Non Non Biyori, Barakamon Recommendations

Non Non Biyori
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Did you know that free play in nature is paramount in developing empathy?

In both anime a protagonist from the city moves to a rural area.
After scratching their head at the lack of technology,
they make friends, play and enjoy a happy and free lifestyle,
be it fishing, bug catching, and whatnot.

Both are very lighthearted slice-of-life.
report Recommended by Ryander
Suddenly, the hero(ine) decided to move to countryside to break free from the hustle and the bustle of everyday city life. Comedy may not be both of strong points of the series however, the country environment is enough to make you relax.
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
A main character living away from the crowded cities. The essence of a slice of life show. Non Non Biyori and Barakamon gives off a charming elegance with its atmosphere and setting. Both series may lack a linear storyline or complex plot twists. However, they make it up with its exquisite adaptation of its comedy. The dialogues are engaging, the characters are realistic, and the relationship dynamics are memorable. I recommend both series for anyone who is looking for a fun slice of life show.
report Recommended by Stark700
Peaceful atmosphere
Settings in a peaceful countryside
Where the people are so warm to new faces
Beautiful arts & musics
Jokes are funny especially if you don't ready.. They'll bit you like mosquito(s) xD
A little kid (girl) as one of the main characters
Oasis for your heart

If you like one of them, please check the other one
It'll be worth of your time
If you need peaceful anime, this two will calm your heart :)
report Recommended by Ray_Light
Both anime revolve about a character who moves to a remote place wich is not as modern as the cities whe are used to.
They both are slice of life with realy good humor.
And they both have that cute character we all like.
I realy think people will like both if they like one of it.
What are you waiting fot? Watch it already!
report Recommended by newdawn
> Both are pretty slice of lifes...
> Both are calm,and cool,making you relax with the natures scenes...
> Both make reflections about the life and what's true beautifull in live it...
> Both have some comedy too...

The only diference,is about the MC,because in Barakamon,is a guy and a little girl,while in Non Non Biyori is a group of four girls...

In the end,they are vey nice and enjoyable... if you liked one,you will like the other...
report Recommended by Montinihabato13
Due to certain events relating to family, the starting protagonist is now living in the countryside after moving from Tokyo. They discover the adventure of their new lifestyle, with a mischievous number of friends leading the way. Both shows take their time to create a refreshing yet humorous atmosphere, enriching the beauty of the countryside exceptionally well.
report Recommended by Neraizel
There are many similar things that I experienced while watching them.

First of all they both sooth me like there's no tomorrow, it's so relaxing to watch them, really a stress reliever.

Secondly they have this super cute adorable child characters which are so much fun to watch, kids are just awesome, I really enjoyed that. (PS I am not into lolicon, Okay!?)

Thirdly the setting in a remote place far away from the crowded city or crowded places in general. This setting in a village, I just love it!

And there are many more things like friendship, teamwork, heartwarming   read more
report Recommended by nyraaf
Both are set in idyllic rural areas. We see the characters enjoying small things in life. Summer vacation in the countryside is also a common theme. Both the shows are soothing, hilarious and surprisingly insightful. The carefree nature of the characters is infectious, they make the viewer realize that we are as happy as we choose to be.
report Recommended by Coldblade
Simple anime . They live simple but happy lives.
The comedy is really good in this anime . It's peaceful when you thought it's just a boring anime of them living in the country side yet they show you different kind of fun things to while you''re there, surrounded by good people.
-Character designs are good and cute
-Backgrounds are peaceful and calm to look at
-Kouhai loves senpai (lol whut, but iz true)
-The weird jokes surrounding it
-Country people. Weird country people.
report Recommended by MysticCosmos
One thing which is integral to both of these shows is relaxing atmosphere set in rural parts of Japan. Most of the cast in both shows consists of young children although, Barakamon's main character is adult unlike NNB where adults are supporting cast.
report Recommended by opasnimiki
Barakamon and Non Non Biyori. Both introduce a character from Tokyo, from the big city to a place in the countryside, where he learns about his traditions and culture, and relates to the people of the town, and more with a group of children. Both convey the beauty of nature, the innocence of childhood, the value of friends, and the few things that life offers you, which can become a great treasure.
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
I think both series are very similar because i felt the same way while i was watching them, both are very relaxing "slice of life" with good comedy.

The plot has a big similarity, both animes follow the life of someone that move to the country, and there, this character meet country children.

If you liked one of them, I'm almost sure you'll like the other.

report Recommended by diegorogo
Both portray life in the country side of Japan where the characters are quite deprived of technology and shows how beautiful and peaceful the world is. It makes us appreciate those times when we are connected to nature. There are also quite some funny moments added in. And more cute things.
report Recommended by Blind-1
The main characters, Hotaru in Non Non Biyori and Handa in Barakamon both move from city to countryside at the beginning.
Both series show a simple, pure and happy lifestyle away from crowded and noisy cities. If you are fond of the atmosphere of one anime, I'm sure you'll like the other one.
Renge in Non Non Biyori and Naru in Barakamon are both cute pupil lolis, so Lolicon can also enjoy them.
report Recommended by lee960707
Rural life, character relationships over the story, really soothing/relaxing.
Both shows share the same concept, MC moving to rural area from a city and adapting to the life there.
report Recommended by Salokannel2
-Both anime tell about heartwarming slice of life.
-Both anime take place in village, where technology is not as advanced in the city.
-Both anime involve children as the important element in story.
report Recommended by Ranseurs
These anime are very similar is many aspects and they both contain:
- A main character that move to a small town and adapt to their new environment
- Young kids that show the new member around the town and become good friends
- Set in the countryside with a town of small population
- Similar sounding and soothing soundtracks
- Large amount of episodes include the kids playing outside and exploring
- A perfect mix of relaxation, comedy, happiness and "cuteness"
report Recommended by Farks
Both these shows are spectacular examples of the slice of life genre. They both have settings in countryside Japan and follow the adventures of children having fun being children. Barakamon has more of a plot in that there is a running backstory in all of the episodes, which can be good or bad, depending on your preference. In both shows, a main character moves to the countryside from Tokyo, and they both come to love the countryside.
report Recommended by indigoyam
Both involve a urban life character moving to a rural area and befriending a hyperactive, lovable child and all of her friends. As the MC slowly adjusts to their new life, they learn and experience the wonders of the countryside.

While Barakamon does have a minor plot, overall they are more or less pure slice-of-life animes.
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