Hetalia: Axis Powers - Recommendations

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Marie & Gali

Marie & Gali

When the gothic-lolita Marika opened her eyes on the train one day, she found herself in a bizarre and whimsical town in an unknown world. Quickly meeting the famous scientist Galileo Galilei, Marika is introduced to science in a whole new way. The town, Galihabara, is home to a number of notable inventors and tinkerers including Newton, Edison, Marie Curie and even Leonardo da Vinci! However, these ordinary figures of history are anything but - from MCs to ramen shop owners, each scientist is definitely unique in their own way. Alongside her magical stuffed animal Pet, Marika and Galileo explore Galihabara, learning important lessons along the way!

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sothis sothis says...

While Hetalia is a bit too foo foo for me and Marie and Gali exudes style similar to Jing, I believe this is a good recommendation. Both have heavy historical elements in a very bizarre setting, with plenty of lighthearted comedy and strangeness.

therik therik says...

Both of these shows manage to be clever and stupid with their humour. Hetalia is a comedy about history, while Marie & Gali is about physics, but both of them present a novel and witty take on what you've read in your school textbooks. If you liked one, there's a fair old chance you might just enjoy the other.

chii chii says...

Both shows are parodies of history, have short episodes, and will make you laugh at least once. Check out one if you liked the other.

lunamanzia lunamanzia says...

Even though Hetalia concentrates on world history and Marie & Gali deal with science (especially with physics), both are parodies that demonstrate historical/scientific facts with a humor of cleverness and stupidity that makes both shows interesting and hilarious to watch, while pretty much getting a free quick review of world history and physics. Also, both shows consist of 5 minute long episodes, making them all the more similar. If you enjoy one of them, you will very much enjoy the other!

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Hetalia: Axis Powers and Ouran High School Host Club are really funny parody anime (Hetalia parodies historical events, while Ouran pokes fun of tropes common in shoujo anime). Each's claim to fame comes from their casts, which are made up almost exclusively of bishounen (so... many... bishounen...). Some of the (bordering on shounen-ai) situations the gaggle of bishounen get into are sure to please any fangirl. Or anyone who enjoyed either.

RisikaFox RisikaFox says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Hetalia: Axis Powers both feature a varied cast of beautiful, intriguing male characters who seem to have nothing better to do most days than fool around. This usually leads to amusing situations and ridiculous banter, although they both have their serious moments as well. Fans of one will probably like the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Bishounens... everywhere... and "this close to shounen-ai" situations for humorous purposes. The over-the-top antics in both anime make for some hilarious moments. The characters' interactions are also very similar. While the plots are very different, the plot is usually lost due to the cast's antics.

WolfWithinMe WolfWithinMe says...

Both Oran and Hetalia have light characters and a light story line. They both include an array of beautiful characters that can be extremely random and comical.I would highly recommend both animes.

Damekko Doubutsu

Damekko Doubutsu

Uruno, a failure of a wolf, is currently traveling to find himself a new place to call home; but upon chancing across a rabbit, he attacks it only to realize that this particular rabbit is stronger than any predator! Soon afterwards he discovers that this entire forest he has come across is home to similar 'useless animals' that are atypical of their species. He decides to stick around when he meets his love interest in the form of a clumsy cheetah, and with his new friends, he meets the rest of the animals in the forest, causing much hijinx and fun in the process!

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indiglow indiglow says...

When I saw DD, I instantly thought of Hetalia in both anime and manga form.  Both are in a five minute format that showcases the interactions between a big variety of characters, with an emphasis on cuteness and lightheartedness.  They're also personifications - in Hetalia's case, the personifications are countries, and in DD we're watching some very unique animals.  Both animes have to deal with the foibles of 'useless' characters that don't behave as expected, with a lot of laughter in the process. 

reccaphoenix reccaphoenix says...

Both of these series revolve around anthropomorphic gag characters interacting in hilarious ways, and both have a similar short format.  Hetalia may be more "educated" than Useless Animals, but they share a similar sense of fun.

Kasomi Kasomi says...

Both of these series revolve around anthropomorphic gag characters interacting in hilarious ways, and both have a similar short format.  Hetalia may be more "educated" than Useless Animals, but they share a similar sense of fun.

Cells at Work!

Cells at Work!

Strep throat! Hay fever! Influenza! The world is a dangerous place for a red blood cell just trying to get her deliveries finished. Fortunately, she’s not alone … She’s got a whole human body’s worth of cells ready to help out! The mysterious white blood cell, the buff and brash killer T cell, the nerdy neuron, even the cute little platelets—everyone’s got to come together if they want to keep you healthy!

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Anthropomorphised cells/countries do adorable shit/casually kill each other in a funny and educational way. Both are actually pretty accurate to their respective fields (from what I know) and you certainly feel like you learnt something after watching them, as well as both being damn entertaining. 

AltoKellyn AltoKellyn says...

Both animes anthropomorphize non-human characters into funny and understandable moments of history or medicial learning. It's a great way to understand complex systems with relatable human characters.

Claptrap Claptrap says...

Both shows about anthromorphic characters to help educate you. However, their similarities do not end there. The dynamic between the two leads is also really similar: the clumsy kind of air-headed MC with a hair antenna - North Italy/Red Blood Cell - and the stern, stoic, more work-oriented Germany/White Blood Cell.

Tentai Senshi Sunred

Tentai Senshi Sunred

The battle between good and evil wages on in the town of Kawasaki! Sunred, a sarcastic, cranky hero often battles the forces of Florsheim, an evil organization out to achieve world domination! But for  General Vamp and the rest of the Florsheim gang, attaining such a goal won’t be easy. Between helping Sunred move, deciding how to throw out a used frying pan, disputing over stolen ramen and recruiting new members, there’s never a quiet moment in Kawasaki!

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Hetalia: Axis Powers and Tentai Senshi Sunred share a similar parodic style of comedy. While Hetalia personifies countries and shows them in various situations very loosely based in history, Sunred takes the standard Japanese superhero show and turns it on its head. Liked the wacky style of one? Then try the other, you may enjoy it.

Figrysia Figrysia says...

Hetalia, and Sunred have been one of the VERY few animes that is purely based on comedy which get me laughing out my lungs.

Hetalia offers 5 minutes that can get you laughing about two the most boring topics, "politics and history".

Tentai Senshi Sunred shows how odd a battle of good and evil can be and how kindness and respect can be found anywhere. Thrown in with some humour and wacky scenes, you would have to pause the anime to be able to laugh to your fill.

People who ditched this animes have overlooked the best medicine for their soul, Laughter.

Tono to Issho

Tono to Issho

The relationship between servant and master has always been strained, but it’s even worse when the staff has to put up with their employer’s eccentricities. From the fearsome Masamune Date with his fetish for eye patches to the super-moe Motochika who has his employees swooning over him like a fanclub, the lords are having the time of their lives, while their servants certainly have their work cut out for them. With the confused Shingen believing he’s fallen for his rival, Nobunaga agreeing to every bizarre battle tactic suggested to him, and Masamune more interested in accessorising his horse than discussing war, it seems that Feudal Japan is much livelier than the history books make out.

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

Both are short shows are parodies about history (Hetalia parodies lots of different countries and Tono to Issho is limited just to Japan)

chii chii says...

Both shows are parodies of history, have short episodes, and will make you laugh at least once. Check out one if you liked the other.

Binchou-tan

Binchou-tan

In a remote area of the countryside lives Binchou-tan: a pint-sized and carefree girl who takes odd jobs in a nearby town whenever she is running low on rice. Her bus rides take place within the talons of a soaring bird and her everyday tasks are quiet and uneventful; but her friends make every day a fun surprise. With two pink-haired sisters, a lonely affluent girl and the televised musings of the strange muffin-like Pukashu, Binchou-tan will live her life one happy day at a time!

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reccaphoenix reccaphoenix says...

Another little series that revolves around anthropomorphs and the (mis)adventures they get into.  Both series have a similar lighthearted approach.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.

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reccaphoenix reccaphoenix says...

Both series revolve around boys from different countries/nationalities and their interactions during wartime.  While Hetalia is far more of a comedy, it shares Gundam Wing's attention to its (wide range of diverse) characters, their personalities, and their interactions.

Higepiyo

Higepiyo

Higepiyo is just like any other chick; he's small, yellow, and... has a beard?! With an imposing presence and his constant sighing, it's not surprising that Higepiyo is the last chick left at the festival stand. Luckily for the now-depressed salesman, Hiroshi and his parents decide to buy Higepiyo for their own bizarre reasons. It's only when the family get him home that they realize just how weird this chick really is. From reading the newspaper to attacking the school bullies over a bread roll, Higepiyo is far from your average pet. Now Hiroshi and his parents must adapt to living with this food-crazed, talking chick - that is, if they can stop living in fear of their new pet! They just have to remember that while Higepiyo may not be cute, he may have a beard and he may ask for a second helping of curry, he's still a chick just the same!

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Figrysia Figrysia says...

Being both web shows of only 5 minutes [:'(], Hetalia and Higepiyo shows that even 5 minutes is enough to  give top notch quality comedy to viewers and fans.

Hetalia skillfully posts a great deal of comedy while keeping the historic happening and facts intact.

Higepiyo demonstrates how it would be like if a chick got smart and sassy. This anime also shows how little things we overlook can be a big deal to anyone else.

Sexy Commando Gaiden Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san

Sexy Commando Gaiden Sugoiyo!! Masaru-san

Wakame High School has its fair share of weirdos, and transfer student Fumiya "Fuumin" Okometsubu is about to meet the strangest one of all. Planning to make one hundred new friends, the first to step up to the plate is Masaru Hananakajima. Becoming an unwilling student in Masaru's secret martial arts style, the two embark on enrolling more unsuspecting victims to learn the "Sexy Commando" way of fighting. Recruiting Kyasharin, the feeblest strong man in the world; and Kondo, the aspiring manly man; the group embark on a voyage of moronic triviality. From an outrageous sleepover to playing the baseball Game of Honour, the team must finally pull together and remove their pants for the National Sexy Commando Tournament!

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kenikki kenikki says...

Sexy Commando is about students learning martial arts in high school and Hetalia is a show where countries in anthropomorhpic forms in a WWII era interact with each other. They can't sound more different, can they? Yet, I'm making this recommendation because they both share such striking similarities in the way they use scenes that make you think "WTF was that?!" while laughing your head off.