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Azumanga Daioh

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Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Azumanga Daioh - The Very Short Movie Movie 2001 Side Story
Azumanga Web Daioh Other 2002 Side Story

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Azumanga Daioh 1999 Original Manga
Azumanga Daioh: Hoshuuhen 2009 TBD
Name Role
Yasuhisa KATO Character Design
Hiroshi NISHIKIORI Director
Masaki KURIHARA Music
Kiyohiko AZUMA Original Manga Creator

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Azumanga Daioh sothis 9/10 Nov 21, 2004

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Kodomo no Omocha

Kodomo no Omocha

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?

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MaximusThrax
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.
Nik322

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.

K-On!!

K-On!!

Several months after their New Years' live performance, the light music club has returned to Sakura High for a new school year. Now seniors in Sawa-chan's homeroom class, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi commence their final year as high school students. While many others would fret about their entrance examinations, the Keion Bu have more important things on their minds, be it shopping for shelves, cleaning out the storage room or that age old problem of trying to recruit new members. But while there's music, snacks and school trips aplenty, one question still remains... will the girls be able to leave their mark on the school before they graduate?

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gretzky99

These two anime show that a bunch of cute girls doing nothing can be fun. Warning! Extreme amount of moe! :)

nosaint317

Both are slice of life comedy's about a group of high school girls as they go through high school having fun and developing fond memories of each other. There is some zainy humor and a lot of clumsy humor between the 2. And both have an overly popular female character who aren't very crazy about the attention they get.

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Manabi Straight!

Manabi Straight!

Saio Private High School has a long tradition of quality education. However, like many other schools its enrollment and traditions are failing. School is no longer a necessity in the path to quality employment and for that reason, many teenagers are choosing to skip it entirely; this isn’t the case with the newly-transferred Manabi. She may be a whirlwind of humor and vision with her motto of “go straight forward”, but Manabi has the drive to bring the students of this small school both a new understanding of its purpose, and possibly a new joy in life.

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KiraRin

If you enjoyed the high jinks of the Azumanga girls, get ready for the school council craziness initiated by the "enthusiastic" Manabi in Manabi Straight. A lot of characters seem very similar between the two shows, with some very strong personalities leading to some highly entertaining situations.

Although MS doesn't have the same depth and laugh out loud moments as Azu, it still has a certain amount of girlish charm. I'm sure fans of one will still enjoy the other show :)

kooltilldend

Growing up, making new friends, learning from your mistakes...and most importantly...having a lot of fun!

Indeed Azumanga Daioh is the better of the two...but don't think that makes Manabi Straight! any worse...its a wonderful series too and really if you enjoyed one, you will almost inevitably enjoy the other

Potemayo

Potemayo

One day, the typical Sunao Moriyama found something not-so-typical in his refrigerator: a small creature between the potatoes and mayonnaise that he dubs Potemayo! Sunao decides to take care of Potemayo and takes her with him everywhere he goes, and as a result Potemayo quickly becomes popular with Sunao's classmates. However, the tranquility of the new friendship is broken with the arrival of another creature from Sunao's fridge – this time a scythe-wielding laser-shooting horned creature he dubs Guchuko. Now, every day brings new adventures and surprises with Potemayo and Guchuko around!

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indiglow

Potemayo and Azumanga Daioh are both character-driven slice of life comedies based on 4-panel comics, with some bizarre twists - in Potemayo it's the oddness of the seemingly toddler-aged creatures like the eponymous main character, where in Azumanga Daioh it's the fun personalities and odd imaginations of the girls.  Although Potemayo gets more adult at times, and Azumanga doesn't have as much of a fantasy element, both shows have weird, fun humor that can sometimes turn sweet, poignant, or even melancholy. 

kooltilldend

Cuteness to the extreme!

Alright, its true that Potemayo has more cute characters (literally!) while Azumanga is more character-focused...however, the end result in both is a comedy-of-errors...and in that sense, they both succeed imo

Both animes are really funny and if you need your dose of laugh-out-loud moments, either should serve you wonderfully

Pugyuru

Pugyuru
  • TV (13 eps x 4 min)
  • 2004

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.

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XMrNiceguyX

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.

mariprosa

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.