Total Recommendations: 116
Visual similarity is the first thing people will tell you when you ask them why x show and y show is similar, because it's what you saw. Such is always the case with fellow all-girls, somewhat yuri anime.
Yuruyuri, serialized in comic yurihime, is, of course, highly lesbianated. Teenage male audiences in general will find nothing wrong with this show. And even put aside the visual, Yuruyuri itself has some witty-funny dialogue and deserved to be judged by its content and not just visual. But there are people who will totally convinced by visual alone to watch or skip something, and I can't blame them, it's just basic human reaction.
Yuyushiki, serialized in mangatime kirara, is recommended for people with a taste for heavily-dialogue anime that features a lot of jokes, puns, and funny conversation that isn't found in real life. Maybe you used to have such conversation sometime back in high school, if so, this show is sure to make you go all nostalgic about old friends and times younger you spend with them. Also, despite being all girl with recently-popular moe visual, it's not as lesbianated as Yuruyuri and I think straight girl will not be annoyed as much.
There you go. Yuruyuri is ultimate fun time for people who don't mind their sexuality. Yuyushiki is more neutral sexuality-wise and not as visually distracting, so you can gun for Japanese listening practice or whatever.
Notice: I mentioned a lot of sexuality and gender stuffs in my review because sex-sale is bread and butter of half the anime in the market and I think you should know about it.
Visually, they are of the complete opposite. You don't like both of them because "the art is similar, they both look the same lol" like in most recommendations go.
Anyway, it's their audio offering that make them similar. They are among the recently popular, dialogue-heavy slice-of-life anime that simply shows you what the main casts talk about during their normal days in life.
Of course, by normal, it's their normal and not your normal, thus probably not boring. Making boring daily life interesting is the heart of this genre. More important than the extreme reaction or breathtaking story, dialogue is preferred over any other kind of selling point, as far as recent comedy goes.
Also, I do not like to admit this, but Yuyushiki art is pretty much what fits in the recent category of "moe" style. And for some reason, when people see this kind of art, they somehow automatically assume the story would sucks, and They are right most of the time.
I can't deny that, but when you get better at Japanese and stopped relying on subtitle, you might get into the dialogue better. You will overlook the style and get into the substance soon enough. The enjoyment of watching Yuyushiki and Danshikou came from "understanding dialogues" and not "awesome visual" like the usual action-packed anime. Gotta admit you can't get into the heart of dialogue-heavy anime that easily, but if you try, I ensure sure it will worth your while.
Not exactly easy to recognize, but this two shows sure are in the same class. They both are the prominent manga from magazine Manga Time Kirara, the first brand name you should look for in shoujo-ai market.
Basic three stereotypes shared by both anime are the normal person, the bright funny one, and the slapstick supporter. These are pretty basic features of a Japanese manga/anime/anything that is comedy centric. You can't miss that.
The other selling point both show share is the amount of raging lesbian.
GA is more subtle and doesn't have girls trying to touch and squeeze and lick each other directly, but subtlety does not equal non-existence. Yes, there are quite a lot of shoujo-ai in there if your imagination is up for it.
Yuyushiki is more visually obvious. There are girls calling each other cute and attempt to do publicly not-so-acceptable stuffs all the time. If you want your girls love to be more graphic than subtle, this is truly the choice.
Ishida to Asakura has a ridiculous level of randomness you could never expect from an anime. It's too random, it's more like Youtube recommended playlist for naked people on drug wearing tinfoil hat backward walking dog while running cat.
It's pretty difficult to say that some anime is different from the other with all overhype we have, but this one IS different, and I use that term very sparingly. That term is subjective alright, but if you trust my portfolio and like ridiculously random unexplainable phenomena which breaks all archetype, go watch it.
Double J is anothere kind of fun. While not madly random, feature a healthy amount of punny fun time. The show also make fun of usual club-activity setting as seen in K-on like anime too. If you want to take a little break from commonplace setting, this is for you.
Too bad, the ridiculously short episodes are never enough to satisfy the hunger of mad fans.
You cannot go wrong with this one. Both are the higher profile manga serialzed on Manga Time Kirara. The noteworthy selling point of every manga in this magazine is girls' love. If you can't go a day without non-explicit girl-to-girl cuddling then both are the right choice.
Plot is not non-existent, but sadly, there are quite a lot of anime out there which qualified more as mild sex-sale than 30 minutes of storytelling. It's possible to praise how good the story, jokes, puns, and conversation is, but at the end of the day many people watch this just for d'awww.
But that shouldn't let you down, because there are a lot of little girl talkshow manga out there, and this two qualified as a comedy gold mine, thus animated.
Not exactly a plot twist, but both shows have drastic shift of mood around the ending. From a seamlessly for-fun-only show with not enough stuff to worry about to the dramatic mess of growing-up, decision, and change.
Both are pretty cool if you want a full-blown comedy. But Toradora fare better as a reflection of youth, the last part is totally a grinding melodrama. The last part was well-made, believable story, good dramatic atmosphere, and everyone was scary, even the funny one.
For me, I personally dislike drama and can't stand watching one from the beginning, but both shows started off as comedy, and it get me hooked. Watching until the end was the only option. Pretty awesome how these shows made a comedy fan actually watch and care about characters and their life-changing decisions.
They don't take themselves seriously.
There is a setting here for both of them. Police VS mafia and saving the world kind of settings. But they don't care about that. Everything is about making jokes, making them both Boke-Tsukkomi slapstick kind of anime.
It just that doing slapstick in average modern high-school setting get old fast, so why not do it where the existence of superpower, werewolves, magic and world destruction is real? That gotta make things interesting.
Too bad, that has already started to get old too.
How did I skipped this.
Both shows look stereotypically fantasy/ sci-fi. However, they are essentially comedy, no more no less.
There are dramatic sequences and action scenes popping out from time to time, but it's not the bread and butter of the shows. AND the shows will do perfectly fine without them.
I believe this two qualified as 'not taking itself seriously' kind of show. It's good for casual audience seeking random humor, but is poison to those who seeks serious thrill and believable drama.
The fact that both shows share a lot of similar anime-related features are clear as day, but the most fascinating part about both shows are how they take on the area that most anime can't: discussing actual knowledge.
Spice and Wolf series are a lot like Trading for Dummy printed in feudal age. They have feudal settings with a dash of fantasy, that's what we knew easily from the cover. But you don't judge the book by its cover, or you might overlook something nice.
Spice and Wolf discuss trading, politics, microeconomic and others relevant knowledge for an average feudal traders. It sure doesn't live up against your professor's Econ101, but for an anime, a mean for entertainment, they did well including knowledge, or at least knowledge-flavored contents in its show.
MaoYuu settings take on a bigger scale. Lead characters are playing politicians, and unlike random trader, they have considerable amount of influence on politics in their world. Thus, MaoYuu feature a simple discussion of war, politic, macroeconomy, and other stuffs relevant to Demon Lord.
Both MaoYuu and Spice and Wolf are anime featuring ACTUAL knowledge which is a rare find for an anime. Gundam does NOT discuss Physics used to build giant space robot, and K-On! never teach a single guitar cord, do they? This is what set MaoYuu and Spice and wolf apart from most anime, they discuss, even if it's just the most fundamental part of the whole field of study.
But remember again, they are not Econ101 or Introduction to Feudal History, they are still anime, the mean for entertainment. Do not compare it to actual books and say they sucked. Be classy, judge them for what they are.
And yes, if you enjoy economy, politics, and history in real life, you will likely enjoy them both. But if you always on the look for action packed Medieval fantasy, you might be disappointed though.
Genuinely funny shows that made use of casual sexual euphemism and being less random than most Youtube viral style "so random it's funny" we see in anime more and more. Stuffs like waterskiing jesus polar bear in a bikini eating spaghetti with noses are not the kind of humor being used here. If you prefer randomness, there are better shows, and even the internet is here to your disposal.
SYD, while not one of a kind, is much more original than most school anime that look similar. It is dialogue-based fun, without the over-reaction we see in other cheap funny anime. Well, those are funny too, but using weird facial reaction or shouting to tell viewers when to laugh gets old fast.
Ixion Saga, while not everyone will prefer, or even recognize its jokes as jokes, surely has its own niche out there. It makes good use of lame pun and sexual euphemism, just like SYD, but also features some action that isn't out of place in this halfbreed comedy-action, not as much as some other anime with CLEARLY OUT-OF-PLACE DRAMA that pop up in the middle of slapstick jokes routine. That lukewarm, neither dramatic nor funny feeling is less of a problem in Ixion Saga.
How can they make countless sequels without being Dragon Ball or Pokemon? By being genuinely funny and stay true to the audience, of course.
Anime revenue comes a lot from ads, but a lot more from DVD, Blu Ray, and even miscellaneous goods like figurine (not the case with this two though). This two show release constant stream of stuff that are, guaranteed, to have some niche buying their DVDs. No marketing magic here, just being constant and know your own niche.
Beside similarities that are marketing-related, stuffs like THE FEEL IS SIMILAR, THEY BOTH HAVE GIRLS IN IT, are being repeated for eternity in recommendation area so I shall refrain from doing so.
Yuri in less distilled form, but Slice of Life more heavily concentrated than crystal meth. These are the qualities that will either make you love or hate both shows equally.
Tamako Market is pure slife of life, telling us what the largely female casts do daily. It is set in an average modern day settings, and focus on the little ladies' activity within their sphere of interest. There are some arguable fantasy elements, but I shall refrain from spoiling that.
Hidamari Sketch is also telling us what four to six girls, depending on season, do with their life and art class. Yes, they actually sketch from time to time. Yuri, while considerably weak for an Anime full of soft skinned ladies, is considerably more visible than in Tamako Market, but not enough to put them apart.
Which one should you watch? Both or none.
Tamako Market, K-On!, and Yearly Traffic Accident Report share one similarity. They tell story of something happening somewhere, whether it's a club room, a shopping district, or interstate highway.
You watch Tamako Market, you know what the district committee comes up with. You watch K-On!, you know five girls in music club spent 12 out of 13 episodes NOT playing music. You watch Yearly Traffic Accident Report, you know how many dumb rich kids run their Ferrari off the cliff each year. It's pretty much the same thing, a concentrated Slice of Life.
Japanese national standard of slice-of-life genre. Anime, manga, drama, or other form of fictional works, if it is slice-of-life, this is what it will looks like. Feature both super interesting and blatantly average lead characters to create contrast. Have some place they can gather or some activity they have in common to create conversation. Emphasize a lot on stuffs that ACTUAL Japanese people talk about, like season, weather and how's that guy doing. While both anime looks a lot different visually, I assure you, that if they are both a live-action TV show, they will give you the same reaction. Either OMG this is so laid back I love it or yawn I'm sleeping and it's not even dark yet.
The unlikely comedy that actually has a potential to be serious dramatic action, but somehow disregard any credibility they build up over the course of the show, end up as a full-blown comedy.
Sci-fi fantasy settings with fancy weapon and power? Check. Evil knight controlled by some higher secret order? Check. The chosen dude who accidentally jumped into other world and happen to bel the one who will ultimately destroy all evil? Check. Ixion Saga is an old-school fantasy andventure with all mentioned above, but WITHOUT any intention to actually become the full-blown badass anime. It's just a slapstick comedy with unusual setting. That's it. Half season in and they NEVER take on any threat, war, famine, or evil overlord seriously.
Galaxy Angel? This decade old space opera is no different. Macross like space combat machine with sexy pilot? Check. Powerful artifact from the past that shouldn't get into wrong hand? Check. Evil organization and disastrous timebending event? Check. Trying to actually fight evil and not fooling around baking burnt cake and finding lost cats? No fucking way.
Is it bad? Not really. They are not lukewarm like those action harem with plenty of boobies catfighting each other and confuse viewers what they are watching. The feeling "Are you trying to be funny or badass?" should have come up to you once when watching the "bad" mix of drama and comedy in many of the anime I don't care to name.
These two are not. Ixion Saga is funny enough to actually be a comedy, and Galaxy Angel lack of mentioning any conflict make them an obvious candidate for just-for-fun show. For the first season at least.
A marketing reminder that TV shows can have as much seasons as they want if:
- They have clear, specific and devoting target market, (or broad, countrywide, audiences, aka. everyone, which these two are not)
- They keep up with their original theme, but also adapt to seasonal theme. (Swimsuit episode, valentine episode, christmas episode, etc) Japanese shows do this very well.
- Their first season did well, but following season did even better, and keep improving. If the following season do worse, the shows are destined to end, most of the time.
Using the restaurant theme but actually can take place in any settings, Shirokuma Cafe and Working are pretty much situation comedy that happen to take place in restaurant and coincidentally share the common activity of arubaito (part-time work.)
Shirokuma cafe take a safe route of all-age and genders appeal. I double dare anyone to come up with demographic group that can't watch this.
Working is a male-oriented show that have lots of girls (as usual) and happen to appeal to female too due to it's neutral standing between male and female emphasis. It is made from female-mangaka manga that serialized in late-teen to adult mangazine, but pretty much anyone can read it with no parental advisory.
Story by an established comedy writers, art by an unknown moe artist. Both show are anime adaptations of such manga, with average moe art that appeal to anyone, and wacky story by surreal comedy writers.
Animation wise not everything in the nutshell looks similar. Double J take a "student project" kind of art direction while Joshiraku is relatively mainstream. They don't share VA cast. They are not even in the same league. Joshiraku is a full-length TV series while Double J is animated short with 3 minutes per episode at best. Should avoid comparing production quality of the show with different budget at all cost, it just not a good thing to do.
So it comes down to story, both shows are similar if and only if you take a good look at the jokes they throw around at each other.
After a session of careful thought, you can see that what the lead male characters are doing is pretty similar.
Presented like there are something supernatural going on, both shows are about myth busting in a world without the slightest existence of sci-fi elements. It's all about the idea of unconventional presentation of a very conventional, realistic setting.
Denpa Onna anime, as far as it goes, has nothing defying the laws of physics. No matter how it wanted you to think or feel about, there is not one. No saying about the original light novel as it might has some surprising revelation later, but it is likely that there might not.
Hyouka on the other hand is beautified with scenes that look and feel otherworldly, but they are at best the presentation of character's feeling. Again, no ghosts, aliens, psychic, time traveler and evil crime orgainzation to be found. Just a bunch of high schoolers being curious of stuff you will never ever give a quarter of fuck.
Judged by how character setting is almost man-to-man similar, can't refuse that it will make the overall mood and tone similar too. That's how it's happening.
The leading male and narrator, Kyon and Oreki Houtarou, are made from the same mold. Average, not standing out, and does not want to take initiative whatsoever in school activities. And guess what, they are getting pushed around by girl of course, The ultimate reason why any straight man go out of their comfort zone.
The story of Hyouka revolve around solving mystery, not a grand one, but very well made. Well made enough to be believable, even when portrayed by 2D fictional character and produced by a studio responsible for one of the most surreal, unbelievably insane jokes show ever.
For watching these shows, you got two things to enjoy. First, how the story develop, how the string of mysteries is getting solved, and how the world around main characters reacts. And second, you get to see the development in attitude of the main character, how he sees and reacts to everything changed little by little. We don't see that in every anime. Most of character in animated series are cold-cast and do not change for the rest of the show. So if you want to see a person that is inspired to change themselves, even if they are fictional characters, look no further. You might found some inspiration of your own.
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.
Daily life anime (actually an acceptable name of a genre in Japan, being called nichijou which literally mean daily life,) but with a teaspoon of supernatural touch.
Kokoro Connect actually have somethings extraterrestrial taking place (body switching) but refuses to treat itself as a supernatural anime. Instead it always goes on like it is no big deal.The mood and tone of the show resembles other daily-life anime where sci-fi or supernatural elements cannot be found.
Hyouka on the other hand actually have no sci-fi context or supernatural power whatsoever, but is being treated as having one. There are sequences that look otherworldly, but no, there are nothing outside Physics law.
It is also worth noting that while production quality is not as stellar, Kokoro Connect character design (not about they look or personalities, but how they are drawn by animator) closely resembles that off KyoAni's Hyouka. Which possibly be another reason you might like the show. There are plenty of people who prefer anime with certain styles of art regardless of genre, so if you like K-On, Hyouka or other KyoAni goodness, why not give this a try.
Supernatural flavored lovey-dovey-bishoujo-fanfare anime. Sci-fi element is weak and less worthy of mentioning than your average Star Trek. The fun part of Nyaruko-san is obviously not wet tentacles trying to ass-rape random teenage boy, but hot chicks that spout sexy nonsense and wear easy-to-took-off uniform.
They both are anime with hot chick, slight of life, comedy and mild sex sell. But with some extraterrestrial topping. Possibly mark the era that the legendary romance harem like Love Hina is a little bit too boring in normal world setting, so Japan added robots and aliens to them. Now you understand where all those animes came from.
What else is worth mentioning? Not really. The pace are different, the humor are not at all similar, the art direction is all cool but not worth pointing out, the voice acting is not the same style for most part of the show. End of discussion. Now choose your porn, if you have high tolerence to everything, both are funny. If you hate overly fast paced comedy, go with Denpa Onna. If you fall asleep when watching Titanic and fall asleep again decade later when watching Titanic3D, go for Nyaruko-san. No one can sleep with that thing on.
The girls in both shows are batshit insane. If you have a things for girls with abnormal personality, and amount of loose screw in the head, check both show out, seriously.
Denpa teki na kanojo, you know the drill, is a mystery anime with girls killing and dying. That's enough for you to guess what kind of girls will pop up in the show. If you are surprised by the girls in this show even when acknowledging its plot, then watch something beside Naruto and come back later. I recommend you googling 2 girls 1 cup though, for instant vaccine to this kind of characters.
Danshi koukousei no nichijou, literally: daily lives of high school boys. This one is tricky, but look at it this way, you have seen harem anime that give 100% attention to hot chicks and 0% to the male right? The one that male characters have no personality whatsoever. This things work other way around in DKNN.
The boys here are more prominent and the girls are intentionally made into a dummy character with one emotion. You will see most girls doing the same stuff all the time. Why? Because we are not following them all day long, the anime only show the batshit insane side of them in order to make jokes. Because they are joke characters and not a central interest of the show, whenever they show up, it's goofy time.
But here comes the promise: if you have a refined (aka. fucking perverted) taste for girls and want to sees girls with crazy emotion, and ONLY crazy emotion, this is a show for you. Whenever girl A shows up: SUDDENLY MIRAI NIKKI, whenever girl B shows up: SUDDENLY SCHOOL DAYS. Well, something like that.
And for those who read till the end, thanks for reading, and do not google what I told you to, seriously, SERIOUSLY. I said that twice because it's important.
Disregarding supernatural force in Nyaruko-san, they both are pretty much moe-overloaded comedy.
Looking for anything that lacks a lead male with actual facial features? YuruYuri is a better choice for you here. All lesbian high school probably with aphrodisiac in all the cast's meals. The rate is not 18+ but if you are not those people who took anime for the love of life but know only Naruto and Dragon Ball, your imagination can probably crank it up a few gears. Yuruyuri is, after all, a moe comedy you see popping up a lot from Japan over the last decade. It's imagination inducing, fap inducing, or any other word you would use to describe anime that make doujin artists want to draw the characters naked.
Please note that both feature plenty of horny girls trying to get into someone pants/skirts. You like those humor below the belt? You sure will enjoy both, with Nyaruko-san being a little more awesome.
That's right, Nyaruko-san feature cute girls as well, but they are more expressive about sexy time and are not bound by social norms. The graphic may be as safe as Yuruyuri but for the script Nyaruko-san is straight out of playboy sexual life discussion corner, with a little degrading to make it not adult-only of course.
Despise the fact that SZS is fucking surreal and DKNN never ever defy gravity in the slightest, they both share notable similarities.
Humor, the vein of all comedy show. It's True that black comedy in SZS is way different than puns and slapstick used in DKNN, but you could see that the pacing is pretty fast in both of the show. Sometimes they slow down to let audiences catch their breath and get a hold of the joke, but for most part they are Speed Racer.
Pacing, like I say in the humor part, they both are blazing fast. DKNN is a proof that slice of life don't necessarily need to have an easy-going sleep-inducing pace like Aria, Honey and Clover, or Natsume Yuujinsho.
Voice acting, and I am not talking about the cast. It's the instruction the actors received. Their script are all about over-reacting for most part of the show except explanation phase or non-slapstick time. Not exactly Japanese-learning environment.
Setting. If you ignore the occasional dimensional warping in SZS, they are both school comedy with plenty of students discussing nonsense you never actually talk about back in high school. Or did you?
That's pretty much it. A comedy lover like you will casually enjoy both. But if you have stricter taste and dislike either run-of-a-mill daily jokes or sarcastic black comedy with some gores you might find one of them less interesting than the other.
Extremely high profile non-miyazaki slice-of-life anime that get many installment.
In one famous opinion piece about anime, "rowing a boat" is a coined term means slice-of-life anime with slow pace that watch the everyday life of bishoujo characters.
Both anime are rowing a boat. One is rowing in a utopia future re-make of classical Venice city, the other row a boat in a modern day Japanese high-school setting. Rowing-a-boat anime will be highly soothing or extremely boring depends on your preferences (of girls in the show or maybe settings.) Let's just say that rowing-a-boat is not new of a genre, but somehow only recently become highly-anticipated.
Flagship comedy of Japanese animation. These names are pretty-much Mr.Bean of anime world at its time. High-profile, funny, not plotless but whogivesashit, feature stereotypical moe girl of its era, and appeal to majority male anime audiences (a.k.a. freaky otaku.)
Yes, it was that peaceful summer day, then lightning struck, changed my life forever. That sort of shit you heard all the time, the kick is this time what's changing is not some sunflower-carrying tuberculous girl's life but the multiverse instead.
Shock element rules the internet. Anything come unexpected goes viral faster and better than average school comedy. Both show utilize viral marketing well but you don't have to admire that, admiring a hot chick's head asplode is much more inspiring, as always.
If you wanted to sound smart you can always take the line from these shows and try saying it wearing a lab coat.
Fast-paced nonsensical five-minutes long high-tension comedy. Complete with easy-going student artwork style and quick-speak voicing, everything in both shows fits the description of high-tension comedy you often found in Japanese comedic content.
Double J story is written by comedic genius Nonaka Eiji of Cromartie high school, he is great with historical and cultural reference. While GMB is written by Masuda Kousuke, who write faster-paced script, but with no less historical reference, pop-culture parodies and boke-tsukkomi jokes.
With monitor at OFF and speaker at MAX, both shows are technically porn, 8 out of 20 minutes.
Visually very very safe, these entertainment are audibly pornographic. They are very dangerous to watch where people can here but can't see you. For Koe de Oshigoto it is true anywhere in the world as moaning is global, but SYD is only true near Japanese literates. Anyway, using the same equipment set as when you watch porn is advised.
Both are as similar as Facebook to Hi5, or Democrat to Republican.
The shows are brushed up with similar art-direction, almost pastel color choice, character design, pace, and genre.
The real example of style-parody. When someone say in easy English "the art is similar" this is what they mean, mostly because both shows share some staffs. Style-parody is not exactly a right word, they are officially sharing art-direction.
Genre similarity is also difficult to overlook. They are slice-of-life comedic show with heavy effort on showing the relationship of sub-character with the main cast (Minami family/ four main Yuruyuri girls.)
The original manga presents them both as a circle, character who lead the show are in the middle of the circle, and are given more airtime. Each lead cast has their own friend/ acquaintances who are in the outer of circle. They interact with the lead cast and branch out the show's focuses into more than one group of friends.
That's about every similarities that can be described in words. The differences are less tangible and lie in something beside visual. Yuruyuri is heavily lesbian, while Minami-ke give a fair share to male character, so we gotta admit this one big difference. The less worth mentioning difference are target audiences (which is already implied by the earlier statement)and original manga key genre (pure comedy vs shoujo-ai based).
Girls taking recreational activities in a school setting. Sparkling shining exciting fun enjoyable moment fun of fun girl fun life. Incite pedophilia, increase heart rate and make you go all Humbert Humbert. Apply to only men and lesbians.
Mood, tone, cast, genre, formula, target, how god classify this show are all overly similar. True, the degree of pedoness, funniness, ecchiness and any-ness may vary, but iPhone 1,2,3,4,5,6 or Nokia 1280 all can make a phone call.
Harem complete with idiot man and abuser-of-idiot-man. The comic point of both shows mainly concern abusing of the lead male character.
Harem with romance is all well and good but it is a paradox in itself. Romance involve relationship of one man and one girl, harem involve relationship of one man and many girls. Combination of such genre should be devastating, no?
Nevermind, internet comments about psychology in anime always sound stupid anyway. Even if we dress like WTO officer and discuss it in 5 stars hotel lobby it will still sounds stupid. Lets just say both shows are alternative to the most fundamental harem like Love Hina, by offering overaction and surreal comedy (get punched into the air, hit by a truck, members of science club build a spaceship) that spice up the dastardly common harem genre.
What's the difference between pure science and applied science? Half the population don't know before Googling it up.
Aria is an actionless twist from normal sci-fi genre which usually come bundled with action. Well of course Aria is chilled slice-of-life, but if that actionless, blood-deboiling moments make you overlook its sci-finess then you are not familiar with British soap. And yes sci-fi get along well with comedy, slice-of-life, romance, and actionless drama too. Sci-fi no longer serve purpose as a genre in 2011, it's more like a setting.
Denpa Onna is a sci-fi-less twist from normal sci-fi genre which usually come bundles with sci-fi elements. (Wait, what?)
Lets say most sci-fi anime are applied science and this thing is pure science. Other sci-fi shows are sci-fi because aliens appear in it. This show is sci-fi because people appear in it talk about aliens. Now that's the difference.
Without listening to dialogue (or in your case reading subtitles,) nothing is sci-fi about this. The show is viisually dominated by earthlings. And technically nothing extraterrestrial landed in this show just yet.
Tha manga of Katte ni Kaizou get spiced up with social critic later on (around volume 6), inspiring the artist into creating something even more awesome, SZS it is. His work tell you a bastardized version of what is hot in the land of the rising sun. He is probably the best social critic mangaka you can think of.
The artist Kumeta Kouji used to be a pure manga comedian with no social critic added, and he did well. Katte ni Kaizou is just another quality comedy filled with wordplay, overaction, and parodies. His older manga is finally animated by SHAFT, with his art direction preserved well plus Shinbo style beautification. Everything about the animated version of Kaizou will remind you of SZS seasons you have watched over the last few years.
What really ring the bell about this two is the use of student-project style art direction. Nothing is visually appealing about this two shows, but they are fun nonetheless. If public can ignore how not-very-beautiful the artwork is this kind of show will be much more popular. People normally can't, can you?
Charady offer a lot of short jokes connected without regard to chronological importance, most joke are not original and derived from world's classic joke such as the stupid blonde. Gintama with no action sequence and worse artwork it is.
Yurumates follow a ronin (not yet accepted) student Yurumi and her dorm mates. Clear slice-of-life genre similar to high profile titles (such as Hidamari Sketch and Natsume Book of Friends) make it a must for people who liked those, and not deceived by art direction.
Crazy girls harem for our hero. Both got industry-leading lengthy name. Not to mention that it's basically harem spiced with stuffs don't belong to romance, violence and aliens for example.
The OVA one is full of girls who are, by all social definition, eastern or western, violent. All girls take the liking of the male lead, some want to get along, plenty want him dead.
The Shaft-made one is sci-fi flavored love comedy. Girls are non-violent, but extra-strange nonetheless.
Both fit for the you who are bored with common harem setting without blood and aliens, with Denpa Onna give you some makeshift sci-fi and Denpa Kanojo offer you gory romance.
You are a girl (a hot one) and you wanted to save your friend from something audience never get to know. But there are more than two girls in a show, and you can't get along with one without epic catfighting with the others.
1- Imagine yourself in that kind of situation, with physics-teaching alien who try to save the universe but lack the understanding of human emotion (aka. see human as disposable-condom-used-to-keep-the-excess-magical-power-used-to-save-universe-from-heat-death), and that alien is your employer. You got Magical Madoka.
2- Imagine yourself in that kind of situation in a black and white TV series that ended halfway and never announced sequel. You got BRS.
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 major qualities are fitted into both shows. First, they are the exemplary Japanese "high-tension" comedy, meaning characters in it got ADHD and turn the comedy into something fast-paced, fast-forward Mr.Bean video if you fail to understand. Second, both feature mild sex sale, the real identity of what they call moe.
The comedy part, both are considered fast-paced-high-tension comedy because you know why. They play jokes fast, get it fast, and move on to the next joke fast. Difficult to follow but considered funny if you have some mental rewind ability, or get yourself a remote and a easy-to-read fansub. If you feel a serious need to understand unserious joke, study Japanese.
Oh and the moe part, both are considered mild sex sale because Lucky Stars give character traits that are likable in its era, specifically this era. Boke(airhead), megane(glasses), tsundere(googleit), and otaku-girl stereotype are becoming more prominent as moe anime lead. Nichijou has got some different stereotype but should be considered equally likable. I interchangeably use the word moe and sex-sale in case you have not yet notice.
Sport and musical flavored bishoujo fan-servicing goodness. These are what one of the best-selling anime genre for male looks like, cute girls, cute activities, and if possible, suggestively lesbian.
Both are not entirely legit as sport or musical genre, but are the very candidate of the bishoujo anime appealing to male demography. We all know that the females' media preference for man on man is increasing (It's 21st century, Sir) but what we should also know is that it's also true the other way round.
Oh yes the similarities, both show features variety of different girls so fans can pair them up to their liking. Not to mention that both shows are the slice-of-life comedy with focus around recreational activities. Production quality may not quite as high as KyoAni goodness, but Softenni is encouraged for K-On! lovers.
Look at it as a legit excuse to supply fans with who happen to be more popular than the actual heroine.
What do you do when the secondary heroine, according to fan-based feedback, is more popular than the story based first heroine? Well, you made a sequel full of her.
But this two aren't just a story-bended complete fanfare. They are great because they stay true to the real story of the original creator (check the novel), and also supply fans with limitless appearance of more popular, less annoying secondary heroine. Thank your god.
For a less okay example of how to supply fans with a lot of chicks hotter than the actual heroine, see Hayate the combat butler2,3,4.
Excessive mentioning of stuff that has little to do with actual show, the sci-fi element.
Kashimashi is about alien turning a man into girl, and you know what ensues. However the sci-fi stuff contribute very little to the actual story, after all this was just your girls-love anime with some alien who didn't want to conquer the earth. There is no sci-fi appeal in this, it just happen to get mildly Star Trek flavored.
Denpa Onna excessively suggest to audience that alien populated this show, but it focused on too much human relationship and earthly sex appeal for alien to make a prominent appearance.
Involve epic scale of universe-changing physics. We all know Anime physics is mysterious, overly bouncy boobs, swords always beat guns, midair direction changing, easy to rip girl clothing, etc. But no, this two shows talk some serious physics and unlike what mentioned above, is difficult to prove untrue.
That makes many audience think "this might be true" since it's impossible to prove untrue. The laws mentioned in both shows are time-space continuum, multidimensional and multi-existence stuff. Really difficult to prove untrue. This make both shows look as credible as philosophy teacher, which is actually not much, but more believable than most sci-fi anime featuring Martians, which is much easier to prove untrue. (I'm not saying it is.)
No one is recommending you to learn quantum physics by watching anime. It's just that if you love epic-scale sci-fi setting with characters messing with laws of the universe, these are the shows for you.
Supernatural flavored lovey-dovey-bishoujo-fanfare anime. Sci-fi element is weak and less worthy of mentioning than average Star Trek.
Anime with hot chick, slight of life, comedy and mild sex sell. With some extraterrestrial topping. Possibly mark the era that the almighty Love Hina should stop taking place in realistic setting.
Exactly the similar kind of manga getting adapted. Four-koma manga with a focus around something, just one thing that is funny (mini 28-years-old teacher and taciturn girl.) Similar style, pace and humor.
Scope of this kind of story may be narrow, but skilled writers can make a lot of jokes out of that one thing using the settings and supporting characters. Characteristic of good short comedy and four-koma.
Art direction of the anime is also exemplary similar. Simple outline, simple painting, low detail background, characters with simple but distinguishable looks.
Watch one thing, remind you of the other, right away.
Not gonna say "the feel is similar" "the style is similar" "they both are from Shaft" though.
Slice of life plus mystery. Leading men of both shows have high adaptability to weirdos and tinfoil-hatters, as long as they are hot chicks.
Kind of Boy meet Girl(s) shows with some kind of mystery and probably trying to get along and find out stuffs. The key idea of both show is to be a slice-of-life that take place in technically hyperreality setting, or at least pretend to be one.
Shaft then beautify said shows, make use of symbols, try to be abstract, create something that can become meme or go virals, then hype up the hot chicks, bam - two servings of mysterious-hot-chicks anime.
Makes you think it's anime that do more than entertain. They are written in an educational manner. Or at least they are trying to. Both, of course, fail at being educational, not that any anime can actually be instructive.
Isshoni training is like your average yoga VDO, but much much less practical and more pornographic.
The 30 years-old men health check-up is already a great yaoi-flavored comedy by itself, but it's not teaching you much either.
Educational-flavored anime. Both seems to be teaching you something, yet most of that you either know by heart, or have been taught since grade school.
Moetan is pedo-fanfare getting educational mask, 30years-old-men-show is comedy with slight yaoi tendency getting the same mask.
Being both technically educational didn't mean you will like both. Pedomen sure will prefer Moetan, while yaoi fangirls will sure to love the 30-years-old man physical check-up.
Fast- paced speech comedy, rely a lot on conversation to be funny. (Like Gintama, both shows speak a lot and are not very funny muted.) The voice actors are skilled and contributed much to the funniness of the shows. Jokes are original and have something beyond the same old Japanese Manzai boke-tsukkomi style. Pacing is also done great, move on from joke to joke before you can stop the first laughing, a trait of good comedy.
Share the wacky humor that are not bounded by the laws of physics. Character design are not bounded, either. Genetically you can't give birth to some organism like them, ever, with or without GMO. Another proof that anime studios are better than NASA in term of messing with mysterious lifeforms.
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.
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.
Wordy, yes. Daily life, yes. Trying to do stuff in a Mr. Bean way, yes times ten. Both show share the ways of being funny, if you can really overlook the art style people normally can't.
Uh, sure, when you watch SZS it's feel like New Zealand All Blacks somehow dominate the monitor, but the real promise of SZS is just the wacky daily life of a very stereotypical cast of characters. Art style simply do the trick of differentiating the show from other school life.
If I like Nichijou I will like SZS, you kidding? No. Darker atmosphere in SZS is not real, it is at most halfway to being black comedy, the real show is pretty much daily life comedy that also discuss politics and social issue in an epic funny way. Nichijou jokes didn't relate much to current social issue though.
Anyone can run a production system for bullets since they are made to be exactly the same. However, only gifted script writers can produce infinite amount of conversation that always do a clean shot at your laughing nervous system.
Nichijou and Minami-Ke make jokes with words. This two shows are wordy I can't deny that, but they are still pretty funny even after translation. That make a potential comedy that can air anywhere in the world. While Japanese comedy anime have a lot of overacting used to deliver jokes (even the prestigious Gintama go overacting very often,) Nichijou doesn't rely much on them (there are still some, for sure.) Minami-Ke somehow didn't use it at all. You won't see any anime that is as funny without the use of overaction any time soon.
I will still recommend you to watch Minami-Ke if you find Nichijou funny anyway. Funny conversation, wordy but not boring, and living ordinary life in a distinctively strange way are the shared values of both shows.
That a wonder of Japanese daily life to you. Full of stereotypical characters doing anything that would not bore you to the turn-off button. Daily life that is all fun and extraordinarily epic is what the anime trying to offer you.
If you like Aria because it offers you tranquility in an out of ordinary setting, then these two shows are doing the complete different by giving you epic joy in a relatively normal human environments. Unique selling points of Aria is about where they do stuffs, this two shows cares more about what they do.
If you are feeling like “Oh drat, that dick boss makes me show him how to reboot his router again, I’m exhausted body and mind, I need refreshment. Yes, maybe I should take a bath, have some fries and watch that good stuffs I got the other day. What does it call? MAGICAL GIRL? And some comedy called SCHOOL DAYS? Oh I’m gonna have my great time with cute anime chicks and of course without idiot boss, heck yeah.” (This is the rendition of an exhausted working man at the best extent the writer can imagine, as he is currently unemployed.)
However, both shows “first impression” is entirely different from what you will experiences on your couch 25 minutes from now on. Both shows, in short, solve a problem of Desperate Housewives using the method of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. There are even some saws used.
The key idea of both shows is to do everything the audiences never expected to see in that kind of shows (namely Cutesy Magical Girl Revolution and Sparkling Lovey Dovey School Life.) Promote the show as if it was that kind of show, then release stream of bloody depressing nightmare upon unsuspecting audiences ove the course of three months. Only after both show ended that public will know truly what the damp red gory hell was the shows about.
If you are looking for pure viewing pleasures without helluva depressing content, consults critic before start watching any show from now on, or at least take a clean look at rating. Pretty sure no consumers are safe from horrific nightmare trap in the age that directors love to play with surprise element.
Lots of moaning, groaning, wailing ,crying, sexy voices, you name it. Basically these shows present you a lot of sounds a woman makes when she have sexual intercourse. Should be pretty useful for people with Narratophilia. (I spent sometime wiki that)
And under this categories I used, Koe de Oshigoto itself would be compatible as a reccommendation for any H-anime, unless it is muted. Go ahead and recommend all H-anime on your list with Koe de Oshigoto to your heart content.
Supernatural dark-themed catfight with casualties. The timing of event is so well done you will be surprised and can't wait-until-next-week. Kickass combat keep you glued to your seat when the next-week finally comes. Entire lesbian casts keep you sealed to your seat once more when the next next episode come. And finally when the next next next week come once again, here come explicit confession of lesbianship on air, which once more stick you to your seat.
Short summary? Explicit Yuri (lesbian) attitudes, beautiful combat sequences, girls politic presented unlike your average Sex and the City catfight, great screenplay, and well timed stories will keep you glued to your seat throughout the season. I'm out of synonyms for glued already.
These shows offers characters with unique combination of persona and how they deal with stuffs.
An example of formula to create characters in these shows is COOL THING A + COOL THING B, you know, so it will be twice as cool, probably the same principle as that robot unicorn.
Zombies high school, ninja vampires, loli necromancer, superpower half-monkey, gunslinger priest, genius pig-incarnate, whatever two cool stuffs combined.
Genre-wise both are plain different, don't even try to relate it. Saiyuki beat the crap out of villain with serious attitude and gay appeal that attract lots of maiden audience. Zombie show fighting didn't all that serious, , at least it not yet serious, you know, like in most harem servicing fanfare appealing to straight guys.
Super fast-paced Japanese gag manga, complete with Boke-Tsukkomi element. Each gag is short and played fast so even with japanese knowledge that understand school life comedy, you may still need to resort to fansubs.
Tono to Issho resort entirely to parodying historical material, particularly the sengoku era.
Gag Manga Biyori parody pretty much everything with plenty of original fun, and also feature a lot of historical parody.
Will make you start to regret if you never actually enjoyed school activities with friends. Both show teach you that after school don't go straight home. Both shows reflect school life in general, but really have the edge over other school life anime in the presentation of teamwork, friendship and adolescent development.
I'm really starting to miss my high school days. Shouldn't have hurried back home that often. Maybe I should have my (future) kids watch this before entering high school so that they know importance of school activities. Maybe some students back in Japan skipped activities and hurried back home to watch these series. What a dilemma we are having.
Focused exclusively on the wacky Seitokai Yakuin (student council). And unlike stereotypical seitokai show that show you around the school and deal with student problems, both shows have wacky Seitokaichou (head of the council) that is a center of attention and do nothing like commoners.
SYD offer the above package in a realistic girl high school that just recently turn mixed school. Added that many girls in the show are perverted like no others.
Manabi Straight offer such package in a slight sci-fi setting, featuring hi-tech gadgets and cool environment of a not so distant future.
Comedy with surreal setting. Putting sci-fi elements into the realistic environment. Can be looked as both a pure comedy show with action sidekicks, or animated action show with certain degree of comedy. Must admit that putting comedy in that kind of setting is also a lot of fun. If you only have experienced school-life love comedy then it's about time you try something else.
Two anime with prospectively the most epic titles are all about incest.
OreImo is about a younger sister and her friends trying to get into an older brother's pants, or at least that what we wish to see in the show.
Non-OreImo which I don't know the official abbreviation of its title is written by former erotic manga writer. Story isn't its strongest suit, unique art direction in manga is non-existent in anime but you are still suggested to watch this if you loved OreImo. They both linked together by incest.
The shows are both content and market-wise similar. Dramatic story, lesbian attitude, darker atmosphere than your average CCS, target older rather than younger demographics, oh yes and magical girls too.
I put my rec on A's because I seriously never watched the first Nanoha. My knowledge of magical girls genre is limited but these similarities are true and clear, see for Yourself.
NSFW by contents but visually safe for all age groups. Both are comedy anime featuring students and teachers discussing the fact of life that you will prefer to keep it to yourself.
Visually similar. Paid no visual regard to moe style as seen on most Japanese-oriented anime. To the point that both can be considered Japanese attempts to steals market share whatsoever from cartoon network and the like.
If you are an open-minded liberal generous art and media consumer then ignore both sentences. I happen to point out this topic because I start watching anime as a better alternative of western cartoon.
Both satisfy your incest needs, which in turn decrease crime and possibly make world a better place.
Ore-Imo is possibly one of the highest-profile suggestive sister incest anime ever produced.
Candy Boy positioning is a girl romance, but it's happen to be highly incestuous since both heroine are blood-related. Shortest description for prospective audience is lesbian with incest fantasies. But yes men watch this, lots of them.
Feature relatively over-expressive heroine with unbeatable attitude, and those dragged around by her.
The underdog fight for you. Underpowered protagonist help the heroine overcome her past by kicking some ass.
Ookami-san's past was kept safe along the series, until the protagonist beat up the bad guy and end the shows altogether.
In MM!, the hero simply beat the living hell out of the bad guy and help the heroine overcome it in a few chapters, leaving the rest of the season for comedy, or a new drama.
The tension of the shows however are kept lukewarm along the story, as both show has mixed both dramatical and funny contents in no formal pattern. It's pretty difficult to guess what you will have for each episode, maybe both.
Is that a good thing? Your call.
Though having different approach in presentation and art direction, sexual perverseness is a premise of both shows.
Verbally abusive and virtually illogical dialog visualized in the cutest way possible (respectively). Japanese-style animated talk shows you are looking for.
Fast-paced gag comedy featuring anthropomorphic girl living in human society. Ika musume traverse the shoreline trying to conquer humanity. Seto San somehow end up being a bride-to-be, not to mention that her house is a badass yakuza mermaid family.
If you are new to anime, a.k.a. "I watched Naruto and now I'm a big fan of anime" you won't see much similarity in this. But if you know certain term such as shoujo-ai or yuri you will know what i'm talking about. My guess is that 99% of people on this web know it. So if you don't, why are you even here? If you want to turn back now is the time.
The two shows are similar because they are imagination-enhancing to men and leses. The dependent girl and her best friend is another common scenario suitable for yuri relationship to take place. Both show offer shoujo-ai material which can be upgrade to yuri with your handy imagination.
Hen Zemi get the merit of being similar to SYD because of its verbal vulgar. The visual of both shows is not so outrageous. Mainstream ecchi such as to love-ru has much more visually NSFW content.
Hen Zemi setting is, in short, a certain graduate school giving out degree for sexual perverseness.
Anime of Hen Zemi get the honor of being similar to SZS because of its art direction not the story.
Even though SZS did have its own perversed moments. But it's just a way of trying to make fan services different. Hen Zemi is trying to be educational.(please use personal judgement for my word choice)
Yuri shows that included supernatural elements for no good reason. Telekinesis and alien fail to contributes anything to romantic part of the show.
Both became infamous somehow. Criticized everywhere, hated online, and subject of many f-word, anime industry at its best. Story-wise nothing is much similar. For exact comments on why it is hated please ask the haters themselves. The so-called haters are available online for your convenience.
Comedy with fan-spread characters relationship. Center of attention get most airtime, characters from outer scope of interest get relatively lesser and lesser appearance.
Minami-ke focused on three sisters, and spread out to respective friends of each.
Pretty much the same for Pani Poni, the show focused on main character in 1-C and there are characters from other classes a little bit away from center of attention.
Character appearance distribution is pretty handy because all characters get to show off their uniqueness sooner or later, and not all audience are rocket scientists, they don't remember all characters at once. Both show became successful comedy with large casts thanks to this whatever technique.
Comedy harem with plenty of possible pairings that appeal to audiences of all taste. Note that this recs focused on possibility of pairing because there are not many solid romance element or author-arranged couple present in both show, allowing audience imagination to runs wild.
Mentally challenging girls harem, featuring breathtaking romance with large casualties.
Loosely parodied role-playing genre games, most girls have their weapon of choice and battle to death for their prized boyfriend.
One girl snap at her best friend for absolutely no good reason. Then they fight. Relationship-wise, both can be implied as shoujo-ai.
I heard all the times that maiden heart work in mysterious ways. Positively looking this two shows just portray it to the extreme.
Ga-rei zero do include why the fight is unavoidable in an interesting non-chronological fashion. BRS however is written in the way that assume audience know everything, making the show sort of a fan fare.
Ookami-san started to develop into something meaningful other than a plotless comedy over a few episodes. That development focused on romantic struggle of the main couple. Toradora development is pretty much the same, started of funny and increasingly dramatic over time.
Narrators gone wild. Both show feature heavy narration to the point that it become cogs of the show. But please note that something has gone wrong with ookami-san narrator, all she did is ruining the mood. (try watching the sucky part of the show without narration, oh hey it's fun) Both show also happen to feature the almighty Itou Shizuka which is not worth mentioning at all, NOT at all.
Just now Ookami-san reminded me big time of old thing I already forgot. The theme "Big girl don't cry" is nothing new in any way, it was prospering long before the age of tsundere, or Kugimiya Rie.
It appears that the girl who acted strong but weak inside is very common in Japan. And that girl being saved by a total bum is even more regular.
And if you are a bully, please be aware of that so-called total bum as he may have hidden power yet to be unleashed.
The setting is not all that off-beat or uber cool in Occult Gakuin, but it's still far from being mainstream. Who the hell build complete education facility devoted wholly to creepy occult stuff anyway. [spoiler] Hopefully not your father because he will die when you visit his school the first time.
Gankutsuou setting, if you look closely, is just a realistic Victoria era and no matter how you look at it it's just Victorian. But when you look at it done by certain art direction with certain sci-fi stuffs keep popping, oh snap this thing is creepy too.
Genre surprise! Expect the unexpected! Samus is a girl!
Both show feature these quality, like ending of megatron, or was it megatorus? Either way, both show leave you guessing what happen next and you just can't get it right. Moreover, they feature strong genre conflict to the point that two Einstein can coexist at the same time. You just can understand what the hell it is about, but you will never pinpoint the genre. Solution: just tag it multi-genre and leave it at that.
Even though I have a bright future ahead of me , I'm willing to stay here with her for the rest of my life!!
In both show, the main couple has show strong bond, if not affection, for each other. In one show there is a realistic tearflooding reason. In the other show however, the reason is picked randomly from the book of random humor 1998. I will throw away every single bit of my dream!! (as NASA scientists or whatever) Jvzt 2 b w|th h3r!!
In an overwhelmingly normal modern day setting, there are no normal girls to be found in these two harem style romance full of psychopathic, idiotic and unrealistically stereotypical chick.
That's an offense to the real world.
Nogizaka start hitting guys because she has never been so close with 3D males after all her life spent with anime. If that is actually happening it would be really cool, with plagiarism concern.
Both show are already uber similar in the way that they both have an interesting main couple going out in interesting way with a good supporting casts.
Fast-paced comedy both adapted from 4-koma manga. They managed to fit a lot of gags from original into the anime and also have the enjoyable pace kept. Good work everyone, just please come up with some original joke once in a while, anime team. Those who have read original manga really have a hard time on your show.
If Mio started talking dirty jokes these two shows will be literally the same.
Start of like a comedy and increasingly develop intense drama.
Both are adolescent stories with youths going for their life goal, or new life.
Focused on school life and club activities, very stereotypical anime shows in these days.
Sorry to say this, but GA despite the fact that it looked sort of educational, it is not educational. The show fulfill comedy and slice of life genre by showing characters, their relationship, and how they react to each others actions. The slice of life element far exceed the educative contents its offered.For K-ON, of course it is not educational.
The only controversy of finding similarity in K-ON and GA are pace and storytelling style. K-ON is strictly follow 1-2-3, intro-conflict-solution common in slice of life. While GA episode doesn't necessarily has conflict.
Being strong on one and only genre is good, it make a strong positioning for the show. However when the show go for more than one tone, it's worth watching even more, as long as one genre doesn't spoil the others.
This two shows are probably one of the leading high-school romance comedy of its time. Both shows has a potential of a good comedy, while also maintain high standard of drama and romantic content.
The episode can be a pure comedy, pure drama, or mixed, you don't know what to expect for each episode, but that's the charm of these multi-genres romantic comedy.
Comic reliefs for respective series. K-ON doesn't really need comic reliefs though.
Purpose of these short bonuses are nothing short than boosting DVD sales, that sound like a similarity an adult may talk about.
Short episodes of fast-paced joke. Gag Manga Biyori is random arrangement while Kuruneko is character centric.
There are two ways to say jokes in anime. First is to use poker face and normal voice, usually derived from manga that has shorter dialog. Another is to use extreme facial expression together with loud voice, this usually an adaptation from comedy manga with lengthy dialog.
However Gag manga and Kuruneko deliver jokes using both. To be precise, voice acting is the first reason that come to your mind when relating these two shows together. I'm no professional myself but I believed anyone can find similarity in the voice acting of both shows.
Completely different genres ,but with similar style of presentation. The style of presentation was proven success when used with the comedy Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, in which style is in higher importance than substance. Whether this style suit the intense, dramatic, and story-centric Bakemonogatari or not, you will want to find out yourself.
And since both show have similar presentation and have SHAFT working on, those who liked visual in SZS should be satisfied with visual in Bakemonogatari too. However you are not guaranteed to like stories in both shows. Since they are in different genres. And as mentioned earlier, the presentation style suits SZS very well but may affect story-centric Bakemonogatari, negatively or positively.
Watch the girls struggle as they are founding their club activities.
From what we know, girl baseball is not common in Taishou era, while founding music club in 2009 is as easy as gathering four people of same interest. So, while both stories feature same dramatic struggle of main characters trying to start their club, both shows have different degrees at the peek dramatic point.
Both of them also offer comedy element, so you don't stop watching them before they can start their club.
The shows used the struggle/settlement/victory model, common in sports and fighting series.
Story of the adolescents. All adults are used to be teenagers. And all teenagers will manage to become grown-up.
Both shows feature how teenagers deal with relationships and become more adult in the process. Aoi Hana offers shoujo-ai elements as a sidekick while honey&clover has comedy elements that you can considered them as comic relieves. The tension of both drama show are not always high, cuteness and jokes relieve it. Both are recommended for comfortable, slice of life fans.
A small package of senseless but fun animation, made of original joke with some historical references
From the surface, both show looked educational and profiting.
If K-ON, a very stereotyped school-life comedy has it music theme removed
It's just another PaniPoni with fair amount of craziness
both start off a comedy
and end an adolescence drama, main character grownup, relationship concluded, future chosen
Short episode filled with only jokes
Gag Manga used original jokes from manga writer, can be easy to interpret for those who familiar to japanese manga, or impossible to understand for some net-surfer that happen to pass by
Charady used known jokes from all over the world. This can be a drawbacks If you are familiar with some jokes or it is local to you, you may guess the joke beforehand and ruin your fun of the whole episode. Without any of these accidents it is ensured to be entertaining, it's a joke after all.
Both are sequel, the continuation of super successful first season. Which mean both shows recieved high expectation. Worth mentioning because they both changed in particular way after the first season, please google the critic yourself.
K-ON is basically Hidamari sketch with musical setting.
Both set in super-positive ideal world filled with super-friendly characters.
Both story featured four main heroine attended in same school with similar interest, one is art and other is music.
Both series have common stereotyped manga characters
And Yui is Yuno lacking one hairclip.
Get pulled into the unfamiliar world, the main character don't have any idea of what she should do.
However both are highly motivated, by different reasons.
Both are short animation (5 min)
Gag manga Biyori is hard to understand and the joke is very japanese oriented. But if you familiar with comedy anime you should have no problem watching it.
Hetalia is a historical anime, knowledge about world history required to understand most of it jokes. But if you never read the original four panels manga, you may still have some trouble understanding it. Gag manga is more audience-friendly.
SUM : Gag Manga require some knowledge about japanese language and culture to fully appreciate the jokes.
While Hetalia require an A++ in your high school world history class, and strong sense of anime interpreting.
Both are Stress reliever. With different in quality of graphic
Similar sense of humor.Nonsense things happen in even more surreal genre, sentai movie parody. Different is Sunred has it own storyline while Kokoro-chan act as stress reliever after 12 episode of depressing anime.
Overaction and sometimes absentminded main characters.