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SFP (Safe For Parents)

Let's be honest, we've all been praying for our parents to not enter our rooms when gratuitous fanservice and pantyshots pop up in an episode. There's a plot, mom - not just "plot" dammit! So I'm compiling a list of anime that's safe to watch around your family, free from borderline hentai, zany plots, otaku clichés and such!
1 91 Days

91 Days

A tale of revenge that's best served cold, set during probation with the Italian mafia and bootleggers! This anime contains violence but has a story that's grounded in reality.

2 Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

3 A Place Further Than the Universe

A Place Further Than the Universe

4 BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad

5 Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop

6 Carole & Tuesday

Carole & Tuesday

Sweet and endearing duo of teenage girls that never get fetishized by the animators.

7 Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru

Very likeable and well-rounded female protagonist! A card-game anime that, despite my lack of interest in the genre, captivated me.

8 ERASED

ERASED

9 Given

Given

Funny and touching story about being in a band and coming to terms with your feelings. It's tagged 'shonen-ai' but doesn't delve into BL clichés, instead the boys' relationship develops in a believable manner.

Warning: Suicide content. Also shows romantic affection between men, so be cautitious if you're living with homophobic relatives.

10 Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

School club anime about the making of anime (so meta!). The entire trio are easy candidates for best girl, especially Kanamori. Captures the creative process of animating, as well as the struggle of meeting deadlines while staying true to your artistic vision. Slight FLCL-vibes.

11 Kids on the Slope

Kids on the Slope

12 Kino's Journey

Kino's Journey

13 Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

14 March Comes in like a Lion

March Comes in like a Lion

15 Megalo Box

Megalo Box

Engaging and gritty anime about boxing with cyberpunk elements. It's not geared towards teens, if you want a change of pace from sports Shonen. Well-animated and has a fantastic soundtrack.

16 Monster

Monster

A true psychological thriller that's almost indistinguishable from one of mom's crime novels.

17 Mushishi

Mushishi

A very mellow fantasy anime about supernatural entities that's less about hunting down threats and more about co-existing with them.

18 Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

A supernatural drama about Yokai and Japanese folklore, but with more of a focus on slice of life as well as a somewhat comedic undertone. Very emotional and bittersweet though. 10/10 would cry again.

19 Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

20 Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

Based on a classic children's book that's nostalgic for Swedish weebs! 

21 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Historical drama about a traditional form of entertainment in Japan. And they say TV can't teach you anything!

22 Sweetness & Lightning

Sweetness & Lightning

23 Terror in Resonance

Terror in Resonance

24 Time of Eve

Time of Eve

25 Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden

This animated drama takes place in a post-war society with some sci-fi elements, but is more focused on emotional bonds between humans and a girl's struggle to learn empathy. Beautiful art and a somewhat slow-paced plot, which I found to be positive in this case. 

26 Your lie in April

Your lie in April

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Qplayer Mar 22, 2020

Suggestions to add: Cowboy Bebop, Your Lie in April, Time of Eve, Kino's Journey, Aria the Animation (and sequels), A Place Further than the Universe