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Best Cute Anime That Will Make You Say Kawaii

Cartoons mean Cuteness! Isn’t it? They can be referred to as cartoons only if there is an element of attractiveness and adorableness and if it inspires your inner child.

I won’t call a cartoon if it is gloomy and too adulterated with an adult version. They may be crafted or drawn as per the defining norms of being a cartoon, but the feeling it imparts makes it more sensible to its innate nature.

So friends! Let’s cherish this innocence and cuteness in the anime world, too! Here, I have come across some of the cutest Anime series, which will really make you say “Kawaii”!

For those who don’t know the meaning of “Kawaii”, it’s a Japanese colloquial word that refers to cuteness.

The list of Top 20 “Best Cute Anime That Will Make You Say Kawaii” goes like this.

20. Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

I definitely expect the sweetness of Fruits from this anime series! Just Kidding!

What a plot! Just wow! Truly narrates the state of a person in their weakest hours! Don’t we turn to devils when we are enraged or incited? Definitely, we do, and so do the cursed members of the Sohma family of the “Fruit Basket” manga series.

Here, the criteria to turn to devi or animals of the respective Chinese Zodiac signs are not abided by anger but also encompass emotions such as fear, intimacy with the opposite gender, and mental stress.

The sweet little girl named Tohru, after knowing the cursed truth of her family, decides to set all of them free from the Chinese Spirit.

Though she lacks her parents and emotional support, she exhibits immense strength to become the supporting pillar of her cursed family. Her acceptance and affirmation of the cursed members give them strength to fight the possessed evil.

A must-watch anime for Tohru’s visual cuteness and for her emotional appreciation, too!

19. Himouto! Umaru Chan

Himouto! Umaru Chan

Sisters are definitely caring beings, but it has some cost attached to it! Only the younger brother knows what he has to pay in exchange for this warm protection!

If you think I am wrong, then ask Taihei, the younger brother of Umaru Chan. Don’t you see the poor Taihei doing the household chores, whereas his sister Umaru is busy enjoying food, her friends’ company, and virtual games?

Despite her tantrums and spoiled behavior, she looks so captivating in her orange hoodie dress. Being a kid, her body language also resonates with her cuteness.

If you are looking for the cutest kid, “Himouto! Umaru chan,” anime will definitely make you say, “Aww! What a Kawaii character!” in the anime world.

18. Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

The title says it involves cute characters. Let’s explore further what the anime has to say about cuteness!

The story involves the heroes, who are the frontline warriors and are in charge of protecting Earth from intruders. They have received a magical bracelet called “Lovracelet” from an alien named Wombat.

This magical bracelet helps them to transform into superheroes at the need of an hour. Amazing, isn’t it?

Did I mention that these saviors are all Boys and they are extremely cute! Plus, their weapon is sweeter than their appearance. It’s none other than “Love”!

It is a must-watch anime for the kawaii lovers of the anime world.

17. Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You

Tonikawa_ Over the Moon for You

Doesn’t it sound romantic: “Over the Moon for You”? Definitely, yes! Not only just romantic but fairytale too!

Expect a lot of romance between love birds named Nasa and Tsukasa of the “Tonikawa: Over the Moon for You” manga series. He has had enough of the bullying by his colleagues owing to his distinct name,” Nasa,” and amidst this chaos, he meets his dream girl and instantly falls in Love at first sight.

The title not only points to romance but also explains Nasa’s determination to prove himself and carve his future life. I recommend this kawaii anime only if you are really a fan of regular love stories.

16. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Watch out for these cute girls with colorful hairs, they will simply grab your heart for their cuteness!

Want to know more about these pretty girls, let’s peek into their stories.

One of the girls, named Madoka, has a dreadful dream of evils invading the earth. The next morning, when she goes to school, her encounter with the mysterious being validates her fear of turning that dream into reality.

She has a choice to become a magical girl to save the world in exchange for a wish. But what follows next is a dreadful mystery!

Don’t skip this anime; it’s a perfect mixture of mystery, action, and adventures. Well, cuteness serves as an icing to it!

15. Tamako Market

Tamako Market

Can you bet on Tamako Kitashirakawa for breaking the innocence record in the anime world? Well, I definitely do, and am pretty sure I won the bet, too!

She is the main protagonist of the series and the cutest character to date in the anime world. Her black hair and big oval eyes reflect her piousness at every blink. Besides, her daring nature to live amongst the non-humane world deserves appreciation too!

Tamako Market is loaded with so many cute characters and an interesting storyline. Don’t miss out on this anime, thinking it’s a kiddish show, as you never know what will stick in your eyes and will keep you glued for a long time!

14. Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

Nichijou – My Ordinary Life

There is always something extraordinary in ordinary stuff! You just need to have an eye for it!

“Nichijou- My Ordinary Life” is one such manga series that describes the mundane routine of various characters. There are three high school girls named Mio, Yukko and Mai in the story.

They have a caring robot named Nano and a humanoid cat, Sakamoto. The intelligence of Hasake adds a little spark to their ongoing life.

All these six characters are portrayed with their day-to-day stuff and humor and insensible talks seem to dominate the plot.

A fun-filled and light-hearted series with the cuteness of the characters makes it a perfect series to be on the watchlist of anime fans!

13. Barakamon


We have an artist here. He is in search of his purpose and decides to leave the hustles of the city and find solace in the outskirts of urbane terrain.

Meet Handa, who is not so cute, but his calligraphy is beautiful! He is in his twenties and decides to live in a remote area to focus more on his work.

The series, showcasing the beauty of the countryside and the innocent characters portrayed, makes it a perfect anime to fall in the Best Cute Anime list.

12. Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

Here, the pinky little girl named Sakura seems to rule the hearts of the anime fans! Her adorable looks, quirky wits, and magical abilities keep on attracting people for ages.

Do you know Cardcaptor Sakura is not a new anime but has ruled the anime world for two decades?

Her captivating storyline and the cute Sakura have tied the knot with her fans to keep on entertaining them in the coming years.

Let me reveal a little secret about Sakura: she manipulates the magical tarot cards to unveil her power! Apart from her cuteness, watch her for her wits too!

11. Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san

This is the cutest couple I have ever encountered in the anime world!

Takagi, known for her silky brown hair, broad forehead, and cute oval eyes, will simply make you say “Kawaii”! On the other hand, Nishikata’s firm behavior will send you back to your high-school days, when your crush teases you and you stand expressionless just to ignore her moves!

An all-time favorite of anime fans and watched again and again, I would strongly recommend watching “Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san” for novice anime viewers.

10. Wataten!


Introverted people have a difficult time mingling with others. Thoughts want them more than reality.

“Wataten!” is one such anime with Miyako Hoshino, a shy girl at the center of the story. She prefers to stay in her room and enjoys her own company.

Things change when she meets her sister’s friend Hana Shirosaki. Miyako has found an angel in her. She does all crazy things with her, right from trying funky dresses to voraciously eating sweets.

This anime, with cute characters and an easy-going storyline, has picked up the pace of introverted anime fans!

9. Acchi Kocchi

Acchi Kocchi

It’s again a love budding under the niche of friendship saga!

Can you realize how difficult it is to confess something, especially when your emotions are at stake, and you don’t know whether the other person will validate it or make fun of it?

Just go and ask Tsumiki Minowa how she feels when she sees Lo Otonashi. He is her best friend as well as her crush too!

What follows next is a series of awkward moments and indirect persuasion to acknowledge her secret Love!

I am pretty sure this tickling story with cute characters will make you say “Kawaii”!

8. Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Hey! Want to meet the colorful girls of the Lucky Star? I am pretty sure their mere look will make you forget your boring routine!

The story is filled with humorous events and the lifestyle of these four high-school girls. Expect a lot of girlish talks, absurd opinions and video games too!

A perfect pass-time for the people looking for novelty as well as laughter in their serious life!

7. Ouran High Host Club

Ouran High Host Club

Instead of girls, we have got a bunch of Cute boys to lighten your day! Sounds funny, isn’t it?

Well, this is a reality in the “Ouran High Host Club” anime series.

A middle-class boy wins a scholarship and becomes lucky to enter an elite school. Soon, his luck seems to turn hostile, and he ends up in the School’s Host Club to repay his expensive vase mistake! This club is meant for cute boys to entertain the guests!

If you have a liking for the off-beat plot, then this anime is for you! It has cute boys, a lot of laughter, and awkward moments, too!

6. Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Who says cuteness is an attribute of kids? If you have seen the “Kamisama Kiss” anime, you will surely end up being belligerent on this thought!

Here, the adolescence and developing love story of Nanami and Tomoe will make you say “Kawaii”!

The story starts with a dramatic event in the Nanami’s life.

Let me give you a quick recap: She has a gambler father; she becomes homeless because of her father’s debts; she saves a person from a furious dog; that guy turns out to be a demi-god; he offers her a place to stay, his own home; unknowingly she turns into a land god; she takes up her new responsibility and her new journey starts.

Now you will question me: where does Tomoe come into the picture? Right?

Well, she meets him in the shrine; he is also a Yokai, and both fall for each other.

For more details, I strongly recommend just go and see this anime. It’s not only loaded with cuteness but with adventure and romance, too!

5. K-on


We have a guitarist, keyboard player, drums and bass instrumentalist to bang on your silent life!

Again all are the cute high-school girls with a strong connection between them. They all are well versed in playing the musical instruments and represent a solid band. It’s a saga of their friendship and music love which sets the stage for an interesting anime.

Watch Mio, Yui, Tsumgi, and Ritsu rejoicing in the moves along with their fun-filled music to vitalize your life! It’s a perfect mixture of melody with visual parity to make you say “Kawaii”!

4. A Place Further Than the Universe

A Place Further Than the Universe

Crazy girls and their crazy dreams! That’s what is needed to make them interesting beings!

Here, in this anime, meet Shirase, who is crazy about going to Antarctica! Not only this, her ambition is fueled by another crazy girl, Mari Tamaki, who wants to do something meaningful in her life.

Both the girls set out to fulfill their desires. Let’s witness their adventurous journey along with their sweet and cute looks to amplify our moods!

3. Love Live!

Love Live!

I feel girls dominate the cuteness quota and rule the anime world! Again one more cute girls gang with musical hues to make you say “Kawaii” in the Love Live anime.

Watch out; these pretty girls are not just into music but are big fans of crafting their own costumes and making promotional videos of their “school idols.”

Don’t skip this anime if you are a fan of cuteness, as it may portray a lot of sweet girls with their self-made songs to make you dance to their beats!

2. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!

Watch out for this cute delusional character, Rikak Takanashi; her life will make you say” Kawaii”!

Here she is suffering from “Chuunibyou”, not the normal delusions, but grandioseness! Her delusions make her think she has superpowers and wishes to shine like a superstar!

Nevertheless, she faces a lot of problems in her high school life when she meets a guy named Yutta Togashi, who is also the victim of Chuunibyou.

It is a fantastic show referring to the teenager’s mindset and mixed with drama and cute characters too!

1. School Babysitters

School Babysitters

I have heard of babysitters but what school babysitters do, this anime will tell you.

Must say, anime has an unconventional plot. Which principle takes an undue advantage of an orphan kid? Well, in “School Babysitters” the chairwoman of a prestigious pompous school does!

Ryuichi Kashima is left with no choice but to babysit the teachers’ toddlers in exchange for custody of their little brothers by the chairwoman. Disgusting and compelling demand!

Despite its tragic plot, the generosity of Ryuichi and the cuteness of the kids soothe the swollen heart. It’s definitely a must-watch anime that falls on the Cute anime list!


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