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Kojirou-sensei, the rather indifferent teacher and coach of the school kendo club, is in financial dire straits. As a result, he makes a bet with his fellow kendo coach and former upperclassman to see who can assemble and train the better female kendo team, with the prize for Kojirou being a year's supply of food if he wins. Motivated by the idea of free food for a year, he begins to teach the club seriously; however, most of its members have already graduated, and so he is tasked with assembling members in addition to training them for the competition with his rival. While dealing with his eccentric students, he slowly rediscovers why he loves kendo and what it truly means to be a teacher.
Like Bamboo Blade, Azumanga Daioh centers around a group of high school girls and a bunch of running gags. The key difference between the two is approach - Bamboo Blade leans toward more three-dimensional, empathetic characters mixed with a bit of drama whereas Azumanga sticks 100% to its humorous premise. Still, the two are similar in many ways, and a liking of one is bound to lead to a liking of the other.
Both series feature random humor at its MOST hilarious. The characters drive both of these series, and their diverse personalities clash constantly creating very funny situations. I guarantee if you liked one of these grand comedic achievements you will like 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
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.
Incensed at the damage done to the sea and its wildlife at the the hands of humanity, Squid Girl rises from the depths of the ocean to enslave humanity! Her mission proves more difficult than it first seems, however, when she gets dragooned into working at the Aizawa beach restaurant. Will the easily distracted, blissfully ignorant, and slightly thick Ika-Musume convert her managers' humble house into her base? Will she use the power of her mighty tentacles to bring all of humanity to heel? Or will she at least learn how to properly wait tables?
Each of these series are light comedies in a very episodic nature. If you like random comedy with a dash of moe and want to watch something that isn't serious at all, then these shows go together quite well.
Both are episodic anime that have the same random and lighthearted sense of humor. If you liked one you'll like the other too.