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Synonyms: Moyasimon, Tales of Agriculture
Japanese: もやしもん


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 12, 2007 to Dec 21, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.651 (scored by 22,571 users)
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Ranked: #12292
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Popularity: #1529
Members: 53,375
Favorites: 230


While both shows are slice-of-life with an agricultural basis, Moyashimon focuses more on bacteria/microscopic organisms and various types of brewed drinks, whereas Silver Spoon looks more at farm animals and dairy. Those interested in both relaxing and informational shows with fun and quirky characters should check it out. 
report Recommended by aznk93
There are only a select few people who can see the small creatures that are always there but most people can't see. Both animes are somewhat light hearted and have an earthy feel... if that makes sense.  
report Recommended by mangos
The main characters in both shows are witty and sarcastic and have unique communications with tiny, cute creatures. A similar dark humor is frequently used in the two series that appeals to a more mature audience. Both shows also have clear morals about society. 
report Recommended by Katsura_da
Plot wish, these two shows have pretty much nothing in common. Though essentially, both shows are pretty much similar, comedy wise. Both are very easy going and slow animes, and both have a very unique, slice of life, sort of cynical humor. It is most likely that you would enjoy both as a "pass the time" sort of anime, as they are both very relaxing and easy going animes. Also, both shows concentrate on university students, yet the anime itself does not focus on the studying itself, but more on the daily events of the main characters. Basically, the humorous situations are pretty alike in both shows, though Genshiken  read more 
report Recommended by Luck
One of the nice things about noitaminA is that it features such a wide variety of series that it can be hard to draw similarities between two of them. Kuragehime and Moyashimon, however, are an example of two that will almost certainly appeal to the same groups. Both are jousei series with a slice-of-life element, but not purely that; they also include comedy, drama, and a touch of romance. They both center around a group of (mostly) young adults who are somewhat offbeat, but also surprisingly complicated and interesting when the series calls for it. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, they both include elements of gender-bending  read more 
report Recommended by Anomalous
Both series are similar in story structure and tone. Each portray tales within a unique industry, baking in "Yakitate! Japan" and agriculture in "Moyashimon." Both series' protagonist holds a unique talent that gives the story a fantastical edge; Azuma's solar hands help him bake, and Sawaki can see bacteria and organisms too small for the human eye. Also, both stories play out in a similar charming and quirky manner. They really delve into the details of these characters' crafts. Whether it's creating a new kind of bread, brewing sake, or collecting fermented foods, it is truly entertaining to watch these characters' lives and exuberence for their work.  read more 
report Recommended by BarnacleBlister
So you wanna watch anime and learn biology at the same time? Welcome. While in Hataraku Saibou we have actual cells living and working inside the human body, in Moyashimon we have a protagonist who can see bacteria. Although the settings aren't the same, both feature biology and microorganisms as important/main characters in the series. And, yes, you will feel attached to them.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Both main characters can see things that other people cannot. Both animes also seem very relaxed and light. 
report Recommended by ihdh
They are both quaint, and funny. They have the same feel...just trust me. 
report Recommended by melanie777angel
Something about the presentation of Dennou Coil reminds me of Moyashimon. The soundtrack is very similar in both shows, and both have a similar art style (even though Dennou Coil seems to have better animation). They also both deal with little cute-looking creatures who run around the world. However, in Moyashimon, only the main character can see these creatures, while in Dennou Coil, it's anybody wearing the glasses. Dennou Coil is also more focused on cyberspace, while Moyashimon is focused on things happening in the real world, but both shows have their fair share of lighthearted adventure. 
report Recommended by vigorousjammer
Both are slice of life shows that teach scientific topics in an interesting way. Sora no Manimani is centered around astronomy while Moyashimon is centered around microbiology and agriculture. 
report Recommended by mjb
Both feature a boy who can see stuff normal people can't see (spirits in xxxHOLiC, microbes in Moyashimon) getting roped into stuff (working for a shop in xxxHOLiC, helping college students find valuable microbes in Moyashimon). 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Both are definitely-not-mainstream slice of life series about poor college students and their unusual circumstances.If you're willing to accept the general weirdness of either Moyashimon (germs!) or NieA_7 (aliens), then you'll likely like the other. 
report Recommended by Monjoex
Both have the "weird" seminar theme going on. The plots are really similar especially with the humor and both are great comedies, you'll understand if you've seen them both. 
report Recommended by Welshy
Well, I start with saying those two animes are like Day and Night. Both are targeted at different audience, has different tone, narrative style, well almost everything, BUT there is one similarity. That is descriptive educational style of presenting additional information of things occuring in story and that is all. So if you liked that give this one go, otherwise try something else. 
report Recommended by rabi3187
They're different genres (comedy, horror) but they both focus a lot on the process of sake brewing. They also have a young man who can "see" creatures that people normally can't. 
report Recommended by IceAndCream
These two shows can be summed up in three words: agriculture, school, comedy. However, while Nourin adds a romance genre, Moyashimon adds a supernatural genre to it's. Both are light-hearted and funny.  
report Recommended by 4kicks
This is my first recommendation but I've been thinking about this for while and no one else has thought it. Both give off this really great care free summer anime feel, perfect for watching during sunny summer days =) also both main characters have powers that can see things others can't see. With Yurie its spirits and with Sawaki its the microbes and both things are really cute ^w^ Yup if you liked either one of these series you will like the other, both slow paced, not too heavy going and slice-of-life that give you a warm summery feel =)  
report Recommended by Catnip_Dream
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  read more 
report Recommended by idol
Both series take a bizarre concept, combine it with an odd attention to detail on an unusual choice of subjects, and then apply it to a combination of strange animation and surprisingly good comedy. 
report Recommended by Lindle
they kinda give you the same feel. The slowness in the beggining and of course there are thosewacky character. However both circle around a group of university students that major in agriculture/art 
report Recommended by kiki314
Arjuna has a drama tone and Moyashimon a comedy tone. Both put emphasis on alternative practices and have an educated view on bacteria and nature. basically if you liked moyashimon and you re receptive to ecological messages, then you want to watch arjuna. on the other hand if you liked arjuna then you want to watch moyashimon because its pretty much the only anime that comes close to it. 
report Recommended by mrbryce
Both deal with cross-dressing - a subject so controversial - in a more serious and delicate way, different of other animes that use this topic as comedy 
report Recommended by DardDrak
Perhaps the only two anime that contain talking bacteria... Seems pretty relevant to me. 
report Recommended by LayedBack