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The 30+ Best Anime for Teens

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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  • 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
  • Naruto, an adolescent ninja, dreams of becoming the Hokage in his village.
  • Three friends join the Survey Corps to try to take their world back from the Titans.
  • Despite being born powerless in a super-powered world, Izuku never gives up on becoming a hero.
  • Gon Freecs trabaja duro para convertirse en un cazador y buscar al padre que nunca conoció.
  • The students of Class 3E have an important assignment: kill their teacher by the end of the year.
  • A tale of youth and volleyball.
  • Naruto Uzumaki is is determined to develop his ninja skills.
  • 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
  • Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the Philsopher's Stone.
  • Having survived a ghoul attack, Ken finds himself altered forever.
  • Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a Soul Reaper.
  • Hiyori Iki is transformed into a half-phantom after saving the god Yato's life.
  • A high school student with powerful psychic abilities tries to live an ordinary life.
  • Piano prodigy Kousei Arima had a mental breakdown after his mother died and cannot hear his piano.
  • An elastic man searches for the elusive pirate treasure, One Piece.
  • 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
  • In a world of magic, two orphan boys with different powers strive to become the greatest wizard.
  • Players of online role-playing games become embroiled in a series of life-threatening conspiracies.
  • 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
  • An alternate reality where some children develop supernatural abilities after reaching puberty.
  • Haruhi is recruited into the Ouran Host Club after breaking a vase.
  • 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
  • Seraph of the End (Tokyo MX, 2015) also known as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign or Owari no Seraph, is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga by Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto ...more
  • Online gamer siblings are thrust into a new realm where they must play to take over the world.