Deep in the mountains lies a library with the same name as one of its caretakers, Kokoro. With her sisters Inna and Aruto, she strives to uphold the best characteristic of a librarian -- to help users with all her heart. Join young Kokoro as she starts the journey to become a full-fledged librarian, while learning about life, and being the best she can be.
The water-laden city of Neo-Venezia is a haven for tourists and dream chasers. While in the city, gondoliers known as Undines ferry the visitors from place to place, showing them the sights or simply lending a sympathetic ear. Akari Mizunashi is an apprentice at the Aria Company, one of three companies in the city, and wishes to be promoted someday to the title of Prima. With the help of her friends, Akari accomplishes many things including helping to shuttle frequent visitors to the unknown sights of the city, gazing at beautiful paintings, and pondering the existence of the planet before it was called Aqua.
Kokoro Library and Aria the Origination are both two shows about nothing; while various everyday tasks are handled, barely anything of note occurs. Though I appreciate a good series about nothing, these take boring to an extreme. If you like series where literally nothing happens or need a valium substitute, check out either anime!
In a remote area of the countryside lives Binchou-tan: a pint-sized and carefree girl who takes odd jobs in a nearby town whenever she is running low on rice. Her bus rides take place within the talons of a soaring bird and her everyday tasks are quiet and uneventful; but her friends make every day a fun surprise. With two pink-haired sisters, a lonely affluent girl and the televised musings of the strange muffin-like Pukashu, Binchou-tan will live her life one happy day at a time!
If you liked the soothing slow paced adorable adventures of two adorable sweet little girls then either show will be a great match for you. Kokoro and Binchotan are about the most sweetest things ever animated.
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
The drawing style of CCS and Kokoro Library is very similar, as is their palette of character types. Also, the maybe-not-entirely-platonic Iina -> Kokoro and Tomoyo -> Sakura relationships with their focus on photography/videography are almost identical.
Taruto, a young cat-girl, lives with her masters, Iori and Kinako, in a world where she and any other cat-person appears to be nothing more than a normal animal. Believed to be the descendant of an ancient clan of cat-people with magical powers, Taruto can't help but make many friends and enemies in their new home of Okashina. Can Taruto discover her roots, while managing to not foul up her magical powers at least once? Only time and an awful lot of practice will tell!
With a hungry girlfriend, a loving owner and a jealous rival, Mametarou the cross-breed dog has a very eventful life! Whether it’s trying to steal some melon pan for sweetheart Hanako or kicking sand in the face of owner Iku’s boyfriend Akihoshi, Mametarou is always ready for his next adventure. School, the convenience store, the park, and his own yard yield many surprises, all of which lead to his ultimate goal: kick the intruder Akihoshi out of Iku’s life once and for all!
Both Massugu ni Ikou and Kokoro Library are light-hearted series that deal with the perks of everyday life. The comedy style is the same in that it's very cute. The general "feel" is similar. Massugu ni Ikou is an adventure through the eyes of a dog, and the colours used here are very pretty.