Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Barakamon. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Barakamon

10. Dagashi Kashi
9. Tsuritama
8. Interviews With Monster Girls
7. Amagi Brilliant Park
6. Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
5. Non Non Biyori
4. Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)
3. March comes in like a lion (3-gatsu no Lion)
2. Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)
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10. Dagashi Kashi

Dagashi KashiSynopsis – Out in the countryside stands a sweet shop run by the Shikada family for nine generations: Shikada Dagashi, a small business selling traditional Japanese candy. However, despite his father’s pleas, Kokonotsu Shikada, an aspiring manga artist, adamantly refuses to inherit the family business. However, this may start to change with the arrival of the eccentric Hotaru Shidare. Hotaru is in search of Kokonotsu’s father, with the goal of bringing him back to work for her family’s company, Shidare Corporation, a world famous sweets manufacturer. Although the senior Shikada initially refuses, he states that he will change his mind on one condition: if Hotaru can convince Kokonotsu to take over the family shop. And so begins Hotaru’s mission to enlighten the boy on the true joy of delicious and nostalgic dagashi!

Similarity – Both shows are set in rural Japan, strong in comedy and give a light-hearted feeling. Each story focuses on one main topic, Barakmon on calligraphy and Dagashi Kashi on candy. Character designs & voice acting are the only great things in both of these plus both have too much of light-hearted comedy/moments.

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9. Tsuritama

TsuritamaSynopsis – Yuki Sanada is a socially awkward young man who lives with his grandmother. Due to her job, they must move around a lot. This means Yuki has difficulty forming lasting relationships with his peers, or relationships at all, for that matter. His fear of social interaction is so great that when asked to make a greeting or parting speech in his classes, Yuki often freezes. However, Yuki’s life changes forever when he moves to Enoshima and meets an odd boy named Haru—who claims to be an alien. Haru wields a questionable water gun and fish bowl, and has a tendency to speak with the beta fish inside it. He immediately latches onto Yuki as a friend, completely disregarding any complaints Yuki might have about this. Haru is like a force of nature, unheeding of other people’s resistance to his antics.

Similarity – Serious main characters with quirks that are surrounded by strange individuals. Both shows have a laid-back cheery feel inspired by small-town island life. both have a bright color palette and great animation and they are both slice of lives that focus on friendship

8. Interviews With Monster Girls (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)

Demi chan wa Kataritai (Interviews With Monster Girls)Synopsis – Demi-chan wa Kataritai follows Takahashi’s daily life in Shibasaki High School together with his three Demi students—Hikari Takanashi, an energetic vampire; Kyouko Machi, a gentle dullahan; and Yuki Kusakabe, the shy snow woman. Along the way, Takahashi also meets fellow teacher Sakie Satou, a succubus with an aversion towards men. To fulfill his goal of learning more about the Demi, Takahashi decides to conduct casual interviews with the girls to learn more about their abilities, psyche, and interaction with human society. As Takahashi strengthens his bond with his students, he soon discovers that the Demi are not as unusual as he initially believed.

Similarity – Meanwhile, Barakamon is very similar to Demi-chan, but without magic. Somehow brings internal peace about things that are going on in the show. They have a very calming and realistic setting and every end of the episode gives a feel-good vibe. Barakamon deals with the MCs problem while in Demi-chan wa katarai the MC deals with others problems.

7. Amagi Brilliant Park

Amagi Brilliant ParkSynopsis – Seiya was forced to accept an invitation to an amusement park by the mysterious and beautiful girl Isuzu. What he didn’t know was that she would bring him to the decrepit Amagi Brilliant Park, Japan’s most disappointing amusement park. Seiya is introduced to the leader of the Park, the “real princess” Latifah, who suddenly entrusts him with saving the park, which is in danger of shutting down. Amagi Brilliant Park, it turns out, is not just any amusement park, but rather one populated by fairies.

Similarity – The main idea of the story is similar. The MC gets sent to some random place that’s completely different from what they’re used to, and have to adapt to their new (and very interesting) friends/neighbors. Both have a narcissistic, arrogant protagonist, only to change for the better after encountering a girl (Naru and Isuzu). The main difference between these two is that in Amagi Brilliant Park, Kanie is trying to save the park, whereas in Barakamon Handa is just staying there until he apologizes.

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6. Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)

Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso)Synopsis – Kōsei Arima was a piano prodigy until his mother died when he was eleven years old. The shock of losing her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has felt monotonous ever since. Then, when he’s fourteen, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her enthusiasm reignites his interest in music and in life. Based on the manga series of the same name, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso approaches the story of Kousei’s recovery as he discovers that music is more than playing each note perfectly, and a single melody can bring in the fresh spring air of April.

Similarity – Putting aside the fact that one anime is a drama and the other a comedy, Shigatsu and Barakamon both pull off thematic character developments in strikingly similar manners, delving into the core epiphany of the Arts where one’s talent serves not merely in maintaining a living or impressing others but more importantly in the reflection, the expression, and the enrichment of one’s own self. Let the stories of the characters within inspire you, or perhaps remind you once again, to live and improve with passion.

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5. Non Non Biyori

Non Non BiyoriSynopsis – Asahigaoka might look like typical, boring countryside to most; however, no day in this village can ever be considered colorless thanks to five students of varying ages occupying the only class in the only school in town. The youngest student is first grader Renge Miyauchi, who brings an unadulterated wit, curiosity, and her characteristic catchphrase, “Nyanpasu!” Then there are the Koshigaya siblings consisting of the quiet ninth grader and elder brother Suguru, diminutive eighth grader Komari, and the mischievous seventh grader Natsumi. The recent arrival of Tokyo-raised fifth grader Hotaru Ichijou, who appears overdeveloped for her age and thus naturally holds an air of maturity, rounds out this lively and vibrant group of five classmates.

Similarity – Both are cute feel-good animes with happy children goofing around and having the time of their lives. Both have same genre and place setting. They both have a smooth & heartwarming story and similarity in the main character, like both of them, are cast by childs, though Barakamon more focuses on the adult one. If you’re feeling a little bit down these are good to watch

4. Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)

Sweetness & Lightning (Amaama to Inazuma)Synopsis – Since the death of his wife, Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his young daughter Tsumugi to the best of his abilities. However, with his lack of culinary knowledge and his busy job as a teacher, he is left relying on ready-made meals from convenience stores to feed the little girl. Frustrated at his own incapability to provide a fresh, nutritious meal for his daughter, Kouhei takes up an offer from his student, Kotori Iida, to come have dinner at her family’s restaurant. But on their very first visit, the father and daughter discover that the restaurant is often closed due to Kotori’s mother being away for work and that Kotori often eats alone. After much pleading from his pupil, Kouhei decides to continue to go to the restaurant with Tsumugi to cook and share delicious homemade food with Kotori.

Similarity – Both are a cute feel-good anime, both have young cute children doing their everyday things in a humorous way. While a fatherly figure tries to take care of them in the best way they can. These are definitely bound to bring a smile to your face, no matter what mood you’re in. It is very heartwarming to watch them take care of each other and all benefit from their familial relationship.

3. March comes in like a lion (3-gatsu no Lion)

3-gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a lion)Synopsis – The protagonist Rei is a 17-year old professional shōgi player, who lives by himself, not having a real family, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, and who also keep a numerous number of cats. The Kawamoto sisters, coping with past tragedies, also share with Rei a unique familial bond that he has lacked for most of his life. As he struggles to maintain himself physically and mentally through his shogi career, Rei must learn how to interact with others and understand his own complex emotions.

Similarity – Both main characters were isolated because of their profession. MC in 3-gatsu is a professional shogi player, MC in barakamon is a professional calligrapher. Both are Slice of life, you can enjoy watching the main character develop and the little girls in both are so cute in many ways.They are prominent in the coming-of-age theme, and are extremely mature with the fair share of heartwarming moments, manly tears and of course the exaggerated comedy.

2. Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji)

Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)Synopsis – Yūgo Hachiken decided to escape from the stressful school and home environment in the city by enrolling at Ōezo Agricultural High School. Unlike his peers who’ll eventually embark upon an agricultural career, he decides to study there only because he believes it’ll be less competitive academically. Unfamiliar with his new surroundings, he tries his best to adapt to the agricultural world he had never thought of living in. Gin no Saji follows the comedic story of a young student at as he tries to fit into a completely new environment, meeting many unique people along the way. As he struggles to appreciate his surroundings, Hachiken hopes to discover his dreams, so that he may lead a fulfilling life on his own terms

Similarity – Slice of life series with a taste of realism. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) and Barakamon shares a number of similarities. The main male protagonist is abruptly thrown into a new environment where he isn’t used to. In the beginning, they cope with their new living conditions. However through experience, they are able to earn the respect of other characters he meets. The relationship dynamics are perhaps the most important element as the MC blends in with others while developing his own character.

1. Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop)

Bunny Drop (Usagi Drop)Synopsis -Going home from his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover. The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin Kaga. In a fit of anger, Daikichi decides to take her in himself. As Daikichi nurtures Rin, he started to understand the struggle while at the same time the joy of parenting.

Similarity – Both have the adult main character growth led by the children surrounding them. Although Usagi Drop feels more dramatic, while Barakamon is more subtle to send a message to the viewers. Both are excellent slice-of-life anime and with great character development. And the feels.

Credits – MAL, ANN

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