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* B -- ages 1-4 and preschool-level children, no violence, swearing, adult themes or ideas young children cannot comprehend. As [[WhatAnIdiot anyone younger than five has no business being on Fanfiction.net in any way]], and the majority of Fanfiction.net's stories involving preschool franchises and characters are [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids very adult parodies which would scar any child for life]], this rating was quickly phased out of the system entirely. Similar to the ESRB's equally unused [=eC=] rating.

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* B -- ages 1-4 and preschool-level children, no violence, swearing, adult themes or ideas young children cannot comprehend. As [[WhatAnIdiot anyone younger than five has no business being on Fanfiction.net in any way]], way, and the majority of Fanfiction.net's stories involving preschool franchises and characters are [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids very adult parodies which would scar any child for life]], this rating was quickly phased out of the system entirely. Similar to the ESRB's equally unused [=eC=] rating.


Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[https://i.imgur.com/3rjZSe0.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like Creator/{{Geneon}} related on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.

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Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[https://i.imgur.com/3rjZSe0.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like Creator/{{Geneon}} related relied on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.


Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[https://i.imgur.com/3rjZSe0.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like {{Creator/Geneon}} related on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.

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Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[https://i.imgur.com/3rjZSe0.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like {{Creator/Geneon}} Creator/{{Geneon}} related on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.


Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/images.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/image/ra178/users/0/9/6/4/singingraven2002-img240x432-1274145795tyw9ap13854.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like {{Creator/Geneon}} related on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.

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Anime on North American home media used to have a separate rating system, but nowadays the US TV ratings (or the MPAA ratings for theatrically released films) are used in conjunction with the Canadian home video ratings. It wasn't uncommon in the late 90s and early 2000s to see stickers like [[http://auctions.c.yimg.jp/images.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/image/ra178/users/0/9/6/4/singingraven2002-img240x432-1274145795tyw9ap13854.[[https://i.imgur.com/3rjZSe0.jpg these]] on the covers of VHS tapes, and later on the back of [=DVDs=]. While some companies like {{Creator/Geneon}} related on common age rating rounds like 13-up or 16-up, Creator/ADVFilms would slap pretty much any number on them. The only company that still uses this "_ and up/_ and older" system as of 2016 is Creator/MediaBlasters.

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** The '12' certificate is now academic as it is used only on home media, whereas '12A' (see above) is used in the cinema. In practice, 12 and 15 are loosely enforced. There is little equivalent stigma to the NC-17 situation above attached to the 18 rating, though directors may well still make cuts to seek a 15 certificate and so a broader potential audience.
** Like its American equivalent PG-13, the '12' rating was originally introduced in the cinema due to two problems created by the former large gap between 'PG' and '15'. On one hand, there was worry about the levels of violence and horror in certain action-adventure movies marketed to a family audience (with particular problems being caused by ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''[[note]]for action violence[[/note]] and ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''[[note]]for gross-out scenes and scenes of destructive mischief that can easily be imitated by younger, more impressionable viewers[[/note]]). On the other hand, there were complaints from film companies and audiences about comedies and dramas aimed at teens being rated '15' due to moderate profanity and implied sexual references (in particular ''Film/StandByMe'').

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** The '12' certificate is now academic as it is used only on home media, whereas '12A' (see above) is used in the cinema. In **In practice, 12 and 15 are loosely enforced. There is little equivalent stigma to the NC-17 situation above attached to the 18 rating, though directors may well still make cuts to seek a 15 certificate and so a broader potential audience.
** Like its American equivalent PG-13, the '12' rating was originally introduced in the cinema due to two problems created by the former large gap between 'PG' and '15'. On one hand, there was worry about the levels of violence and horror in certain action-adventure movies marketed to a family audience (with particular problems being caused by ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''[[note]]for action violence[[/note]] and ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''[[note]]for gross-out scenes and scenes of destructive mischief that can easily be imitated by younger, more impressionable viewers[[/note]]). On the other hand, there were complaints from film companies and audiences about comedies and dramas aimed at teens being rated given the R-equivalent '15' rating due to moderate profanity and implied sexual references (in particular ''Film/StandByMe'').''Film/StandByMe'').
** As of 2002, the '12' certificate is now academic as it is used only on home media, whereas '12A' (see above) is used in the cinema.


** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series ''Series/ThriteenReasonsWhy''. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.

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** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series ''Series/ThriteenReasonsWhy''.''Series/ThirteenReasonsWhy''. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.


** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series ''Series/13ReasonsWhy''. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.

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** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series ''Series/13ReasonsWhy''.''Series/ThriteenReasonsWhy''. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.


** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.

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** The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.''Series/13ReasonsWhy''. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.


** Due to state laws, the X18+ rating is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. However importing X18+ [=DVDs=]from Territorial regions to state is not illegal, only selling X18+ [=DVDs=] to all states is illegal.

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** Due to state laws, the X18+ rating is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. However importing X18+ [=DVDs=]from [=DVDs=] from Territorial regions to state is not illegal, only selling X18+ [=DVDs=] to all states is illegal.


** Due to state laws, the X18+ rating is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. However importing X18+ DVDs from each state is not illegal, only selling X18+ DVDs to all states is illegal.

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** Due to state laws, the X18+ rating is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. However importing X18+ DVDs from each [=DVDs=]from Territorial regions to state is not illegal, only selling X18+ DVDs [=DVDs=] to all states is illegal.


** Due to state laws, the X18+ is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.

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** Due to state laws, the X18+ rating is prohibited and therefore only sold in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory.Territory. However importing X18+ DVDs from each state is not illegal, only selling X18+ DVDs to all states is illegal.


** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.

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** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompaniment to view the series.



[[Note]] The R18 rating in New Zealand is used for both Porn and Mainstream films (which is the equivalent of the old American X rating used by the MPAA)

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[[Note]] ** The R18 rating in New Zealand is used for both Porn and Mainstream films (which is the equivalent of the old American X rating used by the MPAA)


** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompliment to view the series.

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** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced in 2017 is because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompliment Accompaniment to view the series.


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[[Note]] The R18 rating in New Zealand is used for both Porn and Mainstream films (which is the equivalent of the old American X rating used by the MPAA)


** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced last year because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompliment to view the series.

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** Note: The [=RP18=] rating was introduced last year in 2017 because of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The reason why it was introduced is that New Zealand has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and therefore teens under 18 are prohibited without Parental Accompliment to view the series.

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