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.
One day, Dejiko, Puchiko and the strange ball-shaped Gema-Gema crash land their UFO in the middle of Akihabara. Without a single yen to their name they have nowhere to go, but following an unexpected and generous offer from the manager of a nearby store, the trio begin working at the shop in exchange for renting the room upstairs. Alongside Dejiko’s self-confessed rival Rabi-en-Rose, as well as a mysterious bear that has mastered the ability to appear happy, sad, depressed and angry all at once, the insanity is only just beginning! From shooting window shoppers with Dejiko’s Laser Eye Beam and the appearance of a bizarre farting impostor, to a sudden attack on the city by Godzilla, life at Gamers is certainly livening up.
These series both started out as four-panel comics before they were animated, and like nearly all four-panel comics, they're funny, and that stayed when they were made into anime. Also, both of these have otaku culture refrences, although Di Gi Charat not as much as Lucky Star.
Both are comedy anime with a heavy dose of nerdy references to anime, games and (in Nyarko-san's case) literature. Both are much better if you've watched a whole lot of anime, in order to appreciate these references, and if you enjoyed one you may certainly enjoy the other.
In a time filled with wars, environmental concerns and issues, there lives a gaggle of beautiful boys that are the personification of the world's countries. Japan, England, France, Finland, Germany and the rest of the boys attend the World Conference and tackle issues like global warming with a heavy dose of fun. Through multiple world wars the gang will traverse deserts, build mecha U-boats and solve the world's problems together!
It is still Yuno's first year at Yamabuki High school, and for the girls of the Hidamari apartment complex, life continues as normal. Whether it is visiting a shrine to do some sketching on their day off, or sitting under a kotatsu enjoying nabe on a cold winter's day, Yuno, Miyuki, Sae and Hiro make the most of each other’s company and cherish the time they have together. From the entrance exams and meeting each other, through the seasons, follow the day-to-day lives of these girls as they make each moment count and bring their own brand of fun to the most everyday activities.
Hidamari Sketch and Lucky Star both have similar motifs and both dwell deep within the "Slice of Life" Sub-Genre. Though Hidamari Sketch takes place at an Art school and the art is incorporated into the anime in several ways, both anime take place in a high school setting and tell the tale of 4 friends (all girls) and the events that happen in their day to day lives. If you enjoyed Hidamari Sketch then you will most definetly enjoy Lucky Star and vise versa.
Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!