Strawberry Marshmallow

Alt titles: Ichigo Mashimaro

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Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

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!

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sothis sothis says...

Strawberry Marshmallow is really "Azumanga Daioh" lite. Though Azumanga is far far more spazzy and adult, I still think you'd enjoy its quirky and off-the-wall humor.

lldmer lldmer says...

Both series feature a small group of school girls, and both groups of girls are involved in crazy little plots and games. You get to know Azumanga's characters a little more than Strawberry Marshmallow's, and Strawberry Marshmallow is a little bit more "airy". If you like one of these series because of the light and sometimes crazy humour, it might be a good idea to watch the other.

tanj tanj says...

Cute girls doing cute things in cute ways; each of these anime is a popular series spawned from manga serialized in Dengeki Daioh.

ayumi ayumi says...

Azumanga is similar to Ichigo, to a crazier extent. It revolves around a group of high schoolers and their two teachers. If you want to know the odd things girls are capable of, you might want to try it out; it will leave you cracking up.

tharuka tharuka says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are random, funny, and have no real plot. Each is about a group of girls who go to school together. I think if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Aeon65 Aeon65 says...

Lot of same humour based on adorable girls and their cute antics. Very fun to watch. The charactors are a nice mix of personalities and thier interactions with one another are at times hilarious, insightful & endearing.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Both are slice of life comedies a rangeof strange characters,the main difference is the age and the amount of school school used. Azumanga is pretty much stricly school based, while strawberry marshmellow is more spare time based

Cetonis Cetonis says...

In a lot of ways, Ichigo Mashimaro really feels like an elementary school rendition of Azumanga Daioh. Both series utilize a similar random-ish style with a quirky cast of characters, and a slow slice-of-life sort of pace. Although there's naturally more of a cute factor in Ichigo, fans of one of these relaxing yet funny watches can certainly expect a similar style from the other.

arguile arguile says...

Both series involve the antics of children and their interactions with the world around them. Just as the children at times appear to be more grownup than their instructors in Azumanga Daioh, at times the children in Ichigo Mashimaro are also more adult than their older sister. All in all, if you enjoyed the non-linear, cutesy and slower paced action of Azumanga Daioh, you should fall in love with Ichigo Mashimaro.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Young girls, bucketfulls of laughs and the occasional questionable content make these two shows the ideal companions.

Azumanga is probably easier to get along with, because there are many layers to the humour. Ichigo Mashimaro can have some very dark comedy at times, but balances this with some of the cutest and and adorable characters.

Neither show takes itself too seriously and can be picked up at any time, as the storylines aren't exactly complex.

animeAA animeAA says...

Azumanga and Ichigo are both exemplary slice-of-life style comedies. Both of these series utilize a good mix of clever humor and highly random humor, which I find to be the most entertaining comedic elements in anime. Also, for you Tomo-chan fans (myself included), you will LOVE Miu-chan. And for you Miu-chan lovers you will certainly love Tomo-chan. I know that if you liked one of these series you will like the other.

foureyedalice foureyedalice says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both slow, sweet, simplistic slice-of-life shows about friends, each with a good dose of random humor.  If you liked the refreshingly cute (but not annoyingly cute) characters, friendships, and unusual comedy styling of one these shows, you'll almost certainly enjoy the other.  

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both great shows in the "group of girls having fun" genre. They're full of -non-slapstick, yet a bit spastic at time- comedy and are, while having little substance, a joy to watch. Although Azumanga is definitely a bit more spastic than Strawberry Marshmallow, they have the same concept and atmosphere to it. If you liked one of these, you should definitely check out the other.

Menchi Menchi says...

Comedy, cuteness and facts of life in a package - or two! Strawberry Marshmallow and Azumanga Daioh are both hilarious series about a group of friends and their hardships, joys and activities in and after school. They tell more or less about real life, and have an important lesson to teach: Fun won't last for long, so enjoy while you can!

kenikki kenikki says...

These are two of the best anime Slice-Of-Life comedies with an all girl cast, and they share a similar cute and weird style of humor.

rikukaze rikukaze says...

They're both really about the random things in life that are actually pretty interesting. Both really cute to boot xD

Minami-ke

Minami-ke

Meet the Minami sisters, three girls living on their own and doing their best to make it through life's little snags and adventures. Kana, the middle sister, has far more energy than common sense; Chiaki, the youngest, is more reserved, but her sharp tongue and devious mind often cause trouble for others; and Haruka, the eldest, acts like a mother to the other two, is beautiful and kind, but has a fearsome stern streak. Together, no obstacle can stand in their way, be it school, romance, or even cooking.

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ayumi ayumi says...

If you liked the cuteness of Ichigo Mashimaro or Minami-ke, you'd like the other. Both are about a group of girls who, as the narrator says, "don't expect much" and go about their daily lives. They do a lot of daydreaming and setting evil plans, but look innocent at the same time.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Minami-ke and strawberry marshmallow are both comedies with annoying characters and the people who beat them. If you liked Kana, then you whould like Miu. If you liked Chika then you would like Chiaki. If you liked Mako-chan, get help.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these are slice-of-life anime series with a fair amount of humour in them. Aside from that initial similarity the characters of Kana in Minami-ke and Miu in Strawberry Marshmallow are very similar in being the hyperactive characters that cause trouble. Both also focus equally on the school life and home life of the characters involved. I'd recommend watching one of these series if you liked the other.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

If you felt disappointed at the end of Ichigo Mashimaro that there was no more left to watch, then Minami-ke is perfect for you. Its almost as if the characters were aged 5 years and everything continues.

Kana is exactly like Miu, beating on her little sister/best friend Chiaki/Chika. If you enjoy a comedic slice-of-life show, both of these will definitely appeal to you. Even if you don't, I would still recommend both shows as they are side splittingly funny.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Minami-ke and Ichigo Mashimaro are two of the same. They feature a group of girls in a Slice-of-Life comedy story, where the conversations and wackiness of the characters is the entire joy. They both go into cliche's, but at the same time stay refreshing. If you loved one of these, you don't want to miss out on the other!

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Ichigo Marshmallow and Minami-ke are the same show. Except, you know, with different characters. And different situations. But everything else is the same. Atmosphere, style of humor, animation, cuteness, everything. There's no reason why anyone would like one and not the other.

dootsy dootsy says...

Both stylistically and in theme, Minami Ke and Strawberry Marshmallow are very similar. Minami Ke is basically Starawberry Marshmallow except with a slightly older cast. Also, don't listen to the people reccomending Lucky Star, it is awful.

AceoftheTARDIS AceoftheTARDIS says...

Both animes have the same feel, settings and humour with similiar characters and animations style.

Both are light, random and contains lots of comedy. 

If you liked one, you'll like the other!

Wendychan Wendychan says...

Both animes have similar characters and plots. Both are just about lazing around and don't really have a plot to them. I was surprised that they weren't made by the same person sisnce they were so similar.

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

Cute school girls doing cute school girl things without any real story or plot drive to speak of. With very similar main cast character archtypes of aggresive/passive/mature, you are bound to like one of you liked the other.

K-On!

K-On!

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!

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Reasons you might like K-On!...

sothis sothis says...

K-on and Ichigo Mashimaro are two peas in a pod. Though Ichigo deals with slightly younger girls, the characters are EXTREMELY similar, the animation is damn near identical, and they both have a very familiar slice of life format you'll appreciate. Cuteness abounds in both titles; if you liked one you'd DEFINITELY like the other.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these shows have a similar style of humour. Also some of the characters have similar personalities. If you enjoyed the interaction between the girls in one of these series you may enjoy the other.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

Strawberry Marshmallow and K-On! are two slice of life shows with more in common than just that. The characters have a lot of similarities to each other. Mugi-chan seems to be Anna-chan's long lost sister. Whereas the rest of the K-On! cast seems to be a combination of two or so Strawberry Marshmallow characters. These similarities didn't hinder my enjoyment at all and if you liked one you should enjoy the other as well.

korychi korychi says...

K-On! features a group of four girls, similar to how Strawberry Marshmallow does, and both groups are in school. It has great timing when it comes to jokes as does SM, and can have some really cute moments. Both anime be totemo totemo kawaii in their own ways.

Merginoch Merginoch says...

The characters and art are nearly the same. There is the same kind of random humor that you will love in both series. If you've watched one, you must watch the other.

uipeace uipeace says...

They are both cute with cute characters who do cute stuff! While neither of them have a plotline, they both head in the right direction. Both filled with humour, lame but funny jokes, and are both a good and worthwhile watch

bailmoney27 bailmoney27 says...

Similar style of humor with very similar animation. Characters are just as relatable and the interaction between them is very much the same.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

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.

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xkub4 xkub4 says...

These animes are about girls whos having fun from normal day. I think in both there is similar humour. Jokes and other things. I think Konata[from Lucky Star] is like Miu[from Ichigo Mashimaro].

SabakunoYana SabakunoYana says...

Loads of randomness, cute girls being themselves, lovely characters design... If you like moe, these are good enough

Menchi Menchi says...

Hilariousity at it's max! Fun and laughter are the key in both of these great pieces, although, comparing to Lucky Star, Strawberry Marshmallow is toned down a little for those of you who prefer a little less hyped series. The main idea is to just to have fun and enjoy life with a smile on your face. If you'd like that, try watching these.

kenikki kenikki says...

Silly, cute and a bit odd at times are good ways to describe the humor of these anime, which they both pull of great.

rikukaze rikukaze says...

They're both really about the random things in life that are actually pretty interesting. Both really cute to boot xD

Rfsancho Rfsancho says...

These shows are about the same plotless, eventless, random stuff that a group of girls tend to do. If you are into that kind of thing, you should definitely watch one if you saw the other.

Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari Sketch

Yuno is a high school student who dreams of becoming a famous artist; and after being admitted at Yamabuki High School of Arts, she is one step closer to her dream. Yuno must move to an apartment complex near the school, and there, in Hidamari-so, she meets three new friends: Miyako, a very active person who will do anything to get her hands on something to eat; Hiro, an upperclassman who is obsessed with weight gain; and Sae, the oldest of the bunch and also a tomboy. From wild cosplaying teachers to bizarre school myths, Yuno and friends enjoy fun times and crazy days at Yamabuki High!

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Reasons you might like Hidamari Sketch...

abunai abunai says...

The personality types displayed in the character galleries of Hidamari Sketch and Ichigo Mashimaro are very similar, and so is the overall humour and charm of both shows, based on the moe style of anime. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Hidamari sketch and Strawberry marshmallow are very similar in terms of characters. HS does not have the same cuteness or energy that SM has, but it still can be cute and energetic.

Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

Two character-driven comedies in which pretty much nothing happens. Both shows portray the daily lifes of a group of girls  in the most funniest ways. Ichigo Mashimaro definitely has a strong moe-vibe going for it, but Hidamari's chibi-style gives it quite a unique look. Those two shows are must-watch for anyone who likes slice-of-life anime.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Hidamari Sketch and Ichigo Marshmallow are calming slice-of-life series with pretty similar characters. Each features a cute factor that is through the roof, and also some comedy (Ichigo Marshmallow lays the comedy on much more heavily, though). Fans of slice-of-life series will enjoy both.

AzureWatcher AzureWatcher says...

Both Ichigo Mashimaro and Hidamari Sketch tell about the little events in the everyday life of a few small extraordinarily cute schoolgirls.

I like Hidamari Sketch somewhat better because it has better and somewhat odd collage-like animation.