Animals behaving like humans is quite common when you analyze any form of entertainment media, especially in animation and comic books. This genre allows the creators to be quite inventive and imaginative in their approach to entertain the viewers. Over the years, there have been various furry anime, some of which are quite entertaining. So, it’s natural for anime fans to look for somewhat similar shows. So, today we have compiled a list of the best furry anime of all time. You can watch several of these shows on Netflix, Hulu, Funimation, or Crunchyroll.
14. Aggressive Retsuko (2016)
‘Aggressive Retsuko’ follows Retsuko, a 25-year-old red panda who is quite diligent at her work. But her coworkers always try to exploit her innocence, and her boss does not give her the credit that she deserves. The constant humiliation and sexism that she faces cause a lot of frustration, and eventually, there comes a breaking point. But Retsuko has a unique way of letting the steam off. She engages in aggressive death metal karaoke where she bashes her coworker’s condescending attitude and her boss. Interestingly, all this happens within her head only, and she fails to truly let out her frustrations to the people who are responsible for it. You can watch the anime here.
13. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (2018)
‘Uma Musume: Pretty Derby’ is an anime about horses who have got a second chance at life and have been reborn as horse girls. The anime takes place in a world that is quite similar to Earth. The great racehorses from the past have the chance of being reborn as horse girls to regain fame and glory once again. These girls possess horse-like ears and tails and also have the speed and endurance of a horse. They train themselves at the famous Tokyo Tracen Academy. Special Week is a horse Girl who wants to become one of the best so that she can fulfill her mother’s promise. She is inspired by a fellow horse girl Silence Suzuka and wants to be on the same team as her. But does she achieve her goals? You can find out by watching the anime here.
12. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (2015)
Look, I don’t know if you can call ‘Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou’ In the fictional world of ‘Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou,’ humans and monsters (the hybrids) coexist, and Japan has become the first nation to allow them to live alongside each other. Humans can become the caretaker of a monster.
But there is one rule. They cannot have any physical relationship with the hybrid. Kimihito Kurusu, the protagonist of the series, lives alone and is assigned a hybrid without his consent. He ends up becoming the caretaker of a snake-woman, Miia. As the series progresses, more and more of these hybrid women fall under his guardianship as he struggles to keep up with them and their perverted advances. You can stream the series here.
11. Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou (2013)
‘Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou’ follows Harumi Kazuhito, who loves reading books. He is a great fan of Natsuno Kirihime, a novelist, and one day he finds him writing at a cafe. Suddenly, robbers attack the place. When Kirihime does not stand up as directed by the robber, he shoots her. To save Kirihime, Harumi jumps in the way and dies after getting hit by the bullet. But his desire to read Kirihime’s books stays strong, and he is soon reincarnated as a dog. But this life is boring since he cannot read. Luckily, a sadistic girl with scissors in her hand rescues him and offers him all the help he needs. It turns out that the girl is none other than Kirihime herself. You can watch the show here.
10. Hyper Police (1997)
‘Hyper Police’ follows Sasahara Natsuki, a half-human half-cat beast who lives in a world where humans and monsters live together. But former are protected by law more than their more powerful neighbors. Sasahara is a poor bounty hunter. Most of her cases involve monsters infringing upon the rights of humans. Being in between both worlds, Sasahara is the perfect person to analyze conflicts. In her job as a bounty hunter, a werewolf by the name of Batanen helps her. He secretly loves Sasahara.
9. Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)
The anime is set in a city named Meguro City. The company whose influence basically controls the entire city is Catty and Co. It is their influence that stretches across the vast stretches of the feline galaxy. Tamala, the protagonist of the anime, is a one-year-old kitten. She wants to escape this world of tyranny and thus boards her spaceship in search of the planet of her origin. But does she ever find her long-lost home?
8. Ao no 6-Gou (1998)
‘Ao no 6-Gou’ is a sci-fi, mecha genre action/adventure anime. Zomdyke is a famous and respected scientist who has often earned the admiration of people, but his current invention might be something that may lead to human extinction. He has bred a new form of creatures who live in the ocean and are much more powerful than humans. Zomdyke feels that the rule of humans on Earth has come to an end, and so his creations should kill them and take over the world. To stop his madness from causing harm, the Blue Submarine no. 6 and the rest of the blue fleet must come together to face these formidable creatures of the ocean. You can watch the anime here.
7. Wolf’s Rain (2003)
‘Wolf’s Rain’ is an action-mystery anime that is set in a world that is staring at its end. The only thing that is keeping the remaining inhabitants going on is the legend that when the world ends, the gates to utopia will be opened, granting access to people in the barren land. But the legend also mentions that only wolves are the creatures who will be able to find this gate to heaven. Kiba is a lone wolf who is following an intoxicating scent that has led him to Freeze City. There he finds other wolves like him who have been following the same scent. They decide to follow the clues that lead them to the Lunar Flowers, which are said to be the key to the promised utopia. But the journey is not going to be easy as there are people who are willing to do anything to get there. The anime is available for streaming here.
6. InuYasha (2000)
‘InuYasha’ is one of the most popular anime of all time. It follows Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old girl. One day a demon drags her into the well at her family’s shrine. But instead of hitting bottom, she is transported to 500 years in the past during the Sengoku period. It turns out there’s a jewel inside Kagome, which fulfills people’s deepest desires. It is this jewel which the demon wants, but the confrontation shatters the rare stone. Now, Kagome must enlist the help of a half-dog half-human hybrid by the name of InuYasha to collect all the shards of the jewel to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. The anime is accessible for watching on Hulu.
5. Oruchuban Ebichu (1999)
‘Oruchuban Ebichu’ is an ecchi comedy anime that revolves around Ebichu, a hamster. She can do anything to please her master, referred to as the “office lady.” Ebichu cooks, cleans, does laundry, and various other household chores. But her over-enthusiastic nature and love for ice cream combined with the frustration of having an unfaithful boyfriend make the office lady angry with Ebichu. But the hamster doesn’t seem to mind because she just cares about making her master happy.
4. Kuma Miko (2016)
Machi Amayadori has when she decides to attend high school in the city. She is a shrine maiden who has been living in the village since her childhood, along with Natsu, her talking guardian bear. Now, since she is deciding to go to the city, it is up to Natsu to prepare her for the bustling city life. But how much does a bear know anything about it, and what kind of assistance can he offer. In order to find out, you can watch the anime here.
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3. Utawarerumono (2006)
Eruruu is a young girl who finds an injured man in the woods. She does not know him, and everything about him seems to be mysterious, for example, his appearance. He does not possess large animal-like ears or a tail that everyone does where Eruruu lives. Also, the man wears a mask that he is not able to remove. Despite all this, Eruruu brings him home and nurses him back to health. The stranger does not seem to recall anything about his past, even his own name, which is why Eruruu’s grandmother gives him a new name, Hakuoro. Slowly, Hakuoro starts to enjoy living in his new home. Soon, a revolution against the tyrannical rule of the emperor begins and slowly engulf’s the village where Hakuoro lives. Now, he must put his life on the line to save the place that he now calls his home, all the while trying to find more about himself. All the episodes are accessible for streaming here.
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2. Doubutsu no Mori (2006)
‘Dobutsu no Mori’ follows Ai, a young girl who decides to move to the animal village. Ai has red hair and high pigtails. She also has large eyes. Upon arriving at the animal village, she becomes friends with the inhabitants. One day while walking along the beach, she finds a message in a bottle that inspires her to start her adventure to plant pine trees around the village, which eventually helps fulfill the conditions for a miracle that is going to happen at the Winter Festival.
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1. Spice and Wolf (2008)
‘Spice and Wolf’ revolves around a powerful deity named Holo, who people at Pasloe town rever as she blesses their harvest. But as the years pass by, the villagers start becoming more and more self-sufficient, and it does not take long for Holo to become mere folklore. Kraft Lawrence is a trader who visits Pasloe. Holo decides to offer him her help if he can take her to Yoitsu, which is her northern home. Kraft realizes that Holo has the ability to evaluate a person’s character perfectly. Realizing that this would be of great help to opening his own shop, he lets her accompany him. But as they spend more time together, it seems that Kraft’s aspirations are slowly changing into something he did not expect. The anime is accessible for streaming here.
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