Top 20 Cute Anime to Watch in 2022
by Mayra on Jun 19, 2022
Sometimes it’s better to take a break from action anime where there is blood splattering everywhere and indulge into something relaxing and sweet. We’re talking about cute anime here!
Anime industry is full of cute anime that are sure to melt your heart. The cute anime characters that these anime feature are extremely lovable. So today, we’ll be talking about some of the cutest anime that Japan has to offer to all us anime fans. Are you guys ready? Let’s go!
K-on! Is hands down one of the cutest anime series out there ever. The story introduces us to Yui who just got into high school. She saw a lot of students joining different clubs. She couldn’t find the club she wanted to join and ended up joining the light music club. She started taking interest in playing the guitar and wanted to become the ebay guitarist in the world. She befriends the other members of the group who are familiar with other musical instruments. Together, they’ll explore the world of music while also focusing on their studies.
2. Tamako Market
Next up we have Tamako Market. The anime takes us to the Bunny Mountain Shopping Village where life is never dull and is always busy. We’re introduced to the cheerful Tamako who comes across a mysterious talking bird one day. The talking bird reveals to her that he is ona mission to search for a bride who is worthy to marry the prince of his land. Tamako is already so busy with her life and can’t seem to help him. But the bird keeps following her around. Will Tamako be able to help the bird while also balancing her personal life as well?
3. Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon is an all-time favorite cute anime of all anime fans out there. The story is about a high school student named Usagi who was visited by a mysterious talking cat named Luna. It is revealed that Usagi is the descendant of the Queen of the Moon and must carry on her legacy to fight evil forces. Now that the evil forces are targeting the Earth, Usagi must transform into a magical girl along with her friends and protect Earth from the evil forces hovering over it.
4. Is the Order a Rabbit?
This anime has a rather peculiar title. It tells us the story of Cocoa who is ready to start her new high school life in a new town. However, she ends up getting lost and comes across a coffee shop named Rabbit House. It is revealed that Cocoa is supposed to live in that coffee shop. But she’s not alone. A lot of other girls will also be living with her. This anime features a lot of kawaii anime characters that are worth swooning over.
5. Kimi Ni Todoke
Romance anime have always been very cute. One such romance anime is Kimi Ni Todoke that is also known as From Me To You. It introduces us to Sawako Kuronuma who is an average high school girl. She wants to make friends but everyone resembles her from “Sadako” from “The Ring”. The only person who will dare to get near her or talk to her is a popular student named Kazehaya. Sawako starts opening up to him but for her getting used to living a normal life won’t be easy.
6. Ao Haru Ride
Another cute anime that features the romance theme is Ao Haru Ride or Blue Spring Ride. It tells us the story of Futaba who comes across her first love at the end of her first year in high school. Kou, his crush, transferred to another school three years ago but now he’s back. Futaba realizes that Kou is a changed man now. However, she doesn’t want to give up and wants to confess her feelings to him before it's too late. Will both of them be able to confess their feelings towards each other or remain silent like how they were before?
7. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is a short and sweet anime that you can binge-watch easily. It tells us the story of Miss Kobayashi who is corporate slave and rarely gets time to enjoy her life. She has a monotonous life and is sick of it. One night, she comes across a dragon who is capable of taking the form of a human girl. She tells Kobayashi that she saved her life and also agreed for her to become her maid. That’s how Tohru, the dragon, brings some color into Kobayashi’s dull and boring life.
Clannad is sure to make you cry because of its emotional storyline but is also a very cute anime to watch. It tells us the story of Tomoya Okazaki who is a high school student and is bored of his life. One day, he comes across a girl named Nagisa Furukawa. She tells Tomoyo her sad story that she has been very lonely as she skipped a few of her school years and is now repeating her third year. All her classmates have been promoted and she has lost her contact with them. Tomoyo seems indifferent to her story but slowly gets closer to Nagisa. After that, their love story begins.
9. My Little Monster
This cute kawaii anime is also extremely hilarious and you would definitely love watching it. This is a story about how love buds between two very different students. We’re introduced to a studious girl named Mizutani Shizuku who goes to deliver some handouts to a boy named Yoshida Haru who hadn’t come to school. Yoshida falls in love with Mizutani and that’s how they get involved with each other. Their love story is not perfect but it’s cute enough to make you swoon.
10. Your Lie in April
Your Lie in April is another romance anime that is sure to make you cry. It tells us the story of Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy, who completely lost interest in playing piano after the death of his mother. However, after meeting a cheerful and energetic girl named Kaori Miyazono, he was pushed to play the piano again. Kaori herself played the violin beautifully. His boring life was filled with colors and happiness after he met Kaori.
Oregairu tells us the story of Hachiman Hikigaya, a loner boy, who used to cringe at other students at his school. He didn’t have any friends and always wandered alone. Hachiman’s teacher is noticing his behavior and forces him to join a club that serves other students at his school. The club includes Yukino and Yui who are going to help other students along with Hachiman. This seems like the worst nightmare of Hachiman but he has to fulfill his duties as the club member. Will he be able to go against his ideals?
12. Kaichou Wa Maid Sama
Kaichou Wa Maid Sama is the kind of cute anime that is loved by everyone around the world. It tells us the story of a tough girl named Misaki Ayuzawa who was also a Student Council President. She used to be very hard on the guys of her school because she knew they used to tease girls. Now, there’s an interesting turn of events when a popular student named Usui Takumi finds out about her job at the maid cafe. He blackmails Misaki into doing his chores at the expense of her reputation. How will the tough Misaki get out of this sticky situation?
Horimiya is a very cute anime about two students named Kyouko and Izumi who are hiding about their true selves in front of their school mates. Kyouko is a popular girl at school but in reality, she has to take care of her little brother all by herself and do household chores as well. On the other hand, Izumi appears to be a very unpopular boy at school but he has piercings and is extremely cool. Soon, both of them get to know about each other’s secrets and get involved with each other. That’s how their sweet love story begins.
14. Shikimori’s Not just a Cutie
Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie features a bunch of kawaii characters that we can’t help falling in love with. It introduces us to Yui Izumi who gets involved in a lot of accidents and often ends up hurting himself. However, he gets lucky and gets a very cute girlfriend named Shikimori. While Shikimori appears to be a very fragile and lovely girl, she can instantly turn into a super cool girl. She protects Izumi from mishaps and acts as his lucky charm. This love story is an extremely sweet one!
Orange tells us the story of 16-year-old Takamiya Naho who receives a mysterious letter one day. The letter appears to be sent from the future. It was apparently from Naho’s 27-year-old future self. The letter told her to keep an eye on a new transfer student that will be transferring soon to her class. When Naho comes to her class, she starts believing in the contents of the letter. She must unveil the mystery behind the letter and also keeps a close eye on Naho.
16. My Dress-Up Darling
This anime is a pretty recent one and is extremely kawaii. It’s so colorful that it will lift your mood up instantly. It introduces us to Wakana Gojou who had an affinity towards making traditional dolls. He is seen to be having fun sewing in the home economics room of his school. One day, Marin, a super popular girl, finds out about his secret hobby. She requests him to make cosplay outfits for her as she has spotted his talents. Gojou is perplexed at first but decides to help the damsel in distress. That’s how their complicated relationship starts.
17. Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket is a cute anime about Tohru who leaves her house after a tragedy. She ends up living with the Sohma family who are very mysterious and have a secret of their own. The secret is that they turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac when they’re touched by the opposite gender. Tohru ends up knowing about that secret. How will she manage to live with a bunch of weirdos while keeping her sanity?
18. My Love Story
This cute love story introduces us to Takeo Gouda who is a massive guy with a lot of love in his heart. But girls don’t really like him and instead fall for his handsome best friend named Sunakawa. However, one day, Takeo ends up saving a girl from a harasser inthe train. That’s when his love life gets an unexpected turn.
19. Tonikaku Kawaii
If you’re looking for something light, short and sweet to watch, Tonikaku Kawaii is perfect for you. It tells us the story of Nasa Yuzaki who ends up getting into an accident while saving a girl named Tsukasa. But Tsukasa manages to save him and asks him to marry her. Nasa is baffled by her request but ends up marrying her as she saved his life. That’s how their sweet love story starts.
20. Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf tells us the story of Holo, a wolf goddess, who is worshiped by the villagers of Pasloe and in return, she blesses them with fertile harvests. But soon, the villagers ignore her and make their new god to worship. Holo decides to take the form of a human and comes across a passing merchant named Kraft Lawrence. Holo wants to return to her home in the snowy forest and Kraft accompanies her as well. Together, they’re going to be traveling while getting to know each other better.
That’ll all for our list for the cute anime to watch whenever you feel down. They are sure to lift up your mood and make you feel refreshed. Comment down below your favorite anime with cute characters in it!