In the world of anime, animals are not just…animals that we are familiar with. In a place where imagination is not limited, the role of animals has been changed. They can be someone’s supportive friends and trustworthy partners, or they can just be normal as supposed to but still successfully make our hearts melt for their kawaii appearance.
Are you an anime animal lover? If you do, this is the place for you. We have listed some of the most kawaii anime animals in no particular order because to us, all of them are equally kawaii.
Are you ready? Let’s get started!
1. Big Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
My Neighbor Totoro is undeniably one of the best works of Hayao Miyazaki with most kawaii anime animals within. One to mention is, obviously, the big and fluffy Totoro – everyone’s best friend. He looks like an adorable combination of owl and rabbit with pointy ears and plush grey fur. Totoro is not only a cute anime animal but also an icon, in which children can convey their hopes, dreams, and beliefs. The way he dedicates his loyalty and warmth to Mei and Satsuki makes him one of the best anime characters ever.
2. Kirara (Inuyasha)
Kirara is a cat demon from the anime “Inuyasha”. Being a demon herself, however, most of the time, Kirara seems to act like a normal cat: she loves eating cat foods and playing with cat toys, which makes her one of the cutest anime animals. Kirara is recognized as an important anime character for her intelligence and loyalty to her friends. Being a cat, she is the cutest, but being in her true form, as a demon, she may be your worst nightmare.
3. Akamaru (Naruto)
Naruto fans have loved Akamaru since he was just a kawaii puppy and even loved him more as he grew up, being a big and badass ninja boy. He is probably the most kawaii anime animal you’ve ever seen with his white fur and funny – looking face. Kiba is really lucky to have Akamaru as his companion and best friend who is always on his side. Akamaru is so loyal and devoted that he is willing to sacrifice himself to save his partners and other people.
4. Happy The Cat (Fairy Tail)
Happy The Cat is not only a partner, but also a close friend of Natsu Dragneel – the main character of the fantasy anime series “Fairy Tail”. Happy appears to be just a kawaii anime animal – he is basically a blue cat who can grow small wings behind his back; but don’t ever judge a book by its cover. In fact, Happy is seen as a crucial member of the Fairy Tail guild. He is able to speak and even fly, and sometimes, his cheerfulness and friendliness help to lift other members up in difficult situations.
5. Pakkun (Naruto)
Another cute anime animal from the series Naruto and he is Pakkun – the smallest of Kakashi Hatake’s ninken. He is one of the most kawaii animals ever, totally in contrast to his deep and gruff voice; he likes to wear a Konoha forehead protector on his grumpy and laughable face. Despite his small appearance, Pakkun is still a proud and devoted ninken who is always loyal to his allies and friends, making him among the best animal characters in the series.
6. Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Despite being an anime animal, Jiji is recognized as one of the most remarkable characters in Ghibli animated movies. He is a pet cat and a close companion of Kiki, who is on her training to become a witch. He looks like a normal black cat with large eyes and black pupils, however, it’s his unique reactions making him one of the most kawaii anime animals. With his cautiousness and friendliness, he plays an irreplaceable role on Kiki’s journey to achieve her goal.
7. Sadaharu (Gintama)
Originally, Sadaharu is a Dog God serving an honorable mission of protecting the Priestess Sisters, however, he is currently a member of the Yorozuya, with Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi. Putting aside his oversized body, he looks exactly like a normal white-fur dog. Unlike his calm and kawaii appearance, Sadaharu is actually kind of aggressive and destructive, which he likes to bite other people’s heads and destroy things. However, deep down, his loyalty to his friends is unconditional, which turns him into one of the best animal characters.
8. Luna (Sailor Moon)
Luna is not only a guardian guard of Usagi, but also an advisor for the Sailor Moon. She has a black – purple fur with a crescent moon on her forehead; and sometimes, she is able to make really kawaii expressions. Being a beloved and kawaii animal character, she plays an important role in the Guardian Senshi and helps to bring joy and happiness to others. Sailor Moon would never be the same without her.
9. Charmander (Pokemon)
Charmander means fire dragon, its Japanese name is a combination of a fire dragon and lizard. As the name suggests, Charmander does have a fiery tail that burns and makes a crackling sound. Unlike its fierce name, Charmander has a cute appearance, being one of the most kawaii animal characters in Pokémon’s world. The fire in Charmander’s tail shows its health as well as emotions. When its health is weak or it is sad, the flame in the tail becomes weaker, on the other hand, when it is healthy or happy, the flame will be more radiant.
10. Black Hayate (Fullmental Alchemist)
Black Hayate is a Shiba Inu puppy, he was almost abandoned on the street and then saved by Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, who later gave him his current name. He is a dog, which means his sense of hearing and smelling is useful in many cases. Compared to other anime animals that own magical abilities or superpower, Black Hayate is just a normal dog. However, he is extremely loyal and obedient to the point, it makes him among the most kawaii anime animals ever created.
11. Cerberus (Cardcaptor Sakura)
Cerberus or Keroberos is named after a three – headed beast in Greek mythology that serves as a guard for Hades, it’s similar to Cerberus’s duty in Cardcaptor Sakura as a protector. In the borrowed form, he looks like a kawaii anime animal, with adorable and harmless features; but in his true form, he appears to be a real dangerous beast. His inner self is not perfect since he himself has bad habits, however, he genuinely cares and believes in his friends.
12. Panda (Shirokuma Café)
If you are an animal lover, then Shirokuma Café is the one for you. Panda is one of the kawaii characters appearing in this series. Unlike other anime animals on this list, Panda lives with his true and natural instinct: he is lazy, he loves lying around all day without doing anything, except for eating bamboo sticks. However, his cuteness is enough for him to be one of the best animal characters. Panda being ordinary is actually what makes him really special.
13. Ein (Cowboy Bebop)
Ein (short for Einstein) is definitely one of the smartest animal characters on this list. Outside, he is just a normal Pembroke Welsh Corgi; but inside, he is an exceptionally intelligent “data dog” who is capable of doing specialized tasks such as hacking into complex systems, communicating with other animals, or even driving cars…etc. His badassery and his kawaii appearance easily make him not only a beloved anime animal but also one of the most favorite anime characters.
14. Guts (Kill La Kill) – one of the most kawaii anime animals
Another not – so – special animal character on this list. Basically, he is just a pet pug of the Mankanshoku family with no unique ability or power, however, it’s his kawaii appearance that makes him a beloved anime animal. His name – Guts, is a pun from his eating habit as Mataro mentioned “He eats with a lot of gusto”. Guts is seen wearing a small hoodie all the time, covering his ears and his laughable face. He is also capable of standing on his two legs and walking like a normal person.
15. Catbus (My Neighbor Totoro)
We all know that the world in My Neighbor Totoro is full of kawaii anime animals. Besides Big Totoro, we have Catbus – a really special creature. Yes, he looks like a cat but he is also a bus, which makes him weirdly kawaii. He has an orange fur with a fluffy tail, he also has multiple legs to walk, run and even fly. His eyes are used as headlights to help him move in the dark. Catbus plays a crucial role when Mei goes missing and thanks to him, the others are able to achieve their goals.
16. Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece)
Tony Tony Chopper, or you can call him by the name “Cotton Candy Lover” Chopper, is a cute anime animal from the popular series “One Piece”. His kawaii name and appearance seem not to fit into a pirate ship, however, no one can replace his role in the Straw Hat Pirates as a dedicated and skilled doctor. His unique look is due to a Devil Fruit named “Hito Hito no Mi”, which allows him to turn into a reindeer/human hybrid. This weird combination surprisingly helps Tony Tony Chopper to be one of the most kawaii anime animals ever.