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10 Anime That Kids Will Love To Watch (Best Picks)

Every kid enjoys a good animated show, Anime is an amazing format for kids to enjoy. 

With its massive popularity among teenagers, it has a massive library of shows from which you could select.  However, a lot of the content is not child-friendly, especially the popular shows. 

This is why we have compiled a fantastic list of kid-friendly Anime that will appeal to the children you know. 

List Of Anime

Here’s a list of some kid-friendly Anime:

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Dr. Stone
  • Hikaru no Go
  • Naruto
  • Pokémon
  • Doraemon
  • A Silent Voice
AnimeAge Rating
Avatar: The Last Airbender4+
Ascendance of a BookwormPG-13
Little Witch Academia12+
Sweetness and LightningPG-13
Dr. StonePG-13
Hikaru no Go10+
Naruto10+
PokemonPEGI 3
Doraemon7+
A Silent VoicePG-13
Anime and their age rating.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Aang, a 12-year-old Airbender, finds out that he is the new Avatar one hundred years before the first episode of the series.

Aang leaves his house on his flying bison, Appa, out of fear that he’ll not be able to complete the difficult task of preventing an approaching global war and because he would be separated from his mentor, Monk Gyatso. They are trapped within an iceberg by Aang’s Avatar State after colliding with the ocean during a violent storm.

This Anime has an amazing storyline with great lessons about human ethics, dilemmas, and love. It teaches the importance of hard work, which is vital for children to know from a young age.

Aang, an Airbender, the last of their kind, flies with the help of his air-bending skills.
Aang, an Airbender, the last of their kind, flies with the help of his air-bending skills.

Ascendance of a Bookworm

Motosu Urano, a bookworm, a student, and an aspiring librarian, is crushed to death behind a mound of books after an earthquake.

She desires to be reborn in a universe where she could read books eternally. She awakens as Myne, a five-year-old girl, in a world where books are extremely rare and are only available to the elite. Myne, remembering her past existence, resolves to make and print her books so she can read them again.

This Anime is perfect for children as it has a very high chance of persuading them to read books, which is a hobby everyone prefers.

Motosu Urano is a book-loving student and an aspiring librarian.

Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia is a compilation of good human ethics and a reasonably engaging story.

Akko Kagari enrolls in Luna Nova Magical Academy to become a witch, although she suffers due to her lack of magical training.

All of this changes when she encounters the Shiny Rod, a powerful magical artifact left by Chariot. The series follows Akko and her pals, Lotte and Sucy, as they go on many fantastic adventures together.

Pupils of the academy, aspiring to become witches!
Pupils of the academy, aspiring to become witches!

Sweetness and Lightning

The show is a slice-of-life series that’s extremely wholesome to watch.

Kouhei Inuzuka has been caring for his small daughter Tsumugi to the best of his capacity since his wife’s death. Anyhow, due to his lack of cooking skills and his teaching schedule, he is forced to rely on ready-made meals.

Frustrated by his inability to prepare a healthful lunch for his daughter, Kouhei accepts an invitation from his pupil, Kotori Iida, to dine at her family’s restaurant. However, finds out that Kotori frequently eats alone as her mother is often away.

Kouhei Inuzuka, Tsumugi, and Kouhei share the same dinner table.
Kouhei Inuzuka, Tsumugi, and Kouhei share the same dinner table.

Dr. Stone

Millennia, Taiju, a high school student, awakens and discovers himself in a world full of statues.

He’s not, however, alone. Senku, his science-loving companion, has been up and running for a few months and has a huge plan to relaunch civilization through the power of science.

Dr. Stone is an epic adventure series that is interesting yet unique.

Dr. Stone Official Anime Trailer

Hikaru no Go

It’s a character-driven drama presented through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy named Hikaru.

He’s introduced to the world of Go when he’s possessed by a kindly ghost named Sai, who happens to be a brilliant Go player. Go is a popular Japanese board game on which Anime is based.

The Anime is a fun Anime that both young and adults can enjoy.

Hikaru no Go is a character-driven drama presented through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy named Hikaru.

Naruto

It chronicles the narrative of Naruto Uzumaki, a teenage ninja who wants acclaim from his fellows and aspires to become the Hokage or village leader.

He was orphaned and despised by the people, who saw him with fear and hate. He never gave up hope and worked hard to grow and prove himself.

Naruto is amazing for kids it has great learning, and it portrays a great example of persistence and hard work. It teaches that even in the worst circumstances to never lose hope.

Naruto Uzumaki is a teenage ninja who wants acclaim from his fellows and aspires to become the Hokage.
Naruto Uzumaki is a teenage ninja who wants acclaim from his fellows and aspires to become the Hokage.

Pokémon

The Anime series Pokémon follows Ash Ketchum and his companions as they journey through a world filled with creatures with the help of Ash’s yellow pet Pikachu.

Ash, a ten-year-old boy, wants to become the best Pokémon trainer in the entire world. He enlists the aid of several buddies in addition to his own Pokémon, Pikachu, to do this.

Pokémon has been a global phenomenon, every 90s child has seen a glimpse of this Anime. It’s family-friendly and extremely enjoyable

Ash, with his favorite Pokémon and the star of the show, Pikachu.
Ash, with his favorite Pokémon and the star of the show, Pikachu.

Doraemon

Doraemon is an Anime that has been the childhood of a lot of people, the show gives great lessons about friendship and is even emotional at times.

The Anime features a robot, Doraemon who goes back in time from the year 2220 to save a little boy by the name of Nobita.

The story resolves around Doraemon helping Nobita with his life problems and his school homework, However, things always don’t go as planned resulting in extra-ordinary adventures 

All the main characters of the show are in one frame Suneo, Nobita, Doraemon, Shizuka, and Gian.
All the main characters of the show are in one frame Suneo, Nobita, Doraemon, Shizuka, and Gian.

A Silent Voice

Shôko Nishimiya, a pupil with hearing loss, is the main character of the tale. She changes schools and is harassed by her classmates, particularly Shôya Ishida.

She eventually goes to another school, This results in the shunning of Shôya by his classmates due to the extreme lack of empathy he showed to Shoko. He becomes isolated and tormented, having no one to talk to about his problems. He sets himself on a path to repentance years later in an extraordinary way.

A Silent Voice displays a great example of the importance of empathy and compassion. It teaches young and even the old audience to have a love for others and not to have unnecessary bias and hatred toward others.

Shôya Ishida with Shôko Nishimiya, the class fellow he once bullied.
Shôya Ishida with Shôko Nishimiya, the class fellow he once bullied.

Why are children drawn to anime?

The catchy anime theme tunes are popular among children and teenagers.

The catchy, lively music catches our kids’ and adolescents’ attention, and when combined with flashy images of the characters battling or doing something fantastic, they’ll appreciate it even more.

The bulk of anime’s primary characters is teenagers or children. There are some adult characters, but they are usually secondary. If your children or teenagers can identify with the main characters in anime, they will be more likely to watch it.

They’ll want to witness characters their age who triumphed despite the odds being stacked against them, especially during a horrific moment like now. Anime teaches children and teenagers their age that they can overcome any difficulty.

Is anime considered a cartoon?

Anime illustrations are known to be exaggerated as far as physical features are concerned. Usually, one can differentiate anime from a cartoon by observing the physical traits of the characters.

Facial expressions for anime characters are often different in form than their counterparts in western animation. For example, Embarrassed or stressed characters produce a massive sweat-drop (which has become one of the most widely recognized motifs of conventional anime).

Characters that are shocked or surprised perform a “face fault”, in which they display an extremely exaggerated expression. Angry characters may exhibit a “vein” or “stress mark” effect.

Conclusion

  • Anime is often considered not family-friendly as most of its content is centered around young adults.
  • However, there are a whole lot of Anime catalogs that are extremely entertaining yet family-friendly.
  • This includes shows like Doraemon, Pokémon, and all of the brilliant Anime mentioned above.
  • In my view, A Silent Voice tops the list, this is due to its extremely emotional story with a fantastic moral lesson.

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