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Sleeping with Hinako

Sleeping with Hinako

After a hard day of exercise and having problems dozing off, Hinako is glad to have the viewer join her in bed to keep her company. Slipping into panties and a night-dress, she unfortunately struggles to get comfy. Seductively tossing and turning in bed, she is still a little shy that someone is watching her every move. Will she be kept awake at night by the thought of a late night snack, or will we finally get to sleep with Hinako?

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Weese187 Weese187 says...

Both does are ridiculous. If you watch one you still enjoy the other though. I do feel that spring with hinako is more useful though.

Ramen Fighter Miki

Ramen Fighter Miki

Miki is a psychotic mascot, waitress and delivery girl who works at her equally as frightening mother's ramen shop. Both survivor and instigator of years of ruthless, no-holds-barred domestic violence, Miki has a capacity for destruction usually found only in people with things like "the Impaler" added to their name. Yet, she also has a kind side to her and is often found going implausible distances out of her way to rescue both proverbial and literal lost kittens, though some malignant souls might misconstrue this as merely ditching her work...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Just like Ramen Fighter Miki, the style of humor is extremely similar in Gintama. Recurring, over the top characters are plentiful in both shows and where Ramen Fighter Miki is focused around cooking and set in a more modern (albeit just like Gintama in a "traditional Japanese" setting), the shows are similar in their focus on the mundane. Indeed, the occupation of Gintama's main characters is an odd-job company rather than a more serious occupation.

If you enjoy nutty and random humor, you will like either series. Be slightly cautioned of differences, one of which is the number of episodes. Gintama spans many episodes, which makes for somewhat more longwinded episodes as compared to the adrenaline filled series that is Ramen Fighter Miki. Additionally, the main character in Ramen Fighter Miki is female, while the main character in Gintama is male and as a result, the jokes in either series are made with somewhat different mindsets. Depending on preference, this might influence the validity of this recommendation.

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

On first sight, Cromartie High School and Gintama do not seem to have much in common. Significantly different artstyle, different setting and different number of episodes. However, the main reason for this recommendation is the similarities in style of humor, (mostly) excluding the episodes with a more serious tone in Gintama. Both series heavily rely on humor based on impressions given by characters on conduct by other characters, resulting in random (or unexpected) events. This is further aided with the Amanto (or aliens) in Gintama and the silent (and "animorphic") characters in Cromartie High School.

Furthermore, both series heavily rely on knowledge of the Japanese language and culture to be fully understood and appreciated. If you are able to watch these series with developers commentary and/or interpretations of experts in hand, I would definitely recommend consulting these notes while watching the shows.

The only main caution in this recommendation is that the pace and consistence of jokes of both series signicantly differ. Where Gintama is a rollercoaster of genres, Cromartie High School almost exclusively sticks to Comedy.

Gintama: Jump Festa 2008

Gintama: Jump Festa 2008

It’s that time of year again, and this year’s anime tour sees Gintoki and Katsura are set to be stars in their very own big-screen movie! Hacking and slashing their way through a grey wasteland filled with beastmen, they find help from the usually hostile Shinsengumi. Unfortunately for them, it’s all one big lie and the episode's budget has been spent on their non-existent blockbuster. Time for Shinpachi, Kagura and Elizabeth to help out, even if they are more interested in the upcoming One Piece episode...

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Gintama: Jump Festa 2005

Gintama: Jump Festa 2005

Futuristic Edo is no longer fun for a samurai, especially when the streets are filled with arrogant alien beings. Wielding a wooden bokken, Gintoki refuses to be moved by the invaders and will do whatever it takes to make a quick buck. The unlikely silver-haired hero is late with his rent, as usual, and his rush to avoid his landlady leads him to the sakura blossoms in the park. However, his flower watching and a delightful picnic turns into a violent game of Jan-ken-pon against the Shinsengumi! Can Kagura beat the champion Sougo as Gin tries to out-drink Hijikata, or will rebellious Zura’s giant mecha appearance put an end to all of their fun?

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Gintama: The Semi-Final

Gintama: The Semi-Final

A dTV exclusive online special.

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Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D

Gintama: Yorinuki Gintama-san on Theater 2D

Movie versions of the Shinsengumi Crisis Arc and the Kabukicho Four Devas Arc.

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Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen

The silver-haired samurai Sakata Gintoki investigates the disappearance of a legendary sword named Benizakura while his partners Kagura and Shimura Shinpachi try to find out what has happened to Gintoki's friend, Kotaro Katsura.

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Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare

Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuya yo Eien Nare

While watching a movie, Gintoki comes upon a "movie thief," a figure in Japanese culture often depicted as a man with a video camera as a head. After scolding the movie thief for his actions, he finds himself warped into another world via the camera lens. In this world, 5 years have passed, and not only has the land of Edo changed into an apocalyptic wasteland, but Kagura has changed into a beautiful woman with no Chinese speech pattern, Shinpachi has turned into a cool samurai who is not a tsukkomi anymore, and the Gintoki of this time has gone missing, though he is assumed to be dead. Gintoki is determined to find out the truth of the deadly sickness that is ravaging Edo, and also to understand the feelings of Kagura and Shinpachi, who have been trying to deal with their leader's disappearance.

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Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Special

Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-hen Special

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