Bottle Fairies (2003 IMDb)

Categorization

Children's comedy.

Subject

Four tiny fairies spend a year in the real world, learning about it to become human. The seasons pass as they use their magic and imagination to simulate important growing-up events such as graduation, marriage and war.

Commentary

A lot of the humour and morality has an adult but non-sexual twist. There is a Satanic sacrifice motif in the first episode, and another episode is devoted to embracing death.

References here: Strawberry Marshmallow (2005).

Japanese production animation series