Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Lucky☆Star. 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 Lucky☆Star

10. OreImo
9. Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku!)
8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
7. Hidamari Sketch
6. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life
5. Student Council’s Discretion
4. Minamike
3. Azumanga Daioh
2. K-On!
1. Place to Place (Acchi Kocchi)

10. OreImo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)

OreImo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)OreImo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)Synopsis – At home one day, Kyousuke, Kirino’s perfectly average brother, stumbles upon an erotic game that belongs to none other than his seemingly flawless little sister. With her reputation at stake, Kirino places a gag order on her sibling while simultaneously introducing him to the world of eroge and anime. Through Kirino, Kyousuke encounters the gothic lolita Ruri Gokou and the bespectacled otaku Saori Makishima, thus jump-starting an entirely new lifestyle. But as he becomes more and more involved in his little sister’s secret life, it becomes that much harder to keep under wraps.

Similarity – If you are looking for a similar show about otaku culture, this is it. Whether it’s to laugh at the main character’s obsession with the hobby or secretly envy the devotion, just having enough “knowledge” to watch her (Kirino/Konata’s) actions and understand them makes it a fun experience. However, their paths along this nerdy road are quite different so it’s also nice to look at it from the perspective of someone who has the support of most of his friends and family and one who doesn’t really have to courage to come out. Lots of references, tackling of shady subjects of pop culture and great supporting characters.

9. Hayate the Combat Butler (Hayate no Gotoku!)

Hayate no GotokuSynopsis – According to Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong,” and truer words cannot describe the unfortunate life of the hard-working Hayate Ayasaki. Abandoned by his parents after accumulating a debt of over one hundred fifty million yen, he is sold off to the yakuza, initiating his swift getaway from a future he does not want. On that fateful night, he runs into Nagi Sanzenin, a young girl whom he decides to try and kidnap to pay for his family’s massive debt. Unfortunately, due to his kind-hearted nature and a string of misunderstandings, Nagi believes Hayate to be confessing his love to her. After saving her from real kidnappers, Hayate is hired as Nagi’s personal butler, upon which she is revealed to be a member of one of the wealthiest families in Japan.

Similarity – A series with just as many, if not more, references to other series, but with a coherent story of its own. Cross-cultural references are just as funny, if not even funnier. The female leads in both series are huge otakus. Also, both series are essentially about nothing, but both contain some great humor.

8. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)

The Melancholy of Haruhi SuzumiyaSynopsis – Kyon, your typical high school student, has long given up his belief in the supernatural. However, upon meeting Haruhi Suzumiya, he quickly finds out that it is the supernatural that she is interested in—aliens, time travelers, and espers among other things. When Haruhi laments about the lack of intriguing clubs around school, Kyon inspires Haruhi to form her own club. As a result, the SOS Brigade is formed, a club which specializes in all that is the supernatural. Much to his chagrin, Kyon, along with the silent bookworm, Yuki Nagato, the shy and timid Mikuru Asahina, and the perpetually smiling Itsuki Koizumi, are recruited as members. The story follows the crazy adventures that these four endure under their whimsical leader, Haruhi. The story is based on the light novels by Nagaru Tanigawa.

Similarity – Both are incredibly adorable shows about absolutely nothing, but that’s where their charm lies. Whilst Lucky Star is more about the everyday lives of the characters, Haruhi-Chan is about random/impossible side adventures that the cast from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu get up to. If you’re looking for a good laugh then check out both.

7. Hidamari Sketch

Hidamari SketchSynopsis – For years, Yuno has dreamed of attending Yamabuki Arts High School, but now that she’s been accepted, it means the scary prospect of moving away from her home and family for the first time! Fortunately, Yuno quickly learns that if her new neighbors at the eclectic Hidamari (Sunshine) Apartments aren’t technically family, at least the majority share the bond of being fellow art students. From second year students like Hiro and Sae, who try to behave like helpful older sisters (mostly successfully) to her hyperactive new neighbor, classmate and best friend Miyako (who has the scariest apartment ever) Yuno begins to build the support network she’ll need for dealing with strange characters like her oddly masculine landlady, her cosplay obsessed home room teacher, her tooth-chattering principal and all of the other odd denizens who inhabit her chosen world of art.

Similarity – Similar to Lucky Star, Hidamari Sketch is a slice-of-life comedy with four high school girls as main characters. While Hidamari Sketch has very few references to other animes, its calm, relaxing atmosphere and background music are perfect for winding oneself down at the end of the day

6. 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 – First, both share the same 3 genres, comedy, slice of life and school life. They both revolve around a group of girls that go through their regular everyday lives with moments that may just put a smile on your face or give you a chuckle. Both have simple light-hearted humor and random scenes.

5. Student Council’s Discretion (Seitokai no Ichizon)

Student Council's Discretion (Seitokai no Ichizon)Synopsis – Usually, the officers of Hekiyou Academy’s student council are elected by popular vote, but an additional position is granted to the student who scores the highest on the exams. Ken, who historically has had below average grades, worked hard to improve them to be accepted into the student council, with the ultimate goal of surrounding himself with girls who fawn over him. Unfortunately for the vice president, things do not go quite as planned. Not only do the ladies of the council continually rebuff his advances, they also prefer to focus on more important and “boring” activities, such as organizing school events and managing the other clubs. But a few minor hurdles like these won’t stop Ken from chasing after his dreams, even if they seem a bit ridiculous.

Similarity – Being a parody show, seitokai no ichizon is made with the full awareness of lucky star. The first episodes steals a few screens from lucky star as the show is fully expecting the viewers to cross over. To not have seen LS is to miss the very language of the show and its references.

4. 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 – Slice of life, comedy. Minamike is probably better when it comes to comedy since the jokes are too obvious (the comedy in Lucky Star is related to anime and you need to have watched quite a lot to get all those). Oh yea, Lucky Star is much more slice of life than comedy (and vice versa with Minamike). In short, I enjoyed Minamike a bit more but they are both highly recommended if you are a fan of the genre.

3. Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga DaiohSynopsis – 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—and she has a few interesting theories about Chiyo’s pigtails. Together, this lovable group of girls experiences 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 – Lucky Star’s comedy is mostly being carried by Hirano Aya, and the rest of the gang play off her character. For Azumanga Daioh, everyone on the team works together with the others, so they function like a group, each is funny in her own way and they play off among on another. Lucky Star is basically talking about high school nothing, ala the Seinfeld Style. For Azumanga Daioh, there are very small arcs for the purpose of driving forward humor. Both 4koma-turned-anime shows about school with Azumanga Daioh being a little more slapstick and less Otaku humor driven.

2. K-On!

k onSynopsis – Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the “Light Music Club.” Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up; however, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument. When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she’s greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui’s lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club’s disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.

Similarity – This is very similar because both animes have four main charaters and slowly start to gain more charaters toward the end. They both express chibi scenes to make childish comedy which i could help but laugh at. The only differnce is that K-on is based around learning music and Lucky star tries to referance anything they can while at school.

Be sure to check out 10 Anime Like K-On!

1. Place to Place (Acchi Kocchi)

Place to Place (Acchi Kocchi)Synopsis – Feelings may come and go, but true love always remains in the heart. Tsumiki Miniwa is in love with her best friend, Io Otonashi. For her, confessing is nearly impossible; but to her friends, they seem to be the perfect match. Cute and petite, Tsumiki comes off more as a friend, and Io’s attitude toward her is friendlier than toward others. Despite the constant teasing and obvious hints that his friends have been dropping, Io always seems to miss the signs. Throughout her everyday school life, Tsumiki spends time with her friends and Io. Will she finally muster enough courage to confess her true feelings?

Similarity – They both have the same type of feel as the animes. However lucky star is more about just the life of 4 girls when Acchi Kocchi is about a group of friends and one of the girls. Very similar characters (a few examples on this could be Hime from Acchi Kocchi and Tsukasa from Lucky Star or Konata from Lucky Star and Tsumiki from Acchi Kocchi), similar comedy.

Credits – MAL


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