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'Children's manga (子供向け漫画 - Kodomomuke manga) and children's anime (子供向けアニメ - kodomomuke anime), are Japanese terms which literally mean "manga (or "anime", respectively) directed towards children". Children's manga are also known by the word "Kodomo", or "child". It refers to a genre of Japanese comics (manga) and cartoons (anime) that are aimed at a younger audience. However, for many non-Japanese fans of these media, the name is cut to simply Kodomo.

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While 'children' of course can encompass a range of ages, the term is most often used to distinguish anime aimed at younger children; consequently, Shonen manga and the like, which are aimed at children 10 and up, are less true examples of this genre.

These works are noted for stories that are often very moralistic, teaching children how to behave as good and considerate people and helping them to stay on the right path in life. The episodes are generally stand alone and non-episodic in order to appeal to a child.

Kodomo is noted for its lack of fanservice and other themes and devices which are more appropriate for other audiences; the stories also feature more child friendly and kids only themes and concepts. The stories told in the episodes are usually (and covertly) very moralistic and teach children how to behave as a good and considerate person.

The episodes are also standalone and non-episodic, which may be thought by some kodomo creators to appeal to a child's short attention span, but Pokemon, which is aimed at a younger audience than most Kodomo, is episodic

Many Kodomo animes evolve over the years into different anime genres, with a result on the series similar to the effect of channel drift on programming. An example of this is Pokemon, a show that started out as Kodomo, but has changed over the years; though it is still classified as Kodomo, it has many Shonen elements. Another example is Ojamajo Doremi orignally intended to be a Kodomo anime when being written was later changed to Shojo. Generally the show's main character, depending on which gender they are, is usually the target audience the show changes to.

These animes' casts are significantly often, children between the ages of 8-15 working together in a team

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