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The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers 

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A heartwarming, and somewhat humorous, movie about three homeless friends who find an abandoned baby, Tokyo Godfathers is one of the most surprisingly entertaining movies ever to come about in the anime circuit. When three misfits find an infant on Christmas Eve, they decide to take turns taking care of her and helping to find her mother. However, it certainly won't be that easy. In such a large city filled with tons of secrets, the three are easily pulled into a more complex situation than they would have ever thought possible.  

Despite some of the more darker elements in this movie, the story still has a lot of lighter moments to offer that will certainly make you feel warm and fuzzy. Series like Bunny Drop are a perfect follow up because it also discusses children who are abandoned by family and a person taking up the responsibility to care for them. If you'd like a little more humor in your shows, there's also the ever-popular Hinamatsuri, which is a little different since a yakuza member randomly becomes the caretaker for an alien girl. 

We've come up with a list of recommendations for anime like Tokyo Godfathers that we're sure you'll enjoy. Make sure to vote up your favorite shows so fans of Tokyo Godfathers will know what to watch next! 

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more
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Paprika is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Paprika is a 2006 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1993 novel of the same name, about a research psychologist who uses a device that ...more
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Colorful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Colorful is a 2010 Japanese animated feature film directed by Keiichi Hara. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Eto Mori, produced by Sunrise and animated by the animation ...more
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Tekkonkinkreet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
TEKKONKINKREET combines the imaginative fantasy and action elements of the best Japanimation with a dark and modern children’s story. A hybrid of cutting-edge 3D CGI technology and traditional ...more
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The Girl Who Leapt Throu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a 2006 Japanese-animated science fiction romance film produced by Madhouse, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and written by Satoko Okudera. Released by Kadokawa ...more
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Haibane Renmei is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Haibane Renmei is a 13-episode anime series based on the work of Yoshitoshi ABe. It began as an original dōjinshi comic series, The Haibanes of Old Home, but this was quickly superseded by the ...more
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Kure-nai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Kure-nai
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a Japanese novel written by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, with a cover illustration by Yoshitoshi ABe, and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan on January 28, 2002. The novel ...more
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Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Wolf Children is a 2012 Japanese supernatural anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. After her werewolf lover unexpectedly dies in an accident while hunting for food for their children, a young ...more
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Bunny Drop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
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Hinamatsuri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Tokyo Godfathers
Hinamatsuri