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29th Apr '16 4:15:21 AM aye_amber
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* OingoBoingo's 1981 track "Little Girls" is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin indeed about them]]... but from [[PedophilesAreBad a certain point of view]].

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* OingoBoingo's Music/OingoBoingo's 1981 track "Little Girls" is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin indeed about them]]... but from [[PedophilesAreBad a certain point of view]].view.]]
13th Apr '16 1:47:51 AM Malco
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*** Speaking of MagicalGirl, by sheer irony, Creator/ToeiAnimation (the creators of ''Anime/SailorMoon'') remade the series as "Powerpuff Girls Z", an actual retelling of the series with a magical girl theme.

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*** Speaking of MagicalGirl, by sheer irony, Creator/ToeiAnimation (the creators of ''Anime/SailorMoon'') remade the series as "Powerpuff ''[[Anime/DemashitaPowerpuffGirlsZ Powerpuff Girls Z", Z]]'', an actual retelling of the series with a magical girl theme.
4th Apr '16 9:12:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/PrettyFace'':
** In one of his omake, Kano talks about how a little girl came up to him at Jump Festa with her mother and told him she loved Pretty Face and got his autograph.

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* ''Manga/PrettyFace'':
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''Manga/PrettyFace'': In one of his omake, Kano talks about how a little girl came up to him at Jump Festa with her mother and told him she loved Pretty Face and got his autograph.



* ''Amuri in Star Ocean''.

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* ''Manga/MinamiKe''.
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' is a MagicalGirl parody but it's aimed at an unisex demographic.
1st Apr '16 8:54:51 PM Angeldeb82
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->'''Youtube user:''' Is this a children's show? If so, why is there a picture of girl mounting another girl lying on the floor?\\

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->'''Youtube ->'''[=YouTube=] user:''' Is this a children's show? If so, why is there a picture of girl mounting another girl lying on the floor?\\



And then you discover that the show [[OtakuOClock airs at three AM]] and has [[TestosteroneBrigade a fandom]] that's mostly [[{{Seinen}} 16 to 40 year-old males]] who [[HoYay consider the girls to be lesbians]]. After the initial shock is over you start to wonder why any man would even consider watching a show like this. [[{{Moe}} Well, it's because men like cute girls]].

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And then you discover that the show [[OtakuOClock airs at three AM]] and has [[TestosteroneBrigade a fandom]] that's mostly [[{{Seinen}} [[SeinenDemographic 16 to 40 year-old males]] who [[HoYay consider the girls to be lesbians]]. After the initial shock is over you start to wonder why any man would even consider watching a show like this. [[{{Moe}} Well, it's because men like cute girls]].
girls.]]



See also {{Moe}}, GirlShowGhetto, TestosteroneBrigade and ValuesDissonance. Can be a problem if a MoralGuardian shows this to a child and it's a {{Yuri}} show. Compare with MultipleDemographicAppeal.

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See also {{Moe}}, GirlShowGhetto, TestosteroneBrigade and ValuesDissonance. Can be a problem if a MoralGuardian shows this to a child and it's a {{Yuri}} YuriGenre show. Compare with MultipleDemographicAppeal.



* ''Anime/LuckyStar'': A show with lots of pretty colors, [[ImageSong cute songs]], and a [[{{Shoujo}} mostly female cast]]. Except that it's a show about a [[OtakuSurrogate girl]] who plays {{Eroge}} and [[WrongGenreSavvy sees her life as if she was playing one]].
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is about the lives of a bunch of high school girls. The manga is serialized in Dengeki Daioh, a {{Shonen}} magazine.
** Also serialized in Dengeki Daioh is ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' and ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''. Both are about cute little girls; both are also {{shonen}} series.

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* ''Anime/LuckyStar'': A show with lots of pretty colors, [[ImageSong cute songs]], and a [[{{Shoujo}} [[ShoujoDemographic mostly female cast]]. Except that it's a show about a [[OtakuSurrogate girl]] who plays {{Eroge}} and [[WrongGenreSavvy sees her life as if she was playing one]].
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is about the lives of a bunch of high school girls. The manga is serialized in Dengeki Daioh, a {{Shonen}} {{Shonen|Demographic}} magazine.
** Also serialized in Dengeki Daioh is ''Manga/{{Yotsuba}}'' and ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow''. Both are about cute little girls; both are also {{shonen}} {{shonen|Demographic}} series.



** While the manga has its fair share if LesYay / ShipTeasing, Creator/KyotoAnimation toned it down for the anime and [[AdaptationExpansion added more character focus]] (Except for Ritsu), presumably in trying to expand the audience. And based on its [[CashCowFranchise huge success]], it seems to have worked, although it's not that girls dislike {{yuri}} ''per se'' especially not in Japan.

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** While the manga has its fair share if LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] / ShipTeasing, Creator/KyotoAnimation toned it down for the anime and [[AdaptationExpansion added more character focus]] (Except for Ritsu), presumably in trying to expand the audience. And based on its [[CashCowFranchise huge success]], it seems to have worked, although it's not that girls dislike {{yuri}} {{yuri|Genre}} ''per se'' especially not in Japan.



* ''Moetan'' is about a MagicalGirl who teaches her crush English. Blatant (OlderThanSheLooks) {{Lolicon}} {{Fanservice}} and {{Panty Shot}}s ensue.

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* ''Moetan'' is about a MagicalGirl who teaches her crush English. Blatant (OlderThanSheLooks) ([[OlderThanTheyLook Older Than She Looks]]) {{Lolicon}} {{Fanservice}} and {{Panty Shot}}s ensue.



* Inverted for ''Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri'', while it is for girls, it is also for a more open market then just young girls due to [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Telecom's]] [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Past]] [[WesternAnimation/BatManTheAnimatedSeries Productions]].

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* Inverted for ''Anime/HimeChenOtogiChikkuIdolLilpri'', while it is for girls, it is also for a more open market then just young girls due to [[Creator/TMSEntertainment Telecom's]] [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Past]] [[WesternAnimation/BatManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Productions]].



* ''Manga/YuruYuri'' might be about cute middle-school girls, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but it has plenty of]] {{yuri}} and it's clearly for a male audience.

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* ''Manga/YuruYuri'' might be about cute middle-school girls, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin but it has plenty of]] {{yuri}} {{yuri|Genre}} and it's clearly for a male audience.



* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': See the quote. It is relatively clean, but it's aired in OtakuOClock with a {{seinen}} demographic, with spots of LesYay here and there.
** In fact, majority of "cute girls doing cute things" shows are targeted towards the {{seinen}} demographic. Case in point: ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', ''Manga/AChannel'', ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'', ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', and ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}'' are all serialized in the same magazine (''Magazine/MangaTimeKirara'').

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* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'': See the quote. It is relatively clean, but it's aired in OtakuOClock with a {{seinen}} demographic, {{Seinen}} Demographic, with spots of LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] here and there.
** In fact, majority of "cute girls doing cute things" shows are targeted towards the {{seinen}} demographic.SeinenDemographic. Case in point: ''Manga/IsTheOrderARabbit'', ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'', ''Manga/AChannel'', ''Manga/{{Kanamemo}}'', ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', and ''Manga/{{Hanayamata}}'' are all serialized in the same magazine (''Magazine/MangaTimeKirara'').



* Also from Creator/StudioShaft is ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It has the same [[Creator/UmeAoki character designer]] from ''Hidamari Sketch'', and the show itself starts off innocently enough; but by the end of [[WhamEpisode Episode 3]], it becomes a [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] take on the genre more suited to [[{{Seinen}} an adult audience]]. The fact that Creator/GenUrobuchi is heavily involved is also a big tipoff to anyone who knows his SignatureStyle.

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* Also from Creator/StudioShaft is ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. It has the same [[Creator/UmeAoki character designer]] from ''Hidamari Sketch'', and the show itself starts off innocently enough; but by the end of [[WhamEpisode Episode 3]], it becomes a [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] {{dark|erAndEdgier}} and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructive]] {{deconstructi|on}}ve take on the genre more suited to [[{{Seinen}} an adult audience]]. The fact that Creator/GenUrobuchi is heavily involved is also a big tipoff to anyone who knows his SignatureStyle.



* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a SliceOfLife centered around kids aging from elementary to high school. The anime has a watercolor style as well. Despite all this it's a {{Seinen}}, and its content delves deeply into gender and growing up in a way more common in works for teens and adults. It's less graphic than a lot of the mangaka's other works though.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is a SliceOfLife centered around kids aging from elementary to high school. The anime has a watercolor style as well. Despite all this it's a {{Seinen}}, {{Seinen}} Demographic, and its content delves deeply into gender and growing up in a way more common in works for teens and adults. It's less graphic than a lot of the mangaka's other works though.



* ''Manga/GirlFriends'' focuses a lot on fashion, cosmetics, and other typically girly things, giving people the impression that it's a {{Shoujo}} manga. Even the fact that it's a GirlsLove series doesn't prevent this, since GirlsLove is popular amongst females too so people just assume that it's meant for a LGBT conscious young adult audience considering how realistically it handles the issues of a budding sexuality. Thus, people tend to be surprised when they discover that it ran in Comic High, a {{Seinen}} magazine.

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* ''Manga/GirlFriends'' focuses a lot on fashion, cosmetics, and other typically girly things, giving people the impression that it's a {{Shoujo}} {{Shoujo|Demographic}} manga. Even the fact that it's a GirlsLove YuriGenre series doesn't prevent this, since GirlsLove YuriGenre is popular amongst females too so people just assume that it's meant for a LGBT conscious young adult audience considering how realistically it handles the issues of a budding sexuality. Thus, people tend to be surprised when they discover that it ran in Comic High, a {{Seinen}} magazine.



* ''VideoGame/{{TheIdolmaster}}''. A cute game about pop stars! With catchy songs, cute dresses and tons of accessories to dress up. But the target audience is otaku, with overpriced DLC no young girl ([[CrackIsCheaper or most adults]]) can afford. Worth noting though is that Bandai-Namco attempted to get girls into the series with articles about Dearly Stars in girls magazines and the addition of a boy band, but it never really caught on. Once their other idol game series actually intended for young girls, ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', became popular, they stopped trying to market iM@S to girls. Or at least LITTLE girls.

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* ''VideoGame/{{TheIdolmaster}}''.''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''. A cute game about pop stars! With catchy songs, cute dresses and tons of accessories to dress up. But the target audience is otaku, with overpriced DLC no young girl ([[CrackIsCheaper or most adults]]) can afford. Worth noting though is that Bandai-Namco attempted to get girls into the series with articles about Dearly Stars in girls magazines and the addition of a boy band, but it never really caught on. Once their other idol game series actually intended for young girls, ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'', became popular, they stopped trying to market iM@S to girls. Or at least LITTLE girls.



* The WebAnimation/HomestarRunner spinoff TeenGirlSquad is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four teenage girls]] dealing with boys, fashion, and [[BlackComedy dying horrible deaths]] [[TheyKilledKenny every episode]].

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* The WebAnimation/HomestarRunner spinoff TeenGirlSquad is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four teenage girls]] dealing with boys, fashion, and [[BlackComedy dying horrible deaths]] [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain every episode]].
27th Mar '16 2:20:30 AM ninjamitsuki2
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* The WebAnimation/HomestarRunner spinoff TeenGirlSquad is about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four teenage girls]] dealing with boys, fashion, and [[BlackComedy dying horrible deaths]] [[TheyKilledKenny every episode]].
12th Mar '16 8:38:19 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* One of the group Mosaic.wav's most well-known songs is the ending theme to the [[ShoujoDemographic very much for little girls]] MamotteLollipop. So the show's target audience (and their parents) might be a little shocked to find out the band who did the ending theme is mostly otherwise known for doing themes to {{eroge}}.

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* One of the group Mosaic.wav's most well-known songs is the ending theme to the [[ShoujoDemographic very much for little girls]] MamotteLollipop.Anime/MamotteLollipop. So the show's target audience (and their parents) might be a little shocked to find out the band who did the ending theme is mostly otherwise known for doing themes to {{eroge}}.
12th Mar '16 7:06:34 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* One of the group Mosaic.wav's most well-known songs is the ending theme to the [[ShoujoDemographic very much for little girls]] MamotteLollipop. So the show's target audience (and their parents) might be a little shocked to find out the band who did the ending theme is mostly otherwise known for doing themes to {{eroge}}.
7th Mar '16 8:49:02 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' is about a cute little kitty cat and it's in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine. What makes this worse is that in Italy, [[http://anime.everyeye.it/notizie/chi-s-sweet-home-l-anime-in-onda-in-italia-su-jimjam-140588.html the anime aired on preschool channel JimJam]] alongside such fare as ''HelloKitty'' and ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina''.

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* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' is about a cute little kitty cat and it's in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine. What makes this worse is that in Italy, [[http://anime.everyeye.it/notizie/chi-s-sweet-home-l-anime-in-onda-in-italia-su-jimjam-140588.html the anime aired on preschool channel JimJam]] alongside such fare as ''HelloKitty'' ''Franchise/HelloKitty'' and ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina''.''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina''. There is nothing actually inappropriate for young kids in the series though.



* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is a cute looking manga about high school girls surviving a zombie apocalypse on their own.

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is a cute looking manga about high school girls surviving a zombie apocalypse ZombieApocalypse on their own.own. It contains a large amount of NightmareFuel, a fair share of {{gorn}}, and a truck load of general despair.



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* Despite what people may think, not all dolls are aimed at little girls. Toys/LittleAppleDolls and Toys/LivingDeadDolls might be popular with more NightmareFetishist preteens but probably aren't something for your six year old. Even Franchise/{{Barbie}} has multiple dolls aimed at teenage and adult collectors.
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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' was aimed at a gender-neutral audience originally but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Recent incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.

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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' was aimed at a gender-neutral audience originally but you wouldn't know it by its mainly female fandom. The first few games had male-only protagonists but eventually they added females, either in a GameFavoredGender manner (women couldn't play past marriage) or in their own {{Distaff Counterpart}}s. Modern games always have an option to chose your gender. Recent incarnations of the game have began to look a lot more {{Bishoujo}} than before, with things coming to a head in the 3DS title released internationally as ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons''.



* It's popular to make videos involving ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' toys however just because the toys are aimed at little girls doesn't mean the fan-vids are. ''WebVideo/LPSPopular'' is explictly aimed at the middle school and high school crowd more than eight year olds.

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* It's popular to make videos involving ''Franchise/LittlestPetShop'' toys however just because the toys are aimed at little girls doesn't mean the fan-vids are. ''WebVideo/LPSPopular'' is explictly aimed at the middle school and high school crowd more than it is eight year olds.olds.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not originally intended for little girls. CraigMcCracken created it as a parody of the MagicalGirl genre, as he was getting sick of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [[AdoredByTheNetwork playing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block every day]]. As a TakeThat, he set the girls' ages very low, had them do very inelegant things, and made the villains [[{{Camp}} cheesier than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners]]. The intended audience for it was the same as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' animation fans in their teens, 20s, and 30s but it [[AnimationAgeGhetto had to be child-appropriate]] (This was in the days before Creator/AdultSwim). A show like this naturally attracted little girls anyway. One can only imagine how things would have turned out if [=McCracken=] was more annoyed by ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' playing on Cartoon Network every day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' was not originally intended for little girls. CraigMcCracken Creator/CraigMcCracken created it as a parody of the MagicalGirl genre, as he was getting sick of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' [[AdoredByTheNetwork playing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block every day]]. As a TakeThat, he set the girls' ages very low, had them do very inelegant things, and made the villains [[{{Camp}} cheesier than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinners]]. The intended audience for it was the same as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' animation fans in their teens, 20s, and 30s but it [[AnimationAgeGhetto had to be child-appropriate]] (This was in the days before Creator/AdultSwim). A show like this naturally attracted little girls anyway. One can only imagine how things would have turned out if [=McCracken=] was more annoyed by ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' playing on Cartoon Network every day.



* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' is actually a relatively dark cartoon about attempting murder with demons, and the colors are anything but bright, pastel or pink. But the two main characters [[GirlShowGhetto are young girls]]. The [[WebFirst original web animation]] was for a neutral demographic, but the daughter of a Nickelodeon producer loved it, and so Nick made a deal with Creator/AmyWinfrey to turn it into a cartoon. If you look at any of the message boards for Making Fiends, you'll see that male fans are ''extremely'' rare, though the show has gotten positive reviews from many male critics.
** Considering Nickelodeon only aired six episodes of the show back in 2008, it could just be that people in general, male and female, haven't had a chance to see it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' is actually a relatively dark cartoon about attempting murder with demons, and the colors are anything but bright, pastel or pink. But the two main characters [[GirlShowGhetto are young girls]]. The [[WebFirst original web animation]] was for a neutral demographic, but the daughter of a Nickelodeon producer loved it, and so Nick made a deal with Creator/AmyWinfrey to turn it into a cartoon. If you look at any of the message boards for Making Fiends, you'll see that male fans are ''extremely'' rare, though the show has gotten positive reviews from many male critics.
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critics. Considering Nickelodeon only aired six episodes of the show back in 2008, it could just be that people in general, male and female, haven't had a chance to see it.
15th Feb '16 1:12:20 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' is about a cute little kitty cat and it's in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine.

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* ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' is about a cute little kitty cat and it's in a... {{Seinen}} manga magazine. What makes this worse is that in Italy, [[http://anime.everyeye.it/notizie/chi-s-sweet-home-l-anime-in-onda-in-italia-su-jimjam-140588.html the anime aired on preschool channel JimJam]] alongside such fare as ''HelloKitty'' and ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina''.
9th Jan '16 6:12:45 PM WickedIcon
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** Either the Australians couldn't care less about this or they believe their youth can handle it, as ''Madoka'' has aired on Creator/{{ABC3}}, Creator/{{The ABC}}'s ''children'' channel.
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