By default, anime will be considered “adult” or “child” if the content is suitable for adults and children.
However, there are a number of subtleties that can change the equation.
Let’s start with the subtletie about whether or not the content should be considered appropriate for children.
A lot of the time, when it comes to anime, we’re all in agreement on what the anime should be.
For instance, you might be familiar with anime featuring people with disabilities.
But, how can you tell if the anime is suitable if it’s not suitable for kids?
Anime fans will probably have a hard time explaining the subtles for an anime like Gagaranee (Kemono Friends) to a parent.
They will say that the story revolves around a boy who has autism, who gets bullied and has to figure out how to deal with his disability in order to be a normal kid.
But, the subtler way to describe the story would be that the boy gets into a crush on a girl, and is unable to cope with the feelings of being a boy because he is autistic.
This is why it is generally considered appropriate to have a story with a main character who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, but also has a character who is not a character with autism, but rather an “exotic” or a “different” character.
In Gagarance, the main character, Miki, is autistic, but not as autistic as the girls he likes.
So, how do you tell the difference?
By asking yourself what the main characters “feel” like when they’re not acting in a normal, “normal” way.
That’s what we are looking for when deciding whether or a story should be suitable for children and adults.
The subtletics to consider for the main and secondary characters are a lot more complicated.
If you have a character that is “exotics” or is “different,” the subtlest subtlety you might notice is the way in which the story is told.
For example, if a main protagonist has autism and a secondary protagonist does not, that might mean that the character’s autism is hidden from the viewer and not explained, while the main protagonist’s autism has to be explicitly discussed.
Another subtletier way of putting it is by looking at the relationships in the story.
Is it a family story or a friendship story?
Is it an emotional story or an action story?
A lot of anime deals with relationships, but that’s a very different genre from romance anime.
In romance anime we’re looking for relationships between two people who have an intimate connection, or who are close friends.
In anime that focuses on romance, a character like Mai is a good example of a character whose relationship with another character is more emotional than romantic.
In contrast, a lot of romance anime focuses on the romance between two characters that have no close relationship.
In the romance anime genre, there’s a lot less emphasis on intimacy, so we may not see as much of the subtlets of the relationship between characters like Mai and the main antagonist, Tsubasa.
So, what can you do to determine if a story is suitable?
The first step is to know the content of the story that you’re looking at.
This is especially important when it’s a romance anime and you’re considering a character as a main or secondary character.
Next, you need to know what type of relationship the character is in.
Is she a love interest, a rival, a love interests?
How many times have they interacted?
Are they close friends, or enemies?
This type of information will help you decide whether or no the anime fits into the genre.
You also need to make sure that the characters are not stereotypical, such as a loveable sidekick or a villain who has bad intentions.
When it comes time to judge the anime for a rating, you can look for a few different things.
You might also look for if the characters’ personalities are strong or weak.
You may also look at whether the anime focuses solely on the relationship or more on the characters, as this is a less traditional approach to rating anime.
For a rating of an anime, you’ll also want to check if the story does not deviate from the norm.
Are the relationships portrayed in the anime unrealistic?
Does the relationship develop into something different?
Is the storyline overly complicated or predictable?
These subtletys will help to determine whether or all anime is appropriate for you and your family.