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!
This is the story of a typical family in Japan and their typical lives. Made up of a father, a mother, a brother, and sister Mikan, the Tachibanas always find themselves in the midst of various and wacky misadventures. Whether it's Mikan and her mother going on a frustrating shopping trip, debating the merits of a high-class bento, trying out new exercise devices or convincing mother to buy a new air conditioner, there's never a dull day in the life of the Tachibanas!
Ichigo Mashimaro and Atashinchi are both lighthearted and wacky slice of life stories, which should appeal to the same audiences. Though bear in mind Atashinchi is far less saccharine (and on that note, better) than Ichigo.
School doesn’t have to be boring; for Chiyo and her friends, high school brings no dull moments! Chiyo is asked to bring her video camera to class and make a film to put in a time capsule. Overbearing and obnoxious Tomo just can’t stand to let Chiyo have all the fun though, so she quickly runs off with the camera. From the moment she has control, things are turned upside down in this quiet school. Despite the chaos, all of the girls shine during their short moments of fame. Tomo may be wild, but she manages to perfectly capture the true personalities of everyone on this tape that will be around for years to come... or will it?
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.
In a remote area of the countryside lives Binchou-tan: a pint-sized and carefree girl who takes odd jobs in a nearby town whenever she is running low on rice. Her bus rides take place within the talons of a soaring bird and her everyday tasks are quiet and uneventful; but her friends make every day a fun surprise. With two pink-haired sisters, a lonely affluent girl and the televised musings of the strange muffin-like Pukashu, Binchou-tan will live her life one happy day at a time!
Ichigo Mashimaro and Binchou-tan are both ungodly amounts of "cute", and are about literally nothing. Ichigo has a little more spunk to it and occasionally focuses on more mature themes, while Binchou-tan is flat out cute and aimed at children. You'd definitely like one if you liked the other.
Several months after their New Years' live performance, the light music club has returned to Sakura High for a new school year. Now seniors in Sawa-chan's homeroom class, Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi commence their final year as high school students. While many others would fret about their entrance examinations, the Keion Bu have more important things on their minds, be it shopping for shelves, cleaning out the storage room or that age old problem of trying to recruit new members. But while there's music, snacks and school trips aplenty, one question still remains... will the girls be able to leave their mark on the school before they graduate?
Fifth grade is a time for learning and growing and... getting into a whole mess of trouble! Class 5-2 is a "typical" fifth-grade class whose members always seem to be up to something. The leaders of their group are Ryota and Chika - Ryota's childhood friend who has a crush on him that she can’t seem to confess. While Chika continues on, remaining a close and valued friend, Ryota continues to be a typical boy who is oblivious to her feelings. Furthermore, he can’t seem to stay out of trouble with the ladies! Different situations keep their lives busy during school – everything from loose teeth to getting locked in the PE storage room. School is much more enjoyable when you are young and full of dreams!
With both Ichigo Mashimaro (Strawberry Marshmallow) and Kyo no Go no Ni (Today in Class 5-2) we take a lighthearted glimpse into adolescence. The main difference between the two being that in Ichigo Mashimaro, the main focus of the series is in extra curricular activities, while the episodes of Kyo no Go no Ni take place almost exclusively in class. Even considering this dichotomy, the two series share a similar sense of comic timing that pushes you into the chuckle early because you know the punch line is just around the bend.