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!
Ink Nijihara, who does very well in her high school English class, has a crush on her classmate Nao; but as she is both shy and clumsy, she finds herself unable to get closer to him. Furthermore, since he does poorly in English, he does not intend to go to a university, crushing Ink's dreams of going there together with him. Out of the blue, a talking duck who turns out to be a polymorphed (and perverted) wizard exiled from a magic kingdom falls from the sky and lands in front of Ink. He offers her magical powers in return for helping people in need. Ink sees the magical girl transformation as a chance to help Nao with his English without feeling embarrassed about it, and thus she begins her adventures as Magical Teacher Pastel Ink!
Before I go into heavy detail, I recommend fans of Strawberry Marshmallow to watch Moetan. My main reason to stress this is that both shows are heavy on the "kawaii" side of things. Both shows are also short in length (only 12/13 episodes). Even though Moetan has more sexual escapades (although 4chan makes Ichigo Mashimaro seem dirty) and has more of a plot, both shows are enjoyable.
Moe Katsuragi is depressed. She caught the boy she loves in the arms of two others, and she's heartbroken enough that one rainy evening, she wishes she could die. Answering her call is Risky, a pint-sized shinigami who wants to take Moe's soul to the underworld! However, Risky shares his body with Safety, an apprentice angel who wants to help Moe see the errors of her ways and reconcile with the boy she pines for. Torn between hope and sadness, Moe will try her best to win the heart of the one she loves amidst the chaos of her two new companions, Risky and Safety!
What two series might go together better than Risky Safety and Strawberry Marshmallow? With plenty of situational humor and plenty of moe, the series work together well.
While Strawberry Marshmallow is not about romance, like Risky Safety, the episodic nature of both series make them very amenable to each other, and the slapstick humor is quite similar in both series.
For fans of some of the lead characters in either series, you'll find plenty to like in the other. Fans of Risky's nefarious antics will no doubt find strong similarities in Miu's mischief. Likewise, fans of Matsuri's klutzy innocence might find Risky more than a little familiar.
While the shift to or from romance may not be appreciated by some fans, there are plenty of similarities that are no doubt more important than that difference, and you will almost certainly find something to like in the other.
One day, the typical Sunao Moriyama found something not-so-typical in his refrigerator: a small creature between the potatoes and mayonnaise that he dubs Potemayo! Sunao decides to take care of Potemayo and takes her with him everywhere he goes, and as a result Potemayo quickly becomes popular with Sunao's classmates. However, the tranquility of the new friendship is broken with the arrival of another creature from Sunao's fridge – this time a scythe-wielding laser-shooting horned creature he dubs Guchuko. Now, every day brings new adventures and surprises with Potemayo and Guchuko around!
To start, both Ichigo Mashimaro and Potemayo are slice-of-life titles with a touch of "kawaii". Both are also light-hearted and short-length (12/13 episodes each). Now in contrast, Potemayo does not rely solely on jokes and little gimmicks and does not have as much personality as Ichigo, but I still recommend both shows.
Self-professed lover of all things small and cute, Souta Takanashi finds himself dragooned into working at the Wagnaria family restaurant by the diminutive and vivacious Poplar Taneshima. Though the pay is reasonable and the clientele polite, the high school student is often at his wits' end when dealing with the quirky staff. If the indifferent and street-tough manager, katana-carrying floor chief, and terminally weak Poplar weren't enough, Souta frequently fears for his life, as every encounter with the violently androphobic Inami ends in injury. How long can he survive before the combined stress and harm do him in?
If these two series don't have any similarities in terms of plot and settings, they're both among the very best and most effective slice-of-life comedies ever made. Additionnally, both Nobue and Souta have a weird fetish for cute girls (not quite the lolicon fetish though, since it mostly stays on the safe side). The artwork and character designs are also very similar (Nobue and Kyouko both look pretty much the same), so if you watched and enjoyed any of the two shows, you'll definitely like the other.
It's the first day of middle school for Akari, and the enthusiastic girl is determined to reinvent her personality and have tons of fun in the process. Along with her friends, mischievous Kyouko, serious Yui, and adorable Chinatsu, the girl joins the Amusement Club, a group for students who just want to hang out and joke around! Over the year, the girls befriend upperclassmen, impersonate their favorite magical girl characters, and develop crushes... sometimes even on each other!
Yuru Yuri is what you get when the girls from Ichigo Mashimaro grow up a little more. Yuru Yuri adds in some fun yuri tones but both shows are still the same with cute girls doing cute things in and out of school. Try one if you liked the other.