6 Anime Like Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? [Recommendations]

The anime world is filled with ridiculous plots like teachers in modern Japan dating students. We are talking about the Japan that exists in our world, not some parallel world where typical common sense doesn’t apply. We know that Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? is simply a farce or parody of real life and, given its subject matter, it should be taken with the same grain of salt as its more explicit live action sisters that tend to have a boom-chicka-wow-wow soundtrack. We, as fans of ecchi anime, don’t really have a problem with any of this since we know it’s just silly fun. If you enjoyed watching this series of episodes about female teachers lusting after their male students and getting into all sorts of ecchi situations, you’ll probably be wanting more just like it. So we here at Honey’s Anime have compiled a list of other saucy shows you should see.

Similar Anime to Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? / Similar Anime to Why the hell are you here, Teacher!?

1.Okusama ga Seitokaichou! (My Wife is the Student Council President)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2015- September 2015

Hayato Izumi was sure he’d be the next student council president. He is a responsible student who gets high marks on all his exams. He is an ideal candidate. He just isn’t the one the students voted for. The winner is Ui Wakana, whose message of comprehensive sex ed, birth control, and other liberal policies led her to win in a landslide relegating him to the role of vice president. Hayato’s problems don’t end there; the new ever-so-popular student council president Ui shows up at his door with all her belongings and moves in. The beleaguered vice president finds out that years ago her parents and his arranged their marriage. The executive couple now find themselves challenged to keep the arrangement a secret as comic situation after comic situation rises.

The similarities between My Wife is the Student Council President and Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? are pretty obvious. The first commonality is they are both ecchi comedies filled with panty shots, boob grabs, and face plants. We also have the school setting for both of them though the challenge of keeping the relationship quiet is the main plot of one and doesn’t seem to play a role in the other. Boobs. We have a lot of boobs and they’re big. The character design of both shows gives the heroines ample bosoms. If you like risqué situations and the chance to laugh at the absurdity of it all you might want to watch My Wife is the Student Council President.

Okusama ga Seitokaichou! PV


2.Onegai☆Teacher (Please Teacher!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2002- March 2002

Kei is an 18-year-old senior high school student in rural Japan. The simple life for Kei is thrown for a loop when he meets a beautiful young woman walking by a lake. He discovers that she is an alien anthropologist from the Galaxy Federation named Mizuho Kazami. She is on a secret mission to observe the people of Earth. He seems to accept the premise that she is an alien and on a secret mission pretty easily. Kei is shocked to find out that she is his new teacher. The cute meet over and the twist played out, a romance begins between the boy and his teacher.

We have a really obvious similarity between Why the hell are you here, teacher!? and Teacher Please! other than their titular use of exclamation points. The student/teacher relationship is the first similarity, though one focuses on one relationship and the other focuses on multiple teacher/student relationships. Teacher Please! focuses more on romance than comedy though it does feature some similar ecchi gags. If you are hot for sensei this might be just the show to fulfill your need for vicarious relationships.

Onegai Teacher PV


3.Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2019- June 2019

The idea of reincarnation isn’t a new plotline for anime. The involvement of the famous historical figure Oda Nobunaga isn’t new, either. But we haven’t seen them mixed together to such hilarious effect before. Nobunaga is a lonely middle school teacher that dreams of meeting the right girl. One day a girl appears out of nowhere calling herself Kichou, claiming she is his wife, explaining that she wants to provide an heir for him and that she is from the Sengouku era. She doesn’t understand she has time traveled and believes that Nobunaga is his ancestor Oda Nobunaga. Oh, one more thing: she is also only 14 years old. The love comedy is only beginning as this Sengoku girl and other young women from his past life and this one try to break the laws of modern Japan.

In Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma we have another comedy based on the student/teacher dynamic. The biggest difference is that Nobunaga seems to understand that dating a student, even if she is a time-traveling princess or the spirit of a past lover, is wrong. Mr. Nobunaga’s Young Bride and Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? are both filled with many of the traditional tropes and jokes in the ecchi genre. The idea of past-life lovers reuniting could be a real romantic drama, but in this case it’s one fun ride of reincarnation.

Nobunaga-sensei no Osanazuma PV


Any Anime Like Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? / Any Anime Like Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?

4. Gokujo.: Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari [Gokujyo]

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2012- March 2012

We all know that one girl who was always trying too hard. The girl that talks a good game yet is completely clueless about what she is talking about -- especially sex. Akabane Aya is that girl, or should we call her a gal, the slang term for high school girls that dress and act a certain way in Japan. The anime takes place at an all-girls school, reminding us that you don’t need boys to make a good sex comedy. The first episode has the perfect example involving Aya forgetting to wear her underwear and then trying to forcefully steal underwear from underclassmen. The series is what you could call slice-of-life ecchi as it is a series of unrelated shorts packed with innuendo and sight gags.

Why the hell are you here, Teacher!? and Gokujyo have only a couple of things in common. The first of which is the naughty nature of the plots. We don’t have guys being inappropriate with girls but plenty of girl/girl ecchi action. You will also see a lot of wordplay and misinterpretation of situations in both stories. You won’t find any actual romance in Gokujyo just raunchy fun with a garish female lead.

Gokujo.: Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari PV


5.To LOVE-Ru

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: April 2008- September 2008

Rito Yuuki has a simple life. He has loving yet absent parents, an amazing little sister that helps him around the house and average grades fitting his average life. His biggest challenge is gaining the courage to profess his love to Haruna Sarienji. His life is about to take a turn for the complicated thanks to a Lala, a runaway princess and heir to the galactic throne, crashing into his bath while he’s in it. To Love-Ru is the story of Rito’s life turned upside down with alien encounters, out of control inventions, misunderstandings and a growing harem.

The two anime are both told from a slice-of-life perspective. Each episode is divided into mini-stories that are usually packed with jokes. Both also feature the aggressive female model. You have female characters that push the bounds of proper behavior on “innocent” young men. We mention To Love-Ru often when we talk about ecchi anime because it is one of the best. You get a lot of fanservice, usually the result of slapstick humor, making it manage to seem very innocent despite the constant panty shots.

To LOVE-Ru PV


6.Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2017- December 2017

Nano Saikawa-sensei is a young and attractive teacher who strives to help all her students succeed. She hasn’t thought much about her personal life, but her parents have. The well-meaning family arranges a marriage interview with the son of a good friend. The handsome young gentleman sweeps Nano off her feet and after some time “getting busy,” as the title card said, she considers a getting engaged. She didn’t realize, however, that the man she met was actually the younger brother of the man they intended her to meet. She also finds out, in a realization that would make Lois Lane proud, that when he removes his glasses the young man is also one of her students, Souji Kuga. She must fight her desires to kill their budding illicit relationship.

First, we want to say this as politely as we can: there are many cringe-worthy moments of male sexual aggression in this anime. The Harlequin romance style plot of this young stud pressuring sweet Nano into sex doesn’t really seem fitting for modern times, but here it is. The story makes the list because it is about a teacher and a student having an affair. The story isn’t a comedy and has nothing that really softens some of its racier parts. You often want to have Nano kick Souji in the balls. But she is the meek heroine that “only needs convincing” and plays that role well. If you can get over the more insensitive parts the story is enjoyable in that dime store romance kind of way.


Final Thoughts

We love ecchi shows. The boundaries they push can lead us to laugh and gasp at the shock value of the gags. The fantasies that play out in the colorfully drawn images tickle the imagination of our pleasure centers as they shift across the screen. We need ecchi silliness in our lives from time to time and aren’t embarrassed by it.

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Author: Zeke Changuris

I’m a journalist, writer, photographer, video producer, social media manager and above all a storyteller. I’m located on the east coast of the United States but travel the world with the love of my life. I’ve been a nerd since birth with a love of history and science. I fell in love with anime, watching ROBOTECH and Venus Wars in the 80s when our only source was secondhand VHS dubs. A crazy new thing called the internet changed that, giving me access to new and amazing anime every day. I love to write for work and pleasure. I’m living the dream of every kid, getting paid to watch anime and loving every subtitled line.

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