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Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!

Alternative Titles

English: Pani Poni Dash!
Japanese: ぱにぽにだっしゅ!


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2005 to Dec 26, 2005
Genres: Comedy, Parody, School
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.641 (scored by 11859 users)
Ranked: #10972
Popularity: #1013
Members: 30,388
Favorites: 295
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Both shows are from the same studio, SHAFT, so they share quite a bit in terms of humour and style. Zetsubou Sensei has much more dark humor though, and a more distinct artistic style (in some ways similar to xxxHOLIC). Pani Poni Dash is a little more off-the-wall and random, and focuses quite a bit more on references to other anime and games and such.
Azumanga Daioh is on crack. Pani Poni Dash is on even more crack, if that's possible.
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COMEDY. Lots and lots of Japanese pop culture references in both. And there's also that one bit in Lucky Star that parodies Pani Poni Dash, and I'm sure that if Pani Poni was created after Lucky star it'd be the other way around.
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Both of these come from the same studio, so they have a lot in common... most noticeably the weird frog and the quirky sense of humor. It borders on being ridiculous, so I don't suppose it's for everybody, but if this sort of humor suits you then you're in for a treat.
If you've seen Pani Poni Dash, and loved it's unique style, then make sure you check out Akiyuki Shinbo's latest show Maria†Holic.
The show has a similar type of humor that completely ignores Western viewer's taste, but rather relies on Japanese viewer's fondness of unpredictable humors. They both have a talking animal (Sakamoto-san and Mesousa), a chibikko sensei in a lab coat (Hakase and Becky), and a dumb energetic girl (Yuuko and Himeko). Both shows also have a very stylish OP theme with plenty of movement.
both are outrageous school comedies, PPD just lacks a love story :P
If you liked one of these then you'll most certainly like the other. Both are filled with random, over the top humor that will make you laugh out loud but will also make you question the sanity of some of the characters as well. The layouts of each are also quite similar, using single episodes for stand alone plotlines that only really seem to come together in the last few episodes of the series.
Mostly though, it's the sheer randomness of the characters and the comedy that really shows the similarities of both shows, with each comedic situation more outlandish than the last.
it has a similar concept of a child becoming a teacher
Both main protagonist's are chibi teachers and story revolves around school / comedy, but Pani Poni Dash! more funny than Sensei no Ojikan though =)
If you like a parody-comedy anime. you should watch this too.
Created by the same person and produced by SHAFT. Hidamari has a few references to Pani Poni Dash as well.
A few references in Minami Ke refer to Pani Poni Dash. Both revolve around girls in grade school. Hilarity ensues in both shows as well.
Different content, similar presentation with all these weird angles and random chibis ....
(Uhm, Pani Poni Dash had content ?)
Think about your reaction to TTGL every time it would take your idea of logic and relieve itself on it. Think about how every episode seemed to go even further beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb for the twentieth time. That's pretty much what Pani Poni Dash! does, except with how rapidly and blatantly it makes fun of and references everything. Anime, video games, western culture... it has a little joke on everything thrown in there, and the pace just keeps ramping up right until the end.

Pani Poni Dash! = Azumanga Daioh + Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Both are random and some of the scenes don't really make any since. But still funny and a joy to watch.
this anime,hyakko,has the same randomness pani poni dash does....i watched pani pooni dash first then a few months later found hyakko and loved it....hyakko doesnt have dubs..:(
Paniponi is about class members that solve hilarious problems with random episodes. Same thing goes for Jewelpet sunshine
An anime comedy involving high school girls
Both series are about a group of high school girls doing random things. The only thing is that I find Paniponi Dash! to be much better at executing the traditional formula. Bottom-line if you like Ai Mai Mi, then Paniponi Dash! should blow you away.


Paniponi Dash! is much longer with twice the episodes and episodes that are about seven times longer than those of Ai Mai Mi.
That might look like a strange recommendation, but I really think they are pretty similar in one main aspect: Both share the same kind of "randomness" humor. So unlike "normal" comedy shows, a lot of unexpected stuff happens that would not even be possible in normal life in most cases.
So if you like Gintama, you MIGHT also enjoy Paniponi Dash. It's pretty underrated in my opinion.
Similar crazy humour style parodying everything in sight.
Both are probably the funniest animes ever.
I have never seen more 4-th wall breaking anywhere else.
For the greatest effect start watching Azumanga Daioh, then The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, then Lucky Star, then Kannagi(the last three are strongly connected), then go deeper in the universe of otaku with Genshiken(think of it as Lucky star after high school, at university), chill of with Sketchbook full color (similar to Azumanga Daioh), combine all of them into Pani Poni Dash, then go nuts with Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai, and top it off with Oh Edo Rocket, and enter the long run with Gintama.
Other funny anime that I didn't find where to put them in the list above are :Ichigo Mashimaro, School Rumble, Ouran High School Host Club and some others.
However to understand the jokes from Genshiken, Pani Poni Dash and Gintama you need to know about other anime's.
If you enjoyed all the slapdash Japanese-flavored pop culture trivia, then your next step is a no-brainer. Speeding along at the same diabolical pace with no mercy for stragglers, these two shows are made of the same parody extravaganza material.
both comedies, have school elements - will make you laugh.
You can find the same amount of randomness in both anime
If K-ON, a very stereotyped school-life comedy has it music theme removed

It's just another PaniPoni with fair amount of craziness
Good if you like random XD stuff
If you were the type that paused every 5 seconds to read the blackboard gags, or rewind to catch that flurry of jokes you missed; Seitokai no Ichizon has the same kind of rapid-fire comedy that it shares with Pani Poni Dash
Both anime are totally insane :)
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