Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like K-On!!. 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 K-On!!

10. The Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
9. Aikatsu!
8. Love Live! School Idol Project
7. Aria The Origination
6. YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily
5. Azumanga Daioh: The Animation
4. Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)
3. Lucky☆Star
2. Tamako Market
1. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

10. The Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)

Shinryaku Ika Musume (The Squid Girl)Synopsis – Squid Girl has come to the land from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution of the ocean. Unfortunately, she ruins the first house she uses as an invasion base and has to work to pay for repairs. Of course, she can’t overcome the Aizawa sisters who manage the house, so who knows whether she can subjugate humankind. Ika Musume decides to take this chance to learn more about the human world, having silly adventures, meeting lots of strange characters, and never once letting world domination out of her sights. Will Ika Musume be able to exact her revenge on the human race that had wronged her? Or will she learn to enjoy the company of these foolish air-breathers and let bygones be bygones?

Similarity – Both anime are pretty laid back, slice of life anime. A peek into the daily lives of a tight-knit group of schoolgirls in a peaceful town, as they turn ordinary and routine occurrences into entertaining and memorable events. Vast majority of episodes are strictly comedic, but a few episodes include relatively light dramatic elements that provide much-needed depth and heart to an otherwise one-note show.

9. Aikatsu!

AikatsuSynopsis – An idol’s brilliance illuminates the dreams of humanity. Starlight Academy, a holy ground for celebrities in training, seeks to realize this belief. Behind its rigorous entrance requirements lie not only the top young stars in the entertainment business. Alongside her best friend Ichigo, Aoi decides to apply for the prestigious private school in hopes of living up to the praise of the biggest idol in the world: Mizuki Kanzaki. As they journey through the numerous laughs, friendships, and heartbreaks that await them, can the two girls light up the lives of others as Mizuki has done for them?

Similarity – Cute, light-hearted fun devoid of the usual otaku pandering common in anime today. The characters are treated with respect and are not rampantly sexualised. You will not enjoy either of these if you want the complex or the serious, but if you can enjoy a girl’s show, they are two of the very best.

8. Love Live! School Idol Project

Love Live School Idol ProjectSynopsis- Otonokizaka High School is in a crisis! With the number of enrolling students dropping lower and lower every year, the school is set to shut down after its current first years graduate. However, second year Honoka Kousaka refuses to let it go without a fight. Searching for a solution, she comes across popular school idol group A-RISE and sets out to create a school idol group of her own. With the help of her childhood friends Umi Sonoda and Kotori Minami, Honoka forms μ’s (pronounced “muse”) to boost awareness and popularity of her school.

Similarity – Love Live has a bit more drama and focus on music while K-On!! takes a slice of life approach.
Both involve music even if for different reasons
-Main characters are all females
-They are all slice of life genres
Enjoy them!

7. Aria The Origination

Aria The AnimationSynopsis – In the 24th century on the planet Aqua, three girls—Akari Mizunashi, Alice Carroll, and Aika S. Granzchesta—continue to work hard toward achieving their goal of becoming Prima Undines: professional tour guide gondoliers. Luckily, the girls have the guidance of the three best Prima Undines in Neo-Venezia—Alicia Florence, Athena Glory, and Akira E. Ferrari—who are known as the “Water Fairies” in honor of their skill. With their help, the young apprentices train hard and work to overcome any situations that they find themselves in. Aria The Origination follows the hardships and daily lives of these three young girls, who are doing their best to improve as tour gondoliers in Neo-Venezia, a terraformed replica of Venice.

Similarity – Both are ultimately coming-of-age stories about a group of close friends who realize that they will not be able to stay inseparable as they move towards the next stages of their lives (graduation and college in K-On and becoming Prima’s in Aria). Both leave with the message that “though things may never be the same, you will always treasure the old days, and the here-and-now is fun as well.” They both speak of cherishing every moment of life while it lasts, both happy and sad.

6. YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily

YuruYuri Happy Go LilySynopsis – After a year in grade school without her childhood friends, first year student Akari Akaza is finally reunited with second years Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou at their all-girls’ middle school. During the duo’s first year, Yui and Kyouko formed the “Amusement Club” which occupies the now nonexistent Tea Club’s room. Shortly after Akari joins, one of her fellow classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, pays the trio a visit under the impression that they are the Tea Club; it is only once the three girls explain that the Tea Club has been disbanded that they can convince Chinatsu to join the Amusement Club—a group with no purpose other than to provide entertainment for its members.

Similarity – Story centers around a group of girls with their daily life
-both is all about friends and friendship
-both are of comedy & school life
-both has lovely light-hearted art and character designs

5. Azumanga Daioh: The Animation

Azumanga DaiohSynopsis – Azumanga Daioh is about high school life through the eyes of six girls with unusual personalities: Chiyo (the 10-year-old genius), Osaka (the resident airhead), Sakaki (the shy one prone to cat bites), Tomo (the loose cannon), Yomi (the short-tempered one) and Kagura (the resident jock). Together, this lovable group of girls experience the ups and downs of school life, their many adventures filled with constant laughter, surreal absurdity, and occasionally even touching commentary on the bittersweet, temporal nature of high school.

Similarity – K-ON!! is an anime that clearly takes a lot of inspiration from Azumanga Daioh and resemble each other in a lot of ways. While Azumanga is a lot more silly and K-ON is a lot more realistic, there are lots for fans of either series to enjoy. Fun, lighthearted slice of life with plenty of hilarious comedy between the characters.

4. Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)

Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium)Synopsis – Hibike! Euphonium is a fresh and musical take on the slice-of-life staple that is the high school student’s struggle to deal with their past, find romance, and realize their dreams and aspirations. After swearing off music due to an incident at the middle school regional concert band competition, euphonist Kumiko Oumae enters high school hoping for a fresh start. As fate would have it, she ends up being surrounded by people with an interest in the high school brass band. Kumiko finds the motivation she needs to make music once more with the help of her bandmates

Similarity – Similarities:
– Both has the same style of animation
– Both are about a music school club
– Both are full of girls.
The main difference is that K-on is More Light-hearted and Hibike Euphonium is more dramatic.

3. 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. Portrays the lives of several school girls attending a Japanese high school with a very loose humor tone. The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club, and her grades remain low. Her laziness at school is due to her love for anime and video games, and she is not interested in much else.

Similarity – Everyone who likes a genuinely fun slice of life should see both of these. Cute characters that aren’t too stereotypical, their tiny quirks and interesting, everyday conversations can be found in abundance. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day at work/school. Both shows share the same target audience.

2. Tamako Market

Tamako MarketSynopsis – Inside the Usagiyama Shopping District lies an eccentric but close-knit community of business owners. Tamako Kitashirakawa, a clumsy though adorable teenage girl, belongs to a family of mochi bakers who own a quaint shop called Tama-ya. One day, Tamako stumbles upon a talking bird that presents himself as royalty from a distant land. Dera Mochimazzi, as he calls himself, states that he’s seeking a bride for his country’s prince. Intent on his mission, Dera follows Tamako home and develops an addiction to mochi, becoming painfully overweight and subsequently unable to fly back to his homeland; thus, he takes up residence with Tamako’s family and becomes the community’s beloved mascot.

Similarity – K-On and Tamako Market were both shows that were created by Kyoto Animation. As such, both share a lot of the same staff, and have the same love put into them. The best way to put it is that both of them are different desserts that taste similar. While K-On is about a high school and the relationships of a group of friends on one of the clubs, Tamako Market is the story of an arcade market and a girl’s relationships with people inside and outside of it.

1. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun)

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kunSynopsis – Chiyo Sakura confesses her feelings to her schoolmate Nozaki. Due to a misunderstanding, Nozaki thinks Chiyo is just a fan. She then discovers Nozaki’s other identity; a shōjo manga artist. As she gets closer to Nozaki, she befriends Nozaki’s quirky acquaintances who assist him and serve as inspirations for his manga. Throughout the hilarious events that ensue, she befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including her seemingly shameless fellow assistant, Mikoto Mikoshiba, and the “Prince of the School,” Yuu Kashima. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun follows Chiyo as she strives to help Nozaki with his manga and hopes that he will eventually notice her feelings.

Similarity – There are same in baseline story about the group, although in a different subject (K-On in music, Gekkan in the manga). There are also same in using daily school life as supplementary baseline story. And the most important, there are same to make me laugh because of their weirdo characters. Hahaha…. 😀

Credits – MAL, ANN

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