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Hanayamata

Hanayamata

Naru is a high school girl who is average in every way. She loves fairy tale heroines, though she’s never had the courage to escape her ordinary life. One day, she sees Hannah, a transfer student, dancing in the moonlit and becomes inspired to learn Yosakoi dancing.

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Velu Velu says...

Both shows have similar style of drawing, both are school-girls-centric and both focus on a cultural activity, good for people who like to watch anime about school clubs and hobbies. Music and dancing are close enough to reckon people would enjoy watching both.

shadowarai shadowarai says...

both are about cute girls who share same interests, are childish and pure and the anime´s have a bit shojo-ai material.

Bronia Bronia says...

Cute anime girls in a club that revolves around the preforming arts? Young, if not slightly immature teachers? Yuri subtext? Check, check, and check! If you like one of these moe titles, you'll without a doubt want to try out the other. Both anime feature passionate and cute girls as they learn a new skill with their friends. Both have really, really good animation and catchy music. Definitely try one of you like the other.

Show By Rock!!

Show By Rock!!

Metropolis of music, MIDICITY. A kitty girl wearing gothic lolita clothing named Cyan is scouted by Maple Arisugawa, the president of a music agency. From there, she meets chuchu the honor student rabbit girl, a net geek dog girl named Retoree, and an alien sheep girl named Moa. Together, they form the band named "Plasmagica," and aim for the top of the world. However, the path there is long and tough, and keeping in high spirits is important. By battling against other strange bands, Plasmagica slowly grows toward a top-grade band. In the end, they'll be a band that becomes the driving force of MIDICITY's music industry... Maybe?

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pixelchibi pixelchibi says...

Both animes are really cute/funny and have music in them. K-On is a bit more chill and SBR is a bit more actiony but if you like one then you will like the other.

CapricornRising CapricornRising says...

Kawaii girls + guitars = win. That's all I'm gonna say. We have the girl-band, the cute but kinda air-headed guitarist, the shy bassist, the eccentric drummer...

Trinah101 Trinah101 says...

Both shows are around a band and their friendships. While watching Show By Rock!! I couldn't help but always think about K-On!. Both have a group of girls that write their own music and want to perform on stage.

Show By Rock has much more of an over arching plot as well as art that I personally like more. It also has more actiony scenes.

K-On is a slice of life show about an after school light music club. 

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).

School Rumble

School Rumble

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?

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Prologic Prologic says...

Both are comedy anime and are about school life. At both Anime I LOLed. Both anime take place on school for the most part and in both Anime there is a vacation (or was the vacation/trip in School Rumble 2??)

m0m0 m0m0 says...

K-ON! and School Rumble are two similar High School based anime. Both anime have casts that are in high school and are fairly crazy. The lead girl in each anime has the "airhead" complex and a sister to keep them heading in the right direction. Even though school rumble is a little more crazy than K-ON!, i believe that people who watch the one will enjoy the other. The comedy of both anime is not notch!

Saki

Saki

Winning a game of Mahjong is hard; getting the same score every time is practically impossible. So imagine the surprise of the school Mahjong club when Saki Miyanaga walks in and does just that. Despite her dislike for the game, her talent is obvious and it's up to the club members - the top-heavy Nodoka, the energetic Yuuki, the cunning Mako and the permanently in control club president Hisa - to persuade her to join the club and help them reach the Nationals. But even then, will their combined skills be enough to overturn some of the toughest high school players the country has to offer?

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

Both Saki and K-On! are typical examples of succesful "cute girls being cute" anime. They both are moe-series about the members of a high-school club having fun together. Saki is more focussed on competition than K-On!, but in essence both shows are trying to do exactly the same: keeping you entertained with light-hearted fun and cuteness.

cruzinforit cruzinforit says...

Ahhhh K-on, and Saki. Two excellent anime that feature cute girls doing cute things. Both go a little deeper than that, but especially Saki. Both of these are about high school girls and their clubs. K-on is light music, Saki is Mahjong.  Both are stuffed to the brim with moe.

From there the similarities diverge quite a bit. K-on! in general is more light in tone and feel, and there is a lot more emphasis on the "Cute girls doing cute things" aspect.  Saki focuses much more heavily on the primary plot, that is to say, Mahjong. And boy what Mahjong it is. Exciting toIf you like one of these, chances are that you will like the other.