Wednesday, September 29, 2021

MARIAH's THOUGHTS on How to Keep a Mummy (2018)

How to Keep a Mummy
Run Time:
24 minutes/episode
Jan 12, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018

Plot Summary:
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.

Mutsumi Tamura, Keisuke Komoto, Ai Kayano, Himika Akaneya, Seiichiro Yamashita


*My Thoughts*

Everything must be cute.

How to Keep a Mummy the anime is a short feel-good anime with the cutest supernatural companions. The plot follows Sora Kashiwagi, a high school student, who is a pleasant character. Sora is friendly, considerate, optimistic, and most importantly open-minded. He frequently receives strange and borderline dangerous gifts from his traveling father to the point that he is unphased by them, albeit bracing himself for any possible danger. The tiny mummy, Mii-kun, and main attraction of this anime is subsequently welcomed into Sora’s home with little convincing. Mii-kun is shy, sweet, and clingy like a tiny kitten. He’s endlessly adorable and if anything bad were to happen to him, I would commit arson.

How to Keep a Mummy is a short twelve-episode anime that can be binged in a few hours, which leaves character development much to be desired, but what we do get are short escapades that show you how close Sora is to his friends. Sora is helpful to his friends who end up attracting other little creatures of their own such as a baby oni or ogre-like demon, a baby dragon, and a friendly baku that eats nightmares. Sora’s friend group consist of Sora’s best friend from childhood is Tazuki, Asa a very cheerful girl, and their last addition Daichi. This group of four do their best to babysit their respective creatures, keep them hidden from those unwitting to the supernatural, and spend their days together as summer break approaches. They hang out at Sora’s home, attend small festivals, and bond over their adorable new friends. It’s a rather refreshing anime where the supernatural is welcomed and formerly imposing monsters are transformed into cute companions.

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