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Since not all anime is intended for children to watch, we've compiled a list of series that are safe for younger viewers. This is our list of the best kids anime of all time, featuring shows with minimal violence and adult themes that are not appropriate for children. Need a suggestion for some anime your kids will enjoy? There are at least 30 great titles listed below, and they've been voted on by other Ranker users so that the most recommended shows will show at the top of the list!

What makes an anime good for a young audience? Not a gratuitous amount of fighting and violence, for starters. These shows are silly and fun, and most will teach a life lesson to your children in some capacity. Shows like Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Wedding Peach are all great choices, and most can even be found on YouTube if you want to watch them for free. Vote for the anime you would recommend to other parents, or simply use this list as a guide for shows that are suitable for your own kids to watch.

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Pokémon 1997 Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more

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Sailor Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Sailor Moon 1995 Sailor Moon is a media franchise created by Naoko Takeuchi. The series began as a manga published in 1991 and the anime adaptation began airing in March 1992. Since then, the series have been ...more

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Naruto 2002 Naruto is a 2002 TV program written by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.

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Digimon: Digital Monsters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Digimon: Digital Monsters 1999 Digimon, short for "Digital Monsters", is a Japanese media franchise encompassing virtual pet toys, anime, manga, video games, films and a trading card game. The franchise focuses on ...more

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Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Yu-Gi-Oh! 2000 u-Gi-Oh!, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, is a 2000 Japanese anime series animated by Studio Gallop, based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series written by Kazuki Takahashi. After solving an ...more

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Dragon Ball Z 1989 Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Dragon Ball 1986 Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama, which were ...more

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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Naruto Shippūden 2007 Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend ...more

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Sonic X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Sonic X 2003 Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega. Sonic X initially ran for fifty-two episodes, ...more

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Beyblade is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Beyblade 2001 Beyblade, known in Japan as Explosive Shoot Beyblade, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takao Aoki to promote sales of spinning tops called "Beyblades." Originally ...more

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One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added One Piece (JP) 1999 One Piece is an anime series adapted from the One Piece manga series and produced by Toei Animation.

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Cardcaptor Sakura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Cardcaptor Sakura 1998 Cardcaptor Sakura is a 1998 anime series based on the Japanese manga series by Clamp. An elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a ...more

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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Dragon Ball Z Kai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Dragon Ball Z Kai 2009 Dragon Ball Z Kai is a revised version of the Japanese anime series Dragon Ball Z.

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Shugo Chara! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Chloe Hamilton added Shugo Chara! 2007 Shugo Chara!, also known as My Guardian Characters, is a Japanese shōjo manga series created by the manga author duo, Peach-Pit. The story centers on elementary school girl Amu Hinamori, whose ...more

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Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Md Imteaz Alam Nisat added Doraemon 1979 Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga writing team Fujiko Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story ...more

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Sailor Moon Crystal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Tuan Cao added Sailor Moon Crystal 2014 Sailor Moon Crystal, known in Japan as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is a 2014 original net animation adaptation of the manga series Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi. Upon obtaining the ...more

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Powerpuff Girls Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Powerpuff Girls Z 2006 Powerpuff Girls Z, known in some other countries as PPGZ for short, is a magical girl anime series based on the American animated television series The Powerpuff Girls. The anime is co-produced ...more

The Best Animated Films Ever

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Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Dragon Ball GT 2003 Dragon Ball GT is a 1996 Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga. Five years after the end of the Dragon Ball Z anime, Goku is turned back into a child by the Black ...more

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Hamtaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Hamtaro 2002 Hamtaro is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai. The manga is serialized in Shogakukan's all girl's magazine Ciao in 1997, focusing on a ...more

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Yo-kai Watch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
1479081920703 added Yo-kai Watch 2015 Yo-kai Watch is a children's anime series based on the video game of the same name developed by Level-5. Nate, a young boy, stumbles upon the mysterious Yo-Kai Watch. which allows him to see ...more

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Go! Princess PreCure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
-1451474948890 added Go! Princess PreCure 2015 Go! Princess PreCure, also known as Go! Princess Pretty Cure, is a 2015 Japanese magical girl anime series, and the twelfth installment to Izumi Todo's Pretty Cure franchise. Haruka forms the ...more

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Dinosaur King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Briana Shinn added Dinosaur King Dinosaur King is a video game for the Nintendo DS game based on the Dinosaur King TV series. It was released in the US on September 23, 2008.

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Voltron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
CosmicCastaway added Voltron 1984 Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated television series that features a team of space explorers that pilot a giant super robot known as "Voltron". Initially produced as a ...more

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Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
slaft added Speed Racer Speed Racer, also known as Mach GoGoGo, is a Japanese animated franchise about automobile racing. Mach GoGoGo was originally serialized in print in Shueisha's 1958 Shōnen Book. It was released ...more

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's 2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is the second main spin-off anime series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The series aired in Japan between April 2, 2008 and March 30, 2011, following the conclusion of the previous ...more

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Stitch! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
WayneBell added Stitch! 2008 Stitch! is the anime adaptation of the animated feature film Lilo & Stitch and the successor for the Lilo & Stitch series by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It takes place after Leroy ...more

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Tokyo Mew Mew is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Tokyo Mew Mew Tokyo Mew Mew is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Reiko Yoshida and illustrated by Mia Ikumi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from September 2000 to February 2003, and later ...more

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Monster Rancher is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Monster Rancher 1999 Monster Rancher, known in Japan as Monster Farm, is a 73-episode anime series based on Tecmo's Monster Rancher video game franchise. It originally aired on Japanese television on TBS from April ...more

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Case Closed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Detective Conan Case Closed, known originally as Meitantei Conan, is a Japanese detective manga series written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama. The series is serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shōnen Sunday ...more

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My Hero Academia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
NinjaKasper106 added My Hero Academia My Hero Academia is a 2016 anime series based on the superhero manga series Boku no Hīrō Akademia, written by Kōhei Horikoshi. Izuku Midoriya is a regular middle school student in a world where ...more

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Zatch Bell! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Zatch Bell! 2003 One hundred Mamodo (lit. "demon") go to Earth every 1,000 years to battle to be the king of the Mamodo world. Each Mamodo needs a human partner in order to use his or her spell book, a ...more

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UFO Baby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Jessica Lyn added Ufo Baby UFO Baby is a 1998 anime series based on the manga by Mika Kawamura. Two junior high school students, Miyu and Kanata, find (and take care of) an abandoned alien baby without anyone discovering ...more

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Medabots is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Medabots 2001 Medabots, known in Japan as Medarot, is a role-playing video game franchise developed by Natsume and published by Imagineer in Japan in 1997. The video game franchise was later adapted into a ...more

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Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Rizzy Joyz Equipado added Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000% Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000% is a 2011 anime series based on the Japanese visual novel series by Broccoli. With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite ...more

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Snow White with the Red Hair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Fatima Clarisse Soliman added Snow White with the Red Hair 2015 Snow White with the Red Hair is a 2015 anime series based on the Japanese shōjo manga written by Sorata Akizuki. After refusing to become the prince's concubine, a young red-haired girl runs ...more

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Heidi, Girl of the Alps is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Sree Ranga Sudha T K added Heidi, Girl of the Alps 1974 Heidi, Girl of the Alps is a 1974 Japanese anime series by Zuiyo Enterprises based on the Swiss novel Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning by Johanna Spyri. It was directed by Isao Takahata ...more

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The Prince of Tennis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Prince of Tennis The Prince of Tennis is a 2001 anime series based on the manga series by Takeshi Konomi. A 12-year-old tennis prodigy named Ryoma Echizen moves back to his native Japan in order to attend his ...more

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Jewelpet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Jessica Lyn added Jewel Pets 2009 Jewelpet is a 2009 Japanese magical girl anime series based on the Jewelpet franchise jointly created by Sanrio and Sega Sammy Holdings. The series was written by Atsushi Maekawa with direction ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
PhoebeRomero added Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
thewebotaku777 added Fairy Tail 2009

This series would be safe for ages 10 and up (PG, slight PG-13) for some mild language, violence, and fan service. But overall, it's good for kids.

Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 48 ...more

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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
JustRandall666 added Hunter X Hunter 2011 Hunter x Hunter Tv Program 2011

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Future Boy Conan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
ElhamYousif added Future Boy Conan 1978 Future Boy Conan is a post-apocalyptic science fiction anime series, which premiered across Japan on the NHK network between April 4 and October 31, 1978 on the Tuesday 19:30-20:00 timeslot. The ...more

The Best Children's Museums in the World

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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
mmkmmkmmk added Slam Dunk 1993 Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. ...more

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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Hikaru no Go 2001 Hikaru no Go is a 2001 anime series based on the Japanese manga series written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.

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Yumeiro Patissiere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Chooi Jing added yumeiro patissiere 2010

Yumeiro Patissiere (Japanese: 夢色パティシエール Hepburn: Yumeiro Patishiēru, lit. Dream-Colored Pastry Chef, sometimes stylized Yumeiro Pâtissière) is a shōjo manga and anime series by Natsumi Matsumoto.

Yumeiro Patissiere is an anime television series.

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Kirby: Right Back at Ya! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
KingStrife added Kirby: Right Back at Ya! 2001 Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known in Japan as Hoshi no Kirby, is a Japanese anime series created by Warpstar, Inc. and based on Nintendo's Kirby franchise. The series ran for one hundred episodes ...more

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Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
KingStrife added Astro Boy 1963 Astro Boy, known in Japan by its original name Mighty Atom, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka from 1952 to 1968. The story follows the adventures of a robot ...more

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The Swiss Family Robinson: Flo... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Haruto Tito added The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island 1981 The Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island is an anime series produced by Nippon Animation. The story is loosely based on the novel Swiss Family Robinson by Swiss author Johann ...more

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Avatar: Legend of Korra is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
PhoebeRomero added Avatar: Legend of Korra 2012 Book One: Air is the first season of the U.S. animated TV series The Legend of Korra created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Consisting of twelve episodes, it was initially ...more

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Anime for Kids
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 2003-11-08 Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshio Sawai, published by Shueisha, and serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is a comedy ...more