Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Nichijou – My Ordinary Life. 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 Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

10. School Rumble
9. Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time
8. Plastic Neesan
7. Paniponi Dash!
6. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
5. Joshiraku
4. YuruYuri: Happy Go Lily
3. Azumanga Daioh
2. Lucky☆Star
1. Daily Lives of High School Boys

10. School Rumble

School RumbleSynopsis – Just the words “I love you,” and everything changes—such is the nature of the bittersweet trials of high school romance. Tenma Tsukamoto, a second year, is on a quest to confess her feelings to the boy she likes. Kenji Harima, a delinquent with a sizable reputation, is in a similar situation, as he cannot properly convey his feelings to the one he loves. Between school, friends, rivalries, and hobbies, these two will find that high school romance is no walk in the park, especially as misunderstandings further complicate their plight.

Similarity – Undeniably similar humor with a school setting. Both series mainly consists of a string humorous situations. While Nichijou hasn’t really got much of a story to speak of, School Rumble has more development both in terms of story and characters, although still not very noticeable. If you liked one of them, you will surely enjoy the other.

9. Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time

Tonari no Seki-kunSynopsis – The original manga revolves around a girl named Yokoi who sits next to a boy only known as Seki-kun. During class, Seki-kun continues to not pay attention and instead creates amazing little distractions, such as a detailed golf course with the course’s hole being a dent in his desk, or an entire dramatic war being played out by paper shogi pieces. Yokoi often finds herself getting reluctantly interested in his games, even though they always seem to end up getting HER in trouble with the teacher!

Similarity – Expect random comedy, humorous dialogues, and in general, stories made out of arbitrary daily life events. Nichijou and Tonari no Seki-kun are anime series that follows an episodic format with no direct or linear storyline. The stories are simple with gags and fun. They both take place in a school life setting. The main characters from both series creates a comical environment with slice of life attributes.

8. Plastic Neesan

Plastic Nee SanSynopsis – Iroe Genma is a third-year high school student often referred to as “Elder Sister” despite her short height. This troublemaking teenager is the president of her school’s Model Club, which is dedicated to building plastic models of various objects and structures, such as cars, boats, and even robots. Joined by her two underclassmen, the violent Hazuki “Okappa” Okamoto and the rational Makina “Makimaki” Sakamaki, the small group aims to carry out their club duties but are often sidetracked by a myriad of distractions. From battles between club members to lessons on how to confess to your crush, these three schoolgirls get caught up in all sorts of wacky, and downright outrageous situations!

Similarity – A good monologue. See someone fall. The best joke in history. And none made me laugh as much as this anime. Makes everyday situations the most hilarious and absurd thing I’ve seen in a long time. If wtching the principal fighting to the death against a goat does not make you laugh, nothing will. Both series centre around 3 girls doing absolutely hilarious things. The humour is very fast paced in both series and are also very slapstick.

7. Paniponi Dash!

Pani Poni DashSynopsis – The 11-year-old Miyamoto Rebecca becomes the new teacher of a classroom which is full of weirdos. Despite her cute looks she’s a little beast and can be pretty sarcastic and offensive. The school is not safe anymore now that she’s in charge of a class and her students, Himeko, Ichijou, Rei and a white rabbit who took a liking to Rebecca help her to rough up the school and the neighbor with its teacher “ojii-chan.”

Similarity – The show has a similar type of humor that completely ignores Western viewer’s taste, but rather relies on Japanese viewer’s fondness of unpredictable humors. They both have a talking animal (Sakamoto-san and Mesousa), a chibikko sensei in a lab coat (Hakase and Becky), and a dumb energetic girl (Yuuko and Himeko). Both shows also have a very stylish OP theme with plenty of movement.

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

Sakamoto desu gaSynopsis – Sophisticated, suave, sublime; all words which describe the exceedingly handsome and patently perfect Sakamoto. Though it is only his first day in high school, his attractiveness, intelligence, and charm already has the girls swooning and the guys fuming with jealousy. No one seems able to derail him, as all attempts at tripping him up are quickly foiled. His sangfroid is indomitable, his wits peerless. Will any of Sakamoto’s classmates, or even teachers, be able to reach his level of excellence? Probably not, but they just might learn a thing or two trying…

Similarity – Nichijou and Sakamoto are both equally similar in how they execute the humor. In both shows, the main characters are all put into extremely ridiculous situations. Consequently, they are all forced to think on their feet, which causes them to respond with overexaggerated emotions and humorous actions that often do not make any sense. In Nichijou, however, the humor revolves around 6 main characters; In Sakamoto, it’s just, well, Sakamoto.

5. Joshiraku

JoshirakuSynopsis – Joshiraku follows the conversations of five rakugo storyteller girls relating the odd things that happen to them each day. Their comedic and satirical chatting covers all kinds of topics, from pointless observations of everyday life, to politics, manga, and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the discourse never ends in the same place it began.Joshiraku follows the conversations of five rakugo storyteller girls relating the odd things that happen to them each day. Their comedic and satirical chatting covers all kinds of topics, from pointless observations of everyday life, to politics, manga, and more. Each girl has something new to add to the discussion, and the discourse never ends in the same place it began.

Similarity – Joshiraku and Nichijou are comic series with opposite themes, but with similar plots. A group of girls discuss Japanese culture, trivial things in life and even anime issues. Both usually perform satires of the aforementioned, showing the various conclusions of these, taken from a different point of view, with a humor that can be childish and sometimes very intelligent. Even one can not fully understand. Must Watch!

4. 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 – If you liked the pure-hearted comedy aspect of Nichijou, then you might like Yuru Yuri, they’re similar in many aspects, though one thing to note is this anime is less slice of life and more comedy than Nichijou, I would argue that it is still equally as entertaining with its own sort of charm.

3. Azumanga Daioh

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 – Nichijou is based on a similar idea as Azumanga – it shows everyday life of a selected group of schoolgirls. But where Azumanga drops the laughing parts and gets on a more mellow and heartcatching atmosphere Nichijou keeps its pace. Personally I consider Nichijou to be a much more wonderful, memorable, emotional experience. It made me laugh so many times and also cry so many times. And it is the first anime I truly and sincerely wanted to continue forever.

2. 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 – Two major qualities are fitted into both shows. First, they are the exemplary Japanese “high-tension” comedy, meaning characters in it got ADHD and turn the comedy into something fast-paced, fast-forward Mr.Bean video if you fail to understand. Second, both feature mild sex sale, the real identity of what they call moe. The comedy part, both are considered fast-paced-high-tension comedy because you know why. They play jokes fast, get it fast, and move on to the next joke fast.

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1. Daily Lives of High School Boys (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou)

Danshi Koukousei no NichijouSynopsis – Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with giant robots, true love, and intense drama… in their colorful imaginations, at least. In reality, they are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn’t be interesting? Whether it’s an intricate RPG reenactment or an unexpected romantic encounter on the riverbank at sunset, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is rife with bizarre yet hilariously relatable situations that are anything but mundane.

Similarity – Despite the fact that Nichijou focuses on the daily lives of high school girls, and Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou focuses on the daily lives of high school boys, there are three elements that shine very brightly and show a certain correlation in both series. The first is the underlying concept: these shows tackle some of the common aspects of being a high school girl or boy, respective to the title, as well as some of the stranger aspects of it. Second is the execution of this idea. Both are comedies, and, therefore, exaggerate certain scenarios, but both do so in a similar manner.

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Credits – MAL, ANN

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