It is still Yuno's first year at Yamabuki High school, and for the girls of the Hidamari apartment complex, life continues as normal. Whether it is visiting a shrine to do some sketching on their day off, or sitting under a kotatsu enjoying nabe on a cold winter's day, Yuno, Miyuki, Sae and Hiro make the most of each other’s company and cherish the time they have together. From the entrance exams and meeting each other, through the seasons, follow the day-to-day lives of these girls as they make each moment count and bring their own brand of fun to the most everyday activities.
Aoi's childhood dream of climbing the tallest mountains in the world was destroyed when the girl fell off a jungle gym, developing a crippling fear of heights in the process. Now in high school, the teen enjoys more mundane activities like knitting and sitting quietly, and has absolutely no interest in risking her life in the wilderness. But Aoi's sheltered life is shattered with the reappearance of Hinata, her boisterous childhood friend who's determined to pull the girl out of her shell and scale some mountains! Together, the two learn about climbing gear and try to face their fears, all while becoming the best of friends!
Another super relaxing and adorable series about cute girls doing cute things, that's centered around one particular hobby (either art or mountaineering). Both use a lot of pastel colors and are less energetic than most slice-of-life series of this type.
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.
Hidamari Sketch and Lucky Star both have similar motifs and both dwell deep within the "Slice of Life" Sub-Genre. Though Hidamari Sketch takes place at an Art school and the art is incorporated into the anime in several ways, both anime take place in a high school setting and tell the tale of 4 friends (all girls) and the events that happen in their day to day lives. If you enjoyed Hidamari Sketch then you will most definetly enjoy Lucky Star and vise versa.
Meet the Minami sisters, three girls living on their own and doing their best to make it through life's little snags and adventures. Kana, the middle sister, has far more energy than common sense; Chiaki, the youngest, is more reserved, but her sharp tongue and devious mind often cause trouble for others; and Haruka, the eldest, acts like a mother to the other two, is beautiful and kind, but has a fearsome stern streak. Together, no obstacle can stand in their way, be it school, romance, or even cooking.
If you liked the gentle slice-of-life comedy of Hidamari Sketch x 365 then you may want to consider watching Minami-ke. Both series have a similar sort of pace and focus on the relationships between those closest to them.