How To Keep A Mummy follows Sora Kashiwagi who one day gets a mysterious packet containing a mummy. A mummy that can fit the palm on his hand

How To Keep A Mummy is based on the manga by the same name, created by the mangaka Kakeru Utsugi. This series is in essence what happens when you blend Tamagochi and classic horror monsters with the formula of a sweet slice of life anime. If you expect any form of horror, turn back from the show faster then Barry Allen uses the speed force.

This show isn’t something for the person that wants a high philosophical story like Cowboy Bebop, comedic insanities like Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo that I just reviewed, or brutal madness like Hellsing Ultimate. This packet is wrapped up with one present in mind. That present is to give the audience the biggest grin on their face from the first to the last episode.

Unlike the last two I mentioned above, this mummy isn’t that big on an actual plot. Sure, it has a plot, but it’s very minimalistic at best. It’s all about the humans and the monsters interaction with each other. There is no real “goal” here like some of you might expect (but then again, why would you look at a slice of life anime as anything other than following humans in their everyday life?).

The heart and soul of the show are in those interactions and seeing Sora & his friends interacting with the mummy & his friends. It’s a show on a mission to have viewers saying “that’s so adorable,” to the point that you would die if you attempted a drinking game about it.

Its art style works perfectly for a show like this, making each creature as cuddly as possible, with the animation giving this artistic choice justice. The Japanese voice acting is solid around the board. It might not be a groundbreaking work, but it still does a good job.

If you have a bad day and need something relaxing, I recommend that you go over to Crunchyroll to watch this. I can guarantee you that you will have somewhat of a better mood afterward. 

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