The students of the Geijutsuka Art Design Class study all the various fields of art, from sketching and painting to graphic design and photography. While the mischievous Noda is always thinking up new ways to have fun with her partner in crime - tomboy Tomokane - the ditzy Kisaragi is content with doodling cats in her sketchbook. With Namiko attempting (and failing) to keep the energetic duo in line, the quiet and mysterious Kyoujyu seems happy to observe the odd behavior of her classmates. Whether they are transforming a congealed lump of paint into a sculpture of a pudding, playing ‘color tag’, or making thought collages, the gang live their life to the max through both their friendships and their art.
Enthusiastic editor-in-chief Hana, serious Aki and their friends love manga so much that they've decided to start up a brand new manga magazine! Together, the new editors must find mangaka to work with, schedule photo shoots and perfect their typesetting, amongst other things. Little did the girls know that running a manga magazine would be more difficult than they imagined, but with teamwork and a lot of perseverance, they'll definitely succeed!
Mangirl and GA have a similar style of comedy- silly and slightly spastic, as well as similar character types/interactions. Both are kind of about art (or the manga industry, which deals with art), and explore their topic with lots of humor as well as a slight educational leaning.
When the gothic-lolita Marika opened her eyes on the train one day, she found herself in a bizarre and whimsical town in an unknown world. Quickly meeting the famous scientist Galileo Galilei, Marika is introduced to science in a whole new way. The town, Galihabara, is home to a number of notable inventors and tinkerers including Newton, Edison, Marie Curie and even Leonardo da Vinci! However, these ordinary figures of history are anything but - from MCs to ramen shop owners, each scientist is definitely unique in their own way. Alongside her magical stuffed animal Pet, Marika and Galileo explore Galihabara, learning important lessons along the way!
Marie & Gali and GA each found a way to educate their audience in the silliest (and most unexpectedly entertaining) way possible. One doesn't expect to learn about art history or Archimedes' screw in an anime (or to actually enjoy it). Both are stylish and adorable.
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.
If you enjoyed the focus on art and design in either Sketchbook ~Full Colors~ or GA, then you may want to consider checking the other series out. Both are slice of life, with added comedy, though the humour in GA tends to veer more on the wacky side.