Synonyms: A-Channel: The Animation
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. The characters of A Channel also might remind one of the K-ON! girls. Both series also have a lot of music in them - in K-ON! it is from the girls in their music club, and in A Channel it is in the insert songs each episode.
Becoming Japanese national standard for bishoujo anime, both shows are, in short, the flagship kind of anime for male consumers.
They are cute girls anime based on manga series from Manga Time Kirara (Carat) and they share the same formula.
Kirara style in short is to have group of girls doing cute things and show affection for each other from time to time in a not so lesbomatic way.It was proven popular in the last few years judged by the success of K-On! And Hidamari Sketch.
So much for news reporting, while I’m still at it lets take a look at the actual similarity.
Well, you got four girls doing cute stuff, they do it in a suggestively but not openly lesbian manner, they both share school life setting, they are both slice of life comedy, they both are similar. Love K-On!, watch A-Channel, obviously.
The same 'school girls + slice of life' formula, of course! Both are pretty heavy on emphasizing the close bonds between the girls so they beg comparison a bit more than other series in the genre. And while K-ON! has the light music club as a central focus, A-Channel's inclusion of an insert song in each episode gives it a bit of a musical theme as well.
This anime gave the same feeling as K-ON! Same school setting even though in A-Channel the girls are not in a music club and same spaced out characters.
Both anime have 'cute girls doing cute things' with merely implied yuri scenes. Both are slice of life anime with the same type of comedy, mostly random humor. The characters are extremely similar with all-female cast. Both follow the regular days of students, its setting being in school.
same formula, both are slice of life comedy anime with 4 girls
A-Channel is basically a less interesting version of K-ON without the music and with less interesting characters. Not to mention the annoying insert songs...If you liked A-Channel, you'll love K-ON! If you liked K-ON, you might still enjoy A-Channel for the similar themes.
A-Channel is the show you should be watching in the current "off-season" for K-On, pure and simple. If you enjoyed the heavy focus on character interaction and the simple charm of four high school girls just being themselves, then I can't offer you a better show that is current enough than A-Channel. And let's not beat around the bush: this sort of stuff is cute. There isn't a more tasteful way to put it; you just get this "feel-good" sensation upon watching shows like this and I know if you were a K-On fan you indulged in that. A-Channel has some stronger girl-to-girl romantic overtones but it should be nothing out of the ordinary for a viewer of K-On. There isn't much to say on the matter so if you were looking for a more complex explanation, then I can't give it to you but I'm sure that if you understand what K-On was marketing to, I won't need to elaborate.
A-channel is so very similar to K-ON, it has the same entertainment.
Both shows follow four moe girls that do moe things. Its like a western sitcom with japenese moe to spice it up a little.
The characters are so similar. Literally, as i watch the first episode of A-channel i was thinking "That one is Yui, that one is Azusa, and that one is Mio."
They are so similar.
If you like one you will like the other, end of story.
I liked both.
Shares the same genre - comedy, slice of life, school. All girl cast. Mugi's VA also voices Yuuko.
I think the characters are very similar and Mio Yuuko mainly because they are so cute and also Run Yui seems to be on your way.
If you LOVE/LIKE moe characters, an intriguing slice of life, light hearted comedy and just plain cuteness, you'll love both of these animes! Both are about the lives of a group of girls, just having fun and enjoying life!
Both Moe-Blob shows with no real substance. Main characters are both air-heads, and the other characters are similar (if not seemingly the same) in terms of personality to each other. The art is different, and K-ON! Has better music and animation. The character Designs are very different, but they both suffice.
A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. They have a high school setting, have a similar stereotypical cast and lack a serious plot. Both series have a lot of music in them, and the humor and feel of both shows are of the exact same kind. K-ON! has the band as an anchor-point for music and A Channel has a short song in every episode. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
Both animes are based on a group of girls in school who are affectionate about each other and the things each of them do together as friends.
actually same thing, some of the characters seem to have the same personality...but on my criteria I prefer K-on! over A-channel. K-on! has more to say than A-channel. :)
Very carefree and happy :D
Both center around 4-5 girls and their school life. And both have a strong focus on comedy. They also both have a good deal of yuri undertones.
4 girls doing cute stuff, school setting. interestingly enough Kaori Fukuhara, who voices Tsukasa from Lucky Star, voices Run in A Channel
If you like one slice-of-life series about four school girls, surely you'll like this other series fitting the same description! Both have a very easy-going tone and a silly, quirky sense of humour, and if you like the music in one series, then you're in luck! Both have music done by the wonderful Kousaki Satoru.
very similar random dialogues
4 girls doing fun fun stuff, school setting, a little parody, bottomline: moe.
Both based from a 4-koma manga which revolves around four different girls.
The "randomness" feel is there and the art style is quite alike.
Like Lucky Star, this is about 4 girls having fun, going through school, etc etc etc :D
Lucky Star and A-Channel are both slice of life which includes 4-girls with comical everyday life(:
Lucky Star and A Channel both share similar writing style and artwork, and both are extremely funny slice of life series to watch.
It deals with high school girl and what happens throughout their high school years.
Happy slice of life school girl anime's
Both random and revolve around a few high school girls
Higher profile all-girls anime with some but not unacceptable lesbian tendencies (yes, there are MORE obviously lesbian shows out in the wild.)
A-channel is the serialized series in a less obvious girl-loves magazine Manga Time Kirara. One of my favorite magazine that also home to the even more prominent anime such as Hidamari Sketch and K-On!. The positioning of this magazine doesn't allow girl to blatantly kissing or making out, thus is pretty SFW. And A-channel is a stereotypical Manga Time Kirara's manga, and same goes in its anime adaptation. No overly lesbian action.
YuruYuri is serialized in Yuri Hime magazine. With more frank title, this magazine is openly yuri (lesbian) and kissing, making out, openly more-than-friend relationship is common in this magazine. But sex is still off limit as this magazine is no place for hentai. YuruYuri is an example of manga from this magazine. Openly homosexual, this is not a recommended reading in the religious part of the U.S., obviously. And the anime adaptation also fails to disappoint, as it is pretty much everything the manga was, plus considerably more fan service than you will ever bargain for.
Super moe school girl slice of life series! Between the silly sense of humour and ocassional antagonism amongst the supporting characters, there's a lot of points worth comparing. And while Yuru Yuri is a lot more overt about its girls love themes, Toru's attachment to Run can make you wonder at times!
Both have 4 cute girls doing cute things with a hint of shoujo-ai.
Story centers around a group of girls with their daily life
-both is all about friends and friendship yet contains amusing hints of shoujo-ai
-both are of comedy & school life
-both has lovely light-hearted art and character designs
Both are slice-of-life comedies about four girls still in school and both also have that shoujo-ai element in them (though Yuru Yuri is more obvious).
- Both are Slice of Life
- Friendship between girls (Yuru Yuri is Shoujo Ai, A-Channel not)
- Something similar with some characters
- Both are short, 12 episodes long
Both have moe schoolgirls in a friendship group that consists moslty of girls during high school
Both are slice of life shows that have an all girl cast and are in high school. They're both comedy driven and just look at the simple things in life and both shows are based mainly on friendship, growing up and being young.
A slice of life comedy anime with girls. With a mix of comedy and cute moments here and there. Has a similar theme with friendship.
If you're seeking for some comedy, randomness, and a cute all-girls star cast, then both A-Channel and Yuyushiki might be worth the time watching for you.
In both series, the main characters are girls and are considered best friends. They take on life in a slice of life style series where they each live every day in a different manner.
Both series has a lot of fun moments and catchy dialogues. The interactions between the main female characters are also fun to watch that takes place at very settings such as home, school, and other places of interest.
Like cute girls doing cute things? Look no further! A-Channel and Kiniro Mosaic are anime series you'll definitely find some similarities in with their themes involving cute girls at a school life environment. Rather than presenting a complex life story, they involve simple tales of these girls' every day life at school and what they do to have fun.
Both series continues various dialogues that are humorous along with its character interactions.
Cute girls doing cute things. They're worth the watch though as they're enjoyable and pretty chill too.
-Both are about a group of female friends.
-Both are very fluffy comedy/slice of life animes.
-A-Channel has a much more mellow/quiet feel to it. Kinmoza is much more brighter and jumpy. Both are still very good though.
Cute & Fun. Light slice of life that is easy to watch.
As the description for this says, "cute girls doing cute things."( there are also 4 girls )
Really the only difference between these two animes are that in A channel, they are in high school, when in this anime they are in middle school.
I would say that Tooru is the blunt equivalent of Miu......
Four girls in a laid back slice of life anime. They are both hilarious at times and heart-warming. Ichigo Mashimaro has an extra character that looks over the four girls though, which is a nice addition.
Same kind of relaxing atmosphere and similar kind of comedy.
The art also looks alike and the also seem to share some of the voicing cast.
Both of them also have a character who is very clueless about the world seems to be very innocent and not to bright either.
And they both focus on a group who is very close to each other and they also care very much for everyone in there group.
Both Acchi Kocchi and A-Channel give off the same feel of ordinary everyday high school life and lack of serious plot. They are both heavy on "moe" and have a laid-back approach to humor that doesn't actually lead to gut-busting laughs. The characters are also kinda similar but unlike A-Channel, Acchi Kocchi actually has guys in it and that makes things even more interesting. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
Moe highschool girls friendship& comedy. While Saki is sports themed, and A-channel is slice of life one can feel some similiarities.
Fans of Saki will enjoy A-Channel because it is made by the same staff that worked on the Gonzo project. The splinter Studio Gokumi uses similar artistic designs as well as pacing in storytelling to produce a cute and amusing show.
Aiura and A-channel have the same appeal, simplistic, and adorable. Similar scenarios and events happen throughout each series, making them a typical slice of life. If you liked A-channel but thought it dragged on too long, Aiura is the shortened and sweeter version.
Both show come from Manga Time Kirara, the Mangazine of shoujo-ai. Kirara may not be a Shounen Jump (and according to manga-flavored PR called Bakuman, if you are not Shounen Jump you are not very epic) but Kirara has its own merit, and a very clear target market. It's for men who prefer manga about cute girls that love each other a lot, not gonna say lesbian but not gonna deny that either.
The formula of many manga in Kirara is similar. They got cute female characters, the girls then do cute stuff, they may have different but common stereotype, and they are lesbian, or at least the situation suggests they are. That last bit is very important.
Two main girls that they focus on, both chibi-like and very different in personalities - one an airhead, the other a tomboy. Both animes are comedy with a cast made up entirely of girls in highschool.
K-ON!! and A-Channel are both slice of life anime about their comical everyday life. Also, both are group of girls that are a combination of seniors and a junior.
You can't really go wrong with this two. Both based on manga from Kirara, the tasty shoujo-ai magazine for male demographic, both shows are similars in too many ways.
Hidamari cast start off with four characters. The airhead, the cute, the cutely wicked ,and the cutely bullied. That's pretty much the same with A Ch.
Their activities is based on schoolground, added with on-location cuteness anywhere they go, meaning their settings is exactly the same, small Kirara style world with women to men ratio 20:1.
They love each other a lot. It's likely you won't see your (real 3D) lady friends express their affection for each other with this anime method in your lifetime. Not sure about the real 3D Japan though.
If you watch these, odds are you grinning weirdly in moeness rather than laughing out loud. They are that kind of shows, not necessarily make you rofl but rather envelope you in cute pink aura of joy, friendship and female homosexuality.
So if you watched Hidamari and love it, watch A Channel. They come from the same manga school with the same formula. And of course they are among the bests of their school.
Both are (really funny) comedy shows. Though SnI is mostly about a boy trying to create a Harem.
Also the art is really similiar. Especially the opening in my opinion.
If you liked SnI, you'll like A-Channel aswell and vice versa.