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7th Feb '16 9:16:26 AM StFan
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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' is a franchise that was traditionally aimed as MerchandiseDriven for children. While the comics and movie always tended to attract a more adult audience, ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'' is so far the sole animated exception. Granted Hasbro had [[DarkerAndEdgier flirted]] with the idea since ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' is fairly dark for a kids show, but ''GI Joe Resolute'' was the first ''GI Joe'' production to be aimed at older viewers only.
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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' is a franchise that was traditionally aimed as MerchandiseDriven for children. While the comics and movie always tended to attract a more adult audience, ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'' is so far the sole animated exception. Granted Hasbro had [[DarkerAndEdgier flirted]] with the idea since ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie'' and ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' is fairly dark for a kids show, but ''GI Joe Resolute'' was the first ''GI Joe'' production to be aimed at older viewers only.
27th Dec '15 1:36:48 PM starjewel
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* Joining the ranks of ''Digimon'' and ''Sailor Moon'', ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' is a show targeted towards young girls. After nearly 7 years after the original series' end, a light novel series titled ''Ojamajo Doremi 16'' was released, taking place when the characters are in high school. Since the 15th anniversary of the series' first release, products for adult women, such as makeup and jewelry accessories, were being released for the audience that grew up with the show.
21st Dec '15 12:14:19 AM Auridine
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. It's still aimed at the exact same group of people, who have simply aged since watching Toonami as kids, meaning the block simply grew with its audience. For those expecting Toonami to not have an audience shift, having it on Adult Swim was [[JustifiedTrope a necessary evil]]. In this day and age, Western action oriented cartoons aired during kid-friendly hours get dropped like a bad habit ''especially'' on Cartoon Network (case in point, Creator/DCNation) and less of them are being made than in the 1990s-early 200s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable for Cartoon Netowrk anime dub outside of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and certain MerchandiseDriven shows has content that would have been easier to air back when Toonami was first airing than it is now due to ValuesDissonance between what's acceptable for American kids and Japanese kids. It was probably deemed easier to air the revived block later than argue with angry parents and Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department.
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. It's still aimed at the exact same group of people, who have simply aged since watching Toonami as kids, meaning the block simply grew with its audience. For those expecting Toonami to not have an audience shift, having it on Adult Swim was [[JustifiedTrope a necessary evil]]. In this day and age, Western action oriented cartoons aired during kid-friendly hours get dropped like a bad habit ''especially'' on Cartoon Network (case in point, Creator/DCNation) and less of them are being made than in the 1990s-early 200s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable for Cartoon Netowrk Network anime dub outside of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and certain MerchandiseDriven shows has content that would have been easier to air back when Toonami was first airing than it is now due to ValuesDissonance between what's acceptable for American kids and Japanese kids. It was probably deemed easier to air the revived block later than argue with angry parents and Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department.
9th Dec '15 8:57:51 AM bonesawisready
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** At some point, you may have to resign yourself to the fact that you're watching a kid's show. And all of these protestations are the equivalent of brigading a ''Dora The Explorer'' board and wondering why everything on that show is so silly and arbitrary. (Why this kid's show airs past 11 P.M. is a God damned mystery, we'll give you that.)
9th Dec '15 8:53:26 AM bonesawisready
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]]'' is basically a three-hour weekly commercial for a theme park or national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly brute fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something which isn't even being presented at the moment. ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]]'' is basically a three-hour weekly variety show, or a commercial for a theme park or national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly brute fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something which (which isn't even being presented at the moment.moment). ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''
9th Dec '15 8:52:13 AM bonesawisready
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]] is basically a three-hour weekly commercial for a theme park or national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly brute fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something which isn't even being presented at the moment. ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]] Raw]]'' is basically a three-hour weekly commercial for a theme park or national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly brute fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something which isn't even being presented at the moment. ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.''
9th Dec '15 8:52:00 AM bonesawisready
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* The ThreeMonthRule aside, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} has undergone two major {{retool}}s to shift their audience appeal. Throughout the 80s, they had been geared heavily toward a family friendly product, headlined by Wrestling/HulkHogan and other colorful characters. Around 1993, with his top stars having been on top of the card for the better part of a decade, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon shifted into the "New Generation" era, putting a bit more athleticism into the ring and gradually moving away from cards filled with one-sided {{squash match}}es. The idea was that the New Generation would attract a [[ShapedLikeItself new generation]] of fans to the sport, headlined by Wrestling/BretHart, [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]], Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], and Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
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* ''[[Wrestling/WWERAw Raw]] is basically a three-hour weekly commercial for a theme park or national tourist board. Everyone's goofy and having fun, smiling and laughing, making jokes, nobody is being serious about the fact that they're supposedly brute fighters trying to settle feuds and obtain championships. This is amplified by the commentary team consisting of three salesmen constantly trying to pitch you something which isn't even being presented at the moment. ''Come to the WWE... We have entertainments.'' ** The ThreeMonthRule aside, the Wrestling/{{WWE}} has undergone two major {{retool}}s to shift their audience appeal. Throughout the 80s, they had been geared heavily toward a family friendly product, headlined by Wrestling/HulkHogan and other colorful characters. Around 1993, with his top stars having been on top of the card for the better part of a decade, Wrestling/VinceMcMahon shifted into the "New Generation" era, putting a bit more athleticism into the ring and gradually moving away from cards filled with one-sided {{squash match}}es. The idea was that the New Generation would attract a [[ShapedLikeItself new generation]] of fans to the sport, headlined by Wrestling/BretHart, [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]], Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, [[Wrestling/ScottHall Razor Ramon]], and Wrestling/TheUndertaker.
24th Nov '15 12:03:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* In the 1990s, Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling was the place to watch if what you wanted to see was serious, straightforward pro wrestling focused on work rate over gimmicks. In the 2000s, most of All Japan's roster packed up for Wrestling/MitsuharuMisawa's Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH, which continued to give them the same style for the most part with an added bonus of a Junior Heavyweight TagTeam division, a concept popularized by Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu's WAR. This meant that even with WAR's roster coming in to replace the lost All Japan wrestlers, NOAH was still doing everything they were already known for doing, leading to the much lighter, softer and stranger Puroresu Love period, designed to attract new fans(and more importantly, new sponsors) to pro wrestling. When Nobuo Shiraishi took over these 'new' fans would turn to Wrestle-1, were most of the All Japan wrestlers he ran off ran too, leading to All Japan switching its focus back to fans of traditional, straight forward fans of pro wrestling again in 2014.
16th Nov '15 2:21:12 PM PDL
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This smells strongly of Animation Age Ghetto bias, as the anime's remained largely the same.
* ''Anime/PokemonOrigins''. While it's still family-friendly, it's the first (and so far, the only) ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' work to definitely be aimed at the franchise's [[PeripheryDemographic adult fans]][[note]]specifically, the ones who grew up with ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''[[/note]] ''more'' than its traditional demographic of children. Other incarnations are either "all-ages" (like the games, according to WordOfGod and WordOfDante, and the Shudo-era anime, according to WordOfGod from Takeshi Shudo) or strictly for kids (like the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} main anime]] [[SeasonalRot after Shudo left]]).
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* ''Anime/PokemonOrigins''. While it's still family-friendly, it's the first (and so far, the only) ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' work to definitely be aimed at the franchise's [[PeripheryDemographic adult fans]][[note]]specifically, the ones who grew up with ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''[[/note]] ''more'' than its traditional demographic of children. Other incarnations are either mostly "all-ages" (like the games, according to WordOfGod and WordOfDante, and the Shudo-era anime, according to WordOfGod from Takeshi Shudo) or strictly for kids (like the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} main anime]] [[SeasonalRot after Shudo left]]).RPG games) or for kids.
16th Nov '15 2:03:23 PM Greenygal
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* {{Saiyuki}} was originally {{shonen|Demographic}} manga but shifted to a {{josei}} publication.
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* {{Saiyuki}} ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'' was originally {{shonen|Demographic}} manga but shifted to a {{josei}} publication.
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