19 no-brainer anime for the off-season

The end is nigh! And by that I mean the end of 2019, the decade and also the end of the current anime season, which means that most anime already ended and it’ll still take about 1-2 weeks for the new ones to start. So how should you waste your already not busy time until 2020? Here are 19 anime suggestions that won’t require you to use ANY part of your brain at all to ensure you’ll be able to relax as much as you possibly can before you have to go back to work/school/whatever!

(The list is in no particular order.)

Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai

A short series with three seasons about an older brother and his younger sister who are constantly broke and fight all the time.

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

This show is SO slow-paced that you’d sometimes think the video froze, but don’t worry, that’s just the anime lol. Tanaka-kun is a really lazy guy who aims for the ultimately lazy lifestyle. He’s supported by his best friend Ohta (who I want to welcome as my wife asap).

As Miss Beelzebub Likes It

A cute anime about the head of hell and her secretary with lots of fluff and a dash of romance!

Working Buddies

A short anime with two seasons about two cats in college who try out lots of different part-time jobs.


Robby is really unlucky in regards to money, so when he gets a credit from a shady guy and can’t pay it back, he hurriedly leaves Mars trying to reach Isekandar, a distant and legendary planet in the Milky Way that is said to bring happiness to those who go there. What he doesn’t notice is that the guy who was supposed to collect the money, a young man named Hachi who loves to try food from places recommended online, is still inside his ship. The two end up making the trip together with stops on various planets while trying to escape from the grasp of the loan shark.
This one even has an easter egg for fans of the anime Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Magical Circle Guru Guru

A beautiful parody of any old JRPG crossed with a dash of magical girl and a ridiculous amount of really random humor.

Tsuredure Children

A romcom series about high school love in all its forms ?

Gakuen Handsome

Originally a BL dating sim parody game, this anime is full of bad humor, bad art and void of any reason at all.

Orenchi no Furo Jijou

Wakasa is a high schooler who lives alone and one day on his way home he picks up a merman who ends up living in his bath tub!

Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru

A slice-of-life series about the Japanese game Touken Ranbu about sword guys and how they spend their days between battles at the citadel!

Sweetness and Lightning

A series about a young single father and his 5 year-old daughter who lost his wife not too long ago and struggles with raising the child on his own. While watching cherry blossoms in a park the two meet one of his students who invites them to cook together at her mother’s tiny restaurant! A wholesome series full of love and food.


Handa Seishuu is a young and successful calligrapher with a huge ego. That ego is also the reason he ends up exiled on an island in southern Japan after punching an elderly veteran calligrapher in the face. Unlike the capital, the tiny town he ends up in is full of friendly folks who are sometimes (most of the time) a little too friendly for Handa’s taste. Surrounded by little children, closeted fujoshi and a whole lot of nothing he’s supposed to reflect and tries to develop his calligraphy style.

Blend S

High school girl Maika Sakuranomiya has trouble finding a part-time job because of how scary she looks when smiling. However, she is scouted one day by an Italian man who is also the manager of Stile, a café where its waitresses are given unique traits such as tsundere and younger sister. Maika is given a sadistic trait because of her looks and has to adopt a dominant and cruel persona when servicing customers, particularly masochist ones.


Yoshifumi Nitta, a mid-level Yakuza of the Ashikawa-gumi, finds his normal life thrown into chaos when a girl from the future literally drops on his head without warning. Knowing nothing more than her name, Hina, and the fact that she has incredible psychokinetic powers, Yoshifumi reluctantly becomes her de facto father. However, Hina’s arrival sets off a chain reaction of events that affects everyone in the city, especially after more girls from the future arrive to bring her back or terminate her.

School Babysitters

After the sudden death of their parents, two young brothers named Ryūichi Kashima (a freshman in high school) and his younger brother Kotarō (a preschooler) are left orphaned and having no place to call home. The chairwoman of the prestigious Morinomiya Academy offers to take the boys into her care, giving them a new house and free tuition, on the condition that Ryuichi helps out with the school’s daycare center while also attending normal classes during school hours.

Servant x Service

An anime about new employees at a government office building. Yamagami Lucy (abbrev.) starts working there to seek revenge against the civil servant who approved her name (which has at least 15 first names), because it was the reason she was constantly bullied in school.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

One night programmer Kobayashi gets drunk after work and ends up somewhere deep in the woods where she meets a hurt dragon and promises her to welcome her as a maid in her home. A few more dragons show up and find their place in modern human society.

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness

The story centers on demon ogre Hozuki who works under King Enma, the king and head judge of hell who determines what kind of hell the dead will be sent to. The serious-minded Hozuki attempts to manage and troubleshoot unusual problems which occur in the Japanese hell.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Kohina Ichimatsu is an expressionless elementary school girl who lives alone, proclaims herself to be a doll, and eats nothing but instant noodles. One day, she plays the Kokkuri game by herself and summons the fox spirit Kokkuri-san who, upon seeing her unhealthy lifestyle, takes it upon himself to become her guardian and raise her properly. Thus starts Kohina’s new life of being haunted by various unique spirits.

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