Kawaii refers to a whole culture in Japan, and it is also known as the “Culture of Cuteness.” This Kawaii culture includes cute characters, cute anime and manga series, cute handwriting, and many more cute things. People all around the world seem to be obsessed with this culture. Hence, the demand to see cute kawaii anime series is rising consistently. As of now, several cute anime series are available that one can watch to witness some kawaii stuff. If you’re looking for a similar kind of show, we got you covered. So, here is the list of Top 21 Best Kawaii Anime of all time.
21: Love Live School Idol Project
We’re starting off our list of best kawaii anime with a cute idol series titled Love Live School Idol Project. This cute anime features not one, two, or three but a total of nine cute protagonists. It is one of the “cute girls doing cute things” anime that revolves around idol culture. The protagonists formed an idol group to win the Love Live competition so that they could get the attention they needed. The entire series is filled with kawaii stuff and is musty-watch if you’re a fan of both kawaii and idol anime series.
20: Sweetness And Lightning
The next name on the list of cute anime to watch is Sweetness And Lightning, which is also known as Amaama to Inazuma. The anime is based on a cute relationship between a single dad and his daughter. It follows the struggles of a single dad Kouhei Inuzaka who has taken care of his daughter Tsumugi alone since the death of his wife. Sweetness and Lightning will make the viewers want to have a daughter like Tsumugi. Besides the kawaii dad-daughter relationship, the anime also features mouth-watering delicacies.
19: New Game
New Games is an anime series with a perfect blend of cute stuff and game creation. It revolves around a girl named Aoba Suzukaze. Its story began after the graduation of Aoba when she started working for a gaming company. On the first day of her job, she got to know she would be working on the next installment of her favorite gaming series, and Kou Yagami would lead her. New Game is filled with kawaii characters who splendidly showed their charisma throughout the series.
18: Blend S
Blend S is certainly one of the best and unique kawaii anime series to watch. It focuses on the life story of a girl named Sakuranomiya Maika, who is desperately looking for a job. However, she faced rejection from every single face because of the menacing face she made while smiling. However, one unique cafe named Cafe Stile offered her a job. It is a coffee shop where waitress interacts with customers while roleplaying. The manager of this coffee shop offered Maika to work as a girl with sadistic nature. Blend S is a great blend of cute, funny, and slice-of-life anime series.
17: Hanamaru Kindergarten
If one has to watch a kawaii anime series that is overloaded with cuteness, then one must go for Hanamaru Kindergarten. The story of this show focuses on the cute children of the kindergarten who tries to gain the attention of their caretaker. But the interest of Tsuchida is in the beautiful girl named Yamamoto, who is a supervisor next door. Hanamaru Kindergarten is a must-watch cute kawaii anime whose comedic elements are also great.
16: Yuru Camp
Yuru Camp is not a usual anime as it features cute girls going on adventures. The series has five cute protagonists who love to go on camping adventures. Its story started when a girl named Nadeshiko Kaghamahira got lost and took refuge at Rin’s campsite. Her plan didn’t go as she wanted it to be, but she enjoyed the night with Rin. Soon Nadeshiko’s sisters also joined them, and then all the girls planned a camping trip together. The anime has several cute moments in it, and its engaging storyline got it the sixteenth spot on our list of the Best Kawaii Anime.
Wataten revolves around a cute girl named Miyako Hoshino. She is quite shy and reserved around others. Miyako spends most of her time and energy making cosplay outfits in her room. One day her little sister Hinata brings her classmate Hana to their home, and Miyako instantly falls in love with her cuteness. She wants to try her cosplay dressed on Hana, but the latter gets a bad impression of her. As a result, Miyako made a deal with Hana and told her that she would give her candies if she let her try the kawaii cosplay outfits on her. The elements of cosplay make this show even more kawaii.
The storyline of Nekopara is set in an alternative world where almost everything is the same, except in this world, cute catgirls exist. The show has seven kawaii catgirls who will entertain the viewers throughout the series. Its protagonist Minadzuke Kashou tries to work as a baker at the patisserie with the help of Chocola and Vanilla. The fact Nekopara features seven catgirls is more than enough to prove that it is one of the must-watch cute kawaii anime.
13: From Me To You
The 13th spot on our list of the Best Kawaii anime is taken by a show titled From Me To You, which is also known as Kimi no Todoke. It is a cute romance series that features one of the most adorable couples of all time. From Me To You will make the viewers nostalgic about their school-time romance. This kawaii show revolves around a couple named Sawako Kuronoma and Kazehaya Shouta.
During the show, Sawako realized that Kazehaya had changed her life for the better. Soon, the romance begins to bloom, and hence the anime has several cute moments between this couple. It is one of the most light-hearted and cute anime series that one should watch.
The story of Barakamon revolves around a young calligraphy artist named Seishuu Handa. Once in an exhibition, he hit a veteran because of the words he said. As a result, Handa was sent to an isolated island where has to live along with several cute kids. Barakamon has kawaii and satire themes and focuses on Seishuu life with the active and funny residents on the island. It is one of the funniest kawaii shows that will certainly impress the viewers and give them a fresh vibe.
11: Non Non Biyori
This cute slice of life anime focuses on the life of a girl named Hotaru Ichigo, who has to shift to the countryside because of her parents. She quickly adopted the new lifestyle and made a lot of local friends as well. It is one of the best kawaii anime series for a reason as it features the lifestyle of the countryside in a really beautiful way. The plotline is quite simple and only shows people doing what they do every day. Hotaru quickly developed a group of friends, and they engaged in their own kind of fun and frolic.
10: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is one of the most popular cute anime series. The blend of comedy, fantasy, and kawaii instantly won the hearts of its viewers. The story of the anime began when Kobayashi unexpectedly found a dragon inside her apartment. However, the dragon quickly turned herself into a kawaii girl dressed in a maid outfit, and then she introduced herself as Tooru. She revealed that she could not go anywhere else, and hence Kobayashi offered her to stay in her house.
Tooru decided to return this favor by working as her maid. She is quite efficient at her job, but her methods are quite unorthodox, and sometimes it only horrifies Kobayashi. Tooru’s presence attracted more ethical beasts as well, and Kobayashi tried her best to handle this situation. The story of this anime is filled with cute stuff, and hence it got the tenth spot on our list of the best kawaii anime of all time.
9: Lucky Star
The protagonist of Lucky Star, Izumi Konata, is one of the cutest anime characters of all time. When the show got a leading character this cute, it goes without saying that it will be filled with kawaii moments. The story of this series revolves around a group of four teenage girls who are studying in high school. Konata is quite intelligent, but at the same time, she is very lazy too as she is an otaku. Konata, along with her three friends, make humorous observations about the world that make this comedy slice of life drama a really interesting one. There is not a single subject that is safe from this group’s musings.
8: Lovely Complex
The next name in the list of the Best Kawaii Anime of all time is Lovely Complex. It is another cute romance anime that follows a unique concept. Koizumi Risa, who is quite taller than an average girl, and Ootani Atsushi, who is shorter than an average guy. The crushes of them fell in love with each other, which left them heartbroken. Risa and Atsushi became friends as they supported each other. Eventually, they realize that they are in love with each other. There are several kawaii moments in this anime that takes place between one of the tallest girls and one of the shortest boys.
7: Nichijou My Ordinary Life
The plot of Nichijou My Ordinary Life focuses on three cute high-school girls named Mio Naganohara, Mai Miankami, and Yuuko Alioi. Soon they came across three other kawaii characters Hakase, Nano, and the talking cat Sakamoto. Every single day, all the six characters experience the calmness of normal life along with the insanity of the impossible. The series is filled with ups and downs and cute moments between the cute characters. Kawaii characters and the cute moments earned this show a place in our list of the best Kawaii anime of all time.
6: Tamako Market
Tamako Market is an anime with one of the cutest sets of characters. It has not one or two but five cute protagonists. The premise of this show is quite unique, and it gives a new meaning to the slice of life genre. Its story revolves around a clumsy but adorable girl named Tamako Kitashirakawa. One day she came across a talking bird, Dora, that claimed to be royalty from a faraway land. Dora revealed that he was looking for a bride for his country’s prince. During his Tamako, Dora got addicted to mochi and got overweight. It made him unable to fly back to his native land. The story of Tamako Market is filled with romantic, funny, and kawaii moments.
K-On revolves around a cute model named Hirasawa Yuei. She thinks of school as her problem. However, that changed when she joined the light music club. In the club, she found three other members, namely Ritsu, Mew, and Tsumoji. Later, the group found that Hirasawa was extremely talented, and they made her the lead guitarist and the singer of their band. The anime is cute and fun and features some great music as well. It gets better with every single episode. K-On has a great story with cute characters and has comedy and musical elements too. As a result, it got the fifth spot on our list of Best Kawaii Anime of all time.
4: My Little Monster
My Little Monster, also known as Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, is a cute love story between two classmates named Shizuku Mizutani and Haru Yoshida. It is one of the most adorable romantic tales as both the leading characters provide meaning to each other’s life. Initially, Shizuku was a cold character. However, she began to change after meeting Haru. None of them really has friends. Surprisingly, Hari expressed her feelings for Shizuku. The latter never had any friends, so it was difficult for her to understand this relationship. But with time, their friendship moves forward, and together Haru and Shizuku understand the true meaning of a relationship.
3: Say “I Love You”
The title of this show itself suggests that it is a cute romance anime. It is a love story between Mei Tachibana and Yamato Kurosawa. Due to the traumatic past, Mei made a decision that she would not make any friends as she would only hurt them. Yamato is the exact opposite of her and is the most popular guy in the school. He flirts with every girl he meets, and then one day, Mei catches her attention. He made a vow to become Mei’s friend no matter what. Soon, Mei began to develop feelings for him.
2: Is The Order A Rabbit?
Is This Order A Rabbit? is one of the cutest anime series. The show revolves around the life of Kokoa Hoto, who can become friends with anyone in only three seconds. Soon, she moved in with the Kafuu family so that she could attend the high school away from her home. As a result, she soon became friends with Chino Kafuu. In order to return the favor, Kokoa decided to work as a waitress and made several friends at the workplace too. The series follows kawaii themes and the cute characters of this show made its storyline even cuter.
1: Engaged To The Unidentified
The last title on our list of the Best Kawaii Anime of all time is Engaged To The Unidentified. The series is quite wholesome, funny, and cute. The story of the anime focuses on a girl named Kobeni Yonomori. On her 16th birthday, she received a surprise in the form of a fiance and sister-in-law. On Kobeni’s grandfather’s orders, Hakuya, along with her sister Mitsumine shifted to the Yonomori’s household so that he could deepen his relationship with his future wife, Kobeni. The latter tried her best to adjust to the sudden changes in her life. The story is quite interesting and is filled with funny and kawaii moments.