Anime is for kids and little children. Only losers watch anime, etc. You’ve heard some variation of that criticism, judgment, accusation, whatever you wanna call it.
The accusation has been going for years, maybe decades now. Does that mean it’s true? Or does that make it false?
Or is there some truth mixed in between the two comments?
Here’s some comical reasons why the “anime is for kids” argument is based on:
- Empty arguments.
- Plain old criticism.
- Thoughtless drivel.
- And nonsensical talking points.
Anime is for kids so it’s only right to include some
Ecchi is family friendly and kids should definitely watch it just as the accusations suggest in so many words.
2. Extreme violence
There’s no better way to prove a point in media by throwing in some violence as validation for “kids” watching it.
Take an anime like Pupa for example. In the first episode, you see one of the relevant characters EATING the other person’s flesh, organs, etc. Chomping it down like KFC chicken.
She even licks off the blood like it’s finger-licking.
Kiddos and the kids of the anime community love this sort of stuff… That’s why anime makes this sort of thing for kids in particular.
You know the ones. You watch an anime and half way through they take a “break” from the action, the bloodshed, the violence, emotional roller coaster, or whatever else.
That “break” includes:
And about every other body part (man or woman, even both) and turns it into pure
I’m obviously talking about the kids.
Chick Wars offers engaging turn-based battles against a diverse array of formidable foes and monsters, ensuring a distinct and enjoyable gaming experience.
4. Tearing out fingernails like it’s casual
In the anime Higurashi: When They Cry, there’s a famous scene (SPOILER) where Mion Sonozaki is forced to use a f*cked up fingernail machine of sorts.
Her twin sister Shion Sonozaki forces Mion to take part against her will. It’s during her “Yandere” style arc in Higurashi where she finally snaps and is sick of life.
That finger nail scene is so brutal that it’s obviously catered for kids getting into anime, children even. And they’re some of the anime’s best supporters.
5. Thoughtful stories and subjects
Psycho Pass is the first anime that rushes through my mind when thinking about thoughtful anime shows. Or thoughtful stories in anime, as well as subjects and topics.
It’s an anime about the police system in the future where ROBOTS clean the streets, and artificial intelligence decides whether a human should have their had blown off their shoulders, or if they need a mental evaluation.
Or even prison time.
The anime touches on the complexities of law and order, the system, right vs wrong, and other things. Ya know, the types of things KIDS and children understand so well that it puts adults to shame.
6. Jiggle physics
They call it jiggle physics, but I don’t see it that way. In the real world if you see a woman with big breasts running or walking or bouncing about it’s pretty much the same thing you see in anime.
Fiction does imitate reality.
Either way, when you have a thing like jiggle physics in anime, it’s obviously there to cater to little kids. Who else could it be for?
7. Messed up r*pe scenes
Redo Of Healer is the anime that comes to the top of the mind these days when this topic comes up. It arguably has the most MESSED UP scene relating to r*pe in anime (not that I keep track). Even if it’s revenge based.
I mean what better anime to cater towards KIDS, the industry’s main audience than to create series like Redo Of Healer which kids should definitely watch and parents should have no problem with.
Goblin Slayer is another one known for this in the first episode. It was too controversial for it to NOT be known.
Urban Dictionary be like:
“A way of typing sex, but without typing sex, because they are pronounce similar, but seggs is not a bad word, but sex is, in some cases, some prefer to use this pronunciation.”
It doesn’t even have to be
Seggs education at its finest.
You can’t have a complete list of reasons why “anime is for kids” without including
Hentai is claimed to be more sexual, nasty, creepy, and filthier than the word’s definition points to, but it’s just as bad except it’s animated. So a creator can let their imagination run wild like a pack of hungry lions.
10. Loli’s and Shota’s
What better way to prove anime is for kids with the amount of Loli’s and young boys who tend to be “kids” themselves, or teenagers at the very least.
Loli translates to a little girl. Literally. And Shota is the opposite. No better way for kids to relate to what’s on the TV than characters who are kids themselves, init?
Uncensored content like no other
The Executioner And Her Way Of Life is one of the more recent anime shows to show the SAVAGERY of assassinations. It’s on par with Akam Ga Kill, except it’s more shocking in one certain scene.
In other way like High School Of The Dead is the ridiculousness of the
Obviously you can see this post is pure sarcasm. I’m just having a little fun with the “anime is for kids” argument, and showing how ridiculous it is you look at anime for what it is.
There’s even worse content like Incest, or just deeper and more emotional stories that KIDS and children wouldn’t understand and would be bored of.
Anime’s a medium, and there’s something for all ages. It’s not targeted to one predominant group of people (or kids) like the tired argument likes to imply.