Fifth grade is a time for learning and growing and... getting into a whole mess of trouble! Class 5-2 is a "typical" fifth-grade class whose members always seem to be up to something. The leaders of their group are Ryota and Chika - Ryota's childhood friend who has a crush on him that she can’t seem to confess. While Chika continues on, remaining a close and valued friend, Ryota continues to be a typical boy who is oblivious to her feelings. Furthermore, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the ladies! Different situations keep their lives busy during school – everything from loose teeth to getting locked in the PE storage room. School is much more enjoyable when you are young and full of dreams!
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
While the two anime are based around a different time in adolescence, both Azumanga Daioh and Kyo no Go no Ni (Today in class 5-2) take a lighthearted glimpse into the lives of a group of classmates. Both anime follow a similar format of 5 minute shorts which are then grouped together into amalgamated "episodes". While there is more fan service in Kyo no Go no Ni, both series take similar tack towards the subject of teen sexuality: mainly humorous gawping and a lot of blushing.
A lighthearted approach to school? A fun look on the other sex? Or just another funny anime with a relaxed pace? Whichever you want, both Azumanga Daioh and Kyou no Go ni should offer you similar things.
Kyou no 5-2 and Azumanga Daioh is one hundred percent the same type of comedy. Even the structure of the episodes is the same, divided into small "adventures". If you liked Today in Class 5-2, then think of Azumanga Daioh as another 20 episodes of pure comedy. How does that sound?
The random humour is what blends them both and that makes these series so damn hilarious. The humour is always fresh and the characters keep suprising you throughout the whole show as they are incredibly unpredictable. If you liked one you should enjoy the other.
There's really no too much to say about this rec; both Azumanga Daioh and Kyou no Go no Ni use a fragmented slice-of-life/comedy mix to humorously follow the lives of a group of kids in a classroom setting. Though not quite as well defined or structured as Azumanga, Kyou no Go carries a similar feel regardless. The only major difference between the two is that Kyou no Go tends to incorporate more sexually-oriented humor; it is, however, very innocently approached, so its not overtly offensive - after all, both series rely on an innocent charm to come across as funny.
Aoki Daisuke is a fresh, new elementary school teacher, eager to help shape and guide his young students. But he got more than he bargained for with Kokonoe Rin! This saucy third grader has knowledge beyond her years, and a deep-seated mistrust and loathing of adults. She will go to any lengths to protect her friends Kuro and Mimi, including harassment, extortion, threats, and sexual blackmail. And yet, with her friends, she is kind, caring, and self-sacrificing. Can Daisuke gain Rin's trust and save her from her dark side without falling victim to it himself?
Despite not caring for either series, I think people who like ecchi comedy centralized around young school-aged characters would like both Today in Class 5-2 and Kodomo no Jikan. Both series press the thematics of lolicon comedy and revolve around a set of young characters in a school-based environment. The difference between the two are that Today in Class 5-2 is a series of short stories within an OVA series, while Kodomo no Jikan is a progressive story.
Youngsters, Fantasys, Services, they may not have much in common, but theres a real good chance that if you liked Today in Class 5-2 (Kyou no Go no Ni) you will enjoy the lively, fun vibe that Kodomo no Jikan also provides. (I will, however, say that theres much of a Lolicon aspect to it!)
Both series are taking place mainly in schools and combine the best and funniest ecchi elements in every episode. No unneccesary panty shots, no awkward positions. If you like ecchi anime with a good and entertaining story, be sure to watch both!
If you're a fan of Kyou no Go no Ni or Kodomo no Jikan, chances are, you'd probably like the other. They both have similar settings, an elementary school, with somewhat perverse children.
Kodomo no Jikan goes a step further than Kyou no Go no Ni by adding the taboo child student/adult teacher pairing, as well as the inclusion of the fact that all of the perveseness in Kodomo is intentional.
In Kyou no Go no Ni, most of the perverseness is accidental and comedic, and while there are slight undertones, the obvious intent is for the humor. All of the ecchi scenes are also between two (... or more) people of the same age group, unlike Kodomo.
Both are funny, but Kodomo has fewer characters and delves more into the darker edges of the plot, while Kyou no Go no Ni... lacks a plot entirely, as is pure comedy.
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.
Both series have a similar feel, with a lot of stuff going on at school, ridiculous takes on mundane situations, and a similar exuberant sense of humor. Kyou no Go no Ni is a bit more ecchi than Minami-ke, though.
It seems that both anime were written for boys who want to watch cute and funny girls, without a lot of ecchi. Kyou no Go no Ni is more oriented at the relationship between boys and girls (actually, one boy and lots of girls) and sexuality, while Minami-ke is more focused on being funny with all sorts of things.
Both Kyou no Go no Ni and Minami-ke stem from the same creator, and the similarities are enormously apparent. Though Kyou no Go tends to come across as more fragmented due to to its 5-minute scenarios instead of full episodes, there's really no difference in feel or pacing between them. Despite the former carrying a bit more sexually oriented humor, like Minami-ke's small bouts all of it comes across as innocent rather than obtrusive. If you liked one I guarantee you'd like the other.
Puberty is an embarrassing, trying time for a child. Your body changes, you start to have feelings for the opposite sex, and more than anything, you are confused and bewildered about what’s happening to you. Tsubomi, Rea, Saya and a group of other fifth-grade students are being faced with this difficult event, and will experience the joys and horrors of it together. From learning about the difference between the male and female bodies, to experiencing a first kiss, to discovering the cause of pregnancy and even getting a first period, Tsubomi and her friends will finally learn what it means to be a grown up.
Both OVAs are about prepubescent boys and girls exploring the opposite sex and sexuality. If you are beyond that age, which most probably you are, and want to reminisce those days where looking at hanged bra made you fluster, watch them :)
Both anime are about kids growing up and learning about the other sex along with their own as well. Both will make you remember what it was like to be that age when you were learning all about that stuff. Kyou no Go no Ni is slightly more ecchi than tsubomi but still check one out if you liked the other.
Shirase Akira is a genius hacker who has earned the nickname "Battle Programmer Shirase" (or BPS for short) for his incredible talent. From saving corporations to global security, BPS is always willing to help a hand -- for the right price. But for skills like his, money is not an option, so be sure to have specialized computer parts, sold-out tickets, or huggable life-sized cat girl posters to spare! With BPS in charge, no computer is safe! That is, if he can manage to stop being a complete slacker...
There are loads of things that are similar in Kyou no Go no Ni and Battle Programmer Shirase, such as the "different" atmosphere: it's not really laid-back since there is some stuff going on, but not enough stuff to get your blood pumping or make you burst out in laughter.
Another thing is the hints of ecchi, which are funny relief without turning the story into anything really serious.