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7 Japanese Kids’ Anime That American Kids Will Never, Ever See

Some of the most popular anime in Japan have never set foot on American shores. Oh sure, we have Naruto and Pokémon and Dragonball Z, but what we don't have are the kids shows — the Japanese anime equivalent of SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the like. Why? Because while you'd think they'd be the most adaptable for worldwide audiences –- kids are kids, right? –- they're actually quite insane. Here are seven anime series that Japanese kids love that no American parent would ever let their kids watch.

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wishingW3L2550d ago (Edited 2550d ago )

it seems Kotaku doesn't know that Detective Conan was aired on CN and Shin-chan too.

Lord_Sloth2550d ago

They were aired on Adult Swim though.

SilentNegotiator2549d ago

Well, the INTENDED audience of adult swim is not children.

kingPoS2550d ago

Yikes! Conan has even more episodes than One Piece. o_O

pr0t0typeknuckles2550d ago

i miss case closed that was a brilliant anime, i really wish they would dub the rest of the series but seeing as how there on like 600 episodes that seems unlikely.

Simon_Brezhnev2550d ago

I might would had watched it if he stayed as an adult. His little kid friends are annoying. You might want to watch Kindaichi Case Files. If it wasnt for Kindaichi there wouldnt be a case close.

Archaic2549d ago

Not being American, I actually wasn't aware that Detective Conan only aired on Adult Swim in the states. I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised though. Not sure how bad it is there, but Cartoon Network here in Australia are infamous for cutting things out of shows like Adventure Time, there's ridiculous levels of censorship going on. I imagine Detective Conan would have gotten the shaft if it played in a child friendly hour.