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The 13 Darkest Moments From Children's Anime

Updated 30 Dec 2019 2.1k votes 446 voters 24.4k views13 items

When you think about anime for kids, you probably don't think about people and animals passing away, psychological breakdowns, cities being destroyed, or police brutality. But while kid-oriented fare tends to stay relatively PG, there are moments when things go totally off the rails. 

Viewers of shows like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, and even Sonic X and Yokai Watch will remember the series' more disturbing moments. Kyosuke Kiryuu being tortured in prison was only one of the horrifying moments that Yu-Gi-Oh! had to offer, while Juri's breakdown in Digimon Tamers will stay with viewers forever. 

Dark moments from kids anime aren't necessarily a bad thing. They can help their intended audience process difficult subjects in a safe way, and they can keep the adults and teens in the room from being bored out of their minds. That said, if a kid isn't prepared for a scary moment, it can be damaging. 

Which scary anime moments seem the least kid friendly?

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