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Two excellent children's movies not mentioned here and under the radar of a lot of anime fans outside of Japan. Both are available on R3 DVD (HK) with good English subtitles.

Arashi no Yoru ni (a.k.a. Stormy Night): The story of an unlikely friendship between a Goat and a Wolf. I liken this movie to Disney's The Fox and the Hound. The animation is excellent and the voice of the wolf Gabu (Gav) is done by Shidō Nakamura, who did Ryūk in Death Note. In addition to the English subtitles there is was a decent unofficial dub made by a small group of voice actors and studio engineers which the producers, TBS, have allowed them to distribute (audio only) as a supplement to the DVD. This would be my choice of movies if I was looking for something easy as a learning tool.

Mai Mai Miracle: In 1950's Japan, a shy, 9 year old girl from Tokyo moves to the countryside and befriends a local girl with an over active imagination. This is mostly a nostalgic peek at country life in post-WWII Japan interspersed with imaginary flashes of the town as the imperial capital 1,000 years prior. This is more a Ghibli type animation ala Ocean Waves and Only Yesterday, or maybe even Totoro in the setting.
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DigitalDeviant wrote:

Two excellent children's movies not mentioned here and under the radar of a lot of anime fans outside of Japan. Both are available on R3 DVD (HK) with good English subtitles.

Arashi no Yoru ni (a.k.a. Stormy Night): The story of an unlikely friendship between a Goat and a Wolf. I liken this movie to Disney's The Fox and the Hound. The animation is excellent and the voice of the wolf Gabu (Gav) is done by Shidō Nakamura, who did Ryūk in Death Note. In addition to the English subtitles there is was a decent unofficial dub made by a small group of voice actors and studio engineers which the producers, TBS, have allowed them to distribute (audio only) as a supplement to the DVD. This would be my choice of movies if I was looking for something easy as a learning tool.

Mai Mai Miracle: In 1950's Japan, a shy, 9 year old girl from Tokyo moves to the countryside and befriends a local girl with an over active imagination. This is mostly a nostalgic peek at country life in post-WWII Japan interspersed with imaginary flashes of the town as the imperial capital 1,000 years prior. This is more a Ghibli type animation ala Ocean Waves and Only Yesterday, or maybe even Totoro in the setting.


What great answer! Thanks! I will look up both. Your answer was really easy on the eyes, too, which is nice.


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A partial list of what I've seen:
Card Captor Sakura
Zatch Bell
Akazukin Chacha
Mahoujin Guru Guru
Detective Conan

I'm sure I could throw a lot of other stuff on that list but I'm gonna be lazy and leave it at that. As far as learning japanese from anime I really wouldn't recommend it. You might be able to pick up a few words or phrases but unless its specifically trying to teach you japanese it would be really hard to pick up on grammar or sentence structure unless you already have an understanding of it.


What age range are those aimed at? Like young children (10 and under), preteens/tweens?

By the way, yes, I study Japanese in my free time, I just enjoy anime and I like to listen to it. Since I don't listen to podcasts or music, I like watching children's anime movies. I assure you, my study is serious, the anime part is just a fun, relaxing supplement. But I agree, I don't think ANYONE can learn Japanese solely from anime without a teacher or textbook of any kind.
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Recent ones...Card Captor Sakura, Shugo Chara!
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A great anime movie for children that hasn't been mentioned here is Summer Wars. It bears a few resemblances with the Studio Ghibli movies, yet in my opinion, its far greater than many of the current selection. The plot and characters are simple to understand, and some may appreciate the CGI and backgrounds. There is a death in the middle of the movie, yet the topic is touched upon in such a gentle and caressing manner that it's unlikely children will be disturbed.

As for anime series, there's the staple ones like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and the overrated three (You should know which). If the child in question is a girl (Or a boy with rather different tastes), then I recommend Mahou Shojo Lyrical Nanoha. You've surely heard of the title if you've been on CR for long enough, and it's an enjoyable watch for children (And other groups as well). The story is pretty similar to Cardcaptors, yet develops enough throughout the three seasons to continue to be entertaining. Also, there's a lot of gigantic explosions with a total death count of zero, which is always a plus.

Hope this helps.
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If I wasn't tired right now, I'd be responding to some of the posts here that irked me.

So before i go to bed, here's an anime that kids can watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkP8WvXsh78
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nanoha is good, but the scene where we meet fate's mother? not exactly child friendly.
and people keep mentioning digimon, which is a good choicee, but please note season three contains some disturbing content that gave me nightmares at age 15, when it got closer to the ending.

for children, i recommend futari wa pretty cure and it's sequel, max heart, similar to sailor moon, but the main characters are somewhat decent people.
also, ika musume, (squid girl) can be found here on crunchyroll, and, ichigo mashimaro, which is about four elementary school girls and a college girl hanging out. (please note, the college girl is a chain smoker.) it has good life lessons.
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lolicon-icon wrote:


FalseFallacy wrote:


nanoha is good, but the scene where we meet fate's mother? not exactly child friendly.
and people keep mentioning digimon, which is a good choicee, but please note season three contains some disturbing content that gave me nightmares at age 15, when it got closer to the ending.

for children, i recommend futari wa pretty cure and it's sequel, max heart, similar to sailor moon, but the main characters are somewhat decent people.
also, ika musume, (squid girl) can be found here on crunchyroll, and, ichigo mashimaro, which is about four elementary school girls and a college girl hanging out. (please note, the college girl is a chain smoker.) it has good life lessons.


Drat, forgot about that scene. I guess most magicalgirl shows are good then, like Sugar Sugar Rune. But it's rather difficultto find strawberry marshmallow; that show is one of the more unknown of the slice of life genre. It might be better to search for something equally child-friendly like Azumanga Daioh! or even Mahoraba Academy (Which is every bit as unknown as Marshmallow)
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You mean Kodomo? One notable kid's anime I can name on the top of my head is Pokemon.
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Posted 3/24/11
Going through my vast number of Region 1 DVD's to be TV series, for children I might recommend the following :

For Girls -

Cardcaptor Sakura
Petite Princess Yucie
Sugar, A Little Snow Fairy

For Boys -

Macross

For Both -

Mysterious Thief Saint Tail
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I wouldn't call most anime appropriate for a 5-year-old but My Neighbor Totoro is the PERFECT anime movie for little kids....(all ages, really) :3
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hmmm maybe bakugan and beyblade?
I think little kids like that stuff

But i strongly recommend Hamtaro! I loved watching that when i was younger, it's very enjoyable
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•A cardcaptor Sakura...
•Pokemon...
•Digimon...
•Beyblade...
•Dragon ball [All time classic]
•Bottle Fairy...
•Shugo Chara....
And that's about it ^ ^
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