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!
Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?
Kodocha and Strawberry Marshmallow...sigh..are both really funny. Kodocha is more upbeat than Strawberry though. But I can guarantee you'll like Kodocha.
Small children getting their kicks from bizarre games and beating each other to the ground - what could be more amusing? Although the animation of Komocha is certainly dated by todays standards, overlook this and you will be rewarded with a very funny, heart warming show. And if you haven't yet seen Mashimaro, then get on it! Right now! Omocha fans will definitely love it.
Saio Private High School has a long tradition of quality education. However, like many other schools its enrollment and traditions are failing. School is no longer a necessity in the path to quality employment and for that reason, many teenagers are choosing to skip it entirely; this isn’t the case with the newly-transferred Manabi. She may be a whirlwind of humor and vision with her motto of “go straight forward”, but Manabi has the drive to bring the students of this small school both a new understanding of its purpose, and possibly a new joy in life.
Both series are cute, funny, and fun slice-of-life shows based around a small group of girls who are just enjoying life and hanging around with friends. The biggest differences are that Manabi Straight! is a school-life show, and the characters are technically older (not that they really look or act older).
So much moe, so little time. If you like slice of life anime about cute girls then both of these are worth checking out, though Strawberry Marshmallow is generally more comic.
Eighteen-year-old Aida Yurume has moved to Tokyo to prepare for her entrance exams. She slowly finds her way to Maison de Wish, her new home away from home; and there, she meets her new housemates Kumi, Sae and Matsukichi. Together, the quartet participates in a variety of slow-paced adventures, from shooting off a solitary firework to deciding who will clean out a moldy rice cooker. Whether it’s trying to escape the heat or hiding under a kotatsu, Aida will experience many things with her new friends at Maison de Wish.
Ichigo Mashimaro and Yurumates are two peas in a pod. They're both slow-paced slice of life tales with randomness that isn't too quirky or too spastic. I didn't really enjoy either, but can see why fans of one would enjoy the other.
These two shows both share the easy going slice of life feel along with bits of random thrown in. The jokes are frequent and both casts have similar personality traits/quirks that make the show all the more enjoyable.
Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...
Cute, adorable elementary kids---that is what these anime are all about. They're irresistable in the cute things that they wear, say, do, and appreciate. Both anime follow the everyday life of the average female elementary student, bursting with cuteness in every single episode.
Kanaka, Saki and Ayuko are three girls who, as fate would have it, meet each other just before starting high school. Kanaka accidentally bumps into Ayuko, ruining the girl's ice cream cone, and their friendship soon follows! Together, the trio navigates high school life, whether giving each other nicknames, racing each other to class, or just having fun.