Good Cleaner/Family-Friendly Anime

by someotakuguy | created - 05 Mar 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

None of the series/movies on this list contain any graphic sex, ecchi content/nudity, strong language, graphic violence, incest, etc. They would not exceed a light PG-13 in terms of film ratings.

Ghibli films are a given and are not listed here for the sake of redundancy. With the exception of Princess Mononoke, they would all be on this list, and it is highly recommended you watch all of them you can.

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1. Chi's Sweet Home (2008– )

TV-G | 3 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The story follows a cute little cat named Chi and her fun family friendly adventures.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Etsuko Kozakura, Satomi Kôrogi

Votes: 240

No objectionable content. Would rate G as a film. Subtitled only.

2. The Adventure of Panda and Friends: Panda Family! (1972)

34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When her grandmother goes away on a trip, 7-year-old Mimiko stays at home by herself in her small, friendly village, unafraid of burglars. When she arrives back home from the train station ... See full summary »

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Kazuko Sugiyama, Kazuo Kumakura, Yoshiko Ohta, Yasuo Yamada

Votes: 1,572

No objectionable content. Would rate G if submitted to the MPAA.

3. Hamtaro (2000–2006)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story of hamsters who get together at meetings to talk about their adventures.

Stars: Kurumi Mamiya, Ellen Kennedy, Chris Kalhoon, Ted Cole

Votes: 1,624

No objectionable content. Would rate G as a film.

4. Kemono Friends (2017– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the large animal park named Japari Park, animals have lived in the shape of human girls by the power of mysterious substances called Sandstar. However, Japari Park has started to ... See full summary »

Stars: Aya Uchida, Yuka Ozaki, Dani Chambers, Alexis Tipton

Votes: 210

No objectionable content. Would rate G as a film. Subtitled only.

5. Little Witch Academia (2013)

TV-Y7 | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Inspired by a magician named Shiny Chariot, the lively Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academy with the dream of one day becoming as cool and great as her idol.

Director: Yô Yoshinari | Stars: Megumi Han, Fumiko Orikasa, Michiyo Murase, Yôko Hikasa

Votes: 1,717

Some mild fantasy violence and peril. Would rate a mild PG if submitted to the MPAA.

6. Flying Witch (2016– )

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Aomori, Japan. In a land blessed by nature's bountiful beauty, bizarre things begin to take place. Makoto Kowata, 15 years old, is a professional witch. She left Yokohama with Chito, her ... See full summary »

Stars: Minami Shinoda, Eri Suzuki, Shinsuke Sugawara, Kana Aoi

Votes: 460

No bad language, fanservice, or violence. The only objectionable thing is the older sister's occasional drinking to excess/being seen with a flushed face. Would rate a mild PG as a film.

7. Petite Princess Yucie (2002–2003)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Petite Princess Yucie is the story of a 17 year old girl stuck in a 10 year body. She wants to become an adult so she enters in the platina princess competition. She will have to compete ... See full summary »

Stars: Roland Angelo Crisolo, Lee Eddy, Bradley Carlin, Lowell Bartholomee

Votes: 65

Infrequent use of "crap" and "suck" in the English dub. Mild comic violence/slapstick and some low-cut outfits. Would rate a mild PG as a film.

8. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)

Not Rated | 68 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."

Directors: Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen, Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto | Stars: Romanthony, Thomas Bangalter

Votes: 12,924

No bad language. Occasional mild fantasy violence. Would rate a mild PG if submitted to the MPAA.

9. Amanchu! (2016– )

24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Eri Suzuki, Ai Kayano, Shizuka Itô, Yurika Kubo

Votes: 115

One use of "d*mn" in the official subtitles. Mild slapstick. Rare mild sexual innuendo relating to breast size. An adult character smokes on occasion. Would rate a mild PG as a film. Subtitled only.

10. Mirai (2018)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim, John Cho, Crispin Freeman

Votes: 8,955 | Gross: $0.81M

Brief mild violence involving a young boy hitting/pinching a baby girl; however, he is scolded and this behavior is clearly condemned. Some occasional mild threat and a brief scary image. Officially rated PG by the MPAA for "thematic elements including scary images."

11. Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

Layton and Luke are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers.

Director: Masakazu Hashimoto | Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Maki Horikita, Nana Mizuki, Atsuro Watabe

Votes: 1,227

No bad language. Some occasional mild fantasy violence and peril. An adult character comically overflows their wine glass. Would rate a mild PG if submitted to the MPAA.

12. Time of Eve (2010)

106 min | Animation, Romance, Sci-Fi

In a not too distant future, a young man's outlook on his home android begins to change after tracking the android's behavioral log to a mysterious cafe.

Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura | Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, Rie Tanaka, Rina Satô

Votes: 3,151

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles. Brief mild sexual innuendo. Would rate a mild PG if submitted to the MPAA.

13. Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet (2016)

Animation, Drama

A disillusioned resident of a post-apocalyptic world happens upon the former employee of a planetarium, a cheerful robot who is unaware of the devastation outside.

Stars: Amber Lee Connors, Jill Harris, David Matranga, Keiko Suzuki

Votes: 131

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles. Some mild/implied violence, no blood. Brief alcohol use. No fanservice whatsoever. Would rate PG as a film.

14. Tonari no Seki-kun: The Master of Killing Time (2014– )

TV-14 | 8 min | Animation, Comedy

In the middle of class at a certain school, a diligent student, has her in-class life turned upside-down when her next-door desk mate "Seki" creates intricate activities to play at his desk during class.

Stars: Hiro Shimono, Kana Hanazawa, Kôji Yusa, Kokoro Kikuchi

Votes: 260

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "b*stard" in the official subtitles. Rare mild sexual innuendo relating to a girl's misinterpretation that a boy and a girl are dating. Would rate PG as a film. Subtitled only.

15. Haibane renmei (2002– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A young girl is reborn as an angel-like creature called a haibane, with no memory of who she once was.

Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 2,978

Infrequent use of "d*mn" in the official dub and subtitles. No real violence, but some imagery and thematic material may frighten young children. A main character smokes throughout most of the show. Would rate PG as a film.

16. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 150,275 | Gross: $5.02M

Some brief comic breast humor relating to a male waking up in a girl's body. Some mild threat/peril. One use of "d*ck" in the official subtitles. Brief adult smoking/alcohol use. Officially rated PG by the MPAA for "thematic elements, suggestive content, brief language, and smoking."

17. Candy Candy (1976–1979)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Family

The life of Candy, a little orphan girl, and her friends.

Stars: Minori Matsushima, Kazuhiko Inoue, Makio Inoue, Mami Koyama

Votes: 1,355

No bad language, unless you have a poor translation. Occasional mild violence and peril; blood is rarely seen. Rare mild sexual innuendo. Adults are sometimes seen smoking/drinking. Would rate PG as a film. Subtitled only.

18. Love Live!: School Idol Project (2013–2014)

25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

When news gets out that the school is going to close due to poor numbers of new students. Honoka, and several of her friends rally together and form a school Idol group in order to prevent the school from closing.

Stars: Emi Nitta, Sora Tokui, Pile, Aya Uchida

Votes: 615

No bad language. Mild slapstick. Occasional mild sexual innuendo involving one girl comically groping another. Would rate PG as a film.

19. Comic Party (2001– )

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Kazuki Sendou, a high school student, is drawn by his megalomaniac friend Taishi into the strange world of fan comic conventions and cosplay (costume play), as well as the various types ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Timoney, Takayuki Arai, Sumie Baba, Jessica Calvello

Votes: 70

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles. Occasional mild sexual innuendo referring to skimpy outfits, and a brief scene in which two boys try to take inappropriate photos of a cosplayer (they are scolded/shamed for their actions). Would rate PG as a film.

20. IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix (2005–2006)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

In the year 2048, people are raving about a fighting race called "Immortal Grand Prix", or IGPX in short, which is faster and more exciting than any of the existing motor sports. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Cullen, Kôzô Mito, Haley Joel Osment, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 237

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub's first season* and the subtitled version. Occasional mild violence. Would rate a PG as a film.

*The second season's dub has more profanity, including more frequent use of "d*mn", "h*ll", and "b*stard", as well as rare use of "a*s" and "b**ch".

21. Chihayafuru (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Chihaya meets a boy named Arata, a talented karuta player. He thinks that she has a potential to become a great player. Then, Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan's best karuta player.

Stars: Asami Seto, Mamoru Miyano, Tôru Nara, Ai Kayano

Votes: 685

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official subtitles. One off-hand, jarring use of "t*ts" in a recap episode (episode 16) that can be skipped. Would rate a hard PG as a film.

22. Barakamon (2014– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

As a punishment for punching a famous calligrapher, young handsome calligrapher Handa Seishu is exiled to a small island. As someone who has never lived outside of a city, Handa has to ... See full summary »

Stars: Daisuke Ono, Suzuko Hara, Nozomi Furuki, Rina Endô

Votes: 2,196

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles. No violence beyond mild slapstick and one repeated-seen punch. Some occasional mild sexual innuendo about a character's love for boys love comics. A minor character gets drunk. Would rate a hard PG/light PG-13 as a film.

23. Princess Tutu (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Adventure, Animation

A duck turned girl with magical powers must help save a prince from an unfinished fairy tale.

Stars: Takahiro Sakurai, Christine M. Auten, Jessica Boone, Jay Hickman

Votes: 820

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles; one memorable use of "b*stard". Some mild fantasy violence and peril/dark moments, especially in the second half. The main character is sometimes nude when transforming back from a duck; however, none of her anatomy is drawn/fully seen. Would rate a hard PG/light PG-13 as a film.

24. Azumanga Daioh (2002)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy

A humorous and highly unpredictable animated series following a group of high school girls and their teachers.

Stars: Tomoko Kaneda, Yuki Matsuoka, Chieko Higuchi, Rie Tanaka

Votes: 2,560

Infrequent use of "d*mn" and "h*ll" in the official dub and subtitles. Mild slapstick. Occasional mild sexual innuendo referring to breast size, a girl's crush on another, and a male teacher who is fond of high school girls (nothing ever happens and he is shamed for his actions). An adult teacher gets drunk on occasion. Would rate a light PG-13 as a film.

25. Cells at Work! (2018– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

The human body consists of approximately 37 trillion cells. These cells are hard at work every day within a world that is your body. From the oxygen carrying Red Blood Cells to the bacteria... See full summary »

Stars: Mamiko Noto, Morgan Berry, Griffin Burns, Ray Carsillo

Votes: 671

Quite violent; however, all the violence is fantasy/against viruses in the human body. The show's educational value may make the violence worth it for parents of preteens. (It'll keep them engaged, that's for sure.) Occasional bad language such as "d*mn", "h*ll", and "b*stard". Would rate a light PG-13 as a film.

26. Zombieland Saga (2018– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A young singer dies and becomes a zombie. She is put in a musical group with other zombie singer girls as part of a campaign to save the world.

Stars: Bryn Apprill, Dawn Michelle Bennett, Ricco Fajardo, Caitlin Glass

Votes: 517

Some occasional mild violence and comic horror imagery; no gore or anything seriously frightening. Occasional mild language includes 'd*mn', 'h*ll', 'a*s', and infrequent use of 'b**ch'. Brief bathing scenes that are not intended for fanservice. Would rate a light PG-13 as a film.



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