In the slice of life genre, has-anything come close or beaten Azumanga Daioh?
I thought Yuru Yuri came close, but Azumanga Daioh has something special about it.
The scene where Osaka has a dream where she accidentally kills Chiyo by removing her pigtails and then flies away was actually the first thing I ever saw from an anime (except obviously Sailor Moon, DBZ and Pokemon that everyone saw as kids), many years ago now. I remember thinking it was absolutely hilarious and watching the entire series in two or three nights.
Going from the bottom working up to the best,
First up a couple honour mentions, like Hidamari Sketch,
Mitsudomoe, Pani Poni,Yuyushiki and Yuru Yuri,
Suzamiya Haruhi, Non Non Biyori
Strawberry Marshmallow Mosiac and Working,
I got a list, here's the order of the shit that it's in:
It goes Lucky Star,K-On, Mosaic, A Channel,
Sketchbook, Tamayura, then Azumanga Daioh,
I find Azumanga difficult to recommend these days. Its slow paced humour can be really hard to grasp. I'd probably put Hidamari above it.
I think we are all forgetting the winner of 2013
hidamari is top-tier comfy
Dont even kid about that. NNB was just as good if not better then HS or AD. It had music, animation, artwork and even the comedy was chuckle worthy. It is more sole then both HS and AD because it did not focus so much on comedy.
You really can't beat it.
OSAKA FOR LIFE, FOOLS.
>Not one mentioning in the thread
Will it ever catch fire?
See, I like Sketch, but compared to pretty everything else in this list, it's collosal in terms of episodes and that can scare of a lot of SoL regulars who hesitate at 26 eps.
61 is entering "serious" anime levels.
Aside from Yomi, they are all the best.
This guy raises a good point.
Though I have seen people back out of AD once the yreach a crazy scene simpyl because it's such a huge juxtaposition from the normal healing relaxing tone.
Okay maybe not so much animation but shit looked good.
Not him but Azumanga Daiohs humor is definitely slow. The time between the punchlines and the characters reactions is usually very long. Not that that's a bad thing, but I know it's not everyones taste.
Some of the jokes may go on too long for some people's taste. It's one of the reasons I would suggest the manga a bit more readily. You can read that as fast or slow as you like. Hell, that's part of the reason Azuma's hesitant to make a Y! anime.
Yuyushiki is the only thing in recent years that's felt anywhere close, but even it has it's own thing.
It depends what you want our of a series. What people want matters on how you rank things.
If you want a fast paced comedy with cutesy moments:
Pani Poni Dash
+Tic Elder Sister
If you want a truly laid back healing show with great "atmosphere":
A Channel (very underrated)
Sketchbook ~full colors~
Tamayura (Also very underrated, IMO the best healing anime of all time)
Non Non Biyori
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
If you want something akin to satire that basically adds to the genre more than tell a story:
If you want a balance between comedy, cute moments and true "daily life":
Azumanga Daioh (arguably the best)
Working!! (Some-one vouch for me, it's on my list)
Going Home Club (same)
Of course I'm missing a few, but these are the easy to identify ones.
Upotte (behind all the "lolXD guns" is an SoL)
Sakurasou No Pet Na Kanojo
Danshi Koukousei No Nichijou
still my favorite, still haven't gotten past season 2
I find Azumanga Daioh to be really special because of the context needed to appreciate its clever jokes and the balance of comedy and heartwarming moments. I see the series as a celebration of childhood in which the characters are naturally allowed to act themselves and not as performers for the audience, their peculiarities just make it hilarious unbeknownst to them who see themselves as perfectly normal. The show gives each character an episode dedicated to themselves effective changing the wavelength of that particular episode. I still wouldn't put it on par with certain SOL series like YKK.
probably a lot of other stuff, pic related
>something akin to satire
What the fuck are you talking about?
>better than AzuDai
>In the slice of life genre, has-anything come close or beaten Azumanga Daioh?
>has-anything come close or beaten Azumanga Daioh?
>Better than Nichijou
What's it like having such shit taste?
I don't know since I don't like Nichijou.
Bcause Ayumu-chan is a miracle of the universe.
2ch and /a/ both. 2ch is too into moeshit/idols, and /a/ hates on anything popular or edgy.
As much as I love SoL, and not minding "boring" series. I felt that Azumanga Daioh fell flat trying to keep my attention.
They definitely had great moments that were laugh out loud enjoyable, as well as having a diverse and rich cast despite all being high school girls/teachers. But what went wrong was the moments that lasted lifetimes, cuts were shown too long and silence happened a whole bunch.
I understand that was part of the comedy they were presented, I just didn't find it humorous especially when it was being fanatically weird other times.
I felt the same sort of boredom with Ichigo Mashimaro. They were both comfy, but there were times where I was multi-tasking from trying to keep myself from being bored.
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For my favorite general SoL it's Kimi to Boku
For Comedy-related SoL it's either Nichijou or Nichibros. Very close and I just can't decide.
Looking back on it I realize that it was frankly not that great, but Lucky Star will always hold a special place in my heart as my first SOL, even though it was basically just cute girls making Haruhi references: the anime
>has-anything come close or beaten Azumanga Daioh?
No other manga/anime has Osaka in it so that's automatically a 'no'.
You now realize that the Azus are
30years old now if you go by the manga
>chiyo was born in '89
>tomo was born in '84
Nigga fuck you. It was a good series that helped form and branch out the comedy/SoL we see today.
It was just done better in other series.
I like wacky over-the-top slapstick humor.
I think Cromartie was done right and so was Azumanga, it's just the parts when it wasn't being wacky and over-the-top or touching on drama, it was boring.
Granted it's been a long time since I watched Azumanga Daioh, but I don't recall any of it being boring. Even the downtime where nothing much was happening, someone would say something that was funny in an understated way or Kaorin would go apeshit in the background or something like that. Definitely don't remember K-On or Aria-style sitting around doing literally nothing.
The less frantic parts were vital in letting you get to know the characters, so when things eventually kicked off it was even funnier.
Cuts weren't as long as they were in AD. AD had 15-20 second stares going on and then would cut to another scene, wouldn't always have a punchline like you would with Nichijou.
Plus Nichijou was wackier a majority of a time.
>I felt that Azumanga Daioh fell flat trying to keep my attention.
Maybe you're retarded?
But seriously, there was a few jokes that just failed
>you took it didn't you
>you took it didn't you
>give it back
But props for experimenting. When it was being made he was throwing Sol on the wall and seing what stuck, almsot every other series in this thread owes itself in some way to the experiments of AD.
>Chiyo is in her late 20s
>The others are in their 30s
>Nyamo and Yukari are in their 40s
Good thing I love christmas cakes.
Yeah me too, that's why Ed, Edd n Eddy is my favourite western cartoon.
Yet for some reason I enjoyed AzuDai's humour more than Nichijou's.
I've always wondered what the context of that picture was.
>teachers in their 40s
Jesus, I didn't think of that. Fuck. At least my waifu is only 2 years older than me.
I watched it about two years ago and watched it all in one go. It might have me feel bored because of that reason.
Maybe I wouldn't have felt that way spacing them out.
>Definitely don't remember K-On or Aria-style sitting around doing literally nothing.
Oh God of course not. Just the blank stares ticked me off. It wouldn't be so well liked if they did nothing (unless you're an idiot).
>The less frantic parts were vital in letting you get to know the characters
Of course, very important. I enjoyed that because it being a comedy it touched on realistic emotions that a person can feel.
I know I cried at the end of the last episode. And I love how I can go from laughing to being a punk bitch.
>Maybe you're retarded?
You're probably right.
>But props for experimenting.
No doubt. This is why it's respected.
Because it opened the doors for the rest of SoL anime/manga.
>Looking back on it I realize that it was frankly not that great, but Lucky Star will always hold a special place in my heart
My opinion word for word.
I abuse it, I mock it, I tell people how shit it is, but I wouldn't be the same without it.
Tommy Lee Jones will always be relevant in Japanese Media for the rest of eternity.
I cried for 2 hours.
Cried into the night plus one week of depressive attitude.
I'm really going to have to disagree with you there, sunshine.
Hidemari graduation was a checklist. Goo,d not great.
Azumanga was real heartfelt and really spoke to how highschool students worry and think about.
Chiyo crying during the singing>whatever Yuno did. I dunno suck 20 more dicks than normal.
I always laugh at graduation episodes in anything, because they always make it really touching and sentimental and I just think back to my own High School graduation. Arrived alone at 8 AM, grabbed the results before the crowd arrived, avoided conversation, got the fuck out of there before the ceremony, home by 8:15 AM. Couldn't get the hell away from that place quick enough.
>Not crying every week on some slightly sad episode.
Oh look mr.toughguy
needs more Rumble
Azumanga is one of the very few series that I feel completely uncapable of fapping to. Another one is Lain. I just can't.
You know they test for Autism that way.
If you can't read that correctly I would recommend contacting your doctor and asking him about your undiagnosed aspergers that no one seemed to bring up through your pathetic existence.
That's more of a romcom but good taste anyway.
Those are the only girls worth sexualizing.
I really like Nichijou and Nichibros
But also Honey and Clover, and NOtome Cantabale (or whatever it was callled, the girl who played piano and the guy who was a good conductors) it was a good SoL. Though both of those are totally in a different style.
I have no idea.
Don't worry, I have Osaka stuff too.
Oh she is.
>That windowsill fucking one
Of course there are. Azumanga Daioh is the FF7 of SoL anime; many of its fans experienced it as their gateway into the genre and treat it as the end-all-be-all of said genre while even though it is good, is far from god's gift to the medium.
That's the one! I watched all the seasons and ovas, it was fantastic. It used to be on those /a/ recommended charts and even the wiki; but last time I checked the /a/ wiki, the recommended list was really small and some abysmal titles were included in it.......
>Pani Poni Dash
I still watch Pani Poni at least once a week. I have no fucking clue what is going on with the plot, even though I've watched every episode multiple times.
Your list is missing Minami-ke though
I'd have to say "no", based on the SoL's that I'm aware of. It's not that there aren't other SoL's that are as entertaining if not even moreso than AD. And depending on your definition of SoL, it could cover a lot of ground, including stuff like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Even the recent Sabagebu!
But AD has just that right mixture of moe, meaness/teasing, and mindfuckery that no other series comes to mind as QUITE matching.
It's that unique mixture and going places that other series seem to fear treading. Other SoL tend to be too "safe". Or even if they incorporate "meaness" into their "moe", they lack the mindfuckery.
Ichigo Mashimaro had moe and meaness, but lacked mindfuckery. Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei lacked the moe. Sabagebu! lacked moe and mindfuckery. Nichijou lacked meaness. Both K-On and Lucky Star were "safe". Working, Ika Musume, Minami-ke and Busou Shinki again, lack mindfucking.
It's not that none of the above aren't good or great. It's just that Azumanga scores high in most categories while the others cover fewer categories. Perhaps shows like Sabagebu! exceed AD in terms of having action sequences though. AD's pretty light in that category.
>>Definitely don't remember K-On or Aria-style sitting around doing literally nothing.
>Oh God of course not. Just the blank stares ticked me off. It wouldn't be so well liked if they did nothing (unless you're an idiot).
To be fair, those were probably comedic beats. Which may or may not jive with everyone. Everyone's got a different perception of time/timing in that regard. If their "timing" jived with you, it enhances the moment. If not, then it falls flat.
As someone who's only read the manga I can't comprehend how most people think of the anime when they think of azumanga
I've watched some scenes on youtube and it doesn't, it just can't, capture what made reading it so funny to me. There's no way it can translate.
How? I'm a casual, but I see everyone talking about the anime, and I feel like a lot of people are missing out on what made this series brilliant
The anime honestly seems like it would be annoying to watch, with way over-exaggerated reactions being drawn out in time and volume. The comedy really seemed to depend on the timing and style of 4koma
Oh my fuck maybe I've been up all night and my language and thoughts are clunky, but I'm really not trying to imply I have superior tastes or whatever
I just love this manga, which seems to have a mainly anime fanbase, and I'd like to express how much I'd love for people to read it too
I didn't like Azumanga all that much, it felt like it tried too hard to be a comedy and ended up failing.
>inb4 mad nostalgiafags
tell me, did you laugh even once while watching it? Not smiled or smirked, but actually laughed out loud. And no, watching while stoned/smashed with dudebros doesn't count.
>In the slice of life genre, has-anything come close or beaten Azumanga Daioh?
All seasons of Aria, Lucky Star, Sketchbook, K-On, Sora no Woto, Minami-ke (yes, even the non-existent season), Ika Musume, Hanasaku Iroha, Hidamari Sketch, Hyakko, Toradora
and that's just from a quick glance at one of my folders, I could name at least 3 times more if I tried
>I felt the same sort of boredom with Ichigo Mashimaro
I found that Ichigo Mashimaro distinguished itself from just a standard cute comedy with its healing moments, like episode 10. And even when it wasn't being healing the comedy was very well structured, enough at least to keep my attention.
And, while I am aware it's been nine hours, I have to say:
>Kimi to Boku
>tell me, did you laugh even once while watching it? Not smiled or smirked, but actually laughed out loud
Yes, it's one of the few anime that ever makes me laugh out loud. Pretty much any scene with Osaka, Tomo, or Sakaki.
>Aria, Lucky Star, Hidamari Sketch
Now these are boring and unfunny.
That isn't even SoL, it's shitty romcom/melodrama.
>Yes, it's one of the few anime that ever makes me laugh out loud. Pretty much any scene with Osaka, Tomo, or Sakaki.
you've got a shitty sense of humour
>Now these are unfunny
most of the shows that I listed have no comedic value whatsoever, they are just superior SoL shows compared to Azumanga.
>That isn't even SoL, it's shitty romcom/melodrama
that's like saying "Azumanga isn't SoL, it's just a shitty comedy"
Also to continue my list: Anohana, Clannad, Gj-bu, Genshiken, Gin no Saji, NNB, Kiniro Mosaic, Love Lab, Working, Usagi Drop, Yuru Yuri, Hyouka, Papakiki, Tamayura, Natsuiro Kiseki, Ichigo Mashimaro, Joshiraku, Tari Tari, White Album 2, Kanamemo
not 3 times as much, but I can't be bothered anymore
>most of the shows that I listed have no comedic value whatsoever
Yeah they do. It's just really timid, boring comedy, especially in Aria and Hidamari.
>that's like saying "Azumanga isn't SoL, it's just a shitty comedy"
If you include Toradora as SoL, you also include shit like Sakurasou and Golden Time, and a whole lot of shitty harems. That doesn't really make sense, we have "romance" as a genre for a reason, to keep that crap away from pure SoL.
>Yeah they do
no, most of them don't
>It's just really timid, boring comedy
and that's good, because unlike with Azumanga, it doesn't "steal the show".
I admit you have a point with Toradora, my bad.