One of the anime’s I have been enjoying this winter season is Miira no Kaikata (How to Keep a Mummy). I mean…how could you not love an adorable pint-sized mummy that barks on occasions? I know I do! I also have quite the attachment to all the other critters as well.
Just look at them! 🙂
I really adore Isao (the dragon) and Mukumuku (the Baku) who looks like a little piggy. I was also stoked when Aayan showed up in episode 10. I have a real big fascination with Egyptian Gods…so you can say my inner fan-girl came out when a talking Anubis statue was represented. After watching the latest episode last night I got to thinking about all the other creature/animal sidekicks in anime. I wanted to give them some representation in today’s Top Ten Tuesday.
So here are my top ten favorite critter sidekicks in anime!
1. Meow from Space Dandy
^This one should be pretty obvious since Meow looks like a cat….and y’all know I love cats ❤
2. Ein from Cowboy Bebop
^Just an adorable fun loving Corgi doggo :3
3. Sonic from Kekkai Sensen
^Sonic is literally my spirit animal.
4. Ariel from Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus’ Bride)
^I love how inherently sassy Ariel is.
5. Fuzzy from Fukigen na Mononokean (The Morose Mononokean)
^Fuzzy just looks like a cute little fluffy cloud. I wanna snuggle him!
6. Nyanko-sensei from Natsume Yuujinchou (Natsume’s Book of Friends)
^The best part of the whole show!
7. Mao from Darker Than Black
^I’m seeing a pattern here. Cats for the win!
8. Kero and Spinel from CardCaptor Sakura
^One of the best comedic duos in anime.
9. Juli from Brother’s Conflict
^Juli is one overprotective squirrel! XD
10. Hawk from Nanatsu no Taizai
^Hawk-chan is me on an everyday basis.
Botan from Clannad
Natsu from Kuma Miko
Kuro from Ao no Exorcist
Larg and Soel from xxxHolic
Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service
Heen from Howl’s Moving Castle
Luna, Artemis, & Diane from Sailor Moon
What are some of your favorite critter sidekicks in anime? Did any of your favorite’s already make this list? I hope we get to see more animal/magical creatures in anime! They sometimes make the show that much better 😀
Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.