Kururu, Chiriri, Sarara, and Hororo are four faries who aspire to become human. To do this, they leave the fairy world to study for a year in our world. Aided by their friends Sensei-san and Tama, they have fun learning about topics ranging from school graduation ceremonies and sports festivals to romance and caring for flowers. But as the end of the year of study approaches, will they have learned enough to realize their dreams?
Hinamori Amu is a stylish punk rock girl who is liked and feared by her peers, but there's just one problem: she's actually a shy and quiet girl who can't seem to drop her self-fabricated facade! But when Amu finds three eggs in her bed, she had no idea her life would change forever. Out of the eggs pop Ran, Miki and Su, Amu's Guardian Charas; these being represent parts of Amu that she wishes she could be, even allowing Amu to transform into those parts at will! Now, with pressure from the other Guardians (including her crush, Hotori) to join their midst, dark sides of the psyche known as X Eggs to seal, and nefarious forces after a wish-granting egg known as the embryo, Amu's life has officially become more complicated!
Bottle Fairy is pretty much plotless, while Shugo Chara does have a plot; regardless, the little fairies in Bottle Fairy remind me a lot of the Charas in Shugo Chara. If you like a cute dose of saccharine in your anime, you'd like both of these titles; just keep in mind that BF has no point and SC has a plot when deciding to follow this recommendation or not.
Ahh, the life of an elementary school student. Though Chika, Matsuri, Miu and Ana should focus on schoolwork, they’d much rather have fun instead. Whether it’s outings with 20-year-old-chain-smoker Noboe, holding each other hostage or learning to speak English with Ana’s foreign-born skills, there’s never a dull moment in the life of the girls. Join this cute quartet as they do cute (and often devious) things in cute and quirky ways!
Bottle Fairy and Ichigo Mashimaro are full of quirks of everyday life and are full of imagination. Another obvious similarity is that they're both extremely cute. Ichigo Mashimaro has much more witty comedy, and there's plenty to learn in each episode. Also, the characters are very likeable.
Chika, Matsuri, Miu, Ana and Noboe are back, and ready for more slow-paced misadventures! All Noboe wants to do is get a job, but the obnoxious and interfering Miu will not have such a thing. Meanwhile, Matsuri is being taught to be a leader with the help of a… horse head?! Ana can no longer hide her Japanese-talking secret, the whole crew mess around with bunny ears and lion costumes, and trips to the library and school abound. It’s just another day in the life of these friends!
Bottle Fairy and Strawberry Marshmallow OVA are eye candy; the characters have faces resembling fallen angels or fairies, and cute doll-type legs which no clothes fit on. If you are drawn to anime because of the cute charm of the imagery, both of these anime will grab you perfectly!
The episodes are filled with silly games, randomness, and the imaginations of young children who aspire to be "leaders" and older children. Each anime's sense of humour relies on silly actions, habits, and an over-exaggeration of things that are imagined. The series are very light, like a sprinkling of sugar, and vaguely resemble Miffy wearing a banana costume, dancing the Tango. They are cute and random, yet are a peculiar type of funny. ^-^.
These shows are similar because I'd only recommend them for very small children. They're cute, obviously designed for children, and have cute little life lessons in the episodes. Not worth watching if you're over the age of 10.