First Anime To Show Your Kids?

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Tenko-san

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Today, my friend and I was watching anime at his house when this question rose in our heads: "What would the first anime that you would show your kids?"

IF you had kids and you would like to them to get into anime, at the age where they can read and understand the meaning of words and sentences (Around age 5-10) What would the first appropriate anime you let him/her watch?

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So, if I had a daughter/s I'd let her watch one of these: Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailormoon, Initial D. =P

If I had a son/s: Naruto, Get Backers, Initial D.

  • Nov 13, 2006
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Hmmm, interesting...

For me,
Son = Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Samurai 7

Daughter = Cardcaptors, Naruto, ummm... possibly Love Hina so she can bash boys who touch her :P

Then as they get older I would introduce them to the more mature stuff like Grenadier, Shuffle!, Death Note, My HiME, etc...

  • Nov 13, 2006

ShrinkNerv4Eva

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Hmm, if I had kids, most definitely, I would show them Gantz.

  • Nov 13, 2006

MapleRose

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well, depends on what age they're at. I doubt you'd wanna show your 5-6 yr old stuff like FMA or Samurai 7, I mean there's quite a bit of violence (and some adult humour) in there... but then again, Disney has lots of hidden messages and is rather violent too..

But aside from the violence, there may be parts of those aforementioned series that your kid wouldn't get or appreciate due to their lack of maturity and understanding of the world, but I suppose they could just enjoy the aesthetics of it (aside from the bloody violence >.< )

I'd probably wanna start my kid off with something tamer, like CCS, Pita-Ten, DNAngel, Full Moon, Princess Tutu, or something magical for girls, for boys, I dunno, something with more action (I can't think of examples right now x_x), but not too violent or bloody or gorey.

On a side note, anyone seen Panda-Z? It is the most random thing you'll ever encounter! And it's pretty kid-friendly too.

Mnemeth

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For really young kids I'd start with Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Card Captor Sakura, and Spirited Away.
For older kids, I'd go with Naruto, Love Hina, Full Metal Alchemist, El Hazard, etc....

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  • Nov 13, 2006

Bee69

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Pokemon! lol :) i watched that when i was 6

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DORAEMON! It was my childhood anime. ^_^
And Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service are good.

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ONE PIECE! definitely and if its a girl hmmmm, not really sure.

  • Nov 13, 2006

NoirTrue

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I would say DBZ and Naruto even tho the first anime I saw was Akira when I was 7 or 8

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  • Nov 13, 2006
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I'd show my kids the first anime I saw when I was a kid. Neon Genesis Evangelion. At age 7. O_o

  • Nov 13, 2006

kazahana

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Depends... Depends...
If it's a boy : Initial D and Mahou Sensei Negima!
If it's a girl....?.. I dunno LOL!

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  • Nov 13, 2006

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Mao-Chan is definitely a fitting title for kids at that age.

  • Nov 14, 2006
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I find that most people who are fairly new to anime dont appreciate the older classics so I'd start with those.

Both=Nausica of the Wind, Sailor Moon, DB, DBZ, and all 3 seasons of Slayers.

  • Nov 14, 2006
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I would definitely start with Studio Ghibli, such as Totoro, Kiki's Delivery service or Laputa

  • Nov 14, 2006
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First : Card Captor Sakura ^^ Newt is Princess Tutu & Sailormoon !

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  • Nov 15, 2006

Masaru-San

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I probably wouldn't force anime on my kids, I'd let them decide for themselves. If had to force it on them, I'd show my kid(s) something childish of course...can't think of anything that hasn't been mentioned. As they grow, they'd probably be more interested in the newer stuff, although I can only imagine that anime 5 years from now will suck a whole lot, as that's been the trend.

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  • Nov 15, 2006
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if hes a guy he would definitely love yu yu hakusho! maybe ill let him watch anime like chobits too... hm... o.o
for a girl... most probably some romance anime like ai yori aoshi XD

  • Nov 15, 2006
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I'd probably show my son Naruto or Dokuro, and my daughter something like Rizelmine

  • Nov 15, 2006

K1R31

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Hm...I agree with Masaru-San. I wouldn't force anime to my kid. But if must ( ^_^;;) then I'll show my son the law of ueki, naruto and to my daughter kino no tabi, rozen maiden...hmm something educating off course...

  • Nov 15, 2006
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I started out with DBZ, though my parents didn't necessarily "show" it to me, I just started watching it. I'd probably let my kids watch w/e they want also lol.

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Hmm...I think I'd like to show them some of my starter animes yet some other good and newer ones as well. XD The ones I started with of course don't have all the amazing animation

If I had a girl...I'd probably start her off with Sailor Moon, Magic Knights Rayearth and probably DNAngel :D XD and probably CCS to. XD Happiness! I just started watching this and it's uuber cute.
If I had a boy....well I think he'd get Gundam Wing, most likely DBZ, and I think Heat Guy J but I don't know...o_O perhaps when they're at least 13.

Of course if they really like it I'll get them more into other great stuff

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If i had a daughter :Card Captor Sakura
If i had a son: One Piece

cardmage

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Firstly, I'm not going to differentiate between what I'm going to show my son or my daughter. Its not up to me to choose their preference. Its up to them. If I had a daughter who liked Bleach or a son who liked Card Captor Sakura, I'd be more than happy to show it to them. However, to introduce them to anime, I'd probably show them something like Spirited Away.

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  • Nov 15, 2006

TessaLover12

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Son: Full Metal Panic!

Daughter: Kiddy Grade.

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  • Nov 16, 2006

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