Kaori wrote:Mihciko to Hatchin is about a single mother and her daughter. You also at the end see what the daughter's life is like after she grows up.
If you have any interest in manga you might want to consider checking out the works of Naoki Urasawa (if you haven't yet). I've only read Pluto, not his more famous works, but it had a very good range of ages in its characters from children to older adults, and my impression is that his other works also have a similar age range.
I think I've heard about Michiko to Hatchin before and really wanted to see it, but it seemed a little... mature for me at the time. I'll have to give it another shot. I think mother-daughter relationships are really fascinating and not often explored well/with enough depth, so I'll be interested in seeing how this one is. Also never heard of Naoki Urasawa, so I'll have to look him up.
Rusty Claymore wrote:
Not sure if these count, and some are manga, but stories like Usagi Drop, Sweetness & Lightening, and Yotsuba&! are about family in general, where the parent is just about as much a main character as the child.
Sometimes I don't like "pass the torch" shows because a character I like is no longer there.
Just saw that Sweetness and Lightning
is getting an anime soon, so there's another one to add.
I also get a little sad sometimes when a main character I loved disappears in the sequel series. As nice as it is when they play minor roles, it's really sad if they're dead
Also I love all the suggestions you guys came up with. The series are so long though, haha. No wonder I'm not familiar with them... I haven't found it in myself yet to sit through the entirety of Dragonball or the Gundam series, for example. Well, I guess if multi-generational stuff is done well, it probably needs to be a decent amount of seasons to make sense.
>>Another question: do you guys like time skips in series?