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A/E = all ages
Y = 10+
T = 13+
OT = 16+
M = 18+
Here's some titles:
Clamp School Detectives
Full Metal Alchemist
Hikaru No Go
Kat and Mouse
Instant Teen: Just Add Nuts
Magic Knight Rayearth
Tokyo Mew Mew
Whether any of them are any good I don't know. All the translated manga I read are for teenagers.
Please don't do what my local library does and order random titles, say, volume 2 of one series, volume 5 of another and volume 19 of a third. That's really annoying!
Since I don't read manga myself it's hard to know what's good and what's not. I have looked at the one's that we have bought to the library, but that doesn't give a very deep understanding. It's like a whole big world that I don't know very much about.
Prince of Tennis is a long-running all ages title, and it seems to be equally popular between boys and girls. The art is sharp and clean, and the storyline is pretty fun. The publisher is Viz, and there are 21 volumes available currently, if memory serves
Hikaru no Go is another long-running all ages title, also published by Viz. I find it enjoyable, but mileage will vary depending on the readers' interest in games. It's a sports/tournament series based around Go, an ancient strategy game.
I would have to advise against getting Full Metal Alchemist for a children's collection. It is not an all ages title by any stretch of the imagination, and there are a lot of thematic elements that parents might deem offensive. The story is well told, and it's a popular series, but it's got a teen audience.
Your best bet in the decision-making process would probably be to find some sites with dedicated manga review sections to them. Read up on some series. Ask questions about them.
Also, according to MY copies of FMA, it's rated "Teen," NOT "all-ages." Which sounds about right, to me.
I guess what I'm afraid of (apart from buying something that's simply poorly written) is that some of these series seem to involve unsuitable elements, like you said. Of course, ordinary books can also involve violence, sex and things like that. And I agree with lohengrin, I don't want to censor what they read. But I think it's a bit different when it comes to pictures.
I guess I will have to do what shadrach_anki suggested, look at some sites about manga and read up a bit.
I've also read Clamp School Detectives and don't have any particularly strong opinions about that one, and Cardcaptor Sakura, which I like very much, but some overprotective/crazy parent might object to because it has some homosexual themes (though admittedly not as much as their other titles).
You are right to be concerned about unsuitable elements in manga. Some librarians shelve all manga in the children's sections (comics are for kids, of course!). And some of those manga shock me, and I'm an adult!
About Hikaru no Go. I became a devotee of the game, go, after finding a book about it in my school library. So if you do buy in this title, perhaps buy an introduction to the game too. Go is a more enjoyable game than chess!
You may also want to check out Gilles Poitras's Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga at http://www.koyagi.com/Libguide.html.
I'd also agree that Fullmetal Alchemist, while a great series in both anime and manga, is also probably a bit much for 10-12-year-olds; it can get pretty bloody at times. (Mr. Thompson's guide rates FMA 13+.)
Astro Boy is a wonderful title for children. Each book is an unconnected series of short stories starring Astro, a robot. The violence is pretty tame (no blood, no humans dying, etc), it's got a lot of action, and there's usually a moral at the end of the story. You don't have to read them in order, especially since Astro and other characters have several origin stories throughout the course of the series, none of which are in volume 1.
Kitchen Princess is a really cute manga about a young girl trying to find her childhood crush. ^^ Fullmoon wo Sagashite, about a girl trying to fufill her life dream of becoming a singer, is great too.
(omissis) Hikaru no Go is another long-running all ages title, also published by Viz. I find it enjoyable, but mileage will vary depending on the readers' interest in games. It's a sports/tournament series based around Go, an ancient strategy game."
I find HnG is a great (maybe the greatest) NOTScary ghost story, and that could be an alternative way to present it. Knowing something of the Fashinating GO is NOT mandatory in the least, the story being absolutely enjoyable. In Italy more than one possible reader turned away from even giving this manga a try exactly for they feared it, not knowing what GO was about and self-assured they would never understand what was going on (that is a misconception, be sure of that).
...I love this spirit of go...
Asuka is the cool, manly, athletic type, but his passion lies in more feminine pursuits, such as cooking, sewing, and cute things. At first, Asuka hides and denies this behavior due to family circumstances, but learns to open up once he becomes friends with Ryou. Ryou is Asuka's complement--she has no interest and can't do any feminine activities, but is strong and charming in her own right. For extra amusement, there's another male student who tails the two and bases his own popular shoujo manga (which Asuka loves!) off of their actions, except that he makes Asuka the female lead. It's a pretty simple story with a fuzzy "be yourself" message.
Why did you decide against Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 1? It would help me with recommendations since I would consider that to be a typical story type (magical girl) that has been translated for her age group.
For instance Tokyo Mew Mew and Wedding Peach are in that genre and age group; also Dream Saga Vol. 1 and Mink if you can find them in print.
My chart (not infallible) says that Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne is All Ages; Zodiac P.I., MAR, Beauty Pop, Kitchen Princess, Sugar Sugar Rune, Forbidden Dance, From Far Away Magical x Miracle, Rozen Maiden and Imadoki are for 13+.
I don't recall any sex/violence (well perhaps MAR and From Far Away on the violence, I can't judge for you) in them, but I will admit to reading for enjoyment and not for noting and remembering age appropriateness. Unfortunately, Graphic Novels doesn't have a handy age chart summary to consult.
Well, not all ten-year-old girls are going to be the same, so it can be somewhat difficult to determine what your sister would enjoy. I know that my sister (who is twelve) really enjoyed Ultra Maniac, and she loves +Anima and Prince of Tennis. All three of these series would probably be just fine for your sister, and they fall within your guidelines.
I agree that Full Moon may not be the best choice (though my sister was fine with it) based on some of the thematic elements in the story. I think Tokyo Mew Mew would be okay, though. I can't say for sure, as I have not really read it myself, but what I have seen of the story seems pretty harmless.
Another one you may want to consider is Sugar Princess. The first volume was just released, and it's about a junior high school girl who is learning how to figure skate. It's cute, sweet, no violence, pretty art, and only two volumes long. The second volume will be out in November.
Jiro (the ninja) protects him from bullies and the school queen bee, and helps him win the class presidency. There's lots of ninja action, but no bloodshed.
I am extremely surprised that nobody mention Aishiteruze Baby!
It's a super cute series about a handsome high school kid taking care of his cute 4 years old niece.
How is it that nobody mentions Doraemon??!! The all time favorite kid manga for all Asian kids!
It's super kid friendly and fun.
I would worry that the series is incredibly epic and you may end up with thirty volumes living in your house.
Another good series for all ages (that is absurdly difficult to find nowadays) is Saint Tail. It also has an anime, which can be fun to watch as you read the books.
I'd say people who enjoy Magic Knight Rayearth also enjoy Saint Tail, but I'm not exactly sure why. It may be that they are both absurdly cute.
Although, if you wouldn't let a kid read Card Captor Sakura of all things, you'd probably want to stay away from anything by CLAMP.