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Both have similar settings and characters, and both feature comedy as the main driver of plot.
Both of these titles feature a couple with an almost non-existent sex life, but aims to remedy the situation by swapping partners with another couple. Although Swing-Style resolves the initial problem, Crossing Man and Woman features a more tragic ending.
Both of these short-lived titles revolve around female protagonists who are excessively sexually active.
Both of these series revolve around school clubs whose members generally involve themselves in helping others. A spirit of comradery is presented, alongside lots of comedy and hints of romance.
Both of these series revolves around a male teacher who cohabits with his female student (two in the case of Momo no Musume).
Later story arcs of Oyasumi Punpun is akin to that of the main plot of Himizu. Both feature very dark plot points that can psychologically distraught readers.
Both of these ecchi serialisations revolve around a male protagonist and his relationship with his step/adopted family. In Kiss X Sis, it is a highschooler and his twin stepsisters; whereas in Momo no Musume!, it is a teacher and his adopted daughters.
Both of these serialisations feature a group of extremely perverted male characters and their interactions with a group of females.
Ecchi serialisations that revolve around a male protagonist and his relationship with a female spirit.
Swimming, a high school setting, and prevalent ecchi typify both of these serialisations.
Although these two series do not share the exact same genres, both do feature romantic and ecchi situations between a male protagonist and a female spirit.
In these two serialisations, the male protagonist is caught in a love triangle involving two female protagonists; one of which is a spirit/ghost.
Both of these romance titles follow the relationship between a male protagonist and a female ghost. Both feature lots of ecchi, drama, and comedy.
Both of these seinen titles feature dark narratives involving adolescents and young adults. In Aku no Hana, it is prevalent from the start. In Oyasumi Punpun, the plot gradually takes a dark turn.
Both of these titles follow couples who maintain a sexual relationship without involving any romantic emotions.
Both of these titles feature a sadistic female protagonist and a weak submissive male protagonist.
These two shounen romance titles revolve around the romantic mishaps of a male protagonist who just wants a normal relationship with his crush, but ends up facing a number of misunderstanding miss opportunities as a result of divine intervention.
Ecchi titles that revolves around the sexual (mis)adventures of the male protagonist a number of his female siblings and friends.
Despite Horimiya being categorised as a shounen title, it is strongly typified by shoujo elements such as those in Kimi ni Todoke.
These two serialisations follows a relationship embedded on BDSM and exhibitionism principles.
The storytelling in Monaco no Sorae is very similar to that to Mitsuru Adachi's. Both serialisations not only revolve around a male protagonist who moves into a quiet town, but also features elements comedy, drama, and romance wrapped within a slice-of-life aesthetic.
Monaco no Sorae's storytelling is akin to that of the many shounen sport series by Mitsuru Adachi. Both of these sports titles have slice-of-life aesthetics that mixes comedic, dramatic, and romantic elements in their narratives.
Both of these titles feature a female lead who is obsessively infatuated with the male protagonist.
Both of these action-oriented comedies revolve around male protagonists who are somewhat thrusted into becoming gang leaders.
Both of these titles revolve around: characters with unique abilities; a ranking system based on a character's abilities; organisations that primarily involve such characters; and a school that hosts them.
Both of these romance titles revolve around the creation of relationships as a result of a government initiative.
Authored by Inio Asano, both of these titles share his realistic approach to coming-of-age narratives.
Coming-of-age titles that particularly deal with relationships and sex within a school context.
In both, the male protagonist gains insight to a future that causes him anxiety.
Action and ecchi are exaggeratingly showcased in both of these martial art titles.
Similarities include: odd relationships which has been manifested by desire; male protagonists who are submissive to the female protagonist; and narratives that carry dark tones and aesthetics.
Both titles feature male protagonists who encounter female characters who are obsessive about a fetish.
Both of these slice-of-life titles revolve around a group of girls; one of which moves to the countryside and settles in an inn with a hot spring.
Light-hearted shounen romance titles that are not only set within a school setting, but is also driven with a supernatural theme.
Both titles revolve around male protagonists who use their game knowledge to drive the narrative and the interactions that transpire within.
In both of these titles, the male protagonist becomes passionate towards a school club after an encounter with an upbeat female schoolmate.
Both of these titles revolve around abnormal male protagonists and the comedic situations they and their schoolmates get into.
Both of these titles revolve around male protagonists who try to change the direction of their lives when given a second chance to live. However, they are constantly haunted by the memories of the past.
Conceived by the same author, both titles feature realised virtual worlds in which most of the narrative transpire within. Both titles are also action-oriented.
Both titles not only involve similar characters (weak male protagonist and strong well-endowed female characters), but also exhaust harem, action, and ecchi tropes.
Comedy ecchi titles that prominently features a housewife. Do note however that Futari Ecchi is more geared towards ecchi (as it showcases sex scenes), and that Oku-san is more of a slice-of-life comedy.
In both of these titles, the male protagonist and his female comrades are oftentimes situated in action and/or ecchi sequences.
Despite being set in different eras, both titles revolve around the constant action and ecchi sequences experienced by a cast of female ninjas.
Both titles feature a relationship between a normal male protagonist and a figure-sized female protagonist. However, do note that Minimum has a more serious focus and is related to ecchi and drama tropes; whereas Yankee Figure is purely comedic in nature.
Similarities include: over-the-top characters who have unique abilities; fights involving such characters; narratives that transpire mostly within a school setting.
Comedy in both of these titles is driven by ecchi and otaku jokes.
Despite being set in different time periods, the central premise of these two series revolve around sword-fighting.
Both of these titles revolve around characters who have joined clubs that practice modern sword-fighting. Kurogane features kendo, whereas Haru Polish features Iaido.
Mature titles that places rather negative associations with lust. Feelings of jealousy, despair, guilty, and insignificance are prevalently depicted through the characters.
Strictly ecchi titles that are set in an all girls school.
Both titles revolve around a group of characters who are pitted against each other in a game of survival and death.
Two of the main similarities between these titles are: large and varied cast of characters, and narratives that mainly transpire within a school setting. Both titles also mainly feature comedic aesthetics, but sometimes mixes in elements of romance, drama, and sometimes even action.
Both of these titles feature very similar aesthetics; particularly in regard to their large casts and seemingly normal yet random circumstances they are put in.
Both titles heavily feature super sentai parody and tropes.
Despite targeting different demographics, both titles follow the hidden relationship between a male protagonist and a female idol.
Both of these titles follow the development of a romantic relationship between two people who end up living with each other. Both titles are generally light-hearted in tone, but also feature drama as a means of progressing plot.
Both of these romance titles share a very 80s/90s feel; from the corny comedy to the overplayed drama.
Both titles are slice-of-life comedies that involve the normal yet random lives of students.
Slice-of-life titles that depict what it is like living in a Japanese apartment. Both titles frequently show interactions between, and meddling amongst, neighbours.
In both, the male protagonist's life changes when a young girl(s) starts to live with him. Both titles are mostly light-hearted in nature, though romance and drama is also apparent.
Light-hearted romantic titles that are sure to give you a laugh or two.
Both titles revolve around a male protagonist who develops a master/servant relationship with a female supernatural being (a deity in Inugami Hime no Shimobe and an angel in Sora no Otoshimono). In any case, the relationship transpires so that the female protagonist is integrated to normal daily life.
Comedy titles involving a male protagonist and his relationship with a female deity. Both titles also feature romance narratives, but this is more apparent in Kitsune no Yomeiri.
Romance titles featuring the male protagonist's fun yet troublesome relationship with a deity.
Characters in both of these titles are subjected to a dramatic shift in their environment that pushes them towards an almost primitive existence. Survival is key in both of these titles.
Both titles typically utilise ecchi and stereotypes as a means of driving comedy.
Comedy titles that feature a lot of sexual jokes and inferences.
Both of these titles revolve around male protagonists who enthusiastically invest themselves in a variety of ecchi situations.
These two ecchi serialisations feature loli female characters.
Ecchi titles involving female spirits.
Both of these serialisations, despite featuring different aesthetics, primarily revolve around the relationship between the male protagonist and a female spirit.
Both of these titles are highly geared towards ecchi.
Despite featuring different aesthetics, the premise of both titles revolves around the relationship between the male protagonist and a female ghost. Both titles are also prevalent in ecchi.
Both revolve around the daily lives of a perverted male lead and the many female characters around him.
Both of these titles feature copious amounts of blood being splattered and countless lives lost.
Both of these mature titles revolve around forbidden relationships which end up negatively. Usotsuki Paradox features the growing lust between two employees, one of whom is in a relationship. In Me-Teru no Kimochi, the male protagonist grows attracted to his stepmother.
In both, we follow the life of a male hikikomori and the female character who tries to change his life.
The main narrative theme of both of these titles is sexual curiosity. Expect lots of ecchi.
In both, the male protagonist develops a strong interest towards a sport; so much so that he joins a club which participates in competitive tournaments.
Both titles revolve around male protagonists who develop a passion for a sport (boxing in Hajime no Ippo and karate in Hanza Sky). We follow their development which is often showcased through the natural sequence of training and competitive participation.
Both Gintama and Kenka Shoubai depict a lot of crude humour. Action is also present in both.
Both titles feature fights involving the use of different martial arts.
Comedy in both of these titles are done in very similar styles, particularly in regard to narrative structuring and execution.
Both of these titles boast similar narrative and art styles. Expect to get a chuckle or two.
These two comedies revolve around eccentric protagonists who think of the most abnormal ways to past time (like in Tonari no Seki-kun) or celebrate a relationship (such as in Choku).
Similarities include: a male protagonist who transfters to a magic/supernatural school; the romantic relationships he forms with a number of female characters; and combat and ecchi sequences that involve the protagonist and his harem.
The humour in both of these romantic titles are very similar, both in style and execution.
Both of these titles revolve around the sexual interactions of the male protagonist with a dominating female character.
Peeping is the central theme of both of these titles. Do note however that Nozoki Ana is for adults only, whereas Sukima Suki only features mature themes.
Both of these serialisations revolve around university students who share romantic and sexual interactions with each other. Both also explore issues of infedlity and female dominance.
Both of these mature titles primarily focus on the romantically or sexually driven relationships amongst characters attending university.
Both of these ecchi titles primarily revolve around a secret relationship between the male and female leads. In Nana to Kaori, the relationship is tied to BDSM activities. In Nozomi x Kimio, the relationship is tied to voyeurism and exhibitionism.
Romantic comedies contextualised within upper class settings.
Both revolve around couples who share a sadomasochist relationship.
BDSM is prevalent in both of these mature titles.
Both of these titles revolve around a male and female lead who share a secret sexual relationship together. In Nozoki Ana, it is voyeurism and exhibitionism. In Nana to Kaoru, it is BDSM.
Both of these romantic comedies revolve around a male protagonist whose kindness has attracted a number of female characters.
The action in both of these titles are strongly exaggerated. Expect near death experiences, outrageous comebacks, and all the needless drama in between.
Comedy titles involving delinquents.
Both titles showcase what it may be like to attend a school full of delinquents. Action and some comedy typify both titles.
Both titles prominently feature different types of martial arts. Do note however that Kenichi has a more exaggerated depiction of action, compared to the more "realistic" portrayal in Tiji-kun.
The main focus of these two titles is on the action. Both are also set within school settings.
These two titles are heavily focused on hand-to-hand action.
Although featuring different aesthetics (one is primarily a comedy, whereas the other is more action-oriented), the narratives of both titles are contextualised within delinquent schools.
Both prominently feature narratives that involve delinquents. Lots of action and comedy in both.
Romantic comedies in which the male protagonist is cursed by his interaction with a mirror.
These two titles situate the male protagonist in the same home as a number of female characters (most of which become romantically interested in him).
One of the main similarities between these two harem titles is that it situates a male protagonist in romantic relationships with a number of supernatural female characters.
These two romantic comedies primarily revolve around the unusual relationship between a normal human male and a female cat that can take on a human form.
Both of these harem titles feature very similar aesthetics particularly in regard to narrative style and character design.
Both feature copious amounts of action and fanservice.
Both of these action oriented titles shamelessly mixes in ecchi at almost every possible opportunity.
One word: Boobs. Both of these titles revolve around boobs (it also features action... which also involves boobs).
Both revolve around the developing romantic relationship between the two leads.
Both titles revolve around a protagonist who becomes the only male character amongst many female characters. As such, the protagonist develops a harem provided that there are no other male alternatives.
Romance titles that revolve around characters who want to learn how to swim. Do note however that Frogman is focused on ecchi compared to the story driven Balance Days.
Despite featuring very different aesthetics, both titles feature specialised schools which rank students according to their proficiency in regard to particular subjects (magic in Mahouka Koukou, and normal subjects in Baka Test). Moreover, both also depicts discrimination of lower ranked students across all levels within the school setting.
Similarities include: specialised schools that ranks students in terms of their magic abilities; male protagonists who are low ranked students, but have exceptional combat strategy; and action and romance themes that permeate throughout both titles.
Similarities include: schools in which students learn how to become more proficient with magic; male protagonists who have unique positions within the school system due to their special ability; the many female characters who they oftentimes interact with; and an action-oriented narrative with many references to magic tropes.
Similarities include: specialised schools that rank students according to their ability; a male protagonist who is ranked low despite having hidden potential; the many female characters who develop a connection with the male protagonist (both friendship and romantic); and a narrative that utilises magic and action tropes.
Similarities include: a specialised school which ranks students in terms of particular attributes (combat skills in Hidan no Aria and magic skills in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei); a male protagonist who is ranked in the lowest class despite having hidden potential; and the many female characters who develop a relationship with the male protagonist.
Both feature narratives showcasing the complexity of holding onto past loves as well as letting go for new experiences.
Slice-of-life titles that follow the lives of a number of characters living in the same setting.
The narratives of both of these harem titles are set within inns that host to a number of supernatural beings and creatures.
Both of these comedy ecchi titles feature female protagonists who have a tendency to relate particular expressions or dialogue to sex.
Authored by the same mangaka, both of these comedy ecchi titles feature female characters "raping" various male characters.
Both revolve around female spirits that possess the bodies of other female characters in an attempt to sexually satisfy their needs. Do note however that Pink de Pink is only for adults, whereas Saikin is ecchi.
Both of these titles primarily revolve around the romantic and sexual experiences between siblings.
Both of these ecchi titles feature characters who maintain a pee fetish.
These two ecchi titles place particular emphasis on urolagnia (pee fetish).
Both revolve around female characters who are obsessively infatuated with the male protagonist.
Comedic reads about a sister who is heavily infatuated with her brother.
In these two titles, a protagonist is in love with his/her sibling.
Ecchi titles that feature female protagonists with a profound desire to be with their brother.
Both revolve around female protagonists who have strong romantic and lustful desires towards their brother.
Romantic comedies revolving around a male protagonist and the many female characters who develop an attraction towards him.
Both of these titles revolve around male protagonists who start off in seemingly bad states (Hayate is poor and Haru is seen as a delinquent), but end up developing relationships (friendships and romantic ones) with a number of female characters. Comedy in both titles often come as a result of parody, but also through the exaggerated use of romantic cliches.
Both of these titles revolve around a male protagonist and his many female friends (some of whom are attracted to him). Both are light-hearted in tone with comedy and romance being their main focus.
Both of these action titles feature female protagonists with multiple personalities.
Action-oriented titles featuring female protagonists with multiple personalities.
Comedies that primarily follow a female protagonist's initiation into the sex industry. In Koe de Oshigoto, the female protagonist becomes a voice actress for an eroge company. In 18 Rin, the female protagonist becomes a set assistant for an AV company.
Both of these mature dramas revolve around characters working in the AV industry.
In both of these serialisations, comedy is strongly driven by characters engaging with various notions and themes related to sexual intercourse.
Both revolve around female protagonists who work in the AV industry. Do note however that 18 Rin is purely comedy, whereas Taiyou ga Ochite kuru is more dramatic in tone.
The narratives of these comedies are primarily driven by sexual content. In Zonbicchi, the female protagonist is a zombie who can only stay alive by having lustful thoughts. In 18 Rin, the female protagonist starts to work in the AV industry despite being clueless to its many practices.
Both of these mature serialisations are full of crude and sexual humour.
Both follow characters involved in the AV industry. Do note however that 18 Rin has a purely comedic tone, whereas Sono Otoko is seemingly more dramatic.
Both of these school-based comedies mostly focus on the daily life of male highschoolers.
Comedy in both of these serialisations is primarily driven by eccentric characters who exaggeratingly act or react to seemingly "normal" situations.
These slice-of-life comedies revolve around the daily lives of highschoolers. Both share similar comedic material and execution.
Slice-of-life comedies that follow the daily lives of a variety of characters (a hero and a villian in Sunred, and students in Nichijou).
Both of these titles are random comedies mostly set within a school setting.
Perhaps what is apparent in these two series is their unique take on the Mystery genre. Both series feature rather original storylines and well-developed characters. If you find one engrossing, I highly recommend you the other. Also note that Denpa teki na Kanojo performs some of the visual techniques and stylings that Shaft is known for (mainly the alteration of angles and scenery, as well as text interjections between sequences).
Cenco is similar to Canti in that they both transform and absorb the protagonists. One could argue that they also acquire strength from the protagonists. Moreover, the animation style is similar in both, featuring jerky yet detailed movements.