Bottle Fairy is a cute comedy anime about four little fairies who live in jars on this high school boy’s desk. The comedy style is similar to a more well known anime (for those who watch anime) called Azumanga Daioh. There are 13 episodes in total, one for each month of the year plus one extra, each about 12 minutes in length.
The fairies are from another world and in each episode they discover the major holiday or event of a certain month and try to understand what it’s for and how to celebrate it. In this way, it is a good show to help westerners to learn about the different celebrations that happen throughout the year in Japan, even though the fairies don’t go into more detail about what they think happens than what actually does. There are four main fairies, Kururu the blue bottle fairy, Chiriri the yellow bottle fairy, Sarara the red bottle fairy, and Hororo the green bottle fairy. Kururu is very energetic and is sort of the leader of the group, Chiriri is the reserved pretty girl, Sarara is the samurai fight to the death type, and Hororo usually has a vacant expression and is either thinking about food or something completely off topic. This show is an overload of cuteness. The characters are drawn in chibi form most of the time, which means that they are drawn as children with not a lot of attention paid to detail. The show is slightly non- tangential, but that is what adds to this style of comedy.
Here’s the intro to the anime