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.
Like lucky star, Joshiraku is a slice of life, comedy anime showing a group of girls discussing random issues such as dress codes. They have a similar feel and equally lovable characters.
Both are comedies featuring girls talking about random stuff that never actually do anything.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
If you're looking for a mature comedy full of punchlines based on zany departures from the original topic, wordplay (for those initiated into kanji), and biting social commentary, you will find it in both of these anime.
Both anime are based on manga by the same author, so they share a very similar comedic style with plenty of social commentary and Japanese puns. If you enjoyed one you will likely enjoy the other.
Both are plotless, Made up of short segments. They are about the hilarious happenings within their groups of friends. The both extreamly wacky but in a kind of relatable way. They both contain some pop culture references (although much more in Joshiraku).
Yui, Yukari and Yuzuko have just entered high school, eager to have a great time. They quickly become the sole members of the Data Processing Club, using the computers frequently to look up information and find interesting videos. Whether they're debating the merits of sauce on curry bread, trying to determine how some women manage to have huge breasts or dealing with the sweltering heat, these three friends will also manage to have fun in the process.
Centered around a group of young girls and their daily lives. Word association, puns and just general japanese humor persist in both shows. Slice of life. Comedy. Cute girls in wacky situations.