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!
As the mighty star fleet of the planet Keron prepare their invasion of Earth, Sergeant Keroro and his elite team of commandos have been sent to infiltrate the enemy strongholds and gather as much intelligence as possible. However, it seems even his extensive military training is no match for the forces of Earth, as he is discovered and captured by the two middle school siblings, Fuyuki and Natsumi. Submitted to the rigorous torture of housework duty, the amphibious Keroro must now bide his time, covertly locate his squad-mates, and resume his mission of conquest!
These series both feature a group of strange creatures whose exploits generally spell bad news for those around them. Be it Keroro's quest for world domination, or Iyo, Kenta and Issa's attempts to help out Ami. The series are both aimed at a younger audience, Animal Yokocho particularly, and as such share a similar style of humour, with plenty of slapstick and silliness. Both are simple, light-hearted fun, so if you enjoyed one the other could be worth a look too.
Both Animal Yokocho and Keroro Gunsou involve children discovering myseterious creatures in their houses. In the case of Animal Yokocho you have animals, and Keroro you have alien frogs. Keroro and Animal Yokocho are also quite innocent series packed with comedy and humorous situations. While Keroro is generally more wacky, if you enjoyed one then you may like the other.
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?
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.
Michi and her parents have just move into the Happiness House, a bizarre neighborhood built atop a giant tree. As Michi ventures into her new room, a strange nut falls from one of the tree branches on the ceiling, revealing a small creature inside called Nanami-chan. The two quickly become good friends and begin to explore the Happiness House, discovering its secrets, meeting the neighbors, and teaching Nanami about the world, from daifuku to astronomy.
The magical My Melody used to live a normal life in Mari Land, picking flowers and baking cookies for her friends and family - that is, until Kuromi and Baku escaped from the royal castle and fled to the human world! They took with them two magical treasures - the melody bow and the melody key - which, when used for evil purposes, can grant the user the ultimate Dark Power. Now, My Melody must travel to the human world to put a stop to Kurumi's evil plans to turn one hundred human dreams into nightmares. By her side is Uta, a human girl who is in love with the violin genius Hiiragi - a talented boy who unfortunately has decided to assist Kuromi in her devious plans...