6 Anime Like Mitsuboshi Colors [Recommendations]

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Born as a manga in 2014 by the talented Katsuwo, Mitsuboshi Colors gained immediately a huge popularity and it got its anime adaption for this season. The story follows three little girls – Kotoha, Sacchan, and Yui – in their daily struggles. With “struggles” we don't mean something major: these three cutie pies spend their days playing games and hanging around together with only one goal on their mind – to protect the peace of the city.

Those who are currently watching Mitsuboshi Colors must feel what we feel, too: a lingering feeling of nostalgia. Watching Kotoha, Sacchan and Yui's adventures is like going back to our childhood days, and that's somewhat soothing. To this, you can add a lighthearted atmosphere, some comedy, and a lot of cute things. If you are enjoying Mitsuboshi Colors, we are sure you are curious about other anime wielding the same good vibes; that's why we created this list! Why don't you pick one of these shows listed below, while waiting for Mitsuboshi Colors next episode?

Similar Anime to Mitsuboshi Colors

1. Hyouka

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: April 2012 – September 2012

Let's begin this list with Hyouka! Houtarou Oreki is an energy-conservative high school boy who, pressed by his older sister, signs up for the Classics Club of the school. The other club members are his polar opposites, so Oreki is dragged in an investigation about a mystery that still haunts the club. Together with his best friends Satoshi and Mayaka, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki's laid back attitude will undergo many changes and his talent at solving mysteries will pop up.

While Hyouka's characters are older than Mitsuboshi Colors' little girls, it's even true that these two shows share some important similarities. For starters, both of them are slice of life anime, so the story follows the daily adventures of a group of kids. Then, exactly like in Mitsuboshi Colors, Hyouka is a party of cute characters solving trivial mysteries, while the focus is somewhere else. In fact, if Mitsuboshi Colors can bring you back to your childhood days, Hyouka will bring you back to your teenage years, so if you want the same good vibes provided by Mitsuboshi Colors, Hyouka is what you're looking for!

Hyouka Trailer

2. Barakamon

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 – September 2014

Seishuu Handa is a self-confident, young calligrapher. Well, he WAS a self-confident young calligrapher, until his world crumbled when his last award-winning piece was labeled as “unoriginal”. In order to find a brand-new inspiration, he is exiled by his father to the Goto Islands. Disappointed and unwilling, Handa hopes to at least find peace on the Goto Islands... but sadly, his new neighbors will turn Handa's life into a real mess!

It's true that Barakomon's centerpiece is an adult, surrounded by kids, yet this show shares with Mitsuboshi Colors some traits. In fact, both of these anime are slice of life & comedy, eliciting silly memories of childhood. Handa will get dragged into the strangest adventures, and the childlike part of himself that was forgotten in time, will be brought back. The same thing happens with Mitsuboshi Colors, as the viewers can nostalgically think about their childhood silly moments!

Barakamon English Trailer

3. Non Non Biyori

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2013 – December 2013

Asahigaoka can appear like your typical boring countryside. In fact, there's just one school, and one class, attended by five students of varying ages. Renge Miyauchi is the youngest, she is a curious first grader; Natsumi – a seventh grader – Komari – a eighth grader – and Suguru – a ninth grader – are the Koshigaya siblings. The new entry comes from Tokyo, and is a fifth grader. Her name is Hotaru Ichijou. In spite of the boring countryside they live in, these five students manage to live a colorful life, full of funny adventures!

Non Non Biyori and Mitsuboshi Colors are both slice of life anime, focusing on children acting their age – unlike what we are used to seeing in the anime world. Non Non Biyori and Mitsuboshi Colors features cute girls and their daily lives. While Non Non Biyori is set in a rural area, Mitsuboshi Colors is set in urban city. The main concept, though, remains the same. These girls, as children, live the funniest adventures, those which would look plain silly from an adult's point of view!

Non Non Biyori PV

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4. Ichigo Mashimaro (Strawberry Marshmallow)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2005 – October 2005

Meet Nobue Itou, and her younger sister Chika. Then meet their cute friends, Miu, Matsuri and Ana. These five girls spend their days facing what life is made of; whether it's making friends, hanging around, helping someone to quit smoking and so on. If the title of this show makes you think to something very cute, be sure that you'll find the cutest little girls in it, doing things in the sweetest way.

Ichigo Mashimaro and Mitsuboshi Colors share a lot of similarities. Both these shows are slice of life anime following little girls' daily adventures. Ichigo Mashimaro's girls and Mitsuboshi Colors' ones often cause trouble to adults, yet they do things innocently, only thinking about helping others. Both series are fun, with lighthearted atmospheres and good vibes; the characters, too, share some similarities. In fact, Sacchan in Mitsuboshi Colors is as bratty and a troublemaker as Miu in Ichigo Mashimaro. Lolis and cute things await you in this cute show!

5. Mitsudomoe (Three Way Struggle)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2010 – September 2010

Here we are with the Marui triplets: Mitsuba, Futaba and Hitoha. These three sisters have three completely different personalities. Mitsuba is a sadist, Futaba is a pervert, and Hitoha – the younger – may look quiet and introverted, but she can become the strongest among the three. Their goal is only one: to lead their teacher Satoshi Yabe and the school nurse together. But what kind of method will the triplets use?

Mitsudomoe and Mitsuboshi Colors feature three girls in their daily lives. Both of these series are amusing, what with gags and comedy that can make the viewers crack up. Mitsuba, Futaba and Hitoha, exactly like Kotoha, Sacchan and Yui in Mitsuboshi Colors, cause trouble to grown up men, even though their doings are innocent. Mitsudomoe wields a more ecchi trait that is completely absent in Mitsuboshi Colors, yet if you like one, you will like the other for sure!

6. Slow Start

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2018 – March 2018

Let's end this list with an ongoing show! Slow Start revolves around Hana Ichinose, a 16-year-old girl who just enrolled high school. She is one year older than her classmates, as she enrolled one year late. What doesn't seem to be a big deal, is actually a big deal for her who only wishes to catch up with the others. Yet, she will manage to make friends and be accepted the way she is!

Slow Start and Mitsuboshi Colors share the main concept of cute girls doing things together. In fact, both these series are slice of life comedy, following the daily adventures of these girls. Slow Start features high school girls hanging around together and performing their antics, while Mitsuboshi girls play their detective games. Both these shows are soothing, what with the lighthearted atmosphere and the comedy parts. If you started watching Mitsuboshi Colors because you like this genre, give Slow Start a try, as well!

Slow Start PV

Final Thoughts

With Slow Start, this list comes to an end. How did you like it? We tried to pick those anime sharing with Mitsuboshi Colors the main concept, or some essential themes. As Mitsuboshi Colors is still ongoing, why don't you pick one of these shows listed above? We can guarantee many cute girls, and very good vibes. Of course, a dive in your childhood memories, as well! Don't forget to let us know what you think in the comments below, and see you next time!

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Author: Mari Mari

An italian girl currently living the Japanese Dream. I'm an anime and manga enthusiast (I mean... very enthusiast. XD), and my other hobbies are writing, reading, playing volleyball, listening to good music and thinking about pointless things.

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