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With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
GTO is another anime involving school antics. It's less cutsie and more reckless and wild than Azumanga. If you liked AD then you must check it out!
My name wouldn't be GTOnizuka if I didn't recommend you Great Teacher Onizuka to the rest of you. GTO is first of all, FUNNY. If Azumaga is funny because of how silly the characters get, then GTO is funny from how far teacher and students will go to out-do each other. This series has the comedy plus passion that only Onizuka possesses. So when you watch GTO- you'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll feel like going to school afterwards and try to be as good a Great Teacher Onizuka is.
Azumanga Daioh and GTO are radical comedies that take place in a Japanese High School. One will not fail to laugh either from GTO's plots and stupid antics, or just Azumanga Daioh's stupid antics. Even though most aspects are different, the comedy humors you just the same. Definitely check both of them out if you need a little comic relief.
Though radically different in most ways, one should appreciate that Azumanga Daioh and Great Teacher Onizuka teach you an interesting bit about Japanese schools. Both are also highly entertaining. I suggest live action GTO. Incidentally, a live action Azumanga is said to be in the works...
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
If you like Comedies like Azumanga Dioh, you will absolutely love Love Hina. But while Azumanga Dioh is mostly about girls Love hina tends to be more of a boys story. Though you can enjoy this anime who ever you are, it´s more for those who like love stories and such..
Let's just put it this way. Both are filled with cute girls, each of which has her own well-developed personality, that are constantly being put in situations that just beg to be laughed at. But beware of the "ultra-cuteness" factor if you happen to suffer from diabetes or if you don't want cavity after cavity.
The dynamic within the core group of girls has a very similar feel to it in both shows. They also share similar character styles and humour. Both Azumanga Daioh and Love Hina are very silly, which is part of the charm.
Although the setting is a little different in both anime, what they have in common is the silly/humour factor. Azumanga Daioh is a little bit more weird, and Love Hina has more love and drama. But the main thing that makes both anime appealing to me is that I can't watch either of them without continuously having a wide grin across my face.
Rino is an orphan whose only memento of her mother is a taking puppet named Puuchan. After a generous donation from a mysterious benefactor, Rino finds herself enrolled in the prestigious all-girls high school known as Miyagami; and thus her adventure begins! With Rino’s naïve nature and Puuchan’s sadistic streak, the duo quickly takes the school by storm. From the ranks of the seemingly all-powerful Best Student Council, Rino and Puuchan change the lives of everyone they meet, like it or not!
Azumanga Daioh and Best Student Council are series that are all-around comedy. The selection of characters are about the same and just as silly. What I found most similar were the use of facial expressions - very funny. Best Student Council has a large and colourful cast while Azumanga Daioh has a lot of cultural references and the characters are much more loveable.
Besides the obvious similarities that both series take place mostly at school among a group of girl friends, Gokujo Seitokai, and Azumanga Daioh also share a similar sense of the absurd. Whereas Azumanga Daioh is held truer to a real world standard, both series abound with humorous situations made possible by the often awkward positioning of a group of acutely obtuse girls.
If you loved Osaka's hijinks in azudai, then BSC's Reno talks, looks, and acts the same as Osaka (if Osaka had a wise cracking puppet)
If you loved Kourin's hijinks in azudai, BSC's Kouri is the same person with a different design and love intrest.
Outside of the two similar characters BSC is more like a mix of phoenix wright and azumanga, with alot of shojo-ai mixed in. And a brighter atmosphere.
They're both comedies, though not without any sentimental or dramatic moments, that center around a group of schoolgirls and their antics, though Azumanga is far more grounded in reality. It should also be noted that the two teachers in BSC seems to have been "inspired" by Minamo and Yukari from Azumanga. If you enjoyed watching either of these series you might consider watching the other.
Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!
Honestly, it's difficult to find a series that matches the greatness that is Azumanga Daioh (can you tell it's my favorite?). But a close one would have to be Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai, for its hilarious parodies. Also of note, the characters speak with a Kansai-dialect, the same type of speech as Osaka, from Azumanga Daioh.
Abenobashi and Azumanga are masters of hilarious randomness, and I don't think you'd disagree. If you enjoyed the fast paced laughs that sometimes made little sense, check this one out for size.
Suprisingly enough, both Azumanga and Abenobashi have a strikingly similar taste in humor. Where you think Abenobashi can't get any weirder, Azumanga comes to show you how weird anime humor can get. And if you couldn't seem to understand why some random thing happened in Azumanga Daioh, Abenobashi is here to back it up with even MORE random goodness.
On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
At first blush, these series might only seem to be superficially related. Yes, they are both school girl series, and the central concerns of the characters are those typical of young women trying to find their place in the world. But the difference between them looms large. Whereas Azumanga Daioh is played -- insofar as the characters within their own world are concerned -- straight (other than some odd mental fantasy moments) the supernatural element is absolutely central to KamiChu.
So why if you love one should you love the other? Because it is the way the characters' lives are explored and delineated that makes both series fundamentally charming -- and is what makes both series similar to each other at heart. The characters are never caricatures in the sense of, say, Paniponi Dash, which is filled with cardboard cutouts played for facile laughs. Which is not say Azumanga and KamiChu aren't funny, because they are. But the characters are handled lovingly and respectfully and in so doing come alive for the viewer, creating a sympathetic response few series ever manage. Though both series contain school girl stereotypes, they don't feel like stereotypes -- and in the end that's why you'll love them both.
These series have a similar "aimless" and lighthearted feel. The characters share an innocent and uncomplicated view of the world.
Both are series about a group of students going about their everyday life. It's fun to watch these and get a sense of what life is like for Japanese students, while getting a kick out of their strange antics! Also, if you loved Matsuri in Kamichu, then you'll love Tomo in Azumanga! (and vice versa)