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Ok, so what would a nearly 9 year old boy watch? (From here on out referred to as W-Chan.) I'm not sure. He likes Miyazaki films a lot, and anime on Nickelodeon, so I thought this might be fun for his tablet and sent a pass to his mom. I told her about turning the mature filter on to keep stuff from showing up that he can't watch, and it's not like there's hentai here, but now I'm feeling like I should compile a list of things for him to check out. I don't think everything I like to watch is necessarily appropriate but then I'm not a mom so I don't know what a young boy watches. For example, Sword Art Online is great but I'm concerned about certain scenes at the end of season two
Guh! I just don't want to ruin W-Chan, he's a good boy!

My list so far:

Chi's Sweet Home (Well, he loves Ponyo)
Usagi Drop
Beyond the Boundary? Nothing explicit, though the little sister fetish references might be weird??
I'm not sure he'd be interested in Lucky Star. I watch different things than young boys like.

I guess he needs swords and epic stories without too much, er.. "fan service"?????

Then there's things that have already been on cartoon network like Bleach (which I admit I haven't watched). I know kids love Naruto.

Buuuuuuh.... I don't knoooow... There's no ratings to go by, I know in Japan they don't do that so much.

Please help, what should W-chan watch? He's 9!! He loves Avatar, Korra, Dr Who, Adventure Time, and Miyazaki films!
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Naruto and one piece should occupy his time well enough, and even though it's not here on Crunchyroll, I heard the Legend of Korra is pretty good, and should be a good watch for him if he likes Avatar
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wonderlandalli wrote:

Ok, so what would a nearly 9 year old boy watch? (From here on out referred to as W-Chan.) I'm not sure. He likes Miyazaki films a lot, and anime on Nickelodeon, so I thought this might be fun for his tablet and sent a pass to his mom. I told her about turning the mature filter on to keep stuff from showing up that he can't watch, and it's not like there's hentai here, but now I'm feeling like I should compile a list of things for him to check out. I don't think everything I like to watch is necessarily appropriate but then I'm not a mom so I don't know what a young boy watches. For example, Sword Art Online is great but I'm concerned about certain scenes at the end of season two
Guh! I just don't want to ruin W-Chan, he's a good boy!

My list so far:

Chi's Sweet Home (Well, he loves Ponyo)
Usagi Drop
Beyond the Boundary? Nothing explicit, though the little sister fetish references might be weird??
I'm not sure he'd be interested in Lucky Star. I watch different things than young boys like.

I guess he needs swords and epic stories without too much, er.. "fan service"?????

Then there's things that have already been on cartoon network like Bleach (which I admit I haven't watched). I know kids love Naruto.

Buuuuuuh.... I don't knoooow... There's no ratings to go by, I know in Japan they don't do that so much.

Please help, what should W-chan watch? He's 9!! He loves Avatar, Korra, Dr Who, Adventure Time, and Miyazaki films!


You have a good start, and quite correct about the Sword Art Online. The first half season, while at times being dark and dramatic, is decent for older kids. I know of others who have previewed and watched the first half and found it acceptible, the completely turned off the series after 1.5. With the main villain being the culprit. Worst part is most of the kid friendly shows I know are older, will try to think of more modern ones if I can. Also anime, tends to have more serious attitude with death which can make some shows iffy.

Pretty much assume most anime is PG-13. I am thinking back to my old as a kid days and what my shows were like. Most difficult part is that as anime quality has gone up, so has the details of violence, etc with it.

Are you specifically looking for Crunchy roll? If so, There is one show, I guess depends on personality of your nephew. The Show "Girl und Panzer" is very child friendly. There is no fan service, is well made, and the show is an overall good mood, positive atmosphere show. It has lots of well done vintage tank combat in a sporting form but I guess the question would be would he enjoy a shows where the main protagonists are all girls team? Unfortunately, Crunchyroll only has the subbed version, but I have seen it on disc.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/girls-und-panzer

Sherlock Hound Is a show I remember from a kid. Might be a bit dated in animation for a modern youth, but crunchy roll has it for english.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/sherlock-hound

For outside of Crunchy Roll

The classic Gundam Wing series, again, a bit older, but, in my opinion, the best of the gundam series. Once more, depends on current level of watching. Is child friendly still.

King Gainer
I hope my memory serves me right on this series of it being youth friendly. I own it on DVD, but it has been a few years since I watched it. A fun mech anime that I did enjoy.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Overman_King_Gainer

Last Exile
For the most part is an exciting and fun show, but if I remember, there are a couple of scenes that are violent. Once more, I watched when it came out, and cannot remember the vivid details.

Steamboy and Summer Wars are both action movies, but family friendly. Summer wars is less action, and more of a realistic Miyazaki feel to it.

OH! AND ONE MORE THAT IS A GUARANTEE KID GREAT!
Sorry about highlighting, but I just remembered after all the writing a great, 52 episode series from my childhood that they finally were able to get to DVD. Problems with original video meant that until now, this highly popular series was unavailable. You will only be able to get it on DVD since it was just released this year and I have not seen it on stream.

Samurai Pizza cats. Loved it 20 years ago, and still love it now! Is extremely kid friendly, but good for adults too! A riot of a classic that still fits today! There was a bad dvd released made from VHS copies on the market some years back. If you buy DVD, the legit and current DVD publish is this one: http://www.discotekmedia.com/samurai_pizza_cats.htm

Edit: When in doubt and want some ratings validation, the website myanimelist.com usually rates shows themselves and isn't a bad place to search for rating or more info.
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http://www.crunchyroll.com/sherlock-hound

^ Safe bet, and I can tell you I loved it as a kid. Hayao Miyazaki directed a couple episodes as well.
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Jordancharacter, he totally is into Korra and Avatar and watches them on Nickelodeon when he's allowed tv time. Those, and Adventure Time.

Vaporisor, Awww I forgot about Samurai Pizza Cats! It's a shame Crunchyroll doesn't have a "vintage" section or something. I wish Gundam was on here too, then I could re-watch!! I'll remind his mom of those, she might find them on her Netflix or something.

I sent links to the tank one and the sherlock hound one to his mom! Thank you!!

You recommended an myanimelist.com, not sure its loading the right site for me, and doesn't have any content on it. Do I have the site wrong?
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wonderlandalli wrote:

Vaporisor, Awww I forgot about Samurai Pizza Cats! It's a shame Crunchyroll doesn't have a "vintage" section or something. I wish Gundam was on here too, then I could re-watch!! I'll remind his mom of those, she might find them on her Netflix or something.

I sent links to the tank one and the sherlock hound one to his mom! Thank you!!

You recommended an myanimelist.com, not sure its loading the right site for me, and doesn't have any content on it. Do I have the site wrong?


Arg, My bad. Is one of those websites in my quicklist.

Is http://myanimelist.net Sorry, sometimes I forget the endtag. It is a .net site. But yeah, the problem with Samurai Pizza cats back when discussions about it coming to video were in it's heyday came down to the original master copies could not be located. It took me a couple years to track down for download VHS ports to pc to get complete series. My guess is they must have turned up!
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You recommended an myanimelist.com, not sure its loading the right site for me, and doesn't have any content on it. Do I have the site wrong?

It's a .net URL, so: http://myanimelist.net/

Kuroko's Basketball might also be good if he's a 9-year-old who doesn't mind subtitles; I'm not used to thinking about vetting a show for kids while I'm watching it, but I don't remember anything ecchi/objectionable about it.
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Action pack shows with good story


Deadman wonderland - kids love blood
utawarerumono - swords/armies
The Tower of Druaga season one and two - swords/good story
Pumpkin scissors - guns -kids love guns
Black Lagoon - maybe but kids love guns so yeah...
Code Geass - good story /giant robots!


sports - > Hajime no Ippo - boxing
Kuroko's Basketball
Ace of the Diamond
Eyeshield 21



Mystery/horror

Another <- crazy as show
shiki <-vamps












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ecorank wrote:

Action pack shows with good story


Deadman wonderland - kids love blood
utawarerumono - swords/armies
The Tower of Druaga season one and two - swords/good story
Pumpkin scissors - guns -kids love guns
Black Lagoon - maybe but kids love guns so yeah... Uh.... 18+ show there....
Code Geass - good story /giant robots!

Mystery/horror

Another <- crazy as show
shiki <-vamps



Remember 9 years old :p I mean it depends on your own parental choices, but definite review the list
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I know,yu gi oh has been on swedish tv for kids but that could be heavy edited
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ecorank wrote:

Action pack shows with good story


Deadman wonderland - kids love blood
Pumpkin scissors - guns -kids love guns
Black Lagoon - maybe but kids love guns so yeah...
Code Geass - good story /giant robots!

Mystery/horror

Another <- crazy as show
shiki <-vamps

Ibf traumatized 9-year-old.
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Introduce him to a series called Detective Conan. Although it has some blood with the dead bodies, it is very informative and it is about solving cases. I liked it as a kid and I still like it! I wanted to know who was the culprit!
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Like they don't see blood and guns in call of duty and TV, I wonder what kind of 9's kids you guys see...
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ecorank wrote:
Deadman wonderland - kids love blood
utawarerumono - swords/armies
The Tower of Druaga season one and two - swords/good story
Pumpkin scissors - guns -kids love guns
Black Lagoon - maybe but kids love guns so yeah...
Code Geass - good story /giant robots!


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Ah.... maybe intense for 9 years old...

For the person who mentioned it, subtitles aren't a big problem for him, he's a superb reader.
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