Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!
Kojirou-sensei, the rather indifferent teacher and coach of the school kendo club, is in financial dire straits. As a result, he makes a bet with his fellow kendo coach and former upperclassman to see who can assemble and train the better female kendo team, with the prize for Kojirou being a year's supply of food if he wins. Motivated by the idea of free food for a year, he begins to teach the club seriously; however, most of its members have already graduated, and so he is tasked with assembling members in addition to training them for the competition with his rival. While dealing with his eccentric students, he slowly rediscovers why he loves kendo and what it truly means to be a teacher.
Bamboo Blade and Sora no Manimani are shows with a high school club as central theme (Kendo in the first, Astronomy in the second). While both shows are lighthearted and mildly funny more than anything, they do deal with issues like keeping the club alive and other minor ones, in their own carefree way. If you enjoyed one of these for their light comedy and passion about the club, check the other out as well!
Kodaka is a delinquent. At least, that’s what his fellow classmates seem to think. Thanks to his naturally-blonde hair and an unfortunate series of misunderstandings, the boy can’t seem to shake his false reputation and hasn’t made a single friend. That is, until one day he overhears the normally-aloof Yozora enthusiastically chatting with an imaginary friend, and discovers that she’s just as lonely as he is! In an attempt to finally meet people the duo decides to form the “Neighbors Club”, and are soon joined by a number of other fellow misfits such as Sena, the busty, popular daughter of the school president who can’t seem to connect with others. Together, the gang learns about the joys of friendship through many misadventures such as playing RPGs, visiting the swimming pool or even hunting down delicious takoyaki!
Diamond dust: when the moisture in the air freezes on a chilly day, the air seems to sparkle and shimmer. It is said that to see the diamond dust in its glory means that lovers will stay together forever, friendships will flourish, and dreams will be realized. Kita-he ~Diamond Dust Drops~ tells the stories of several groups of friends and lovers as they struggle to stay together, accomplish their dreams, and anything in between, all revolving around the tale of the diamond dust.
While both plots are completely different this is more a gut recommendation for the feeling you will get while watching either of these anime. They take simple things and turn them into bonding experiences among the cast members. In Kita e ~Diamond Dust Drops~ it tells episodic tales of a legend about Diamond Dust where in Sora no Manimani it takes the stars and constellations club at school. All characters show great interest in either of the tales and leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside as the viewer. Check out one if you liked the other
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
Both anime take a boring yet interesting thing and make a story out of it. With Love Hina it's about studing to get into a university where in Sora no Manimani it takes a look at a school club that focuses on stars. Both anime have wacky interesting characters that make you giggle with the things that they do. Romance is present in both but love Hina focuses a little more on it than Sora no Manimani. Both lead females have a fire to them that makes you want them to succeed in anything they do. Check out one if you liked the other.
Undertaking independent ventures to travel to the planet Mars, "The Scientific Boys Club" builds a vessel to sail through the ethereal current of space, and Dr. Breckenridge creates a new version of his reflective space telescope to create a symmetric surface of the red planet. Both groups are faced with a variety of challenges before they are able to complete the perilous journey, and the doctor, accompanied by Jim and Ms. China, encounters several more on the symmetric surface. Will they manage to survive the voyage and Dr. Breckenridge's latest invention, a cellular shrinking machine?
Both share a unique look at space. Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club is more serious and takes things to a more scientific level where Sora no Manimani focuses on a school club that gets together to look at the stars. Both shows have very interesting characters that make you want to root for them. Sora no Manimani is definitally more childish than Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club but if you liked one you might just like the other.