Both shows are from the same studio, SHAFT, so they share quite a bit in terms of humour and style. Zetsubou Sensei has much more dark humor though, and a more distinct artistic style (in some ways similar to xxxHOLIC). Pani Poni Dash is a little more off-the-wall and random, and focuses quite a bit more on references to other anime and games and such.
If Pani Poni Dash was super wacky and odd and laugh your ass out aloud funny, then I have one word for Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei- siiiiiiick. It's directed by the same person and the humor and the interesting art style and the humor (I'm really not sure if there's a message or not) will blow you away. Although straight laced people would probably hate this.
Class of some... oddball girls... A fast paced radical humor based on pop culture references and occasionally a little darker than other "fluffy anime." No plot to speak of though reallyXD Just constant humor and lots of characters.
The Story is actually the same: New teacher has to teach a bunch of students who have their own strong characteristivs and don't mind to interrupt the lessons.
the characters are beatly the same, too: class reps, who aren't accepted as class reps, girls with class rep character who aren't; hyperactive and optimistics and so on...
drawing: it's the main difference(exept of the age of the teacher xD) in the two animes.While SZS has a less "moe" drawing style and often use pattern to color backgrounds and characters there aren' t things like this.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is pretty much different from Pani Poni Dash, but the one thing both have in common, is the extremely random form of comedy that makes these animes what they are. However, if you like a good plot that continues throughout a series, then these aren't really for you.
COMEDY. Lots and lots of Japanese pop culture references in both. And there's also that one bit in Lucky Star that parodies Pani Poni Dash, and I'm sure that if Pani Poni was created after Lucky star it'd be the other way around.
In some ways, Lucky Star is a more subdued Pani Poni Dash. It is not nearly as off the wall and does not make even half as many references, but like PPD, Lucky Star is big on parody and features a cast of moe stereotypes.
The show has a similar type of humor that completely ignores Western viewer's taste, but rather relies on Japanese viewer's fondness of unpredictable humors. They both have a talking animal (Sakamoto-san and Mesousa), a chibikko sensei in a lab coat (Hakase and Becky), and a dumb energetic girl (Yuuko and Himeko). Both shows also have a very stylish OP theme with plenty of movement.
Comedy. These anime are comedy-based, with the most random jokes that the creators could think of. They both have that school, slice of life element. There's lots of energy, and no drama, so if you just want to relax after a hard day of work, then these are for you.
Both of these come from the same studio, so they have a lot in common... most noticeably the weird frog and the quirky sense of humor. It borders on being ridiculous, so I don't suppose it's for everybody, but if this sort of humor suits you then you're in for a treat.
It is VERY similar to Negima!? in many ways. It was made by SHAFT, features the same craziness that each one offers, even has the whole 'kid teacher' thing going on each with its own ways on making it work out.
Same director. Kanako and Himeko are practical twins (besides the latter's superior silliness and - presumed - heterosexuality). Mariya might or might not be likened to a vicious and gender-swapped Becky. Matsurika channels Ichijou, down to even the deadpan eyes. Both animes make use of quirky Shindo-isms/SHAFT-isms (immediately recognizable to fans of the man and company). PPD is significantly more episodic, but both have unusual (crack!) humor.
Self aware and self deprecating humor is relatively common, and both Mariaholic and Pani Poni share this trait. They have a cast of characters that are cliche to an extreme, and their ridiculous, fetishized personalities are constantly lampooned. There is also a certain random and outlandishness that defines these two series' as well. Episodes will often not even complain a discernible subplot, and scenes may shift to ridiculous mascot characters without warning.
If you liked one of these then you'll most certainly like the other. Both are filled with random, over the top humor that will make you laugh out loud but will also make you question the sanity of some of the characters as well. The layouts of each are also quite similar, using single episodes for stand alone plotlines that only really seem to come together in the last few episodes of the series.
Mostly though, it's the sheer randomness of the characters and the comedy that really shows the similarities of both shows, with each comedic situation more outlandish than the last.
There are many similarities between the two, namely frenetic absurd humour and lots of parodies. They are both somewhat of an aquired taste with some hit-and-miss humour and the plot taking very much of a back seat in both series.
Both animes revolve mainly around a genius kid of about 10 years old becoming a teacher.
Its similar because in both the onli students who actually are involved are females and they always go crazy over the teacher or like to tease them. Both the teachers also have a talking white pet, which is a weasel and a bunny i each case.
Mahou sensei negima is more ecchi/fantasy oriented while Pani poni dash! is more of a parody.
Both shows are from Studio SHAFT and directed by Akiyuki Shinbou. The animation style used for both shows is incredibly similar, even though Hidamari Sketch uses a more simplistic art style overall. Also, I noticed that a few characters share similar quirks with characters from Pani Poni Dash! (Miyako reminds me a bit of Himeko and Sae somewhat resenbles Rei).
Comedy with fan-spread characters relationship. Center of attention get most airtime, characters from outer scope of interest get relatively lesser and lesser appearance.
Minami-ke focused on three sisters, and spread out to respective friends of each.
Pretty much the same for Pani Poni, the show focused on main character in 1-C and there are characters from other classes a little bit away from center of attention.
Character appearance distribution is pretty handy because all characters get to show off their uniqueness sooner or later, and not all audience are rocket scientists, they don't remember all characters at once. Both show became successful comedy with large casts thanks to this whatever technique. read more
Both series are about a group of high school girls doing random things. The only thing is that I find Paniponi Dash! to be much better at executing the traditional formula. Bottom-line if you like Ai Mai Mi, then Paniponi Dash! should blow you away.
Paniponi Dash! is much longer with twice the episodes and episodes that are about seven times longer than those of Ai Mai Mi.
That might look like a strange recommendation, but I really think they are pretty similar in one main aspect: Both share the same kind of "randomness" humor. So unlike "normal" comedy shows, a lot of unexpected stuff happens that would not even be possible in normal life in most cases.
So if you like Gintama, you MIGHT also enjoy Paniponi Dash. It's pretty underrated in my opinion.
Both have eccentric characters, logic and physics defying moments, and nonsensical happenings that are very humorous and fun to watch. Both have aliens, strange animals in the classroom, and the lack of any education really going on. If you like one series, I am sure anyone would love the other.
Both anime do not try to even draw the characters you see in the background, but Pani Poni Dash does not even try to make them characters at all! Sometimes, they are even FRUIT.
Aside from that, both deliver extremely random comedy, but Pani Poni Dash does it in a MUCH zanier and quicker fashion, hence the manga being called "Pani Poni" well the anime is "Pani Poni Dash" which implies that it delivers its comedy on its own pace, which they chose to be undeniably rambunctious and rapid.
Pani Poni Dash also has a much more colorful cast of characters, with several classmates in all of the three classes, alongside the teachers themselves. They all interact with each other in funny ways and the experience is highly memorable. Forget introductions or analyzing the characters, too, as they are all just introduced right off the bat in biography cards that pop up when you see them for the first time up-close. read more
If you were the type that paused every 5 seconds to read the blackboard gags, or rewind to catch that flurry of jokes you missed; Seitokai no Ichizon has the same kind of rapid-fire comedy that it shares with Pani Poni Dash
Both are probably the funniest animes ever.
I have never seen more 4-th wall breaking anywhere else.
For the greatest effect start watching Azumanga Daioh, then The melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, then Lucky Star, then Kannagi(the last three are strongly connected), then go deeper in the universe of otaku with Genshiken(think of it as Lucky star after high school, at university), chill of with Sketchbook full color (similar to Azumanga Daioh), combine all of them into Pani Poni Dash, then go nuts with Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai, and top it off with Oh Edo Rocket, and enter the long run with Gintama.
Other funny anime that I didn't find where to put them in the list above are :Ichigo Mashimaro, School Rumble, Ouran High School Host Club and some others.
However to understand the jokes from Genshiken, Pani Poni Dash and Gintama you need to know about other anime's. read more
If you enjoyed all the slapdash Japanese-flavored pop culture trivia, then your next step is a no-brainer. Speeding along at the same diabolical pace with no mercy for stragglers, these two shows are made of the same parody extravaganza material.
Azumanga Daioh wasnt the regular school based anime, but Pani Poni Dash knocks it out of the feild in comedy and creativity. Azumanga Daioh had random moments and hilarious themes, but Pani Poni Dash is all round crazy, theres no telling what they can throw at you.
Pani Poni Dash is based around an 11 year old girl, Rebecca Miyamoto, who is an MIT graduate. She returns to Japan to be a high school teacher at Momotsuki academy. Her class is crazy weird, with lots of interesting and not so rememberable characters.
If you liked Azumanga Daioh, then TRUST ME, you NEED to see Pani Poni Dash.
oh. and pay attention to the background in Pani Poni, as well as the chalk boards. Theres always something random scibbled on them. read more
Think about your reaction to TTGL every time it would take your idea of logic and relieve itself on it. Think about how every episode seemed to go even further beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb for the twentieth time. That's pretty much what Pani Poni Dash! does, except with how rapidly and blatantly it makes fun of and references everything. Anime, video games, western culture... it has a little joke on everything thrown in there, and the pace just keeps ramping up right until the end.