Miyu's parents have big dreams: her mother wants to explore the universe and meet aliens, and her father wants to develop a new space shuttle. In order to accomplish their goals they decide to work at NASA; but due to their inevitably busy schedules, Miyu is sent to live with a friend of the family. On the day she arrives at her new home, her caretaker leaves on a religious pilgrimage, leaving her alone with his son Kanata. To top it off, an alien baby crashes into the house that night! The ship is too damaged to fly so the baby and his pet/baby sitter decide to live with Miyu and Kanata until help arrives, whenever that may be. How can two unrelated middle school kids learn to live together while raising a baby that insists on calling them mom and dad?
Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...
If you liked the relationship between Ruu and his "parents" then you'll like the way Kippei learns to be a good parent of his new "daughter."
Daa! Daa! Daa! is a cute and sweet series dealing with issues of how a baby who has been flung across the galaxy could miss his parents, and how his earthling junior high foster parents take care of him.
Aishiteruze Baby is a more serious and grounded family story with a hormonal male teenager who is appointed to take care of a girl who's barely five years old.
Both series are about teenagers growing up by the events brought about by a child unwittingly left to their care. These makeshift families makes for strange ones, but are still family nonetheless. If you like kids and the slice-of life genre with a little bit of romance, you'd surely enjoy these.
After his father decided to work overseas, Nozomu moved to the town of his childhood to attend school -- but this is no ordinary town! There is a legend that twins once loved a man so much that they turned into birds and flew away, and the abundance of twins to be found is the result. For Futami, having multiple twins who like him is a dream come true, but also a lot of work since they all want his attention! Now, with jealous fan clubs, sibling rivalry and an ornery goat named Billy to handle, Nozomu must try to win the affections of his childhood friends and new faces alike!
Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!
If you liked Daa Daa Daa, than you will like Guaken Alice, and visa-versa. Both of the series have a light-hearted feeling to them, and some comedy. Both also have an element of magic that the outside world doesn't know about. Miyu also shares alot of the same personality aspects that Mikan has. They may not have much of the same plot, but I know that if you enjoyed one than you will definetly enjoy the other. Also, check out the manga for Gakuen Alice. It is even better than the anime!! :)
Hime-chan was a normal girl who had all the troubles of that age. Even though she had a tomboy nature, she envied her older sister's beauty and had a crush on an older boy. She dearly wished, as many do, for something to give her the chance to grant her wishes. Soon, something did. Hime-chan came into possession of a magic ribbon, that gave her the power to change into anyone she wished. With that, she transformed into her sister - but found out a few things that she wasn't prepared for.
Daa Daa Daa and Hime-chan's Ribbon both have a blond and whiny protagonist realizing her feelings of love for the one closest to her. I find that both anime go through dilemmas of the same kind, with a side of magic. Almost anything is possible in Hime-chan's Ribbon as well as Daa Daa Daa - this certainly makes things fun. I really enjoyed the magic and character aspect in Hime-chan's Ribbon.
Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?