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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
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
The students of the Geijutsuka Art Design Class study all the various fields of art, from sketching and painting to graphic design and photography. While the mischievous Noda is always thinking up new ways to have fun with her partner in crime - tomboy Tomokane - the ditzy Kisaragi is content with doodling cats in her sketchbook. With Namiko attempting (and failing) to keep the energetic duo in line, the quiet and mysterious Kyoujyu seems happy to observe the odd behavior of her classmates. Whether they are transforming a congealed lump of paint into a sculpture of a pudding, playing ‘color tag’, or making thought collages, the gang live their life to the max through both their friendships and their art.
Azumanga Daioh and GA utilize their 4koma roots to their fullest. Each episode skips back and forth to follow the wacky (and mostly unrelated) events of several girls' day-to-day lives at school. A new joke (and the resulting laughter) is never far away.
Both series are about the lives of a group of average teenage girls, following all the random stuff that they do from a day to day basis. Cute, shy girl? Check. Obnoxiously loud tomboy? Check. Sane, mature girl? Dark, mysterious girl? And the occasional weird teacher? Check, check and check. Don't expect any seriousness from either of these shows, and love them because of it. A plus for GA is that you get to learn something about art. And well, Azumanga Daioh is just plain funny. They have quite a similar feel to them and if you liked one, don't be afraid to check out the other.
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.
Everyday life may be full of mundane occurrences, but hidden amongst the banality, you can always find something fun to brighten your day. While schoolgirl Mio attempts to cheer up Yuuko after her horrific test score, Nano desperately tries in vain to get the stubborn Hakase to take her medicine. No matter the situation, these innocent girls can make the most of every situation, even by doing cartwheels at a deserted railway station.
The very similar style of humor displayed in each of these shows would almost gurantee a fan of one enjoying the other. If you enjoyed one of these slice of life titles then give the other a whirl and laugh as these young girls make the ordinary into something worth watching.
Azumanga Diaoh and Nichijou are twins in spirit, sharing similarities that make them both personal favorites of mine and common recommendations in the "watch one when you're feeling nostalgic for the other" category.
Both series are about a group of girls trying to make the most of their high school experience, and include super-intelligent elementary schoolers who add an element of innocence which helps to define each series by its cuteness more than anything else.
Both series also contain elements of humor based in the fantastical, from Osaka's daydreams to the young Professor's continual "upgrades" to Nano's form. If you enjoyed this style of humor in one series, you'll certainly have just as much fun with it in the other.
Most importantly, however, both series have a light, carefree, slice-of-life quality about them -- without being shy about delving into the personalities, backstories, and emotions of their characters. While you're given a huge helping of comedy with a generous topping of adorable, you get to connect to the characters and sympathize with their troubles, too. It's a quality that takes a series from a fun time-waster up to the level of a well-rounded and worthwhile story.
If you like one of these animes, you're sure to love the other just as much.