Best 50 Kids OVA Anime You Need to Watch

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Jack to Mame no Ki (OVA), Hello Kitty no Hakuchou no Ouji, Hello Kitty no Shirayuki-hime, and more!

50: Jack to Mame no Ki (OVA)

Japanese: ジャックと豆の木
MAL Score: 5.94
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A little-known adaptation of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” directed by Morimoto Kouji and produced at Studio 4°C in 1989 for the collection “Anime Video Art Collection,” a series of animated shorts based on stories for children. Released only on VHS.

(Source: AniDB)

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49: Hello Kitty no Hakuchou no Ouji

English: Hello Kitty in Swan Princess
Japanese: ハローキティの白鳥の王子
MAL Score: 5.95
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Hello Kitty’s version of The Swan Princess.

48: Hello Kitty no Shirayuki-hime

English: Hello Kitty in Snow White
Japanese: ハローキティのしらゆきひめ
MAL Score: 5.96
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Adaption of Grimm Brothers Snow White fairytale with the famous cat as the heroine.

47: Hello Kitty no Yuki no Joou

English: Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel in The Snow Queen
Japanese: ハローキティの雪の女王
MAL Score: 5.96
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Kitty and friends recreate the story of The Snow Queen.

46: Hello Kitty no Fushigi no Kuni no Alice

English: Hello Kitty in Alice in Wonderland
Japanese: ハローキティの不思議の国のアリス
MAL Score: 5.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Adaption of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland with the famous cat as the heroine.

45: Kero Kero Keroppi no Christmas Eve no Okurimono

English: Keroppi in the Christmas Eve Gift
Japanese: けろけろけろっぴのクリスマス イブのおくりもの
MAL Score: 5.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A star who tries to act like an adult falls from the sky. Keroppi helps nurse it back to health and regain its confidence to shine once again.

44: Hello Kitty to Issho

English: Growing Up With Hello Kitty
Japanese: ハローキティといっしょ
MAL Score: 5.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 16

Synopsis

Hello Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy learn to share, eat their vegetables, sleeping by themselves, answer the phone, use proper table manners, and much more.

(Source: AnimEigo)

43: Hello Kitty no Shirayuki-hime (2001)

English: Hello Kitty in Snow White
Japanese: ハローキティの白雪姫
MAL Score: 5.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Hello Kitty version of Snow White.

42: Licca-chan to Yamaneko Hoshi no Tabi

Japanese: Licca the movie リカちゃん リカちゃんとヤマネコ星の旅
MAL Score: 5.99
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Based on the popular Licca doll in Japan. Licca meets a mysterious cat.

Licca goes on vacation with her father. The town in the mountains they go to is the site of a festival of the stars that has a mystical background, which is more real than Licca expected when she ends up in the middle of the mystical battle for the festival.

(Source: AniDB)

41: Hello Kitty no Match Uri Shoujo

English: Hello Kitty in The Little Match Girl
Japanese: ハローキティのマッチ売りの少女
MAL Score: 5.99
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Hello Kitty re-creates the story of The Little Match Girl.

40: Yamatarou Kaeru

English: Yamataro Comes Back
Japanese: 山太郎かえる
MAL Score: 6.00
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

After having lost his parents, Yamatarou, a bear, is raised by a man. Yamatarou’s friend is Shi-roku, a steam locomotive, and Yamatarou learns to impersonate the whistle of the locomotive. This is a story for nursery school kids about the friendship between the bear and the steam locomotive. The quality pictures render a sense of warmth to the reader.

(Source: ANN)

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39: Hello Kitty no Nemureru Mori no Bijo

English: Hello Kitty in Sleeping Beauty
Japanese: ハローキティのねむれる森の美女
MAL Score: 6.03
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Hello Kitty version of Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault.

38: Kero Kero Keroppi no Robin Hood

English: Keroppi in Robin Hood
Japanese: けろけろけろっぴのロビンフッド
MAL Score: 6.04
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Keroppi re-creates the story of Robin Hood.

37: TV-ban Pokemon Special Masara Town-hen Recaps

Japanese: TV版 ポケットモンスター スペシャル マサラタウン編 総集編
MAL Score: 6.04
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A summary compilation of the Kanto season of Pocket Monsters.

(Source: AniDB)

36: Little Polar Bear: Shirokuma-kun, Fune ni Noru

Japanese: リトルポーラベア しろくまくん, ふねにのる
MAL Score: 6.05
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A continuation of adventures of the Little Polar Bear.

35: Sakura Capusule

Japanese: サクラカプセル
MAL Score: 6.06
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

On a small hill in a neighbourhood in the outskirts of Tokyo, there was a little park. There were six close girls who always used to play there together since they were small.

But when they were fourth-graders, they had to change schools. The six of them made a “promise to bury a time capsule”, but in the end they were not able to keep this promise and separated eventually. Four years later and grown up, they now live their own lives.

While all of them have their own troubles and worries, the days pass and one day, a miracle happens to them.

(Source: AniDB)

34: Hello Kitty no Alps no Shoujo Heidi

English: Hello Kitty in Heidi
Japanese: ハローキティのアルプスの少女ハイジ
MAL Score: 6.07
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Part 1 Hello Kitty version of Heidi, a novel by Johanna Spyri.

33: Fukuyama Gekijou: Natsu no Himitsu

Japanese: ふくやま劇場 なつのひみつ
MAL Score: 6.10
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Several short animated mini-stories based on the short stories and four-panel manga of Keiko Fukuyama, including My Father the Mouse, The Rabbit Brothers, Summer Secret, The Mysterious Fairy, How Very Strange, and Kuro.

(Source: Anime Encyclopedia)

32: Detective Conan: Let’s Experience the Jomon Period!

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 縄文体験やってみよう!
MAL Score: 6.13
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational Meitantei Conan OVA where the Shounen Tantei-dan (Detective Boys/The Junior Detective League) go on a field trip with Ran to learn about the Jomon Period of Japan, which is the earliest historical era of Japan. This OVA was released as a bundle with Shogakukan’s Nijuuisseiki Kodomo Hyakka Rekishi-kan (21st Century Children’s Encyclopedia History Museum). It uses animated characters on top of live-action backgrounds.

31: Ganbare! Kickers: Bokutachi no Densetsu

English: Fight! Kickers
Japanese: がんばれ!キッカーズ ぼくたちの伝説
MAL Score: 6.14
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A recap episode of Ganbare! Kickers.

30: Licca-chan Fushigi na Fushigi na Yunia Monogatari

Japanese: Licca ふしぎな不思議なユーニア物語
MAL Score: 6.17
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Based on the popular Licca doll in Japan. Licca is accidentally transported into the world of Yunia and must find a way to return home.

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29: Detective Conan: City Exploration! Get the Animal Mark!

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 町探検! 動物マークをゲットせよ!
MAL Score: 6.17
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

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28: Pokemon: Utae Meloetta – Rinka no Mi wo Sagase!

English: Pocket Monsters: Sing Meloetta – Search for the Rinka Berries
Japanese: うたえメロエッタ リンカのみをさがせ
MAL Score: 6.18
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Meloetta has throat trouble, Pikachu and Snivy search for the Rinka Berries for her throat cure. Meowth and Wobbuffet run after Meloetta.

The 23rd Pikachu short, bundled with the August 2012 issue of Shogakukan’s Ciao shoujo magazine.

(Source: AniDB)

27: A Piece of Phantasmagoria

Japanese: a piece of PHANTASMAGORIA (ア ピース オブ ファンタスマゴリア)
MAL Score: 6.20
Type: OVA
Episodes: 15

Synopsis

A collection of 15 short episodes depicting the magic world of Phantasmagoria.

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26: Ginga no Uo Ursa Minor Blue

Japanese: 銀河の魚~URSA minor BLUE~
MAL Score: 6.23
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Urey is a boy who lives in a laboratory in a lake with an old man. One day they find a strange star in the Little Dipper. The stars are disappearing and the Little Dipper changes into a fish shape. To save stars, they begin to sail across the Milky Way to the place where the strange fish lives.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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25: Koutsuu Anzen Da yo Doraemon

Japanese: 交通安全だよ ドラえもん
MAL Score: 6.23
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A traffic safety anime starring the cast of Doraemon.

The first episode is roughly 16 minutes long and available for loan for Japanese educators from various libraries and city halls.

The second episode was discovered through an auction website, the seller provided some images and stated that he estimates it to be 10 minutes long but feared the 16mm film would fall apart due to age if he continued handling it.

24: Tanpen Unico: Kuroi Kumo to Shiroi Hane

Japanese: 短編ユニコ 黒い雲と白い羽
MAL Score: 6.24
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Goddess Venus is jealous of the beautiful human girl Psyche and blames her pet unicorn, Unico, as Psyche’s source of good luck that keeps her from the harm of the goddess’ cruel intentions.

Unico has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. Whether it’s because of his personality or the powers of his horn, no one knows. Venus has Unico banished, and the West Wind now takes Unico from one place and time to the next. Taken to a heavily polluted city, Unico meets a sickly girl named Chiko who is suffering because of the pollution of a nearby factory that darkens the entire sky. Unico then is determined to cheer her up, cure her, and destroy the nearby factory.

(Source: ANN)

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23: Detective Conan: The Internet – The Mysterious E-mail Case

Japanese: 名探偵コナン インターネット謎のメール事件
MAL Score: 6.25
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational Meitantei Conan OVA where the Shounen Tantei-dan (Detective Boys/The Junior Detective League) have to do a school research project in the library when they receive a mysterious email that leads them on an educational scavenger hunt. This OVA was released as a bundle with Shogakukan’s Nijuuisseiki Kodomo Hyakka Kagaku-kan Dai 2-ban (WOW!) (21st Century Children’s Encyclopedia Science Museum 2nd Edition (WOW!)). It uses animated characters on top of live-action backgrounds.

22: Detective Conan: Anti-Crime Guide

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 防犯ガイド
MAL Score: 6.28
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A Meitantei Conan education anime aimed at children. It’s an anti-crime guide that teaches children how they should react in different scenarios through a question-answer format. An accompanying book was also created to compliment the anime.

21: Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 3: Hamuchanzu to Niji no Kuni no Oujisama – Sekai de Ichiban no Takaramono

Japanese: ハムちゃんずと虹の国の王子さま せかいでいちばんのたからもの
MAL Score: 6.31
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Based on the third Hamtaro game (fourth in Japan), Prince Bo falls from the sky when the rainbow disappears. Now Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams must help him bring back the rainbow.

(Source: Wikipedia)

20: Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime 3

Japanese: 仮面ライダー電王: イマジンあにめ 3
MAL Score: 6.31
Type: OVA
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

A third set of animated shorts featuring the popular Imagin characters from the Japanese live-action series “Kamen Rider Den-O”.

19: Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 4: Hamuchanzu no Mezase! Hamuhamu Kin Medal – Hashire! Hashire! Daisakusen

English: Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games
Japanese: ハムちゃんずのめざせ!ハムハム金メダル はしれ!はしれ!だいさくせん
MAL Score: 6.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Considered the prequel to the fourth Hamtaro game (fifth in Japan). In this tribute to the 2004 Olympics, Hamtaro and the Ham-Hams are tasked by Prince Bo with lighting the everlasting torch to Hamcropolis. However, the Rainbow Girls will not allow this and pursue the Ham-Hams.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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18: Captain Tsubasa no Shouka Sakusen

Japanese: キャプテン翼の消火作戦
MAL Score: 6.33
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An education film for children starring the Captain Tsubasa cast, it teaches fire extinguishing techniques, specifically a bucket relay.

17: Nils no Fushigi na Tabi (Movie)

English: The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Movie
Japanese: ニルスのふしぎな旅
MAL Score: 6.35
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Nils Holgersson is a young boy on a farm who is cruel to the animals. But when he catches the farm’s little goblin it becomes one prank too many. He is magically shrunk and suddenly the farm animals are out for revenge. He flees on the back of the goose Morten and they join up with a flock of wild geese. Together they travel all over Sweden, with Nils hoping to find a way to become big again.

(Source: ANN)

Note: No theatrical release was actually made and it became available to the general public as an OVA in 1985.

(Source: AniDB)

16: Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 2: Hamuchanzu no Takara Sagashi Daisaku – Hamuha! Suteki na Umi no Natsuyasumi

English: Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Ahoy!
Japanese: ハムちゃんずの宝さがし大作戦 はむはー!すてきな海のなつやすみ
MAL Score: 6.37
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

As Laura heads out to summer camp, Hamtaro and Oxnard come across a young girl by the name of Haibi, who’s trying to find the ocean. Haibi found a treasure map while searching through the storage burrow and is now willing to find the treasure to help her heat exhausted granny. The Ham-Hams, who are more than willing to help her, pack their things and set out to find the treasure.

(Source: Wikipedia)

15: Pokemon XY: Odemashi Ko Majin Hoopa

English: Pokemon: Hoopa, The Mischief of Pokemon
Japanese: ポケモン ザ ムービーXY『おでまし小魔神フーパ』
MAL Score: 6.37
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An anime short for the Pokemon XY series. It is available in Japan along with the purchasing of a ticket for Hoopa and the Clash of Ages movie, which this short ties into.

(Source: Bulbapedia)

14: Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001)

English: Pokemon: Pikachu’s Winter Vacation (2001)
Japanese: ピカチュウのふゆやすみ2001
MAL Score: 6.42
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Pikachu’s Winter Vacations are three series of videos, each composed of several Pikachu shorts. All shorts deal with winter and Christmas. This is the third and last series and contains Delibird’s Dilemma, Snorlax Snowman & Trouble in Big Town.

13: Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2000)

English: Pokemon: Pikachu’s Winter Vacation (2000)
Japanese: ピカチュウのふゆやすみ2000
MAL Score: 6.43
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Pikachu’s Winter Vacations are three series of videos, each composed of several Pikachu shorts. All shorts deal with winter and Christmas. This is the second series and contains Winter Games & Stantler’s Little Helpers.

12: Konjiki no Gash Bell!!: Ougon no Chichi wo Motsu Otoko

Japanese: 金色のガッシュベル!!00F~黄金のチチをもつ男~
MAL Score: 6.44
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Folgore – 00F, the world’s most ultimate spy is set on retrieving the stolen boobs. Watch as many of the characters from the original series (Konjiki no Gash Bell) are given life anew in this alternate setting.

11: Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi

English: Pokemon: Pikachu’s Winter Vacation
Japanese: ポケットモンスター ピカチュウのふゆやすみ
MAL Score: 6.51
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Pikachu’s Winter Vacations are three series of videos, each composed of several Pikachu shorts. All shorts deal with winter and Christmas. This is the first series and contains Christmas Night & Kanga Games.

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10: Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime

Japanese: 仮面ライダー電王: イマジンあにめ
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: OVA
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

Web and DVD based 10 Episode OVA featuring the Imagin stars of the popular 2007 Kamen Rider Den-O live action tv series.

9: Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime 2

Japanese: 仮面ライダー電王: イマジンあにめ 2
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: OVA
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

New 12-episode OVA series featuring the Imagin stars of the popular 2007 Kamen Rider Den-O live action tv series.

8: Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 1: Hamtaro no Otanjoubi – Mama wo Tasunete Sanzen Techi Techi

English: Hamtaro: Hamtaro’s Birthday! – 3000 Hammy Steps in Search of Mommy
Japanese: ハム太郎のおたんじょうび ママをたずねて三千てちてち
MAL Score: 6.61
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Laura tells Hamtaro where he came from yet Laura thinks it is not true, just in time for his birthday, Hamtaro sets out with Boss and Oxnard to visit his mother to see if what Laura said is true, while the other Ham-Hams set up a surprise birthday party for him.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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7: Hibike! Wadaiko

Japanese: ひびけ! 和だいこ
MAL Score: 6.62
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational film about the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Japan. In the movie’s example, a group of children are practicing taiko (drums) for a recital at the community center. Local adult residents force them to stop, saying that it’s selfish for kids to disturb their peace. Their teacher tells them about the Convention on the Rights of the Child so they have the courage to stand up to the the adults to dispel the ideology of “kids don’t know anything. They need to shut up and do what we tell them.”

6: Ojamajo Doremi OVA

Japanese: おジャ魔女どれみの交通安全, おジャ魔女どれみの自転車安全教室
MAL Score: 6.67
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Traffic Safety: Onpu teaches traffic safety.
Bicycle Safety Classroom: Momoko teaches bicycle safety.
Let’s!! Cooking: Learn how to make special treats!

(Source: Royal Patraine)

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5: Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi

Japanese: バジャのスタジオ~バジャのみた海~
MAL Score: 6.78
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Kyoto Animation announced on Saturday that it is making a new anime project based on its mascot character Baja. The new animation will be included in a Blu-ray Disc that the studio is offering to those who pre-order tickets for its upcoming “We’re Here Now!!: It’s the First Festival in Two Years” fan event with Animation DO. It will also offer the Blu-ray Disc for sale separately at a later date.

(Source: ANN)

4: Hajimete no Eigo: Nippon Mukashibanashi

English: Japanese Classical Stories
Japanese: 初めてのえいご 日本昔ばなし
MAL Score: 6.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 18

Synopsis

Old Japanese folk legends released on Japanese and English to teach Japanese children English.

3: Hinamatsuri

Japanese: ひなまつり
MAL Score: 6.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational anime about the history and founding of the Hinamatsuri holiday in Japan.

2: Chi’s Sweet Home: Chi to Kocchi, Deau.

Japanese: チーズスイートホーム チーとコッチ, 出会う.
MAL Score: 7.34
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Chi meets someone new at the park and tries to befriend him.

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1: Chiisana Penguin Lolo no Bouken

English: The Adventures of Scamper the Penguin
Japanese: 小さなペンギンロロの冒険
MAL Score: 7.36
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Lolo is a penguin who loves to explore. With his friend Pepe, he has wonderful adventures. They discover together the wonders of their world from a puppy called Don and his owner a scientist who is studying the Antarctic environment. They also discover that not everything in their world is friendly when they get stranded far from home. Yet with luck and the brave Lolo in the lead, anything can happen.

(Source: ANN)

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Chiisana Penguin Lolo no Bouken
2. Chi’s Sweet Home: Chi to Kocchi, Deau.
3. Hajimete no Eigo: Nippon Mukashibanashi
4. Hinamatsuri
5. Baja no Studio: Baja no Mita Umi
6. Ojamajo Doremi OVA
7. Hibike! Wadaiko
8. Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 1: Hamtaro no Otanjoubi – Mama wo Tasunete Sanzen Techi Techi
9. Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime
10. Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime 2
11. Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi
12. Konjiki no Gash Bell!!: Ougon no Chichi wo Motsu Otoko
13. Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2000)
14. Pokemon: Pikachu no Fuyuyasumi (2001)
15. Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 2: Hamuchanzu no Takara Sagashi Daisaku – Hamuha! Suteki na Umi no Natsuyasumi
16. Pokemon XY: Odemashi Ko Majin Hoopa
17. Nils no Fushigi na Tabi (Movie)
18. Captain Tsubasa no Shouka Sakusen
19. Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 4: Hamuchanzu no Mezase! Hamuhamu Kin Medal – Hashire! Hashire! Daisakusen
20. Tottoko Hamtarou OVA 3: Hamuchanzu to Niji no Kuni no Oujisama – Sekai de Ichiban no Takaramono
21. Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime 3
22. Detective Conan: Anti-Crime Guide
23. Detective Conan: The Internet – The Mysterious E-mail Case
24. Tanpen Unico: Kuroi Kumo to Shiroi Hane
25. Ginga no Uo Ursa Minor Blue
26. Koutsuu Anzen Da yo Doraemon
27. A Piece of Phantasmagoria
28. Pokemon: Utae Meloetta – Rinka no Mi wo Sagase!
29. Licca-chan Fushigi na Fushigi na Yunia Monogatari
30. Detective Conan: City Exploration! Get the Animal Mark!
31. Ganbare! Kickers: Bokutachi no Densetsu
32. Detective Conan: Let’s Experience the Jomon Period!
33. Fukuyama Gekijou: Natsu no Himitsu
34. Hello Kitty no Alps no Shoujo Heidi
35. Sakura Capusule
36. Little Polar Bear: Shirokuma-kun, Fune ni Noru
37. Kero Kero Keroppi no Robin Hood
38. TV-ban Pokemon Special Masara Town-hen Recaps
39. Hello Kitty no Nemureru Mori no Bijo
40. Yamatarou Kaeru
41. Licca-chan to Yamaneko Hoshi no Tabi
42. Hello Kitty no Match Uri Shoujo
43. Hello Kitty no Fushigi no Kuni no Alice
44. Kero Kero Keroppi no Christmas Eve no Okurimono
45. Hello Kitty to Issho
46. Hello Kitty no Shirayuki-hime (2001)
47. Hello Kitty no Shirayuki-hime
48. Hello Kitty no Yuki no Joou
49. Hello Kitty no Hakuchou no Ouji
50. Jack to Mame no Ki (OVA)

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