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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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Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is an 11-episode 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. The anime aired in Fuji TV's noitamina block between April and June 2011. The anime is licensed in North America by NIS America. An anime film was released in Japanese theaters on August 31, 2013. A novelization by Mari Okada was serialized in Media Factory's Da Vinci magazine from March to July 2011. A manga adaptation illustrated by Mitsu Izumi began serialization in the May 2012 issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine. A visual novel adaptation for the PlayStation Portable was released by 5pb. in August 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

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Toradora! is a Japanese light novel series by Yuyuko Takemiya, with illustrations by Yasu. A 25-episode anime adaptation produced by J.C.Staff aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between October 2008 and March 2009. Ryuji Takasu is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, his eyes give him the appearance of an intimidating delinquent. He is happy to be classmates with his best friend Yusaku Kitamura, as well as the girl he has a crush on, Minori Kushieda. However, he unexpectedly runs into "the school's most dangerous animal of the highest risk level"—Taiga Aisaka—who just happens to be Minori's best friend. ...more on Wikipedia

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Durarara!!, often shortened to DRRR!!, is a Japanese light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita, with illustrations by Suzuhito Yasuda, that has also been adapted into a Japanese anime series. Durarara!! tells the story of a dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, an internet-based anonymous gang called The Dollars, and the chaos that unfolds around the most dangerous people in Ikebukuro. The series ran for thirteen volumes, published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of March 2014, a sequel series titled Durarara!! SH has been confirmed and will be set 2 years after the events of the original series. A manga adaptation by Akiyo Satorigi started ...more on Wikipedia

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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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