Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater Club (Houkago Teibo Nisshi) is simply, comfy, relaxing anime which follows a group of cute high school girls exploring techniques of fishing and a drunk teacher.
The series centers around Hina Tsurugi, a first-year highschool student who moves to a town by the sea. While Tsurugi is more of an “indoor kid” who enjoys things like arts and crafts. But she is suddenly thrown into the world of fishing when an older student, Yuuki Kuroiwa, invites her to be a part of the school’s fishing club.
Here is the list of 6 anime similar to Dairy of our Days at the Breakwater Club in terms of setting, characters and nature.
1. Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp ∆)
Laid-back Camp anime by animated by Studio C-Station which is based on the manga by Afro. The first season premiered in January 2018 which ran for 12 episodes, followed by short side-story anime titled Heya Camp. A second anime season will premiere in January 2021, and a film is in production.
Synopsis: The story follows Nadeshiko, who just moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she’s forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it’s already night, in a place she has never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home.
Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. Together they gather around a crackling fire to warm themselves up, absorbed with the quiet of their lakeside spot. As they slurp on curry noodles cooked on an open flame, the moment they’re waiting for eventually comes.
Both shows involves cute girls learning something new in the peaceful countryside. They get introduced to an activity and eventually joins a similar club. As they experiance new things through thier club activities they grow to love it. Both shows are very relaxing and comfy with great visuals and music.
2. Super Fishing Grander Musashi (Grander Musashi)
Grander Musashi is the perfect anime if you are looking to learn more about saltwater fishing. The anime goes in detail about fishing but has a shonen nature with fishing tournaments and have mysterious power objects such as “legenders”.
Synopsis: Musashi lives with his father. His mother left them three years ago, but Musashi believes she will come back. One day they move from Tokyo to a village in the countryside now lives a dull and boring life in the countryside, much to Musashi’s dismay.
That is, until he meets a man who teaches him everything about lure fishing. And what’s more, he discovers that his mother’s father was a grand champion bass fisherman! In the hopes of someday finding his mother once more, Musashi travels the world with his friends Mio and Suguru, discovering rare fish, meeting eccentric anglers and realizing that fishing isn’t nearly as boring as it seems!
3. Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Nagi ni Asu Kara)
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea is a 2013 original anime produced by P.A. Works. It is also voted as the most favourite P.A. Works anime in Japanese.
Synopsis: The series takes place in an alternative reality where human civilization used to live on the ocean floor. However, there were some humans who wanted to live above the surface and they moved to land creating a fundamental separation between the two.
After their school closes down, four 14-year-old middle school students from the sea village, Shioshishio, have to attend Mihama Middle School on the surface. What follows is their struggles to adjust to a new environment and the relationships between the sea and land people, while dealing with their own newfound feelings that have just started appearing with the end of their childhood.
Despite the huge difference in setting and genre both Nagi-Asu and Houkago Teibou Nisshi gives a very oceanic vibe with both shows set in seaside town and focuses on characters trying to settle in their new home.
Tsuritama is an original anime by A-1 pictures which aired in Spring 2012. It is an anime with a very unique artstyle, eye-catching colors and detailed backgrounds. The story explorers themes of self-discovery, anxiety and social connect.
Synopsis: The story follows Yuki an introverted teenager whose intense fear of public speaking makes it difficult for him to make friends, so hoping for a fresh start, he moves with his grandmother to the small island of Enoshima. Shortly after his arrival he encounters Haru, a strange youth claiming to be an alien – and what’s more, the otherworldly visitor requests his help to catch a strange being that inhabits the local waters!
Along with fellow classmate and local angling celebrity Natsuki, the boys must now form a bond in the hopes of saving the town from the force that is threatening it. With a mysterious organization also lurking about and posing potential danger, Yuki must put his best face forward and protect the island… with the help of a fishing rod?!
In both shows the central theme is fishing and main characters who at first were dragged to do it but by the passage of time it grows on them and they starts loving it.
Synopsis: Takunomi. follows the story of Michiru Amatsuki, a 20-year-old woman who just moved to Tokyo to change jobs. She lives in apartment 101 of Stella House Haruno, an all-female boarding house. There, she meets other women of different ages, jobs, and personalities. They all have something in common though: their love for good food and drinks.
Both shows are very similar in nature in which both has a cast of one inexperienced girl and three others helping her learn new things about the respective matter.
Just like Diary of our Days at the Breakwater club teaches us about fishing, Takunomi is about
drinking alcohol and teaches us about how to drink alcohol, what to buy in each type, how to pair it with what type of food, and little tips for mixing stuff or making it better. Its fun and cute and has four college aged and adult girls living in a shared home together.
Till date K-On! remains one the most popular CGDCT anime (Cute Girls Doing Cute Things) despite being a decade old. Thr anime series is produced by Kyoto
Animation with over 41 episodes divided over two seasons (13+26), two orginal animations and an anime movie.
Synopsis: It’s the first day of high school, and plenty of school clubs are doing their best to recruit new members. However, for ditzy Yui, none of them seem to fit the bill. However, when she accidentally signs up to join the light music club, Yui begins a hilarious adventure to become a world class guitarist! There’s just one problem: she’s never played the guitar before in her life! Joined by bassist Mio, drummer Ritsu and keyboardist Tsugumi, Yui and the gang will juggle their studies with buying instruments, learning how to read music and even performing in the school festival, all in the hopes of someday becoming a successful band!
The two shows are very similar to nature with main characters Hina and Yui both get in to their clubs without knowing a thing about the subject matter. They both want to leave the club at first but after a while they start enjoying it. Also on their journey both the main character and the viewer learns more about the subject and the characters.