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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)
Kajiwara Sora is a shy girl who loves to draw. She's a member of the art club at school, even though one of the other members scares her sometimes. She finds drawing things like flowers or fruit easy enough, but she puzzles over how to capture more fleeting moments, like the flapping of a bird's wings or a cat that won't sit still. There are things she can draw, and things she can't draw, and with the help of her friends in the art club, she's going to experience them all to the fullest.
You can say that Sketchbook is the Azumanga Daioh of 2007.
Both shows are slice-of-life high school anime, and have both warm and calm moments and even crazy and funny moments.
Azumanga Daioh fans will definitely enjoy Sketchbook Full - Color's.
Imagine if Sakaki and Osaka where to fuze together and then decided to join an art club, that would be Sketchbook ~full color's~. Oddly enough Sora looks like a mix between Sakaki and Ayamu
Both series are student comedies in which life passes placidly. The point of the story consists on the relationships betwen the multiple characters. Don't expect spectacular animations or epic battles.
Self-professed lover of all things small and cute, Souta Takanashi finds himself dragooned into working at the Wagnaria family restaurant by the diminutive and vivacious Poplar Taneshima. Though the pay is reasonable and the clientele polite, the high school student is often at his wits' end when dealing with the quirky staff. If the indifferent and street-tough manager, katana-carrying floor chief, and terminally weak Poplar weren't enough, Souta frequently fears for his life, as every encounter with the violently androphobic Inami ends in injury. How long can he survive before the combined stress and harm do him in?
If you liked the comedy in Working!!, especially when people have trouble seeing something so obvious it makes you laugh, I'd say give Azumanga Daioh a try. Each series also has a large number of extremely unique characters that makes for good comedy.
Both series are very good at the slice-of-life comedy genre. Although Azumanga takes place at school and Working!! in a diner, they share a lot of simlarities, mostly in the way each show approaches the delivering of jokes and the personalities of the characters.
You can think of Azumanga as a predecessor to Working!!'s style. If you liked one, you might want to check out the other.
Both have rather similar feel to them. Can't really put my finger on it but they give the same vibe, it's like they take place in the same universe kind of thing :)
Neither has any real plot, but is rather random slice of life humour thing.
Incensed at the damage done to the sea and its wildlife at the the hands of humanity, Squid Girl rises from the depths of the ocean to enslave humanity! Her mission proves more difficult than it first seems, however, when she gets dragooned into working at the Aizawa beach restaurant. Will the easily distracted, blissfully ignorant, and slightly thick Ika-Musume convert her managers' humble house into her base? Will she use the power of her mighty tentacles to bring all of humanity to heel? Or will she at least learn how to properly wait tables?
To put it simply, pure comedy. These are both very simple shows with colorful characters, excellent timing, and solid writing. It helps that the animation matches the content in quality, too. They share similarities in that viewers can easily sit down and be entertained for the full 24 minutes they're watching, without exception. If you're in the mood for laughs, you cannot go wrong with either of these series.
Each of these series are light comedies in a very episodic nature. If you like random comedy with a dash of moe and want to watch something that isn't serious at all, then these shows go together quite well.
Both are episodic anime that have the same random and lighthearted sense of humor. If you liked one you'll like the other too.
Everyday life may be full of mundane occurrences, but hidden amongst the banality, you can always find something fun to brighten your day. While schoolgirl Mio attempts to cheer up Yuuko after her horrific test score, Nano desperately tries in vain to get the stubborn Hakase to take her medicine. No matter the situation, these innocent girls can make the most of every situation, even by doing cartwheels at a deserted railway station.
The very similar style of humor displayed in each of these shows would almost gurantee a fan of one enjoying the other. If you enjoyed one of these slice of life titles then give the other a whirl and laugh as these young girls make the ordinary into something worth watching.
Azumanga Diaoh and Nichijou are twins in spirit, sharing similarities that make them both personal favorites of mine and common recommendations in the "watch one when you're feeling nostalgic for the other" category.
Both series are about a group of girls trying to make the most of their high school experience, and include super-intelligent elementary schoolers who add an element of innocence which helps to define each series by its cuteness more than anything else.
Both series also contain elements of humor based in the fantastical, from Osaka's daydreams to the young Professor's continual "upgrades" to Nano's form. If you enjoyed this style of humor in one series, you'll certainly have just as much fun with it in the other.
Most importantly, however, both series have a light, carefree, slice-of-life quality about them -- without being shy about delving into the personalities, backstories, and emotions of their characters. While you're given a huge helping of comedy with a generous topping of adorable, you get to connect to the characters and sympathize with their troubles, too. It's a quality that takes a series from a fun time-waster up to the level of a well-rounded and worthwhile story.
If you like one of these animes, you're sure to love the other just as much.
Two moeblob iyashikei (no conflict) series with similar pacing and a similar form of comedy. Additionally, both shows play a little bit with non-realistic elements with androids in the Nichijou, and talking cats in Azumanga Daioh.
Main minor differences are that the humour in Nichijou is a lot more physical and over the top, while the humor in Azumanga Daioh is more timid and grounded. Furthermore there is a whole range of male characters (albeit minor / supporting only) in Nichijou, whereas Azumanga Daioh only sports a few.