Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!
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!
It seems almost too obvious to link any humorous slice-of-life story of a group of girls experiencing school life together to the epitome of the sub-genre, Azumanga Daioh. As trivial as it may be to make the suggestion, there is a vague chance that you haven't seen AzuDai. If you haven't, and you like Hidamari Sketch... well, now you know what to view next.
Hidamari Sketch and Azumanga Daioh both center around the lives of a select group of high school students. Both anime also make very good use of plausible yet improbable scenarios that work directly to show the eccentricities of each character in a humorous way. While Hidamari is quite a bit more stylized than Azumanga, both of the series have kept strong with their Manga roots by using a number of the conventional visual cues usually dropped when a series goes from print to screen. What really sets the two series apart however, is that while both anime use the standard events of a high school's yearly schedule to build the story, Hidamari Sketch does not do so in chronological order, which can be somewhat disorienting at first.
now that you've seen the rest, watch the best!even though azumanga isn't as contained as hidamari sketch, it is just better.
A bunch of high school girls living their everyday life, being totally random and cute while having a lot of fun! Another distinguishing thing is that both shows frequently switch from the usual anime animation to more manga-styled drawing in order to highlight its jokes.
These are the basic elements of both Azumanga Daioh and Hidamari Sketch, and with these things in common, if you liked one, you should definitely give the other a go.
These anime revolve around a group of schoolgirls. Both are slow paced and have a lot of funny situations and well thought out jokes. (Quality over Quantity) On top of that give the same overal feel to it.
While HS has a very different art style, it is one of the anime that have best used the kind of storytelling AD made popular. It's still not as good as AD though.
A group of girls doing their really odd girly things with the occasional face of a really odd mascot showing up on screen.Cute, but not really funny, comedy paired with not much else to speak of.
Both shows are very laid back with no attention span required to enjoy. If you are into that, you'd love both shows.
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
Hidamari Sketch and K-On! are quite different stylistically, but are the same at heart. Both are fairly gentle, light-hearted slice of life comedies, and both have a similar balance of characters and a similar sense of humour. If you enjoyed the plot-skimping fun of one, then you ought to have a go with the other.
First take four high school girls (The childish girl, the genki girl, the serious girl, and the nurturing girl) who hang out and have some slice-of-life adventures. Mix in some Romantic Two Girl Friendship, and let simmer.
Both are very relaxing and fun to watch. Even though they have very similar elements, they're handled quite differently, which is rather interesting.
Both anime are basically the same thing. Except in K-On the focus is music and in Hidamari Sketch it is art. a group of 4 girls get together and do either musical or art activities together while attending regular classes as well. If you liked one i'm sure you'll like the other.
If you enjoy innocent girls having fun, then you'd enjoy either of these excellent comedies. Both are "centered" around the character's interests, one art, the other music.
The comedy is very light hearted and refreshing to break from all of the intensity out there!
No boy characters in either as well I believe.
Cute girls doing cute things. One is allegedly centered on music and the other allegedly centered on art, but do you really need a plot?
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.
Both revolve around a crazy art club, contain the usual collection of people (the shy and cute protagonist, the lively friend, the crazy teacher, et al.), and provide a slapstick element and cute factor which are way above the norm.
Hidamari doesn't revolve as much around the actual art club, though they both are about daily happenings in school (although Hidamari is slightly less realistic in some cases). The two have too many similarities to not appreciate one if you like the other.
Both have slice of life comedy and highschool girls with artists. though sketchbook is more on emotions while hidamari is more reaction based
I watched Sketchbook straight after Hidamari Sketch. What I liked and found similar was that they're both slice of life/no real plot surrounding it. I like this type of anime because it's very easy to watch and can be soothing/calming. They are both based around groups of high school girls who have a keen interest in art. There is none-minor fanservice.
(This is my own preference but I find that too much fanservice ruins the anime for me.)
Both anime are about a group of people in school with slice-of-life structure and comedy. Not to mention that both anime are centered around art in school.
Art subplot with a cuteness and slice of life mainplot is the primary similarity. Being able to be watched mindlessly is another. Cute characters doing their cute girly things goes without saying.
Though Sketchbook is a little more passive than Hidasketch, it doesn't stop the fact that you will love them both.
Ahh, the life of an elementary school student. Though Chika, Matsuri, Miu and Ana should focus on schoolwork, they’d much rather have fun instead. Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls. Join this cute quartet as they do cute (and often devious) things in cute and quirky ways!
The personality types displayed in the character galleries of Hidamari Sketch and Ichigo Mashimaro are very similar, and so is the overall humour and charm of both shows, based on the moe style of anime. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.
Hidamari sketch and Strawberry marshmallow are very similar in terms of characters. HS does not have the same cuteness or energy that SM has, but it still can be cute and energetic.
Two character-driven comedies in which pretty much nothing happens. Both shows portray the daily lifes of a group of girls in the most funniest ways. Ichigo Mashimaro definitely has a strong moe-vibe going for it, but Hidamari's chibi-style gives it quite a unique look. Those two shows are must-watch for anyone who likes slice-of-life anime.
Hidamari Sketch and Ichigo Marshmallow are calming slice-of-life series with pretty similar characters. Each features a cute factor that is through the roof, and also some comedy (Ichigo Marshmallow lays the comedy on much more heavily, though). Fans of slice-of-life series will enjoy both.
Both Ichigo Mashimaro and Hidamari Sketch tell about the little events in the everyday life of a few small extraordinarily cute schoolgirls.
I like Hidamari Sketch somewhat better because it has better and somewhat odd collage-like animation.
Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.
Both series are seinen slice-of-life set in a small utopian world. In Aria's case, the world is a terraformed mars. In Hidamari Sketch's place, the world is the Hidamari apartments and arts high school next door.
Both shows feature lively female characters in lead roles and bright animation. Aria is full of set-piece paintings, but Hidamari Sketch uses lively artistic pastework as suits its art student characters.
Aria is soothing while Hidamari Sketch is lively, but if one leaves you smiling, I'm pretty sure the other will as well.
While the subject matter of these two series is very different, one about girls on gondolas on another planet, and the other four high school girls, both share a similar tone to them. Both Hidamari Sketch and Aria are quite slow-paced and just plod along quietly. Also both contain a gentle sort of humour, though the comedy is more prevalent in Hidamari. If you like gentle slice of life, both of these are for you.
Both shows take place in a perfect world where almost all of the character are beautiful girls. And both shows are meant to be "healing" anime for men with stressful lives. Also both are about a girl moving to a new place and growing up.