Despite their differences like this: (1) The activity focused on (YC on camping and SC in touring) (2) Brand that the main protagonists used (YC's uses Yamaha and SC's uses Honda) and (3) City or town of the settings (YC in Minobu and SC in Hokuto), both are still the comfy and calming shows that set in Yamanashi Prefecture, and both are great shows for chill your days
As you probably already guessed, both of them are about cute girls in school and their hobbies, one about camping and the other about bikes.
While Yuru Camp offers a "merrier" experience, Super Cub has a more peaceful and quiet atmosphere. Still, you won't find one less lighthearted than the other because of that.
If you liked one of these, I'd highly recommend you to give the other a try! ^^
PS: it seems that they're also based on the same prefecture (yamanashi).
>Slow paced anime that you can watch to relax
>Generic wholesome attributes
>Cute girls doing cute things
>Province/Small Town vibes
>Main character rides a two-wheeled vehicle.
>"Yuru Camp" is about enjoying what one likes, while "Super Cub" is the discovery of what one likes
>Subtle dramatic tone in "Super Cub."
>Atmosphere; "Yuru Camp" is cheerful while "Super Cub" is slightly gloomy
If you are a fan of slow-paced slice-of-life shows that offer a relaxing feel as you watch them like Yuru Camp△, then Super Cub is a must-watch for you! Both shows exhibit cute teenage girls doing their hobbies as leisure activities. They are also both set in the Yamanashi Prefecture. The only difference is the mood of the shows since Super Cub leans to a slightly more gloomy atmosphere compared to the joyful/bright tone present in Yuru Camp△.
Girls doing cute things together. While Yuru Camp focuses broadly on camping, Super Cub focuses more on the ride on their 'super cubs'. An introverted girl slowly expanding her comfort zone with the aid of her vehicle, making friends because of the hobby she shares with others and the fun places she visits with her pals are some of the wholesome selling points of the anime. While it's not as a plot heavy as Yuru Camp, it's still a fun watch you won't regret.
Both shows are all about the artistic style of storytelling, and feature a girl as the MC whose life marks a turning point after getting something. In Super Cub, that would be a motorbike while in Akebi's Sailor Uniform, that would be the sailor-style school uniform. Both shows emphasize artistry and aesthetics to tell their stories.
The obvious connection is that the mangaka for Akebi-chan also illustrated Super Cub, and I’m in love with their character designs! Although these shows have different vibes - Super Cub is more solemn and contemplative - I think they are actually quite similar as far as taste goes. For CGDCT-fare that stays with me, I’m looking for stuff that has a really particular feel to it, usually helped by setting and great artwork, and these 2 stand out from the rest in recent years. If you thought Akebi-chan was something special, like I did, you will also be happy to have Super Cub on your list. read more
The manga illustrators are the same for both. They offer a similar dream-like vibe to the scenes, everything feels like a memory/dream playing out for us to witness. Both shows are very ethereal, and are grounded Slice of lifes about everyday stuff in modern day countryside Japan. If you love one of these shows, you will love the other.
Not only are both about cute girls doing cute things, they are also about discovering something you're passionate about and overcoming the fear of taking the first step forward. Both Koguma and Mari initially have little meaning in their lives, but once they take that step forward, the world opens up to them.
While Sora Yori is a bit more comedic, both have dramatic elements that keep you invested and cozy moments that make you feel warm and fuzzy.
Animated series where its dramatic aspects are hidden behind its CGDCT qualities. They start as gloomy, then wholesome, followed by somber impressions while possessing a pain-relieving sensation. Essentially, when one watches these series, they would feel an alternation between happiness and sadness.
-All Female characters
- Both involves Girls traveling, in Super cub they explore their country(mainly the city) and in Sora yori mo Tooi Basho its Antarctica
-Both anime about friendship
-Female characters feels similar
Both of these are Honda advertisements.
Okay, but more seriously these are both slice of life-oriented shows with female casts, and both of them heavily use motorcycles as a coming of age experience. There's a similar feeling of melancholy purposelessness surrounding both anime's MC, and a 'cool' mentor figure plays a large part in breaking them out of their shell (as does their Honda product).
One Off is a 4 episode short series with a runtime of around an hour, while Super Cub is a one cour show. As of currently, 3 episodes are out of Super Cub, but so far I would say it's a more 'empty', melancholy atmosphere show focusing heavily on a single character; One Off is closer to standard CGDCT type fare with a deeper cast and a bit lighter & less serious tone with more comedy moments. The motorcycle is less central to the MC's situation in One Off as well (although it still plays a notable role). read more
These are animes possess a slow-paced progression that one might as well use to turn boredom into an EPIC boredom. Witness as the adorable characters of these show, some cute and lovely high school students, bring charm and cuteness into justice by presenting its unique values never seen before in the CGDCT action. What I mean about "unique values" is that you'll know it when you've watched these series. So, what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a snack as you enjoy the delightful sensation that these animes have to offer.
I find both neither bad nor good, for it's just an average anime that you can relax to when you don't want to deal with heavy plots and crazy character dynamics. read more
Despite having a variation within their ambiance, both series are essentially similar, focusing on young girls doing cute things while traveling. "Super Cub" is mainly self-oriented while "Majo no Tabitabi" is environmentally focused; nevertheless, both have a dramatic tone to them which I am certain anyone would find sympathizing. So, if you're looking for an anime that deals heavily with drama while introducing some light subjects such as CGDCT and traveling, then these series are for you. (I still haven't watched "Kino no Tabi," so this is the closest recommendation I could write).
Both of these series focus on an orphaned or abandoned high school student living alone. These are heavy Iyashikei dramas focused on the main character coming of age. Each has excellent music and sound and use of color in the animation. The main characters struggle to overcome painful trauma from childhood, and eventually develop friendships and community with the help of the adults in their lives.
Both shows make progress of how MC feels empty. It shows how both MC has nothing at first but builds towards something. Whether that's through shogi or riding motorcycle. They both find their happiness, place and friendship. Moreover, both represents that we keep moving forward with our life.
Seriously the only comparison I would compare is Serene from Megami Ryo and Koguma from Super cub, hence they are the same seiyuu and personality. I would consider Reiko and Athena since they also have the same seiyuu, but they behave so different and that’s it
The MCs of these shows are similar in their initial personalities, both being depressed, friendless, lonely people, but then they find a hobby and gain confidence and friendship. Super Cub is far less comedic than Bocchi, taking on a more dramatic, chill tone, but I think that the overall narrative similarities override that. Both also fall into that niche of CGDCT that go into a lot of depth with the hobby of the girls.
Both shows try and succeed to break the "stereotype" mold so to speak. In a field where you'd expect a male person to either have a hobby (fixing a bike) or work (policeman) at, in both shows there are female characters handling the situations.
Both shows have good art style / animation as well.
Super Cub is the only anime I've seen that manages to capture the ambiance that YKK has, though I'm referring more to the YKK manga than this OVA. It's slow, it's relaxing, the soundtrack has a lot of piano and classical pieces by Debussy and it's a rare modern anime to have high quality shot composition. Backgrounds are memorable not because they're beautiful but because they're immersive.
The problem with a lot of shows or manga that try to emulate YKK is that they're too romanticised or emotionally charged. And while Super Cub definitely is an emotively directed anime that does romanticise cubs, it doesn't do it in an altruistic way. Those small, insignificant instances that YKK puts a shine on are very similar in Super Cub. Menial moments aren't given fanfare or try to push emotion onto you the way it is in Aria for instance. Now with that said it's still not quite on the level of YKK but it's a damn good show that, in my opinion, captures the feeling of it better than the OVA itself does. read more