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24th Oct '16 3:45:15 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* ''Anime/GhostStories'' (a.k.a. ''Gakkou no Kaidan'') is an anime about a group of prepubescent children who chase ghosts, which is targeted at kids. Notable ghosts they encounter are an incredibly scary and unstoppable GrimReaper lookalike, a grotesque HumanoidAbomination with a giant eye for mouth and a [[Literature/TheRing Sadako]] relative (who even comes out of a TV) who almost strangles the female lead to death. All of the ghosts are played seriously, albeit the English GagDub makes the series quite silly.

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* ''Anime/GhostStories'' (a.k.a. ''Gakkou no Kaidan'') is an anime about a group of prepubescent children who chase ghosts, which is targeted at kids. Notable ghosts they encounter are an incredibly scary and unstoppable GrimReaper lookalike, a grotesque HumanoidAbomination with a giant eye for mouth and a [[Literature/TheRing Sadako]] relative (who even comes out of a TV) who almost strangles the female lead to death. All of the ghosts are played seriously, albeit the English GagDub makes the series quite silly. However, said English gag dub is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids definitely]] [[RefugeInAudacity NOT]] this trope.
18th Oct '16 9:47:08 AM WaxingName
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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.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Franchise/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'' ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo 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'', ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]]'', is also pretty bad with the gore. And has prostitutes, vibrators as currency and people exploding into snails.
9th Oct '16 7:38:23 PM ShiroAkuma
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''' is widely believed to 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).

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''' ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is widely believed to 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).
9th Sep '16 4:27:39 PM Lyendith
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' had the same treatment, the manga adaptations running in Shōnen Gangan, G-Fantasy and Gangan Online. In a weird inversion, the much LighterAndSofter extra stories of ''Umineko Tsubasa'' ran in Big Gangan, a Seinen magazine…
* The mangas of ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays''' first three seasons also ran in Shōnen Gangan, G-Fantasy and Gangan Online. While they're far less violent than the ''When They Cry'' series, they still have some decidedly un-childish themes such as war, the loss of your homeland, colonization and Chinese-Japanese relationships; and Season 3 features some pretty brutal murders. However, Season 4, as well as the spin-off ''Aishū no Cross-Knife'', appropriately ran in Big Gangan.
14th Aug '16 8:40:01 AM shonengirl
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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]].

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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.trainer, and the Japanese version of ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie'' features a complex backstory for Mewtwo involving the ethics of cloning, among other things. 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 Hunter J arc of [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]].[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Diamond and Pearl]] saga.
2nd Aug '16 1:34:23 PM Willbyr
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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''?!

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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''?!''Angelic Layer''?!
29th Jul '16 1:28:36 PM Willbyr
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* Let's get this out of the way first: A lot of the anime that airs or has aired on Creator/AdultSwim or the revived Creator/{{Toonami}} block is [[ShonenDemographic shonen]], despite varying levels of gore, sex, and dub profanity. Again, an all ages rating in Japan is often a TV-14-DLSV in America due to ValuesDissonance.

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* Let's get this out of the way first: A lot of the anime that airs or has aired on Creator/AdultSwim or the revived Creator/{{Toonami}} block is [[ShonenDemographic shonen]], {{shonen|Demographic}}, despite varying levels of gore, sex, and dub profanity. Again, an all ages rating in Japan is often a TV-14-DLSV in America due to ValuesDissonance.



* The same can be said for the anime of its sequel ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' (known in the US as ''Ultimate Muscle''). Despite being aimed at kids, it still follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with violence and loads of innuendo in both the original ''and'' the dub. The manga averts this trope, as it's marketed for adults.
* ''Manga/{{Life}}'' may be a {{Shoujo}} manga however it's considerably more mature in nature than most shoujo. From the graphic nudity, sexual scenes, and gore.. It's no wonder TokyoPop changed it from being for "Older Teens" to "Mature". One scene in volume 6 even involved showing two characters somewhat graphically having sex. It can easily be mistaken for a {{Josei}} manga.

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* The same can be said for the anime of its sequel ''Anime/KinnikumanNisei'' ''Kinnikuman Nisei'' (known in the US as ''Ultimate Muscle'').''Anime/UltimateMuscle''). Despite being aimed at kids, it still follows in the footsteps of its predecessor with violence and loads of innuendo in both the original ''and'' the dub. The manga averts this trope, as it's marketed for adults.
* ''Manga/{{Life}}'' may be a {{Shoujo}} manga however it's considerably more mature in nature than most shoujo. From the graphic nudity, sexual scenes, and gore.. It's gore...it's no wonder TokyoPop changed it from being for "Older Teens" to "Mature". One scene in volume 6 even involved showing two characters somewhat graphically having sex. It can easily be mistaken for a {{Josei}} manga.



* In regards to the new four part movie remake being made based on it, Hideaki Anno mentioned, briefly, that ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was intended for youths and even kids and how the message of the series was important for their ears more so than anyone else. You know, that show where a naked teenage girl grows to the size of a planet and then falls apart, [[MindRape another character has her mind horrifically invaded and essentially violated]], and ended up squarely defining pessimism in the Super Robot genre. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids In the States, it was once the victim of the opposite trope, nowadays]] ''Evangelion'' is pretty much put on par with ''AKIRA'', ''Legend of the Overfiend'' and violent anime/hentai in general. Japanese parents (and sponsors) were just as surprised at an afterschool {{anime}} growing so violent and nightmarish so quickly, culminating in the movie being a strictly R-rating level affairs.\\\

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* In regards to the new four part movie remake being made based on it, Hideaki Anno Creator/HideakiAnno mentioned, briefly, that ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was intended for youths and even kids and how the message of the series was important for their ears more so than anyone else. You know, that show where a naked teenage girl grows to the size of a planet and then falls apart, [[MindRape another character has her mind horrifically invaded and essentially violated]], and ended up squarely defining pessimism in the Super Robot genre. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids In the States, it was once the victim of the opposite trope, nowadays]] ''Evangelion'' is pretty much put on par with ''AKIRA'', ''Legend of the Overfiend'' and violent anime/hentai in general. Japanese parents (and sponsors) were just as surprised at an afterschool {{anime}} growing so violent and nightmarish so quickly, culminating in the movie being a strictly R-rating level affairs.\\\
22nd Jul '16 3:16:56 PM mimitchi33
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* ''[[VideoGame/PriPara PriPara]]'', an idol show aimed at children, has the mascots drink alcohol occasionally (and one of them run what appears to be a bar), a few sequences with the girls in revealing swimsuits (which some parents complained about), two crossdressing characters, a girl [[spoiler: who wants to commit suicide in order to get a dress]], and a train that yells "Go to hell!" in the first movie.

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* ''[[VideoGame/PriPara PriPara]]'', an idol show aimed at children, has the mascots drink alcohol occasionally (and one of them run what appears to be a bar), a few sequences with the girls in revealing swimsuits (which some parents complained about), swimsuits, an adult woman going nuts over Michaelangelo's David statue while at a museum, two crossdressing characters, a girl [[spoiler: who wants to commit suicide in order to get a dress]], and a train that yells "Go to hell!" in the first movie.
22nd Jul '16 12:51:10 PM mimitchi33
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* ''[[VideoGame/PriPara PriPara]]'', an idol show aimed at children, has the mascots drink alcohol occasionally (and one of them run what appears to be a bar), a few sequences with the girls in revealing swimsuits (which some parents complained about), two crossdressing characters, a girl [[spoiler: who wants to commit suicide in order to get a dress]], and a train that yells "Go to hell!" in the first movie.
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.
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