Kamichu! - Recommendations

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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wacko wacko says...

Spirited Away and Kamichu are both about a somewhat similar little girl who gets into a surreal environment and interacts with weird characters/creatures that are 'gods'.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both Spirited Away and Kamichu let us descend into a mysterious world full of fantasy creatures. Travel beside the main characters as they discover more about their worlds.

godcix godcix says...

Kamichu and Spirted Away are vastly different, but what they have in common is worth noting. They both focus around a young girl who must discover her own abilities and strength, but what truly ties them together is Shinto. If you have an interest in the visual depiction of kami - spirits, then these two anime are truly brilliant. Anime in various forms and in a myriad of ways gives much insight into the Japanese culture. It is great to see the effect of Shinto belief on anime.

JayGee JayGee says...

Kamichu! has been referred to as "Spirited Away on TV," and it's true. Both anime are about a young girl and her dealings with the spirit world. Both are quite different takes on the subject, but are still similar enough to warrant a comparison. If you like one, you'll absolutely like the other. I have no doubt in my mind.

jessj4 jessj4 says...

Both spirited away and Kamichu are fun for anyone to watch. They are both full of adventure with many weird and wonderful characters. They are the kind of ones you could watch over and over, and still get that feel good feeling afterwards. If you liked one, youl definately like the other!

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are coming of age stories about ordinary girls placed in extraordinary circumstances, and how they come to realize their first love.  Both are sweet, and have lots of imaginative and colorful supernatural elements surrounding them.

pukahuntus pukahuntus says...

Both Kamichu! and Spirited Away are uplifting feel good shows featuring a young girl as a main character in a world filled with unusual, fanciful creatures. Both are suitable for the whole family and feature very touching scenes in which new unforgettable friends are made.

ariablackfire ariablackfire says...

Kamichu is almost like a peek back into the enchanted world of Spirited Away. Creative, lively and relaxing the animation is almost movie worthy. Kamichu is slower and softer, none of the sense of danger in spirited away, more like alight hearted view into the shinto world of Japan.

Inari Kon Kon

Inari Kon Kon

Inari is a sweet and shy middle school girl with a HUGE crush on Tanbabashi, one of the cutest guys in her grade. She’s not smooth enough to tell him how she feels, and every time she tries things just keep getting worse! But when a beautiful goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift, Inari uses her newfound powers to attempt to win over Tanbabashi.

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Bronia Bronia says...

If you want a short, adorable anime all about cute middle school girls who suddenly gain god-like powers, then look no further! Not only are they all about the interactions of shinto Gods, middle school girls, and their friends, both also have a fair bit of romance at the heart of the story! Not to mention fun familiars, characters that will make you laugh, and a sweet slice of life story that, if it's your thing, you will adore. Both shows are so strikingly similar, and if you like one you will definitely want to check out the other!

snivets snivets says...

Both Kamichu! and Inari, Konkon’s main characters are granted the powers of a Shinto god. They must learn to manage their new powers while juggling busy school life, friendships, festivals, and crushes. These two shows are peas in a pod! If you enjoyed one, go check out the other.

kenikki kenikki says...

A middle-school girl gets thrown into the world of spirits and gods while dealing with regular life issues, such as her friends and her love interest.

That explains them both fairly accurate.

Kamichu is more of a mix of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha & Natsume Yuujinchou while Inari[...] is more of a mix of Kamichu and a typical shoujo school romance.

AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

These shows have a similar premise, settings, and overall feel: a shy school girl suddenly acquires godlike powers and as a result gets roped into a string of odd events involving numerous gods/mythical creatures. There is also a love interest that the main heroine is trying hard to win over in both (sometimes using her new-found powers). Kamichu is more family friendly in comparison.

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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Prettykitty20034 Prettykitty20034 says...

These series are of the comedic slice-of-life variety. Both of them are rather loose on plot but heavy on characterization. They each focus on a group of friends and have a very "go with the flow" feeling to them. If you liked one, give the other a try.

Digix Digix says...

Both animes have cute characters characters and quite light story.

Kamichu is more childish and feature unreal stories, Strawberry Marshmallow is quite realistic, but overall they have similar style.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Ichigo Marshmallow and Kamichu! are über-charming slice-of life series about protagonists slightly younger than most in the genre (elementary and middle school, respectively). As such, they have free reign to be the most cute and adorable and other-synonyms-for-cute shows ever. Also, they're hilarious. The art style is pretty similar, too (sort of rounded and flowy with similar colors).

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!

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snivets snivets says...

Both of these series revolve around a girl who becomes a deity overnight. Kamisama Hajimemashita is more of a comedy and Kamichu is more slice-of-life, but fans of one would probably like the other.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both are about girls who suddenly become gods, but aren't very good at it. They both struggle to become worthy gods with the help of their friends. 

Melody0 Melody0 says...

Both of these animes are good. Although if I were to choose I would say that kamisama kiss was better. Both animes involve a girl who becomes a god. The girl in both animes were unsure about how to be a god and made a lot of mistakes.

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

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!

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JumpMaster13 JumpMaster13 says...

At first blush, these series might only seem to be superficially related. Yes, they are both school girl series, and the central concerns of the characters are those typical of young women trying to find their place in the world. But the difference between them looms large. Whereas Azumanga Daioh is played -- insofar as the characters within their own world are concerned -- straight (other than some odd mental fantasy moments) the supernatural element is absolutely central to KamiChu.

So why if you love one should you love the other? Because it is the way the characters' lives are explored and delineated that makes both series fundamentally charming -- and is what makes both series similar to each other at heart. The characters are never caricatures in the sense of, say, Paniponi Dash, which is filled with cardboard cutouts played for facile laughs. Which is not say Azumanga and KamiChu aren't funny, because they are. But the characters are handled lovingly and respectfully and in so doing come alive for the viewer, creating a sympathetic response few series ever manage. Though both series contain school girl stereotypes, they don't feel like stereotypes -- and in the end that's why you'll love them both.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are series about a group of students going about their everyday life.  It's fun to watch these and get a sense of what life is like for Japanese students, while getting a kick out of their strange antics!  Also, if you loved Matsuri in Kamichu, then you'll love Tomo in Azumanga!

Aria the Animation

Aria the Animation

Neo Venezia, the pride of planet Aqua, is a quaint city filled with canals and easy-going people. Many companies operate their gondolas on the canals, giving tours to tourists and locals alike, but the most famous of them is the Aria Company. Follow the adventures of Aria's young apprentice, Akari, as she learns the tricks of the trade from her beautiful senior, Alicia. Together with her friends Aika and Alice, apprentices of rival companies, and their seniors Akira and Athena, they train their skills as gondoliers, meeting new people and learning new things about the city each day.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Kamichu and Aria are about atmosphere; they have a slow-paced, relaxing mood in which characters are trying to find out more about what they are supposed to do.

Despite being cats, the presidents in Aria also reminded me of the creatures in Kamichu. Another thing is that both could be looked at as slice of life anime. Needless to say, there are quite a few similarities here.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

You may ask "what does anime about Shinto goddess have to do with anime about riding a gondola". And you are right - storywise they have absolutely nothing in common.

But in termes of light-hearted and heart-warming both are at the same level. They both focus strongly on the mood and entertains viewers with short stories about the daily lifes and growth of characters. And even though Kamichu have a bit more romance and comedy, while Aria shows some nute of nostalgy here and there I'm sure if you love the one you'll love the other.

Windy Tales

Windy Tales

Nao and Miki are the sole members of their school's photography club, and have discovered the hidden secret of the wind. With the help of Mr. Taiki (a member of the ancient clan of the "wind-handlers" and one of their teachers) the duo soon pick up the secrets of controlling the wind and seeing it in its perfect beauty. With flying cats, lost tree squirrels and photography contests to boot, there's wind to be seen in any situation...

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ace52387 ace52387 says...

Windy Tales and Kamichu! are all about the wonders of youth. They accent the youthful theme with a modern, real life setting that is touched with just a little bit of whimsical magic. Both are light hearted, and episodic. If you've acquired a taste for magical, middle school slice of life anime, both Windy Tales and Kamichu! are right up your alley.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Windy Tales and Kamichu! are charming slice-of-life/magical realism series about middle schoolers who aquire some sort of superhuman ability (though not the types that lend themselves well to epic battles). Cuteness and relaxation (also magical cats) abound in each.

Mokke

Mokke

Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.

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abunai abunai says...

Both Mokke and Kamichu! are anime that build on the complex and rich mythology and folklore of Japan's Shinto heritage. Furthermore, both anime bring into close focus the lives and personal struggles of ordinary girls caught up in an unavoidable presence of the supernatural in their everyday world. If you like one, you will surely like the other.

kenikki kenikki says...

Mokke and Kamichu shares an interest in japanese mythologies and folklore and the stars of each show is a little girl who's able to see spirits and various supernatural creatures. The main differences would be that in Kamichu, the lead becomes a god and is thus supposed to engage with them on an ordinary basis while in Mokke the girl just tries to avoid and live her life under more normal circumstances.

Haibane Renmei

Haibane Renmei

A young woman quietly falls to the earth, escorted by a solitary crow. This sort of dream, as many other before have dreamed, comes just before being reborn as a Haibane, a charcoal-winged angel. On the outskirts of the walled-in city lies Old Home, a haven for Haibane to study, live, and learn, while waiting for their chance to ascend to the heavens and escape the confines of their new world. Rakka is the newest inhabitant of Old Home who wants nothing more than to remember her past and discover the secrets of her kind. Together with Reki, Kuu and plenty of other new friends, Rakka will laugh, explore, and search for the meaning of their existence in the process.

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JayGee JayGee says...

Both are wonderful slice-of-life series with supernatural elements. If you allow yourself to get caught up in either of them, there's no escaping until the series is over. If you like one series, you'll end up liking them both when all in said and done.

poetax poetax says...

Each anime contains elements of slice-of-life stories. You are brought into a world where you must learn new customs and cultures as magical as the characters themeless. Full of childlike wonder each anime focuses on a character trying to help the ones around her. Slow moving and beautiful if you liked one, you will like the other

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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poetax poetax says...

Both anime center on characters who must deal with the everyday supernatural.  They are both slow paced and gentle in their story.  Less drama, and more emotion are important in both.  Kamichu!, and Natsume Yuujinchou will both leave you with similar feelings after watching each episode.  If you like one, you will be sure to like the other.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Focus on Shinto mythology in both shows is really strong. One is about a new goddes, the second about a boy who have book with Youkai names in it.

While Natsume is defienietly more serious and a sadder show, I'm sure that if interaction with spirits from one of the shows appeal to you, you will like the other one as well.