This anime is about a boy called Ranma Saotome, his father Genma, and the ancient Chinese curse they acquired after falling into some cursed springs while doing martial arts training. Now when Ranma comes in contact with cold water, he turns into a girl, and when his father comes in contact with cold water, he turns into a panda. Luckily, when both of them come in contact with hot water, they change back to their original forms!
I've been wanting to talk about this anime for ages now as it has to be one of my all-time favourite anime shows, it is nothing short of laugh out loud hilarious. The cold water/hot water joke is used frequently, but when combined with a variety of genius situations that the characters find themselves in, it never stops being funny. It seems like in every episode, Ranma manages to find himself in some sort of bother. Whether it be a girl wanting to be his bride, a rival wanting to challenge him to a battle, or that same rival having a crush on his female form, the gags never seem to end in Ranma ½. I definitely recommend it if you are in need of a good laugh.
I watched this one a long time ago so I can't remember too much about it, but I do remember that I enjoyed it a lot. The concept of this show is just straight up wacky. Basically there is this guy called Seiji Sawamura who is a bit of a delinquent and his right hand punch is feared all around town. He really wants a girlfriend, but due to his reputation, he is constantly rejected by every girl he asks out. However, one day he wakes up to find his right hand has become a girl called Midori Kasugano, who confesses that she has had a crush on him for the last three years.
It sounded fairly normal until you got to the bit about a girl becoming his right hand, didn't it? Midori Days, despite its fairly odd concept, is a great feel good anime and has its fair share of comedy moments, as well as a nice bit of romance as well.
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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
This is an anime that you undoubtedly have already heard of, and if it is one of your favourites, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. This anime, along with the novel that it is based on, is fantastic. You might at first wonder why I have included it on this list, but think about it for a second, this anime is literally about a high school girl who, when she gets emotionally bored, can end the world. But the world doesn't end with her getting angry and using super powers or anything, her boredom causes giants in an alternative dimension to freak out and destroy everything. Get what I mean now? Good, that's cleared up then.
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