There's no one who is a better companion than your pet. They greet you when you come home. They're generally happy to see you. They don't suck the life out of you or ask for money. Yup, you just can't help but love them!
If you've seen enough anime, though, you have probably seen a few interesting creatures that you have always wanted as your anime pet. Why not? They have powers, they're different from other pets, and somehow, anime creatures are just freaking adorable. Check out this list for some of the top awesome anime creatures you want as your anime pet!
10. Pegasus (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S)
- Episodes: 38
- Aired: March 1994 - February 1995
In the fourth season of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, the Sailor Senshi find themselves up against the Death Busters who may end up ruling the world creating an era called the Silence upon summoning the Holy Grail, as per Rei's prediction. There's two new sailor senshi:
Most people have probably dreamed of having a unicorn, but have you considered a pegasus? A pegasus is another horse-like creature but it has large wings on its back. Contrary to popular belief, a pegasus does not have a horn, but in Bishoujo Senshi Sailor moon, Pegasus has both wings and a horn made out of the Golden Crystal. While Pegasus is just Helios' form in Rini's dreams, he's still a great choice for anime pet because of his own abilities and strengths. Pegasus gives Rini and Usagi the power to transform into more powerful sailor senshi! Not too many anime creatures that can do that.
9. Exceeds (Fairy Tail)
- Episodes: 175
- Aired: October 2009 - March 2013
Fairy Tail is one of the strongest mage guilds in Earth Land. We find Lucy Heartfilia as she journeys out to join Fairy Tail. Along the way, she meets a young man named Natsu Dragneel who is suffering from motion sickness, but little does she know that he may be her best bet to joining Fairy Tail.
An Exceed is a cat-like creature with wings on its back and some magical ability. They are generally not that large, though some Exceeds can change size as demonstrated by Gajeel's Exceed, Pantherlily. Pantherlily is a small black Exceed that is able to change his size to become a large, rather muscular, Exceed capable of sparring against mages and other humans. Exceeds make pretty awesome anime pets and partners since they are intelligent, loyal, proud, and full of heart. Plus, if you have an Exceed, you can fly together making combat and travel so much easier. Why wouldn't you want an Exceed as your anime pet?
8. Mokona Modoki (Tsubasa Chronicles)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2005 - October 2005
Syaoran was in the middle of excavating ruins one day when he found Princess Sakura at the site with wings that later dispersed. The feathers in fact went to different dimensions taking Sakura's memory with them. Syaoran sets forth on a journey to help Sakura, but that entails finding each feather through the dimensions.
The Mokona Modoki, or Mokona as they are otherwise known, are rabbit-like creatures featured mainly in Tsubasa Chronicles and xxxHolic, but they do appear in other CLAMP anime. The Mokona Modoki would make adorable anime pets, although they tend to be somewhat sassy and may not listen, but they have usually energetic personalities guaranteed to brighten your mood. Also, the Mokona Modoki are quite useful as they are said to have 108 special abilities some ranging from bizarre like swallowing an apple whole to really cool like interdimensional travel and clairvoyance. If you want a Mokona for your anime pet, be prepared for a lot of fun! They can be quite rambunctious.
7. Nekomata (Ao no Exorcist [Blue Exorcist])
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2011 - October 2011
The ruler of Gehenna, Satan, is looking for a host that will allow him to travel between worlds, but until then, he is trapped in his own world. Satan sends his son to Assiah to grow into an adequate host so that he can one day travel to Assiah. Okumura Rin was just a troublemaker, but one day, after being attacked by demons, he finds out he is the son of Satan. In an effort to change his path, Rin works to become an exorcist to fight against Satan with his brother Yukio.
A nekomata is a cat yokai with a split tail. There are two types: one who lives in the mountains and the other is a domestic nekomata with the ability to grow in size. The most famous nekomata in anime is Kirara from Inuyasha, but you can't forget to give Kuro from Ao no Exorcist some love, too! While technically, Kuro is a familiar now, he was once a great nekomata deity. Kuro has shown that nekomata can be quite loving and affectionate as shown by his reluctance to accept Shiro's death and growing attachment to Rin. Just don't mistake Kuro as some house cat, he can easily tower over you and is not easily taken down. Kuro might be a handful as an anime pet at times, but he's the type of anime pet you can love for a lifetime.
6. Familiars (D.N. Angel)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2003 - September 2003
Upon turning 14, Niwa Daisuke discovers his family's ancient secret: he is able to turn into Dark Mousy, a legendary phantom thief. Unfortunately, it happens when he thinks about the girl he loves. Now, as Dark, Daisuke works to steal valuable works of art, but it seems he's not the only one able to transform.
While there are many anime familiars out there, not many are like Wiz! Wiz is a rabbit-like familiar that's been by Dark's side for about 300 years. That's some serious loyalty right there. Wiz often behaves like a pet with his mischievousness, love for playing, and cuddly personality, but he's also quite skilled. Wiz can transform into Dark or Daisuke, turn into Dark's wings, and sense Dark no matter how far apart they are. If you are looking for an anime pet that is loyal, capable of keeping you company throughout a lifetime, and has some amazing abilities, a familiar might be right up your alley.
5. Kuda Kitsune "Pipe Fox" (xxxHolic)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: April 2006 - September 2006
Watanuki Kimihiro has an annoying ability to see spirits and all things supernatural. As he's fleeing from the storm of spirits as he's walking home one day, Kimihiro ends up in a particular house where a mysterious woman named Yuuko lives. She offers to grant his wish for a price. Now, Kimihiro must work off his debt under Yuuko but he encounters many interesting spirits and great events unfold.
A pipe fox, also known as a Kuda Kitsune, is a fox spirit that inhabits a pipe. In xxxHolic, Watanuki is given a pipe fox who demonstrates a great deal of power as it can stop dangerous situations and protect Watanuki from other evils. As well as being strong, the pipe fox is rather affection for an anime pet and loves to sit on Watanuki's shoulders regardless of size. It can grow to be larger than a dog! If you're looking for spiritual protection and affection, the pipe fox would make the perfect anime pet for you.
4. Feathered Little Dragon (Sword Art Online)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: July 2012 - December 2012
A technology called "NerveGear" has been released in the year 2022 allowing players to enter a virtual reality world where they can control their avatars using their mental capabilities in a new MMORPG called Sword Art Online. Kirigaya Kazuto, or Kirito in the game, is one of the first few thousands to be able to play Sword Art Online. As he longs on, he finds a spectacular gaming world called Aincrad. When it's time to log off, however, Kirito and the other thousands of players find that they are trapped by the game master until the levels in the game are completed. Now, Kirito must work with other players to complete each level, but should someone die, they die in real life as well.
For dragon fans out there, Sword Art Online offers the adorable feathered little dragon as an anime pet. The feathered little dragon in Sword Art Online is a great combination of Japan's love of kawaii creatures and the world's love of dragons. Silica's feathered little dragon, Pina, has a few abilities that make Pina useful aside from being a great companion. Pina is capable of healing in small amounts, has the ability Bubble Breath for an attack, and is intelligent enough to think for itself. Pina also shows great loyalty to its owner and is very protective as well. A feathered little dragon may be the perfect anime pet for dragon lovers who may not have as much space for a full scale dragon.
3. Cabbit (Tenchi Muyo!)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 1995 - September 1995
Masaki Tenchi is just a 17 year old living in rural Japan. His life seems pretty normal, but then one day, a pirate who is being chased by some galactic police officers crashes at the site of his grandfather's temple. Now, his life is anything but normal.
The cabbit is a hybrid creature of a cat and a rabbit. Ryo-Ohki is the first cabbit that you come across in Tenchi Muyo! As a cabbit, Ryo-Ohki has a great amount of power in the gem on her forehead, but she is also capable of shapeshifting. She can shapeshift into a humanoid in an adult or child form, but the most notable shape is Ryo-Ohki's spaceship form! How cool is that? You've never guess that a carrot loving, carefree cabbit was capable of something so great. Who wants a cabbit for their anime pet now?
2. Nine Tailed Fox (Pokemon)
- Episodes: 276
- Aired: April 1997 - November 2002
Satoshi is now 10 years old and is setting off on a long journey to become a Pokemon Master with Pikachu, his starter Pokemon. Along the way, Satoshi meets Takeshi and Kasumi who decide to join his quest. There's a long road ahead of them and they make enemies with Team Rocket, but who said achieving your dream was easy?
Whether you've heard of a nine tailed fox in anime, dramas, or mythology, there is no denying their greatness. Nine tailed foxes are said to contain a great amount of power. In Naruto, the kyuubi is capable of destroying whole villages and mass deaths, but if you are looking to a nine tailed fox for an anime pet, you may want to consider Ninetales from Pokemon. Ninetales is a nine tailed pokemon that is said to have great loyalty. It can live for hundreds of years, obviously outliving its master, but it may still continue to wait for its master for many centuries. How's that for a Hachi story? To add to that, Ninetales is an exceptionally strong fire Pokemon and you've got yourself an anime pet that's the perfect partner.
1. Fyulong Dragon (07-Ghost)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2009 - September 2009
Barsburg Empire's Military Academy has a reputation for breeding victorious elite soldiers who use Zaiphon to fight. Each Zaiphon is dependent on the soldier's nature. Klein Teito is a sklave (slave in German) with the most promise, but he knows nothing of his past. One day, while getting ready for the final, Teito discovers a secret in relation to his past. When an assassination attempt ends in failure, Teito is locked up while he awaits his punishment. Mikage, Teito's friend, decides to help him break out. Teito is taken under the wings of the bishops of the 7th District Church where he will begin his journey to find himself and discover his fate.
In 07-Ghost, Fyulong dragons are a subspecies of dragon, also known as "Heaven's Messenger". They can grow up to 40 feet long with a wingspan twice their size, but an infant fyulong dragon is about the size of a small, chubby cat with short limbs. Fyulong dragons also appear to be feathered and furry. If you have ever dreamed of having a dragon---and who hasn't?---you may want to consider the fyulong dragon, but only if it has been raised since infancy such as Burupya or else it may not have such a docile temperament.
That's why Burupya is able to be around humans compared to some other fyulong dragons. As with most dragons, the fyulong dragons are quite intelligent and capable of communicating through telepathy. Added to that is their ability to digest things like bombs that are more difficult to get rid of. Although a fyulong dragon is rather large, it may be a great anime pet to consider for dragon lovers. Who wouldn't want Burupya around?
There's so many different amazing anime creatures out there, it'd be impossible to not want one as an anime pet. They generally demonstrate great power, loyalty, and some very spunky personalities. You'll never feel alone with one of these anime pets by your side. Now, what other anime creatures would you like to add to our list?