Uruno, a useless wolf, is on the road searching for a new place to call home. He soon comes upon a whole forest full of "useless animals"-- that is, animals that don't live up to their species' usual character. After a short fight with the smoking, bad-tempered rabbit, Usahara, Uruno decides that he wants to move on... but changes his mind upon meeting Chiiko, a clumsy cheetah girl. It's love at first sight for Uruno, and after deciding to stay for her, he continues to hope that even though he's a good-for-nothing, he'll win her over someday. That is, if living with the other strange residents of the forest-- including the aformentioned smoking rabbit, a sake-drinking unicorn, a near-sighted eagle, an orca that cannot swim, and a shy pegasus --doesn't get to him first.
Damekko Doubutsu has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: だめっこどうぶつ, Damekko Dobutsu, Useless Animals
Genres: Fantasy , Comedy , Juujin , Slapstick , Present , Slice of Life
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Top 10 Anime Like Damekko Doubutsu [2023 List]
10. Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu
Haré was a happy boy living out his days in the jungle with his mother, but then one day Guu showed up and became a member of their household. Throughout the series he faces many hardships as he tries to keep Guu out of trouble in the jungle.
Haré+Guu has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: ジャングルはいつもハレのちグゥ, Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu, Hare+Guu
9. Doubutsu no Mori
Ai is a self-reliant girl that moves to Animal Village. She makes friends with the various villagers as she settles into the village. One night as she walked along the beach, she finds a message in the bottle. It sets her off on a quest of planting pine trees around the village to fulfill a miracle on the eve of the Winter Festival.
Doubutsu no Mori has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: どうぶつの森, Animal Crossing, Animal Forest
8. Nyoro-n Churuya-san
An anime adaptation of the 4-panel strip manga release: Nyoron Churuya-san. Based on Suzumiya Haruhi's energetic and 'always up to go' character, Tsuruya.
Churuya is a girl with a strong passion for smoked cheese. But Kyon and the rest of the crew know this, and they make use of the weakness. They make her do all kinds of things with smoked cheese as a possible reward. But Churuya isn't aware of this evil plot, thus she maintains the effort for the sake of cheese. Each day is a struggle to get the beloved smoked cheese, but it's much harder than she could ever imagine!
Nyoron! Churuya-san has finished airing and it has 13 Episodes. It is also Known as: にょろーん☆ちゅるやさん, Nyoron Churuya-san, Nyoron! Churuya-San, Nyoroon Churuya-san
7. Kemono to Chat
Fifteen-year-old Chacha is a typical teen with an atypical talent: she can communicate with cats. Though her friend Mito thinks this is the coolest ability in the world, Chacha finds her unique skill to be annoying at best and disruptive at worst. Whether she's dealing with countless strays proposing marriage, neighborhood cats offering to help her with tests or waking up to 'presents' on her bed in the night, Chacha's normal school life will be anything but!
Kemono to Chat has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: けものとチャット, Kemocha, Chatting with Creatures
6. Murenase! Shiiton Gakuen
Seton Academy, a school full of animals where, thanks to population decline, there are fewer humans than any other creature. Mazama Jin, an animal hater and the only human male in his class, falls in love with Hino Hitomi, the only female human, the moment he lays eyes her. However he soon finds himself entangled with various other creatures after he reluctantly joins the 'pack' of Lanka the wolf, the only other member of her pack.
Seton Academy: Join The Pack has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: 群れなせ！シートン学園, Murenase! Seton Gakuen
5. Cuticle Detective Inaba
In a world where half-human, half-animal chimeras live and work alongside normal people, there are sure to be a few bad apples in the bunch. Unfortunately, half-human criminals means non-human clues that often leave the police stumped. That's where lone wolf detectives like Hiroshi Inaba come in. He's literally part wolf and has the amazing ability to extract critical information just by examining or tasting a sample of someone's hair! Of course, that ability has also resulted in Inaba having a little bit of a hair fetish, but that doesn't seem to be a problem for his two assistants. (Well, at least the cross-dressing one isn't complaining much.) And it's nothing compared to the strange tastes of Inaba's nemesis, the omnivorous (and half goat) crime boss Don Valentino, who has an appetite for green legal tender instead of tender young greens! Inaba's sworn to cut Valentino out of the criminal flock before the Don can wolf down more ill-gotten dough, but he's going to have to chew his way through a lot of evidence to get his goat. Can sheer dogged detective work put the baaaaad guys behind bars?
Cuticle Detective Inaba has finished airing and it has 12 Episodes. It is also Known as: Cuticle Tantei Inaba, キューティクル探偵因幡, Cuticle Detective Inaba
4. Wake Up, Girl Zoo!
"Wake Up, Girl Zoo!" is a small zoo located in the outskirts of Sendai. On the verge of closure, its director Tange and breeding staff Matsuda must set out to find a new animal unit for the zoo. How will they revive the zoo with the seven newly gathered animals?
Wake Up, Girl Zoo! has finished airing and it has 10 Episodes. It is also Known as: うぇいくあっぷがーるZOO！, WUG Zoo!
3. Fruits Basket
The Sohma family has been cursed for generations. When a member of the clan is embraced by a person of the opposite sex, they transform into an animal from the Chinese Zodiac! After keeping their secret hidden for years, their unusual household is turned upside down when young Tohru stumbles into their life. She must promise to keep their secret as one of her own—or face the consequences!
Fruits Basket has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: フルーツバスケット, Furuba
Known in Japan as Jagainu-kun, Dogtato is the heartwarming tale of a dog that`s really a potato...or a potato that`s really a dog. Or something. (Jagaimo = potato, inu = dog, thus the name Jagainu/Dogtato.) Dogtato`s world is full of his lovable half-veggie, half-animal friends who are always getting into wacky hijinks and misadventures.
Jagainu-kun has finished airing and it has 26 Episodes. It is also Known as: じゃがいぬくん, Dogtato-kun
1. Chi's Sweet Home
A grey and white kitten with black stripes wanders away from her mother and siblings one day while enjoying a walk outside. Lost in her surroundings, the kitten struggles to find her family and instead is found by a young boy, Youhei, and his mother. They take the kitten home, but pets are not allowed in their housing complex, so they try to find a new home for the kitten. This proves to be difficult, and the family eventually decides to keep the kitten, naming her "Chi."
Chi's Sweet Home has finished airing and it has 104 Episodes. It is also Known as: チーズスイートホーム, Chii's Sweet Home, Chiizu