Article: 10 Anime Picks Suitable For Children

Anime probably became popular among children before it mesmerized the more mature audiences worldwide. There are many anime streaming sites available online with a lot of options to choose from. There are many shows present in different genres that are not only suitable but also quite entertaining for kids to watch. Here are ten such anime shows that are family-friendly must-watch.

1. Doraemon

It won't be wrong to say that Doraemon is the most popular anime in the world. From kids to adults, everyone loves Doraemon. There are thousands of episodes and movies made that you can enjoy. This anime is inspired by a manga written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. Doraemon is a cat robot that travelled from the future. He is the best friend of Nobita, a school-going boy who always has one problem or another. Along with the gadgets of Doraemon and his friends Shizuka, Gian, and Suniyo, Nobita has an adventure every day. The show is a sure-shot entertainer for every age category.      

2. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia, created by Yoh Yoshinari, is about a girl, Atsuko "Akko" Kagari, who is inspired by Shiny Chariot, a witch. She joins a witch school called Luna Nova Magical Academy to emulate her idol. It is a charming and delightful anime with a lot of vibrant characters. The show revolves around magical spells, creatures, and witchcraft, and that is one of the main reasons why it became famous among children.

3. Pokémon

Who doesn't love Pokémon? The franchise became a global phenomenon with the release of the Pokémon GO Game. The anime is about Ash, a young Pokémon trainer who wants to become a Pokémon master. To become one, one has to compete and win in Pokémon Leagues. Ash and his friends face new adventures and challenges daily while trying to win the battles. There's Pikachu, Charmander, Eevee, Bulbasaur, and many other Pokémon to discover! The Pokémon world has a lot of seasons, movies, and games for you to explore. Recently, a new season was announced but sadly, this time without the original main lead, Ash.

4. Shinchan

Another worldwide famous show. Shinchan is probably a household name everywhere. Even those unfamiliar with anime are likely to recognise Shin-chan. The show revolves around a five-year-old boy named Shinchan Nohara. Created by Yoshito Usui, the show has a beautiful animation style. But the point that made the show a global phenomenon is its hilarious storyline. There is not even a single episode or movie that is boring. Being a Shinchan fan myself, the show can never fail to bring a smile to my face. Its humour continues to fascinate audiences across generations.

5. Sherlock Hound

As clearly visible by the name, Sherlock Hound is an anime inspired by the main protagonist of the book written by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes. It is an Italian-Japanese anime series. The main lead is an anthropomorphic dog. The show is filled with mystery, adventure, and humour. Each episode has a different story. While the show's target audience is younger viewers, the puzzles, and secrets are so engaging that it captures older viewers as well.

6. Hamtaro

Hamtaro is a cute hamster who lives with his owner, a girl named Laura Haruna. The anime follows the day-to-day adventure of the hamster along with his group of friends known as Ham-Hams. The animation style has a cute aesthetic that appeals to children. Overall, Hamtaro is a feel-good show which also teaches kids about the importance of teamwork and problem-solving skills.

7. Bananya

Bananya is a quirky anime series that takes a simple concept: a cat that lives in a banana. It is a must-watch for those who love kawaii (cute) culture. The animation is simple and sweet. The characters are drawn in a minimalist way. The bright and pastel colour palette is used, which is pleasing to watch. Each episode lasts just a few minutes. So, no worries about setting a screen time. The show is cute and addictive, but, not in the wrong way.

8. Pretty Cure

Also known as "Precure," it is a long-running magical girl anime franchise that has fascinated audiences with its vibrant characters, magical world, and exciting battles. The anime follows the adventures of ordinary girls chosen to become magical warriors. They encounter many mystical creatures and villains throughout the show. The Pretty Cure universe has a lot of episodes and seasons. The popularity of the anime among teens is enormous. If you are a fan of magical or fantasy worlds, then this anime is for you.

9. Digimon

Digimon is short for Digital Monsters. It is a franchise that has given us many seasons and video games. The show follows the adventures of a group of children in the digital world and their little friends called Digimon. It may sound similar to the Pokémon, but trust me, it's not. The show also has a dedicated fanbase, just like Pokémon. Digimon was a massive part of pop culture when it was initially released in the 1990s.

10. Mysterious Joker

Also known as Kaito Joker, Mysterious Joker is an anime created by Hideyasu Takahashi. The story is about Joker, a thief who steals rare treasures. One of the most exciting and engaging things about the show is its plot twists. Each episode consists of many puzzles and traps. The main lead devises plans to solve them and get the article he needs. He is joined by his friends Hachi and Spade. Mysterious Joker is an exciting show that is a little different from others as it has many tricks, puzzles, and traps to solve, making it engaging for the audience.