#coming of age

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The Best TV Shows: coming of age

Love, Victor

Comedy Drama USA 2020

Love, Victor

Comedy Drama USA 2020

  • Love, Victor
  • 9,7/10

2 seasons, 20 episodes

Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.

On My Block

Comedy USA 2018

On My Block

Comedy USA 2018

  • On My Block
  • 9,3/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

A coming of age comedy following a diverse group of teenage friends as they confront the challenges of growing up in gritty inner-city Los Angeles.

Young Royals

Drama Sweden 2021

Young Royals

Drama Sweden 2021

  • Young Royals
  • 9,1/10

2 seasons, 6 episodes

Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Promised Neverland
  • 9,0/10

2 seasons, 23 episodes

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Promised Neverland
  • 9,0/10

2 seasons, 23 episodes

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2009

Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

Animation Comedy Drama Japan 2009

  • Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You
  • 8,9/10

2 seasons, 37 episodes

Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from "The Ring," which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose "100% refreshing" personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe... there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1997

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1997

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • 8,9/10

1 season, 39 episodes

The main character is Utena Tenjou, a tomboyish teenage girl who was so impressed by a kind prince in her childhood that she decided to become a prince herself. She attends Ohtori Academy, where she meets a student named Anthy Himemiya, a girl who is in an abusive relationship with another student. Utena fights to protect Anthy and is pulled into a series of sword duels with the members of the Student Council. Anthy is referred to as the "Rose Bride" and is given to the winner of each duel. It is said that the winner of the of tournament will receive a mysterious "power to revolutionize the world", and the current champion is constantly challenged for the right to possess the Rose Bride.

How to Keep a Mummy

Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2018

How to Keep a Mummy

Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2018

  • How to Keep a Mummy
  • 8,9/10

1 season, 12 episodes

Kashiwagi Sora is living a normal high school student life, when his "adventurer" father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! Sora balks at the letter from his crazy dad ("I found a cool mummy, so I decided to leave it with you, son!") at first, but the mummy that emerges from inside the huge coffin is a mere 12 centimeters tall--small enough to fit in the palm of his hand... Not only that, it's shy, a crybaby, and most of all, heckin' cute. And so, Sora and ends up keeping the mummy, naming his new little buddy "Mii-kun." But living with a mummy might be easier said than done...!

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • 8,7/10

3 seasons, 45 episodes

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

The Best TV Shows: coming of age on Netflix

On My Block

Comedy USA 2018

On My Block

Comedy USA 2018

  • On My Block
  • 9,3/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

A coming of age comedy following a diverse group of teenage friends as they confront the challenges of growing up in gritty inner-city Los Angeles.

Young Royals

Drama Sweden 2021

Young Royals

Drama Sweden 2021

  • Young Royals
  • 9,1/10

2 seasons, 6 episodes

Prince Wilhelm adjusts to life at his prestigious new boarding school, Hillerska, but following his heart proves more challenging than anticipated.

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

Anne with an E

Drama Family Canada 2017

  • Anne with an E
  • 8,8/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly woman and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

Atypical

Comedy Drama USA 2017

Atypical

Comedy Drama USA 2017

  • Atypical
  • 8,0/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.

Everything Sucks!

Comedy Drama USA 2018

Everything Sucks!

Comedy Drama USA 2018

  • Everything Sucks!
  • 7,4/10

1 season, 10 episodes

It's 1996 in a town called Boring, Oregon, where high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs brave the ups and downs of teenage emotions in the VHS era.

Never Have I Ever

Comedy Drama USA 2020

Never Have I Ever

Comedy Drama USA 2020

2 seasons, 20 episodes

After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.

All Of Us Are Dead

Drama South Korea

All Of Us Are Dead

Drama South Korea

1 season, 1 episode

It is a dramatic story of people who are isolated at a high school infected by Zombie virus and people who try to save them facing an extreme situation beyond their grasp.

The Best TV Shows: coming of age (2019)

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Promised Neverland
  • 9,0/10

2 seasons, 23 episodes

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

The Promised Neverland

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • The Promised Neverland
  • 9,0/10

2 seasons, 23 episodes

The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood relations. However, their everyday life suddenly came to an abrupt end one day...

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • 8,7/10

3 seasons, 45 episodes

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • 8,7/10

3 seasons, 45 episodes

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

Sarazanmai

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

Sarazanmai

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 2019

1 season, 11 episodes

After accidentally breaking a statue of the guardian god of the Asakusa district, middle school students Kazuki, Toi and Enta are transformed into kappas -creatures from japanese folklore- by Keppi, self-proclaimed prince of the Kappa Kingdom. If they want to regain their human form, they must collect the five Dishes of Hope for him, which fulfill the wishes of whoever possesses them. To do so, they will fight against the kappa-zombies and extract their "shirikodama", the mythical organ containing humans' deepest desires. Two policemen, Reo and Mabu, are the ones behind this evil scheme, turning humans into zombies as agents of the Otter Empire, enemy of the Kappa Kingdom since ancient times. In the guise of "Kappazon, Inc.", they control society by manipulating the desires of the masses for their own goals. To succeed in their mission, the boys must be connected through the "Sarazanmai", revealing their most intimate secrets in the process...

Euphoria

Drama USA 2019

Euphoria

Drama USA 2019

  • Euphoria
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 8 episodes

A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.

David Makes Man

Drama 2019

David Makes Man

Drama 2019

2 seasons, 20 episodes

A 14-year-old prodigy's mother relies on him to find a way out of poverty, but he is haunted by the death of his friend; he must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

Merli: Dare to Know

Comedy Drama Spain French Guiana 2019

Merli: Dare to Know

Comedy Drama Spain French Guiana 2019

2 seasons, 16 episodes

The series is a sequel and spin-off of the Merlí series broadcast by Catalan channel TV3, and revolves around Pol Rubio (Carlos Cuevas), who enters university to follow in the footsteps of his idolized professor at high school, Merlí.

Merli: Dare to Know

Comedy Drama Spain French Guiana 2019

Merli: Dare to Know

Comedy Drama Spain French Guiana 2019

2 seasons, 16 episodes

The series is a sequel and spin-off of the Merlí series broadcast by Catalan channel TV3, and revolves around Pol Rubio (Carlos Cuevas), who enters university to follow in the footsteps of his idolized professor at high school, Merlí.

Dare Me

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2019

Dare Me

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2019

  • Dare Me
  • 7,9/10

1 season, 10 episodes

Dive into the cutthroat world of competitive high school cheerleading, following the fraught relationship between two best friends after a new coach arrives to bring their team to prominence.

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Chi's Sweet Home

Animation Comedy Kids Japan 2008

Chi's Sweet Home

Animation Comedy Kids Japan 2008

4 seasons, 284 episodes

Chi's Sweet Home is a manga series written and illustrated by Kanata Konami. It has been serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Morning since 2004. The manga has been licensed for North American distribution by Vertical Inc. To date, it has been collected in nine volumes, with the most recent being published in August 2012. An anime adaptation began airing on 31 March 2008 and was produced by studio Madhouse New Zealand distribution by Astro Awani.

Boy Meets World

Comedy Drama USA 1993

Boy Meets World

Comedy Drama USA 1993

  • Boy Meets World
  • 8,1/10

7 seasons, 158 episodes

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 on ABC, part of the network's TGIF lineup. The entire series has been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes.

Boy Meets World

Comedy Drama USA 1993

Boy Meets World

Comedy Drama USA 1993

  • Boy Meets World
  • 8,1/10

7 seasons, 158 episodes

Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. The show aired for seven seasons from 1993 to 2000 on ABC, part of the network's TGIF lineup. The entire series has been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes.

Steven Universe

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2013

Steven Universe

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2013

  • Steven Universe
  • 7,9/10

5 seasons, 154 episodes

A young boy takes his mother's place in a group of gemstone-based beings, and must learn to control his powers.

Hunter x Hunter

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2011

Hunter x Hunter

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2011

  • Hunter x Hunter
  • 8,4/10

3 seasons, 148 episodes

Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined to follow in his father's footsteps, decides to take the Hunter Examination and eventually find his father to prove himself as a Hunter in his own right. But on the way, he learns that there is more to becoming a Hunter than previously thought, and the challenges that he must face are considered the toughest in the world.

Hunter x Hunter

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2011

Hunter x Hunter

Action & Adventure Animation Drama Japan 2011

  • Hunter x Hunter
  • 8,4/10

3 seasons, 148 episodes

Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined to follow in his father's footsteps, decides to take the Hunter Examination and eventually find his father to prove himself as a Hunter in his own right. But on the way, he learns that there is more to becoming a Hunter than previously thought, and the challenges that he must face are considered the toughest in the world.

Dawson's Creek

Drama USA 1998

Dawson's Creek

Drama USA 1998

  • Dawson's Creek
  • 7,0/10

6 seasons, 128 episodes

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

Cardcaptor Sakura

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Kids Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1998

Cardcaptor Sakura

Action & Adventure Animation Comedy Kids Sci-Fi & Fantasy Japan 1998

  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • 8,5/10

4 seasons, 92 episodes

Sakura Kinomoto, an elementary school student who discovers that she possesses magical powers after accidentally freeing a set of magical cards from the book they had been sealed in for years. She is then tasked with retrieving those cards in order to avoid an unknown catastrophe from befalling the world.

Mein Leben & Ich

Comedy Family Germany 2001

Mein Leben & Ich

Comedy Family Germany 2001

6 seasons, 74 episodes

Mein Leben & Ich is a German situation comedy produced by Sony Pictures in association with RTL Television for RTL. The series was created by Paula A. Roth and loosely based on ABC's 1994 teen drama My So-Called Life. The series focuses on the life of student Alex Degenhardt, who deals with everyday life and sometimes frustrating friends, Claudia and Niko, as well as her family; her little brother Basti and her Hippie-parents Hendrik and Anke. A sixth Season was produced in 2006 but not shown until late 2009. It is also telecast in Finland by Nelonen, in France and in Spain.

Chihayafuru

Animation Drama Japan 2011

Chihayafuru

Animation Drama Japan 2011

  • Chihayafuru
  • 8,1/10

3 seasons, 74 episodes

6th-year grade-schooler Ayase Chihaya's dream is for her sister to be Japan's top model. However, transfer student Wataya Arata admonishes her that a dream must be about one's own self. Thus, she takes up karuta, a Japanese card game, competitively. Together with Arata and Mashima Taichi, Chihaya's childhood friend, they have great fun playing each other, but separate after graduation. 4 years later, Chihaya returns to town. Although Arata no longer plays the game, she believes that they will eventually reunite as long as she continues karuta. Together with Taichi, she establishes the Mizusawa High-school Karuta Club.