Post Reply Suggestion: Mature Content Placeholder
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Posted 12/3/13 , edited 12/3/13
One of the most common questions I've seen on the forums in recent weeks are people wondering where certain shows have gone. In almost all cases, it is owing to them not having "Show Mature Content" set, and then a series they are looking for or watching suddenly getting mature-flagged partway through its run.

Between license expiration and geographical restrictions, having locally and currently available shows flat-out missing just confuses the issue and makes people think something is wrong.

Maybe, rather than just having the content hidden by default, have a show's page or queue entry (even on apps) just show up as "Restricted due to mature content". Without even giving synopsis information. So people still can't stumble on inappropriate descriptions, but at least available titles will still show up.
And people who are old enough, but haven't needed to set mature content previously, know to do so. Rather than thinking a license has expired or their system is broken.

Possibly with three settings:
Default: Restrict mature content (title shows, no details)
High: Hide mature content
Low: Show mature content
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Posted 12/3/13
I got into this with a mod several weeks ago. Not going to name names because it was a private message. Basically, if the show was tagged and categorized with "Seinen/Mature" even without the adult advisory warning, that show would automatically be, as you mentioned, "Mature Content". An example of this is School Days.

Reiterating, "Mature Content" = Being Under "Seinen/Mature"

Of course, this is sometimes not too obvious nor effective at times.

They do have those kinds of shows cataloged here:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime/genres/seinen

My guess the reason why there isn't a hard setting to those shows is the reason of visibility, face time. Also, I think that there is a simplicity to their system.

I honestly haven't seen some of these shows just disappear. Then again, I watch differently than most. "LAWL"
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Posted 12/3/13

zendude wrote:

I got into this with a mod several weeks ago. Not going to name names because it was a private message. Basically, if the show was tagged and categorized with "Seinen/Mature" even without the adult advisory warning, that show would automatically be, as you mentioned, "Mature Content". An example of this is School Days.

Reiterating, "Mature Content" = Being Under "Seinen/Mature"

Of course, this is sometimes not too obvious nor effective at times.

They do have those kinds of shows cataloged here:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/videos/anime/genres/seinen

My guess the reason why there isn't a hard setting to those shows is the reason of visibility, face time. Also, I think that there is a simplicity to their system.

I honestly haven't seen some of these shows just disappear. Then again, I watch differently than most. "LAWL"
I would say that whoever places tags, like Seinen, isn't doing it consistently, or else it's one of those "committee" things, where anyone might do it, so in reality no one does... Nisemonogatari is tagged, but not Monogatari Second? Valvrave is not tagged, even though there's a rape scene? Another? And as you say, School Days...

I don't disagree that applying a tag would be a good thing, it's just that tags are already not consistently applied. There must be something additional that is invisible to us marking a show as having a mature rating though. Why not just make that at least be visible somewhere? Applying it as a tag would be as good a place as any I guess...
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Posted 12/8/13 , edited 12/8/13
I also agree with the OP that it should still be visible but "hidden" or essentially behind a secondary link for those who may have accidentally set it.

But I disagree about how CR uses the "Seinen" tag. Seinen, Josei, Shounen, Shoujo are demographic targets purely determined by the publishers and has nothing to do with genre! The biggest mistake I've seen western people make about such demographic labels is to confuse it with classification of content, most likely because of the way a small subset of each that is marketed here.

Examples of real Seinen:
- K-On
- Working!
- Otome Youkai Zakuro
- Spice and Wolf

Examples of real Shounen:
- Lucky Star
- Azumanga Daioh
- High School Of The Dead
- To Love Ru-Darkness
- High School DxD
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