Felori said:I'm not talking about a real marriage; Cardcaptor Sakura is fantasy. Besides, 18 is considered underage in Japan.
How can he be married to an underaged student? You have to be 18 to marry, I think Japan is not that different... looking it up, it isn't. That sentence doesn't make any sense.
Some age gaps are icky to weird in anime, but she still can't be underaged, when the age of marriage is 18.
It takes place in real Japan tho, so would expect that they might mirror it in most ways. But I only remember her bit blurry tbh, so well okay.
Elfen Lied is not that bad. It was mostly hyped up by some edgy teenagers for "have you seen this bloody anime, it's so cool, it's so bloody! Much gore!" ... it's not that gorey. That's nothing you can't watch with 15, imo.
Not good and hyped I agree. But not gorey? Did you even watch the anime?
I mean, it tried to be, but I 15+ sits right with me. Most teenagers that age also have seen movies like Saw and others, why shouldn't they be able stomach Elfenlied.
To be fair, the body of classical children's stories from the West are full of dark themes and the macabre, especially nursery rhymes.
Yet to this day they're rated for children and resold as such.
So it's safe to say people are quick to judge the other, i.e. anything unfamiliar, as more negative to their developing children than what they know but can tolerate as part of their own culture.
Growing up in Sydney, the ratings on TV meant nothing because I would walk past nude magazines with nudity on the covers openly sold every day, on the way to school.
Rating things as though they're in a bubble without consideration of real-world exposure that could be controlled is fundamentally unrealistic, lazy and borderline hypocritical as if governmental bodies cannot coordinate for children.
On that note, I would say current anime ratings are fair enough, bearing in mind they are made by Western mindsets for their own consumption.
That's pretty much it. They are like "my little kid can't see that on tv, very disturbing, there is only violence nowadays on tv :(" and the same people are like "let's take the 5 yo to a 'Krampusumzug' every year to tell them they will wipe bad kids and read them the most fucked up bedtime stories!" haha... these masks and all were pretty amazing and after the first shock I absolutely loved them and the more morbid bedtime / children stories.
And then the rest of the year they go like, like my mom was: My kid can't watch violence on tv! :(
Ofc I did anyway, so these ratings are quite useless.
I hate to say this, but in the last years parents are much more, I dunno... americanized, they become absolute helicopter parents to control every "bad influence", some tried to forbid these traditions, at least in a way so kids couldn't see them from near, or eerie children stories, because they don't seem fitting anymore for them.