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The 30+ Best Anime for Teens 

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Updated July 30, 2020 111.2k votes 14k voters 172.1k views 90 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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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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My Hero Academia is a 2016 anime series based on the superhero manga series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, written by Kōhei Horikoshi. Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where ...more
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities ...more
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One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Developed by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi ...more
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives an encounter with Rize Kamishiro, ...more
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Assassination Classroom ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 48 ...more
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series directed by Kazuhiro ...more
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Noragami is a Japanese manga series by Adachitoka. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan beginning from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014, with a total of 12 episodes. ...more
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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Sword Art Online (2012) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on ...more
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...more
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Ouran High School Host C... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Ouran High School Host Club is a manga series by Bisco Hatori, serialized in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine between the September 2002 and November 2010 issues. The manga has been adapted into an ...more
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more
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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Piano prodigy Kōsei Arima dominated ...more
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One Piece is a 1999 anime series based on the Japanese manga series by Eiichiro Oda. Monkey D. Luffy and his friends go on adventures, while trying to find the greatest treasure ever left by the ...more
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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Action, Mystery, Comedy
Black Butler (A-1 Pictures, 2008) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Yana Toboso. Aided by Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly inhuman abilities, Young Ciel ...more
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Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Haikyuu!! (Netflix, 2014) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga by Haruichi Furudate. Inspired by a championship match he sees on TV, junior high schooler Hinata joins a volleyball club ...more
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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No Game No Life is a light novel series by Yū Kamiya. Sora and Shiro are two hikikomori step-siblings who are known in the online gaming world as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. One day, ...more
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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more
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Sword Art Online II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. An anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures, known simply as Sword Art Online. In ...more
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Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with ...more
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Maid Sama! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Maid Sama! is a shōjo manga series by Hiro Fujiwara. Once an all-boys school, Seika High, infamous for its rowdy students, has recently become a co-ed school. However, with the female population ...more
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The Devil Is a Part-Time... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
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The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku. ASCII Media Works has published ten volumes since February 2011. The story ...more
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Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Best Anime for Teens
Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, or Fruba, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to ...more