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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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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie Movie 2001 Side Story
Azumanga Web Daioh Other 2002 Side Story

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Azumanga Daioh 1999 Original Manga
Azumanga Daioh: Hoshuuhen 2009 TBD
Name Role
Yasuhisa KATO Character Design
Hiroshi NISHIKIORI Director
Masaki KURIHARA Music
Kiyohiko AZUMA Original Manga Creator

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Azumanga Daioh sothis 9/10 Nov 21, 2004

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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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liquidhell

Lucky Star is an anime also based on 4-panel manga, and thus, shares success with Azumanga Daioh in it's simplicity and non-sequiter (absurd/random) humour.

Much like Azumanga Daioh, each episode is essentially standalone and filled with the quirky relationships between a close group of high school friends. Each character of the series has a distinct personality that allows for loads of crazy interactions with eachother (albeit slightly less random). If you liked that aspect of Azumanga, this is a must-watch.

An excellent choice for those who want to have another lighthearted, slice-of-life series to simply pick up and enjoy without extra baggage.

nike13

The style of humor is very similar in Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star, but in Lucky Star there are references to other anime (usually jokes about fan behavior also).

Lucky Star is just another good humor+slice of (high school) anime.

Himitsu

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about absolutely nothing - with surprisingly good results. Both animes are heavily character driven, and there is also a fair share of cute girls, skeptical girls, and silly teachers.

smkks

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star portray the lives of a group of schoolgirls during their high-school years, and they also share a similar sense of humor.

JustAbigail

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are 100% plotless (but cute, funny and realistic) series about a bunch of High School girls with quirky personalities.

If you like Lucky Star or Azumanga, I'd say you're nearly guaranteed to like the other; both have the same loose-humor tone, including the same sorts of activities (summer vacation, sports festivals, etc). Both also manage to be realistic about day-to-day school life, yet still are funny, cute, and surprisingly, not boring (unlike To Heart).

Niw

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are 'slice of life' anime in the very essence of it. Both anime follow the everyday (but not boring!) life of a group of high school girls, and a lot of jokes are made from very ordinary things.

Many characters in each series have a strongly corresponding character in the other series, and all of the characters have really strong characteristics, which make them really unique and memorable.

Both anime rely somewhat on the 'kawaii factor'. Azumanga may be focused more so on the actual events, but you can't deny Lucky Star's animation is just adorable.

All in all, the anime are very similar, but small differences guarantee that both will make you laugh hard, even when you are familiar with the other one.

himurakenshin

Both have aimless, plotless fun, a primarily female cast, and a heavy emphasis on cuteness. The primary difference is that Azumanga is a bit more immersive and character-based, while Lucky Star prides itself on anime subculture references (mostly notably references to The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu, both done by the same studio as LS) and sometimes comes off as a sort of "inside joke" between the creators and their fans. Both are great shows.

AngryJellyfish

If anime featuring 'cute school girls doing random things with very little in the way of an actual plot' appeal to you, I would check out Lucky Star. Lucky Star is slightly louder and faster paced though, kind of like a hyperactive version of Azumanga Daioh. But if you found one funny, you should like the other.

drognen

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star explore the daily life of a group of girls as they go through their time at high school. There is never a dull moment in either anime and both are a very good watch if you are in need of a good laugh.

JAhU

If you liked Azumanga Daioh then you'll probably love Lucky Star since it has very similar humour in it (it's more than possible that some of the things in LS were based on AD). On the other hand Lucky Star has many more anime-related jokes and instead of being completely random, other jokes are based on real life situations. There is a fairly low chance that Lucky Star will disappoint you.

freakzilla

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star have one major thing in common: both are the type of anime you either love or hate! If after 3 episodes you still don't like it, you aren't going to get into the anime later on.

That being said, there are way too many resemblances to mention. Both feature character driven jokes, and random humor with no relevance tot he plot, while making a side stop to add some cuteness to the series. You'll find all the key elements in both anime are very similar!

Eileanach

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about school and have fantastic comedy elements. There's the right dose of cuteness and humour, along with some drama and a decent story line that doesn't have massive plot holes. There are a few hyper characters but the series are generally good for laughs and are an excellent pick-me-up if you are feeling slightly blue. These are guaranteed to please you.

Jarudin

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about every day school life. Although a lot of series share this 'genre' Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star also share the same kind of humor and laid back atmosphere. The similarity is striking.

Kusion

If you were a fan of Azumanga Daioh, get ready to experience the new level in cute high school girls living out their random lives. Although with Lucky Star, you're talking a lot more randomness! You'll watch an otaku who can't even study for more than 5 minutes, and the other three hard working (yet laid back) girls. Don't forget the ever-loving Akira-sama. You're sure to love it.

neutrino

Although I've only seen one episode of LS, the two series seem to be very close in format in that they are more slice-of-life and episodic than story-driven. However, I found LS very annoying.

tanj

Lucky Star and Azumanga have a very similar atmosphere; both are slice of life anime about high school girls going about their everyday lives.

If you like the weird Japanese humor and high school setting of one, it's a pretty safe bet you'll enjoy the other as well.

Fuyuko

Both of these hysterical series are about a group of girls going through their typical daily lives together and talking about the smallest, most random things. You will get a kick out of Lucky Star if you did with Azumanga Daioh.

Sevoth

These two series are peas in a pod, relying on absolute stupidity to make brilliant comedy. They're also both slice-o'-life comedies centered around a group of schoolgirls.

Eonir

Both series present modern school life in an unusual way. Every character has its own style and represents a different type of personality. There also is no plot in a normal sense. We observe the everyday life of the characters, and see how they face problems that probably most of us experienced. Both series are a 'slice of life' spelled out, with excellent humour.

flyboy42

Both Lucky star and azumanga are about highschool girls, based off of highly popular 4 panel comics, have great visuals, and are great comedies. the diffences are in that azumanga is mostly filled with situations based off of insane characters in normal situations and has a bit more of a plotline, lucky star is more satyrical and random.

Togii

Both shows are about a group of friends having some pretty weird adventures while living out their 'normal' highschool lives. Surely you can't get enough of random comedy with almost no plot. ^^

Wolfin

Both series involve schoolgirls who grind away the days with wacky adventures and mishaps. Although Lucky Star is full of manga and gaming references that some viewers may not grasp, the show is still a blast.

kenikki

While they both don't usually share the same topics discussed in the series they both share the kind of randomness in where the discussions start.

And while the characters don't have the same personalities there are several that share the same kind of personality feature in them.

MatsuoKaito

Both series' are rather random comedies following a group of female highschool students; with each of the characters from both anime being unique, witty and charming. Both are ideal veiwing if you need cheering up or just love a good laugh.

TheGiftedMonkey

Complete and utter nonsense in your "average" high school day is all I have to say. Both skip around a bunch of high school girls (and sometimes the occassional guy) and their crazy antics with plenty of cameos and otaku references abound.

Kaemon

Both of these series are about average schoolgirls who have random conversations. Both of them are very similar and funny, and fans of one of the series are sure to like the other.

risuta

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are all about randomness! They are about a bunch of adorable high-school female students with really odd but interesting personalities! Lucky Star is probably the evolution of Azumanga Daioh as far as both the animation and the humour is converned! If "WTF" humour is your fav, then you'll love those anime!

bob70011

Both are really amazing random comedies without a full backbone of story. Both follow the life of a group of high school girls as they live their lives. Both are so very alike, if you like one, you will have to like the other.

charliechan

Both are about school girls who go about their daily lives in a comical way.

both are very funny and and give you and slice of life.

Azlyna

Both series have a rambling feel to them. The series focus on short "mini-episodes" within the main episode. They also share a lighthearted view of life that seems content with just the passing of time.

Cetonis

Lucky Star uses a lot of anime/otaku culture jokes whereas AzuDaioh is much more traditional, but beyond that there isn't much these two don't have in common. They're both about a group of high school girls, and have elements of slice-of-life mixed into the comedy. They also both utilize a skit-like structure, inherited from their 4-koma manga origins. Unless one of the comedy styles just doesn't appeal to you, if you liked one of these series the other is an easy pick.

orangexxbumblebee

OMG, so random. That's really all you can say about these shows: they're random, and they're hilarious. Add in the fact that they both revolve around the daily lives of a quirky group of friends, and these shows are a match made in heaven.

Nocturnalgloria

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are comedies that rely on slice of life moments without a definite plot. Both follow a group of Highschool girls and the humour is derived from the interaction between the members of the cast, most of which display a zany behaviour. Azumanga Daioh's appeal might be wider while Lucky Star includes some otaku jokes that might be lost to many but both titles are likely to interest the same kind of public.

Omiclock

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are delightfully random and quirky, and draw their humor from similar situations. With each series focusing on the ordinary exploits of Japanese school girls and the exaggerated personalities of the main characters, the things you enjoy about one are likely to be the same things you'll enjoy about the other.

roukew

The relaxed pace of everyday life, more precisely school life, with a healthy dosis of humour. Both execute this in their own manner, with Azumanga slightly faster and with a more surreal cast; Lucky Star more tranquil, zooming in on the weirdness of some details of the lifestyle of its characters.

Shunning the more serieus things in life, or making fun of some of them, both series are ideal for some brainless laidback fun. Did one of them prove to you you're the person to enjoy that, there's no reason to believe the other might not.

cassiesheepgirl

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are both slice-of-life anime series that focus more on the school environment. Both of these series have the same style of, at times, insane humour surrounding a group of close friends, that can be watched quite easily when you just want to sit back and have some fun.

icejamez

Slice of life to the maxsuuu!!! Both are set in a highschool and they follow the daily lifes of the various highschool girls who are the lead roles. I'f you are searching long and far for another amazing all around slice o life comedy! Look no further me good man! Or if you just want something to watch do the same.... Or something..... >.<Good luck with your coming battle then. *facepalms* Hmmmmm there both great and I'm sure you'll enjoy which ever one you havent watched yet.

AkiNoHoshi

If you liked Azumanga Daioh, you'll love Lucky Star! It's very similar in that there isn't really any plotline whatsoever, it just captures the humor and hilarity of everyday events in a Japanese high school life.

Shinka

Lucky Star looks like a GAINAX version of Azumanga Daioh (Note: Lucky Star was done by Kyoto Animation, not GAINAX). However, since Lucky Star focuses a lot in jokes regarding the anime industry, makeing it hard for those who are not otaku to understand most of the jokes.

There are also many japanese cultural references in both anime, but either one can be enjoyed regardless. Azumanga Daioh has probably easier and funier jokes, buy Lucky Star follows right behind it with its special endings.

LLORAtheLLAMA

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are both about the lives of high school girls. The stories contain tons of randomness which is bound to make you laugh.

Every character in both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are very unique and have their own special personality.

Though Lucky Star is more of a parody, they more or less have the same feel.

Subitopiano

Those animes both are really cute. They possess amusing characters and will provide a good and catchy story for School Stories Lovers

Isikari

With a similar setting (Highschool), characters (Group of female friends), and style (One joke after another irrespective of timeframe), Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star share some striking similarities. This goes all the way to the individual level, as you'll find bits of Tomo's impulsiveness and slacker ways in Konata, Kagami's dieting and harsh statements in Yomi, and Sakaki's soft spoken ways in Minami.

While Lucky Star takes a hard left into Otaku territory as opposed to Azumanga Daioh's straightforward approach, the casual viewer can still find plenty of laughs in both. Bottom line, if you like one, you'll find it hard not to like the other.

KusoAkuma

In both series, we get to see a couple of high school girls who struggle through life. Both series show's not only the school life but also what the girls do on their free time. There are also at least one girl who's the smart one, and another girl who always copies her friends homework.

thisdudearound

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star uses no main plot other than to follow certain slice-of-life events of high school girls.

Azumanga Daioh would follow a cast of characters that are more realistic in the sense of the norm, for as Lucky Star would follow characters with passion or the extreme of certain qualities and hobbies. Though the series may differ from the cast of characters they contain, both are able to accomplish the same style of small events that are sure to put a smile on your face.

If you enjoyed one, it is certain that the other won't disappoint.

Damaged

Both of these anime's focus on random humor and are about really nothing more than the daily lives of the characters in the show. The character development in each series really grabs you and the writers did a great job of giving each character their own individual personality that will make you love the.

Cfos

Both series are about some girls and their everyday life, their experiences at school and charakter and their interaction in a funny way.

athina

A group of quriky high school girls doing nothing, talking about nothing but it's somehow funny and entertaining. No magical girls, robots, boys.. just high school girls.. Wait, which anime am I talking about? Well both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh!

ave

Be it Lucky Star or Azumanga Daioh, both of them show you the life experiences of very individual highschool girls till they graduate. You'll get very familiar with each charakter in both series, so you'll definitley like one if you liked the other.

LogicSword

Both Azumanga and Lucky Star are slice of life comedy series about school girls, with many similar characters. Lucky Star's humour is based more around anime/manga/video game references whereas Azumanga's is much more based on school life. They are both brilliant series, however, and well worth watching.

foltor

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are an obvious match.  They share a similar format of disconnected vignettes that follow a core of characters through three years of high school.  They have a nearly identical array of character archetypes, and both combine a lot of wacky humor, periodic slapstick, and occasional senimentallity.  Lucky Star is the more high octane of the two, but it lacks Azumanga Daioh's dream sequence gags.

ShoujoQ

Like Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star has no consistent plot to speak of, and gets by with random humor, which thankfully, works extremely well.

RangerBill

Irreverant humor, abounding. 'Nuff said... K fine I have to say more.  Both deal with ridiculous exaggerated girls in everyday situations to which the react in an unorthidox fashion for immense comic effect. There.

Jei

For those that appreciate a show that you can just sit down and watch without having to worry about a deep plot and just want to enjoy high school girls being silly, Lucky Star is a good way to continue that trend.

I personally found Lucky Star to be more enjoyable than Azumanga Daioh, primarily for it's references and parodies to other anime (ie. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Full Metal Panic) and usually surrounds the general otaku culture and life. In fact, one might suggest that Lucky Star is a parody of Azumanga Daioh for it's main character being short, another being spacy, another more physically active and a bit on the loud side,  the classic moe-glasses-smart girl, and a crazy hyper-active teacher that can get along with students but somehow can't manage to find a date.

In comparison, I found Lucky Star's animation and general quality to be more appealing over Azumanga Daioh. The voice acting is very well done in both Japanese and in English, the soundtrack is well done, and the overall animation is very well done and often varied, espeically when they're visiting a certain store and making misc. anime/game references.

Also, the addition of the ending segment of each show, Lucky Channel, was a stroke of genius. You can often find Akira's assistant lurking around in every single episode. The misc. no-name characters that the main characters interact with are also amusing, just because they're all voiced by the same person (a man to be more specific-- regardless of whether or not the characters are female or not).

In conclusion: If you want something like Azumanga Daioh but couldn't quite get into it, I suggest taking a look at Lucky Star.

Oishii

Ah... Youth... Both these anime's represent the wonderful time of high school. Both seemingly having no plot whatsoever, Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star seem to be two puzzle pieces, fitting together. I can almost guarantee that you'll love either of them.

SkulkerZX

Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are essentially both about the same things, crazy schoolgirls in their everyday life. Both have lovable characters and are crammed full of hilarious moments.

Laserman

Both have complete random episodes, not really set to a real story line. Chuckfull of moe schoolgirls and hilarity.

gretzky99

These shows introduce the every day lives of two groups of school girls. The groups have a few similar characters (clumsy girl, cute short girl, etc.). They provide entertainment through situation comedy.

Also, a lots of typical every day situations happen to the characters or they just bring them up in their conversations and in my opinion this is the series greatest comedic feature: the viewer has experienced more than a few of these situations and the to see their exact description is really funny.

scizorg45

If you like a relaxing show which goes absolutely nowhere but still cracks you up everytime something happens, either of these will fulfill your needs. Random comedy between "normal" school students is what both of these are about, and if you liked one, you won't be dissapointed with the other. 

Enjeru

Are you a fan of random, scatter-brained comedy? Azumanga Daioh and/or Lucky Star is for you.

thegreatmajeni

Both anime are about basically nothing and follow a group of girls, and what they do everything. Though Lucky Star is okay, Azumanga Daioh beats it on so many levels.

Madoka

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are based on the weirdly random lifes of a group of school girls. Neither of the animes feature a strong story line, although auzmnaga daioh does have a small one unlike lucky star, they both feature simular events which occur and both produce hours of random but halerious comedy, They both are great anime's if you like one you will surely love the other, also between them you will notice some common occurences like character simularity- Konata's farther and Mr kimura ect aswell as simular plot schemes, either way they are both worth the great watch.

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.

nasreen10

Both are based off a four panel comic and consist of short skits. Lucky Star has more parody than Azumanga Daioh. Azumanga's cast is smaller and has more variety with the looks of the characters. Both have plenty of laughs and are better watched in small doses as opposed to a marathon.

Also, both deal with a group of girls in every day life (mostly school).

AnimeShima

They're easily the best recommendation for each other. They're both about the every day life of a group of school girls and the boys are always minor characters that you usually see in the background. Both animes are sweet, slow-paced, packed comedy and definitely fun to watch.

If you enjoyed either there's no way you won't like the other.

SadisticTendencies

Weight obsession, slice-of-life proportions and several similarities in characterization make Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh related to each other. They both cover the daily routines of several female friends working their way through High School and they are both utterly random. Azumanga Daioh has a heavier emphasis on actual comedy than Lucky Star, but if you enjoyed either you're likely to enjoy the other.

OtakuChick120

Both animes are about a group of girls and the wonders of everyday high school life. Completely random, comedic and crazy! If you love one be sure to check out the other.

proxies

They are both school life animes that follow the lifes of school girls. altho i do like Lucky Star better i would recomend you watch both.

FreddyCrab

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are school-based comedies where there are a few girls what draw humour out of typical scenarios such as sleeovers and school lessons. Both are very funny but you have to be in a certain kind of laid-back mindframe to fully enjoy them both.

LotsOfLaugh

OMG! Both anime's are slow-paced, have no proper plot and are hilarious! I loved both of them and constantly re-watch episodes because of their hilarious-ity lol! :D

BrofessorJory

Both are very similar. Adorable Girls, High School, Adapted from a 4 Panel comic. they follow a fun not to linear style each episode. Azumanga Daioh draws a lot of humor from the eccentric characters while Lucky Star is more everyday life and satire.

SandJester

Although this seems to be a clear choice as it is, I don't think there is more more else to add... 

The shows are just so simular, although you could almost class Lucky Star as the Next Gen version of Azumanga.

Both are just Slice of Life Classics. 

batmannoLuckysocks

Both have an almost all female cast of random almost skit like comedic  performances based around school. I would reccomend them both for otakus, comedy fans and fans of female casts (no fanservice though)

Whitie

These are both slice of life anime about few girls from the [almost] same class who live their usual life with fun situations at school or home. Both of these can frighten at first, but if you love good anime - you will love these.

harrybeast

I wish I had watched Lucky Star first. It has the same feel of Azumanga and Nichjou but with a little less energy than the other two. It's a safe bet, but only because you can't just keep watching Azumanga over and over forever.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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dragonlord
Happy, humourous and cute... If you love light hearted comedies about people in school, this is a must. It has much randomness, as romance, friendship, and confessions all intermingle to cause chaos and humour in the show.
prozzaks
You laughed your head off with Azumanga Daioh? Well, get ready for another serving of comedy! School Rumble features the same kind of humor that can been seen in Azumanga Daioh. Also, the drawing style of both animes is quite similar. One element not found in Azumanga Daioh that's present in School Rumble is romance. Fortunetly, the creators of School Rumble choose not to bore us with yet another high school, puppy love, rose scented shallow romance series and, instead use it to humorus ends.
XMrNiceguyX
The first thing I though of after having seen the first episode of School Rumble was: Azumanga Daioh. Why? there is a same feel in both series; there are some similar characters as well as short eps / airing and a lot of jokes aimed at Japanese culture and the Japanese language. The main difference is that in School Rumble there ae actually male mainroles, while there were no such things in Azumanga Daioh. This also means that things like romance play a whole lot more important role in School Rumble
Aydan
Azumanga Daioh is another comedy that uses school as its backdrop, but it has a more structured timeline if compared with School Rumble. Both shows have a high level of comedic goodness although Azumanga Daioh is set around day to day school life, where as School Rumble is set around the main character (Tenma) and her absolutely hilarious behaviour.
Lothar
Azumanga is very much like School Rumble (or rather, it's the other way around). I has the kind of randomness, cuteness and the sometimes very strange but still lovley humor. If you feel School Rumble is your kind of anime, then you should watch Azumanga Daioh. You won't regret it.
liquidhell

School Rumble contains similar random humour to what is found in Azumanga Daioh (although the latter is A LOT MORE random). However, School Rumble is enticing because of its romantic-comedy themes and the sheer spiderweb of unrequited love polygons going around, allowing the writers to offer up many hilarious situations. There are also many cultural and satirical references in these series. These are recommended for their similar insanity for comedic purposes.

Nebu

Both series primarily consist of silly anecdotes in the lives of school children. Whereas Azumanga focuses on the female characters, School Rumble has a more mixed gendered cast, and so you'll see more physical fighting (between two male rivals) and romance (between male and female characters) than in Azumanga.

lldmer

Both series are about a group of high school girls. Compared to other series the characters are rather flat, and most of the episodes aren't really part of one big epic story; though at least in School Rumble there is some kind of progress in the story. Both series are some of the most humorous, funny (really, sometimes I laughed so much I cried) and silly anime I've ever seen. Although the humour and characters in both series are different, it's not a bad idea to give the other a try if you liked one.

Caramelatte

Both anime feature humourous and realistic high school scenarios. School Rumble focuses more on the interactions between the boys and the girls, while Azumanga Daioh focuses on the girls' group and their actions within it.

freakzilla

When thinking about high school comedies, Azumanga and School Rumble are two of the best. Though SR is more a love comedy while Azumanga portrays daily life, these themes are negligible as it's only what makes the humour get going.

jostanto

Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble present a youthful, cheerful, energetic, humorous, and lovely Japanese high school drama. Their characters and environments are similar, and both are very light and fun to watch. I highly recommend both of them.

Ran

Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble deal with the daily lives of students who have very specific characteristics and unusual personalities. Because of these characteristics, every day and every event takes an unexpected turn and becomes hilarious.

neutrino

This recommendation is obvious; if you like the trials and tribulations of Japanese high school life, these are both series that highlight this perfectly -- with hilarious results! The difference is that SR focuses on young love and the inability to confess, while AD focuses on the quirks of the different people who make up the main group of friends.

DmonHiro

It has the same feel, and same chracters settings. Both are great comedys dealing with high-school life, with random stuff happening in most episodes.

risuta

Azumanga Daioh is probably the most random anime! Utterly hillarious and with a bunch of unique, funny and cheerful characters! Well, School Rumble is just like that! With the exception of havin a lot of romance misunderstandings, School Rumble moments do remind the adventures of the 6 Azumanga Daioh friends! I recommend School Rumble 100%! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Prettykitty20034

Both of these shows are slapslick comedies featuring a class of high school kids. Even the character designs are somewhat similar in both shows. If you are a fan of one of these and like that style of comedy, be sure to give the other a try.

Menchi

School can be so boring, I take it you all know that. But in Azumanga and School Rumble, they don't even know the word 'boring'! A random group of classmates and the events happening around them make sure there's always something going on!

cassiesheepgirl

While Azumanga Daioh is primarily slice of life and School Rumble focuses on romance, both have a similar sort of feel to them. Both feature the same sort of wacky and at times random comedy, so if one tickled your fancy, the other might do too.

eaper

Both of these series thrive on wacky episodic comedy throughout most of the series, and do quite well. Although SR had some romance and is a little bit less episodic in nature, these series still fit. If you liked ones of these series, you'll love 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.

Airotia

Both anime are light-hearted, random stories of friends in high schol. The main difference between the two is that School Rumble goes a little more off the wall than Azumanga Daioh, and School Rumble adds the element of romance.

A good deal of the characters share personality similarities, and the main group of females are really close despite extreme personality differences. The end of each also have that sad, "They're grown up so they won't see each other as much" feel because of course, they all go their separate ways after high school.

Both are hilarious, light anime with similar senses of humor.

FreddyCrab

Both of these anime are school slice-of-life comedies where the humour is rather random and taken from everyday life stories.

Both of these are just as funny and the characters are just as indivivdual in each respective anime.

LotsOfLaugh

Hmm both are good the only real connection between them is that they're episodic and are slow paced, both are very funny though! :D

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Strawberry Marshmallow

Strawberry Marshmallow

Ahh, the life of an elementary school student. Though Chika, Matsuri, Miu and Ana should focus on schoolwork, they’d much rather have fun instead. Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls. Join this cute quartet as they do cute (and often devious) things in cute and quirky ways!

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UnperfectKitten

Both Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow pertain to a group of school girls who go to school together, share silly idea plots and simply grow up side by side. If you enjoy seeing small kids and their silly moments then you'll love these shows as well.

lldmer

Both series feature a small group of school girls, and both groups of girls are involved in crazy little plots and games. You get to know Azumanga's characters a little more than Strawberry Marshmallow's, and Strawberry Marshmallow is a little bit more "airy". If you like one of these series because of the light and sometimes crazy humour, it might be a good idea to watch the other.

tanj

Cute girls doing cute things in cute ways; each of these anime is a popular series spawned from manga serialized in Dengeki Daioh.

tharuka

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are random, funny, and have no real plot. Each is about a group of girls who go to school together. I think if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Aeon65

Lot of same humour based on adorable girls and their cute antics. Very fun to watch. The charactors are a nice mix of personalities and thier interactions with one another are at times hilarious, insightful & endearing.

flyboy42

Both are slice of life comedies a rangeof strange characters,the main difference is the age and the amount of school school used. Azumanga is pretty much stricly school based, while strawberry marshmellow is more spare time based

Cetonis

In a lot of ways, Ichigo Mashimaro really feels like an elementary school rendition of Azumanga Daioh. Both series utilize a similar random-ish style with a quirky cast of characters, and a slow slice-of-life sort of pace. Although there's naturally more of a cute factor in Ichigo, fans of one of these relaxing yet funny watches can certainly expect a similar style from the other.

arguile

Both series involve the antics of children and their interactions with the world around them. Just as the children at times appear to be more grownup than their instructors in Azumanga Daioh, at times the children in Ichigo Mashimaro are also more adult than their older sister. All in all, if you enjoyed the non-linear, cutesy and slower paced action of Azumanga Daioh, you should fall in love with Ichigo Mashimaro.

Niw

The same way as Azumanga Daioh, Ichigo Mashimaro relies on slow-paced comedy that arises from nothing special, turning common every-day events into sheer hilariousness. On top of it all, to make this recommendation completely obvious, they both execute this with a group of school girls while adding a good dose of moe into the mix. Especially if you enjoyed the lazier and cute parts of Azumanga, this is definitely something for you!

KiraRin

Young girls, bucketfulls of laughs and the occasional questionable content make these two shows the ideal companions.

Azumanga is probably easier to get along with, because there are many layers to the humour. Ichigo Mashimaro can have some very dark comedy at times, but balances this with some of the cutest and and adorable characters.

Neither show takes itself too seriously and can be picked up at any time, as the storylines aren't exactly complex.

animeAA

Azumanga and Ichigo are both exemplary slice-of-life style comedies. Both of these series utilize a good mix of clever humor and highly random humor, which I find to be the most entertaining comedic elements in anime. Also, for you Tomo-chan fans (myself included), you will LOVE Miu-chan. And for you Miu-chan lovers you will certainly love Tomo-chan. I know that if you liked one of these series you will like the other.

foureyedalice

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both slow, sweet, simplistic slice-of-life shows about friends, each with a good dose of random humor.  If you liked the refreshingly cute (but not annoyingly cute) characters, friendships, and unusual comedy styling of one these shows, you'll almost certainly enjoy the other.  

Omurqi

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both great shows in the "group of girls having fun" genre. They're full of -non-slapstick, yet a bit spastic at time- comedy and are, while having little substance, a joy to watch. Although Azumanga is definitely a bit more spastic than Strawberry Marshmallow, they have the same concept and atmosphere to it. If you liked one of these, you should definitely check out the other.

Menchi

Comedy, cuteness and facts of life in a package - or two! Strawberry Marshmallow and Azumanga Daioh are both hilarious series about a group of friends and their hardships, joys and activities in and after school. They tell more or less about real life, and have an important lesson to teach: Fun won't last for long, so enjoy while you can!

kenikki

These are two of the best anime Slice-Of-Life comedies with an all girl cast, and they share a similar cute and weird style of humor.

rikukaze

They're both really about the random things in life that are actually pretty interesting. Both really cute to boot xD

Nichijou TV

Nichijou TV

Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...

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LolCat22

Both these series have a very random moments that will be leave you saying "What did I just watch!? O_o" But very funny nontheless.

deaztr

Nichijou is very similar to Azumanga Daioh in many ways. I always get the same feeling from both of them. Strange and random events happen in almost every episode and even if they might be a little over the edge sometimes, it stills cracks me up. If you watched one of them and liked it, you should really watch the other.

jypsyjulia

If you enjoyed Azumanga Daioh or Nichijou TV, chances are you're going to enjoy the other as well.  Both Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou TV are school animes that revolve around the life of the female students.  They're funny, slice-of-life animes that make humor out of random events.

Zillia

Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou, well, dang it! They're just so alike in so many ways! Such similar art style, such similar comedy style, huge range of silly, over the top characters! But... at the same time they're different in so many ways that makes them both epic to watch! Seriously, if you liked either Azumanga Daioh or Nichijou, you're definatly going to like the other!

chii

Both are about a group of students that attend the same school and do nothing but goof off more than half the time. Cute girls doing cute things these 2 couldn't be more alike.

nosaint317

The simularities are plain too see, they both are about high school girls(counting the robot high school girl) and there day to day lives(however unusual they may be). Both shows offer young geniuses, idiots, slap stick humor and some WAY over the top situations(though I believe Nichijou has Azu beat in the last 2 categories). But I highly agree that if you enjoyed one's random humor, you'd probably enjoy the other's...

cassiesheepgirl

Both Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou are comedic slice of life series set primarily in a school environment. Both shows alos feature a fair amount of random comedy that can be just plain bizarre at times. If you like one, definitely try the other.

HasseRovdjur

Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou are two series that are heavy on the screwball comedy and fairly low on the slice of life. The focus is more on the fast-paced antics that ensue from the characters interacting and being generally larger than life than more mundane situations, like drinking tea or wandering around town. If this was something that interested you in either work I can recommend that you check out the other.

cikinimey

They are both hilariously funny. They use stupidy in to something funny, and are also about school life. You don't need much "intelligence" to understand, like Lucky Star. 

daekiljen

I recently changed my rating of Nichijou from 3.5 to 4.5 stars.  I did this because I went back and saw everything I missed.  While there are many characteristics shared between these anime, the one that stands out the most is replay value.  You can go back to Nichijou and easily find yourself laughing at the same joke again.  I think the term is 'universal humor'.  You get it.

hyperactve

Both are set in schools and about a bunch of girls. Cute girls doing cute thing.Azumanga Daioh will remain the God of this genre but one should enjoy both.

LunarNeko

You can't avoid the truth. Nichijou feels like a direct copy of Azumanga Daioh just as much as Digimon feels like a copy of Pokémon. The difference is that Nichijou is just as great as Azumanga Daioh while Digimon in my opinion never got as good as pokémon...

If you like Azumanga Daioh you have to watch Nichijou! You'll love it! ^^

Kenji666

Think of Azumanga Daioh as a slower paced, slightly less random Nichijou. And vice versa. Both are set in school settings. Both have 2 of the best casts in anime, and most importantly they are two of the funniest anime ever made. I have seen a lot of comedies, these two top the list.

Ailly

These two are like the epitome of school girl, slice-of-life anime. You'll find yourself watching a group of high school girls doing the most random of things and laugh your ass off. There's the idiot, the quiet one, the polite one and many, many more! The randomness-level of Nichijou is way higher, which may make or break the deal for you. Aside from all the comedy there are also some genuine sweet, fluffy moments that will make you go 'Awwww' and squee in joy. So, if you watched one, go watch the other!

harrybeast

One might as well be a sequel to the other. If you've finished watching one and are a little disappointed that it's over, pop in the other and continue the fun.

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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Kafkonia
Both are wacky comedies set in high schools, complete with an oddball cast of characters. But while AzuDai focuses on girls, in Cromartie there isn't a girl to be seen (unless you count the episodes set in Cromartie Girls High School, which features the same characters but in pigtails and dresses.) Both series are crafted as a series of short vignettes assembled to make longer episodes -- in the case of Cromartie, only about 15 minutes per episode. This shorter length is a godsend, as Cromartie is, unbelievably, even more nonsensical than Azumanga Daioh.
MonkeyZerg

Cromartie High School shares Azumangah Daioh's high school setting, is filled with random comedy, and is fueled by interesting and quirky characters. If you don't mind an acute lack of girls, then be sure to watch Cromartie's delinquent students take everything to the extremes of logic, common sense, and laughter.

If that doesn't sell it, then know that the student body includes a silky voiced robot, a gorilla, and a guy called Freddie. Yes, Freddie. Go and see it to believe me! (I'm serious about Freddie.)

Morwen

The casts of Cromartie and Azumanga couldn't seem more different, but both anime have a similar setting (a high school where things are less-than-normal) and are laugh out loud funny. In particular, if you love the surreal moments in Azu (like the dream sequences), you'll find Cromartie's more bizarre elements a hoot, and vice-versa.

freakzilla

Azumanga Daioh isn't quite as random as Cromartie, but few are. In the end, they appeal to the same audience as they both provide a funny random anime. Azumanga has a bit more fanservice though.

LxTrix

By liking Azumanga Daioh you have proven you're into random and crazy anime. Ever wonder what this show would be like if it was filled with random crazy guys? Cromartie is the closest you'll get to that.

jurexplay

Well, both anime have a lot of random humour. They are both extremely hilarious and fun to watch. AD is about girls only and CHS is about boys only that’s not much of similiarity but humour works in both shows. I’m convinced that if you liked AD you will like CHS.

ZetaThompson

Both anime are High School taken to the ridiculous. All stereotypes are there. One is from a Female Pov and other from a male.

Niw

Whereas Azumanga Daioh deals with random situations and extreme personalities within the borderlines of reality, Cromartie high school takes a step further, introducing characters and events you would’ve never expected to encounter in the life of a high school student. Therefore, if you enjoyed the random and spastic aspects of Azumanga, prepare to take a trip to something you’ve never seen before in the company of Cromartie high school!

cassiesheepgirl

While this may seem like a completely bizarre recommendation to make at first glance, these two series share a fundemental similarity - the humour. While one is about a group of delinquent boys and the other about cute schoolgirls, both series share the same sort of random comedy that is kind of addictive. If you liked the 'What the Hell' random style of one series, then try the other.

Omurqi

Completely random and over-the-top craziness? Check! Group of High School students? Check! Only purpose of the show is to be getting laughs? CHECK! Really, the only difference between Cromatie and Azumanga, is that Cromatie takes place in a school for delinquents, and Azumanga apparently in a school for "cutesies".

godcix

Hilarious with just the right amount of random, which by the way is plenty.  And oh yeah they both take place in school/classroom.  Just another day in the life anime with gorillas, robots, feral cute cats, and those indescribable things.  Whats not to love.

chii

School setting, random strange characters with lots of quirks, and hilarious. All of the above are present in both anime. The biggest differance is that Cromartie focuses only on males and Azumanga on females. I personally like Cromartie High School more than Azumanga Daioh because male humour generally works best on me but if you like your school life comedies check either title out if you liked the other.

Waswat

Cromartie and Azumanga Daioh are very much te same animes; both having a wacky way of story telling, both have Norio Wakamoto as one of the voice actors, both are episodic. Except that there is one difference, except for the characters being all male. In Cromartiethe anime actually makes fun of itself. The fact that in Cromartie the delinquents actually have lines that a girl in an anime usually would ("But it's so embarassing!") is one of the many nods towards similar anime.