Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Daily Lives of High School Boys (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou). 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 Daily Lives of High School Boys (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou)

10. SKET Dance
9. Azumanga Daioh
8. Minamike
7. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
6. Lucky☆Star
5. You and Me. (Kimi to Boku.)
4. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life
3. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?)
2. Cromartie High School (Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou)
1. Gintama

10. SKET Dance

SKET DanceSynopsis – At Kaimei High School there is a special club dedicated to helping others known as the SKET Brigade. The brains of the group is Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui, a tech-savvy otaku who speaks through speech synthesis software, while the brawn is provided by Hime “Himeko” Onizuka, the hockey stick-wielding girl once known as “Onihime.” And last but not least, their leader is Yuusuke “Bossun” Fujisaki, whose latent ability is evoked by his goggles, allowing him to summon the awesome power of extraordinary concentration.

Similarity – The humor is similar and the fact that both shows have 3 main protagonists that go through many funny situations in their life. Both focuses a lot on high school and the daily lives of the main characters. Both series also has gags and a lot of drama that are contained in stand-alone episodes and both series are entertaining to watch for those more into comedy rather than a serious plot.

9. Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga DaiohSynopsis – Chiyo Mihama begins her high school career as one of the strangest students in her freshman class—a tiny, 10-year-old academic prodigy with a fondness for plush dolls and homemade cooking. But her homeroom teacher, Yukari Tanizaki, is the kind of person who would hijack a student’s bike to avoid being late, so “strange” is a relative word. There certainly isn’t a shortage of peculiar girls in Yukari-sensei’s homeroom class. Accompanying Chiyo are students like Tomo Takino, an energetic tomboy with more enthusiasm than brains; Koyomi Mizuhara, Tomo’s best friend whose temper has a fuse shorter than Chiyo; and Sakaki, a tall, athletic beauty whose intimidating looks hide a gentle personality and a painful obsession with cats. In addition, transfer student Ayumu Kasuga, a girl with her head stuck in the clouds, fits right in with the rest of the girls.

Similarity – If someone finds similarities between Nichijou and DKNN – I think he can watch Azumanga Daioh too. It’s anime about daily life of high school girls with weird personalities and funny life. Both series are comedies and both have very good sense of humor.

8. Minamike

MinamikeSynopsis – The Minami residence is home to three sisters: the strict and diligent eldest sister Haruka; air-headed and lively Kana; and the youngest, Chiaki, whose sharp tongue spares no one. Living without adult supervision, the sisters share the workload of cooking and laundry, as well as the occasional romantic adventure. From combating chronic laziness to hanging out with friends, there is never a boring day in the Minami household.

Similarity – They are both slice of life comedy themed animes. The characters are funny and each of them has different qualities which makes the show perfect in both series. The atmosphere is almost the same. In Danshi Koukousei, it’s about three high schooler boys and their friends while it’s three sisters and the people around them in Minami-ke. Both are likeable are both male and female watchers.

7. Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)

Baka & Test - Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)Synopsis – The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa’s sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yuuji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa’s friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year.

Similarity – It has a very silly humor, but it is funny and is very easy to follow, the characters are very funny and the stupid things they do in their day to day makes me laugh a lot. His comedy is more effective than almost a lot of anime/manga of his genre, and his scenes (mostly) are well executed. PD: It’s a shame that this series was not successful, as it deserved a continuation.

6. Lucky☆Star

Lucky StarSynopsis – Lucky☆Star follows the daily lives of four cute high school girls—Konata Izumi, the lazy otaku; the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami (sugar and spice, respectively); and the smart and well-mannered Miyuki Takara. As they go about their lives at school and beyond, they develop their eccentric and lively friendship and making humorous observations about the world around them. Be it Japanese tradition, the intricacies of otaku culture, academics, or the correct way of preparing and eating various foods—no subject is safe from their musings.

Similarity – Both are slice of life comedies.
+School children who are seemingly normal… but not really.
+No plot.
+I swear they’re the same thing but gender-flipped.
+Jokes about high-school problems. (Guys have a more perverted sense of humor though)
Yeah anyways. They’re really similar. So if you like one, you’ll probably like the other.

5. You and Me. (Kimi to Boku.)

Kimi to Boku (You and Me)Synopsis – Four high school boys, who have known each other since childhood, hang out together in school every day. There’s the handsome twins Yuuki and Yuuta Asaba, the gentle Shun Matsuoka, and the calm class head Kaname Tsukahara. Although they have become used to a lack of excitement in their lives, the addition of a new transfer student, Chizuru Tachibana, who is half German and half Japanese, may add a little more adventure to their routine. With his energetic personality and stories from a distant country, Chizuru may be able to light up the dull atmosphere of the group.

Similarity – From the perspective of a teenage male attending the equivalent of high school, these two animes are adventures which are extremely realistic and relatable. These two series both deal with the eccentricities and idiosyncrasies of teenage boys (especially in romance and in their perception of the other gender.) If you like either series about dudes discovering about life and enjoying their friendships, you’d probably like the other.

4. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou My Ordinary LifeSynopsis – Nichijou primarily focuses on the daily antics of a trio of childhood friends—high school girls Mio Naganohara, Yuuko Aioi and Mai Minakami—whose stories soon intertwine with the young genius Hakase Shinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and their talking cat Sakamoto. With every passing day, the lives of these six, as well as of the many people around them, experience both the calms of normal life and the insanity of the absurd. Walking to school, being bitten by a talking crow, spending time with friends, and watching the principal suplex a deer: they are all in a day’s work in the extraordinary everyday lives of those in Nichijou.

Similarity – Very similar comedy styles. Both set in a “normal” slice-of-life school setting, with random cutscenes of hilariousness. The only difference is Nichijou treats truly impossible events (robots, cats talking, etc.) as completely average. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou focuses more on regular high school boys.

3. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?)

Sakamoto desu gaSynopsis – For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city. While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.

Similarity – Ok, granted, NOTHING can stand up to Sakamoto in terms of Sakamoto-ness, but out of all the choices out there, I feel Danshi Koukousei is the one that at least comes close to Sakamoto. Both anime are heavily based on comedy and guys (and one on Sakamoto) and consist of multiple parts within a single episode connected through short transitions with a gag on their own.

2. Cromartie High School (Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou)

Cromartie High SchoolSynopsis – Takashi Kamiyama is your typical mild-mannered high school student—polite, aloof, and pacifistic, with a slightly above-average IQ. Apparently so, as that is exactly what Takashi does, though for reasons he’d rather leave unmentioned. However, one thing is for sure: the “hard-boiled rabbit in a den full of hungry lions” is never going to have another dull day. And how could he, now that he’s surrounded by mohawked punks, obnoxious robots, and… gorillas? And was that Freddie Mercury riding a horse down the corridor? Follow Takashi as he earnestly dedicates his new high school life to better his school’s reputation while his classmates are hellbent on wreaking havoc.

Similarity – Similar absurd, sometimes surreal, type of humor focused on a group of unusual high-school students. The main difference is that the delinquent motive is the core of Cromartie comedy, while in Nichijou it’s only a part of a very wide array of skits. The pace of the humor, the total deadpan simplicity, everything, it’s brilliant.

1. Gintama

GintamaSynopsis – The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.

Similarity – DanKou and Gintama share some of the aspects as the comedy anime. Although Gintama (and it’s sequel) are superbly funny, DanKou’s Situational Comedy was similar to Gintama. You got the same director, same music composer, same producer for this anime and the same seiyuus from the epic anime series.

Be sure to check out 10 Anime Like Gintama

Credits – MAL, ANN

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