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It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!

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K-On! 2007 Original Manga
K-On! Anthology Comic 2009 TBD
K-ON! - College 2011 TBD
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Name Role
Yukiko HORIGUCHI Character Design
Naoko YAMADA Director
Hajime HYAKKOKU Music
Kakifly Original Manga Creator
Yoshihisa NAKAYAMA Producer
Shinichi NAKAMURA Producer
Naohiro FUTONO Producer
Yoko HATTA Producer

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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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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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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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.


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!


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.


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!!


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.


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.


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.

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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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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.


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!


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


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 


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.


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.


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.

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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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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!

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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.