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13th Jan '18 12:17:40 AM BobRiddle
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* The first episode of ''Series/{{GARO}}'' has a picture of a naked woman less than five minutes in.
18th Dec '17 6:27:13 AM TheSaddleman
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* Pre-promotion for ''Series/NYPDBlue'' focused on the fact the series would feature language and sexual content (including nudity) of a level previously unseen in a mainstream (non-cable) American network series. It gets off to a fast start in episode 1 with a lead character grabbing his crotch as he calls a female character a "pissy little bitch" before the opening credits roll, and soon after the word "asshole" makes its network TV debut.
3rd Dec '17 2:18:20 PM BobRiddle
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' opens with Raiden bloodily cutting a man in half.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' opens with Raiden Jetstream Sam bloodily cutting a man in half.
2nd Dec '17 2:15:21 PM BobRiddle
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' opens with Raiden bloodily cutting a man in half.
19th Nov '17 5:21:08 PM BobRiddle
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* ''Anime/AngelBeats'' opens with the main character stabbed right through the chest.
7th Nov '17 5:27:02 AM TroperNo9001
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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' provides another lightweight example, as the first ever strip features gay sex. It's a comedy, but its a ''sex'' comedy that doesn't pretend to be anything else (especially since some originally-obscured nudity got retconned in). Actually, one of those characters getting interrupted in the act has become a RunningGag in the comic.

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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' provides another lightweight example, as the first ever strip features gay sex. It's a comedy, but its it's a ''sex'' comedy that doesn't pretend to be anything else (especially since some originally-obscured nudity got retconned in). Actually, one of those characters getting interrupted in the act has become a RunningGag in the comic.
28th Oct '17 9:38:19 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' pilot episode, "Phoenix," has about three minutes to set up the general situation - the Foxx family heading to Kirwin, the human-Kiwi collaboration on new agricultural tech...and then the Crown Destroyer shows up and people start getting gunned down right and left.

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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' pilot episode, "Phoenix," has about three minutes to set up the general situation - the Foxx family heading to Kirwin, the human-Kiwi collaboration on new agricultural tech...and then the Crown Destroyer shows up and people start getting gunned down right and left. For a cartoon in the 80s, that was pretty edgy.
28th Oct '17 9:37:16 PM ElSquibbonator
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%%Despite the trope name, the production in question does not actually have to have an R (or TV-MA) rating, as examples of this can be found in PG and PG-13/TV-14 productions as well (such as the page image which is taken from a PG-13 movie).

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%%Despite Despite the trope name, the production in question does not actually have to have an R (or TV-MA) rating, as examples of this can be found in PG and PG-13/TV-14 productions as well (such as the page image which is taken from a PG-13 movie).
28th Oct '17 9:36:43 PM ElSquibbonator
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An early scene consisting of mature content used for works of fiction to let the audience know right off the bat that no, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids this ain't for kids]]. The R-Rated Opening is primarily for dealing with potential PublicMediumIgnorance about genres that are not all filled with family-friendly material, or involve mature "twists" on iconic family-friendly genres/themes such as a SuperHero film from UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, that's based on a DarkerAndEdgier {{Deconstruction}} of your typical [[TheCape cape]]. Having someone [[DeadlyDodging get shot]], [[NeverSayDie die]], or even just ''[[BloodlessCarnage bleed]]'' on screen will very clearly let audiences know to expect things to get much, much more serious and give fair warning for any parent who didn't pay attention to the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications R-rating]] but saw "cartoony people" in the movie trailer and thought they were taking their kids into some light-hearted fare.

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An early scene consisting of mature content used for works of fiction to let the audience know right off the bat that no, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids this ain't for kids]]. The R-Rated Opening is primarily for dealing with potential PublicMediumIgnorance about genres that are not all filled traditionally associated with family-friendly material, or involve mature "twists" on iconic family-friendly genres/themes such as a SuperHero film from UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks, that's based on a DarkerAndEdgier {{Deconstruction}} of your typical [[TheCape cape]]. Having someone [[DeadlyDodging get shot]], [[NeverSayDie die]], or even just ''[[BloodlessCarnage bleed]]'' on screen will very clearly let audiences know to expect things to get much, much more serious and give fair warning for any parent who didn't pay attention to the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications R-rating]] but saw "cartoony people" in the movie trailer and thought they were taking their kids into some light-hearted fare.
20th Oct '17 10:03:49 PM defciggy
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The game wastes no time in letting players know it's DarkerAndEdgier, with the protagonist suffering violent PoliceBrutality (including being drugged) in the prologue, the StarterVillain of the game proper being a sexual predator teacher, and one of your party member's high school friends [[DrivenToSuicide jumping off the school roof to kill herself]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The game wastes no time in letting players know it's DarkerAndEdgier, with the protagonist suffering violent PoliceBrutality (including being drugged) in the prologue, the StarterVillain of the game proper being a sexual predator teacher, and one of your party member's high school friends [[DrivenToSuicide jumping off the school roof to kill herself]].herself]] [[spoiler:after being raped by said teacher.]]
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