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Having been close friends for years, when young Tooru passes her entrance exam she immediately rushes to tell Run that they will be attending the same school. However, since Run is one year older, not only will the two girls be in different classes, but the air-headed second year has already made her own friends, Yuuko and Nagi. Now the small, volatile and overprotective Tooru must learn to share her best friend and get to know her new acquaintances, as the four girls make the most of each new day.

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+A-Channel DVD Special 2011 Omake
A-Channel + smile OVA 2012 TBD

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A-Channel 2008 Original Manga
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Masakatsu SASAKI Character Design
Manabu ONO Director
Satoru KOUSAKI Music
bb KURODA Original Manga Creator

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A-Channel C3RIAL 2.9/10 Apr 20, 2013
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K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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Xplayer

These two anime have similar character archetypes and calm, ordinary slice of life feel. K-on is a little more music oriented, but otherwise the anime are nearly identical.

eaper

These series are each gag heavy, moe heavy, and plot light. Neither of them have much in terms of depth, but, if you like all the cute characters doing... nothing in one series, you should give the other a try.

Kisaragi

Both series are based on yonkoma gag manga. Both have a high school setting, have a similar steriotypical cast, lack a serious plot and are your typical random slice-of-life comedies. Both are heavy on moe.

Check out one if you like the other, otherwise stay away.

Tsukie

A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. The characters of A Channel also might remind one of the K-ON! girls. Both series also have a lot of music in them - in K-ON! it is from the girls in their music club, and in A Channel it is in the insert songs each episode.

Valtam

These two series are almost identical in every way.

Enter the protagonists: an entirely aloof klutz, a shy and nervous beauty, the half-serious underclassman and a dietcrazed foureyes as a mix of Rin and Mugi - in a sugarcoated, standard slice-of-life episodic show. Even the plot (a term only loosely used) at the end of both shows are in almost every sense completely identical.

Where one show has the band as an anchor-point for music, the other has a short song in every episode. While the humor and feel of both shows are of the exact same kind.

Basically, if you take away the instruments from K-On, the "leftovers" will be A-channel!

MaraRuizu

Both of these are slice-of-life comedies with the majority of the cast consisting of a group of cute school girls.

Not much plot, not much character development, but many laughs.

Both contain a subplot about the youngest character worrying about being left behind when all her friends graduate.

Bradalee

Both of these slice of life comedies follow a group of high school girls going about their everyday lives. Both also feature a considerable amount of moe. K-On! is a vastly superior show in every area, so if you enjoyed A-Channel then K-On should blow you away!

StabbedBit

A-Channel and K-On share the same charactertypes and if you liked one you'll definitely like the other just as much.

Yuru Yuri

Yuru Yuri

It's the first day of middle school for Akari, and the enthusiastic girl is determined to reinvent her personality and have tons of fun in the process. Along with her friends, mischievous Kyouko, serious Yui, and adorable Chinatsu, the girl joins the Amusement Club, a group for students who just want to hang out and joke around! Over the year, the girls befriend upperclassmen, impersonate their favorite magical girl characters, and develop crushes... sometimes even on each other!

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Suimin

A Channel and Yuru Yuri are both school life comedies that center around a group of girls. They both contain yuri elements, and are animated in a chibi art style.

chii

Cute girls in school doing cute things and both have a lovely yuri tone to them. Both are pretty hilarious and it's pretty fun watching the characters interact with each other in certain situations. Check either title out if you liked the other.

SirSlarty

Both are not too in-depth with plot and are very laid back comedies with a lot of yuri humor in it. Both are based on 4-koma manga with distinctive art style and humor.

KKKKK

Both are slice of life comedies centered around girls' school life and have the same kind of feeling. Yuru Yuri is funnier though.

seine

Higher profile all-girls anime with some but not unacceptable lesbian tendencies (yes, there are MORE obviously lesbian shows out in the wild.)A-channel is the serialized series in a less obvious girl-loves magazine Manga Time Kirara. One of my favorite magazine that also home to the even more prominent anime such as Hidamari Sketch and K-On!. The positioning of this magazine doesn't allow girl to blatantly kissing or making out, thus is pretty SFW. And A-channel is a stereotypical Manga Time Kirara's manga, and same goes in its anime adaptation. No overly lesbian action.YuruYuri is serialized in Yuri Hime magazine. With more frank title, this magazine is openly yuri (lesbian) and kissing, making out, openly more-than-friend relationship is common in this magazine. But sex is still off limit as this magazine is no place for hentai. YuruYuri is an example of manga from this magazine. Openly homosexual, this is not a recommended reading in the religious part of the U.S., obviously. And the anime adaptation also fails to disappoint, as it is pretty much everything the manga was, plus considerably more fan service than you will ever bargain for.

MaraRuizu

Both are school-girl slice-of-life comedies. Both feature plenty cuteness and shoujo-ai elements.

Bradalee

Both shows feature a group of cute high school girls doing cute things, with plenty of yuri mixed into the action for good measure.

Madoka

Both series center around the school life/slife of life comedy genres. Both series use a similar comedy style and a tiny amount of the yuri click, mainly for a added joke, if you have seen one you should know the other is pretty similar in most sences.

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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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Arduinna

Azumanga Daioh and A Channel have similar character structures and a delightful "randomness" and every day life quality that make them both equally enjoyable.  The characters have a depth to them and are realistic and imperfect, tackling every day problems and questions.  Both series also have the same general humor, so if you like one, you'll enjoy the other ^.^

Peteru

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

eaper

These series are each gag heavy, moe heavy, and plot light. Neither of them have much in terms of depth, but, if you like all the cute characters doing... nothing in one series, you should give the other a try.

jypsyjulia

Azumanga Daioh and A-Channel are both animes that boast a nearly all female cast.  They are random animes in the slice-of-life genre and take place nearly always in a school setting.  They're lighthearted comedies made to bring smiles.  If you liked one, I suggest you check out the other.

Kisaragi

Both series are based on yonkoma gag manga and are your generic slice-of-life comedies with an almost all-female cast. Both have a high school setting, lack serious plot, and have your stereotypical moe characters.

If you like one, definitely check out the other. If not, please don't.

CrimsonSunShine

Both anime have a laid back pace and a cast of troublesome high school girls, that always find time to goof off! If you like one of these brilliant series, I definitely recommend the other!

Sianeka

If you enjoyed A-Channel, trying Azumanga Daioh would be a good next step. Both anime revolve around a schoolgirl main protagonist, her life and her friends at school. Slice of life comedies.

Both anime feature the everyday trials and tribulations faced by the schoolgirl protagonist and her circle of friends and the emphasis during presentation is on the comedic aspects.  If you liked watching Tooru grow up in A-Channel, definitely check out Chiyo and company at Azumanga Daioh.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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Takeya

Both series are slices of life about the life of four high school students. They don't have main plot - it's ordinary school life - talking about "problems" and spending time on silly things. Even if A Channel is not that good as Lucky Star, you can spend a good time waiting for LS2 :)

Aro

Both Lucky star and A channel are slow placed, slice of life comedies about four high school girls. Even the stereotypes are the same. Both of them are relatively enjoyable sunday munches where the comedic aspect lies in amusement as opposed to hilarity that centers on the banter dialogue amongst the characters.  Both are also in chibi style art that's cute to watch on its own terms. If you like one, the other is a chip of the same block.

eaper

These series are each gag heavy, moe heavy, and plot light. Neither of them have much in terms of depth, but, if you like all the cute characters doing... nothing in one series, you should give the other a try. Lucky Star is a lot more parody heavy than the other, though.

Kisaragi

Both series are based on yonkoma gag manga and have 4 cute girls do random stuff. Both have a similar high-school setting, are moe-heavy and lack a serious plot. Also, Run from A-Chanel has the same seiyuu as Tsukasa from Lucky Star.

If you like one, check out the other. If not, stay away.

Suimin

A Channel and Lucky Star are both school life comedies that center around a group of girls. They both contain yuri elements, and are animated in a chibi art style.

vernanonix

Both Lucky Star and A-Channel have those kind of episodes that seem to only barely be able to hold a plot together for the duration of said episode. They may seem like just skits and the stroy telling can be quite shallow. But they have their moments and both are great for laughs. Both are school life comedies about a group of female friends.

Sianeka

IF you enjoyed A-Channel, you should also check out Lucky Star. Both anime focus on female friends at school. The stories are episodic in nature, dealing with one girl's problem of the episode and her friends' reactions. Emphasis is on comedy, and the cuteness factor is high.  If you like A-Channel's school slice-of-life brand of comedy where nothing really happens and the point of the story is the story itself, then you should try Lucky Star for more of the same.

Yuyushiki

Yuyushiki

Yui, Yukari and Yuzuko have just entered high school, eager to have a great time. They quickly become the sole members of the Data Processing Club, using the computers frequently to look up information and find interesting videos. Whether they're debating the merits of sauce on curry bread, trying to determine how some women manage to have huge breasts or dealing with the sweltering heat, these three friends will also manage to have fun in the process. 

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Etue

Both feature out of the ordinary artstyles and rather on the surface shoujo-ai moments. Yuyushiki actually being more blatant in the shoujo-ai. Comedy wise they seem fairly similar both not breaking any new ground but Yuyushiki seems to at least attempt to sometimes due something new while A-channel is rather formulatic. 

MaraRuizu

Besides the obvious of both of them being slice-of-life series about cute school girls, these two have many similar character types. There's the ditzy character that has to be looked after, etc. Futhermore, both have shoujo-ai themes. (Yuyushiki more blatantly so.) If you love one of them should try the other.

Bradalee

Both series are comedies that revolve around a small group of high school girls as they go about their everyday lives. There are shoujo-ai moments littered throughout them both, with Yuyushiki being more obvious and aggressive in its application. Yuyushiki deviates from the norm a bit more than A-Channel ever does, with the latter being quite a bit more generic than the former.

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