Kappas (Water Imps) and humans have a long history together in Japan, and in today's urbanised world, kappas can be purchased as pets. This is what a young man decides to do, and names his water imp 'Kaatan'. With no prior experience of keeping kappas, the new pet-owner consults a 'How to Raise a Water Imp' manual. He cares for, tames, and trains Kaatan, enjoying the imp's charms and patiently enduring his messes! Whether it's potty training or going out to play with other kappas, there's always an adventure for Kaatan and his new owner.
One day, a young kitten was on a walk with her mother and siblings; but soon she became separated from her kin. Struggling to find her way home, the kitten soon ran into a young boy named Yohei and his mother; and out of pity, the duo takes the kitten home with them. Unfortunately they discover that they are unable to keep pets in their home, and thus begin a quest to find her a new place to live. From playing with shoelaces to being washed, the cute kitten named Chi will have fun and get to know her new family – though all she really wants is to make it home to her feline mother.
If you're looking for a sweet (and short) anime about pets, I recommend Kappa no Kaikata and Chi's Sweet Home. Both are very lighthearted and funny accounts of the daily life of a pet and their owners. Those who liked Kappa no Kaikata or Chi's Sweet Home should watch the other.
Both of these series consist of short and humorous accounts of a pet and their owner. Both animal protagonists are extremely sweet and funny as they adapt to their new environments. If you liked the light-hearted side of one then try the other.
Pets are a wonderful thing. Both these shows show the care and comedy an owner goes through with their pets. Kappa no Kaikata is slightly more strange since it is a kappa where Chi is about an adorable kitty. Both have short episodes and are sure to entertain.
Higepiyo is just like any other chick; he's small, yellow, and... has a beard?! With an imposing presence and his constant sighing, it's not surprising that Higepiyo is the last chick left at the festival stand. Luckily for the now-depressed salesman, Hiroshi and his parents decide to buy Higepiyo for their own bizarre reasons. It's only when the family get him home that they realize just how weird this chick really is. From reading the newspaper to attacking the school bullies over a bread roll, Higepiyo is far from your average pet. Now Hiroshi and his parents must adapt to living with this food-crazed, talking chick - that is, if they can stop living in fear of their new pet! They just have to remember that while Higepiyo may not be cute, he may have a beard and he may ask for a second helping of curry, he's still a chick just the same!
While Kappa no Kaikata is of a more gentle nature, both that and Higepiyo are about ordinary people adapting to living with a rather unsual pet. Higepiyo is much more wacky, but both are comedic, slice of life anime, so if you like one, then why not try the other.
If you enjoy the family comedy of Kappa no Kaita, and are looking for another slice of life comedy involving a pet full of personality, then be sure to pick up the fantastically funny Higepiyo. It's about a tough, bearded chick! Piroshi!
Both anime are about their owner and a strange pet. Both have rather interesting funny moments to them and heartwarming ones. Sometimes they get just plain strange. Both have short episodes as well. Try one if you liked the other.