Yotsuba reads like a heavily remixed version of Azumanga Daioh. Both are by Kiyohiko Azuma, and both should be prescribed remedies for the blues. Nothing on earth is a more potent cheerer-upper than Azuma's works =)))
Well, what's not similar? They are made by the same mangaka. They are both slice-of-life stories featuring young girls... doing strange, stupid, random, but funny things. And doesn't Chiyo-chan remind you of Yotsuba? (Facial wise... they have completely different... IQ points...)
An obvious read for fans of the Azugirls. While Yotsuba doesn't have Osaka, it does have a nice flow and whatnot from not being in the 4-koma format. It also features the titular character of Yotsuba, who is slightly reminiscent of Chiyo, mixed with all the curiosity of a five year old.
They are both written by the same author, Kiyohiko Azuma, are slice-of-life style manga's, are mostly centered around female characters, and have no real deep plot to them, while still being an entertaining and adorable read.
Both of these series are written by Kiyohiko Azuma, though "Azumanga Daioh" is generally a yonkoma-style manga (four-panel) and "Yotsubato!"/"Yotsuba&!" is not. Both are slice of life, cute and generally innocent. They are comical and rarely ever get very serious or romantic, but the characters are memorable and fun. "Azumanga Daioh" has already ended and "Yotsubato!" is still being written.
This is actually very simple. They are both similar, comedic and childish. They both are also from the same mangaka. Yotsuba& is maybe a little more childish than Azumanga Daioh. They are both very easy and quick to read. :3
little girls who like to discover the world everyday by their ways,
Yotsuba&! is a bit funnier.
Ryuushika Ryuushika has a great art, and fully colored
If you wanted to read Youtsuba@! by Abe, Yoshitoshi's way, I recommend you Ryuushika Ryuushika
About a little girl who always wants to know about everything and discover new things around her, in her daily life. She mostly interacts with her family and neighbour (but in Yotsuba&! she also interacts with her father's friends). Both manga are full are comedy.
Yotsuba&! and Ryuushika Ryuushika follow the every day adventures of two sweet, imaginative girls, that look at their surroundings in a new light. They are appealing with their clever, witty dialogue that put a spin on the lifes everyday occurrences.
Both series revolve around the daily thoughts and activities of a young girl and her family/friends. Often providing an innocent, humorous, yet interesting take on things people may take for granted, such as weather, foods, animals, and more.
This manga centers around a young girl, Ryushika, and her family and the daily shenanigans she gets up to because of her extensive and colorful imagination, just like Yotsuba. It's a sweet slice of life with comedic elements to it but focuses mainly on Ryushika and her siblings, instead of a parents (though they appear in the story too).
Simple slice of life stories. Both series consist of a small cast of characters including a young girl who is energetic, curious, and outgoing. Their personalities are similar and is often on the look out to discover new things in their lives. The relationship they develop with characters throughout their perspective stories is also something to take notice of. As a slice of life show, both series have a lot of realism and although lacks a complex story, makes it up with its unique comedy. I recommend both series for anyone interested looking for fun and laughter, especially those who are keen on checking out slice of life. read more
Although the plots are not very similar to each other, the feel is very alike. They both have cute kids that are super duper funny and many other similarities. Yotsuba is longer by a lot though but, at the time I am writing this, there are 25 chapters of Barakamon and that is longer than a lot of other manga. After reading all the available chapters I was left wanting for more.
How does a view of the world of a 5-year old match the world of Alpha and Kokone?
You couldn't expect the discovery of the world by a 5-year old to be as peaceful and calm as YKK, but there are moments (like the astronomy) where things just work out right.
There's more humor in Yotsuba, the artwork is of a very good quality, and the characters around her are well crafted. Well worth checking it out.
If you don't read Japanese, then the French translations by Kurowawa.fr are released much quicker than the English translations, and can be bought from online french booksellers.
Both are lighthearted slice of life series with a calm mood and serene atmosphere. They provide insight on everyday experiences without complex storytelling but retains its realism. The main characters from both series can be relatable and often interesting to see what their daily interests are. If you're the type of fan who is interested in a slice of life series with honesty and elegance, then I recommend these two titles.
Yotsubato! and Flying Witch has a similar atmospheric setting (similar to feeling of countryside). Their storytelling expresses slice of life content with credible intentions and crafts an elegant vibe. Both series' main female protagonist are also curious about the wonders of their world as we see their daily adventures. Recommended for manga readers of any age and genre.
Do note that Flying Witch also has some fantasy themes.
Incredibly relaxing slice-of-life + comedy manga in which most chapters consist of a single day and have much of the same innocent humor of discovering new things. Both share a diverse cast spanning different age groups, as well as due to both occurring in small towns there is a sense of community and family in the cast as most people know each other. Flying Witch has elements of magic/supernatural, but Yotsuba handles even day to day activities like cleaning as magical experiences so it leads to the same types of experiences in the two.
Very strong in the slice of life theme, neither has any real story, yet is better than many others with. Both Yotsuba and Akari see the world in a very innocent way, both very enjoyable. Yotsuba&! is more comedy oriented than Aria, though.
The genre of both is best described as slice-of-life. Both deal with the generally calm and relaxing details of a character's everyday existence. The chief similarity between Yotsuba and Akari is that both are eternal optimists who find wonder in everything they experience. Akari is able to reflect in a more sophisticated way on the wonders she discovers, but both characters' initial reactions are often comical in their intensity.
There is a strong feeling of slice of life in both Aria and Yotsubato. Both series has an elegant atmosphere and details everyday experiences at its finest through storytelling. Whether it's indoors or out in the community, there is elegance with its background settings. Both series' main characters can also be very fun to get attached to because of their diverse personalities. Anyone who wants a bite out of slice of life must seek these two series out. In my eyes, it doesn't get more classic than this.
Both stories are about a little girl and how she goes around doing whatever she does. In Shirogane no Nina there is a little more emphasis on the main male character, however both portray the same innocence of the main female lead.
Shirogane no Nina and Yotsubato are classic slice of life stories. The main female protagonist have similar personalities and is always curious about the world around them. Through interactions with other character, they learn more about life and its fundamentals. Both series lack a general story/arc but makes it up for its charming comedy. The dialogues also convey itself naturally with articulate standards of realism. I recommend both series for anyone interested in a charming slice of life of the coming ages.
Nina often feels like an older version of Yotsuba. The two manga have similar a atmosphere, although the other characters in Shirogane no Nina get a fair amount of focus, while Yotsubato is mostly focused on Yotsuba.
Both are stories about a single dad raising an adorable little girl. Both have elements of innocence and wonder, and both are sweet and funny. I think Yotsuba&! is more funny than Usagi Drop, but Usagi Drop is better at portraying the realities of daily life with a young child.
Before Chapter 25, there are quite a few similarities between Usagi Drop and Yotsuba&! - namely, the fact that both of these mangas feature a grown man raising a child on their own. Even then, their approaches do have some important differences, namely the fact that Yotsuba&! is primarily told from the perspective of the child whilst Usagi Drop is told from the perspective of the parent.
I like to think of Yotsuba&! as a shining example of a "feel-good" read in that this is the kind of manga you'll want to pick up if you're feeling down and you need a mood booster. There's something rather reinvigorating to be found whilst reading the exploits of a toddler and the adults around her as she takes such delight with the mundane. It's impossible to read this manga without grinning or laughing at least once... you know, unless you're the kind of person who hates anything remotely light-hearted.
Usagi Drop on the other hand shows a man without any experience with children trying to raise a young girl that nobody else wants to raise because she's a bastard child. Don't let this fool you though, because Usagi Drop is quite an endearing and light-hearted read. It shows Daikichi learning about what it takes to be a good parent and we get some rather nice characters along the way like Yukari and Kouki.
Now this is where we discuss how your mileage will definitely vary between the two. Yotsuba&! has been publishing irregularly for 10+ years and Kiyohiko Azuma did state that he has no intentions of ending Yotsuba&! any time soon. The overall approach to the manga is incredibly SOL-oriented to the point where each chapter is more or less a self-contained story. Is there continuity in Yotsuba&!? Of course! Events from past chapters are referenced every now and then, but that still doesn't change the fact that the manga has a sort of episodic structure to it. Character development isn't one of Yotsuba&!'s strong suits either as in the 10+ years that this manga's been publishing, virtually every character is more or less identical to when they started out. There have been minor changes over time, don't get me wrong but there hasn't been anything substantial in terms of development that's worth talking about. Yeah... Yotsuba&! isn't the kind of manga you'd want to read if you're after an intricate plot with multi-faceted individuals.
The same can't exactly be said about Usagi Drop. Whilst the first ~24 chapters are certainly very similar to how Yotsuba&!'s always been, the remaining chapters are more or less an entirely different beast altogether. A time skip occurs where Rin ends up a teenager and Daikichi's well into his late 40s/early 50s and by this point, Usagi Drop gets bizarre as it covers Rin's growing [i]romantic[/i] feelings for Daikichi. Yeah... to this day, I question what the fuck Yumi Unita was on when she thought this up. I would say that you could only focus on the first ~24 or so chapters but the problem is that Usagi Drop is 62 chapters long so all this Rin/Daikichi romance crap goes on for ~60% of the manga's run. It's kinda hard to NOT look past this bullshit when it takes up the majority of the manga's runtime.
Utlimately, I prefer Yotsuba&! but Usagi Drop isn't without merit. Just do yourself a favour and don't read past Chapter 24 of Usagi Drop and you should be good. Anyway, that's all for now! Peace :) read more
Both are laid-back manga with relatively young male characters trying to raise little girls. While Yotsubato! is told more from the child's (Yotsuba's) point of view, Usagi Drop is told more from the dad's (Daikichi's) point of view.
Usagi Drop probably has a more calm feel than Yotsubato!, and is a touch more dramatic. But it's still very cute with a nice art style.
(Warning: If you read Usagi Drop, stop after volume 7. Yes, that's not very long, but trust me, the plot starts to go downhill in volume 8.)
The two stories indulge in the slice of life aspect of two young naive innocent little girls. Both manga's show the joy and struggles of raising children. The Tone & narrative of both manga's are very funny, which in turn makes every page exciting and intoxicating wanting more and more with no dull moments.
The story is really different, But both they are amazing slice of life mangas with comedy. They're both really cute. Otoyomegatari is more serious, and is less easygoing than Yotsubato, But they both have the same feeling to it and if you like the one, you'll like the other.
If you loved Yotsuba, then you will absolutely love Crayon Shin-Chan too! Both manga series are about children at the age of 5. They are both a little bit rude, crazy and not really smart. But they are really funny as well! Yotsuba and Crayon Shin-Chan both have short stories. Every chapter is a new adventure. A must read for every manga comedy fan out there!
Both have a lot of the same type of for-the-older-audience type of humor, where nostalgia of the reader is a big part in it. Ichigo Mashimaro has a bit more of a focus on this, and because of that more often has jokes that will possibly go over the head of the younger audience, but this doesn't really have a detrimental effect on the overall quality as its usually small stuff or things you wouldn't notice if you wouldn't get it.
The two series also have a large focus on typical slice of life day-to-day going ons, basically both are about cute girls doing cute things in cute ways
Both of these series can also be greatly, and easily, enjoyed by anyone of any age and even people who aren't into these types of series.  read more
Curious cute little girl doing cute stuff in the strangest way possible is the premise of these comedy manga both catering to the male demographic (whether Yotsuba is seinen or shounen is still arguable so let's generalize that). Art in both are greatly similar to one another - simple yet appealing.
Both series represent slice of life with creative fun and a lighthearted atmosphere. Although they deal with a different premise, both series consist of a wonderful cast of characters with sincere comedy. The every day events and interactions these characters formulate moments that you can't help but smile. Shinryaku Ika Musume adapts more fantasy tropes while Yotsubato takes on a realistic route with its direction. Recommended for fans of slice of life.
Slice of life series that adapts comedy with different perspectives. Both manga has a female protagonist who has more of a clever and mischievous personality. The relationships they form with others is refreshing with a sense of fun when it comes to conversations. And despite not portraying a direct story, both series has a good set of themes when presenting their narratives.
Children and child-like girls under the care of an older relative. Umaru and Yotsuba are childish characters that cause mischief for their caretakers making their lives troublesome but interesting. While Umaru is older than Yotsuba they both share a carefree and vibrant personality. The themes are also different with Himouto! Umaru-chan using Otaku culture such as video games and anime/manga in its humor, while Yotsuba follows a more general slice of life theme and a child's curiosity. Though the themes may be different the implementation and execution of said themes are handled in a similar way.
Overall they are both enjoyable slice of life manga sharing a child/parent relationship and in Himouto! Umaru-chan's case, younger sister/older brother. read more
Both are gentle slice-of-life manga with themes of childhood and growing up. The two manga share curious protagonists, and the stories focus on their often comedic interactions with fellow characters and their discovery of new experiences and people.
If you can keep an open mind towards Neko Musume Michikusa Nikki's more supernatural elements in comparison to Yotsubato!, you will likely enjoy one series if you enjoyed the other.
Simple SOL series depicting the experiences a young girl as she tackles everyday life. Both series has lighthearted comedy with realism and interactions with others. While lacking complex story arcs, it makes it up with the creative way it depicts everyday life. Joshikausei is noticeable for its absence of dialogues. Recommended for fans of slice of life.
similar laidback SOL comedy about a man raising his daughter, both have realistic art styles, which reflects the realistic characters, I'd say if you liked the art, humor, and general feel of Yotsuba you'll enjoy Sen to Man (except Yotsuba's reaction faces are way better)
main difference is that the daughter in Sen to Man is already in Junior High, so she acts more independent and grumpy (like a real teenager)
Both are slice of life stories featuring young children, their single guardian, and the people around them. They're pretty episodic, featuring sweet and funny stories (sometimes even sad). Both are really cute with similar feels and will probably appeal to fans of the other!
The story isn't similar, but both are very funny, crazy manga's with an easy plot line.
Yotsuba & focuses on daily life, Hataraku Maou-sama! High School! focuses on our favorite characters from the main series going to school together. Both are slice of life manga's.
Imagine if Yotsuba was split into three separate pre-school girls. That pretty much summarizes Mitsuboshi Colors.
There's really no simpler way to describe it. The comedy style and the character interactions are just that similar.
Hotman is the dramatic version of Yotsuba with a single father, who would be similar to Jumbo, raising his group of daughters as he struggles financially. Hotman is essentially a combination of Great Teacher Onizuka and Yotsuba with a mix of some romantic drama aimed at a mature audience.
I'm only at the first volume of Kobato so I don't know how much emphasis is there on the supernatural part later , but the beginning reminded me a lot of Yotsuba&! because both mangas show every day life in a really heart warming way .
Yotsuba follows the daily randomness and amazement with everything of its titular heroine. She's got a screw or two lose/is mentally disabled and likes smiling as she gets involved with the family next-door, after moving to a new town. It's purely slice-of-life and - in the first five volumes, at least - has no real direction.
Chinatsu, like Yotsuba, follows the life of its titular heroine after she moves to a new town. Unlike Yotsuba, Chinatsu comes across like a person, despite of her friendliness and cheerful, smiling nature, and it's easy to understand why everyone come to love her. There's a touch of romance and some moving drama in Chinatsu - the angelic heroine finding herself involved with her future boyfriend/best friend's possible parent divorce woes and, from time to time, using her 'healing' voice to help them.
Slice-of-life aside, one of the things that links the two closely is the clouded pasts of the heroines. Neither Chinatsu nor Yotsuba's parent confusion is cleared up straight away, and in the case of Chinatsu her mother's past is an important part of the story.
Chinatsu was created by one of the best artists around. Definitely the best at slice-of-life I've come across. So, in my opinion, Chinatsu is better than the far more well-known Yotsuba. read more
Both series are full of innocence and dreams. It has children's power of making everything new and magic. Whereas "papa told me" feels older and more refined, yotsubato has a faster pace but they are both refreshing stories worth opening a dreaming window with a soft heart.
There aren't many other series that can take a perfectly safe, idealized world and make it feel so realistic and well-done. Kimi Ni Todoke may be the more dramatic of the two, but the feeling you get from it is the same as Yotsuba&.
They both have a lil kid who is learning and discovering about the world as a main character, so for those who like that kind of manga they might like Ano Ko no Ie. So far Ano Ko no Ie seems more mature and not as comic as Yotsubato, but its still quite good.
Looking for some relaxing slice of life? The answer is here. Both Yotsubato and Non Non Biyori are classic examples of how slice of life is portrayed. The main female character has a curious personality with a fascination of the world. The relationships that exists in both series are also charming with great focus on their lives. The quiet and serene atmosphere of both series are excellently portrayed. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a bite at slice of life.