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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.

FLCL

FLCL

Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...

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Scud Scud says...

Not much really compares to the fun oddness of Azumanga, but if you want something just far out and weird, FLCL is it. Animation and art is top notch.

Yenya Yenya says...

Well, FLCL is by no means similar to Azumanga Daioh, yet I think if you liked Azumanga, you may like FLCL as well. Maybe it is in the style of crazy humour (especially Osaka's humour).

caitlin caitlin says...

Both Azumanga and FLCL are shows based a lot on randomness, and can be rather strange. They also deal with a/some highschool student(s). Although Azumanga is funnier, and more entertaining, you may just like one if you liked the other.

athina athina says...

FLCL is a much shorter series compared to Azumanga Daioh, but it's pretty random, strange and funny like Azumanga.

tharuka tharuka says...

FLCL and Azumanga Daioh are both wacky, random, and have no real plot. Though they are different in story, the randomness and weirdness in FLCL manages to top Azumanga. If you like one, you'd like the other.

ConnorD ConnorD says...

Azumanga Daioh and FLCL have some unrecognizably great similarites. FLCL and Azumanga Daioh have great plots filled with ALOT of random humor both of these shows are SOOO random it makes the really funny to watch, so i think if you liked FLCL or Azumanga Daioh, then you will really enjoy the other one

oryx oryx says...

Both on top of my fav. anime list. They share the fun and eccentric characters, some very cool quotes, and most importantly, both are a joy to watch! altho Azumanga Daioh is more random, and has more comedy, FLCL is more wtf?! fast paced, and has more of a story to it.

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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kamirura kamirura says...

If you like school anime like Azumanga Daioh, Kareshi Kanojo No Jijou (KareKano) would be a good one to watch. KareKano is a bit more thought-provoking than Azumanga, and is not as weird, but it's alot of fun too.  I laughed a lot when I watched KareKano and like it better than Azumanga, since that one is just too much sometimes.

GTOnizuka GTOnizuka says...

Combine Azumanga with the boldness of Evangelion and you get KareKano. If you've seen FLCL, then you get a better idea of who's responsible for the art direction, plot, and why a series like this pushes the anime frontier to greater bounds. For those who want to watch an anime that doesn't rely on plot devices such magic, aliens, monsters, or tentacles (sorry, Gainax can't keep-in their lust for large explosions or giant robots though it's kept to a minimum and for comedic effect only) then this is one for you to watch. The characters go through the whole gamut of adolescent emotions and anyone who's been one will understand the series very well.

lantis lantis says...

Kare Kano is similar to Azumanga Daioh in that it is a relatively mundane(by anime standards) anime about a group of High School students. Though Kare Kano is more bent towards romance, and Azumanga towards friendship, both have a very deep and profound effect on the viewer. The interesting dramatic pauses and interludes, and the passage of time during either series give it a sense of realism. I personally ended up feeling a great deal for many of the characters in either series.

Stmated Stmated says...

"Slapstick humor". No more to say. They both heavily use slapstick humor in a perfect way, but Kare Kano has more humor taken out from the facial/bodily expressions of the characters and Azumanga from the pure "weirdness". If you are searching for comedy then you can choose either one of these, even tho' Kare Kano have alot of romance apart from Azumanga which is pure humor.

Tasuki Tasuki says...

Both series are revolving around highschool students and display a lot of comical situations. Kareshi is the more crazy, weird type which also has some serious parts. Focus is on Yukino, a class A student who falls in love with Arima her male rival in school. Azumanga, on the other hand, tells about six friends who struggle through school life together. Each girl is odd in her own way. Problems need to be solved. Highschool life is just so difficult!!! Both series will make you laugh. Even tho they revolve around highschool kids, these series can be watched by anyone and still crack you up.

MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

Both anime feature the lives of ordinary high school students and focus on their character development and internal stories. Azumanga, however, is a lighthearted, fun, weird comedy and Kare Kano can be quite serious and touching at times, although it, too, has plenty of laughs.

Arielle Arielle says...

High school, high school and more high school. That is what these 2 are all about.

Kare Kano of course also has some romance in it and Azumanga daioh does not, but other than that animation comes close together and so it the humor.

Friendship is also a big tag for the both of them.

Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari Sketch

Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!

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abunai abunai says...

Azumanga Daioh is more or less the epitome of the sub-genre of anime dealing with a humorous slice-of-life story of a group of girls experiencing school life together. Many later anime have built on this basic theme, though few with anything approaching AzuDai's style and wit. One of the better of the type is Hidamari Sketch, which is sure to appeal to fans of AzuDai. The only thing left is to decide which series has the wackiest teacher.

SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

Hidamari Sketch and Azumanga Daioh both center around the lives of a select group of high school students. Both anime also make very good use of plausible yet improbable scenarios that work directly to show the eccentricities of each character in a humorous way. While Hidamari is quite a bit more stylized than Azumanga, both of the series have kept strong with their Manga roots by using a number of the conventional visual cues usually dropped when a series goes from print to screen. What really sets the two series apart however, is that while both anime use the standard events of a high school's yearly schedule to build the story, Hidamari Sketch does not do so in chronological order, which can be somewhat disorienting at first.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

If you decided that azumanga didn't have enough drawing, or if you wanted a show with nothing in common but the comedy and highschool girls, hidamari sketch is for you

Niw Niw says...

A bunch of high school girls living their everyday life, being totally random and cute while having a lot of fun! Another distinguishing thing is that both shows frequently switch from the usual anime animation to more manga-styled drawing in order to highlight its jokes.

These are the basic elements of both Azumanga Daioh and Hidamari Sketch, and with these things in common, if you liked one, you should definitely give the other a go.

madcomic madcomic says...

These anime revolve around a group of schoolgirls. Both are slow paced and have a lot of funny situations and well thought out jokes. (Quality over Quantity) On top of that give the same overal feel to it.

kenikki kenikki says...

While HS has a very different art style, it is one of the anime that have best used the kind of storytelling AD made popular. It's still not as good as AD though.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

A group of girls doing their really odd girly things with the occasional face of a really odd mascot showing up on screen.Cute, but not really funny, comedy paired with not much else to speak of.

Both shows are very laid back with no attention span required to enjoy. If you are into that, you'd love both shows.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Jeremymill Jeremymill says...

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Azumanga Daioh are both school based comedies. Both are extremely amusing and funny, however Azumanga Daioh does take a somewhat lighter view. In any case, any fan of Azumanga Daioh would, no doubt, enjoy The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya and vice versa.

CecilHoshino CecilHoshino says...

The obvious connection between these two shows are the school-based, high grade humor (high grade meaning wonderful and accessable, not "over the top of your head humor"). And it's a very fair connection.

However, another link you can make is in how character development is handled. While, by the end of the series, we don't know much more about the characters than what we can learn in the first few episodes, they are built in ways that make them quite real and easy to relate to.

Two highly amusing anime series' that would work very well together in a marathon.

Adam Adam says...

I watched these around the same time as each other, and loved both of them. These two are both high school based comedies, and are definitley shows that will make you "lol". Anyone looking for a slice of life comedy should pick up either or, and no doubt you will enjoy one if you liked the other.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Those are one of the most hilarious anime ever made. Although there’s almost no plot little action but you still laugh like crazy. I really recommend it to comedy oriented fans, after watching these shows you will not be able to fall asleep.

Oehr Oehr says...

Both anime are funny as hell and combine all kinds of personalities!

Hyperactive Haruhi and crazy Yukari

Silent Yuki and slow Osaka

Moe Mitsuki and good looking Sakaki

There are so many similar personalities, so if you liked one, you'll surely love the other series too!

I would love to see a second season of both, but you should watch both first^^

mapletree mapletree says...

Both full of random jokes that you can watch again and again. You'll definitely will enjoy both of them.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

A bunch of friends trying to get through high school, go on adventures, and perform some rather interesting antics to keep the humor alive. Haruhi might have some supernatural occurances, but Azumanga has Osaka, whose mind is a supernatural occurance, in my opinion. Humor, school life, and an intriguing cast makes these two animes a must-see combo!