Top 9 Anime Like Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) [2024 List]

Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari

This fender and genre-bending film takes us into the not-too-distant machine-driven future. Kokone should be diligently studying for her university entrance exams, but she just can't seem to stay awake. Aside from stealing precious study time, her napping is even more distracting, as it brings on strange dreams with warring machines that hint at family secrets that have been dormant for years. She can't ask her father, a hipster mechanic more talented and artful than his job requires, as he's always busy modifying motorcycles and cars in flights of fancy. What are these visions that lead Kokone at once closer to and farther away from her family? Like all the best anime, the film revels in multilayered fantasy to show how sometimes opposites—waking and dreaming, the past and the future—are far more intertwined than they appear.

Napping Princess has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: ひるね姫~知らないワタシの物語~, Ancien and the Magic Tablet, Napping Princess: The Story of the Unknown Me

Genres: Mecha , Drama

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Top 9 Anime Like Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) [2024 List]

9. Uchuu Show e Youkoso

Uchuu Show e Youkoso

A tiny mountain village in a remote woodland region. Five primary school kids have come together in this idyllic spot in order to spend their summer holidays at a camp. At first the children enjoy carefree days amidst unspoiled nature far away from adult supervision. But their life changes dramatically when they come across what they believe to be a small dog, badly in need of help. The creature – known as Pochi – turns out not to be a dog at all but an alien on an important mission.
It seems there is a mysterious substance on earth that is coveted throughout the universe. Pochi had almost found it but was so badly injured during a fight that he had to give up his search. Thanks to the children's help, the alien survives – and decides to reward them generously. “Where would you most like to travel?” is the question Pochi puts to his rescuers. Their answer is prompt, if vague:
“As far as possible!” Pochi suggests they try the moon first of all, and so, the alien whisks away the kids to the satellite next door. This marks the beginning of an absolutely amazing adventure.
During the course of their travels they discover that the substance coveted throughout the universe is in fact also integral to Japanese cuisine – and it just so happens that one of the kids has some of this mysterious substance in his pocket.

Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 宇宙ショーへようこそ, Uchu Show e Youkoso

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8. Kimi no Na wa.

Kimi no Na wa.

From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

Your Name. has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa.

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7. Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka?

Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the pool.

Fireworks has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 打ち上げ花火、下から見るか?横から見るか?, Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?

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6. Little Nemo

Little Nemo

Based on the classic Nemo comic strips by Winsor McCay. A pioneer of animation, McCay created the first Little Nemo animated movie in 1911.
Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were attached to this project at first, but left due to "creative differences." Ray Bradbury is also thought to have left the project in its earlier stages.
Little Nemo - Adventures in Slumberland is the first Japanese anime to receive a national (wide) U.S. theatrical release.

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: リトル・ニモ, Little Nemo

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5. Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta

Kai, a young middle schooler, lives in Hinashi Town, a lonely fishing village, with his father and his grandfather, a sun-umbrella maker. He used to live in Tokyo, but after his parents divorced he moved back to his parent's home town. Kai has trouble telling his parents the complicated feelings he has for them, and he's lonely and pessimistic about his school life. One of his joys is uploading songs he writes to the internet.

One day, his classmates Kunio and Yuho invite him to join their band, "SEIRÈN". As he reluctantly follows them to Merfolk Island, their practice spot, they meet Lu, the mermaid girl. Lu sings merrily and dances innocently. As Kai begins to spend time with her, he starts to be able to say what it is that he's really thinking.

But since ancient times, the people of Hinashi Town have thought that mermaids brought disaster. Something happens that puts a huge rift between Lu and the townspeople. And then, the town is in danger. Will Kai's cry for the heart be able to save the town?

Lu Over the Wall has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 夜明け告げるルーのうた, Lu over the wall, Song of Lu who Informs the Dawn

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4. Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu

Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu

Miyo "Muge" Sasaki is a peculiar second-year junior high student who has fallen in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Muge resolutely pursues Kento every day, but he takes no notice of her. Nevertheless, while carrying a secret she can tell no one, Muge continues to pursue Kento. Muge discovers a magic mask that allows her to transform into a cat named Tarō. The magic lets Muge get close to Kento, but eventually it may also make her unable to transform back to a human.

A Whisker Away has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 泣きたい私は猫をかぶる, Nakitai Watashi wa Neko wo Kaburu

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3. Ni no Kuni

Ni no Kuni

Based on Level-5's Ni no Kuni video game franchise. In the story, Yuu is a high school student, and his best friend is Haru and his childhood friend is Kotona. Through a certain incident, they travel back and forth between reality and Ni no Kuni. When Kotona's life is put in danger, the three must make "the ultimate choice."

Ni no Kuni has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: 二ノ国, Ni no Kuni

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2. BLACKFOX

BLACKFOX

Living in a ninja residence tucked away in a corner of a futuristic city is Rikka, the eldest daughter of a Ninja clan, who looks up to her father—a researcher—very much.

Carrying on with her life normally, Rikka's home came suddenly under attack one day. Driven into a corner, what would she do to overcome this crisis?

Rip darkness to pieces and become "BLACK"!

BLACKFOX has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: Black Fox, The Black Fox

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1. Paprika

Paprika

In the real world, she is the renowned and highly intelligent Dr. Atsuko Chiba. In the dream world, she is the spunky redhead Paprika. Thanks to a new technology developed at Chiba’s lab called a DC Mini, Paprika is able to jump into people’s dreams with the ease of a driver switching lanes. The dream machine allows her to see into the dreamers’ deepest thoughts by entering and analyzing their dreams, then using that information to resolve emotional and psychological issues. Even the inventors aren't sure of the true extent of the power of the DC Mini.
Just imagine the world of good this kind of technology can do… unless it falls into the wrong hands.
A prototype DC Mini has been stolen, and Paprika is on the case. It’s up to this dream detective to track down and stop the thief through the psychedelic backdrop of people’s dreams. Paprika will need to hurry, before the dream machine does some serious damage.

Paprika has finished airing and it has 1 Episodes. It is also Known as: パプリカ, Paprika

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