Ohana Matsumae is a sixteen-year-old girl with no purpose or direction in life. One day, however, she gets the chance to reinvent herself when her mother and her boyfriend do a moonlight flit to escape his debts. Left alone, Ohana goes to live with her estranged grandmother, but when she arrives she finds herself forced to work at the family’s hot spring resort, the Kissuiso Inn. With her grandmother considering her nothing more than an employee and a roommate who hates her, Ohana’s happy dream of a new life soon turns into a nightmare. Now the wide-eyed girl must learn the value of hard work as she attempts to make friends and familiarise herself with life at the resort.
While both of these shows are from the same studio and have the same art, they also have similar characters and plots. They both revolve around girls who put into new situations and groups of people. These protagonists, while fresh and new to their situations are very optimistic and are try to help everybody else despite their lack of willingness.
The main characters in Tari Tari and Hana-saku Iroha are cut from the same cloth. If you're interested in a story that revolves around an energetic, positive young woman who wants to help the people around her, check these two out.
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!
If you enjoy following cute and well-drawn girls throughout their daily lives and club activities, both of these series might be of interest to you; especially if you enjoy music or singing!
In both series you get to follow the protagonists and their music clubs. While K-On! has taken more of the MOE-approach, Tari Tari is one closer to reality with well developed characters.
In short words, I'd say that Tari Tari is very similar to K-On! and the differences would be that K-On! is more of a MOE-anime, while Tari Tari is more serious.
Both are about friends in a school band. Furthermore, both are absolutely gorgeous-looking with cute characters (even the boys, in Tari Tari, are adorable!) Tari Tari has more drama than the easy-going K-On! but they both go hand-in-hand for fans of Slice of Life anime about music and school kids.
Honoka Kousaka is heartbroken. Her school, Otonokizaka High, will be forced to shut down unless it can find more prospective students. Luckily, Honoka and her friends have a plan: they'll form an idol group and throw concerts to attract others to join the school! But following through won't be easy – they'll need to find talent, make outfits, find practice space, build stamina and more in hopes of keeping Otonokizaka High alive!
Love Live and Tari Tari, have the same sort of feel in the sense that both start out with this girl who has a crazy idea about starting a singing group, in the case of Love Live, it's school idols to save the school, and in Tari Tari it's a choir club to make the one girl's dreams come true her senior year. I would say that so far, Tari Tari is the better show of the two and has much wider appeal, but Love Live is pretty decent. If you liked one of the two, and you're looking for something similar to watch, it wouldn't hurt to check out the other.
As for Love Live, I would say give it until the end of the 3rd episode to make a full judgement. I'm currently watching it as it's airing, and I was only somewhat intrigued until this week (the 3rd ep), but now I'm pretty interested to find out where it goes from here.
Both anime while the execution is similar are quite different in tone and eventual content. Notably all characters in Tari Tari are third years and this brings a slightly different feeling to the anime. Tari Tari is more dramatic and less joyful but still has a setting with great resemblence. If you are looking for a emotionally heavier Love live, check Tari Tari out. If you are looking for a fluffier Tari Tari check Love Live out.
Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?
Looking for an anime about a group of high school kids that has deeper character development than your run-of-the-mill light comedy? Both AnoHana and Tari Tari are rife with themes of relationships, death, friendship, trying to become something, and working together to overcome obstacles and fulfill goals and dreams. Both are topped off with a bright animation style, which ultimately affirms a positive outlook on life, no matter what the characters are put through.