Being a mom is never easy, especially when the arrival of spring results in your children drawing weather maps on the walls and leaving their ice cream to melt in your bed! For Rieko Kamohara this is just a part of her daily routine. While her drunken husband works as a travelling photographer and is often away from home, Rieko has to try and balance her job as a manga artist with looking after her two young children, Bunji and Fumi. From looming deadlines and her own mother nagging her about her duties as a housewife, to being hounded by a middle aged man dressed as a fairy who claims to be the spirit of early education, it’s amazing that super mum Rieko manages to keep her sanity intact at all!
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.
Both Mainichi Kaasan and Chi's Sweet Home are slice of life comedies. They both share a similar visual style and if you enjoyed the nature of one, you are likely to enjoy the other.
Both Chi's Sweet Home and Mainchi Kaasan are laid back with simple plots and basic art. They are both from TV Tokyo.
Shinnosuke Nohara is a crude and rude five-year-old child with a penchant for dirty and inappropriate comments. Whether he's blackmailing his mother for an allowance, dropping his drawers, or snubbing girls at the playground, there's nothing the lecherous Shin-chan can't enjoy. Along with his dysfunctional family and wacky friends, Shin-chan will tackle life's daily problems - one exciting moment at a time!
Both shows are about a strange family doing family things. Both will make you giggle and think back on your own family experiences good and bad. Crayon Shin-chan focuses on the child in the show and is slightly more immature with it's comedy where in Mainichi Kaasan the mother is the lead and the comedy is a little more clean. Both shows are sure to please if you liked either.
I have only seen one episode of Sazae-san but I think if you wanted an updated version of it Mainichi Kaasan is a perfect fit. Both are about mothers leading their families in everyday life. Check either of these titles out if you want nothing but good clean family humour.