These cute anime shows will keep you alive when you’re feeling down in your life!
When do you say an anime is cute or adorable? If it has a bunch of cute girls, who does cute things? Or when it features some funny fights between siblings, lovers, or friends? Well, a cute anime is distinguished in many ways, but it’s up to you to decide whether you found it cute or not.
However, there are a few shows that will leave an impression on you and you can’t help but call it a cute anime. So, since you’re here, why don’t you explore some of the cute anime shows we’re about to recommend? Though they don’t have much thrill or action, they’re sure to make your day.
So, without any delay, shall we get into the list of best cute anime? But before we do that, we need to warn you that these anime are too beautiful and adorable to resist, and you might end up addicted to them. Anyhow, let’s begin our exploration portal to the cute anime shows.
List of Cute Anime Shows to Binge-Watch!
Hanayamata is a slice of life anime with some perfectly hilarious and pleasant scenes. The story follows Naru Sekiya, who leads a normal life, but she has hopes that everything would change once she gets into high school. Unfortunately, reality can be disappointing. She always wonders why can’t a prince appear out of nowhere and turn her into a cute princess?
But when she meets a girl named Hana at a shrine who loves the dance ‘yosakai,’ everything starts to feel different. When Hana asks her to join in the new dancing club she formed, Naru gets terrified to dance in front of everyone. Can Hana make Naru join her club so that she can love yosakai too? Watch this cute anime series to find it out.
Hanayamata is an anime where you find girls doing some adorable things and freak out all the time. Even though the concept seems pretty old, the execution matters. And luckily, this anime does it wonderfully by leading the outcome as no fanservice at all.
If you’re wondering whether other aspects like animation and soundtracks will be good, then suit yourself because Mad House pretty much granted us with a unique animation just like how it always does. So, make sure you watch this cute anime sooner or later.
12. Tamako Market
Tamako Market is animated by Kyoto Animation, and from this point, you can already guess, how cute or beautiful the character designs can be. The most praiseworthy aspect of the anime is the setting it introduces. So, if you give a peek at the plot, we’re sure that you’ll get a clear view of it.
Tamako Kitashirakawa, the eldest daughter of her family, and they run a Tama-ya mochi shop. As she continues with her peaceful life, one day, she comes across a talking bird and it introduces itself as Dera Mochimazzi. The bird came from a distant place in search of a wife for its country’s prince.
Unlike other anime where one character steals the show with their cuteness, this anime actually gives importance to every character. And it starts simply but ends up turning into a whole different one; of course, in a good way.
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11. Sakura Trick
Sakura Trick follows two best friends Yuu and Haruka, who have been together since middle school. When they both decide to study at Misato High School, they get into the same class but end up having seats faraway.
When they both get into a little argument, Haruka gets upset and runs away from her. After Yuu catches up with her, she ends up sharing a kiss with her. With this one incident, they’re no longer just best friends but a lot more than that.
Even though it is a yuri anime featuring a relationship between two cute girls, it is too beautiful to ignore. Every moment from the anime is too precious, and you’ll end up loving every second of it. So, make sure to add this cute anime to your watch list.
10. Is The Order a Rabbit
Though this anime is similar to every slice of life anime, humor puts it above other cute anime shows. The story follows Kokoa Hoto, an energetic girl who becomes friends with anyone in seconds. She moves in with the Kafuu family to attend her high school and immediately befriends Chino Kafuu, the granddaughter of Rabbit House cafe’s owner.
Later on, she works as a waitress in return for letting her stay and befriends another part-timer named Rize Tedeza. With their daily life incidents and moments, they’ll you entertain until the very end.
To be honest, this anime is so underrated. People who have watched this anime often compare it to K-On, and considering how good it is, these praises are not so surprising. And there are also a lot of similarities between this anime and K-On.
While the soundtrack is decent, one should focus on voice actors. Since it is a slice of life anime, there isn’t much to the story, but the characters make up for it; of course, with their adorable behavior. If you’re thinking of watching a cute anime, then you might as well add this one to your list right now.
09. Himouto! Umaru-chan
If you’re just here for a cute anime but not for the one that entertains you in every way, then this one is for you. The story follows Umaru Doma, a model student at her school, but she is a sluggish otaku when steps into her room.
As Umaru leads this life in the same way, she develops a friendship with a few classmates who later give her trouble by visiting her. However, she somehow manages by introducing herself as Umaru’s little sister. But how long can she do that? Watch this funny and cute anime as she gets into trouble once in a while.
Himouto! Umaru-chan is more like a slice of life comedy anime with tons of cute and pleasant moments. While the first season keeps Umaru as an Otaku, the second season makes her an extrovert.
Once you finish watching it, you’ll definitely wish for a little sister like Umaru. Yes, she can get annoying sometimes but, how great it would be if such an exciting girl comes into your life? Overall, it is a great anime with some adorable and funny moments.
08. Chuunibyou, Love, And Other Delusions
You might’ve seen some negative reviews on this anime but, those only apply if you compare the anime with its light novel. Yuuta Togashi and Rikka Takanashi, two love birds, living together since they just got into a new school year.
Though he doesn’t have any problems with this whole relationship thing, he struggles to adapt to the new environment. While his friends are still keeping up with everything in their life and advanced a grade, he’s still in a dilemma. To make matters worse, a girl named Satone Shichimiya enters into his life.
The animation and artwork are splendid in this anime. Though the storyline is quite normal, the characters make you love it over time. There is actually progress in the relationship between Yuuta and Rikka instead of just showing us a bunch of scenes with their daily life events.
Though there are so many adorable moments between Yuuta and Rikka, people always ask for more. Every episode feels quite satisfying, and you’ll always crave for more. So, since you’re looking for an extremely cute anime show, you need to give this one a shot.
07. Tsurezure Children
Tsurezure Children presents you with a unique pattern of concepts that no anime did before. Instead of having a protagonist or main couple, it actually consists of many pairs, and all of them are main characters. Young love can be fascinating, and sometimes it turns children into mature adults.
Not just that but, it also gives the feeling of falling in love for the first time and how obstacles arrive in a relationship. Tsuzere Children depicts the love stories of various couples, along with some joyful and adorable moments. If you’re looking for a cute anime with more characters, and that also gives importance to every character, then this one is for you.
It is very simplistic yet adorable, and it never fails to grab the attention of the viewer. It is more like a refreshing anime if you’ve watched some thrillers or action anime. Overall, it is a cute and funny anime with tons of pleasant moments that will make your time worthwhile.
06. Kamisama Kiss
Kamisama Kiss is a pure and lovely ride you can ever get from an anime. Nanami Momozono, a high schooler who’s life becomes tough as she loses everything and becomes homeless because of her late father’s debt. However, when she saves a man from a dog, he offers his home in return as gratitude.
When she realizes his home is actually a shrine, she tries to leave. But after a few encounters with spirits, she chooses to stay there. While staying there, mistakenly, she ends up sealing a contract with a familiar named Tomoe. As she gets into continuous trouble, the familiar helps her, and will she fall for Tomoe in the process?
It is a very light-hearted and cute anime with a supernatural theme. It doesn’t lack in any aspect because the story is great, and the characters are adorable except that it has only thirteen episodes. It has a great ending that will leave you with a smile.
If you’re into supernatural themes, then Kamisama Kiss is the best recommendation on the list. It should have been a lot better if this anime has a few more episodes because you’ll feel attached to the characters and can’t stop wanting more of this anime.
Maid-sama is more like a romance anime despite featuring some dainty moments. The story sets in an all-boys high school except that it recently became a co-ed one. Misaki becomes the new president of the school and uses her power to defend the girls from boys.
Even though she seems like a perfect role model for the students, she has a secret. Misaki works at a maid cafe to support her family. When the most popular guy in the school, Takumi Usui accidentally walks into her maid cafe, he finds a way to deal with her at last.
It is far from the romance anime you’ve watched until now, and probably that’s what makes you love it even more. The story is quite interesting, and the moments between Takumi and Misaki feel kind of cute and adorable instead of getting annoying.
While the story is not complex, it has good animation and soundtracks. It is not too short and too long, but with 26 episodes of fun and delightful moments, it’ll extremely please you. So, make sure to add this cute anime to your watchlist.
04. Konohana Kitan
What’s cuter than an anime filled with fox girls with a standard plot? The story of Konohana Kitan sets in a village of spirits, and a fox girl named Yuzu joins at her first job as an attendant at an inn, Konohanatei. Since she doesn’t have any experience, Kiri, the head attendant, lets her learn some basics.
However, Yuzu’s curiosity to learn new things makes her job even tougher. But somehow, Yuzu’s nature refreshes everyone at the inn, including both the customers and the workers. Konohana Kitan presents you with a heartwarming story of a fox girl who finds a home in this world filled with spirits.
While the story is pretty good in this cute anime, Yuzu steals the show with her cuteness alone. Certainly, the other characters are great, and the story moves at a good pace along with some funny moments that happen in the inn.
If you’re into fantasy anime, then you’re more than welcome to watch this anime. It constantly impresses you in both adorable and funny way. More importantly, it is a slice of life anime that gives you a heartwarming experience.
Toradora is a school romance anime with a cute female main character. Ryuuji Takasu is a high schooler, and even though he is gentle in nature, his looks make him look like a delinquent. On the other hand, Taiga Aisaka is a doll-like and small student, but she isn’t as cute as she looks.
When they both interact through an encounter and discover that Taiga has a crush on the student council’s vice president, who seems to be Takasu’s friend. Surprisingly, Takasu has a crush on Taiga’s friend, and they both ally to help each other’s love lives.
Toradora is a simple story but what makes it stand out from the rest is the characters. Taiga Aisaka is literally the main reason why people love this cute anime. Things she does always makes the audience blush, and the more she behaves like a fiery girl, the cuter she becomes.
While the story is pretty common, the animation, the characters, and the moments are the aspects you need to look after. Probably you wouldn’t love a rom-com as much as this one once you finish watching it. So, we think, it deserves a spot on the list of cute anime.
02. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou is a pleasing anime for the people who love watching a slice of life comedy anime. The story follows Sorata Kanda, who moves into Sakura Dormitory after getting kicked out of his dormitory because he kept a stray cat with him.
While he tries to adjust to his new dorm, a world-famous artist, Mashiro Shiina, who can’t even take care of herself moves in. Due to some circumstances, he ends up taking care of her.
Isn’t it nice to be surprised once in a while? People who read the premise of this anime often underestimate it, and once they watch it, they’ll know that they’re mistaken. It is a good blend of comedy and romance with a lot of cute and adorable moments.
If you think you can get into a different rom-com and can adjust to the pace in the first few episodes, then this one is made for you. It’ll be a wonderful watch if you get past a couple of episodes and fills you with surprises. So, make sure to add this cute anime to your watchlist.
01. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Without Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime, there wouldn’t even be a cute anime list. Kanna Kamui is the cutest anime character out there, and with her appearance on the show, she always steals the show even though there are two other main characters.
The story follows Kobayashi, a daily worker who one-day gets drunk and stumbles on Tohru, a dragon who gets wounded in a battle. On the next day of her work, Kobayashi finds Tohru at her doorstep in human form, and she has come to repay her kindness by serving her as a maid.
However, Tohru attracts more dragons into this world including cute Kanna Kamui, fiery Fafnir, and more. Watch how Kobayashi always gets in trouble and how she deals with the situations with these dragons around.
With lots of funny and cute moments, it never fails to surprise you. With a little bit of action and it even amuses you with dazzling animation. If you haven’t watched this anime yet, we strongly recommend you do it. After all, it is one of the cutest/cute anime out there.
Well, finally, we’re done with the list of cute anime. If you’re new to the anime world, then we’re pretty sure you’ll like all the cute anime recommendations from the above list. Though they don’t present you with a great story, the characters make up for it.
Since you’re here for some cute anime shows, we recommend you read the whole list and go with the one you find comfortable. While there are tons of cute anime shows out there, we think these are the best ones among them. So, make sure you check out all of them.
If you think there are any other anime shows out there that needs to be on the list, feel free to notify us. And what are you going to pick from our list of cute anime? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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