Top 10 4koma Anime


Bane of the Type A fan, the four panel manga (or yonkoma manga) has lately been providing many a classic moeblob, gag or slice-of-life anime adaptation, and here anime fans provide their reckoning of same.

The ranking:

1. K-ON!

2. Working!!

3. Hidamari Sketch

4. A-Channel

5. Seitokai Yakuindomo

6. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class

7. Azumanga Daioh

8. Lucky Star

9. Kill Me Baby

10. Bonobono

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    Comment by Pantsu Dorobou
    08:34 08/03/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Azumanga is forever first place in my heart.

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    Comment by cats2
    08:43 08/03/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    Yeah, some of the series near the top that flat out steal from Azumanga being ranked higher then it is kind of sad..

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 08/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I think the fact that it's still up there despite being old is a testament to how popular it really is. Everybody knows that in these types of polls the most recent shows tend to dominate.

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    Comment by Lachesis
    21:09 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Well, K-On is more recent. It's sad but it's true...
    On an other hand Hidamari Sketch is really good so we still have hope.

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    Comment by oniichan
    10:50 08/03/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    It's nice to see Azumanga lovers!

    I still remember my favorite part when Tomo throws the key to the beach house in the woods, cause apparently the trip was going to smooth and they needed to earn their vacation by spending hours searching for the key!

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    09:15 08/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This is so true. Azumanga was probably the first anime to have "cute girls doing cute things cutely", and executed it perfectly. Not bad job for a former ero mangaka.

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    Comment by Yamamaya
    14:46 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I forever have first place in Sakaki's heart.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:45 10/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now only if the Azumanga mangaka wasn't such a stick in the mud and implicitly rejected a Yotsuba anime..

    Or call it Azumanga!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 08/03/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    azumanga had serious pacing problems.

    k on is very nice adaptation, but is it number 1? by sales and popularity, yea, personally working is better than it, and a channel is really good to...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 16/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If that was bad why in the hell is ranked so well?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I personally gave up on A channel. Wasn't bad, I think I'll give it another try, but I'm talking about the anime. Was the manga better or worse?

    Comment by Anonymous

    i love how my two comments got such negative responses... all because im not sucking azumangas dick.

    i like the show, but it has major problems, for fuck sake it was so bad the creator himself wont let any of his works go anime anymore, do people forget this?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 08/03/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    any 4 koma manga is better than the anime by allot, usually a 4 koma anime takes 3-5 minutes per 4 koma, while the manga you are done with that strip in 30 seconds depending on how text heavy it is...

    azumanga as an example devoted FAR to much time to single 4komas, and suffered because of it.

    lucky star, like it or hate it, got the pacing for telling a 4 koma down to an art form. no single bit stretched on for to long... and if you want to site the first episode, all that was in the manga, and that is specifically how you shouldn't make a 4koma adaptation, the thing that really killed it was that the whole chapter was in that setting.

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    Comment by Carrot_Glace
    11:42 08/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Azumanga Daioh is in 7th place? Outrageous!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    agree with most, my top fav would be azumanga and seitokai yakuindomo

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)


    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Hell yes! Seitokai Yakuindomo!!!

    The other shows listed are incredibly fun as well.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    09:13 08/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.3)

    Kill Me Baby is getting a lot of pity votes. Especially when most people are calling it the worst anime this season. Quite honestly, I found B Gata H kei to be quite hilarious, even though the anime tanked in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:37 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan doesn't like loli-sluts.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    17:35 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really. She wasn't a loli, imo (B cup highschoolers don't qualify as lolis). I think it had more to do with the fact that Yamada was a girl and not guy that male viewers could project themselves onto.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:27 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Setokai Yakuindomo is forever first in my list.

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    Comment by Actar
    13:37 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    For me, Lucky Star would be my absolute favorite 4 Koms Anime.

    Woah... What can I say about Lucky Star... Well, for starters, I enjoy all kinds of Anime. From the arthouse classics like the works of Miyazaki, to Mecha shows, to Ecchi shows, but no matter what I watch, no Anime will have a special place in my heart like Lucky Star.

    Lucky Star is one of the first Anime that I watched that I consciously knew was Japanese Animation, as I had watched CCS, Sailormoon, Digimon, Robotech when I was younger. I was simply enthralled and enamored by the charming characters, brilliant humor and the witty observations of daily life that I instantly fell in love with the series. (I'll admit that it's also partly due to my uncanny ability to relate to Konata's studying habits) Not only that, the taste of Japanese culture (well, the Otaku lifestyle at least) that I got from the show piqued my interest and drove me to seek out more Anime to consume.

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    Comment by Nin
    14:03 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If 4-panel mange are the bane of A-types, that just means A-types can't appreciate good comedy. Top-tier self-glorification by claiming any form of entertainment must be quasi-intellectual to be good.

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    Comment by Erranty
    15:57 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think the real issue there is what you consider good comedy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:04 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, so you can't be both types? XD Type-AB FTW!

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    Comment by Erranty
    23:00 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, that's called Type O.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The most heavily merchandised series will ALWAYS be first in these kinds of surveys. 2channers have 30 second attention spans & are easily influenced by pretty little statues & shiny objects.

    Azumanga just missed the heavy merchandising era of anime. If it had been released 5 yrs. later it would be at top of every list & we'd all be drowning in Chiyo-chan figures. And Sakaki cast-off figurines!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Finally, some love for GA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hidamari Sketch being below K-On! makes this ranking complete shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 08/03/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Agreed. Same with Azumanga and Lucky Star below A-Channel.

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    Comment by denn
    14:48 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Vastly prefer Hidamari's art style.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    W I D E > blob

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Azumanga Daioh, #7?

    This is outrageous. While I love K-on, Azu is definitely more superior.

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    Comment by Kaze
    16:23 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, K-on and Azumanga beat Lucky Star. I'm happy about that.

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    Comment by Roy
    06:19 10/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    B Gata H was Awesome~~

    and Seitokai Yakuindomo ~~~ OMG! Funny!


    Comment by Anonymous
    17:00 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I expected Lucky Star to be first but then I remembered that K-On was also 4-koma.

    Yay for Seitokai Yakuindomo, but disappointed that B-Gata H-Kei wasn't there. That's a good 4-koma for A and B-type, believe it or not.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 09/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lucky star only 8th, sad ^:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:39 10/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a special place in my Type-A heart for Azumanga Daioh.

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    Comment by Prongs
    15:48 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay for Seitokai and Azumanga!! id have ranked both higher... but thats just me... It speaks volumes that Azumanga is still in this knowing how short term the memories of voters are.

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    18:28 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now this is a SanCom top 10 list I can approve. All those previous "worst" and "overrated" lists were nothing but trolls.

    Pleased to see the underrated A-Channel, Hidamari Sketch and GA on there as well.

    They may not have the hype of K-ON or Azumanga, but they were all enjoyable to watch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 09/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Potemayo? Son, I am dissapoint.

    Regardless of how much JC Staff may fudge adaptions, their adaption of Potemayo was able to bring through the humour and touching moments that you would see in the 4koma. It could easily replace Kill Me Baby of A-Channel on this list since it's funnier that both.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:35 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    This top 10 is great! It helps me to avoid stupid and boring moeblob and slice-of-life animes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:14 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kill Me Baby > Lucky Star

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No love for Kariage-kun?

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    Comment by Dia
    00:05 09/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again with GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class. Wtf.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 09/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    09:04 09/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, Working was an incredibly fun Anime.

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    Comment by Bojinki
    13:35 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really not a big fan of k-on but it seem like a big hit to everyone else 0_0

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    how is seitokai 5th =.=;;;

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:11 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucky Star not #1 or 2 >:(

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:39 08/03/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is bonobono?

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