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Yuru Yuri

Yuru Yuri

It's the first day of middle school for Akari, and the enthusiastic girl is determined to reinvent her personality and have tons of fun in the process. Along with her friends, mischievous Kyouko, serious Yui, and adorable Chinatsu, the girl joins the Amusement Club, a group for students who just want to hang out and joke around! Over the year, the girls befriend upperclassmen, impersonate their favorite magical girl characters, and develop crushes... sometimes even on each other!

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DarkEmerl123 DarkEmerl123 says...

Both K-On! and Yuru Yuri involve a group of girls who try to save a club from getting shut down. Well, I guess they just use the club room in Yuru Yuri. Anyway, both series have fairly similar characters, so if you liked the main characters in one, you will probably like the main characters in the other.

CrimsonSunShine CrimsonSunShine says...

If you liked K-on! or Yuru Yuri, you'd more than likely like the other as well. The two series both revolve around a club that often falls behind on the responsible category. Not to mention the shoujou ai sub text in both as well. If you enjoyed either of them, I high recommend the other!

Marethyu Marethyu says...

Clean description of japanese high school musical life! no crimes, no romances, no demons...absolutely kawaii

seshiro73 seshiro73 says...

Both animes have a very similar animation style, a main cast of four girls, yuri elements (K-on is obviously subtler with the yuri), and amazing music.If you like one, you will like the other 

W0rmh0leXtreme W0rmh0leXtreme says...

If you liked K-On! or Yuru Yuri, you'd likely enjoy the other too, as they are both quite similar. They both are about a group of girls enjoying their time at school, having many fun and exciting experiences along the way, and many funny moments too. In both, a lot of their time is spent in only a few locations, mainly a club room, so the focus is on the interaction between the characters, rather than on the things that are happening. Both are light hearted, calm and relaxed, except for the bursts of excitement here and there.

Xplayer Xplayer says...

Yuru Yuri is essentially K-on without music. It focuses on clubs comprised of cute girls doing cute things. Both series feature girls with cute personalities, and good humor as the characters play off each other.

ravenrhen ravenrhen says...

Both of them is really funny. Both includes girls in a club with a friend in the student council. I agree on what they say that if you love any one of them you'll surely love the other as well.

snivets snivets says...

After finishing Yuru Yuri, I immediately thought of K-On. These shows are written for the same audience: cute girls, cute things, etc etc. Although they're admittedly low on story substance, both are relaxing, silly, funny, easy to watch, and will make you eat your heart out.

Tamako Market

Tamako Market

Between unspoken and unrequited love, mysterious happenstance, and the day-to-day affairs of a busy market, life is rarely dull in the Bunny Mountain Shopping Village - especially after Tamako, the happy-go-lucky mochi-maker's daughter, finds a talking exotic bird on a mission! Having traveled a great distance, the creature now seeks a worthy bride for his land's prince - but where in this corner of rural Japan can such a thing be found? Already busy trying to keep the shopping district alive and hanging out with her friends in Baton Club, Tamako can't afford to be distracted by the plucky bird - yet the scoundrel seems to have taken a liking to her and keeps following her around! How will Tamako cope with this visitor intruding on her life?

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Littlebut1997 Littlebut1997 says...

It's by the same creators, but also has a little something different. Even though, in Tamako Market, the new, upbeat anime, has friends, main characture's crush, and even a talking bird. K-On deals more with friendship, music, and comedy.

Jynn04 Jynn04 says...

they look alike, both have silly characters; not really a plot line. Very funny and cute! Mio and Tamako look a like alike; but Tamako acts like Yui! Though one is about a music group, the other is about a Market and a very strange bird. Both are still silly anime and I think of the other when I watch one. Definately recommend this is you've seen K-On!

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are very similar looking, and although Tamako Market is about love whereas K-On! is about friends, they're both moe slice of life. If you liked the yummy food in K-On! you'll be happy to see that food is even more important in Tamako Market. They've got distinct differences in settings and casts that make them enjoyably refreshing and complementary to each other while keeping them similar enough at the core that fans of either will likely love the other one.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both slice of life animes with the same style of drawing. They both have their funny moments and even though Tamako Market has only just started, I think they will both have a sweet ending. Great storyline, great characters, just amazing!! These animes (to me ) are amazing and are highly recommended!!

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both of these series were created by KyoAni, so they have quite a bit in common, namely the cutesy character designs and adorable personalities they all have, including their sometimes overwhelming positivity. Both series also have similar comedy and lack any real focused plot to speak of. As with every KyoAni production the animation is beautiful, but unlike K-On! and their other works Tamako market comes off a feeling a bit bland in comparison. That said fans of one should like the other.

TropicalSwirl TropicalSwirl says...

If you like to watch adorable girls go about their lives and do what they are interested in with a passion, you should like both of these series. The cute factor is off the charts, though Tamako Market occasionally provides some more mature (not inappropriate, just older) themes and has some adult characters. Still, either is an enoyable watch that will make you smile and feel fuzzy and warm inside.

lyllyean lyllyean says...

Both anime revolve around a group of cute girls, they both leave a light and happy impression on the watcher. Also the animation is very similar to each other.

I find both very enjoyable to watch.

sonicmoustache sonicmoustache says...

Both of these anime are made by Kyoto Animation, so the art style is very very similar! Also, they are both slice of life anime with really cute characters and great character interaction! I watched Tamako Market before K-On! but I think they fit really well together if you like one or the other, no matter which you saw first!

Strawberry Marshmallow

Strawberry Marshmallow

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!

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sothis sothis says...

K-on and Ichigo Mashimaro are two peas in a pod. Though Ichigo deals with slightly younger girls, the characters are EXTREMELY similar, the animation is damn near identical, and they both have a very familiar slice of life format you'll appreciate. Cuteness abounds in both titles; if you liked one you'd DEFINITELY like the other.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these shows have a similar style of humour. Also some of the characters have similar personalities. If you enjoyed the interaction between the girls in one of these series you may enjoy the other.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Strawberry Marshmallow and K-On! are two slice of life shows with more in common than just that. The characters have a lot of similarities to each other. Mugi-chan seems to be Anna-chan's long lost sister. Whereas the rest of the K-On! cast seems to be a combination of two or so Strawberry Marshmallow characters. These similarities didn't hinder my enjoyment at all and if you liked one you should enjoy the other as well.

Merginoch Merginoch says...

The characters and art are nearly the same. There is the same kind of random humor that you will love in both series. If you've watched one, you must watch the other.

Luckystrawberryon222 Luckystrawberryon222 says...

Strawberrry Marshmallow and K-on! are similar shows. Mugi and Ana are like sisters or something. Miu and Ritsu are exactly the same. Matsuri and Mio are one another plus cjika and Yui are eating maniaks you'll enjoy this show.

uipeace uipeace says...

They are both cute with cute characters who do cute stuff! While neither of them have a plotline, they both head in the right direction. Both filled with humour, lame but funny jokes, and are both a good and worthwhile watch

bailmoney27 bailmoney27 says...

Similar style of humor with very similar animation. Characters are just as relatable and the interaction between them is very much the same.

Taishou Yakyuu Musume

Taishou Yakyuu Musume

The year is 1925 and Japan is still a country with socially backwards views, particularly on women's rights. One young girl named Akiko Ogasawara decides to fight for equality in her own way - by forming a girls' baseball team! She soon enlists her good friend Koume Suzukawa, and it's now up to the two of them to put together a team of like-minded and spirited young ladies. Under the able and enthusiastic tutelage of English teacher Miss Garland, the girls will need to bond closely, learn well and practice hard if they are to stand their ground against boys' teams and show a misogynistic society exactly what they're made of... while having some fun in the process.

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therik therik says...

Similar in several ways, K-On! and Taiyou Yakyuu Musume are light-hearted and slow-paced tales about girls working hard for a goal and having fun along the way. The fact that they have different themes - music and baseball respectively - doesn't matter too much, as the anime spend more time on character interactions and general moe than they do on any particular storyline. If you had fun with one of these, the other ought to suit you down to the ground

ThePatches ThePatches says...

While Taishou Yakyuu's plot and focus differ considerably from that of K-On!, the moe is also strong with the baseball story. Fans who liked K-On!'s artwork charming and enjoyed the interactions between high school girls will find much to love in J.C. Staff's summer title.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

K-On! and Taishou Yakyuu Musume are gentle slice-of-lives about a group of cute schoolgirls and their troubles forming and maintaining an after-school club. Each has likeable (though a bit underdeveloped) characters and a healthy dose of moe.

chii chii says...

Both anime are basically the same thing. Except in K-On the focus is music and in Taishou Yakyuu Musume it is baseball. A group of children get together and do either musical or baseball activities together while attending regular classes as well as taking it easy the slice of life way. Taishou Yakyuu Musume takes place in the past where k-on is more of a present setting. If you liked one i'm sure you'll like the other.

kenikki kenikki says...

The clubs they're working on are different, the reasons why they're working hard on those clubs are different and most of the characters are quite different. But both shows focus more on the interactiosn between the characters and the fact that both shows are about a group of girls trying hard to establish their own club and because of that, developing their friendships in these sweet slice-of-life series.

JiroKurumi JiroKurumi says...

Though K-On! and TYM are centered around different themes, forming a band and forming a baseball team respectively, both are similar in many aspects. Both are comedic, cutesy-type slice-of-life anime. In both anime, we see a group of girls getting together to form their club and excelling in it, while at the same time forming a strong bond among themselves. Both have a happy-go, gentle feel to them.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are moetastic shows centered around school age-girls going through the trials of forming a club and making it successful, while focusing on a lot of similar humor. If you enjoyed one I'm sure you'll like the other.

Manabi Straight!

Manabi Straight!

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.

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flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Moe-girls join a club and try to make school fun.

Which anime was I taking about? Either, really. There's similar characters and similar art styles. Comedy and stuff, you know.

Xeferah Xeferah says...

In a not so distant future, where the everyday life is way too serious, only one girl can bring salvation ... Manabi !

Owke, this is not the plot of the story, but it does give you the general idea of this anime. Manabi is a girl that wants to make schoollife more fun, whereas the other girls her age only want to do serious things. Manabi and her friends join the Student Counsel to try and organize all different kind of school activities agaisnt all the disinterests of their fellow schoolmates.

Although humor is an aspect that occurs throughout the whole series, friendschip is an other one that you will see all the time.

I think that if you liked K-On! you will like the overall style of Manabi Straight! too.

chii chii says...

Both anime are about a group of girls that get together to make the best out of their school days. The humor and characters are very similar in each. The only main difference is that K-On focuses on music but if you liked one i'm sure you will like the other for more slice of school life goodness.

kokodin kokodin says...

I think that both series, have almost identical characters and every girl from manabi has it's equivalent in k-on. They also look the same.

Korwin Korwin says...

Group of girls gathers with a goal to enrich their high school lives with club activity (in one case it's the student council in the other it's the light music club). Needless to say both feature cute girls with the usual slice of life antics and comedy. The main character of both shows is a ditzy girl.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series are pretty high up on the moe scale, and feature cute high school girls aiming towards a goal. While K-On! is generally funnier, both are easy-watching.