10 anime shows like Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure

By Nubia Brice
Published: December 15, 2022 (Last updated: February 8, 2024)
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We discuss 10 anime shows like Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure you must watch. Add these anime recommendations to your watchlist.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few years, you’ve probably seen some Gudetama merch in a store near you. The Japanese kawaii character is loved by many for his cute design and lazy attitude, making him a popular mascot. Thanks to Netflix’s latest series, Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure, fans’ favorite lazy egg is also coming to TV in a new live-action series unlike any he’s had before. If you enjoyed Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure, here are 10 anime like the series you should try.

10 anime shows like Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure you must watch

Aggretsuko (2018)

Based on another popular Sanrio character, this anime follows the story of a red panda named Aggretsuko who lacks fulfillment in her life and accounting career. Like Gudetama, she’s struggling to get by every day, and watching her navigate adult life is a hilariously relatable experience. The animation can make it feel like this is a children’s series, but it’s definitely a show for more adult audiences.

Hamtaro (2000)

Once upon a time, Hamtaro was a staple in every young anime fan’s afternoon lineup. The series follows a pet hamster and his friends as they get into antics while their owners are gone. The characters are adorable, each with their own unique personality, making every episode an entertaining new adventure. Of course, Hamtaro’s adventures never quite work out as smoothly as planned, but that’s half the fun.

My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom (2020)

Much like the slothful Gudetama, Princess Katarina would rather be doing anything but her royal duties. She would much rather eat sweets than be courted, especially when any romance will likely lead to her untimely demise. Although this romantic comedy is more of a fantasy, Gudetama fans will surely appreciate the humor that Katarina brings to the series and find her easygoing attitude toward most things to feel quite familiar.

Attack on Titan: Junior High (2015)

This one-season series is a spin-off of the popular Attack on Titan anime, minus the death and catastrophe—mostly. Attack on Titan: Junior High follows the same characters but in a traditional school setting where they get into hilarious antics. Fans of Gudetama and Attack on Titan are likely to enjoy this more lighthearted interpretation of the series.

Bananya (2016)

Part banana and part cat is a weird combination, but this anime is definitely amusing still. It follows Bananya and his other cat-hybrid friends as they pass their time. Like Gudetama, the main character is too adorable not to love even if they are a little strange.

Kogepan (2001)

Kogepan proves that anyone, or anything, can be the star of anime, even a piece of overcooked bread. He and Gudetama have more than being food in common: they’re both crazy popular Japanese characters with listless personalities, but that somehow only makes them more endearing.

Sanrio Boys (2018)

Sanrio has plenty of famous characters in their lineup, so many it can be hard to pick a favorite. If you’ve ever felt an overwhelming love for any of these characters, you’re not alone. In fact, Sanrio Boys is an anime about precisely that—young males who are fans of Sanrio characters! People looking to maximize the cuteness of Gudetama and other kawaii characters will get a kick out of this wholesome series about being true to themselves.

Please Take My Brother Away (2016)

Although the episodes are pretty short, even shorter than Gudetama’s, this anime packs a lot of laughs into a little package. Shi Fen is Shi Miao’s lazy, useless older brother, with whom she often butts heads. Fans of Gudetama’s lackadaisical attitude will surely get a kick out of Shi Fen and his equally leisurely take on life.

Rilakkuma and Kaoru (2019)

Much like Gudetama, Rilakkuma and Kaoru isn’t the most conventional-looking Netflix anime, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t enjoyable. Although it looks more like a children’s show, the series is actually geared toward young adults who will appreciate the humor and relatability of the series. Rilakkuma is another cute character known for lazing around, which will help him feel familiar.

Kotaro Lives Alone (2022)

This series follows Kotaro, a 4-year-old living in an apartment by himself. Although young, he proves perfectly capable of taking care of himself, but that doesn’t stop his neighbors from worrying and trying to help. There’s a strong emphasis on family in Gudetama that’s also present in Kotaro Lives Alone, especially on found family. It can be a bit sad at times, but Kotaro’s optimistic attitude and Gudetama-like wit make it more than worth a watch.

Do you have any other recommendations for anime shows like Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure? Let us know!

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