Anime Underground The Best Coming Of Age Anime  

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List of the best coming of age anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. Watch as these characters grow from childhood to adulthood as serious happenings steer them on their journey to come of age. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about coming of age in one way or another. List features anime like Star Driver, Toradora! and more! What is the greatest coming of age anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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Kids on the Slope


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Kids on the Slope is a Japanese manga series by Yuki Kodama. An anime television series adaptation of the same name aired in 2012. It is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe at MAPPA and Tezuka Productions with music provided by acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno, reuniting the two who previously worked together on Macross Plus and Cowboy Bebop. The anime has been licensed in North America by Sentai Filmworks. ...more on Wikipedia

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49 Days


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FLCL is an original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which included Gainax, Production I.G, and Starchild Records. FLCL follows Naota Nandaba, a twelve-year-old boy living in the fictional Japanese suburb of Mabase, and his interactions with Haruko Haruhara, who arrives in the quiet suburb, drawn by the industrial town houses and the Medical Mechanica building. The English adaptation of the series was first licensed by Synch-Point which released the DVDs and soundtrack, but these went out of print in 2006. In January 2010, Funimation Entertainment announced that they would be re-releasing the series on ...more on Wikipedia

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#44 on The Best Music Anime of All Time

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Eureka Seven


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Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN, is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Bones. The series was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, with series composition by Dai Satō and music by Naoki Satō. Eureka Seven tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, and the mystery of the Coralians. The fifty episode series premiered in Japan on MBS between April 17, 2005 and was subsequently licensed by Funimation in North America, Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand and by Beez Entertainment in the United Kingdom for English home video releases. The series spawned six manga adaptations, a ...more on Wikipedia

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#84 on The Best English Dubbed Anime of All Time

#43 on The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans

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#44 on The 30+ Best Anime for Teens

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Ping Pong


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