Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Gintama. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Gintama

10. SKET Dance
9. Hayate no Gotoku! (Hayate the Combat Butler)
8. Beelzebub
7. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
6. GetBackers
5. Osomatsu-san ( Mr. Osomatsu)
4. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
3. Great Teacher Onizuka
2. Lucky☆Star
1. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

10. SKET Dance

SKET Dance
Synopsis – At Kaimei High School there is a special club dedicated to helping others known as the SKET Brigade. The brains of the group are Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui, a tech-savvy otaku who speaks through speech synthesis software, while the brawn is provided by Hime “Himeko” Onizuka, the hockey stick-wielding girl once known as “Onihime.” And last but not least, their leader is Yuusuke “Bossun” Fujisaki, whose latent ability is evoked by his goggles, allowing him to summon the awesome power of extraordinary concentration.

However, most of the school only know them as the club that handles odd jobs. Many of their days are spent in the clubroom slacking off, but when there is something to be done, they give their all to help others—usually insincere, but unintentionally hilarious, ways. The SKET Brigade do all they can to provide support, kindness, encouragement, and troubleshooting to any students crazy enough to ask for their services.

SKET Dance

Similarity – Odd jobs trio takes care of your problem, sometimes through laughing and fun and other times by tugging at your heartstrings. SKET Dance creator (Shirohara) is a former assistant of Gintama’s creator (Sorachi). It’s therefore not surprising to see Sorachi-sensei’s influence in SKET Dance. Comedy styles are similar.
SKET Dance and Gintama’ also have crossover episodes.

9. Hayate no Gotoku! (Hayate the Combat Butler)

Hayate no Gotoku

Synopsis – According to Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” and truer words cannot describe the unfortunate life of the hard-working Hayate Ayasaki. Abandoned by his parents after accumulating a debt of over one hundred fifty million yen, he is sold off to the yakuza, initiating his swift getaway from a future he does not want. On that fateful night, he runs into Nagi Sanzenin, a young girl whom he decides to try and kidnap to pay for his family’s massive debt.

Highly skilled but cursed with the world’s worst luck, Hayate gets straight to work serving his employer all the while trying to deal with the many misfortunes that befall him. From taking care of a mansion to fending off dangerous foes, and even unintentionally wooing the hearts of the women around him, Hayate is in over his head in the butler comedy Hayate no Gotoku

Hayate no Gotoku

Similarity – Both have the same style of humor that revolves around parodies and breaking the 4th wall. Both Hayate and Gin have to do odd tasks because of their jobs. Both are good if you want to watch a good parody anime that relies more on telling jokes throughout the plot than….the plot itself (though Gintama’s parodies could be more obscure at times if you do not follow Japanese programming)

8. Beelzebub

Beelzebub

Synopsis – One day, Oga is by a riverbed when he encounters a man floating down the river. After being retrieved by Oga, the man splits down the middle to reveal a baby, which crawls onto Oga’s back and immediately forms an attachment to him. Though he doesn’t know it yet, this baby is named Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV, or “Baby Beel” for short—the son of the Demon Lord!

As if finding the future Lord of the Underworld isn’t enough, Oga is also confronted by Hildegard, Beel’s demon maid. Together they attempt to raise Baby Beel—although surrounded by juvenile delinquents and demonic powers, the two of them may be in for more of a challenge than

Beelzebub

Similarity – If you liked Gintama’s senseless violence and lack of a major plot than you should watch Beelzebub. Beelzebub has more of a plot than Gintama which is based on various 3 to 6 episode long arcs, which in no way relate to each other. However, all the comedic aspects of the shows are similar. A stupid main character who can be very EPIC when he has his moments.

7. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

Synopsis – Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with giant robots, true love, and intense drama… in their colorful imaginations, at least. In reality, they are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn’t be interesting? Whether it’s an intricate RPG reenactment or an unexpected romantic encounter on the riverbank at sunset, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is rife with bizarre yet hilariously relatable situations that are anything but mundane.

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

Similarity – Other than the fact that one of the main characters is voiced by same voice actor as Gintoki, this anime really does remind me of Gintama, but in an entirely different and refreshing set up. It was also very unique for me in terms of its take on high school girls, most anime I see show high school girls as timid and powerless or outright evil. The comedy is outstanding, there’s never a dull moment. Don’t give it much thought, just go for it. This series won’t disappoint.

6. GetBackers

GetBackers
Synopsis – Mido Ban and Amano Ginji are known as the Get Backers, retrievers with a success rate of 100%. Whatever is lost or stolen, they can definitely get it back. Despite their powerful abilities and enthusiastic behavior, Ban and Ginji are terminally broke no matter what they do simply because few people would actually desire to hire them. As a result, the pair of them tends to do dangerous jobs, often leading to unwanted re-encounters with their old (and dangerous) friends.

GetBackers

Similarity – Well, Gintama and Getbackers are slightly similar as in both animes the main character/s have similar jobs; to help people out…also the other common feature is that the characters from both anime also have bad luck with obtaining money. However, Gintama is an anime based on hilarious comedy and a bunch of parodies. Getbackers is quite a serious anime and at times will have some parts which may make u laugh… if u liked Gintama, u MAY like Getbackers.

 

5. Osomatsu-san ( Mr. Osomatsu)

Osomatsu san
Synopsis – The majority of the Matsuno household is comprised of six identical siblings: self-centered leader Osomatsu, manly Karamatsu, voice of reason Choromatsu, cynical Ichimatsu, hyperactive Juushimatsu, and lovable Todomatsu. Despite each one of them being over the age of 20, they are incredibly lazy and have absolutely no motivation to get a job, choosing to live as NEETs instead. In the rare occurrence that they try to look for employment and are somehow able to land an interview, their unique personalities generally lead to their swift rejection.

From trying to pick up girlfriends to finding the perfect job, the daily activities of the Matsuno brothers are never dull as they go on all sorts of crazy, and often downright bizarre, adventures.

Osomatsu san

Similarity – Incredibly phenomenal comedies that are self-aware, full of surprises and really get its target audience. (In Japan respectively.) References and parodies are predominant in both shows, but it is able to diversify story elements that really flesh out each individual character through a series of short stories and drama that audiences are able to relate to.

 

4. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ nan
Synopsis – To the average person, psychic abilities might seem a blessing; for Kusuo Saiki, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Gifted with a wide assortment of supernatural abilities ranging from telepathy to x-ray vision, he finds this so-called blessing to be nothing but a curse. As all the inconveniences his powers cause constantly pile up, all Kusuo aims for is an ordinary, hassle-free life—a life where ignorance is bliss.

Unfortunately, the life of a psychic is far from quiet. Though Kusuo tries to stay out of the spotlight by keeping his powers a secret from his classmates, he ends up inadvertently attracting the attention of many odd characters, such as the empty-headed Riki Nendou and the delusional Shun Kaidou. Forced to deal with the craziness of the people around him, Kusuo comes to learn that the ordinary life he has been striving for is a lot more difficult to achieve than expected.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
Similarity – Very powerful and cool protagonists with a knack for sweets that just try to live their everyday lives. Many stupid jokes that are funny because they’re repetitive. Single and multi-episode arcs. the same sense of humor, shouldn’t miss out these two anime series.

3. Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka
Synopsis – Onizuka is a reformed biker gang leader who has his sights set on an honorable new ambition: to become the world’s greatest teacher… for the purpose of meeting sexy high school girls. Okay, so he’s mostly reformed. So get ready for math that doesn’t add up, the language you’d be slapped for using, and biology that would make a grown man blush… unless of course, you’re the Great Teacher Onizuka.

Similarity – Apart from the main characters being completely random, both series having re-occurring characters and a similar style of humor, there are not too many similarities. However, if you like either of these series, your almost guaranteed to love the other! Both start out fairly slow, so watch at least the first 5 episodes and you will be hooked.

 

2. Lucky☆Star

Lucky Star

Synopsis – Lucky☆Star follows the daily lives of four cute high school girls—Konata Izumi, the lazy otaku; the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami (sugar and spice, respectively); and the smart and well-mannered Miyuki Takara.

As they go about their lives at school and beyond, they develop their eccentric and lively friendship and making humorous observations about the world around them. Be it Japanese tradition, the intricacies of otaku culture, academics, or the correct way of preparing and eating various foods—no subject is safe from their musings.

Lucky Star

Similarity – Although their audience is set to be different (Lucky Star is mainly for otakus, Gintama is more for the general public), Gintama comes with as much, or more, anime references, randomness, and comedy as Lucky Star. However, as this contains some seriousness and almost none or absolutely no “moe,” to those that watch Lucky Star for the “moe,” that’s not what you will get from this.

 

1. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun)

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun

Synopsis – Chiyo Sakura is a cheerful high school girl who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Umetarou Nozaki. Much to Chiyo’s confusion, when she confesses to her beloved Nozaki, he hands her an unfamiliar autograph. As it turns out, the stoic teenage boy is actually a respected shoujo mangaka, publishing under the pen name Sakiko Yumeno! A series of misunderstandings leads to Chiyo becoming one of Nozaki’s manga assistants.

Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the “Prince of the School,” Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings.

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Similarity – The sources of laughter are generally the amount of hilarious parodies of clichés of the genre/demography they represent. While Gintama makes fun of overly-used shounen ideas, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun does it on the shoujo aspect. And they are done by their own colorful cast that you can’t help but adore. So if you loved one of them, you’ll love the other too.

Credits – MAL

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