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K-On!


Alternative Titles

English: K-ON!
Synonyms: Keion, K-ON! Season 1
Japanese: けいおん!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Jun 26, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:59 (JST)
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 236,851 users)
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Ranked: #7392
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Popularity: #61
Members: 407,692
Favorites: 11,614

Recommendations

Both made by Kyoto Animation, graphic styles are similiar
both tells a story about four girls, both are school comedies
 
report Recommended by Atanazy
Music-centric anime with extremely similar main characters. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
Yuru Yuri is like K-On with more characters and a giant love polygon. Very similar comedy and cuteness. 
report Recommended by Volbla
Tamako Market, K-On!, and Yearly Traffic Accident Report share one similarity. They tell story of something happening somewhere, whether it's a club room, a shopping district, or interstate highway.

You watch Tamako Market, you know what the district committee comes up with. You watch K-On!, you know five girls in music club spent 12 out of 13 episodes NOT playing music. You watch Yearly Traffic Accident Report, you know how many dumb rich kids run their Ferrari off the cliff each year. It's pretty much the same thing, a concentrated Slice of Life. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Let's start with what they have in common. The two shows share a similar premise in that it's about five girls in an organized group who play music. The art style is remarkably similar, and the characters tend to have cute moe characteristics both in their aesthetic design and personality. Both shows spend much of their time using music as a central catalyst to develop the characters' personalities and interpersonal relationships, and this serves to demonstrate how powerful an impact music can have on peoples' lives.

But that's where most of the similarities end, as while both shows have a similar basic premise, they  read more 
report Recommended by TheAntiFanboy
In a normal daily life, friendships are formed whether it is through similar hobbies or the string of fate. The most influential thing however are the memories that are established through this beautiful journey.

'Hibike! Euphonium' and 'K-ON!' showcases its environment in a slice of life and music blooming manner. The character designs and visual effects are top notch as expected leaving most of the characters looking beyond flawless. Character developments are a necessity in the series and it binds very well with the overall principle. Following the musical adventure, ambitious goals are set in order for the musical group to reach the  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
A Channel and K-ON! are both slice of life comedy anime about four girls. The characters of A Channel also might remind one of the K-ON! girls. Both series also have a lot of music in them - in K-ON! it is from the girls in their music club, and in A Channel it is in the insert songs each episode.  
report Recommended by Tsukari
High school clubs about music. In K-On it's the light music club, and in Tari Tari it's choir. Both series also feature quite the quirky cast, although the main character lineup in K-On is significantly derpier and more geared toward "cute girls doing cute things," while the lineup in Tari Tari is more relatable to the viewer and is mixed, i.e. both guys and girls. 
report Recommended by Numi
Both features slice of life comedy with a group of girls. Both guaranteed to bring a laugh with their silly antics. Their group dynamics and personalities are different from each other, but it still gives a similar feel. k-on is in a music club setting, and gwudk is in a cafe setting.They don't get too in-depth into music/coffee-making, but there's still a bit of reference. If you love one of them, you would definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by Saiyukire
Both of these series were animated by Kyoto Animation, featuring similar quality and style in animation. Both accentuate cute "moe" qualities, light but relaxing slice of life-like episodes, and innocent high school comedy. 
report Recommended by Amy
Both animes have some similar histories about music, a lot of musical references and of course a little band wanting to get bigger. There some other references but if i say it could be a spoiler so, watch it and make your conclusion. ^^ 
report Recommended by Jeff-Berserk
Similar setting, story and characters. If you enjoyed Manabi Straight, then i can guarantee you'll enjoy K-ON! 
report Recommended by Shiroth
Both are enjoyable slice-of-life comedies set in highschool starring an almost entirely female cast. Very similar humor and character types. Azumanga Daioh is a bit surreal at times and K-ON has the Moe-factor and a focus on music.  
report Recommended by infjeff
These two are pretty much the same (the first few episodes are extremly similar) with K-On! being about a group of girls trying to form a band and Free! being a group of guys trying to form a swimming club. Both are very light hearted and simple shows and the characters are extremly cliched and moe in both. They also share the same producers. 
report Recommended by PokeL
Both follow a cheerful group of girls that love music and sharing time together.  
report Recommended by xdzzz
First all I have to say is, Kawaii!!!!! They both revolve around the daily lives of cute young girls and their friends. Both stories are very light hearted and employ simple life lessons on friendship and enjoying life. Don't expect for your intellect to be challenged with these series, but instead watch them with a relaxed state of mind and enjoy the comedy of the antics these lovable characters get involved in each episode. K-On!'s story is more related to music, and the girls are in highschool. Non Non Biyori girls are a variety of ages, and the story involves life in the Japanese country  read more 
report Recommended by Animaniablog
Working!! is very similar to K-ON! in art style, expressions, and character types. The two share the common ground of being slice of life and taking place in an everyday setting. 
report Recommended by Detective
4 Girls. Joined in a same club member and try to protect it from being banned. 
report Recommended by silentsc
A story about friendship of four school girls. Both offers comedy and Aki Toyosaki does voice actor in both anime. 
report Recommended by RKO48
Both involve clubs that are just starting out and finding new members. Both of them have comedy as well. 
report Recommended by spineslayer
Aiura and K-ON! Are comedy and slice of life anime, that take place in a school setting. Aiura’s comedy, characters and their cute personalities all harken to K-ON!’s "cute girls doing cute things" style of comedy. Both series also offer superb, very fluid and really similar animation. The only downside to Aiura is that it’s a bit short and it doesn’t have much plot development in it, compared to K-On! But it’s safe to say that if you liked watching either of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other. 
report Recommended by FireHeart
Both shows are slice of life anime about a bunch of cute girls. The "main" girl joins a club even though she doesn't know much about the subject of the club, but they have a little trouble creating the club due to a lack of members and advisor. Yui from K-On can be seen as a mix of the both main chars in Hanayamata since she is not very confident, like Naru, but she's enthusiastic and lively like Hana.
K-On! is about music and Hanayamata is about Yosakoi dancing, also K-On! is a lot more lively overall. However, both shows mainly aim to being "cute"  read more 
report Recommended by PokeL
Both are musical moe shows about cute girls,however Sonico has a little more ecchi.Nonetheless both shows are adorable and have their funny and heartwarming moments. 
report Recommended by Ropera
4 cute girls in Ichigo Mashimaro and 4 cute girls in k-on. Their personalities are really similar too and both animes are really funny.  
report Recommended by tikuku
Both shows are about making a club. The characters have similar personalities and the animation also looks similar. Both are made by Kyoto Animation. 
report Recommended by Hanyuu33
Very lighthearted and focused on comedy, with vibrant and heavily stylized artwork. The addition of a male protagonist gives Chuunibyou a slightly different feel, however, but fans of K-ON will find plenty to enjoy here.  
report Recommended by Veronin
-Both anime's animation look really similar because they are created by the same character designer (Yukiko Horiguchi) and they both surround school life, comedy, drama, slice of life, as the story focuses on their daily life in their respective clubs.

Only difference is that K-ON's story focuses on comedy and the daily life of a group of girls, while Kokoro Connect focuses on drama/romance. 
report Recommended by MagicFlier
Both series center around music even though the styles are very different the sense of humor from both series is light and interesting and they both have art styles that set them apart from other animes. 
report Recommended by Crimsonwill
Similar characters and similar club activities.  
report Recommended by Tsukasa-san
Main Character are girls
Both Slice of Life
Both has a a pinch of comedy in them 
report Recommended by Nyaroha
Similar art, school club, similar characters' personalit but in K-On there are only girls, Hyouka have 2 male characters 
report Recommended by sunnybby
Sport and musical flavored bishoujo fan-servicing goodness. These are what one of the best-selling anime genre for male looks like, cute girls, cute activities, and if possible, suggestively lesbian.
Both are not entirely legit as sport or musical genre, but are the very candidate of the bishoujo anime appealing to male demography. We all know that the females' media preference for man on man is increasing (It's 21st century, Sir) but what we should also know is that it's also true the other way round.
Oh yes the similarities, both show features variety of different girls so fans can pair them up to their liking.  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
This OVA is a parody of K-ON XD 
report Recommended by AuronX
Both are relaxed and peaceful Slice of life series. 
report Recommended by ClockLock
Love Lab is similar to K-ON in a way that the characters are all cute and they are female and their daily activity revolves around their club. The only difference of K-ON from Love Lab is that K-ON focuses on "music" while Love Lab focuses on "love." But overall, if you liked K-ON, A Channel, and Lucky Star, I would recommend you to watch Love Lab as well! <3 
report Recommended by whiteangel624
The characters are very similar both in appearance and personalities
- Outgoing leader (Ritsu and Sakura)
- Best friend of the outgoing leader [only ones with drastically different personalities despite similar designs] (Mio and Botan)
- Rich girls who are literally clones aside from the tea (Mugi and Claire)
- Adorable airhead (Yui and Karin)
- "Mature" one who is quick to point out all of the dumb and incorrect things everyone says (Azusa and Natsuki)

They are all in clubs (Light Music Club/Going Home Club) in which they usually do absolutely nothing except talk and be moe. K-On is also about music whereas  read more 
report Recommended by Asfaria
The premise of K-ON! and Neptunia are both about cute girls being brought together due to a common cause and in both series, end up doing cute things. While the setting may differ greatly, both series are light-hearted in nature and the girls' antics are guaranteed to leave you in laughter. 
report Recommended by X10A_Freedom
Both are filled with comedy, although of vastly differing genres, but the biggest similarity between the two remains the big draw of in show music, and this is where both shows sign. K-ON has sort of half over detailed concert/music video, while DMC has the crowd's reactions to unusual stage events, which remains the funniest thing about DMC. Fans of these probably won't overlap, with K-ON picked up by S-O-L fans and DMC by fans of Cromatarie or metalheads, but while DMC is pure untampered awesome, K-ON's awesome-ness doesn't really show until you think about how much you are enjoying a story about 4 girls  read more 
report Recommended by Anonymousca4
Characters are drawn very similarly and there is a strong link with music in both, although much MUCH more obvious in K-ON! 
report Recommended by Kuromii
Afterschool club shenanigans with cute characters! 
report Recommended by xdzzz
Bakuon is a lot like K-On, except with way more fanservice and with motorcycles instead of music. All five club members with speaking roles in each series are the same basic character types (Hane=Yui, Onsa=Ritsu, Rin=Mio, Hijiri=Mugi, and Chisame=Azusa), and Bakuon also shares some similar plot points with K-On, too. 
report Recommended by WingKing
K-ON is basically Hidamari sketch with musical setting.
Both set in super-positive ideal world filled with super-friendly characters.
Both story featured four main heroine attended in same school with similar interest, one is art and other is music.
Both series have common stereotyped manga characters

And Yui is Yuno lacking one hairclip. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both are comedy about cute girls doing cute thing. In both, girl form a band/indol group. Both are music and slice of life. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both are music comedies about school girls. Whole K-On is about a band, Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita is about idols. Both have animation done in cute way. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both K-On! and Girls und Panzer soely focus on girls together in a club in high school and have high school slice of life parts as well as their respective main themes of music or tanks. Both practicing and performing in competitions and enjoying life eating out and dealing with life's situations.  
report Recommended by yngtadpole
Both shows are centered around females who are trying their best to achieve their goals and improve at what they like to do. Both have different themes, but they do have their similarities: plus, both are enjoyable! Oh, and Yui and Ohana seem very alike - both are pretty clueless in a cute way. xD 
report Recommended by gigglingidiot
both telling about the lives of a group of women, the story of the music, is also about achieving success in terms of music.. 
report Recommended by kururugikai
Moe girls doing cute things. Both of these series focuses the will to become an official group that people are willing to recognize in the realm of sports and music. There are some hints of romance in Ro-Kyu-Bu! but both series have comedy and drama.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Both are slice-of-life comedies set in one-gender highschools (All Girls/Boys School).

"K-On!" is focused on female main characters while "Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou" is focused on male main characters. 
report Recommended by ink-and-paper
Young girls that are reunited in a club (music in K-On!, mahjong in Saki), doing their best to fulfill their great ambitions. In Saki, though, they are more serious about it, really dedicating to mahjong in order to win tournaments (that they start right in the beginning of the series), while K-On!'s atmosphere is more light, and the girls are more doing for fun, even if their final goal is just as ambitious.
I think that K-On! is far more developed and has more lovable characters, and of course the music helps a lot, but if you like the genre you might enjoy Saki as  read more 
report Recommended by Aeleia
Both animes start off with an all girl high school cast as their main characters struggling to get something ready for their high school festivals and before graduation. What Shirobako does, is graduate them within the first episode, and then show what the girls are doing in college/work. If you enjoyed the feel-good, moe, and struggles of K-On! you'll see some parallels with the cast from Shirobako as they struggle to meet their deadlines in all their girlie cuteness. Highly recommended. 
report Recommended by yngtadpole
everyday life of group of friends
both are good slice-of-life and comedy 
report Recommended by underoath777
Well. Both have clubs, music issues and kinda similar characters. And when you watch Angel Beats! you feel like you are watching K-ON!  
report Recommended by Nolongerusedxx
Both have a (rock) band that aspires to perform in Budokan. A lot of cute moments and bonding between the characters. 
report Recommended by SkyNoHoshi
Focused on school life and club activities, very stereotypical anime shows in these days.

Sorry to say this, but GA despite the fact that it looked sort of educational, it is not educational. The show fulfill comedy and slice of life genre by showing characters, their relationship, and how they react to each others actions. The slice of life element far exceed the educative contents its offered.For K-ON, of course it is not educational.

The only controversy of finding similarity in K-ON and GA are pace and storytelling style. K-ON is strictly follow 1-2-3, intro-conflict-solution common in slice of life. While GA  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
The main character in both School Rumble are pretty silly with a younger sister more mature than her. Also, it's another slice of life anime 
report Recommended by Mango-sama
Watch the girls struggle as they are founding their club activities.

From what we know, girl baseball is not common in Taishou era, while founding music club in 2009 is as easy as gathering four people of same interest. So, while both stories feature same dramatic struggle of main characters trying to start their club, both shows have different degrees at the peek dramatic point.

Both of them also offer comedy element, so you don't stop watching them before they can start their club.
The shows used the struggle/settlement/victory model, common in sports and fighting series. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both shows revolve around daily life in a high school club. The shows don't have any particular stories. Just chatter among the club members and the events almost always take place inside the club room. 
report Recommended by shinigamidono
Kanamemo is, shortly, a yuri version of K-ON!, minus the music.
In K-ON! the girls are in a music club, while in Kanamemo they work in a newspapers delivery office. Both the protagonists (Yui and Kana) are voiced by Aki Toyosaki, and are surrounded by female friends who support them. However, like I said before, Kanamemo has yuri: in fact, there is a side canon lesbian couple, a perverted woman who likes loli and a girl who is in love with the protagonist. There is no romance though, so even if you don't like yuri much but you like shows like K-ON! you may  read more 
report Recommended by Sayuri92
Both are moe, cute anime that are in the slice of life genre. The art style has the same feel to them, but not quite the same. Both focus on interests and hobbies as well as day-to-day life. 
report Recommended by MisaTange
In both animes the characters form a band in the school, and discover there their passion for music (in Utapri is more evident even before they form the band, but with time this starts getting more and more clear). And the most important thing: amazing songs! 
report Recommended by ren6
If you ever liked music, or musical anime drives you.. OR MUSIC FEELS is what you are looking for.. then I think K-ON delivers these feels the same way ShiUso did.. Both anime have music as catalyst for enjoyment even tho they have different stories. It's just, I have both their tracks in my playlist all the time. 
report Recommended by shirou19
Do you like an amazingly written plot which actually moves forward very subtly and an outstanding cast of cute, all-female characters? Both K-On as well as New Game have this in store for you! Both animes are about an all-female cast having fun together, while subtly reaching a goal which doesn't seem obvious at the time but is revealed at the end. Just as in K-on, New Game has this awesome chemistry between all the characters, as they're all friends working towards the same goal. They eat and drink together, have fun together and work hard together. Both shows rely heavily on cuteness and comedy,  read more 
report Recommended by Razovy
Yama no Susume and K-On are both slice-of-life anime surrounding the lives of a number of cute girls and their hobbies of some sort, Yama no Susume being hiking and K-On's being music. They also just aren't random skits like a good amount of slice-of-life shows, but actually have a little plot and a small amount of character development. Yama no Susume has short episodes though while K-On is a full-length show. 
report Recommended by Fujaku
They have weird antics and activities in their Club 
report Recommended by worldvision
No, K-On is not yuri, however if you like the art style of Sakura Trick, you will like the art style of K-On, because they share the SAME art style. I saw a bit of K-ON and wondered why the art style looked so similar, because I already seen it.

On other notes, both anime have a light hearted comedy feeling to it, K-On obviously missing the romance. Art style is just so cute through! 
report Recommended by hao446
gdgd Fairies really is a one of a kind anime and so finding a similar show is difficult. I'd say the main appeal of gdgd though is the conversations between the three primary girls that take place. Based on this I'd say K-ON! could be a good alternative as this is also primarily driven by the conversations made by the female cast, although with K-ON! it is 4 girls which later grows to 5. The humour differs a fair bit but the overall tone in both is light-hearted and fun. 
report Recommended by KurtJP35
Both are really funny and light hearted anime, although Nozaki-kun only has one cute girl while K-ON! has more. 
report Recommended by SilverChariotx
Both are slice-of-life stories that focus on the antics of high school girls.

K-on is a more realistic tone than Nichijou's slapstick humor, but both shows are lighthearted and fun to watch.  
report Recommended by Zogger568
Both made by Kyoto Animation and has a high school setting.
K-On is focused on light music club, drinking tea, eating cake, having a fun time being less serious and more "Moe"
Hibike! Euphonium is focused on brass band music , more "mature" and serious while keeping a certain cuteness of its own.  
report Recommended by Gurush
Both are about cute moe girls that are dedicated to accomplishing something (Publishing a manga magazine, forming a light music club, etc.) The characters and humor is similar too. Mangirl progresses at a lightning fast pace though, since each episode is only 3 minutes long. 
report Recommended by Xybirk
If you loved To-Love-Ru then you'll love K-On too.
K-On has a great sense of humour and and has a lot of kawaii moments, if you thought LaLa was funny wait until you meet these girls.

K-On is the only anime I really laughed at and enjoyed properly since To-Love-Ru. 
report Recommended by DavidStrife7
The story starts as the Main Character enters a new school year. Both shows almost has the same personality with each character-- Renge as Yui, Natsumi as Ritsu, Hotaru as Mugi, and Komari as Mio. Every episodes of these series can be considered as a stress reliever that later ends into a very heartwarming feeling. The plot tackles about the cast's daily life which gradually strengthen their friendship and bond with each other. So, to sum things up, both shows is definitely not a waste of time to watch. 
report Recommended by S0rahana
Both anime are great. The thing that i found similar in them is there r only girls and there relationships, no boys, no perents or any thing like that. only girls and there friendship. 
report Recommended by Sabeeh
Similar story with young girls and music but AKB0048 have more actions with its musical space opera.  
report Recommended by akbfan
Both are really crazy slice of life shows with cute girls. The only difference is that Joshiraku's focus is not on music, though it doesn't really focus on rakugo too, it's just kind of a context for the show, and maybe this one, specially in its first four episodes, it's crazier and more self-aware than K-ON, and it's not as cute either, but it has really good designs, specially with how J.C. Staff went all out to animate it. 
report Recommended by MohitVermillion
Both focus on a small group of girls in a school club together overlooked by a teacher that visits them often, nearly identical styles of humor, and very similar traits between characters from both. However, while the overall theme of K-On is very light hearted the whole time, Gakkou Gurashi touches on heavier subjects. 
report Recommended by ViviKitty
Both K-On and Aria are strong in conveying a relaxing atmosphere through pleasing visuals and a very beautiful soundtrack.
While the shows might seem rather different on first sight, the concepts are largely the same. You get to watch a small group of friends grow subtly, but steadily, going on little escapades or just acting in their respective environment.
Characters are strong in very similar ways (including all stereotypes and relationships), the melancholic and slightly nostalgic development and conclusion invoke very similar feelings.
Moreover I would recommend watching Aria first, since it is (imo) more successful in overcoming stereotypes and offering a broader experience,  read more 
report Recommended by Anonatsuhe
Long Riders has the same feel as K-On!, juz with bicycles instead of a band. Characterization almost mirrors well: both have long-haired shoujos, tsun-ish shoujos, demure-ish shoujos, genki-ish shoujos, yep. Best of all, both have main leads who are ditsy and clueless, brimming with passion on what they get fond of, both even have reliable imoutos.

If you're into overflowing with cutesy and diabeetus, then these shows are for you. 
report Recommended by GiancarloLS
Both are made from KyoAni. Both have very similar feel despite having different type of background (highschool vs working woman) 
report Recommended by laistrogian
It is basically the same thing just without a soul eater flare to it. There is no over arcing plot. Just a group of cute moe girls doing whatever each episode. If Soul Eater Not was made the same time K-ON was made, it would have been very popular but it's not. And to be honest it feels out of place with the rest of line in the spring season. But as I digress, if you really like Soul Eater Not then K-On is right for you and vice versa 
report Recommended by komet3
Aikatsu and K-On both involve music and school life. They both have a group of female characters who want to achieve their dreams/goals. 
report Recommended by kitkatcherry12
K-on! And Yuru Yuri♪♪ are both very energetic animes, something that you would both watch and feel a fat off smile after each episode. The reason why I would recommend watching K-on! Is because they both have the same sorta building blocks as each other. They both contain cute little girls, and both about their daily lives, which are situated around their highschool club. However the main difference would be is that K-on! Is more solely based around achieving a certain goal, whereas Yuru Yuri♪♪ tries to become more funny rather than focusing a big plot. 
report Recommended by IXau
Both are about group of girls having fun. Yeah, it's this 'cute girls doing cute things' type. Everyday life of girls with cute art, also with slice of life themes. Really similar feeling. 
report Recommended by TenshiNoYume
Both are comedy, school and slice of life anime. 
report Recommended by kvadosh
Both are about high school girls that create a band, and both are super cute & moe~  
report Recommended by vokisa
You're looking for a relaxing and genuinely funny anime, which also has nice and likable characters that you'll start feeling as old friends while you progress watching? Well that's basically what K-On does, making us feel good just by following the Houkago's simple daily life, and Tanaka-kun does it too and very well.  
report Recommended by TimberCloud
K-ON! is in my opinion the original Love Live. Both feature cute girls doing cute things, friendship and trying to be in a band/idol group. It's K-ON, and if you're new to anime and just so happened to miss out on the original then be sure to check it out. 
report Recommended by simsoyzeta
The main focus of these shows is cute girls doing awesome things. In K-On they play music, in Yama no Susume they climb mountains. In K-On the main character has no musical ability; in Yama no Susume the main character is afraid of heights. The music in K-On is great; the visuals in Yama no Susume is amazing. The second season of K-On is twice as long as the first and the second season of Yama no Susume is 8 times longer than the first. The shows are both about strengthening friendships by participating in an activity together. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
Pure moe and kawaii, both of them are very relaxing and good to watch after day of hard work. 
report Recommended by Vizvezdenec
Its Very Funny And Both Random Anime's
But The Only Thing Different Is K-ON! Plays With Music 
report Recommended by JasmineNFO
the art is somehow similar and
both are slice of life too. 
report Recommended by ultimoo
This anime is also about a group of girls and they're also cute! 
report Recommended by leti_
Yes i know k-on has no supernatural.
Both shows have a group of cute girls doing mundane things, yet at the same time they both deal with personal hardships and undergo character development. They both have a sensei mentor that helps them. They're both irresistibly cute.

Both shows are about personal growth. They're not particularly plot heavy, yet have a continuous narrative that shows how much the characters have changed.  
report Recommended by CartoonTyphoon
Cute comedy about a group of little girls.
Both have a high production value as well.  
report Recommended by HooHiraiBunny
Same school girl life, pretty similar graphic, loads of friendship involved in both shows. 
report Recommended by bL4Ck84
Both are moe anime that are funny. Both characters are really cute and the characters have a wide variety of personalities, from the crazy/insane Ritsu/Mitsuba, to the silent/moe Mio/Hitoha. There are other teachers involved in the craziness, especially Yabe/Sawako.

BEWARE: Mitsudomoe is MUCH, MUCH stranger than K-ON. 
report Recommended by MisaTange
Teekyuu has a similar setup as K-On!, only with Tennis instead of music. Teekyuu is also...a bit more random.
A Yui and Kanae are pretty much the same character, except Kanae is a bit more stupid.
Also, Yui is the same as Azu-nyan. 
report Recommended by EnjeruHimura
Both are about a group of girls, with comedy at times 
report Recommended by Nagato198
Both about a group of people trying to do one thing or another, and kind of more of an anime made for girls 
report Recommended by Nagato198
both ahave the focus on music and comedy. they have a "feel good" theme as well. and both are well worth a watch:) 
report Recommended by alstore
The art is similar,the feel of both anime are also alike: Fun filled slice of life situation comedy type feel 
report Recommended by samseison
Both shows are a about a group of young girls that come together starting as strangers then become a close tightknit group of friends with each of their own quirky personalities that contrast and compliment each other. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
A group of high schoolers form a band. In K-On! it's four girls in the light music club forming a rock band, and in Sakamichi no Apollon it's four guys playing jazz together. 
report Recommended by Numi
Four teenager girls with different personalities, a dream of playing in a band, and slice of life. Natsuiro has more fantasy and K-On is more school-life oriented but both are pretty similar. 
report Recommended by Jacut
Get pulled into the unfamiliar world, the main character don't have any idea of what she should do.
However both are highly motivated, by different reasons. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
When I first saw Yui, I thought it's Yurie.They are pretty similar , both are shy,clumsy, but motivated girls. And just as from Yurie everyone espected much, the same was from Yui, from the music club members..Even if the series are defferent , the ideea is the same in my opinion. 
report Recommended by fumoffu_u
Both are high school series, and the main character join a club which it dosen't fit for her but after time she likes it. 
report Recommended by Ran_chan
Musical moe anyone? Piano is a more serious anime whilst K-On is more outrageous. 
report Recommended by ArtRodriguez
The only real similiarity between the two is that they both has a group of cute high school girls. Don't watch them right after each other. Why? All the female characters are sweet that you will get an insulin rush!!

Oh!! and neither have major storylines. They are both fun to watch and enjoy. If you want something deep, neither of these will do it for you. 
report Recommended by Dodecahedron-O24
Wonderful school time anime.Be amazed how one can find its talent within a school club. 
report Recommended by sakurahiuga
Both about bands starting up with a couple good friends. Kaikan Phrase is darker than K-on but goes a lot more into the music.The band in Kaikan Phrase is also serious about being a band as a profession rather than just a high school club. 
report Recommended by misa98765
A lot of resemblance to the art and the characters personalities. Although both animes give totally different vibes than each other, if you enjoy the characters of this show then you probably will enjoy K-Ons characters.. 
report Recommended by gigglingidiot
Both have the same light atmosphere, and both of them has carefree girls.
 
report Recommended by killerBee1345
Another anime revolving around cuteness done right. Moe characters, humor based on situations that are both funny and cute at the same time. Great as a way to boost your spirits when feeling drab or tired. 
report Recommended by iSee
Both are involved with club activities.
Boku wa's OP is very similar with K-ON!'s 2nd season OPs.
Both have Blonde Ojou-sama's. 
report Recommended by Zakkyliar
The characters are EXACTLY that same. If you find yourself laughing out loud with K-on! then you will most definitely get the same reaction with Acchi Kocchi. 
report Recommended by 13grica
A group of friends form a club. This club is a Manga club/editor. But in the process do other random things besides drawing Manga.

Similar character and personalities  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
4 girls-Best friends(K-on!, Azusa is excluded from this recommendation :P)
1. K-on! and Milky Holmes is mainly on the fun and laughter the 4 friends bring, but not the main thing that brings them together.(K-on!-Light Music Club, Milky Holmes-Academy and good friends as detectives) They display similar character traits, like Mio-Herc(Elly), Yui-Sherlock(Sheryl), Ritsu-Nero, Mugi-Cordelia. More on friendship than main theme. 
report Recommended by bakacaterpie
Both series has cute girls in a group that follows more of a slice of life story telling rather than a direct/linear story.

The girls in both series are considered best friends and live their school life at their fullest every day. They have fun through various activities whether it's for entertainment, random, or just something to pass time by.

 
report Recommended by Stark700
The similarities of these 2 animes are they have music,in Mermaid Melody they gonna save the sea from the sea demons while in K-on they have to save there club from being disband....Yui and Luchia are likely the same beacuse they are both clumsy...and the musics of K-on is very awesome and there last music Graduation Is Not The End makes me cry....that song is for Azu-Nyan.... 
report Recommended by arielle_kon24
K-on and Toradora both have students who go to school. These anime are both a slice-of-life. Toradora focuses more on romance while K-on focuses more on music and friendship. 
report Recommended by 182pop
On anime focuses on music, the other in manga, but both have somethings in common, like determination, passion and talent in their respective art, though one of the girls in K-on didn't learn how to play the guitar until later on.  
report Recommended by Mugen900
Both K-on and Saki are about school clubs as well as the characters lives both in and out of school. The shows also have many yuri/shoujo ai undertone moments in them, since both casts are mostly all female. 
report Recommended by jaded-eagle
Both are slice of life anime with a carefree feel that you can't help but enjoy. 
report Recommended by Marquis_D_Luffy
Tamayura is essentially a more light heart version of K-on that uses photography instead of music. 
report Recommended by komic
If you really like music anime series, try Nana / K-ON!. Both series are about music bands, trying to get famous. Warning though, Nana has more drama in to it and is more mature. K-ON! is more kawai and about school girls. 
report Recommended by Nerdo
they both about music 
report Recommended by aikalynn19
Both are relaxing, funny animes, that don't have overly complex and confusing plots, and have cute art styles. 
report Recommended by HatchetGirl
I recommend these two anime series together due to their cute and "moe" nature, and also because they are not ecchi at all. They are both innocent enough for children and hardcore feminists(like myself) to watch and not be offended or scarred for life. Both are essentially a group of cute girls doing what they do in life. 
report Recommended by Pikangie
Mio's voice actor (Yōko Hikasa) voices a character which visually looks similar and sounds identical! You'll get a real kick from imagining a perverted version of Mio in crazy situations. Also for back up Ritsu's voice actor (Satomi Satou) voices her best friend, though she doesnt really sound like Ritsu in this. 
report Recommended by JleeLink
Both anime's sertting taken place at school and the characters are both in a Club & eat snack all the time.......cheerful character with awesome art.
But k on is more of a music & comedy with 0 romance and senkyo is more of romance, harem & drama kind of anime 
report Recommended by SnowLife