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8 Best Anime Movies For Children, Ranked

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

This heartwarming classic from Studio Ghibli follows two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, who move to the countryside with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother.

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Another Studio Ghibli gem, Kiki's Delivery Service tells the story of a young witch named Kiki who, as part of her training, must live independently for a year in a human town.

Ponyo (2008)

This visually stunning film by Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become human.

Spirited Away (2001)

While this Studio Ghibli movie might be a little spooky for very young children, it's a masterpiece for slightly older kids.

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

This visually stunning Studio Ghibli film, based on Diana Wynne Jones' children's novel, follows Sophie, a young woman cursed to be old, as she works for the mysterious wizard Howl in his magical moving castle.

The Cat Returns (2002)

This charming Studio Ghibli movie follows Haru, a timid girl who rescues a cat and is subsequently turned into a cat herself.

Castle in the Sky (1986)

Another Hayao Miyazaki classic, Castle in the Sky is a steampunk fantasy adventure about a young boy named Pazu and a girl named Sheeta who float down from the sky in a mysterious flying machine.

Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

This beautiful movie tells the story of Mary, a lonely girl who discovers a magical flower that grants her witch-like powers.