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My family is religious and conservative as well (I am not). I would recommend Shirokuma Cafe. It's long, but a few episodes will give them a good idea of what anime is compared to their notion of cartoons. Itoshi no Muco / Lovely Muuuuuuuco! is a comedy from a dog's point of view. That might be a good place to start.
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zeymort wrote:

My family is religious and conservative as well (I am not). I would recommend Shirokuma Cafe. It's long, but a few episodes will give them a good idea of what anime is compared to their notion of cartoons. Itoshi no Muco / Lovely Muuuuuuuco! is a comedy from a dog's point of view. That might be a good place to start.


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Uhm.. Okay? I... don't know how to respond to this, or how it has anything to do with what I said...
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Uhm.. Okay? I... don't know how to respond to this, or how it has anything to do with what I said...


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I would try a movie first like Wolf Children.


I second this.
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If your dad likes sports almost every sport anime is pretty good always involves a person being better in the end.
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If your parents like cats, then She and Her Cat is a really good one.

If they like jazz at all, then Kids on the Slope is super good.
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There are so many good recommendations so far!


I had my mom watch the first three episodes of Chihayafuru (which she liked) and had her watch Wolf Children with me over Christmas (which she loved - we both cried at the end). My parents are also religious and sorta/kinda conservative... it depends on the situation.

All in all, my Dad does automatically think that anything animated is for children and a waste of time (to be fair, he is a busy guy so most entertainment-oriented things are a waste of his time). But I usually just defer to this C.S.Lewis quote when it comes to this stuff:

“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”


I think in general, parents just want to make sure you're going to survive and thrive as an adult, so when they see things they associate with adolescence, they get worried. If they're loving parents, their concern is a sign that they care about you (even if it is frustrating). If it seems like they don't approve of your hobbies, give it a little time. Once they see you're fine I think they'll be less concerned and maybe even more willing to enjoy your hobbies with you. Which is a beautiful thing.
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Posted 2/1/17 , edited 2/1/17
Tabimachi Late Show. And I agree with Lovely Muuuuuuuco! Wolf Children is a great movie, but would they interpret human/animal beings as demonic? Try Garden of Words first.
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I do watch whatever I want. Im asking for anime I can show them because they complain I dont spend enough time with them.
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