Ahh, the life of an elementary school student. Though Chika, Matsuri, Miu and Ana should focus on schoolwork, they’d much rather have fun instead. Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls. Join this cute quartet as they do cute (and often devious) things in cute and quirky ways!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.
These series are of the comedic slice-of-life variety. Both of them are rather loose on plot but heavy on characterization. They each focus on a group of friends and have a very "go with the flow" feeling to them. If you liked one, give the other a try.
Both animes have cute characters characters and quite light story.
Kamichu is more childish and feature unreal stories, Strawberry Marshmallow is quite realistic, but overall they have similar style.
Ichigo Marshmallow and Kamichu! are über-charming slice-of life series about protagonists slightly younger than most in the genre (elementary and middle school, respectively). As such, they have free reign to be the most cute and adorable and other-synonyms-for-cute shows ever. Also, they're hilarious. The art style is pretty similar, too (sort of rounded and flowy with similar colors).
Kajiwara Sora is a shy girl who loves to draw. She's a member of the art club at school, even though one of the other members scares her sometimes. She finds drawing things like flowers or fruit easy enough, but she puzzles over how to capture more fleeting moments, like the flapping of a bird's wings or a cat that won't sit still. There are things she can draw, and things she can't draw, and with the help of her friends in the art club, she's going to experience them all to the fullest.
You can say that Ichigo Mashimaro is a grade school version of Sketchbook ~Full Color's~. Both are slice of life, relaxed, soft and warm stories with no big worries at all.
I don't know why, but anyone I've shown sketchbook to (and liked it) also liked strawberry marshmallow, probably because they are both slice of life comedy shonens
Both series are easy-going, slice of life type stories that contain warm moments and comedy moments as well. If you liked one, you should give the other a try.
Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, and Hororo are four faries who aspire to become human. To do this, they leave the fairy world to study for a year in our world. Aided by their friends Sensei-san and Tama, they have fun learning about topics ranging from school graduation ceremonies and sports festivals to romance and caring for flowers. But as the end of the year of study approaches, will they have learned enough to realize their dreams?
Both Strawberry Marshmallow and Bottle Fairy have a cuteness factor that goes far beyond the pressure point! Both have cute, funny, and clueless scenarios that the characters come up with.
If you like clueless acts that turn funny and cute, then Bottle Fairy is what to watch next.
Ichigo Mashimaro and Bottle Fairy are full of quirks of everyday life and are full of imagination. Another obvious similarity is that they're both extremely cute. Bottle Fairy has input a lot of silly scenarios and daydreams; it requires very little from the viewer, to enjoy the title.
Kamizono Academy is so spacious that transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long time resident Tatsuki Iizuka find themselves lost together in the corridors. With the addition of fiery Torako Kageyama and quirky, somber Suzume Saotome, the four quickly become friends and comrades in arms against boredom. Whether it's being a last minute Morals Officer with bisexual Nene or constructing robots with Kageyama, there's plenty of fun to go around at Kamizono Academy!
Ichigo Mashimaro is a much more lighthearted and childish version of Hyakko, but both have a very similar feel. While anime like Azumanga Daioh are more geared towards schoolkid comedy, Ichigo and Hyakko are a bit softer and more innocent (though Hyakko does have the occasional bit of ecchi). If you liked one I think you'd like the other.
Unlike many other Anime Comedies, Hyakko and Ichigo Mashimaro cut out Bobobo or Hare+Guu like wackiness in favor of a more down to earth, though often just as random Boke Tsukomi, Japanese comedy duo style of humor with a single character as the designated "idiot" throughout the whole series.
Both series' also have occasional genuinely emotional moments, which grounds the series as a slice of life rather than an out of control gag reel.