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Posted: 1/27/2014 6:02:05 PM EDT
The young teenage nieces and nephews are all coming for a visit.
I am told they dig Anime.
Help me be the cool uncle and tell me which ones to rent?
It's gonna be real cold and nasty so we're all gonna be stuck in the house all day.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:02:55 PM EDT
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How young?

Some of it is very mature.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:04:23 PM EDT
[#2]
Elfen lied
Vampire hunter
Ninja scroll
Akira
Attack on titan
Basilisk
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:06:02 PM EDT
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Some of it is very mature.

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13-18.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:08:04 PM EDT
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As far as actual movies, Sword of the Stranger is pretty good.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:08:24 PM EDT
[#5]
I am a sucker for the Cowboy Bebop series.

OP, you might even like it, it's pretty good.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:08:49 PM EDT
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Some of it is very mature.



13-18.


Ohh, then my recommendations are perfect

You didn't want them to sleep ever again, right?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:09:48 PM EDT
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Though you might have to check the ratings for whatever age group they are if they are young.

Trigun
Ghost in the Shell:  movies or series
Appleseed

My roomates are watching the Legend of Korra, not sure if its good or not.

The Hellboy animated movies were pretty good to.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:11:03 PM EDT
[#8]
Hellsing (vampires and violence)
Hellsing Ultimate (vampires and violence, some sexual situations, but not actual sex and I think no nudity.)
Sword ART Online (Violence)
Cowboy Beebop is a good one, but it is older and is regularly on Cartoon Networks Toonami block so they might have seen it already. (violence and drug use)

High School of the Dead (Anime and zombies violent, and fan boy fodder, but no nudity or sex)
Angel Beats (violence)

I would avoid Ninja Scroll it's good, but if I remember right there is at least one scene of pretty hard core sex.

Eta: Trigun is another good one as the poster above said, and shouldn't be a problem for that age range.
Eta2: Vampire Hunter D and it's sequel are both good. (vampires violence and monsters)
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:12:40 PM EDT
[#9]
Trust me OP

Cowboy Bebop, the series and the movie.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:17:01 PM EDT
[#10]
Thanks guys.

I'll see what I can find.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:17:37 PM EDT
[#11]
K-on! The Movie.
Black Rock Shooter.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:18:46 PM EDT
[#12]
FLCL.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:21:32 PM EDT
[#13]
Another one that is good for the younger kids OP but still fun to watch for everyone is Metropolis.

Not the same style as a lot of anime, but still pretty neat.

Memories is good too for varying age groups. The middle story Cannon Fodder is one seamless panning shot, it is really well done.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:25:19 PM EDT
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Another one that is good for the younger kids OP but still fun to watch for everyone is Metropolis.

Not the same style as a lot of anime, but still pretty neat.

Memories is good too for varying age groups. The middle story Cannon Fodder is one seamless panning shot, it is really well done.
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:26:25 PM EDT
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AKIRA
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:29:02 PM EDT
[#16]
Clannad (although the series is much better)
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:29:07 PM EDT
[#17]
Princess Mononoke is one of my top 10 favorite movies, anime or otherwise, and it would probably appeal to both boys and girls.
Spirited Away is excellent, but it might be too slow for a younger audience.



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:44:01 PM EDT
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Princess Mononoke is one of my top 10 favorite movies, anime or otherwise.

Spirited Away is excellent, but it might be too slow for a younger audience.  
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Second this.  Excellent films.  

Also Gundam 0083, Gundam 8th MS Team, ect are great mecha/giant robot titles.  

Bubblegum Crisis 2032 is good, but hard to find.  As is Black Magic M66.

Ninja scroll is damn good, but has some graphic sexual situations.  The action is fantastic, though.

Check out the new Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell 2:Innocence features breathtaking animation. All the Ghost in the Shell features are good, really.

ETA my daughter is 11 Ave LOVES Spirited Away. (And Mononoke)

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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:50:55 PM EDT
[#19]
Fisherman's Wife
Fisherman's Wife 2: The Retentacling
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:53:00 PM EDT
[#20]
Howl's Moving Castle is good, too. So is The Secret World of Arietty.

Anything by Studio Ghibli is damn good, even thought they'll say "Disney" all over them.  Disney only distributes these films in America.  They don't produce them or alter then in any way.

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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:56:30 PM EDT
[#21]
Summer Wars
Wolf Children

Both are age appropriate.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:01:29 PM EDT
[#22]
If you don't want to be bored and you want them to think you're cool get these:



Ninja scroll

Vampire hunter d or vampire hunter d:bloodlust I think it's called

Princess mononoke



Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:02:56 PM EDT
[#23]
Me & my kids pretty much love anything by Hayao Miyazaki.

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Porco Rosso
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
The Secret World of Arriety

We can't wait to see The Wind Rises.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:04:22 PM EDT
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Trust me OP

Cowboy Bebop, the series and the movie.

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This and:  Samurai Champloo
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:13:07 PM EDT
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FLCL.
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I see your FLCL and raise you Serial Experiments Lain. Or try watching them back to back
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:14:24 PM EDT
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Ninja Scroll
M.D. Geist
Vampire Hunter D
Fist of the North Star

eta: High School of the Dead
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:23:19 PM EDT
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No love for Grave of the Fireflies?

Great film, but very depressing.  Probably not a good idea for the OP.

Anyone seen The Children who Chase Lost Voices yet?  I'm pretty interested in seeing that and Voices of a Distant Star.

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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:33:19 PM EDT
[#28]
Sword of a stranger





Jin-Roh: the Wolf Brigade
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:33:31 PM EDT
[#29]
Ninja Scroll is inappropriate for children.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:08:50 PM EDT
[#30]
Definitely not Elfen Lied then. That show is pretty intense and lots of mature themes. Even Ninja Scroll has a chick with a snake in her cooch.
If you're interested in movies check out Hayao Miyazaki's work. Very tame on the adult/mature themes, but still pretty far out.

Howl's Moving Castle.
Spirited Away.
Kiki's Delivery Service.




Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:12:21 PM EDT
[#31]
There's actually a lot of good anime on netflix.



Full Metal Alchemist and Bleach are my suggestions
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:18:21 PM EDT
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Wolf Children

Both are age appropriate.
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Summer wars is seriously one of the best movies I've seen period, best anime movie hands down.  I cried like a bitch near the middle... Great fucking movie.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:21:08 PM EDT
[#33]
Spirited Away was good and I'm no anime aficionado.  I liked Akira as well, but I don't recall if it is appropriate for children.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:25:48 PM EDT
[#34]
Sword Art Online..
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 8:31:46 PM EDT
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No love for Grave of the Fireflies?

Great film, but very depressing.  Probably not a good idea for the OP.

Anyone seen The Children who Chase Lost Voices yet?  I'm pretty interested in seeing that and Voices of a Distant Star.

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Grave of the fireflies is good, but is so extremely depressing. It is not an anime you should watch with children, or anyone who doesn't want to be sad.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:03:46 PM EDT
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Havent updated in a while, but this list might help

http://myanimelist.net/animelist/luminarc&show=0&order=4

most of them are age appropriate
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:08:52 PM EDT
[#37]
Akira is on my top 10 list of great movies.

Coming from someone who has never watched any other anime films. Awesome movie. May not be ideal for the kids, but you should watch it regardless.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:18:17 PM EDT
[#38]
I heard this one was popular with the kiddies:
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:36:41 PM EDT
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I have not watched Anime for a long time but I really enjoyed Armitage III: Poly Matrix.  Now I watched it on sci-fi network back in 97 so I have no idea if it got racy or not, plus it's been better than 10 years since I've seen it. Think I will see if it's on iTunes.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:43:48 PM EDT
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The Trigun movie that just came out is pretty good and I believe age appropriate.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:44:00 PM EDT
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I really recommend all of these are true one off movies

Wolf Children

Summer Wars

The Girl who leapt through time

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike



If you want over 8 hours plus pick a animated season which is usually 8 hours of material. If you go that route I guess Soul Eater would be a good choice. Though if you give us age groups could help you narrow it down. Just because its animated doesn't mean its safe for kids.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:44:21 PM EDT
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Black Rock Shooter.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:48:03 PM EDT
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There's actually a lot of good anime on netflix.

Full Metal Alchemist and Bleach are my suggestions
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For kids 13+ I must second this. No sexual situations (well, very very few - occasional huge cartoon boobs) no gratuitous violence and are pretty well known.

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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 9:48:10 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:17:13 PM EDT
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Here are some classics

Black Magic M-66 fullmovie- out of control assassin bots try to kill their creator's granddaughter

Riding Bean full movie, a outlaw driver gets revenge on the gang that set him up on a kidnapping charge

Metal Skin Panic Madox01 full movie, kid finds an experimental military power suit lost in a truck crash, hilarity ensues.

you're Under Arrest ep1; a new girl joins the police dept, hilarity ensues
You're Under Arrest, ep2

Macross DYRL full movie

Appleseed(2004) full move, but I prefer the 1988 movie actually.

Appleseed (1988) fullmovie

If you can find it, the Original Bubblegum Crisis (2032-2033) series (8 videos, not the reimagined 2040 crap) is fracking awesome. Here's one of my favorite songs from the series Run with Anger
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:21:33 PM EDT
[#46]
Movie -
My Neighbor Totoro. It's cute - it's also very good.


Series -
Code Geass. Flat out. Arguably the best anime EVER.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:25:52 PM EDT
[#47]
Wolfs Rain.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:27:17 PM EDT
[#48]
Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Demon Womb



Damnit, beat i see
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 10:52:05 PM EDT
[#49]
cowboy bebop
samurai champloo
last exile
full metal alchemist
trigun
now and then here and there
witch hunter robin
ghost in the shell
gunslinger girl
vampire hunter d
hellsing
akira
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:10:16 PM EDT
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Nausicaa - Warring cities in a post apocalyptic world.
Cowboy Bebop - Space cowboys.
Howl's Moving Castle - Magic and castles and talking fire.
Laputa - Laser robots.
Desert Punk - Post apocalyptic bounty hunter.


3 of those are Studio Ghibli which were imported by Disney.  The other two have been on broadcast TV.
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