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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.
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!
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?
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.
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)
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!