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What Are The 16 Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone?

Hi all! How are you doing? Watching animes that are paving their way to the platforms every other day? Reading more manga that is getting published with passing time. I am sure you’re engaged in the anime world even if you are not an Otaku. 

Did you watch Kotaro Lives Alone? If you didn’t then guys you missed something really great. The anime is really a fun watch and you should make it a must-watch. 

Before I move on to the million dollars question. I would add some details about the following anime for those who haven’t yet watched this. 

Kotaro Lives Alone

Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone
Kotaro Lives Alone

So, this is a story about a 4-year-old, whose arrival changes the lives of several. Kotaro Satoou is actually a child who suddenly moves into a house where a manga artist stays. Kotaro is not only financially independent by earning his own bread but also quite disciplined and mature.

What impact will the 4 years old create in the life of the manga artist who is quite opposite of this independent child? The anime is full of fun as Kotaro brings a new flavor to the life of his neighbors. 

The anime is adapted from an 8-volume manga into a 10 episodes series with the watch times being 26 to 27 mins each. The comedy, slice of life anime is available on Gogoanime and Netflix.

The 2021 anime received a rating of 8.5 from IMDb and 8.41 from My Anime List (MAL). Go and watch this hilarious anime now. The updates about season 2 are there on our website, visit the article and get the updates. 

Now that you know all about the anime. I will move into the important and interesting question now. Below I will recommend 16 more anime like this one which you will definitely fall in love with if you enjoyed watching Kotaro and his adventure. 

Are You Ready? Here we go then!

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! 

1. Gakuen Babysitters

Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone
Gakuen Babysitters

This is a very well-known and popular anime and is widely watched and loved by hundreds. This anime is not only sweet but very interesting too. With a rating of 7.8 from IMDb and 7.9 from MAL, even the manga too made a name in the Otaku World. I will suggest that folks just go and watch, please.  

The anime has 12 episodes in total and one OVA, with runtime being 23 mins each. The Winter 2018 slice of anime features two brothers who became orphans after the sudden death of their parents. The older brother will now have to take care of his younger brother Kotaro and provide shelter for both. 

He is in luck as a children’s daycare promises to take them in but under one condition. That being Kashima will have to take care of other children at the daycare center. Will he be able to take care of his brother and as well as other kids at the center of his life is in turn more confusion than before? 

School Babysitter is there on both Crunchyroll and Bilibili Tv for your watch. 

Now moving on to the next.

 2. Kuragehime

Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone

Princess Jellyfish, even if I miss some, really can’t miss this anime anyway. This is a jewel I must say. The anime is highly rated and won the hearts of the critics with its amazing storyline and was successful in capturing the interest of all. This is really a very emotional anime and you will definitely love the show, that’s a promise. 

Kurashita is very obsessed with Jellyfish. Living in a house full of awkward women she holds the wish to become a designer. But with her introverted attitude and no fashion sense, will her life take a new turn?  Yes, it definitely will when she chances upon a beautiful and stylish woman who turns her life, and one thing, she promises is that her life will no longer be vanilla after all. 

The anime has 11 episodes and 2 OVA’s running for 22 mins each. MAL rated 8.12 and IMDb rated 7.18, the 2010 comedy and slice of life anime is available for your stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation

 3. Daa! Daa! Daa!

UFO Baby is another of my favorites and a must-watch for you. Rated 8 by IMDb and 7.6 by MAL, the anime is adapted from a 9-volume manga. The 2002 anime has 78 episodes and each episode’s runtime is 25 mins. 

The comedy, child care, sci-fi, and shoujo anime are available on Dailymotion and YouTube.  

More fun and laughter are in for the two teenagers who take in an alien child and hide it from the rest of the world, also hiding their feelings for each other alongside. 

4.  Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou

Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone
 Bokura wa Minna Kawai-sou

Also known as The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behaviour. The anime has 12 episodes and 1 OVA. It also has a special season with 14 episodes. This special season episodes run for 40 secs each, so if you wish to ignore this one, you very well can. 

Rated 7.4 by IMDb and 7.68 by MAL, the manga too is really very popular among its readers. 

USA’s life is in for a change after his parent’s sudden job transfer. With the transfer he shifts to a boarding school and especially his senior whom he admires, being there too his pot is full of luck and fun. Watch the fun life of the USA and the other member living in the complex where each day has fun, laughter, adventure, and who knows a bit of romance too. 

Stream the show on HiDive

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5. Aishiteruze Baby

Aishiteruze Baby
Aishiteruze Baby

Kippei is a typical playboy whose life is full of fun and flings. He flirts around with every other girl he sees not caring about the feelings and emotions involved. His life takes an unexpected turn and in for a roller coaster ride when his aunt leaves his 5 years old cousin at his place and disappears from her life.

Will this irresponsible chap be able to fill the void of his baby cousin who has no one to look after her except for him, who himself has a don’t care attitude to life? 

The anime scored a rating of 6.9 from IMDb and 7.45 from MAL. The 2004 drama, romance, and comedy anime have 26 episodes in total. The anime runs for 25 mins and is available on Bilibili for your watch. 

The 2004 Spring anime is a must-watch for you. 

6. Kakushigoto

Anime Like Kotaro Lives Alone

My Dad’s Secret Ambition is a 2020 slice of life comedy anime. Kakushi is a single Dad who has to look after his 10 years old daughter. 

Life is not as simple as it seems for him as he is a lewd manga writer, a job which he wants to hide from his innocent daughter for life. But will he be successful and for how long? 

The anime is rated 7.4 by IMDb and 7.66 by MAL. With 12 episodes, I ONA, and 1 Movie, the anime episode runs for 23 mins and the movie watch hour is 1 hr and 18 mins. 

The 2020 anime is available on Funimation, stream now! 

7. Amaama to Inazuma

Amaama to Inazuma
Amaama to Inazuma

Sweetness and Lightning is another highly rated anime and a definite watch for you all. Adapted from a manga; the comedy, slice of life, gourmet, and cooking anime debuted in 2016. With 12 episodes the anime features a single father who is raising his daughter all alone after the sudden death of his wife. Not being able to cook, he has been dependent on readymade food for years now. 

But will things stay the same? What will happen when he meets one of his students? Will she teach him to cook and finally his daughter gets the taste of homemade food? 

Rated 7.5 by MAL and 7.2 by IMDb, the watch time of the anime is 23 mins. The anime is there ready for your streaming on Crunchyroll

This anime is really very sweet and you will definitely scream KAWAII! So, without any further ado just start streaming. 

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8.  Ooyasan wa Shishunki

Ooyasan wa Shishunki
Ooyasan wa Shishunki

The landlord is in Puberty! Is adapted from a four-panel manga series which serialized into anime in 2016. The anime has 12+ episodes and is there on Crunchyroll, running for 2 mins each. 

The comedy, slice of life; anime features a young man who shifts into a new household, only to get a shock out of his life. He finds that the landlady of the household is a middle, school-going girl. From here forth fun ensues. 

The anime scored a rating of 6.54 from MAL and a 6 from IMDb. 

The manga is still publishing its new volumes. I will suggest for you watch the anime which will hardly take your time as the runtime of each is only 2 mins. 

9.  Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki
 Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

The anime is also famous by the name of Wolf Children. Running for 1 hr and 57 mins, the movie received a rating of 8.1 on IMDb and 8.60 by MAL. Have you ever heard of a wolf marrying a human and then having werewolves as their children? If you haven’t then watch the anime to see for yourself. 

The 2012 anime is available on Funimation and Netflix.

Hana fell in love during her college days. Later they got married and together conceived two werewolf children. But with the sudden demise of her husband, she will now have to look after her wild children and hide them from the rest of the world. 

Hana being a human herself will she be able to raise her animal kids all by herself? Or will the wod know of thor identity?

Watch the sweet, emotional anime now or never! 

10. Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue

My Roommate is a Cat
My Roommate is a Cat

My Roommate is a Cat is a 2019 anime rated 7.8 by IMDb and 7.74 by MAL. The show has 12 episodes in total and runs for 23 mins each. The anime is adapted from a web manga. 

The anime features the life of a shy novelist living together with his cat. As both share their comments on life together from their angel perspectives. 

The comedy, slice of life anime is there on both Crunchyroll and Funimation

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11. Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru Kamo Shirenai

My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

The anime is also famous for its anime, If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord. Dale is quite successful in his life as he leads the life of an adbetire, full of fun and life. 

Suddenly on his way to the deep first, he encounters a devil girl who is wanted away and lies unconscious there. Being a kind person, he decided to adopt her instead of leaving her there all alone in the wild. 

Rated a 7 by IMDb and 7.09 by MAL, the anime has 12 episodes and an ONA with 77 episodes. Running for 23 mins, watch the anime now on Crunchyroll

12. Beelzebub


What will happen when Oga is tasked to take care of the baby Beel, the demon lord’s son himself. Will he get a cold foot and give way to Beelzebub under someone else’s care? Or will he himself take care of the demon kid? 

Watch the MAL rated 7.87 and IMDb rated 7.6 anime on Crunchyroll and 9anime

The anime has 60 episodes and it runs for 23 mins each. It also has 2 OVAs, one having only 1 episode and the other having 16 episodes. 

Watch the 2012 slice of life, supernatural action-comedy anime now!

13. Kakushigoto


The 12 episodes anime tells us about the life of a young man who is a lewd manga artist and is hell-bent to hide this secret from his younger daughter who is under his care. He is a single parent, who doesn’t want his daughter to find out that he is an ecchi manga artist. 

The anime has an ONA and also a movie version. The anime is rated 7.4 by IMDb and 8 by MAL. Watch the anime now on Funimation

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14. Papa Datte, Shitai

Papa datte, Shitai
Papa Datte, Shitai

The BL or Boys Love anime is actually an ONA with only 8 episodes. Adapted from a manga the show season runs for only 6 mins each. The anime features a college student who starts working as a housekeeper in the house of a single Dad. And slowly a relationship of love and lust forms between the two. 

Rated 6.6 by IMDb and 6.00 by MAL the 2019 anime is available on BilibIli TV.

15. Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop
Usagi Drop

Bunny Drop features a young boy who learns about his aunt’s existence after coming back from his grandfather’s funeral. But the problem is, his illegitimate Aunt is actually a kid and has no parents or blood relatives of her own and is treated as an outcast.

As he decides to take care of the child with no experience of his own. Will help from his neighbors make this task easy? Or is he in for more trouble as being a single parent is not at all a piece of cake? 

This is a highly rated 11-episode anime with an OVA. Running for 22 mins each, the anime is rated 8.38 by MAL and 8.3 by IMDb.

Watch the anime on Crunchyroll and Funimation

16. Yurumates


The last anime on today’s list. This is actually an ONA with only 1 episode running for 37 mins. This is the story of 18 years who wants to join Tokyo University. She shifts to a new complex where others too are preparing themselves for the entrance exam. 

Rated 6.4 by MAL and 5.6 by IMDb watch the comedy anime on Gogoanime

That is all folks, with this I cover all the 16 animes that you should watch if you enjoyed watching Kotaro Lives Alone. I can promise you that you will have a lovely time watching all the above-shared anime.

You will find the trailers on YouTube and other pages. Go and watch them and stream the anime on the concerned platforms. I hope you will have a lovely time streaming them all one after the other. 

Happy Watch! 

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