I want to point this out about Anime:

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Menea6587

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01-24-2013

Manga is perfectly acceptable in Japan. Anime is, ironically, "for children" . EXCEPT for ones that have borderline pornographic elements like Elfin Lied and Freezing, which are made for adults.

There's a bit of a gap between that adult stage and the shounen/shoujo genre, which are for kids just entering middle school about.

There isn't really an anime aimed at high schoolers.


Some of this is, "AMG CARTOONS R 4 KIDZ". But mostly it's because of Otaku. Otaku make stereotypical bronies and Trekkies seem like the average Joe (no offense, btw). There is a social stigma in Japan about anime that is actually greater than it is in the US, specifically because of Otaku. It's funny really, but true.

There were actually 2 (relatively) recent anime detailing this very stigma:
Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

There are probably more that I haven't seen or heard of yet.


Best part: if you as a foreigner go to Japan and say you like anime, they won't care much just because you're an ignorant foreigner. This is especially ironic since you can be publicly ridiculed and humiliated for not knowing certain Kanji (And not basic kanji, mind you) if you are native Japanese, but they don't give two ****s if you aren't.

In fact, if you study Japanese then go to Japan to further your education, Japanese students are going to come to you for Kanji help since they know you're not going to ridicule them unlike their Japanese piers.

Japan has really weird things that come out of it, but one of those things is simply their social stigmas and prejudices.


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ManDudeMcDudeman

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01-24-2013

This totally belongs in General Discussion.


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Soup Miner

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01-24-2013

You are 14 and not very worldly.


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Nerfed Shaco

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01-24-2013

Gonna be honest, I learned something from this.


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Quartzmonkey

Senior Member

01-24-2013

tldr: Anime is made for kids and teens and many of its fans are nerds.

This isn't news.

BTW: Adding pornography doesn't mean its suddenly more mature. It's just more lewd.


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Kaolla

Senior Member

01-24-2013

saying manga is for adults isn't right when Naruto comes in manga form...

there's a higher quantity of adult targeted animes than you give credit for, not specifically porn/gore themed either

like cowboy bebop, ghost in the shell, death note, eden of the east, etc


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JarlaxelBaenre

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01-24-2013

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Originally Posted by Quartzmonkey View Post
tldr: Anime is made for kids and teens and many of its fans are nerds.

This isn't news.

BTW: Adding pornography doesn't mean its suddenly more mature. It's just more lewd.

YAAAY a non-idiot on GD. congrats sir


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FiM DitzyDoo

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01-24-2013

Uhm, I think Efenlied is for adults not of the nudity, but for the face that freaking everything including children get's sliced or ripped to pices, shot, tortured and otherwise killed.
I sure as hell woudn't show it to a child.


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Quartzmonkey

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01-24-2013

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Originally Posted by Kaolla View Post
saying manga is for adults isn't right when Naruto comes in manga form...

there's a higher quantity of adult targeted animes than you give credit for, not specifically porn/gore themed either

like cowboy bebop, ghost in the shell, death note, eden of the east, etc
Those are not for adults. They're aimed for teens.


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Drekor

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01-24-2013

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Originally Posted by Quartzmonkey View Post
tldr: Anime is made for kids and teens and many of its fans are nerds.

This isn't news.

BTW: Adding pornography doesn't mean its suddenly more mature. It's just more lewd.
Yea Anime is for kids,

Now lets all go watch family guy like grownups, it's not animated or anything.

If people actually let their kids watch things like nazi vampires eating babies(hellsing ultimate) there is something seriously wrong with them.


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