Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!
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!
Azumanga Daioh is one of the most quintessential slice of life comedies that's out there; Hyakko is a less-funny runner up. Both have similar elements of humor and wacky antics that you'll enjoy. If you like schoolkid comedies, you'd like both of these (though Azumanga is far superior).
Hyakko and Azumanga Daioh are a perfect match in every way possible. Both are highschool centered comedies that derive their humor from the eccentric personalities of a very amusing female cast. Not only are they random and without a plot as the kind of character based humor and the interaction between the girls is very similar. Fans of one are bound to enjoy the other.
Another "slice of life" comedy, Azumanga doesn't have the depth of the characters in Hyakko but I would say it is overall more entertaining.
Both are slice-of-life comedies about the strange characters from a particular class in high school. The value of both of these shows come from outrageous personalities and hilarious situations. Furthermore, many of the personalities you find in one are also in the other.
AD is highly superior to Hyakko in every way imo, but they are very similar in nearly every aspect, so try one if you like the other.
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!
Saio Private High School has a long tradition of quality education. However, like many other schools its enrollment and traditions are failing. School is no longer a necessity in the path to quality employment and for that reason, many teenagers are choosing to skip it entirely; this isn’t the case with the newly-transferred Manabi. She may be a whirlwind of humor and vision with her motto of “go straight forward”, but Manabi has the drive to bring the students of this small school both a new understanding of its purpose, and possibly a new joy in life.
Hyakko is GUMS is a brighter comedy situation, otherwise the characters and whatnot are the same.
Mikan, now ayumi (in hyakko), is a shy girl who gets mixed up in dealing of the "friends" around her.
Manabi, now torako (in hyakko), is a bold, forward thinking girl with too much energy
Mei, now the voice of ayumi and portrayed by tatsuki, is a tsudere with long blue hair. Although Tatsuki seems to have left out the Dere, and that crazy hairstyle Mei had.
And Suzune, who is not anyone from GUMS, but definatly someone from school rumble.
So if you want depth go to GUMS. If you want girls beating eachother, also go to GUMS. BUT if you want girls beating eachother with sports equipment, I'd reccomend Hyakko.
I'll be honest, Manabi Straight is pretty much Hyakko with lolis. Well that being said, those two shows really share a lot of similarities, like flyboy42 said before me, some characters have their spiritual-clone in the other show, you'll be able to make quite a few associations (Manabi <=> Torako being the most obvious one, but there are plenty).
An other similarity I'd like to point out, is the fact that the animation in both shows is surprisingly gorgeous (well, given that comedy genre rarely has the prettiest animation). Both are very, and I mean VERY pretty to watch.
Oh, and finally, if you liked the dodgeball fight in any of those two series, make sure you watch the other!
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
Those two anime are about school and his students lives together. If you liked Hyakko, i see no reason to not like school rumble knowing the fact that school rumble is about some main characters and the others students around them. You can see a lot of similitude between them. The comedy is around the same. You get the same feeling as watching both. School Rumble is a good anime to watch if you liked Hyakko.
Both are similar in story-telling and subject matter. Furthermore, both have similar characters. School Rumble is more focused on love, whereas Hyakko is focused on friendship and making friends.
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!
Ichigo Mashimaro is a much more lighthearted and childish version of Hyakko, but both have a very similar feel. While anime like Azumanga Daioh are more geared towards schoolkid comedy, Ichigo and Hyakko are a bit softer and more innocent (though Hyakko does have the occasional bit of ecchi). If you liked one I think you'd like the other.
Unlike many other Anime Comedies, Hyakko and Ichigo Mashimaro cut out Bobobo or Hare+Guu like wackiness in favor of a more down to earth, though often just as random Boke Tsukomi, Japanese comedy duo style of humor with a single character as the designated "idiot" throughout the whole series.
Both series' also have occasional genuinely emotional moments, which grounds the series as a slice of life rather than an out of control gag reel.