Azumanga Daioh - Recommendations

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Lucky Star

Lucky Star

In present day Japan, the life of a school girl is never dull. The easily-bored Konata never finds time to study because of her otaku habits, which frustrates hard-working Kagami to no end. On the other hand, laid-back Tsukasa always manages to go with the flow, while Miyuki is concerned with keeping her status as resident know-it-all. Join these four girls as they muse and meander their way through everyday events such as eating chocolate cones, doing homework, gaming, and trips to the beach galore.

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Reasons you might like Lucky Star...

liquidhell liquidhell says...

Lucky Star is an anime also based on 4-panel manga, and thus, shares success with Azumanga Daioh in it's simplicity and non-sequiter (absurd/random) humour.

Much like Azumanga Daioh, each episode is essentially standalone and filled with the quirky relationships between a close group of high school friends. Each character of the series has a distinct personality that allows for loads of crazy interactions with eachother (albeit slightly less random). If you liked that aspect of Azumanga, this is a must-watch.

An excellent choice for those who want to have another lighthearted, slice-of-life series to simply pick up and enjoy without extra baggage.

nike13 nike13 says...

The style of humor is very similar in Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star, but in Lucky Star there are references to other anime (usually jokes about fan behavior also).

Lucky Star is just another good humor+slice of (high school) anime.

Himitsu Himitsu says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about absolutely nothing - with surprisingly good results. Both animes are heavily character driven, and there is also a fair share of cute girls, skeptical girls, and silly teachers.

smkks smkks says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star portray the lives of a group of schoolgirls during their high-school years, and they also share a similar sense of humor.

JustAbigail JustAbigail says...

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are 100% plotless (but cute, funny and realistic) series about a bunch of High School girls with quirky personalities.

If you like Lucky Star or Azumanga, I'd say you're nearly guaranteed to like the other; both have the same loose-humor tone, including the same sorts of activities (summer vacation, sports festivals, etc). Both also manage to be realistic about day-to-day school life, yet still are funny, cute, and surprisingly, not boring (unlike To Heart).

Niw Niw says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are 'slice of life' anime in the very essence of it. Both anime follow the everyday (but not boring!) life of a group of high school girls, and a lot of jokes are made from very ordinary things.

Many characters in each series have a strongly corresponding character in the other series, and all of the characters have really strong characteristics, which make them really unique and memorable.

Both anime rely somewhat on the 'kawaii factor'. Azumanga may be focused more so on the actual events, but you can't deny Lucky Star's animation is just adorable.

All in all, the anime are very similar, but small differences guarantee that both will make you laugh hard, even when you are familiar with the other one.

himurakenshin himurakenshin says...

Both have aimless, plotless fun, a primarily female cast, and a heavy emphasis on cuteness. The primary difference is that Azumanga is a bit more immersive and character-based, while Lucky Star prides itself on anime subculture references (mostly notably references to The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi and Full Metal Panic: Fumoffu, both done by the same studio as LS) and sometimes comes off as a sort of "inside joke" between the creators and their fans. Both are great shows.

AngryJellyfish AngryJellyfish says...

If anime featuring 'cute school girls doing random things with very little in the way of an actual plot' appeal to you, I would check out Lucky Star. Lucky Star is slightly louder and faster paced though, kind of like a hyperactive version of Azumanga Daioh. But if you found one funny, you should like the other.

drognen drognen says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star explore the daily life of a group of girls as they go through their time at high school. There is never a dull moment in either anime and both are a very good watch if you are in need of a good laugh.

JAhU JAhU says...

If you liked Azumanga Daioh then you'll probably love Lucky Star since it has very similar humour in it (it's more than possible that some of the things in LS were based on AD). On the other hand Lucky Star has many more anime-related jokes and instead of being completely random, other jokes are based on real life situations. There is a fairly low chance that Lucky Star will disappoint you.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star have one major thing in common: both are the type of anime you either love or hate! If after 3 episodes you still don't like it, you aren't going to get into the anime later on.

That being said, there are way too many resemblances to mention. Both feature character driven jokes, and random humor with no relevance tot he plot, while making a side stop to add some cuteness to the series. You'll find all the key elements in both anime are very similar!

Eileanach Eileanach says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about school and have fantastic comedy elements. There's the right dose of cuteness and humour, along with some drama and a decent story line that doesn't have massive plot holes. There are a few hyper characters but the series are generally good for laughs and are an excellent pick-me-up if you are feeling slightly blue. These are guaranteed to please you.

Jarudin Jarudin says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are about every day school life. Although a lot of series share this 'genre' Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star also share the same kind of humor and laid back atmosphere. The similarity is striking.

Kusion Kusion says...

If you were a fan of Azumanga Daioh, get ready to experience the new level in cute high school girls living out their random lives. Although with Lucky Star, you're talking a lot more randomness! You'll watch an otaku who can't even study for more than 5 minutes, and the other three hard working (yet laid back) girls. Don't forget the ever-loving Akira-sama. You're sure to love it.

neutrino neutrino says...

Although I've only seen one episode of LS, the two series seem to be very close in format in that they are more slice-of-life and episodic than story-driven. However, I found LS very annoying.

tanj tanj says...

Lucky Star and Azumanga have a very similar atmosphere; both are slice of life anime about high school girls going about their everyday lives.

If you like the weird Japanese humor and high school setting of one, it's a pretty safe bet you'll enjoy the other as well.

Fuyuko Fuyuko says...

Both of these hysterical series are about a group of girls going through their typical daily lives together and talking about the smallest, most random things. You will get a kick out of Lucky Star if you did with Azumanga Daioh.

Sevoth Sevoth says...

These two series are peas in a pod, relying on absolute stupidity to make brilliant comedy. They're also both slice-o'-life comedies centered around a group of schoolgirls.

Eonir Eonir says...

Both series present modern school life in an unusual way. Every character has its own style and represents a different type of personality. There also is no plot in a normal sense. We observe the everyday life of the characters, and see how they face problems that probably most of us experienced. Both series are a 'slice of life' spelled out, with excellent humour.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Both Lucky star and azumanga are about highschool girls, based off of highly popular 4 panel comics, have great visuals, and are great comedies. the diffences are in that azumanga is mostly filled with situations based off of insane characters in normal situations and has a bit more of a plotline, lucky star is more satyrical and random.

Togii Togii says...

Both shows are about a group of friends having some pretty weird adventures while living out their 'normal' highschool lives. Surely you can't get enough of random comedy with almost no plot. ^^

Wolfin Wolfin says...

Both series involve schoolgirls who grind away the days with wacky adventures and mishaps. Although Lucky Star is full of manga and gaming references that some viewers may not grasp, the show is still a blast.

kenikki kenikki says...

While they both don't usually share the same topics discussed in the series they both share the kind of randomness in where the discussions start.

And while the characters don't have the same personalities there are several that share the same kind of personality feature in them.

MatsuoKaito MatsuoKaito says...

Both series' are rather random comedies following a group of female highschool students; with each of the characters from both anime being unique, witty and charming. Both are ideal veiwing if you need cheering up or just love a good laugh.

TheGiftedMonkey TheGiftedMonkey says...

Complete and utter nonsense in your "average" high school day is all I have to say. Both skip around a bunch of high school girls (and sometimes the occassional guy) and their crazy antics with plenty of cameos and otaku references abound.

Kaemon Kaemon says...

Both of these series are about average schoolgirls who have random conversations. Both of them are very similar and funny, and fans of one of the series are sure to like the other.

risuta risuta says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are all about randomness! They are about a bunch of adorable high-school female students with really odd but interesting personalities! Lucky Star is probably the evolution of Azumanga Daioh as far as both the animation and the humour is converned! If "WTF" humour is your fav, then you'll love those anime!

bob70011 bob70011 says...

Both are really amazing random comedies without a full backbone of story. Both follow the life of a group of high school girls as they live their lives. Both are so very alike, if you like one, you will have to like the other.

charliechan charliechan says...

Both are about school girls who go about their daily lives in a comical way.

both are very funny and and give you and slice of life.

Azlyna Azlyna says...

Both series have a rambling feel to them. The series focus on short "mini-episodes" within the main episode. They also share a lighthearted view of life that seems content with just the passing of time.

Cetonis Cetonis says...

Lucky Star uses a lot of anime/otaku culture jokes whereas AzuDaioh is much more traditional, but beyond that there isn't much these two don't have in common. They're both about a group of high school girls, and have elements of slice-of-life mixed into the comedy. They also both utilize a skit-like structure, inherited from their 4-koma manga origins. Unless one of the comedy styles just doesn't appeal to you, if you liked one of these series the other is an easy pick.

orangexxbumblebee orangexxbumblebee says...

OMG, so random. That's really all you can say about these shows: they're random, and they're hilarious. Add in the fact that they both revolve around the daily lives of a quirky group of friends, and these shows are a match made in heaven.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are comedies that rely on slice of life moments without a definite plot. Both follow a group of Highschool girls and the humour is derived from the interaction between the members of the cast, most of which display a zany behaviour. Azumanga Daioh's appeal might be wider while Lucky Star includes some otaku jokes that might be lost to many but both titles are likely to interest the same kind of public.

Omiclock Omiclock says...

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are delightfully random and quirky, and draw their humor from similar situations. With each series focusing on the ordinary exploits of Japanese school girls and the exaggerated personalities of the main characters, the things you enjoy about one are likely to be the same things you'll enjoy about the other.

roukew roukew says...

The relaxed pace of everyday life, more precisely school life, with a healthy dosis of humour. Both execute this in their own manner, with Azumanga slightly faster and with a more surreal cast; Lucky Star more tranquil, zooming in on the weirdness of some details of the lifestyle of its characters.

Shunning the more serieus things in life, or making fun of some of them, both series are ideal for some brainless laidback fun. Did one of them prove to you you're the person to enjoy that, there's no reason to believe the other might not.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are both slice-of-life anime series that focus more on the school environment. Both of these series have the same style of, at times, insane humour surrounding a group of close friends, that can be watched quite easily when you just want to sit back and have some fun.

icejamez icejamez says...

Slice of life to the maxsuuu!!! Both are set in a highschool and they follow the daily lifes of the various highschool girls who are the lead roles. I'f you are searching long and far for another amazing all around slice o life comedy! Look no further me good man! Or if you just want something to watch do the same.... Or something..... >.<Good luck with your coming battle then. *facepalms* Hmmmmm there both great and I'm sure you'll enjoy which ever one you havent watched yet.

AkiNoHoshi AkiNoHoshi says...

If you liked Azumanga Daioh, you'll love Lucky Star! It's very similar in that there isn't really any plotline whatsoever, it just captures the humor and hilarity of everyday events in a Japanese high school life.

Shinka Shinka says...

Lucky Star looks like a GAINAX version of Azumanga Daioh (Note: Lucky Star was done by Kyoto Animation, not GAINAX). However, since Lucky Star focuses a lot in jokes regarding the anime industry, makeing it hard for those who are not otaku to understand most of the jokes.

There are also many japanese cultural references in both anime, but either one can be enjoyed regardless. Azumanga Daioh has probably easier and funier jokes, buy Lucky Star follows right behind it with its special endings.

LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are both about the lives of high school girls. The stories contain tons of randomness which is bound to make you laugh.

Every character in both Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are very unique and have their own special personality.

Though Lucky Star is more of a parody, they more or less have the same feel.

Subitopiano Subitopiano says...

Those animes both are really cute. They possess amusing characters and will provide a good and catchy story for School Stories Lovers

Isikari Isikari says...

With a similar setting (Highschool), characters (Group of female friends), and style (One joke after another irrespective of timeframe), Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star share some striking similarities. This goes all the way to the individual level, as you'll find bits of Tomo's impulsiveness and slacker ways in Konata, Kagami's dieting and harsh statements in Yomi, and Sakaki's soft spoken ways in Minami.

While Lucky Star takes a hard left into Otaku territory as opposed to Azumanga Daioh's straightforward approach, the casual viewer can still find plenty of laughs in both. Bottom line, if you like one, you'll find it hard not to like the other.

KusoAkuma KusoAkuma says...

In both series, we get to see a couple of high school girls who struggle through life. Both series show's not only the school life but also what the girls do on their free time. There are also at least one girl who's the smart one, and another girl who always copies her friends homework.

thisdudearound thisdudearound says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star uses no main plot other than to follow certain slice-of-life events of high school girls.

Azumanga Daioh would follow a cast of characters that are more realistic in the sense of the norm, for as Lucky Star would follow characters with passion or the extreme of certain qualities and hobbies. Though the series may differ from the cast of characters they contain, both are able to accomplish the same style of small events that are sure to put a smile on your face.

If you enjoyed one, it is certain that the other won't disappoint.

Damaged Damaged says...

Both of these anime's focus on random humor and are about really nothing more than the daily lives of the characters in the show. The character development in each series really grabs you and the writers did a great job of giving each character their own individual personality that will make you love the.

Cfos Cfos says...

Both series are about some girls and their everyday life, their experiences at school and charakter and their interaction in a funny way.

athina athina says...

A group of quriky high school girls doing nothing, talking about nothing but it's somehow funny and entertaining. No magical girls, robots, boys.. just high school girls.. Wait, which anime am I talking about? Well both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh!

ave ave says...

Be it Lucky Star or Azumanga Daioh, both of them show you the life experiences of very individual highschool girls till they graduate. You'll get very familiar with each charakter in both series, so you'll definitley like one if you liked the other.

LogicSword LogicSword says...

Both Azumanga and Lucky Star are slice of life comedy series about school girls, with many similar characters. Lucky Star's humour is based more around anime/manga/video game references whereas Azumanga's is much more based on school life. They are both brilliant series, however, and well worth watching.

foltor foltor says...

Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star are an obvious match.  They share a similar format of disconnected vignettes that follow a core of characters through three years of high school.  They have a nearly identical array of character archetypes, and both combine a lot of wacky humor, periodic slapstick, and occasional senimentallity.  Lucky Star is the more high octane of the two, but it lacks Azumanga Daioh's dream sequence gags.

ShoujoQ ShoujoQ says...

Like Azumanga Daioh, Lucky Star has no consistent plot to speak of, and gets by with random humor, which thankfully, works extremely well.

RangerBill RangerBill says...

Irreverant humor, abounding. 'Nuff said... K fine I have to say more.  Both deal with ridiculous exaggerated girls in everyday situations to which the react in an unorthidox fashion for immense comic effect. There.

Jei Jei says...

For those that appreciate a show that you can just sit down and watch without having to worry about a deep plot and just want to enjoy high school girls being silly, Lucky Star is a good way to continue that trend.

I personally found Lucky Star to be more enjoyable than Azumanga Daioh, primarily for it's references and parodies to other anime (ie. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Full Metal Panic) and usually surrounds the general otaku culture and life. In fact, one might suggest that Lucky Star is a parody of Azumanga Daioh for it's main character being short, another being spacy, another more physically active and a bit on the loud side,  the classic moe-glasses-smart girl, and a crazy hyper-active teacher that can get along with students but somehow can't manage to find a date.

In comparison, I found Lucky Star's animation and general quality to be more appealing over Azumanga Daioh. The voice acting is very well done in both Japanese and in English, the soundtrack is well done, and the overall animation is very well done and often varied, espeically when they're visiting a certain store and making misc. anime/game references.

Also, the addition of the ending segment of each show, Lucky Channel, was a stroke of genius. You can often find Akira's assistant lurking around in every single episode. The misc. no-name characters that the main characters interact with are also amusing, just because they're all voiced by the same person (a man to be more specific-- regardless of whether or not the characters are female or not).

In conclusion: If you want something like Azumanga Daioh but couldn't quite get into it, I suggest taking a look at Lucky Star.

Oishii Oishii says...

Ah... Youth... Both these anime's represent the wonderful time of high school. Both seemingly having no plot whatsoever, Azumanga Daioh and Lucky Star seem to be two puzzle pieces, fitting together. I can almost guarantee that you'll love either of them.

OhImFrozen OhImFrozen says...

Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are essentially both about the same things, crazy schoolgirls in their everyday life. Both have lovable characters and are crammed full of hilarious moments.

Laserman Laserman says...

Both have complete random episodes, not really set to a real story line. Chuckfull of moe schoolgirls and hilarity.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

These shows introduce the every day lives of two groups of school girls. The groups have a few similar characters (clumsy girl, cute short girl, etc.). They provide entertainment through situation comedy.

Also, a lots of typical every day situations happen to the characters or they just bring them up in their conversations and in my opinion this is the series greatest comedic feature: the viewer has experienced more than a few of these situations and the to see their exact description is really funny.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

If you like a relaxing show which goes absolutely nowhere but still cracks you up everytime something happens, either of these will fulfill your needs. Random comedy between "normal" school students is what both of these are about, and if you liked one, you won't be dissapointed with the other. 

Enjeru Enjeru says...

Are you a fan of random, scatter-brained comedy? Azumanga Daioh and/or Lucky Star is for you.

thegreatmajeni thegreatmajeni says...

Both anime are about basically nothing and follow a group of girls, and what they do everything. Though Lucky Star is okay, Azumanga Daioh beats it on so many levels.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are based on the weirdly random lifes of a group of school girls. Neither of the animes feature a strong story line, although auzmnaga daioh does have a small one unlike lucky star, they both feature simular events which occur and both produce hours of random but halerious comedy, They both are great anime's if you like one you will surely love the other, also between them you will notice some common occurences like character simularity- Konata's farther and Mr kimura ect aswell as simular plot schemes, either way they are both worth the great watch.

Piteru Piteru says...

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

nasreen10 nasreen10 says...

Both are based off a four panel comic and consist of short skits. Lucky Star has more parody than Azumanga Daioh. Azumanga's cast is smaller and has more variety with the looks of the characters. Both have plenty of laughs and are better watched in small doses as opposed to a marathon.

Also, both deal with a group of girls in every day life (mostly school).

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

Weight obsession, slice-of-life proportions and several similarities in characterization make Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh related to each other. They both cover the daily routines of several female friends working their way through High School and they are both utterly random. Azumanga Daioh has a heavier emphasis on actual comedy than Lucky Star, but if you enjoyed either you're likely to enjoy the other.

OtakuChick120 OtakuChick120 says...

Both animes are about a group of girls and the wonders of everyday high school life. Completely random, comedic and crazy! If you love one be sure to check out the other.

proxies proxies says...

They are both school life animes that follow the lifes of school girls. altho i do like Lucky Star better i would recomend you watch both.

FreddyCrab FreddyCrab says...

Both Lucky Star and Azumanga Daioh are school-based comedies where there are a few girls what draw humour out of typical scenarios such as sleeovers and school lessons. Both are very funny but you have to be in a certain kind of laid-back mindframe to fully enjoy them both.

LotsOfLaugh LotsOfLaugh says...

OMG! Both anime's are slow-paced, have no proper plot and are hilarious! I loved both of them and constantly re-watch episodes because of their hilarious-ity lol! :D

SandJester SandJester says...

Although this seems to be a clear choice as it is, I don't think there is more more else to add... 

The shows are just so simular, although you could almost class Lucky Star as the Next Gen version of Azumanga.

Both are just Slice of Life Classics. 

batmannoLuckysocks batmannoLuckysocks says...

Both have an almost all female cast of random almost skit like comedic  performances based around school. I would reccomend them both for otakus, comedy fans and fans of female casts (no fanservice though)

Whitie Whitie says...

These are both slice of life anime about few girls from the [almost] same class who live their usual life with fun situations at school or home. Both of these can frighten at first, but if you love good anime - you will love these.

harrybeast harrybeast says...

I wish I had watched Lucky Star first. It has the same feel of Azumanga and Nichjou but with a little less energy than the other two. It's a safe bet, but only because you can't just keep watching Azumanga over and over forever.

YuiYui YuiYui says...

Both these anime are based around the same sort of thing. A bunch of school girl, going through school, activities that they get up to in school and outside of school. Both might come under the comedy and random category in a way. Azumanga is about a group of girls in their high school life, Lucky Star is more based around the Otaku Culture. So I think if you liked one, you should like the other.

FerrisGump FerrisGump says...

Honestly, the only difference is that Azumanga Daioh is a bit slower in its pace and a bit more heart-wrenching (Miss Sakaki, anyone?) One could also argue that episodes of Azumanga have actual plots for each episode instead of little vignettes. Still, if you like Lucky Star, you may also find Azumanga Daioh to be your kind of slice of life.

Zepton Zepton says...

Both are slice of life, school comedies full of bizarre humor about everyday things and following a varied group of fun characters.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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Reasons you might like School Rumble...

dragonlord dragonlord says...

Happy, humourous and cute... If you love light hearted comedies about people in school, this is a must. It has much randomness, as romance, friendship, and confessions all intermingle to cause chaos and humour in the show.

prozzaks prozzaks says...

You laughed your head off with Azumanga Daioh? Well, get ready for another serving of comedy! School Rumble features the same kind of humor that can been seen in Azumanga Daioh. Also, the drawing style of both animes is quite similar. One element not found in Azumanga Daioh that's present in School Rumble is romance. Fortunetly, the creators of School Rumble choose not to bore us with yet another high school, puppy love, rose scented shallow romance series and, instead use it to humorus ends.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

The first thing I though of after having seen the first episode of School Rumble was: Azumanga Daioh. Why? there is a same feel in both series; there are some similar characters as well as short eps / airing and a lot of jokes aimed at Japanese culture and the Japanese language. The main difference is that in School Rumble there ae actually male mainroles, while there were no such things in Azumanga Daioh. This also means that things like romance play a whole lot more important role in School Rumble

Aydan Aydan says...

Azumanga Daioh is another comedy that uses school as its backdrop, but it has a more structured timeline if compared with School Rumble. Both shows have a high level of comedic goodness although Azumanga Daioh is set around day to day school life, where as School Rumble is set around the main character (Tenma) and her absolutely hilarious behaviour.

Lothar Lothar says...

Azumanga is very much like School Rumble (or rather, it's the other way around). I has the kind of randomness, cuteness and the sometimes very strange but still lovley humor. If you feel School Rumble is your kind of anime, then you should watch Azumanga Daioh. You won't regret it.

liquidhell liquidhell says...

School Rumble contains similar random humour to what is found in Azumanga Daioh (although the latter is A LOT MORE random). However, School Rumble is enticing because of its romantic-comedy themes and the sheer spiderweb of unrequited love polygons going around, allowing the writers to offer up many hilarious situations. There are also many cultural and satirical references in these series. These are recommended for their similar insanity for comedic purposes.

Nebu Nebu says...

Both series primarily consist of silly anecdotes in the lives of school children. Whereas Azumanga focuses on the female characters, School Rumble has a more mixed gendered cast, and so you'll see more physical fighting (between two male rivals) and romance (between male and female characters) than in Azumanga.

lldmer lldmer says...

Both series are about a group of high school girls. Compared to other series the characters are rather flat, and most of the episodes aren't really part of one big epic story; though at least in School Rumble there is some kind of progress in the story. Both series are some of the most humorous, funny (really, sometimes I laughed so much I cried) and silly anime I've ever seen. Although the humour and characters in both series are different, it's not a bad idea to give the other a try if you liked one.

Caramelatte Caramelatte says...

Both anime feature humourous and realistic high school scenarios. School Rumble focuses more on the interactions between the boys and the girls, while Azumanga Daioh focuses on the girls' group and their actions within it.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

When thinking about high school comedies, Azumanga and School Rumble are two of the best. Though SR is more a love comedy while Azumanga portrays daily life, these themes are negligible as it's only what makes the humour get going.

jostanto jostanto says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble present a youthful, cheerful, energetic, humorous, and lovely Japanese high school drama. Their characters and environments are similar, and both are very light and fun to watch. I highly recommend both of them.

Ran Ran says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble deal with the daily lives of students who have very specific characteristics and unusual personalities. Because of these characteristics, every day and every event takes an unexpected turn and becomes hilarious.

neutrino neutrino says...

This recommendation is obvious; if you like the trials and tribulations of Japanese high school life, these are both series that highlight this perfectly -- with hilarious results! The difference is that SR focuses on young love and the inability to confess, while AD focuses on the quirks of the different people who make up the main group of friends.

DmonHiro DmonHiro says...

It has the same feel, and same chracters settings. Both are great comedys dealing with high-school life, with random stuff happening in most episodes.

risuta risuta says...

Azumanga Daioh is probably the most random anime! Utterly hillarious and with a bunch of unique, funny and cheerful characters! Well, School Rumble is just like that! With the exception of havin a lot of romance misunderstandings, School Rumble moments do remind the adventures of the 6 Azumanga Daioh friends! I recommend School Rumble 100%! I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Prettykitty20034 Prettykitty20034 says...

Both of these shows are slapslick comedies featuring a class of high school kids. Even the character designs are somewhat similar in both shows. If you are a fan of one of these and like that style of comedy, be sure to give the other a try.

Menchi Menchi says...

School can be so boring, I take it you all know that. But in Azumanga and School Rumble, they don't even know the word 'boring'! A random group of classmates and the events happening around them make sure there's always something going on!

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

While Azumanga Daioh is primarily slice of life and School Rumble focuses on romance, both have a similar sort of feel to them. Both feature the same sort of wacky and at times random comedy, so if one tickled your fancy, the other might do too.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series thrive on wacky episodic comedy throughout most of the series, and do quite well. Although SR had some romance and is a little bit less episodic in nature, these series still fit. If you liked ones of these series, you'll love the other.

Piteru Piteru says...

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

Airotia Airotia says...

Both anime are light-hearted, random stories of friends in high schol. The main difference between the two is that School Rumble goes a little more off the wall than Azumanga Daioh, and School Rumble adds the element of romance.

A good deal of the characters share personality similarities, and the main group of females are really close despite extreme personality differences. The end of each also have that sad, "They're grown up so they won't see each other as much" feel because of course, they all go their separate ways after high school.

Both are hilarious, light anime with similar senses of humor.

FreddyCrab FreddyCrab says...

Both of these anime are school slice-of-life comedies where the humour is rather random and taken from everyday life stories.

Both of these are just as funny and the characters are just as indivivdual in each respective anime.

LotsOfLaugh LotsOfLaugh says...

Hmm both are good the only real connection between them is that they're episodic and are slow paced, both are very funny though! :D

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

These hilarious high school comedies are must sees for anyone who enjoys the genre. Filled with memorable character, random cute animals and lots of laughs, School Rumble and Azumanga Daioh are worth checking out.

Augustwolf727 Augustwolf727 says...

they are both funny and they kinda have a point to the story, not in a rude way but that just how i see them. also they are both extremly funny, like almost to much to bare

HKBattosai HKBattosai says...

If you liked either Azumanga Daioh or School Rumble, you'd like the other one because both series are quite Episodic and filled with a big bunch of asinine, dimwitted characters that have some serious laugh-out-loud moments. They are both series where a lot is going on, but nothing actual happens.

Strawberry Marshmallow

Strawberry Marshmallow

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!

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UnperfectKitten UnperfectKitten says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow pertain to a group of school girls who go to school together, share silly idea plots and simply grow up side by side. If you enjoy seeing small kids and their silly moments then you'll love these shows as well.

lldmer lldmer says...

Both series feature a small group of school girls, and both groups of girls are involved in crazy little plots and games. You get to know Azumanga's characters a little more than Strawberry Marshmallow's, and Strawberry Marshmallow is a little bit more "airy". If you like one of these series because of the light and sometimes crazy humour, it might be a good idea to watch the other.

tanj tanj says...

Cute girls doing cute things in cute ways; each of these anime is a popular series spawned from manga serialized in Dengeki Daioh.

tharuka tharuka says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are random, funny, and have no real plot. Each is about a group of girls who go to school together. I think if you liked one, you'd like the other.

Aeon65 Aeon65 says...

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.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

Both are slice of life comedies a rangeof strange characters,the main difference is the age and the amount of school school used. Azumanga is pretty much stricly school based, while strawberry marshmellow is more spare time based

Cetonis Cetonis says...

In a lot of ways, Ichigo Mashimaro really feels like an elementary school rendition of Azumanga Daioh. Both series utilize a similar random-ish style with a quirky cast of characters, and a slow slice-of-life sort of pace. Although there's naturally more of a cute factor in Ichigo, fans of one of these relaxing yet funny watches can certainly expect a similar style from the other.

arguile arguile says...

Both series involve the antics of children and their interactions with the world around them. Just as the children at times appear to be more grownup than their instructors in Azumanga Daioh, at times the children in Ichigo Mashimaro are also more adult than their older sister. All in all, if you enjoyed the non-linear, cutesy and slower paced action of Azumanga Daioh, you should fall in love with Ichigo Mashimaro.

Niw Niw says...

The same way as Azumanga Daioh, Ichigo Mashimaro relies on slow-paced comedy that arises from nothing special, turning common every-day events into sheer hilariousness. On top of it all, to make this recommendation completely obvious, they both execute this with a group of school girls while adding a good dose of moe into the mix. Especially if you enjoyed the lazier and cute parts of Azumanga, this is definitely something for you!

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Young girls, bucketfulls of laughs and the occasional questionable content make these two shows the ideal companions.

Azumanga is probably easier to get along with, because there are many layers to the humour. Ichigo Mashimaro can have some very dark comedy at times, but balances this with some of the cutest and and adorable characters.

Neither show takes itself too seriously and can be picked up at any time, as the storylines aren't exactly complex.

animeAA animeAA says...

Azumanga and Ichigo are both exemplary slice-of-life style comedies. Both of these series utilize a good mix of clever humor and highly random humor, which I find to be the most entertaining comedic elements in anime. Also, for you Tomo-chan fans (myself included), you will LOVE Miu-chan. And for you Miu-chan lovers you will certainly love Tomo-chan. I know that if you liked one of these series you will like the other.

foureyedalice foureyedalice says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both slow, sweet, simplistic slice-of-life shows about friends, each with a good dose of random humor.  If you liked the refreshingly cute (but not annoyingly cute) characters, friendships, and unusual comedy styling of one these shows, you'll almost certainly enjoy the other.  

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow are both great shows in the "group of girls having fun" genre. They're full of -non-slapstick, yet a bit spastic at time- comedy and are, while having little substance, a joy to watch. Although Azumanga is definitely a bit more spastic than Strawberry Marshmallow, they have the same concept and atmosphere to it. If you liked one of these, you should definitely check out the other.

Menchi Menchi says...

Comedy, cuteness and facts of life in a package - or two! Strawberry Marshmallow and Azumanga Daioh are both hilarious series about a group of friends and their hardships, joys and activities in and after school. They tell more or less about real life, and have an important lesson to teach: Fun won't last for long, so enjoy while you can!

kenikki kenikki says...

These are two of the best anime Slice-Of-Life comedies with an all girl cast, and they share a similar cute and weird style of humor.

rikukaze rikukaze says...

They're both really about the random things in life that are actually pretty interesting. Both really cute to boot xD

YuiYui YuiYui says...

Again with the cute girls do cute things type of series which both of these fit the category perfectly, both follow a group of girls being weird and going on adventures with each other. So the characters, storyline and even the animatioln is quite similar in these two, so if you liked one I would recommend you try out the other.

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Nichijou: My Ordinary Life

Yuuko, Mio and Mai are regular high school girls who lead a normal everyday life. However, with bizarre explosions causing random objects to rain down on their heads, lunch turning into an epic battle between girl and wiener, and students riding to school on goats, their lives are anything but ordinary. Meanwhile android Nano spends her days wishing she were a normal human, but keeping house for her creator, the playful and immature child genius Hakase, dealing with talking cat Sakamoto, and trying to keep a hold of her multitude of easily-detachable body parts, her dream is far from a reality...

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LolCat22 LolCat22 says...

Both these series have a very random moments that will be leave you saying "What did I just watch!? O_o" But very funny nontheless.

jypsel jypsel says...

If you enjoyed Azumanga Daioh or Nichijou TV, chances are you're going to enjoy the other as well.  Both Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou TV are school animes that revolve around the life of the female students.  They're funny, slice-of-life animes that make humor out of random events.

Zillia Zillia says...

Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou, well, dang it! They're just so alike in so many ways! Such similar art style, such similar comedy style, huge range of silly, over the top characters! But... at the same time they're different in so many ways that makes them both epic to watch! Seriously, if you liked either Azumanga Daioh or Nichijou, you're definatly going to like the other!

chii chii says...

Both are about a group of students that attend the same school and do nothing but goof off more than half the time. Cute girls doing cute things these 2 couldn't be more alike.

nosaint317 nosaint317 says...

The simularities are plain too see, they both are about high school girls(counting the robot high school girl) and there day to day lives(however unusual they may be). Both shows offer young geniuses, idiots, slap stick humor and some WAY over the top situations(though I believe Nichijou has Azu beat in the last 2 categories). But I highly agree that if you enjoyed one's random humor, you'd probably enjoy the other's...

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou are comedic slice of life series set primarily in a school environment. Both shows alos feature a fair amount of random comedy that can be just plain bizarre at times. If you like one, definitely try the other.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Azumanga Daioh and Nichijou are two series that are heavy on the screwball comedy and fairly low on the slice of life. The focus is more on the fast-paced antics that ensue from the characters interacting and being generally larger than life than more mundane situations, like drinking tea or wandering around town. If this was something that interested you in either work I can recommend that you check out the other.

cikinimey cikinimey says...

They are both hilariously funny. They use stupidy in to something funny, and are also about school life. You don't need much "intelligence" to understand, like Lucky Star. 

hyperactve hyperactve says...

Both are set in schools and about a bunch of girls. Cute girls doing cute thing.Azumanga Daioh will remain the God of this genre but one should enjoy both.

LunarNeko LunarNeko says...

You can't avoid the truth. Nichijou feels like a direct copy of Azumanga Daioh just as much as Digimon feels like a copy of Pokémon. The difference is that Nichijou is just as great as Azumanga Daioh while Digimon in my opinion never got as good as pokémon...

If you like Azumanga Daioh you have to watch Nichijou! You'll love it! ^^

Ailly Ailly says...

These two are like the epitome of school girl, slice-of-life anime. You'll find yourself watching a group of high school girls doing the most random of things and laugh your ass off. There's the idiot, the quiet one, the polite one and many, many more! The randomness-level of Nichijou is way higher, which may make or break the deal for you. Aside from all the comedy there are also some genuine sweet, fluffy moments that will make you go 'Awwww' and squee in joy. So, if you watched one, go watch the other!

harrybeast harrybeast says...

One might as well be a sequel to the other. If you've finished watching one and are a little disappointed that it's over, pop in the other and continue the fun.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

It's undeniable that both of them are identical since their casts are pretty much alike and they focus on the different things that happen in their life, turning any mundane events into hilarious, over-the-top situations. If you liked one and you're craving for more random comedy go ahead and check the other. You won't be dissapointed!

TheOtakuPrincess TheOtakuPrincess says...

Both animes are lighthearted, plotless stories about a group of girls doing strange things during their everyday school lives. They both put a huge emhasis on a crazy, fantasy-like spin on every day activites, making them hilarious and interesting to watch. The characters are also unique and charming in thier own weird ways, interacting separately, in their own minds, or together. 

Cromartie High School

Cromartie High School

At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?

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Kafkonia Kafkonia says...

Both are wacky comedies set in high schools, complete with an oddball cast of characters. But while AzuDai focuses on girls, in Cromartie there isn't a girl to be seen (unless you count the episodes set in Cromartie Girls High School, which features the same characters but in pigtails and dresses.) Both series are crafted as a series of short vignettes assembled to make longer episodes -- in the case of Cromartie, only about 15 minutes per episode. This shorter length is a godsend, as Cromartie is, unbelievably, even more nonsensical than Azumanga Daioh.

MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Cromartie High School shares Azumangah Daioh's high school setting, is filled with random comedy, and is fueled by interesting and quirky characters. If you don't mind an acute lack of girls, then be sure to watch Cromartie's delinquent students take everything to the extremes of logic, common sense, and laughter.

If that doesn't sell it, then know that the student body includes a silky voiced robot, a gorilla, and a guy called Freddie. Yes, Freddie. Go and see it to believe me! (I'm serious about Freddie.)

Morwen Morwen says...

The casts of Cromartie and Azumanga couldn't seem more different, but both anime have a similar setting (a high school where things are less-than-normal) and are laugh out loud funny. In particular, if you love the surreal moments in Azu (like the dream sequences), you'll find Cromartie's more bizarre elements a hoot, and vice-versa.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Azumanga Daioh isn't quite as random as Cromartie, but few are. In the end, they appeal to the same audience as they both provide a funny random anime. Azumanga has a bit more fanservice though.

LxTrix LxTrix says...

By liking Azumanga Daioh you have proven you're into random and crazy anime. Ever wonder what this show would be like if it was filled with random crazy guys? Cromartie is the closest you'll get to that.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, both anime have a lot of random humour. They are both extremely hilarious and fun to watch. AD is about girls only and CHS is about boys only that’s not much of similiarity but humour works in both shows. I’m convinced that if you liked AD you will like CHS.

ZetaThompson ZetaThompson says...

Both anime are High School taken to the ridiculous. All stereotypes are there. One is from a Female Pov and other from a male.

Niw Niw says...

Whereas Azumanga Daioh deals with random situations and extreme personalities within the borderlines of reality, Cromartie high school takes a step further, introducing characters and events you would’ve never expected to encounter in the life of a high school student. Therefore, if you enjoyed the random and spastic aspects of Azumanga, prepare to take a trip to something you’ve never seen before in the company of Cromartie high school!

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

While this may seem like a completely bizarre recommendation to make at first glance, these two series share a fundemental similarity - the humour. While one is about a group of delinquent boys and the other about cute schoolgirls, both series share the same sort of random comedy that is kind of addictive. If you liked the 'What the Hell' random style of one series, then try the other.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Completely random and over-the-top craziness? Check! Group of High School students? Check! Only purpose of the show is to be getting laughs? CHECK! Really, the only difference between Cromatie and Azumanga, is that Cromatie takes place in a school for delinquents, and Azumanga apparently in a school for "cutesies".

godcix godcix says...

Hilarious with just the right amount of random, which by the way is plenty.  And oh yeah they both take place in school/classroom.  Just another day in the life anime with gorillas, robots, feral cute cats, and those indescribable things.  Whats not to love.

chii chii says...

School setting, random strange characters with lots of quirks, and hilarious. All of the above are present in both anime. The biggest differance is that Cromartie focuses only on males and Azumanga on females. I personally like Cromartie High School more than Azumanga Daioh because male humour generally works best on me but if you like your school life comedies check either title out if you liked the other.

Waswat Waswat says...

Cromartie and Azumanga Daioh are very much te same animes; both having a wacky way of story telling, both have Norio Wakamoto as one of the voice actors, both are episodic. Except that there is one difference, except for the characters being all male. In Cromartiethe anime actually makes fun of itself. The fact that in Cromartie the delinquents actually have lines that a girl in an anime usually would ("But it's so embarassing!") is one of the many nods towards similar anime.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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sothis sothis says...

While Azumanga and Ouran definitely have varying types of humor (Azumanga is waaaay more spastic and random), I think if you liked one, you'd like the other. Call it a hunch if you will -- just try it out!

thecelestialkid thecelestialkid says...

Ouran and Azumanga share the same quirky sense of humor and adorable qualities of its characters. Botha re very funny in a lax way and will entertain anyone in my honest opinion.

charliechan charliechan says...

Both animes give you a slice of life from the view of high school students with comedy as a main factor in each show. If you enjoy one of them you will enjoy the other.

Fietsemaker Fietsemaker says...

Both series revolve around a wacky bunch of high school sudents that may seem odd at first (well, maybe they are) but in the end, you'll love every single one of them. These series make excellent use of a cast of common anime stereotypes to create humorous situations, but in the end you'll learn that even these characters have depth.

Slice of life and random humor aplenty, both Ouran and Azumanga Daoi will keep you entertained to the end.

Lyzl Lyzl says...

If your looking for a Comedy/Slice of Life anime that is full of a memorable cast and quirky characters your in the right place. These high school Comedy animes are both episodic, so picking up any episode with friends will be sure to bring out great fun.

airyfairy airyfairy says...

Ouran High School Host Club got me thinking of Azumangah Daioh because of the irony and the characters' personalities. There are the quiet and deep characters, the impulsive and joyfully ones, the intelligent and sensible ones etc. The humor is obvious and hilarious. The difference between the two however is that Ouran High School tries to carry a story which gives it a somewhat serious touch.

GloryGraydon GloryGraydon says...

Both share a slight randomness as well as humour evoked from stark contrasts in characters.  Azumanga Daioh is far more plotless, but both provide brilliant standalone episodes and timeless comedy.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Azumanga is definitely the most random of the two, both shows have a wacky and random sense of humor. They are both about the life of a group of students and how they get into crazy situations, or turn completely normal ones into something bizarre. If you liked the one, you will surely like the other.

goldenphoenix101 goldenphoenix101 says...

Both of these animes are extremely funny in a wacky sort of way. If you liked one, you're bound to like the other

lasstiana lasstiana says...

They're both about interesting characters at a school environment, and they are both very random shows.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Looking for some hilarious high school antics? A rich kid with a giant dog? A stoic tall-person that loves cute things? A duo of pranksters? And the straight-man that doesn't quite fit into the quirky group? Look no further than these two animes!

kikiBunny kikiBunny says...

Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club are alot alike. Both Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club share a plot in high school and revolve around high school students. Not only do they relate in that sense but they also relate in their humor and randomisity. Both animations take what seems to be every day events and twist them into comedic events. Azumanga Daioh and Ouran High School Host Club also both have good animation and good character development.

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?

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hurin hurin says...

Both are pure high school comedies that had me laughing out loud. The big difference is in the type of comedy: Azumanga is innocent and lighthearted, while Zetsubou is dark and twisted.

Tomikohara Tomikohara says...

Both Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Azumanga Daioh are great comedy series, dealing with all kinds of school girl stereotypes and crazy teachers.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Azumanga Daioh and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei focus on the interaction between crazy teachers and zany students. Both are rather random and do not adhere to a strict plot, relaying on continous gags instead of storytelling. Azumanga Daioh is less insane, though, and its parodies can be enjoyed by all ages while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei offers a kind of dark humour and a stock full of pop culture references that are aimed at an older audience.

charliechan charliechan says...

At first look you may think these two nothing in common but both are very funny and and give you and slice of life, in very different ways.

JAhU JAhU says...

The majority of the cast in both, Azumanga Daioh and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, are high-school girls and they do seam to be somewhat similar in both shows. Some girls from one show have a counterpart in the other, but those anime give a different feel, probably because ZSZ is much more hardcore. To put it simply, ZSZ contains some disturbing echii (from time to time) and a greate number of referenc jokes, while AD limits itself to randomness. Still if you liked one of those shows you may try watching the other (just keep in mind that it will be different).

styln styln says...

Azumanga Daioh and  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei are both comedies that feature a main cast of high school girls dealing with school. The types of comedy in these two titles vary while Azumanga Daioh is more of randomness, with spacey characters, more rooted to reality and is a lot more slice of life than the other title, which is has more dark humor with a lot of pop culture jokes and a whole lot of crazy. Also  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei gives a lot more focus to the teacher than Azumanga. Both titles are funny so if you haven't had enough of wild high school humor then check out either of these titles.

InksGirl InksGirl says...

The characters in both anime are vibrant, well developed across the course of the series, and forever getting into hilarious situations, which kept me glued to the screen for hours at a time... These two series are arguably leaders in their genre.

While Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei is quite a bit darker than Azumanga Daioh, I think it's safe to say that if you enjoyed one, you'll get a lot out of the other too.

captaincrunch captaincrunch says...

Both of these anime are high school sketch/gag comedy series which are presented in short 2 or 3 per episode segments.  Both feature a primarily female cast of high school students which are very similar to each other.  Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei features a darker sense of comedy than the light-hearted Azumanga, but both use the same style and delivery methods to get the jokes across.

It can also be said that SZS (Sayonara) heavily borrows from it's predecessor (Azumanga); featuring almost identical personalities and characters and even sharing some jokes.

eaper eaper says...

These series, apart from focusing around an unusual group of people in highschool, have a very similar presentation of comedy and several very similar characters. If you liked the short and offbeat humor of one series, you'll probably like it in the other.

Piteru Piteru says...

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

Qplayer Qplayer says...

Both anime are wacky school life comedies that have memorable, distinct, exaggerated characters. The classes are put into normal and unusual situations, and their reactions to them are priceless. These are part of a small class of anime that have the ability to juggle many characters while keeping them all distinct and interesting.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes involve a bunch of school girls whom all have some extreme personality traits. Combine that with a rather neurotic teacher, and you have wacky, hilarious animes. While Zetsubou Sensei has a bit darker humor than Azumanga, they are really quite similar. 

Pani Poni Dash!

Pani Poni Dash!

She’s smart, talented, and the newest teacher at Momotsuki Academy; but she’s also… 11 years old?! Named Becky Miyamoto, this pint-sized MIT prodigy wants nothing more than to be a respectable educator, but all her students do is treat her like an adorable child! With space aliens, a class full of stereotypes (and one girl who is normal!), and a quick temper standing in her way, Becky will try her best to shape the eager young minds of tomorrow before she hits puberty!

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kenners kenners says...

If you liked either Azumanga Daioh or Pani Poni Dash, you might like the other. They both find themselves in new places every episode, and Pani Poni Dash particularly brings in content from all manner of places -- Pay attention, or you might miss something hilarious!

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

High school, teenagers, a 10 or 11-year-old who is very smart; Azumanga Daioh is about a group of girls attending high school and the activities of their daily lives, while PPD is about the daily life of young Becky's class. Although PPD has a lot of... abnormal occurences, it's still a great comedy just like Azumanga.

TheGiftedMonkey TheGiftedMonkey says...

Complete and utter nonsense in your "average" high school day is all I have to say. Both skip around a bunch of high school girls (and sometimes the occassional guy) and their crazy antics with plenty of cameos and otaku references abound.

Ohforf Ohforf says...

The two series shares a lot of elements, like the inclusion of a 'child prodigy' and a gallery of stereotypical characters. Both of them also include strange occurences especially in regards to some of the minor sidecharacters/animals.

icejamez icejamez says...

Slice of life to the max!!! Warning both contain massive lols. Both are set in a highschool and they follow the daily lifes of the various highschool girls who are our lead roles. I'f you want a memorable laugh or just an amazing all around slice o life comedy anime check it out nay? O_O Oh! Neko-chan has entered my roomsuu. :3 Nyaaa she goes. Hee hee hee. *scratch*

arc666 arc666 says...

Both of these animes focus on the lives of young girls in school and both feature a girl who has far greater than average intellegence and as such were allowed to skip ahead in life.

In paniponi dash! this prodgedy Rebecca Miyamoto is already qualafied to teach at age 11 but finds it hard to maintain order in the classroom as the students in her class treat her like a child even thaugh she is so intellegent.

While in Azumangah daioh the prodgidy is Chio mihama who is 10 years old and has been put in highschool for her exceptional intellegence but because she looks so small and cute and is so naive she is treat diffrently by all the other students.

Both of the animes have extremely good characters besides the main character who share similar traits such as a loving for animals or being incredibly stupid in Paniponi dash! there are both male and female students with a story behind them and the characters are alot less realistic while in Azumanga daioh there are only female students and it is alot more realistic.

Menchi Menchi says...

Total randomness is on the menu when speaking of Azumanga Daioh and Paniponi Dash! Both of these titles feature a group of erm.. quite special characters, and the events of the shows are centered around school. Guaranteed fun for friends of comedy!

Tekktrik Tekktrik says...

If you liked eith Azumanga Daioh or Paniponi Dash!, you'll love the other one because both feature the same kind of humor, ranging from pop culture referrences to absurd, non-sensical comments that often leave you dying of laughter.  Also, they both rely heavily on the stereotypes of the characters eastblished early on in the show.  They type of characters used in each show is similar, yet each show is different enough to not be spin-offs of the other.

Chitaka Chitaka says...

These lighthearted anime both involve the crazy antics of a group of high school girls with very different personalities (a handful of guys but not many). They're both light, simple comedies and a major part in both is how a 10yr-old acclamates to a high school setting, and many jokes are based off that concept in both anime. Paniponi however is a bit more mature than Azumanga and in my opinion is FAR funnier. The main difference is that the comedy in Paniponi is more random and bizarre more frequently than Azumanga but fans of one will most likely enjoy the other as well.

RoseOfInfinity107 RoseOfInfinity107 says...

If you like the schoo girl animes with crazy escapades then you'll like this one as well! The real big difference between the two is the roles the child prodigy play in both show. Other than that, both are as equally funny and filled with girl power.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

Pani Poni Dash is basically Azumanga Daioh on crack. It's just as funny but way more insane. Azumanga Daioh is my favorite of two (I prefer the characters and animation) but both are funny high school comedies and if you like one you should try the other.

Minami-ke

Minami-ke

Meet the Minami sisters, three girls living on their own and doing their best to make it through life's little snags and adventures. Kana, the middle sister, has far more energy than common sense; Chiaki, the youngest, is more reserved, but her sharp tongue and devious mind often cause trouble for others; and Haruka, the eldest, acts like a mother to the other two, is beautiful and kind, but has a fearsome stern streak. Together, no obstacle can stand in their way, be it school, romance, or even cooking.

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Reasons you might like Minami-ke...

MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

Minami-ke is about three quirky sisters, their lives at home and school, and their friends. Like Azumanga Daioh, the humour is random, the series easy-going, the plot about every-day happenings: things we can all relate to. And it's brilliant. It's an anime that derives fun from the most normal of settings, and is based on girls with well developed personalities.

I can safely say: if you enjoyed Azumanga Daioh, give Minami-ke a chance.

zephyrum zephyrum says...

If you like Azumanga then I'm willing to bet you'd also find Minami-ke funny. They both have the same kind of short, punchy jokes laced with sarcasm.

Though the situations in Minami-ke are entirely different from Azumanga, the characters are similar and so is the important part, the humor. While watching this I kept thinking of Azumanga. Something about the pacing and characters. One, in particular seems like a marriage of Osaka and Tomo.

Go check it out.

Sheex Sheex says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Minami-ke flaunt humorous, entirely character-centered storylines based upon randomality. While presented in differing settings, each share the same premise of mindless, light-hearted comedy, and thus the liking of one would equate the liking of the other. If you're looking to turn your brain off for a few hours and laugh, Azumanga and Minami are great compliments to one another.

kenikki kenikki says...

They both are shows about regular daily life.

They both have a wide range of character where every character differs from the next one.

They both also have similiar quirky and low-meld sense of humor.

Damaged Damaged says...

Azumanga Diaoh and Minami-ke are very similar in the sense that the whole story (in both animes) revolves around the everyday lives of the characters and teh zany situations that they get themselves into. Lots of fun to be had in both these animes :D

animeAA animeAA says...

Azumanga and Minami-ke are both slice of life comedies with a female central cast. In both of these series (as is the case in nearly all comedies in this genre) the characters drive episodic type (mini) plots. Both series have quite the diverse cast of characters, each of which you get to know well. Azumanga has a larger central character list, while Minami-ke primarily features a 3 girl family. Nontheless you will love the Minami girls if you loved the girls from Azumanga and vice-versa. If you liked either of these series, you will definitely like the other.

RangerBill RangerBill says...

They are both totally random and hilarious.  They both parody SoL anime without going all the way out of reality. Both are highly re-watchable and just plain enjoyable.  Plot need not apply.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

While Minami-ke is a lot "calmer" than Azumanga (which is stating the obvious, almost every nonspastic show is), both shows are excellent at scoring laughs and grins. Both shows excel in their cast of characters, each one having a distinct personality and fulfilling a specific role. If you liked one of these, and are looking for something similar, but more spastic or calmer, check this one out.

Piteru Piteru says...

Both of those Anime have similiar sense of humor and  main character. Both gave us fun an very high level. There are both light and you can watch them any time. So go ahead and start watching.

Degni Degni says...

Random nonsense humor galore! It WILL make you laugh in almost every episode whilst still enjoying the daily life routine of the characters.

If you liked one, the chances of you liking the other one are pretty damn high.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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sothis sothis says...

Fruits Basket and Azumanga Daioh both share a equally as hilarious type of randomness which will make you laugh. Fruits Basket definitely is a bit more sentimental and serious at times, but both easily are high up on my "funniest anime" list, and I think you'd enjoy it.

aldat aldat says...

Fruits Basket and Azumanga Daioh are sweet and cute series, even though their atmosphere and plot do differ quite much. (As Azumanda Daioh doesn't even have a plot, really.) Still, they both are the kind of soft anime that leave you feeling good and warm afterwards.

SuLily SuLily says...

Azumanga and Fruits Basket are both light hearted and fun. Also they are both ok for kids to watch.

SinfulWun SinfulWun says...

Although Azumanga Daioh and Fruits Basket both have totally different stories, and the characters aren't very similar, overall they both have the same sense of character development that will create an attachment to the characters, that will leave you either in tears by the end or begging for more.

Eileanach Eileanach says...

Both Azumanga Daioh and Fruits Basket are about school and have fantastic comedy elements. There's the right dose of cuteness and humour, along with some drama and a decent story line that doesn't have massive plot holes. There are a few hyper characters but the series are generally good for laughs and are an excellent pick-me-up if you are feeling slightly blue.

HolyGoof HolyGoof says...

Both series involve plots based around school andhave amazingly funny laugh out loud comedy moments. If you enjoy very strong characters both series' are brilliant.

Kirowyn Kirowyn says...

Both of these anime's deliver a heartwarming feeling as you get to know all of the characters. The main characters Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket) and Chiyo Mihama (Azumanga) are sweet girls who feel a bit out of place. They both interact with the people around them to ty to find their place in the world.

Airotia Airotia says...

Both are very comedic, and are extremely light-hearted. Azumanga Daioh has no element of romance and only has a few serious moments, while Furuba is about half-seriousness, half-hilarity. However, the airheaded-ness of Osaka is just like Tohru's, and they're very similar characters. Furuba has a few episodes that are just them hanging around high school, and parts of those have a very similar feel to Azumanga Daioh.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

If you want an anime where the main character is a bit of a ditz, and she's surrounded by a cast of unique and hilarious individuals, these two animes are perfect for you. While Fruits Basket has a bit more drama than Azumanga, they are very funny animes that follow the lives of some rather special high school students.