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Jun 10, 2:03 PM
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I'm a bit unsure if it's appropriate or if they'll enjoy it as much as I did back then. The 2000s had some amazing anime series, but times have changed, and I'm not sure if the animation style, storytelling, and themes would still resonate with kids today. Do you think 2000s anime can still appeal to kids nowadays? If so, which series do you think would be the best to introduce to them? And if not, what are some more modern alternatives that capture the same spirit?
Jun 10, 2:06 PM
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I'm not sure if the animation style, storytelling, and themes would still resonate with kids today

What "themes" wouldn't resonate with kids nowadays? Legitimately curious because I don't have kids or know any kids so I'm not sure how childhood themes now differ from childhood themes 20 years ago.

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Sure, there are plenty to recommend from the 2000s

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If so, which series do you think would be the best to introduce to them?
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Jun 10, 2:23 PM
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I don't see why it's not possible. Of course it is.
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My little siblings are still watching beyblade, specifically the burst series and they enjoy it, so I think that the Beyblade saga isn't outdated. same goes for pokemon
Storytelling? themes? not sure if they change over the years to be honest
Jun 10, 2:37 PM
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It depends on the kid, as with anything individual-dependent.

As a kid in the 2000s, I was watching sitcoms and other shows from the 1950s and still am, so you can't lump everyone in a generation in as to being a molded product which will inherently be of the same mindset.
Jun 10, 3:17 PM
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Oh, boy! That's a good question! Yes, it is possible to recommend 2000's anime to kids. Mermaid Melody and Pretty Cure are my choices for 2000's magical girl anime.


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Jun 10, 3:17 PM
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Kids these days can't even watch anything longer than 30 seconds.
Jun 10, 3:21 PM

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Oops, I think I might've accidentally dropped something... oh well.
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Jun 10, 4:08 PM

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It's not all that far removed from what we get today in some ways and definitely feels more modern than 90's and prior, so I am sure most people younger than me (I'm 22) would prolly still enjoy. A lot of 2000s anime are in 16:9 and animated digitally so that overcomes the hurdle of film grain and aspect ratio that some people have (these things never bothered me).
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Considering 95% of people still default to recommending Death Note like it's an involuntary reflex, it's definitely possible.


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Jun 10, 7:42 PM

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"Is it possible to recommend 2000s Anime to kids nowadays?"

Of course it is.
Jun 10, 7:52 PM

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Yeah,, if it's a big three anime....
Jun 10, 7:57 PM
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Yes, I think so, though your mileage will vary.
Jun 10, 10:19 PM

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Obvious answer is yes but depends on the person without age being a factor into it.
Jun 10, 10:32 PM

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Yeah. There're still kids nowadays that get excited in discovering Naruto for the first time. Anything popular like Pokemon or DBZ might be easy choices.
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Jun 10, 11:56 PM

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I personally don't think it is possible, coz my 10yo cousin is all about Gojo from Jujutsu Kaisen. I do understand that a 10yo cant understand many good anime like Attack on Titan or Death Note, but he wasn't even ready to watch something like Dragon Ball or any of the Big 3 shonen. Kids these days are only attached to mid anime like demon slayer or Jujutsu Kaisen.
Jun 11, 1:50 AM
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If a kid has been brainwashed by the education system to be OFFENDED at anything mildly spicy, then no : )
Jun 11, 2:02 AM

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Japanese story telling is already different from Western media to begin with. I dont think anyone would avoid it but it is different sometimes so depends on tastes.
Jun 11, 5:02 AM

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I think so, but what genre the child likes has a lot of influence.
I have a 10-year-old son, he got hooked on watching anime, but pure shounen (which is not my favorite genre) and a lot of new stuff.
I recommended Slayers and CardCaptor Sakura, which are my favorites, and no chance. He tried Saint Seiya, but it didn't convince him. What I was able to make him watch were almost all the Ghibli films.

He is a fan of Jujutsu Kaisen, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Solo Leveling. It also made me watch the whole Nanatsu no Taizai. The only different thing we watched together was Hi Score Girl.
And the last thing he started watching is The Rising of the Shield Hero.

PS: I'm more into 90's anime, I'm 36 (?).
Jun 11, 5:14 AM
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I don't speak to kids (nor do I think anything I love would be suitable for kids) but my position is that good art is timeless. Ghibli is still popular with younger anime fans, right?
Jun 11, 5:39 AM

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I think so, but what genre the child likes has a lot of influence.
I have a 10-year-old son, he got hooked on watching anime, but pure shounen (which is not my favorite genre) and a lot of new stuff.
I recommended Slayers and CardCaptor Sakura, which are my favorites, and no chance. He tried Saint Seiya, but it didn't convince him. What I was able to make him watch were almost all the Ghibli films.

He is a fan of Jujutsu Kaisen, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Solo Leveling. It also made me watch the whole Nanatsu no Taizai. The only different thing we watched together was Hi Score Girl.
And the last thing he started watching is The Rising of the Shield Hero.

PS: I'm more into 90's anime, I'm 36 (?).
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The only different thing we watched together was Hi Score Girl.

I'm surprised a kid would find that show interesting. I'm an adult and I still know nothing about those kinds of games.
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The only different thing we watched together was Hi Score Girl.

I'm surprised a kid would find that show interesting. I'm an adult and I still know nothing about those kinds of games.
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I was also surprised that he got hooked. We started seeing it by chance together. He liked it. I also liked it a lot.
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maybe late 2005 anime shows since the early 2000s anime are rough due to transition of traditional animation to digital
Jun 11, 10:33 PM

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Kids, I can't say. In general, definitely possible.

I've met many who have gotten curious about older titles and enjoy them despite their preference for the flashier newer titles
Jun 11, 11:02 PM

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Totally possible. I think a lot of "kids" these days can still appreciate good characters and storytelling, and there's still plenty of good anime even if you avoid anything with fanservice or less than appropriate content.
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Jun 11, 11:23 PM

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not likely, unless is something 8/10 mins an episode max with a slapstick comedy genre, even i sometimes get stuck finishing things since i started tiktok and im 22. LOL
Jun 11, 11:57 PM

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I don't think it's the story telling or themes that hinder kids from enjoying 2000's anime, it's more so the animation style and the pacing. Vinland Saga manga started in 2005, and Parasyte manga was from the 80's, that didn't stop the kids today from enjoying those shows.
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Jun 12, 1:18 AM

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Nah, not really. Those series are too lengthy for modern kids. You can recommend something like Death Note or Code Geass, because that’s what everyone watches but apart from that — no.
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Clannad is one anime I will always recommend no matter what age you are
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Jun 12, 7:28 AM
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Pretty good question
I don't think they would love it as much. Everything nowadays is so quick paced and back then it was a lot slower to somewhere.
Probably FMA brotherhood might be a good one to start with.

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