensed this, and one assassin after another is sent to attack Jiyu! Fortunately, Jubei left a little something for our heroine - a lovely heart-shaped eyepatch. As soon as Jiyu dons the eyepatch, she is overcome with Jubei's power and transforms into a ninja girl! Jiyu must put an end to the 300-year old feud between the samurai clans... before the feud puts an end to her.

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Reasons you might like Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl...

ZetaAspect ZetaAspect says...

Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl is really the closest thing to a spiritual successor to Elf Princess Rane that I've seen.  That's not surprising, as it inherits Elf Princess Rane's frenetic, outrageous slapstick method of comedy straight from their shared director: Akitarou Daichi.  It stands to reason that those disappointed by Elf Princess Rane's brevity might find a bit of solace in this complete series.  However, be forewarned, the story and characters are completely different.

Plastic Nee-san

Plastic Nee-san

The story follows a third-year high school girl who likes building plastic models and the wacky conversations she has with her fellow club members.

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Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows share the same fast-paced, nonsensical humor and overall have a similar feeling. Elf Princess Rane adds some fantasy into the mix and also has some nudity, but fans of one will like the other.

Kigurumikku V3

Kigurumikku V3

A hyper girl named Azuki Edomae and her friends Mutsumi Mutsuki and Serika Shihōdō protect the peaceful order of a town by transforming into Kigurumikku-Swan, Kigurumikku-Falcon, and Kigurumikku-Swallow, respectively, via cosplay outfits. "Kigurumi" is a type of cosplay that essentially turns a wearer into a giant plush toy or doll.

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Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows share the same fast-paced, nonsensical humor and overall have a similar feeling. Elf Princess Rane adds some fantasy into the mix and, while both shows are a bit ecchi, Elf Princess Rane also has some nudity. Anyway, fans of one will like the other.