Michi and her parents have just move into the Happiness House, a bizarre neighborhood built atop a giant tree. As Michi ventures into her new room, a strange nut falls from one of the tree branches on the ceiling, revealing a small creature inside called Nanami-chan. The two quickly become good friends and begin to explore the Happiness House, discovering its secrets, meeting the neighbors, and teaching Nanami about the world, from daifuku to astronomy.
When young Ami-chan and her family moved to a new home, she didn’t know what to expect, but not even in her wildest dreams could she have expected the bizarreness that awaits her. Moving her things into her new room, Ami discovers a pretty little doorway leading into the floor. Surprisingly, three creatures greatly resembling stuffed animals jumped out to greet her! Iyo the bunny, Kenta the bear and Issa the panda claim to be the Happy Aniyoko Trio, and say they live beyond the door in another dimension called Animal Yokocho. From that day forward, the three frequent Ami-chan’s bedroom, bringing with them their annoying antics, strange fun and games, and of course... trouble!
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.
Both of these series feature a bizarre animal creature that comes to live with someone new and learns about the world one step at a time. If you liked the innocently fun nature of one, then you'll likely enjoy the other.
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.
One day, while sketching on the beach with her friends, Akane spots a baby mamegoma wash up on the shore covered in seaweed. Worried for its health, the young girl takes the pup to a shop called Mamegoma Island where the owner, Mr Sasaki, cares for many of these tiny critters. Once it regains its strength, Akane decides to adopt the mamegoma and names it Mameta. Now, as Akane and her family learn how to take care of their new pet, Mameta makes friends with, Cherry, Soda and a host of other mamegoma.
Both of these series are about a family that gains an unexpected new pet. They're both light-hearted and easy-watching series, with a similar vibe and ratio of cuteness to comedy. If you enjoyed one, try the other.
Penelope is a cute and lively young koala. Through her mischievous streak Penelope cunningly plans various ways to draw on the walls and furniture, or imagine a method that allows her to be noisy early in the morning. Along with her friends Aladin, Lily Rose, Cezarine and Strombouli, Penelope imagines what she wants to be when she grows up – that is, if she can decide! With new experiences each day from befriending the birds in her garden and celebrating her birthday to hunting for shapes around the house with twins Milo and Madeleine, Penelope lives every moment to the fullest. No matter what happens, every day is a new adventure for the blue koala – even if she is a little absent-minded.
If cute and innocent animal protagonists are your thing, then both Ukkari Penelope and Nanami-chan are for you! Both are suitable for the whole family and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside after watching them.