Ohana Matsumae is a sixteen-year-old girl with no purpose or direction in life. One day, however, she gets the chance to reinvent herself when her mother and her boyfriend do a moonlight flit to escape his debts. Left alone, Ohana goes to live with her estranged grandmother, but when she arrives she finds herself forced to work at the family’s hot spring resort, the Kissuiso Inn. With her grandmother considering her nothing more than an employee and a roommate who hates her, Ohana’s happy dream of a new life soon turns into a nightmare. Now the wide-eyed girl must learn the value of hard work as she attempts to make friends and familiarise herself with life at the resort.
Both animes picture the lifestyles of schoolgirls in the countryside, instead of in the big city. Although Hana-Saku Iroha is more dynamic and Non Non Biyori more slow-paced, I think if you have a liking to the one, you'll be interested in the other aswell.
Both these shows are pretty chilled out comedies that follow a group of schoolgirls as they go about their ordinary lives. The comedy is pretty similar in each, the pace is equally relaxed and really, if you're a fan of these schoolgirl comedy shows then i see no reason why these wouldn't appeal to you.
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.
Non Non Biyori is like Lucky Star as directed by Miyazaki. Both are about the intimate, quotidian interests and activities of schoolgirls and their interactions across grade levels. Both of them lack the intrusions of high comedy, sight gags, and flights of fantasy as notable in Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou. Lucky Star is significantly nuttier than Non Non Biyori, which is as much an ode to the quiet country life as it is a slice-of-life drama.
Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...
Renge's humour reeks of Nichijou's style. Both animes are about the everyday life of schoolgirls and they are similar, though the differences in the environment (for Non Non Biyori - the countryside, and for Nichijou (most of the time) - the city).
When Yuugo Hachiken enrolled at Ezonoo, an agricultural high school, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. While his classmates revel in the barnyard chores and hard labor, eager to gain skills for their careers, Yuugo is challenged and sometimes downright horrified by the things he’s having to learn, whether he’s corralling stray cows, learning the shocking truth of where chicken eggs come from, or even getting comfortable with riding a horse! Alongside peers such as the lovely Aki, Yuugo will learn all he can about agriculture, making close friends in the process.
Both titles show a life on country. While in Non Non Biyori you have slow-paced anime showing everyday life of small group of students, you may experience more action in Silver Spoon with comedy elements which will lead you to burst into laughter.