Hey, to all the anime fans.
I’ve been a huge anime enthusiast for years and have watched numerous series, ranging from dark and gritty action to sweet and heartwarming anime.
There are indeed times when we’re not feeling up to the drama and want to remind ourselves that there’s a bright and joyful side to our daily lives.
That’s fine! It’s all right!
This list contains 21 shows that will inspire you to sit back and smile until you’re aching in your cheeks and then let your heart melt inside your chest like marshmallows.
- 21. LovelyComplex
- 20. Yuri on Ice
- 19. Slow Start
- 18. New Game!
- 17. School Babysitters
- 16. The Circumstances of His or Her Life
- 15. Alice & Zouroku
- 14. LuckyStar
- 13. What is the Order A Rabbit?
- 12. Konohana Kitan
- 11. Kinmoza
- 10. Chuunibyou Love, and Other Delusions
- 9. Tamako Market
- 8. My two-faced Little Sister
- 7. Love Live School Idol Project
- 6. Bunny Drop
- 5. Quintessential Quintuplets
- 4. Cardcaptor Sakura
- 3. K-On!
- 2. Hanayamata
- 1. The Pet Girl from Sakurasou
I’ll call it cute and great to define this beautiful complex in two words! The reason is that it’s on the sign. It’s an adorable, romantic love story that is perfect for comedy.
Atsushi Otani, a high school student, is a small one, while Riza Koizumi, a young girl, is excellent. Their characteristics may not be an issue in their individuality.
However, they appear to be an obvious comedy duo in that they’re opposites of one another within the same group. Otani and Risa are fighting each other and complaining about their egos. They are the opposites of one another.
Strangely, however, they share a few traits that only they share. This is an adorable start; extremely cute, hilarious, extremely funny, and, above all, most importantly, adorable.
20. Yuri on Ice
The most highly acclaimed anime show of any kind in recent seasons, Yuri On Ice focuses on an issue that is often criticized: state competition — and makes it the basis for an inspiring and profound tale of romance, mentorship, and discipline.
When Yuri Katsuki, a young Japanese figure skater, suffers the most devastating loss of his career, the young figure skater goes back to his home, wondering whether he’ll ever be able to take part in another competition.
The situation is changed when his idol, Russian figure skater Victor Nikiforov, takes an interest in his skater and suggests taking him to the top of the ladder.
The friendship between the two skaters was told with stunning storytelling sensitivity. Do not make any mistakes; it’s the story of two people who were captivated by the sport as the basis of building a friendship.
Skating is the method by which people interact, express their feelings, and communicate with the outside world. It’s quite a feat.
19. Slow Start
The plot revolves around Ichinose Hana, a shy girl who is about to begin her new life at high school. She meets new people and has new adventures and may find that her new life will help her overcome her introverted nature.
Slow Start is similar to other life-based shows with an all-female cast. You can argue about what you like.
However, these types of shows are a result of Japan’s being a lover of cute things, and there’s nothing more charming than watching a group of girls doing everyday things while doing random things, such as one of the girls being attracted to older women, specifically when they’re teachers.
Slow Start includes the standard life flaws, but also some yuri scenes like the one mentioned above.
The girl is attracted to her teacher. The show is suitable for the cute girls that are causing trouble for the teacher’s students. Also, the animated quality is amazing!
18. New Game!
New Game is a great animation If you’re looking for programming and coding or even how the gaming industry operates behind the scene.
The major distinction in this instance is that New Game focuses on female characters and the industry’s farming is viewed from a female’s viewpoint within the business.
Designs, expressions, and animation “Kawaii” can be described as the most literal design you’ll find in New Game. However, it’s more mature than the majority of shows that fall under this genre of slice-of-life.
17. School Babysitters
Ryuuichi‘s parents passed away in a terrible plane crash, which left him to look after his infant brother Kotarou. One morning, Ryuuichi received an invitation from an academy’s top chairwoman to serve as the guardian of their children.
There’s a requirement, however: Ryuuichi must be able to visit by serving as a babysitter for the children of the school’s faculty.
It’s a common method to refer to the show’s cute baby characters in the context of the kawaii world, such as when you’re holding your child’s sibling to convince girls who are at school that you’re a beautiful and kind person, but in Gakuen Babysitters, it’s… this.
The list mostly consists of shows featuring exclusively female casts… It’s not because they’re cool. It’s not because we’re minimizing the quality of the anime and Gakuen Babysitters hasn’t painted the characters as innocent angels.
Because there are hilarious moments where Ryuuichi must look after his infant brother as he tries to cope with these little monsters that spring up from the faculty of the school.
16. The Circumstances of His or Her Life
Kare Kano is another name for Kare Kano, which tells the story of two students who appear perfect but are, in reality, extremely flawed individuals.
Yukino Miyazawa is a believer in affirmation and is secretly convinced that she is the king of self-esteem.
She is a model student, and Soichiro Arima, starts to take charge of her and vows to bring her to freedom immediately. Arima uncovers her lies, deceives her, and exposes a new aspect of her.
They build relationships and, eventually, romance. They become more at peace with their authentic personas and know what they’re like, at least with one another.
The characters of offbeat and the two-faced main characters and the unique ways they confront their challenges distinguish their situations from other shoujo romances.
This romance series is authentic. To give you an idea, the show ends abruptly and you’ll be required to read the manga to follow the story.
15. Alice & Zouroku
Alice And Zouroku is an excellent “pass time” anime series. Because the plot is simple, relaxing, and easy to be absorbed.
It’s almost like something from life, even though this is Seinen or adventure. It’s also cute. Sana Kashimura is cute as it gets, in any case!
This is despite the battle scenes you’re likely to be able to see in this anime (even if they’re not many and).
Lucky BirStar is a slice-of-life show that follows four adorable high school girls living their everyday lives. Konata is the resident otaku. Kagami is the responsible big sister and the resident tsundere.
Tsukasa is the cutest little sister around, and Miyuki is an intelligent, well-mannered, big-breasted, well-mannered girl. A Kyoto Animation production, Lucky Star is a different slice of a live-action show about a bunch of girls living their daily lives.
The main difference here lies in the fact that Lucky Star is all about otaku culture, with breaking the fourth wall jokes about other anime (most specifically KyoAni’s Haruhi no Suzumiya no Yuutsu) and the typical life of anime fans in Japan.
Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, and Miyuki use common stereotypes like the female gamer/otaku resident tsundere, who, for no apparent reason, hasn’t been able to get an attractive man despite her beautiful appearance, the meek and uncooperative little sister, and the sophisticated but poor, incompetent girl.
Lucky Star does not stand the test of time. The pop culture references may be outdated.
13. What is the Order A Rabbit?
This is sort of an alternative kind of “Kinmoza” in that it’s a cute anime for girls without any real story.
The only difference is that the girls are so adorable that you’re glued to the television.
If it’s a basic, cute anime you’re searching for, The Order A Rabbit? is a great choice.
12. Konohana Kitan
Yuzu is an adorable fox youngster who is seen in a peaceful city that is friendly to animals and people alike. As a guardian of Bikuni-Sama, Yuzu travels to a gorgeous hot spring inn known as Konohanatei to be an attendant for the first time.
Yuzu will be one of the fox girls who will be welcoming and serving guests—whether animals, human spirits, or gods—as well as helping them to heal their bodies of fatigue and rejuvenate their spirits by soaking in the warm water and relaxing surroundings of Konohanatei.
It’s just a cute-girls-doing-cute-things episode, except this time with a supernatural twist involving Japanese folklore-based creatures. It has a more intense feel compared to the happy-go-lucky shows we’ve described.
Konohana Kitan contains several adorable moments of Yuzu getting used to working in the inn, meeting new people with stories to tell, and interacting with the other female foxes inside the hotel.
Kinmoza’s adorableness can be explained better with pictures rather instead of words.
The designs of the characters are playful and straightforward. And so is the plot.
That’s the reason Kinmoza is the type of anime that it is.
This isn’t an anime that you have thought about, or become caught in to be enthralled because it’s simple.
10. Chuunibyou Love, and Other Delusions
Chunibyo, which is often referred to as a second-year condition, refers to a condition that causes teens to believe, typically after entering secondary school.
They believe that they have magic powers or feel that they belong in an ethereal world that doesn’t exist. Yuuta Togashi was once one of the Chunibyo and is aware of the pain of being mocked every day because of his condition.
But somehow, he can get older and decides to go to a different school, hoping that he will make a fresh beginning.
However, when he meets another Chunibyo known as Rikka Takanashi in the new place, he’s determined to help her since the teacher knows the struggles she’s facing.
But, in addition to that, Rikka brings him back to many painful situations. “Love, Chunibyo, and Other Dreams is an amazing anime that seamlessly blends science fiction, fantasy, and romance.
9. Tamako Market
Tamako Market is produced by the same studio that produces K-On and is called: Kyoto Animation.
There are a few similar styles and faces that Kyoto Animation is known for.
I’m not going to say much about it, but this is the most enjoyable show I’ve seen in my time watching anime.
The first thing to do is:
- The animation is excellent and comes from Kyoto Animation.
- “The “feels” are pleasant and relaxed. The characters are adorable in their unique ways.
- There’s no fan service or something so stupid as to destroy everything.
- It’s an easy series to start and it’s not emotionally consuming (since the story isn’t too long).
Tamako Market is the kind of show you can enjoy after a tiring day. It is because it eases you into it, and you’ll get the taste of “Kawaii” while watching it too.
8. My two-faced Little Sister
Eat, sleep, play, repeat! That’s exactly what Umaru is doing every single day after training. She’s flawless, bright, popular, and polished as an instructor. But what’s not known is that when she’s at home, she’s quite the opposite.
After practicing, she dons her hamster hoodie and transforms it into a slightly lazy and spoiled brat. She doesn’t do anything at home aside from eating potato chips, drinking soda, or playing video games.
Of course, if she fails to do any of these, she gets annoyed with her brother and throws a fit for him to run out and purchase the latest manga book.
That is the theme of the entire show. It’s easy to follow and quite adorable.
You’ll fall in love with Umaru’s personality and her fun-loving outlook on life. It’s the most fun Kawaii-inspired anime I’ve ever watched and is my top pick of the bunch.
You should watch it if you haven’t done it.
7. Love Live School Idol Project
Love Live School Idol Project This anime is so well-known due to its main characters of nine that it’s impossible not to discuss how “CUTE” it is.
Another one of the “cute girls doing adorable things” anime series focuses on idol culture. It’s a huge phenomenon in Japan.
And the West has gotten the hype about idols thanks to shows like Love Live.
The heart-warming episodes, the plot, the character’s pure comedy, and how relatable they are (when things become serious) are a part of the appeal.
It’s hard to make up for the facial expressions due to how adorable they are.
6. Bunny Drop
Bunny Drop is a far more emotional anime than the others on this page. It’s not your usual type of silly, playing-around kawaii anime, but it’s as cute and sweet as they come.
This is the tale of a single thirty-year-old known as Daikichi Kawachi. He was at the burial of his grandparents when he was informed that there was an uninvolved child that his parents had.
Despite the terrible plan of the family to take the child to an orphanage, Daikichi is willing to take in this girl, aged six, known as Rin.
Rin is a beautiful young child (similar to Umaru-chan) that will charm you and grab your heart. She’s a sweet girl, inspiring poor Daikichi to become a great father.
Also, Daikichi himself isn’t likely to be left behind. Daikichi is a shining spirit and knows from the beginning how to be a father figure as well as an influential influence in Rin’s life.
5. Quintessential Quintuplets
Quintessential Quintuplets is shaping up to be a “cute” anime show with more nuance than similar shows.
Futaro is desperate to work to pay off his family’s debt. He ends up becoming an educator for five twins from a wealthy family.
Every one of them is anxious about their own degree and is a nuisance to handle or simply doesn’t take a keen interest in their studies and have a good academic record.
However, that’s a challenge for Futaro, since he’s expected as their instructor and he’s determined to earn money to pay off his debt. That’s why what comes from there has been intriguing up to this point.
They’re adorable and convey these vibes to the whole series. In addition, Futaro’s adorable little sister!
4. Cardcaptor Sakura
Sakura is a typical high schooler who’s alive and is often bullied by her brother. He has a loving father, a mother who passed away, and a best friend who has a bizarre obsession and is in love with someone older than her.
A few days ago, she was looking through an article she saw in her dreams, and as she opened the book up, the cards were enchanted and Sakura accidentally distributed them all across the globe.
Sakura stood in front of Keroberos and explained to Sakura that he was the guardian of the Clow Cards, the magical cards of immense strength that Sakura published.
What will they do? Yes, Keroberos has called Sakura Cardcaptor, and it’s now up to them to track down and rescue Clow Cards before they destroy the entire world!
For many of the older fans of anime, Cardcaptor Sakura has a place in their hearts because it may be their first-ever anime experience.
For others, Cardcaptor Sakura has led them on many thrilling adventures, with Sakura in her quest to recover the lost Clow Cards.
K-On, man! It’s the standard life show that features a group of women who run a light music club.
There are stories about music in K-On! And the music geek in you will rejoice as you watch real-life musical instruments made by popular labels.
The majority of the episodes focus on the individuality of each girl and the way they communicate with one another.
Every character has particular traits that are absurd to the point that every move they make is adorable, or, in this instance, kawaii, like Yui sleeping with her guitar dubbed “Gitah” and hanging onto Azusa or Ritsu mistakenly interpreting Mio’s messages as love letters.
Every episode is full of the adorableness you want to see from K-On! It’s all about the music.
Hanayamata can be described as one of those shows that we refer to as “cute girls doing funny things.” It’s a lot like programs like Love Live.
What differentiates a show from Hanayamata is that it’s produced by Madhouse and the fan-service isn’t there in any way.
However, the show is about a group of girls who gather at high school and dance the Japanese dance known as Yasekoi.
It’s a lighter-hearted show that is enjoyable to enjoy when you don’t need to dive into something important or deep.
However, instead, you’d like to have fun with something light and without fan service, clichés, or anything else that you’d consider excessive or inappropriate.
Of course, the characters from anime (girls) are as adorable as they come… and without becoming too “exaggerated” about it.
1. The Pet Girl from Sakurasou
Sorata is scheduled to be the new head of Mashiro, a boy who has an exceptional creative capacity but isn’t able to accomplish the most simple of tasks.
Their interactions are as surreal as they are funny, and their goals are distinctive to the category.
What makes Sakurasu’s Pet Girl apart from other shows is the way that the characters that aren’t the principal couple are treated.
In a sense, they’re both misfits, with their own goals and dreams, and the fans are driven to support everyone.
The conflict and relationships they share with Sorata are beautifully handled and connected. There’s much more happening in this movie than just friendship, and it’s very well-constructed.
Sakura’s Pet Girl is a perfect animation for all, not just those who love sensuality.
- Yuru Yuri.
- Kemono Friends.
- Non Non Biyori Repeat.