I wouldn't call either FMA "wholesome" They are at times, andeither Fullmetal Alchemist series.
Are you just discovering anime for the first time in your life? It sure is revolutionary storytelling... for 1995.I'm watching My Hero Academia right now. It really plays with your emotions at times, but just the message about pursuing even during doubt and ridicule is kind of nice.
Are you talking about The Devil is a Part-timer?The devil flips burgers. That's probably not the actual name but it's close enough
Yes thank youI don't know exactly what you'd define as "wholesome" but here are some anime with minimal objectionable content and good old-fashioned values.
Sougen no Ko Tenguri
Astro Boy 1960s (others are probably good too but I haven't seen them so I can't personally recommend)
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
Wan Wan Chuushingura
Aria the Animation
Little Nemo Adventures in Slumberand
The Pretty Cure series
Tale of a Street Corner
Little Witch Academia
Most Ghibli (Shout out to From Up on Poppy Hill it's criminally underrated)
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Heidi Girl of the Alps
Any anime about cute cats. Especially banana cats
Are you talking about The Devil is a Part-timer?
Have you ever seen Non Non Biyori? The most tragic event in either season is the death of a few brine shrimp and maybe also a single-appearance character (who is actually the main character in a different manga by the same mangaka) moving away suddenly.Most of the wholesome anime I know also have a tendency to make people suicidal. The Japanese can't seem to go one heartwarming story without inserting a tragedy or painfully in-depth breakdown of the human condition.
Mary and the Witch's Flower is based on a book, The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart, that came out in 1971, over a quarter century before the first Harry Potter book. That book and Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch series, the first book of which was published in 1974 and which also featured another magical school very similar to Hogwarts, were likely huge influences on J.K. Rowling even if she doesn't ever acknowledge them.Mary & The Witch's Flower. Not really for grown ups, but the lovely animation and colourful scenes coupled with a story about a girl living in the English Countryside and discovering a sentient broomstick that flies her to Anime Hogwarts makes for pretty feel-good viewing.