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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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sothis sothis says...

While Azumanga and Ouran definitely have varying types of humor (Azumanga is waaaay more spastic and random), I think if you liked one, you'd like the other. Call it a hunch if you will -- just try it out!

thecelestialkid thecelestialkid says...

Ouran and Azumanga share the same quirky sense of humor and adorable qualities of its characters. Botha re very funny in a lax way and will entertain anyone in my honest opinion.

charliechan charliechan says...

Both animes give you a slice of life from the view of high school students with comedy as a main factor in each show. If you enjoy one of them you will enjoy the other.

Fietsemaker Fietsemaker says...

Both series revolve around a wacky bunch of high school sudents that may seem odd at first (well, maybe they are) but in the end, you'll love every single one of them. These series make excellent use of a cast of common anime stereotypes to create humorous situations, but in the end you'll learn that even these characters have depth.

Slice of life and random humor aplenty, both Ouran and Azumanga Daoi will keep you entertained to the end.

Lyzl Lyzl says...

If your looking for a Comedy/Slice of Life anime that is full of a memorable cast and quirky characters your in the right place. These high school Comedy animes are both episodic, so picking up any episode with friends will be sure to bring out great fun.

airyfairy airyfairy says...

Ouran High School Host Club got me thinking of Azumangah Daioh because of the irony and the characters' personalities. There are the quiet and deep characters, the impulsive and joyfully ones, the intelligent and sensible ones etc. The humor is obvious and hilarious. The difference between the two however is that Ouran High School tries to carry a story which gives it a somewhat serious touch.

GloryGraydon GloryGraydon says...

Both share a slight randomness as well as humour evoked from stark contrasts in characters.  Azumanga Daioh is far more plotless, but both provide brilliant standalone episodes and timeless comedy.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Azumanga is definitely the most random of the two, both shows have a wacky and random sense of humor. They are both about the life of a group of students and how they get into crazy situations, or turn completely normal ones into something bizarre. If you liked the one, you will surely like the other.

goldenphoenix101 goldenphoenix101 says...

Both of these animes are extremely funny in a wacky sort of way. If you liked one, you're bound to like the other

xSanguinex xSanguinex says...

They're both about interesting characters at a school environment, and they are both very random shows.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Looking for some hilarious high school antics? A rich kid with a giant dog? A stoic tall-person that loves cute things? A duo of pranksters? And the straight-man that doesn't quite fit into the quirky group? Look no further than these two animes!

kikiBunny kikiBunny says...

Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club are alot alike. Both Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club share a plot in high school and revolve around high school students. Not only do they relate in that sense but they also relate in their humor and randomisity. Both animations take what seems to be every day events and twist them into comedic events. Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club also both have good animation and good character development.

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?

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hurin hurin says...

Both are pure high school comedies that had me laughing out loud. The big difference is in the type of comedy: Azumanga is innocent and lighthearted, while Zetsubou is dark and twisted.

Tomikohara Tomikohara says...

Both Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Azumanga Daioh are great comedy series, dealing with all kinds of school girl stereotypes and crazy teachers.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Azumanga Daioh and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei focus on the interaction between crazy teachers and zany students. Both are rather random and do not adhere to a strict plot, relaying on continous gags instead of storytelling. Azumanga Daioh is less insane, though, and its parodies can be enjoyed by all ages while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei offers a kind of dark humour and a stock full of pop culture references that are aimed at an older audience.

charliechan charliechan says...

At first look you may think these two nothing in common but both are very funny and and give you and slice of life, in very different ways.

JAhU JAhU says...

The majority of the cast in both, Azumanga Daioh and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, are high-school girls and they do seam to be somewhat similar in both shows. Some girls from one show have a counterpart in the other, but those anime give a different feel, probably because ZSZ is much more hardcore. To put it simply, ZSZ contains some disturbing echii (from time to time) and a greate number of referenc jokes, while AD limits itself to randomness. Still if you liked one of those shows you may try watching the other (just keep in mind that it will be different).

styln styln says...

Azumanga Daioh and  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei are both comedies that feature a main cast of high school girls dealing with school. The types of comedy in these two titles vary while Azumanga Daioh is more of randomness, with spacey characters, more rooted to reality and is a lot more slice of life than the other title, which is has more dark humor with a lot of pop culture jokes and a whole lot of crazy. Also  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei gives a lot more focus to the teacher than Azumanga. Both titles are funny so if you haven't had enough of wild high school humor then check out either of these titles.

EcthelionGenesis EcthelionGenesis says...

The characters in both anime are vibrant, well developed across the course of the series, and forever getting into hilarious situations, which kept me glued to the screen for hours at a time... These two series are arguably leaders in their genre.

While Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei is quite a bit darker than Azumanga Daioh, I think it's safe to say that if you enjoyed one, you'll get a lot out of the other too.

captaincrunch captaincrunch says...

Both of these anime are high school sketch/gag comedy series which are presented in short 2 or 3 per episode segments.  Both feature a primarily female cast of high school students which are very similar to each other.  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei features a darker sense of comedy than the light-hearted Azumanga, but both use the same style and delivery methods to get the jokes across.

It can also be said that SZS (Sayonara) heavily borrows from it's predecessor (Azumanga); featuring almost identical personalities and characters and even sharing some jokes.

eaper eaper says...

These series, apart from focusing around an unusual group of people in highschool, have a very similar presentation of comedy and several very similar characters. If you liked the short and offbeat humor of one series, you'll probably like it in the other.

Peteru Peteru says...

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.

Xplayer Xplayer says...

Both anime are wacky school life comedies that have memorable, distinct, exaggerated characters. The classes are put into normal and unusual situations, and their reactions to them are priceless. These are part of a small class of anime that have the ability to juggle many characters while keeping them all distinct and interesting.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes involve a bunch of school girls whom all have some extreme personality traits. Combine that with a rather neurotic teacher, and you have wacky, hilarious animes. While Zetsubou Sensei has a bit darker humor than Azumanga, they are really quite similar. 

Paniponi Dash!

Paniponi Dash!

She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!

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kenners kenners says...

If you liked either Azumanga Daioh or Pani Poni Dash, you might like the other. They both find themselves in new places every episode, and Pani Poni Dash particularly brings in content from all manner of places -- Pay attention, or you might miss something hilarious!

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

High school, teenagers, a 10 or 11-year-old who is very smart; Azumanga Daioh is about a group of girls attending high school and the activities of their daily lives, while PPD is about the daily life of young Becky's class. Although PPD has a lot of... abnormal occurences, it's still a great comedy just like Azumanga.

TheGiftedMonkey TheGiftedMonkey says...

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.

partytiger partytiger says...

The two series shares a lot of elements, like the inclusion of a 'child prodigy' and a gallery of stereotypical characters. Both of them also include strange occurences especially in regards to some of the minor sidecharacters/animals.

icejamez icejamez says...

Slice of life to the max!!! Warning both contain massive lols. Both are set in a highschool and they follow the daily lifes of the various highschool girls who are our lead roles. I'f you want a memorable laugh or just an amazing all around slice o life comedy anime check it out nay? O_O Oh! Neko-chan has entered my roomsuu. :3 Nyaaa she goes. Hee hee hee. *scratch*

arc666 arc666 says...

Both of these animes focus on the lives of young girls in school and both feature a girl who has far greater than average intellegence and as such were allowed to skip ahead in life.

In paniponi dash! this prodgedy Rebecca Miyamoto is already qualafied to teach at age 11 but finds it hard to maintain order in the classroom as the students in her class treat her like a child even thaugh she is so intellegent.

While in Azumangah daioh the prodgidy is Chio mihama who is 10 years old and has been put in highschool for her exceptional intellegence but because she looks so small and cute and is so naive she is treat diffrently by all the other students.

Both of the animes have extremely good characters besides the main character who share similar traits such as a loving for animals or being incredibly stupid in Paniponi dash! there are both male and female students with a story behind them and the characters are alot less realistic while in Azumanga daioh there are only female students and it is alot more realistic.

Menchi Menchi says...

Total randomness is on the menu when speaking of Azumanga Daioh and Paniponi Dash! Both of these titles feature a group of erm.. quite special characters, and the events of the shows are centered around school. Guaranteed fun for friends of comedy!

TreeckOshawott TreeckOshawott says...

If you liked eith Azumanga Daioh or Paniponi Dash!, you'll love the other one because both feature the same kind of humor, ranging from pop culture referrences to absurd, non-sensical comments that often leave you dying of laughter.  Also, they both rely heavily on the stereotypes of the characters eastblished early on in the show.  They type of characters used in each show is similar, yet each show is different enough to not be spin-offs of the other.

Sasukefanx12 Sasukefanx12 says...

These lighthearted anime both involve the crazy antics of a group of high school girls with very different personalities (a handful of guys but not many). They're both light, simple comedies and a major part in both is how a 10yr-old acclamates to a high school setting, and many jokes are based off that concept in both anime. Paniponi however is a bit more mature than Azumanga and in my opinion is FAR funnier. The main difference is that the comedy in Paniponi is more random and bizarre more frequently than Azumanga but fans of one will most likely enjoy the other as well.

RoseOfInfinity107 RoseOfInfinity107 says...

If you like the schoo girl animes with crazy escapades then you'll like this one as well! The real big difference between the two is the roles the child prodigy play in both show. Other than that, both are as equally funny and filled with girl power.

Minami-ke

Minami-ke

Meet the Minami sisters, three girls living on their own and doing their best to make it through life's little snags and adventures. Kana, the middle sister, has far more energy than common sense; Chiaki, the youngest, is more reserved, but her sharp tongue and devious mind often cause trouble for others; and Haruka, the eldest, acts like a mother to the other two, is beautiful and kind, but has a fearsome stern streak. Together, no obstacle can stand in their way, be it school, romance, or even cooking.

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Minami-ke is about three quirky sisters, their lives at home and school, and their friends. Like Azumanga Daioh, the humour is random, the series easy-going, the plot about every-day happenings: things we can all relate to. And it's brilliant. It's an anime that derives fun from the most normal of settings, and is based on girls with well developed personalities.

I can safely say: if you enjoyed Azumanga Daioh, give Minami-ke a chance.

zephyrum zephyrum says...

If you like Azumanga then I'm willing to bet you'd also find Minami-ke funny. They both have the same kind of short, punchy jokes laced with sarcasm.

Though the situations in Minami-ke are entirely different from Azumanga, the characters are similar and so is the important part, the humor. While watching this I kept thinking of Azumanga. Something about the pacing and characters. One, in particular seems like a marriage of Osaka and Tomo.

Go check it out.

Sheex Sheex says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Minami-ke flaunt humorous, entirely character-centered storylines based upon randomality. While presented in differing settings, each share the same premise of mindless, light-hearted comedy, and thus the liking of one would equate the liking of the other. If you're looking to turn your brain off for a few hours and laugh, Azumanga and Minami are great compliments to one another.

kenikki kenikki says...

They both are shows about regular daily life.

They both have a wide range of character where every character differs from the next one.

They both also have similiar quirky and low-meld sense of humor.

Damaged Damaged says...

Azumanga Diaoh and Minami-ke are very similar in the sense that the whole story (in both animes) revolves around the everyday lives of the characters and teh zany situations that they get themselves into. Lots of fun to be had in both these animes :D

animeAA animeAA says...

Azumanga and Minami-ke are both slice of life comedies with a female central cast. In both of these series (as is the case in nearly all comedies in this genre) the characters drive episodic type (mini) plots. Both series have quite the diverse cast of characters, each of which you get to know well. Azumanga has a larger central character list, while Minami-ke primarily features a 3 girl family. Nontheless you will love the Minami girls if you loved the girls from Azumanga and vice-versa. If you liked either of these series, you will definitely like the other.

RangerBill RangerBill says...

They are both totally random and hilarious.  They both parody SoL anime without going all the way out of reality. Both are highly re-watchable and just plain enjoyable.  Plot need not apply.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Minami-ke is a lot "calmer" than Azumanga (which is stating the obvious, almost every nonspastic show is), both shows are excellent at scoring laughs and grins. Both shows excel in their cast of characters, each one having a distinct personality and fulfilling a specific role. If you liked one of these, and are looking for something similar, but more spastic or calmer, check this one out.

Peteru Peteru says...

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.

TheTempest TheTempest says...

Is the same random nonsense humor, it WILL make you laugh in almost every episode while enjoying the daily life routine of the characters.

If you liked one, you will like the other too.

Haré+Guu

Haré+Guu

Haré and his mother live peacefully in the jungle, until one day the boy is overtaken by a omnipotent shadow. Later, he awakens to find Guu, a strange girl with even stranger abilities - notably, the ability to switch from a cute, lovable Guu, to a menacing delinquent who eats everything. Now Haré must live with Guu, and lead a normal life, despite her oddities.

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kamirura kamirura says...

If you liked the humor of Azumanga you're going to love Guu. It's a very braindead series with no respect for anything. It's about a "normal" student who lives together with a girl named Guu... who is faaar from "normal". This series is so silly that you won't be able to stop laughing. Check it out if you liked Azumanga.

FreelancerX FreelancerX says...

Jungle wa Istumo Hale Nochi Guu is very similar in humour and context to Azumanga Daioh. Guu is based entirely upon humour, and is an enjoyable experience to watch!

Stmated Stmated says...

Comedy is the word. Both Guu and Azumanga is centered upon pure humor, humor which sometimes don't make any sense at all. Guu is more on the wild side, where the humor is kind of pounded towards you so much that you can't stop laughing. And Azumanga uses a technique which more makes you laugh hard and then giggle through the rest ^^

klafka klafka says...

Both Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu and Azumanga Diaoh are hallmarked by a type of random craziness and comedy that makes them totally unexpected.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both bring weirdness and a special kind of humor to the audience without turning the story into a hyper comedy. Guu and Azumanga are both special and different comedies.

Shadizzy Shadizzy says...

If you enjoy a good anime with lovable characters I would suggest you watch Azumanga and Guu, While Guu takes a more wacky approach to humor sometimes making no sense at all, both these animes share common characteristics. If you want a light hearted comedy to brighten your day I would suggest these two.

carnage carnage says...

I think people that like Azumanga Daioh would also like Jungle wa Itsumo Hare Nochi Guu because these two series have similar stupid situations, and the characters Guu and Osaka-san are awesome. I recommend these series!

Togii Togii says...

Hale + Guu has the same wacky comedy style as Azumanga Daioh. If you liked watching weird schoolgirls in Japan hang out, go watch some weird schoolkids from the jungle.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

One is set in the jungle, and one in a school, but with a similar sense of humour, if you liked one of these shows, you may well like the other. Whilst Haré + Guu generally has more of a fantastical element about it, both series follow simple day-to-day activities and make them seem more fun and interesting.