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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

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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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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Azumanga Daioh are both school based comedies. Both are extremely amusing and funny, however Azumanga Daioh does take a somewhat lighter view. In any case, any fan of Azumanga Daioh would, no doubt, enjoy The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya and vice versa.


The obvious connection between these two shows are the school-based, high grade humor (high grade meaning wonderful and accessable, not "over the top of your head humor"). And it's a very fair connection.

However, another link you can make is in how character development is handled. While, by the end of the series, we don't know much more about the characters than what we can learn in the first few episodes, they are built in ways that make them quite real and easy to relate to.

Two highly amusing anime series' that would work very well together in a marathon.


I watched these around the same time as each other, and loved both of them. These two are both high school based comedies, and are definitley shows that will make you "lol". Anyone looking for a slice of life comedy should pick up either or, and no doubt you will enjoy one if you liked the other.


Those are one of the most hilarious anime ever made. Although there’s almost no plot little action but you still laugh like crazy. I really recommend it to comedy oriented fans, after watching these shows you will not be able to fall asleep.


Both anime are funny as hell and combine all kinds of personalities!

Hyperactive Haruhi and crazy Yukari

Silent Yuki and slow Osaka

Moe Mitsuki and good looking Sakaki

There are so many similar personalities, so if you liked one, you'll surely love the other series too!

I would love to see a second season of both, but you should watch both first^^


Both full of random jokes that you can watch again and again. You'll definitely will enjoy both of them.


A bunch of friends trying to get through high school, go on adventures, and perform some rather interesting antics to keep the humor alive. Haruhi might have some supernatural occurances, but Azumanga has Osaka, whose mind is a supernatural occurance, in my opinion. Humor, school life, and an intriguing cast makes these two animes a must-see combo!



Having been close friends for years, when young Tooru passes her entrance exam she immediately rushes to tell Run that they will be attending the same school. However, since Run is one year older, not only will the two girls be in different classes, but the air-headed second year has already made her own friends, Yuuko and Nagi. Now the small, volatile and overprotective Tooru must learn to share her best friend and get to know her new acquaintances, as the four girls make the most of each new day.

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Azumanga Daioh and A Channel have similar character structures and a delightful "randomness" and every day life quality that make them both equally enjoyable.  The characters have a depth to them and are realistic and imperfect, tackling every day problems and questions.  Both series also have the same general humor, so if you like one, you'll enjoy the other ^.^


Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.


Azumanga Daioh and A-Channel are both animes that boast a nearly all female cast.  They are random animes in the slice-of-life genre and take place nearly always in a school setting.  They're lighthearted comedies made to bring smiles.  If you liked one, I suggest you check out the other.


Both series are based on yonkoma gag manga and are your generic slice-of-life comedies with an almost all-female cast. Both have a high school setting, lack serious plot, and have your stereotypical moe characters.

If you like one, definitely check out the other. If not, please don't.


Both anime have a laid back pace and a cast of troublesome high school girls, that always find time to goof off! If you like one of these brilliant series, I definitely recommend the other!


These series are each gag heavy, moe heavy, and plot light. Neither of them have much in terms of depth, but, if you like all the cute characters doing... nothing in one series, you should give the other a try.

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Doki Doki School Hours

Doki Doki School Hours

Mika wants to be the best teacher in the world: able to inspire her students to work hard and excel in their studies. Though she tries her hardest every day, she’s only about four and a half feet tall, so being taken seriously is difficult to say the least! To make matters worse, she teaches quite possibly the strangest bunch ever, from the resident super otaku to the loving lesbian who thinks Mika is the cutest thing born on this Earth. Now, amidst tests galore and homework aplenty, Mika's class starts another year on their path to graduation...


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Sensei no Ojikan could be described as the Azumanga Daioh.. with boys. There are some differences though. The characters for example are somewhat more odd and confusing in Azumanga Daioh as compared to the somewhat blunt characters in Sensei no Ojikan. Also: Sensei no Ojikan handles some more material things, while Azumanga Daioh work more with dreamimages and such.

Doki Doki School Hours is the closest anime to Azumanga Daioh. It also has wacky high school students and wacky teachers in an ordinary world, and even has some of the same jokes in as in Azumanga Daioh.

The only differences are that Sensei no Ojikan deals with a bit more mature topics such as lesbian and gay things, and also has main characters who are boys.


Doki Doki School Hours starts out feeling very similar to Azumanga Daioh, but as the series continues and you get to know the characters better, it starts to become a little different. Both shows are more character driven than plot driven and both have somewhat immature teachers who are not taken very seriously. The teachers are so involved with their student body that they seem more like friends.

Both series had a very similar sense of humor and feel to them, and I think it's safe to say if you liked one you would like the other.


Both Doki Doki and Azumanga are slice-of-life school comedy anime. The episodes are made up of the everyday antics of the silly characters as they go through school. There are no over-arching plots as such and episodes are cut up into small bite-size segments, and the drawing styles are cutesy. Azumanga is much better, though.


Both of these series focus on the life of a group of school friends and their exploits in and out of school. In both series there is great diversity amongst the students with all of them having their own unique personality that sets them apart. Although Sensei no Ojikan focuses on the journey of the tiny teacher Mika and Azumanga focuses more on the students, both series contain the same sort of wacky humour and antics that make both well worth a watch.


These two are very alike. Both about students, their likes and dislikes and same humor.Animations is also very similar. If you love one you will definitely love the other as well.

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Sousuke Sagara is far from the average high school student - not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Kaname. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...

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Fumoffu and Azumanga: shows that are sooo much about nothing, that Jerry Seinfeld has to say, "Man, these shows are about nothing . . . what's the deal with that?" Constantly new, fresh, and over all histerical
Slapstick with all of it's charms. The two serie's plot is not that connected through each episode, instead it's a new plot each episode which is all about jokes and humor. If you liked the kind of humor shown in either daioh or fumoffu then you are bound to like the other, even tho' fumoffu sometimes (rarely) have a more serious side.

Azumanga Daioh and FMP? FUMOFFU are so gut-splittingly hilarious they are without any (coherent) explanation, but I shall attempt.

FUMOFFU will have you on the ground rolling in laughter, trying to draw breath into your burning lungs. It's that hilarious. From Sousuke Sagara swearing up a storm while converting a bunch of pansies into a frankly terrifying rugby team, to The Matrix parodies, it's a nonstop test of your ability to keep breathing and see the TV through tears of laughter.

Azumanga Daioh is basically the same. Detachable ponytails, killer cats, and epic shoe-losing make this series a must see. The silly characters will have you giggling madly. Like FUMOFFU, watch with friends for extra laughs. It's always funnier with friends.

Both series, expecially FUMOFFU, get a 10/10 for pure comedy and side-splittingly awesome quotes. Never before have I wanted to get a Bonta-kun suit solely for taking over the world. XD


Well, how to describe them ...? Hmm, I think that the best word that connects to both is "hilarious". Yes, that's exactly it! Both series are so hilarious that you won't be able to sit still in front of the screen. Action is placed mostly in school so you may imagine how many situations may occur, right? If you like good comedies with little action but great episodic plot then here you have it!


Liked the random sort of comedy FMA? Fumoffu or Azumanga Daioh had? You'll love the other one in that case! Granted, in Azumanga you won't be seeing Sousuke get beaten up by Chidori every five minutes, and FMA? Fumoffu isn't about a group of girls being random, but they share the same sense of humour that'll make you laugh out loud multiple times each episode without resorting to incredibly crude jokes.


Fumoffu takes all the drama of it's series and throws a bit of humor that only shows like Azumanga can provide. School life, crazy classmates, and junior geniuses abound in both of these hilarious animes. 

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  • TV (12 eps x 4 min)
  • 2013

Kanaka, Saki and Ayuko are three girls who, as fate would have it, meet each other just before starting high school. Kanaka accidentally bumps into Ayuko, ruining the girl's ice cream cone, and their friendship soon follows! Together, the trio navigates high school life, whether giving each other nicknames, racing each other to class, or just having fun.

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Azumanga is the classic school life comedy about girls doing nothing - Aiura is another lighthearted romp in the same vein, albeit less random and silly. If you liked one, try out the other. 


Aiura is a lot like Azumanga Daioh with a smaller cast and shorter episodes. Both have character focused humor- as in the cast is absolutely full of weirdos. If you like either show, then look no further!


If you're after some school life comedy about girls doing nothing then look no farther than these two shows. Aiura differs from Azumanga Daioh in that it's a short series, but if you liked one then chances are you will find the other entertaining enough.


The similarities between Aiura and Azumanga Daioh are apparent almost immediately, but there is more than just funny moments shared between high school girls in these stories.  Sure both will bring about genuine laughter, but it's the lack of any substantial plot or climactic moment that actually adds to these stories. Despite the short length of Aiura's episodes, it is able to capture the basics of school life in a very identifiable way. It almost feels like these are the moments that are happening before, after, or possibly alongside larger unseen events, and in many ways that mirrors the daily lives of many people (high school girl or not). The longer episode and series length of Azumanga Diaoh allows for more characters and depth overall, but the premise is still the navigation of high school life and the randomness that comes along with that. Both series are lighthearted, refreshing, and will likely leave you both satisfied and wanting more.


both of them both have the school setting, with the characters forging a stronger and stonger friendship as the story line progresses.