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.
Tadayasu Sawaki and his long-time hometown friend Kei Yuuki are finally away from home and ready to start university. They attend Tokyo's College of Agriculture, and the adventures start from day one! But that is to be expected, as Tadayasu has a special ability that is conducive to adventure and glory, especially in the world of agriculture and biology: the man can see, communicate, and interact with microbes! With ambitious sake-brewing upperclassmen, a sadistic postgraduate, and a clean-freak colleague, things can only become more exciting for the duo!
Set in schools where students do more than learn traditional subjects like math and English, Moyashimon and Gin no Saji share a focus on agriculture, and the production of food. They have a similar tone: lighthearted and funny, with some more serious moments. These two are a great match.
If you're looking for an informative anime about agriculture, Silver Spoon and Moyashimon are for you. Silver Spoon isn't as focused on comedy as Moyashimon, but both are relatively quiet, interesting tales that will appeal to the same audience.
While both are set in an agricultural school, it's Silver Spoon that uses that setting to its fullest, with Moyashimon choosing to focus on microbes rather than farm life or agricultural techniques. The latter puts its focus on brewing, with a fair amount of facts about the brewing industry littered throughout.
The comedy in both is fairly similar, and they are both essentially slice of life shows. Chances are if you enjoy one the other will appeal to you for those reasons.
Both are about agriculture and school life with an assortmant of interesting supporting characters that keep it interesting. Neither are fast paced and they are both kind of sweet in their own way.
The slice-of-life comedy centers around the ikemen (handsome) 23-year-old calligrapher Seishū Handa, who moves to the remote Gotō Islands off the western coast of Kyushu. Seishū grew up in the city, and the manga chronicles Seishu's interactions with the people of the island, who drive tractors on public roads and don't enter through his front door when they visit. On top of that, Seishū's house becomes a hangout for the island's children.
Each of these series kick off by introducing the viewer to a main character who has moved into a rural, and alien area from the big city after a crisis of confidence in his life. The story then follows him as he adapts to his new surroundings, a different pace of life and a quirky group of people who keep him on his toes while he searches for himself.
Both series are a fairly relaxing watch, with lots of really fun character interactions and well placed humour that ranges from smirk inducing to full on laugh out loud. If you enjoyed one of these shows for either of those reasons, then the other may well be right up your alley.
Chihaya Ayase is a famous beauty at her school, but she’s far from a conventional girl. Three years ago in her final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi became infatuated with the card game, Karuta, after connecting with a lonely boy named Arata Wataya. But when the trio graduated from elementary school, they each went their separate ways but shared one common goal: to excel in the game and meet each other at the national championships. Now, Chihaya is attempting to share her passion for the game by creating a competitive Karuta club at school, but when she reunites with Taichi it seems that maybe she’s the only one with the intention of fulfilling their childhood promise...
Two very different animes, but both have a unusual theme. In Silver Spoon this theme is Agriculture, in Chihayafuru it's all about Karuta. Both slice of life anime have a very similar tone to them, that make you just want to smile along while watching it. They also have the same level of comedy. So if you liked the unique theme in one, you might like the other.
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
Silver Spoon reminds me of Honey and Clover for a few reasons. They have a similar light and occasionally comedic atmosphere, revolving around a group of friends going to a school that involves trades (art, agriculture). The characters wrestle with tough decisions about work, education, relationships, and life. If you liked one, you might give the other a try--I suspect you'll enjoy it!
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Silver spoon strongly reminds me of the feel Natsume Yuujinchou has. They're both light-hearted and you feel happy for some reason after an episode. Although one anime deals with unrealistic things such as spirits, and the other with completely realistic things, they both give you that good feeling after the episode.