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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/5/17
I sat my son down in front of Kiki's Delivery Service when he was six or so. He adored it. Still does at 17. He's not what I'd call an anime fan, but he does like some things.

I think it's fine. Like any other kind of entertainment, you have to make the right choices at the right age, but I don't think that makes anime more or less a good idea than anything else.
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Only certain ones. Most anime are too inappropriate for young children, so animes like Aikatsu or Precure would be good for girls and Pokémon and DBZ would be good for boys.
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Some good animes for kids are: Fruits Basket, Haikyuu, Snow White with the Red Hair, and Ramen Fighter Miki
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Beware of sexual fan service and violence, if you are that type of parent. I also urge you to watch out for dubs that do not reflect any accuracy and thus, respect for the original, and the issues concerning localization changes.

Many a parents bought their kids the anime adaptation of Rosario + Vampire without realizing the sexual content, as well as ignorance of other series.


To illustrate.


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unless you are planning to teach them Japanese.


trying to learn Japanese from subs is a horrible, horrible idea.
edit: unless it's Japanese subs, of course.


I agree, but small kids can't read subs anyways.
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as long as it's a child anime
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if the series is an adaptation from a shoujo magazine (Ciao, Nakayoshi, Ribbon), its probably kid-friendly.


zangeif123 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:
unless you are planning to teach them Japanese.


trying to learn Japanese from subs is a horrible, horrible idea.
edit: unless it's Japanese subs, of course.

I agree, but small kids can't read subs anyways.


living and breathing the language is how we ultimately learn a language, and Japanese language is no different.
anime may help[citation needed], but practicing the language daily is what ultimately drives learning.
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probably not
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I say why not, but depends on how old the kid is and if they understand fantasy from reality. It also depends on what anime it is and so on. I'm not gonna lie, I watched School Days when I was in elementary school and that scarred me a bit. I also watched Elfen Lied and now I have a twisted sense of justice.

The point is, treat it like you would a movie. Back in the day I wanted to see Scream in theaters, but my parents knew it wasn't meant for kids but they knew I loved horror. So I was able to watch it, but with their supervision. And right after I was soiling myself after the movie, my parents sat me down and explained to me that it was just a movie and it's not real.

If a child wan't to watch anime, then go ahead. But if it's something a bit more mature like Elfen Lied, I'd recommend to either not watch it or have supervision.
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I mean, i'm not really to bothered if people younger than me watch anime. The thing is, there is a lot of anime out-there that are 'kid friendly' and definitely should be watched by them!

Since i'm only a teenager, I can't really say much but; when kids around the age of 9 or 10 come up to me shouting "Tokyo Ghoul Rocks! Love the part when that guy throws another guy in to a bridge and penetrates millions of holes into his body, yeah!" I can only wonder what anime you have watched but not willing to tell.

But overall, I do think kids should watch anime but make sure there not watching anything to 'OTT' because we all know anime can do that, very well as well!
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namealreadytaken wrote:

if the series is an adaptation from a shoujo magazine (Ciao, Nakayoshi, Ribbon), its probably kid-friendly.


zangeif123 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:
unless you are planning to teach them Japanese.


trying to learn Japanese from subs is a horrible, horrible idea.
edit: unless it's Japanese subs, of course.

I agree, but small kids can't read subs anyways.


living and breathing the language is how we ultimately learn a language, and Japanese language is no different.
anime may help[citation needed], but practicing the language daily is what ultimately drives learning.


Indeed. It certainly helps to develop the connotations and context with which people use certain words I imagine, even those that mean the same thing. The difference between direct and trenchant, I imagine.
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Mall0w_ wrote:

So what do u think would be a good kid anime


Depends on how old the "kid" is and what (s)he likes. In general terms, you can't go wrong with the Ghibli stuff, like Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, etc. I saw Nausicaa for the first time when I was a kid, and it spellbound me. It was probably the reason I'm an anime fan today, along with Robotech (yeah, I know, but it was there at the right time and I was the right age). Some Ghibli I'd save for older kids because of intense scenes or themes, but all of it is more or less appropriate for pre-teens.

For older kids who are still pre-teens, series like Macross or Gundam go down well if they like that kind of thing. Naruto, Dragon Ball Z (beware some of the Master Roshi bits, depending on your tolerances), Pokemon, Beyblade, Digimon, and the like. Avatar/Legend of Korra. InuYasha.

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Well sure, aside the one we all know.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

if the series is an adaptation from a shoujo magazine (Ciao, Nakayoshi, Ribbon), its probably kid-friendly.


zangeif123 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:
unless you are planning to teach them Japanese.


trying to learn Japanese from subs is a horrible, horrible idea.
edit: unless it's Japanese subs, of course.

I agree, but small kids can't read subs anyways.


living and breathing the language is how we ultimately learn a language, and Japanese language is no different.
anime may help[citation needed], but practicing the language daily is what ultimately drives learning.


100% agree. My daughter was in Japan for a month over the summer and her Japanese is excellent. Meanwhile I'm watching my crappy anime and my Japanese is shit.
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Posted 9/5/17 , edited 9/5/17
My point was watching it raw, not without subs, since my point of contesting was that most young children would not be able to follow it properly, and dubbing is far and few between.


...It is an option, as supplement material.



Sorry for being a bit anal retentive, these days has been especially rough on my ego.
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