Kids' Show Audience Age Disparity YKTTW Discussion

Kids' Show Audience Age Disparity
The protagonists of a children's show are slightly older than the target audience.
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(permanent link) added: 2011-09-13 18:08:14 sponsor: Pea edited by: pokedude10 (last reply: 2014-12-27 22:29:01)

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Maybe growing up doesn't suck. Instead, kids look forward to newfound freedoms of being older. A ten-year-old can't wait to be old enough to drive, while a high-schooler wants the self-control found in college. Media creators capitalize on this trend by making characters that are older than the kids watching it. This has the effect of kids rarely being the same age as characters they like.

Examples:

Anime & Manga

Live-Action TV

Western Animation
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