Azumanga Daioh

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K-On!

K-On!

It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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sothis sothis says...

Azumanga Daioh is one of the most famous and awesome random/slice of life/comedy titles surrounding a group of girls, and K-on is the newest on the block. While they have a bit different of an animation style, fans of one will ABSOLUTELY like the other. Just trust me.

Xeferah Xeferah says...

Of course it's near impossible for an anime to be better then Azumanga Dai-oh, but K-On! comes close to it.

Both animes are focusing on the every-day-life of a couple of schoolgirls, but K-On! is more orientated to music where Azumanga Dai-oh has no specific subject next to the normal everyday school life.

Both animes have the standard stereotypes, like the clumsy one, the smart one, the idiotic one, etc. the only difference is that Azumanga Dai-oh just has a lot more of them. Also Azumanga Dai-oh is more a chain of short stories whereas K-On! tells a more continues story.

It's near impossible to like one and not like the other. If you liked either one of them, I can guarantee you will like the other one.

grizzlybrett13 grizzlybrett13 says...

K-ON! had the same bubly excitement that I felt watching this series and had me wanting more even after the series were done.

JenKenos JenKenos says...

Azumanga Daioh and K-On! are about a group of girls living through their everyday little school and whatnot adventures. Laughter and randomness is the best way to describe these titles, along with a variety of lovable characters whose interactions are funny and cute.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

These two anime show that a bunch of cute girls doing nothing can be fun. Warning! Extreme amount of moe! :)

SkulkerZX SkulkerZX says...

Both shows are easy going Slice of Life shows about schoolgirls with a sense of humor that crosses over occasionally. If you like one you will surely enjoy the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

High School girls? Check. Moe? Check. A main character that lives in her own fantasy woorld most of the time? Double Check. Rich friend with a summer house that seems to be a plot point? Uh... check. Perhaps the main difference is the music, which Azumanga does not feature, but K-On! does. But, if you're looking for some cute fun, these anime are for you!

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Sousuke Sagara is far from the average high school student - not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Kaname. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...

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azerok2b azerok2b says...

Fumoffu and Azumanga: shows that are sooo much about nothing, that Jerry Seinfeld has to say, "Man, these shows are about nothing . . . what's the deal with that?" Constantly new, fresh, and over all histerical

Stmated Stmated says...

Slapstick with all of it's charms. The two serie's plot is not that connected through each episode, instead it's a new plot each episode which is all about jokes and humor. If you liked the kind of humor shown in either daioh or fumoffu then you are bound to like the other, even tho' fumoffu sometimes (rarely) have a more serious side.

crzymn246 crzymn246 says...

Azumanga Daioh and FMP? FUMOFFU are so gut-splittingly hilarious they are without any (coherent) explanation, but I shall attempt.

FUMOFFU will have you on the ground rolling in laughter, trying to draw breath into your burning lungs. It's that hilarious. From Sousuke Sagara swearing up a storm while converting a bunch of pansies into a frankly terrifying rugby team, to The Matrix parodies, it's a nonstop test of your ability to keep breathing and see the TV through tears of laughter.

Azumanga Daioh is basically the same. Detachable ponytails, killer cats, and epic shoe-losing make this series a must see. The silly characters will have you giggling madly. Like FUMOFFU, watch with friends for extra laughs. It's always funnier with friends.

Both series, expecially FUMOFFU, get a 10/10 for pure comedy and side-splittingly awesome quotes. Never before have I wanted to get a Bonta-kun suit solely for taking over the world. XD

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, how to describe them ...? Hmm, I think that the best word that connects to both is "hilarious". Yes, that's exactly it! Both series are so hilarious that you won't be able to sit still in front of the screen. Action is placed mostly in school so you may imagine how many situations may occur, right? If you like good comedies with little action but great episodic plot then here you have it!

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Liked the random sort of comedy FMA? Fumoffu or Azumanga Daioh had? You'll love the other one in that case! Granted, in Azumanga you won't be seeing Sousuke get beaten up by Chidori every five minutes, and FMA? Fumoffu isn't about a group of girls being random, but they share the same sense of humour that'll make you laugh out loud multiple times each episode without resorting to incredibly crude jokes.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Fumoffu takes all the drama of it's series and throws a bit of humor that only shows like Azumanga can provide. School life, crazy classmates, and junior geniuses abound in both of these hilarious animes. 

Doki Doki School Hours

Doki Doki School Hours

Mika wants to be the best teacher in the world: able to inspire her students to work hard and excel in their studies. Though she tries her hardest every day, she’s only about four and a half feet tall, so being taken seriously is difficult to say the least! To make matters worse, she teaches quite possibly the strangest bunch ever, from the resident super otaku to the loving lesbian who thinks Mika is the cutest thing born on this Earth. Now, amidst tests galore and homework aplenty, Mika's class starts another year on their path to graduation...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Sensei no Ojikan could be described as the Azumanga Daioh.. with boys. There are some differences though. The characters for example are somewhat more odd and confusing in Azumanga Daioh as compared to the somewhat blunt characters in Sensei no Ojikan. Also: Sensei no Ojikan handles some more material things, while Azumanga Daioh work more with dreamimages and such.

fingerfish fingerfish says...

Doki Doki School Hours is the closest anime to Azumanga Daioh. It also has wacky high school students and wacky teachers in an ordinary world, and even has some of the same jokes in as in Azumanga Daioh.

The only differences are that Sensei no Ojikan deals with a bit more mature topics such as lesbian and gay things, and also has main characters who are boys.

OneiChan OneiChan says...

Doki Doki School Hours starts out feeling very similar to Azumanga Daioh, but as the series continues and you get to know the characters better, it starts to become a little different. Both shows are more character driven than plot driven and both have somewhat immature teachers who are not taken very seriously. The teachers are so involved with their student body that they seem more like friends.

Both series had a very similar sense of humor and feel to them, and I think it's safe to say if you liked one you would like the other.

Svamp Svamp says...

Both Doki Doki and Azumanga are slice-of-life school comedy anime. The episodes are made up of the everyday antics of the silly characters as they go through school. There are no over-arching plots as such and episodes are cut up into small bite-size segments, and the drawing styles are cutesy. Azumanga is much better, though.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series focus on the life of a group of school friends and their exploits in and out of school. In both series there is great diversity amongst the students with all of them having their own unique personality that sets them apart. Although Sensei no Ojikan focuses on the journey of the tiny teacher Mika and Azumanga focuses more on the students, both series contain the same sort of wacky humour and antics that make both well worth a watch.

Arielle Arielle says...

These two are very alike. Both about students, their likes and dislikes and same humor.Animations is also very similar. If you love one you will definitely love the other as well.

A-Channel

A-Channel

Having been close friends for years, when young Tooru passes her entrance exam she immediately rushes to tell Run that they will be attending the same school. However, since Run is one year older, not only will the two girls be in different classes, but the air-headed second year has already made her own friends, Yuuko and Nagi. Now the small, volatile and overprotective Tooru must learn to share her best friend and get to know her new acquaintances, as the four girls make the most of each new day.

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Arduinna Arduinna says...

Azumanga Daioh and A Channel have similar character structures and a delightful "randomness" and every day life quality that make them both equally enjoyable.  The characters have a depth to them and are realistic and imperfect, tackling every day problems and questions.  Both series also have the same general humor, so if you like one, you'll enjoy 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.

jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Azumanga Daioh and A-Channel are both animes that boast a nearly all female cast.  They are random animes in the slice-of-life genre and take place nearly always in a school setting.  They're lighthearted comedies made to bring smiles.  If you liked one, I suggest you check out the other.

Kisaragi Kisaragi says...

Both series are based on yonkoma gag manga and are your generic slice-of-life comedies with an almost all-female cast. Both have a high school setting, lack serious plot, and have your stereotypical moe characters.

If you like one, definitely check out the other. If not, please don't.

CrimsonSunShine CrimsonSunShine says...

Both anime have a laid back pace and a cast of troublesome high school girls, that always find time to goof off! If you like one of these brilliant series, I definitely recommend the other!

eaper eaper says...

These series are each gag heavy, moe heavy, and plot light. Neither of them have much in terms of depth, but, if you like all the cute characters doing... nothing in one series, you should give the other a try.

Excel Saga

Excel Saga

F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!

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Scud Scud says...

Weird anime pioneer. This series is just odd. Many times killing off your brain cells. If you like that idea, you'll love ES.

LethalSamurai LethalSamurai says...

Excel Saga has the same type of humor and is also VERY VERY RANDOM, which I'm sure all of you Azumanga Daioh fans will enjoy.

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

If randomness and funny females are your thing, then both Excel Saga and Azumanga Daioh would be wise choices for your viewing pleasure!

augurssj3 augurssj3 says...

If you enjoy comedy with no real plot than these series are you picks. Both are just fun to watch even though sillyness can get out of hands some time.

Goodyob Goodyob says...

If you enjoyed the weird bits of Azumanga Daioh, such as the "OH MY GAH" part, then you will like Excel Saga.