Azumanga Daioh

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Kyou no Go no Ni

Kyou no Go no Ni

Fifth grade is a time for learning and growing and... getting into a whole mess of trouble! Class 5-2 is a "typical" fifth-grade class whose members always seem to be up to something. The leaders of their group are Ryota and Chika - Ryota's childhood friend who has a crush on him that she can’t seem to confess. While Chika continues on, remaining a close and valued friend, Ryota continues to be a typical boy who is oblivious to her feelings. Furthermore, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the ladies! Different situations keep their lives busy during school – everything from loose teeth to getting locked in the PE storage room. School is much more enjoyable when you are young and full of dreams!

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SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

While the two anime are based around a different time in adolescence, both Azumanga Daioh and Kyo no Go no Ni (Today in class 5-2) take a lighthearted glimpse into the lives of a group of classmates. Both anime follow a similar format of 5 minute shorts which are then grouped together into amalgamated "episodes". While there is more fan service in Kyo no Go no Ni, both series take similar tack towards the subject of teen sexuality: mainly humorous gawping and a lot of blushing.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

A lighthearted approach to school? A fun look on the other sex? Or just another funny anime with a relaxed pace? Whichever you want, both Azumanga Daioh and Kyou no Go ni should offer you similar things.

Temsik Temsik says...

Azumanga Daioh and Kyou no 5-2 is one hundred percent same type of comedy. Even the structure of the episodes is the same, divided into small "adventures". If you liked Azumanga, then you will definitely like Today in Class 5-2.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

The random humour is what blends them both and that makes these series so damn hilarious. The humour is always fresh and the characters keep suprising you throughout the whole show as they are incredibly unpredictable. If you liked one you should enjoy the other.

Sheex Sheex says...

There's really no too much to say about this rec; both Azumanga Daioh and Kyou no Go no Ni use a fragmented slice-of-life/comedy mix to humorously follow the lives of a group of kids in a classroom setting. Though not quite as well defined or structured as Azumanga, Kyou no Go carries a similar feel regardless. The only major difference between the two is that Kyou no Go tends to incorporate more sexually-oriented humor; it is, however, very innocently approached, so its not overtly offensive - after all, both series rely on an innocent charm to come across as funny.

Hyakko

Hyakko

Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!

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sothis sothis says...

Azumanga Daioh is one of the most quintessential slice of life comedies that's out there; Hyakko is a less-funny runner up. Both have similar elements of humor and wacky antics that you'll enjoy. If you like schoolkid comedies, you'd like both of these (though Azumanga is far superior).

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Hyakko and Azumanga Daioh are a perfect match in every way possible. Both are highschool centered comedies that derive their humor from the eccentric personalities of a very amusing female cast. Not only are they random and without a plot as the kind of character based humor and the interaction between the girls is very similar. Fans of one are bound to enjoy the other.

chinaboat chinaboat says...

Another "slice of life" comedy, Azumanga doesn't have the depth of the characters in Hyakko but I would say it is overall more entertaining.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are slice-of-life comedies about the strange characters from a particular class in high school.  The value of both of these shows come from outrageous personalities and hilarious situations.  Furthermore, many of the personalities you find in one are also in the other.

kenikki kenikki says...

AD is highly superior to Hyakko in every way imo, but they are very similar in nearly every aspect, so try one if you like the other.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Baka to Test and Azumanga Daioh are two random comedies with a large main cast. Always having a few of the characters in the spotlight, they turn the most ordinary events into something hilarious. Note that Baka to Test is more perverted, where Azumanga is cuter, but if you loved one of these shows for how they delivered the comedy, make sure to check out the other!

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are extremely random forms of comedy, often switching focus between any one of their large list of main characters. These series are both hilarious, so if you liked one you are sure to like the other.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Comedy; either through visual or dialogue, is the strong point of these two. Both in a school setting and where the characters provide the laughs, they're both alike in how delightful and smile infecting they are. They're both mainly episodic, so a "plot" doesn't really interfere with the laughs too much.

tatinutas tatinutas says...

Azumanga Daoih and Baka to test to Shoukanjuu main characters are high school students. Both of them have their idiots and their genius. Both of them have their random comedy moments and a simple plot :)

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Random school-life animes with a pretty big main cast could easily describe both animes. Both Baka and Azumanga revolve around a particular group that have random and crazy adventures while trying their best to deal with school. There might be a plot, but its usually lost in all the randomness of these animes. 

Seitokai Yakuindomo

Seitokai Yakuindomo

Once a popular all girls' school, Ousai Private Academy is now co-ed due to declining birth rates. Takatoshi Tsuda, a boy newly attending Ousai solely because of the proximity to his house, is quickly forced to become the student council vice president and male representative of the school by president Shino Amakusa. Now looked upon as nothing more than a filthy pig by his female peers, Takatoshi must cope with learning about a whole new side of the opposite gender, hearing plenty of dirty sex and period jokes along the way!

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eaper eaper says...

If you were to replace all the stupid (and hilarious) little jokes in Azumanga with overly perverted jokes, you would probably get SYD. They both focus on short comedy bits placed in high school.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

So you got the formula Azumangah + perverted jokes = Seitokai Yakuindomo. Both have no plot, awesome characters and enough funny jokes to keep you busy for hours.

If you liked one you will probably like the other.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Seitokai Yakuindomo takes place in a highschool and both have random humor. The main difference is that Seitokai Yakuindomo have a lot of perverted jokes while Azumanga Daioh just have silly jokes. Both shows are really funny but, if you prefer perverted humor instead of random humor, watch Seitokai Yakuindomo, if you just want silly jokes and randomness, watch Azumanga Daioh.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both of these high school comedies have a similar feel to them. There's a lot of rather quirky characters (mostly female) with a penchant for chibifying themselves; lots of gags and wordplay; and finally, virtually no overarching plot is to be found in either work. The main difference is that the humour in Seitokai is almost entirely based on sex and bodily functions while Azumanga has a more down-to-earth and situational approach.

AstralKnight AstralKnight says...

Similar characters, both are school life, the only difference is that Azumanga Daioh focuses more on cutesy random humour and Seitokao Yakuindomo is a bit more on the perverted side.

Aiura

Aiura

Kanaka, Saki and Ayuko are three girls who, as fate would have it, meet each other just before starting high school. Kanaka accidentally bumps into Ayuko, ruining the girl's ice cream cone, and their friendship soon follows! Together, the trio navigates high school life, whether giving each other nicknames, racing each other to class, or just having fun.

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sothis sothis says...

Azumanga is the classic school life comedy about girls doing nothing - Aiura is another lighthearted romp in the same vein, albeit less random and silly. If you liked one, try out the other. 

Bronia Bronia says...

Aiura is a lot like Azumanga Daioh with a smaller cast and shorter episodes. Both have character focused humor- as in the cast is absolutely full of weirdos. If you like either show, then look no further!

Bradalee Bradalee says...

If you're after some school life comedy about girls doing nothing then look no farther than these two shows. Aiura differs from Azumanga Daioh in that it's a short series, but if you liked one then chances are you will find the other entertaining enough.

globalwild globalwild says...

The similarities between Aiura and Azumanga Daioh are apparent almost immediately, but there is more than just funny moments shared between high school girls in these stories.  Sure both will bring about genuine laughter, but it's the lack of any substantial plot or climactic moment that actually adds to these stories. Despite the short length of Aiura's episodes, it is able to capture the basics of school life in a very identifiable way. It almost feels like these are the moments that are happening before, after, or possibly alongside larger unseen events, and in many ways that mirrors the daily lives of many people (high school girl or not). The longer episode and series length of Azumanga Diaoh allows for more characters and depth overall, but the premise is still the navigation of high school life and the randomness that comes along with that. Both series are lighthearted, refreshing, and will likely leave you both satisfied and wanting more.

LadyLynn101 LadyLynn101 says...

both of them both have the school setting, with the characters forging a stronger and stonger friendship as the story line progresses.