Do you miss your school life? Starting a new session; wearing new uniforms; making Friends; doing silly little things; going on fun adventures? This is what Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, an anime adaptation of a manga with a similar name, revolves around. It is a Slice of life anime TV series by CloverWorks premiered in January 2022, consisting of 12 episodes.
The anime circles around a happy-go-lucky teenage girl Komichi Akebi, who dreams of going to Robai Private Academy; a well-known junior girl’s high school in the countryside. Her only dream is to wear Robai Academy’s sailor uniform and make a lot of friends. The series follows her simple but exhilarating life of making friends and enjoying her everyday life.
The anime adaptation has a fabulous, attractive, and vibrant art style that, with its simple, easy-going, and humorous plot, is exactly what one needs to unwind after a long tiring day. Here are a few series similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform that you might like if you enjoyed watching Akebi’s adventure in school and friendship.
So here are the Top Anime Like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
1. K- ON!
Just like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, K-ON! circles around the school life of teenage girls in their all-girls high school and their blooming friendship. The story starts with Yui Hirasawa searching for a suitable club to join in her first year of high school. She comes across the Light-Music club that is on the verge of disbanding.
Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist along with their new addition to the club, Tsumugi Kotobuki who plays keyboard, convinces Yui to join the club as a guitarist; even though she doesn’t even know how to hold one properly. It’s the story of their struggle to save the club, all the while strengthening their bond as not only a team but also as friends.
Moving to a new school can be very overwhelming, especially when you are an introvert. The same is the case with Hitori, who just moved to a new middle school. It becomes more upsetting when her only friend Kai has to join another middle school.
Wanting to motivate her friend, Kai decides to serve her friendship with Hitori and promises to reconcile when she befriends all her classmates. Even with her crippling social anxiety, she takes on the task to make new friends, resulting in a humorous and awkward journey of falls, struggles, and maladroit effort to achieve her goal.
Hitoribocchi, similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform has 12 episodes revolving around Hitori’s efforts in dealing with moving to a new school and making friends. Both the anime are easy-going slice-of-life filled with numerous comedic moments to keep you rolling on the floor.
Akin to Akebi’s Sailor uniform, Aiura is also a slice-of-life comedy anime adaptation of the manga, that orbits around the day-to-day life of 3 high school girls.
Ayuko, Kanaka, and Saki, who meet just before starting their first year of high school life, later find out that they go to the same school and become friends, despite any similarity in their personalities or likings. The trio just coming out of their middle school navigates high school life together, enjoying the unimportant simple moments such as giving each other nicknames, racing to the class, eating together; moments that at the time doesn’t seem like anything but later becomes sweet memories.
The anime consists of 12 short episodes that virtually have no plot line or action just simple but adorable moments with a comedic undertone that’ll make you fall in love with the cute and bright characters.
4. Wasteful Days of High School Girls
You can’t go making friends without getting stupid and quirky nicknames. Almost everyone has at least one nickname that their friends have given them; they completely despise but still can’t stop finding it endearing.
Nozomu Tanaka, a hyperactive cheerful teenager who goes to Sainotama Girl’s HighSchool with her best friend Shiori Saginomiya, a girl with a perfect poker face, finds out on their entrance ceremony that her other best friend Akane Kikuchi is also in the same class. While trying to realize her dreams of being popular among boys ( in a girl’s high school), Nozumu decides to give stupid and quirky nicknames to her classmates. And Henceforth, the battle of giving and calling each other with utterly ridiculous and unflattering nicknames start.
Just like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, this series also orbits around the daily life of 3 friends in an all girl’s high school testing the height of stupidity.
Does the phrase “Misery Loves Company” sounds familiar to you? This, in short, is the story of this anime adaptation. The story revolves around five girls – Hanako, Ruri, Botan, Hibiki, and Ren.
They all belong to Class 1-7 of Tennomifune Academy, which is also dubbed as “The Happiness Class”, but in reality is a class of unhappy students plagued with misfortune, trying to learn how to be happy while overcoming their misfortune. Similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, Anne-Happy also revolves around the concept of school life, friendship, and happiness. Anne-Happy is a light-hearted comedy series, giving a small lesson of how you can find happiness and have fun even in the middle of your misfortune.
6. Three Leaves, Three Colors
Have you ever felt a connection with someone having a similar name to you? This is the story of three girls who have nothing in common but a character of ‘leaf’ in their names. They prove that even such a small connection is enough to form a close friendship. The series tells a cute tale of the ridiculous and spontaneous adventure of 3 girls, Youko, Futaba, and Teru.
Youko is a girl with a princess-like persona that originally came from a rich family but became poor after her father’s company went into bankruptcy. Teru is the nice class president who hides the direct and dark side of her personality. Futaba is an energetic and innocent transfer student. The three find themselves in an unexpected friendship.
Three leaves-Three colors is a cheerful easygoing slice-of-life of three adolescents with a completely different persona, who are trying to balance their school life and have fun
7. Asobi Asobase
Asobi Asobase is a simple comedy slice-of-life anime series. It follows the story of three adolescent girls – Hanako, Olivia, and Kasumi who are second-year students in high school.
The three girls form a school club named “Pastimers Club”. Although the club is not officially recognized, it gives them a place to escape and spent their time having fun playing hand games. First is Olivia. A girl of American descent born and raised in Japan, often pretends that she can’t understand Japanese. The second member of the trio is Kasumi; who is good at playing games but dislikes them as she always lost to her sister as a child and had to do her chores. And the third person in the trio is Hanako, an energetic and intelligent girl who often lets her friends win.
Akin to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, Asobi Asobase is about the hilarious antics the three friends get into while exploring their school life.
8. Non-Non Biyori
How would you feel if the new school you transferred to only has 3 more girls? Even they are not in the same grade. It happens to Hotaru Ichijo, who transfers from Tokyo to a small countryside school Asahigaoka Branch School. Although they all are of different ages, Hotaru finds herself enjoying their company.
Renge, is the youngest, in 1st grade; Natsumi and Komari are siblings in 7th and 8th grade, respectively. Hotaru comes to like the unhurried and calm life of the countryside. The series is a cute depiction of Hotaru’s life in a new school with only a few students and her adventures with her new friends.
Similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, Non-Non Biyori is a series of 12 episodes of slice-of-life taking place in a countryside high school; orbiting around the genre of friendship and adventure.
9. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life
Nichijou is another school Slice-of-life Anime similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform. It’s a series of 26 episodes that initially focuses on the everyday life of 3 high school girls, Mio Naganohara, Yuko Aioi, and Mai Minakami, who have been friends since childhood. They meet a young genius Hakase Sinonome, her robot caretaker Nano, and a talking cat Sakamoto, and from then on their life no longer remains ordinary.
Their life is a mix of absurd and outlandish events happening during mundane day-to-day life situations.
The series is a complete comedic relief, centering on the extraordinary in the ordinary life of these three girls. Nichijou like Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is an exciting series to watch and relax on a cold winter night with your favorite drink.
Hyakko is an anime adaptation of a Japanese manga by Haruaki Kato, having 13 episodes. Similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform, the plot revolves around the genre of slice-of-life, friendship, school life, and comedy. The series takes place in the high school division of Kazimono Academy.
The story starts with the transfer student Ayumi Nonomura and long-time resident Tatsuki Iizuka meeting each other after getting lost in the maze-like corridors of their school. Then they meet another 2 transfer students Torako Kageyama and Suzume Saotome, forming a band of misfits. Overcoming their differences, the girls form an everlasting friendship while exploring their school life, doing mischief, and finding ways to relieve their boredom. It is a light-hearted comedy for which you won’t have to use your brain, watch and chill.
So these are some anime series similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform. Most of them are anime adaptations of already existing manga. Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is based on the genre of school life, slice-of-life, friendship, and comedy; and so are these anime. Have you watched any of the anime similar to Akebi’s Sailor Uniform in the list above? If yes, comment below which one you liked the most.