Hanada Shounen-shi

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Synonyms: Hanada Shonen-Shi
Japanese: 花田少年史


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2002 to Mar 26, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.001 (scored by 33703,370 users)
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Ranked: #5492
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Popularity: #4687
Members: 12,340
Favorites: 117


Main characters are totally different, but both animes have hearwarming stories with ghosts. 
report Recommended by edwarx
Both are based on seinen mangas (with explains the number of dirty jokes). Both are starred by little brats who insults their moody mothers, have a pet puppy, an alcoholic fathers, a sister and a grandpa. Most of the characters eyes where drawn in a simplistic way. 
report Recommended by TsutarjaTWL2010
Both anime have hilarious jokes and the jokes will make you laugh your heart out. They both have Dirty jokes. Both are a slice of life and both of the MC's are experiencing something new they never tried One is Diving and the other is seeing ghosts 
report Recommended by Siens-
Ichiro and Chie have a lot in common, both are over ten years old and live with their family, they hate school, have pat and are too different from other children, Ichiro can see ghosts and helps them and chie nearly runs family diner by herself. Ichiro and Chie go through a lot of trouble but they remain cheerful.  
report Recommended by pepela
Might be a bit of a stretch, but Gintama and Hanada Shounen-Shi both have crude humor. Both MCs are (dirty) jerks on the outside, but are actually fairly kind. Both have emotional/feel good moments and are covered with sprinkles of funny. 
report Recommended by Mirorin
Slightly similar to Hanada. Both main characters can see spirits and not very happy about that, but still helping them (for various reasons) 
report Recommended by DEsolitor
Hanada Shounen-shi is a hidden gem that captures a quite similar atmosphere to Mushishi (or Natsume Yuujinshou for that matter). This show made me laugh and cry. A lot. It's much different from current anime and makes you feel somewhat nostalgic. The setting is a realistic one, presumably post WWII, although the war is never directly mentioned.The comedic parts are sweet and fun and the story of the humans/ghosts are gentle and moving. It's outrageously unknown and deserves much better. 
report Recommended by Vurtox
Both deal with the ain of passing fom this world 
report Recommended by pani_frau
The main protagonists are charismatic, funny, blunt, and troublemakers that makes it seems that Onizuka could be the grown-up version of Ichiro. They both go to great lengths to aid people. For Ichiro, it’s done through coercion (he’s forced to help ghosts find their peace), whereas for Onizuka it’s a sense of responsibility (he’s moved to teach life lessons to his students). Despite of these differences, they become invested in the experience and genuinely care about the outcome. Both shows have similar type of humor. 
report Recommended by Mineri