Daily Lives of High School Boys

Alt titles: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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Nichijou TV

Nichijou TV

Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...

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zenithofanime zenithofanime says...

both have very similar way of portraying slapstick comedy styles.however Nichijou outshines DKNN in every aspect.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both shows are prime examples of frantic, slapstick-ridden schoolyard comedies. Nichijou is a little more frantic, but they are pretty similar in theory. If you liked either of these I can readily recommend the other one.

shatnershaman shatnershaman says...

There is a reason High School Boys is nicknamed "Nichibros". If you like comedies with extreme reactions particularly over mundane life you'd love both shows.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

These two are definitely almost identical in presentation and style of humor. Slapstick comedy at it's finest.

Ailly Ailly says...

You could say that Nichijou is the female version of Daily Lives of High School Boys (or the other way around, whichever you prefer). They're both comedy shows that rely heavily on slapsick and visual humour. While Nichijou is more fantastical in its stories, DKNN loves to crazy up the mundane. Each episode is divided in short segments which make them easy to watch. They also feature some pretty sweet friendships between the main characters. And even the side characters are pretty funny and memorable. Both are great shows if you like some light SOL comedies.

RamkoX12X RamkoX12X says...

Nichijou and Daily Lives of High School Boys are what you can call a gender switch. However, High School Boys is a less crazy than Nichijou. Either way, they follow the lives of three characters and their school life. Random skits and scenes are portrayed in both shows as well. If you liked one, you are guaranteed to like the other.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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yunisick yunisick says...

These are both really great anime series! They have a very similar feel in terms of intelligence and structure, although I prefer Code Geass over Death note, they certainly come close to each other in my books.

seshiro73 seshiro73 says...

These shows are a perfect match for each other. They are similar in every way with the exception of the moe art style of Lucky Star.

AstralKnight AstralKnight says...

They are almost exactly alike, but in Lucky Star, Konata is the only Otaku. Daily Lives of High School Boys is loaded with male Konata clones XD

chirika chirika says...

Take Lucky Star, divide the number of episodes by half, replace female main characters with male characters, add boy-specific humor... This is 'Daily Lives of High School Boys'!

Gintama

Gintama

In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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8MangaMan 8MangaMan says...

If you enjoy a good laugh you will enjoy these two series!  The Comedy style is nearly the same in both Gintama and in Daily lives of Highschool Boys, it will have you tearing from laughter for the whole episode!  Daily Lives of highschool Boys cut's its episode into sketch like snip-bits that are arougn 5 minutes long.  Gintama though devotes a whole episode or more to a whole subject, with many jokes inbetween.  The voices of some of the main characters are also shared between the two series. 

Gintsuki6 Gintsuki6 says...

These two animes have a very similar sense of humor. If you enjoy a good comedy anime, you'll like either one!

And if this matters to you at all they share a number of the same voice actors. Gintoki's voice actor is Hidenori, and Sougo's is Yoshitake. 

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

Same voice actors and the same manner of blowing small things way out of proportion for comedical impact. Not that it's a bad thing, it's what makes these two shows very fun and a very worthwhile watch you will not regret.

Starletka Starletka says...

Gintama and Daily Lives of High School Boys are shows filled with simmilar hilarious random humour, featuring the same voice actors.

Kimi to Boku.

Kimi to Boku.

Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.

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Suimin Suimin says...

If you took Daily Lives of High School Boys and drained out all the comedy, you'd get the much blander Kimi to Boku.. If you're looking for a slice of life about school boys, I suggest you watch either one of these, but if you're looking for comedy, I suggest Daily Lives of High School Boys.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They're both similar in that they're comedy/slice-of-life shows focusing on high school boys, unlike the near-ubiquitous shows that focus on high school girls. However, both shows differ wildiy in execution. Daily Lives... has a frantic style of comedy, hysterical characters and rather odd situations. Kimi to Boku., the other hand, has a more down to earth approach to both comedy and situations, its characters rather mellow (or milquetoast) in comparison.

If you saw Kimi to Boku. but want some more pace and fun characters, go watch Daily Lives..., but if Daily Lives... was a bit to... loud for you, check out Kimi to Boku. And if you watched either one but just want to watch some school boys, why not watch the other series?

snivets snivets says...

Two slice of lifes about a group of high school boys, each of whom has a distinct personality. Drama and humor ensue.

sassy1415 sassy1415 says...

While D.L.H.S.B. is more comedic, Kimi to Boku has it's humourous moments as well - and both of which have their heart-warming moments and revolve around every day high school life. 

Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon

There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates those around her. Otaku Mafuyu obsesses over writing online walkthroughs, and is constantly hounded by Ken, the only male of their crew and an eroge addict who has the ultimate goal to turn the entire council into his harem. Luckily for Mafuyu she’s protected from his advances by Minatsu, her sporty and tomboyish sister! Together, the five repeatedly struggle in their fight against boredom, making constant otaku references and fighting against the journalism club along the way!

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KaitouKido KaitouKido says...

I would recomend this anime because it both involves a group of high school students making bizzare situation with their ordinary lives.

Doomoo Doomoo says...

If you like the kind of humor found in one show then you'll enjoy the humor in the other. They are very similar in many ways in the comedic aspect and both appeal to the same demograph.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

The really odd out of place humor taken to the extreme is what makes these two shows similar. They do it with such great execution that it never feels wrong. The shows are very epic, definitely worth watching.

Iro Iro says...

Both are one of the few Japanese anime that I find pretty funny. (I love anime but the writers usually can't do much more than gag comedy)