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!
Best friends Haruka and Yuu have just entered their first year at Misato West High School, a facility scheduled to be shut down in three years. The duo have been inseparable since middle school, but moving to a new school means making new friends. So together, the pair decides they’ll share something special that they won’t do with the other girls: they’ll share a passionate kiss. Now, the two, along with new companions Kotone, Shizuku, Kaede and Yuku, begin their high school days together, having plenty of fun - and sharing plenty of intimate kisses - along the way.
These are both light hearted slice of life anime about cute girls doing cute things. In K-on the girls hang around each other because they're in a music club, in Sakura Trick they hang around each other because they're lesbians. However, that difference aside if you're a fan of one show then you will certainly like the other. While both shows are light on plot or development, they do provide cute comedy by the boatload.
If you're looking for a more relaxing watch then try either of these lighthearted shows that just highlight the every day lives of these high school students being cute and funny together. Neither show takes itself seriously, but instead focuses on being light and easy to watch.
When Sasami was very young she promised her parents that she wouldn't use her magical powers - though as a young girl, she sometimes does an innocent deed regardless. Sasami always has a positive attitude and likes making new friends such as the timid Misao, and loves to cook. However, when the Cooking Club's leader - the new teacher Ms. Washu - seems insistent on making the girls prove their worth, they soon discover that the club is just a front for the Magical Girls Club! It seems that Ms. Washu is actually here to make sure any magic-using girls use their powers responsibly. Along with Misao, Makoto, the rabbit-like Ryo-Ohki and other new friends, Sasami trains hard to be the best Magical Girl she can be!
Sasami: Magical Girls Club and K-On! share quite a few similarities. In both shows, there's an after-school club that the characters participate in that brings them closer together; these after-school clubs are a source of learning, humor and chaos for the girls, and both shows follow the adventures of the main characters in their clubs. K-On! is about music and is more realistic while both seasons of Sasami: Magical Girls Club have fantasy elements to them, but both shows have cute girls building strong friendships with each other. If you liked the characters and their relationships in one show, I think you'll like the other!
The second year of high school is starting and things are still as crazy as always. Despite numerous attempts, the ever-so-hopeful Harima and the overly-naïve Tenma failed to get their message of love across. Now they are pumped up for a new term and ready to renew their illustrious and self-destructing attempts at a confession! But be it a love infested manga or even a gigantic plate of curry; nothing seems to do the trick. What other methods can they take, as the old love triangle is expanding at an alarming rate?!
There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates those around her. Otaku Mafuyu obsesses over writing online walkthroughs, and is constantly hounded by Ken, the only male of their crew and an eroge addict who has the ultimate goal to turn the entire council into his harem. Luckily for Mafuyu she’s protected from his advances by Minatsu, her sporty and tomboyish sister! Together, the five repeatedly struggle in their fight against boredom, making constant otaku references and fighting against the journalism club along the way!
Both shows revolve around daily life in a high school club. The shows don't have any particular stories. Just chatter among the club members and the events almost always take place inside the club room.
Asuna Harukaze is a girl who loves tennis to the point where she practices her swings with a pitchfork while working on the family farm. At school she is a member of the Soft Tennis Club along with the enthusiastic Kotone, food-crazy Chitose and bizarre yet talented Kurusu. With a big tournament approaching, the girls are taking practice more seriously than ever, but with Asuna’s strange and perverted logic surfacing at every turn and Chitose’s inability to win a single match, can the club emerge triumphant and make it to the nationals?
Both series are slice-of life comedies, having a similar group of girls as the main cast. Both focus on club activities (K-On! has music, Softenni has soft-tennis). Both are moe-heavy. Softenni has more fanservice, though.
Check out one if you like the other.