Did you know that free play in nature is paramount in developing empathy?
In both anime a protagonist from the city moves to a rural area.
After scratching their head at the lack of technology,
they make friends, play and enjoy a happy and free lifestyle,
be it fishing, bug catching, and whatnot.
Both are very lighthearted slice-of-life.
Suddenly, the hero(ine) decided to move to countryside to break free from the hustle and the bustle of everyday city life. Comedy may not be both of strong points of the series however, the country environment is enough to make you relax.
A main character living away from the crowded cities. The essence of a slice of life show. Non Non Biyori and Barakamon gives off a charming elegance with its atmosphere and setting. Both series may lack a linear storyline or complex plot twists. However, they make it up with its exquisite adaptation of its comedy. The dialogues are engaging, the characters are realistic, and the relationship dynamics are memorable. I recommend both series for anyone who is looking for a fun slice of life show.
Settings in a peaceful countryside
Where the people are so warm to new faces
Beautiful arts & musics
Jokes are funny especially if you don't ready.. They'll bit you like mosquito(s) xD
A little kid (girl) as one of the main characters
Oasis for your heart
If you like one of them, please check the other one
It'll be worth of your time
If you need peaceful anime, this two will calm your heart :)
Both anime revolve about a character who moves to a remote place wich is not as modern as the cities whe are used to.
They both are slice of life with realy good humor.
And they both have that cute character we all like.
I realy think people will like both if they like one of it.
What are you waiting fot? Watch it already!
> Both are pretty slice of lifes...
> Both are calm,and cool,making you relax with the natures scenes...
> Both make reflections about the life and what's true beautifull in live it...
> Both have some comedy too...
The only diference,is about the MC,because in Barakamon,is a guy and a little girl,while in Non Non Biyori is a group of four girls...
In the end,they are vey nice and enjoyable... if you liked one,you will like the other...
Due to certain events relating to family, the starting protagonist is now living in the countryside after moving from Tokyo. They discover the adventure of their new lifestyle, with a mischievous number of friends leading the way. Both shows take their time to create a refreshing yet humorous atmosphere, enriching the beauty of the countryside exceptionally well.
There are many similar things that I experienced while watching them.
First of all they both sooth me like there's no tomorrow, it's so relaxing to watch them, really a stress reliever.
Secondly they have this super cute adorable child characters which are so much fun to watch, kids are just awesome, I really enjoyed that. (PS I am not into lolicon, Okay!?)
Thirdly the setting in a remote place far away from the crowded city or crowded places in general. This setting in a village, I just love it!
And there are many more things like friendship, teamwork, heartwarming moments here and there and light hearted comedy sprinkled like everywhere. (That's been said I chuckled more during watching Barakamon than Non Non Biyori, not a comparison just letting you know)
So yeah! That pretty much sums up the 'Experience'. If you are looking for something like this then go for it! read more
Both are set in idyllic rural areas. We see the characters enjoying small things in life. Summer vacation in the countryside is also a common theme. Both the shows are soothing, hilarious and surprisingly insightful. The carefree nature of the characters is infectious, they make the viewer realize that we are as happy as we choose to be.
Simple anime . They live simple but happy lives.
The comedy is really good in this anime . It's peaceful when you thought it's just a boring anime of them living in the country side yet they show you different kind of fun things to while you''re there, surrounded by good people.
-Character designs are good and cute
-Backgrounds are peaceful and calm to look at
-Kouhai loves senpai (lol whut, but iz true)
-The weird jokes surrounding it
-Country people. Weird country people.
One thing which is integral to both of these shows is relaxing atmosphere set in rural parts of Japan. Most of the cast in both shows consists of young children although, Barakamon's main character is adult unlike NNB where adults are supporting cast.
Barakamon and Non Non Biyori. Both introduce a character from Tokyo, from the big city to a place in the countryside, where he learns about his traditions and culture, and relates to the people of the town, and more with a group of children. Both convey the beauty of nature, the innocence of childhood, the value of friends, and the few things that life offers you, which can become a great treasure.
I think both series are very similar because i felt the same way while i was watching them, both are very relaxing "slice of life" with good comedy.
The plot has a big similarity, both animes follow the life of someone that move to the country, and there, this character meet country children.
If you liked one of them, I'm almost sure you'll like the other.
Both portray life in the country side of Japan where the characters are quite deprived of technology and shows how beautiful and peaceful the world is. It makes us appreciate those times when we are connected to nature. There are also quite some funny moments added in. And more cute things.
The main characters, Hotaru in Non Non Biyori and Handa in Barakamon both move from city to countryside at the beginning.
Both series show a simple, pure and happy lifestyle away from crowded and noisy cities. If you are fond of the atmosphere of one anime, I'm sure you'll like the other one.
Renge in Non Non Biyori and Naru in Barakamon are both cute pupil lolis, so Lolicon can also enjoy them.
These anime are very similar is many aspects and they both contain:
- A main character that move to a small town and adapt to their new environment
- Young kids that show the new member around the town and become good friends
- Set in the countryside with a town of small population
- Similar sounding and soothing soundtracks
- Large amount of episodes include the kids playing outside and exploring
- A perfect mix of relaxation, comedy, happiness and "cuteness"
Both these shows are spectacular examples of the slice of life genre. They both have settings in countryside Japan and follow the adventures of children having fun being children. Barakamon has more of a plot in that there is a running backstory in all of the episodes, which can be good or bad, depending on your preference. In both shows, a main character moves to the countryside from Tokyo, and they both come to love the countryside.
Both involve a urban life character moving to a rural area and befriending a hyperactive, lovable child and all of her friends. As the MC slowly adjusts to their new life, they learn and experience the wonders of the countryside.
While Barakamon does have a minor plot, overall they are more or less pure slice-of-life animes.
Non Non Biyori is placed in rural Japan in a tiny town and focuses on the main cast's daily lives in school and out exploring the world around them. Non Non Biyroi sets a very calm and relaxed mood similar to Flying Witch. Flying witch is a coming of age story focused on a not-so-traditional witch who is sent off by her family and explores growing up and becoming an adult. Each series is slice of life genre with added comedy. If you enjoyed the pacing and atmosphere in either show I would recommend the other.
Both shows feature a main character that moves to the countryside and follows their lives adjusting to a new setting. Both have quirky random humor and are easy-going slice of lifes.
Only difference is in Flying Witch the main character is a witch, whereas in Non Non Biyori there is no magic.
Both Non Non Biyori and Flying Witch are set in a rural place with the main character (Makoto Kowata in FW, Hotaru Ichijou in NNB) moving there from a city. Both are calm and soothing SoL anime that one can enjoy any time they want.
The two differences are that a) in Non Non Biyori, the main cast consists of four girls of varying ages (and one guy without a voice, lol) while in Flying Witch, there's Makoto and two of her relatives, one male, one a young girl plus one other character per episode
and b) Non Non Biyori is purely SoL while Flying Witch brings some Supernatural elements into the mix (as one MIGHT guess from the title) read more
The countryside as a central setting of a story is often overlooked and underutilized; fortunately, both of these shows do some much needed justice in that regard. In both shows, you have a main character moving into the countryside and learning the "ways of the countryside", so to speak. The only main difference is that Non Non Biyori is much more humorous; Flying Witch incorporates a slow yet relaxing pace that is sure to calm any person after a long day of work.
First all I have to say is, Kawaii!!!!! They both revolve around the daily lives of cute young girls and their friends. Both stories are very light hearted and employ simple life lessons on friendship and enjoying life. Don't expect for your intellect to be challenged with these series, but instead watch them with a relaxed state of mind and enjoy the comedy of the antics these lovable characters get involved in each episode. K-On!'s story is more related to music, and the girls are in highschool. Non Non Biyori girls are a variety of ages, and the story involves life in the Japanese country side. If you are feeling sad or could use a good laugh, either of these are a good choice to put a smile on your face. read more
You will see that both story is mainly about a bunch of school girls enjoying their everyday life to their fullest. While K-on! had music element and takes place in a city, Non non biyori got the countryside feel.
Its very similar. First of all, it's also Sweet to watch. There isn't a "Hard" Story. There are 5 Girls like in K-ON!. They have fun together and so on. The difference is only that K-ON! has Music but Non Non Biyori not.
A really cute show. Cuter than K-On! to my opinion. The cuteness killed me, the jokes killed me, both anime shows just ******* killed me! If your depressed or unhappy, this is a must-watch! Both anime shows taught me more about the Japanese culture.
Very similar to K-on! in terms of humor and relations. Non non biyori is about countryside and k-on! is about school music club, but they actually are both very funny and cute comedies about 4 girls having their time spent together.
These two anime are both lighthearted slice of life series that follow the daily lives of a group of girls. They're both heartwarming and relaxing to watch. If you enjoy watching anime where cute girls do cute things, you'll probably like both the series.
Although non non biyori is about daily life in the countryside and k-on is about music and school.Both shared a similar style in k-on,they are both in flurry flurry style and hilarious with some cute moments too.
They might not have a complex story but both of these shows has their own charms when it comes to characters. This is especially evident when the cast is made up of cute girls doing cute things on a daily basisi. The mood is mostly lighthearted for both series so don't expect anything deep or complex. Rather, expect humor and character relationships that is innocent and memorable. I recommend both series if you're looking for something to relax for the day and enjoy a simple, yet alluring show with classic slice of life ideas.
In both anime one girl moves to another town and befriends a group of cute girls, they all hang out most of the time and become really close. In both anime that same girl has to adapt to her new life and surroundings. Both are slice of life and have very cute characters with different personalities each.
The characters have very similar personalities both anime are about a small group of friends and there day to day life wile one is mostly around a cafe and the other is base more around their school life
both are super MOE
comedy in both we keep you smiling ^ ^
If you're looking for a relaxing CGDCT anime (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) then these are two of the best of the genre.
The casts resemble each other really well also. Renge (NNB)/Chino (Gochiusa) are essentially the same character and that's a good thing.
Hotaru(NNB)/Cocoa(Gochiusa) are also very similar in the sense that they both moved away from home at the beginning of the series, and thus met the rest of the cast. Their roles in each show are basically teh same, although Cocoa is way more air-headed than Hotaru.
tl;dr: Two of the best moe slice-of-life you'll find. There is also little to no fanservice in each show, which is ideal for people who might be put off by it.  read more
Both shows are slice of life with a very relaxing feel. The comedy is excellent and there are few boring moments. Both are also heavily character-driven, and all the main characters are girls. There are some slight yuri undertones, as is typical in this genre. Chino reminds me some of Ren-chon, especially in their comedic deliveries. Non Non Biyori takes place most often at school and in the countryside, while Gochuumon takes place mostly in various cafes. Despite the difference in settings, the atmosphere is pretty much the same, and they both provide a heartwarming feel that is sure to make you smile.
they are not exactly the same (but isn't that what your looking for? something similar but with some different aspects as well)
both of these slice of like anime revolve around girls lives where "non non biyori" focuses more on the school/country life and "is the order a rabbit" is around the tea and coffee shops (i guess around the city area, not really country). a few voice actors are the same in both of these.
both have a yuri aspect to it. (sharo and hotaru) being similar-ish
so basically if you want something slice of life that does have some similar but different aspects, i recommend these two together. read more
-Both anime tell about cute girls doing cute things.
-Both anime characters personality are super cute.
-Both anime contain a heartwarming comedy and heartwarming environment where they live.
-Both anime have two season with total 24 episodes (for now).
Yuru Camp reminds me of Non Non Biyori in it's overall atmosphere. Both shows are extremely relaxing with some moments of comedy and character building. A lot of the screen time for both shows are focused in the outdoors or 'in the middle of nowhere'. If you're looking for an enjoyable laid back show I would recommend both. Yuru Camp focuses on camping and Non Non Biyori is more comedy and slice of life focused and takes place in extreme rural Japan. Each capture the beauty of the landscape and simple life.
Both stories take place somewhere in the nature. Both stories have a relaxed vibe and have some pretty funny scenes. In Yuru Camp the main character makes friends, but in Non Non Biyori they are already close to each other.
Yuru Camp is just as lighthearted as Non Non Biyori, give it a shot.
Non Non Biyori is extremely similar to Yuru Camp △ except that it does not focus on camping. Instead, focusing on a group of 4 girls with different ages and grades who would hang out together in their countryside, going school together and spend many precious moment together. It is SO SO SO heartwarming that it really set the bar for the Slice of Life genre. It is one of the best and most enjoyable SOL anime among many other titles. I often say that it is not easy to produce a great SOL anime and Non Non Biyori is definitely one that did. If you life Yuru Camp △ because of the comedy and heartwarming scenes, then I assure you that you will FALL IN LOVE with Non Non Biyori. read more
Both of these shows are slice-of-life anime with a predominantly female cast. Both feature a rural setting with gorgeous animation and background art and they both convey a soothing, laid back atmosphere.
Both shows have that calming factor that after a long day in the outside world can just relax your brain and drift off to these mostly outside based shows as you don't feel cramped of being inside the buildings of where the characters are.
The premises in both anime are straightforward and well-executed. They feature interesting and quirky characters. There are awesome scenes of nature since the events tend to take place outside. The comedy is on point and the 萌え/moe facet is present.
They're both relaxing slice of life anime to watch after a day's worth of being productive.
Non Non Biyori has a laid-back slice of country life appeal, that is similar to ARIA's slice-of-Venetian every day life. However, I feel like ARIA has a bit more depth to it overall and will ultimately carry more substance. I recommend NNB for a nice quiet evening with tea though. It's one of my favourite things of this season.
Aria was a great anime to help me relax and feel lively when things was going poorly IRL. After 2 years I've found NNB, which had the same effect on me. Both are slow paced, they dont overwhelm the viewer with intense feelings or thrilling affairs, but has something simple but important to say. Both are filled with love and kindness, they are like a hug. When I watch them I cant help but think: yes, this is how things should be.
Aria has a very similar calming atmosphere to what you would find in NNB, there are also 2 more seasons and 1 OVA which total to around 50 episodes. Aria has in my opinion one of the best conclusions an anime could have which is absolutely worth getting through fifty episodes for.
Avoid binge-watching as it is still largely an episodic series.
The pinnacle of SoL anime that deserves more popularity than it has.
Aria the animation has a similar feel to Non Non Biyori, they both give you moments that will warm your heart, they also help you relax because there's not alot to understand. I recommend watching Aria right before sleep and Non non biyori just anytime. And both series has a little comedic side altough Aria's humour is more lighthearted.
Although both seems moe infused, it's not at all cliche. Both have humor that may seems kiddy, but it appeals just as well to all other ages. Not to mention the amazing music and animation that is apparent in both anime.
The main characters Tanaka and Renge are very similar because both are lazy, clueless and quiet persons. They are funny in a unique way because they see the world in a different way. Both are simple persons who don't realize anything.
The atmosphere in both shows is calm and relaxing and the type of comedy is very similar because both have awkard moments, unique characters interaction and a lot of misunderstandings.
The music composers are exactly the same! I was so surprised to figure this out. Anime, for me, is all about the soundtrack. Mizutani Hiromi is a really good composer, and I love listening to his pieces.
Just pure comedy situations generated from girlish talks. Watching girls do their bests, fight together and go everywhere together without Yuri element. If you want something like this, these animes are for you!
Both of them show 4 cute girls having their free time at nature, Non Non Biyori is focused more on schooldays and Yama no Susume is focused on the mountain climbing, but they still are quite alike. Also there are a lot of really cool lanscapes in both of them.
Both animes have a comfortable, slow paced slice-of-life feel to them. The cast in both feature girls in different years of school, who come together and and have fun. Yama no Susume and Non Non Biyori are feel-good ("fuwa fuwa"), happy-go-lucky animes that'll turn your frown upside down!
It's cute girls doing cute things. They both include places "in the country", Non Non Biyori more so.
Locodol has a faster pace but is still fairly relaxed. They include light humor as well. In my opinion, if cute girls are your thing, both are worth it.
Both shows are about a group of girls in the country. Non Non Biyori focuses on school and random group activities, while Locodol focuses on girls promoting their community. Both shows are laid back and provide a warm feeling. They also both have plenty of funny moments, although I think Non Non Biyori is funnier, especially with Ren-chon. If you're looking for a pleasant show with little to no drama, both of these will have you smiling.
Similar atmosphere. Relaxed and and cute show with lots of characters interactions. Both are in my opinion "healing" anime and make you feel relaxed more or less. And most importantly, both have great characters.
It's exactly the same show but in a major city.
The main cast is all female
There is no plot
both are comedy Slice of life
difference Yuru Yuri has 2 girls with glasses that fantasize that certain girls will become couples.
If you've watched Yuru Yuri and liked it, I'm going to go ahead and guess that's because Yuru Yuri is filled to the brim with comedy and adorable, small female characters, each one with a very distinct personality.
If I were to say that I could copy-paste what I just typed down and replace "Yuru Yuri" with "Non Non Biyori", I wouldn't be too far from the truth. Non Non Biyori features a smaller cast, has a more detailed art style and is set in a small, rural village instead of a school in the middle of a crowded city. But other than that, they're extraordinarily similar.
When I watched Yuru Yuri, it was my favourite all-in comedy anime. I saw a Non Non Biyori - Yuru Yuri recommendation here on MAL, so I checked it out. And Non Non Biyori completely knocked Yuru Yuri off its seat. The two shows have a lot in common, so if you liked Yuru Yuri, I can definitely advise you check out Non Non Biyori as well. It has a little less comedy-per-minute, but approximately twice the adorable-per-minute, so it'll be time well spent. read more
Want a piece of mind? Girls chatting with go-lucky free environment? Here you go.
Kiniro Mosaic or Non Non Biyori can easily put off all the accumulated stress with their lukewarm happy mood.
If you're into comedy and peace of mind? Here you go!
Same type of quirky humor with an adorable cast of characters
Focus on slice of life without a deep subplot or too much drama
Both have the same level of artwork put into it as well
If you like one you will like the other almost certainly
Cute, adorable, relaxing, and a very calm atmosphere... something that we can ease off of our minds for a while. The main characters are often doing something cute and funny at the same time with their facial expressions being too cute. You might feel that relaxation around the show and having some "Aw" moments.
The difference is that Non Non Biyori is set on the country side with only a few students on different grades. Kiniro Mosaic is set on a high school with the same grade and sometimes age with more students around them.
Tamayura and Non Non Biyori are animated series that follows more of a slice-of-life format with cute girls doing cute things during their daily lives. They capture every day moments in a relaxing way with a lighthearted atmosphere.
Both series consists mainly of a female cast with charming dialogues, adorable expressions, and energetic atmosphere.
-Slice of life
-relaxation and healing :)
-relaxing and enjoyable instrument soundtracks.
The only difference I find is that non non biyori does in comedic part better. I enjoyed both and smiled like an idiot when I was watching them. I feel happiness. :D It was like all my stress and problems are gone~
Bought both osts album. No regrets. Still feel very relaxing whenever I hear them (•‿•)
Both shows are slow paced and relaxing with light comedy elements and they focus around a group of girls of different grades and ages and they give off a very similar slice of life feeling. While Non Non Biyori is set around the countryside and inside a small school with a small plot, Minami-ke has a wider variety of characters and is set in your average city and a lot of times in the Minami household. Minami-ke also has more male characters than Non Non Biyori while Non Non Biyori focuses mostly on the 4 female leads. Nonetheless the interactions the characters have is very similar in both anime.
If you like Non Non Biyori you will defenitely like Minami-ke and the same goes for the opposite. read more
Both animes center around slice of life and comedy with similar characters and really cute storyline both has light hearted humour the dissimilaritys are that lucky star centers around everyday life in the city whereas non non biyori centers around life in the country also lucky star is a parody whereas non non biyori is not. If you loved the light hearted humour and the cute storyline then you will love lucky star but if you watched non non biyori for its amazing art then lucky star is not for you
Okay so basically Non Non Biyori is almost exactly like Lucky Star except instead of being in the city they're in the country. Like Lucky Star, Non Non Biyori features the day to day antics of two sisters (a laid back one and a serious one HELLO the Hiiragi's), their quirky friend (Holla, it's country Konata) and the smart one they all like even though she's pretty bland (Miyuki without the boobs). Basically literally almost the exact same. Seriously.
Nonoka reminds me of Hotaru and they both transfered from Tokyo to a new town.
Noel reminds me of Renge (Small, cute and friends with Nonoka/Hotaru).
Both towns and sets are very peacefull and relaxing.
The colors and the animation are gorgeous in both.
Both shows feature casts of girls, frequently enjoying the outdoors and other simple activities as they deepen their friendships and grow as people. They're both beautifully animated and will leave you with a positive, relaxed feeling. While the humor between the shows is subtly different, both made me want to explore rural and wilderness areas in Japan.
Experience the ambiance of Japan's rural landscape and immerse yourself in its natural beauty, accompanied by your moe selection of choice!
Two slice of life titles with an emphasis on delivering the serenity of the sights and sounds of rural Japan right to your screen, in the setting of either a small countryside community in Non Non Biyori, or the mountains and various other landmarks in Yama no Susume. Supported by the outstanding quality of their artwork, that is able to capture the majesty of their surroundings perfectly with their gorgeous depictions of the picturesque scenery Japan has to offer, while also allowing the warmth of the friendship between their cast of cute girls to shine through - both shows ensure soothing, pleasurable sessions that are guaranteed to make you smile on at least several occasions.
To top it all off, Kana Asumi's voicework is the invisible thread that further strengthens the ties between both anime - either as Komori or Hinata, viewers who are familiar with one or the other will feel right at home thanks to the prevalence of her voice in each show. Just have a listen to their ED themes... read more
A fresh anime that relieve you from negative emotions , you don't have to think to much but just to follow the mc and his friends through the different events happening to them . Perfect anime when you need to relax
They're both Slice of Life anime with girls as the main cast. They're also both set in a small town out in the countryside.
The girls in Sakura Quest are older than the ones in Non Non Biyori, however, and Sakura Quest is more focused on working than doing random stuff.
same slice-of-life and cutesy moe-esque feel; relaxing to watch, showcases Japanese cultures and ways, and best of all: the characters you just can't easily forget that shows you the story of friendship.
Both Slice of Life show us the adventures of Four Girls during the Summer and show you the value of friendship, as Slice of Life have much similarity in the Argument.
Natsu-Iro Kiseki - Non Non Biyori
Yuka Hanaki - Komari Koshigaya
Saki Mizukoshi - Hotaru Ichijou
Rinko Tamaki - Renge Miyauchi
Natsumi Aizawa - Natsumi Koshigaya
Characters with very similar behaviors
At their core both are just simple slice of life comedies which I found incredibly heartwarming, relaxing, and fun to watch. Both also had their fair share of very d'aww moments due to the personalities of certain purple haired characters.
Non Non Biyori : Si tu recherches de la délicatesse et de l'humour, Acchi kocchi sera parfait ! ( moins - l'ambiance campagne et les très jolie plan contemplatif ).
Acchi Kocchi : REGARDE NON NON BIYORI C'EST UN ORDRE ( un condensé de tendresse!!!<3 )
Both animes are slice of life with good comedy in it. They both have great art & animation with breathtaking scenery of the countryside. The main characters are alos a group of cute girls living their daily lives.
Both series have a bright and light-hearted atmosphere, which is demonstrated through their colors and characters. Even though Non Non Biyori takes place in the country and Usagi Drop in the suburbs, their characters feel the same.
Dagashi Kashi and Non Non Biyori have different artistic styles but take place in a very similar setting- rural Japan. Dagashi Kashi focuses on a comedy based plot line whereas Non Non Biyori is mainly a slice of life. If you enjoyed the setting in either show you should give the other a try.
Ichigo Mashimaro and Non Non Biyori are very similar to each other:
-Both have young girls who like to play and hang out
-Both have a transfer student who is trying to get used to their new home
-The characters are similar
-The humor is similar
I feel that anyone who enjoys Ichigo Mashimaro will most likely enjoy Non Non Biyori as well. Non Non Biyori may be a bit more slow, but they're both hilarious and packed with adorableness.
A character moves from Tokyo to counryside, where he (or she) goes to school, makes new friends and does his (her) best to adapt to countryside life, thus getting into all sorts of ridiculous situations. Both shows are heartwarming, have nice sceneries (especially non non biyori).
While Hotarun is 5th grade and Hachiken is high school student, both moved from big cities to the country. Both series emphasise on friendship and getting accustomed to new, rural environment. They're light and humorous, mostly character driven.
So if you liked one, the other should be fun too.
Yuyushiki and Non Non Biyori may not have storyline with engaging plots but they offer slice of life fun with its small cast of characters. These characters are cute girls that enjoys their everyday lives with one another doing various activities.
There is a lot of humor in both series with a lighthearted atmosphere. For Yuyushiki, there are also references along with some cryptic dialogues at occasions. The dialogues in Non Non Non Biyori are adorable in its own rights with child play tones and enthusiasm.
-both are shows about the daily lives of a group of girls
-both are comedy / slice-of-life series
-both don't have an actual plot
-one takes place in the city another on the countryside
-in yuyushiki the school and Yuri themes are more prevalent
-non non biyori is a better series IMO
I've only seen the first three episodes of Non Non Biyori, but it immediately reminded me of YKK because of its laid-back slice of country life appeal.
The girls are cute and I love their curiousity and discoveries through out each of the series. NNB is a bit "cuter" though.
A cute slice of life anime with loverball characters following the main character who moves to a new village/city and there meets a group of friends. Both shows are cute girls doing cute things with moe designs.
Non Non Biyori and Wakaba*Girl are very, very simple slice-of-life shows that are built strongly around humor. There is also an ensemble of female main characters in both shows and they are all good friends with each other. The drawing style is also very similar in that they generate a light, radiant mood for both shows. The main difference, arguably, is the length of each episode, but this is a relatively minor issue in my opinion.
A main character living away from the crowded cities. The essence of a slice of life show. The dialogues are engaging, the characters are realistic, and the relationship dynamics are memorable. Both contains main characters staying happy always and exploring the village they have a new adventure every day.Both stories are very light hearted and employ simple life lessons on friendship and enjoying life. I recommend both series for anyone who is looking for a fun slice of life show.
These are two relaxing slice of life anime about the everyday lives of cute girls. The protagonists in each were used to a more exciting lifestyle prior to the start of their series are forced to accept a more mundane one. They quickly make new friends who are able to help them adjust to living with less. The humour is often subtle, but it can make more of an impact than more obvious jokes.
Both stories focus on four girls who find innovative ways to have fun. The only twist is that Non Non Biyori has a friendly environment while Gakkougurashi starts off with a friendly environment that's actually dark and lonely. I wonder if both Gakkougurash and Non Non Biyori are somehow connected.
Yuki can relate to Renge. Both characters are energetic. However, Renge is stoic and Yuki is always smiling.
Kurumi can relate to Natsumi. Both character have easygoing personalities, and both characters are daredevils.
Yuuri can relate to Komari. Both characters are the most mature ones in the groups and both of them have the same hairstyle.
Miki can relate to Hotaru. Both characters were newcomers to the group of friends, and both of them were confused during their first meeting.  read more
Both of these Slice of Lifes seam to follow a much more believable approach than the average SoL.
Neither of them focus on school as a major setting which isn't very common for SoLs. Although Non Non Biyori does have school, it's a very different feel due to it being a school of only 5 kids.
Both of them have comedy elements as well as serious elements with feeling in them.
Non Non Biyori is about a group of 4 girls varying in age greatly while Danna ga Nani focuses on the life of a married couple.
While Non Non Biyrori is a story about friendship beetwin several youg girls, Karakai Jouzi is a romance beetwin two young childrens.
But both are very peacefull anime made with nothing but cuteness and happiness, and you finally watch them with a smile painted on your face.
Shirokuma Cafe doesn't have any "real" story. Yet the character is so loveable. If you like this kind of relaxing anime, I recommend Non Non Biyori. The comedic and relaxing vibe is (for me) good. Very "friendly" series.
+ Both are focused on group of girls doing some funny and cute things.
+ Both are very lighthearted and calming. Recommended, if you tired of these dark, depressing shows and just want to relax.
Art, music, comedy and these little pieces of drama are better executed in Non Non Biyori, but it doesn't mean that Tamayura is bad series - it`s actually kind of enjoyable and sweet OVA, especially if you like this type of anime - I suppose, that Non Non Biyori is just too good.
So, if you already finished all your calming anime and want more, trying Tamayura could be a good choice.
- have a main character that just moved from the city to the countryside and gets to know the new environment.
- show a similar idyllic scenery with fields, forested hills, clear streams, little houses
- feature the daily lives of the country dwellers
So if you are interested in rural Japan, both shows might be of interest for you. Shiki is a bit more on the darker, Non Non Biyori a bit more on the brighter side.
Both animes deal with 4 girls and their different comic occurrences from day to day, in both worlds there is almost no appearance of male characters.
In Non Non Biyori everything happens in a rural village called Asahigaoka, while in Urara Meirochou in a magical village called Labyrinth.
Both are mistakenly cataloged as "Seinen"
In terms of slice of life, both Higurashi and Non Non Biyori are identical. We are presented with a rural town and a makeshift school, with a family-like atmosphere, attended by a handful of students, predominantly girls of the same age group doing extracurricular activities in a relatively relaxed environment. The only difference being the lack of dark elements perceived within Higurashi.
Slice of life anime about the everyday lives of a group of girls. They're both fun to watch and super cute. The differences though are that the two groups live in different locations, and that Non Non Biyori has less students and the girls are all different ages.
Both anime feature the Japanese countryside and are comedies involving kids. Both have kids coming to the rural area from a city. Besides, the general pacing and aura of both titles seem rather similar.
Non Non Biyori has a greater focus on character development due to the smaller cast, but both shows are about groups of schoolgirls and the bonds between them, and both have plenty of feel-good charm to boot! :)
Mai Mai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou and Non non biyori are great anime with a countryside setting and a great group of friends that Experience adventures together.
For my opinion both of these anime are great to watch with your family and they also kid friendly to watch.
Even though the plots are completely different, they both have the same feel to it. The bgm is really similar and the characters are really similar giving both shows a similar atmosphere. Also, there are many references to countryside people being unfamiliar with the city. So if you enjoy one you'd probably enjoy the other.
Both of the shows are fairly slow paced with a focus on comedy and simple contemplative scenes. While Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou is a hell of a lot more bleak due to it's post-apocalyptic setting, both shows have a very relaxed and comfy atmosphere with lots of subtle thoughtful moments - in other words they're both part of the Iyashikei genre.
Vivid, detailed and expansive backdrops permeate both shows with some scenes being exceptionally beautiful due to their inclusion.
Well, at first these two might not seem so similar with one being about an organization aiming for world domination and the other being a slice of life anime about girls in a small village school. However I feel that the characters are rather similar and so is the humor. Renge from Non Non Biyori doesn't have any magical powers like Kate from Zvezda, but they both lead a group of older characters in their cheerful "little girl instinct" way and experience adventures. If you liked the humour of this show and can do with a little more action you're going to enjoy Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda read more
In Renkin San-kyuu Magical? Pokaan, several characters are in a new environment, while in Non Non Biyori only one is. Both have a largely female cast, and character-based humor. Both shows have an element of whimsy, but while Majipoka is supernatural, Non Non Biyori is more simply carefree.
Both are Slice Of Life shows. Both shows depict the everyday lives of cute girls and having fun along the way. The only major difference is that Non Non Biyori is in a countryside setting but Kiniro Mosaic is mostly in school. But that doesn't take away the fun-filled, heart warming and good comedy aspects of both shows
I recommend NNB because it is a good Slice of Life show and is a great way to start yourself in the SoL genre.