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The Best Anime Like The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Updated April 25, 2019 716 votes 254 voters 9.3k views13 items

Slice of life anime series that feature strange and unusual creatures are becoming more and more popular these days. Can you blame them? These odd couplings tend to give you the best view at an unusual life that somehow mirrors our own perfectly. The Helpful Fox Senko-san is one of many in this genre to show us just how great life could be with an odd fox girl that only wants to help; if that is indeed what she's doing. The salaryman, Nakano, lived a relatively boring life full of nothing but work and exhaustion before Senko-san came into his life. Now, she's made it her mission to take care of him however she can, which will typically end in humorous antics you can only imagine. 

Thankfully, there are plenty of series with a similar premise that will definitely fill you with joy to watch. Shows like Konohana Kitan are full of fox girls, if that's your primary focus while showing us what the spirit world is like. Other popular titles, like Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, show how the supernatural and unreal may just fit into your everyday life more than you could have ever imagined. With so many great titles to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. 

Here are thirteen recommendations for anime like The Helpful Fox Senko-san that are sure to delight. Vote up for your favorite series!  

  • When his assault on Ente Isla goes wrong from the interruption of the hero Emilia, Demon Lord Satan must make a quick escape in order to survive! However, his general, Alsiel, has landed them flat in the middle of Earth, a place where magic simply doesn't exist. Stuck with nowhere to go, Satan must take on a new name and job in order to fit in, trying to get by while they find a way back to their world. Under the name Sadao Maou, he begins working at the fast food joint MgRonald's, learning all the ins and outs of the food industry. The humor that ensues from the literal devil trying to understand the greasy food of our world is simply priceless. If you like the kind of humor that arises from pure misunderstanding, as portrayed in The Helpful Fox Senko-san, then you should definitely be watching The Devil Is a Part-Timer!.

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    • On her 16th birthday, Kobeni Yonomori finds out that her grandfather has arranged a marriage for her; one that no usual girl would ever see coming. Hakuya Mitsumine and his younger sister Mashiro have come to live with her, now that they're expected to be a family, but what's worse is the various secrets that seem to surround the siblings. With so much to learn being such a young bride, Kobeni will learn a lot of twists and turns having to deal with Hakuya. A slice of life and romantic comedy like The Helpful Fox Senko-san, Engaged To The Unidentified is a great choice! 

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      • As an angel, and the top of her class no less, Gabriel White Tenma believed that she was destined for great things among mankind, hoping to bring them happiness. However, her sudden video game addiction during her time on Earth suddenly becomes a massive problem, leading her to a hikikomori lifestyle and calling herself a "Fallen Angel." Her demon friend, Vignette April Tsukinose, tries to get her to snap out of it, but Gabriel seems dead set on sticking to her ways. Living on Earth together with various other characters, will Gabriel ever decide to grow back into her true potential? A comedy about angels and demons, you'll love Gabriel DropOut's sense of humor if you liked The Helpful Fox Senko-san

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        • Ika Musume has risen from the sea with a need for vengeance; due to the pollution of the ocean, she's come to finally stop humanity once and for all by placing them all under her rule. What sounds like a Cthulhu-like creature is actually just a small, adorable girl with a squid-like cap and abilities. Her first target is a seafood restaurant run by the Aizawa sisters, Eiko and Chizuru, who both are not the least bit amused by her act. After pushing her into working for their restaurant, it looks as though Ika has been distracted from her plans to take over the land when in reality she's just gaining information, hoping that what she learns will bring the downfall of man. A hilarious comedy about a non-human girl learning about the human world, Squid Girl is a classic that will make an excellent follow up to The Helpful Fox Senko-san.

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