[Hysterical Comedy Summer 2018] Like Nichijou? Watch This!

Nichijou is one of those anime that is so shamelessly funny and popular, that even if you have not seen the show personally, you know at least one other person who has. There is a chance, too, that that person or anime fan has tried to get you to watch it. And why wouldn’t they? Nichijou runs at breakneck speed through jokes and so much happens so fast that you find yourself laughing at one joke while the next one slides right into place. It should be a slice of life anime, but ended up being a hilarious one that has gone down in the annals of history as top-tier comedy anime. Today, we want to look at two more shows just like it from Summer 2018 that we think you will like if you have seen it or are interested in learning more! Let’s go.

Liked Nichijou (Nichijou -My Ordinary Life-)? Watch Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2018 - September 2018

Hanako, a rich young lady with a man servant named Maeda; Olivia, a girl who doesn’t look Japanese but can’t speak a lick of English; and Kasumi, a shy girl who is intelligent, save for English, all come together to form a club. Originally, it was to study English, but Olivia can’t because she doesn’t speak it! Rather than disbanding, they agree to become a new club, a part timers club. Here, they spend time after school getting into some of the most ridiculous things possible all for the sake of playing games.

Major Similarities Between (Nichijou -My Ordinary Life-) and Asobi Asobase -workshop of fun-

1. Asobi Asobase is like Nichijou, but Funnier

Tell us it isn’t so! But it is. Asobi Asobase is still flying under the radar but it should be a front runner this season up there with Shingeki no Kyojin 3, Overlord 3, and Banana Fish. This show is downright funny and you will never feel safe watching because you have no idea what is about to come ever. It could be something as tame as talking about going to the bathroom and end in butt lasers, or it could be a dream that seems too outrageous, but influences the girls to look up the skirt of a classmate.

2. It’s Got that Comforting School Setting WHICH SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED!

Nichijou and Asobi Asobase lull you into a sense of comfort with their school settings, and especially the OP for Asobi Asobase is disarming, but the reality is that the show will blow your expectations out of the water. Kasumi may not be wrestling a deer like in Nichijou, but a captain of a team does literally, destroy her body for the sake of winning a contest. Expect the unexpected and be ready.

Liked Nichijou (Nichijou -My Ordinary Life-)? Watch Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro (Chio’s School Road)!

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2018 - September 2018

Yet again today, Chio is trying to make it to school. For a while now, she’s been having trouble doing so and it’s not because she is a truant or anything. It’s because no matter what she does, no matter how hard she tries, and no matter whom she evades, she is sucked into some sort of situation that is beyond ridiculous. Getting to school before the bell rings is now a miracle. Somehow today too, she is trying to get to school, but someone is going to interfere.

Major Similarities Between Nichijou (Nichijou -My Ordinary Life-) and Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro (Chio’s School Road)

1. Much Like with Asobi Asobase, Expect the Unexpected Just not as Intense

While Asobi Asobase just scales up the insanity, Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro tends to build up. Very rarely are we dropped into anything intense, but instead, each episode builds up to something completely ridiculous. This is something that Nichijou does as well, and quite well at that, as we get to laugh and see Chio and Manana’s antics as things build and build.

2. The Transformation of the Everyday to Something Magical

The other great thing about Chio and Nichijou is their ability to make something fantastic out of the boring school life routine. You will never be ready to see how it evolves, but more or less enjoy the path there. Some are funnier, say when Chio buys a BL magazine from a Yakuza friend, or when she and Manana have to dance in a parking lot to prove their friendship. Either way, get ready to laugh a lot.

Final Thoughts

That was just our take on these two very funny comedy anime this summer 2018 season. The summer has left us with better shows than spring did, so we are not complaining at all. Rather, we are grateful that we actually have two decent comedy shows and not recycled shows or shows in their 17th seasons. Have you seen both shows listed here? Anything to add? Be sure to let us know down below. Till next time!
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Author: Nagareboshi

American by birth; international by choice. I am trying to bring attention to one of my favorite causes; me. I translate by day and write by night. Aspiring polyglot. My dream would be to be the personal translator for Amuro Namie. Other than that, my hobbies include languages, weightlifting, sleeping, karaoke, GOOD coffee and music. When I’m not doing any of the above, I am most likely laughing hysterically at Willam Belli videos or EV farming. I ain’t gunna Rupologize for it neither. Waifu are Shirai Kuroko & Euaerin.

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