In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.
Liru the werewolf, Pachira the vampire, Aiko the android and Uma the witch have just moved to Tokyo, but they are terribly inexperienced with everyday life. The littlest things like sunlight plagues Pachira's existence, Uma's magic never quite goes as planned, Aiko finds her huge android weight embarrassing and Liru's obsession with food creates endless problems. Despite this, the girls still have a blast exploring the life of a human. From the Tanabata festival to browsing TV shopping channels, from donating blood to figuring out the postal system, the girls always manage to have a good time.
Randomness rules both Lucky Star and Magical Pokan. From talking about food to cute little mistakes made in every day life, you'll find it in both anime. A funny fact is both anime stars four main female characters in which Aya Hirano voices in both. The kawaii music is also pretty similar to if you get into the character sound tracks.
Join Haruhi, Yuki, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, and the rest of the gang in their all-new adventures. From creepy dreams, dodge ball games, quiz shows, and cosplay contests, the excitement never stops! Can Kyon, the only normal student of the SOS Brigade, make sense of all these odd occurrences, attempt to avoid them, and hopefully survive them with his sanity intact? With the adventure and mystery-seeking Haruhi in his way, along with aliens, espers, and time travelers, he certainly has his doubts!
"Hey you got lucky star in my Haruhi."
Haruhi-chan is like A mix between the Haruhi we all know and love, and the complete silly, randomness of Lucky Star. If you enjoyed either you should deffinetly pick up the other. Both poke fun at the orginal and are just plain fun to watch.
Although, I do reccomend watching the Orginal Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi before watching either Lucky star or Haruhi-chan.
Negi Springfield is a typical ten year-old Welsh boy -- except that he's a mage, and an English teacher at an all girls school in Japan! In order to become a full mage he has to prove himself as a teacher and find suitable partners to aid him; but above all, he has to make sure that no one discovers his secret. Much to his dismay his secret is discovered on the first day by one of his students, Asuna. To prevent Negi from being punished, Asuna agrees to become his partner -- however she isn't the only one to find out. As time goes by more of his students find out his secret. How long can he keep his powers hidden when little by little all of his students are becoming his partners?
Both Negima!? and Lucky Star are fast-paced and stuffed full of in-jokes and quickfire verbal and visual references, demanding a lot of background knowledge from the viewer. While it is possible to enjoy either without the anime experience and cultural ballast, these are definitely a bonus to the viewers.
Though the setting is very different, these two anime share several traits. They are both chibi style anime that revolve around a group of weird friends (mostly girls) and the shows portray a slice of their everyday lives with comedy. The main character in both shows is also a laid-back gamer.
Yuuto Ayase is not interested in girls - if his two housemates are anything to go by, girls are loud, brazen slobs that are best left alone. However, when Yuuto accidentally discovers an important secret of his school’s most popular female, Haruka Nogizaka, the two become bound in a budding friendship. All too soon, Yuuto discovers that, despite her flawless appearance, Haruka is clumsy, naive, and a closet otaku... and he just might be falling for her.
Both Lucky Star and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu are centered around the idea of otaku culture (video games, anime, etc.). While Lucky Star is a slice-of-life centering around four main girls, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu is a romantic comedy involving a girl that no one suspects to be an otaku and the guy who found out about her.