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Silly Otakus, Anime's For Kids!(?)
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If someone gives you the "Anime is for kids!" argument, just remind them that an intended audience is merely a comment on who the work was meant to be speaking to, not a rule on who may and may not be members of the audience. Then show them something accessible and reasonably mature, like Tokyo Godfathers. They may still feel anime isn't for them, but after having seen that film and come to understand that anyone is allowed to be a member of any audience they may soften their stance the next time they see you watching Cardcaptor Sakura past the age of 12.

Edit: Oh, and anime are animated cartoons. It's just that cartooning has gotten a reputation for being primarily child-centric when there is in fact no intrinsic connection between children and cartooning. Political cartoons are...well...cartoons, and animating them wouldn't suddenly make them into the stuff of children's entertainment.
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People have forgotten that cartoons should be family entertainment not 'a children's show' because most of the time parents are watching these with their kids and the writers know this! So they gear it towards all audiences with more adult things (a great example is adventure time there are lots of very adult themes like romance, apocalypse and dealing with depression but there are also fart jokes for kids to laugh at)

I laugh at the fart jokes too though...

It just so happens that 'adults' like these more mature nuances in a funny and lighthearted setting and they become avid fans, there is nothing wrong with that. I would rather watch anime and cartoons over boring soap operas and crappy crime dramas like most 'adults' watch here in the UK.
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A cartoon is really just a 2D animation style that isn't focused on realism. Anime very well fits into that definition, but it is clearly a different style from western cartoons (a point virtually no one would argue on). Calling something a cartoon, however, in no way makes something inherently designed for children; political cartoons and the mature content of some cartoons clearly demonstrate that.

A majority of the time, cartoons and other animation aimed for children has content that adults could enjoy, too. Disney movies are a classic example, as there are adult and teenage fans despite the target audience being children. Realistically, though, just because a material is aimed directly at kids with no thought given to older audiences, it doesn't mean that it couldn't or shouldn't be enjoyed by older people if it is their prerogative.
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So we have the "Anime is(not) a cartoon" debate alongside the "what age should you stop watching" debate going simultaneously

Pass the popcorn please.
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tyranofication wrote:

People have forgotten that cartoons should be family entertainment not 'a children's show' because most of the time parents are watching these with their kids and the writers know this! So they gear it towards all audiences with more adult things (a great example is adventure time there are lots of very adult themes like romance, apocalypse and dealing with depression but there are also fart jokes for kids to laugh at)

I laugh at the fart jokes too though...

It just so happens that 'adults' like these more mature nuances in a funny and lighthearted setting and they become avid fans, there is nothing wrong with that. I would rather watch anime and cartoons over boring soap operas and crappy crime dramas like most 'adults' watch here in the UK.


Ah, but that's just it: those crime dramas and soap operas can and have come in the form of animated cartoons themselves. There's no connection between being a cartoon (even an animated one) and having children or families as the intended audience. It is the case that a good proportion of animated cartoons are aimed at children and families, and you're right to mention that even these need not necessarily be "childish" (in fact, it's more respectful to children and adolescents if they're not). Nevertheless, animated cartoons could have absolutely any conceivable audience in mind.


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

So we have the "Anime is(not) a cartoon" debate alongside the "what age should you stop watching" debate going simultaneously

Pass the popcorn please.


What fun is it to watch the game when you could be playing?
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AiYumega wrote:



And also, did I say all anime was made for kids? No. I didn't say that at all. And did I say the shows I listed were like anime? Other than the 70's cartoons, no I didnt.


I dont understand the reasoning for you even commenting honestly, as you seem to be angry over nothing, and over things you misread or took differently. And I'm free to make any thread I'd like, so honestly, you can speak your opinion, but keep the crassness out please.


Seems to be his MO. I try not to take him all that seriously; seems to make a career of misunderstanding posts and acting pretentious and full of his views that are backed with little to no evidence. At least it isn't really hurting anyone.
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For children or for adults, yes I would say many series is target or is more conformable for kids (contrast of color and so on, more clearer of villans and heros)
But we do have things like Tom & Jerry, Berserker, Elfen Lied, Wolf and Spice, Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken, Psycho-Pass and many more!

Also why many says its for children is that they have mostly only seen those that is targeting children and is more shown something like pokemon for example.


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What fun is it to watch the game when you could be playing?


playing with who?
.... you? XD
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playing with who?.... you? XD


No. With him.

*gestures to a sumo wrestler looming behind you*
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Why do we do this all the time in the anime fandom?


Animation/cartoons are for ALL ages and made for ALL ages. Some are for children, teens, and adults.
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It's time to rip Aiyumega's kpop posters.
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tyranofication wrote:

People have forgotten that cartoons should be family entertainment not 'a children's show' because most of the time parents are watching these with their kids and the writers know this! So they gear it towards all audiences with more adult things (a great example is adventure time there are lots of very adult themes like romance, apocalypse and dealing with depression but there are also fart jokes for kids to laugh at)

I laugh at the fart jokes too though...

It just so happens that 'adults' like these more mature nuances in a funny and lighthearted setting and they become avid fans, there is nothing wrong with that. I would rather watch anime and cartoons over boring soap operas and crappy crime dramas like most 'adults' watch here in the UK.


Yeah, I'd have to say that cartoons can appeal to all audiences. A prime example in my own life is that my dad accidentally watched an episode of Regular Show on Cartoon Network, and loved it, and now records every episode, taking up all the DVR space back at home... Also with me telling him of my interest in anime, he started trying to watch some of the anime on Toonami, and enjoyed Space Dandy, since he said it reminded him of Johnny Bravo. And this is the same 44 year old man who only used to watch ESPN or the History Channel.

So I guess all in all it's incredibly silly to say something has to have a certain viewer. Obviously some things have a "targeted audience" but just because you may not be that demographic doesn't mean you can't watch it.
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I think who ever says anime is for kids yet watches shows like family guy and even archer is a hypocrite. because when it comes down to it, there all cartoons, yes some come from japan while others come from the states but in the end, there both animated and in this day and age it doesn't matter what country they come from . it's like those people who bash my for having Japanese music, "you don't know what their singing" yet they listen to that psy guy
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It's time to rip Aiyumega's kpop posters.


I dont have posters.

Sorry.
Posted 4/11/15 , edited 4/11/15
You're a kid AiYumega

Cheeeeeeese des!

...Or was it 'peace' ?
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