K-On!

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Bamboo Blade

Bamboo Blade

Kojirou-sensei, the rather indifferent teacher and coach of the school kendo club, is in financial dire straits. As a result, he makes a bet with his fellow kendo coach and former upperclassman to see who can assemble and train the better female kendo team, with the prize for Kojirou being a year's supply of food if he wins. Motivated by the idea of free food for a year, he begins to teach the club seriously; however, most of its members have already graduated, and so he is tasked with assembling members in addition to training them for the competition with his rival. While dealing with his eccentric students, he slowly rediscovers why he loves kendo and what it truly means to be a teacher.

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azanimefan azanimefan says...

These anime are slice of life anime about a group of girls in a club.  one kendo, one light music.  but the anime deal with similar themes, and both sport plenty of comedy and moe.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Slice of life about high school girls doing some unusual stuff in a way that makes it completely cute? Sure just name your order. We have well cooked story about kendo club (Bamboo Blade) or fresh from the oven anime about girls making a pop-band (K-on). Moe guaranteed.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

K-On! and Bamboo Blade both start out with a "save-the-club" premise, and are all about having fun with the club and getting better as one. While K-On! is more laid back than Bamboo Blade, at their core they are about the very same thing: having fun with the club subject (Kendo / Music) and friends.

Kiichigo Kiichigo says...

BB focuses on an all-girls club (that ends up having boys) that they have to save, while dealing with their differences (artistic type clashes with quiet moetype clashes with energetic airhead) and doing fun stuff (especially eating.)

Guess what? K-on does exactly the same!

thegreatmajeni thegreatmajeni says...

Both may be about 2 totally different things (Kendo and Music) , you can see the same blend of characters. If you want the same type of "Club" thing, then these to things are for you.

HarioSagara HarioSagara says...

K-On! and Bamboo Blade are both great anime about highschool girls forging new friendships through their club activities. Whether it's light music or kendo both groups of girls have lots of fun with their respective clubs. Lots of laughs and touching moments are in store for you if you watch either show. As these girls prove, trying something new can lead to fun and rewarding experiences!

Sora no Manimani

Sora no Manimani

Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!

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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

Both series revolve on clubs duing very spicific things. Both are slice of life  and settle a lot on comedy and discovering who you are. and both have simmiler charecter modols

chii chii says...

Both anime are basically the same thing. Except in K-On the focus is music and in Sora no Manimani it is looking at the stars. a group of children get together and do either musical or astrology activities together while attending regular classes as well as taking it easy the slice of life way. If you liked one i'm sure you'll like the other.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both Sora no Manimani and K-On! are anime about a high-school club with people trying to get the most out of their hobby. They both have a very lighthearted feel to them and avoid the grim or heavy themes. If you enjoyed one of these, and are looking for a similar, lighthearted show about a group of high school students with their club, give the other a try!

TidusBlade TidusBlade says...

Both animes revolve around a bunch of students and their club, just that in K-ON! it's the Music Club and in Sora no Manimani it's the Astronomy Club. I found that both had similar plots and themes, plus both have a good dose of comedy along with that light hearted feel to them that makes them great to watch at the end of the day. In the end, if you liked one, I'd check out the other, especially if you're interested in either Music or Astronomy, even though both don't delve too deep into either of them.

adriantoto adriantoto says...

OK! If you like Sora no Manimani, you will also like K-On!! (and vice versa) Why?? Because these two anime('s) has similarities: the main character joins/creates a club (Sora no Manimani - Astronomy Club; K-On! - light music club); Yui and Mihoshi are very similar! their attitudes, oh, I can't think of anymore. So, watch K-On!/Sora no Manimani if you liked this show.

watsup3 watsup3 says...

There both are comedy involving school clubs and the characters are enjoying there hobbies and interests. they both involve similar light hearted themes

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Symmetrical Symmetrical says...

K-on and Haruhi are both based on high school kids who the main character has nothing to do then becomes in a afterschool club. Though haruhi has more of a club based on paranormal and k-on based on music, they both give the same feeling when you watch it. Some of the differances is what makes them similar. Also how the club members get along is very similar its just perfect designing in the characters. If your looking for club based activities and like one. You definately will like the other

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Most of the events in both stories occur within a high school club. Both are full of humor and plenty of "moe".

Chelsae Chelsae says...

Both of these anime focus on clubs in High School and the life of the students in that club. Whereas the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is fantasy when it focuses on the characters, K-On! is more of a slice of life anime.

As well as this, the characters in it are also quite similar. For example Mio in K-On! reminded me of Asahina. They also dress up in pointless outfits quite a lot.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime involve a main character who wants to make an impact at her school through an after school club. While the main point of the clubs is different, both involve tea parties and grand summer vacations. Both anime were produced by Kyoto, so moe and humor abound in each.

meschow meschow says...

if you liked k-on or The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya then youll like the other. These shows are both about people meeting new friends and creating the best memorys they can while still young.

Swerto Swerto says...

Both revolve around a group of high school students running an after school club. Both have msfits main characters who seem lost in where they are going. Both have touching moments. Both are primarily comedies. 

Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari Sketch

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!

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therik therik says...

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.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

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.

chii chii says...

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.

Verified Verified says...

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.

MaxwellPiston MaxwellPiston says...

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?

Minami-ke

Minami-ke

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.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Short comedy, full of moe and absurd jokes with girls as main characters? Yup, you've come to the right place. Whether it will be about 3 sisters living together (Minami-ke) or about 4 high school girls forming a band (K-on) you will defienietly spend some quality time laughing and enjoying both shows.

redfire389 redfire389 says...

If you want to see girls doing funny stuff and living day after day, you'll like these animes. Every character has an unique personality and that's what make these animes so entertaining because you end up loving the characters and laughing to the continuos jokes. If you like one of these animes, make sure to check the other one.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Minami-ke and K-On are both slice of life shows about a group of girls leading their everyday (not so) ordinary lifes. Both shows have a similar sense of humor and are mostly about the interaction between the characters. Each character in these shows covers a, usually extreme, personality from the personality-spectrum.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series generally focus around a group of girls in Minami-ke case it's the three sisters and in K-ON! case it's a group of classmates.  Each series main selling point is that they both generally try to spend their time being funny with the story rarely ever getting serious or anything like that.  Each series also has a least one of the girls being a bit of a pain for the rest of the girls without the others ever coming to dislike that girl.  While some of the jokes in each series are different they do generally give off the same feel and making both entertaining.