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7th Feb '17 4:44:02 PM SockstheCat2000
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was an Cartoon Network series which aired on 2001 to 2004. Season 5 was aired on {{Creator/AdultSwim}}'s {{Creator/Toonami}} programming block and is aimed to adult fans who grew up with the series. Unlike the other seasons, the fifth and final season was darker, added blood, and rated TV-14-V.
18th Jan '17 4:42:47 AM MarcoPolo250
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* The anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor of over-the-top fanservice. To this day, fans are still demanding for a reboot that's more faithful to the manga plot.

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* The infamous anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for was aimed at a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans Its emphasis on sexual fanservice at the expense of the original plot of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor was a cause of over-the-top fanservice. To this day, fans are still demanding for a reboot that's more faithful to the manga plot.outrage among fans.



* Due to ValuesDissonance many anime and manga are aimed at older audiences in dubs and translations. This causes fans [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids to mistake them]] for being aimed at older audiences than they really are. For example ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is aimed at elementary and middle schoolers in Japan even in its uncut incarnation with the gore, sexuality, and cursing. In the English dub the "family friendly" version censors some of that stuff while the "uncut" version is aimed at teenagers and adults.

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* Due to ValuesDissonance ValuesDissonance, many anime and manga are aimed at older audiences in dubs and translations. This causes fans [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids to mistake them]] for being aimed at older audiences more mature viewers/readers than they really are. For example ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is aimed at elementary and middle schoolers in Japan Japan, even in its uncut incarnation with the all gore, sexuality, and cursing. In For the English dub the dub, Creator/CartoonNetwork would air a "family friendly" version that censors some of that stuff stuff, while the "uncut" version is aimed at teenagers and adults.



** 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.)



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not aimed at only girls. It was aimed at a unisex audience, though merchandise was mainly female aimed. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls reboot]] seems to be aimed much more at girls than the original, focusing less on the superhero spectacle and more on the story and interactions between characters.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not aimed at only girls. It was aimed at a unisex audience, though merchandise was mainly female aimed. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016 reboot]] seems to be aimed much more at girls than the original, focusing less on the superhero spectacle and more on the story and interactions between characters.



* 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 2000s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable for Cartoon 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.

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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 action-oriented cartoons aired during kid-friendly hours get dropped like a bad habit ''especially'' on Cartoon Network Creator/CartoonNetwork (case in point, Creator/DCNation) and less of them are being made than in the 1990s-early 2000s. As for the anime side of things, it can feel as if almost every potentially suitable show for Cartoon Network anime dub Network, outside of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and certain MerchandiseDriven shows shows, has content that would have been easier to air back when Toonami was first airing than it is now now, due to ValuesDissonance between what's acceptable for American kids and Japanese kids. It As for why Toonami now only airs after dark, it was probably deemed easier to air for the revived block to be aired at a later time than to argue with angry parents and Cartoon Network's Standards & Practices department.
25th Dec '16 6:38:55 PM Glowsquid
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* After multipled failed attempts to reboot the children's ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'' franchise, Creator/{{Mattel}} gave up and aimed the latest incartion of the toyline, ''MOTUS Classics'', strictly towards adult collectors.
22nd Dec '16 6:30:34 PM Midna
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not aimed at only girls. It was aimed at a unisex audience, though merchandise was mainly female aimed. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls reboot]] seems to be aimed much more at girls than the original.
* Originally ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' was aimed at general audiences and many shorts were even aimed specifically at adults. Over time the AnimationAgeGhetto became a thing and ''Looney Tunes'' became associated with being a children's cartoon, causing a lot of ValuesDissonance and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids awkwardness]] with certain shorts. Almost any modern take on the characters such as ''Film/SpaceJam'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' will be aimed at younger audiences.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not aimed at only girls. It was aimed at a unisex audience, though merchandise was mainly female aimed. The [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls reboot]] seems to be aimed much more at girls than the original.
original, focusing less on the superhero spectacle and more on the story and interactions between characters.
* Originally ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' was aimed at general audiences and many shorts were even aimed specifically at adults. Over time time, the AnimationAgeGhetto became a thing and ''Looney Tunes'' became associated with being a children's cartoon, causing a lot of ValuesDissonance and [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids awkwardness]] with certain shorts. Almost any modern take on the characters characters, such as ''Film/SpaceJam'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', will be aimed at younger audiences.
13th Dec '16 7:18:33 PM Darthrai
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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 mostly "all-ages" (like the main RPG games) or for kids.

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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 mostly "all-ages" (like the main RPG games) or for kids. ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'', its SpiritualSuccessor, continues this trend.
27th Oct '16 7:51:30 AM 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.

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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.
24th Oct '16 5:10:42 AM BulletproofLlama
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* The anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor of over-the-top fanservice.

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* The anime version of ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is apparently designed for a male audience, moreso than the manga was. Not everyone was happy about this though and many fans of the manga were outraged that the anime had downplayed the original storyline in favor of over-the-top fanservice. To this day, fans are still demanding for a reboot that's more faithful to the manga plot.
1st Sep '16 9:22:34 AM Prinzenick
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* The original silent WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat cartoons were made for general audiences (leaning towards adult in some of their subject matter) while the made-for-TV Joe Oriolo cartoons from the 1950's were aimed exclusively at kids instead.
15th Jul '16 12:37:03 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').
15th Jul '16 12:36:26 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' went from being a film for families and young children with the original to being a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' went from being ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans1981'' was a film for families and young children with the original to being children; ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans2010'' was a movie for teenage boys and college students for the remake (as a way to emulate the success of violent action films such as ''Film/ThreeHundred'').
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