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If you thought that magical girl genre was becoming too boring, think of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! as a new way to approach the magical girl genre... As there's no girl, but only boys who get to transform and fight against enemies with a shower of love!
Binan Koukou is an idiotic, comedy anime, which revolves around five boys. These five boys, who just wanted to play all day, found themselves stuck with the Earth Defense Club activities. At first, their club was just an excuse to do what they wanted; read books, playing video games, chatting, eating, or sleeping. The tables turn, though, when a pink wombat appears in front of them, and gives each of them the power to transform. The pink wombat, named Wombato by Yumoto – the blonde cutie pie in the group – has an important mission for them; they will have to fight evil by teaching people what love is.
With these premises, I bet you all are confused. Don't worry, we were just as confused. Maybe it's pointless to mention, but this show was made as a parody of the magical girl genre. So it clearly is created with the sole purpose to amuse viewers, and possibly to please girls and make them fangirl over the potential couples that could be born among enemies and allies. This is the comedy you search for, if you are tired and you just want to laugh and relax.
Since Binan Koukou is so peculiar, to find six similar anime proved to be a hard task. We tried to pick six shows that share with Binan Koukou one trait or another, so if you enjoyed Binan Koukou, and are watching Binan Koukou 2, and in the meanwhile are searching for the same lighthearted atmosphere, read on!
Similar Anime to Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! / Similar Anime to Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!
1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal (Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: July 2014 – July 2015
Tsukino Usagi is just your 14-year-old girl in junior high, with a normal family and all the trouble that age brings. She is not one to love studying, she is lazy and, above all, she is whiny all the time. Her normal life changes when she meets Luna, a cat that is able to talk. Their meeting will start a concatenation of events that will make Usagi become the Moon Guardian, to fight against the enemies who are searching for the Silver Crystal, and try to conquer the earth and subjugate humanity. Luna gives Usagi a magical brooch, and thanks to it Usagi will be able to transform into Sailor Moon. Luckily, she won't be alone. In fact, she will encounter the other four guardians who will help the clumsy Sailor Moon through the mission!
We could say that Bishoujo Senshi and Binan Koukou share transformations, and love. Even though Binan Koukou is basically a parody of Bishoujo Senshi, we can find some similarities. First of it all, both these shows revolve around the main theme of love; in Binan Koukou the five guys use love to fight enemies, similarly in Bishoujo Senshi we find five girls who try to make the enemy understand that love is stronger than anything else. What's more, even though in Binan Koukou the characters are boys, both shows wield the transformation theme. Binan boys have to transform into flashy outfitted princes, and Bishoujo girls into flashy outfitted guardians. Even the characters are similar in their personalities; there's the bookworm, the popular one, the cool acting one, the serious one and the exuberant one. Even though Bishoujo Senshi has a more serious trait with it, similarly with Binan Koukou it has a lot of comedy moments, and funny gags. So if you like a shoujo with magical girls, and had fun watching Binan Koukou – its parody – you should totally watch Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal!
PRETTY GUARDIAN SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Trailer
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2013 – December 2013
Akira Souma is a student who has one big passion: glasses. His passion is so extreme that one day he decides to create a “Glasses Club”. Of course, a club needs members, and so Akira will be able to coerce four of his bespectacled classmates to join him. The five boys – Akira, Yukiya, Hayato, Mitsuki and Takuma – are all very different in characters, and that diversity will be the driving force that will make them live the craziest adventures; so much so, that their final goal will be to be able to create “x-rays glasses” that can actually work!
Talking about a comedy which is idiotic, full of gags and, at the same time, full of bishounen (beautiful boys), Meganebu! and Binan Koukou fit the image perfectly. In both these shows we can find five beautiful boys who start school clubs – the Glasses Club and the Earth Defense Club. While in Binan Koukou everything screams that all you need is love, similarly in Meganebu! everything seems to scream that all you need is glasses. Of course, both these anime are parodies, and both embrace the idea and take it to its extreme. Even some character’s relationships are similar, as we find two childhood friends – Akira and Yukiya – in Meganebu! who cover each other's back, exactly like it happens in Binan Koukou, with Atsushi and En. Maybe it's pointless to add that both these shows made all the fangirls go crazy, as it's very easy to see very shounen-ai moments during some episodes, and what's more, in both these shows the evil is represented by the student council. As for the art style, both these anime have these beautiful vibrant colors that really resemble each other. It's not a stretch to say that if you enjoyed Binan Koukou, you'll find the same vibes in Meganebu!
3. Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2006 – September 2006
Ouran High School is an elite academy for student of high ranks, or titles. Haruhi Fujioka has no rank, or title; she is just a scholarship candidate. Her life changes when she starts to search for an empty room to drown into study, but ends up in the so-called Host Club. The Host Club is a fancy place where beautiful students with nothing else to do, entertain Ouran High's girls. While trying to escape from the Host Club's grasp, Haruhi accidentally breaks a vase worth 8 million yen... That's how she will have to be the Host Club's errand boy first, and a full-time male host later, to repay her debt!
Even Ouran Koukou is clearly a parody of shoujo anime, exactly as Binan Koukou. While Binan Koukou is a parody of the magical girl genre, Ouran Koukou parodies the reverse-harems. In fact, in Binan Koukou we can find five boys who can transform into flashy princes, while normally that's up to girls; while in Ouran Koukou we find the protagonist, Haruhi, who doesn't play along with the shoujo stereotype, as she is very masculine and takes the role of a host boy. Both these shows are comedy, and full of beautiful boys and amazing gags. Both embrace the idiotic trait put as a premise, and go along with it until the end. To top everything up, fangirls will be happy to know that Ouran Koukou, similarly to Binan Koukou, teases the shounen ai moments between the characters. We can guarantee it; liking Binan Koukou, it's impossible you won't like Ouran Koukou Host Club!
Ouran High School Host Club Trailer
Any Anime Like Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! / Any Anime Like Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!?
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2015 – December 2015
Ayanagi Academy is a prestigious school focusing on music. Freshmen who enter that school, have just one goal, and that's to be noticed by the “Kao Council”. This is an organization formed by the third- year stars, and the only way to be admitted in the “Musical Department”. That's why, all the freshmen's goal is to be noticed by at least one of the member of the Kao Council, and be placed on a special team. That's how five boys – Yuuta, Nayuki, Tsukigami, Tengenji and Kuga – start their adventure to become music stars!
Starmyu and Binan Koukou have a very similar vibe. Both these shows focus on male friendship, and teamwork. On one side we have the five boys in Binan Koukou who has to fight together for a common goal, which is to spread love in the world surrounding them; on the other side we have the five boys in Starmyu who has to struggle for their shared dream to become stars. The feelings the viewers have while watching both, is one of shows that don't take themselves too seriously. As Binan Koukou is a parody and full of comedy moments, similarly Starmyu has a wacky humor and tends to over dramatic moments. In both series there are shounen-ai moments among the characters, for the joy of all the fangirls who love to see cute boys interact which each other in ambiguous ways. As for the art style, both these anime are full of bright colours, and the personality types of some characters are very similar, like for example Yuuta in Starmyu is very similar to Yumoto in Binan Koukou, as both take the leader role and are bright and cheerful; or Nayuki in Starmyu, is very similar to Naruko, as both are the gentle and quiet ones. Long story short, if you liked Binan Koukou, the next step must be Starmyu!
5. Princess Princess
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2006 – June 2006
When Tooru – who doesn't like to be bothered – enters a new all-boy school, he is surprised to realize how much his looks catch the attention. In the school, there's a so-called “Princess System”, with one purpose: to scout all the most good-looking boys in the school, and turn them into princesses, making them become the school's mascots. Tooru refuses straight out, obviously, but later on he accepts after hearing the benefits that being a princess can bring him; this is how Tooru becomes a princess and realizes how difficult a woman's life can be!
Binan Koukou and Princess Princess are both shows oriented towards a female audience. They both are comedy full of gags, and full of beautiful boys put in situations where normally boys shouldn't be put. In Binan Koukou, the five boys are forced to transform, and the power of magic coerce them to say weird lines that make them feel very embarrassed. Equally, in Princess Princess, the boys are forced to wear girly outfits and to say the most embarrassing stuff. In both these shows the boys protest against their new status at first, but accept it later on and start to act accordingly. Basically, they start to give their best for their school club's activities, and grow to like it. If you enjoyed the funny gags, and the nice vibe in Binan Koukou, you'll feel the same watching Princess Princess.
6. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. (Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2014 – December 2014
Souji Mitsuka is your not-so-common high school boy with one passion: twin tails. He spends the day by rating girls twin tails, and goes as far as to create a club devoted to his beloved hairstyle. The situations turn for the worst when, one day, monsters from outer space launch an attack on Earth, and claim all the twin tails for themselves! Twoearle – a girl from another world – suddenly enlists Souji to fight the enemy with his own twin tails, and that's how Souji becomes Tail Red, a twin-tailed warrior. To fight against the Ultimegil, Souji will fight alongside the other two twin-tailed warriors – Aika Tsube and Erina Shindou. Together, they'll find a way to protect their beloved twin tails!
It's easy to see how Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu., same as Binan Koukou, is a parody of the magical girl shoujo anime. Our protagonist, Souji, can transform into a twin-tailed warrior, exactly like Binan Koukou's boys can transform into princes. The main theme of putting boys in unusual situations is strong, and in both these shows there's a school setting and a school club where everything starts. As for the enemies, both these shows have enemies who have a comedic appeal, rather than an intimidating aura. It goes without saying how Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. shares with Binan Koukou the same strong comedy trait; both of them don't take themselves too seriously and have this lighthearted atmosphere that can make you feel geninuenly good, as you don't have to expect much, aside from laughter. Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. is the next step after you watched Binan Koukou and realized that idiotic comedies are your cup of tea. The absurdity of situations, boys transforming, fighting for twin tail's sake or to shower people with love... Isn't it just too random that you end up loving it?
Ore Twintail ni Narimasu Trailer
With Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. our efforts to find six anime like Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! come to an end. We hope you enjoyed it. Binan Koukou, thanks to its peculiarity, is literally one of a kind. Yet, all of these six shows share with it one thing, or another. The most important trait, though, is that all of them share with Binan Koukou the comedy part! These six shows are the ones you like to watch when you need a lighthearted show that can make you burst into laughter and softly keep you company. Let us know what you think, and share your thoughts in the comments below!