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The Best Growing Up Anime

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List of the best growing up 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. Plunge into the trials and tribulations of growing up, and all of the drama, love, and emotion that goes along with it. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about growing up in one way or another. The list you're viewing is made up of different anime like Star Driver and Toradora!. What is the greatest growing up anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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    Toradora! (J.C.Staff, 2008) is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series based on the light novel series by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. Menacing in appearance but gentle at heart, Ryuji forms an unlikely friendship with Taiga, a tiny girl with a feisty attitude....  more
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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (A-1 Pictures, 2011), also known simply as Anohana, is a Japanese drama anime series. Five childhood companions reunite when the ghost of their dead friends appears, and demands they grant her final wish....  more
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    Durarara!! (Brain's Base, 2010), often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the light novel by Ryohgo Narita and illustrated by Suzuhito Yasuda. A young man looking for excitement moves to Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, where he finds a world of mystery in which the past and present mesh....  more
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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
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