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Gintama

Gintama

It is the Edo period, an era when samurai are still of great importance - at least they used to be, until all sorts of aliens called the Amanto decided to take over the government and revolutionize Japan so it wouldn't be so uncivilized. In Edo, now a city where anachronism is the rule rather than the exception, Gintoki, a former samurai, tries to make a living doing odd jobs. During the course of his work, Shinpachi, a would-be samurai; and Kagura, an absurdly strong girl, join him. Of course, he has them work for free, how else would Gintoki be able to buy Shonen Jump and strawberry milk, let alone pay for unimportant things like rent if he has to support someone other than himself?

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poetax poetax says...

Both Gintama and Sket Dance are centered around the same idea.  A group of three people, which include a violent girl, a nerdy boy, and an atypical useless leader, take on odd jobs and services for the help of other people.  You can't get more similar than the same plot structure.  If you like one you will like the other.

PantsMan PantsMan says...

Apart from the surprisingly similar characters from both series, Sket Dance and Gintama are very similar to each other; although Sket Dance has a possibly more mistery than the more light-hearted and absurd sci-fi setting of Gintama, both manga relate around a group of free-lancers with unique members, such as overtly violent girls, only apparently useless leaders that turn out to actually have quite amazing skills and so on, all with a heavy use of humor and a plot which remains hidden behind the various gags...

nasreen10 nasreen10 says...

Both involve a group of three people trying to help out others. One is the boss who seems like a good-for-nothing but pulls through at the end. The other is an otaku and the last is a girl with fierce strength. Both are comedic and have parodies. They have similar feels.

Mordewind Mordewind says...

They are both similar in terms of humour, which focuses mainly on randomness. Both series also have 3 main characters (2 males, 1 female). Both focus on helping others, sket dance as part of their club activities while gintama as part of their job. They have a lot of common, while being very different at the same time. If you like one of those series, go ahead and check the other one. 

labman labman says...

Both are gag manga with a similar style of comedy (though Gintama has a lot more sexual jokes than Sket Dance). The author of Sket Dance was previously an assistant of the author of Gintama, and it really shows when reading/watching both.

Sket Dance is essentially a milder version of Gintama.

Both make excellent use of toilet humour.

Both feature a trio that do odd jobs, and are largely episodic.

Both are very good at making you emotionally connect with characters very quickly, and then using that connection to emotionally punch you in the gut. Both shows can go almost instantly from hilarious to sad and back without it feeling jarring. Both are mostly hilarious though.

Both feature supernatural elements, Gintama to a much larger extent though.

theshamanking theshamanking says...

author was an assistant on gintama and gintama characters appear in the manga, it also really emulates the style of gintama with whacky humor and some serious scenes when it needs to be 

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?

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poetax poetax says...

Both manga focus on the development of High School club activities. Oran High School Host Club, and Sket Dance are clubs that exist to help the people of their schools. They both contain small story arcs and rely on recurring supporting cast.  They are so similar that it's impossible to read one without being reminded of the other.

Double J

Double J

In a school where after school activities are mandatory among all students, Hajime and her friend Sayo come across a new club that they have never seen before. The club is called "The Cultural Activity Preservation Club." The two enter the room to find all kinds of analog jobs and activities, such as handcrafting mats and toothpicks. This is a unique cultural manga mixed with comedy so as not to bore you, this is Double J!

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Senryuu Girl

Senryuu Girl

Yukishiro Nanako is a cute, cheerful high school girl with one peculiar trait – instead of verbal communication, she writes senryuu (a type of haiku) poems to relay her thoughts. Together with ex-delinquent Busujima Eiji, they are budding freshmen of the school’s Literature Club. Even though Nanako doesn’t talk, with the power of senryu, the adorable pair has no problem enjoying their fun school-life through the tune of 5-7-5 syllables.

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Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!

She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!

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Ai Mai Mii

Ai Mai Mii

Ai, Mai and Mii are three would-be manga artists who can't seem to stay out of trouble, let alone complete a project! Whether they're having a one-off encounter with the forest dweller Yamu, becoming human sprinklers, entering manga battles or entering a doujinshi fair, the trio have fun one day at a time.

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Gag Manga Biyori

Gag Manga Biyori

Gyagu Manga Biyori is hyperactive, random, and nonsensical, revolving around various plots and characters throughout the series.

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Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku

Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku

When Natsuki Andou jokingly said the only school club she’d join is the "Going Home Club", she had no idea it was actually real! Having now accidentally become a member, the girl soon discovers that the Going Home Club is anything but typical: they pass the time having as much fun as possible outside of the classroom, whether it’s feeding pigeons, going to a crepe stand, or even using martial arts moves to open bottles! Alongside fellow students Karin, Sakura, Claire and Botan, Natsuki will learn just how fun a school club can be.

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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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Magical Sempai

Magical Sempai

“I encountered her … a cute, but ‘weird’ sempai!” Magic-loving but stage-fright-addled, this sempai comes with a failure rate of 100%—but you can’t take your eyes off her! The off-color, magical gag manga that's caused an uproar all over Japan is finally here! Here's to non-athletic hobbies!

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