My Bride is a Mermaid

Alt title: Seto no Hanayome

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School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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rockenroll4life rockenroll4life says...

Overall Seto no and School Rumble have a lot in common, starting with the types of characters, ranging from a lead sporadic guy to a deeply in love girl, followed by the overall humor that both share. Whether they're going to class, participating in school events, or just at home, the anime both share the same slapstick and random humor that almost all can enjoy. If you enjoyed one of them there's a very good chance you'll enjoy the other.

argona argona says...

both animes havea very simillay kind of humor full of funny characters andevents.love tangles,misunderstandings,weird creatures...all and all both are great romanitc comedies.

rumble14 rumble14 says...

These shows both feature a fast pased comedy adventure. Every episode is hilarious and leaves you wanting more but the main plot isnt focused on as much.

LeBBlood LeBBlood says...

I'll be honest here, i absolutely hated Seto no Hanayome, but it was very apparent that both of these anime have a similar style of comedy.  The highly improbable scenario's, the awkward gags and situations, and the zany whacked out tsundere type characters are all common themes that run in both.  So if Seto no Hanayome blew you away, then School Rumble should have a similar affect.

CeruleanCielo CeruleanCielo says...

Both School Rumble and Seto no Hanayome share the same random slapstick type of comedy. At points none of them make any sense at all. If you are looking for comedy with a plot neither of them is your cup of tea. But if you just want mindless laughs both of them are good fun.

Both have lead men subject to pain and misunderstandings while trying to win the heart of a lady. However, I must say San from Seto no hanayome is a more interesting leading female than her School Rumble counterpart. Both anime keep adding characters to the mix throughout the anime to keep the comedy fresh and create new situations (Not something I particularly enjoy, but to each its own).

Magikano

Magikano

Haruo is a short geeky schoolboy with a whiny voice and glasses, and the only one in his family without magic powers. Therefore it should come as no surprise that his life is a constant struggle to prevent being ravished by any nearby female. When a witch under a curse named Mamiya enters the fray, Haruo's precious maidenhood that he holds onto so dearly is placed in grave danger. With the added risqué brought on by the arrival of this new number one contender, Haruo's struggle becomes even more desperate, and his hidden powers begin to awaken.

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Canal Canal says...

Both Magikano and Seto are comedy anime and the characters get involved in all sorts of crazy situations. The male leads have to live together with a girl they just met but there's not much romance since both anime focus more on comedy.

bendunnb4 bendunnb4 says...

Seto no Hanayome and Magikano share almost exactly the same type of humor...extremely exaggerated situations, women changing from high-pitched voice cuties to deep-voiced angry women in a pinch, characters saying one thing out loud and plotting evilly in asides, etc. If you liked the comedy in Seto no Hanayome you'll definitely like the same in Magikano, and vice versa.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

Definitely similar shows in terms of comedic style and overboard expressions with drop of a hat mood swings.

vinod vinod says...

same method of direction (Seto no Hanayome ova director)

same display of comedy

over protecting of lead character

living under same roof

Ah! My Goddess TV

Ah! My Goddess TV

Morisato Keiichi has always had bad luck. No matter what he does or how he acts, nothing seems to go his way. His bike frequently breaks down, his classmates take advantage of him, women ignore and scorn him, and on top of all that, he’s only 5'3". In Heaven, when someone’s bad luck and good luck are so heavily out of balance, Belldandy (Goddess First Class, Second Category, Unlimited) of the Goddess Assistance Agency comes to the rescue. Belldandy grants Keiichi one wish to make up for all of his bad luck, but when Keiichi wishes for Belldandy to stay by his side forever... the trouble begins. Can Keiichi keep Belldandy by his side, or will outside elements force her to return to heaven?

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Menchi Menchi says...

Ever dreamed about becoming saved by a beautiful girl? Well, that's what Ah! my Goddess and Seto no Hanayome are about. In both of them the main character is a young boy in trouble, who will recieve help from a girl from another world. Because of the incident, they will have to start living together or face the consequences.

ObdaJr ObdaJr says...

Both anime feature a male protagonist who suddenly encounters a beautiful girl of an otherworldly nature. Both use comedic elements, and have a light-hearted plot, as well as subtle instances of romance to tie everything together.

Oehr Oehr says...

Goddess and human? Mermaid and human?

More or less forced to live together from now on sure is problematic but as these two series prove it also can be a lot of fun! If you liked one, you'd surely like the other!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

A beautiful, powerful, but somewhat ditzy girl that suddenly becomes the significant other of a rather unexciting main character. Both anime have the main couple battling other suitors, bizarre drama, and the fact that they're from different worlds. Both are a great mix of comedy and romance. 

Kamen no Maid Guy

Kamen no Maid Guy

Naeko and Kousuke Fujiwara have just been given a gift from their grandfather: the mess of a mansion they live in will now be cared for by two capable maids – Fubiki, a beauty that appeals to Kousuke’s fetish; and Kogarashi, a huge, strong man who will perform his maid duties to his fullest! What the two don’t know is that they are the last in line for their family’s inheritance, and these two “maids” have been hired to protect them. For Kousuke, this new life is a dream come true; but for Naeko, her mammoth, gravity-defying breasts will never be safe from Kogarashi or any other male’s antics again!

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RevIeryPone RevIeryPone says...

While Kamen no Maid Guy is more heavy on the fanservice and ecchi then Seto no Hanayome (although by no means does it lack it) they both have the same type of humor: that all too random what-the-hell-just-happened type of mindfuck that leaves you rolling on the floor in laughter and utter confusion.

flamewizzy21 flamewizzy21 says...

Both Kamen no Maid Guy and Seto no Hanayome are comical in their randomness and hyperbole. If anything describes the show Seto no Hanayome in its style, hyperbole catches it. All characters' emotions are super-exaggerated and so is anything else that can be exaggerated. From funky facial expressions to mermaid mafias, Seto no Hanayome is exxagerated humor.

Maid Guy also makes use of heavy exageration. From Maid Guy's superpowers to his own dress, he defines overkill. To go as far as to wake up your master by putting a shower-hose in her cleavage (lol), Maid Guy loves to overdo things, especially to criticize the hypersexuality present in modern day. To go as far as to propose the idea of everyone being a maid, especially a guy, is ludicris.

PantsMan PantsMan says...

Although Kamen no Maid Guy contains a far more considerable amount of (mostly harmless) ecchi than Seto no Hayanome, if you enjoyed the wacky gadgets, powers, exaggeration-based humor and situations too hilariously absurd to possibly describe from one of these two shows, you'll definitely enjoy the other one!

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

These two shows definitely have that strong paced and aggressive comedy aspect to them than you know and love if you have seen either one. Check the other out.

Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts

Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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TsunderePrincess TsunderePrincess says...

Both animes are very much alike. They are both funny slapstick comedy parodies. Even though My Bride is a Mermaid features mermaids and some fantasy elements and Baka & Test features little avatars they fight with. Both animes are fun to watch.

Karitoriki Karitoriki says...

I found myself laughing through both of these animes

Both have some romantic elements and know how to make someone laugh

cravelikesugar cravelikesugar says...

Both are hilarious and have sketchy jokes. If you liked my wife is a mermaid you would like baka to test to shoukanjuu. 

Shadowespio Shadowespio says...

They both have a smiliar brand of comedy that comes in each from the clips I've seen. Both have a lot of parody elements.

Muromi-san

Muromi-san

Takurou Mikoujima is an avid fisherman who loves nothing more than to sit alone on the pier and cast his line, enjoying the peace and relaxation that follows. But the boy’s pleasant, angling days soon come to an end when he gets an unexpected catch: a fat-tailed mermaid named Muromi whose very presence is anything but soothing! She’s nosy, rash and prone to violent outbursts; and what’s worse, she has friends! Whether the boy is harassed by the forgetful Harpy, the cheerful dolphin-lover Hii-can, the busty Fuji or the rest of Muromi’s wacky companions, one thing’s for sure: Takurou’s quiet days at the beach have come to an end!

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chii chii says...

Both are about a boy and his adventures with some troublesome mermaids. Lots of laughs are to be had with these watery adventure so check them out.

Htieks Htieks says...

Mermaids, mermaids everywhere! Both are over the top comedies about some normal guy surrounded by crazy fishpeople (and other kind of fantastic critters), with a good dose of nonsense, slapstick humour and meta-jokes thrown in there for good measure. SnH has some more romance and is much more of a parody, but all in all both both rely on absurdities and exaggerated characters to entertain their crowd. Just don't try to make sense out of them, and enjoy the sea water.

killthrill20 killthrill20 says...

well they are both funny and are just hilarious and other than that i can think of is that they both are well yeah funny

Nickie Nickie says...

taking a normal guy and throwing him into the life of mermaids, you don't see many anime fitting this trope as a whole category .....

however you can find 2 of them!

the setup might be similar, but the genre of those anime differs though, one is much more gag-like (muromi) while the other has kind of a plot, i'd say apart from the whole mermaid thing, both series aren't so similar and they have a very different rythm,

but comedy is a big part of Seto no Hanayome so chances are you will actually enjoy both

Nisekoi

Nisekoi

Raku Ichijo is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. 10 years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite.” Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

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Zaig Zaig says...

Both of these school romances deal with a yakuza's daughter being suddenly forced into a relationship. The girl's family is so completely against it that they're constantly watching her new "lover," sometimes attempting to take his life in the process with hilarious results! To add to the list of people out for his life/against the relationship, there's a similarly overprotective assassin bodyguard yakuza in each too. Oh, and more than a single girl is smitten with the protagonist of course, one of whom's father belongs to the police - the natural enemy of the yakuza! While the plot in one versus the other is entirely different, if you liked what you've already seen, you don't have anything to lose by giving the other a try.

vinod vinod says...

forced relationship due to gangster family background

harem romantic comedy

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

The relationship must succeed or somebody is going to die. That could be a tag line for these two animes about a forced relationship with the gangster's daughter. Add in  some other girls to stir up relationship trouble, and an over protective body guard, and these animes make a perfect match

walben walben says...

I watched both Seto no Hanayome and Nisekoi at a similar time in my life, and I found them both equal in so many ways. It is rather rare for me to find such a similarity, so I would definitely recommend you watch both if you liked the other.

Karin

Karin

Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!

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Wolfco Wolfco says...

If you enjoyed the humorous circumstances and romantic moments of Seto no Hanayome, then Karin should be right in line with your taste. You'll see the same sweet moments interspersed within a random mix of everyday worries and out of the ordinary events. These two series even share the inclusion of a few very rare serious and dark moments which give both series a bit more depth than they might otherwise have.

rumble14 rumble14 says...

The story of a man taking care of someone else's secret and helping them is present in both these animes. Both the main characters promise to keep their partner's secret even at the cost of their life and evetually develop feelings for them.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Enjoyed the forbidden love between a supernatural girl and a regular guy? Loved his struggles against her parents and the use of funny gimmicks? You should definitely check out the -much better- anime with vampires instead of mermaids, Karin. Two times as touching, three times funnier and a hundred times better in quality.

Hayate the Combat Butler!

Hayate the Combat Butler!

When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!

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Angevon Angevon says...

Both are very random and strange love stories. In a very general explanation, both stories have a male main character with a female in love with him, but the female must fight off other women who are interested in him. Seto is a bit more innuendo-filled and has a number of perverted jokes; Hayate is targeted at a younger audience but also has some suggestive scenes. Perversion aside, both are very cute friendship & love themes in the end, though.

foltor foltor says...

Seto no Hanayome and Hayate the Combat Butler are similar both in premise and style.  An unassuming young man is rescued by a wealthy and well-connected young woman and is rapidly pulled into situations over his head as a result.  Both animes have frequent shifts in drawing style and make frequent parodic references to classic anime and moe conventions.

JAhU JAhU says...

HnG and SnH are both comedies with similar style of humor and lots of parody. If you liked one for that reason, you should check the other as well.

P.S. SnH gets better after a few episodes.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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foltor foltor says...

Both Seto no Hanayome and Fruits Basket deal with the troubles of magical people who suffer from involuntary transformation trying to lead normal lives while keeping their condition a secret.  They also share a similarly wacky, slapstick sense of humor, and several overarching plot traits.

MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Fruits Basket and Seto no Hanayome both deal with families who transform under certain circumstances, while having to keep it secret and still interact with the world at large. In each series, an individual is chosen to share this secret. Slapstick comedy, of course, ensues.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes involve a protagonist that is suddenly living with people that have family secrets involving transformation. Their job, of course, it to make sure no one else finds out. This leads to underlying romance, slapstick comedy, and generally awkward moments.