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So I am 22, living at home still, but I do Work and go to College. So Im not a total loser. But my parents always complain I spend too much time alone in my room playing video games or watching anime. In my defense i dont exactly have a busy social life.

Anyway, my father is always telling me that im "too old" for cartoons, when I know a Man his age that watches anime.

So, any ideas for an anime I could have them watch with me?

Both my parents are Religious and or Conservative.

There is a LOT of anime I will never show them for many reasons.

I have however have shown them a few episode of Mushi-Shi (season 1 since it is in english)

I think 1 or 2 Ghibli films.... thats all I can think of.

Any ideas of what Other anime I could show them? Something that has an actual story. They probably would not like Slice of Life.

Again they are religious so anything that has NO nudity, demonic things, uuhhhh so something Family oriented?

OH I also showed my mother some of Erased which she did like, I also thought about Clannad for my mom too but I believe Clannad has some fan service (been a while since ive seen it)

Any Ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Jin-Roh

Edit : But it's violent
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Interesting family dynamics but I'd say "The Boy and The Beast" would be a great movie for a family to watch. It doesn't have any nudity, promotes positive values, and is very entertaining.
A few Ghibli films like Nausicaa, Spirited Away, or Mononoke are good too.

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Grave of the Fireflies
Joker Game - realistic spy/thriller during WWII. There's a tiny bit of violence here and there, but not much.
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Love Live is pretty safe, but it's about music and idols, so it might not be your or your father cup of tea.
Natsume yujinchou, which is about a guy returning "names" of spirits
Shirobako is pretty safe, and it's a series about anime production
Haibane Renmei...it's a classic about angels and stuff (i really suck at descriptions but it's worth checking out). it's pretty chill like Aria.

as for movies...maybe Garden of Words?
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I second Grave of the Fireflies. Also try the series Usagi Drop and Non Non Biyori (and its second season, Non Non Biyori Repeat). Or even the currently running March Comes in Like a Lion.
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Usagi Drop and Sweetness & Lightning are both really good. They're cute, but there's a lot of serious elements covered.
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Your Lie in April is also super good.
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Man I want to live outside, fucking dad spying me every second
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I don't know. Maybe Noein, Steins;Gate, or Your Lie In April....

Also pretty safe bet with pretty much any sports anime. Like Yowamushi Pedal or something. But you say no slice of lie so...eh. Hands are tied in too many ways for this one. Though that's part of the reason I don't show my parents anime either

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Well, for one: You gotta let them know that anime is not for kids. South Park exists. I'd also start anybody off with the classics. My family is very religious, yet I showed them Ghost in the Shell and Akira, but for those less tolerant, you can go for any Ghibli film, Wolf Children, and any Makoto Shinkai film for mom, (I even showed her Clannad, Non Non Biyori, ERASED, Tokyo Ghoul, and FLCL but I may be a special case). For dad, I've heard Boy and the Beast is a good one but I haven't seen it. Generally I'd avoid anything that's about school life and poorly written teen shoujo. Nothing with ecchi or harem elements obviously. Way I see it, you gotta warm them up to the easy things before going to the more extremes.
Also Sword of the Stranger
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OH!

This movie is amazing check out Kimi no Na wa!
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If they can handle some violence, Onihei is good. Violence isn't the focus, but there are some instances of swordfighting (there's torture in the first ep, but it's not representative of the rest of the series so far). This show takes place in feudal Japan, focusing on Heizo Hasegawa who heads up Arson Theft Control, basically state police, and they investigate things like organized crime. I went into it expecting feudal Japan police procedural, but it focuses more on the human impact.
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UnRavel1 wrote:

Well, for one: You gotta let them know that anime is not for kids. South Park exists. I'd also start anybody off with the classics. My family is very religious, yet I showed them Ghost in the Shell and Akira, but for those less tolerant, you can go for any Ghibli film, Wolf Children, and any Makoto Shinkai film for mom, (I even showed her Clannad, Non Non Biyori, ERASED, Tokyo Ghoul, and FLCL but I may be a special case). For dad, I've heard Boy and the Beast is a good one but I haven't seen it. Generally I'd avoid anything that's about school life and poorly written teen shoujo. Nothing with ecchi or harem elements obviously. Way I see it, you gotta warm them up to the easy things before going to the more extremes.


I am not the guy who made the game so hard to play. Just because he got me a job does not mean he owns my life shit. Wants me to pay for this and for that, I earned my own salary. And yes, deep down inside I feel that it is attributed to him, that he is the one that got me the job, that I should move out, that I should earn more money. Everything money money money, my house is dirt poor. And he wants everything his way, I dunno why he does not like my ideas. I am always a step from success, my mind just is not designed that way. That I have to work in my own comfort zone, that I have to put out good ideas never knowing if they would sail. That I have to work hard small, never meant to jump to success. The Chinese term is one step to reach the sky(一步登天), which means someone fails trying to reach the sky. I am working precisely in a way that my ideas would be taken care of, that every idea have a chance of failing, and I do not take responsibility for it simply because I do not read books. Who is to say I have to be successful, that I am fine with daily anime and weekly movies. And that I could be fired from the company he recommends for me. Under his own students, that hacked the house computer. I switched over like 5 companies and finally dad stepped in and got me a job. I should just get my own job
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Kemono no Souja Erin
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