Aria the Origination, Amanchu! Recommendations
Wholesome daily life anime about (mainly) cute girls and their water-related activities. Both by the same author.
If you enjoyed Aria, you'll probably also enjoy Amanchu.
- Both of them were directed by the same person, Junichi Satou.
- Both anime have the same mood, being a slice of life without much happening most of the time, but whose characters easy to like and get involved with.
- They are both also set in a quiet and happy town, and people go there explicitly to travel in the sea (in Aria's case, it's above water, in Amanchu's case, it's below water).
- Amanchu has Aria references popping out from time to time, including "pseudo-cameos" of characters that are really similar to Aria's main characters and have