6 Anime Like Miira no Kaikata [Recommendations]

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The Winter 2018 Anime season has taken off and there are quite the handful of slice of life anime entertaining many of us this season. Who doesn’t just want to kick back and relax at the beginning of the year, really? Well, we sure know we don’t mind doing just that at all. And let us tell you, one of the cutest anime of the season has to be Miira no Kaikata, also known as How to Keep a Mummy in English.

Miira no Kaikata stars Sora, a boy whose father has kind of left him alone at home to venture the world in search of various mythological creatures. One day, Sora finds that he has received a package from his father in a rather large, human-sized casket. In the casket is a small baby mummy that Sora names Mii. Sora was not quite sure what to think of his new—er...—pet, but soon the two find that they are inseparable! The interactions between Sora and Mii are adorable and we know that you will probably want an anime just as enjoyable as Miira no Kaikata while waiting for more episodes, or when you’re done with the season. That’s why we are here to bring to you 6 anime like Miira no Kaikata to help fill the void that is in your heart for cute things. Hang in there as we bring you some more cute anime like Miira no Kaikata!

Similar Anime to Miira no Kaikata/ Similar Anime to How to Keep a Mummy

1. Gakuen Babysitters

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2018 - ongoing

Ryuuichi and his baby brother Kotarou find themselves orphaned after their parents left on a trip and died in a plane crash. The two of them end up at the doorstep of an old woman who is chairman to a prestigious school. She has taken them into her home and given Ryuuichi the job of babysitter at the school’s onsite daycare.

Gakuen Babysitters has to be one of the best winter 2018 anime like Miira no Kaikata in that it shares a similar feeling in which our main character finds themselves the unwitting guardian to a child (well, Mii is like a child). Ryuuichi ends up having to be the sole support for his little brother, Kotarou, and finds that that means being more than the person who changes his diapers. Ryuuichi has to be the pillar of support for Kotarou and that is something he might not have thought of at all before that accident. Let’s not forget that Ryuuichi doesn’t get many chances to grieve over his parents’ loss either with this responsibility on his shoulders! However, it’s also a heartwarming adventure to see how Ryuuchi and Kotarou need each other and how much they are willing to do for each other in each episode. Ryuuichi may be older but these children are about to teach him a bit more than ever before.

Gakuen Babysitters PV

2. Chi’s Sweet Home

  • Episodes: 104
  • Aired: March 2008 - September 2008

One day while out, Youhei and his mother come across a petite kitten named Chi. While their home does not allow cats, they bring Chi back to live with them and even move homes in order to properly house the new member of their family. This is the story of a small kitten named Chi and her daily life with her new family and the many friends they all make.

Chi’s Sweet Home is a sweet anime about a little kitten who finds a new home, much in the same way Mii does upon meeting Sora. Like Mii, Chi is forced to adapt to his new family and along the way, they meet many new people who help enrich Chi’s life. Let’s not forget how completely adorable Chi is, much like Mii! How could your heart not melt watching Chi first run away and try to find her way back home and then eventually becoming at home with her new family? She’s such a cutie!

3. Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari (Poco’s Udon World)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2016 - December 2016

Tawara Souta has gone to his childhood home in the countryside, away from the chaos that is his home in Tokyo, and is reminiscing about times past as he rummages through artifacts of his childhood. As he explores the building formerly owned by his father and used as an udon restaurant, Souta encounters a small boy sleeping in the mess left behind. The boy initially appears to be a homeless boy in need of shelter, so Souta feeds him and clothes him. However, the boy turns out to be anything but normal as he sprouts a pair of ears and a tail with which Souta is able to identify him as a tanuki with the ability to shapeshift! It is in Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari that Poco, the tanuki boy, and Souta learn to live together and provide the companionship that the other was lacking. With Poco by his side, Souta is able to tackle the small nuances of his past including the harsh relationship he shared with his father in order to find a better future.

When it comes to magical, child-like creatures, one cannot help but remember Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari. Poco is a magical tanuki, but for some reason, he takes on the form of a young boy. Much like Mii, Poco has a child-like personality and becoems rather attached to Souta the way Mii does Sora. As you continue through the anime, Poco and Souta become each other’s lifelines and cannot seem to fathom life without each other. It’s their makeshift family that really gets us right in the feels, but of course, we cannot forget just how precious Poco is!

Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari PV

Any Anime Like How to Keep a Mummy / Any Anime Like Miira no Kaikata ?

4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (Interview with Monster Girls)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2017 - March 2017

Takahashi Tetsuo is a high school biology teacher who is fascinated by half-human, half-monster beings that have recently integrated into normal society. These beings are commonly known as “Demis”. While they may be part of society, not much seems to be known about Demis, and with several Demi students in the school, Tetsuo finds that this might be his chance to study Demis more and learn more about them. This is when Tetsuo begins his interviews with the various demis in his school to learn that perhaps these demi students are not quite as different as everyone believes.

You may think this one is quite the stretch, but really, Demi-chan wa Kataritai is a great anime like Miira no Kaikata. Sora and Tetsuo are similar in that they are both very familiar with these supernatural beings; For Tetsuo, it’s Demis. They both begin to interact with said supernatural beings and learn more through observation as opposed to the myths of these living beings. And likewise, both Mii and the Demis become attached to Tetsuo and Sora. While Demi-chan wa Kataritai is meant to have a bit of fan service (not too much), it’s obvious that these are two slice of life titles featuring a bit of the supernatural!

Dem-chan wa Kataritai PV:

5. Nyanpire the Animation

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2011 - September 2011

There is a small black cat that was nearly killed at one point. Taking pity on the cat, a vampire gave the cat his blood and now, the cat is a vampire too known as Nyanpire! Nyanpire was brought in by a sweet girl named Misaki who has given Nyanpire a home and now Nyanpire likes to say “Give me blood nya.”

Nyanpire the Animation is a short anime featuring a cute cat named Nyanpire who just wants your blood! Like Mii, Nyanpire is a cute little creature of the supernatural persuasion. Of course, you know you’re not going to watch Nyanpire the Animation for its plot but for the cuteness that is Nyanpire, much like why you watch Miira no Kaikata. If you watch Miira no Kaikata for all of the cute stuff and not for the story, you may want to consider adding Nyanpire the Animation to your list so that you can just cat the cuteness of Nyanpire (and all of his cute cat friends) without any of the boring plot!

6. Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast)

  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: July 2015

Ren is a young boy of only nine years who has lost both of his parents in one form or another and lacks a real family, even from his own extended family. It is at this point that we find Ren running away to forge a life of his own in Shibuya. In the realm of Shibuten, Kumatetsu is a warrior feared for his strength and power but not well respected by his peers. Kumatetsu expects to receive the role of Lord after the current Lord retires, but he has not ever been able to manage a disciple. It is at this point that we have both Ren and Kumatetsu meet.

Bakemono no Ko is a rather serious take on a similar concept as Miira no Kaikata. The relationship between Ren and Kumatetsu is rather heartwarming as they both end up changing each other’s lives in such a short expanse of time. For those who really appreciate the familial feeling that is briefly noted in Miira no Kaikata, you will enjoy the relationship between Ren and Kumatetsu as they develop further into something short of father and son. Don’t think that this will have the same feeling as Miira no Kaikata, but you can expect a little bit more comforting and heartwarming than Miira no Kaikata with a rather sufficient ending enough to satisfy even the pickiest person.

The Boy and the Beast Trailer

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it, there’s our 6 anime like Miira no Kaikata. They all share some sort of familial, heart warming feeling that Miira no Kaikata provides to many of us plus some of the cute stuff too! If you are a fan of Miira no Kaikata, we hope you enjoy these anime! For those of you who have seen Miira no Kaikata, are there other anime that you might want to share? Do you have any recommendations that you believe belong on this list? Please feel free to let us know down in the comments below!



Author: Jenangelx3

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