English: Strawberry Marshmallow
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2005 to Oct 14, 2005
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.861 (scored by 16460 users)
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comedy cute loli slice of life
Synopsis"Cute girls doing cute things in cute ways."
Everyday things make up the fabric of life—whether it's making friends, going to school, trying to make money, or celebrating a holiday. Ichigo Mashimaro is a heartwarming series that follows the daily lives of Itoh Chika, her sister Nobue, and her friends Miu, Matsuri, and Ana.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Ichigo Mashimaro
Sequel: Ichigo Mashimaro OVA
Side story: Ichigo Mashimaro Episode 0
Characters & Voice Actors
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Episode Director, Storyboard
Episode Director, Key Animation
Ichigo Mashmiaro is another slice of life anime set around the life of four Elementary School friends and a sister. Theres no ecchi but there are LOADS of fanservice in this show. You can tell just by watching the first episode. Its even more frequent in the ova's. Also, the power word for this show is CUTE. I cant emphasize this enough... CUTE is allover.
For some reason the chemistry between all of them really make for a unique experience. Their character traits sound so standard for a slice of life comedy but the way its executed is far better than most anime of its kind. Every minute you'll be going "aww" or even "omfg how CUTE!" Thats mainly in part by the way the girls react to each other and feed off each others actions/reactions.
The voice acting is top notch for what its worth... all the girls all have their cute tendancies intact and their voices are just to gaddamn cute *_* Their singing the credits is even good too. Speaking of singing, theres no music whatsoever during the show. Just the seiyu and the enviromental sound effects, with a fair dose of typical comedy sounds. I think absence of the music is just a plan to emphasise how cute the girls are in their "tranquil" and "innocent" enviroments. it does work very well to set off that cute aura that surrounds the entire show.
When i said the power word for this show was "CUTE" the art and animation shows that in spades. First of all you'll notice the color scheme consists of only pastel spring colors. Even the dark colors like black and brown have that pastel touch to it. Theres so much color that some might even be drowned in the pastel. The enviroment art is half part of how they show how great their cute theme is executed. Every thing from the Chika's simple bedroom layout with the pink bed sheets and sunflower yellow wall, to the dirty laundry stacked in the laundry basket filled so high sleeves are pouring out the side, down to the different individual lunches ALL the kids in the classroom are eating with their little milk jugs. They even seem to enjoy their art so much that there is quite a few still life shots when they're showing time is passing. This just shows how much time and effort they put into setting the mood and enviroment for their viewers.
The character artwork are in a whole nother level than any other anime you've seen. Not only do they draw individual background characters with sheer detail and cuteness, but they somehow manage to give the main characters dozens of different costumes to wear. Theres so many, i wouldnt be surprised if there were over 100 costume designs for the girls. The character themsselves are detailed as any high value anime should be. You can also tell this anime has its own art style from the begining. And it works very well showcasing the cuteness of the girls.
Everything about this show seems to mold together extremely well. When it seems like theres a school comedy, or 2, or 5 every season, Ichigo Mashimaro surely sticks itself out far above the rest. Its a school anime that if you like it, you'll definitely remember it long after your finished. But if youre not into all that cute loli stuff then by all means, avoid this like the plague. But this is by far one of the best loli anime i've ever seen. Too bad im not really into the cute loli anime.
When I first heard of this anime, I was about 10.
Ever since then, I've always wanted to see it.
Now that I have, I have to thank my past self for taking interest in it.
The story is not very set, but it's a great series to watch if you don't want commitment or just need to kill some time. (Not necessarily a bad thing!)
The art is pretty cute, a plus if you like the 'moe' style.
The animation or anatomy never flips out or is half-assed (unless I just didn't notice), and it flows pretty nicely.
While the site that I watched this on didn't really provide me with the best quality ever, I could still hear and see everything. And you have to admit, the voice actors really pulled-off that little kid-ness!
While the characters are very fun to look at, I wouldn't necessarily say they were the most original.
You've got the energetic, bossy girl, we have the foreign blond exchange student, the timid meganekko, the person who gets dragged along, and the sane-man.
Additional things are at least added to enhance hilarity, but for the most part, they're so-so in originality.
I've gotta say, it didn't take me long at all to finish this series; I latched onto it until the very end.
The humor is fantastic and cute, and each episode flows pretty nicely.
Although I did have lots of fun with this show, unfortunately it still gets a nine. I was really disappointed that it didn't last very long, I could have gone for a second season! read more
The humor is very similar, both are very nice slice of life anime though I think Ichigo Mashimaro is a tad better. In any case, both anime are hilarious and very entertaining.
Similar characters. Both are very cute, funny slice of lifes.
Hilarious slice of life comedy.
The two shows have a similar brand of humor that searches out the absurdity and silliness of every day life. There's just something about the timing and style of each that reminds you of the other in a good way. I was laughing out loud during both of these shows and would definitely recommend you watch the other if you liked one! XD
Both "slice of life" with some similar characters (i.e: Miu = Kana), same comedy style and both very funny!
Enjoyed the style of the humour from Ichigo Mashimaro and can't find something similar? Minami-ke is a series that works in a similar way, both of them are simply the daily lifes of a small group of people, in this case the Minami sisters. The presentation of humour is rather similar to that of Ichigo Mashimaro, nothing over the top, but enough to get a chuckle out of certain scenes. The Minami sisters are also quite similar to those found in Ichigo Mashimaro; Chiaki is very similar to Chika, though she's the youngest of the sisters. She easily gets annoyed by her older sister Kana who has major similarities to Miu. Kana likes to be childish and annoy her youngest sister and is usually a silly even at school, getting low grades and being scolded by Chiaki. Then there's Haruka, the eldest who practically watches out for the two quite similar to Nobue though she isn't exactly laid back. Each episode (so far) is presented with what the sister's do during there days, life at school, life at home and the interactions they have with people or each other which kind of works like Ichigo Mashimaro.
If you've watched both Ichigo Mashimaro TV series and OVA and looking for something of similar humour and presentation, then I reccomend Minami-ke.
Slice of life comedy series based around a group of still in school girls. (They lie about Nobue in the anime version she IS 16)... Just less loli in Minami-ke.
Same comedy style, similar art style, both funny and cute <3
Two very funny "slice of life" comedies about cute girls doing cute things.
One reason is random storyline but the main reason is between our main characters of miu-chan and kana. Total idiots, ruining peoples life throwing tantrum, can there be more a like characters?
A comedic look at the everyday lives of a group of girls, delivered with excellent comic timing.
Like Ishimashi, Minami-Ke is a show about nothing. Literally. Both shows follow the lives of a few girls, from school days to days at the beach. Miu (Ishimashi) and Kana (Minami) are almost exactly alike, its as if Kana is the Junior high version of Miu.
If you liked Minami-Ke, you'll definitely love Ichigo Mashimaro, and vice versa!
Both have similar humor and are about lives of girls and whatnot.
same concept, but with 4 elementary school girls and a older sister in college in ichigo mashimaro and 3 sisters and their friends in Minami-ke
Both are great comedy shows with funny and interesting character and have a similar type of humour.
Also Kana's antics kind of reminded me of Mio.
Similar humor and characters, Kana and Miu both playing the role of the annoying funny girl that plays pranks all the time, never acting seriously.
Both equally funny in terms of overall;
Characters - equally cute and funny;
And is also slice-of-life. (:
Both are funny in the same way that hanging out with your best friends and talking and laughing about nothing in particular is funny.
Strawberry Marshmellow has the same general premise of Azumanga Daioh-best friends on their way through school.
It's funny and clever, cute and adorable.
It really is just like Azumanga Daioh-only elementary age.
Same kind of formulae: A group of girls + strong personalities + a dash of cuteness = hilarious fun anime.
They're both funny and follow the lives of a group of girls in their everyday lives.
Teen/young girls and their everyday lives.
hanging out with your best friends and talking and laughing
Slice of life, no real continuing plot, but rather follows a group of girls and their daily lives, and the random comedic stuff they get into
Both are slice-of-life series featuring cute girls in wacky situations! Ichigo Mashimaro is a little more realistic but doesn't suffer one bit in the cute department. If you've watched all of AzuDai and want more, Ichigo Mashimaro might be a nice surrogate - too bad it's so short.
both share a similar humor style and focus around a group of young girls bot are awesome watch both.
Both really funny anime and will make you laugh and want to watch more!
Both are slice-of-life series featuring cute girls in different daily life situations. Both are very cute and enjoyable.
Comedy, Daily Life, High School, School Life, Seinen
Ichigo Mashimaro is essentially "Azumanga Daioh, but set in grade school. Both are great slice-of-life school comedies with lovable main female casts.
Opening Theme"Ichigo Complete" by Saeko Chiba, Fumiko Orikasa, Ayako Kawasumi and Mamiko Noto
Ending Theme"Classmate" by Orikasa Fumiko
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