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14+ Anime Shows Not Suitable For Minors (By Age Ratings & Content)

Anime not suitable for minors. This statement isn’t as cut and dry as it sounds.

I started watching anime under 10 years old, including DBZ and the first Dragon Ball series. I also played Silent Hill and Resident Evil + GTA at the time.

Look how I turned out.

It’s not like I’m out here doing heinous sh*t because I was out of the “age range”.

I say all that to say age ratings and content is more about the person, rather than the age group. Not to mention a person’s maturity.

This is more of a thing in the WEST. Keep this in mind while reading the post.

With all that said, here’s some anime that fit the bill in a technical sense.

Let’s get to it.


1. Elfen Lied

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This anime is extremely violent. There’s no debating it. Heads come flying off in the first episode.

Blood is splattered like squirting ketchup onto chips at the dinner table. As for the plot, it’s about Lucy.

She’s a diclonius. A creation of sorts that has vectors capable of ripping anything to pieces. After escaping her labaorotary, she’s being hunted down by the government who now deem her as a “threat”.

It’s a depressing series in some ways.

Throughout this horror series, there’s themes that involve:

  • Child abuse.
  • Obscene violence.
  • And STRONG language (especially in the Dub)

Making it “not” safe for minors.

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2. Corpse Princess

Corpse Princess (Shikabane Hime) is about demons, humans, and the main character called Makina Hoshimura.

She’s on a mission to slay demons in the hopes of being “freed”. This is based on a belief that killing 100 Shikabane will achieve this.

It’s not the most violent series but it definitely qualifies.

It has similarities to D. Gray Man, Soul Eater, and other anime of a similar nature.


3. School Days

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Looks like a “happy” anime on the surface, but don’t be fooled. This anime is gruesome, wicked, obscene and violent.

The premise is about a relationship between the main characters. And how sour it turns out later.

When you realize there’s a Yandere in this anime, it becomes clear as what’s to be expected from the violence.

Themes running throughout this short series:

  • Cheating in a relationship.
  • Disrespect.
  • Sickening violence.
  • Revenge.


4. Peach Boy Riverside

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Peach Boy Riverside is an anime that started airing in July 2021. It has 2 episodes so far, airs on Thursdays.

The anime is about Sally, a swordsman of sorts with hidden powers and abilities. It’s similar to how Ichigo’s “hollow” awakens and reveals a different personality.

While there is fun and silly moments, there are savagely brutal moments that showcase violence we’ve yet to see in 2021.

With the exception of a few anime of course.


5. Psycho Pass

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Psycho Pass is a police series set in a futuristic timeline. Robots run most of society, and humans aid them by helping them function and so on.

One particular part of this society the anime focuses on is how police apprehend criminals and lay down the law.

A police gun called a “dominator” can measure a person’s mental health, and through AI, it decides whether the person is a threat or not.

The violence and brutality is clear from the first episode.


6. A Sister’s All You Need

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This is one of those anime that do something DRAMATIC in the first episode to get your attention.

In the case of this series, it’s more than likely gonna drive you away (as far as letting minors watch it).

You get a naked Loli on top of her brothers bed as he wakes up (incest). Easy to see why it’s on the list.

The anime in general isn’t half as bad, but it has its episodes.


7. Redo Of Healer

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Redo Of Healer has to be on a list like this. It’s arguably the most politically incorrect series ever made. And the most graphic and so called “edgy”.

Keyaru, a male teenager, is r*ped by Princess Flare. She also abuses, tortures, and drugs Keyaru for personal gain.

Years later he gets revenge, one of the things being r*pe. An eye for an eye as the saying goes.

Even in the censored version of this anime it’s unreal. The uncensored version is on levels no one thought possible for an anime.

Not exactly the anime the average person would “recommend” to a minor.


8. Attack On Titan

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Attack On Titan is an OG at this point. And should go down as a classic if it hasn’t already.

It’s about a lot, but in simple terms it’s about humanity’s struggle for survival against the titans. They build walls to protect themselves, but that literally comes crumbling down eventually.

Many kids and “minors” have watched this and it’s no secret. Just like with other anime on this list.

Technically speaking though, there’s enough:

  • Violence
  • Savagery
  • Tragic moments
  • Bloodbaths

And horror in general for let’s say, a parent to “think twice” about it. More so in the west.


9. Tokyo Ghoul

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An anime about Ghouls, essentially monsters, who feast on human beings. A bite from a ghoul can turn a human into one. Same way a zombie would in a zombie series.

The thing about this horror series though:

  • The violence is enough to make you cringe.
  • The savagery can get disturbed.
  • It can be visually uncomfortable.

And isn’t the first anime you’d recommend to minors.


10. Boku No Pico

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This really needs no introduction, and it’s on this list for a reason.

The first thing you’ll hear fans sarcastically recommend to “beginners” is Boku No Pico.

Those who naively watch it under this impression end up regretting it!

To simplify it, this series is “little boy” Yaoi Hentai. Or Shoto. It’s probably the most famous one, but it’s not even close to being the worst.

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11. Ishuzoku Reviewers

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Ishuzoku Reviewers (Interspecies Reviewers) is basically 2 friends going around to brothels, f*cking the women, and leaving a review of their experiences.

Might sound grimy but that’s what it is.

In this world the girls are “monster” girls of all kinds.

  • Succubus.
  • Slimes.
  • Dragons.
  • Fairy’s.
  • Loli’s.
  • Angels.

And every other fetish you can imagine.

It’s a guilty pleasure anime series no matter how you look at it.


12. Seitokai Yakuindomo

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In an anime where a once all girls school starts to welcome boys, the dialogue, jokes, and comedy is naughty at worst, and politically incorrect at best.

The lengths it goes to is similar to Gintama, except in a lewd, sexual context.

Shino Amakusa is the source of the anime’s out of context jokes, with Aria behind her partner in crime.

The other two relatively normal characters (also main characters) add a balance to everything that goes down.


13. World’s End Harem

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The main character who’s a guy is on a mission to make as many women pregnant as possible.

There’s a good reason. Pretty much all the men were wiped out by a disease, so desperate times call for desperate measures, as they say.

Being an Ecchi series with a cheeky plot, it’s not just an anime you wouldn’t recommend to minors, but it’s controversial as well.

It releases later in 2021.


14. Mirai Nikki

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Mirai Nikki (translates to Future Diary) is an anime with both nudity and violence. It takes it to another level at certain moments.

You have an unstable girl called Yuno who’s a Yandere. And her captive (pretty much) by the name of Amano.

Opinions are split on this anime as a whole, but one thing that’s undeniable is the popularity. Almost everyone knows of it.

Few if any anime (of a similar nature) can rival its notoriety.


Other anime not for minors by AGE ratings:

  • Akame Ga Kill.
  • Pupa.
  • Berserk.
  • Kiss x Sis.
  • Bio Hunter.
  • To Love Ru.
  • Black Lagoon.
  • Jormungand.
  • Another.
  • Gyo Tokyo Fish Attack.
  • Higurashi.


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