High school student Sora Kashiwagi is accustomed to receiving bizarre presents from his father, who is on an expedition around the world. Unfortunately, these gifts have been nothing but nightmares. As a result, when his father sends him a huge package from Egypt, Sora prepares himself for the worst, only to be greeted by Mii-kun—a cute, pint-sized mummy! While initially wary, Sora soon learns that Mii-kun is harmless, a delicate creature yearning for attention.
Throughout their amusing day-to-day lives, the unlikely pair meet other people with unique pets, while also strengthening their bond together. Although keeping a pet is a difficult task, Sora is set on caring for the lovable Mii-kun.
A mummy, an oni, a dragon, and a baku. Sounds like a recipe for a mess doesn't it? But rather it's the opposite. Despite the supernatural beasts that make up the main creatures of the show, the center of the show is down to earth, a love story between pet and owner.
Each of the pet and owner pairs are helped by coming together and being with each other. In many cases the humans are able to grow by being with the pets and caring for them, and the same can be said about the animals. Whether they need someone to care for them or someone
to be able to help the pets and humans work together very well and help make lasting bonds that extend farther than what many other shows are able to do with regular human characters. And keep in mind, these are pets. They can't talk, they can only emote and act. But still even in these actions they're able to express more of who they are, and the value of their bonds better than many shows that have the power of speech.
Building off of that the interactions between all of the different characters are quite great. The friends act like good friends and seem to have a pleasant time bonding with each other. However as noted above the point where it truly shines is with the pets and the humans interacting with each other. There are so many light fluffy moments between them that are so charming to watch. And there is so much love between each pair in each of the things that they do.
Mii and Sora exhibit this the strongest as each of their interactions with each other shows the dedication and love that they have for each other. Mii can't stand to be too long without Sora. Sora goes out of his way to do whatever he can for Mii, whether it be reading him a bedtime story, or finding the best food for him. I'm sure many pet owners can relate with their own love towards their own pets. All of the fun ways that pets and their owners have to bond. The unique ways that you can support each other, without words yet exhibit that same love. That's what Miira is great at being able to show. They truly feel like important life partners. And they are. Because that's what pets are. Pets are magical and it certainly shows when watching Miira.
The art and animation is also quite notable in my eyes. It's not special but it does a very good job of showcasing the cuteness of the supernatural creatures. Whether it be in the middle or end cards, or in the flowery flourish that accompanies a happy pet, it does well to soak in the cuteness and express the light jovial mood that the show often has.
Even with all this fun and love there still are important meaningful parts. As I mentioned before the pets and humans really do help each other, and when the humans or pets backstories are gone into it's clear to see why the two are good fits for each other, and just how they're able to help. They're given actual flaws and issues, and in a show that could have just rested on it's good fluff it's great to see because it only enhances the message of the show, that is the power of pets.
When I watch this show it makes me want to go give my doggies a big hug. And that's good, go find your pet and give them the love they deserve, and if you like pets, give this show a try, the creatures may be supernatural, but the love is just the same.
Super adorable anime!!!!! I'm so glad there is finally an anime adaption after waiting for two years since I started reading the manga on comico. All of the little creatures are so cute and it makes your heart melt, espeically Mii-kun and Isao. This anime is basically mini adventures of Sora and his friends. The plot is simple and starts with main character Sora receiving a package from his father. Inside is Mii-Kun!!! From there more characters are introduced with their partner creatures. The bonds between creature and their human companion is illustrated in this anime. We do get to see other unique creatures who
live away from humans too and while it seems like a cheerful show, there are hints of a dark past that the creatures and characters go through. Sometimes seeing all the creatures reminds me of Studio Ghibli films. Artwork and music wise are ok, not my favorite but it's not bad either.
Overall I liked this anime a lot! I've been reading the manga since two years ago so I had read around 100 chapters, and this anime covered quite a lot. The characters are well developed and the pacing is fine. They did change the last two episodes though, so parts of the last episode are anime original. I think the finale would have been better if they had just adapted the manga and not include the original content. Either way most of the show is very relaxing and light hearted. Watch this if you want a SOL that is cute and overall relaxing. Most of the show is not in a school with those typical school events like the school festival, studying, etc. It's more about the little creatures and what they do outside of school.
The season passed and this anime sadly got no hype whatsoever at any point, but damn I would be lying if I said I didn't love it! The easiest way to describe Miira no Kaikata is “diabetes bomb” and it's definitely one of the shows that made me smile the most of just how freaking adorable it can get.
This anime starts with Sora, a boy who already got used to get dangerous things from his adventurer dad, and the shock that his next surprise is not a mortal monster that should have been kept sealed instead of sent as a present to his
son, but instead an absurdly cute and small mummy called Mii-kun that gets really affectionate to Sora, this is nothing but the start of his daily life with him around.
But while being the main duo, they are just a part of a show with equally likeable characters (but they are not as cute as Mii-kun, sorry, the bar was too high), his childhood friend Kazuya might look scary to everyone, but he's actually really kindhearted, and there is also Motegi and Daichi, who got closer to them due to their own affection towards the mysterious pets they end up living with, finding that way friends to talk with about them, while Sora and Kazuya are the ones that mainly get protagonism, these two also have their very good moments, especially in their introductions, the show did a nice job at making me like them from the start.
One thing I really liked of this anime is how as the episodes passed, we got to understand more and more Mii-kun and the other “pets” that appear during the series, what they like, why they do x things and act the way they do... all while having lots of scenes where we see them play around together, usually mixing Sora and friends for extra comedy, and especially smiles, I know I'm repeating myself, but really, this show is adorable, their interactions are so heartwarming.
The definitely weaker points of this anime were the artistic and music part, with none of the two passing the average at best, but that personally didn't affect my enjoyment towards the series. I don't go into this type of SoL shows expecting them to stand out in those aspects, if they are good and I also like the characters, even better, if not, it's totally fine, and in this case this anime did enough with that.
Now that we reach the end of the review, I only have to ask a question left so you can confirm if you want to watch this show or not. Do you want to smile a lot and have a good time? If you do, start Miira no Kaikata, that's all!
SoL-genre themed anime are the hottest trend in Winter 2018, and Miira no Kaikata is no exception: a sight of humans with critters as their individual and respective companions that fit well with them.
What happens when your parents send you something from overseas that's an oddity? Well, prepare your hearts for Mii-kun the mummy that's cute and adorable as well as the other critters!
The show does what is done best: cuteness overload bearing to the point that it's nice and smiles around to see the critters (Conny, Isao, Mukumuku) relating to Mii-kun, and not forgetting their owners too.
It begins with Sora Kashiwagi, with his "adventurer"
tag of a father, sending him the mummy case, and as usual the oversized case hides the small adorable Mii-kun, which Sora got used to amidst the "instruction manual" that's attached to it.
Then in comes Sora's best buddy, Tazuki Kamiya, with Conny, an oni child that's seems to be jealous and frustrated at its owner's actions, with Tazuki realizing Conny's plea and eventually comes to accept him wholeheartedly.
One of their classmates, Asa Motegi, encounters Isao, a flying dragon (NOT lizard, which is her absolute fear) that like Mii-kun is able to understand what his owner is saying, but the dragon critter is probably the most shy one out of the rest for its inadequacy to react fast (e.g. *SPOILER ALERT* when Asa and Isao first met in her room).
The weird person of the group, Daichi Tachiaki, a senior schoolmate, knocked out by the numerous bad dreams in his life during his sleep, Mukumuku is here to the rescue to suck up his negative energy despite its boisterous size. He's also the most uncanny person of the group, but does help occasionally for the group.
And what better way to explain the whole synopsis with the great art and animation by 8-bit? Haven't seen such prowess at the studio for years gone by, but this really solidifies the studio as one of the greats when it comes to the SoL genre, so seeing this pop up with bright colours made to entice kids and people who love cute things definitely made our days.
The sound too evokes cuteness, yet nice and good-hearing tunes to listen to. I will admit the sound department in this show isn't the strongest, but both the OP and ED really gave the show it's appeal IMO, so much so that it's a good hear, just not a great one by any means.
Overall, I really felt that I enjoyed this hidden gem of a show that not many people are wiling to take a shot to try out. Heck, now that the anime's finished, I recommend you peeps to try it out and be pleasantly surprised by it, just no expectations please!