I like cute kitty anime. There, I said it. I’ve watched most of Chi’s Sweet Home and Chi’s Sweet Adventure with my kids as well as Mitchiri Neko and Bananya. Also, Nyanbo. And…you get the idea.
Each of them are generally short form anime and each of them are relatively calming. They’re not trying to push a major, overarching narrative apart from…the slice of life of various types of cats. In each case, they are relatively restful anime.
I know most of the anime out there (and much of what I watch) is usually action packed. However, setting time apart with cute kitty or slice of life anime can be good and relaxing. It can help you feel restful.
Rest is important and Biblical. The Bible calls on us to take a day of rest from the world. The Lord wants us to spend it in worship, but also relaxing. Christ gave us many examples of Himself stepping away from it all and resting. These moments of rest can help you relax from the many stresses of everyday life, but also help you to introspectively think upon yourself, your life, and the Lord.
Anime like the ones I’ve discussed are a good way to help one rest. They are simple. They are calming. They can help you relax from the feeling of burden laid upon you by the world around you. Allow yourself that time to rest. Consider that a command.