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Several months after their New Years' live performance, the light music club has returned to Sakura High for a new school year. Now seniors in Sawa-chan's homeroom class, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi commence their final year as high school students. While many others would fret about their entrance examinations, the Keion Bu have more important things on their minds, be it shopping for shelves, cleaning out the storage room or that age old problem of trying to recruit new members. But while there's music, snacks and school trips aplenty, one question still remains... will the girls be able to leave their mark on the school before they graduate?
These two anime show that a bunch of cute girls doing nothing can be fun. Warning! Extreme amount of moe! :)
Both are slice of life comedy's about a group of high school girls as they go through high school having fun and developing fond memories of each other. There is some zainy humor and a lot of clumsy humor between the 2. And both have an overly popular female character who aren't very crazy about the attention they get.
Saio Private High School has a long tradition of quality education. However, like many other schools its enrollment and traditions are failing. School is no longer a necessity in the path to quality employment and for that reason, many teenagers are choosing to skip it entirely; this isn’t the case with the newly-transferred Manabi. She may be a whirlwind of humor and vision with her motto of “go straight forward”, but Manabi has the drive to bring the students of this small school both a new understanding of its purpose, and possibly a new joy in life.
If you enjoyed the high jinks of the Azumanga girls, get ready for the school council craziness initiated by the "enthusiastic" Manabi in Manabi Straight. A lot of characters seem very similar between the two shows, with some very strong personalities leading to some highly entertaining situations.
Although MS doesn't have the same depth and laugh out loud moments as Azu, it still has a certain amount of girlish charm. I'm sure fans of one will still enjoy the other show :)
Growing up, making new friends, learning from your mistakes...and most importantly...having a lot of fun!
Indeed Azumanga Daioh is the better of the two...but don't think that makes Manabi Straight! any worse...its a wonderful series too and really if you enjoyed one, you will almost inevitably enjoy the other
One day, the typical Sunao Moriyama found something not-so-typical in his refrigerator: a small creature between the potatoes and mayonnaise that he dubs Potemayo! Sunao decides to take care of Potemayo and takes her with him everywhere he goes, and as a result Potemayo quickly becomes popular with Sunao's classmates. However, the tranquility of the new friendship is broken with the arrival of another creature from Sunao's fridge – this time a scythe-wielding laser-shooting horned creature he dubs Guchuko. Now, every day brings new adventures and surprises with Potemayo and Guchuko around!
Potemayo and Azumanga Daioh are both character-driven slice of life comedies based on 4-panel comics, with some bizarre twists - in Potemayo it's the oddness of the seemingly toddler-aged creatures like the eponymous main character, where in Azumanga Daioh it's the fun personalities and odd imaginations of the girls. Although Potemayo gets more adult at times, and Azumanga doesn't have as much of a fantasy element, both shows have weird, fun humor that can sometimes turn sweet, poignant, or even melancholy.
Cuteness to the extreme!
Alright, its true that Potemayo has more cute characters (literally!) while Azumanga is more character-focused...however, the end result in both is a comedy-of-errors...and in that sense, they both succeed imo
Both animes are really funny and if you need your dose of laugh-out-loud moments, either should serve you wonderfully
In a normal neighborhood in a normal city, a young maid arrives from the maid village to help out a young unnamed girl. But this battery-operated being is no ordinary maid! Not only can she remove her head and turn her body into glue (amongst other things), Cheko-chan also has the wackiest of friends. From Mizore, the edible snow spirit from the north, to Nachiko, a large squid who likes to change faces, to Kanato the Yankee, the bully who is the strongest of them all, it seems the craziness has just begun in the life of a once typical high school student.
The main similarity is the oddness of the humor, as well as the utility of a lot of still images to get this humor across. The main difference, however, is the fact that Pugyuru is just a short series with few characters and is, unlike Azumanga Daioh, not situated in high school. The humor of Azumanga Daioh is also a bit more focused on culture and language, rather than plain slapstick.
Azumanga Daioh and Pugyuru both feature very randomized comedy focused on the characters within the series. It's a specific blend of randomized comedy that may not be suitable for anyone. The major difference between the two is that Pugyuru features intentionally awkward animation and sequences, and is much shorter in its overall length and episode count to really develop a story or run with the same gags like Azumanga does.
As the mighty star fleet of the planet Keron prepare their invasion of Earth, Sergeant Keroro and his elite team of commandos have been sent to infiltrate the enemy strongholds and gather as much intelligence as possible. However, it seems even his extensive military training is no match for the forces of Earth, as he is discovered and captured by the two middle school siblings, Fuyuki and Natsumi. Submitted to the rigorous torture of housework duty, the amphibious Keroro must now bide his time, covertly locate his squad-mates, and resume his mission of conquest!
The main reason that Keroro Gunso is a recommendation for Azumanga Daioh, and vice versa, is because of the humor. The randomness brings these 2 series together.
Azumanga Daioh and Keroro Gunso are both upbeat and spontaneous. All the humor makes you keep watching the episode all the way to the end.