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Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live! School Idol Project

Honoka Kousaka is heartbroken. Her school, Otonokizaka High, will be forced to shut down unless it can find more prospective students. Luckily, Honoka and her friends have a plan: they'll form an idol group and throw concerts to attract others to join the school! But following through won't be easy – they'll need to find talent, make outfits, find practice space, build stamina and more in hopes of keeping Otonokizaka High alive!

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

One of the biggest things that makes these two shows similar to one another is three of the main characters. Honoka is exactly like Yui (scatterbrained, but optimist), Umi is like Mio (talented, but gets embarassed very easily), and Kotori is like Mugi (calm, gentle, and sometimes motherly). Throw in the fact that both shows are about girls in music clubs who are starting from scratch (none were part of a music group before), I think that fans of one would really enjoy the other.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both of these shows are about cute school girls who create music, but there is more to this recommendation than that.

Mostly, the a lot of the characters of K-On! and Love Live! are very similar. We have the ditzy lead; the talented artist who is shy and suffers from stage-fright; etcetera.

However there are differences, while K-On! is more focused on characters and has very little actual plot, Love Live! has an important story that continues through-out the series. Love Live! also has so many important characters that the audience simply doesn't get as close to them as in K-On!

All in all, fans of one should be able to enjoy the other.

Madoka Madoka says...

Love Live and K-on are quite a like as Both series are soft feeling and light, so if you enjoy a not so serious light series they will both do well.

Of course they are both focused around the music theme, whilst Love Live does has a small bit of serious elements to it's story both series develop in a very similar style. Another thing is the characters from each are quite alike, The main of course being Yui and Honoka but you might notice a lot of the other characters on the side share simularites.

If you enjoy the light feeling, enjoy a music focus theme and like a nice group of characters both should appeal to you as much as each other. Love live i say is for the ones who like a bit more music whilst k-on is more for them who like so side comedy as well, but both are quite similar regardless.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both of these animes are based around a music school club, they are both comedies (sort of) and include Slice of Life features...also some of the characters are pretty similar Yui is quite similar to Honoka (being an slight airhead). Anyway moving on, both series are pretty close the only main difference is the type of club they are in (K-on is the light music club and Love live is a bit like a idol club)

The iDOLM@STER

The iDOLM@STER

Everybody knows it's tough being an idol, especially the girls at 765 Production. Made up of thirteen young ladies, the group constantly attempts to improve its image by taking new promo shots and booking the best gigs possible, whether it's being a concert star or a quirky cooking show guest. Led by the kind-hearted and determined Producer, these talented performers such as twins Mami and Ami, quiet Yukiho, clumsy Haruka and gifted singer Chihaya will do their best to become the best idols around.

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both of these anime are about a group of girls with a passion for music, learning, preforming, and being cute! They are both slice of life anime about practicing hard to be great preformers, but with many side adventures. Toss in similar art styles, and it's easy to come the conclusion that fans of one would also enjoy the other (although K-On is better).

DearlyStars DearlyStars says...

Both of these slice of life anime are about a group of girls who have a love for music and performing. They both follow the groups through all of their mishaps, hardships and victories!

Takeya Takeya says...

Both anime are sugesting great amout of music, but in both ways we get comedies with silly girls. Prefer hamsters, cake, moe girls and alot of gags than music? Good for you. You will like both series.

Tari Tari

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Mangina Mangina says...

If you enjoy following cute and well-drawn girls throughout their daily lives and club activities, both of these series might be of interest to you; especially if you enjoy music or singing!

In both series you get to follow the protagonists and their music clubs. While K-On! has taken more of the MOE-approach, Tari Tari is one closer to reality with well developed characters.

In short words, I'd say that Tari Tari is very similar to K-On! and the differences would be that K-On! is more of a MOE-anime, while Tari Tari is more serious.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are about friends in a school band. Furthermore, both are absolutely gorgeous-looking with cute characters (even the boys, in Tari Tari, are adorable!) Tari Tari has more drama than the easy-going K-On! but they both go hand-in-hand for fans of Slice of Life anime about music and school kids.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

So well, both are based around the idea of music and a music club. However K-on's light music club is a all girl club and Tari Tari's choir is a mix. Tari Tari and K-on are also both about restarting/creating new clubs. Both also have references to the previous choir/light music club. The final thing is that they have similar genres...School Club/Life, Slice of Life and Music! So if you liked one you should like the other.

Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3

Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3

Yura Yamato arrives for her first day at her dream school, the Stella Women’s Academy, eager to have a wondrous experience. But the teen’s fairy-tale dreams are soon dashed by a rather jarring recruitment into the C3 club - a group of girls who love nothing more than to play survival and war games on campus with Airsoft and BB guns! How will the typical Yura navigate her way through a club whose name stands for Command, Control and Communication, when all shes wants is to have a normal high school life?

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sothis sothis says...

K-on and C3 involve different types of clubs, but have a definite  similarity in tone and feel. Both involve cute girls who have various adventures as part of a school club, are lighthearted, etc. If you liked one, you'd appreciate the other.

blindwhatif blindwhatif says...

Both K-On! and C3 give you that casual club setting. Here, "To join, or not to join?" is the question.  Cute Characters, Same feel with different style. If you like one you would like the other.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both shows are fun comedies that revolve around a group of girls who partake in club activities. The clubs may be wildly different from one another, but the characters, comedy and tone are very similar in each show.

Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Juumonji Juumonji says...

While K-On doesn't show much romantic promise like Toradora! did, I think anyone who liked Toradora will like K-On.

The comedy is similar, as well as the pace.  Some characters are alike, aswell.

eaper eaper says...

Although Toradora! is obviously more romantic, both of the series take place in a school with similar comedy and a similar pace. Both of these shows had good animation and sound tracks (although K-On! has the better soundtrack, seeing as it is based on a music club).