Some find them cute, while others find them annoying. Babies are part of the human cycle of life, so some knowledge about handling them could be particularly useful. What better way to learn about babies other than through watching anime? Anime which focuses on babies may not be very common, and are usually in the shoujo genre since it is traditionally regarded as a feminine thing to adore babies. Nevertheless, there are some exceptions to the rule, and you may want to consider watching a baby anime after seeing our top 10 list!
- Episodes: 75
- Aired: Oct. 2011 – Feb. 2014
Sawada Honoka is 14 years old and has been living with her aunt after her parents had passed away. She is timid which makes her the subject of frequent bullying by her classmates and is not a believer in god, angels, and demons. One day, a baby devil appears in her room, and Honoka then takes care of it.
Each episode is only about 5 minutes long, which makes it easy to watch. Thus, do not expect this series to have a complicated plotline or great character development. This baby anime is rated PG which is for children, so the older audience may not find this series very enjoyable. Chibi☆Devi! is simply a story about how fun it is to take care of a baby, so it is a pretty light-hearted series which many can still enjoy.
9. Aishiteruze Baby★★
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Apr. 2004 – Oct. 2004
Katakura Kippei is a popular high school student who is also a playboy. He enjoys flirting around with pretty much every girl he sees. His life takes on a different twist when he is left to take care of his 5-year-old cousin named Yuzuyu. Yuzuyu’s mum, Miyako, appears to have abandoned her, so Kippei, who does not have much knowledge in taking care of a baby, has to shoulder the role of a parent!
Although Aishiteruze Baby ★★ is categorized as a shoujo romance, it is really not about it, but rather it is geared towards the slice of life genre. This is a sweet and touching story which revolves around a reformed playboy who begins to develop a sense of responsibility when he has to take care of his young cousin. The baby anime also explores more serious themes like emotional traumas, abusers, and stalkers.
8. Daa! Daa! Daa!
- Episodes: 78
- Aired: Mar. 2000 – Feb. 2002
Miyu Kouzuki is an 8th grade student. As her parents travel to America to work for NASA, Miyu is left under the care of Mr. Saionji. However, Mr. Saionji then left Miyu under the care of his son, Kanata, as Mr. Saionji will be going to India for a year. Out of nowhere, an alien baby and his cat-like babysitter crash in their house. The alien baby has ESP power and started calling Kanata and Miyu, Dad and Mom.
Miyu and Kanata have to assume the roles of parents and take care of the alien baby, but can they really do it with all the immature bickering? As the baby is not a regular human being but an alien with psychic abilities, you can imagine the kind of mess that the baby can make. In the meantime, Miyu and Kanata have to fight against their parental attachment towards the baby upon knowing that the baby will be returned in the future when rescuers from the baby’s alien planet arrive.
7. Wagamama☆Fairy Mirumo de Pon! (Mirmo Zibang!)
- Episodes: 172
- Aired: Apr. 2002 – Sep. 2005
Kaede is an 8th grade student who is cheerful but shy with boys. While on her way back home, she goes to a mysterious shop and buys a cocoa mug. On the bottom of the mug is written that a love fairy will appear and make a person’s wish come true if he or she reads aloud the written message while pouring hot cocoa into the mug. Kaede follows the instructions and wishes to date the class heartthrob, Yuuki. What appears next is a blue Mirumo who looks like a baby and creates mischief instead of helping Kaede with her wish.
Mirumo may seem like a baby but he is actually a prince who is supposed to marry the clingy Ririmu. Thus, Mirumo only has the appearance of a baby, but he can talk and move about. It may please the audience who find babies cute, but do not like the personalities of babies! The series focuses on love and friendship, and there are even certain parts which may cause tears to stream down your face!
6. Akachan to Boku (Baby and Me)
- Episodes: 35
- Aired: Jul. 1996 – Mar. 1997
Takuya Enoki’s mother died due to an accident, and as a result, he has to become more independent and face a more challenging life. Despite being just a fifth grader, he is forced to be mature and take care of his baby brother, as his father works long hours as a salaryman. It is not an easy task seeing that he is still so young, but due to his tough life, he may learn what family really means.
This is a series which is close to real life instead of having a fantasy spin. It details the hardship of Takuya who has to sacrifice his childhood for the sake of his baby brother. While it may seem ordinary and boring in that it is a story which focuses on the love and responsibilities of family members, it really is not boring at all. Instead, it is a touching and beautiful story which may at times be too poignant that it would turn on the waterworks.
5. Mama wa Shougaku 4 Nensei
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: Jan. 1992 – Dec. 1992
Natsuki Mizuki’s parents had gone to London, and since Natsuki is only a 4th grader, her Aunt Izumi takes care of her while her parents are away. On the first night, a baby appears in front of Natsumi. As Aunt Izumi is an aspiring manga writer, she really does not have the time to take care of the baby, in addition to Natsumi, so Natsumi takes on the role as the baby’s caretaker. Natsumi and Aunt Izumi later learn that the baby is actually the baby of the future Natsumi!?
Mama wa Shougaku 4 Nensei does not only deal with handling a baby, but also time travelling. If you are intrigued by time travelling and time paradoxes, then give this anime series a shot! The only downside is that the series is a pretty old anime that is not exactly very well-known, so you may have troubling finding this series. Natsumi has to juggle between taking care of the baby and living her life as a 4th grader, such as attending school!
4. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
- Episodes: 203
- Aired: Oct. 2006 – Sep. 2010
Tsunayoshi Sawada is known as the loser in school, due to him being so clumsy and talentless, that it seems like he is a pretty hopeless person. Not only that, but he has a crush on Kyoko Sasagawa, a girl who is way out his league. His life begins to change when he encounters a mysterious baby who is also a hitman. The baby named Reborn, is actually sent by a Mafia group in Italy, to convince Tsunayoshi to lead the Vongola family.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is a rarity in that it is a baby anime that is actually not shoujo, but shonen. Therefore, you cannot really expect tons of pampering and taking care of a baby. What you should be expecting from this series is a powerful baby hitman who will be tutoring Tsuna to prepare him for the path to become a mafia boss. In spite of Reborn’s baby appearance, he is definitely not one to mess with!
3. Tokyo Godfathers
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: Aug. 2003
One Christmas Eve, three homeless people with very different backgrounds, namely a girl who ran away from home, a transvestite, and a middle-aged alcoholic, find a baby when they were scouring through the trash. The trio goes on a journey to find the baby’s parents by using the clues found next to baby. Along the way, they stumble upon things that remind them of the lives they have abandoned.
Tokyo Godfathers captures one’s interest just from the use of its main characters that consists of what we would consider social rejects. Despite the trio’s own problems and lack of resources, they are determined to go through the trouble to find the baby’s parents, using the minimal clues they are left with. This is a family-focused anime which is suitable to be watched on Christmas Day or really, any day of the year if you really want to enjoy a great anime film.
2. Kodomo no Omocha (Kodocha)
- Episodes: 102
- Aired: Apr. 1996 – Mar. 1998
Sana Kurata has a life that many girls wanted. Not only is she a child actress who stars in a hit TV comedy, but her mother is a renowned writer. In school, Sana encounters a new arch enemy, a rowdy boy named Akito Hayama, who causes chaos in the classroom. In a bid to win back the class, Sana assigns her manager, Rei, to help her out.
While technically, the characters are not babies but kids, let’s just consider them to be in the same category. Kodomo no Omocha is basically about a boy and a girl who cannot get along with each other, so it is basically kids’ fight. Whether you find that cute or annoying, you will find yourself siding with either one of them! It is deemed as a romance series, but of course you cannot expect a full-blown, intense love story, but rather a cute infatuation.
- Episodes: 60
- Aired: Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2012
Tatsumi Oga is a student at a high school meant for delinquents called Ishiyama High. One day while he is sleeping next to a river, he spots a man floating downstream. Upon saving the man, he splits in half and what appears is a baby boy who is purportedly the Demon King’s son. Tatsumi has been chosen to take care of the baby with the help of a maid named Hilda.
Baby Beel has certainly introduced more troubles in Tatsumi’s life and creates many awkward situations for him. The humor in Beelzebub is really amusing that you will find yourself laughing hard after a few minutes into the series. Although Tatsumi is a delinquent, he also has a tender side which is revealed from the way he takes care of the baby even though the baby causes him so many inconveniences.
So there you have it, our Top 10 Baby Anime which we highly recommend to our readers. If you have not tried watching any baby anime due to not having a soft spot for babies, you can try watching one of the baby anime from our top 10 list, which will likely change your opinion about baby anime! As baby anime are not that common, we highly welcome you to give more recommendations of baby anime!