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Annoying Misconception by Checker-Bee Annoying Misconception by Checker-Bee
"Kids Interest?" Really? So all the manga/anime/game fans out there are "kids?" Nice

Saw this at a Borders the other day (after reading that Otaku USA magazine! dude! Fruits Basket!)

I laughed and was somewhat annoyed by this at the same time. It always bugs me that anime/manga/games and animation are thought to be for kids by the general public. I've come across this several times, even within my own family. Animation, games, and Japanese shows/comics are not just for kids! Just ask the hundreds of teen and adult cosplayers and the teenage/adult people I always see in the manga section of that same Borders!

I admit I used to think anime and manga stuff was stupid :iconlegaspplz: I know right! me! But then I gave it a chance and now its one of my obsessions! If a lot of the people who think this way actually gave this awesome genre of entertainment a chance, I bet they'd be surprised!

So to all my fellow fans out there, I'm sorry people are like this and keep loving animanga! And to those people who think like this, well, ur wrong. Some of us may be kids at heart, but we're not kids!

p.s. u can tell I'm in between drawings right now. Thats always when I start uploading Motivational/Demotivational Posters! :P

Update 6/14/11: This was so stupid! I had to fight to keep this picture! I was forced by the DA staff to fill out a Permission form for this picture! And it's my picture!! I had to give myself permission to use this photo! Oh no! I used this picture without my permission! I'm gonna sue myself! Good grief, there really are some stupid rules!

update 4/21/2011: OMG!!! Look at all the comments, faves, and page views!! Thank you sooo much everyone! :heart: I love reading ur opinion on this! It's fun hearing what y'all think! I'll try my best to respond to the comments, but it may take me a while!
Hooray for respectful debates, discussion, and opinions! Y'all r awesome!
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:iconrichard-j:
Richard-J Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Totally just for kids.  If you ever meet anyone who thinks this, hand them a copy of something like "Monster Musume" and watch their heads explode!
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:iconsketcher11235:
Sketcher11235 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Well... Somebody's childhood has been exposed to too much anime. :|
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:iconleontinees:
leontinees Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Yes, it is totally for kids :nod: It's not like there's any violence, gore, sex, foul language, crimes, discrimination, monsters or any other suggestive theme in manga. So what's to fear?
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:iconsophiadahlen:
SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
some manga is for kids
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:iconleontinees:
leontinees Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
A sample cannot set the standard for the whole format... I know there are mangas for children, but that's not ALL the manga.
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:iconsophiadahlen:
SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i know,just like with cartoons
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:iconrzavio:
Rzavio Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I Love Jupan BooksWinner 
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:icontwilit-imp:
Twilit-Imp Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? Just look at Tokyo Ghoul!
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:iconherooftengoku7k:
HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm gonna say it. Anime is NOT 100% child friendly. I mean look at anime like Black Butler, Higurashi, or The Future Diary
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Bran1012 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Attack On Titan, Highschool of the Dead, and many many many more, just trying to add to the ever growing list :D
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:iconherooftengoku7k:
HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very true. 
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:iconbran1012:
Bran1012 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd also think of Death Note and Code Geass on that list ((death note is obvious and Code Geass...... In the first episode like 10 people die at once))
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HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's not forget Elfen Lied. Just about every episode has someone getting ripped apart, disemboweled, or flat out beheaded
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:iconbran1012:
Bran1012 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then there is anime with sexual violence ((I don't know a lot XD))
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:iconherooftengoku7k:
HeroOfTengoku7K Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True 
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:iconbran1012:
Bran1012 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you can't say that anime/manga is for kids ((last chapter of Soul Eater book 1))
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Erica-Sakura Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair, they were for kids back in Japan; the cultural differences and views on censorship just change that in the US.
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Lahara Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So do in our country (Hungary). Anime magazines and mangas and comics are in the part of children in book stores. And the Battle Royale between the romantic pulc fictions. o_O
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GrandMetroViper Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this because the same logic of these people can be said about how gaming is supposedly still a kid demographics
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha! wow! people actually think that?! XDD thats funny! Cuz "Heavy Rain" and "Left for Dead" is what every little child enjoys! :P

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:icongrandmetroviper:
GrandMetroViper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep that's true and it's the reason why violent games get so much controversy because parents buy the game that is clearly not for their young child.
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
exactly! if they'd pay attention to the rating they could avoid so much fuss! games are just like movies and shows that way!
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:icongrandmetroviper:
GrandMetroViper Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The problem is that parents are extra alert when it comes to movies but games are given to their kids as candy and when something arises, they'd blame the developers instead of their careless parenting.
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very true very true. parents need to read reviews or at least look at the back of the game first!
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GrandMetroViper Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are also right but, we just need to face the fact. Grass is green, cows go moo, dogs bark and some parents are completely careless then place the blame on something else when things go wrong.
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GunslingerPrincess Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Otaku USA has adult manga reviews in it.
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:iconcrazymangaka99:
CrazyMangaka99 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
KIDS INTEREST??!! I am insulted!!!
oh that reminds me. I saw Fifty Shades of Gray in the kids section at a book store once. 0_0
what is wrong with people these days??!!??
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Right?! seriously people!
and whaaa? in the kids section?! wtf? maybe (and I hope!) it was a joke!!
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:iconcrazymangaka99:
CrazyMangaka99 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Yep. it was there. sitting out on display...
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Crissi-Star7 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Geez some people are so goddamn stupid -.-
Seriously? Anime tagged as kid's interest?
Obviously these people have never seen Elfen Lied, Another, Higurashi etc. I hate it when people say "Oh, anime is kid's stuff." My family kept on complaining to me that anything animated is automatically labeled as kid's stuff...
So I showed them a scene from Elfen Lied, the umbrella and teacher suicide scenes in Another, and a scene from Higurashi...
Needless to say, that they are now wary of anything animated XD
Hell, even the anime that you think would be kid friendly always have SOMETHING in there that makes it just not suitable for kids. When you think about it, nothing is really kid-friendly anymore. If you rewatch friggin' Disney movies, trust me, you will find innuendos in them.
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Vyanni-Krace-ACE Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh trust me. I've found them. Me and my friend must have spent at least an hour laughing from the Tiger Song alone.
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GaIaxyGazlng Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently nobody knows what they're selling these days. . .
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:icontheredruby:
TheRedruby Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Artist
You know anime/manga are the last things you should show your kids lol
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry ^.^
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:iconsophiadahlen:
SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
right,cuz we all know America doesn't make adult cartoons
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
there are some that are ok, like pokemon or some episodes of Naruto. its just so tricky cuz everyone thinks that just because it's animated its automatically safe for kids! wrong-o! :P
thanks for the comment :)
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:icontheredruby:
TheRedruby Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Artist
IKR sure anime has it's kid aspects but the minute it gets going all of that disappears
& no prob :D
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Lilibodett Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHEN WAS THIS PICTURE TAKEN?!
(I saw my first anime fandoms in this pic.; Naruto and Fruits Basket :iconblackstarplz:)
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
those were my first too! :D I took this back in March 2011
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:iconlilibodett:
Lilibodett Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! So Fruits Basket is STILL popular even though it's been cancelled? Or is that just the show?
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah! its such a good series! It's become a classic :)
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:iconlilibodett:
Lilibodett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAWY!!! It deserves it!!! :iconfruitsbasket:
I love it so much that I got the complete collection of dvds!!!
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:iconchecker-bee:
Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
same here! :D it's so full of feels! love it! :heart:
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:iconlilibodett:
Lilibodett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAWY!!!
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOT!! :D
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:iconhergman:
Hergman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
i remember when i was a kid and i watched an anime film that was showing in the big hours of the day. i closed it quite fast though.

the anime film in question? Ninja Scroll
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:iconlegaspplz: SACRE BLEU
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:iconambermm:
Ambermm Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
To be honest there are many anime and mangas that are completely inappropriate for kids XD
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Checker-Bee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seriously! i guess they've never heard of yaoi, yuri, or hentai! lol! "mommy look at this weird cartoon i found!" "how nice Jimmy! let's watch it toge-OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?!!!" ...hee hee :P
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:iconambermm:
Ambermm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol :iconhurrplz:
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