They say cuteness sells in the East, just like feminism sells in the west (they don’t really).
But I’ve heard someone say that, and thought it was relevant to mention it. Since Japan is all about cuteness!
So while we’re on the topic of that – let’s talk about the cutest
A List Of Cute
Anime Shows Worth Watching:
Hanayamata is one of those
What separates a show like Hanayamata is – it’s made by Madhouse, and there’s no fan service at all.
But none the less – the series is about a bunch of girls who get together in high school, and perform a Japanese dance called Yasekoi.
It’s a light-hearted series that’s nice to watch when you don’t wanna get into anything serious or deep. But instead – you wanna enjoy something lightweight, free of fan service, tropes or anything else you’d find inappropriate or over the top.
And of course –
K-On is a classic in the slice of life genre of
You can thank Kyoto Animation for that since they’re the ones responsible for these types of shows, drawings, characters and styles of animation.
Unlike your average school series, there’s no real plot to K-On. It’s literally an
- The characters get together after school.
- Drink tea and eat cakes.
- Form a group called “after school tea time”.
- And work on lyrics and perform
And that’s really it. What you get in between all these moments and episodes is tons of humor, enough to kill yourself laughing. And some heart-warming episodes that will squeeze your heart until it bursts with adoration.
3. Quintessential Quintuplets
Quintessential Quintuplets is turning out to be a “cute”
Futaro finds himself desperate for work in an attempt to pay off his family;s debt. And ends up becoming a teacher for 5 twins of a rich family.
Each of them is apprehensive in their own way, annoying, hard to deal with or doesn’t care about their studies and being successful, academically.
But that’s a problem for Futaro since he’s supposed to be their teacher, and he’s committed to making the
The five quintuplets are cute and bring a sense of those vibes to the entire series. Not to mention Futaro’s cute little sister!
4. Love Live School Idol Project
Love Live School Idol Project – this
It’s another one of those “cute girls doing cute things”
And the west has caught on to the idol hype because of shows like Love Live.
The heart warming episodes, plot, characters, pure comedy and how relatable the characters are (when things get serious) is part of its charm.
And you can’t exactly beat the facial expressions because of how unbelievably cute they are.
5. Tamako Market
Tamako Market is produced by the same studio as K-On, which is: Kyoto Animation.
So you’ll notice some similar faces and styles that Kyoto Animation is known for.
I don’t say it much but this is one of the most enjoyable series I’ve ever watched in my history of
First of all:
- The animation is great, courtesy of Kyoto Animation.
- The “feels” are mellow, relaxed, and the characters are cute in their own ways.
- There’s no fan service or anything stupid enough to ruin everything.
- It’s a simple series to get into, and it’s not too heavy on the emotions since the story is lightweight).
Tamako Market is the kind of
Kinmoza’s cuteness is best explained through images than words. The character designs are childish and simple. As is the plot.
But that’s why Kinmoza is the kind of
It’s not an
7. Is The Order A Rabbit?
And this is kinda like a different version of “Kinmoza” – as it’s a cute girl
If it’s a simple cute
8. Chuunibyou, Love, And Other Delusions
Chuunibyou is slang for “teenager who believes they have supernatural powers”.
Or in other words – somehow who’s still childish and believes they’re superheroes.
If that didn’t deter you from this
It’s not a Seinen series at all, but I enjoyed the relationship between Yuuta and Rikka. Even if it still hasn’t fully blossomed yet, because of the delay in putting out a 3rd season.
9. Alice & Zouroku
Alice And Zouroku is a good “pass time”
It almost feels like a slice of life even though it’s Seinen and adventure. And Sana Kashimura is cute as it is, anyways!
And that’s despite the battle scenes you tend to see in this
10. New Game!
New Game is a good anime if you’re interested in programming, coding, or how the gaming industry works behind the scenes.
The main difference in this case is New Game focuses on female characters, and the faming industry from a woman’s point of view in the business.
Like Umiko Ahagon for example, the lead programmer in the company: Eagle Jump. And the main character: Aoba Suzukaze, an 18 year old with the dream to work in producing video
Expressions, characters, designs and animation – “Kawaii” is the literal style you can expect to see from New Game. Except it’s a lot more
11. Himouto! Umaru Chan
Himouto Umaru Chan is slang for “my two faced little sister”. Because Umaru Doma is a perfect girl while outdoors and in high school. With beautiful looks and good grades.
While on the other hand she’s a little sh** who sits around doing nothing all day. Begging her big brother to do things for her, and eating potato chips while playing video
But all the drama and comedy aside – this is a cute series and it has its quirks where it counts.
And it’s hard to walk away from a slice of life series that manages to be relaxing, while giving you some of the most ludicrous comedy and cute characters to go with it.
12. Lucky Star
Finally – the last
Similar to K-On, the characters look younger than they actually are. With drawings that tend to be cuter than the characters personality would suggest.
Or at least this is true in the case of Konata Izumi and Kagami Hiiragi.
You won’t find a plot here except a bunch of cute girls in college who love gaming, otaku culture, and the silliness that comes with it.
So I wouldn’t go into Lucky Star expecting it to be a serious
- Yuru Yuri.
- Kemono Friends.
- Non Non Biyori Repeat.