In my eyes, Lucky Star is KyoAni's version of SHAFT's Hidamari Sketch. The main characters in both animes have similar personalities (the tomboyish Miyako is like Konata; Sae/Kagami; Hiro/Miyuki; Yuno/Tsukasa; and their sensei both act childish). Episodes consist of random but amusing talk about everyday life things and Japanese culture and an occasional reference to another anime (though unlike Hidamari, parody is one of the central themes in LS). Lucky Star was made specifically for the otaku and its pace is much more frantic than the laid back Hidamari. Nonetheless, when watching, you can’t help but notice that these two animes feel very much the same. Therefore, if you enjoyed one, you should like the other. read more
Hidamari Sketch and Lucky ☆ Star both have this charm to them. They are extremely similar animes about teenage girls going to school. Animation is unique in both. If you liked Lucky ☆ Star you will most likely get into Hidamari Sketch, and the other way around too. =)
Similar to Lucky Star, Hidamari Sketch is a slice-of-life comedy with four high school girls as main characters. While Hidamari Sketch has very few references to other animes, its calm, relaxing atmosphere and background music are perfect for winding oneself down at the end of the day.
Both are laid back, easygoing slice-of-life comedy animes about four girls in high school. Each character in Hidamari Sketch also has a matching character in Lucky Star, if you think about the way they behave.
They have the same kind of atmosphere, for the most part. It's funny, relaxing and I think you'd have to me in the minority if you liked Lucky Star and not Hidamari Sketch. I should mention that you follow the art students just as you followed Konata and her friends in school. They both contain moe.
Hidamari and GA are both about a group of girls attending art classes at their high school. Hidamari focuses a little less on the art asepct, but the shows are still quite similar. GA is kind of like the middle ground between Sketchbook and Hidamari, so if you liked those, you'll probably like GA.
Both are slice-of-life anime about art students in high school. The only real difference I can think of is that GA is much more focused on art, and therefore you may miss some of the jokes if you aren't familiar with drawing or painting, while Hidamari is aimed more towards the general audience, but is less focused on the "art" aspect.
Featuring the daily lives of art class students, in chibified forms. Both anime starts of exceptionally slowly, and those loving action will have to look else where, but for slice of life lovers, stick by both and you'll learn to love and appreciate the characters in both.
Both shows are about
-Doing cute things
-Talks about art
-Teaches you about art
-Many scenarios similar to Hidamari
-More school oriented than Hidamari
-Different art style
-Consists of two different groups of characters, unlike Hidamari which revolves around the same 4-6 characters.
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.
They're both slow paced slice of life that are rather episodic, and help you relax after a long day. No need to worry about drama in both of them, as they're both light-hearted anime about taking life as it comes, not rushing it.
Though Aria is more sci-fi based and about undines, and Hidamari Sketch is about art, they both showcase the fun in the process rather than the end goal. They're both revolved around a group of girls who are all pursuing a dream that they wish to achieve. Aria being an Undine, and Hidamari Sketch being an artist. Both have characters that are easily to relate to which enhance the experience of watching, while also feeling a connection.  read more
[TL;DR] Very slow-paced slice of life. If you enjoy one, you will enjoy another. If you don't enjoy Hidamari, you will "never" be able to enjoy Aria. For sure. If you don't enjoy Aria, then you'll "most likely" not be able to enjoy Hidamari.
(1) Slow - very slow-paced slice of life, not suitable for someone looking for serious/thrilling plot
(2) Peaceful - give you happiness if you take it slowly and calmly
(3) No fan service
(4) Non Androphobia - don't eradicate male's existence (though the main characters are females).
(5) Lesson learned. This depends on people, but for me Aria teaches me a lot of little stuffs about life. Hidamari Sketch, while does not offer as much, still gives me something to think about my life.
(1) Art. Aria's art is like normal anime, Hidamari Sketch is not. If you've seen other works from SHAFT (e.g. Monogatari or Madoka), it's similar to those, minus the fantasy part. If you haven't, then Hidamari is a great place to start familiarize with symbolism with less risk of getting freaked out.
(2) Yuri subtext. The Yuri subtext is stronger in Hidamari than in Aria. Though if you're not into Yuri, you might not notice it. Hidamari's Yuri subtext ain't that obvious for people who don't familiar with shipping girls.
(3) Humor. Hidamari has more sense of humor. It will give you a chuckle more than Aria.
Both are based around an art club in school. Also, both series have a calm and relaxing, yet comical atmosphere. Both series also have very entertaining characters, each with their own unique personalities.
They have similar "Student life" theme and of course, Most of characters in both anime are involve with art. Other than that, they are light comedy, mind soothing atmosphere and have word "Sketch" in a title.
Both are about a group of high school students involved in art. Hidamari is more focused on daily life, whereas Sketchbook focuses more on ideas and creativity.
Both are equally amusing and interesting, if you're into slow slice of life anime.
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. read more
The slice of life formula fits with both Hidamari Sketch and Yuyushiki. In both series, there's a group of girls who are friends with a similar age range.
There's not much of a plot for both series but there are a lot of humorous dialogues, scenes, and interactions that depicts every day life events. Some of these events takes place at school while others takes place at home and the local community.
Both series has cute designs that makes up the characters along with great comedy.
Both are great sol animes focusing on a small group of characters and using background characters as comic relief or even filler, both keep a slightly mature tone with each providing some more adult jokes as well as some fan service.
While very different in themes and story, Madoka's and Hidasketch's character designs were created by the same person and look notably similar. Both series were also animated by the same studio, Shaft, which is known for its unique style of cinematography. If you loved the art and animation in Madoka Magica but want to watch a light slice of life, then you will probably enjoy Hidamari Sketch.
Both are slice-of-life comedies featuring a group of female high school students (and occasionally their teachers). The humor comes primarily from the quirky personalities of the cast in both series, and they share the same laid back atmosphere. The art style of Hidamari is a little more unusual, though.
Both are slice of life school comedies. Good light-hearted series if you want a break from the more serious stuff. Azumanga is a little faster paced, with a little more action. Hidamari has an interesting art style and is very relaxed.
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.
Both Hidamari Sketch and K-On! are slice-of-life comedies with four female high school students as main characters, who attempt to transform their life experiences into artistic expressions. The latter similarity places K-On! much closer to Hidamari Sketch than it is to Lucky Star.
Both are easygoing slice-of-life comedy animes about four high school girls, and the characters in one have similar personalities to that of the other. However, the main theme in K-On is music, while Hidamari Sketch focuses more on art.
Hidamari Sketch and Koufuku Graffiti are both similar due to episode presentation and content. Though Koufuku Graffiti goes into the concept of food rather than art, art is presented in both, just in a different style. Hidamari focuses on the art of everything and different techniques, while Koufuku focuses on the art of cooking. The food is beautiful and makes you hungry just as if it was right in front of you in real life.
They're both shaft made and the head tilts are just as great in the both of them. You'll notice the unique animation style, and sometimes out of place backgrounds that just match with each other that seems like something only shaft can produce.
The relaxation method for both of them is great and is something you can enjoy by small servings of the anime rather than a marathon of all of them. Their personalities, their faces, and their actions are all adorable that seem to mirror each other in mysterious ways, though Koufuku Graffiti isn't as near great as Hidamari, they're still similar in quite a few ways. read more
-Both series are done by Shaft, and it's very apparent upon watching them
-The casts are very similar in many aspects (revolving mostly around being shy, cute, and kind)
-Loads of Moe
-VERY similar feel and atmosphere; usually quite calm, tranquil, and meditative, yet still plenty of adorable, funny, and heartwarming moments to go around.
Both shows are from Studio SHAFT and directed by Akiyuki Shinbou. The animation style used for both shows is incredibly similar, even though Hidamari Sketch uses a more simplistic art style overall. Also, I noticed that a few characters share similar quirks with characters from Pani Poni Dash! (Miyako reminds me a bit of Himeko and Sae somewhat resenbles Rei).
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. read more
Each has an easy pace to them making them both easy to watch and re watch countless of times. They primarily focus on a circle of friends theme and how good friends interact with each other while again throwing out random situations. The characters Yuno and Tooru are similar here as each have a strange friend who tends to be outlandish at times Miya=Yuno : Run=Tooru.
If you liked the characters SHAFT's Hidamari Sketch you should definitely check out Yuru Yuri and vise versa because the four main characters are basically the same regarding character traits and even character design for some parts. And as the characters and some small things are the only thing that differs between those Slice of Life shows I think a recommendation can be made because of the characters alone. Some noteworthy examples:
-The main heroine Akari (Yuru Yuri) and Yuno (Hidamari Sketch) are both the shy, cute and quiet ones of the cast. Also both have things in their hair on both the left and right side. For Yuno it is her two "crosses" and for Akarin it is her tied hair. Both are moved kinda in the background during conversations and such.
-Kyouko (Yuru Yuri) and Miyako (Hidamari Sketch) both have blonde hair and are both hyperactive and have the most comedic parts in their respective shows. They are both kinda reckless and quirky at first but in the end deeply care about their friends and are really loveable.
-Then we have Yui (Yuru Yuri) and Sae (Hidamari Sketch). Both are the maturest ones of the cast, both have blue hair and overall act pretty much the same.
-And last but not least we have Chinatsu and Hiro. Both are more or less indicated to be Yui/Sae's "lover", both have similar hair styles and Yui Chinatsu reminded me a lot of Hiro with how she interacts with the others though she's not quite as mature as Hiro.
All in all I think Yuru Yuri (Anime published in 2010, Manga in 2008) took a great peek at Hidamari Sketch (Anime published in 2007, Manga in 2004) while creating their characters and if you loved the characters in Yuru Yuri you will surely love them in Hidamari Sketch as well and vise versa. But Hidamari Sketch has far less Yuri moments compared to Yuru Yuri. read more
-both are adapted from a 4-koma manga.
-can be considered far better from the original as a matter of adaptation due to the style of animation. 1 short chapter actually manage to be animated in 10 - 20 minutes per episode.
-both can be considered part of the SoL/comedy tandem but instead of focusing on comedy, both shows focus more on SoL.
Character are really similar especially Miyako and Torako or Yuno and Ayumi.
Both shows deals about ordinary life of four not-so-ordinary high schooler, while Hyakko is a little bit more "random" than Hidamari Sketch.
If I can say that Manabi Straight was about the beginnings and growth of friendships and what happens before, during and after the process of moving on, then Hidamari Sketch is about the fun times being had when those friendships are already in the growing stage and the future is nothing more than a passing glance. Both have great casts of characters that work together and have fun. Hidamari Sketch is more laid back than Manabi Straight, and the former is a series of standalone episodes compared to Manabi's driven plot, so keep that in mind.
Two shows about cute girls doing cute things. But it's more than that as the main female character befriends other girls at a new place where she never thought she's become apart of. There is many charming scenes throughout both series and connections that are built. Appreciation can be accepted with the interactions, dialogues, and genuine ideas of both series.
Both are cheerful, lighthearted comedy/slice of life series focused on daily experiences of a group of young girls and their friendship. If you liked Hidamari Sketch, Kiniro Mosaic will definitely put a smile on your face
Gifted students, with creative goals in mind, attend schools of similar trade.
A select few live in dormitories, the Hidamari apartments and Sakurasou, which are close to their respective educational institutions.
While tenants of Hidamari learn about fine arts in general, the residents of Sakurasou are mainly into multimedia.
I Can Find Some Similarities Between Both Of Those Shows So Here They Are:
They Are Both From The Manga Time Kirara Series
Some Voice Actors Worked On Both Of Those Series's (Cho, Miyuki Sawashiro And Rie Kugimiya For An Example)
Possibly Arigi Kinda Resembles Yoshinoya-Sensei A Little Bit
Yuno And Yasuna Oribe Kinda Look A Like
Both Have Catchy Theme Music
Weird And Cute Moments For Both Of Those Series's
And Their OVA's Were Released In 2013
If You Like Kill Me Baby, I Would Recommend You To Watch Hidamari Sketch, They Both Kinda Have The Same Plot And Characters
Both are very well made slice of life anime focusing on every day life of the main character and friends. There are a combination of awkward and hilarious situations. Each can be used as a pick me up during stressful times.
I am not recommending bakemonogatari, but monogatari series as a whole. Both series have a lot of flashing pictures and both series have a timeline, but they jump around in it (though monogatari series does so in arcs and hidamari sketch does so for each episode). They both have a lot of humor. Though the stories are totally different you should still give both series a try.
Yuru Camp is a show like medicine, in the dosage of one or two episodes a day it will give you a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart for the time you 'use' it, but the time after it ends and you have to stop taking the medicine you grew accustomed to can lead to cold withdrawal symptoms. So i'm here to fill the void with the first other show that is my original medicine for this problem and that newer viewer might not yet know, Hidamari Sketch. Hidamari Sketch has one large advantage over Yuru Camp and that is that it ran from 2007 - 2012 with at least one part releasing every year so it should give you a good amount of additional medicine to fill the void you may feel after the end of Yuru Camp.
Hidamari Sketch is similar in the way that you follow a bunch of highschoolers, but without the focus on school or in Hidamaris case not even on a club but just a bunch of girls living in the same apartment building. Hidamaris character design are different but similarly memorable (same character designer to well known Madoka Magica) and Hidamari has the very special property of being a Shaft show which in turn leads to some creative visual choices that always fit the show.
If you are in need for more of the stuff that made you feel fuzzy and you haven't watched Hidamari Sketch yet, you can stock up on your fuzzy medicine now! read more
Loads and LOADS of one-shot jokes. A method where a joke is told and a corresponding picture is flashed on a screen usually under a second. It's a form of comedy but for the ones that understand the jokes it is also a very rewarding style that enhances the joke.
Anyways loads of one shot gags and loads of girls although the mood are both complete opposites of each other. Still, its worth giving both a try if your really into that style of comedy.
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. read more
If you liked the animation style of Sakura Trick, and are looking for a "all girls" slice of life anime, take a look at Hidamari Sketch. The director of Sakura Trick was the Assistant Director for Hidamari Sketch. Hidamari Sketch also has a yuri relationship, although it's low key, has no ecchi, and is not the center of the series.