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Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?
Both of these series are weird school comedies. Azumanga focuses on a group of high school girls, while Kodocha (Kodomo no Omocha) is about an 11 year old child actress. They both feature lots of weird comedy and amusing manga facial expressions. Azumanga is somewhat more normal and has a much slower pace than the frenetic Kodocha.
Kodocha (Kodomo no Omocha) is the perfect example of what would happen if Tomo and Osaka each drink a gallon of mountai dew and stayed up all night making an anime.
As the mighty star fleet of the planet Keron prepare their invasion of Earth, Sergeant Keroro and his elite team of commandos have been sent to infiltrate the enemy strongholds and gather as much intelligence as possible. However, it seems even his extensive military training is no match for the forces of Earth, as he is discovered and captured by the two middle school siblings, Fuyuki and Natsumi. Submitted to the rigorous torture of housework duty, the amphibious Keroro must now bide his time, covertly locate his squad-mates, and resume his mission of conquest!
Although the premises of Azumanga Daioh and Sergeant Keroro are rather different, the same sort of random humour can be found in both series. With varied and likable casts, the degree of realism might be the the factor that divides them the most (with the characters and situations of Azumanga Daioh being more plausible than the Earth being invaded by space frogs), but they nevertheless have a similar light-hearted feel.
The main reason that Keroro Gunso is a recommendation for Azumanga Daioh, and vice versa, is because of the humor. The randomness brings these 2 series together.
Azumanga Daioh and Keroro Gunso are both upbeat and spontaneous. All the humor makes you keep watching the episode all the way to the end.
Combined, the ever-hungry airheaded Milfeulle, voluptuous Ranpha, cold-as-ice Vanilla, regal Mint and aggressive gun-wielding Forte make up the Galaxy Angels -- an intergalactic team dedicated to finding the elusive Lost Technology! Joined by the once suicidal missile AI (now in the body of a stuffed animal), these girls must complete their mission at all costs! From finding lost pets to helping a pizzeria in debt, to infiltrating outposts full of monkeys, the work of a Galaxy Angel is never complete...
Bunch of girls having funny adventures.... Highly recommended
Both these animes are very alike, both in laugh out loud comedy with crazy characters to boot. Galaxy Angels is basically the Azumanga Diaoh in outer space. Each of the cast has a unique personality which contributes greatly into making both these animes very entertaining to watch.
Hibiki is unemployed, unmotivated, and out of luck. But it seems his luck just might change: a nearby school is looking for qualified instructors, but there's a catch.. females only! With rent looming around the corner and the landlord threatening to cook the dog if you don't pay up, what's a guy to do? Become a woman, of course. Watch Hibiki as he blunders his way through embarassing situations, under the close scrutiny of the headmaster's gaze and his female students' admiration.
In a normal neighborhood in a normal city, a young maid arrives from the maid village to help out a young unnamed girl. But this battery-operated being is no ordinary maid! Not only can she remove her head and turn her body into glue (amongst other things), Cheko-chan also has the wackiest of friends. From Mizore, the edible snow spirit from the north, to Nachiko, a large squid who likes to change faces, to Kanato the Yankee, the bully who is the strongest of them all, it seems the craziness has just begun in the life of a once typical high school student.
The main similarity is the oddness of the humor, as well as the utility of a lot of still images to get this humor across. The main difference, however, is the fact that Pugyuru is just a short series with few characters and is, unlike Azumanga Daioh, not situated in high school. The humor of Azumanga Daioh is also a bit more focused on culture and language, rather than plain slapstick.
Azumanga Daioh and Pugyuru both feature very randomized comedy focused on the characters within the series. It's a specific blend of randomized comedy that may not be suitable for anyone. The major difference between the two is that Pugyuru features intentionally awkward animation and sequences, and is much shorter in its overall length and episode count to really develop a story or run with the same gags like Azumanga does.