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I'm starting to feel like yes. 95% of anime's and the future ones are and will be meant for children and young teenagers(13-14).

Please do convince me otherwise.

P.S I hate slice of life. It's like watching someone else going about their day.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
Pretty sure most anime are made for the middle school demographic?

You're in a losing battle my friend.
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I guess it depends... Mature anime in general (not strictly sexual) seems to be on the decline in from what I've seen. But maybes that's just bias.
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Crunchyroll removed Ergo Proxy when I was 2 episodes from finishing it. I'm getting real irritated with the lack of diversity they have for the type of shows I like. I feel like I'm at a point where I need to search really deep for good animes yet it's near impossible due to the fact that everything is rated 5*.
Even for shows where people openly admit the anime wasn't that good, they will still rate the show 3-5*. This translates to positively skewed ratings on all these garbage shows. I thought I could fix this by looking in genres but, there is no genre for "Not meant for children".

I think a lot of the older viewers just watch any anime they see. Even if they don't like them. This makes Crunchyrolls analytics tell the staff that viewers are much more interested in these trash animes. Making them less likely to create the ones these very same people would much rather be watching.

Either that or the good producers are not paid enough to keep making quality shows.

Or they make too much by not being on this site.

Either way I'm dissapointed
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Posted 26 days ago
Yes, it has Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Dragon Ball, etc.

It is largely aimed at young boys. There is no Maken Ki or Grimoire of Zero here.
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Posted 26 days ago

mxdan wrote:

I guess it depends... Mature anime in general (not strictly sexual) seems to be on the decline in from what I've seen. But maybes that's just bias.


I feel like the people who say more mature anime arent being made now just need to look more. I mean, there's just so much more anime than there was in the 90's and early 2000's, so it seems worse, but I don't think that can really be said. There was really very few mature anime in the 90's in general
Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
Doesn't really matter, look at comic books, they were aimed at kids. And now we have superhero movies all over the place. (not that I'm complaining I love superhero movies)

Even Star Wars was aimed at kids.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago
Do you have a problem?
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Many SOLs are tagged seinen.
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Posted 26 days ago
to be fair the page says Ergo Proxy is only missing temporarily.

Due to materials issues, Ergo Proxy will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


not exactly sure what the issue is but that suggests it should be back eventually.

Setting that aside I think there is still a fair bit on CR that is of the more mature variety. Beautiful Bones, Berserk, some of the older stuff like Cashern Sins and Cowboy Beebop
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Posted 26 days ago
Not so much for children, but the majority does seem geared towards teenagers. Still, there is a fair share of mature anime in the catalog too.

Then again I've been having an easier time finding anime made for teenagers enjoyable than those rated 17+, so it could be that just because it's not that much of an issue for me I'm overlooking it on accident. A quick search had only 18 titles listen on the Seinen/Mature genre, but Berserk was NOT listed there and it is on the catalog, so it going by genre doesn't seem to be the answer.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 26 days ago

TheCock1 wrote:

I'm starting to feel like yes. 95% of anime's and the future ones are and will be meant for children and young teenagers(13-14).

Please do convince me otherwise.

P.S I hate slice of life. It's like watching someone else going about their day.


There's quite a couple of reasons for that :

1) Main reason : Fundings.
Today, animes are mostly funded by 2 sources :
Publishers who makes money out of the sales of either tickets (for OAV) or DVD/Bluray/licenses.
Sometime, the publisher of the original media (manga or lightnovel or both) do also fund a bit because the anime might boost the other media's sales.

Still, when it's not a publisher, it's a toys or game manufacturer and those usually have the lower age demographic as their target. Those are usually most animes that last more than 12 episodes.

2) The market is easier to fulfill when aiming at low or mid-age teen.
Let's put it like that, some kids and teenager's anime are watched by adult and that's "alright"... But legally, animes made for adults aren't supposed to be watched by kids. This means anime for kids aim for the kids and might attract some adults, but the anime for the adult won't attract as much kids (due to age restriction mostly) and it can easily be a flop commercially if not many adult wants to watch it.

3) Advertisement is not as lucrative as before.
This is a bit of a connection with 1) and 2). What makes channel pays for the license to display an anime is the advertisement involved with it. With streaming like Crunchyroll, it's either the advertisement for free accounts or a small % of the subs. Due to how "easy" it has become to get to watch whatever you want without paying and how easy it is to block advertisement when applicable, animes are more often made for the "easiest" market.

You'll find much more adults who are actively looking for "ways" of seeing an anime without paying than kids and young teens who don't even own a PC yet. This alone is a big weight that change how the market can be accessed.

It's not for nothing that most adult-oriented anime are mostly remake of previous adult-oriented anime (or sequel) as this has already an existing market and numbers can be estimated. Building a new anime from scratch for adults isn't easy at all and involve big financial risks.
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Posted 26 days ago , edited 25 days ago
I like slice of life.

That's too bad with your being disappointed and what not. Guess you just have to shop around so you can find anime that is suited to your maturity level.
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TheCock1 wrote:

I hate slice of life. It's like watching someone else going about their day.


It's boring, unless the characters are interesting. If you fall in love with the characters, it can be interesting.

First of all, most of the immature-looking shows are actually for adults, Some teenagers like them, but the main audience is the adult otaku market.
If it's based on a manga from a magazine with "Shonen" in the title, it's for kids. Most of the cute boys/girls doing cute things anime are targeted at opposite-sex adults. I guess both teens and adults play VNs and read LNs, so those anime are for both (depending on the series)?

And what do you mean by "mature"? Dark-'n'-gritty? Someone mentioned Ergo Proxy, Ergo Proxy is the only good dark-'n'-gritty show, because it's really more of a parody of those things. That aesthetic is for teenagers, too.

As for legitimately "mature" anime, there's shows like Joker Game or Baccano. They were never that common to begin with, though, so there isn't actually a decline. It's more that more people are into the cute shows now.

Also, Japan is always more accepting of cute than the West is. The West sees cute as a negative, so Western anime fans are always just going to be confused as to why Japan makes so many cute anime. But I like cute anime more than non-cute anime, so...
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Posted 26 days ago
and this is why CR should get Nanoha!
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