As a small child, Souta lost his mother. He was left only with a fairy tale she had told him, of the world split into two by the will of God, into a world of science and a world of magic. Now, it has become apparent that this tale is at least partly true, and that Souta is the all-important Key of Elde, the linchpin of our world of science. To protect him, the fairy musketeer Akazukin (Red Riding Hood) and her fellow musketeers Shirayukihime (Snow White) and Ibarahime (Sleeping Beauty) must draw him into their own, magical world of Fandavale. Along the way, they must protect him from the wiles of the wicked Cendrillon (Cinderella) and her minions Hansel and Gretel.
Goro Mutsumi is a young man that never seems to catch a break; he has a hard time keeping a job, has horrible luck, and continuously finds himself in bad circumstances. However, things change one day when he comes home - having been fired yet again - and finds three young girls sitting in his apartment. They're the reincarnated angels of his deceased pets, and they're here to turn his luck around given how well he treated them in their past lives. While the idea sounds like a godsend, things don't go quite according to plan; the angels tend to cause more harm than good, and twelve altogether end up joining Goro's cramped household! In addition to learning how to co-exist with his newly acquired roommates, Goro must also defend them and himself against four sacred beasts who are after him for mysterious reasons. One thing's for certain: Goro's life will never be the same!
If you enjoy watching girls with powers defend a guy who seems fairly helpless, you may enjoy both Angel Tales and Fairy Musketeers. Goro and Souta are both extremely important to their respective worlds and hold a secret strength that even they are unaware of. Without the girls surrounding them, however, neither would survive long enough to fulfill his role.
Tsuchida has just started working at the Hanamaru Kindergaten, and, as the first and only male teacher at the school, he’s particularly nervous. Unfortunately his first day doesn’t go quite as smoothly as planned as not only does Tsuchida turn up late, but then a small girl named Anzu claims that he hit on her in front of all the parents! Though he manages to initially clear up the misunderstanding, at the beginning of his second day, Anzu proclaims that she will be his bride and that her mother, Tsuchida’s senior in high school, is supporting them all the way! Now as Tsuchida attempts to become the best teacher he can be, he must also try and quell the rumors that he is dating Anzu, and maybe win the heart of the beautiful and kind, yet ultimately clueless, Yamamoto-sensei…
If you enjoy light, happy shows, you'll probably enjoy both Hanamaru Kindergarten and Fairy Musketeers. These series both have a light, playful feel to them, though their subject matter is quite different: one revolves around a little girl's first love, and the other around three girls trying to protect the world. Still, the childish antics and cute characters make it worthwhile for fans of one show to try out the other.
Fairyland is in peril! The Super Miracle Idols have disappeared, flowers have stopped blooming and the Happiness Tones that come from inside people’s hearts are no longer available to restore balance to the world. The Queen, concerned, sends the three creatures Dai, Sei and Ryoku to the human world in order to find three princesses that can help make people happy and restore the Happiness Tones. Now, Natsuki, Ringo and Layla – once three normal girls – must transform into the idol group Lilpri with the help of their newfound friends and help save Fairyland in the process!
In Otogi-Jushi Akazukin and Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri, the magical world in which fairy tales are real is in danger and it's up to the princesses from these tales to set things right again. The way that these girls work to fix things is different, but the light perky feel of the shows is the same.
One clear festive evening, Lucia, a mermaid princess, rescues a young boy from drowning. With him, she leaves the source of her beautiful singing voice: a pink pearl necklace. Several years later, Lucia has grown into a young woman, and embarks on a quest to the human world to reclaim her pearl and find her lost love.
Both of these shows feature girls who have magical powers, unique attacks, and the desire to save the world. One of the girls alone is threatening, but all of them together are practically unstoppable. If you like battles won by love and courage, these are just your style! :)
In addition, both Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch and Fairy Musketeers play with legends and fairy tales that have existed in our world for years, so if you like shows with a childish twist on myths you've heard before, you may enjoy these.
Tragedy struck Kotaro Higuchi as a child in the form of his mother's death in a car accident. But fate has a funny way of doing things, and years after the fact an angel-in-training named Misha decides to pay him a visit. Joined by his fellow elementary school students, and later by the nicest demon you'll ever meet, Kotaro and Misha will embark on a journey of laughs and love.
Both have adorable magical characters in a cute plot, but still manages to stay centered around very serious adult themes, such as losing one's parents, what it is to be evil and the true meaning of friendship.