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.
The anime and cosplay-loving Sakura Nankyoku – known by her peers as Penguin at her old school – has just moved to a new location. After suddenly becoming student council president, she finds herself in the middle of many bizarre and ecchi situations. Panties fly, transformations are plentiful and the day is never dull in the life of Sakura, her third-grade sister Kaede, her tomboy rival Kujira, Cha Chi from China (who wants nothing more than to be Kujira's "boyfriend"), and more!
Take this recommendation partially with a grain of salt. While Lucky Star leans more towards randomness and Penguin Musume Heart leans extremely towards ecchiness, both involve otaku characters who are obsessed with anime and other cultural elements.
This is somewhat rare for anime, so I think these two fit well together; just bear in mind that given your personal tastes, this recommendation might not work for you.
Penguin Musume Heart also rewards the viewer for being a devoted anime fanboy/fangirl.
Filled with shameless moe, insane, stereotypical plot lines and a wholeheartedly otaku protagonist, Penguin Musume Heart will appeal to anyone who enjoys 4th wall-breaking self-referential humor.
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!
These two anime go great together, with a cute chibi art style and similar humour, as well as lots of (subtle in Lucky Star) yuri. Both anime are slice of life about a group of weird girls who like to hang out and have fun.
Yuru Yuri and Lucky Star follow a similar sketch comedy/school format that focuses around the development of the central characters. There's definitely overlap between the two shows in terms of character archetypes and character interactions. The significant difference is the style of humor, Yuru Yuri being more character and situational based vs. Lucky Star's allusion and reference based humor.
Kanaka, Saki and Ayuko are three girls who, as fate would have it, meet each other just before starting high school. Kanaka accidentally bumps into Ayuko, ruining the girl's ice cream cone, and their friendship soon follows! Together, the trio navigates high school life, whether giving each other nicknames, racing each other to class, or just having fun.
Osaka is curious, she is puzzling, and above all she is clueless. On this particular day, her curiosity is focused on the cutest little set of pigtails you have ever seen. These pigtails happen to belong to the cutest little 10-year-old genius you have ever seen: Chiyo-chan! When Osaka just can’t stand it any longer she reaches up and grabs the pigtails, but much to her surprise they seem to have a mind of their own. Jumping right off of Chiyo’s head, the pigtails make a bouncing beeline towards the window and escape in a hurry! One very sad little Chiyo-chan desperately runs after them, but what adventures await her in a world where pigtails are so free and lively!?
Both these series are about a young female character. Who is different from every one else. for instance Chiyo-Chan is a 10-year old genius while Konata is an air head who never finds time to study beceuse of her very strange habits. But with the kwirky happenings going on these animes are never boring. If you liked this then you will surely like the other one.
School doesn’t have to be boring; for Chiyo and her friends, high school brings no dull moments! Chiyo is asked to bring her video camera to class and make a film to put in a time capsule. Overbearing and obnoxious Tomo just can’t stand to let Chiyo have all the fun though, so she quickly runs off with the camera. From the moment she has control, things are turned upside down in this quiet school. Despite the chaos, all of the girls shine during their short moments of fame. Tomo may be wild, but she manages to perfectly capture the true personalities of everyone on this tape that will be around for years to come... or will it?