The similarities between Usagi Drop and Sweetness and Lighnting are apparent from the get-go. Average-looking man have a pretty blonde daughter around pre-school age that he does not particularly know how to care for. The difference is that in Usagi Drop, Daichi adopts his grandfather's daughter, but in Sweetness and Lightning, the father is recently widowed.
Two slow-paced, soothing animes about the bond between father and daughter. Both consist of a succession of small events that strengthen the connection between a small girl and her guardian, without anything physical involved. They both have the a peaceful atmosphere and gradual character development.
Usagi drop is about a pair unrelated by blood which take their relationship from zero, while Amaama to Inazuma is about a freshly widowed father who loves her daughter deeply and wants to fill the gap left by the mother.
Adorable series about carer-child relationships. Not sexualised, not exploitative, and not abusive. Just two cute shows about the trials and tribulations of a single father in modern Japan.
Usagi Drop used a more washed out colour palette and is softer in tone and actions; Amaama to Inazuma is more lively, with a distinct spring in the characters' movements.
Both are about men taking care of children (Usagi~ his kid aunt relative in the anime/Amaama~ his daughter) and all the quirks that come with being a single parent including making drastic self sacrifices for the betterment of the home
In both shows a man takes care of a child and grows with his new tasks and experiences.
Both kids are blond and energetic. The shows have a similar vibe to them and tell us heartwarming stories of the proganosists lives.
These shows focus on hardships and challenges single parents encounter. In both shows father figures, are hard workers who try their best when taking care of their girls. Small girls in these shows are incredibly cute and well behaved.
Main difference between these shows is the fact that Amaama to Inazuma is focused on food while Usagi Drop is mostly focused on everyday life.
Being a single man and having to learn to raise a young child is hard! Both Usagi Drop and Amaama to Inazuma shows that.
-Both shows a man who suddenly has to learn how to raise a kid on his own
-Both slice of life
The two shows feature a father, or father figure, learning the ropes of taking care of a young daughter. Slice of life and humor make both of these shows a good watch, especially Usagi Drop. If you just finished watching Amaama to Inazuma, you'll definitely like Usagi Drop.
Both have a single male who is basically raising a little girl on his own and not really know much of what to do, and somewhat relying on and outside help.
In "Amaama to Inazuma" the outside is learning to cook proper meals
In "Usagi drop" it's basically help with everything...
Each are heartwarming and if you're a guy like me who looks forward to having a daughter one day, you may like both.
Both are feel-good anime. Both have a single dad who tries their best to raise their kid. Given that they both are cute and humorous, I think that it'll undoubtedly put a smile on your face when watching.
A man taking care of this cute kid. It's beautifull to see how the characters change over time, how they manage to raise a kid and improve their parenting skills by doing so. Not only this, but the kids are pretty cute and good in creating funny scenes. They even got me thinking of having a little one of my own someday. So if you like cute kids and funny situations, but you also appreciate the realistic aspects, then this is something for you!
The differences between Usagi Drop and Amaama to Inazuma are immediately noticeable. Both are paced slowly and offer the perspective of a single average looking male beginning to raise a daughter without knowing how to. In Amaama to Inazuma the father is newly widowed, and in Usagi Drop the daughter is inherited. You may find Amaama to Inazuma a bit more lighthearted than Usagi Drop.
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.
both are slice of life anime that have a focus on parenting.
moe for adults
will make you think at times think "ah, maybe i should be a parent". in real life, don't fall for it, actual parenting is much harder than what these anime depict - they only depict the upsides of parenting and rarely any of the downsides.
Both anime are about a grown man raising a young child and have 'food' as their secondary theme.
Also the man in both Amaama and Udon no Kuni happens to be voiced by the exact same guy.
The main difference in these two anime is, that Udon no Kuni has some supernatural elements by having the child be a Tanuki who transformed into a boy, whereas in Amaama, the child is the man's own child.
Both anime have food as a main concept
Both anime have an ADORABLE child
Both anime make you want to find a cute loli to cuddle
Sadly UKKK is an anime for shotacons while Amaama is more for lolicons.
Both anime involves kids and the male adult that took care of the kid. At first they both doesn't know how to deal with the kid but in the end they found what they're looking for.The difference is the kid in Udon no Kuni Kiniro Kemari is a boy meanwhile in the other is a girl.
Amaama tells the story of the father to take care of his daughter meanwhile in Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari the boy doesn't have any relationship with the main character
Both anime features food in a deliciously realistic way, though at different angles.
Amaama to Inazuma shows step-to-step cooking tutorials for common homely Japanese food while Shokugeki no Souma combines both science and art to present creative fusion dishes according to various themes.
Both animes use food as a bonding factor, where the characters bond over food and develop better relationships from it.
Despite different settings and character types (e.g. genius youths vs single father and average students), both animes have feel good themes.
Both anime are about cooking, but they deal with it in different ways. While Shokugeki no Souma views cooking more as a competition, Amaama to Inazuma makes a more realistic and practical use of it. Also the main character of Shokugeki knows much about cooking whereas the main in Amaama is a total beginner so the cooked meals of the latter one are simple but at the same time easier to understand. In contrast the meals in Shokugeki seem to be more creative and exceptional.
In some ways they are very different. AtI is quiet, with a very appealing innocence to it, while SnS is flamboyant, with a constant sexual undertone.
However, underneath the surface they share a profound appreciation for food and the process of creating it. Both of them will leave you wishing to adjourn to the kitchen to start appreciating the joy of cooking, and both will give you ideas for new variations on your favorite dishes.
Food brings people together.
Shows about cooking, eating, and the bonds that people form whilst doing so. Koufuku Graffiti is a lot shinier and is more focused on the eating together aspect, whereas Amaama to Inazuma has a more subdued colour palette and is more about cooking together.
Both are heartwarming slice-of-life shows where family and friends become closer through their shared experiences cooking and eating together. Koufuku Graffiti is the "sexier" series, with more visual flair and fanservice (which Amaama lacks), and more emphasis on the pleasures of eating. Amaama is the "cuter" series, with a more diverse cast of characters, fuller stories, and more time spent on how to actually cook the featured recipes.
Both are about bringing people closer through cooking and eating tasty meals. They are cute, heartwarming, slice-of-life comedies. Koufuku Graffiti is more about friendship, while Amaama to Inazuma focuses on family bonds.
Two cute stories who share the same theme: cooking with your loved ones.
The frame is also similar. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist is used to eating alone and can't enjoy it anymore. Then, they get closer to someone around them who comes to help them cook and find pleasure out of it. In the end they always find themselves cooking and eating together.
Each episode features a new dish cooked by the protagonists, while listing the process step by step.
If you like good food or cute and simple stories in general, these two anime are for you.
Slice of life genre with a lot of loveable characters! Although, I do think that Flying Witch is still slightly superior to Amaama to Inazuma, if you enjoy the slice of life genre, you are for sure to enjoy both!
Both are light, fluffy, and never fails to put a smile on your face (or tears in your eyes). Nothing really "exciting" happens but sometimes that's not always a bad thing. Also they both revolve around family.
Both anime series have a very similar tone, musical score, and more pastel color scheme. Both anime also have a very similar feel and reproach to their genre and their wholesome humor and character driven moments. Each of these two titles also follow families dealing with the losses of those close to them and how they attempt to live life after loss.
The main difference is in Amaama to Izanuma, it's a father and daughter. In Gakuen Babysitters, it's two brothers. Also each series has a different conflict on top of it's character and familial driven drama. One series deals with cooking while the other deals with taking care of a daycare club. read more
both are heartwarming slice of life stories with the main character going over to a girl's house to have dinner; in amaama to inazuma the main character comes with his daughter to his student's house, while in 3 gates no lion the main character comes alone to the 3 sisters that live in the neighbourhood
Both series feature people finding happiness and wholesome comfort in the company of others, despite suffering in the past due to unfortunate circumstances. They can be lighthearted, silly, and nostalgic at times, but also deal with more depressing topics.
I got a similar feeling while watching Koi wa Ameagari no You ni to when I watched Amaama to Inazuma. Both have a sort of student/sensei relationship and end up spending a large amount of time together and the show lets the viewer watch their relationship grow throughout the series. Koi wa Ameagari our main character actually has developed feelings for her manager, whereas in Amaama it's a platonic relationship. Each shows can be both lighthearted but also very serious at times. If you enjoyed watching a high school aged girl spend time with an older adult male and the activities that surround them I would recommend the other show as well.  read more
A high school girl with long black hair grows closer to an older single-father with a young child in a comfortable restaurant setting. While Sweetness & Lightning keeps the relationship between its main characters close but ambiguous (does she have feelings for him?), After the Rain explores the potential romance between them.
If amaama to inazama is very relaxing and cute to watch, you should try nourine. Nourine is very hilarious and funny. the similarities on these two anime is, their everyday foods are include in the story line. :D
Both are incredibly heartwarming shows about family life, often focusing on food and sharing meals together. Both families have lost one parent, and in Binbou Shimai Monogatari the other is missing as well. If you enjoyed one, you would probably enjoy the other. There are times when they may bring tears to your eyes, but they are sure to leave you with a smile.
The vibe that both shows give off when eating something delicious made me want to make this recommendation.
Amaama to Inazuma is about a teacher who wants to make food for his daughter to enjoy while Gin no Saji is about a boy who goes to a highschool that specializes in farming. Both shows are very different but the sweet, slow paced slice-of-life vibe with some sad moments is really alike.
Both shows are about serving good food to others and making them happy. The biggest difference is that in Sweetness and Lightning, the person meals are made for is the same whereas with Restaurant to Another World, they are made for different people in every episode. Both shows have a laid back atmosphere that is all about bonding through meals.
Both have cutesy main characters. I was instantly reminded of Tsumugi when I started Alice. The dramatic elements are way stronger in Alice but both have very tender moments. Sweetness and Lightning has a lighter mood and is strictly more "slice of life" about food and Tsumugi being raised by her single dad. Sana in Alice is somewhat raised by old man Zouroku so they are similar in that regard as well.
Both are very sweet overall and get high ratings from me!
both tug on emotional feelings based on the parent-child relationship.
albeit, Shelter will get it done in 6 min, Amaama to Inazuma will reuse the formula episodically (there's no greater arch) so if you like that feeling it keeps coming as the climax for each episode of sweetness & lightning