Young Ai has decided to move away from home and start a new life on her own, and her travels take her to the colorful and friendly Animal Village! Upon her arrival, Ai is pushed into a job at the local shop (under the watchful eyes of Tanukichi); and in no time at all, she becomes friends with a variety of friendly and odd characters such as Bouquet the cat and Sally the elephant. As the seasons pass, Ai’s life remains a fun adventure – and one evening, she finds a mysterious message in a bottle telling her that if she plants a tree, on the night of the Winter Festival something mysterious will happen… what will it be?
Saga is an ordinary girl who lives her life by planning everything ahead of time. Unfortunately, having a waffle-loving Snow fairy called Sugar follow her home was not a part of these plans! Together with apprentice fairies Salt and Pepper, Sugar must find the 'twinkles' that will make their magical flowers blossom, thus turning them into fully fledged season fairies. The trouble is, none of them actually knows what a 'twinkle' is! And so, with help from Saga and other friends, the trio begin their search, whilst having fun and perfecting their magic along the way.
Both these shows are all about best friends, and adventures they share, with a few unexpected surprises thrown in! They're both really cute too. Most likely to be enjoyed by younger or female viewers.
Animal Crossing and A Little Snow Fairy Sugar are colorful, saccharine, and light-hearted series about friendship. Best suited for children.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
The Animal Crossing Movie (Doubutsu no Mori) and My Neighbor Totoro are both very child friendly films that people of any age can enjoy (As long as you can read subtitles or speak Japaniese for Animal Crossing).
They both involve the main character moving to a new house, and trying to get used to living their new life, and trying to figure out what's up with all the strange occurances in their home/village. Such as soot spirits appearing in the house, or notes in bottles telling you to do things.
I won't go into anymore detail so i do not spoil either movie, but if you enjoyed one of the movies, it is very much worth seeing the other!
Both Animal Crossing and My Neighbor Totoro are kid-friendly while still being great movies for just about any age group.
When young Ami-chan and her family moved to a new home, she didn’t know what to expect, but not even in her wildest dreams could she have expected the bizarreness that awaits her. Moving her things into her new room, Ami discovers a pretty little doorway leading into the floor. Surprisingly, three creatures greatly resembling stuffed animals jumped out to greet her! Iyo the bunny, Kenta the bear and Issa the panda claim to be the Happy Aniyoko Trio, and say they live beyond the door in another dimension called Animal Yokocho. From that day forward, the three frequent Ami-chan’s bedroom, bringing with them their annoying antics, strange fun and games, and of course... trouble!
Both Animal Yokocho and Animal Crossing deal with young girls living alongside and interacting with animals. Each series is fairly childlike, so if you liked that about one then you might want to check out the other.
One day, a young kitten was on a walk with her mother and siblings; but soon she became separated from her kin. Struggling to find her way home, the kitten soon ran into a young boy named Yohei and his mother; and out of pity, the duo takes the kitten home with them. Unfortunately they discover that they are unable to keep pets in their home, and thus begin a quest to find her a new place to live. From playing with shoelaces to being washed, the cute kitten named Chi will have fun and get to know her new family – though all she really wants is to make it home to her feline mother.
If you liked the slow-paced adorableness of Animal Crossing, you'll probably like Chi's Sweet Home. Both center around a young girl starting a new life in a new place, and her everyday adventures. Animal Crossing stars a human girl surrounded by animal friends, while Chi stars a female kitten with a human family.
Kiki is a young witch who has just turned thirteen, and as tradition dictates she must now leave the safety of her home for a year to undergo witch training. One clear night, Kiki takes off with her cat Jiji and her mother's broomstick to start her new life, and finds herself in a town near the ocean - but she's disappointed to find that people aren't nearly as friendly as she'd imagined they'd be. With nowhere to stay and no outstanding magical skills besides flying, Kiki begins to wonder if she's come to the right place; but after returning a pacifier to a customer of a local shop, its owner, Osono, offers her a place to stay. Kiki soon decides that she'll start her own delivery service, and with the help of newfound friends she sets forth on a journey to discover who she is and how to make it on her own.
Both anime are about a girl who tries to make it on her own in a new town and finds friends along the way. The protagonists write letters to their parent(s) throughout their respective movies. Both movies are cute and family friendly.