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Oct 14, 2012 11:09 PM
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Goosh goosh for kids?



Oh my god, why.

And it really depends on the anime. Some are much more kid friendly, some aren't. Probably depends on where you live and what they choose to show on TV, and how much censorship is involved.


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Oct 14, 2012 11:46 PM

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Anime is a medium, just like live action film/television, radio, and books. And, like any medium, there are subsections of it with certain target demographics. Saying that anime is either just for kids or all porn is like saying that all film consists of shoot-em-ups with big explosions or that all books are centuries-old tomes that are so long that only nerds and old people read them.

There is anime that is targeted strictly at children, such as Maya the Bee and Hamtaro.

There is anime that's targeted toward teenage males, the shounen genre, which includes such things as the action-packed Dragon Ball or the classic harem anime like Love Hina.

Likewise, there is the shoujo genre, directed toward teenage girls, including Rose of Versailles and Sailor Moon, for example.

There's the seinen genre, as well, which is targeted at more mature watchers and will have a wider variety of protagonist types which can range from a schoolgirl like Maki in Air Master to a surgeon with a troubled past like Kenzo Tenma in Monster to a cocksure post-apocalyptic bounty hunter like Kanta in Desert Punk.

There's the back-of-the-video-store genre of Hentai which I won't link to because people are going to give me funny looks if I do.

And there are even shows that lack any real classification at all, like Revolutionary Girl Utena, with different aspects which appeal to different demographics.

In the end, people are entitled to their own opinions. But, unless their opinions are well-informed, they tend not to mean jack. If you do want to tell the world that you enjoy anime but you're afraid that they'll just laugh at you and put you in the special needs group, bring along some evidence to prove them wrong. Tell them about something in the medium that they're likely to be interested in. Do you know that they're a science fiction fan? Throw Ergo Proxy or Evangelion their way. Do they like mysteries and psychological dramas? Monster or Perfect Blue. History buff? Legend of the Galactic Heroes.

Contrariwise, don't just say that you're into anime (especially since your exposure to the medium is so far limited to one show). Instead, say that you're into a supernatural martial arts series called Bleach. Go over the high points, convince them of how great it is, and then mention that it's anime. Sort of like saying someone who hates film, "I saw this great psychological thriller a while ago about an FBI agent who has to get the help of an insane genius who's in prison in order to catch a serial killer." Give them the pitch and then tell them what they're getting. If they're not insanely prejudiced, you'll win them over to your point of view. And, if they do turn out to poohpooh you after you're finished talking, then screw them.
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Oct 14, 2012 11:50 PM

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The reason people think they are for kids is because they generally only get exposed to the kiddie shounen anime that air dubbed in America. They have never gotten to see the real good 14+ anime that people on this site can enjoy.
 
Oct 14, 2012 11:55 PM

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The reason people think they are for kids is because they generally only get exposed to the kiddie shounen anime that air dubbed in America. They have never gotten to see the real good 14+ anime that people on this site can enjoy.

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Oct 15, 2012 12:20 AM

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Anime is for kids? rrrriiiiggghhhhttt....



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Oct 15, 2012 12:26 AM

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They think its for kids because they haven't actually seen it and dont really know what they're talking about, nuff' said. There's an uncountable amount of anime you could show them/describe to them to prove prove them wrong if you really want to.

If you really want to fit in, just put Legend of the Galactic Heroes in your top 5 and have it be the only 10-rated anime in your list.
 
Oct 15, 2012 8:40 AM

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Some even say that American cartoons are for kids, but then they forget shows like Family Guy, South Park, and Futurama. There are still mature anime that air on programs like Adult Swim, but it's not really during the day hours and is a little less known than the prime time airings.
 
Oct 15, 2012 10:56 AM

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yeah yeah for kids eh?? let em fools watch Boku no Pico. Elfen Lied. Hellsing. Future Diary
 
Oct 15, 2012 11:00 AM

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Oct 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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Who do you mean by "they?"

Only the stuff that's PG-rated and below imo is kid-worthy.

That other stuff? Not even close.
 
Oct 15, 2012 1:47 PM
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Because most anime is for kids. Evangelion was a kids show, after all.

It's just what is considered a 'kids show' in Japan would be an adult show in America. Obviously no American network would air Yu-Gi-Oh or Evangelion uncut on Nickelodeon or CN because of all the blood, rape, death, and religious stuff.. but in Japan that's all kiddy stuff.
 
 
Oct 15, 2012 2:34 PM
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Fake them out. Show them the end of Madoka Magica episode 3, from the fight scene's beginning to the end of the episode. Have them, at first, think they were right all along.

At first.
 
Oct 15, 2012 4:01 PM

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First off they are both animated media

secondly the first animated media were cartoons, like disney shit, which are only for children

lastly the only anime that none fans see is the stuff on tv like pokemon, naruto and one piece, and those are all for kids

i think anyone who really begins to watch anime realizes it is far more diverse and engaging than crap on at least American TV
 
Oct 15, 2012 7:24 PM
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Ye, some of my "friends" i behave like a kid, when saying anything about Anime.
Showed them some of Elfen Lied, they said i was sick, i just laughed at them, and told them i prefer Ecchi c;
 
Oct 15, 2012 7:31 PM
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if u want a good example thats not jst hentai or something too brutal. then show them death note or code geass either one of those shows shold help them realize how wrong they are.
 
Oct 15, 2012 7:58 PM

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Show them Legend of the Overfiend
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Oct 15, 2012 9:06 PM

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How come everybody is just mentioning gorey and or sex filled anime. There's other adult anime that are more seinen like Bartender, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Uchuu Kyoudai, Gallery Fake, Golgo 13, and Master Keaton.
 
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Because the most well-known titles in the West are from the Shounen demographic and most "fans" act like underage retards or as horny and/or pretentious preteens (see Naruto, Sword Art Online, To-Love-Ru, Elfen Lied and other shit).
Steel Ball Run anime when?
 
 
Oct 16, 2012 7:26 AM
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Because the most well-known titles in the West are from the Shounen demographic and most "fans" act like underage retards or as horny and/or pretentious preteens (see Naruto, Sword Art Online, To-Love-Ru, Elfen Lied and other shit).


Very shallow-minded description of anime fans, good sir.
Do any other stereotypes exist or is it only this?
 
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AngelicTsundere said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Because the most well-known titles in the West are from the Shounen demographic and most "fans" act like underage retards or as horny and/or pretentious preteens (see Naruto, Sword Art Online, To-Love-Ru, Elfen Lied and other shit).


Very shallow-minded description of anime fans, good sir.
Do any other stereotypes exist or is it only this?


It's true though. The exact same thought comes to my head. When I try to think of anime fans outside of an anime fan's perspective I think those kids that ran around in highschool with the naruto headbands hanging around their neck and calling themselves names from animes.

I could ask several friends what comes to mind when they think of anime fans and i'm pretty confident i'd get the same answer.
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Oct 16, 2012 1:30 PM

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How come everybody is just mentioning gorey and or sex filled anime. There's other adult anime that are more seinen like Bartender, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Uchuu Kyoudai, Gallery Fake, Golgo 13, and Master Keaton.


I'm not gonna say you're wrong, but you have probably have smarter people around you.

You see, where I live, people will only say something is mature if there's one of these things are in it in massive numbers:
gore
tits
cussing

I prefer for people to not think I'm an echii freak, so I usually go the cussing/gorey route of Black Lagoon or Hellsing to prove my point.
 
 
Oct 16, 2012 2:27 PM

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MagnumBookworm said:
IntroverTurtle said:
How come everybody is just mentioning gorey and or sex filled anime. There's other adult anime that are more seinen like Bartender, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Uchuu Kyoudai, Gallery Fake, Golgo 13, and Master Keaton.


I'm not gonna say you're wrong, but you have probably have smarter people around you.

You see, where I live, people will only say something is mature if there's one of these things are in it in massive numbers:
gore
tits
cussing

I prefer for people to not think I'm an echii freak, so I usually go the cussing/gorey route of Black Lagoon or Hellsing to prove my point.
True, but I think that the anime with less gore and or sex would be a better or at least be included in the anime that you would recommend to prove anime can be for adults. Elfen Leid, Hellsing, and Black Lagoon, while they are pretty adult, they are also only like 3 anime. The best way to prove that it's not only for children is not to only recommend 3 of 7000 anime saying that they are adult. But to also put in anime with a more adult(but not nessacarily with sex) theme, like Bartender, what kid is going to watch and enjoy a slow slice of life anime about a bartender helping people find their perfect drink.

It's easier to have sex and gore than to have a show with great dialouge and story. And an anime not just focused on sex and gore is more likely to appeal or to prove the point that anime can be for adults.
 
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Simple solution: we're gonna be adults so let's just keep watching anime and prove them wrong.
 
Oct 16, 2012 3:47 PM

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ripperhf said:
Yo guys..I am a fan of Anime..Not an old one as I have recently started watching but I totally love it...Better than movies..However I am afraid to tell anyone because they think it's for kids...And in my language there is no word for Anime so I will have to call it cartoons...Do you think I should keep hiding this or say it without caring about their fu**ing opinioN>??
Why would you care about their opinion? i'm in the same situation and when i told them they all said it was gay etc but the next day something else happened and they forgot about me watching anime.
 
Oct 16, 2012 4:09 PM

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Simple solution: we're gonna be adults so let's just keep watching anime and prove them wrong.

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Oct 16, 2012 5:03 PM
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yo im gona say this again DEATH NOTE is the perfect example for this cuz its not at all ecchi and theres only a little gore in it. its the story thats mature
 
Oct 16, 2012 5:13 PM

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Anime is short for animation, and their are animations in cartoons.

Some people's minds are limited, and since thats the most obvious similarity, people just group them together. It may have something to do with the anime eyes stereotype though.
 
 
Oct 16, 2012 5:42 PM

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ripperhf said:
Yo guys..I am a fan of Anime..Not an old one as I have recently started watching but I totally love it...Better than movies..However I am afraid to tell anyone because they think it's for kids...And in my language there is no word for Anime so I will have to call it cartoons...Do you think I should keep hiding this or say it without caring about their fu**ing opinioN>??


There is now ord for anime in your language? anime is a japanese word (pretty sure anyway, someone correct me if im wrong), anime is anime that is what you would say. but anime is cartoons anyway, rather than say oh yeah i like anime, i like to point out a specific show and not be so broad and sort of talk about what it is about depending on if im annoying them or not :D its a good conversational tool for me actually, i can go on and on about various things about various shows. may get annoying sometimes but it is better than an awkward silence :D

Are you talking about friends by the way?

my friends have never really thought anime for kids, i think most them have actually watched an anime series or two at one point :P i generally dont talk about it though, ive tried to make anime related jokes before, didnt really work out xD

Randomers on the street/about town may think its for kids if they ask my interests but i mean, im not too bothered what they think. and if my friends think its stupid or whatever then it would just become a group joke and we could laugh i guess, im not a little bitch so i dont care i just laugh :D but yeah like i say most of my friends have watched some anime at some point, my old friends ive known for years havent but they dont care they know what its about and they know me and why i like it, i have good friends ^_^
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Oct 16, 2012 6:25 PM
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so ur telling me power puff girls and kiss x sis are on the same level in ur language :s plz, make the distinction! ull scar a lot of innocent children if u dont lol
 
Oct 16, 2012 6:30 PM

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It's because it's cartoony looking. They think just because it isn't like Trailer Park Boys that it's bad.
 
 
Oct 16, 2012 6:39 PM

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A lot of animes are sort of directed towards children. I mean they see Bakugan and think children.
Pokemon - children
Sailor Moon - not really for "kids" but people see it that is.

A lot of anime here isn't for children, but to some people they've only seen the kiddy looking ones and think its all like that.
In my opinion.
 
Oct 16, 2012 8:34 PM

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I also believe its our generation, the older generation didn't think the animation medium in general could tell more sophisticated mature story's and themes. I think its gonna change because our generation if it hasn't already.
 
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well...here in the states most people (that I know at least) do see anime as childish. Mostly because their experience comes from watching Pokemon, Digimon, and Yu-Gi-Oh! (which were all fads that most kids that I knew when I was younger watched) These shows had "childish" english dubs to target a young American audience and so once you get older and watch anime you can see why people think it's childish. (Except for Digimon Tamers, which I had no clue how dark that show really was as a kid) However, these people don't realize that most animes have very mature themes and characters. Personally, I love going back and watching childhood animes because I have such great memories attached to them. Getting up early on saturday mornings to catch new episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon, Beyblade etc. Theres really no shame in watching animes and anyone who tells you otherwise can be quiet.
 
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It is for kids. Individuals who are too old for cartoons like us just have yet to grow up. But, I don't really care for growing up, because everyone knows that adults have doo-doo in their souls.
 
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It is for kids. Individuals who are too old for cartoons like us just have yet to grow up. But, I don't really care for growing up, because everyone knows that adults have doo-doo in their souls.


You could not be more wrong xD yeah of course there is a lot of anime for kids but there is also a lot that isn't. You're probably trolling but oh well xD considering something childish because of the medium used to tell it is rather stupid, balamory is live action and thats for kids xD bit different as it doesnt actually tell a story but you get the idea. the medium isnt childish its just what you put into it.
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It depends on who you're showing it to, I suppose. For Anime Reel I went to see Wolf Children, my mum coming along as she was 'my drive,' and it was far in the city - though she wasn't very thrilled as she thought it was going to be the most boring 2 hours of her life. Turns out she ended up enjoying it immensely, even crying twice in the movie! After that she's been curious about anime and has watched some of the shows I have with me. Recently she said "I'm starting to understand what anime actually is now." It made me feel proud, haha! :D

My dad is a lot more close-minded, and loves horror and action, so probably something like Higurashi, Another, Baccano, etc etc. And sometimes even then people just won't be interested. :/ Meh. Their loss. Their opinion.

Anime is definitely not all for children; even some of the children-demographic anime shows I've come across can be enjoyed by all ages. People who can't understand nor accept that are either immature or simple-minded themselves.
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Are we seriously doomed to reincarnate this same fucking thread over and over.
 
Nov 16, 2012 11:02 PM

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Is anyone else bothered by people who don't know the difference between anime and
cartoons?


Quoted from Wikipedia.

Anime are Japanese cartoons and computer animation.
 
 
Nov 16, 2012 11:11 PM

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Anime? Isn't that one of 'em Chinese girl cartoons?
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When people ask that, I just tell them: "... dude, no. Raping, breaking bones and blood ain't meant for kids", referring to Shigurui, which is probably the most unsuited-for-children anime I've ever watched. Even made me go "ew...", and sometimes my stomach turned a little as well.
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Nov 17, 2012 12:19 AM

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Most anime in these years are not suitable for children.
 
Nov 17, 2012 12:34 AM

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I do find it quite annoying myself when someone doesn't know the distinction between the two. The same people that call anime stupid and just for kids are the same idiots that spend all day watching their 99% chance dumb reality shows.
 
Nov 17, 2012 12:35 AM

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Show Ghost in the Shell for a children.
 
Nov 17, 2012 12:43 AM

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ANIME IS NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN


You're preaching to the choir bud.
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Nov 17, 2012 1:18 AM

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But... anime is cartoon.
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Nov 17, 2012 1:42 AM

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Let them watch Kiss X Sis, they'll change their minds.
 
Nov 17, 2012 2:26 AM

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Let them watch Kiss X Sis, they'll change their minds.


Change their minda yes, in a good way? i doubt it xD scare them away forever xD
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Nov 17, 2012 7:32 AM
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Dont worry i got this
if u want to prove them wrong by using a complex story then-death note or Fate/Zero would work
by using blood and violence-black lagoon or elfen lied should be good
by using ecchi-highschool Dxd or whatever ecchi u can thnk of
by using something so fuked up that they will have nightmares-Boku no Pico :)
 
Nov 17, 2012 8:34 AM

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Yea anime isn't just for kids. Higrashi and Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt is a prime example of that. Also, cartoons aren't just for kids either, hence Family Guy, American Dad, ect.
 
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I think it's harder to find anime for kids tbh, at least good ones. I definitely wouldn't recommend much of the anime on my list to my younger brothers, even the ones I rated highly.

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