what differentiates a show for an adult audience from a show made for children? it's not violence since there are plenty of violent kiddy shows and it's not subject matter since there are plenty of adult shows about eating dessert.
why is it that I look at shonenshit series and think that they're too juvenile with stupid powerlevels and asspull turnarounds, but then go rewatch saki for the 3rd time?
Shows with female protagonists are made for adult audiences
How they market it.
Where they air it/publish it
Ammount of fanservice
Some shows straddle the line.
Dialogue, themes, complexity of the plot and general presentation.
Also the timeslot in which it airs is usually a pretty big hint toward the target audience.
but shows like saki and nanoha don't really seem that complex.
Your point being?
Why are her eyes like that?
Nanoha was originally supposed to be standard magical girl fare which targets both demographics.
After the first series they decided to go full battle-mode with it and dropped the whole magical girl stuff.
Saki features mahjong which is seen as a generally more mature hobby in Japan. The fact that it's being played by highschool girls is just frosting.
This is a very vague question.
One way you can differentiate is by what censors deep acceptable for kids vs what adults get to view. Going off this definition, the only stuff that's explicitly for adults is ecchi and maybe more hardcore violence. Everything els is okay for kids.
Or you could look at it in terms of demographics: what kinds of shows are aimed at adults and what are aimed at kids? This is tougher to answer because there's quite a few shows that have broad appeal. As an example, take Pretty Cure. Ostensibly a little girl's serious, it has a huge adult male following. Stuff like this just goes to show that demographics are not a good indicator of who a show is "for." A manga is classified as shounen or seinen depending on which magazine it's serialized in, but that doesn't tell you who actually reads it. One Piece is famously read across all demographics despite being published in WSJ, aimed at teenage boys.
So really I think what you're asking here is what sort of things appeal to adults, and what sort of things appeal to kids, because any specific anime can have things that appeal to multiple demographics.
but they still have the same setup where the protagonist wants to get stronger and do stuff with her friends. so why does it feel so different? just because it has upskirt shots?
Comprehending the complexities of implied nudity when cute girls do cute things requires a mature mind.
what about girls und panzer then? it didn't even have panty shots but it still felt more mature.
This anon gets it
Boku no pico
Not that guy, but in my opinion GuP didn't seem very mature.
On the other hand, it didn't shy away from themes like comrades dying in battle, in a pretty literal sense. With the tanks and all.
That might seem more important to someone with a 'mature mind'.
Shows with female protagonists are mostly made for female audience, or moe fans.
inb4 kill la kill is worthless
Maybe because you can relate better to Saki than your average powerlevel shonen. And because you have more fun with that show.
There are no forced dramas for tons of episodes, their suffering is kind of understandable and the characters are quite likeable. What most shonenshit would tell you again and again that "look at me, I want my brother to love waah waah" Saki just tells you that once and they only bring it up when is relevant, not in every freaking battle.
so then kiddy shows are just poorly written because 10 year olds don't care?
It's probably because the writers are shit.
Not really anime related, but you can make a kid's show good. See The last airbender. that was aimed mainly for kids but people of all ages ended up watching it anyway.
I think gundam build fighters is a kiddy show but it doesn't feel as much like one compared to wsj crap