Super Cub

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Japanese: スーパーカブ
English: Super Cub
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2021 to Jun 23, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Kai
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, IyashikeiIyashikei, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.441 (scored by 4741247,412 users)
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Ranked: #20902
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Popularity: #1884
Members: 116,136
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Cute girls bonding over hobbies that are more suitable for middle aged men 
report Recommended by Genoard
Moe schoolgirls gushing over motorbikes. Pretty much an advertisment with namedropping brands and such. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
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. 
report Recommended by ClarissaIssy
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. 
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
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  read more 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
Perfect Ost Cute main character Perfect voice acting Wholesome slice of life Great animation Both are really light and beautiful 
report Recommended by Zestiria
Both tell about what they are going to do, friendship, togetherness and relaxing. 
report Recommended by Yuzuhiro
Young girl traveling on her motorcycle. While both share the themes of the attachement of the rider to the machine, Kino's Journey is overall more serious while Super Cub is more moe. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
High school girls that enjoys motorcycles. 
report Recommended by Hanryu
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.  
report Recommended by PreciousYui
This is, admittedly, a bit of a bizarre recommendation, because these two shows differ quite deeply in terms of genre, focus, and darkness. However, the early episodes of Super Cub caught me off-guard in how reminiscent they were of Figure 17: in order to indicate social isolation, both shows revel in these slow-paced, low dialogue, music-filled segments meant to leave the viewer both deeply uncomfortable and deeply sympathetic as the main character navigates their feelings. As I said, the two shows are quite different otherwise, but if you appreciated the above segments in one work, you'll likely enjoy the other one as well. 
report Recommended by CatgirlFrostmoon
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. 
report Recommended by OG_Otaku
Both of these shows are blatant propoganda and have jarring CGI but I love how real they feel.  
report Recommended by Teal17
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.  
report Recommended by naevis_
-Both anime have the same village vibes -Lot of scenery rather than the conversation -Have chilling OST 
report Recommended by KoitoSuki
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 
report Recommended by kids11111009
The anime environment take place in High School, at first the atmosphere feels lonely, gloomy and reflective but the characters connect thru their hobbies, then feels cheerful and hopeful. 
report Recommended by boster95
Both of these are about young girls and their attachement to their motrcycle. While both share slice of life elements, Kino no Tabi delves more into drama/psychological themes. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are slow paced, based in the countryside, relaxing to watch, not overly dramatic, putting a smile on your face. 
report Recommended by appleabc
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.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
In both series there are girls creating or fixing mechanical things. Both are chill and have a nice environment and vibe. If you liked one, you should check out the other if such series interest you.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Both series focus on a withdrawn protagonist that finds herself blooming after getting involved in a hobby and connecting with similarly interested people. 
report Recommended by RiverSorcerer
Both can be described as a slice of life featuring two girls on a chill adventure with some side characters here and there.  
report Recommended by Dignity
Both of these anime are about young girls and their hobby of riding a specific brand of motorcycle. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both of these anime promote a specific kind of motorcycle, so if you're into those, you'll likely get some enjoyment of them. 
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Cute young girls and their hobbies of driving and maintaining a machine. 
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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  read more 
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