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The 30+ Best Anime for Teens

Updated June 11, 2021 164.4k votes 19.0k voters 243.1k views102 items

You might think that all anime is good for teens to watch, but there are some very sexual and violent series out there that say otherwise. This list ranks over thirty great anime for teens, including shows that are fun and entertaining without being too graphic. If you have a teenage son or daughter, you can't really go wrong with any of the anime on this list. If you're a teenager reading this, don't worry- these aren't toned down shows for babies or anything, they're all great shows that adults love just as much as teenagers.

Is there a good anime for teenagers that we left off the list? Please add as many shows as you want, as long as they are appropriate for teens.
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    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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    Death Note

    Mystery, Police
    Death Note (Madhouse, 2006) is a Japanese supernatural thriller anime series based on the manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a teen genius who stumbles across a...  more
  • 3
    6,762
    1,311

    My Hero Academia

    Action, Comedy
    My Hero Academia (MBS, 2016) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Kohei Horikoshi from Bones Studios. Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world...  more
  • 4
    3,196
    596

    Haikyu!!

    Sports, Shonen
    Haikyu!! (Production I.G, 2014) is a Japanese sports anime television series based on the manga by Haruichi Furudate. Inspired by a championship match he sees on TV, junior high schooler Hinata joins...  more
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    4,195
    819
    Assassination Classroom (Fuji TV, 2015) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Yusei Matsui from Lerche studio animation. A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be...  more
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    5,322
    1,066

    Attack on Titan

    Action, Military
    Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama from Wit Studio. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside...  more
  • 7
    7,318
    1,592

    Naruto

    Action, Adventure
    Naruto (TV Tokyo, 2002) is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Masashi Kishimoto from Studio Pierrot animation studio. Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for...  more
  • 8
    4,192
    886

    Hunter x Hunter (2011)

    Action, Adventure
    Hunter × Hunter (Fuji TV, 2011), also known as Hunter x Hunter (2011), is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi from Madhouse animation studio. Twelve-year-old Gon...  more
  • 9
    508
    58

    Naruto: Shippuden

    Action, Adventure
    Naruto: Shippuden (TV Tokyo, 2007), also known as Naruto Shippuden, is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Masashi Kishimoto and a sequel to the original Naruto anime from Studio...  more
  • 10
    4,773
    1,230
    One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero web manga created by ONE which began publication in early 2009. An anime television adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan between October and December 2015....  more
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    1,110
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (JNN, 2009) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa from Bones Studio. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is the second anime television...  more
  • 12
    4,540
    1,222

    Tokyo Ghoul

    Action, Mystery
    Tokyo Ghoul (Tokyo MX, 2014) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga by Sui Ishida from Studio Pierrot animation studio. A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a...  more
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    455
    The Disastrous Life of Saiki K (J.C.Staff, 2016), also known as Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan, is a Japanese gag anime series based on the manga by Shūichi Asō. Saiki Kusuo is a powerful psychic who hates...  more
  • 14
    5,083
    1,509

    Fairy Tail

    Action, Adventure
    Fairy Tail (TV Tokyo, 2009) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Hiro Mashima from A-1 Pictures. Natsu Dragneel, a fire dragon slayer wizard from the Fairy Tail guild, explores...  more
  • 15
    3,169
    917

    Bleach

    Action, Adventure
    Bleach (TV Tokyo, 2004) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the manga by Tite Kubo from Studio Pierrot animation studio. Ichigo Kurosaki obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from another...  more
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    2,970
    861

    Noragami

    Action, Adventure
    Noragami (Tokyo MX, 2014) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the manga by Adachitoka from Bones animation studio. A minor god seeking to gain widespread worship teams up with a human...  more
  • 17
    2,808
    829

    Your Lie in April

    Drama, Music
    Your Lie in April (A-1 Pictures, 2014) is a Japanese music drama anime series based on the manga by Naoshi Arakawa. A piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in...  more
  • 18
    2,883
    870

    One Piece

    Action, Adventure
    One Piece (Toei Animation, 1999) is a Japanese adventure anime series based on the manga series by Eiichiro Oda. Monkey D. Luffy and his friends go on adventures, while trying to find the greatest...  more
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    297
    31

    Black Clover

    Action, Comedy
    Black Clover (Studio Pierrot, 2017) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Yuki Tabata. Seemingly born without any magic power, a young boy aims to be the Wizard King with his...  more
  • 20
    4,208
    1,438

    Sword Art Online

    Action, Game
    Sword Art Online (A-1 Pictures, 2012) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. In the year 2022, thousands of people get...  more
  • 21
    2,890
    968

    Ouran High School Host Club

    Comedy, Reverse Harem
    Ouran High School Host Club (Bones, 2006) is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series based on the manga series by Bisco Hatori. Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student at the prestigious and elite...  more
  • 22
    2,590
    862

    Fullmetal Alchemist

    Action, Adventure
    Fullmetal Alchemist (JNN, 2003) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the manga by Hiromu Arakawa from Bones animation production. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the...  more
  • 23
    1,452
    456

    Charlotte

    Drama, School
    Charlotte (P.A. Works, 2015) is a Japanese supernatural anime series. Yuu Otosaka, a high school boy who awakens the ability to temporarily possess others, befriends Nao Tomori, the student council...  more
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    2,076
    680

    No Game No Life

    Game, Adventure
    No Game No Life (Madhouse, 2014) is a Japanese fantasy anime series based on the light novel series by Yu Kamiya. When siblings Sora and Shiro, who are the most feared team of pro gamers in the world...  more
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    1,856
    604

    Code Geass

    Action, Military
    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Animax, 2006), often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese sci-fi anime series from Sunrise animation studios. Set in an alternate timeline, the series...  more