As one of the more overlooked anime of the season, Tsukumogami Kashimasu has not gained as big of a following as some other anime premiering alongside it. Whether it is the wonderfully designed Tsukumogami, the mystery solving, the upbeat and comedic story, there are a plethora of reasons you may be enjoying Tsukumogami Kashimasu. If you have been watching Tsukumogami Kashimasu and need something to watch between episodes, or if you are reading this after it you have already finished the series and want to find something similar to Tsukumogami Kashimasu, we have you covered. Today, we are going to be looking at six anime similar to Tsukumogami Kashimasu. Each anime has one of the best aspects featured in Tsukumogami Kashimasu and incorporates them in different ways, giving you six anime that feel the same as Tsukumogami Kashimasu while still remaining unique from another.
Similar Anime to Tsukumogami Kashimasu / Similar Anime to We Rent Tsukumogami
1. Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: June 2016 to September 2016
While his classmates are enjoying the first week of high school, Hanae Ashiya has been sick at home for a week straight. Hanae’s sickness seems to come from a strange creature that attached itself to Hanae. With Hanae's sickness getting worse, he turns to a youkai exorcist he discovered on a flyer. Hanae calls the number on the flyer and enters into a strange tea room known as the Mononokean through the nurse's office. Inside the Mononokean, Hanae meets an exorcist named Haruitsuki Abeno Hanae who helps remove the youkai from Hanae's body. Unable to pay for Abeno's work, Hanae agrees to work under Abeno and help him deal with the youkai.
Each episode of Fukigen na Mononokean revolves around the main cast helping out a new youkai each episode. This sets up for a similar story to Tsukumogami Kashimasu with its stories about solving problems surrounding the Tsukumogami. Although the stories largely follow similar formulas, Tsukumogami focuses on a small recurring group of Tsukumogami, while Fukigen na Mononokean deals with a bunch different youkai. Outside of the mystery aspects, both anime also feature feel good stories about the people and youkai that are being helped each episode that give you plenty of feel good and tear-jerking moments.
2. Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes (Holmes of Kyoto)
- Episodes: 5+
- Aired: July 2018 to September 2018
Located in Kyoto's Teramachi Sanjou shopping district lies a mysterious antique shop that is more than meets the eye. Often found inside the antique shop is Yagashira Kiyotaka, a university student and grandson of the owner. Yahashira has earned the nickname "Holmes" for his observation and deductive skills. After bringing in some of her grandfather's old scrolls to sell, Aoi Mashiro is asked to help out inside of the antique store by Yagashira. With Yagashira's deductive skills and Aoi's intuition, they are able to solve the cases brought to them by various clients.
You won't find any anime closer in premise to Tsukumonogami Kashimasu than Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes. Both anime are centered around two people that work in stores that are filled with antiques and old items. People come into the shop hoping the two workers will help them solve their problems. The episodes of both anime play out in similar ways with Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes only missing the supernatural elements found in Tsukumogami Kashimasu. The stories are mostly episodic with some minor characters returning every few episodes and both anime incorporate some minor comedy and romantic elements to mix up the mystery solving parts of the story.
Holmes of Kyoto - Official Preview
3. Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: July 2017 to December 2017
After just starting middle school, Inaba Yuushi lost his parents in a car accident, forcing him to move in with his uncle. Not wanting to be a burden anymore, Inaba moved into a dorm when he started high school. Tragedy would strike once again when Inaba's dorm building was burnt down. Without any money and nobody to turn to, Inaba finds a cheap apartment in an old building for just 25,000 yen. Inaba learns that not only are there other humans living in the building, but there are also supernatural beings including ghosts, yokai, and mononoke. Now stuck in a building with a bunch of strange creatures, Inaba must learn to adjust to his new crazy life.
Both Tsukumogami Kashimasu and Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou feature upbeat stories about humans surrounded by supernatural beings. Through the characters interactions with the different supernatural beings in each anime, they are able to meet new people and experience a wide away of adventures. Although Inaba has a more direct connection to the youkai than Obeni and Seiji have with the Tsukumogami, they all form close bonds and end up helping each other out whenever they have problems. The stories featured in both anime focus on the various problems that arise in one's life with an added supernatural flair.
Any Anime Like We Rent Tsukumogami / Any Anime Like Tsukumogami Kashimasu?
4. Uchouten Kazoku (The Eccentric Family)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2013 to September 2013
Unbeknownst to humans, there are many supernatural creatures living among them including tanuki and tengus. Yasaburou Shimogamo is a tanuki living amongst the humans in Kyoto. Yasaburo's day consists of watching the everyday lives of humans and caring for an elderly tengu named Akadama. Despite the usually upbeat and carefree attitude Yasaburou has, there is a dark mystery surrounding his family. His father, Souichirou Shimogamo, was hunted down and eaten by a group known as the Friday Fellows. Together with his friends and three brothers, Yasaburo must discover the secrets behind the group that ate his father while also protecting his family from any further harm.
Uchouten Kazoku's world is similar to that of Tsukumogami Kashimasu with a secret world filled with supernatural creatures that runs parallel to the regular human world. Both anime cover a wide range of emotions and themes with their stories able to balance out comedy with more serious moments to create a deep and multi-layered viewing experiences. Neither story ever gets too intense or dramatic, but there are serious scenes that pair well with the light-hearted moments. The characters featured in Uchouten Kazoku and Tsukumogami Kashimasu are all fantastic with the main characters and side characters all having some sort of impact on the story with the stories strong focus on family and the bonds people have with one another.
The Eccentric Family - Official Trailer
5. Hoozuki no Reitetsu (Hozuki's Coolheadedness)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: January 2014 to April, 2014
Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the story of Hoozuki as he works to solve the problems going on around Hell. Hoozuki works as the chief deputy under King Enma the king of Hell. The coolheadedness and calm demeanor of Hoozuki work as a contrast to his brash and firey boss. Using his negotiation to solve every problem that arises in Hell and he uses his management skills to keep all of the famous folktale legends working in Hell in line.
The strength of Hoozuki no Reitetsu is in its comedy which makes it an odd choice to compare to Tsukumogami Kashimasu. Despite Tsukumogami Kashimasu not using as much comedy as Hoozuki no Reitetsu, there are quite a few scenes that give off the same dark comedic style in both anime. Hoozuki no Reitetsu also shares a few things with Tsukumogami Kashimasu that most of the others on the list do not. Hoozuki no Reitetsu and Tsukumogami Kashimasu are both rich with Japanese history and lore. Hoozuki shows off its lore through more comedic means, using popular folktale characters like Momotaro in its stories. Tsukumogami Kashimasu includes the history behind the Tsukumogami and what the items were used for back during the Edo period. With tons of lore to learn, similar old school backgrounds and buildings, and a good dash of supernatural elements, Hoozuki no Reitetsu has many things to enjoy if you are a fan of Tsukumogami Kashimasu.
Hozuki's Coolheadedness - Official Trailer
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 to March 2014
While walking home from school Hiyori Iki was involved in a bus accident while trying to protect a stranger. Although she didn't suffer any serious injuries from the accident, the incident did cause her soul to separate from her body. With her soul separated from her body, Hiyori learns of another world where wandering souls and phantoms reside known as the far shore. Luckily for Hiyori, when she jumped in front of the buse she actually saved a god named Yato. Without a shiren to call his own, Yato is willing to do anything for 5 yen in an attempt to gain recognition for himself. Yato is a With Hiyori offering Yato 5 yen to help her find a way to fix her body, the adventures of Hiyori and Yato have just begun.
Although Noragami is an action-oriented anime, there is a lot here to enjoy if you like Tsukumogami Kashimasu. The worlds in both anime are very similar with only the human protagonists having the knowledge of another world where supernatural beings are all around them. Noragami also has plenty of supernatural elements similar to those found in Tsukumogami Kashimasu including gods, phantoms, spirits, and Shinki. With the characters in Noragami visiting older areas in the city and shrines, there are tons of backgrounds that look like the older setting of Tsukumogami Kashimasu.
Noragami Official PV
Tsukumogami Kashimasu has many great aspects that make it an interesting and unique viewing experience. Hopefully, you found an anime similar to Tsukumogami Kashimasu that you can enjoy as just as much. Which anime on this list is your favorite? Are there any other anime similar to Tsukumogami Kashimasu? Let us know in the comments below.