Dogtato-kun is one of the many half-animal/half-vegetable inhabitants of Veggietown! Along with Croconion, Cucumbird, Hedgetato and the rest of the gang, Dogtato-kun and Veggietown's edible dwellers will have fun, fall in love, and make new friends, all without losing a leaf!
Ryoku, Aru, Muha, Ron, Hana, Cafe and Chai are colorful tea-dogs who want nothing more than to enjoy each other's company and be friends. Along with the finicky tea-cats, this group of companions will learn valuable lessons about life and friendships, in this quiet 5-minutes-per-episode series filled with positivity and morals.
I really don't think there are many series as well suited for each other, as are Ocha-ken and Dogtato-kun. Both are filled with positive morals for the young ones, and will crack a smile on your face due to the strange animation and characters.
Ocha ken is a series made out of short episodes, the same way that each episode of Jagainu-kun is divided into small stories. Ocha ken concludes with a small moral of the story, whereas in Jagainu-kun, the viewer has to figure it out for himself.
Both Jagainu-kun and Ocha ken are cute and suitable for younger children. If you liked one of them, you will surely like the other one too.
If you liked the short and episodic styles and the canine protagonists with a twist of one of these series then it is worth taking a look at the other one. Both are very easy watching and light-hearted so if you liked the gentle humour of one then you are likely to enjoy the other.
One day, the chess-playing crocodile Gena receives a delivery at his humble abode. However, he has no idea that inside the box of oranges is a furry stowaway! With no memory of himself or how he got there, the creature – not quite a monkey, dog or other standard animal - is named Cheburashka by his new friend. Alongside Gena, Cheburashka will visit the zoo, play games and have other fun adventures along the way.
Jagainu-kun and Cheburashka Arere are two quiet, kid-friendly tales of creatures and their adventures. Jagainu is potentially aimed at a slightly younger audience but these two anime should share the same fans.
Both Dogtato-Kun and Cheburashka Arere? feature a variety of lovable animal protagonists. With both series sharing a similar childlike nature and a different animation style, you may like one if you enjoy the other.
After accidentally falling into the oven as he was being removed, Kogepan, a piece of red bean bread, became burned. Unlike the other breads such as Kireipan and Ichigopan, Kogepan is somber and has a dark sheen. However, he’s joined by others that are burned just like he is, and together all of the baked goods have fun together talking about life and even taking a trip to the beach.
Both series are cut into very small (5-10 minutes) episodes with rather simple Japanese language. Because of the cute and simplistic presentation, they are ideally suited for small children to learn Japanese, but might also help adults to do so. The episodes can all be watched independently from each , in any order, and follow small and not at all complicated storylines that feature the main ideas of friendship, respect and conflicts or problems going along with those.
Both Kogepan and Dogtato-kun are made for small children and feature cute characters. The series are organized as little stories cut into very short sequences.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Afro-ken! He can blend into a flock of sheep, be a makeshift tree in an orchard, act as a stunt double for beer foam, and even replace the clouds in the sky; all without ever saying a word! Watch Afro-ken as he skips through the streets of Japan, bounds through fields of cotton candy, and fends off caveman attackers in ancient times; all without breaking a sweat! But can he manage to avoid being struck by lightning yet again?
Regardless of the fact that both Afro-ken and Dogtato-kun are about dogs, each is a short and whimsical look at very randomly designed characters. There's not a lot of substance to be found in either, but it's pretty clear that if you liked one you'd like the other.
Uruno, a failure of a wolf, is currently traveling to find himself a new place to call home; but upon chancing across a rabbit, he attacks it only to realize that this particular rabbit is stronger than any predator! Soon afterwards he discovers that this entire forest he has come across is home to similar 'useless animals' that are atypical of their species. He decides to stick around when he meets his love interest in the form of a clumsy cheetah, and with his new friends, he meets the rest of the animals in the forest, causing much hijinx and fun in the process!
Both of these series are about a community of different animals with a twist. Dogtato-kun features 'vegetable animals' and Damekko Doubutsu is about a group of animals that are utterly useless. While dogato-kun is more child-like than Damekko Doubutsu, if you liked the twist of one series and looking at how these creatures interact with each other in their daily lives then you are likely to enjoy the other.