Asuna Harukaze is a girl who loves tennis to the point where she practices her swings with a pitchfork while working on the family farm. At school she is a member of the Soft Tennis Club along with the enthusiastic Kotone, food-crazy Chitose and bizarre yet talented Kurusu. With a big tournament approaching, the girls are taking practice more seriously than ever, but with Asuna’s strange and perverted logic surfacing at every turn and Chitose’s inability to win a single match, can the club emerge triumphant and make it to the nationals?
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
Softenni and Azumanga Daioh both consist of a nearly all female cast. They take place in a (mostly) school setting and are both cartoon-y and child-like animes, relying on random slap humor.
It's the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There's just one problem: she's never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
Both series are slice-of life comedies, having a similar group of girls as the main cast. Both focus on club activities (K-On! has music, Softenni has soft-tennis). Both are moe-heavy. Softenni has more fanservice, though.
Check out one if you like the other.
Both Astarotte's Toy and Softenni have a very childish appeal with their overly animated styles. Not only are the artistic works similar, their feel as the anime progresses are very similar as well - they are both lighthearted, child-like comedies.
In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?
Maybe this recommendation is kinda strane (fighting and superpower vs soft tennis sport anime), but both series are quite similar.
First - You can never predict, what will happen next, because gagsare totally unpredictable.
Second - Big ammount of fanservice.
Third - Characters in both series sometimes are acting cool, but it's only their fake side. Most of them are unbelievably dumb and they often are making themselves idiots...
I've enjoyed Needless, now I'm watching Softenni and, hell, I LIKE IT!
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...
Be prepared for bouts of randomness and hilarity in both Softenni and Nichijou TV. They both have a fun art style that make them interesting to watch and they both rely on their spontaneous and rather obscure humor to see them through.