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19th Jan '18 4:50:36 PM Midna
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Sometimes, this is a result of a long-since-discontinued series being revived years after the fact. Technically, it's aimed at the same demographic as before--they're just older and can handle more adult things now. Of course, remember that TropesAreTools; it can be hard for less experienced writers to work more mature material into the aforementioned series without coming off as pandering.

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Sometimes, this is a result of a long-since-discontinued series being revived years after the fact. Technically, it's aimed at the same demographic as before--they're just older and can handle more adult things now. Of course, remember that TropesAreTools; it can be hard for less experienced writers to work more mature material into the aforementioned series without coming off as pandering.
pandering, and even if the transition is handled relatively well, it can still be disconcerting to see characters the audience has treasured since childhood suddenly start making sex jokes.
5th Jan '18 11:14:36 AM ElSquibbonator
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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime on Creator/CartoonNetwork with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. Though in a odd twist, at least half of what the midnight block airs is still content that would be suitable for a preteen audience on Cartoon Network (albeit with slight editing for American-Japan ValuesDissonance), if not for the fact that action/adventure animation became deemed a dead genre by children' television networks during TheNewTens.

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* Creator/{{Toonami}}, originally aired during the daytime on Creator/CartoonNetwork with programs aimed at kids and pre-teens. When it was UnCanceled, it received a new placement after the {{watershed}} on Creator/AdultSwim. Though in a odd twist, at least half of what the midnight block airs is still content that would be suitable for a preteen audience on Cartoon Network (albeit with slight editing for American-Japan ValuesDissonance), if not for the fact that action/adventure animation became deemed a dead genre by was largely phased out in favor of comedy series children' television networks during TheNewTens.
3rd Jan '18 3:41:01 AM jormis29
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', due to ExecutiveMeddling, went all-out with all the grossness, violence and HoYay that could only be hinted at in the original show. Many claim that this was the show's downfall, as it took too far what was already borderline UpToEleven in the first place.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy: Adult Party Cartoon]]'', ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpyAdultPartyCartoon'', due to ExecutiveMeddling, went all-out with all the grossness, violence and HoYay that could only be hinted at in the original show. Many claim that this was the show's downfall, as it took too far what was already borderline UpToEleven in the first place.
1st Jan '18 9:57:58 PM nanakiro
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* ''Anime/KingOfPrism'' is a whole different beast from the [[Anime/PrettyRhythmRainbowLive anime]] it spun off from, let alone the rest of the [[ShoujoDemographic young girl-focused]] ''Franchise/PrettyRhythm'' franchise. With its primarily pretty boy cast, oodles of fanservice, and bigger emphasis on relationships between the boys, it's much more geared at the older girls who watched ''Pretty Rhythm'' than their younger leers.

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* ''Anime/KingOfPrism'' is a whole different beast from the [[Anime/PrettyRhythmRainbowLive anime]] it spun off from, let alone the rest of the [[ShoujoDemographic young girl-focused]] ''Franchise/PrettyRhythm'' franchise. With its primarily pretty boy cast, oodles of fanservice, and bigger emphasis on relationships between the boys, it's much more geared at the older girls who watched ''Pretty Rhythm'' than their younger leers.peers.
1st Jan '18 9:57:42 PM nanakiro
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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' was family friendly. ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' takes place ten years afterwards and portrays the characters as much more flawed than before. The boys grew up to be {{NEET}}s and the humor is geared towards older audiences.

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* ''Manga/OsomatsuKun'' was family friendly. ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' takes place ten years afterwards and portrays the characters as much more flawed than before. The boys troublesome sextuplets grew up to be {{NEET}}s {{NEET}}s, and much of the humor stems from watching them either try to make something out of their lives or avoid the responsibility for as long as possible.
* ''Anime/KingOfPrism''
is a whole different beast from the [[Anime/PrettyRhythmRainbowLive anime]] it spun off from, let alone the rest of the [[ShoujoDemographic young girl-focused]] ''Franchise/PrettyRhythm'' franchise. With its primarily pretty boy cast, oodles of fanservice, and bigger emphasis on relationships between the boys, it's much more geared towards at the older audiences.girls who watched ''Pretty Rhythm'' than their younger leers.
27th Dec '17 10:51:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/PokemonOrigins''. While it's still family-friendly, it's the first ''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.

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* ''Anime/PokemonOrigins''. ''Anime/PokemonOrigins'': While it's still family-friendly, it's the first ''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.



* 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 more mature viewers/readers than they really are. For example ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is aimed at elementary and middle schoolers in Japan, even with all gore, sexuality, and cursing. For the English dub, Creator/CartoonNetwork would air a "family friendly" version that censors some of that stuff, while the "uncut" version is aimed at teenagers and adults.

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* 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 more mature viewers/readers than they really are. For example ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is aimed at elementary and middle schoolers in Japan, even with all gore, sexuality, and cursing. For the English dub, Creator/CartoonNetwork would air a "family friendly" version that censors some of that stuff, while the "uncut" version is aimed at teenagers and adults. Since the show was ScrewedByTheNetwork and mainly regulated to home releases until the Toonami relaunch, the series has done away with the "family friendly" version and focuses on the "uncut" one.




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* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon works are aimed at general audiences. This means they're not ''kid'''s films, they're ''family'' films that can be enjoyed by all audiences. Most merchandise however is aimed at their youngest demographics. They do have stuff aimed at adults, such as the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' book ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' and their collectable merchandise, however most Disney merchandise is aimed at kids.
22nd Dec '17 4:08:22 AM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is meant to appeal to the older teens and fans as the 20th anniversary, and [[DarkerAndEdgier it shows]]. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Many]] [[MisaimedFandom fans were surprised it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar didn't get]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the E10+ rating]]. It includes adult themes such as heavy parental abuse (worse than in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), an AlienInvasion and the world turning [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] as well as lots of NightmareFuel.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is meant to appeal to the older teens and fans as the 20th anniversary, and [[DarkerAndEdgier it shows]]. [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Many]] [[MisaimedFandom fans were surprised it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar didn't get]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the E10+ rating]]. It includes adult themes such as heavy parental abuse (worse than in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), an AlienInvasion and the world turning [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] as well as lots of NightmareFuel. And [[SequelDifficultySpike it's much harder than previous games, too]].
21st Dec '17 5:50:19 PM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is meant to appeal to the older teens and fans as the 20th anniversary, and [[DarkerAndEdgier it shows]]. Many fans were surprised it [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar didn't get the E10+ rating]]. It includes adult themes such as heavy parental abuse (worse than in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), an AlienInvasion and the world turning [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] as well as lots of NightmareFuel.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is meant to appeal to the older teens and fans as the 20th anniversary, and [[DarkerAndEdgier it shows]]. Many [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Many]] [[MisaimedFandom fans were surprised it it]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar didn't get get]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the E10+ rating]]. It includes adult themes such as heavy parental abuse (worse than in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite''), an AlienInvasion and the world turning [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] as well as lots of NightmareFuel.
5th Dec '17 3:56:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were more childish in tone than the later ones (though the series was always rated TV-Y7). Once the {{Uncancelled}} GrandFinale known as ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' came out in 2017, which was 13 years after the series' original run ended, it got a TV-PG rating. It was far more action-packed than even ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' and had multiple onscreen deaths occur to appease its now adult fanbase.

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* The early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were more childish in tone than the later ones (though the series was always rated TV-Y7). Once the {{Uncancelled}} GrandFinale known as ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' came out in 2017, which was 13 years after the series' original run ended, it got a TV-PG rating. It was far more action-packed than even ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' and had multiple onscreen deaths occur to appease its now adult fanbase. If it weren't for the fact that there was no blood, it may have even gotten a TV-14 rating.
5th Dec '17 3:56:18 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The early seasons of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' were more childish in tone than the later ones (though the series was always rated TV-Y7). Once the {{Uncancelled}} GrandFinale known as ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheJungleMovie'' came out in 2017, which was 13 years after the series' original run ended, it got a TV-PG rating. It was far more action-packed than even ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnoldTheMovie'' and had multiple onscreen deaths occur to appease its now adult fanbase.
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