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10 Anime Like Nanbaka

10. Cuticle Tantei Inaba
9. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
8. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)
7. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
6. Kuuchuu Buranko (Welcome to Irabu’s Office)
5. Gintama
4. Blood Lad
3. Prison School
2. SERVAMP
1. Cheating Craft

10. Cuticle Tantei Inaba

Cuticle Tantei Inaba
Synopsis – In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately, half-human criminals mean non-human clues that often leave the police stumped. That’s where lone wolf detectives like Hiroshi Inaba come in. He’s literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone’s hair! Of course, that ability has also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn’t seem to be a problem for his two assistants. (Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn’t complaining much.) And it’s nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba’s nemesis, the omnivorous (and half goat) crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for green legal tender instead of tender young greens! Inaba’s sworn to cut Valentino out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but he’s going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars?

Cuticle Tantei Inaba

Similarity – In both animes
– Comedy series with background drama.
– Implicit mystery.
– The plot of detectives/policemen and criminals with funny persecutions.
– Very varied and colorful range of characters.

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

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan

Synopsis – Saiki Kusuo, an otherwise normal teenager, has various super-powers, telepathy and telekinesis included. This should have been cool, but through experience, Saiki comes to realize that having powers while trying to lead an ordinary life is a bad mix.

Saiki Kusuo no Ψ nan

Similarity – Both shows, Saiki Kusuo and Nanbaka, have the similar factor of heavy comedy in the earlier episodes. Although Nanbaka strays away from comedy and focuses more on serious issues in the latter portion, Saiki Kusuo holds true to the comedic aspect and carries through ’till the end. If you’ve seen Nanbaka and enjoy the wit and humor of the characters, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is definitely something you should consider.

8. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Synopsis- One day, the moon exploded, leaving it in a perpetual crescent-moon shape. The creature who claims responsibility for the destruction also claims it will destroy the world in March of next year. With powers beyond human comprehension, no military can stand against it. Yet, for some reason, it chooses to take up occupancy as a teacher in the worst class of Kunugigaoka Middle School. The fate of the world rests in the hands of its students, as they have until graduation to figure out how to murder their teacher and collect ten billion yen for saving the world.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Similarity – Assassination Classroom – Powerful teacher. Nanbaka – powerful guards. Both of them are funny. The characters are likable. Entertaining to watch. Both have hilarious characters you wouldn’t even think of; along with the most fabulous and dramatic poses you could imagine

7. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)

 Hataraku Maou-sama!

Synopsis – In another dimension, the Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses – and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation – he must work as a freelancer to pay for his living expenses.

 Hataraku Maou-sama!

Similarity – Nanbaka and Hataraku Maou-sama! are both really comedic shows, however, there are some serious times as well when it gets a bit tense because of the action going on (more so for Nanbaka). There is a colorful cast of characters for both shows and are quite entertaining. Although the plotlines are extremely different, people who enjoyed one of them are likely to enjoy the other too.

6. Kuuchuu Buranko (Welcome to Irabu’s Office)

Kuuchuu Buranko
Synopsis – Many patients with different problems visit the psychiatric ward of Irabu General Hospital; a trapeze artist suffering from insomnia after suddenly failing his jumps, a gangster afraid of knives and sharp objects and a businessman who has an erection 24 hours a day. They undergo counseling by Dr. Ichiro Irabu, who is the child-like son of the hospital director. His assistant is the sullen-faced sexy nurse Mayumi. With his mysterious injections and advice that does not make sense, Dr. Irabu confuses his patients. But at the end of his unique treatments, the patients are lead to digging further into their souls to find peace of mind.

Kuuchuu Buranko
Similarity – Both Kuuchuu Buranko and Nanbaka have eye-popping crazy animation style that you can’t look away from. They both have a unique cast of characters, and random comedy to lighten up the grim setting (Being in jail vs getting treated for a mental disorder).

 

5. Gintama

gintama
Synopsis – The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.

However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although, from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.

Gintama

Similarity – They’re both anime that parody the comedy genre. The fourth-wall breaking’s a recurring theme in both, as are the references to different anime throughout the shows. The gag humor is hilarious in both – Nanbaka doesn’t even try to make sense most of the time and knows it, and Gintama’s humor can be very similar. The characters – even the side characters – are loveable and great fun to watch.

 

4. Blood Lad

Blood lad
Synopsis – Blood Lad follows Staz, a vampire that is obsessed with the human world, and Fuyumi, a human girl that was killed and turned into a ghost after wandering into the demon world. Staz promises to help Fuyumi regain her humanity by bringing her back to life, as it means that he would be able to visit the human world

Blood Lad

Similarity – -Both anime have a formidable prison (In Nanbaka the prison is the main setting, while in Blood Lad its just a minor setting).
-Both MCs have a group of unique members (Vampire & Demons in Blood Lad / “Super” humans in Nanbaka).
-The similar art style and color scheme.
-Both focused on action and comedy.

3. Prison School

Prison School

Synopsis – Located on the outskirts of Tokyo, Hachimitsu Private Academy is a prestigious all-girls boarding school, famous for its high-quality education and disciplined students. However, this is all about to change due to the revision of the school’s most iconic policy, as boys are now able to enroll as well.

At the start of the first semester under this new decree, a mere five boys have been accepted, effectively splitting the student body into a ratio of two hundred girls to one boy. Kiyoshi, Gakuto, Shingo, Andre, and Jo have quickly cast away without having a chance to make any kind of a first impression. Unable to communicate with their fellow female students, the eager boys set their sights on a far more dangerous task: peeping into the girls’ bath!

It’s only after their plan is thoroughly decimated by the infamous Underground Student Council that the motley crew finds their freedom abruptly taken from them, as they are thrown into the school’s prison with the sentence of an entire month as punishment. Thus begins the tale of the boys’ harsh lives in Prison School, a righteous struggle that will ultimately test the bonds of friendship and perverted brotherhood.

Prison School

Similarity – Want a taste of ridiculous and over-the-top prison comedy? Try either one of these shows! On the more ecchi side of the spectrum lies Prison School, pretty much a BDSM fantasy that’s both raunchy and brutal for the prisoners Nanbaka OTOH places more emphasis on its colorful sparkly bishounen character designs and atmosphere for its aesthetic.

 

2. SERVAMP

Servamp

Synopsis – Mahiru Shirota firmly believes that simple is best and troublesome things should be avoided at all costs. It is troublesome to do nothing and regret it later—and this ideology has led the 15-year-old to pick up a stray cat on his way home from school. As he affectionately names the feline Kuro, little does he know that this chance meeting will spark an extraordinary change in his everyday life?

One day, Mahiru returns home to find something quite strange: a mysterious young man he has never seen before. His subsequent panic results in the uninvited guest being exposed to sunlight and—much to Mahiru’s shock—transforming into Kuro! Upon revealing himself as a mere lazy shut-in vampire, Kuro promises to leave once night falls. However, one disaster after another leads to Mahiru accidentally forming a contract with his new freeloader, dragging him into a life-threatening battle of supernatural servants and bloodthirsty beings that is anything but simple.

Servamp

Similarity – At times a gag anime, but grows more emotional and complex further into the series. Both anime focuses on relationships between characters (though, one follows brothers and the other cellmates). The characters Kuro (Servamp) and Jyugo (Nanbaka) are conflicted and come to terms with themselves in the series.

 

1. Cheating Craft

Cheating Craft

Synopsis – In a world where academic success decides your entire future, the exam room becomes a ruthless battlefield. Passing the exams guarantees a successful future. Failing dooms you to live a cruel life, tormented by suffering and despair. Only the most intelligent—or cunning—students make it out alive. These are the two strategies of combat: spend your entire life studying for the test, or perfect your cheating strategy. The students who dedicate themselves to studying are called “Learning Type” students, and they are forced to collaborate with a “Cheating Type” student in order to battle their rivals for the top grades.

The cheater Zhuge Mu-Ming and studious academic Qiao Yi Huang decide to team up against the exams. However, the allies are soon divided, becoming bitter rivals. Will they be able to make it on their own? And if so, who will survive the challenge and emerge victoriously?

Cheating Craft
Similarity – Both anime involve a strict system with over-enthusiastic guards: Nanbaka involves a tight prison; Cheating Craft involves an important exam.The anime involve characters who try to get around the systems with a large cast of characters on both sides of the system

Credits – MAL, ANN

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