Young Mari hates eating vegetables and drinking milk so much that she has nightmares about being force-fed the items. One day at school, the young girl chokes down her milk and vegetables and promptly faints from the shock. When she wakes up in the nurse’s office, she comes face to face with Ninninman, Piman and Milk, three food sprites that only appear when Mari drinks her milk and eats her carrots and peppers. Though Mari is less than enthusiastic about being haunted by her most hated foodstuffs, can the three spirits help her realize the importance of friendship, and maybe even teach her to finish her meals?
Noel Hiragi used to live alone in the city, until her mother sent her an old wardobe one day, claiming that it was "her turn" to have it. Little did the woman know that she'd return home to a strange boy sitting in her apartment eating crackers! When he disappears into the bottom drawer of the dresser, the young office worker decides that she’s simply had too much to drink and dismisses the event. However, the following day Noel wakes up to a sparkling clean apartment, a freshly cooked breakfast and not one, but SIX people living in her wardrobe claiming to serve the current mistress of the Hiragi household! Now Noel must adapt to living with her new housemates as she learns the joy and importance of a well-kept household.
Though Bannou Yasai Ninninman is more on the childish side, both of these anime are about individuals who suddenly encounter strange companions that in some way help them. If you enjoy that sort of story, then both of these will likely entertain you.