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5th Feb '16 8:33:02 AM mimitchi33
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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. It even got underwear and bath towels aimed at that demographic.
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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. It The anime even got has merchandise for young girls such as bath towels, underwear and bath towels aimed at that demographic.its' own brand of cotton candy.
5th Feb '16 8:31:57 AM mimitchi33
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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. It even got underwear and bath towels aimed at that demographic.
3rd Feb '16 6:46:30 PM captainfalcon900
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ranks up there with ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' and ''Manga/ApocalypseZero'' as the top candidate for this trope. The sheer frank homoeroticism and casual ''brutality'' of this franchise, tolerable to teenage boys in Japan, would have [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] doing gymnastics in his grave! ** ''Vento Aureo'' is probably the worst in this regard, occurring before the shift to a more mature seinen magazine--each and every arc in the series (which is to each of the dozen conflicts with stand users) centers around some aspect of bloody, gory, painful body horror. The next part, ''Stone Ocean'', is also pretty bad with the gore. And has prostitutes, vibrators as currency and people exploding into snails.
20th Jan '16 4:34:59 AM Adept
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* ''HotGimmick'', a manga with lots of sexual blackmail raunchier then most MTV shows and getting a 16+ rating for the American publication (with a few additional disclaimers about underage drinking and other such material), points towards being a josei, but somehow ran in Betsucomi, a shoujo magazine originally targeted to elementary and middle school girls (though there has been a bit of an aging up of the magazine in recent years).
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* ''HotGimmick'', ''Manga/HotGimmick'', a manga with lots of sexual blackmail raunchier then most MTV shows and getting a 16+ rating for the American publication (with a few additional disclaimers about underage drinking and other such material), points towards being a josei, but somehow ran in Betsucomi, a shoujo magazine originally targeted to elementary and middle school girls (though there has been a bit of an aging up of the magazine in recent years).
13th Dec '15 2:59:52 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' was mildly controversial when it came over to the United States; Geneon had to put a warning on the back (something usually only done for hentai) advising stores not to sell it to people under 17. It averts the usual non-nude ecchi that was popular at the time with detailed, graphic nudity and sexual situations. So how on Earth did its manga run in the same shonen magazine as squeaky-clean manga like ''AngelicLayer''?!
27th Nov '15 6:04:08 AM WhatArtThee
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* ''Manga/BlackButler''. It has {{Seinen}} written all over it, but is published in a {{Shonen}} magazine. It contains violence and gore, murder, child abuse, sex (and in the {{anime}}, rape), pedophilia, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking homosexuality,]] and [[InnocentInnuendo questionable dialogue]]. To top it all off, its protagonists are {{Villain Protagonist}}s who kill anyone who gets in the way of their goals. On the other hand, cooking competitions, dance lessons, boys put in fluffy dresses, lots of HoYay undertones with a cast full of bishonen, and a huge female fanbase might cause it to be mistaken for {{Shojo}}.
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* ''Manga/BlackButler''. It has {{Seinen}} written all over it, but is published in a {{Shonen}} magazine. It contains violence and gore, murder, child abuse, sex (and in the {{anime}}, rape), pedophilia, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking homosexuality,]] and [[InnocentInnuendo questionable dialogue]]. To top it all off, its protagonists are {{Villain Protagonist}}s who kill anyone who gets in the way of their goals. On the other hand, cooking competitions, dance lessons, boys put in fluffy dresses, lots of HoYay undertones with dresses, a cast full of bishonen, and a huge female fanbase might cause it to be mistaken for {{Shojo}}.

* Many Western fans of ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' still insist that it's meant for adults, even though it is very clearly a kids' series. It ''can'' get pretty violent, including one scene of [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice bloody impalement]], and [[DirtyOldMan Muten Roshi's]] hijinks sometimes run a little blue.
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* Many Western fans of ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' still insist that it's meant for adults, even though it is very clearly a kids' series. It ''can'' series, but it can get pretty violent, including one scene of [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice bloody impalement]], and [[DirtyOldMan Muten Roshi's]] hijinks sometimes run a little blue.

* Something similar happened to ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' -- Media Blasters promoted it as a Super Robot anime ''by'' Super Robot fans, ''for'' Super Robot fans. In reality, it was aimed at Japanese kids, and was only a success with the PeripheryDemographic. [[EverybodyKnewAlready Don't let the mecha-fans find out...]]

** Interestingly enough, despite Oda's comments, [[http://www.saiyanisland.com/2011/12/88-of-one-piece-fans-are-adults/ polls indicate that most readers ''are'' in fact adults]] (88%). This makes sense considering how long the series has been going, as people that were kids/teens when it started would be well into adulthood by now and likely to still follow it.

** This outlook even extends to the series' soundtracks, several of which incorporate ''HeavyMetal''! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbakTnNf8Lw Here]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlr-5F3C0GU are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKbQbwUNFbc a]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UconifZFZvk few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQk2Ji77eDM major]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQSafB08ScU offenders]].

* Speaking of which, ask any ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fan in the United States and they will swear it's a show aimed for older teens and adults, which it is -- in America. In Japan, the series aired at 8:30 A.M. on Sundays [[SaturdayMorningKidsShow (the Japanese equivalent to Saturday mornings)]], directly competing against Toei's ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''. Doesn't stop Simon and Kamina from being made of pure {{badass}} though.

** 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'', heck, even ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' was getting slapped with this rating; 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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** 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'', heck, even ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' was getting slapped with this rating; ''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.
21st Nov '15 4:44:35 PM catmuto
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** However, due to complaints sent in by parents, the stories have altered a little bit. They still contain the same horrible moments of intense bullying, suicide and implied torture of and to ''elementary and middle-school girls'', but several of the stories tend to end on [[HappyEnding happier]] notes than before.
24th Oct '15 2:16:56 PM MilkTheCouch
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* ''YoKaiWatch'' has some really disturbing backstories for the characters, and has occasional swearing.
24th Oct '15 2:15:05 PM MilkTheCouch
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* Speaking of which, ask any ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fan in the United States and they will swear it's a show aimed for older teens and adults, which it is -- in America. In Japan, the series aired at 8:30 A.M. on Sundays [[SaturdayMorningKidsShow (the Japanese equivalent to Saturday mornings)]], directly competing against Toei's ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise. Doesn't stop Simon and Kamina from being made of pure {{badass}} though.
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* Speaking of which, ask any ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fan in the United States and they will swear it's a show aimed for older teens and adults, which it is -- in America. In Japan, the series aired at 8:30 A.M. on Sundays [[SaturdayMorningKidsShow (the Japanese equivalent to Saturday mornings)]], directly competing against Toei's ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise.''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo''. Doesn't stop Simon and Kamina from being made of pure {{badass}} though.
4th Oct '15 5:33:39 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''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. 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 brother [[spoiler: and grew up in a war zone]], an Abusive Mama, who turned the child into that, her other son, who throws away people’s lives, calmly talks about it, and hates his father, and the father himself, who is the one who begun 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, a huge economical and social inequality, the causes of said inequality being supported by many of its victims, a prison mini-arc, a sadist, and a disappeared dad who possibly went to war. In case it wasn't clear, this show also includes some HumansAreBastards and GreyAndBlackMorality. Yes, a children’s anime indeed.
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* ''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, 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, Mama who turned the uses said child into that, as a test-subject for some unknown project, her other son, who throws away people’s lives, calmly talks about it, is a complete MagnificentBastard and hates his father, can at best be called ALighterShadeOfGrey, and the father himself, himself who is the one who begun 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, a 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, a sadist, slavery being publicly accepted, and a disappeared dad who possibly went to war.more psychological turmoil. In case it wasn't clear, this show also includes some HumansAreBastards and GreyAndBlackMorality. Yes, a children’s anime indeed.
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