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30th Jun '16 12:44:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''YoKaiWatch'' has some really disturbing backstories for the characters, and has occasional swearing, despite it's demographic.

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* ''YoKaiWatch'' ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' has some really disturbing backstories for the characters, and has occasional swearing, despite it's demographic.
30th Apr '16 7:43:13 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* Despite having some VERY raunchy humor that would make some western animated shows intended for adults blush, ''Anime/GinTama'' aired on sunday mornings in Japan, a children's timeslot, and the manga is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.
27th Apr '16 10:32:03 AM WhatArtThee
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* ''Manga/LostBrain'' is mistaken for {{Seinen}} as much as, if not more than, Death Note. It ran in Magazine/ShonenSunday.
* ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' is an anime about a quirky teacher who helps her students through everyday problems such as bullies and school work. Sometimes, she takes them on wacky adventures as well. It was a show aimed at middle school children. Oh, and every episode featured the main character naked due to her students' pranks. And yes, BarbieDollAnatomy was completely averted.
* Like Kare First Love, ''Manga/{{Mars}}'' deals with very dark subject matters like Suicide, Sexual Abuse and also has an explicit sex scene yet {{TokyoPop}} keeps the rating at Teen 13+.

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* ''Manga/LostBrain'' is mistaken for {{Seinen}} as much as, if not more than, Death Note. It ran in Magazine/ShonenSunday.
* ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' is an anime about a quirky teacher who helps her students through everyday problems such as bullies and school work. Sometimes, she takes them on wacky adventures as well. It was a show aimed at middle school children. Oh, and every episode featured the main character naked due to her students' pranks. And yes, BarbieDollAnatomy was completely averted.
averted. And yet, it was a show aimed at middle school children.
* Like Kare First Love, ''Manga/{{Mars}}'' deals with very dark subject matters like Suicide, Sexual Abuse suicide, sexual abuse and also has an explicit sex scene yet {{TokyoPop}} keeps the rating at Teen 13+.



* Eiichiro Oda repeatedly claims that his series ''Manga/OnePiece'' is aimed at children. It is read by people of all ages in Japan and mostly young adults in the west. Oda does a pretty good job at keeping it family-friendly, however, counting aside the violence and {{Fanservice}} that's become standard in anime.



* ''YoKaiWatch'' has some really disturbing backstories for the characters, and has occasional swearing.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' itself has always been this, but its [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV fifth series]] takes it {{Up to Eleven}}. Lets see, we have: an interdimensional war, a genocide, {{Child Soldiers}}, who, willingly or not, fight in the war, complete with a broad range of brutality each soldier shows in battle; from the reluctant wobble who doesn't want to hurt anyone to the psychopathic sadist who takes pleasure in tormenting others. The main protagonists philosophies are repeatedly proven false, and his character gets thoroughly deconstructed. Then there's the Akaba family, which consists of: a child with possible autism, who sees the world as a grey place and strives to become a copy of [[spoiler: adopted]] his brother [[spoiler: and grew up in a war zone]], an Abusive Mama who uses said child as a test-subject for some unknown project, her other son, who is a complete MagnificentBastard and can at best be called ALighterShadeOfGrey, and the father himself who began the interdimensional war. We also have a lot of crazy faces from everybody, starting with the protagonist [[http://kh13.com/forum/uploads/profile/photo-45471.jpg?_r=1431136573 (Just Look)]] and ending with minors, traitors, {{Heroic BSOD}}s, etc. The second season introduces huge economical and social inequality, the causes of said inequality being supported by many of its victims, a prison mini-arc, slavery being publicly accepted, and more psychological turmoil. In case it wasn't clear, this show also includes some HumansAreBastards and GreyAndBlackMorality. Yes, a children’s anime indeed.
* In France, ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'' is aired on the preschool channel Tiji. It may look like a colorful series for children, but contains a few things that would scare the target audience. It was also aimed at young girls in Japan.
* ''Anime/ZatchBell'' actually does feature Victoream-Sama saying "[[GratuitousEnglish very shit]]". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawoZ3AjbeM&feature=related Also, the Japanese version has this]]. It's not considered offensive in Japan.

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* ''YoKaiWatch'' has some really disturbing backstories for the characters, and has occasional swearing.
swearing, despite it's demographic.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' itself has always been this, but its [[Anime/YuGiOhArcV fifth series]] takes it {{Up to Eleven}}. Lets see, we have: an interdimensional war, a genocide, {{Child Soldiers}}, who, willingly or not, fight in the war, complete with a broad range of brutality each soldier shows in battle; from the reluctant wobble who doesn't want to hurt anyone to the psychopathic sadist who takes pleasure in tormenting others. The main protagonists philosophies are repeatedly proven false, and his character gets thoroughly deconstructed. Then there's the Akaba family, which consists of: a child with possible autism, who sees the world as a grey place and strives to become a copy of his [[spoiler: adopted]] his adopted]] brother [[spoiler: and grew up in a war zone]], an Abusive Mama who uses said child as a test-subject for some unknown project, her other son, who is a complete MagnificentBastard and can at best be called ALighterShadeOfGrey, and the father himself who began the interdimensional war. We also have a lot of crazy faces from everybody, starting with the protagonist [[http://kh13.com/forum/uploads/profile/photo-45471.jpg?_r=1431136573 (Just Look)]] and ending with minors, traitors, {{Heroic BSOD}}s, etc. The second season introduces huge economical and social inequality, the causes of said inequality being supported by many of its victims, a prison mini-arc, slavery being publicly accepted, and more psychological turmoil. In case it wasn't clear, this show also includes some HumansAreBastards and GreyAndBlackMorality. Yes, a children’s anime indeed. \n* In France, ''Anime/YumeNoCrayonOukoku'' is aired on the preschool channel Tiji. It may look like a colorful series for children, but contains a few things that would scare the target audience. It was also aimed at young girls in Japan.\n* ''Anime/ZatchBell'' actually does feature Victoream-Sama saying "[[GratuitousEnglish very shit]]". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TawoZ3AjbeM&feature=related Also, the Japanese version has this]]. It's not considered offensive in Japan.



* Blockbuster, a company which rented out videotapes.
** It once had a point where they rated every anime "Youth Restricted Viewing", even relatively kid-friendly titles like ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', ''Anime/KOBeast'', basically, every anime that wasn't ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''; however, Blockbuster's system for the "Youth Restricted Viewing" rating was all messed up; on your account, you either had to allow it all or none of it. So, you either can have none of the anime section, or you can have all of it, including the hentai, with the same rating, showing no difference between the two; you could end up with a "Youth Restricted Viewing" title that has a "damn" or two and maybe a drop of blood, or you could end up with an also "Youth Restricted Viewing" hentai that has everything but the kitchen sink in it, with no warning. A rather difficult system to deal with if you've got a young kid into anime, so it's no wonder they went out of business.

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* Blockbuster, a company which rented out videotapes.
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Blockbuster Video once had a point where they rated every anime "Youth Restricted Viewing", even relatively kid-friendly titles like ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', ''Anime/KOBeast'', basically, every anime that wasn't ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''; however, Blockbuster's system for the "Youth Restricted Viewing" rating was all messed up; on your account, you either had to allow it all or none of it. So, you either can have none of the anime section, or you can have all of it, including the hentai, with the same rating, showing no difference between the two; you could end up with a "Youth Restricted Viewing" title that has a "damn" or two and maybe a drop of blood, or you could end up with an also "Youth Restricted Viewing" hentai that has everything but the kitchen sink in it, with no warning. A rather difficult system to deal with if you've got a young kid into anime, so it's no wonder they went out of business.



* Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu is a SliceOfLife style anime/manga about animals (Humans wearing animal costumes Peter Pan style) [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits who are very different from what they are usually well-known for]]. [[SuperDeformed Despite the art style]],[[EarWorm upbeat opening]], [[SliceOfLife and laid back feeling]]. [[JerkAss Usahara]] one of the main characters, [[SmokingIsCool is a chain-smoker who is very agressive]]. There's also a Tobacco store, and Yunihiko is first seen drinking tons of alcohol which Usahara would later join in. Resulting in them getting drunk, and passing out in the process. Doesn't help that this aired on "Kids Station" which airs the majority of Japanese children's shows.
* Anime/NyanpireTheAnimation based on the ongoing manga series "The Gothic World Of Nyanpire" is mostly following a day in the life of a vampire cat who befriends a samurai cat,a fallen angel, and has a Siamese brother. However, the character Masamunya has a crush on Nyanpire and he along with Nyatenshi are sometimes flirting around him.

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* Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu is a SliceOfLife style anime/manga about animals (Humans wearing animal costumes Peter Pan style) [[RagTagBunchOfMisfits who are very different from what they are usually well-known for]]. [[SuperDeformed Despite the art style]],[[EarWorm upbeat opening]], [[SliceOfLife and laid back feeling]]. [[JerkAss Usahara]] one of the main characters, [[SmokingIsCool is a chain-smoker who is very agressive]]. There's also a Tobacco store, and Yunihiko is first seen drinking tons of alcohol which Usahara would later join in. Resulting in them getting drunk, and passing out in the process. Doesn't help that this aired on "Kids Station" which airs the majority of Japanese children's shows.
* Anime/NyanpireTheAnimation based on the ongoing manga series "The Gothic World Of Nyanpire" is mostly following a day in the life of a vampire cat who befriends a samurai cat,a fallen angel, and has a Siamese brother. However, the character Masamunya has a crush on Nyanpire and he along with Nyatenshi are sometimes flirting around him.
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27th Apr '16 10:00:46 AM WhatArtThee
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* ''Anime/AKB0048'' aired at OtakuOClock, but it's also aimed at elementary school girls, thanks to it being based off a band that's very popular with that demographic. The anime even has merchandise for young girls such as bath towels, underwear and its' own brand of cotton candy.
* ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' is a movie about the [[{{Subtext}} arguably]] [[HoYay homosexual romance]] between two very close male friends of [[InterspeciesRomance wildly]] [[CarnivoreConfusion different]] [[StarCrossedLovers species]], and the opening scene features a wolf violently and ''bloodily'' getting his ear torn off by a [[MamaBear Mama Goat]]. [[spoiler:To say nothing of prey-friend Mei begging carnivore-friend Gabu to eat him near the end]]. However, it's still a kid's movie -- and a fairly gentle-hearted one at that.



* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'''s sizable PeripheryDemographic leads some people to believe it's a {{seinen}} series -- being aimed at teenage boys, it, along with Dengeki Daioh (where the manga appeared), are actually {{shonen}}. In some countries it's lumped in with 18+ mangas because of the perverted Mr. Kimura, but perverted teachers hitting on teenage girls in Japanese children's shows is just of of those things anime fans have to accept. The anime received an [[http://www.madman.com.au/images/slicks/very-large/mmb938.png MA15+]] rating in Australia ''purely'' because of the aforementioned teacher (according to licensee Creator/MadmanEntertainment).

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'''s sizable PeripheryDemographic leads some people ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''' is widely believed to believe it's be a {{seinen}} series -- being aimed at teenage boys, it, along with Dengeki Daioh (where the manga appeared), are actually {{shonen}}. In some countries it's lumped in with 18+ mangas because of the perverted Mr. Kimura, but perverted teachers hitting on teenage girls in Japanese children's shows is just of of those things anime fans have to accept. The anime received an [[http://www.madman.com.au/images/slicks/very-large/mmb938.png MA15+]] rating in Australia ''purely'' because of the aforementioned teacher (according to licensee Creator/MadmanEntertainment).



** Also ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. It like Tamers, less mindfuck, but less shy about detailed violence or blatant {{Fanservice}}.

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** Also ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. It like less mindfuck than Tamers, less mindfuck, but less shy about detailed violence or blatant {{Fanservice}}.



* The heavy amount of violence present in later episodes of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' forced Creator/CartoonNetwork to air the English dub on its Adult Swim block with a TV-MA rating. Similar to ''Manga/SgtFrog'', however, ''Eureka Seven'' is a show targeted for kids, as evidenced by its [[http://www.japansociety.org/resources/content/2/0/5/4/documents/sato_mcgray%20interview.pdf 7 A.M. Sunday morning time slot in Japan]]. Even the voice actors express their confusion over the timeslot during several of the more violent scenes in the Japanese [[DVDCommentary DVD commentaries]].

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* The heavy amount of violence present in later episodes of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' forced Creator/CartoonNetwork to air the English dub on its Adult Swim block with a TV-MA rating. Similar to ''Manga/SgtFrog'', however, However, ''Eureka Seven'' is a show targeted for kids, as evidenced by its [[http://www.japansociety.org/resources/content/2/0/5/4/documents/sato_mcgray%20interview.pdf 7 A.M. Sunday morning time slot in Japan]]. Even the voice actors express their confusion over the timeslot during several of the more violent scenes in the Japanese [[DVDCommentary DVD commentaries]].



* When ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin'' was first brought to Finland, it received [[{{Bowdlerization}} a terrible dub and had some scenes cut out]]. It got the rating of "seven years and older" despite copious amounts of FamilyUnfriendlyViolence and HighPressureBlood (cutting out ''all'' of that would have been out of the question).



* ''Manga/InuYasha'' was aimed at boys ([[PeripheryDemographic no]], [[FanGirl really]]) in upper elementary or junior/high school, Shonen Sunday's target demographic. In the United States, it had to air very late at night on Creator/CartoonNetwork and be aimed at a college age audience. [[FullFrontalAssault The fact that a bare-breasted centipede demoness appear in the very first episode is something to say after all]].
27th Apr '16 9:52:30 AM WhatArtThee
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* American parents would be, to say the least, not pleased if they ever saw ''Manga/SgtFrog'' presented as a kids program, although it's hugely successful amongst kids in Japan. It's even had its own Happy Meal toys.
:: The anime is a lot more kid-friendly than the manga, though both have the same target demo (probably 4th to 8th graders). Of course, very few kids are going to get the ubiquitous ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' references, especially not things like Keroro dressing up like Char Aznable's ''voice-actor''.
20th Apr '16 10:32:44 PM Nakayama90
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** Creator/TakeshiShudo [[note]]The head writer for the anime from Kanto until Johto[[/note]] had originally wanted the show to be [[MultipleDemographicAppeal enjoyed by anyone]], not just kids, and it shows in most of the episodes written by him which noticeably clash in tone with a lot of the show's other, more lighthearted episodes. For example, ''[[Recap/PokemonS1E1PokemonIChooseYou the very first episode]]'' was a {{deconstruction}} of being a Pokémon trainer. Nonetheless, the anime still does get pretty dark at times, such as in the Japanese version of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].

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** Creator/TakeshiShudo [[note]]The head writer for the anime from Kanto until Johto[[/note]] had originally wanted the show to be [[MultipleDemographicAppeal enjoyed by anyone]], not just kids, and it shows in most of the episodes written by him which noticeably clash in tone with a lot of the show's other, more lighthearted episodes. For example, ''[[Recap/PokemonS1E1PokemonIChooseYou the very first episode]]'' was a {{deconstruction}} of being a Pokémon trainer. ExecutiveMeddling prevented Shudo from using a lot of the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bonuses]] he'd intended to, and he ended up leaving because the show became overly kid-focused. Nonetheless, the anime still does get pretty dark at times, such as in the Japanese version of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].
20th Apr '16 1:02:40 PM Nakayama90
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** Creator/TakeshiShudo [[note]]The head writer for the anime from Kanto until Johto[[/note]] had originally wanted the show to be [[MultipleDemographicAppeal enjoyed by anyone]], not just kids, and it shows in most of the episodes written by him which noticeably clash in tone with a lot of the show's other, more lighthearted episodes. ExecutiveMeddling prevented him from using most of the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bonuses]] and such he intended to use, and he eventually left because the anime became overly child-focused. Nonetheless, the anime still does get pretty dark at times, such as in the Japanese version of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].

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** Creator/TakeshiShudo [[note]]The head writer for the anime from Kanto until Johto[[/note]] had originally wanted the show to be [[MultipleDemographicAppeal enjoyed by anyone]], not just kids, and it shows in most of the episodes written by him which noticeably clash in tone with a lot of the show's other, more lighthearted episodes. ExecutiveMeddling prevented him from using most of For example, ''[[Recap/PokemonS1E1PokemonIChooseYou the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bonuses]] and such he intended to use, and he eventually left because the anime became overly child-focused.very first episode]]'' was a {{deconstruction}} of being a Pokémon trainer. Nonetheless, the anime still does get pretty dark at times, such as in the Japanese version of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].
20th Apr '16 12:59:56 PM Nakayama90
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** Creator/TakeshiShudo [[note]]The head writer for the anime from Kanto until Johto[[/note]] had originally wanted the show to be [[MultipleDemographicAppeal enjoyed by anyone]], not just kids, and it shows in most of the episodes written by him which noticeably clash in tone with a lot of the show's other, more lighthearted episodes. ExecutiveMeddling prevented him from using most of the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar bonuses]] and such he intended to use, and he eventually left because the anime became overly child-focused. Nonetheless, the anime still does get pretty dark at times, such as in the Japanese version of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].
20th Apr '16 7:12:12 AM Piando
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* ''Anime/InuYasha'' was aimed at boys ([[PeripheryDemographic no]], [[FanGirl really]]) in upper elementary or junior/high school, Shonen Sunday's target demographic. In the United States, it had to air very late at night on Creator/CartoonNetwork and be aimed at a college age audience. [[FullFrontalAssault The fact that a bare-breasted centipede demoness appear in the very first episode is something to say after all]].

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* ''Anime/InuYasha'' ''Manga/InuYasha'' was aimed at boys ([[PeripheryDemographic no]], [[FanGirl really]]) in upper elementary or junior/high school, Shonen Sunday's target demographic. In the United States, it had to air very late at night on Creator/CartoonNetwork and be aimed at a college age audience. [[FullFrontalAssault The fact that a bare-breasted centipede demoness appear in the very first episode is something to say after all]].
5th Apr '16 2:02:56 PM Willbyr
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* The heavy amount of violence present in later episodes of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' forced Creator/CartoonNetwork to air the English dub on its Adult Swim block with a TV-MA rating. Similar to ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', however, ''Eureka Seven'' is a show targeted for kids, as evidenced by its [[http://www.japansociety.org/resources/content/2/0/5/4/documents/sato_mcgray%20interview.pdf 7 A.M. Sunday morning time slot in Japan]]. Even the voice actors express their confusion over the timeslot during several of the more violent scenes in the Japanese [[DVDCommentary DVD commentaries]].

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* The heavy amount of violence present in later episodes of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' forced Creator/CartoonNetwork to air the English dub on its Adult Swim block with a TV-MA rating. Similar to ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', however, ''Eureka Seven'' is a show targeted for kids, as evidenced by its [[http://www.japansociety.org/resources/content/2/0/5/4/documents/sato_mcgray%20interview.pdf 7 A.M. Sunday morning time slot in Japan]]. Even the voice actors express their confusion over the timeslot during several of the more violent scenes in the Japanese [[DVDCommentary DVD commentaries]].



* American parents would be, to say the least, not pleased if they ever saw ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' presented as a kids program, although it's hugely successful amongst kids in Japan. It's even had its own Happy Meal toys.

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* American parents would be, to say the least, not pleased if they ever saw ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' presented as a kids program, although it's hugely successful amongst kids in Japan. It's even had its own Happy Meal toys.
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