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15th Jun '17 2:21:00 AM Doug86
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* The art style to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' makes characters like ComicBook/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batman}} look like teenagers, instead of in their mid 20s to mid 30s.

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* The art style to ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueAction'' makes characters like ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman and ComicBook/{{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} look like teenagers, instead of in their mid 20s to mid 30s.
8th Jun '17 7:41:26 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 26, according to a [[RegionalBonus Japanese]] [[AllThereInTheManual trophy]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi look like they're in their late 30s or 40s, but they're actually only 26, 24, according to a [[RegionalBonus Japanese]] [[AllThereInTheManual trophy]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.Miyamoto.
31st May '17 4:54:51 PM TheKaizerreich
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# The character is older than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
# The character is younger than he or she looks. This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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# The character is looks older than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
# The character is younger than he or she looks.
is. This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
# The character looks younger than he or she is. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
31st May '17 4:48:45 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''Manga/ManabiStraight'' is all over this. All of the (18-year-old or so) students are [[PuniPlush cute and rounded]], looking about 10.

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* ''Manga/ManabiStraight'' is all over this. All of the (18-year-old or so) students are [[PuniPlush cute and rounded]], looking about 10. It then lampshades it when members from another school, who are the same age as the protagonists, show up. They do indeed look perfectly 18-like.
30th Apr '17 12:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* Almost ''everyone'' in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series:

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* Almost ''everyone'' in the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series:
1st Mar '17 6:50:39 PM Monsund
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* In ''Manga/Ranma'' has flashbacks in which characters look far younger then their actual age. When Akane is thinking about her past with Dr. Tofu she looks like a 6 year old while her elder sister is a highschooler that towers over Akane, there's actually only a three year difference between them, meaning Akane was actually 12 or 13 around that time. Similarly a flashback to Tatewaki Kuno's HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood depicted the very tall LordErrorProne as an extremely short kid who looked around 6. Kuno is 17 and the flashback was 4 years ago, making him 13 in the flashback.

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* In ''Manga/Ranma'' ''{{Manga/Ranma}}'' has flashbacks in which characters look far younger then their actual age. When Akane is thinking about her past with Dr. Tofu Tofu, she looks like a resembles 6 year old while her elder sister is a highschooler that towers over Akane, there's Akane and wears a high school uniform. There is actually only a three year difference between them, meaning Akane was actually 12 or 13 around that time. Similarly a flashback to Tatewaki Kuno's HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood depicted the very tall LordErrorProne as an extremely short kid who looked around 6. Kuno is 17 and the flashback was 4 years ago, making him 13 in the flashback.
1st Mar '17 6:49:00 PM Monsund
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* In ''Manga/Ranma'' has flashbacks in which characters look far younger then their actual age. When Akane is thinking about her past with Dr. Tofu she looks like a 6 year old while her elder sister is a highschooler that towers over Akane, there's actually only a three year difference between them, meaning Akane was actually 12 or 13 around that time. Similarly a flashback to Tatewaki Kuno's HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood depicted the very tall LordErrorProne as an extremely short kid who looked around 6. Kuno is 17 and the flashback was 4 years ago, making him 13 in the flashback.
16th Feb '17 2:49:28 PM Sedirex
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# The character is older than he or she looks. This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
# The character is younger than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.

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# The character is older than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
# The character is younger than he or she looks.
This is often done in order to depict {{Fanservice}}, violence and other mature behavior that would otherwise be very inappropriate if the characters actually looked as young as they are. Some viewers [[FridgeLogic might still find it inappropriate]] upon learning the character's canonical ages. This is much like a drawn version of DawsonCasting. See also ReallySevenHundredYearsOld. \n# The character is younger than he or she looks. Artists probably do this to have mature storylines without losing younger viewers (and depending on the genre, it can also be applied for a [[{{Lolicon}} particular kind]] of fanservice). This is somewhat like casting HollywoodHomely and GenericCuteness, in that everyone is drawn in such a way that they seem attractive, or in this case the same age.
18th Jan '17 11:14:57 PM Hylarn
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* ''Anime/FreshPrettyCure'': Due to trying to expand the audience range, the art style is given a mild HotterAndSexier, with more mature looks and visible breasts (but not that big). However, late on the series, it is stated by a supercomputer that the original trio, Love, Miki and Inori... are ''14 years old''.



* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself, Ash, much like direction Sugimori was taking in the games' artstyle as best seen in remake protagonists, looks ''at least'' 12 as of the XY saga, thanks to his more defined features, sideburns, tanned skin, and thinner frame. The major crush [[TheChick Serena]] has on him and the occasional vaguely sexual imagery that comes out of it doesn't help at all. While it has never been officially stated, it can be safely assumed [[NotAllowedToGrowUp he's still 10 officially]]. The preceding arc ''Sun and Moon'' reverts Ash back to looking around 10.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime itself, Ash, much like direction Sugimori was taking in the games' artstyle as best seen in remake protagonists, looks ''at least'' 12 as of the XY saga, thanks to his more defined features, sideburns, tanned skin, and thinner frame. The major crush [[TheChick Serena]] has on him and the occasional vaguely sexual imagery that comes out of it doesn't help at all. While it has never been officially stated, it can be safely assumed [[NotAllowedToGrowUp he's still 10 officially]]. The preceding arc following ''Sun and Moon'' arc reverts Ash back to looking around 10.
9th Jan '17 6:23:52 AM TroperNo9001
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** Supposedly Cheren from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' was designed to look fourteen. While not aa mature looking as others, most fans pinned him more around fifteen or sixteen. His design in the sequel seems a bit older than people assume from a sixteen year old.

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** Supposedly Cheren from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' was designed to look fourteen. While not aa as mature looking as others, most fans pinned him more around fifteen or sixteen. His design in the sequel seems a bit older than people assume from a sixteen year old.
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