History WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids / AnimeandManga

28th Aug '17 7:09:14 AM rjd1922
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** Toei held two all night events at a movie theater for grown ups only due to a Japanese law that doesn't allow children to see movies after 8:00PM. They showed some ''Anime/PrettyCure'' movies during this marathon.

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** Toei held two all night all-night events at a movie theater for grown ups only due to a Japanese law that doesn't allow children to see movies after 8:00PM. They showed some ''Anime/PrettyCure'' ''Pretty Cure'' movies during this marathon.
28th Aug '17 7:07:56 AM rjd1922
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It may have been intended to be a kids program, at least the initial idea. The creator, however, suffered from depression problems, [[CreatorBreakdown and he had something of a meltdown midway through the series]]. While the show had been dark before, there had at least been lighthearted moments, and characters seemed to be developing in a positive route; Things started to go downhill after that point, (much like a rolling stone hurling off a cliff into a pit of [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking acid, lava, piranhas, and toenail clippings]].) [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/buried-treasure/2007-05-03 This article]] shows that kids in Japan do still watch ''Evangelion'', regardless.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is a shonen manga series similar to ''Manga/BlackButler''. Like ''Manga/BlackButler'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' it probably would be more suited for a Seinen magazine, due to its violence, characters with violent and complex pasts (quite a few involving EyeScream) and generally being quite a mature manga series. This is something that has only gotten darker and darker as it goes on, especially what with the rampant character death the author likes to pull on people.

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It may have been intended to be a kids program, at least the initial idea. The creator, however, suffered from depression problems, [[CreatorBreakdown and he had something of a meltdown midway through the series]]. While the show had been dark before, there had at least been lighthearted moments, and characters seemed to be developing in a positive route; Things things started to go downhill after that point, (much like a rolling stone hurling off a cliff into a pit of [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking acid, lava, piranhas, and toenail clippings]].) [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/buried-treasure/2007-05-03 This article]] shows that kids in Japan do still watch ''Evangelion'', regardless.
* ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is a shonen manga series similar to ''Manga/BlackButler''. Like ''Manga/BlackButler'' ''Black Butler'' and ''Manga/DeathNote'' ''Manga/DeathNote'', it probably would be more suited for a Seinen magazine, due to its violence, characters with violent and complex pasts (quite a few involving EyeScream) and generally being quite a mature manga series. This is something that has only gotten darker and darker as it goes on, especially what with the rampant character death the author likes to pull on people.



** The uncensored edition of ''Anime/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' is a Pokemon shonen manga but the artwork was done by a hentai artist, turning something that is a [[UpToEleven TY-Y show at first straight into a full on]] {{Ecchi}}. All the characters have huge busts and is shown off frequently, most female characters show off [[AbsoluteCleavage lots of cleavage]] or {{Underboobs}}. There's also a bath scene where Misty is shown to start playing with her breasts such as groping herself so [[ACupAngst she could get them larger]] and this was just a scheme made by Ash so Ash could perv on her. Ash is also a LovableSexManiac. It also doesn't mind [[BloodierAndGorier hiding the brutality of Pokemon battles]] with a couple of fights sporting [[{{Gorn}} high amounts of blood]] including [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the last battle]]. Needless to say this uncensored version is very adult despite it being a Pokemon manga.
** ''Manga/PocketMonsters'' is a GagSeries, but it contains a lot of gross-out moments that wouldn't be out of place in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. This includes a scene of Pikachu's face being smashed into his own shit and multiple shots clearly showing Red and Clefairy's ''genitalia,''

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** The uncensored edition of ''Anime/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' ''Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu'' is a Pokemon ''Pokémon'' shonen manga but [[BleachedUnderpants the artwork was done by a hentai artist, artist]], turning something that is a [[UpToEleven TY-Y show at first straight into a full on]] {{Ecchi}}. [[WorldOfBuxom All the characters have huge busts and is busts]] which are shown off frequently, most female characters show off [[AbsoluteCleavage lots of cleavage]] or {{Underboobs}}. There's also a bath scene where Misty is shown to start playing with her breasts such as groping herself so [[ACupAngst she could get them larger]] and this was just a scheme made by Ash so Ash could perv on her. Ash is also a LovableSexManiac. It also doesn't mind [[BloodierAndGorier hiding the brutality of Pokemon battles]] with a couple of fights sporting [[{{Gorn}} high amounts of blood]] including [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown the last battle]]. Needless to say say, this uncensored version is very adult despite it being a Pokemon ''Pokémon'' manga.
** ''Manga/PocketMonsters'' is a GagSeries, but it contains a lot of gross-out moments that wouldn't be out of place in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. This includes a scene of Pikachu's face being smashed into his own shit and [[http://snarp.dreamwidth.org/40223.html multiple shots clearly showing Red and Clefairy's Clefairy's]] ''genitalia,''
9th Aug '17 6:48:13 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is full of mature themes and taboo sexual relationships/metaphors, and as such has never received a rating lower than 13+ on a North American release. However, the show is indeed a shoujo, and was scheduled at a timeslot on TV Tokyo in which lots of young children would be watching (for a few months, it aired right before ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'').
22nd Jul '17 1:53:03 PM SpaceDrake
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If not that, it's usually due to violent content; graphic violence doesn't have anywhere near the social stigma in Japan as it does in the rest of the world (where it has been theorized that blood and gore in the media may desensitize children to committing violent acts in real life).

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If not that, it's usually due to violent content; graphic violence doesn't have anywhere near the social stigma in Japan as it does in the rest of the world (where it has been theorized that blood and gore in the media may desensitize children to committing violent acts in real life).
life)... ''so long as it is portrayed in a negative light and is shown as being villainous''. You'll still rarely ever see the heroes engage in senseless violence (and the more shonen you watch, the more you may notice the heroes decrying such things), but because it's okay for such things to be shown as ''evil'', there's a lot more latitude for the villains to really [[KickTheDog punt puppies with steel toes]].
16th Jul '17 12:42:14 AM 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. However, said English gag dub is [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids definitely]] [[RefugeInAudacity NOT]] this trope.

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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 [[CrossesTheLineTwice NOT]] this trope.
29th Jun '17 4:01:24 PM Goukenimaru
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* In ''Manga/KenganAsura'', despite this mixed martial arts fighting series running in a magazine meant for young teens it features many graphical scenes one would see in series aimed at older audiences, such as many brutal portrayals of highly detailed violence and in the middle of that some quick shots of sexual intercourse.
20th Jun '17 11:38:12 AM rjd1922
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* The manga ''Bastard!!''. First off, the title stopped it from hitting mainstream in the US. It ran in Weekly Shonen Jump up until volume 8 or so, but even before volume 8 it is a crazy-R-rated manga, with sex (comically-sized penises included, and one sex scene so explicit Viz wouldn't publish it uncensored - and they released ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' without edits!), gory violence and a metric crapton of creative swearing/expressions ("This fuckwad is getting cocky just 'cause he's the world's biggest ball of shit!" "I don't need help from a shit stained ass-monkey!").

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* The manga ''Bastard!!''.''Manga/{{Bastard}}''. First off, the title stopped it from hitting mainstream in the US. It ran in Weekly Shonen Jump up until volume 8 or so, but even before volume 8 it is a crazy-R-rated manga, with sex (comically-sized penises included, and one sex scene so explicit Viz wouldn't publish it uncensored - and they released ''Manga/TenjhoTenge'' without edits!), gory violence and a metric crapton of creative swearing/expressions ("This fuckwad is getting cocky just 'cause he's the world's biggest ball of shit!" "I don't need help from a shit stained ass-monkey!").
31st May '17 6:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* YoshiyukiTomino's early career is littered with examples of shows that were marketed to kids but were ''not'' so kid-friendly in their content:

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* YoshiyukiTomino's Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's early career is littered with examples of shows that were marketed to kids but were ''not'' so kid-friendly in their content:
14th May '17 7:27:16 AM theknack101
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** Though this is mostly for the 2003 anime. The manga and Brotherhood stays generally Shonen even with its dark moments.
2nd May '17 9:47:55 AM mimitchi33
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* ''[[VideoGame/PriPara PriPara]]'', an idol show aimed at children, has a satanic girl who uses magic to control others into acting bad and says "hell" OncePerEpisode, mascots who drink alcohol occasionally (and one of them run what appears to be a bar), a few sequences with the girls in revealing swimsuits, an adult woman going nuts over Michaelangelo's David statue while at a museum, two crossdressing characters, a baby giving three girls a GoldenShower, a girl [[spoiler: who wants to commit suicide in order to get a dress]], an elementary schooler who likes seeing boys wet the bed 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 a satanic girl who uses magic to control others into acting bad and says "hell" OncePerEpisode, mascots who drink alcohol occasionally (and one of them run what appears to be a bar), a few sequences with the girls in revealing swimsuits, an adult woman going nuts over Michaelangelo's David statue while at a museum, two crossdressing characters, a baby giving three girls a GoldenShower, golden shower, a girl [[spoiler: who wants to commit suicide in order to get a dress]], an elementary schooler who likes seeing boys wet the bed and a train that yells "Go to hell!" in the first movie.
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