Boku, Otaryman. - Recommendations

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Genshiken

Genshiken

Ever wanted to join an anime club but felt its geekiness would hurt your reputation? Sasahara feels your pain. Genshiken, the Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, is an organization of college otaku obsessed with anime, manga and video games. Their daily activities include holding impromptu cosplay photo shoots, braving the crowds and avoiding injury at doujinshi conventions, and tolerating harassment by Saki, a girl irked by her boyfriend's otaku-ness! It's a perfect match for Sasahara's interests, so why is it so difficult for him to join?

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

Though Otaryman takes a slice of life approach to the topic- both Otaryman and Genshiken showcase the otaku lifestyle in a comedic fashion. If you enjoyed the antics from one of these shows check out the other.

Yurumates

Yurumates

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.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

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.

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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NimirRa NimirRa says...

Although Lucky Star doesn't focus soley on the otaku lifestyle, it makes a good recommendation to Otaryman pace and humor wise. These two shows are filled with comedy and situtations no otaku would be stranger to. If you liked one of these shows you should watch the other!

Doujin Work

Doujin Work

Najimi Osana's goal is to make a fortune in life, but in reality, she hasn't been having much success in her job. Tsuyuri, a doujin artist and a friend of Najimi, takes her to a convention to help her sell her doujin; and after learning that her childhood friend Justice is a very successful doujin artist, Najimi declares that she will make her fortune by creating doujins of her own. However, Najimi has never created anything close to a doujin before, and will struggle through many difficulties. Together with Tsuyuri, Justice, and Sora, they will work together for Najimi’s sake to gain fame and fortune in the doujin market.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

Two funny slice of life shows about the life of an otaku. Doujin Work and Otaryman share the same audience, humor, and themes. If you enjoyed one of these otaku shows you will likely find the other just as appealing.

Hataraki Man

Hataraki Man

28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?

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sothis sothis says...

If you're in the mood for a salaryman anime but don't want the randomness, check out Hataraki Man, a much more mature, serious look at the life of a salary(woman).

Gag Manga Biyori

Gag Manga Biyori

What do you do when the Emperor of Japan has been replaced with... an alien from Planet Octopus?! From intense motorcycle races to crazy machine inventors from Holland, from sea voyages to battles about emo trading cards, there's never a dull moment in the life of the bizarre. Join an eclectic cast as they are visited by a Ramen Fairy, are reincarnated over and over, solve cases like detective pros, and overall have a laughably ridiculous time!

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sothis sothis says...

There's plenty of anime about nothing out there, but Gag Manga and Boku Otaryman seem to fit the bill. Otaryman doesn't go all over the map like Gag Manga, but they have a similar feel.

Spelunker Sensei

Spelunker Sensei

There's a new teacher in town – Spelunker! This unusual man is anything but a typical instructor, giving speeches about traffic safety to the students, reacting strangely to a humidifier, and enjoying lunch – albeit with ample condiment mishaps. With such a bizarre new role model to learn from, Spelunker's students will never be the same!

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sothis sothis says...

Coming from the same studio, there's no surprise that these two are animated similarly and have a similar feel. That being said, Spelunker is WAY better. Both show small, comedic and random vignettes.

Tawawa on Monday Specials

Tawawa on Monday Specials

The two episodes will focus on the subordinate and Ai characters.

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Tsuri Baka Nisshi

Tsuri Baka Nisshi

Hamazaki Densuke (Hama-chan) is an unavaricious white-collar worker who does not have any interest in success and self-protection. Even though he incurs the wrath of his superior and stir ill feelings from his wife, Hama-chan prefers to take things at his own stride and goes fishing. He feels that there are more important things in life than work and enjoys the simple things in life such as fishing.

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Neko Enikki

Neko Enikki

The autobiographical manga utilizes both drawings and photos of cats to chronicle the life of a woman who lives by herself in order to live with her cats. She is described as a "himono-onna," a Japanese slang word that means "a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home."

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