If you are reading this, then you are probably obsessed with anime. Or if I may rephrase that, you are obsessed with wholesome anime. But do you want to know which one is really worth your time?
Surely, there are thousands of titles available for wholesome animes but it’s hard to find the good ones. Not all the heartwarming anime content is good content, some are really a waste of time and it’s better to never watch them. We are listing the best wholesome anime that are actually worth your time and attention.
I have a list of 25 such wholesome anime from which you can pick any, and I assure you that you won’t regret.
1. A Place Further Than the Universe
We kick off the list of wholesome anime with something pure and filled with the goodness of adventure. 4 girls have set their minds to something absolutely out of the box. And when the mother of one of these girls disappear, they embark on a mission to find her.
In Antarctica. The storytelling pace is so fine and vibrant that you need to keep reminding yourself that it is just fiction.
2. Aho Girl
The next wholesome anime we would like to recommend is set in a high school and is about this girl Yoshiko Hanabatake. She loves to eat bananas, is very good at handling kids, but is quite a flunky when it comes to test scores.
It is a very heartwarming anime. Yoshiko Hanabatake is an idiot girl but she has some adorable qualities like she can eat a lot of bananas and she is really good with other kids.
From comedy we move to tragedy with the next wholesome anime on our list. The show centres on a clique that has dispersed after one of the members of the clique expired. However, her spirit returns and only Jintan, the clique leader can see her. Jintan is a loner who has given up after the death of Menma.
The story moves as the friends try to figure out the wishes of Menma’s soul. Why is keeping Menma’s soul from going to heaven.
We move on to the next wholesome anime about a man in search of his own calligraphy style in order to rise above mediocrity. We get to meet the rest of the cast when this man lands on the Goto islands.
There is family-oriented atmosphere where you see people fight with and care for each other as well. The standout character of course is Naru, the most adorable kid there is.
5. Blood Lad
This wholesome anime is an interesting one as the protagonist is a vampire. But the story has a twist. Unlike every other vampire, this one has no affinity for drinking the blood of humans. Instead, his obsession lies with Japanese culture and mangas. How cool is that!
6. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
This wholesome anime revolves around the ordinary lives of high schoolers and despite the monotony is still able to eke out laughter. It falls under the slice of life genre as you get to see these kids enjoying by the river banks or may be reading a nice book.
If you happen to take long walks on beaches, you must go for this wholesome anime as it will totally connect with you and make you feel better.
7. Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters)
Regardless of what your age is or what profession you are involved with, this wholesome anime will take you back to your childhood. The story focuses on Ryuchi and Kotarou, two brothers who have lost their parents and now live under the guardianship of the chairman of an elite school.
As some kind of a payment, Ryuchi being the elder brother has to babysit the other kids of the school who are all just too adorable.
8. Hetalia: Axis Powers
A slice of life show, this wholesome anime has a twist in its characterisation. Every character in the show represents a particular nation-state. Subsequently, the characters also exhibit the stereotypes associated with these states.
It is not a categorical social commentary but just a group of fun-loving people who enjoy poking fun. The fun increases when you see a character that represents your nation.
9. How to Keep a Mummy
The title should give you a hint about this wholesome anime. A normal person is usually asked to look after a child. Here the protagonist is stuck with the task of looking after a mummy.
Additionally, it is not one of those scary and ugly ones that Hollywood might have fed. It is a little and adorable mummy who is very shy and weeps all the time.
10. I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying
Another wholesome anime that is sure to tickle your funny bone is about a newly wed couple. The show details their struggles as well as their victories.
The husband is an Otaku or someone who is obsessed with anime which is usually the source of all the comedy. The wife on the other hand is understanding about her husband’s passion. The story enravels their journey to understand and support each other as a couple despite all the odds.
11. Isekai Quartet
As the title suggests, this wholesome anime is for those who are obsessed with Isekai. Picking four extremely well-known characters from Isekai, the show throws all of them in this animated world to see them get along.
This anime is usually chosen for the choice of characters are pretty dark. Having placed them in a different environment such a pseudo-high school setting is really a visual treat. The characters are very well written and the flow of story really makes it worth your time.
12. Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name)
If you haven’t heard of this wholesome anime, I don’t know why are you even a fan of anime. It is one of those feel-good shows, where you are told about what love is and the excitement and confusion that comes along with being young. The epic score and exquisite animation are just icing on the cake.
This wholesome anime boasts of amazing animation as well as really lovable characters. The show focuses on the Light Music Club where 5 girls, goof around and play music and just turn up the volume in your life.
Even the supporting characters can you get you hooked on to the show. A lot of viewers have mentioned that Sister Ui is their favourite.
14. Konohana Kitan
This wholesome anime depicts a heart-warming story of a cheerful and simple fox girl called Yuzu. She works as an attendant at Konohanatei which is a traditional hot springs inn. Yuzu gets trained with other employees and learns her job very quickly.
Yuzu starts loving the magical world around her. Everything that she does in the course of this wholesome anime, is just a delight for the eyes.
15. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions
A wholesome anime with characters that can actually enthral the entire audience, now that is the kind of show I am willing to bit on. You can label them imaginative or delusional; what you cannot call them is boring.
It is a pretty big cast and you may have some problems initially to catch-up. But it can cause serious laugh riot.
16. March Comes in like a Lion
And once again we go from the funny stuff to the serious stuff with the latest wholesome anime on our list. But you should still give it a try. This wholesome anime is about a shogi player called Rei who is quite stressed out and migrates to Tokyo for some change.
He encounters an adorable trio of sister and forges a pseudo family with them along with the O. G. Grandpa.
17. Merman in My Tub
The title pretty much sums up the plot of this wholesome anime which is a tad bit weird. The protagonist Tatsumi comes across a merman on a river bank, takes him home, and puts him in his bathtub. And the story rolls from then on.
The merman is a rather relaxed creature who has the time of his life in this bathtub. At some points you would actually want your life to be like him.
18. My Neighbour Totoro
This wholesome anime is popular for a reason. The plot involves the struggles that a family endures in order to stay happy. Even when faced with disaster, the family never loses hope. And the characters are just too adorable to be real, especially Totoro.
The strength of a family and their bond is what makes them pass through every hurdle. This heartwarming anime really touches you in the heart.
19. Princess Connect! Re: Dive
The next wholesome anime on the list is, believe it or not, traces its inception to mobile games. The adaptation is pretty good and one really gets invested in this wholesome anime overtime.
Set in an unknown world, the protagonist Yuuki wakes up and finds out that he has been transported to another world for uncovering the truth. MC has lost his memory and is unable to remember anything. This heartwarming anime is a great combination of comedy and fantasy.
20. Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it
Quirky and unique, this wholesome anime is meant for an adult audience particularly the nerd population. The uniqueness of the show is how it uses science to provide evidence for love. With high schoolers as the characters, I don’t think if it gets any better than this.
21. Sweetness & Lightning
A widowed does all he could to keep his daughter happy. Lack of time forces the dad to purchase readymade food. One of his pupils join him and then all three, start having food with each other. That for me is a recipe for a wholesome anime.
22. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless
Tanaka is always slouching around or dozing off. He keeps avoiding everything that his friends try doing for his enjoyment. From the point of view of an introvert, this is a wholesome anime. Tanaka is a reflection of them on screen.
His friends and classmates try to get him into activities but Tanaka tries to avoid them as he likes to keep to himself. If you are an introvert then you will find that Tanaka is basically telling your story.
23. The Devil is a Part-Timer
The crux of this wholesome anime is pretty much summed up by its title. This one right here has everything you can think of, action, comedy, and fantasy to just name a few. Despite being slice of life, the backdrop is not that of a school.
Sadao Maou is the former demon king and after his defeat, he retreats with his general in the modern day Japan. The anime is really funny and there are a lot of elements to it.
24. Tsuki ga Kirei
You might think what makes this a wholesome anime when it’s only a regular high school drama. The answer to that is the extremely well characters and the relationship that they establish between each other. The story is simple and does not require any forced battle scenes.
The story and characters are well written and you actually have a lot of fun watching this anime.
25. Wise Man’s Grandchild
We end the list with a final wholesome anime about a brilliant sage called Merlin who reincarnates after dying in his previous life. In this new life, he undergoes intensive training to kill the demons and monsters attacking the world. The baby goes under martial arts and magic training to prepare for the world.
Just at 15 years of age, he has grown into a powerful and mighty wizard. This one is a really nice and jolly heartwarming anime that you must watch. The anime will fill you with happiness and hope.
These are the top 25 wholesome anime that you must watch. The list contains all types of genres like comedy, action, fantasy, mystery, magic, etc. I really hope you watch these as you will really enjoy them.