The best collection of 50 best anime for kids that is excellent for binge-watching at home with friends!
Binge-watching anime at home? The best recreational activity to do in the world. There are numerous anime available all over the internet. But here are some which are specifically meant for kids. They will surely love them, enjoy them and watch the whole thing in one go.
Here is the list of 50 best anime for kids to binge-watch at home:
Best Anime for Kids
50. Squid Girl
Squid Girl is a 12 episode long Japanese anime released in 2010. It is about a girl who tries to take revenge on the whole world for polluting the ocean. She starts working at a small beachside restaurant the Lemon Beach House. She accidentally damages the place and starts working there to pay it off. Also, she is very powerful and begins a new life on the land. She also learns many things and meets new visitors every day. It is an interesting anime for kids that is perfect for binge-watching.
49. Lucky Star
Lucky Star is a Japanese anime featuring four high school girls. They all live in the city of Kasukabe in Saitama. The four main characters are Konata Izumi, Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and Miyuki Takara. Each of them has its own identities and characteristics. Like, Konata is a very lazy girl who likes to play video games and read manga all the time. She is very intelligent and athletic too. The anime follows their story in school and their friendship.
48. Jewel Pets
Jewel Pets is a Japanese anime for kids. They are magical animals with jewels attached to their bodies. They all live in a magical lang Jewel Land. In this anime, both the Earth and Jewel Land exist at the same time. In Jewel Land, each pet has to go to the academy to become a complete magician and learn magic and alchemy. Although this land is a secret from the people of earth still some humans know about it. They partner with humans and complete magical quests.
47. Astro Boy
Astro Boy is a Japanese science fiction anime for kids. He is the protagonist of the whole series. Dr. Tenma is a genius scientist who creates Astro to fill the void of his long-lost son, Tobio. Tobio died in a tragic accident. However, Dr. Tenma realizes that Astro is just a robot and cannot replace his son. Therefore, he sells the boy to a local circus. But the head of the Ministry of Science. He adopts him and builds him a whole family of robots. The series then follows his journey in fighting crime and keeping the people safe.
46. Inazuma Eleven
It is Japanese anime series based on a video game. This anime for kids features Endou Mamoru who is a joyous goalkeeper. He is a student of Raimon Junior High. His life is completely dedicated to soccer. He tries to defeat his enemies in the series and prevent the disbandment of his team. He gathers players for his team and eventually saves it. Watch this popular anime for kids if you are a football fan.
45. Pingu in the City
Pingu is a mischievous penguin from the village. He recently moves into the city with his family and tries to adjust to the new city life. He tries to learn the way of living and befriends other people from different occupations. But being a mischievous one, he always messes things up. But overall, he is adorable and is loved by many. He is sure to steal your hearts too with his innocence and charm.
44. Speed Racer
Speed Racer is a 52 episode anime for kids released in 1967. It follows the life of Go Mifune. He loves cars and racing. Also, he takes part in many races and always ends up in danger. He has a younger brother, Spritle, and a girlfriend, Trixie. Go is often seen missing his elder brother, Rex. He is Racer X, a mysterious but enigmatic racer in the show.
43. Heidi, Girl of the Alps
Heidi is a five-year-old girl who grows up in the Alps. In the initial episodes, we see her love for the place. She helps her grandfather and other people of the village in day-to-day activities. It is a light-hearted show with some emotions that caters to the young audience. Her aunt leaves her in the Alps with her grandfather. She goes to the town to find a job. When she returns, she takes Heidi back to Frankfurt with her. This story is simple yet emotional. It does its best to tie a bond of friendship between the characters and the audience.
Bananya is a cute Japanese anime for kids. It features a very adorable new species of cats living inside bananas. What can be better than that? The series follows their daily livelihood in a normal household. Their dream is to bathe in chocolate. The show caters to a younger audience with pastel color themes and short episodes. It has a lot of merchandise available worldwide. They get scared, annoyed, and angry. The show wants kids to have joy in everyday life and teaches them to tackle every situation.
41. Zatch Bell
Zatch Bell is the perfect anime for kids. It features a young boy Takamine Kiyomaro and Zatch Bell, a demon from another world. Zatch Bell loses his memories when he comes to earth to find a master to fight a battle to become the ruler of the demon world. This anime is a combination of laughter, emotions, fights, and friendship. You may find yourself totally engrossed in the story and loving the characters. It also has a few twists and turns which only makes this whole series more interesting to watch. Not only kids but adults adore this series too, it kind of keeps the child in the hearts alive.
40. Smile PreCure!
This anime for kids follows five girls who have been chosen to save the world. When the kingdom of Marchenland is attacked by evil Pierrot, the Queen saves everyone. She uses the last of her energy in doing so. This kingdom is a magical place where various magical characters reside. This is a happy place but the evil villain wants everyone to be unhappy. Watch this cute and magical anime for kids where these five girls fight off the enemies and colled the magical tokens. Binge watch the show and join the journey of reviving the queen and saving the world.
This series takes place during Japan’s Sengoku period. There are many demons in this era taking thousands of forms. Kagome Higurashi gets dragged into this time by an enshrined Bone Easter’s Well by a centipede demon. She finds herself in the past. Also, she comes to know that she is the reincarnation of Kikyo. Kikyo was a warrior priestess who was the keeper of the Shikon Jewel. The series has an intense storyline with gripping actions.
38. Dokidoki! PreCure
This show has a constant sense of forwarding momentum. This anime for kids builds great character and lets the audience connect with them on a deeper level. This show is based on the Trump Kingdom under the rule of Princess Marie Ange. Everything was going well, but the kingdom gets attacked by the Jikochu. Then Sharuru, a warrior, goes to the human world to find new recruits who can save the kingdom. She finds Mana who is a middle school girl. She transformers into a magical heroine Cute Heart and fights the enemies.
37. Snow White with the Red Hair
Kids fond of Princess stories will surely fall in love with Shirayuki. She is the protagonist of the series. But unlike any other princess, she is an independent woman with a passion and zeal to follow her career as a herbalist. She has unusually red-colored hair which usually gets her into trouble. She escapes from a difficult situation and meets Zen on the way. He is a prince. She follows her dream, writes an exam, and becomes a herbalist. This sweet and inspiring anime for kids is a must-watch.
36. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s
It is a spin-off of the original Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. It takes place in the dystopian future of the original series. The former island that was the Domino City has become a slum. But nearby there is an entirely new city that is wealthy and clean. The new city is Neo Domino. The people living in the rich city call the people living in the satellite counterparts scum or garbage. There are special motorcycles in the series called D wheels. It introduces Yusei Fudo who is living in a satellite. He made his own D-Wheel but was stolen by his friend Jack Atlas. He builds another one and travels to the city. Over the course of the series, we unravel many secrets and societal issues.
35. Dragon Drive
Reiji Ozora was not always an enthusiastic person but when he comes to know about the virtual reality game ‘Dragon Drive’. Every player in the game is given a special dragon that resembles the player’s personality. While Reiji hopes for a big powerful dragon, but he gets Chibi- a cute, friendly small dragon. Reiji is not ecstatic about the dragon but Chibi is a keeper, he is the rarest of them all. So, it is quite interesting to see how Reiji takes on the challenges and fights his battles with his friends. This anime for kids is the best way to entertain and make new friends.
34. Dinosaur King
Dinosaur King is an anime based on a card game. The anime follows Max Taylor, son of Dr. Spike Taylor. He witnesses a meteor strike in a nearby forest and goes to inspect it with his friends Rex and Zoe. They find some magic stones there. These stones can summon dinosaurs. They are the D team. The villain team is the Alpha team. They often clash with each other over the possessions of the dinosaurs. This is an amazing anime for kids for lots of dinosaur adventures.
33. Shugo Chara!
Amu Hinamori is an average school girl attending Seiyo Elementary School. Everyone thinks that she is ‘cool and spicy’ by her outward appearance. But actually, she is very shy and introverted. One day she wishes for the courage to show her real self to the people. The next day she gets three eggs on her bed. These are no normal eggs, they are three pink, blue and green brightly colored eggs. Furthermore, to her surprise, they all hatch, and three fairly guardians come out of them. They are Ran, Miki, and Su. They help her to discover her real self in the rest of the series. This great anime for kids is fun and also teaches them to be themselves.
32. Go! Princess PreCure
This Japanese magical girl anime is about Haruka Haruno. She always dreams of becoming a princess. One day, she comes across two magical creatures. They are Pafu and Aroma. Also, they were being chased by a man. They told her that this man worked for Dys Dark, who wants to bring sadness to the world. Haruka had a charm with her that turned into a key. She then gave the key to the fairies and got a Princess Perfume. It makes her a warrior of the Hope Kingdom. She later continues to protect dreams with her team and save the world.
31. Pita Ten
Pita Ten is originally an adorable Japanese manga. It is also a 26 episode anime for kids. This series has lots of demons and angels in it. It begins with the friendship of a boy Kotarou and his neighbor Misha. Misha is actually an angel in training. Angels here have to earn their status by studying, performing, and doing certain tasks. There is also a demon in training who always ends up doing more good than harm. Kotarou ends up tangled in between Misha and Shia’s missions. Shia is another demon who lives by absorbing life energy. It is an interesting piece of anime and great to binge-watch.
30. Tokyo Mew Mew
When a young girl Ichigo Momomiya goes to attend an exclusive exhibit of endangered species, she is in for a surprise. Suddenly there is an earthquake and she is bathed in a strange bright light. Then she merges with a cat present in the exhibit. There are also four other girls who experience the same thing. The next day, she starts behaving like a cat. She comes to know that her DNA merged with the DNA of the cat. That is the reason for her strange behavior. She turns into a powerful cat girl, Mew Ichigo. Afterward, she takes on many missions to help people and stop Chimera Animas.
29. Shaman King
A Shaman is a medium between the world of the living and the dead, that can easily communicate with the spirits. This anime for kids ‘Shaman King’ is about a tournament that is held once every five hundred years. You Asakura comes from a legendary and very powerful shamanic family. He begins his journey for the competition with the hopes of winning the tournament and attain the omnipotent great spirit with its immense power. With all the other powerful candidates, the competition is tough but also fun to watch for the viewers. It is a complete treat to see You fight the challenges and make new friends along the way.
28. Kirby: Right Back at ya!
It is an anime for kids that ran for a few years. This popular series is based on a video game. It is about the many interesting adventures of Kirby, a legendary warrior. He with his friends tries to save the country of Dream Land from the enemy. His starship crashes on this planet, in Dream Land. The ultimate enemy in the series is Enemee. King Dedede, the king of Dream Land does not like Kiby. Therefore he tries to drive him away by sending many monsters from the army of the enemy. But Kirby, along with his friends continues to fight the monsters and save the country.
27. Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail is an anime where Earth is home to many magical guilds. There is a kingdom of Fiore. It features a boy Natsu who is in the search of his adoptive father dragon Igneel. He along with all the other dragons suddenly disappear mysteriously. No one knows the reason. Lucy Heartfilia is a celestial wizard. She befriends Natsu and his cute cat Happy to help him. Some more people join their team. They all together go on many deadly missions and adventures.
26. Chi’s Sweet Home
Chi’s Sweet Home is a Japanese anime for kids. It is about a cute white and grey kitten with black stripes. She wanders off away from her family and gets lost. Then she is found by a young boy Youhei and his mother. They decide to keep her. Since their apartment is not allowed to keep pets, they try to find her a new home. But they end up failing at it. Eventually, they decide to keep her. Surprisingly the cat reacts to ‘Chi’ which is urine in Japanese. Therefore she gets this name. The following episodes are about her interaction with new people and fellow pets.
25. The Law of Ueki
Participating in a bizarre competition to become the next king of the Heavenly world is Kousuke Ueki’s big dream. He is a middle school student and is chosen by his homeroom teacher, Kobayashi. Teacher Kobayashi is a ‘God candidate’ that gives Ueki the power to turn trash into trees. Ueki is fed up with seeing people around him misusing their power so he sets out on a path of justice. Meanwhile, he meets many great and powerful competitors in the competition. This adventurous anime for kids is great to binge-watch at home.
Stitch is a Japanese anime spin-off of the popular American cartoon Lilo and Stitch. It features a little girl Yuna living on the Izayoi island. Stitch is an alien experiment that falls on earth on this particular island where Yuna lives. He befriends Yuna who is an elementary school student. He embarks on a crusade of 43 good deeds upon discovering the spiritual stone. The stone can grant wishes after Stich completed 43 good deeds.
K-On is a Japanese anime featuring four high school girls. They make a small music group containing no other members. Initially, Yui, one of the girls, has no musical talent. She doesn’t even know how to read sheets and play. But along the way she learns and becomes a great guitar player. Mio Akiyama, Ritsu Tainaka, Yui Hirasawa, and Tsumugi Kotobuki are the four members of the group. They spend their school days practicing, performing, and hanging out together. Later, in the second year, another person, Azusa joins the band.
22. Powerpuff Girls Z
Powerpuff Girls is a cartoon network classic that everyone from the ’90s knows about. The anime Powerpuff Girls z is a Japanese anime for kids. You can easily find all the 52 episodes in English. In this series, the girls also have a brother, Ken Kitzava Utonium. He is an aspiring scientist and also the professor’s assistant. They also have a cute robot dog. The story begins with an ecological disaster. Ken comes up with a plan to solve the problem with a gun containing chemical Z. Momoko, Miyako and Kuru are your average school girls but when they get shot with Ken’s gun and end up getting superpowers.
21. Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia is an adorable anime for kids featuring witches and a magical academy. It is based on a short film. It features a little girl Akko going to Luna Nova Magical Academy. Being from a nonmagical background, she faces a lot of trouble but overcomes them all with her friends. Her friends Susi and Lotte are the life of the anime. Their personalities and character is what give this anime a great magical touch. She is here in the academy to learn magic and become a great witch. She also finds a powerful magic relic- the Shiny Rod of Shiny chariot.
Voltron is a super robot. This anime for kids is about a group of space explorers that get inside a robot. These robots join to form a bigger robot. They fight supervillains who also have big robots. There have been six animated services and several comic book storylines. These five explorers are thousands of light-years away from earth. While exploring they stumble upon King Zarkon and his forces. They were attacking the planet, Aris. All of them help but Zarkon captures them. They manage to escape and meet a princess where they get the title of Savous of Aris. It is then, that they get the Volton and begin their adventures.
19. My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a Japanese anime featuring Izuku Midoriya. Surprisingly, he is born in a world where most people have superpowers. Since everyone is a hero in this time, someone who uses the powers at work is Pro Heroes. But he is the only person born without them or born without any Quirks. He was bullied all his childhood by Katsugi Bakugo. Afterward, all of this changes when All Might, who is the world’s greatest hero, shares his powers with Izuku. He realizes his potential and believes in him.
18. One Piece
What do you do when you hear about the biggest treasure in the world? We set on a treasure hunt. The treasure in ‘One Piece’. Monkey D Luffy is the head of the Straw Hat Pirates and aims to become the king of the pirates with this treasure. He accidentally eats a Devil Fruit and gains the properties of rubber. His only dream since childhood was to get this treasure. He makes many friends along the way and starts his band with a swordsman Zoro. He sets out with his crew to find this famous treasure and faces notorious pirates of the East Blue.
17. Avatar: The Last Airbender
Although it is not Japanese anime, it is made in America with some elements of anime style. Set in a universe where people can control one of the four elements: water, air, earth, and fire. The Avatar can control all four elements. The 12-year-old Aang is the last Airbender and has the responsibility to save his world. Along with his friends, Sokka, Katara, and Toph, they all set on a journey to end the war of the worlds. There is also a movie based on this concept with the same name.
16. Kaidan Restaurant
When you go to this restaurant, apart from appetizer, main dish, and dessert, they also serve horror! This anime for kids is a light-hearted horror. Every episode has a horror story and ends with a moral lesson. The appetizer is a short horror story featuring a ghost or a spirit. Then, the main dish is a long ghost story similar to the earlier one but with a surprise. The dessert is the final story of the episode told by a character. This sweet and simple anime is for kids and they certainly enjoy it very much. Give this a try and we are sure you won’t regret it.
15. Detective Conan
Detective Conan or Case closed is a Japanese Detective anime for kids. Shinichi Kudo is a high school detective and solves cases with his intellect. On a mission, some members of a crime group give him an experimental poison. But it doesn’t kill him instead it transforms him into a small kid. He then starts living with his best friend and her father, Richard. Richard is a private detective and sometimes Conan tags along with him on crime scenes. He even gets himself enrolled in an elementary school and starts his own junior detective group.
14. Sonic X
We all remember Sonic the Hedgehog video game. The Sonic X Japanese anime is inspired by the game. It is about Sonic and his friends who transport to Earth from their home planet. They try to save their friends from their enemy Doctor Eggman. When Sonic gets separated from his friends, he meets a boy ChrisThorndyke. He helps him in all of his missions against Doctor Eggman and his robots. They want the Chaos Emerald to become powerful but Sonic prevents it from happening. This show has a lot more to offer to kids and this is a great show to binge-watch at home with family.
13. Sailor moon
Sailor Moon is about a Japanese schoolgirl Usagi Tsukino on a mission to find a magical artifact. She starts as a normal school girl in the series but later she transforms into Sailor Moon with the help of a magical brooch. She gets it from a talking black cat luna. Also, she is on her search for the artifact ‘Legendary Silver Crystal’. Apart from that she also leads an army of the Sailor Soldiers in a constant fight against many villains who want to steal the crystal. Moreover, this anime for kids is a lot more interesting as she tries to prevent the destruction of the whole solar system.
Hamtaro is a Japanese anime featuring a cute hamster Hamtaro. It is about his adventures with other hamsters or ‘Ham hams’. It also features a 10-year-old girl Hiroko Haruna who owns Hamtaro. As he is curious he goes out every day to meet his friends and make new ones. Meanwhile, they also discover a special clubhouse built by ‘Boss’. They all meet here for their meetings. This special anime for kids is worth watching.
It starts as a Japanese manga and gradually becomes one of the most popular anime for kids. It focuses on kids who battle each other with spinning tops. The whole franchise became so popular that Beyblade toys hit the market. Kids span the tops and collide with each other. The last one standing would be the winner. This fantastic anime for kids features Tyson Granger. The whole story revolves around him and his story of becoming the number one blader. He makes many friends along the way and battles many people. He finally becomes the Beyblade world champion after defeating Tala in the final match. The entire series has many series, spin-offs, and movies.
10. Yo-kai Watch
Yo-Kai Watch is based on the popular Nintendo game in Japan. It is sometimes compared with Pokemon. But Yo-Kai are like spirits. They are completely invisible to the naked eye, but you can see them if you have a Yo-Kai watch! They have the ability to control anyone’s emotions. It also features a boy Nate. He accidentally releases a Yo-Kai Whisper into real-world Japan. This er then gives Nate the watch through which he can summon him anytime he wants. Whisper can fight other yo-Kais and collect disks from the ones who want to be his friends. Let’s see when he collects discs from every Yo-Kai!
09. Shin Chan
Who doesn’t know the little mischievous boy studying at Futaba Kindergarten! He lives with this mom, dad, little sister, and dog Shiro. This anime is very popular among kids and adults alike. He lives in Kasukabe, a small city in Japan. Sometimes he causes trouble, sometimes he helps his friends, sometimes he annoys his mom, and sometimes he acts weirdly odd. But he is cute and loved by all of his friends. Binge watch this anime and fall in love with this cute boy instantly!
08. Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura features an elementary school student Sakura Kinomoto. She accidentally releases magical cards into the world and now has the responsibility to collect them. Otherwise, it would be very catastrophic for the world. She even discovers her magical powers in this amazing 70-episode anime for kids. Moreover, each magical card has a specific power but it only helps if the person already has some magical abilities. It is a magical anime for kids and great to binge-watch at home with some snacks.
07. Naruto: Shippuden
Naruto Shippuden follows the trials of the teenage ninja Narito Uzumaki and his friends. It first aired in 2007 in Japan and slowly made its way into the American Tv channels. It is set in the timeline when Naruto returns to his village after two years of training with Jiraiya. The series then continues with many missions involving rescuing, kidnapping, and fighting. Naruto is one the biggest franchise of anime for kids and one can easily binge-watch all the episodes without getting bored. It features some amazing fight scenes that even last for days.
Almost everyone is familiar with this name. Doraemon is a futuristic robot cat that helps Nobita through his daily life struggles. He is indeed sent by his grandson from the future. Almost every kid on the planet wants one as it pulls interesting gadgets out of his magical pocket. The gadget Bambo-Copter allows Doraemon, Nobita, and his friends to fly from one place to another. The Anywhere door lets them go anywhere in the world. Apart from that, there are numerous gadgets that Doraemon brings to help Nobita. But the question is- Will Nobite ever study and be successful? Watch this great anime to know!
05. Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime for kids. It all starts with 1984 in the form of manga. It is about a young boy Goku. And he is on a quest to retrieve seven objects. They are the Dragon Balls. Everyone believes that it comes together to form an ancient dragon that grants wishes. On his journey, he learns martial arts and discovers many things about himself. One of them was that he is not in fact human. He comes from an alien race- Saiyans. He also evolves into a super Saiyan that makes him more powerful and changes his hair color. With this, he is often considered the most powerful character in anime.
Naruto is an immensely popular Japanese anime for kids from a manga series. The story is about a boy Naruto Uzumaki. His father traps a dangerous beast, a nine-tailed fox in his body to save the whole village. This makes him the host to the dangerous creature. But against all odds, he further chases his dreams of becoming a Hokage and gaining the respect of his peers. He ultimately becomes a ninja and undergoes many dangerous missions for the villagers. It is an absolute treat to watch all the action-packed episodes and his journey till the end.
03. Yumeiro Patisserie
Yumeiro patisserie is a story of a 14-year-old girl Ichigo Amano. Her name translates to ‘strawberry’ in English. This sweet anime for kids is all about Ichigo and her dreams to become a great pastry chef. Initially, she is lazy and clumsy. She likes eating sweets especially cakes and her knack for taste gets her into the St. Marie Academy. Therefore, she makes many friends in the academy and learns many skills. After two years, she returns to Japan and begins a new phase of her life with a new team.
02. Digimon Adventure
Similar to Pokemon, Digimon Adventure, is an extremely popular Japanese anime for kids. The lives of seven kids completely change when transport to an unknown digital world through Digivices. They come across these devices at a summer camp. When they step into the Digiworld they make meet many Digital monsters who can actually talk and evolve. Afterward, while trying to search for a way home, they learn that they are the chosen seven children who can save the digital world. Their fights with the Digiworld villains continue and they try to maintain a perfect balance of life throughout the anime.
Pokemon is a Japanese anime for kids that was released in 1997. It features a boy- Ash Ketchum who is on a quest to become the number one Pokemon master. Accompanying interesting pokemon like Dragonite, Gengar, Lucario, Dracovish, and Pikachu, he continues in his journey winning many badges. Moreover, he makes many friends along the way. Being with Misty and Brock, his two companions, they all have lots of fun and battles. They win some of them and lose some. But above all, they go on. With Team Rocket as the villain, it makes the story more interesting. They are always. Alas, every time they fail and are thrown in the sky until they disappear.
These 50 anime will keep you interested! Watching anime with your friends while having your favorite snack is the best feeling in the world. Sometimes kids find their own personality reflected in the characters of the anime they watch. It is an integral part of every child’s childhood. These anime becomes a big part of their growth and development over the years. Friendship, honesty, justice, honor, and affection are the essence of all anime for kids, they stand true to their claims and provide the best entertainment for kids there ever is. So, don’t miss out on these legendary anime shows and clear your schedule to binge-watch them in a go!