12 Days of Anime: Children Animes are actually really good!

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Children animes are actually really good!

How could I say that?

Well, because I recently watched one and it was better than I expected. I enjoyed watching it weekly and they are even better then the below average animes that had been released this year. For sure you are now curious as to what anime was I referring to now. Well, the children anime that I currently enjoy watching is…

Layton Mystery Tanteisha: Katri no Nazotoki File

Yep, this anime.

Layton Mystery is a simple case solving anime starring Kat Layton, as she solves the cases in her town. It plays well with its themes and makes sure to be very engaging to the audience. The characters are really likeable and its easy to watch them. Also, in each episode we get to understand and learn different life lessons in life. Definitely, this anime is for children. Lol.

I discovered this anime after seeing a random anituber recommeding this anime. He explained how simple and enjoyable this anime was. At first, I was really skeptical. I wasn’t much of a fan of the art and animation of the Layton Mystery anime, and I also haven’t seen or I’m not a fan of the previous Layton Movie.
Now, you might be wondering why I gave this anime a try.

Well, first is I’m a very curious person. I was curious as to how the anituber liked the anime and what was in it that made him a fan. I was also curious by its story, cuz it seemed interesting. Second, I am a sucker of mystery animes. I grew up admiring Sherlock holmes, and I read/watch tons of crime solving shows and books. Third was because of its lead voice actor. As always, knowing that Kana Hanasawa voiced the main character, it’s a must watch for me. Heh. Lastly, and the ultimate reason, was because of I got intrigued by its engaging element. When the anituber described it, it was something different from the usual stuff I see on anime. I thought it would be interesting to see it firsthand. And I’m glad I did.

The engaging case solving element of the anime was the best thing that happened to the show. With an interesting and unique story arcs, letting the audience follow and solve the case along side the main characters, made my watching of this anime reach different heights of feels. It made me remember what my feels was like when I was reading alot of mystery books before. I know some of the cases were abit…surreal and too cheasy, I mean, this is a children anime, so it can’t be helped. Still, it was still really enjoyable and I can’t stop watching it weekly.

It might just be me, but this anime definitely left a big impression to me that I shouldn’t take the children animes for granted. Yes, not all children animes are like Layton Mystery, but just like what I do with other animes, I could always weed out the bad ones and discover alot of hidden gems. That means, I might watch more children animes in the future. Ooohohohohoho.

More and more animes, with so little time. RIP me.

Anyway, thats it for now.

You should try and gave it a chance, you might like it in the end.

Thanks for watching!



  1. Lina Permalink

    I like children’s shows. They are generally uncomplicated and I feel nostalgic watching them. I haven’t seen any children’s anime yet though so maybe I should check this one out. Thank you for sharing!

  2. ospreyshire Permalink

    That looks like an intriguing series. It’s been a while since I’ve seen mystery anime.
    Normally, I tend to watch anime that is for older demographics, but there are some quality series out there that can work for all ages. Hikaru no Go would be my first choice because of the original concept, but there’s a surprising amount of depth and characterization to it. Heck, it even got me to play go a while back. Haha. Another one that I became a fan of was the 60s series Kimba the White Lion. Yes, I mainly watched it because of that one film plagiarism controversy it’s associated with, but I was shocked at the quality of the storytelling elements, usage of adult themes, and the morality in it which was way progressive for it’s time even when compared to modern shows to this day.

    1. Will Sirius Permalink

      oooohhhh…I’ll definitely try those, especially Hikaru no go. That one has been on my backlog for sometime now. I’ll check that one soon.

      1. ospreyshire Permalink

        Sure thing, Will. I’ve actually been re-reading the HnG manga recently in-between some books from James Baldwin and Chiekh Anta Diop. Yes, I’m aware with how random it is. Hahaha! Definitely check out HnG and Kimba. Another good one that’s obscure is Patapata Hikousen no Bouken. If you want some good steampunk adventures, then it’s certainly a nice choice.


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