Both have the adult main character growth led by the children surrounding them. Although Usagi Drop feels more dramatic, while Barakamon is more subtle to send a message to the viewers. Both are excellent slice-of-life anime and with great character development. And the feels.
The second I saw this coming out I got so excited because it reminded me so much of Usagi Drop, one of my favorite slice-of-lives. Energetic, eccentric, sort of wild little girls coming along and brightening the lives of stuffy guys away from the city, these stories both share this plot. The art work is also similar, as well as the laid-back, vibe.
Both little girls are funny and endearing, and both men are subdued at first but of course fall for the amazing kids personalities.
A guy stumbles upon taking care of a young girl that he didn't expect to take care of. Though the differences are, Usagi Drop is more dramatic than Barakamon, which is more of a silly little light-hearted comedy.
The main lead characters share an unique bond throughout both series despite their contrasting differences from the beginning. There's an initial development as they learn more about each other and what they enjoy in life. The main male protagonist shares similar personalities and at times can become frustrated at certain events. However, they often take on life as it is with smiles and joy. When it comes down to it, relationship dynamics are a key focus in both series. Recommended for any viewers interested in a charming slice of life.
• Both shows have an adult male protagonist who grow through building relationships with children (just one with Usagi)
• Both are Slice of Life but with serious undertones - although Usagi is more serious
• Both have great artwork, characters and plot
• Both are extremely heartwarming
No, I'm not linking these two together because they're both about an adult male taking care of a little girl. Both of these shows make you feel at home and have tons of SOL symbollism that link to morals and themes you would find in real life. Both of these shows tackle family values and realistic character growth.
The only difference is that Barakamon is focused on Handa's career (the adult) while Usagi Drop is focused on how Daikichi's life and how he adapts because of Rin.
Relaxing anime with a lesson for our main character, derived from spending time with a child. These shows are cute, funny, and warming. Featuring lovable kids who help grow our main leads. Barakamon has a more comedic feel to it while Usagi Drop is more realistic journey. No doubt if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other.
Both shows feature an adult being close and caring for a kid (in a non-creepy way) and they're both cute. The differences are that in Barakamon there's the element of the main character's calligraphy career and they're on an island like the countryside but in Usagi Drop there's only the one theme of caring for the kid.
Two beautiful animes that share something in common. Both are a Slice of Life story that deals with the interactions between an mature male character and a child who is the female lead. After a certain event, the two characters spend a lot of time together and create a lot of heart-warming and cute moments and hilarious scenes. In Usagi Drop the girl get's adopted and has a more serene atmosphere while in Barakamon the girl is a fellow neighbor and is the heart of the series.
Barakamon and Usagi Drop are about an adult with a kid hanging around with him. Barakamon is more about a carefree lifestyle while Usagi Drop is bit more seriousness in it since it is within family relationship. While Usagi Drop contain a lot of character development throughout the series, Barakamon is more towards slice of life anime around the village without any romance.
Both anime give out heartwarming feeling while watching them, you will definitely think of one another anime if you're already watching one of them.
Both is about how children's can change a persons life.But not just that.Really funny,loving,cute, also some parts are really touching.Great animes with a sence of summer that you can't avoid falling in love with them!!
The main character is an adult who develops alongside a precocious and endearing child with whom he forms a strong, realistic bond. Barakamon is more humorous and Usagi Drop is more heartwarming, but both shows are quite similar and enjoyable to watch.
When you just want a good, clean story about a man having to live in harmony with a child that's not his. The two anime also compliment each other by masterfully intervolving normal, daily events into bonding exercises between the adults and the children. Just for your own sake, perhaps consider avoiding the Usagi Drop manga if you're interested in it ~
-Both have adorable kawaii little kids.
-Boosts your mood when you are down or neutral.
-Both make you feel warm in the inside. xD
-You won't stop smiling until the very end.
-One of the best slice-of-life anime out there.
If you're a slice-of-life kind of individual, then don't miss these gems.
Both male characters play a substitute role of parent with a child who wants nothing more than to be happy.
Both influence each other and are influenced by those around them and show how simply is to get happiness.
Both Anime have a really relaxed story telling about a more adult character.
The plot is completely different but both anime have this magical "relaxed" feeling while you are watching the episodes piece by piece. It's the perfect Anime after a stressfull day.
(Also the humour from both shows are just hilarious)
Both are slice-of-life-ish but not necessarily episodic, both involve MCs who are a tad short of middle age and in career ruts, both show MCs making positive strides in their respective social developments, both involve really fun realistic child characters, both are short sweet shows, and both involve pretty artwork and very little "action".
Barakamon isn't about parenting which is one of Usagi Drop's things, but there are tons of similarities nonetheless.
I personally preferred Barakamon to Usagi Drop as the former showed a bit more character development but the difference isn't massive. Good shows both and worth a try even for people who normally don't care for slice of life read more
Both are slice of life animes that involve adult to child relationships. Both animes involve protagonists that are suddenly thrown into unfamiliar social environments but but adapt to their situations and build character from their experiences. They are both refreshingly realistic in the way the characters interact with one another and how they handle change. Usagi Drop is more realistic than Barakamon in the relationship between its characters, but the latter compensates with the synergy formed by the personality gap between its characters.
Both Barakamon and Usagi drop are feel-good slice of life shows with a story or theme centered around children and their impact on an adults life (with this being slightly more prominent in Usagi Drop, with neither of the two possessing any "fantastical" or out of the ordinary (in regards to real life) aspects.
Either show is likely to leave you feeling warm inside by the end of it's run.
Both anime have a lighthearted, playfull air with occasionally some deeper elements. The comedy itself is similar in both anime and serves as a nice extra without being relied upon. The story in both anime focuses on the lives of a still kind of young, single man, looking for his place in the world. A small girl plays an important role in both of their searches.
both of these stories start with meeting a child
these children lead them to different events in their lifestyle which they are similar,
but both of them are very interesting on their own i realllyy recommend watching either one
both deal with a friendship between an adult man and an unusual young girl near-flawlessly and are refreshingly free of awkward tropes. Usagi Drop is more focused on the struggle of a new parent, while Barakamon focuses more on the friendship involved, but in both cases it is handled very sensitively and leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling.
If you like children, you will definitely enjoy both. They both are set where a male adult is living with children surround them. The characters are all lovable and enjoyable to watch. However, Usagi drop has a dramatic setting in which Daikichi needs to adapt his "new" way of living with Rin while Barakamon has a "Slice of life/Comedy" tone to it.
If you have time, you check out both!
In both Anime does the main character have, to a certain degree, a father role to the child he's taking care of.
Both anime are slice of life
And both anime are on a more slower pace making them easy relaxing shows for the most part.
Both anime are similar in story and character where both anime tells the story about a male adult take care of girl. The girl isn't similar but the similar things is how the MC get troubled with every thing concerning the girls. It's fun and it's a good anime to watch when you're tired and need some entertainment.
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.
Children who look and act like children without an insanely high fake-child voice.
Two cute shows about how interacting with a child can bring about inspiration and a renewed vigour to do one's best despite set backs. Very refreshing.
Both are a cute feel-good anime, both have young cute children doing their everyday things in a humorous way. While a fatherly figure tries to take care of them in the best way they can. These are definitely bound to bring a smile to your face, no matter what mood you're in.
Both are cute, slice-of-life comedies about the interactions between a man and younger girls. It is very heartwarming to watch them take care of each other and all benefit from their familial relationship. A difference is that in Amaama to Inazuma, the man is actually the father of one of the girls, whereas in Barakamon, the man is not related to them. Both are good at evoking emotions and are sure to leave you with a smile on your face. I would highly recommend both of them.
Barakamon, like Amaama to Inazuma, is a cute slice of life comedy with a little girl as a main character.
Both of them have a calming vibe and contain a story about a strong friendship or relationship.
Ammama and Barakamon carry a familiar tone with overcoming life struggles while both sharing a parent life with the main protagonists looking after a specific child who plays a key element in the story.
Both shows have an older man going through a difficult time in life. He learns to rely on others to grow as a person. There is a sweet, adorable little girl in both shows who unwittingly helps the man through his crisis. Both shows are about learning to rely on other people, and the love and happiness to be found in friendship. They both are very relaxing shows, and have a similar feel to them.
Both anime have similar main character a guy and a girl. Both anime will tell the story about how the adult take care of the girl. The difference is in Barakamon the girl doesn't have any relationship with the guy meanwhile in Amaama to Inazuma will tells the story about a father take care of his daughter and make her happy.
If the similarity in character design wasn't enough, Udon no Kuni gives me the same fluffy vibes that Barakamon did. The protagonists are trying to find themselves under their own circumstances and then a young child/(or tanuki, in Udon no Kuni) enters their lives. Both series have a very similar feel and I highly recommend watching one if you have watched the other.
I know it's already been suggested a few times, but these two series have extremely similar themes and vibes.
Young guy moves to the countryside out of obligation, encounters a stray child, adventures ensue.
A return from the city life to the simpler joys of country living, enhanced by its people and their warmth. If that was not enough the relationship of the main adult male with a young child that changes his life is impossible to not bring the two shows into direct comparison.
Barakamon is a great anime to watch if you liked this, because even though there isn't udon or tanukis, they both focus on a man moving from the busyness of Tokyo to a quiet, countryside like area. In both anime, they slowly become close to the people around them and the area.
In Poco's Udon World, Souta Tawara becomes close to a tanuki child called Poco. But in Barakamon, Seishuu Handa gains relationships with all sorts of people- including a little girl called Naru. Because these anime both show relationships in a rural area and the struggle of being away from the city, I suggest this anime. read more
Souta is like the older version of Handa. They even share the similar personality and facial expression xD
So, if you like Handa a lot and want to see another character who looks like him, go watch Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari.
Both anime are set in the rural countryside after the main characters move away from Tokyo to sort their lives out. Both feature a small, adorable child in which the protagonist grows to care for. Very similar styles of animation, comedy and general adorableness.
Both anime have slightly lethargic looking adult male MC
Both anime have an ADORABLE little creature as the main "if only I could cuddle them" character
Both anime are laid back and extremely relaxing in terms of atmosphere and pacing.
Sadly UKKK is an anime for shotacons while Barakamon is an anime more for lolicons
Both series have a male adults that move to an island and met the kid. As the story goes on the kid and the adults often together and the male lead often take care of the kid.
The difference is the kid in Udon is a boy and the kid in Barakamon is a girl.
The job of the male lead is different too
Both feature lots of funny kids and center on young-ish guys learning about responsibility. You’ll see the characters grow and mature in ways they never expected, but ultimately they find fulfillment in their new lives.
Slice of life series with a taste of realism. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) and Barakamon shares a number of similarities. The main male protagonist is abruptly thrown into a new environment where he isn't used to. In the beginning, they cope with their new living conditions. However through experience, they are able to earn the respect of other characters he meets. The relationship dynamics are perhaps the most important element as the MC blends in with others while developing his own character. Recommended for all ages especially those seeking a realistic slice of life.
- city boys get transferred to small rural places and have to adapt themselves
- both are slice of life
- atmospheres are warm and peaceful in both shows, for me they are both easy and pleasant to watch
- nice and calm music
Firstly, both shows are short but utterly delightful Slice of Life anime that don't lose sight of reality amidst all the fun and humour (which is also great in both). Both focus on the protagonist who is introduced as the 'outsider' in a an unfamiliar environment at the beginning, and closely follow their progress throughout. The characterisation is excellent and there is significant development of the main character that is crafted subtly yet wonderfully. Not to mention both anime actually have educational and informative moments (GnS more so than Barakamon), particularly about country life, farming etc.
And so, both are highly recommendable.
-Both shows are in the slice of life genre
-Both involve the main character moving to a rural/agricultural area to escape their problems
-Both show the clash between city life and country life while painting country life in a positive light
-Silver Spoon has a romantic subplot while Barakamon does not
-The main character of Silver spoon is in high school while the main character of Barakamon is an adult
- Both are about a protagonist that leaves his hometown (the city) to go and live in a rural area due to a conflicts that made them lose their confidence.
- Then the protagonist meets new great friends, and try to adjust to a new lifestyle that he was never used to.
- Both have similar art styles with good OSTs, OP and ED.
- Gin no Saji and Barakamon have the same sense of innocent humor that forces you to laugh with unexpected events, however it's not overdone.
- If you enjoyed Barakamon because it doesn't show service-cuts, you might as well enjoy Gin no Saji, both of them can be watched with family and friends.
- Gin no Saji and Barakamon seem to have a lot of real-life lessons to teach to the audience that can actually inspire them. read more
Two cheerful animes to have a good time watching. The main plot is the struggling with the lack of inspiration in life and finding it in friendship and bonds with people that are different than you. Both stories share a lot of attributes, both main characters, who are urban people, are sent to a rural environment where they meet joyful and humble people, together they live a lot of funny and awkward situations and adventures.
Both are comedies that a have male protagonist from the city moves to a rural area after a major conflict in his life ruins his self-confidence. They adjust to a simpler environment and interact with quirky characters.
Gin no Saji gives off the same feel like Barakamon as both are slice of life and comedy anime. It's lighthearted and funny, with endearing characters. Both of the protagonists are city boys that have to adapt to their new 'alien' surroundings due to certain circumstances. In Barakamon, Seishuu Handa the calligrapher have to get used to living on an island, while in Gin no Saji, Yuugo Hachiken who has never been to a boarding school before have to adapt living in an agricultural boarding school. The protagonists are both socially awkward to a certain extent, but as the story progresses both of them changed for the better.
Both involve the same plot where MC gets to be in the company of oddballs.
Both also involve MC living by himself and getting annoyed by the people he lives with.
The MC in one anime is a high schooler, while the MC in the other anime is a grown up.
Both have the same situation where guy goes to some place to to find himself from the frying pan to the fire kind of predicament. Both also have the same set of characters that provides such annoyance to the main character.
While not a romantic comedy, Barakamon holds a very similar sense of humour to Kawai Complex Guide. Both series involve a main character who moves out on his own, only to find himself surrounded by others who won't seem to leave him alone. Both shows involve some very funny characters along with a similar art style that will surely keep you laughing throughout.
Both main characters were isolated because of their profession. MC in 3-gatsu is a professional shogi player, MC in barakamon is a professional calligrapher. Both MC get help and inspiration from new friends.
Both stories are slice of life and realistic.
Both anime has
- an older guy slowly becoming protective and caring over a little girl
- pure, innocent humour
- a little girl making the daily life of an older guy more fun and interesting
- slice of life and daily life genre
Both series involve a younger girl that becomes attached to a older male character who at first doesn't care to much for her but over time slowly starts to want to protect and do anything for her. Both series are very funny, they display the daily life of the characters living together. Both narrative's have Comedy, and slice of life genre elements.
The whole feeling of the show is the same.
It has an older male gradually becoming attached to a young female (in a non romantic manner), it's comedy is quite similar and it's a slice of life about a young child making an adult's more interesting.
If you liked Barakamon, there's a strong chance you'll like this.
The main character in both have the same seiyuu and they have a similar feel to them. Both have a guy who is tidy and seemingly cold but caring on the inside towards others, especially small children. Supporting characters in both series are also pretty fantastic.
Chillax rural series with adorable country life titbits and small children who act like small children (they're even voiced by small children in Barakamon), and everyone else having designs that more or less fit their age.
Both shows are about the someone moving into the countryside to train in their craft/trade. Barakamon is the more drama heavy of the two and has a faster pace and fittingly it's set on a sunny island in the south, whilst Flying Witch is set high up in cold, cold Aomori.
Watch for warm and fuzzy countryside feelings (:
At the start of both shows, main characters arrive into rural environment where they spend their time. These shows focus on relaxing atmosphere and life in these rural parts of japan.
Main difference between these shows is the fact that Flying Witch has some supernatural elements while Barakamon doesn't.
Two of the most chill anime out there
Barakamon revolves around calligrapher named Handa Sei and how he spends time on an island to get inspiration for calligraphy.
Flying witch is about a young witch named Makoto who transfers to her cousin's high school where she spends days just living her 'normal' life.
Both series are about a by-the-book artist opening up and becoming more creative.
In Barakamon, it's by moving to the countryside and meeting people there.
In Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, it's by meeting another artist.
Few individuals in this world are fortunate enough to do what they love for a living, and even fewer are perseverant enough to continue to love what they do for a living. Have you ever picked up an interest that had so inspired you when you were little, only to be overwhelmed by the expectations and obligations involved as you tread deeper into the field?
Putting aside the fact that one anime is a drama and the other a comedy, Shigatsu and Barakamon both pull off thematic character developments in strikingly similar manners, delving into the core epiphany of the Arts where one's talent serves not merely in maintaining a living or impressing others but more importantly in the reflection, the expression, and the enrichment of one's own self. Let the stories of the characters within inspire you, or perhaps remind you once again, to live and improve with passion. read more
Both stories deal with an artist who used to be the best in their field, but due to some event, they are unable to produce their level of art anymore. They both end up meeting with another person (multiple in Barakamon) who essentially reshapes the MC and teaches them there is more to their respective arts than just doing them the way critics want them to
In more specifics, YLiA deals with the MC unable to recreate his music due to the death of his mother, and Barakamon deals with a painter that is unable to create his own unique style of work.
-Both have same genre and place setting
-Both have smooth & heartwarming story
-Both have similiarity in main character, like both of them are cast by childs, tought Barakamon more focus on the adult one..
The setting of the two shows is rather different, but they both have that really strong "feelgood aura" to them. They are both really, really sweet, and full of emotions. They pick you up after a bad day and leave you with good feelings.
-Both have a soft atmosphere that makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside
-Both are slice of life, Natsume is just supernatural
-Both are about friendship, bonds, and enjoying the life you have right now.
- both have the main character moving to a Japanese island
- both have a bright colour palette and great animation
- they are both slice of lifes that focus on friendship
- both adorable af
- very easy to watch
I did not expect both of these shows to be so funny, peaceful and smart, considering initial silly setups. These shows has only one or two slip-ups, but they hold up very, very well.
I like how Demi-chan walks on the edge of teacher-student relationship without falling. Hopes up for season 2.
Meanwhile, Barakamon is very similar to Demi-chan, but without magic. Somehow brings internal peace about things that are going on in the show.
Both have a very calming and realistic setting and every end of the episode gives a fell good vibe.
Both anime have a very amazing MC (One is prodigy and one is a genius and a lady killer but both have flaws)
Both amazing set of side characters(mainly children)
Both have amazing OSTs and good art style
Barakamon deals with the MCs problem while in Demi-chan wa katarai the MC deals with others problems.
Both are gut busting comedy series with heart and a large cast of unique characters that bounce off each other wonderfully.
Both also have small romantic sub-plots (although Shojo Nozaki-kun relies more heavily on jokes involving romance) and surprisingly both are light hearted with next to no fanservice.
This is my first time making a recommendation, and let me tell you, if you are looking for a comedy that you can rewatch and never get bored of, Barakamon and GSN exists. The main character of GSN, Nozaki Umetaro, is a high school mangaka and Barakamon's main character, Seishu Handa, is an aspiring calligrapher. These animes share a comedic story and a fair amount of supporting cast, which are also very well created. The characters of both these series have such diverse personalities and uniqueness. Both stories involve the main character creating works of art with the help of their friends. On the contrary, they do NOT /strongly/ focus on love whatsoever. So if you are looking for a lovey dovey type, or even an action, horror thing this is not for you.  read more
I'm only 2 episodes in but it's this warm familiar feeling that immediately made me check if they were by the same studio (which they are). Chihayafuru made me feel good. Barakamon makes me feel good. It's as simple as that.
* Both shows are set in rural Japan...(Villagers are annoying)
* Both have City girl/boy coming to that rural area and live there for a while...
* Both has too much of light-hearted comedy/moments...
* Both of them..are so slow paced....(booo...boring)
* Character designs & voice acting are the only great things in both of these...
* 1 cour / 12 episodes anime's...
The main characters in both series are similar. Gintoki and Handa are adults who I find really alike. They take care of people younger than themselves, like how Gintoki gave Kagura a place to live and Handa entertaining Naru. These two series give off almost the same aura, feelings, and atmosphere. The story is also set in Japan for the both of them. Comedy is something that isn't lacking in any of the mention anime. Moreover, the life lessons in these anime is the real deal. I truly believe that Gintama and Barakamon are good anime to watch.
Both shows manage to blend hilarious comedy flawlessly with surprisingly heartwarming depth. Both develop their characters in a way that makes them lovable, and yet we are capable of laughing at their failures. Barakamon is a little more polished in my opinion, while Gintama I more over the top. While there is a huge difference in setting, the themes and core story structure is the same. Again, Barakamon has it's story a lot more fleshed out, while Gintama has a broader view of all it's ideas.
The male leads both:
- were famous/respected in the past but certain events changed that
- are sent to a less-populated place that they don't want to be in
- have a lot of character development over the series
- meet new people who have completely different backgrounds to them
- are kind of similar in age
- are narcissists
The plot, or, since Barakamon doesn't have much of a plot, the main idea of the story is similar. The MC gets sent to some random place that's completely different from what they're used to, and have to adapt to their new (and very interesting) friends/neighbors.
The main difference between these two is that in Amagi Brilliant Park, Kanie is trying to save the park, whereas in Barakamon Handa is just staying their until he apologises. read more
Lighthearted slice of life shows about professionals in their early twenties, at the top of their field but also stuck in a slump/downward spiral; the shows do detail their respective downfalls, but it's more about their redemption, and how they proceed to find inspiration and motivation again through the help of others, learning more about themselves along the way.
Both deal with a pretty serious and anxiety-inducing theme, it's presented in a mature way with minimal melodrama.
Positive and uplifting shows that leave you warm and fuzzy inside.
Both are slice of life comedies which include a serious artist who take themselves too seriously having their life turned upside down by eccentric characters. The artist then becomes better at what they do as they learn about life and what is really important in life. Both have a focus on friendship.
The whole atmosphere is similar. Both series are full of jokes and cute stuff. They also have that character development thing... but main similar thing is humour style. In both series I enjoyed every single moment and wanted to make a gif :)
There are some similarities about main characters. They are young adults, don't like spending time with people and got many psychological and creavtiveness problems. Characters also changes through the anime.
Handa-kun is an anime about Sensei's high school life. The anime follows Handa, a calligrapher who thinks everyone at school hates him. In reality, everybody loves Handa, to the point he has a fan club full of boys devoted to Handa's rising as a leader.
Both of these series protagonist are fairly similar
-Both grow and learn to enjoy life
-younger people help protagonist grow
Both easy watches
-Barakamon's mc is probably more far gone
-Relife contains some supernatural elements
But overall have similar feelings, great main and supporting cast and both make you feel good
These two series show a young man that gets to live a different way that he was used to, that discovers again an innocent and hopeful way of life. Kind of the same refreshing feeling watching both of these series.
I believe both anime are incredible similar both in genre (comedy, every day life) and in the story.
In both of them a young man from the city is forced to live in an environment he isn't used to, in a smaller, more closed and tied community, interact with many people, learn to enjoy the little things in life, find his true self and mature.
Great humour is guaranteed as well as some life lessons from another, more simple and laid back point of view in life.
Both contains main girl character who had lost their parents and the main male lead try to act as their guardian and take care of them. They both contains man girl character as a little kind who are a little perverted But always help out the main male character whenever they are in serious trouble and in need of compassion. the main male character learns how to take care of a kid. Both lovely and somewhat emotional but will make you laugh out load.
Both anime are set in rural Japan. Handa and Kokonotsu are surrounded by bunch of unique characters who always support them no matter how harsh life for them. The main difference is Barakamon is about calligraphy, while Dagashi Kashi is about sweets & candy.
Both are slice-of-life shows with an emphasis on the countryside and friendly communities. Barakamon is about a young adult adapting to this new environment and discovering his love for the people he meets, while Locodol is about a group of high school girls who promote their town and interact with the locals. Both shows have a warm atmosphere and also some comedy. If you want to feel good and have a smile on your face, I'd definitely recommend these shows.
I'm kinda surprised nobody has recommended this yet, to tell the truth. I feel like Barakamon is the spiritual sucessor to Moyashimon, and the name is only the beginning of similarities.
Both stories are "slice of life" of sorts, that happen in rural places, involving young adults. While in Barakamon the main character moves from the city to the countryside, so to speak, in Moyashimon the character moves from the countryside to the city. Both rely heavily on comedy, and the comedy is similar - although Moyashimon is a bit more sexualized than Barakamon - since both make fun of everyday ocurrences with a bit of exaggeration and parodyzing. Also, in Moyashimon, there's a guy who can see bacteriae, so it's more into the fantasy side of things than Barakamon. Either way, both are nice slice-of-life series that are sure to lighten your mood. read more
Both are heartwarming slice-of-life shows about a man's interactions with a group of children. They also both have decent humor. Hanamaru Youchien focuses more on cuteness while Barakamon has more of a plot as well as character growth.
Both anime are very innocent and refreshing, they both use the relationship between an adult and a kid as their main focus. Both anime contain extremely good life lessons and are filled with heart-warming moments. And even though the plots are very different, the feeling you get after watching them is really similar.
Both series are a slice of life. If you are looking for a bigger plot and deep story they are not the stories you are looking for. Both Barakamon and Tamako Market are series in which your faith in humanity will be restored. They will make you happy, from the beginning until the end. They are funny and heartwarming.
Both elicit memories of silly moments in childhood. Barakamon actually focuses on the adult as the centerpiece and has a small overarching plot, whereas Mitsuboshi Colors strings together many small adventures the little girls have.
Both have MCs taking care of a group of children, though in Gakuen Babysitters it's toddlers and in Barakamon it's 5-15 year olds.
Both have a older brother dynamic between the MC and the children
Both are overall light comedies with an occasional serious note
If you're skilled in the arts of language then you'll find both shows enjoyable, as the written word is the basic element of these shows. "Fune wo Amu" puts emphasis on definitions and alternative meanings of words, while the main character in "Barakamon" is occupied with their curves and their forms - as he's a calligraphy artist. Compared to light, sunny and quite funny "Barakamon", "Fune wo Amu" is a little heavier, which fits perfectly the fact that it's about the creation of dictionary -and, you know, dictionaries tend to be thick volumes. All in all, if words make you happy, your linguistic taste will be satisfied by this pair. read more
Although they are not similar in content; the relaxing feeling you gain from watching both of these series are just amazing. Both are definitely worth watching if you are looking to watch something laid back, although Barakamon is more heavy in detail towards the story compared to Yuru Camp
If you enjoy the light, fun moments this series have, this has something for you.
Only one of these does go through the rabbit hole that is depression, or peer, work pressure. But both have light, feel-good moments with some profound messages hidden behind a cute smile. Both are healing shows through and through.
If you want to see something hilarious and don't mind if the story isn't a major point of the series, then you should check out this one ,too.
Both show exceptionell interesting/unique characters and relations between those without too much of a great sheme in terms of development, but a great deal of jokes and mood raising stories.
The art and music in both seems decent so you should be able to enjoy it.
Okay, they are not that similar, since My Neighbor Totoro is more like a fantasy/adventure movie, while Barakamon is a slice of life/comedy. But both of them have a very light atmosphere which helps to reduce stress. Also, the two animes take place in the countryside and have, as one of the protagonists, a little girl who is very cute and highly curious, and brings troubles to the other protagonist of the story.
If I have to think about a series similar to this, the first link forms between Asatte no Houkou and Barakamon. I haven't watched that much from the slice of life genre, but these two both feature a warm relationship between a grown man and a little girl, and the pace of the story remains as warm and peaceful. Overall relaxing to watch, and makes one smile.
Both titles include light hearted comedic leads that well embody the annoying younger sister (Umaru and Naru) and responsible older brother (Taihei and Seishuu) archetype to put up with their constant harassment.
Feel-good shows about talented people working their way out of a rut in their career/work/life/hobby with the help of people around them. Finding inspiration and motivation from the outside, and learning more about themselves in the process.
One is about an early 20s calligrapher in a rural seaside village in the modern day, and one is a schoolgirl writer in late-Showa Tokyo.
Comedy based, barakamon has better character development for the main lead along with a very good story, in terms of comedy I can`t decide between the two but in terms of story it`s barakamon Hands down...
both are slice of life and both are really enjoyable
Both of these TV series are from the slice of life genre and focus on family and family-like relations between the characters. They also include Japanese traditions: mythology (in Uchouten Kazoku) and calligraphy (Barakamon).
Comedies set in small towns~ NieA Under 7 is set in the suburbs and Barakamon in the countryside though.
Slice of Life and characters interacting with each other in their daily life adventures, mainly fighting about things and ending up in funny situations.
umm full of humer and one of the main characters in nijiiro is very similar to the main character in barakamon ....
Both are slice of life and the colors and stuff give of a very similar feeling ... barakamon has no romance though so don`t expect romance in that one
A clean start is always welcoming, whether it's due to family matters or other acts. 'Barakamon' has a slice of life setting that is both funny and refreshing to watch, it puts a smile on your face at moments when you least expect it. 'Nagasarete Airantou' puts the focal point on comedy and chick magnet, but still keeps the fun going with adequate character relationships along the way.
- Set in a small village in the country side, with lots of nice details of country life and different accents/dialects (Okayama for Battery and Gotou islands for Barakamon).
- Prickly and ill-mannered, but ultimately talented protagonist (Barakamon details the events directly after such a person's fall from grace, whereas Battery is about the start of their pursuing their activity of choice).
- Small child actually voice by a small child!
Barakamon is a warm, fuzzy, feel-good sort of show with plenty of funny and cute moments despite the drama; whereas Battery is very heavy and makes for uncomfortable viewing at times because it doesn't gloss over flaws. The unlikable parts of a characters personality is clearly framed as ugly in Battery, as oppose to a cute little quirk that can be laughed off as in other shows.
The two shows have a similarly chilled backdrop, with a similar feeling in background art; but the atmosphere is as different as the topic (calligraphy vs. baseball). read more
I get the same feeling from this two--the family and comedy atmosphere. I think, if you like any of the two, I can guarantee that you'll like the other one as well. One is slice-of-life, while the other is fantasy-historical genre.
These two shows are similar in their adorable-ness, to be frank. Both are colourful and fun to watch, and hold a sort of brainless entertainment that is quite often very valuable. Both shows are completely episodic as well, so you can pretty much jump into them from anywhere (with the possible exception of some handy exposition in the first episodes). The main difference is that Barakamon focuses prominently on Handa, whereas Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka focuses on a variety of characters for each episode.
Barakamon and Nichijou are similar shows in terms of what genre each show are a part of, both being slice of life and comedy. Both have amazing art, Nichijou being a completely unique art style and Barakamon just having "Those scenes"; the ones that make you sit in awe. However aside from both having the effect of putting a smile on your face from how cozy and humorous their story can be at times, that is where the similarities end. Barakamon was produced during the summer season of 2014 with 12 episodes, animated by Kinema Citrus (A fairly new studio). Where as Nichijou was produced during spring of 2011 with 26 episodes, animated by Kyoto Animations. The two both follow a different way of being told, Nichijou follows the format of telling multiple stories within the duration of the episode with little correlation from one story to the next. Barakamon follows a more standard format, each episode being a single story with the episodes actually correlating to one another; Barakamon has a much more linear theme compared to Nichijou. The two also differ in the type of comedy slightly, Barakamon takes on a more realistic view and manages to find humor in everyday situations. Nichijou's humor relies more on the scenes that have you wondering "Why is this escalating so quickly?". Regardless of how the story is told or art or whatever else; the two are both very enjoyable watches. Even if slice of life isn't exactly your kind of genre, I urge you to give either a chance. read more
Both have characters that are thrown in a new environment. (Coming from the city to the countryside)
Both are about character growth. In Hanasaku, it's also more of a coming of age story, but it's also similar in that it's about taking lessons from those around.
Both have moments where the character is learning new things
Finally, I think that both of these animes left me with the same happy feeling. Although the characters sometimes go through difficult moments, they can go through them with the help of those around them and grow from it.
Both have MC-s that are good at arts. In Bakuman MC is good at drawing manga and in Barakamon MC is good at calligraphy. Because of their interests they meet with new people. Both MC-s very love what they are doing and overwork even. Also both MC-s have a rival - In Bakuman it's Niizuma and in Barakamon it is Kanzaki, both are young geniuses or so to say. Both are trying hard to get better and looking for more inspiration.