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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.
After her grandmother dies, thirteen year-old Kana Nakamachi runs away from home convinced her absent parents will sell her. She tries to find a job, but with nowhere willing to hire a girl of her age without parental consent, she is back at square one. Then, to make matters worse, a young girl called Yume crashes her bicycle into Kana and knocks her unconscious! Following this chance encounter, Kana learns of a job vacancy at the newspaper company that Yume works for and quickly applies. Now Kana has secured herself a live-in job delivering newspapers along with her new co-workers: lively Yume; quiet Yuki; drunken and perverted Haruka; money-hungry Hinata; and grade school deputy manager, Saki. From memorizing her paper route to learning how to ride a bicycle to fixing her terrifying smile, Kana’s new life has only just begun.
If someone saw kanamemo and decided to load up flash CS3 and make their own version of it, it'd probably be like yurumates.
Both have weird humor and weird people in an otherwise normal setting.
Kanamemo and Yurumates both centre on a young girl moving into a new home and making new firends. Both protagonists from each series have an active imagination and adapt to their new lives. While Yurumates is more slow paced than Kanamemo, if you like one, it's worth checking out the other.
Although I found Yurumates to be the much more enjoyable of the two, these two slice of life shows both have a lot in common. The initial premise along with the funny antics thrown in that keep true to the 'don't take it serious' vibe that is nearly a trademark of this genre.
Watching the first episode of Kanamemo made me think of Yurumates. Both anime feature a female lead who moves into a new home with some "interesting" housemates. Both animes mainly focus on the humor resulting from the interactions between the characters in different situations.
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
If you liked the wacky misadventures of the cast in Yurumates, try out the far superior Azumanga. It's funnier and more interesting on basically all levels, and you'll immediately recognize the same type of show.
Both Azumanga and Yurumates share a similar sense of humor. Though the situtations are fairly different- the way the characters humorously react to things and to each other is the same.
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!
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.
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!
If you like quiet, kawaii slice of life tales, look no further than Binchou-tan and Yurumates. While Yurumates attempts to be comedic (and fails, imo) both share a quiet, slow-paced feel and a lot of randomness of events.
Though a typical salaryman, Yoshitani's days couldn't be livelier. Whether he's dealing with an invasive Kleenex box, reading hentai manga at a café, getting lectured on his poor fashion, trying to avoid high school girls or even doing laundry, Yoshitani attempts to navigate the workplace and life with vigor!
Yurumates and Otaryman aren't remotely similar in theme, but they both have a slice of life feel with next to no plot. They each consist of mini random episodes that make up their respective OVAs; and their focus on comedy is another thing they have in common. If you liked one of these easy-going shows you should take a chance on the other.