My favorite animal sidekick is definitely Luna from Sailor Moon! This was a no-brainer for me. Sailor Moon was such a large part of my childhood. In fact, I’m on the S season right now, so I’m slowly watching my through the entire soon. In the first episode, Usagi saves Luna, the black cat, from a few bullies who were messing with her. Ever since then, Luna becomes an integral part of the story. She’s like the conscience of Usagi. Where Usagi is dimwitted, Luna is intelligent. Who doesn’t love a talking cat? Luna’s kind of like an overprotective mom to the Sailor Senshi. She’s hilarious, adorable and is never afraid to stand up for what she believes in.
Luna is small but fierce. If I ever have a cat, I’m going to name her Luna. She battles against villains on the show to protect Usagi and the others. She’s someone that the girls can look to as a role model. She’s not perfect but isn’t afraid to work hard to get the job done. The show wouldn’t feel right without her. I like that she’s not one of those typical annoying sidekicks. She serves a purpose and doesn’t mess around. Feel free to comment below with your favorite animal sidekick in an anime! I’d love to hear your thoughts.