When the weather outside is frightful, cozy shows can be delightful. During the colder months of the year, people love to spend time indoors and watch TV. Here are 5 fun picks for Kawaii-themed shows to brighten your spirit during the Winter season.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru
If you are a fan of the San-X characters or just cute, cuddly bears in general then you’ll want to check out Rilakkuma and Kaoru. This show is comforting and very heartfelt following the story of Kaoru, a young woman, and her unexpected new roommate Rilakkuma, a bear with a zipper on its back. Viewers watch Kaoru and Rilakkuma as they navigate through life and rooming together. This series is geared toward teens/adults because of some of the topics explored in the narrative but it’s very lighthearted. I loved that it kept a kawaii aspect while being relatable and focused on experiences of growing up and traversing through adulthood.
City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts is the most wholesome and heartwarming show! I love how the show has some solid representation and shows people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. In each episode, Ghost Club members find and interview ghosts who share their stories and introduce us to various parts of Los Angeles while doing so. Over the course of the series, the audience gets to learn a lot about the history of the city. The animation style reminds me slightly of Animal Crossing and it is too cute. This show was so soothing for me and I hope they create another season!
Bee and Puppycat
Fans of the comic series and kawaii-themed shows, in general, will surely enjoy the animated version of Bee and Puppycat. This fun web series, which is now streaming on Netflix follows Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat who go on journeys through reality and “Fishbowl Space.” This show is fun and whimsical. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, which is the show’s charm and it finds adventures in everyday ordinary situations. Bee and Puppycat, though opposites, make a dynamic duo that is entertaining to watch on screen.
Moomin whisks its viewers off to a fantasy world with the ideal cottage core lifestyle. This fantasy anime follows a family of white, round fairy-tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamus. The family lives in their house in Moominvalley and explores the world around them with their various friends. Moomin is not only adorable but a very calming show overall. This show teaches its viewers to embrace the simple things in life, to have hope, to stay adventurous, and to spend more time in nature.
Hello Kitty Stump Village
As a Sanrio fan, I couldn’t end this list without adding one of my favorite Sanrio shows of all time. Hello Kitty Stump Village is the true essence of a kawaii show that is great for Hello Kitty fans and people who just enjoy cute shows in nature. This stop-motion animated show features a few of the Sanrio characters and follows their day-to-day life in Stump Village which is a group of tree stump houses located in a secluded area of a forest. The animation for this show is what grabs your attention because of its use of a Claymation style. The series overall is not too plot-heavy, it’s very simplistic and lighthearted making a great cozy series.
What other cozy and kawaii series do you enjoy watching? Let us know in the comments!