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!
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 anime feature cute animals, where the storyline is told primarily from the animal's perspective. Both are short anime. In Massugu's case, there are only 4 episodes, while Chii has many episodes but each last only 3 minutes. Massugu is about dogs, and Chii is about cats, but both anime are really cute. Chii is more childlike with no real plot and Massugu throws in some shoujo romance and drama to create some tension
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.
Slow, easy going, often funny, cute. About pets and their owners. These words describe Massugu ni Ikou, but can be equally applied to Kappa no Kaikata.
Kappa has many more (but shorter) episodes, and is about mythical water imps and how to raise them as pets. But it shares many of Massugu ni Ikou's charms, as it chronicles Kaatan's developing relationship with his new owner.
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.
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. Kokoro Library follows a girl and her three sisters, and the trials they face aren't too intense.