[Cute & Funny Fall 2018] Like Miira no Kaikata? Watch This!

Who said mummies or oni must be horrifying? Miira no Kaikata distills adorableness into easily digestible 20-minute episodes. Barely a second goes by without an irresistibly charming baby monster taking center stage! A nurturing high school student, Sora Kashiwagi receives a mysterious package from his father. To his surprise, a little mummy is stored within the box! While Mii-kun is the first and most prominent cuteness on display, the mummy is merely the tip of the iceberg! Heavy on the comedy and taking a slice of life approach, Miira no Kaikata chronicles the budding relationships between five humans and their corresponding mythological creatures! For those who yearn for another dose of cuteness, these two currently airing anime should be more than enough!

Like Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy)? Watch Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama (As Miss Beelzebub Likes)!

  • Episodes: 9+
  • Aired: October 2018 – Ongoing

Beelzebub is a name capable of striking fear in even the most powerful of angels! As the ruler of Pandemonium and all its residing demons, Beelzebub holds a lot of weight and influence; nevertheless, even devils can surprise you! Presented as an attractive blonde waifu, Beelzebub is a somewhat clumsy demon who is obsessed with fluffy things! Pandemonium's ruler loves hugging teddy bears and has the attention span of a hummingbird. Chosen to serve as her new attendant, Myurin is initially shocked by Beelzebub's personality but opts to work tirelessly to protect the girl.

Major Similarities Between Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy) and Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama (As Miss Beelzebub Likes)

1. Hell Is Always Changing

Miira no Kaikata focuses heavily on the budding bonds between the humans and monsters. Sora and Mii-kun may hog the bulk of the limelight, but none of the other personas are unjustly ignored. While LIDENFILMS' anime tends to move along at a brisker pace and episodes are divided into skits, Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama's characters undergo a remarkable amount of development. Myurin and Beelzebub's rapport is constantly evolving throughout the series.

2. Hell Is Fluffiness

Miira no Kaikata's cuteness hinges on the delightful mini-creatures, but Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama’s equivalent mascots are more accessories than outright characters. Beelzebub surrounds herself with adorable little monsters, but the main focus is on the demon characters rather than these creatures. Taking into the account Beelzebub's disposition, Pandemonium's primary characteristic seems to be fluffiness. Putting aside the cast's uniformly charming designs, every character is adorable in their own right. Beelzebub is the immature sister you cannot help but want to shield from the cruel world, while Azazel and Belphegor prove that cuteness comes in all shapes and sizes!

3. Animation

Responsible for Arslan Senki and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, LIDENFILMS' track record highlights the studio's flexibility. The premise and comedic tone might not demand overly detailed or jaw-dropping animation, but Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama still boasts nearly flawless visuals. Miira no Kaikata is no slouch in this department, but LIDENFILMS's floaty aesthetic injects an element of whimsy to Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama! Pandemonium might be governed by demons, but it looks like heaven!

Like Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy)? Watch Jingai-san no Yome!

  • Episodes: 10+
  • Aired: October 2018 – Ongoing

Set in an alternate reality inhabited by humans and strange creatures, Jingai-san no Yome sees the high school student Tomari Hinowa chosen to serve as the wife for one of these entities. Covered in comfortable fur and perpetually smiling, Kanenogi towers over the teenager, but they steadily develop a close relationship. Before long, Tomari learns that he is far from the only married student and ends up joining the wives club. Concentrating primarily on four couples, Jingai-san no Yome tracks the progress of these peculiar romances.

Major Similarities Between Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy) and Jingai-san no Yome

1. The Ties That Bind

On the surface, Miira no Kaikata and Jingai-san no Yome share near identical premises. Both anime start with the protagonist unwittingly pairing off with a non-human creature, before gradually learning to appreciate their partner's quirks. While the similarities cannot be ignored, Jingai-san no Yome's episodes are only three minutes long and the core relations are blatantly romantic in nature. Miira no Kaikata presents its odd couples as sharing a parental bond, but Jingai-san no Yome's mismatched lovers have a more intimate relationship!

2. A Team Effort

Even though Tomari and Sora are undeniably the main characters of their respective anime, both series can almost be described as ensemble comedies. As the season advances, Jingai-san no Yome introduces various other couples and juxtapositions their relationships with Tomari and Kanenogi. Due to the episodes' shorter run-times, these comparisons are chiefly employed for comedic purposes, but they tend to be pretty funny! Kanenogi might not be conventionally cute, but one of the other creatures should hit the spot!

Final Thoughts

Is there anything cuter than a baby mummy who is the size of an amiibo? Probably not, but Jingai-san no Yome and Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama give Miira no Kaikata a good run for its money!

If you have any thoughts on any other shows that are similar to Miira no Kaikata, please leave a comment below with your suggestion! In the future, do not forget to check Honey’s Anime for more articles offering great recommendations.

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Author: Mark Sammut

Born and raised on a small island in the Mediterranean, my life goal is to experience as many different ways of life as possible. Since time and money are in short supply, anime and film provide the best opportunity to experience far away cultures and worlds. When I'm not watching the latest episode of Gintama, or wondering what series to watch next, you can find me in the corner of the closest coffee shop; writing away on my aging laptop.

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