Grand Blue Dreaming - Recommendations

Alt title: Grand Blue

Grand Blue Dreaming

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Prison School

Prison School

Hachimitsu Private Academy is anything but typical. With a female to male ratio of 200 to 1, the academy's five male students think they're in heaven – when really, they're about to enter hell! For after peeping on some of the busty, nubile ladies in the locker room, the gang is apprehended by the sadistic members of the Underground Student Council – a group determined to punish those who take part in illicit relationships on campus. Their punishment? To spend a month in prison on the school grounds, subject to the cruel whims of the club members! Now, the boys must pass the days performing mundane tasks and getting beaten by the dominatrix Meiko, all the while trying to view as many breasts and panties as possible!

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asuradeku asuradeku says...

If you can't stop laughing at the jokes of Grand Blue, the good balance between the text and  the drawings that makes you cry of laugh. Then prison school is for you. those mangas are on the same page.

kaileir kaileir says...

While these two do not have anything in common on the surface, the type of humor they exude are just what I'm looking at in a comedy. Grand Blue is a lot more.... lighthearted? While Prison School tries to take itself seriously? It's...really hard for me to describe the dynamic of these two stories. Either way, if you love and appreciate the humor in one, I'd like to guarantee you'll like the other (though Prison School is a LOT more sexual).

GTO

GTO

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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whitecrimzon whitecrimzon says...

Eccentric comedy, solid situational gags. some over the topness but with some solid sincere charecters!  two of my favorite manga/anime

Mekerudayo Mekerudayo says...

both anime have unexpected and funny comedy, the main protagonist are super ironic and both are like gag animes. there expressiones when they make jokes are priceless and exotic . The animation of both isnt that bad either i definetly think that there both alike and some of the best comey animes

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

As leaders of their prestigious academy’s student council, Kaguya and Miyuki are the elite of the elite! But it’s lonely at the top… Luckily for them, they’ve fallen in love! There’s just one problem—they both have too much pride to admit it. And so begins the daily scheming to get the object of their affection to confess their romantic feelings first…Love is a war you win by losing.

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labman labman says...

Hear me out. On the surface, they may only have the comedy genre in common, but they actually share a lot of good comedy writing principles. If the things I describe below are part of your enjoyment of either series, give the other a shot, because they do, in fact, share them. Additionally, both delve into mature themes as well and often make things extreme to the point of absurdity for laughs, but this recommendation won't cover that in more detail.

TL:DR (for the blocks of text below): Misunderstandings aren't contrived and every chapter is both funny and very often contributes to the larger story (or our understanding of it) in some way in both manga. Enjoying this in either is a good reason to give the other a try.

Both are excellent at using misunderstandings:

Misunderstandings in comedy can be very frustrating if done poorly. You just want to scream at the screen that the characters should just start communicating! However, they are also a great source of comedy. Thankfully, both of these series use misunderstandings for the hilarity wihout the frustrating, contrived part. Misunderstandings in these series are either resolved in the same chapter that they come up in (or at the start of the next) or there is a legitimate reason for why it can"t be resolved. There are instances in both manga in which the characters talk out a misunderstanding like adults.

Both give you a sense of progress as you are reading:

Many gag and comedy manga never go anywhere, which can feel frustrating, and make the stakes lose all their value. In both series, actions often have permanent consequences, relationships between characters change, we learn more about characters or their relationships, and so on. And all of this happens very regularly. Some chapters do appear to not progress much of anything, but that brings me to my next point...

Both series have a huge number of small details and callbacks:

Rereading them is very much worth it, and small details which first came up in a chapter that you thought was just there for fun, was actually used to set something up 30 or 100 chapters later. Thus, not only are all chapters hilarious, most of them contribute something to the larger story, even if mostly only small things. The stories don't meander endlessly, although admittedly less happens overall in Grand Blue than in Kaguya.

If you like either series in part because they don't fall in the annoying pitfalls that other comedy series do, I recommend that you give the other a chance.

Avium Avium says...

They both include very dramatic reactions to somewhat ordinary (moreso in Kaguya) situations as a point of humour and entertainment, often over-exaggerated. 

TenPuru

TenPuru

Akemitsu Akegami was always told by his father that "no one can live alone"...but he's sure determined. After all, his father sure wasn't saying it with the best intentions, and Akemitsu has no desire to become like that creep. But when a chance encounter with a young woman leaves him with thoughts that are all too impure, he decides to do what he must—become a Buddhist monk and renounce worldly ways. But the temple he decides to devote himself to... is full of women? And that same young woman is there, too?? What's a guy to do?

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Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this you will definitely like this! Both series are by the same artist and both feature the same type of comedy style!

Ishida and Asakura

Ishida and Asakura

All Asakura wants is to graduate and become a high school teacher, but not for the reasons you’d expect: he wants to be surrounded by boobs - ample, bountiful boobs. But Asakura’s goal of mammary immersion won’t come easy, as his best friend Ishida is determined to open a flower shop with him once they graduate - that is, if they manage to graduate. Together, the duo navigates day-to-day school life with crass, whether they’re ogling their busty teacher, taking on part time jobs or dodging assassination attempts by robots.

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Diving Manga Pukupuku Momo-chan

Diving Manga Pukupuku Momo-chan

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Nagisa Marine Life

Nagisa Marine Life

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Amanchu!

Amanchu!

Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15 year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There's also a 16 year-old classmate, Futaba Ooki, who gets dragged along in Hikari's maelstrom as soon as they meet at school.

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Asobi Asobase

Asobi Asobase

Three classmates play simple hand games. One of the girls is good at games, but hates them as she always lost to her older sister and forced to do chores while growing up. Another girl is of American descent, but raised in Japan, and who only pretends to be bad at Japanese. Another girl usually observes their games, and loses to the other girls.

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Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...

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