Anime TV for Teens and Tweens

Anime fans -- as you know if you have any living in your house -- are passionate about the characters and series they love. This list includes some of our favorites for teens and older tweens. Some of them mix a lot of violence, language, and sex in with their epic stories, so be sure to check out our full reviews before giving your kids the all clear. If you're looking for anime for younger kids to watch, don't forget to check out our lists of the Best Anime Movies and Studio Ghibli Movies.

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Doraemon

age 7+

Fun, adventurous anime series has decent messages for kids.

Network: Disney XD (2014)
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Pokemon Master Journeys

age 7+

Franchise lives on with returning characters, mild violence.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Yo-Kai Watch

age 7+

Game-inspired anime explores emotions in a creative way.

Network: Disney XD (2015)
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Cardcaptor Sakura

age 8+

Cute action-packed magical girl anime with romance.

Network: WB, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon (2001)
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Inazuma Eleven

age 8+

Misfit soccer team teaches perseverance, overcoming fears.

Network: Hulu (2014)
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Marvel Future Avengers

age 8+

Fun youthful Avenger anime series has fantasy violence.

Network: Disney+ (2017)
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Oban Star-Racers

age 8+

Anime series for tweens is filled with thrills.

Network: Freeform, Toon Disney (2006)
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Skyland

age 8+

Good battles evil in Star Wars-esque 'toon.

Network: Nicktoons (2005)
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Wakfu

age 8+

Excellent game-inspired anime has likable hero at heart.

Network: Netflix (2014)
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Pacific Rim: The Black

age 10+

Violent but poignant monster tale focuses on family love.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Sailor Moon

age 10+

Classic magical girl anime is action-packed and fun.

Network: USA, Cartoon Network, Syndicated (1995)
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Sailor Moon Crystal

age 10+

'90s anime reboot boasts girl power, but iffy body images.

Network: Hulu, Online (2014)
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Star Wars: Visions

age 10+

Anime anthology is stylish and fun for fans; some violence.

Network: Disney+ (2021)
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Fruits Basket

age 11+

Thoughtful anime has great messages for older tweens.

Network: Online (2002)
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InuYasha

age 11+

Fantasy-themed anime features strong female lead.

Network: Cartoon Network (2002)
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Naruto

age 11+

Popular anime series has lots of fights, strong characters.

Network: Cartoon Network (2005)
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BNA: Brand New Animal

age 13+

Humans and beasts clash in sometimes-violent anime.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Drifting Dragons

age 13+

Ethereal anime has hunting and fantasy violence; weak plot.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

age 13+

Powerful anime explores mature themes with some gore.

Network: Adult Swim (2010)
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Heroic Age

age 13+

Complex anime has intriguing story but some cursing, too.

Network: Hulu (2009)
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